Rusted: Live 2016

by Mike West

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Recorded at Chester Live Rooms. 04/09/2016

The first live recording of the upcoming Rusted E.P featuring all the tracks performed live.

Due to the poor quality of the recordings despite some mixing and mastering, this album is completely free!

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released September 25, 2016

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Mike West Liverpool, UK

Influenced by country, blues and folk, Mike West traded his electric guitar for an acoustic trying to remain true to his rock roots.

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Track Name: Coming Up
Can you feel it? That glowing in your chest?
Are you seeing, all that you expect?

Are you coming up?

Can you catch your breath? Can you breathe?
Have you cheated death? Are you free?

Are you coming up?
Track Name: Work On
Work on my daugther.
Work on my son.
Work on like your father
Until the day is done.

Work until you can't.
Work until you bleed.
Work until you won't.
All for the machine

And you ask yourself.
Am I free?

Think of the money.
The one that buys your time.
Think of the money.
You can't take with you, when you die.

And you ask yourself, am I free?

Do you work 9 to 5?
Do you feel alive?
Is it worth all your time?
Do you dream of days gone by?
Do you have any pride?
Do you feel any life?

And you ask yourself, am I free?
Track Name: Looking Back
Close your eyes, feel the Earth move.
Caught inbetween her dancing with the Moon.
An ancient love affair, witnessed by the stars.
Sworn to secrecy from the jealous Mars.

We're not alone in the universe.
But I think you knew that.
When you look up to the stars.
Know something's looking back.

Close your eyes, feel the Earth sigh.
She's had her heart broke, and doesn't know why.
Mercury found out, and he told the Sun.
But engulfed by blinding light, he can't see anyone.

We're not alone in the universe.
But I think you knew that.
When you look up to the stars.
Know something's looking back.
There's a knowledge in the cosmos.
Beyond the veil of black.
The planets know the truth.
But they always turn their back.

Open your eyes. Stand back in awe.
When did you realise, you were something more?

We're not alone in the universe.
But I think you knew that.
When you look up to the stars.
Know something's looking back.
Track Name: Cold War
I left my mother, my sister, my brother.
To follow my father into the war.
I left them crying, begging and trying,
To change my mind as I walked out the door.

But they'll never reach me.
I'm already dead.
Trying to catch up.
To my father's footsteps ahead.

So where will you go when our bodies lay low?
You know we're so weak and so cold.
Just lament at the edge of our graves
And say how we'll never grow old.

But I'll never hear you.
I'm already dead.
Trapped in the cycle.
Like my father ahead.

We are the brave, and we are the lost
And we are the ones whose lives gave.
Where is the peace and where is the love?
And where are the promises you made?
We prayed?

But I'll never hear you
I'm already dead.
I'll never save you.
I already dead.
Caught in the cycle.
Like my father ahead.
I'll never save you.
I already dead.
Track Name: To be a Traveller
I've got a crazy idea,
On how to get out of here.
Let's drive until our tank is empty,
Then we can walk until our feet bleed.

I just want to be a traveller.
And I want to find the answer to me.

Why do you look so surprised?
Can't you see restlessness in my eyes?
There's more to life than what we know,
And more to see than what we're shown.

I just want to be a traveller.
And I want to find the answer to me.

I just want to see the sun rise, over somewhere new.
To see the stars align, and tell their truth.
I don't know where I'll go first. That open road is mine.
The only thing I need is you by my side.

I went to the woods not to die.
I went to feel alive.
And know when my time has come to pass.
Know I lived a life that lasts.

I just want to be a traveller.
And I want to find the answer to me.
Track Name: Rock Ferry
I'm not ashamed of where I'm from.
But I ain't exactly proud.
That young mother on the corner,
I think we used to hang around.
But as I've gotten older.
I can't remember now.

Most I forgot on purpose.
Rest I forgot with time.
Goddamn class of '07.
Wasted youth branded lies.
I'll make it out if it kills me.
I'll see the other side.

As I drive through this memory.
Of what a town's supposed to be.
Boarded houses, broken windows.
Reflecting parts of me.
This is where I was born.
But it's not where I'll die.

That's the funny thing about life.
That is always goes on.
No one gives a fuck where you're going.
Only where you come from.
We're all haunted by our pasts.
The ghosts that won't leave us be.
Dragging us down to dilapidated tombs.
Disguised as Rock Ferry.

This is where I was born.
But it's not where I'll die.
Track Name: Keep Going
I've been looking in the mirror. Have I existed?
All these moments I remember. Did I just dream it?
Time's not my enemy but still I fear it.
I know it's not my time to die but lord I feel near it.

So if you're going through hell. Keep going.
If you don't know which way to go. Keep going.
So if you're going through hell. Keep going.

A blind man told me, dying was easy.
He forgot to say that living was hard.
I feel my optimism trying to leave me.
All that's left is a man, bitter and scarred.

So if you're going through hell. Keep going.
If you don't know which way to go. Keep going.
So if you're going through hell. Keep going.

Abandon all hope, ye who enter in.
As much as they love a saint, they always love a sin.
I don't know where I'm going. Only where I've been.
As long as I keep my head up, I know I won't fall in.

So if you're going through hell. Keep going.
If you don't know which way to go. Keep going.
So if you're going through hell. Keep going.
If you don't know which way to go. Keep going.
So if you're going through hell. Keep going.
Track Name: What If?
What if we never woke? What if we stayed?
What if we spent our lives in a world we made?
What if we slept all day, and loved all night?
What if we ran away to peaceful life?

All I'm asking, all I wonder.
All I'm saying, Dont go.

What if we just lay here, just side by side?
I could be all you need, you could be mine.
What if we just lay here? Suspending time.
And I could lose myself in perfect eyes.

All I'm asking, all I wonder.
All I'm saying, Dont go.

I know you can't stay.
We both have shit to do today.
Damn the world and all it demands.
How dare it fuck with all our plans.

All I'm asking, all I wonder.
All I'm saying, Dont go.
All I'm asking, all I wonder.
All I'm saying, Dont go.