These Shoes

by The Golden Rule

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The Golden Rule


"These Shoes"



released April 26, 2014

Written by M. Mehta
Performed and Arranged by The Golden Rule
Produced by The Golden Rule and TJ Martin

All tracks Recorded, Engineered and Mastered by TJ Martin at Backhouse Productions
Glendale Heights, IL

Artwork/Photography by Emily Borderie

Copyright/Creative Commons for The Golden Rule and Mohit Mehta
© April 26, 2014
Released under City Mice Records
Burr Ridge, IL

Special Thank You to all who made this album possible. It was a long time coming, and the journey was just as satisfying as the destination.



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Track Name: Lights
You think you know me by now,
But you haven't even scratched the surface.
How did you think you'd get this far?

You think you know me by now,
But you only know my weakness.
One cup of wine, and you're done.

I hate your laugh,
But you hate my smile.
Don't you know we're just animals?
After all, after all.

I see you hiding,
Transistor radio,
You let your ears drive your dreams.

Do you know how I feel?
But do you know, how I feel?
You gotta promise not to stop.
Is it real or is it not?

When you call my name,
It drives me crazy.
I see your face in the night.

When you call my name,
It drives me crazy.
I see your name in lights.

You got a mouth,
Like a gun.
You shoot 'em down,
One by one.

I could be your equalizer,
Booze-hound and passion finder,
But you don't want it,
Track Name: Luck
I remember a time,
When you were nice to me,
Yeah you told me, it was over.

I remember a time,
When life,
Was good to me, let me be,
At peace with myself.

Take me back,
To the part where we met,
And the fun never ended.

Take me back,
To the part where we met,
And the fun never went away.

Every single day,
I set,
My soul free,
Close my eyes,
Tell myself,
It's okay to be me.

One day,
I ran out of luck.
You weren't there.

That I never even really gave a ****.
No I didn't care.
Track Name: Girl
Met this girl at this bar 'cross town,
She asked me, "What was goin' down?"
But I have never met a girl like you.

Her eyes beam with light.
Her smile depends on if she's right,
But she knows that she'll never be like you.

I wanna cry and be much younger.
Days go by, I get older.
My dreams, taunt me from behind.

When I was young, and so much bolder,
The weight was always off my shoulder.
Those were, the best days of my life.

You wanna go,
Who am I to stop you?
Money in, Money out.

You wanna see?
Go ahead and see.
Money in, Money out,
Always in doubt.

You wanna go, so stop pretending.
Let's figure out, this loveless ending,
But I'm so glad, I met a girl like you.

Did you grow up to fast?
Time goes by, the stories never last.
As long as it makes you feel alive.
Track Name: Shoes
Catch me,
Waiting for the time to come,
Waiting for the taste of gum,
In this town.

Catch me,
Waiting for the time to go,
Waiting for the start of the show,
In this town.

But was it just a game to you?
But was it just a game to you?
Was it just a game?
Was it fortune and fame for you?
For you?

When you come around and smile,
Have you ever walked a mile in my shoes?
When you come around after awhile,
Have you ever walked a mile in my shoes?

Driving all the time,
Draggin' my ass down the line,
In this town.

Tryna pass the time,
Ain't feeling like I'm worth a dime,
In this town.

Concrete bearing me down,
Keeps me hanging around,
In this town.

Long gone,
It's time I left this town,
'Cause I'm feeling black and brown,
I can't help but frown.
Track Name: Walk
I'm walking down,
The only path I can explain,
To myself.

I know that all,
All I need is time,
Nothing more, nothing else.

I've been told,
That I look back but move forward,
Too fast and too much.

But don't you know?
I come and I come and I come as I am,
And that's alright with me.

I'm in tears,
I ain't cryin'.
I'm just scared of,
Never trying.

I take a walk,
Outside, at night.

'Cause when you're young,
Innocence, is the first,
To die.

It's always fun,
Being drunk on the Fourth,
Of July.

But you don't you know?
The rules never change,
For you and I,
You and I.

I'm gone, but not today.
I'm sold, but not today.