Wayne Graham

Wayne Graham

 Whitesburg, Kentucky, USA
BandAmericanaRock

Wayne Graham is a five piece Americana band from the mountains of southeast Kentucky featuring all original music that resonates with the rich culture of growing up in the mountains where music, family, and love are the backbone of life itself. A true Eclectic Rock experience.

Biography

Wayne Graham is the culmination of a work that began over 8 years ago, at least for band founder Kenny Miles. He and his brother Hayden have been writing, arranging, and playing music for as long as they can remember. When you add in the musical talents of band mates, Jon Grindstaff and Jordan Epperson, you finally have Wayne Graham. The unusual name comes out of Kenny's love and respect for family, combining the names of his grandfathers Wayne and Graham. The music has evolved since those early beginnings as well. From heavy rock to ballads, every style of music and artist is reflected in the sound you hear when you listen to Wayne Graham. Their musical influences include such greats as Wilco, Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, and Paul Simon. When writing music and lyrics, the band strives for originality and diversity so that every song is it's own musical experience. The current group has been playing and traveling together for the past two years, playing anywhere that will have them. Their music is both ageless and timeless appealing to young and old alike. Wayne Graham is looking forward to the road that lies ahead. They've just released their newest album, 'Brighter by Now', in April, 2012.

Lyrics

Evelyn

Written By: Kenny Miles

. Evelyn
words and music by Kenny Miles
Evelyn, Evelyn do you remember the Hoover dam?
I couldn't find the words.
Evelyn, Evelyn do you know how in love I am?
It's wider than the open plain.

It's dark beneath
the Earth, your feet.
The sun can't reach
to shine.
My face is black
and sore my back,
and I still can't get you off
my mind.

Evelyn, Evelyn that ring that I put on your hand,
it lasts forever.
Evelyn, Evelyn do you know how in love I am?
It's wider than the open plain.

These seeds in the ground
will feed our children's mouths.
And when they sprout, they'll sprout
just for us.
'Cause God, He sees
how to give us what we need.
He put you with me
and that's enough.

Evelyn, Evelyn when I held your pretty hand,
I didn't want to let go.
Evelyn, Evelyn do you know how in love I am?
I didn't want to go...

Search my heart and find what's yours,
my favorite part is your smile.
I'll see soon the rest of you,
and I'll have thought of you all the while.

The Prodigal

Written By: Kenny Miles

Prodigal
words and music by Kenny Miles

There are tears in your eyes
and blood dripping from your fingers.
Don't think I don't know what you've done.
My son laid down his life
and the scars still linger,
they serve to prove that you don't have to run.

Oh the holes in his hands filled the holes in your heart.
You were never meant to be alone.
If you forgive yourself, we'll count it as the start
of your new life back home.

Your hard nose couldn't keep me away.
Your cold shoulder didn't make me shiver.
Your forked tongue was a slap to my face,
but I love you so it doesn't matter.

The holes in his hands filled the holes in your heart.
You were never meant to be alone.
If you forgive yourself, we'll count it as the start
of your new life back home.

There are tears in your eyes
and blood dripping from your fingers.
Don't think I don't know what you've done.
My son laid down his life
and the scars still linger,
they serve to prove that you don't have to run.

The holes in his hands filled the holes in your heart.
You were never meant to be alone.
If you forgive yourself, we'll count it as the start
of your new life back home.

The Royal Family

Written By: Kenny Miles

The Royal Family
words and music by Kenny Miles
I'm just trying to land on my feet.
I'm sorry if I let you down.
Maybe you're just a stair,
that I'll use to get off the ground.
You know good and well people change,
they get tired of being left behind.
You gotta face the facts someday,
and for that I apologize.

What gives me the right,
to say that you're wrong?
And who had to die,
to give me the throne?
And who found a way,
to hide the truth behind
anything they could find?

Did you really think you could run?
Did you think you could pin me down?
You used to feel the warmth of the sun,
and now your sky is just covered in clouds.
I hope that you'll give it a chance.
You know there's nothing as heavy as pride.
Throw to the wind circumstance,
and let hope uncover your eyes.

What gives me the right,
to say that you're wrong?
And who had to die,
to give me the throne?
And who found a way,
to hide the truth behind
anything they could find?

Over the fence lies vast temptation,
but on our side lies sweet salvation.
Over the fence lies vast temptation,
but on our side lies sweet salvation.
Sweet salvation...

Kids Will Be Kids

Written By: Kenny Miles

Kids Will Be Kids (Your Call)
words and music by Kenny Miles
You swung your fist,
it blacked my eye,
and kids will be kids,
and lies will be lies.
I turned my cheek,
it broke my neck,
and kids will be kids,
and when they're grown they'll become
train wrecks.

So this is so long?
So this is happy trails?
Don't look back on us little ones
and think that we're not having fun.
So this is goodbye?
I wish you good riddance too.
Your outline has become a story
that I can't give my attention to.
Too many of your tall tales
and half written truths.

You swung your fist,
it blacked my eye,
and kids will be kids,
and lies will be lies.
I turned my cheek,
it broke my neck,
and kids will be kids,
and when they're grown they'll become
train wrecks.

Where is your voice now?
Is it becoming tired?
You send strangers to fight your fights
while your family can't sleep at night.
So this is your choice now?
Looks like you've made your bed
and you'll need it when there's no one there
to listen to your foolishness,
and fall into the orange flames
that grow every time you say your name.

You swung your fist,
it blacked my eye,
and kids will be kids,
and lies will be lies.
I turned my cheek,
it broke my neck,
and kids will be kids,
and when they're grown they'll become
train wrecks.

Just like you
with smoke upon your face.
Just like you
completely disregarding everyone else in the human race.

You swung your fist,
it blacked my eye,
and kids will be kids,
and lies will be lies.
I turned my cheek,
it broke my neck,
and kids will be kids,
and when they're grown they'll become
train wrecks.

Discography

Ripe Old Age (2010)
Brighter by Now (2012)