Three Muses

by Benjamin Miller

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Benjamin Miller writes and sings honky tonk numbers and sad songs for Minneapolis country band The Federales. He wrangled a few brilliant musical friends (including some Federales) to help record the new Three Muses EP — six songs inspired by coast-to-coast adventures, rock ’n’ roll mythology, and modern life as a semi-professional musician.

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released January 25, 2019

Benjamin Miller: vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica, percussion
Kari Arnett: vocals
Joe Cimarelli: pedal steel guitar
Ben Cook-Feltz: percussion
Richard Dworsky: B3 organ
Rachel Hanson: vocals
Richard Kriehn: fiddle
Jason Roberts: guitar, ukulele
Andy Schuster: bass
Karl Wahoske: vocals

All Songs by Benjamin Miller / Flowers Brothers Music (BMI), except “East Virginia Blues,” by A.P. Carter
Produced by Benjamin Miller and Noah Smith
Recorded by Noah Smith, Miles Hanson, and Benjamin Miller
Mastered by Sam Hudson
Photography and design by Benjamin Miller
Thanks to Joey Ryan
Dedicated to The Twelvemile Band

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Benjamin Miller writes and sings honky tonk numbers and sad songs for Minneapolis country band The Federales. He wrangled a few brilliant musical friends (including some Federales) to help record the new Three Muses EP — six songs inspired by coast-to-coast adventures, rock ’n’ roll mythology, and modern life as a semi-professional musician. ... more

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Track Name: Three Muses
Three muses come to me in the spring
One by water
One by land
And one every time you sing
I don’t try to seek them out
I just sit down and wait for the spark they bring
Three muses come to me in the spring

Three notions come to me in the fall
One on life
One on love
And one on nothing at all
It’s not that they’re so mighty
But to reach that air you’ve got to be tall
Three notions come to me in the fall

Three cynics came to me in the sun
Sayin’ “Drive all night,
Forget your life,
And don’t trust anyone.”
Maybe they’re just cautious
Or maybe they’re something more like a loaded gun
Three cynics came to me in the sun

Three roses came to me in the snow
No-one called
No-one signed their name
They just expected me to know
That the mystery of unsung things
Is more exciting than your dreams of home
Three roses came to me in the snow
Track Name: Cottonwood
They say simple beginnings don’t forebode
So treat this one like the beginning of the end
A phone call in the morning, an offer without warning
And off you go on down the road

Semi stages and county fairs
Twelve long miles away from a good idea
Still those bar band rules and Music City blues
Keep on echoin’ in my ears

(And) I didn't think too much at the time
‘Cause nobody told me that I should
But those years long ago were worth everything I know
Down in Cottonwood

Rivers jump their banks every day
To change the landscape of twentysomething lust
They could tell us all the dreams we had were foolish
But they couldn’t take our foolish dreams away

(And) I didn't think too much at the time
‘Cause nobody told me that I should
But those years long ago were worth everything I know
Down in Cottonwood

Maybe we picked the right time to die
Or maybe we just never knew the way the story ends
Faultless and too critical don’t go too well with dying love
You’ve gotta know just when and how to bend

(And) I didn't think too much at the time
‘Cause nobody told me that I should
But those years long ago were worth everything I know
Down in Cottonwood
Track Name: Wanted, 1975
Wanted dead or alive
Since 1975
Sleepin’ under the desert sky
Way out west
Chokin’ down dirt and dust
Every time you have to run
And you’ll never see that promised land

Half-assed loneliness
Ain’t solved one-a yer problems yet
Just left you dying from regret
And tequila fumes
Made a million and a half
Lose it just like that
And lose the only ones who ever loved you

Now the daylight’s too bright for your tired eyes
But at night you’re all alone with your mind
If you make it back town with a story to tell
Will anyone still want to shake your hand?

Maybe you gave it all you had
And gave up when things turned bad
Maybe when you turned and ran
We turned on you
10 years of riding high
10 years of bitter lies
Maybe that’s the price you pay to sing the blues
Track Name: Last, Long Blues
Call me up every night
Searching for a new look at life
I can’t give you hope, my dear
I won’t whisper promises in your ear
Don’t make trouble, don’t explain
Just let our picture yellow in its frame

And when the morning comes for you
Ain’t no time
For the last, long blues

She said, “It’s not hard to understand,
I’m just looking for your kind of man
A lifetime away from this
You’ll look back and regret everything you missed
Like nights together and mornings-of
Hiding from the storm, falling in love”

But when the morning comes for you
Ain’t no time
For the last, long blues

Sometimes words just won’t do
Especially when it comes to me and you
Like skeletons and world affairs
Time reveals most of what wasn’t there
Days go by, these things don’t last
Roll along and leave it in the past

And when the morning comes for you
Ain’t no time
For the last, long blues

When the morning comes for you
Ain’t no time
For the last, long blues

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