Daily Archives: June 30, 2012

Countdown to New Shoes Album Day 13 Track 3

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(Post edited – each day, a new song was previewed. The preview link was the same every day. I have removed those links as they are now dead. As the band releases videos, I’ll adjust links for specific songs. Your best bet right now is to head on over to ShoesWire.com and buy Ignition. You won’t be disappointed. The guys put a great deal of time and thought into this album and the songs are stellar.)

Shoes, that amazing Power Pop band from Zion, Illinois, has been working on a new album for over a year. It’s titled Ignition and will have an “Extreme Fan” release on July 3rd. Every day, starting on June 18, they are revealing a new song, counting down from Track 15.

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Track 3 is Dimishing Returns by John Murphy.

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DIMINISHING RETURNS
(John Murphy)

Given her the kinds of things
Just to get her through
Bet you don’t remember when
You knew what to do

It’s been on your mind but you’re afraid
Of what you might find behind
Diminishing returns (you might find somethin’)
Diminishing returns (you might find behind)
Diminishing returns (you might find somethin’)
Diminishing returns (you might find behind)

Broken and alone again
Tired of her lies
Forgotten how it should’ve been
And so you agonize

You’ve been in the way but you’re afraid
Of what you might find behind
Diminishing returns (you might find somethin’)
Diminishing returns (you might find behind)
Diminishing returns (you might find somethin’)
Behind diminishing returns

You don’t know how it feels to get more than you give
Conceals the parts that aren’t as strong
You’ll never know the moment when love starts to fade
It’s been unequal far too long

You’ve been in the way but you’re afraid
Of what you might find behind

CHORUS

Made it known that she might leave
This you understood
Never in your wildest dreams
Did you think she would

There’s gonna come a day when you’re afraid
Of what you might find behind

DOUBLE CHORUS

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John: lead/backing vocals, bass, baritone guitar, keyboard
Gary: backing vocals, electric guitars
Jeff: backing vocals, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, piano

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