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For Misty

by Mike Bankhead



15 year anniversary present for my wife


A gentle tremor wakes me, I look out the window of the train
The golden hills of Burgundy, brighter in life than in paint
Where white and red are pseudonyms for Meursault or Beaujolais
This is better now that you are here

Side by side never mind the where
Up and down good and bad to share
Having holding even when I break
Losing you is more than I can bear
So don’t you disappear

Market in the morning, shouting from the street in the night
Cobblestones and Catalan, saffron threads and candlelight
Sudden crushing sickness that I don’t have the energy to fight
This is better now that you are here

A gentle tremor wakes me, I look out the window of the plane
The takeoffs and the landings, cruising altitude, champagne
Walking through the streets of Paris, Nouméa, Marseille
This is better because you are here


released November 3, 2022
Lyrics by Mike Bankhead
Music by Mike Bankhead & Rich Reuter

Mike Bankhead - bass, triangle, vocals
Rich Reuter - guitar, keys
Kyle Sweney - drums

Engineered & Mixed by Rich Reuter at Homeway Studios in Dayton, Ohio

Additional Engineering by Seth Canan & Chris Stewart at Trojan City Studios in Troy, Ohio

Produced by Rich Reuter & Mike Bankhead

Mastered by Tim Pritchard at Great Horned Audio in Dayton, Ohio

Artwork by Rob McCowan at Odd Hourz Creative in Austin, Texas

©℗ 2022 You Could Be My Aramis Music (BMI)


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Mike Bankhead Dayton, Ohio

Mike Bankhead is a bassist and songwriter from the Dayton, Ohio area. His songs feature crunchy guitar, occasional dissonance, and a love of hooks.

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