Julie's Monsters

from by Mike Vial



Julie's Monsters is a solo electric guitar and vocal performance about the mysteries a person won't share, no matter how many signs of strife are visible.

Written: winter of 2006
Guitar notes: standard tuning
Recorded using a Reverend Spy electric guitar through a Fender Vibroking


“Julie’s Monsters”

Julie runs from monsters that are
Hiding in her reoccurring dreams
Something isn’t quite right so it seems
The curses she screams out loud when she sleeps

And if I’m the one who is there
When she wakes up she refuses to speak
Secrets she keeps hiding in her sheets
Behind dark eyes wax tears that seem to bleed

And I sing hush little baby
Don’t you cry
Even if you can’t tell me why
Secrets are always for you to keep
Only skin deep
Only skin deep

But Julie’s running out of ways
to hide those strange bruises over scars
Mapping out her secrets on her arms
She wears a bracelet with symbolic broken charms

And if I’m the one whose asking what they mean
She only shakes her head
Changes the subject instead
Whispers don’t worry go back to bed

And I sing hush little baby
Don’t you cry
Even if you won’t tell me why
And if your secrets are only for you see
Keep them a mystery

Dare I ask that if when they come around
Do they have teeth do they bite
(Keep them a mystery)
And when they come around do their claws shine in the night
(keep them a mystery)
Or do they tell her something
She’s not ready to hear
‘causes they’re right
Julie hides her answers so skintight

Julie runs from monsters that are hiding in her reoccurring dreams
Better kept a secret so it seems
Her monsters remain mysteries only
Only to me.


from Three Men Make a Tiger, track released December 7, 2007
Mike Vial - electric guitar, vocals

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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