Michael Waters

Michael Waters

 Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Entertaining and engaging the audience is the ultimate goal each time I take the stage, with each of my performances characterized by a unique blending of songs into a show that invariably captures people's attention, draws them in, and keeps them listening.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Goodnight, Goodnight

Written By: Michael Waters

From the dusk to the dawn, there’s a weight hanging on.
And in the grip of it all I turn an ear to the call…

Chorus:
Can I reach across the chasm?
Rise and soar into action.
Give my soul with all its passion.
Whispering goodnight, goodnight…

As time and space are immense, There’s a sorrow in chance.
And as close as I feel,
These walls can be hard as steel.

Chorus:
Can I reach across the chasm?
Rise and soar up into action.
Give my soul with all its passion.
Whispering goodnight, goodnight…

Bridge:
Oh, how it feels to be real in my skin...
But, will I win? Sink or swim… Shine again…

Chorus:
Can I reach across the chasm?
Rise and soar up into action.
Give my soul with all its passion.
Whispering goodnight, goodnight…
Whispering goodnight, goodnight…
Whispering goodnight, goodnight…
Goodnight, goodnight…

Home To Me

Written By: Michael Waters

A final drop falls from the cup
And like a teardrop strikes the floor.
No matter how deep you draw from the well your heart can give no more.

Come home to me…
Come home to me.
Anytime you feel the pull of love’s enduring gravity.

An early frost spreads like a wintery moss
Upon the fallen leaves.
And with the changing colors comes a chance
To shed a little history…

And come home to me…
Come home to me…
While the path is worn
Don’t let it get too overgrown
to see.
Come home to me…
Come home to me…

When your window becomes caked with dust,
Obscuring much of your clarity…
Come home to me…
Come home to me…
Anytime you feel the pull of love’s enduring gravity.
Come home to me…
Come home to me…
As you climb the stairs you’ll find
You already possess the key to come home…

Way Back When

Written By: Michael Waters

WAY BACK WHEN…
WITH TREES SO TALL TO GUARD THE FOREST’S EDGE,
THE SKY WOULD SEND THE RAIN FOR US TO CATCH IN OPEN HANDS.
SPREAD LIKE HAPPY BEGGARS,
EAGER TAKERS OF THE GIFTS WE’D FIND,
IN SIMPLE WRAPPERS, LIKE A CANDY BAR
THAT COST A BORROWED DIME.

WAY BACK WHEN…
THE SUMMERS LASTED FOR ETERNITY,
AND A FRIEND WAS ALWAYS THERE TO SHARE THE MYSTERIES.

JUST A CALL AWAY, A SECRET CALL THAT SOMEHOW PIERCED THE AIR
IN A WAY THAT NO ON ELSE BUT YOU AND I COULD EVER HEAR…

SO NEAR, BUT FAR AWAY,
A RE-RUN ON A TV SCREEN.
AND HERE THE CHANNELS ONLY PLAY THE VERY BEST OF SCENES.

WAY BACK WHEN…
THE BREEZE WOULD LAUNCH A FLEET OF AUTUMN LEAVES,
TO DESCEND FOR US TO GATHER INTO GIANT HEAPS.
AND WE’D BUILD UP SPEED ON LITTLE FEET,
ANSWERING EVERY DARE, TO LEAP FROM WOODEN PLANKS
AND DIVE INTO THE PILES WITHOUT A CARE…

SO NEAR, BUT FAR AWAY,
A RE-RUN ON A TV SCREEN.
AND HERE THE CHANNELS ONLY PLAY THE VERY BEST OF SCENES.
INSTRUMENTAL

WAY BACK WHEN,
THE RADIO WOULD PLAY OUR FAVORITE SONG.
AND WE’D PRETEND TO TAKE THE STAGE AND BOLDLY SING ALONG…
BOLDLY SING ALONG…
BOLDLY SING ALONG…

Peacemaker

Written By: Michael Waters

Possessions, transgressions, ideologies…
Divisions spread wider than
An angry sea… an angry sea...
Where steam rises from the black pool of her morning cup,
All but ignored as she pores through the news of the day.
With a deep sigh she turns away…

Chorus:
Battles may rage on distant shores, incidents calling for just the right words.
One to step in bringing reason and calm.
Summon the peacemaker…
Some call her mom.

The still of the kitchen at this golden hour lures the sweet sound of birds drifting in from the yard…
In from the yard...
Then comes the growl of a gathering storm as her two youngest children burst in through the door.
Faces contorted, they push and they shove,
Spitting their words like the swing of a boxer’s glove.

Chorus: Battles may rage on distant shores, incidents calling for just the right words.
One to step in bringing reason and calm.
Summon the peacemaker…
Some call her mom.

Instrumental

The cup now sits empty, the newspaper folded,
Stillness restored with the kids gently scolded… gently scolded.
Off sharing their toys in the next room where the TV delivers the analysts’ gloom.
But the harshest of words hang right there in the air
Where the father and teenaged son face off and glare.

Chorus: Battles may rage on distant shores, incidents calling for just the right words.
One to step in bringing reason and calm.
Summon the peacemaker…
Some call her mom.

Bridge: Hold on… So strong…
Time again, time again, thrust in the middle to tend to our sorrows and wounds…

The evening arrives with an amber moon’s glow,
While somewhere a dog barks and growls at its shadow…
At its shadow…
While inside the day has now worn itself down,
Leaving only the joy of her final rounds.
Room to room she quietly goes,
With a kiss and a hug so that everyone knows…

Chorus: Battles may rage on distant shores,
Incidents calling for just the right words.
One to step in bringing reason and calm.
Summon the peacemaker…
Some call her mom...
Some call her mom...
Some call her mom...
Some call her mom...

Set List

Number of sets: 2 - 3
Set lengths: 50 - 60 mins. each

Covered Songs:

ACT NATURALLY (Dwight Yoakum)
AIMEE (Pure Prairie League)
ALL APOLOGIES ((Nirvana)
ALL THE KING’S HORSES (Robert Plant)
ALL THE WAY TO JACKSON (Lucinda Williams)
AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING (The Beatles)
ANDY KAUFMAN (REM)
ANGEL (Nickel Creek)
BETTER TOGETHER (Jack Johnson)
BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU (Dandy Warhols)
BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS (Green Day)
CALIFORNIA STARS (Wilco)
CAN’T GET YOU OFF OF MY MIND (Lenny Kravitz)
CLIMB (Pink Floyd)
COMES A TIME (Neil Young)
COUNTRY LEAVER (Dandy Warhols)
COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME (John Denver)
DEAD FLOWERS (Rolling Stones)
DRIVER 8 (REM)
ESCAPE IS AT HAND, TRAVELLING MAN (Tragically Hip)
EYES WIDE OPEN (Travis)
FAST AS YOU (Dwight Yoakum)
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN (Marshal Tucker)
FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN (Randy Travis)
FREE BIRD (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
GIRL (The Beatles)
GODLESS (Dandy Warhols)
GOING TO CALIFORNIA (Led Zeppelin)
GREEN EYES (Coldplay)
HEART OF GOL