Far Away From Here

by Nathan Edwards

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1.
The first time I met you I was wrapped up in my selfish ways but I would settle down wherever you were and I followed along with you, I met you on the line in-between my jealousy and peace of mind, my peace of mind Promises may bend and promises may break and I don’t really care if they’re not true we forgive and we forget and I let it drift away for some reason in my mind the walls break down when it comes to you, when it comes to you Oh, I take the wheel and drive headed far away from here, we’ll run away from all our fear Oh, dreaming bout the day we will run away, run away away from here. Broken hearts and broken bones can bring us closer in the end and I can see my friends waving goodbye but hope is just an anchor that keeps us still in place ‘til we try to forge ahead across that line that’s in our minds, that’s in our minds If I doubted it before, then I’ll doubt it all again but I call that irresponsible of me as we roll across the waters and we reach the other shore we just bend among the shadows and we set ‘em free
2.
Palisades 04:18
At a crossroads in time every second I fall behind nothing but the dirt under my feet So long to make it here It's good to see the day from far away it all gets blurred, anyway I'm going down to the Palisades to make myself a place to stay what I once was is all but forgotten now I'm going down to the Palisades to make myself a place to stay what I used to be is still what I am somehow I believed the world was made of bones and clay and steel nothing better to do sometimes gets the best of you Now you drifted away and now I am awake and last night's dream I somehow believed was real Follow the bridge over split rock creek down the river flowing, flowing on I couldn't say what it meant to me But we're spinning round, round, round and we're going down, down, down
3.
Leave me here in the moment, where I stop the time There are so many things that I would redesign But for me, it's never over 'til it's over And for me, there's so many reasons I should wonder Why every breath is like a fleeting glimpse of light That burns and fades away... Take it in, take in all you can It's sometimes hard to take when these spaces bend and break But for me, it's like an ache inside And for me, there's so many reasons I should wonder why Why every breath is like a fleeting glimpse of light That burns and fades away...
4.
Steady 03:15
This time of night is dark and low Moonlight on the county road Streetlights in the distance fade away One last call and we're counting down Hold on tight and we're ready now To hit the highway, man, what a sight to take My friends they all just think about it, time it slips away But these small town dreams don't change too much these days My friends they all just laugh about it, life it runs away But these small town dreams, they just ain't here to stay. Keep it steady as you roll along, don't cry about the days long gone Coming home to these empty halls Ghosts in the dark behind these walls The preacher said "man, you gotta find the faith somehow" When all that's left are these broken dreams This heartache just ain't what it seems But the world is hard to come to terms with now
5.
Bury Down 05:31
Scars down your shoulders and the likeness of your telling eyes cut like knives and breaking down lost in the strangest places Bury it down, my love bury it down again ‘Cuz you and I will build a house down by the sea And deep inside we’ll find a place to finally breathe Bury it down, my love bury it down again for a long, long time Lost like the cold and lonely and the moments pass me by fires in the falling rain reeling in what remains for such a long time ‘Cuz you and I will build a house down by the sea And deep inside we’ll find a place to finally breathe Bury it down, my love bury it down again for a long, long time
6.
High and Dry 03:33
I thought that last night’s dream was real I believe in superstition and forgetting how to feel and I wonder ‘bout the things that I’ll never know let the waves roll on We talked into the morning streetlights in the island when I need a little light I know you’re always shining And we’ll ponder all the things I guess we’ll never know let the waves roll on The tides will rise and fall but it’s the little things that make me see at all through all the crazy times you are keeping me afloat and it keeps me high and dry Stuck within my memory like a lonely lost survivor floating out at sea he never asked for much but the place that the calls home while the waves keep rolling on All in all I know that this life is good in all these big dilemmas I’m aware searching for the little things that get lost in all the rush and I’m just coming up for air the tides will rise and fall but it’s the little things that make me see at all through all the crazy times you are keeping me afloat and it keeps me high and dry
7.
Frontlines 04:03
Come out of your shelter, come on and be one of us The troubles around here will never become us All your sons will be legends and your daughters will fight for the cause You sigh on the stations, you're falling back into our arms Ooh, and we'll be here at the frontlines Ooh, finding our truth in the great design Although they are wealthy, I never knew them to be wise They circle around me, affection is veiled in disguise Oh brothers and sisters, they stand up for someone unknown You sign on the stations, you're falling back into our arms Ooh, and we'll be here at the frontlines Ooh, finding our truth in the great design
8.
In Between 02:58
I am in between Broken and unseen Echo chambers on empty streets A tangled web of me We are all made of fragmented shapes All these souls on fire Riding crests of waves Nothing is missing in this perfect space Where we come clean Fallen in between
9.
Distant Call 04:08
Sails on ships run ashore like empty bags caught on trees a crowd of faces I can't see on the street the dreams and lights, they fade Shipping off again at dawn the ocean hard like concrete Closing in on stillness once again The flood came and there you went And we were hanging on But I'd somehow always known Heaven in the sky is heavy on my mind like a distant call from home Letting go and giving in I hear you still beneath the waves I didn't think that we could stand on our own the bay opens like a book Finding peace in the wind before our eyes are shut Beyond the fear of another day's end The flood came and there you went
10.
The air alone, I try to hold before the morning, bittersweet and thinking on it like a poem already here, but ready now for home The days that die within this war they are desperate for sure all our friends have come and gone the moment hangs and then it’s gone It was a good run we had on our horizons, it was said it follows us like shadows and storms it follows us all Lie awake into the dark and rising up over our heads a fight or flight response to the needles again that keep getting under our skin And I was a soldier, and you were the way to hold on your honor and fight to be brave there’s a light that shines on through and levity will come again, come again but it keeps getting under our skin If I could go back and begin I would do it all again but the matter has no choice so I will leave my voice in the wind If I could go back and begin I’d do it all again my friend but the matter has no choice so I will leave my voice in the wind
11.
Hollow me out you’re wearing me down the dirt and the leaves and the end Sorting through the memories and waiting for anything you’re waiting for anything In the Spring, you’ll shine like the first time you walked on these streets like you were waiting for someone Left with all the memories You’re waiting for anything I have run from demons and doubt take what I got hollow me out we’ll see inside these broken lines and we’ll meet somewhere at the end On the outside I try to believe try to define the things I can’t see There’s a chance I’d have been alone all my days or I wouldn’t have woken up I have run from demons and doubt take what I got hollow me out we’ll see inside these broken lines and we’ll meet somewhere in the end and we’ll meet somewhere at the end

about

“…Like a lonely lost survivor floating at sea.”

This line, from the minimalistic acoustic track, “High and Dry”, came to me one summer day in the midst of a long drive across the stark South Dakota landscape. It exemplified a feeling that I think we all have on occasion as we stumble through our lives, searching for answers, fighting through our fears, and teaching ourselves to let go.

In this culmination of several years of writing and recording, I narrowed the theme to time and travel… a means of sharing my struggles with the existential search for meaning and the answers to why we’re here. Creating this album was was a time of intense growth, both as a songwriter, recording engineer, and as a person.

During this process, I had the pleasure of working with many phenomenally talented musicians, both locally and long-distance. From audio production students assisting with engineering, to sharing tracks several states over via the web. Michael Gaylor (Chemistry Professor by day, drum wizard by night) and Jim Thuli built percussive moods, Wisconsin songwriters Paul Otteson and Tony Memmel brought their haunting vocal harmonies into the mix, and composer and professor Jacob Tews added a cinematic flair through his viola performances. Not to mention a lyrical collaboration with Joe Briggs, and my wife Cassie contributing the gorgeous watercolor cover artwork, as well as her gentle harmony vocals.

I hope that your experience with the album allows you to connect in some way through my exploration of those personal challenges and battles that we likely all share in common. Sometimes we just feel that drive to be “Far Away From Here”…

credits

released May 19, 2015

All songs written and mixed by Nathan Edwards, except "Distant Call", written in collaboration with Joseph Briggs

Assistant engineers Kyle Vis, Derek Carlson, and Bruce Schulz

Musical contributors: Michael Gaylor, Cassie Marie Edwards, Jacob Tews, Jim Thuli, Paul Otteson, Tony Memmel, and Kyle Vis. Musicians are credited on each track.

Album artwork by Cassie Marie Edwards

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Born and raised in Wisconsin, Nathan Edwards performs and composes music from folk to experimental - Songs of life, love, hopes and dreams.

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