Chase You

by Mike Stocksdale

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released September 1, 2009

Produced by Mike Stocksdale and Anders Mouridsen
Mike Stocksdale - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Kazoo
Anders Mouridsen - Acoustic and Electric Lead Guitar, Lapslide Dobro, Piano, Organ, Mandolin, Banjo, Accordian, Backing Vocals
Kate Strand - Backing Vocals
Alfred Andersson - Bass Guitar
Mickael “Walle” Wahlgren - Drums, Percussion

Band tracks recorded/edited by Andreas Ejnarsson at Mega Musik, Helsingborg, Sweden.
All vocals and acoustic guitar on Black Cloud recorded/edited by Yuri Katz for Pacific Music, Inc. at Ocean sound Studio, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed by Joel Soyffer at Coney Island Studios, Glendale, CA.
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Masterin, Hollywood, CA.
Cover photo by Andrea Passarella
Back cover photo by Jason Jancosek
Album artwork design by Mike Stocksdale

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Mike Stocksdale Los Angeles, California

Mike Stocksdale feels like an artist you've listened to your whole life. There is familiarity in his melodies, and his ability to translate his personal experiences into relatable lyrics is, in a word, captivating. His latest release, Ashland, is a conversational collection of songs melding together the best parts of folk, rock, blues, and country. Based in Venice, CA and currently touring SoCal. ... more

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Track Name: Can't Quite Keep Loving You This Way
Can’t Quite Keep Loving You This Way
Words and Music By Mike Stocksdale

I could climb every mountain with no shoes on my feet
I could jump from the top to the sea
I could sell all my clothes and go naked everyday
But I can’t quite keep loving you this way
I can’t quite keep loving you this way

Maybe I’m scared now that no one else would care
Maybe I’m frightened of things that were never there
Maybe it’s easy to keep on loving you like this
In case I would ever forget babe I wrote down this list

I could hang from my toenails off the Golden Gate Bridge
I could break both my legs in the fall
I could strap on some reigns and pull a horse driven sleigh
But I can’t quite keep loving you this way
I can’t quite keep loving you this way

Maybe I’m crazy to think it was ever good
Maybe I’m foolish, and you’re misunderstood
Maybe it’s easy to keep lovin you like this
In case I would ever forget babe, I wrote down this list

I could throw up my dinner on my bosses new tie
I could laugh in his face ‘til he cries
I could pay out full price for a cheap matinee
But I can’t quite keep lovin you this way
I can’t quite keep lovin you this way

I could climb every mountain with no shoes on my feet
I could jump from the top to the sea
I could sell all my clothes and go naked everyday
But I can’t quite keep loving you this way
I can’t quite keep loving you this way
I can’t quite keep loving you this way
Track Name: The Old Band
The Old Band
Words and Music by Mike Stocksdale

Stayed up for hours just to listen to the old band
Cried in my beer and thought ‘amazing that I still can’

Liz on the cover, Jason’s voice is ringing so clear
But they moved to Denver and I’m stuck here for another year

No one to groove me, there ain’t no one left to dance the blues
Can’t quite forget her, can’t seem to fill his shoes

Flew to Chicago just to give it all a new chance
Drove down to Bloomington and sat while everybody danced

Seems like another life where everyone has died but me
Like they been buried in the Midwest after world war three

I am lost in the moment I am waiting ‘til whenever comes
Feeling insignificant, afraid that I ain’t anyone

Loved every woman from the second I was introduced
But I’ll never want anything more than I have wanted you

I find it strange all this smoke has brought the brightest sun set
But that’s like you and me we fight until we’re having fun yet

Can’t take it anymore you come and then you go away
See I don’t need you think I need you just to stay
Track Name: The Way
The Way
Words and Music By Mike Stocksdale

Stared for hours at the moon, finally got the courage to walk up to your room
Empty chairs and empty beds, guess I should have walked out but stayed awhile instead

We all need to speak our minds, but I got things inside I don’t want you to find
Empty soul and an empty head, guess I should have told you but kept it down instead

But that’s the way it’s always been
The things we keep inside us, they always divide us
That’s the way it’s always been

Woke up blinded by the sun, always had some trouble sleepin’ after dawn
Your eyes were closed but could you see? Or did you lie there silently and not suspect a thing?

That’s the way it’s always been
Lonely and we’re lustin’, but we’re scared of being trustin’,
That’s the way it’s always been
It’s easy when we’re leavin’, cause it’s hard to be believed in
That’s the way it’s always been

So I walked out the door while nobody saw
I was empty and lonely from leaving it all
Stopped on the stairs, my heart on the floor
Wished I could go back and love you some more
But that’s just the way I’ve always been
I want to be better, but I never am
That’s just the way I’ve always been, that’s just the way I’ve always been
There are some things you can change, you know, and some you do again.

And that’s the way it’s always been.
The things we keep inside us, they always divide us
That’s the way it’s always been
Even though we need more, it’s hard for us to be more
That’s the way it’s always been