Track #4

The Only Song

“The Only Song” is a song that I started writing this song probably 30 years ago… And it’s a song about a cumulation of every broken heart that I’ve ever had.

I was playing in a band after high school and we were playing a lot of weekend shows. So we were on the road often and it wasn’t easy to be able to make time for anything except the music.

The song is ideally about being a cool musician on the road. On the surface, everything seems great…but life on the road can be lonely.

The Only Song

by Mike Rhodes | After All These Years

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Lyrics to The Only Song

Written by Mike Rhodes

Verse 1

People stand in line just to hear me sing and play
They listen very carefully to things I’ve got to say
My friends they all tell me they say man you’ve got it made
But it’s never that way when the bright lights start to fade

Chorus

You’re The Only Song I couldn’t write
And you’re the only one who knows me at all
And when my dreams fade in the night
I can still remember how you used to call
When you called my name

Verse 2

Drivin’ down the road five hundred miles to go
Another lonely town then one more empty show
Hotels and magazines keep me runnin’ with my dreams
Then it’s back on the bus and it’s time for me to go

Chorus

You’re The Only Song I couldn’t write
And you’re the only one who knows me at all
And when my dreams fade in the night
I can still remember how you used to call
When you called my name

Bridge

What good are promises when there is no one to believe
What good is lovin’ someone when it’s always time to leave
Oh how I need you now to be here next to me

© 2012, Mike Rhodes. All Rights Reserved.

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