Bellwether. Arbutus

by Nathan Mathes

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released January 16, 2013



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Nathan Mathes Green Bay, Wisconsin

Nathan Mathes is an indie-folk-rock-singer-songwriter from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Since 2010 he has released five albums, playing all the instruments and recording the songs on his own in his basement studio.

Mathes' music has been used in a number of independent films and in television shows on TBS, MTV, HBO, VH1, PBS, NPR, Netflix, and more.
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Track Name: Another One Waiting For The Mend
Another one waiting for the mend. For the mend.
Track Name: Arrest Is What The Body Needs
Arrest is what the body needs.
Share the news and free the weak.
Four months until we make the change.

Symptoms of a TV star.
Gossip shows and long black cars.
Blink twice if everything is alright.

Trouble is a wedding line.
Reservations so unkind.
Tradition of our closest friends.
Track Name: Holding On To You
Early in the morning and in the afternoon.
There’s no one else who knows me like you do.
Times when we’re together and times when we’re apart.
There’s no one else who needs me like you do.

I’m holding on to you.

Even when I’m ugly. And even when I’m mean.
No one else would want me, but you do.
It’s in the way you hold me. It’s in the way we kiss.
No one else could love me like you do.

I’m holding on to you.
Track Name: Wading For An Hour
Wading for an hour.
The help goes down.
The sounding out.

Streamline in the morning.
Hope for good all the way.
The family. The protocol.
The classical way to live.
The terrified. The room and board.
Track Name: That Grid. Their Wounds
That grid. Their wounds. Who can do that?
You got my word. But you knew that.

We were aiming along, humming birdsongs.
Living anew.

We went driving in the night.
We lost our way. You were right.

We were aiming along, humming birdsongs.
Living anew.
Track Name: A Book. My Friend
A book. My friend. It’s a land against the time.
Such a race before lines.

Working now. Working on a mission down.
On the way. Resort town.

So far up on a wire we’ll go.
Track Name: Nevermind The Thaw
Nevermind the thaw. It wasn’t meant to be like this.
The ebb and flow of all we know.

Cut it halfway down. A blade as old as this tired home.
We’re keeping up with all we’re sold.

We were on the move. We were on the move not long ago.
We’ll be on the roof. My love is on the roost.
We’ll be back in tune in time to go.

We were shedding alms. Shedding like a water star.
And when it broke you stood alone.
Track Name: Your Heart Irresistible
Your heart irresistible tonight.
And your heart guaranteed to move in time.

Sands and birds align. A history unkind.
Beauty in the eye, the mind.
Track Name: Will It Be Always Like This
Will it be always like this for you and me, my love?

Will there be, always be love between the two of us?