Mike June

Mike June

 Austin, Texas, USA
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"Heartfelt, dusty, gritty, and sweat-soaked American Rock'n'Roll." - Upstage Magazine

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Lyrics

Fighting The War

Written By: Lyrics: June <usic: June/Forsythe/Fritz/Morris/Vernazza

Some men just aren't built for war
Sides get taken and lines get drawn
The fallout is awkward silence
When hearts get broken it gets violent
So violent

There's all this tragedy in our history
Blame gets dropped like a bomb and right on me
It shakes the walls and it shatters
Until the end when nothing matters
Nothing matters

I'm not afraid anymore
I'm not afraid anymore
To fight this war

And in the end, you make all the rules
I get no choice 'cause I'm the one who's gonna lose
You protect yourself from all the pain
If your heart doesn't decide, babe, then nobody wins
Nobody wins

I'm not afraid anymore
I'm not afraid anymore
To fight this war

You can't be afraid anymore
You can't be afraid anymore
To fight this war

Sorry Michelle

Written By: Mike June

The rain, it came, and washed everything away
Except for the pain and the memories
Those things still remain

I know your sitting all alone and your crying
Tears are falling and your mama's dying

I'm sorry Michelle
Oh girl, I wish I could tell you
I'm just not man enough to love you
Baby, right now

Ten years from now, I'll be standing in this same place
I'll hear your song on the radio and everything will change

And I'll be one more fool on this road
Who just couldn't carry that heavy load

I'm sorry Michelle
Oh girl, I wish I could tell you
I'm just not man enough to love you
Baby, right now

I'm sorry Michelle
Oh girl, I wish I could tell you
I'm just not man enough to love you
Baby, right now

The Ballad of the Ballad (of John & Yoko)

Written By: Mike June

I wish we were lying here together
I'd take you off to Italy
We could climb to the top of the ruins
Hold hands on the airplane

Flying close to heaven
Baby, everytime you smile

Honey, I just want to be with you for a while
I just want to be with you for a while

I'll send you roses every single Friday
Pick you daisies on the weekends
We'll go walking in the fields of the country
Make sweet love in the deep grass

And when we touch each other, babe
You'll know my love is for real

Oh babe it just your heart I wanna steal
Oh babe it just your heart I wanna steal

I know you get real mad when I say it, but I'm sorry girl for everything I've done
I just want you back so bad
Honey don't walk, please run

You can be John and I'll be Yoko
We'll go to Spain and get married
I'll be Johnny Cash and you can be June Carter and we'll spend our lives being happy

And we can sing together
In perfect harmony

Oh, baby I just want you here with me
Oh, baby I just want you here with me
Oh, baby I just want you here with me
Oh, baby I just want you here with me

Discography

CROOKED (2002) LP
LOVESICK (MARCH 2007) LP
EXILE ON WILSON STREET (coming Feb. 2012)

Singles:
Crooked (minor airplay, 2003)
New York Radio (airplay,2003)
The Ballad of the Ballad (of John and Yoko) (airplay 2007)
Fighting The War (major regional airplay 2007)

Set List

Mike June & The Dirty Doves have played sets ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours, playing their own music. They do, however, like to close each show by covering one of their favorite artists. The band has covered Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits and even AC/DC.