Miles Checks Out

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With a heartbeat as loud as a metronome,
He readied himself to jump
Staring ahead – No looking back
Wondering when he stepped upon the cracks that
Lead him to think the unthinkable,
And where the hell had it all gone wrong
Promises made – endlessly broken
Hoping to string the world along but then those
Thoughts still linger on

When Miles checked out
Too confused to think about the ugly consequence
He did all he could
Every last decision taken for the common good
When he thought about it
If he didn’t take a place before the race began
He wouldn’t even be an also ran

When they said he was unremarkable
It stripped the wind right out of his sails
How could he be anything else
With nowhere to turn when all else failed - he came to
Think that this was the inevitable
Whenever destiny rears her head
The fates had decided, his future subsided
Into some words best left unsaid
But still they echoe round his head

When Miles checked out
Too confused to think about the ugly consequence
He did all he could
Every last decision taken for the common good
and when he stopped to think about it
If he didn’t take a place before the race began
He wouldn’t even be an –

All so strange to feel a disconnection from that goldfish bowl
Everything he dreamed of was denied him
Rolled straight on by him

He stares vacantly at the seagulls crying beneath him
As they swoop beneath the steel of the Humber Bridge

Watch all of your dreams drift on by
Into the clear blue sky
So smile as you wave them goodbye
Then lift up your head
and fly

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from Miles Checks Out EP, track released November 2, 2016
Willie Dowling & Jon Poole

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