Pipe Down

by Mike Pays Heat

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released April 15, 2014

Female Vocals on Early September and Rt. 5 - Sarah Sutherland

Cover photo by Mary Shiffer

Produced and Engineered by Martin Black
Mastered by Pat Loundas

All songs written and performed by Mike Pays Heat

Mike Pays Heat is:
Ian Hunter
Wil Schade
Alan
Daniel Siper

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Philadelphia based with indie vibes.

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Track Name: Mike Plays Piano
Oh Mike!
Track Name: Around Here
There's no where to be
And that's just fine with me
We're happy just for tonight

Student loans and mortgages
Confidence shortages
Just how will I pay for the year?

I know I shouldn't complain
But it just seems insane
How everything breaks around here

She wants to let me in
He tells me to chill out
I'm coming down again
What the hell is that about?

Jon buys the beer
Cause he's 21 here
And we'll hope things turn out alright

There's nowhere to be
And that's just fine with me
We're happy at least for tonight

She wants to let me in
He tells me to chill out
I'm coming down again
What the hell is that about?
Track Name: Bedroom Life
Burned out his life, in a hospital bed
Surrounded by lives, that exist in his head
Squandered his talent, his heart and his charm
For another good hit, and the beast in his arm

His brother couldn't get his priorities straight
Built up his walls, was a little too late
Too old to start over, the sun's going down
He might as well hang around in that town

Life is outside your bedroom door,
All it takes is to want a little more

To just be happy
Track Name: All I'm Good For
Back in New York my future was easy
Cause it didn't exist yet for me
But when all that was over I just had to show her
The way things just aren't meant to be

I don't know where I am going
I find I don't care anymore
I'll drink it until I am glowing
Cause frankly it's just about all that I'm good for

I've lost touch with my dreams
Or they gave up on me
And when you've lost all it seems
Things just aren't meant to be
In the end I just smile and think of last summer
And the way everything used to be

I don't know where I am going
I find I don't care anymore
I'll drink it until I am glowing
Cause frankly it's just about all that I'm good for
Track Name: Rt. 5
All those nights spent in your car
3 AM didn't feel that far
We'd take a drive out Route 5
What happened to feeling alive?

I still remember that day
Cigarettes and college couldn't keep us away
You made some joke about I don't remember what
And he just shook his head and smiled

We were nothing but alive for awhile

All those nights spent in your car
3 AM didn't feel that far
We'd take a drive out Route 5
What happened to feeling alive?
Track Name: Early September
9 o'clock on a Friday, in early September
We were nervous and awkward, I think I remember
But we pulled off and undid, and with a last breath
Drifted into each other, with nothing else left

The windows fogged over, the music didn't fit
But from the backseat of my car, I have to admit
With you and I against the headlights and the weather
I've never been more happy in early September

We were real, I could feel, with my hands on the wheel
I was sure I was yours, just as we closed the doors

We laid intertwined and felt very much alive,
This car and each other were all we needed to survive
Then your parents were worried, after all it was late
The keys in my hand, let's get something straight

Pulled up to your house, fifteen minutes late
The brights were still on, one of many mistakes
"The First Days of Spring" played a little too loud
When you kissed me that Friday, in early September

The night was our friend, so we let it in
But time wasn't welcome inside