Feels Like A Thousand Miles

Feels Like A Thousand Miles

Amanda West's picture

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Liner Notes: 

I wrote this song for the Week 7 theme of Style Swap...
I had to write a song in the style of another artist, with bonus points if it was another FAWMer.
I picked John Staples @johnstaples (poor guy when he reads this offering Wink )
However, the incredible lyric I wrote for him, in his style, was 95% deleted by my cat Biscuit (who has the honour of being my profile pic).
Much swearing and glaring later, I started again. All I had left of the entire song were the first 3 lines pfftt
So I then gave up trying the write in John's style, and just wrote. But I think it is still maybe something he might perform with his Americana hat on Smile
Just a first draft as always on 50/90

Collab welcome Smile

Update: edited/re-written a bit on 19.8.20

Lyrics: 

Verse
There's a dark moon coming
On the old back road
An' the wind is rising
As I drive home to you girl

pre ch
Time plays games with my mind

ch
It feels like a thousand miles
Left on the road
It feels like a thousand miles
Still left to go
Girl I need you now
But this road is so slow
A thousand miles
A thousand miles

v
The shadows flying past me
Pull at my tired eyes
I offer up a plea
I get home safe to you girl

pre ch
Time plays games with my mind

ch
It feels like a thousand miles
Left on the road
It feels like a thousand miles
Still left to go
Girl I need you now
But this road is so slow
A thousand miles
A thousand miles

Bridge
I know that you are waiting as the sun leaves the day
As coming home to you plays on my mind
Pulling back the moonlight that speeds me on my way
I love that I know just what I will find

ch
It feels like a thousand miles
Left on the road
It feels like a thousand miles
Still left to go
Girl I need you now
But this road is so slow
A thousand miles
A thousand miles



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

i can hear john singing this. the first verse is perfect, but verses after that fall a bit short. wouldnt take much for john to touch them up . chorus is a real keelper.

musicsongwriter's picture

Me too. Hope John will see your beautiful lyrics. It will be a wonderful collaboration.
Nadia

Candle's picture

Yeah, I think we all agree John could be singing this as naturally as any of his own lyrics. Great job Amanda!

See You In The Shadows…

"I love that I know just what I will find" my favorite line, the one that, forgive me, brings it all home. I feel the miles, i feel the sweet warmth waiting...

artyredsocks's picture

Pretty solid write here, liked the tempo and feel of the journey to You Girl, well done

Tim Fatchen's picture

hmmm, reminds me of my 1000+km drives coming home from the desert oilfields

Donna Devine's picture

A fine lyric, Amanda, and a good take on John's style. Nice imagery. I I love this type of 'thousand miles' theme.

metalfoot's picture

Definitely nailed John's style! Good folksy Americana style lyric.