An abstract analysis of the paradoxical themes of friendship

Written: December 2002
Guitar notes: standard tuning
Recorded using a Taylor 514ce



If we could be synchronized
And find friendship in the void of disguise
You could wade through my dozens
Of alibis

As the sands of time fall through
The hourglass in my mind
It creates a hill of memories
Too steep for me to climb

If we were daring in red
And could climb
Inside her head
Pick through her thoughts
We’d find forget…me knots
in the brain’s tiny slots

and you could pretend to see
traces of mahogany
we let bleed so deep
trying to move on
so subtly

As the sands of time turn to stone
I finally realized I’m on my own
So desperately alone

As the world spins around me
With past chances of romance and etymology
It so plain to see


from Three Men Make a Tiger, released December 7, 2007
Guitar and vocals by Mike Vial
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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