Roselawn

by Nathan Mathes

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released July 19, 2011

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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: Your Love Will Set Me Right
I'm working hard
to be the man that you need
not the man you got.
To be the man I can be,
be the man I'm not.

Girl, your love will set me right.

I'm working hard
to tell you all the things you mean to me.
To tell you all the things you need to hear.

Girl, your love will set me right.
There's something in the way you smile
after we've been good awhile.
Track Name: Just As Long As I Got You
Just as long as I got you,
got you in my life,
it's gonna be alright.

Just as long as you love,
love me every night,
it's gonna be alright.
Track Name: Blue Jean Dream
Nightstand. Home of your brown
and black beaded necklace.
Evening in the summer.
We lie together quietly
in the window breeze.

We'll sleep late, sweet kid.
We'll rise and surprise the midday sky
and take the evening for a ride.

Eight-ball with the answers floating.
I wait patiently.
Someday in the city
we'll live together happily
in a blue jean dream.

We're happy in our blue jean dream.
Track Name: Maybe We're In Love
Maybe it's time we sing aloud,
start holding hands,
kissing in crowds.

Maybe we're in love.

Maybe it's time we settle down.
Buy a little house,
a dog running around.

Maybe we’re in love.

For so very, very long before we met
I was waiting for the things
we take for granted now.
Track Name: So It Goes
January in the afternoon.
We’re gonna live forever
or die too soon.

January, when the nights are long.
We’re gonna lay until Monday
and get along.

And so it goes.
We’re not alone
but we’re growing old.

In the summer, when the days are long,
we’re gonna walk on weekends
and get along.

And in the summer, when the skies are blue, when I say I love you,
you know it’s true.
Track Name: When We're Alone
When the lights go out at night
it sure is easy to write.
Sometimes there’s nothing to be said.
But we’ll be good again.

Familiar name on some p.a.
reminds me of the way
we once used to start our day,
with nothing good to say.

When we’re alone
it’s like the world is on our side.
We’ll stay at home
the rest of our lives and we’ll be fine.
We’re gonna love somebody, you and me.
Track Name: To Not Be Sorry
It was the night
that turned me into something
that wasn’t right,
that wasn’t who I wanted lying
next to you.

When we woke up
and we were still and silent,
it shook me up.
And so I went outside and struggled
to turn around.

Now we’re okay.
Now we are laughing, happy.
Pray for the day
when we can laugh and not be sorry
for throwing stones.
Track Name: When The Morning Comes
When the morning comes and you’re around
to say what’s on your mind.
It’s a crazy way to start the day,
with mountains out of smiles.

I’ll see you Sunday.
Another chance to feel you breathing.
I’ll miss you Monday.
Just another day for dreaming.

Put on my lonely clothes that no one knows
and say what’s on my mind.
And when the morning cold begins to fold
you know we’ll be alright.

When the morning comes and you’re away
to say what’s on my mind.
It’s a crazy way to end the day,
with mountains out of miles.
Track Name: Until The Sun Comes Up
We’re gonna drive until the sun comes up.
And then we’ll sleep all day.

We’ll get by until the sun comes up.
Then we’ll dream the day away.

And we’ll stay warm in our uniforms
of blue jean.
And you’ll steal more of the bedroom floor
and hold me.
Track Name: Only One (You're My Only One)
Only one. You're my only one.
Track Name: Tell Me How Much You Love Me
Jane, tell me how much you love me...