Faster Than Slow

from by Mike Vial



A love song

Written: fall 2003
Guitar notes: standard tuning, capo first fret
Recorded with a Taylor 514ce


“Faster Than Slow”

I used to carry you home
I used to push your hair back
You used to pretend to like it alone
As your friends shed some light on the subject
We were like a Friends episode
A pair of college brats
We lived in the same apartment complex
Lovesick, two room flats

I made you smile so I should feel half good
I only wanted you to feel worth it.
I hope you know, I always understood
I’d have to let you go
Faster than slow…
So you could change this world.

And I never asked you to commit
I always thought it would scare you away
We used to jump around the subject
And dance in the shades of gray but

We’ve only got about a month left
With you left living in this state
So please avoid your state of mind
Where you push me away.

I made you cry so I could feel half good
I only wanted to feel worth it, too you
I hope you don’t misunderstand those tears
’Cause crying was my way of coping

With you moving out West
Please, don’t distress.
If I feel the need to confess
That I loved you so I let you go faster than slow.

The water’s cold in your hometown
My tears are salty and hot
I’m still cheering you on
Even if I’m hurting a lot

I made you cry so I could feel half good
I only wanted to feel worth it, to you
I hope you and me suddenly agree
Sooner than later we will both see
It was all worth it.


from Three Men Make a Tiger, released December 7, 2007
Produced by Marshall Block @ RealiiReel Studios, Fenton, MI in 2008
Mastered by Marshall Block


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Mike Vial Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mike Vial is a singer-songwriter from Michigan. He drinks too much coffee, plays Heritage and Taylor guitars, teaches guitar lessons at Dixboro Guitar, and tries to take his dog for two walks every day between a busy gig schedule, and his baby's nap schedule. ... more

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