Drew Michael Blake

Drew Michael Blake

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaRock

I make soulful rock and roll + singer-songwriter music in the vein of classic acts like Jackson Browne and Van Morrison, and comparable to today's acts such as Dawes and Jason Isbell.

Biography

Over 7 years in Nashville, Drew has gone from sleeping on couches and playing at open mic nights to sold out shows at The High Watt and two independently released records. After touring with local favorite Neulore and writing three songs on their 2014 Island Records release "Animal Evolve," Drew returned to his own music. A talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Drew self-produced his 2016 record "Blame The Miles Between" from his home studio, featuring friends from across Nashville such as Jesse Thompson (Forlorn Strangers), Taylor Thompson (Devon Gilfillian), Matt Scibilia (Brendan Benson, Cory Chisel, Marc Scibilia), and Adam Meisterhans (Joshua Hedley, Rozwell Kid). His songs have received airplay on Lightning 100, where he has also been chosen as artist of the week, and he has been profiled by No Country for New Nashville and OurVinyl. He currently hosts the podcast Talking Tracks and writes a daily blog on his website.

Lyrics

Cut and File

Written By: Drew Michael Blake

I spent a while
trying to cut and file
myself into something you'd want to see,
but all that ever did was make me bleed:
and calloused underneath.

Don't you do me wrong.
Don't you string my heart a long.
Won't you do, do right,
right by me.

Well, I got wise
to all those lies
that always made me feel so incomplete.
I found out just what I need:
someone who can build on what I bring.

No, she don't do me wrong.
She don't string my heart along,
no, she do, do right
right by me.

Don't you do me wrong.
Don't you string my heart a long.
Won't you do, do right,
right by me.

O! Serenity

Written By: Drew Michael Blake

Tell me of that secret place
you carry deep inside;
when your cares are pressing hard
and you need a little peace of mind
–tell me where you hide.

Is it a refuge made of stone
on a mountain high,
or a cabin in the woods
of your heart and mind
that no one else can enter or can find.

That secret place
is where I want to go.
Lead me there, or else leave me alone.
O! Serenity.

With a look of quiet ease
resting on your face,
you take your troubles one by one,
you take them down to the riverside
and there you mill them fine.

That secret place
is where I want to go.
Lead me there, or else leave me alone.
O! Serenity.

While others drift like autumn leaves,
aimless on the breeze,
easy as a falling stone
finds the bottom of the stream
you find whatever you seek.

The Shot. The Push. The Shove.

Written By: Drew Michael Blake

There’s no song that can soothe me
no words that I can find
that can bring me peace
in the midst of a broken heart

No one could really know
the way you’ve burdened me so
there’s no use in trying
to bring it up again

These are the last words I want you to hear
barely loud enough to make it to your ear
“…am in…with…"

I spent many dark nights
with an arrow by my side
trying to draw my bow
to pierce your heart

but the harder I tried
the more elusive I would find
you were always moving
farther out of range

These are the last words I want you to hear
barely loud enough to make it to your ear
“…am in…with…"

In this battle of love
I’ve been the shot, the push, the shove
you were always retreating
I swore I wouldn’t give up hope
until I gave it all I had
penned my heart behind your walls
til I surrendered

These are the last words I want you to hear
barely loud enough to make it to your ear
“…am in…with…"

Discography

Blame The Miles Between - September 9, 2016

The Shot. The Push. The Shove. EP - October 22, 2011