mile marker

produced by ricky vela

For always remembering where we’ve come from, while discovering all the places yet to be found across every mile marker.

lyrics

Chorus

So here I stand opening both of my hands up

Watch as my poetry dances even when nobody answers

Filling up quotes in these stanzas, this is the moment I stand up

Armed with a poem like a can of paint that I throw to the canvas

So if a small step forwards my only advancement,

I'll be the loneliest bandit, stole it I'm holding the ransom

Spilling my soul in these stanzas, know it's not broken just damaged.

I said watch as my poetry dances.

verse

I can only manage to hold this for a moment or two

Until our roads will go and open to our homes in a few

Until we start to shoot the stars through the holes in our roofs

Show me the proof it's part of choosing what we hope we will do.

So now I let my pen be my sense of direction,

I'll never measure my blessings if I forget my perspective

Send me ascending with bent perceptions I render the message

Revving my engine for every second that I second guessed it

So I guess with every mile marker I will be a fire walker

Tie my tired thoughts to promises I always try to harbor

Drop my anchor when it's harder and my light is shining farther

I will reach and resurrect the smiles I have tried to foster 

So if you still to take these empty roads,

Or if you lose our way I guess we won't 

But heaven knows my stepping stones are set in place already

Though I set the stage and let it go.

And this will resonate in every poem

So to all my friends,

There are roads that we haven't gone to yet,

We've got depths to reach and mountains we're just on the bottom step

I hope you always send a bottled breath of Colorado

Step into the future, I know that our roads will cross again

Through every mile marker

Through every mile marker

Through every mile marker, through every mile marker, through every mile marker

I'll see what life has got to offer

chorus

So here I stand opening both of my hands up,

Watch as my poetry dances even when nobody answers

Filling up quotes in these stanzas, this is the moment I stand up,

Armed with a poem like a can of paint that I throw to the canvas

So if a small step forwards my only advancement,

I'll be the loneliest bandit, stole it I'm holding the ransom

Spilling my soul in these stanzas, know it's not broken just damaged.

I said watch as my poetry dances

chorus

I can only manage to write so that my heart will always hold true

I write so that I can decipher everything I go through

I write for me, I write for life, I write so I can know you

And I will write till lightning strikes me twice when I don't move

So here I stand through all these turbulent times

I sweep the curtains aside, I find my purpose inside

I think I recognize that there's a lot we can learn and that's fine

I know all the bumps along this journey are worth it in time

So if the rearview mirror is my only reminder,

I'll be the loneliest driver through every photo acquired

Spilling my soul when I find the poems that I wrote right beside her

Now I load my shotgun seat with my hopes and desires 

So if you still dream about these open road

I know that you still dream about these open roads

But there will be no Frozen quote, I hope you know I won't let go

 I said I won't let go. I'll hold it close until it overflows

I know it always ends.

There are places that I haven't gone to yet

I've got depths to reach and mountains I'm just on the bottom step

Just know I'll always send a bottled breath of Colorado

Step into the future, I know that our roads will cross again

Through every Mile Marker

Through every mile marker

I know our roads will cross again through every mile marker,

Through every mile marker, through every mile marker

I'll see what life has got to offer