Hello, Lonely Road

by Pretend Collective

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"Hello, Lonely Road is a love letter to the cyclical process of romantic entanglement and parting ways. The music video for Pretend Collective's lead single features candid, authentic footage of vocalist and songwriter Mike Reilly's extended family, shot on 8mm in the early 1980s, in contrast with present day imagery to depict the 'lonely road' in question as the journey of life, sometimes somber and solitary, but often filled with the beautiful people who fill up our lives.”

lyrics

i have a friend who has a friend of mine
he has her heart and she has his mind
they have each other for the rest of a little time
they break the mirror
she names her fear
and he can’t hear her
as they disappear

hello, you lonely road
i stubbed the same toe on the same old stone
if the lonely road is the only way that you know
then let me take you home

i have an inkling she’s got a number, mine
i get the feeling she’s feeding me the line
it takes two to tangle so we twist and intertwine

hello, you lonely road
i stubbed the same toe on the same old stone
if the lonely road is the only way that you know
then let me take you home

they break the mirror
they break the mirror

you have your heart and you have your mind
they’re yours to lose or let someone find
they have each other so they’re both gonna be just fine

hello, you lonely road
i stubbed the same toe on the same old stone
if the lonely road is the only way
take me home

credits

released June 12, 2019
words and music by Mike Reilly

Aurelien Budynek—electric guitars
Tom Deis—electric and acoustic guitars
Mike Lawson—additional vocals
Jaron Olevsky—Hammond B3
Bryan Percivall--bass
Mike Reilly—vocals, drums and percussion, piano
Isaac Stanford—dobro

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Pretend Collective Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"If you want people to love what’s coming through the speakers, you’ve got to love what you’re laying down, what you’ve discovered together. I love these players and I love what they brought to this music. The enthusiasm for the record was really shared across the board, and it felt contagious. Imagine what we can do together. That’s what we mean by Pretend Collective. ... more

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