Ian Miller at Rockwood Music Hall

by Ian Miller

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Ian Miller and friends
Debut show at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
Performed and recorded live, May 26, 2018

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released August 6, 2018

Ian Miller, piano and lead vocals
Shyamala Ramakrishna, vocals
Shirley Paxton Fofang, vocals
Dominic Lounds, vocals
Chris Peters, guitar
Gabe Nathans, bass

Recorded by Rockwood Music Hall

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Ian Miller New York, New York

Ian Miller is a pianist, singer, songwriter and music director based in NYC.

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Track Name: Work for It (Live)
I never cared much about combing my hair
I never cared much about the shoes that I wear
I never cared much when people would stare
But now … You’re making me work for it

I never cared much about the stain on my shirt
I’d roll up to the party all covered in dirt
I never cared much about my wrinkly clothes
But now …. You’re making me work for it

I thought it was easy to get my foot in the door
But now to keep it open you’re expecting so much more

I never cared much about being on time
The very last minute’s when I always arrive
If you told me eight, I’d be there quarter to nine
But now… you’re making me work for it

Work for it! [repeat]

Oh, I never cared much about looking a mess
I never even tried to be impeccably dressed
Now I look into a mirror and it causes me stress
Cause now… You’re making me work for it
Track Name: How Many Times (Live)
Broken again
Pick the pieces up
Your strength’s giving in
But the heart is tough

You don’t know the way
To the end of the day
And tomorrow may be more than enough

How many times can you open your heart
Just to tear it apart again?
How many days can you carry the pain
of a wound that may never mend?

How can you last so long
When everything has gone wrong
How can you risk it all
When there’s so far to fall?
And you’ve fallen

Loss hits even harder
The next time ‘round
You thought you were smarter, stronger
But the grief it drowns

You put on a show
Maybe no one will know
And they’ll never understand how this is

How many times can you open your heart
Just to tear it apart again
How can you choose
When you’re broken and bruised
To take up the fight again?

How can you ever find
Any peace of mind?
When you are wandering blind
And you’ve been left behind?

How many times can I open my heart
Just to tear it apart again?
I’ve tried and I’ve tried
Just to keep it inside
But these tears that I’ve cried always win

When will I ever know
That there’s some place to go?
When will that morning come
When I can see the sun?
When will the light come in
To clear all the dark within?

Just give me a sign
That I’ll heal down the line
So I can finally start again
Track Name: Waiting (Live)
If you’re not interested, you don’t have to pretend you care for me
Go ‘head and walk on by and I won’t even show I mind
It isn’t you I need, at least it isn’t you specifically
Just want some validation, tell me would you be so kind

I’m waiting for the one to bring me home again
Waiting for the one who’ll take me home
I’m waiting for the one to bring me home again
Waiting for the one who’ll take me home

Now what do I do with all this time to myself, it’s driving me insane
The minutes go slow but the days race by, as I look all around and I try to explain
Myself to the ones who thought I’d be a success that I might just be full of it
How do I skip to chapter two where I’m happily ever after and all of that sh..

It’s complicated to express to you my insecurities
How much it sucks to see these sorry hopes and dreams grow stale
Oh brother, mother, sister, father tell me what you see in me
Will you still it in me even when you see me fail?

I’m waiting for the one to bring me home again
Waiting for the one who’ll take me home
I’m waiting for the one to bring me home again
Waiting for the one who’ll take me home

How can I know that I’m not wrong to go after the plans that are placed in my heart?
How long do I have to sit and wait here before I am given the chance to start
To become myself, to become the one
who I think they all thought I was going to be?
Why’s it so hard for me to see what’s right in front of me
What’s already been given to me?

Waiting for the one to bring me home again
Waiting for the one who’ll take me home
Waiting for the one to bring me home again
Waiting for the one who’ll take me home
Track Name: Long Lost Friend (Live)
Oh, long lost friend,
Where have you been?
It feels like years since you’ve come ‘round

Remember when
Our days were spent
In wonder, wandering through the town

We looked within
You let me in
But then you left without a sound

We run away, we run and hide
Scared to find ourselves in the light of another’s eyes
Scared to know that we’re not who we’ve been
That we’re not who we wanted to be
So you go your own way, I’ll go mine
Never mind that the things that we’re chasing we’ll never find
Who can say where the ways that we’re going
Will wind up down the line

Oh Long Lost Friend
I won’t pretend
We haven’t seen our ups and downs

For now, old friend,
Let’s linger in
The space between the then and now

We bruise, we mend,
We try again
Until the day we don’t know how

We try so hard to say goodbye
To the people we said that we were in our former lives
Stepping into the future means leaving those scraps of ourselves behind
But don’t you feel that it’s a lie
To deny all you felt, all you longed for at the time
How’d we end up so far from the world we imagined we’d find?

And so old friend
We meet again
How quick these walls come crashing down

Oh long lost friend
Is this the end?
I know that we are different now

Won’t you come in?
We’ll start again
What once was lost will soon be found
Look what we’ve finally found
Track Name: Your Grace (Live)
Another road comes to an end
And now I can’t even pretend
That I know where I am going

So many questions in my mind
I run in circles trying to find
A better way of knowing

So take me by the hand
I need you here beside me
I long to see your face
I want to know your ways
Take me as a child
To hold and to guide me
And keep me in your grace
Keep in your grace
Your loving grace

A long time I’ve been wandering round
But never found more solid ground
Than the one that you provide me

Oh I’ve been lost and I’ve been low
But now I know just where to go
With your spirit here inside me

So take me by the hand
I need you here beside me
I long to see your face
I want to know your ways
Take me as a child
To hold and to guide me
And keep me in your grace
Keep in your grace
Your loving grace

Cause all I want is you
And all I am is for you
Oh, let your kingdom come
Oh, let your will be done
Oh king of my desires
My light and my salvation
I long to see you
I long to see you
Oh, Lord let me see you
I long to see you
Track Name: Seasons (Live)
They ask me how I’m holding up, I tell them that I’m fine, I’m fine
It’s not the truth, but then the truth is that it’s easier to lie
They ask me how I’ve been but they don’t really want to hear the answer
Cause every day is a reminder of the day we said goodbye

Oh… Oh… Oh…

Fall turns into winter, and winter turns to spring
Spring turns into summer, but it doesn’t mean a thing
Now that you’re gone
They say time will make it better, they say time will heal it all
Just prayin’ that I’ll make it til the summer turns to fall
Now that you’re gone

Been learning how to hold it in, been learning how to shove it under
Excuse me while I run away from all this brokenness inside
Can’t stop to think, can’t catch my breath, can’t let the sorrow run me over
I’ll keep on running though I know that there is nowhere left to hide


Oh… Oh… Oh…

Fall turns into winter, and winter turns to spring
Spring turns into summer, but it doesn’t mean a thing
Now that you’re gone
They say time will make it better, they say time will heal it all
Just prayin’ that I’ll make it til the summer turns to fall

They say you’re in a better place
They say it’s time to let you go
They say that there’s a reason everything has come to be
Well, it’s taken all I’ve got to just hold on a little longer
Cause there’ll never come a season that can bring you back to me

Spring will turn to summer and then on and on and on
It might take me forever to accept that you are gone…
Heaven help the ones who’ve loved, heaven help the ones who’ve lost
It’s only now I’m seeing how much love can really cost

Oh…

Fall turns into winter, and winter turns to spring
Spring turns into summer and it still don’t mean a thing
They say time will make it better, they say time will heal it all
Tell me how’m I gonna make it now that summer’s turned to fall?
Track Name: Let There Be Light (Live)
Feels like the world is caving in
Couldn’t even guess where to begin
But I think we’ve gotta look within
To find a hope we can extend

It’s getting a little darker every day
No you don’t have to act like you’re okay
But now we gotta try to find a way to mend,
To put things right again.

Let there be light… Let there be light
All through the darkness of the night… Let there be light
Let there be light… Let there be light
Let it shine bright into tomorrow… Let there be light

I’ve seen a lot of brokenness and pain
I’ve seen a lot of people crushed with shame
But oh I know there is a greater name
Than fear, than evil, than hate and revenge.

This world of ours is tearing at the seams
(We) got ourselves a mess of shattered dreams
I guess we’ll have to push ourselves to extremes
To show the love I know will win

Let there be light… Let there be light
All through the darkness of the night… Let there be light
Let there be light… Let there be light
Let it shine bright into tomorrow… Let there be light

And oh, yes I know
that it’s easier said than done
But we’ll have to march to the horizon
If we’re gonna bring up the sun

I wanna see the light, wanna see the light shine in
[8x]

Let there be light… Let there be light
All through the darkness of the night… Let there be light
Let there be light… Let there be light
Let it shine bright into tomorrow… Let there be light

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