We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

This Old Car (Single)

by Joseph Alton Miller

/
  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

    You own this

     

lyrics

Well the night let up again
I can see it crystal clear
Cause we’ve been here before and I
Remember feelin’ like the year
I put my medicine away
Well beyond the closet door
And you had put your books away
And I moved to a state next door

Well it’s an easy goin' task
To lock away and toss the key
On all the pain that's in the past
What complications would there be
If we just put this to the side
And let the conversation pass
You wouldn’t understand my pain
And I wouldn’t know your patient past

Hey Ma, let’s get this old car on the road
Hey Ma, I’ve been driving this alone
It’s time we get these old wounds sewed
Come help me drive away this load

Go on and wipe away those tears
I’m only telling you the truth
That it was me who knew the pain
As I went through it in my youth
You thought you saw me wash it down
I thought I had it all figured out
Counting pills up in my room
You must believe I had my doubts

Hey Ma, let’s get this old car on the road
Hey Ma, I’ve been driving this alone
It’s time we get these old wounds sewed
Come help me drive away this load

I could do it on my own
My mind don’t need a chaperone
And all I needed at the time
Was the love and passion you provide
I know it’s hard to hear the truth
I know it’s easy to dispute
But I’ll be patient with the past
And hope you understand

I need to tell you once again
We are more than what we did
And all that’s faded in the past
I can see in my own kid
And you were perfect as you were
So I’m the man I am today
And passion burns less fuel than spite
So we can drive this car all day

Hey Ma, let’s get this old car on the road
Hey Ma, I’ve been driving this alone
It’s time we get these old wounds sewed
Come help me drive away this
I’ve been learnin' as I grow
Come help me drive away this
I can’t do this on my own
Come help me drive away
Come help me drive away this load

credits

released September 15, 2023
Released September 15, 2023
Music & Lyrics by Joseph Alton Miller
Recorded at Worn Out Joke Studios - Quakertown, NJ
Engineered by Joseph Alton Miller
Mixed & Mastered by Rob Murray - Wilderfox Studio
Guitar & Vocals - Joseph Alton Miller
Dobro - Patrick Lyons
Cover art - Riav Maria

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Joseph Alton Miller Franklin Township, New Jersey

With a focus on American roots/folk music, singer-songwriter, Joseph Alton Miller, strives to bridge the gap separating the many genres that make up the American sound. He has been recording and touring for almost two decades as a solo artist, sharing stages with acts such as Brandi Carlile, Living Color, Railroad Earth, and Richard Shindell (Cry, Cry, Cry). ... more

contact / help

Contact Joseph Alton Miller

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account