Friday, April 1, 2011
The V-Roys: Lie I Believe
Scott Miller has built a reputation over the last decade as one of the finest songwriters and performers in the roots/rock game today. His quick wit and quicker pen have earned him a strong fan base and easy comparisons to artists such as his one time producer Steve Earle and his idol John Prine.
Prior to his solo career, Miller performed in a band called the V-Roys alongside Mic Harrison, Jeff Bills, and Paxton Sellers. Few people know, however, that before his time with the V-Roys, Miller spent some time in the NFL as a wide receiver/punt returner with the Miami Dolphins. Miller amassed 487 return yards, 274 receiving yards, and two total touchdowns during a five year career from 1991-96.
This song about self delusion comes from the V-Roys 1996 debut album, and Miller's first post-football release, Just Add Ice.