These Things Happen

by Ian Miles

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These things definitely do happen. There is no control.

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released February 12, 2013

Written and recorded by Ian Miles.

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Track Name: Epiphany
Where'd you go the other day? You said your head was in a mess.
That thought played on my mind, over and over again.
I hope you found yourself a way to externalise the pain.
Cause I've been in there myself over and over again.
Took baby steps to look around, just blurry faces lost in sound.
I'm still fearing the worse over and over again.
I know it's bad of me to say but something changed in me that day.
I was fearing for your life over and over again.
Well I felt a rush of pain run through my chest.
I found solace in the worry that I felt.
My blood pumps back through its veins, I felt my heart beart again,
Well it hit like a dream and stitched me up at the seams.
I'm just waiting to be proven wrong.
I'm still waiting to be proven wrong.
Track Name: Growing Pains
There was a girl I loved when I was young she caught me with her eyes.
I asked her friend if she'd hook up with me and we did on that same night.
We were both soo young and blind.
We rolled around in the mud before it dried.
The other night she crept into my dreams, it took me by surprise.
I haven't thought about her like that since I tested out the trial.
We were both soo young and blind.
Those summer nights were laced in smoke and clouded eyes.
Please never change, that’s what you said to me one time,
but what came with age, i did not expect, that glint of hope swiftly died,
left a hole in my side, where my organs escaped and left me hollow inside.

So you've moved into your boyfriend’s house to try and settle down.
I'm still wading round in broken dreams and choking on self-doubt.
Now we're growing old
and time is chasing tails and writing names in the sand.
I'm glad what happened did back then because I’d hate to weigh you down.
I saw a sadness in your eye last night, I know the look too well.
Now we’re growing old and wise. I hope that sadness fades away back to those eyes.
Just be yourself, that’s what you said to me one time
but I’ll let you in on a secret of mine, there is no "self" in this life, just how you want to be perceived,
everybody's acting can't you see,
we're in the passenger seat.

We were both soo young and blind.
Things were simpler back then.
Those nights were ours.
Track Name: The Promise
These tired eyes don’t leave my face, they bend and break to make you feel safe.
I don’t want them, but I need them.
They hide the truth and reinforce the promise.
The door I chased turned into a mirror and I didn’t like what I saw.
The truth hurts.
I’m anxious.
Just like I was when I worked out the promise.
I lie in water and hope I can swim because it takes a lifetime to soak it all in.
I’m done. I’m done. The colours all fade into one.
A lie. Filthy lie. I’m done and I want to move on.
When i was filled with childish dreams, I bent a broke to get what I wanted.
Contorted and haunted, I exist as much as people think I ought to.
I lie in water and hope i can swim because it takes a lifetime to soak it all in.
I’m done. I’m done. The colours all fade into one.
A lie. Filthy lie. I’m done and I want to move on.
Track Name: Migraine Graveyard
I'm caught inside this spiders web.
Looks like she got her venom in and watches from afar.
The poison coursing through my veins, looks like I'm stuck in here for days,
maybe weeks or even months.

But I’ve seen her at her best,
with tears running down her face,
breathing life into the gravestones.
She's calling out my name;
my head gets heavy so I lean against broken headstones in the graveyard.

She disappears as does the moon,
its good for me because there's no room in the back of this van.
Today I spend it on the road because I got nowhere else to go,
at least I got my friends beside me.

My day of birth doesn't mean a thing.
I'm counting out instead of counting in.
I lean on her because she listens.
Then my thoughts all turn to black and I get scared so I call her back.
Running round in fucking circles.
Track Name: 11.11
Richard won't you come back to us so we can show you what you've done.
Nightmares drenched in black beards and rules.
I make one mistake and I am through.
Are you proud?
Tell one more lie about you, the perfect guy.
I hope it made you feel big, big like a man.
I'm sorry that she found what you're about.

White dots fly by whilst I can't breathe.
I want you dead but I'm too weak.
So I turn it onto myself please squeeze tighter I'm tired now.
Are you proud? Tell one more lie about you and your life.
I hope it made you feel big, big like a man.
I'm sorry that she found out what you're about.

I’m seeing red.

Sat still waiting for time to pass.
T.v. cries out between my arms.
Right there watching, those bright red eyes.
They cut through me like sun through ice.
Are you proud, tell one more lie about you my favourite guy.
I hope your sick, sick like me, of sticking around
because I don't see what was achieved from what you had dealt.