My Favorite Highway

My Favorite Highway

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Virgin Records pop-rock quartet My Favorite Highway released their debut album How To Call A Bluff on May 5th and has sold over 100,000 individual track downloads and continues to climb Top 40 Radio. The album is a collection of hook-filled power-pop anthems.

Biography

In March 2008, the members of My Favorite Highway, which also includes David’s cousin Will Cook on bass, Pat Jenkins on guitar, and Bobby Morgenthaler on drums, took the money they’d earned from selling more than 18,000 digital and physical copies of their 2006 EP Anywhere But Here (more than 75,000 of its tracks have been downloaded from iTunes) and used it to record How to Call A Bluff with their friend and producer Paul Barber and mixing engineer Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, David Matthews, Jason Mraz). The result is a compelling showcase for David’s uplifting melodies and expressive vocals, Pat and David’s dynamic guitar and piano textures, and Will and Bobby’s rock-solid rhythm section.

How to Call A Bluff was released independently in July 2008 and has sold nearly 135,000 individual tracks. Two of its songs, “Bittersweet Life” and “Bigger Than Love,” were featured on popular MTV show The Hills, while “What Are You Waiting For” popped up on The City. In February 2008, Alternative Press praised My Favorite Highway for “the type of polished sound you’d expect to hear after the opening bands.” In March, the magazine included them in its “100 Bands to Watch in ’09” list. In November 2008, the band signed with Virgin Records, which has re-released How to Call a Bluff in its entirety, plus two new songs, “Go,” and “Dreamer.”

Lyrics

Say So

Written By: MFH

It's like we're standing outside while they're looking out the window
Picking up pace, losing control
Of all the things we are, all the things we know, it's like...
It's like I just couldn't care less, but I'm wrapped around her finger
Started placing all my bets the day that we met
And staying up to late, the way you make me wait, it's like...

Don't you know if you go
You'll go without me
Don't you leave me as if you never cared at all
If you go, don't go, go without me
Don't you need me?

So say, you are my everything
Just say, I'm hanging onto every word that you said
A part of me will never be the same

It's like she takes me up to ten, but she leaves me at eleven
Now you're telling all your friends everything you intend
All the things you do, I love the way you move, it's like...
She wears that little black dress, always simple, but it's sexy
I need you in your best so I won't forget
All the way, say that you love me, gotta hear you say it

You are the light up ahead at the end of the road
When I look in your eyes, girl, it feels like I'm home
I need this night, yes it's late, but the morning will come
As you fall fast asleep with your head on my chest
I watch you breathe in and out as you're finding your rest
I need this night, yes it's late, but the morning will come

Go

Written By: MFH

When I look to the other side,
I just can't go, just can't go,
Two lanes in a checkout line,
I just don't know, just don't know

If I choose when I can't decide
On my own, on my own
It's all designed to keep me here
And if I go, then I can't point it out.

I can't leave what I left behind
And just let go, just let go.
Cause I believe in what I cannot find
I just don't know, just don't know

I can't say cause I haven't tried
On my own, on my own
You promised to not to leave me here
Leave me on my own

And it feels like
A voice that is within me
And it feels like
These eyes are filled with envy
And it feels like
It's wrong but you know
A song for tomorrow
Get gone and you're on your own

My room but I will not hide
I just can't go, just can't go
And if i seem a little preoccupied
I just don't know, just don't know

We lost track, but I didn't mind
On my own, on my own
It's all designed to keep me here
But if I go, then I can't point it out

Jumped out at the corner where I had to stop
I took up and I might've made the people block
And now I ran 'til I couldn't see
Everything you tried to put in front of me

Chasing everything that wasn't left to miss,
And keeping my heart inside my chest
I'm not really kneeling, I'm not really healing,
I'm just in between

And it feels like
A voice that is within me
And it feels like
These eyes are filled with envy
And it feels like
It's wrong but you know
A song for tomorrow
Get gone and you go

And it feels like
A voice that is within me
And it feels like
These eyes are filled with envy
And it feels like
It's wrong but you know
A song for tomorrow
Get gone and you're on your own

Cause I lie to myself
That I need what I don't
When I wish that you'd call
And I'd run back home

But I hate when I heal
Then I leave when I won't
Cause I think that I'll find something else

And it feels like
A voice that is within me
And it feels like
These eyes are filled with envy
And it feels like
It's wrong but you know
A song for tomorrow
Get gone!

And it feels like
A voice that is within me
And it feels like
These eyes are filled with envy
And it feels like
It's wrong but you know
A song for tomorrow
Get gone and you're on your own

Oh!

You're on your own
On your own
On your own

Getaway Car

Written By: MFH

Take me somewhere I've never been before
Open my eyes just a little, leave me wanting more
When they tell you it's all for the money, all for the money
Raise your voice so you can tell somebody, tell somebody

When all you hold in your heart slips away, you have to choose
Fall behind, make a change, or change your mind

Go on, get up, get out
Don't even think about it
You don't need to leave it behind
But you can live without it
Jump in your car like you're ready to ride
You got a buck forty-five left to keep you alive
And now, everybody's messing it up
No, we don't talk about how
Everything is falling apart
Well then you go around
It's everything that you couldn't find with an open mind
It's all you've ever known

Sing me something I've never heard before
Open my heart just a little, leave me wanting more
When they tell you it's all for the money, all for the money
Raise your voice and you can tell somebody, tell somebody

Looks like we didn't get far in a getaway car
You can't break free no matter where you are
It feels like home is just a time and a place
You find yourself in an empty space

Simple Life

Written By: MFH

Somewhere inside me
Something is hiding
Something I never knew
If I'm open and honest
Keeping my promise
Someday I'll see this through

I can't hear anything
Listening, I'm listening
I need the space to move
Breaking through to something new
I need the chance to feel something real, something real
Everything I know is spinning out of control

So, so, so tell me where do we go
There is a burning that's inside of my soul, and it shows
We all want something more than just a simple life
Hey, hey, so give me something to say
I had the words but then I through 'em away, and you know
We all want something more than just a simple life

If I walk in a straight line
Wait for the right time
How can I know for sure
They'll tell you how to get by
Just put your life on standby
And in the end you hope that you were right

So believe what you want
No, you're not who you thought
The more you fake the harder you fall

So, so, so tell me where do we go
There is a burning inside of my soul, and it shows
We all want something more than just a simple life
Hey, hey, so give me something to say
I wanted nothing and I gave it all, gave it all away
We all want something more than just a simple life

Dreamer

Written By: MFH

The clothes on the floor
Don't know the mess in this world surrounds you
Where everything is broken.
But if you could just find a way to believe,
Would you believe?

Cause everything is falling,
Everything is falling,
When you gonna pick up these things around you?
And you don't even notice
You haven't gone unnoticed.
Could you believe?
Would you believe?

Whenever you're lost you'll find me
Cause everyone needs somebody
Baby, I know you're afraid I'm a leaver
But I'm in the fight here,
Stay, I'm a dreamer
If ever your heart is blinded
Whatever was lost, you'll find it
Baby, I know you're afraid I'm a leaver
But I'm in the fight here,
Stay, I'm a dreamer

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah]

I can see light shine through
As time heals the wounds around you
When everything was broken.
But somehow you just found a way to believe,
A way to believe

Sometimes you gotta fall down,
Babe, you gotta fall down,
Before you can get up and walk around it
And then you're gonna notice
What you never noticed
'Til you believe.
Do you believe?

Whenever you're lost you'll find me
Cause everyone needs somebody
Baby, I know you're afraid I'm a leaver
But I'm in the fight here,
Stay, I'm a dreamer
If ever your heart is blinded
Whatever was lost, you'll find it
Baby, I know you're afraid I'm a leaver
But I'm in the fight here,
Stay, I'm a dreamer

I stand in the middle of it
Just looking at you
Yeah, yeah
I stand in the middle of it all
Just looking at you
Here's looking at you, kid.

Whenever you're lost you'll find me
Cause everyone needs somebody
Baby, I know you're afraid I'm a leaver
But I'm in the fight here,
Stay, I'm a dreamer
If ever your heart is blinded
Whatever was lost, you'll find it
Baby, I know you're afraid I'm a leaver
But I'm in the fight here,
Stay, I'm a dreamer

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Baby, I know you're afraid I'm a leaver
But I'm in the fight here,
Stay, I'm a dreamer

I stand in the middle of it all
Just looking at you
Here's looking at you, kid.

Bigger Than Love

Written By: MFH

We've all got scars as big as ours
A token for the pain we hide inside of us
Everyone's scared that somebody knows
You keep it inside, yeah, that's how it goes
If you've ever heard a beating heart
A rhythm for the songs we're too afraid to sing
Nobody here is perfectly fine
A delicate frame, a fragile design

If there's a hole in your heart
You gotta pull it together
It takes the courage to start
But now is better than never
It takes a push and a shove
Somehow it's never enough
And it's alarming how quick you could forget that

Nothing's bigger than love
Nothing's bigger than love
Nothing's bigger than love
All you need, all you need is love

Some people change and some just won't
You can't take back the words you wish you'd never said
Promises break and lovers will lie
You hold up your hands and let out a sigh
So smile right before you fall
And lay beside this mess and call it consequence
Somebody said that life isn't fair
When somebody else was saying a prayer

No one's taking me out
Nothing's pulling me down
I turn my head to the crowd
This love is big and it's loud

This is the car in the crash
This is the light in the flash
This is the answers you know
But you're just too scared ask

If there's a hole your heart
You gotta pull it together
It takes the courage to start
But now is better than never
It takes a push and a shove
Somehow it's never enough

Discography

2006 EP Anywhere But Here
May 5, 2009 Debut Album How To Call A Bluff
Current Singles:
"Say So"
"Go"

Set List

Getaway Car
Simple Life
Go
Dreamer
Say So
Bigger than Love