Story

by Karl Miles

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damned world 03:45
damned world tell me a story of fantastic glory a world beyond, a world unlike ours tell me a fable where children are able to know those truths we forgot for i've lived too long in this world for i've lived too long in this world where is the hope where is the hope they say it's a beautiful world but i can't see where is the love that is true where is the heart that is pure where are the lies defied it’s a damned world where is the man that prays where is the teen unstained where are the unborn saved it's a damned world tell me of eden, of adam and eve when they had no shame -- before our fall
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a n t i c i p a t i n g a f a l l lyrics - matt tooley my heavy heart is danglin’ on the line of sight clingin’ to the lip i’m your umbrella left far behind the leaves begin their long good-byes the weight begins to swell i know you will find what you seek so fare thee well on the horizon i am waiting anticipating a fall terra on tilt; all is groping still i am hoping despite it all but when it all comes crashing down her cup will overflow the run-off will sweep you up and lift you off the ground on the horizon i am waiting anticipating a fall maybe it’s me; it wouldn’t kill him so i am willin’ despite it all
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l o v e l y i n w h i t e Lyrics - karl miles & matt tooley summer days we used to play innocent children with futures best of friends till one when she saw me as a suitor summer night, the look in her eye longing for me to kiss her but i knew i still had time surely she’s not all i’d wish for spend too much time living in your dreams all you wish for travels far downstream oh, you just don’t see seasons apart, blackening heart college days of september innocence lost, counting the cost where’s the boy i remember feeling alone, longing for home thoughts of her start to enter girl next door, but so much more always stood by me in winter home’s a place where you’re known yet loved even when you think you’ve had quite enough oh, you’re not that tough summer night in her sight this is all that i’ve wished for the look in her eye, the moon so bright lovely in white so i kissed her the look in her eye, the moon so bright
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que sera 02:56
q u e s e r a Lyrics - Matt Tooley what i read about the prince old macdonald knows i also read ‘bout a princess all those words said to me have given me such faith i sure hope i don’t find you rinsin’ but que, sara -- oh what will be i know you have focused too upon that jaded light do we really get what we hope for are we more than what we’ve done or what we’ve done not still will the past go on just repeatin’ so que, sara -- oh what will be que sera, sara what will be will be que sera, sara what we’ll be we’ll be you were like the streetlight that stood along the road on my journey to lasso the moon standing out against the night clear and round and white oh can words get thrown out too soon oh que, sara -- so tell me you kept me on my way made me feel warm and safe for it’s dark out there on the open, lonely road the prince has made me eat my words they tasted just like soap but perhaps what i read will be true
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johnny 04:14
j o h n n y johnny was a young man in this small town and he longed to see more of this world jesse was the only girl in his life and she longed for him to make her his wife she knew that johnny would never be content if he settled down in the town so she told him what she thought was best for him to go and see the world so johnny won’t you wait along the tracks tonight for a train’s bound to slow down someday and when it does you can climb aboard one of those old boxcars with an open door jesse always feared the day she’d be alone but she knew she had to let him go they always parted, johnny always said that he would be back for her someday so johnny won’t you wait along the tracks tonight for a train’s bound to slow down someday and when it does you can climb aboard one of those old boxcars _____________ then one day it happened, he was gone and a legend he became that day so johnny won’t you wait along the tracks tonight for a train’s bound to slow down someday and when it does you can climb aboard one of those old boxcars with an open door
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m o u n t a i n b r e e z e lyrics - matt tooley i feel the mountain breeze running through my hair wishing to carry me far from here from the streets and buildings far from what i’ve known from the demons waiting far below it can feel the sadness trapped on my furrowed brow it would like to free my soul like only it knows how each day the two of us roaming hand in hand could find new adventures in all the lands over the hills and valleys down the rivers wild through the fields and forests we would fly and at night we’d rest against slopes so soft and green while coyotes called the stars to night-light our dreaming sleep i hear the mountain breeze whisper in my ear asking to carry me far from here { . . . } but i know i must return down the mountain side back into the city streets far from mountain breeze’s sigh
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h e h o l d s u s c l o s e lyrics - matt tooley there’s a man on a tree, greatest of these head is bowed as you take his breath away hear him say, “it’s over now” i love you, my father i will trust in you here’s a boy on his knees, least of these sin on his mind and it takes my breath away you still say, “son, it’s all right” i love you, my father i will trust in you . . . even though i don’t always know why you give your herd what we don’t deserve i just want to say father, that it takes my breath away there’s a friend of mine one day finds a beautiful girl and she takes his breath away vows are made, wonderful and sure i love you, my father i will trust in you but just three months in an accident brings dismay and as you gave us breath of life you took his wife, took his breath away i love you, my father i will trust in you . . . even when i don’t understand why you let your sheep fall and hurt and bleed but despite the pain i just have to say father i hear you say, “just breathe away”
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confession 03:43
c o n f e s s i o n here i am, praying, down on my knees his presence before me judge all i can see reveal now my errors wounds i am at fault so free me, the guilty as my mind does wander all my awful thoughts come rushing towards me i’m ashamed as i ought so bring me confession and i wait for these words and i wait for these words forgive me, absolve me so i’ll do no wrong i’ll try then and fail again and still i will believe so bring me confession and i wait for these words and i wait for these words
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return trip 04:30
r e t u r n t r i p lyrics - matt tooley first light of dawn and everything yawns in the soft sunlight clouds are filled with orange and pink and white walking slowly, it’s so quiet and still then i run into you happenstance that rings true – i am back you are wearing pink and white and black how’re you doing, and how long has it been do you remember when you would contend that you loved me i couldn’t see how i could need you in my life or in my dreams so i flew away, off to Monterrey it was so easy to leave you behind, biding my time till i was ready to say, “i do” i forgot about you, but now that i see you i was astray now i see in white and black and gray what’re you doing, and maybe we . . . what’s that you are wearing you are getting married in Florence there’s your plane it’s black and gray and orange that’s good-bye then, will i see you again so you fly away, off to Italy it’s not easy to be left behind, biding my time till another enters my life
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i s t h i s t h e e n d is this the end my friend i pray i’ll see you again before the coffin comes out before our trials are held so easily your soul leaves today they never knew today was their last too many tears when the young ones cease no knowledge why it was there time to… is this the end my friend when will i see you again not till the stone’s been placed not till the earth’s been replaced to their demise; our loss too soon with loss in our eyes we can’t believe it these questions haunt the young and the wise the answer comes when God decides it and now i long for yesterday when children ,we all did play in fields of green with trees that swayed never to fear the day
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a n o t h e r t i m e , a n o t h e r p l a c e if i wasn’t so disbelieving if i knew where i was wrong trying, but i don’t know how keep reliving all of my thoughts another time, another place and i won’t feel so bad moving on from where i lay to where i’ll stay holding to what i’ve got fighting for what i’m not . . . what i’m not i’ll go on now to change this world to where i’ll fit okay to make all my problems fade away i’ll try to feel fine i’ll lie so i’m okay . . . i’m okay free from nothin’ free from nothin’ then i’ll dream for what’s to come for it is better then my pain will then be forgotten so i sleep to feel nothin’ another world to fake this one another time, another place and i won’t feel so bad moving on from where i lay to where i’ll stay E L E V E N (live, april, 2004)

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Story is a solo acoustic project stripped down to the bones.

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released August 25, 2008

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Karl Miles Batavia, Illinois

I have finished recording my latest Catholic studio album "Where are the Warriors" an album which is a call to Catholic's to live our faith to its fullest meaning...we are called to be saints.

God's truth and love concurs all evil, but people must be able to feel and see this love in us. It is my hope, truth and love is heard in my music.
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