No Vacancy

by Mike Vitale

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lyrics

Dancing with a lover on a dead-end street
Stepping on toes with my two left feet
I fell asleep under a vacancy sign
The no was burned out but then she changed the lights

A foggy walk alone on a new moon night
She disappeared altogether when I closed my eyes
The street lights flicker on and off, on and off, on and off like her emotion
Until I find I'm off the deep end of an abstract notion

I forgot the melody a caged bird sings
The door's wide open but I've got clipped wings
The seed went sour in the dying light
So I'll sing for my supper 'til the water runs dry

The quick hide hid under a broken nail
The Essex split in two over an angry whale
There were rumors of cannibals living on the island nearby
So the survivors took the opposite course and ate each other when the truth was in short supply

I forgot the melody a caged bird sings
The door's wide open but I've got clipped wings
The seed went sour in the dying light
So I'll sing for my supper 'til the water runs dry

Parallel lines in the wilderness
Train tracks broken by a small recess
And as the casualties are listed by a talking head
She limits the emotion behind words she read

I forgot the melody a caged bird sings
The door's wide open but I've got clipped wings
The seed went sour in the dying light
So I'll sing for my supper 'til the water runs dry

I forgot the melody a caged bird sings
The door's wide open but I've got clipped wings
The seed went sour in the dying light
So I'll sing for my supper 'til the water runs dry

credits

released July 31, 2018
words and music - Mike Vitale
acoustic guitar and vocals - Mike Vitale
electric guitar - Tom Bremer
rhodes piano - Scott Dibble
bass - Brad Cummings
drums - Frank Reina

mixed by Ryan Lipman
mastered by Mark Chalecki
audio engineers - Frank Reina and Mike Vitale

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Mike Vitale Los Angeles, California

Mike Vitale is a songwriter/musician/producer/forward slash enthusiast, based out of Los Angeles, CA. When not preoccupied with other stuff, he enjoys short walks on long beaches with his two border collies, Border and Collie. He is certain that this sentence is useless, but also doesn't believe in absolutes. The dogs may or may not be fictional. All the other stuff is probably true. ... more

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