Downhill Slide

from by Caleb Miles

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Inspired by Richard C. Duncan's "transient-pulse theory" with a tip of the sonic hat to Russell DaShiell.


river red and swollen
the preacher man was right
the bitter seed you planted
has flowered in your sight
for judgment you stand naked
in revelation’s light
so put on your crash helmet
it’s gonna be one hell of a ride
you scratched and clawed to get where you are
now you’re headed for the downhill slide.

all you took for granted
has now been stripped away
there’s nothing left to salvage
from the dreams of yesterday
your hole’s too deep to dig out of
try as you may
so fill your mouth with sugar
you’re gonna have to swallow your pride
just when you thought you had it all sewn up
now you’re headed for the downhill slide.

your children they resent you
for the misery of their lives
the woman you love she don’t love you no more
and neither does your wife
you look outside your window
all you see is struggle and strife
so put on your safety glasses
the flash is gonna be bright
you lived so long on this razor’s edge
now you’re headed for the downhill slide.


from Long Dark Road, released October 14, 2014
All instruments and vocals by Caleb Miles.



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Caleb Miles Nova Scotia

Caleb Miles is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who also plays drums, bass, and keyboards. His music blends blues, folk, and rock into a tasty retro milkshake that delights the ears and gives strong support to evocative lyrics. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Caleb now calls Nova Scotia home and can be seen playing up and down the Annapolis Valley, solo and with various bands. ... more

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