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Miles Made of Inches

The Shades EP Artwork
  1. See You Again
  2. Take You Home
  3. Only For a Moment
  4. Some & Others
  5. The Path Without
  6. The Wildfire

Lyrics

See You Again

Music & Lyrics by A. DeMuro, M. Jacobson & P. Jacobson (The Shades)

Lead Vocal: Andrew | High Harmony: Phil | Low Harmony: Mark

The days are shorter, the nights are long

All your friends are making right turns, and you’re going wrong

Oh, there ain’t no doubt about it

Everyone gets caught in the wheel

But if you only knew where you were running to,

I’d be right there on your heels

I know you’ve got your ball & chain

It’s like you’re staring in the eye of some great hurricanes

Oh, the storm clouds go forever

Forever’s such a long way ahead

But I wouldn’t try to change it now

I’d have a little faith instead

Well, you tell me you’re certain

But I’m certain that you’re wrong

Oh, it’s gonna take some to get yourself right

And move on

The girl I love is unafraid

She knows there ain’t no shame in lying down in the bed she made

Oh, while I’m fast asleep

She just counts her sheep and smiles, all the while

‘Cause she knows this storm’s just passing through

Maybe one day that girl could be you

But this song’s just gonna have to do

Till I see you again (see you again)

Till I see you again (see you again)

Take You Home

Music & Lyrics by A. DeMuro, M. Jacobson & P. Jacobson (The Shades)

Lead Vocal: Phil (Verse 1 & Bridge); Andrew (Chorus, Verse 2 & Bridge) |

High Harmony: Phil (Chorus, Verse 2 & Bridge); Andrew (Verse 1) | Low Harmony: Mark

Baby, here I go

Been sitting here for an hour or so

Just waiting on a friend to say goodnight

Lady, don’t you know

How to love, how to let love go

Just turn around, I’ll let you see the light

Slow down, right now

No need to play to win

Chorus (2x)

I really don’t know ya,

And I really wanna take-a-take you home

I really don’t know ya,

We really shouldn’t be-a-be alone

These here roads are paved,

Nothing you can say is gonna make no waves

So when the tide is right, come let your feet sink in

The dealer checks you twice

One kiss for luck, then you roll the dice

No turning back, no confessions or sins

We’ve come this far,

No need to worry ‘bout a thing

Chorus (2x)

I’ve been playing the cards you dealt to me

After 52, with you I’d have to stick

But I’ve been playing this hand conservatively

While she’s sitting, waiting, wondering,

When I’m gonna scratch that trigger-finger itch

Chorus

I really don’t know ya,

We really shouldn’t have to work this hard

I really don’t know ya,

And you really shouldn’t have to play this card

Chorus (2x)

Only For a Moment

Music & Lyrics by A. DeMuro, M. Jacobson & P. Jacobson (The Shades)

Lead Vocal: Mark (Verse/Chorus 1); Andrew (Verse/Chorus 2); Phil (Verse/Chorus 3 & Bridge) |

High Harmony: Andrew (Verse/Chorus 1 & 3, Bridge); Phil (Verse/Chorus 2) |

Low Harmony: Phil (Verse/Chorus 1); Mark (Verse, Chorus 2 & 3, Bridge)

Lay back, let the sunshine take you over

And a bed of roses break your fall

Lose track, the days are only getting longer

Time don’t mean anything at all

Sometimes it feels so easy when you’re right here with me

In my arms, you’ve got a place to stay

And we won’t stop dreaming, ‘cause the sky’s our ceiling

No changing how the fates allow a man to find a reason to say…

Chorus

(Woah) On & on, you know the feeling

(Love) Catch your breath & hold it, you can

(Fly) Only for a moment, you are mine

Only for a moment, you are mine

You say, it’s all about the life within your years

I’ve never found that to be true

Clench my fists, with these shackles ‘round my wrists,

I’m just wishing I was free like you

How come it feels so scary when it’s ordinary

To drop these arms and let this banner wave?

And it needs repeating, ‘cause it’s so damn fleeting

No changing how the fates allow a man to find a reason to say…

Chorus

I’ve seen September greens fade into autumn,

I’ve fought the January blues

April rain, gonna wash away my pain

Yeah, no changing how the fates allow,

Another summer brings me back to you

Chorus (2x)

Some & Others

Music & Lyrics by P. Jacobson & J. Jeffries

Lead Vocal: Phil | High Harmony: Andrew (Verses, Pre-chorus & Bridge); Mark (Chorus) |

Low Harmony: Mark (Verses, Pre-chorus & Bridge); Andrew (Chorus)

Some are born to plant a garden

Others born to cut a tall tree down

Some are born to finish what they started

Others wait for someone else to come around

Take a side, go run and hide from it

There isn’t time to redefine it

Chorus

And go, paint the world with colors you discovered on your own

And be, the bridge that lends a helping hand to those in need

Others wait to follow someone else’s lead

Some are born to feed a nation

Others quick to throw it all away

Some are born to fix the problems that they’re making

Others look, they look for someone else to blame

Take a side, go run and hide from it

There isn’t time to redefine it

Chorus

The trouble stacks up higher, like mountains brush the sky

You can’t push any further, no matter how hard you try

All these miles made of inches,

Every hour, every minute

It’s the little things delivering a difference

Chorus

Others wait to follow someone else’s lead

The Path Without

Music & Lyrics by A. DeMuro, M. Jacobson & P. Jacobson (The Shades)

Lead Vocal: Andrew (Verses); Phil (Oohs & Bridge) |

High Harmony: Phil (Verses); Andrew (Bridge); Mark (Oohs) |

Low Harmony: Mark (Verses & Bridge); Andrew (Oohs)

I’ve been walking up and down the road

Hoping each step takes me further from the cold

And I’ve never been the type of man to pray

These mountains are just bumps along the way

Circles & hurdles have found me in their trap

For each I get over, there’s another in my path

These eyes can feel so blind behind the trees

At least there’s someone staring back at me

These eyes can feel so blind behind the trees

At least there’s someone staring back at me

I’ve been broken, no cloud could make my day

The world spins so certain, through sunshine and through rain

Now I’ve walked the road that splits in two

The path without the footprints is for you

Now I’ve walked the road that splits in two

The path without the footprints is for you

The Wildfire

Music & Lyrics by A. DeMuro, M. Jacobson, P. Jacobson & R. Camerino

Lead Vocal: Andrew | High Harmony: Phil | Low Harmony: Mark

Things change the more they stay the same

You just landed where I fell from yesterday

I’ve been giving you my love

You’ve been taking, thinking you don’t get enough

I’m trying to make it on my own

You keep calling, I keep waiting by the phone

You’d say I’m wasting all your time

While the good girls tell me you’re holding up the line

Chorus

I know what you’re thinking, your confidence shrinking

The water you’re drinking used to be rain on my head

If you feel broken, keep your mind open

Don’t let it go unspoken, baby, let the wildfire spread

Hopeless, looking for that spark

You can give love while you’re reaching in the dark

But know this, the cycle never breaks

When you’re crying over yesterday’s mistakes

Chorus

The tall grass and the trees cut you off at the knees

With no promise in sight

Now it seems so unknown, but you can call this your home tonight

Use my fire as your light

These days, nothing seems to change

You’re still calling, but I go by a different name

Chorus

Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn…

Let it burn, let it burn, baby, let the wildfire spread

Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn…

Don’t let it go unspoken, baby, let the wildfire spread