Motherfolk

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released February 27, 2014

All songs written & recorded by: Nathan Dickerson and Bobby Paver
Produced, engineered and mixed by: Stephen Keech
Mastered by: Dan Coutant

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Track Name: Logos
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
I've heard that every single week
Until I left my savior
to see if art could save a wretch like me

So far it's working out fine
I've gained a gaping hole inside my chest
And all my demons, they moved in with me
They never fill me up, but they sure try their best

It's strange I've made my home here
I've ate at tables with Holy men
Like a stray dog for dinner
I eat my fill just to leave empty again

And now the sadness is setting in
I left Your kingdom just to live in weeds
I wasn't searching for darkness
Just what you promised in this gospel of peace
But God I'd settle for one night of sleep

What's that about grace that burns me up?
Unfailing love, it's not quite enough
I've heard my whisper, now where's my touch
you promised me
Father Heavenly
Track Name: Hiccups
Well I sat on the edge of a cliff with you
And you said "Go ahead,
They won't miss you when you are dead."

And the kids, they never quit
After the bus they'd always follow me
My way home, chipped my teeth
That's the day I knew that I could bleed

And my blood has been bled in the places where it needed to bleed
And my head, torn apart
And my soul is just begin to breathe
And my feet, frozen up
From the snow I would walk in my sleep
Cover up your red hands
In your pockets for no one to see

Careless, bitter, I refuse to break
I won't fall on my knees
It's all inside my head
And I was so sure I was strong enough
To overcome myself
But now that knife is red
It's all inside my head

Well I sat on the edge of a cliff with you
And you said "Go ahead,
They won't miss you when you are dead."
Track Name: Defining Me
On the precipice of nothing new
Fell into question all I held as truth
It seems there's holes in all my fairy tales
Despite my passion to preach them well

A yell hushed after many long worn years
Not a failure to launch, but to persevere
Being one so close to write upon my arm
A testament I've since torn apart

All these rings around my wrists
How they scream who I am in this

I'm not sanctified and I'm not free
There's no love that's come to rescue me
Bend my heart and even break my knees
But it's these chains that are defining me

Sin is all I've been able to wield
It's been my sword and even been my shield
And death O' death is my only home
A grave so familiar I could call it my own

'Cause a loving grace could only go so far
As to show my wounds and reveal my scars
A medicine I've taken to get well
But the aftertaste is that of my own hell

I'm not sanctified and I'm not free
There's no love that's come to rescue me
Bend my heart and even break my knees
But it's these chains that are defining me

I met Jesus, yeah he came to me
And he said "Son, do you want to believe?"
I cried "Oh help me from the grave I'm in,
And teach me life and who I really am."

I'm not sanctified and I'm not free
There's no love that's come to rescue me
Bend my heart and even break my knees
But it's these chains that are defining me
Track Name: I Know
I've grown weary of the phone
Honey, leave me the hell alone
I just need to find some peace of mind
That'll carry me on my way

Marry a girl I used to know
I'll give her all my love in gold
Then my heart can stay mine, and mine alone
Safe and sound, stowed away

She caught my eye in a dream I had last night
Far away from truth, and what I'm living in
So I just said

I know that I don't know you that well
But I know I've been missing you like hell
I know I know, I know I know

I've burnt the letters that you wrote
Wish I could force them down your throat
All the lies you gave my heart to hold
Are safe and sound
Still stowed away for that day I tell you

I know that I don't know you that well
But I know I've been missing you like hell
I know I know, I know I know
Track Name: Salt Lake City
Hold on to me,
Don't loosen your grip.
Cause you know I'm bound to leave,
Bags packed to go,
I hope you know that

I hope your organs fail you before I do,
I hope your lungs run out of air before your dreams run out of truth,
I hope your heart explodes before you watch me turn human.
I hope you shiver from the cold before I let you sink,
I hope your body gives up before all your joy leaves,
and on that day you close your eyes, I hope you don't feel a thing.

Take all the time need, don't worry about me.
Because my rage has been my air to breathe, filling up my lungs.
I just don't have the strength,
The strength you really need.

I hope your organs fail you before I do,
I hope your lungs run out of air before your dreams run out of truth,
I hope your heart explodes before you watch me turn human.
I hope you shiver from the cold before I let you sink,
I hope your body gives up before all your joy leaves,
and on that day you close your eyes, I hope you don't feel a thing.
Track Name: Goldie Hawn
I burned my Sunday clothes
Thought I had found my gold
But here I sit, picking up the pieces
And I've given up my hope
replaced with will to cope
I lost my friends to drugs and drinking

I'm slowly slipping away
Is it sad to say I feel okay?
I've tried my changing
But God, I just don't care at all

But God knows that I've been playing a fool
I've been staying up and torturing myself
And if I could, I would save my own soul
I would burn my cross, burn it to the ground

So I screamed my final words
Not sure they would be heard
But I packed my bags and I carried on
And now I stay up nights
Contemplating the value of one life
But like Eric told me, "Keep on keepin' on"

Am I broken, is there just too much to fix?
Like a puzzle who's pieces just won't fit
I'm sick of hauling myself in
To learn there's just nothing that can be done

But God knows that I've been playing a fool
I've been staying up and torturing myself
And if I could, I would save my own soul
I would burn my cross, burn it to the ground

And I was too scared to face it
I settled for fool's gold
Now I'm trying to make it worth something it's not

But God knows that I've been playing a fool
I've been staying up and torturing myself
And if I could, I would save my own soul
I would burn my cross, burn it to the ground
Track Name: Tune For Me
All my lovers tend to leave me
Hanging by a thread with not much to hold
But that's been okay for me
The nights I get lonely
As sad as it may seem

The sun's been waking up much sooner
Shining that light right into my eyes
I think maybe it's all a lie
And everything's just fine
Yeah I think that I'm alright

So help me put something together
A piece of art that truly matters
And you can find your own meaning
To me, it don't mean anything

I found a brand new way to move
Bust out my tie and my best suit
And brown leather dancing shoes
And that gave me much more room to breathe
I wrote a song and I did sing
A tune

I gave my sleeping to a tall girl
And I admit I still sing some songs for her
She was warm just like the summer
And God knows that I loved her
In spite of all her spite

And now I'm living for this new one
She loves me day by day, and that's how I progress
I swear she'll bear my name
But I'll never love the same way I did last July

I built my castle in the sand
'Cause I swear that's all I had
Lying on the beach
So help me put something together
A piece of art that truly matters
And you can find your own meaning
To me, it don't mean anything

God I miss those good days
When spring was warm, and summer wasn't far away
And I just told her "Don't be afraid"
But those days have come and gone
Track Name: Market Street
I feel it's time to stray
From the road I was bred for
A burning thirst for more
Than you could give me on your own
So don't ask me to return
To the road I came from
Your cold controlling love
Always telling me I have a home

Oh my love, oh my love
How I hate all I've done

But I don't want forgiveness
I just want to have some fun
I don't want to fix this
And face the man that I've become

Blood sweat and tears
Just to atone
My sin is my own
That's more clear to me every day
I keep on thinking back
To when I was younger
Those days I was stronger
But I know I can't go back that way

Oh my love, oh my love
How I hate all I've done

But I don't want forgiveness
I just want to turn and run
I don't want to fix this
And face the man that I've become

And all in all, I knew it
As you were standing to leave
They fell right out of your mouth
The words I couldn't believe
But if there's no one standing in the way
Of who I want to be
If you can't hold me down
My feet will never touch the ground

Oh my love, oh my love
How I hate all you've done
How I hate the bitch that you've become

But I don't want forgiveness
I just want to have some fun
I don't want to fix this
And face the thing that you've become
Track Name: Tired
I was the truth trapped inside the walls of your heart
And you never thought to tear them down
And I was the love you left behind when you decided not to face the death
That lives inside you now
It's all around

I thought that I should lend a helping hand, before you finally drown
But I felt myself begin to change
I felt my pride corrupt the best of me
It hardened up my heart
But I've been trying to make that right

But every time I see the damage that I've done
I know this salvation cannot be mine

I've wasted all my chances
I've let them all slip away
And I think you'll find that

I'm just tired
I can't hide it anymore
I've run myself to the ground
And I think you'll see that

I climbed atop to get a better view
But I could hardly see
Not everything is made so bright
And I've spent the last two year searching for myself
And I've come face to face with who I oughta be
And it's exactly who I hate

But I've wasted all my chances
I've let them all slip away
And I think you'll find that

I'm just tired
I can't hide it anymore
I've run myself to the ground
And I think you'll see that
I've been the best that I could be
Though my best is hardly anything
But I think I finally see
I think I deserve some sleep
Track Name: Thank You's
Here's to all the people who have helped me through this year
I never could have thanked you all for that
You put up with my flaws and all my pessimistic thoughts
And this is my attempt to say thank you

I don't think I'm quite as sad as I was before
I've only got myself to blame for that
I couldn't see where I was or what I was working towards
But I've come to accept that side of life

I walked alone
For as far as I could let myself go
Now I fall dethroned
I crack a smile, but the joy is not my own

Here's to all the people that I always just ignored
I'm sorry that I couldn't say hello
Though you came in constant crowds, as I worried about myself
I couldn't see that you were all alone

I think about Jesus and the things they say He did
I think I'd like to live some more like that
But I'm consumed with growing doubt, a need for hope, and getting out
My love could never go as deep as that

I walked alone
For as far as I could let myself go
Now I fall dethroned
I crack a smile, but the joy is not my own

I'm getting better slowly
But I am still losing my mind
And I can't get rid of the old me
In spite of everything I've tired
But I never bothered you
I never asked for you

Here's to everybody that is worried about me
I'm doing fine, as far as I can tell
I still want to die before I turn 25
But I guess we'll have to see if time prevails

'Cause thirty years sounds bold
But God, it seems so old
I guess we'll have to see where my road goes