MILES FROM ANYWHERE

It's a record I made after I signed to Geffen Records. It was an exciting time for me, and I had the pleasure of putting together a great band for the recordings. The musicians are, for the most part: Jeff Symonds (bass), Adam Weissman (drums), Kevin Barry (guitars), Joe Bonadio (percussion & additional drums). Produced by Andy Zulla, with three tracks co-produced by Jack Gauthier, most of the album's recording was done at the Carriage House, a studio in Greenwich, CT, with some basic tracking recorded at Jack's Lakewest Recording in Rhode Island. It was a dream to make this record, and I hope you can enjoy it! 

 

Fly Me Home


Capo 1st (song is Eb)
Intro
D-G x 2

D
I closed the door 
G D G
'cause I don't wanna see you walk away
D G
Your stars are fixed like stones
D G
In your moonlit driveway

D G
Everytime I touch I break down
D G
I wanna break down one more time
D
But please remember
G
I was hard to find

Bm A
Like stones or flesh to bones
G D
Barbs to a high wire fence
Bm A
Long nights of last rites
G G
And we plead our innocence

D G D G
Fly me home, fly me home

The grey unquiet ocean is never still
Like the open throat of a cresting wave that's free will
I don't want it if you don't want it –that's fine
Sweet angel I wanna make you mine

Like stones or flesh to bones
Barbs to a high wire fence
Long nights of last rites
And we plead our innocence

Fly me home, fly me home

I don't know anybody who knows my number
I don't know anybody who knows my name
I don't know anybody who knows my number
I don't know anybody who knows my name

Like stones or flesh to bones
Barbs to a high wire fence
Long nights of last rites
And we plead our innocence

Fly me home, fly me home


Queen B

Capo 1st fret (song is in Bbm)

Am F
Oh honey I've been stuck on you
C G
Lips so sweet I can taste them still
Am F C G
Waiting for blossom baby and the hardest part
Am F C G
Everyday I'm going flower to flower
Am F C G
Trying to win your heart

F Dm G
I know it seems like I'm losing my mind over you

Am F
Don't you see if this is crazy
C G
I definitely wanna be losing my senses
Am F
You're the Queen B, baby,
C G
Your majesty
Am F
Don't you know I don't wanna go
C G
Down in flames with anyone other than you
Am F C G F
So lie down next to me my Queen B

Oh baby I've been overcome
This spell that you've got me under
Waiting for blossom baby but I don't know why
Everynight I'm here at the witching hour
Where it's you and I

I know it seems like I'm losing my mind over you

Don't you see if this is crazy
I definitely wanna be losing my senses
You're the Queen B, baby,
Your majesty
Don't you know I don't wanna go
Down in flames with anyone other than you
So lie down next to me my Queen B

Bridge: Dm-F-C-Dm-F-C-G-G7



I'm On My Way

Capo 3rd fret (song is in Bb)

Intro- G-D/F-Em x2

Verse 1

C C/B G
If I lift my head 
C C/B Am
From a bed of stars the ocean wide
D D/C D/B G D/F
If I called your name out
A C
Would you carry me on inside

G-D/F-Em x2

Verse 2

If I close my eyes
Let me put my faith in the whole design
Could you raise your voice up
Feeling it whole together with mine


Chorus

G-D/F-Em
I'm On My Way
G-D/F-Em
I'm On My Way
G-D/F-Em
I'm On My Way
G-D/F-Em
I'm On My Way

Interlude- Am7-G5 x4

Verse 3

If I'm on my way now
I'm better for it all 'cause I'm moving on
And whether they might say I belong
You can see I'm gone

I'm On My Way
I'm On My Way
I'm On My Way
I'm On My Way


Bridge

Am7 G5 Am7 G5
I never find my way back here from anywhere
Am7 G5 Am7 G5
I never find my way back here from anywhere
Am7 G5 Am7 G5
I never find my way back here from anywhere

I'm On My Way…

Empty Glass

E
I've been coming from far away
Cm
Miles from anywhere, another day
B E
I rest my mind dancing with the old ones
A
So hold me (come on) hold me up
E
Can't you hear me calling
A
The way the clouds move 
E
Here they come big and black
B E
That's the sound of a man who's working on his way back
Fm
Now she comes to me
A E
Now she comes to me at last
Fm
Now she comes to me
A E
Now she comes to me at last
Bm A E
I was waiting I was waiting like an empty glass

E
I've seen it over and over again
Cm
Say goodbye and then I catch the wind
B
Like a madman walking
E
Singing songs with the old ones

So hold me (come on) hold me up
Can't you hear me calling
The way the clouds move 
Here they come big and black
That's the sound of a man who's working on his way back

Now she comes to me
Now she comes to me at last
Now she comes to me
Now she comes to me at last
I was waiting I was waiting like an empty glass

Breakup Breakdown

(capo 6th fret- Bm-A-G-D)

VERSE 1 
Bm-A-G-D
It's the breakup breakdown again 
Bm-A-G-D 
Doesn't much matter where or when
Bm-A-G-D 
You feel the cold air rush right in
Bm-A-G-D
It's the breakup breakdown again
G D
She said, "I know you think you've been misled" 
G D
Should I believe in all the things you said?

CHORUS 1
Em D
All I wanna do is cover you like a blanket 
Em D
And pour my heart for you and be sure that you drank it

VERSE 2

It's the breakup breakdown again

You lose your mind if in love you never win

You close the door but still it comes right in

It's the breakup breakdown again

She said, "I know you're bound to be ok,

Just loosen your grip the scales will tip our way."

CHORUS 2

But all I wanna do is cover you like a blanket

And pour my heart for you and be sure that you drank it

Annabelle

VERSE 1
G D
Oh well Annabelle baby
C G
The prettiest girl in the town
G D
With visions of grandeur
D
But no one around ya
C G
To keep your feet flat on the ground

CHORUS 1
C
It started off roses
G
Like dreams coming true
C
And striking up poses
G
All that you knew
D
Don't wait for your time, baby,
G
'Cause time isn't waiting for you

VERSE 2 
G D
Oh well, Annnabelle, baby,
C G
Ain't nothing time won't reveal
G
The prodigal daughter
D
Like sun on the water
C G
Reflections of something that's real

CHORUS 2
C
So lead with your heart, baby,
G
In all that you do
C
And make a new start, maybe,
G
Your light shining through
D
And don't wait for your time baby,
G
'Cause time isn't waiting for you

BRIDGE:
CHORUS 1
G-C-G…

VERSE 3
G D
Oh well, Annabelle, baby,
C G
Take me now to your sweet sixteen
G
I'll sit down before you
D
Let the candles adore you
C G
Like a vision from out of my dream

CHORUS 3
C
It started off roses
G
Like dreams coming true
C
Just striking up poses
G
All that you knew
D
But don't wait for your time, baby
G
Time isn't waiting for you
D
Don't wait for your time, baby,
G
Time isn't waiting for you


It's Been So Long

E Cm
Come on let me set your lips on fire
D E
I know 'em like the back of my hand
E Cm
Come on let me set your lips on fire
D E
I know 'em like the back of my hand

G Cm
Oh it's been so long
A E
I know you know your way back home
G Cm
Oh it's been so long
A B B
I know you know your way back home, so come home

You can take that old jazz record from the top shelf
We're dancing in candlelight
All day I've been fixin' to say
I'll be loving you by and by

You can wear your hair long
Maybe we can stay on top of the things to do
Oh lord it can never get old 
Everytime that I come with you

Oh it's been so long
I know you know your way back home
Oh it's been so long
I know you know your way back home, so come home

Oh it's been so long
I know you know your way back home
Oh it's been so long
I know you know your way back home, so come home


Spinning 


D-G until noted…

I skirt the edges of your shadows
Loose lines of figures and shapes
It's my intention to slip inside them
Where no light escapes

In a room stripped bare
It's just a symphony of two hearts beating
I slip down slow and silent as a tide retreating

G
'Cause when you know
G D-G D-G
I'd like to think you just know
G D-G D-G
It's the cold hard truth we're spinning

D G C C/B D
Oh, if it's alright I'm gonna stay right here with you…

She said 'hey, look baby! The sun is nearly halfway up the wall!'
Maybe if we sleep all day
We won't have to see the light at all

'Cause when you know
I'd like to think you just know
It's the cold hard truth we're spinning

Oh, if it's alright I'm gonna stay right here with you…

I can see the chaos in your precision
In the urge to take flight
You can't beat loneliness into submission
With the words I'm alright
Our lives are moving in different speeds, I know
Maybe we're fireflies in separate rooms
And we're spinning out of control

Oh, if it's alright I'm gonna stay right here with you…

Shake your foundations deep deep deep…


Prospect Street


Fm-E-A

Fm E A
There's a line drawn through this town
Fm E A
It's laid out in dotted white
Fm E A
Where it goes, no consequence
Fm E A
'Cause you ain't going there tonight

Fm E A
All the hatches been batonned down
Fm E A
From the rain and the sleet
Fm E A
It's a cold lonely avenue
Fm E A
Here on prospect street

D Cm Bm A
Hold on just a little while longer baby
D E A
You've got nothing to show
D Cm Bm A
It's like she says you're lying in pieces
Fm E A
And you're the last one to know

So much for your debutantes
Falling down at your feet
Things could change but I bet they won't
Here on prospect street

Hold on just a little while longer baby
You've got nothing to show
It's like she says you're lying in pieces
And you're the last one to know
It's like she says you're lying in pieces
And you're the last one to know


Raised Up Again

Gm-Fm-E

Gm Fm E
Pull your windows shades down tight
Gm Fm E
I don't wanna see your willow trees weeping
Gm Fm E
Shadows recede into halflight
B
And you're still sleeping

Gm Fm E
All the girls that I've known
Gm Fm E
They're bright like a Catherine wheel but burn fast
Gm Fm E
Fading colors that bleed into others 
B
and get flown at half mast

Gm Fm E
Until it's raised up again
Gm Fm E
Until it's raised up again
Gm Fm E
Until your flag of love is flying in the wind
Gm Fm E
Until it's raised up again

My bed is an ocean
Yes I feel my bed is an open sea
The reason I sing is keeping this thing in motion
Towards your company

Until it's raised up again
Until it's raised up again
Until your flag of love is flying in the wind
Until it's raised up again

A
I wanna know where did you go
E
Sweet love of mine
A
Don't on the street where you are sweet
E
Sweet love of mine
A E B
Sweet love, sweet love of mine

Until it's raised up again
Until it's raised up again
Until your flag of love is flying in the wind
Until it's raised up again

From Nothing

Cm
I saw the flame turn
A
Up on a hill burn
E B
I saw the sun's red bring down the blue
Cm
I watched a street light
A
Flicker to cold white
E B
I've had setback in talking to you

A Amaj7 B
I know I won't sleep much tonight
A Amaj7 B
There's too many confessions to write
A Amaj7 B
I'm holding myself to the light
Cm A E Emaj7 Cm A B
And I know as you go it's alright

I was left holding
My hand in the cold wind
I watched break free, yeah, up and away
But look on the bright side
It all comes from the inside
And it's going to save me from nothing to say

So go on raise up your glass
Go on, raise up your glass
To letting the sun in at last

Up on a hilltop
There's a feeling it won't stop
Until I find comfort in watching you go
I'm walking a tight rope
And I'll cling to this slight hope
That I'll find a new song after the show

I know I won't sleep much tonight
There's too many confessions to write
I'm holding myself to the light
And I know as you go it's alright
It's alright…