Mockingbirds

by Nowherebound

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Nowherebound's third release "Mockingbirds" showcases a harder punk tempered edge applied to the signature anthemic raucous sing-along abandon the band is known for. This album ups the ante by adding loud guitars and a thunderous rhythm section to the mix. Rounding up some old friends from previous bands, Chris and Natchet enlisted the help of former Born to Lose bassist Chris Hausen and former New Disaster drummer Rob Williamson. Songwriter extraordinaire Trevor Wiseman rounds out the mix on guitars, harp, and vocals. Adding new members also piled on on new songwriting possibilities and "Mockingbirds" demonstrates that evolution nicely. This album runs the punk gambit from hard rock brashness to pop punk melodies to the standard raise-your-glass-and-sing-along anthems.

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released 28 July 2014

Nowherebound is:
Chris Klinck - Vocals
Natchet Taylor - Guitars, Banjo, Guitandolin, Vocals
Trevor Wiseman - Guitars, Harmonica, Vocals
Chris Hausen - Bass, Vocals
Rob Williamson - Drums, Vocals

Additional backups and gang vocals by Clint Baker, Blake Sutherland, Garrett Childs, Mark Underwood and Kricket Underwood.

Produced by Nowherebound

Engineered by Natchet Taylor and Chris Klinck at The Bunker Studio in Austin, TX

Additional Engineering by Ryan Wilson at Silverjacket Audio and Clint Baker at Heartbrake Studios.
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Mixed and Mastered by Clint Baker at Heartbrake Studios.

Album Artwork and Design by Chris Klinck.

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Track Name: Here I Am
Here I Am

Well you chased away my angels, And left demons in their stead…
Left me bruised and beat and blue to fight these voices in my head,
Who whisper, ‘Boy you’ll get what’s coming,’ but life hasn’t killed me yet,
Well Here I Am...Here I Am…

And you’ll never know how long this lasts…Like happy days of past lives’ past,
Now long forgotten memories long let go…So I’m coming home.

And I knew that I would love you, with each beat left this chest,
But I felt myself abandon me, when you’d leave like all the rest.
Well the scrapbook said ‘forever,’ but the glue just never set,
So Here I Am…Here I Am…

And you’ll never know how long this lasts…Like happy days of past lives’ past,
Now long forgotten memories long let go…So I’m coming home.

Well you can cut this heart to pieces and throw salt in open wounds,
But this fighter’s hands keep swinging even after rounds they lose.
And when life, she tries to leave me, I’ll just kick on down her tomb,
Say Here I Am…
Here I Am…

Home to where the wheels still hum
The songs we lived when we were young
Of brotherhood when everything goes wrong, wrong, wrong…
Home to where the music sings
Of highway lines and bloodied strings
Where friends and strangers all just sing alon, long, long…

And tunes still bear the weight of heart
Of heartstrings bent, then pulled apart,
And the best goodbyes are still so hard,
With medleys crafted in the yard,
Then on the road, and under stars,
And back again full circle, and I know…
I’m coming home…
Track Name: That Was Yesterday
That Was Yesterday



There’s something in a full moon, that keeps me awake at night
So I’ll serenade the ceiling with old gunfighter ballads
Where the hero gets the girl.

There’s something in the air here, something that I can’t quite place
And it’s nothing malleable, just a memory or emotion
And I love the smell but I can’t stand the taste…
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I used to be somebody else
I used to be so goddamned brave
Nothing could break my heart
Well that was yesterday…that was yesterday…
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There’s something ‘bout this bar scene, that keeps me out all night
And all my friends they act concerned, my candle’s all but burned,
Am I burning out?

And I’m wondering if you’re wondering, if I’m coming by tonight
Well just to give you a fair warning, I have been sinking
Into the deepest shades of blue…
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I used to be somebody else
I used to be so goddamned brave
Nothing could break my heart
Well that was yesterday…that was yesterday…
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Tomorrow I’ll wake up in some other part of town, sleeping on someone else’s couch
Living in someone else’s dream…
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This isn’t like me, this isn’t like me
This ain’t how it’s supposed to be…
This isn’t like me, this isn’t like me
This ain’t how it’s supposed to be…
This isn’t like me, this isn’t like me
This ain’t how it’s supposed to be…
This isn’t like me, this isn’t like me
I used to be somebody else…
Track Name: Culture Zero
Culture Zero

Here’s my introduction…We got no ambition…
We’re the modern chaos…and we got no culture…
We don’t give a fuck
We don’t give a fuck
Until the party’s over, man,
We don’t give a fuck…

Let’s keep the jesters on their thrones…

Everybody’s dying…Politicians lying…
Deck stacked against us…There’s no due process…
We don’t give a fuck
We don’t give a fuck
Endless War Party, man,
We don’t give a fuck…

Let’s kill the dreamer with each vote…

Keep a steady pace, Let’s lose this human race!
Build our palace, just to burn it to the ground
Blow a farewell kiss…We are the nihilist
Culture zero, Live and Loud!

There’s a food shortage…privatized water…
Nobody’s eating…a GMO buffet…
We don’t give a fuck
We don’t give a fuck
As long as we got cable, man,
We don’t give a fuck…

We’ll watch it Primetime, here we go…

We don’t give a fuck Mother…Everybody’s losing
We got no systems…We got our problems…
We got no solutions…

Let’s pop the champagne, let it flow…
Track Name: Two Introverts
Two Introverts

I’ve been waiting out this storm…
Grasp at roses, still picking out the thorns
Follow me down to where the sidewalk ends,
Bring your instrument, some paper, and a pen
I’ll write you down.
I’ve been dying in this living room…
Rehearse the second chance while dancing gospel in the gloom
Harvest the grapes before they start to sour,
Make the minutes last as the second hand of this clock…
Betrays the hour

I still miss you babe, the world just gets louder everyday,
Miss those quiet yearns, just taking turns, two introverts, who’d…
Kiss away the rainy moods, under covers, bravely lovers swooned
We’ll seize the day tomorrow, love, but only…
Only if you like

I remember all those silent nights…
Took quiet comfort in the stillness of those pretty eyes
The colors danced kaleidoscope waltzes in the sun,
And I fell for you that moment, knowing I’m not…
The only one

But the last heart left me bleeding out…
Staining red these verses sung aloud
Growing cold with each song written down
And in the sun, I’m on the run
And the last train left here speeding out…
Whistled goodbye all rails leading south
Breaking hearts with each mile rolling down
And in the sun, she’s on the run….

I’ll write you down
Track Name: Pickup Truck
Pickup Truck

There ain’t no guarantee, about tomorrow…and there is no yesterday
For all we know, there’s only tonight so…don’t let it slip away
Yeah, we were living wrong for so long…I’d hide in lies, you’d run away
But for once in this life girl, we gotta get it right…we can’t let it slip away

See I got this old pickup truck
It ain’t much darlin’ but it can still get up
Maybe you and me could, could get away
Count the stars at night baby, then chase the sun by day…

I think of summer days, from so long ago…I’ve watched all this hair turn grey
And all those tears that we quietly cried can’t wash regrets away
Now all my friends keep growing wiser, cherish light of the new day
But all those ramblin’ nights we lived so loudly, weren’t lived in vain…

See I got this old book of notes
Filled with songs, and stories baby, and poems I wrote
Maybe you could stay and have a read…
And maybe you could help me find the words…find the words I need
Track Name: Lonely As You
Lonely As You

When you’re walking down the alley with a sixpack of beer
And thoughts do whatever they wanna do…
And you’ve drifted apart from the girl that you love…
Ain’t no one as lonely as you

Ain’t no one as lonely, as lonely as you,
No one as lonely as you
Ain’t no one as lonely as the
broken hearted man/fighter for truth/man on the stage
No one as lonely as you

So you try to spread the word of things you believe in
But none of them would feel these words too
Of honesty and heart, blood, and sorrow and love…
Ain’t no one as lonely as you

When a man reaches out to the crowd in the night
Ain’t no one down there to talk to…
And he can’t stand these fake pussies in front of the stage…
Ain’t no one as lonely as you
Track Name: Always and Forever
Always and Forever

Held fast the ladder to your heart, and I clung to every rung, while
Our bridges just kept burning on their way to kingdom come...
But I haven’t loved another heart,
Since giving mine to you...

Well a salutation’s beauty, is a symmetry’s demise,
And words you used to speak to me, now written on goodbyes
Now tattooed to this skin...
I send them back to you...

‘I love you always, and forever,’
I’ll grieve a little longer ‘til the weight of you subsides
For always, then never,
It’s happy never after with a sigh...

Those sparkles on your finger now sleeping in a box, that
Once upon a time offered promises for rocks...
And a long forgotten fairtytale...
Still haunts me in my sleep

And days would turn to months, and then those months turned into years,
I’d scribble it all down, in hopes that one day you would hear...
That I’ll love you to my bitter end...
These words still yours to keep

But you live on in these heartbreaks
In minor sounding pic strokes where lost love resides
And these tearful offered voice breaks
will help me say goodbye...

I’ll keep on, you’ll stay gone
Your words still ringing in my ears
No love song will right wrongs, so
I’ll sing until I’m out of tears
Track Name: Hell We Sent Over
Hell We Sent Over

Well, it’s hell we sent over
Over across the sea

The barroom stunk of memories
Spilled from last night’s glass of cheer
And of smoke-stained tales from barfly’s
Who kept whispering in our ears
When you don’t know where you’re headed,
And you know not where you’ve been,
Come sip a little everything, where nothing is a sin

So come on in, we’re holding court
On thrones along the bar
Tipping crowns to unfair maidens
As they file out to their cars
Wave goodbye to those we love
And to a few of those we don’t
With whiskey in the jar-o,
Up came a bottle of smoke

And we’ll right this ship and sail her on ‘til morn…
Just to spread our drunken tales to every shore…

The taps had gotten dusty
And the barroom emptied out
And early day rebellions
Had been tempered by the sound
As a friendly jukebox stranger
Murdered sadness with a song
But it ended with a whimper
With the barkeep’s final call
Track Name: Throwing Rocks
Throwing Rocks

Things had gotten rough, some days ago
Trade a crowded bed for a lonely floor,
Sippin’ bottles labeled whiskey, but who knows?

Stick a fork in us, but we ain’t done,
Fill the tank back up, band on the run
Gonna pop that bitch Miss Fortune in her nose…

So bet the farm, and take your shot
Bluff the cards, but don’t get caught
Desperate men got little left to lose
Well cast your stones, but make ‘em count
Make your ‘bones,’ we’ll bleed you out
And we’ll teach you what it’s like to sing the blues…

So this coat of arms is battle scarred,
But we’ll heat these hearts on warm guitars,
Now here we stand once more on solid ground

And we got here via hell and back
But most of us is still intact,
And it’ll take more man than ‘God’ to put us down…

Step up the line is drawn
Come earn your scars
Ante up, sit down, we’ll play for blood
You think you got me pegged
You got it wrong…dead wrong…
Track Name: On A Long Night
On A Long Night

Can you hear my heart beating?
It’s playing out this tune…just for you.
And are you lonely little girl?
Cause I’ve been lonely too.

And the long hard days, they just strip away,
All…that we are
And the games life plays, they just strip away,
All…that you own

So put a candle in your window darlin’
And pull those shutters down so tight.
I can see the storm clouds rolling in.
And I know it’s gonna be…
It’s gonna be a long, long night

And it’s alright, on a long night…
When you feel you can’t go on
Oh baby, hold tight, for the daylight…
We’ll just let love lead us home.

Save a dance for me, my darling
They’re playing out this tune…just for you.
So don’t be lonely little girl…
Cause this beating heart…beats for you.

And that long walk home, won’t be walked alone,
But hand in hand and step by step
And life’s little house of cards, we can build upon two hearts
Arm in arm and evermore…
Track Name: Rock N Roll
RNR

I got a pocket full of money, And a mouth full of lies
Made a ‘Peter Pan’ living, Living ‘Lord of the Flies,’
And the devil waits for no man, so I’m told
So we build it back up, Just to tear it all down
So when the going gets tough, Let’s get the fuck out of town,
I’m leaving here tomorrow, here we go…

Go, Go, Go! Just gimme that Rock n Roll in dirty rooms where no one knows our name
And Just Let Go! Let’s all enjoy the show…we’ll sing these tunes in punk rock tombs again

Well throw the booze in the back, And the gear in the van
Stay the fuck on the road, Just as long as we can
And glory be to those brave enough to roam
Leave it all on the stage, ‘Til we hit the next town
Cause you’ll never get lost, If you don’t wanna be found
And the story only ends when you get home…

Go, Go, Go! I’ll bleed a little Rock n Roll with every chord, and every word we spit
And Just Let Go! Gotta feel a little open road, sing the glory to leaving worries to the wind…
Track Name: Once Were Warriors
Once Were Warriors

Well do you still remember throwing hands up in the air?
Screaming songs up to the heavens on the wings ‘Where Eagles Dare’
When a riot’s off-key anthem was like music to our ears…
I miss the push of circling chaos offering refuge from the storm,
Painted bands on studded jackets, that mostly kept up warm…
Wish we knew then we were living all the best years of our lives.

We were bold and we were brash
We were high but low on cash
Smoking refries from the tray…
While London called The Clash
And that record just kept spinning on
On and on…
We’d paint the words with tattooed lines,
Drank the beer from plastic steins,
Sipping courage from our cups
As we left the world behind
And that record just kept turning on
On and on…

So once before the glory goes…
Let’s charge into the sun
‘Cause we all once were warriors…
once when we were young

Spent our twenty’s on the road
Traveling highways paved in gold,
‘Crank the stereo up loud!’
Before we get too old
And the record just kept playing on
On and on…
Yeah we were heroes, we were kids,
On our ‘journey to the end’
Lose a little of our innocence,
Make a few new friends,
And the record just kept playing on
On and on…
Track Name: Mockingbirds
Mockingbirds

Well we sang the songs of right and wrongs,
We brought along the anthems of our hearts…
We’re mockingbirds, into the night we sing…
And we sing on

Through old guitars in smoky bars
We’re spinning yarns of love, both lost and true
These songs have all been written out to you…
And we sing on

So if your heart’s too worn to beat,
Lay all your troubles at your feet,
Gracefully kick them down the street…
And sing on…

We’ll sing with you, a tune or two,
Together to the rafters, here we go…
From all of us to everyone we know
Our thanks until we see you at the show
Farewell our voices ringing high and low…
And please sing on.