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Highs and Lows

from Song For You by Michael Shoup

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Song For You // Tell me Your story, I'll write you a Song

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"Highs and Lows" is the second song in my 2012 "Song For You" series. Inspired by (you'll find out soon!), it explores the world of regret left behind from waiting too long to express your love for someone... and finding the power to pull out of it.

Submit your own story to the link above for the chance to have your story evolved into a song!
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Highs and Lows

Standing up to the sound of choirs
You're walking down the aisle
To the hand of another man

You pass me smiling like a child
And though it burns my lungs
I bite my tongue and give you the best I can

Oh, never gonna let it show
Oh, it's better that you never know such

Highs and Lows
Watching as two lovers grow
But one love's blind
Highs and Lows
Waiting for those words to know
That I ran out of time

I Hear out loud the words avowed
Wishing they were mine
A one act Romeo
Waiting for your last line

Hallelujah, love is here
And as I join the chapel's cheer
I douse my fear with Holy wine

Oh, never gonna let it show
Oh, it's better that you never know such


I start to feel me breathing
As I stop to watch you go
I send up to the ceiling
All the lives I'll never know
I feel my heart is changing
As I watch you driving by
Come alive, come alive, come alive...

Not how the stories supposed to go

Highs and Lows
No more waiting just to know
It's time to come alive

So bring me back to life


from Song For You, released February 8, 2012
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Music and Lyrics by Michael Shoup

Cover art and painting by: Cory Basil // corybasilfrance.com

Camera Operator: Chelsea Phelps

Music recorded and mixed in Logic Pro.
Shot on an iPhone 4S with an OWLE Bubo.
Edited with Final Cut Pro.
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Michael Shoup Nashville, Tennessee

My mother calls me Michael. My friends call me Shoup.

A Songwriter, Storyteller, Pixel Manipulator, and Entropic Strategist, I make music and tools for others like myself.

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