The Songs Of Broken Men

by Nowherebound

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This album was recorded during the winter of 2010/2011 in Natchet Taylor's living room, downtown, on the east side of Austin, Texas. Fueled by countless rounds of Lone Star Beer, bottomless pots of coffee, "The Songs of Broken Men" was produced during one of the harshest winters in Austin history. Punk, yet with country sensibilities and a definite acoustic vulnerability, this album is full-hearted and passionate with everything left out on the sleeve.

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released April 28, 2011

Nowherebound is:
Chris Klinck - Vocals
Natchet Taylor - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals

Additional Guitar - Chris Rupp
Percussion - Ian Walling

Produced by Chris Klinck and Natchet Taylor.
Engineered by Natchet Taylor.
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Klinck and Clint Baker at Heartbreak Studios.

Album Artwork and Design by Chris Klinck

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Nowherebound Austin, Texas

Musical magnets for each other, this punk rock band ignited in 2010. They sing to you all over the world but always return home to their roots in Austin, Texas. Featuring members of Born To Lose and New Disaster, Nowherebound integrates traditional punk with rock and roll while weaving in threads of gritty country and folk. Featuring members of Born To Lose and New Disaster, ... more

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Track Name: Down That Lonely Road
Down That Lonely Road

Lay low, lonely road,
Steal from me sorrow.
Deliver me home.
Pray these dear streets are all paved in gold,
So I can stray far from this damn lonely road.

When the stakes are high and morale is low,
Headed down that lonely road.
When your eyes are moist and your throat is dry,
Headed down that lonely road.

So you bottle regret and you drink it away.
Bang out a set, your penance now paid,
So rise to your feet and just take that first step,
On down that lonely road…

When your angel leaves, but the demons stay,
Headed down that lonely road.
With heart in hand on tired feet,
Headed down that lonely road.

So you sleep with the ghosts and you drink with the dead.
Suffer in quiet the things left unsaid.
So rise to your feet and just take that first step,
On down that lonely road…

When your spirit flees, but your will remains,
Headed down that lonely road.
When you dream of smiles but wake in tears,
On down that lonely road.

So you sleep with the ghosts and you drink ‘em away.
Suffer in quiet, your penance now paid.
So rise to your feet or just fall to your knees,
On down that lonely road…
Lay low, lonely road,
Steal from me sorrow,
Deliver me home.
Pray these dear streets are all paved in gold,
So I can stray far from this damn lonely road.
Track Name: Nowherebound
Nowherebound

Well I’m a gypsy man,
Peddling his wares down the road.
Well I don’t know where I been
Or where I’m gonna go…I just know.
Well I’m a highway man,
Starin’ out at all those yellow lines.
I got a thousand miles behind me,
And a million more to go..‘til I’m home.

And the train keeps losin steam
Nowherebound with a pocketful of dreams
Give tomorrow for a lifetime of today
Sing my sins for those who pray…

Well I’m a lonely man,
Place I lay my head is tiled and cold.
Well the pain helps pay the bills,
But the booze it never fills…an empty soul.
Well I’m a quiet man,
Hidin’ from the world under these lights
And if life’s lived on a stage,
Then I’ve lived a million days…shy and bold

Now the train is gainin’ speed.
Troublebound with a van packed full of dreams
Give tomorrow for a lifetime of todays
Sing my sins for those who pray…
We’ll leave our sins to those who pray…
I sing my sins for those who pray
Track Name: Restin' In The Peices
Restin’ in the pieces

Well a broken man’s got stories, girl and
I got a few…
My happy ever after ended,
ended with you
When that whistle started blowin’, girl well,
You moved along…
Princess of railroad now you’re gone…

So I’m restin’ in the pieces of your
Sea colored eyes…
You robbed me of my fairytale once,
Upon a time…
So I’ll beat on this here guitar,
And I’ll bang out a song…
Not feelin’ right, I’m feelin’ wronged.

Between palace and poorhouse is a,
Space in between,
Where love can last a lifetime for those
Of us who dream.
On sunny days this broken boy well,
He’ll pray for rain…
To hide the tears and numb the shame…

So I’m rustin’ in the pieces of an,
An empty man…
No restin’ for the wicked when his…
Heart’s in her hands,
So I’ll beat on this here guitar,
And I’ll bang out a song…
Not feelin’ right, I’m feelin’ wronged.

So darlin’ if you’re listenin’, I just,
Want you to know…
That sweet kiss that we shared those
Four stars ago…
Meant more to me than this guitar or its,
Its lonely song…
Not feelin’ right, I’m feelin’ wronged.
If the road on which you travel ever
Leads you back home…
These arms will rise to meet you girl, don’t
Go it alone.
Sing happy ever after as we count up the stars…
Rest in the pieces of our hearts…
Let’s rest in pieces of our hearts...
We’ll rest in pieces of our hearts...
Track Name: The Cursed
The Cursed

Just finished off my last cigarette
Still got a long, long way to go
And the burden of all my regrets
Left on stage at last night’s show
Try to put out the fire that’s been burnin’ in my head
Another consequence suffered for drinkin’ with the dead
The hangover and hunger, they remind me of my sins
But I damn well know tomorrow, I’ll be doin’ it again…

We’re all scarred, but not broken
Raise our fists up to the sky and let our souls sing out
For the cursed, and the hopeless
Tonight belongs to us until they shut us down again

Swervin’ down the road less traveled
I might look lost but I got friends
And all my heartstrings unravel
as the noose tightens again…
livin’ life through tinted windows and I’m thinkin’ bout my friends
while my family turn to strangers on the road that never ends
so fill my empty cup from the fountain of youth
yell out another song while the strings sing outta tune…
Track Name: California
California

She shone like sun on the ocean blue,
She danced like light upon the waves
Dreamed a life under neon lights
Drove through the night in pourin’ rain…
Singin’, hey California, I gotta warn ya…
Take your best shot cause I’m firin’ right back
Yeah I’m out chasin’ daydreams and, tastin’ moonbeams…
Yeah, smilin’ big ridin’ the downtown city train…
Singin’ tra la la la
She’s singin’ tra la la la
Let the chips fall where they may,
Gonna smile all fuckin’ day…
Singin’ tra la la la…And then she’s gone…

She pranced her way into Hollywood
She gazed at stars draped in sweet moonlight
Dreamed awake and sang her self to sleep
Basked in spoils of chasin’ good life…
Singin’, hey California, I am upon ya…
I’ll take your best, then I’m must be travelin’ on
Cause I’m out, chasin’ daydreams and, tastin’ moonbeams…
Yeah, smilin’ big watchin’ the world beneath my feet..
Singin’ tra la la la
She’s singin’ tra la la la
Let the chips fall where they may,
Gonna smile all fuckin’ day…
Singin’ tra la la la…And then she’s gone…

She said her goodbyes to Hollywood
Rolled outta town before the sun went down
Drove the night to find this blue eyed boy
Shedding tears knowing she’s homeward bound…
Hey California, It’s good to see ya…
Take my hand, we’ll start this whole thing up again,
We’ll go, chasin’ daydreams and, tastin’ moonbeams…
Hand in hand well watch the world just pass us by…
Singin’ tra la la la
We’re singin’ tra la la la
Let the chips fall where they may
We’re gonna smile all fuckin’ day…Singin’ tra la la la…
Track Name: I'm Feelin' Fine
I’m Feelin’ Fine

Rebellions wage on, on this borrowed guitar
And every simple line leaves another ugly scar
My tears are rainin’ down on the strings of my regret
The chords are singin’ out another memory to forget

So keep your heaven cause I’d rather dance in hell
Amongst the thieves and whores and sinners
Who I know so very well
These songs of my salvation seem to free me from the cage
And that prison we’d been livin’ before we could take the stage

The dollar in my pocket means I’m playin’ for my life
And every single demon’s singin’ in the choir tonight
So fill my cup with angels tears and sacrificial wine
…and I’m feelin’ fine

Blow out my voice to the few that sing along
but the whispers in the back echo louder than the song
I’m tired and bored and dirty but my soul is smilin’ still
Cause I met a friendly stranger who’ll be pickin’ up the bill

The battle’s almost over and I didn’t get too far
And that man in the mirror is covered in these scars
I’m bitter old and dirty and my soul is wearin’ thin
Well I danced with the devil, but I’m pickin’ with a grin…
Track Name: Let It Rain
Let it Rain

Watch the bum still beg the streets
While the working poor try to make ends meet
Watch their hearts turn into stone
Cause they’re living off of bread alone

Let it rain down
Watch the sky go dark as our hopes burn out
Let it rain down
As our eyes well up like the soulless clouds of rain…

The single mom is begging for shifts
Paying last month’s price for her ailing kid
Two hundred down on a sore throat caused
By a cancer that haunts us all

Widowed teens at soldiers’ graves
Grieving for the human race
Watch their world just burn away
From the embers of the war we made

The poor the hungry the angry and scarred
Do battle in the prison yard
The dead and buried the widowed and sick
Watch American dreams turn to shit

As the earth slowly crumbles back to the sea
Let our martyrs die in poverty
Let the wars wage on and our poets weep
Let it all end in life’s tragedy
Let it rain…
Track Name: Bad Day
Bad Day

Took my shot at the better days
That pretty girl wasn’t meant to stay
I held her hand as she, she walked away
It don’t get easy like they say..

If a picture’s worth a thousand words
There’s none of me and her
That girl had nothin’ left to say
So sing and shout and cry it out
I’ll hit the bar I’m goin’ out
With a bang…

Well it’s a long way down
Hit rock bottom, never made a sound
My heart just strolled away
It’s been a bad, bad day

Raise a glass to our better days
One for the one who got away
Find the courage to bear my sins
These are the songs of broken men…

Tip my hat to our better days
Life seemed to smile upon us strays
Stolen smiles always have their ends
This one belongs to you dear friend.
Track Name: Family Bottle
Family Bottle

Family gave me this bottle…and its lessons that I’ve ignored
And the hard days, they’re tough to swallow, but this whiskey…
Won’t be ignored…

And every day feels like the last one
And every night I find myself cryin’ to sleep
On the same old dirty tear soaked lonely pillow
This old boy…got feelin’ weak

So on my knees, I did pray,
I did shout on up to heaven for some, sunnier days
Looked for god, not a thing, found instead this hymn to sing
Hallelujah family bottle, set me free…

Mama gave me this guitar…and its six strings that I’ve ignored
On the good days no words are coming, but some sad songs…
Can’t be ignored…

Cause every day feels like the last one
And every night I find myself cryin’ to sleep
On that same old dirty tear soaked lonely pillow
This old boy…got feelin’ weak

So on my knees, I did pray,
I did shout on up to heaven for some, sunnier days.
Looked for god, not a thing, found instead this hymn to sing
Hallellujah family guitar, set me free…

Daddy gave me this spirit…and it’s true heart that I’ve ignored
Cause our todays, are what we make em, and sweet father time…
Won’t be ignored…

And every day leaves like the last one
And every night I find myself tryin’ to dream
On that same old dirty tear soaked lonely pillow
This old boy…got feelin’ weak

So on two feet, I will stand,
With a finger up to heaven, this boy will be a man
Look to me, for the voice, sing the words without a choice
Hallelujah, dear family, now I‘m free…
Track Name: Lay Me Down
Lay Me Down

Lay me down sweet lovely, lay me down
Throw your sweet arms round me lay me down
Lead me to our sweet forever where we can lay together
Lay me down sweet lovely, lay me down

Take me in sweet lady, take me in
You and me sweet lady, take me in
Give me shelter from the storm, take me in and keep me warm
Take me in sweet lady, take me in

I can dream sweet lady, I can dream
You’re still with me sweet princess i can dream
I’m still smiling in those eyes, singin sweet lullabies
I can dream sweet lady, I can dream

Wake me up sweet darlin, wake me up
Tell me it ain’t over, wake me up
Woke up here without you, every sweet dream about you
Wake me up sweet darlin, wake me up

Come and see sweet darlin, come and see
What’s left of this poor boy, come and see
There’s a scar where my heart was, my sweet dearly departed
Come and see sweet darlin, come and see

Come back home sweet baby, come back home
Wrap these arms back round you come back home
We can leave this weary world, hallelujah baby girl
Come back home sweet baby, come back home

Lay me down sweet lovely lay me down
Throw your sweet arms round me lay me down
Lead me to sweet forever where we can lay together
Lay me down sweet lovely lay me down