These Magnificent Miles

by Red Wanting Blue

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1.
Gravity 04:23
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Red Ryder 04:12
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
7.
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?
8.
New Cool 02:58
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
Space Time 04:16
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
12.
The Band 09:54
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 ... 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

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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.”
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