These Magnificent Miles

by Red Wanting Blue

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The highly anticipated new album from Red Wanting Blue produced by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson)

Reviews:

“You can almost feel the movement of the earth while listening to These Magnificent Miles, like the writing process of the album took place while the band was out on tour. These Magnificent Miles is everything their fans were hoping for… The most impressive thing about the band is: they’ve existed this long without any label support. You can bet this band will be around for a long time to come.”
The Rock and Roll Report
“These Magnificent Miles is an independent release but it sure doesn't sound like one. The group enlisted producer Jamie Candiloro to turn the knobs and the results are stunning. Candiloro brings out Terry's powerful baritone on the ballad "Where You Wanna Go," a song destined for radio airplay…”
The Cleveland Scene

“Red Wanting Blue is probably the best underground independent rock band in the United States of America. The songs are all sing-a-long solid and have some of the best lyrics this side of the Mississippi... Red Wanting Blue puts on an eclectic and very entertaining live show.”
Hard Rock Haven

“While many of today’s rock bands insist on being over the top and ironic, Red Wanting Blue is a refreshing dose of down-to-earth honesty. These Magnificent Miles is a studio-polished gem of emotion-driven music. The guitars shimmer in the background of each track, following the direction of Terry’s voice. Solid bass lines and foot stomping percussion keep the music lively. The catchy chorus lines inspire sing-alongs, and one can almost hear applause after each song’s crescendo - The fact that this band has been touring for as long as they have lets on that they’ve figured out how to invoke this experience through their album.”
The Athens Post

“These Magnificent Miles did not deceive with its enticing album cover. Scott Terry entices his audience with a raw and rare voice. It is easy to understand how this band has survived more than a decade without the support of a major record label.”
Marquette Tribune

“Red Wanting Blue has the earnest heartland-rock sensibility that you can't avoid when you traipse through the Midwest. With solid songwriting, superior musicianship, and their own slant on the basics of rock, they carve out their own niche, with crashing symbols and ringing guitars framing catchy tunes and socially conscious lyrics.;
Blog Critics Magazine

“Red Wanting Blue is probably the best underground independent rock band in the United States of America. The songs are all sing-a-long solid and have some of the best lyrics this side of the Mississippi... Red Wanting Blue puts on an eclectic and very entertaining live show.”
Hard Rock Haven

“Red Wanting Blue's live disc might be the best new album of the year. It is one of those surprises that restores your faith in new music. The smartly adept and deeply thoughtful songs are given an amazing array of textures courtesy of one of the most impressive - and emotional - vocalists to come along in a long time.”
Score Music Magazine

“Falling somewhere between The Unforgettable Fire-era U2 and the current recipe that drives Our Lady Peace, Red Wanting Blue is razor-sharp and deft. They embody a commitment to career that many bands only hallucinate about. Two thumbs up, lads!”
Bullzeye Magazine

“Red Wanting Blue's passion and energy delineates a powerful live feel. Scott Terry's powered, full, meaty voice often seems to echo in the background of RWB's delicate melodies. When you can hear a band's live potential on an album, they've definitely achieved an important goal,and RWB does this with ease.”
Citizen.TV

"Red Wanting Blue brings nothing but energy and flat out great shows to the stage. Their live performances are all the proof you'll need to become a member of their ever-growing fan base."
Chicago Street Scene

“This CD is a perfect medley of thoughtful alternative rock tracks. From the first song it's easy to see this album will take Red Wanting Blue places. Scott Terry's vocals and lyrics are nothing short of brilliant.”
DiscoveringArtists.com

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Track Name: Gravity
Explore your unknown
Into the dark we roll
Float upon your landscape
A million miles from home

Rocket ready to crash and burn for you
Rocket ready to crash and burn for you

I would be a spaceman
I would be a spaceman
I would be a spaceman for you

You eclipse me with your face
I give up the ground to match your grace
And I would vandalize outer space
Remake constellations to spell our names
Like when we used to carve our names in the bark
Or write upon the windshield fog in the car
Sign autographs with sparklers in the dark
We'll make graffiti out of stars

Rocket ready to crash and burn for you
Rocket ready to crash and burn for you

I would be a spaceman
I would be a spaceman
I would be a spaceman for you

If it wasn't for gravity, we'd be gone
If it wasn't for gravity, we'd be gone
If it wasn't for gravity, we'd be gone for good

I would be a spaceman
I would be a spaceman
I would be a spaceman for you
Oh, I would be a spaceman
I would be a spaceman
I would be a spaceman for you
Track Name: You're My Las Vegas
Well musical says
Luck be a lady tonight
Well hold on tight to me doll
'Cause we're about to take a bite
Live nude shows going on in my head
Your lipstick glows red
You kiss and blow and I wish I was dead
'Cause you kill me every time
You kill me without even trying
But if you just bet on me, I'll be your surest thing

'Cause baby your my Las Vegas
And I don't know what I'd do without you
Just hope and pray your chips fall my way real soon

Money's not an object to me, and incidentally
I hope you're not into objects, darling
If all that matters, money, honey

But if you like dancing
And nickel-slot romancing
Well maybe you should give us a chance then
'Cause if you just say no, I'll probably die alone

'Cause baby your my Las Vegas
And I don't know what I'd do without you
Just hope and pray your chips fall my way real soon
'Cause baby your my Las Vegas
And I can't afford to lose
What are the odds that you're going home with me real soon

Vegas in the night

Well baby you're my Las Vegas
The queen of hearts and the king of all fools
Ain't enough lights in this town to outshine me and you
'Cause baby your my Las Vegas
And I can't afford to lose
What are the odds that you're going home with me real soon

Vegas in the night, burning bright
Burning bright
The city lights
Las Vegas: quite a sight
Track Name: Where You Wanna Go
Wherever you wanna go that's fine
Dress up just like Audrey Hepburn and thread the needle with the divine
Or cut down parking meters
Sheets to the wind I'll oblige
As long as we drink 'til dawn and then sleep through the light

Where do you wanna go tonight
You feel like palm trees and mai thais
It's the same old thing every Saturday night
That's why we're getting out of here tonight

So tell me where you wanna go
Tell me where you wanna go
Oh wherever you point to I'll find
So tell me where you wanna go
Tell me where you wanna go
Girl, I'll let you steer the wheel while I drive

Strip bars make you feel dirty
Go wash your hands
Amusement parks don't start 'til it turns green
And the drive-in's cold as hell
The windshield fogs up so well
It looks like ghosts are dancing on movie screens

So where do you wanna go tonight
Oh I feel like drinking whiskey and getting high
It's the same old thing every Saturday night
That's why we're getting out of here tonight

So tell me where you wanna go
Tell me where you wanna go
Oh wherever you point to I'll find
So tell me where you wanna go
Tell me where you wanna go
Girl, I'll let you steer the wheel while I drive
Where do you wanna go tonight

Oh you can't be in the circus if you don't wanna leave town
No destination's too far from us now

So tell me where you wanna go
Tell me where you wanna go
Oh wherever you point to I'll find it
So tell me where you wanna go
Tell me where you wanna go
Girl, I wish that you would make up your mind
So tell me where you wanna go
Tell me where you wanna go
Girl, I'll let you steer the wheel while I drive
Where do you wanna go tonight

Oh, make up your mind
Track Name: The World Is Over
Camping out for the big day when the lights go out
We've just figured it out
We're all screwed now
But we're delighted about what they're writing
We may just be able to go with a bang

So beat that drum
'Til we run out all of the air in our lungs
And kiss goodbye the lovers that we've loved
We can't take 'em with us
The world is over
So beat that drum

Check it out
Mother Earth gave birth to her end
Counting you down
Make good use of what breath you've got left
So what we've just learned
We've passed the point of no return
The fuse is lit and guess what
We're gonna get burned

So beat that drum
'Til we run out all of the air in our lungs
And kiss goodbye the lovers that we've loved
We can't take 'em with us
The world is over
So beat that drum
'Til we run out all of the air in our lungs
And kiss goodbye the lovers that we've loved
We can't take 'em with us
The world is over

Wait
Wait

Now we wanna know
Just how we're gonna go
Hurricanes and tidal waves
UFOs and WMDs
The greatest show on earth is well on the way

So beat that drum
'Til we run out all of the air in our lungs
And kiss goodbye the lovers that we've loved
We can't take 'em with us
The world is over
So beat that drum
'Til we run out all of the air in our lungs
And kiss goodbye the lovers that we've loved
We can't take 'em with us
The world is over

Delighted the world is over
Track Name: Finger In The Air
Go away, I'm in too truthful a mood to talk
Lines on the map tangled up when my heart gets lost

Cut me down to size
Cut me down to size
I believe
Cut me down

Everybody said, "It ain't gonna be easy"
Nobody said, "Kid, it's gonna get hard"

Heaven's a place for only those who pay their bills on time
And fate has a way of turning innocence into a crime

Cut me down to size
Cut me down to size
I believe
Cut me down

Everybody said, "It ain't gonna be easy"
Nobody said, "Kid, it's gonna get hard"
Well they say, "Give up and go back where you belong
Dreaming's for the dead, the road is too long"
Middle finger in the air, I'm still here
Egging them on

The road's paved the same way for sinners and saints
I believe
Beginners test the waters and suffer the fates
You don't know what I've seen
You don't know what I've seen
You don't know this is what I've always wanted.

Everybody said, "It ain't gonna be easy"
Nobody said, "Kid, it's gonna get hard"
Well they say, "Give up and go back where you belong
Dreaming's for the dead, kid, the road is too long"
Middle finger in the air, I'm still here
Egging them on

With a finger in the air
Egging them on
Track Name: Red Ryder
You let your anchor down
Still got a ways to go
I see your gathering of moss on your rolling stone
Dressing up pit stops to look like the end of the road
Where have you gone, Red Ryder
Where'd you go

It'd do you some good to forget the morning afters
And dare inspired laughter ringing in your ears
You're overdue
Damn the things you've done
And out comes the sun
Reminding me you're still here

When you gonna hold yourself accountable, kid
You're throwing yourself to the lions again
When you cuttin' loose the weight you're carrying
'Cause you're sinking to the bottom with it
When you gonna hold yourself accountable, kid
You're throwing yourself to the lions again
When you cuttin' loose the weight you're carrying
'Cause you're sinking to the bottom with it
And hugging that stone won't make you roll, kid

Some people get kicked around and sold as is
'Cause we stomp our feet on the ones we later miss
So you better roll your rock now, boy, or you never will
'Cause there's one last dance on the killing ground
And, son, you're standing still

It'd do you some good to forget the morning afters
And dare inspired laughter still ringing in your ears
You're overdue
Damn the things you've done
And out comes the sun
Reminding me you're still here

When you gonna hold yourself accountable, kid
You're throwing yourself to the lions again
When you cuttin' loose the weight you're carrying
'Cause you're sinking to the bottom with it
Oh, when you gonna hold yourself accountable, kid
You're throwing yourself to the lions again
When you cuttin' loose the weight you're carrying
'Cause you're sinking to the bottom with it
And hugging that stone won't make you roll

You can't curl up at night with it
Regretting you're on your own
Come ride, Red Ryder, ride
Into the sunset all alone
You gotta let it go
Let it go

You let your anchor down
Still got a ways to go

When you gonna hold yourself accountable, kid
You're throwing yourself to the lions again
When you cuttin' loose the weight you're carrying
'Cause you're sinking to the bottom with it
Oh, When you gonna hold yourself accountable, kid
You're throwing yourself to the lions again
When you cuttin' loose the weight you're carrying
'Cause you're sinking to the bottom with it
And hugging that stone won't make you roll, kid
Hugging that stone won't make you roll, kid
Track Name: The Air I Breathe
Make sure your body never touches the ground
Oh I swear it
Do you need me to prove it?
My ears have been kidnapped by the sound
Of you calling
You know I just can't stand it

I rescue you
Pry the pearl from the shell
I rescue you
For all the times you said to go to hell

I've crossed through fire and the stormy seas
Living my life like a kamikaze
Losing you would bring me to my knees
You're the air I need to breathe
I rescue you
'Cause you rescue me

My blood is carbonated when you're around
Bubbles bursting
And my heart likes the sound
I'll never let you go back up in the town
Oh I swear it
I climb up to bring you down

I rescue you
Pry the pearl from the ground
I rescue you
Every time you lay your head down

I've crossed through fire and the stormy seas
Living my life like a kamikaze
Losing you would bring me to my knees
You're the air I need to breathe
I rescue you
'Cause without you
Who rescues me?

I rescue you
Pry the pearl from the shell
I rescue you
For all the times you said to go to hell

I've crossed through fire and the stormy seas
Living my life like a kamikaze
Losing you would bring me to my knees
You're the air I need to breathe
The air I need to breathe
The air I need to breathe
I rescue you
'Cause without you
Who rescues me?

Oh, who rescues me?
Track Name: New Cool
We are the new cool

There's a solution
To the pollution in our heads
Kid's prediction
For the affliction that will end
Their equation
And our invasion hits the land
With mom and dad down, kids, let 'em understand

Jaws drop to the sidewalk
Their tongues will tie when they wanna talk
Holy days there are few
Come on, they're yesterday's news
We are the new cool
Hey, Hey
We are the new cool

A split decision
Is the precision in our hands
Cut away from
The past and present as it stands
Revelation
The revolution's now at hand
Congratulations, you never saw us coming

Jaws drop to the sidewalk
Their tongues will tie when they wanna talk
Holy days there are few
Come on, they're yesterday's news
We are the new cool
Hey, Hey
We are the new cool
Hey

They're yesterday's news
We are the new cool
And our future looks bright and cruel
Bright and cruel
Bright and cruel
The future looks bright and cruel
Bright and cruel
Bright and cruel
The future looks bright

Jaws drop to the sidewalk
Their tongues will tie when they wanna talk
Holy days there are few
Come on, they're yesterday's news
We are the new cool

Bright and cruel
Bright and cruel
We are the new cool
Bright and cruel
Bright and cruel
We are the new cool
Hey, Hey
We are the new
Track Name: Probably Nothing
It's not a relationship
It's an arrangement
It's not what you said
It's how you said it
Shame on me
Shame on me for opening up with my eyes shut

Here I go again another lesson
My means to an end is now exhausted
Shame on you
It's my fault too
For never addressing this question

And I know
This is not what I wanna hear
Yeah, I know
That we want what we fear

But I'm saying it now
Saying it now
What I never said before
It'd bring my knees to the floor
But I'm saying it now
I'm saying it now
What you never hear out of my mouth
I'm saying it

I find myself reading horoscopes
Looking for some kind of hope
So I don't wanna hear why you can't stay here
And I'll never regret making this statement

'Cause I know
This is not what you wanna hear
Yeah, I know
That we want what we fear to say

But I'm saying it now
Saying it now
What I never said before
It'd bring my knees to the floor
But I'm saying it now
I'm saying it now
What you never hear out of my mouth
I'm saying it now

The real thing
We are the real thing
We got the real thing
And it might be nothing
It's probably nothing
Might mean nothing to you
But it means everything
Everything
Everything to me
Oh, everything
The real thing
It's everything
And it might mean nothing
It's probably nothing
Might mean nothing to you
But I'm saying it now
Track Name: U.S. Bumpersticker
We are proud of this
But we are not all fighters
Educated to a point, I guess
So are we writers

It's been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time coming to this

It's been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time coming to this

We are a long way down from the top of the list
We ain't introduced ourselves
We are a long way down from the top of the list
We're kings of the heap my friend

Bless us with a curse
We must vote to make decisions
And liberty begins to look a lot like prison

It's been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time coming to this

It's been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time
Been a long time coming to this

We are a long way down from the top of the list
We ain't introduced ourselves
We are a long way down from the top of the list
We're kings of the heap my friend

And you're gonna be afraid of it
Why are we American
I wanna be the bumper sticker
And shake the hands of fate
We're the pretty face
We are the place that makes the great mistakes

I get by the bright lights
We don't read the headlines
We're coming to this
We're coming to this

We are a long way down from the top of the list
We ain't introduced ourselves
We are a long way down from the top of the list
We're kings of the heap my friend

And you're gonna be afraid of it
Why are we American
I wanna be the bumper sticker
And shake the hands of fate
We're the pretty face
We are the place that makes the great mistakes

We are proud of this
Track Name: Space Time
I get so excited sometimes
Young hearts are like glass
Beautiful, but won't last
I shadowed a skyline of old lovers and found
I held onto my favorite pieces to make the perfect heart for me
It will not sound
But the echoes are all around

Wringing my hands
Tripping on my tongue
I'm a space and time continuum
I am ready for love
Wringing my hands
Tripping on my tongue
I'm a space and time continuum
I am ready for what

I've raided the tombs up West
I tried my best
And the East was a beast
Come over
I headed North
And chased my tail back and forth
But I have never been as sad as I was when I had
Heard the love songs of the South
They shook the metal right out of my mouth

Wringing my hands
Tripping on my tongue
I'm a space and time continuum
I am ready for love
Wringing my hands
Tripping on my tongue
I'm a space and time continuum
I am ready for love

Wringing my hands
Tripping on my tongue
I'm a space and time continuum
I am ready for love
Wringing my hands
Tripping on my tongue
I'm a space and time continuum
My friends tell me I should shut up

Wringing my hands
Tripping on my tongue
I'm a space and time continuum
I am ready for love
Track Name: The Band
If you say you're the ring finger on my stone
Well I say I'm a kite with a key
If you say that you are unsure of things
Well I'm not accepting defeat

Are we strong enough
Is it good enough
Am I brave enough
For the both of us

I will sing you songs
Even though you can't put 'em on your finger
I'll never be a diamond mine, I'm just a singer
I will sing you songs
Wishing my words carried on as long as a stone
On a band of gold

You're sleepwalking through the daylight
How else am I supposed to follow a dream
And now you say I can't wait on you to connect these hands
But I'm still trying to reach

So are we strong enough
Is it good enough
You pray hard enough
For the both of us

I will sing you songs
Even though you can't put 'em on your finger
I'll never be a diamond mine, I'm just a singer
I will sing you songs
Wishing my words carried on as long as a stone
On a band of gold

'Cause I'm just a rolling stone in a band on the road

I know words don't mean
Much on their own
But what I sing to you
Is worth more than a stone

I will sing you songs
Even though you can't put 'em on your finger
I'll never be a diamond mine, I'm just a singer
I will sing you songs
Wishing my words carried on as long as a stone
On a band of gold

'Cause I'm just a rolling stone in a band on the road

You said you want a stone
On a band of gold
What you got is a rolling stone
In a band on the road

Yeah I'm just a rolling stone in a band on the road

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I haven't seen the sun in days
Man, it's getting to me
Well that's our industry
I lost my happy thoughts
Caught up in a tree
Flying's harder for me now
And kiss my ass you dream
I hope you're hearing me
No one's bet on you quite like I did
It's taken everything I've got
To keep myself on the road
I don't wanna drive no more
I am a stubborn bull
I am a caveman
A cheap tattoo
Gone from black to blue
So I don't wanna hear it from you
Never gonna be a spaceman
Sitting on my tin can
Never come back
I spend my afternoons
Making masterpieces
People would later understand
Well damn you wishing well
You should've told me
I bought dreams you wouldn't sell
It's taken everything I've god
To keep my hands from my face
I don't wanna cry no more
I found dangers in
Acting out
Dreams never meant
To be carried out
Oh, but I am the stubborn bull
Yeah, I am a caveman
A cheap tattoo
Fading from black to blue
So I don't wanna hear it from you
'Cause I'm always red, wanting