Michael Collins

Michael Collins

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Original songs handcrafted by the colors of life...

Biography

I grew up in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. Lived in Detroit, Atlanta, Knoxville, TN, New Orleans, and now high in the Rocky Mountains of Leadville, Colorado elevation 10,200'. I have traveled from coast to coast, most often driving lonely highway stretches and unpopulated back roads with the occasional small town intersection. Participated in the clean up efforts of New Orleans after Katrina for almost a year. I have immersed myself in America, our culture, its fabric and our people. My music reflects those experiences and my interpretation of them into sound...

Lyrics

Do Unto You

Written By: Michael Collins

Ralphie was a miner
3000 feet below
Never caught his breath
never owned a home
Aretha was a cleaner
600 tables a week
bent over her back an aching
barely slept a wink

All of these things we do
we do unto you
All of these things we do
we do unto you

Well Mia she was a seamstress
millions of stitches a year
(oops late) fingers raw and punctured
for closets stuffed with gear
Jose he was a picker
bunches of bushels a day
never granted citzenship
no golden years to celebrate

All of these things we do
we do unto you
All of these things we do
we do unto you

Well Derrick he was a patriot
fought 10,000 miles away
put his life on the line
for all that Washington craze
Tran was a midnight hustler
a coupla gigs a day
robbed of a childhood
never had a say

All of these things we do
we do unto you
All of these things we do
we do unto you

Where Is Your Mind

Written By: Michael Collins

I thought 5150
was a Van Halen song
But as it turns out
its why you were gone

I hope you're all right
I hope you're all right
I hope you're all right
in there
with all of them voices
swimming round in your head

Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
We're losing time

I drove to LA it was a long way
to think about you
and how I would save you
From all those things that you do

I hope you're all right
I hope you're all right
I hope your'e all right
still
with all of them voices
stopped by some pills

Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
We're losing time

you know its so hard you know its so hard
to think about you
giving no news
is the worst thing you do

I hope you're all right
I hope you're all right
I ain't all right no more
the horizon is fading
through a crack in the door

Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
Where is your mind
We're losing time

Discography

Have a large portfolio of original songs
No EP's released
No Albums released

Set List

30 min - 1 hr