Ken Mickey

Ken Mickey

 High Point, North Carolina, USA
BandPop

Americana that is Optimistically Road Weary Singer Songwriter with a traditional flavor, but enough quirks and left turns to keep you guessing.

Biography

Songwriter, Guitar Player and Singer.

Lyrics

Just Wanna Be

Written By: Ken Mickey

Like a cigarette butt crushed out in the dirt I am used up and thrown away

I’m a lonesome fool I don’t know how to be cool and

I never learned how to flirt

But I’m not addictive and I can calm you down
I can’t promise satisfaction but I like to make your heart pound

Yeah I just wanna be you lover not just some old crutch

Yeah I just wanna be your lover but I don’t have that kind of luck.

I’d last longer than a few minutes I’d be better than a few puffs and
if you take me in your heart I’d be something you could trust.

Yeah I just wanna be you lover not just some old crutch

Yeah I just wanna be your lover but I don’t have that kind of luck.

Funny Feeling

Written By: Ken Mickey

It ain't funny the way I'm feeling- two feet small in your eyes- I ain't got a prayer they stop at the ceiling- so I'm confined to lies-

Don’t try my Love- I’m just flirting- Don’t try my Love--It’ll leave you hurtin

Looked out the window and see the trees and the flowers blooming-

And I wonder why I feel so cold-

I thought about all of the divine saviors wonder which one will save my soul-

(They all said ) don’t try my love it’s only flirting-

Don’t try my Love it will leave you hurtin-

(Refain)
Every time I try to fly Baby I fall just like a ton of bricks-

Every time I try to step out I end up like an old whore turning her last trick-

I lie back and I look up at the ceiling- and let the darkness fill my eyes-

I turn to you and give a little whisper - I’m just filling your head with lies-
(When I say)-
Don’t try my Love- I’ll dessert you- Don’t try my Love- I’ll just hurt you-

Rose Hill

Written By: Ken Mickey

Between the coastal sands the graveyards and the tobacco fields-
Lies a little town they all call Rose Hill-
It was from there I took her away but with me she did not stay for long-
I guess my life on the road was much too hard- and she could not hold on-

I wonder how many cowboys she's made happy- In that little town she now calls home- Yeah I wonder as the dust turns into dawn-

Her Dad swore he'd kill me and her brothers have all set out to find the man- Here I am-Between the coastal sands the graveyards and the tobacco fields-

Hey Mr.

Written By: Ken Mickey

Hey Mister can you spare some time
I’m not asking for a lot and it
won’t cost you a dime

Hey sister can you spare some love
I’m not asking for a lot just enough

There’s always something going on There’s always something going wrong there’s always something holding you back

Hey brother How you been
It’s hard to tell when you won’t
let nobody in

Hey sister don’t be alone
come on and dance there’s
nothing important at home

Chorus

Hey preacher can you spare my soul
It’s been though a lot and it’s growing old

Hey brother thanks for the ear
The message is cloudy now but
soon it will clear

Hey sister don’t be alone There will be time for that when I am gone
Chorus

Hey preacher spare my soul
There’s warmth in my body and I am not really that old

Circle of Friends

Written By: Ken Mickey

my circle of friends I could count on one finger

and then that’s where it ends

it’s only a circle cause she goes around in my memory

and then that’s where it ends

there she goes again

is she really a friend if she only comes around in memories?

I don’t know do I need some kind of remedy

For be alone

there she goes again


I spend my days doing things that don’t matter and my nights are filled with

things that are sadder now look at all I’ve thrown away

there she goes again

is she really a friend if she only comes around in memories?

I don’t know do I need some kind of therapy

For be alone

there she goes again

Hey Mr.

Written By: Ken Mickey

Hey Mister can you spare some time
I’m not asking for a lot and it won’t cost you a dime

Hey sister can you spare some love
I’m not asking for a lot just enough

There’s always something going on
There’s always something going wrong there’s always something holding you back

Hey brother How you been
It’s hard to tell when you won’t let nobody in

Hey sister don’t be alone
come on and dance there’s nothing important at home

Chorus

Hey preacher can you spare my soul
It’s been though a lot and it’s growing old

Hey brother thanks for the ear
The message is cloudy now but soon it will clear

Hey sister don’t be alone There will be time for that when I am gone

Chorus

Hey preacher spare my soul
There’s warmth in my body and I am not really that old

Discography

STAND

Set List

At least 120 minutes of Original music and covers of songs that have inspired.

"Crazy as a Loon" John Prine
"Cheap is How I feel" Cowboy Junkies
"4th of July" X
"I need You" Eurythmics
"Sunshine on my Shoulder" John Denver
"Statue of Jesus" Gear Daddies
"Lazy Bones" The Johnsons