Sometimes the death of a loved one can amplify lessons you couldn’t quite hear while they were living. When Phillip-Michael Scales returned to Chicago, the tenacity and work ethic of his late uncle, B.B. King, came in loud and clear. This resulted in him playing over 200 shows and recording his stunning new EP, Sinner-Songwriter. He describes his sound as “Dive Bar Soul”: Thoughtful, Raw, and Passionate.
He has opened for Anderson East, Guster, David Cook, Bethany Joy Lenz, Matt Hires, Billy Rafoul, Crystal Bowersox, Tyler Hilton, Jon McLaughlin, Cory Brannan and Kate Voegele. In 2017 he became the resident musician for one of Chicago’s biggest development companies earning him rent in exchange for his talents. His music has taken him all the way to the Middle East, as well as festivals across the US and Canada.
Lyrics:Send me There Cause I've traveled every road I know and Im still not there First she was a pill that I knew I shouldn't take Then she was a habit that I couldn't seem to break I dream of getting clean but she's never far away Every time I put her down I shiver and I shake Send me There Cause I've traveled every road I know and Im still not there Love is so damn distracting, I've got too much work to do Who knows if it's worth the pain but it's the sweetest shade of blue I can't stand how it turns a man into someone who gets off on grand gestures and eating forbidden fruit Send me There Cause I've traveled every road I know and Im still not there
Lyrics:You know that I'm the one cause the right thing feels like lightning and the storm has come You can't go back Can't turn back no more I keep you warm, you leave me cold Been blinded by love since I was ten years old No room in your heart for two You're walking on a wire what cha gonna do? Gotta turn your back cause you can't go back no more But here you are sitting in my car Now I'm certain that we should have left this at the bar cause I can't say no, you get me every time I keep you warm, you leave me cold This is everything but rational and I'm still sitting at your door begging for more Blew my cool became a fool for you The unspoken cracked me open you can see right through The deck is stacked. I can't take much more Try and try to fit it in your mind But you know you gotta leave someone behind You can't say no but he knows when you lie I keep you warm, you leave me cold This is everything but rational and I'm still sitting at your door begging for more I hope you know I wish you well I can't hate you, it just hurts like hell You'll get a new last name I'll be a story you tell Oh well
Lyrics:Lie to yourself but don't lie to me Is the man in your bed on your mind when you sleep? I got caught up when I saw ya, the room started spinning Time stopped and my heart dropped I was all in Wish I had known, now look at the mess we're in Do you? Don't you? I know you want me I know I should leave Will you? Won't you? Why do you haunt me? Lover, let me be Rationalize like you always do Can't follow your heart. It just leaves you confused But the swan song is so strong that strangers are singing Am I right? Or just a saint, justifying sinning? I can't feel bad for a man who puts hands on you You say we're through, in about two weeks you call me Some drunk excuse. Break down sayin "I need you"
Lyrics:Ain't no shame in feeling alone Damn near ready to give up the ghost Ain't no shame believing in winning when losing is all that you've known Shame Ain't no shame if you break down and cry Cause your passion won't pay for your life No Shame if your plans gotta chance cause youre So sick of just scraping by I made mountains of mistakes so I high I could not see the ground Replayed for ten years in my brain, I was walking round haunted by nouns Shame Ain't no shame if your hands start to shake Praying this cop ain't had a bad day If she crosses the street as soon as she sees you No shame feeling some typa way Ain't no shame in walking away cause your heart just can't take no more ache Ain't no shame in drinking all weekend just cause you needed the escape I kept all her letters like a soldier in a hole in the ground Knowing she ain't my soul mate just the closest thing I found
Lyrics:What would you have me do? Keep my mouth shut and sing the blues? What would you have me do? Wait in the wings until I dance for you? "Don't think too much," you pacify me Cause god forbid our past remind me That you only care about you I don't deserve to be blue How would you have me be? At arms length but still within reach? You promised you'd do me no harm When I fell for your charm, I landed in your teeth Don't pretend you're reckoning cause your actions are deafening So I'll dance with the ugliest truth Just to know where I stand with you Oh Beautiful, forsake me not You use me like plaster to patch up the wall that this bastard put his hands through Are you certain he cares about you? The truth wants to dance don't refuse
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