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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: Giving Up On Giving Up
Heading down a dusty road.
Searching for an easier way to live.
To be alive. To get along. To pass the time.

We’re not like all the other ones.
Am I right or are we wrong?
We’re giving up on giving up.
Track Name: That Feeling Starts Again
Learning the art of holding your tongue.
The end of a season, end of a run.
Not everyone can be the star.
We’re holding and folding this round of cards.

And oh, oh how the rain pours in.
And oh, oh how the trees they bend.
And oh, oh when the air gets thin,
that feeling starts again.
That feeling starts again.
Track Name: Like The Leaves
Once we were like the leaves, raked into a pile.
Waiting to be burned.
And once we were like the stars floating in the sky.
Waiting for our chance to fall. Ooo ooo ooo.

Once we were animals living underground.
Begging to be found.
Someday we will become greater than the parts.
Greater than the sum, of all we could be alone.

Someday we will return back from where we came.
Leaving just our names.
White flowers on the lawn. The sinking of the sun.
The rhythm and the song and all we will be. Ooo ooo ooo.
Track Name: The Way Up
Bumps along the way for you.
This spinning world has got you down.
Waiting for a day or two
then tuning out and throwing in the towel.

Well I’m on the road,
I’m on the way up.
I’m on the road to you.

A heavy heart and a lonely home.
No one noticed you until you were fighting.
Needing more than a frame to hold.
Baby, know it’s gonna be brighter.

Because I’m on the road.
I’m on the way up.
I’m on the road to you.
Track Name: So Much Riding On
So much riding on a little luck of the draw.
The measure of it all. A little luck of the draw.

We’re not giving in.
We’re not setting sail.
We’re not packing up yet.

The search for something new, for something almost true.
The root of all we do, far beyond the me and you.

So much love when we’re on top.
So much struggle when we’re not.
We could learn to give it up now.
Track Name: Take A Long Time
Wasted the day.
A weekend escape.
Maybe it’s what we need.
What we need.

Spending the night
with you on my mind.
We’re taking the slow way there.
The slow way there.

Now that we’re here we’re gonna keep it going right.
And now that we’re here we’re gonna take a long time.
Take a long time.
Track Name: Today Is The Only Day
Staring out instead of looking back.
Today is the very first day.
No more roads. We know we’re already there.
Just lock me up and you’ll see.

Doing away with all that we could sow.
Learning to live alone.
Change your heart until your heart is free.
You’re right where you need to be.

Staring out instead of looking back.
Today is the only day.
Today is the only day.
Track Name: The Company News
Turning on the company news.
Got to an hourly dose.
We can hate it all we want,
but we have to live with it. We do.

Try to get away from it all.
Building up the capitol walls.
We agree to pass the time,
but we’ve got to live this life. We do.

So much about the local team and the national tunes.
Leaving this place as you arrive. It’s what we do.
Track Name: Hold The Reins
Pulled away. Time to live the life we didn’t plan on living.
Waking up. Soaking in the channels that we just tuned into.

Take the time because the ending isn’t worth the ride
if we’re riding down the darkest line.
If we never to see the light.

Moving out. Picking up the pieces of a broken meeting.
Finding love. Open up the heart and let the years unravel.

And take the time because the ending isn’t worth the ride
if we’re riding the darkest line.
If we never get to see the light.

I’ll hold the reins for you.
Track Name: Learning Love
I’m setting sail but the waves don’t feel like home.
No the waves don’t feel like home.

I’m wrapping up but the gifts are all around.
Yeah, the gifts are all around.

I’m looking out but the heart is digging in.
Yeah, the heart is digging in.

I’m learning love and my love is learning me.
Yeah my love is learning me.

Oh my love is learning me.