Shades

by Long Miles

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SHADES Album Release
Tuesday, March 27th

~ IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHNNY DIAMOND ~

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANBASE, ESPECIALLY OUR KICKSTARTER BACKERS, FOR ALL OF YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT. YOU MADE THIS ALBUM POSSIBLE.

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WITH LOVE, LONG MILES
BRETT HAENN, SAM MORGAN, ADAM WILLIAMS, JOHN SHIELDS

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released 27 March 2012

Produced and Mixed by Rick Beato
Engineered by Kenneth “Grand” Lanyon at Black Dog Sound Recording Studios, Stone Mountain, GA
Mastered by Kenneth “Grand” Lanyon at Black Dog Sound Recording Studios, Stone Mountain, GA
Layout and artwork by Sarah Haenn
Photography by Josh Pierce
Pitbull: Jazz, Rottweiler: Capone

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Long Miles Charleston, South Carolina

Based in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Long Miles is going beyond the traditional barriers of the music world with their unique style and sound. Attending the same high school right outside of Philadelphia, these guys were all writing music and playing together by their senior year. Named after their mutual high school friend Jeremy, Long Miles was born. ... more

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Track Name: Cool Breeze
Here I lay under my favorite tree
Thinking how good life can be
Under my favorite tree

Shade has moved on so I think I will join her
She cools me down
Then I peak back as I look to the former
Spot where I lay on the ground

Cool breeze, cool me

Here I sink into my favorite seat
Thinking how this can’t be beat
That is till I kick up my feet

Wrapped in a blanket and perfectly cozy
I’m losing steam
My thoughts, they begin to meander and mosey
And stumble right into a dream

Here I lay under my favorite tree
Thinking how good life can be
Under my favorite tree

Daylight is gone and the night’s taking over
I’m moving on
Carried away by the wind at my shoulder
Carelessly drifting along
Track Name: The Light
Lying in my bed I find that everything is right
Even the darkness of the night sings in my
Ear a little rhyme

Flying in my mind I find that everything below me has a purpose
It’s just to show me it will
All work out just fine

Looking for the light I find that all that we perceive
Are simply tricks from up the sleeve of a
Divine and greater mind

Lying in my bed I find that everything is good
And if I could I know I would just sit
Relax and drift in time

Walking in my streets I find that everything around me seems to
Move so sweet and soundly so ill
Sit and let it ride

Rolling through a dream I’m in a place I’ve never seen
I don’t lose focus, I’m simply scheming in the
Comfort of my mind

And realizing life is good I simply light up with a smile
Look at the sky and tell myself that my time spent will be worthwhile

Realizing life is good I simply light up with a smile
Welcome to me: worthwhile in my own style
Track Name: Glow
You can pick a story and I’ll tell you how it goes
You can pick a poet and I’ll talk about his prose
If it’s the wind you want I swear to make it blow
And if you want the moon I guarantee to make it glow

Cause that’s the way I feel
I’ll make it glow
Cause that’s the way I feel
Pick your favorite fairytale and I can make it real

I love how perfectly you put it into words
I love the way you move your body and the music you prefer
You can be serious and I can be absurd
And I mean it when I say there’s nothing else I wish you were

Cause that’s the way I feel
I hope you heard
Cause that’s the way I feel
Most of all I love you cause you give me something real

And if it’s a song you want
Well then a symphony for you I will compose
I’ll write about you till my notebook overflows
I wrote you a love song and this is how it goes
Track Name: Madam
I like the way she’s dancing, she strikes my fancy
And I never want to let her go
And the way she moves entrances me, she makes me antsy
But I never want to let her know

Oo girl you got me watching from afar
I see you winding, grinding to my favorite song
And it won’t be long before you got me up above
I can’t mistake the way she winds her waste for true love

And since that night I think about her every day
She once was so close but now she seems so far away
And at her will, she got me spinning ‘round and ‘round
I fly into the sky and then I crash into the ground

Oo lord she runs away once again
She’s running and she’s got me chasing right till the end
When my infatuation had taken full control
I stuck around to see how this might unfold

But just when I thought that I had all but been defeated
I caught up to the lady and we finally greeted
She sent me in circles and spun me around
Said that she was hiding but she wanted to be found

There must be something wrong with me
Track Name: Under The Surface
Fade away, a ways away, awake to find you deep inside your soul
Whimsical and wonderful and out of your control
Oh your eyes fade away

Welcome to the everlasting infinitely open point of view
Whimsical and wonderful and missing only you
Oh your eyes fade away

Under the surface we breathe
Under the surface you’ll find me
Escape from reality
Under the surface we’re free
Track Name: Cool Cats
Now the cool cats running with the big dog
But the big dog is running scared
And now the cool cat brings the brand new sound
Big dog must be audibly impaired

Because the cool cat
Brings the kick and the snare and the high hat up into the mix
People screaming “who that?” Talking ‘bout the latest track
While the big dog’s trying to learn the same old tricks

Cool cat number one, strapped with a gun
When it came to making music he was second to none
Cocked and loaded, fitted and fastened
And I can only imagine if I had half as much passion

I would be blasting through the system in a furious fashion
His sound’s original and his image is dashing
His rhythm is immaculate and everyone’s asking
‘Bout the cool cat number one

Cat number second grew up with number third
They grew up in the ‘burbs, had a cute little bird
And each and every morning without speaking a word
They listened to the birdie and they liked what they heard

And so they imitated all the tones and all the melodies
With dreams of being famous and living overseas
And drinking from the fountain to live eternally
They needed one cat to do that, now two cats was three
Track Name: The Hipster
I’ve been sneaking around
All over town
I don’t make a sound
I cannot be found

Look at you looking at me
Look at you looking at me
Look at you looking at me
Look at you looking how stealthily I’ve been

Creeping around
Way underground
I don’t make a sound
I cannot be found

Look at you looking at me from my toe to the top of my dome
Glaring through glasses too big for your nose
Enhancing your glance on my clothes
Look at you getting to where you’ll have got, strike a scandalous pose
Look at you knowing what only hip knows, in a fashion that shows

I’ve been creeping around
Way underground
I don’t make a sound
I cannot be found

Look at you looking at me
Look at you looking at me
Look at you looking at me with that grin tell me, what do you see?
You’ll find that your wasted opinion is not what you hoped it would be

Look at you looking at me from my toe to the top of my dome
Glaring through glasses too big for your nose
Enhancing your glance on my clothes
Look at you getting to where you’ll have got, strike a scandalous pose
Look at you knowing what only hip knows, in a fashion that shows
Track Name: Sweet Manipulator
She’s a sweet manipulator
And with her point of view, she’ll get you now or later
She divides you in a painless operation
And you like what she prescribes, she takes good care of her patients

But she can steer a conversation drive you like a car
Passes your imagination leave you in the dark
If she wants to take you home she’ll drink you like a cup
Caught up like a kite your climbing up up up up

She’s delicious, uncommon flavor
[Something on your tongue]
And you know she’ll always leave a memory to savor
She divides you in a painless operation
And you like what she prescribes, she takes good care of her patients

If you want to follow, she will show you where to go
Many facets to this gem, all of which you should know
Ask and she’ll admit she knows exactly what’s enough
Try to bring her down and she’ll go up up up up

Whatchu gonna do when she walks into your life?
Track Name: Porch
Killing time awaiting the fall
Oxygen escapes as I call you
Overwhelming inspiration acting up again

I find a way to go
And I see you…

I can see you staring back at me
[Pitch black, preparing your attack]

Surfacing from days in my mind
Senses once again try to blind me
Elements of something I was certain stayed behind

Arise to find me…

Actively aware of the signs
If I could only dive into my dreams
But I guess imaginationingly I’m okay

I find a way to go
And I see you…

I can see you staring back at me
[Pitch black, preparing your attack]
Track Name: Relations
Many friendly faces flying by
Many friendly faces in their eyes are empty spaces flying by

Tons are running races
Tons are running races to fulfill the empty spaces flying by

Flying by!

Peculiar relations
Peculiar relations casting mass infatuationary sighs

Josephines and Jasons
Josephine’s been chasing Jason just incase she needs an alibi

Alibi!

Hope in open spaces in the sky
Hope in open spaces glowing globes are leaving traces in the sky

In the sky!

Fantastic fascination
Fantastic fascination finds a way to come and steal me from the now

Immense imagination
My immense imagination seemingly is stuck inside a sound

And I’m sticking around!