Out Here

from by Joy Mills Band



I don't want to go to sleep tonight
Cuz I don't want to toss and turn
Like a fish on the silver shore
I need a river blue rushing through my lungs
And I don't want to just dream tonight
Don't want my eyes to twitch inside
I want to go down deep in the well there
Where the wishing's done, nobody knows just where

And there's dry throat and an old boat on the land out here
There's a lamp on and a map drawn by hand out here
There's no telling now, no telling how it's gonna go out here
We can't believe what we believe in

I called you up on the telephone
My teeth were sore and my skin was warm
I could slip you a simple kiss when
You go digging through time like through a bargain bin
Cuz you and me we like the underground
We like to move when the sun goes down
It's still a guessing game when all the names are named
It's a drama drawn out in a million frames

There's a flashback, a switchblade on the land out here
There's some moonlight that's been man-made on the land out here
There's no shortage of the velvet glove on the hand out here
We can't believe what we believe in

And there's a camera roll just to let it go
Til the center's thrown, dog and a bone
The prison's just the medicine
This living ain't sane, it's a cannonball
We'll head north now before the day is done
There's a paper moon behind the setting sun
We can't believe what we believe in


from Cat & Mouse, released May 16, 2014


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Joy Mills Band Seattle, Washington

New album Echolocator out 1.24.20

Urban country and roots from the Pacific Northwest.

"Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case." - The Stranger

“Call it lilt with an edge.” – Leicester Bangs (UK)

“Organic country…both delicate and edgy… For the lo-fi country enthusiast.” – Maverick Mag (UK)
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