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A song of admission, and asking for forgiveness.


I Know I’ve Made a Mess This Time

When the smallest things turn over
Into the biggest fight
We’re always saying that we’re sorry
Losing track of who was right
It’s like cleaning up the kitchen
That gets dirty every night
I know I made a mess this time

If I was standing in your shoes
I’d be walking out the door
I don’t know how you have the courage
To keep coming back for more of this
It’s like sleeping on our sofa
That's uncomfortable, but sorely missed
I know I made a mess this time

It’s like digging through old photographs
To recreate those captured laughs
To find a smile through all of those tears
It’s like counting backwards ten to one
It’s hard to hear, hard to listen
Without falling down on two deaf ears
I know I made a mess this time

Oh I made a mess, I see it
Oh I made a mess, I’ll clean it
Oh I made a mess, I’ll fix it
Oh I made a mess, I see
I know I made a mess this time


from Where the Sand Meets the Tide, released November 1, 2011
Mike Vial - vocal, acoustic guitar
Stuart Tucker - drums
Mike Marcone - piano
Leon Furs - bass
David Mosher - fiddle, mandolin
Hannah Fralick - backing vocal

Produced by moon:and:6 at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, Canada.

Mastered by Joe Lambert Studios

Recording Notes:
Hannah's backing vocals were recorded by Marshall Block at Reel ii Real Studios in Fenton, MI. David Mosher's tracks were recorded at his home studio in Brighton, MI. All other recording done at Catherine North Studios.


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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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