Doves

by Miles Francis

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Doves: the inner voices that begin to accompany you the further you move away from childhood. They monitor you as you consider taking risks; they try to define you, telling you what you can and can't do; they open the doors to happiness or depression; they serve as editors, clouding your instincts; and on, and on.

As we get older, we realize life is finite and imperfect. Once that notion kicks in, the inner dialogues amplify. With that amplification, we learn to deal with the Doves - some are overwhelmed by them, some bury them. We figure it out as we go.

Reckoning with your Doves can be isolating. It is a private process at its core. Not everybody has the courage to speak up and out about that process. We isolate ourselves with our internal dialogues, but we all share similar struggles.

Doves are everywhere, inside of every human you pass on the street, with their own running commentaries and points of view.
The next time you feel like you are isolated in your struggle, remember: you are not alone. 💗

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released February 22, 2019

Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Miles Francis
Mixed by Julian Fader at Gravesend Recordings
Additional mixing by Carlos Hernandez
Mastered by Alex DeTurk at Strange Weather Studios, Brooklyn
Recorded in the Cornelia Street Basement, Manhattan

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Track Name: Adult Life
When I was younger, I didn't have a past
Just memories with nothing more attached
Then I wake up one day to find it's gone
Well, good riddance innocence, I'm done being young

Tie me down and fit me in the mold
Kiss me like you will when we grow old
It's adult life for us

When I was younger, I didn't know regret
Impulse decision, and that was that
Then I wake up one day to find it's true
Welcome sweet burdens, I've been waiting for you

Tie me down and fit me in the mold
Kiss me like you will when we grow old
It's adult life, it's adult life for us
Take the slow lane, set my time in stone
Give me adult life or give me death
Track Name: Sophomore Slump
LYRICS:

For those who lost their flair, there’s a dance
For those who can’t do it like they did before
For those still holding out for a chance
Might as well face it: you’ve lost the spark

Lightning never strikes the same place twice
Don’t waste your time chasing storm after storm
So treat yourself, dress up in something nice
And do the dance for when the magic’s gone

CHORUS:
Tense up your body, freeze up your mind
Move around in circles and
Do the sophomore slump
Vision is spotty, you’ve passed your prime
Give yourself the jitters and
Do the sophomore slump

Don’t worry, it may pass
Unless you’re just a little flash in the pan
Take a step back and have some class
There’s someone better, and they’re making plans

Being cool is easy to pull off
But staying cool is just not in the cards
So treat yourself and buy a cool guitar
Play a tune, and find yourself a job

CHORUS:
Tense up your body, freeze up your mind
Move around in circles and
Do the sophomore slump
Vision is spotty, you’ve passed your prime
Give yourself the jitters and
Do the sophomore slump
Track Name: I Could Use Your Love
What should I wear today
Can I make it through another winter spring summer fall
What should I wear today
I'll be without you another winter spring summer fall

Don't need good, don't need great
Just need fine, normal, everyday
Nothing more, just a taste of okay
And it humbles me to say it, but...

I could use your love
Right about now
I could use your love
I'm done acting proud

What shall I cover up today
Maybe that I'm a fool who thought I could
Be alone through it all

Don't need good, don't need great
Just need fine, normal, everyday
Nothing more, just a taste of okay

I could use your love
Right about now
I could use your love
I'm done acting proud

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