Forever's Not as Long as It Used to Be

by Lucas Miré

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1.
04:02
Close my eyes and try to sleep What's here will keep I'm scared if I speak Somebody will bleed I feel the push and the pull Like I never thought I would Nothing's ever enough Come on and love love love Come on and love love love Two sides to everything Feel them tug at my sleeve One says, “Hey, come with me” Then other says, “Please” I feel the push and the pull Like I never thought I would Nothing's ever enough Come on and love love love Come on and love love love Come on and love It's only love… And the other end of the telephone Stretches into the Twilight Zone I hang up, I'm alone Listen to the dial tone drone on…and I feel the push and the pull Like I never thought I would Nothing's ever enough Come on and love love love Come on and love love love © lucas j miré/miré-acle music 2005
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you catch your prey but it eats you up you stop say well hey I think I know I think it's strange that sometimes love is just a big old word to justify doing anything you ever heard but i think I'm gonna stop that now Think I've had enough of that now 'cause i feel that way most of the time i'm so scared to lose but I wish I didn't think I had anything to prove you want someone who can disappear right into his fears, well, hey, i'm right here CHORUS sometimes i want to be swallowed whole consumed by something i can't be and i don't know but i've had my fill and somehow I'm still oh, yeah, yeah, I'm still hungry it's a miracle we made it this far with the sense that nothing is ever good enough and I think I've got to stop that now I know I've got to stop that now because nothing works like it would and nothing feels as good as they advertised it would but it you want someone who has mastered the art of being numb well, hey, here I come CHORUS Instrumental you want someone who can come undone and still look OK well, hey, it's your lucky day sometimes i want to be swallowed whole consumed by something i can't be and i don't know hey, i don't know well, all i know is that somehow I"m just like everybody else And I'm trying so hard to fill this hole I've got inside myself but i've had my fill and somehow I'm still oh, yeah, yeah, I'm still hungry i'm just like everybody else i'm just like everybody else i'm just like everybody else i'm just like everybody else © lucas j miré/miré-acle music 2005
3.
05:30
it's the little things that keep me alive three years come and gone, well, Francis, you know i know how to survive but this act of self-preservation is just another phony lie but i still try i still try i stil try though... CHORUS we don't talk on the phone anymore at night and you have no idea what's going on in my life well francis you won't believe what just occurred to me: forever's not as long as it used to be. and i want to stuff myself with more food than i can eat i want to f*ck someone that i just meet see, since i was a kid, i'm used to feeling more defeated than complete and i live at this crazy extremes just to feel anything sometimes i can't feel anything cuz we don't... CHORUS Does he know i read his letters? does he know you said you liked me much better? does he know the words to tori amos' 'leather'? have you told him how quickly these kinds of things can sever? and i've been too forgiving, too polite, too unable to sleep at night i've been so righteous for so long, and life just keeps going on and on life keeps rolling on and on, life keeps going on and on though we don't... talk on the phone anymore at night and you have no idea who's in my bed to night and francis, you won't believe what just occurred to me forever's not as long as they said would be no, no, forever's just not as long as it used to be and it's a shame but it's true sometimes i still love you but they just don't make forever like they used to. © lucas j miré/miré-acle music 2005, 1998
4.
03:55
it's the same old thing just another day these spinning wheels stay in place every night i feel the possibility sometimes i don't know who's to say what's really real? CHORUS but the t.v.'s on and the stereo plays another song we already know what what's got to change just another day wandering all the downtown streets and the blinking lights it's all a blur i want to go, but i don't know what should i feel? and the t.v.'s on and the radio plays another song we already know what what's got to change the city lights they never stop all the blinking lights i'll be alright i listen to the radio CHORUS i listen to the radio the radio.... © lucas j miré/miré-acle music 2005/b.calm
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You said, “Promise you'll always tell me the truth” But you didn't say if that rule also applied to you Maybe you meant it at the time But the future has a way of changing its mind I was so ready to Fill in all the blanks of you Color in your courage Turn you into the man I knew I'd rather fill in the blanks of you Maybe it's ok if the details fray around the edges Maybe it's just that I don't want to be alone forever Maybe we all need something to believe And so we chalk up the pain to the benefit of doubting I was so ready to Fill in the blanks of you Color in your courage Turn you into the man I knew But every adjective I could use Never carried the burden of proof And now I know I didn't want to know the truth I'd rather fill in the blanks of you So I could turn you into who I wanted you to be They say if you haven't heard, you've heard They say no news is all the news you need But I never imagined that I would be the one waiting You said, “I'd rather see you bare your soul” But you didn't really say it, it was on a t-shirt that you wore © lucas j miré/miré-acle music 2005
6.
04:39
you're wearing my old blue shirt the one i left at your house at that party, we talked all night but i can't remember what it was we talked about but i remember holding hands on the street... and that used to mean something oh, we go it alone whether or not you know we all go it alone you're wearing the smile you gave me the night that we first met before i knew how far under my thin skin you could get yourself and i remember the smoke on your breath from your last cigarette and oh we go it alone whether or not you know (it's true) we go it alone (wherever we're going to) you wanted to drink red wine with your windows open to the street and, man, i thought you were the coolest thing we sat there a while without saying anything or getting that far and that night, oh, the stars, they looked so close that i almost broke but instead i just drove home o, we go it alone whether or not you know, it's true we all go it alone, wherever we're going to we all go it alone wherever we're going to wherever we're going to © lucas j miré/miré-acle music 2005/b.calm
7.
04:50
you said 'i'll see you later' and the sidewalk swallowed you whole at the corner of 5th and Mystery, city lights dance, and you turn to go a sea of headlights on the boulevard, like an earthbound river of stars they blur by me on my way past the blue tint of the bars CHORUS what i wouldn't give to know if you're still beautiful but i guess some things are best left behind and what if i could go back in time and be more vulnerable? well, somewhere in my mind those city lights still ... shine that's where you bought me that shirt that's where you said 'i love you' first that's where we sat and talked and talked the day we walked and walked and walked... there's that corner we turned something broke beneath our feet like a burned out white christmas bulb crushed there on the cold concrete CHORUS things you love, things you need, things you lose, and I guess all of them are what you are I remember you said so quietly: 'don't confuse those city lights with stars' what i wouldn't give to know if you're still wonderful but I guess some things are best left behind and what if i could go back in time and be more vulnerable? well, i guess somewhere in my mind, those city lights always... shine they shine i think they'll always shine... they will shine, they shine © lucas j mire/mire-acle music 2005
8.
03:34
Don't mean to complain It's just been one of those days And I'm trying to refrain from placing the blame In the wrong place I slept until 12 spent the day by myself I didn't want to see anyone else Another day is done Then another one comes But I already know how it ends It happens over and over, over and over again Didn't mean to be so mean Didn't mean to seem the way I seemed It's just I'm confused See, my heart has this glue it sticks to anything that is blue I slept until 12 spent the day by myself I didn't want to be with anyone else Another love is done Then another one comes But I already know how it ends And I feel it coming around, coming around again I still miss you but you don't believe me Add me to the list of things you don't need I slept until 12 spent the day by myself I didn't want to deal with anyone else Another day is done Then another one comes But I already know how it ends It happens over and over, over and over again Yeah and it's coming around, coming around again I still love you but you don't believe me add me to the list of all the things you don't need you don't need me © lucas j mire/mire-acle music 2005
9.
07:17
just like the morning light that falls on the floor the angle changes so slow but still it moves towards the door well, yesterday, i thought i knew you thought i was the one you loved so much but when pushin' came a'callin' you shoved twenty four hours i didn't know i could change that much twenty four hours i didn't know i could say 'that's enough' twenty four hours i guess i was looking for some kind of false security something to anchor me down i never counted on life's immaturity 'til you let me down and yesterday i thought i knew you thought you were the one i could believe but when pushin' comes to shovin' you leave twenty four hours i didn't know i could change that quick twenty four hours i didn't know we would be like this in twenty four hours yesterday you were my strong man of steel someone that i could trust but even though one and one is still two now you and me don't mean us and after a little bad weather and temptation, baby, you rust twenty four hours i didn't know i could live without your love just twenty four hours i didn't know i could say 'that's enough' just twenty four hours i didn't know we could change that quick in twenty four hours i didn't want life to be life this just twenty four hours ago just twenty four hours ago no no no, no no no just yesterday, just yesterday you were mine, things were fine you were mine, things were fine oh, just yesterday, just yesterday we were we, not just me yeah, we were we, not just me just twenty four hours ago just twenty four hours ago... no no no © lucas j mire/mire-acle music 2005, 1999
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04:10

about

"Brings to mind Everything but the Girl's Amplified Heart." -- Creative Loafing, Atlanta

Produced by Los Angeles' B. Calm, Lucas Miré's debut is an emotional portrait of a relationship's end and a personal re-birth.

Blending Miré's acoustic guitar with a light touch of electronic sounds, the album features 10 tracks, some among the first Miré ever wrote, and a cover of Lori Carson's "Part Missing."

2006 OutMusic Award nominee for Outstanding Male Debut

Voted Best of Gay Atlanta by readers of Southern Voice 2007

"Swallowed Whole" voted #11 in HomoPod Radio's 2007 Top 20

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"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 on the local scene, 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

"What's evident from the beginning on the CD 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." -- Van Gower, New York Blade, NYC

"Miré's smooth voice and intimate lyrics break your heart and then heal it, all in the same phrase. 'Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be' is about love lost--but also about resolve found." -- Jennifer Vanasco, nationally syndicated columnist

"Atlanta-based Lucas Miré is another welcome voice on the gay male singer/songwriter circuit. 'Forever’s Not As Long As It Used To Be' is a pleasure from start to finish." -- Gregg Shapiro for Bay Area Reporter, Philly Gay News, Chicago Free Press

credits

released March 12, 2005

All vocals, acoustic guitar: Lucas // All other instruments, production, engineering and mixing: B.Calm

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