Two Places At Once

upcoming show  -   Jeremy Vogt Album Release Party w/ special guest Chad Mills
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Two Places At Once

 

The snow falls somethin’ fierce, this time a’ year

Life it takes to slowin’ down

We do what we have to, do what we do….to pull through

 

But sometimes the gravel trail, we thought we knew well

More rugged to call comfort found

But you can’t turn back, once you make up your mind….can’t turnaround

 

Troubles and trials are bound to come around

I’ll keep runnin’ fast as they do

And this may be the only time, I’m in two places at once

‘Cause I’m here and I’m there for you

Yes I’m here and I’m there for you…

 

The cold wind is whippin’, the storm door it shakes

Crackles from the fireplace soothe

Wrapped in a blanket, like two teenage kids….and I’m holdin’ you

 

You look for a sign, somewhere in my glance

Reassurance we’ll make it this year

Press my lips on your forehead, pull ya’ close…and offer “don’t ya’ fear”

 

Troubles and trials are bound to come around

I’ll keep runnin’ fast as they do

And this may be the only time, I’m in two places at once

‘Cause I’m here and I’m there for you

Yes I’m here and I’m there for you…

 

 
Lyrics

1. 2 Places @ Once
Chad Mills  

Acceptance

In this corner room in my place

I found holiness, just me in my own space

I could have gone anywhere, my mind chose

Just an ordinary man, in an ordinary man’s clothes

 

Cut me open, it won’t take much

One fracture-critical cut, and I’m gonna’ bust

And you may get a little more than you asked

But you’re the one that made the cut cross the middle of my back

 

Just for this moment, just for this one night

I’m gonna’ be, just enough, to believe that I’m alright

Quiet these expectations I keep raising in my head

Be okay with what I’ve given, and the life that I’ve lead

 

‘Cause I’m like this private, royal conspiracy

A massive cover-up (to) keep from uncovering me

And would you understand, would it be the same?

Would you still stand in my corner, and call out my name?

 

Could you sympathize with all of my mistakes?

And the hopeless times I drink to much and the pills that I take

Sometimes I think I shouldn’t have to try this hard

But I guess there’s a reason that I’ve made it this far

 

Just for this moment, just for this one night

I’m gonna’ be, just enough, to believe that I’m alright

Quiet these expectations I keep raising in my head

Be okay with what I’ve given, and the life that I’ve lead

 

 
Lyrics

2. Acceptance
Chad Mills  

A. Y. E.

 

 

Another holiday party, another year’s end

And I sit here chasing ghosts….again

All the ladies look pretty and the gents in their hats

Trading back laughter and looks

And that’s where I come in, just the way that I leave

Wondering how long ‘till I start to believe….in me

 

And I see a few faces, we talk and that’s fine

But they bounce like a pinball and I’m right all the time

‘Till somebody tips me and tipsy back then

Was the way that I coped, with a hope, to pretend

That everything’s forgettable, that’s the picture I see

Kind of funny if you think about it, maybe just funny to me

 

So the hours travel on like pages in a book

With glass eyes the troubadour sings and he looks like

A puppet on strings, or maybe some kind else

I keep thinking I should say something to myself

Cause the exit is easy, played that to a tee

But stepping out never turns back and considers me

 

And the cold air shakes me and I start to get mad

Oh the mix and the single was a scene I once had

Maybe time to check out, drink a few shave my head

Tell my friends not to miss me, likely instead

Just a low light, a hallway, and a spirit to sleep

Last thing I recall watching is a man dressed like me

 
Lyrics

3. A Y E
Chad Mills  

Gonna Need Your Help

I ain’t never been the kind to edge that line

No I ain’t never been that type

If you can’t roll with bends my friend

Well ya’ shouldn’t be that tight

 

But who am I just to lay it all down

Who do I think I am

Well I am the clean, the soil, the seed

That grew to be this man

 

So I wait patiently for Lee

To come around

After all we’re never as tall

When the datum’s on the ground

 

And the tracks we walked back then friend, well..

They ain’t there no more

The town sold its name now it don’t feel

The same anymore

 

My head mighta’ never crossed this bridge if it didn’t know you so well

And I’m comfortable to leave behind that other side myself

But these shadows keep me close inside

I choose this cup to chase my pride

But I Feel, Ok to say, “I’m gonna’ need your help”

 

Keep the pretentiousness of notes and gifts

No I don’t want any part of it

When you reach the point of needing help

Don’t you wanna’ just be there by yourself?

 

Oh now for Heaven’s sake I’ve given me time

But hands, stand, still

And the man with the sauce tried to get across that I can’t

Make it any longer on will

 

I hesitate to shift my weight and lean

On you anymore

But I hear this voice saying my other choice

Is to tumble to the floor

 

My head mighta’ never crossed this bridge if it didn’t know you so well

And I’m comfortable to leave behind that other side myself

But these shadows keep me close inside

I choose this cup to chase my pride

But I Feel, Ok to say, “I’m gonna’ need your help”

 

 
Lyrics

4. Gonna Need Your Help
Chad Mills  

Meant To Be

FIND YOURSELF AT THE CROSSROADS

A DELICATE STEP IN YOUR LIFE

NO MATTER WHICH PATH YOU SEEM TO CHOOSE

THERE’S NOTHIN’ LEFT, NOTHIN’ STRAIGHT, AND NOTHIN’S RIGHT

 

TRY TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART

DO YOUR BEST WITH YOUR MIND

PLANT A SEED AND YA’ LET IT GROW

THEN IT’S DEAD, THEN IT’S DEAD, THEN IT’S DEAD

AND YOU SAY TO YOURSELF…..

 

YEAH, THIS IS HAPPENIN’ AGAIN

YOU BUILD IT SO TALL AND YA’ HOPE IT DON’T FALL

JUST SO IT ALL COMES CRASHIN’ IN THE END

I HAVE COME TO BELIEVE

THAT SOONER OR LATER WE ALL COME TO BELIEVE

THAT SOME THINGS, JUST AIN’T MEANT TO BE

 

SCATTER-BRAINED ILLUSIONS

DRY DESERT SAND

IS THAT A MIRAGE THAT YOU’RE SEEIN’ THERE

CAN’T TELL, ‘TILL THERE’S WATER IN YOUR HANDS

 

THERE IN A DUSTED BREEZE

YOUR SQUINTED EYES

CAN SEE IT COMIN OVER

AND YA’ KNOW, AND YA’ KNOW, AND YA’ KNOW….

AND YOU SAY TO YOURSELF

 

YEAH, THIS IS HAPPENIN’ AGAIN

YOU BUILD IT SO TALL AND YA’ HOPE IT DON’T FALL

JUST SO IT ALL COMES CRASHIN’ IN THE END

I HAVE COME TO BELIEVE

THAT SOONER OR LATER WE ALL COME TO BELIEVE

THAT SOME THINGS, JUST AIN’T MEANT TO BE

 

EVOLUTION’S TREND

AILIN’ OF YOUR MIND

YOU COULD SEARCH IT ALL OVER

TILL YOU’RE GONE, TILL YOU’RE GONE, TILL YOU’RE GONE

AND YOU SAY TO YOURSELF

 

YEAH, THIS IS HAPPENIN’ AGAIN

YOU BUILD IT SO TALL AND YA’ HOPE IT DON’T FALL

JUST SO IT ALL COMES CRASHIN’ IN THE END

I HAVE COME TO BELIEVE

THAT SOONER OR LATER WE ALL COME TO BELIEVE

THAT SOME THINGS, JUST AIN’T MEANT TO BE

 

 
Lyrics

5. Meant To Be
Chad Mills  

Cracks In The Game

Well this is the point in the evening

I turn the lights and slow down

My hand feels the cold from the bottle a’ beer

and television’s the only sound

And when I’m in that moment on cruise control

auto pilot on that same old flight

I rarely see the misery, but this time I just might

 

‘Cause the shades in the picture are ugly and red

as the people stare back at me

I feel foolish and insensitive

sipping on my mode of release

Bodies clinging to life while others lose their grip

and all these broken relationships

A government trying to absolve any role they had in it

 

Time to see what’s at the bottom, and waters they subside

It took a mass of the devil’s sea to uncover what we tried to hide

From cracks in the levy to the cracks in the game

it wasn’t just the hurricane That created such a mess….

Yeah these problems here in America

are maybe more than God can bless

 

From the media blitz who seemed to get in

and other accounts I’ve heard

An all together incompetence

that borderED on absurd

The evacuation of class & greed

without a second thought for humanity

And where was the federal management of this emergency?

 

I tell ya’ I am no hero and my words are sharp

but hate this feelin’ of bein in the dark

I cannot grasp in this nation where I pay to live

in these money reserves there ain’t more to give

We can mobilize forces in the middle east

but can’t save our own down in New Orleans

So spare me your arrogant patriot speecH

Take something you’re not used to –  accountability

 

Time to see what’s at the bottom, and waters they subside

It took a mass of the devil’s sea to uncover what we tried to hide

From cracks in the levy to the cracks in the game

it wasn’t just the hurricane That created such a mess….

Yeah these problems here in America

are maybe more than God can bless

 

 

 
Lyrics

6. Cracks In The Game
Chad Mills  

Perfect Stranger

Did ya’ notice me, perfect stranger, walkin’ by?

‘Cause I had visions of our lives together

when I looked into your eyes

Should I brush it off, let it slip, slip away

circle back TO THE same place, another day

 

Gotta’ get to movin’ on

But that “on” is THe only place I seem to turn

And at a dizzyin’ pace my face stays flush

from all the times OF gettin’ burned

Am I wrong to doubt, doubtful me & me alone

or could it be, stranger please just the unknown

And I’ll still think about you when I lay down tonight

And I will live without you, yeah I’ll be alright

But if ya’ only knew what it would do

if you had just stopped to see

 

So I’m back again, wadin’ thru the people sea

Just waitin’ for someone to pull me up and uh, rescue me

But there’s a heavy weight, weighin’ down, hittin’ me

knock me out 10 count casualty

 

Yeah, yeah yeah

It’s the achin’ feel GIRL when you walk away

Did head not fire a firework shot

sayin’ maybe baby you should stay

At least turn around look back, back at me

open up, let me in, I’ll set ya’ free

 

And I’ll still think about you when I lay down tonight

And I will live without you, yeah I’ll be alright

But if ya’ only knew what it would do

if you had just stopped to see

 

 

Oh Lord see this Change come quick, ‘cause she lay it so thick

I’m like a high come down and it’s makin’ me sick

Can’t escape this fate it’s like a destiny

And I’m BOUND to IT take over pay for my own greed

But ya’ keep droppin’ targets on my poor heart’s head

And the calloused little business is paintin’ it red

I gotta’ step slide over and make it stop

Get dead in her tracks and make the lady go pop

Pop soda quench my thirst like the bubbles goin’ down

Tickle my throat with the desperate sound

Of my voice cold holla’ and a meager plea

SAYING “Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?”

WHY’S EVERYBODY ALWAYS PICKIN’ ON ME?

Baby baby baby baby pick me!

 
Lyrics

7. Perfect Stranger
Chad Mills  

Purgatory

Through the stiff Western breezes, I picked up a scent

Closed my eyes, and turned, to see where it had been

In the ever-changing distance was a figure from back when

I used, to give, my all to them

 

She opened her arms, with her head to the side

Like I’s a walkin’ billboard for a charity drive

The advance was squandered as I hid my eyes

and asked that she leave right then

 

Then I saw something move, so I went on inside

And walls fell so easy, like I didn’t even try

It was muddy and dark it was a beautiful mess

By the time it came to me…oohh I….

crumbled TO the ground and said ‘yes’

 

Pull back the edges and finds to be

Stuck here in my own purgatory

Knowing the way out Is the irony

Stuck here in my own purgatory

 

Finding this parody in the company of crooks

Unable to find a clean spot to lay out a hook

Just people looking frantic everywhere that I looked

and panic got the best of me

 

I shook my head over and clenched my fist

Salvation gets lost when you’re hardened and pissed

She said slow down your breathing, open and swallow this,

my pride & vanity

 

Then I saw something move, so I went on inside

And walls fell so easy, like I didn’t even try

It was muddy and dark it was a beautiful mess

By the time it came to me…

So BE SURE my friend, if you GO ON INSIDE

That walls fall easy, EVEN IF YA’ DON’T try

When it’s muddy and dark, a beautiful mess….

BY THE TIME IT COMES TO you….OH NO…

DON’T YA’ crumble TO the ground and saY ‘yes’

 

 
Lyrics

8. Purgatory
Chad Mills  

Trail Of Bottle Caps

 

 

 

In parking lot of the liquor store at the corner of 10th & Main

The same place I was the night before and the five before the same

There was a passer-by that caught my eye, then she softly said hello

I tried to focus on highlights in her face from the street light we stood below

 

She said she was a friend of yours and sorry for what you done

I laughed and said she couldn’t be as sorry, as the mess that I’ve become

Didn’t take too long before I couldn’t take, the pity in her eyes

I bid to her good evening, and her response to my surprise

She said that you, would like to know, how I am getting along these days

If the world’s been treating me kind, and other overused clichés

Well there’s times I think I can’t go on but I know that I should

I said it’s been pretty good so far …..but it’s so far from good

 

That room still stands the way it was when you left your last sound

Turned about a we that was into a battleground

I’ve just been wandering, e-tracks and on my feet

Find shelter between the lights of day, wake up and repeat

 

I don’t feel too much like introspection or care to figure it out

With each voice comes perspective, but the chorus is way too loud

So I’ll go this way to lose myself until I’m sure that I’m lost

You could follow the trail of bottle caps, but I’d prefer that you not

 

I heard you would like to know how I am getting along these days

If the world treats me kind and other overused clichés

Well there’s times I think I can’t go on but I know that I should

I guess it’s been good so far….but it’s soo far…..so far from good

 

So far from good, so far from fine

so far from hope that we’ll bounce back this time

So far I’m dying, so severe

so tell me is that what you wanted to hear

 

When you said that you would like to know

how I am getting along these days

Well I’ll spare you the “day by day” and other overused clichés

‘Cause most times I think I can’t go on and wonder why I should

I’d be lying if I said “good so far”…. ‘cause I’m so far from good

 

 
Lyrics

9. Trail Of Bottle Caps
Chad Mills  

Everything

 

What’s the simple I can say?

Why do I get carried away?

‘Cause the lines made easy stone cold and overplayed

If you wait around for me girl, I’ll explain

 

It don’t come easy, and the jump ain’t small

But I’ll be there to catch you when you fall

Then I won’t ask anything more from you at all

 

Was that glance you gave, one I read right?

Silent conversation underneath the neon light

Trace of invitation as your lips shifted to smile

Before you go can I hold you for a while

 

Everything slow, and perfectly

Feelings come like they were meant to be

Baby you can take everything from me

 

Baby you can take everything

You can have everything

‘Cause you’ve become everything….to me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Lyrics

10. Everything
Chad Mills  

 

 
 
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