Never Regret the Nights

by Lucas Miré

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Starred Review: "These consoling tracks, built on acoustic guitar, speak to what happens in the quietest hours." -- Stephen Sears, Instinct Magazine

Produced by Grammy-winning Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band, John Mayer collaborations etc.), "Never Regret the Nights" is the second CD by contemporary troubadour Lucas Miré.

Marrying head and heart, Miré's sophomore effort eschews the folktronica/pop touches of his debut, and finds him taking a more organic approach to another batch of highly personal songs. Lyrically driven and melodic, "Never Regret the Nights" is a clear expression of the modern/urban folk aesthetic.


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2006 OutMusic Award nominee for Outstanding Male Debut, "Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be"

Voted Best of Gay Atlanta in the Male Musician category by readers of Southern Voice 2007

"Miré's smooth voice and intimate lyrics break your heart and then heal it, all in the same phrase. -- Jennifer Vanasco, nationally syndicated columnist

"What's evident is that Miré's strengths lie in his songwriting. As a lyricist, he cuts deeply and honestly into the maelstrom of angst and pain that color intimate relationships. And the candor is frequently startling." -- New York Blade, NYC

"Lucas Miré is not your average singer-songwriter. Aside from having compelling melodies and insightful, poignant lyrics, Miré's gentle pop songs possess that special and rather rare quality - the one that makes you tune right in and eat up every word." -- Edie Carey, Singer-Songwriter

"An ascending folk-pop voice, Miré's storyteller wit is well-matched with his rich, natural baritone." -- Bill Addison, Creative Loafing, Atlanta

"Graceful melodies that are as catchy as they are insightful. Musically, it's a nice blend of cool, breezy acoustic pop/rock -- fresh but familiar at the same time. Lucas invites you to take a peek into his soul in this diary of a bright-eyed boy who's wiser than his years and has a unique perspective." -- James Cool, Madison Park

"Lucas Miré is another welcome voice on the gay male singer/songwriter circuit." -- Gregg Shapiro, Bay Area Reporter, Philly Gay News, Chicago Free Press

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released October 6, 2009

Recorded, produced, mixed, engineered by Clay Cook at Small Room Studio, Atlanta. Featuring Emily Kate Boyd and Doris Muramatsu from Girlyman.

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Track Name: You Got Me (feat. Doris Muramatsu from Girlyman)
You got a way with words
You got a way with living life
You got me thinking this thing might be
really, really nice

You got me counting all my blessings
You got me staying up too late
You got me trying really hard at work
just to concentrate
I keep thinking about your face

You got me
You got me
You got me
and maybe I got you

You got me burning mix CDs
You got me stuck on bad TV shows
You got me believing I'm finally
on the right road

You got me all smiles, all the time
You got me forgetting the wreckage
You got me waiting all night by the phone
for another text message
I just want one more text message

You got me
You got me, baby
You got me
and maybe I've got you, too

You got your way with me
You got me spending all the nights
You got me wondering what I bring to the table
for the first time in my life
oh, it feels like the first time

You got me
You got me, baby, yeah
You got me
and maybe I've got you, too
I sure hope that I do

'cause you got a way with words
You got a way with living life
You got me believing
this thing could be
really, really nice
Track Name: Never Regret the Nights
here you are
I’m finally alone with you
you came over and kissed me on my balcony
and we threw back a few

and here you are
you’re on my cellphone tonight
you made me laugh out loud
and feel so electric and alive
i'm electric and alive

so no matter what
version of us comes true
I will never regret the nights
That I spent with you

and here I am
I’m scared to be a fool
'cause I have no idea what normal is
or why I’m so into you

but here you are
you're on my mind again
and i can question every little thing
or dive in
I think I’m diving in, yeah

so no matter what
version of us comes true
i will never regret the nights
that i spent with you

i've never wanted something so much
and i've never been more exposed
and i've never been so sure
that i've never been in love before
no i've never been in love before
it feels like i've never been in love before

so no matter what
version of us comes true
i will never regret the nights
i will never regret the nights
i could never regret the nights
i spent with you

‘cuz I spent them with you

and
here you are
and here you are
here you are
and here we are...
Track Name: London
Well you're not here for two more weeks
so I re-read that email you sent me
before you left

and I don't really know you
Oh, but I want to...
If I get drunk and stupid
might say something foolish but
i still don't think i'll ever shake this thing
while...

You're in London
You're in London
You're in London
And I guess your cell phone, it don't work over there
You're in London, but I don't care

So you're not here, so I'm left with this song
These words and sounds strung along a line
and these few chords, they come in time
and I go back and forth,
in my mind I go back and forth,
and forth and back...
I’m inventing my own distractions
while....

You're in London
You're in London
You're in London
And I guess your fingers don't work over there
You're in London, and I don't care

so maybe you kiss somebody you miss me and so you kiss somebody you miss me and so you kiss somebody you miss me and so you kiss somebody you miss me and so you kiss somebody you miss me and so you kiss somebody you kiss me and so you kiss somebody who looks like me
but i'm just fine
though those arms aren't mine
while...

You're in London
You're in London
You're in London
And I guess your dumb heart, it don't work over there
And you're in London
but I don't care

You're In London
I'm in over my head
You're in London
I'm in love and
You're in London
and I'm in love
I just might be in love

But you're not here
for two more weeks
so I re-read that e-mail you sent me…
Track Name: A Good Day
It's a good day to begin
the thing that came after the thing that ended
but there's nothing on TV tonight
so I go to bed at 9

tomorrow is one more shot at the prize

the sunlight makes me want to squint
and your face is so beautiful when it's bathed in it
but i've got so much on my mind right now
and i want to let you in, but i don't know how

but it feels right when you stay the night
but i don't
want to waste any more time
talking on the phone

when I’ve got one more shot at the prize
i'm taking my next go round at life
they told me that it was over, but they lied
so I want my next shot at the prize

And I don’t want to expect the worst
it's the untaken risk that really hurts
i see my second chance coming 'round the bend
and I pray to god, I won't mess it up again

so I try to resist all the people I miss
as this fear rushes in
but you know I'm finally resolved
I’ve got to take it all on the chin

to get in my next shot at the prize
I’m taking my next go ‘round at life…
they told me that it, it was over, but they lied
and I'm so glad that I'm here tonight
‘cuz I want one more… shot at the prize

it's a good day to begin...
Track Name: How To Run (feat. Doris Muramatsu from Girlyman)
I know how to sing
I know how to bring
myself to whatever is unfolding
I know how to let go of what is getting going

I know how to try
I know how to lie
to myself when I'm in my bed at night
I know how to drown swimming against your tide

And five years on, I belong to no one

Chorus
Because I know how to run
and I know how to fall
then I know how to feel nothing at all
I know how love where I'm going
more than where I'm coming from
yeah, I know how to run

And I know that you love me
I know that I love you, too
Especially when you do all the things I want you to
I know that you're the closest one
who's come to breaking through

Oh, but ten years on, I'm still not the one

Chorus

I know how to run, run, run, run

Bridge
Phone numbers stuffed into my pockets
Bird flying off my window sill
And no matter how far I can rocket out of here
I will fear just standing still

Chorus

I know how to run
I know how to hide
I know how to feel nothing inside
I know how to love what's possible
more than what's done
I know how to run

Yeah, I know how to run
I know how to run, run, run, run,
Run, run, run, run, run
I know how to run
Track Name: One of These Nights (Blink)
you don't call me and I panic
expectation meets semantics
and I start looking for the holes

growing up has never been this tough
you could never reassure me enough
this terror, well, it comes and goes

Chorus
but one of these days, I’ll be alright
the past won't replay this time
and one of these nights
in the blink of an eye
I’ll be
la di da da de di da
la di da di da di da

if i believe it, then I’ll see it
when good enough's alone, i leave it
and some would say I’m real bad news

because once i win it, it already starts to dim
and I can't feel it, although I'm in it
and i don't even trust the truth

Chorus

Bridge
i can't avoid the crash,
Don't know how to make this last
i can only touch it as it passes
and i can't compare you
it's not fair to
all the others who
even on their best days
weren't you...
they weren't you....
they weren't la di de da di de da you, you, you, you

but one of these days
i'll be alright
the past won't replay this time
and one of these nights
in the blink of an eye
i’ve gotta be
la di da da de di da
la di da di da di da
Track Name: Matinée
Are you afraid of love
or are you in it?
A vampire in reverse
you never let the night in
It's your movie and, god,
you love acting in it

In two hours, we play out all the scenes
Like some kind of afternoon un-dress rehearsing
The climax, the denouement
and the ambiguous ending

I think I've seen this one before
I think I’ve seen this one before

Chorus
When reality pulls me down
somehow you know that's just the time to come around
We break the rules, seize the day, you steal my crown,
but I give it away...
and I will be your matinée

A trail of clothes
that leads to an empty room
A trail of lies that leads
to an emptier truth
A trail of tears when they find out
what we've been up to

I think I've seen this one before
I think I’ve seen this one before

Chorus

Bridge
And no one wants to play the part of the fool
But no one wants to choose

Chorus
Track Name: Flat Earth Theory
The bar closes down at 2 a.m.
You come home at three, smell like smoke and gin
I have to be at work at 6
You say you weren’t thinking,
Oh, again…

Chorus
How long can I insist
That
The world is flat?

We have sex, but we don’t kiss
We got lots of love, but we don’t make it
And I guess that’s just the way it is
A real life made my faking it
Oh, again…

Chorus
And how long can you insist
That
The world is flat?
And how long can I insist
That the world is flat

Bridge
I keep thinking things will change
as things often do
But I know that’s just insane,
When I’ve got all these years of proof…
I’ve got years of proof… years of proof…

Your mother's in town so we have to
do all the things we're supposed to do
Our neighbor plays his music loud,
and you don't know what I'm talking about
it's over and I'm out

Chorus
And how long can we insist
That
The world is flat

Most of all, it’s just sad
That
What we had is gone
Track Name: The West Coast
My first time, we stayed with a friend of mine
airport ride, he drove us in, into the big town
hey, and all around we were surrounded
by the fog and I found it blocking Cali sunset
as you showed me around

but August 29th was a great day in my life

remember that night
we got drunk on red wine
and it was my first time
out on the West coast
You were almost ready
for me
you told me you loved me
but then we had to go back home
and I loved you the most
out on the West coast

So we ran around, we burned up 10 days on the town
and nothing seemed to get us down
when we were out on the West coast
and biking over the Golden Gate
oh, it was the perfect day
just to be in love and celebrate
I think I'll make one last toast,
one last toast

to August 29th, a great day in my life

remember that night
we got drunk on red wine
and it was my first time
out on the West coast
You were almost ready
for it
you told me you wanted it
but then we had to go back home
and I loved you the most
out on the West coast

and nothing ever was the same
nothing ever felt that way
again
you know I would have changed my name
but plans always seem to rearrange
and bend

but don't forget
that night
we got drunk on red wine
and it was my first time
out on the West coast
You were almost ready
for it
you told me you wanted it
but then we had to go back home
and I loved you the most
out on the West coast
Track Name: Happy
It’s early morning, in the kitchen
We had a late night
And the neighbors won’t stop bitchin’
But it’s alright

We could walk down by the river
see what we see
We could be each other’s forgiver
Just like a family

Chorus
‘I Love You’ rolls right off your tongue
It’s easy
Like you’ve never been hurt by anyone
There’s a secret I’ve been keeping deep inside of me
I think I could be so happy…

We watch a movie, Curled on the sofa
It’s some stupid thing
Then some friends call, invite us over
We let the phone ring

We eat dinner at the table
Talk over everything
I’d stay forever if I was able
Just you and me…

Chorus
‘I Love You’ rolls right off your tongue
It’s easy
Like you’ve never been hurt by anyone
There’s no lesson in this sadness that’s been haunting me
You know, I think I could be happy

Bridge
You make me chamomile tea before bed
I listen to your late night stories ‘til my eyes are red
You read books, I play guitar
It’s so simple ‘cuz I love who you are…

And ‘I Love You’ rolls right off my tongue
It’s easy
Like I’ve never been hurt by anyone
There’s no lesson in this sadness that’s been haunting me
Oh no, I think I could be so happy

I think I could be … happy

If I met you, I could be so happy
Are you out there? Are you out there?
Are you out there? Are you..?
Are you out there? Are you out there?
Are you happy?
Because if we met, I bet we could be
happy