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Shoreline Miles


Lyrics

"Shoreline Miles"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

I’ve been in one place for too long it’s true

Ever since that fateful day last June

When I lost her for good, all because of a boat

I thought she’d like to sail, but she just wasn’t made to float


I’ve been logging shoreline miles, walking the beach

Tryin’ to find a new love since I lost mine at sea

Shoreline miles, it’s safer on foot

Now I’m a wandering soul who just can’t stay put


The wind picked up, and we got cold and wet

She got seasick, the boom hit her in the head

Then I ran it aground, had to call the coast guard

Had to pay for the tow with her credit card


I’ve been logging shoreline miles, walking the beach

Tryin’ to find a new love since I lost mine at sea

Shoreline miles, it’s safer on foot

Now I’m a wandering soul who just can’t stay put


Sold the boat last fall, the winter’s been so long

Thought she’d take me back, but I couldn’t have been more wrong

I thought I’d miss her, but I miss the boat even more

Now spring is here and I’ve taken to the shore


I learned my lesson:  never sail on a date

She called it off in a storm, so it must’ve been fate

A bad decision, one I’ll never make again

Now I’m a land lover, hallelujia, amen


I’ve been logging shoreline miles, walking the beach

Tryin’ to find a new love since I lost mine at sea

Shoreline miles, it’s safer on foot

Now I’m a wandering soul who just can’t stay put


Copyright © ℗ 2006 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Shoreline Miles
Album cover photo by Lenore Cooley
Song from the album Lakeside Landing
Position Track # 1
Duration 3:10
Released June 21st, 2006
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, beach music, Calypso
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion;  Lenore Cooley - marimba solo
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Brief Description

Shoreline Miles is one of my best ever songs I've written.  It fired on more cylinders than usual, and just effortlessly came in to being that way.  Not much tweaking or rewriting at all to get to the finished product, and it didn't require many takes to record it.  My lovely wife Lenore played the awesome marimba solo for the instrumental break.  The story is self-explanatory, but isn't based on a real story.  I've just generally heard enough stories throughout my life about men getting boats, spending too much time on those boats, paying less attention to the woman in their lives because of the boat, and scaring the women on the boat and things like that which often lead to a breakup.  The moral is don't buy a sailboat if you also want to maintain a good relationship with your wife or girlfriend.

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