Life Happened?

by Nathan Walker

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This album is a mixture of acoustic and synth-intense styles. Introspective lyrics are guaranteed.

Note: I record and master all of my own songs. If you're interested, I'd love to help you with yours.

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released August 5, 2015

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Nathan Walker Newark, Delaware

Interested in expressing ideas and emotions through the incredibly beautiful medium of music.

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Track Name: Comfort
Steal
Steal the music from these lungs
Tell me that I'm too young
to understand the ways of man
You know you can't
I know you can't

Still
Still I'm awakening
Open my eyes to feel the wild, cold air
Touching my skin, the rain is pouring down
Causing my dreams to be realized now

Tell me you understand it all
and I don't believe that you never fall
Thoughts will deceive us every time
and it's a miracle when we can walk the line
Of black, grey and white, random or true
and I can see it now, just one or two
The ideas that define the truth and the lies
I can see it only when I open my eyes
What I'm saying is that we've been laying here
We all could move, yet we've been staying there
The comfort which binds is calm and tame
Deep inside I know we're quite the same
We're sleeping, sleeping our lives away
Though I know we're the same at least I can say
I'm not letting these eyes go to waste

Still
Still I'm awakening
Open my eyes to feel the wild, cold air
Touching my skin, the rain is pouring down
Causing my dreams to be realized now
Track Name: The Elephants Are Secret
The elephants will come out from under the carpet
Then my heart will be just an empty apartment
When everybody knows what a wicked soul I have

Honesty, come to me

The elephants will come out from under the carpet
Then my heart will be just an empty apartment
When everybody knows what a wicked soul I have

Honesty, come to me

Honesty, come to me like a thief in the night
Tear a gorgeous hole through the center of my life

Honesty, come to me

The elephants have died all under the carpet
Now my heart is just this rotting apartment
My soul will walk around wishing for company
but no one wants to walk into this empty apartment

So set your elephants free
Track Name: Desired Outcomes (For Someone You've Lost)
How could I express this level of grief?

Will I ever tell you I miss you?

The worst part of it is
that time never slows down
for me to think
Track Name: Pineapple!
Let us know if you're going down today
Should we be waiting to catch you if you fall?
The one thing I couldn't bear to watch
is your fragile frame collide with the ground

Let us know
Let us know

I wouldn't write this song
if I didn't know there was hope for you

The only thing I couldn't bear to watch
your fragile frame collide with the ground

I can't save you
I wish I could

I just want you to be okay
Track Name: Depressed
I'm depressed in the best kind of way
I can see the words you want to say
Tunnel vision makes the world seem so grey
Thoughtful hearts think in the strangest of ways

I love the hidden wisdom that sadness brings
a sea of pain with precious stones
buried in the ocean's floor
I've begun to see past the sting
and love the journey

I'm depressed in the best kind of way
I can see the words you want to say
Tunnel vision makes the world seem so grey
Thoughtful hearts think in the strangest of ways

Let's sit in our emotionally deranged state
and wonder if we'll ever get a clean slate
a nice calm, no trace of something out of place

I'm trying to work this out
before I die

I'm trying to work this out
right now
Track Name: How Vast Is Our Ignorance?
I watch and I know
that these trees do not care about me
I feel that my thoughts
should not follow the tracks about me

Sorry I cannot walk everywhere
The fog of this war resists the grasp of my head
Sorry we cannot repair
The fallacies of our minds or the musings of our heads

I watch and I know
These stars do not know about me
I fear that my thoughts
Tend to mold to the earth about me

The wind will blow
when I'm very far away from it
The truth will persist
When no one knows about it
Track Name: The Serenity of a Dark, Winding Road
On dark, winding roads
The landscape becomes serene

the RPMs increase
I'm so close to empty

The trees envelop my thoughts
In a blanket of space

This car is trapped inside with me

When the noise of the road
Drowns out the world
It's something close to silence
I feel that I am close with you

It's late in the day
I've forgotten who I think I am
And I can be myself again

Something close to silence
The RPMs increasing
And I feel that I am alone with you

God, you are the end to my means
I just want you to get to me

Your Spirit's enveloping
It's unobtainable to me
Yet you give it so freely
when I ask

Lift my foot from the brake
Careen away

You'll steer now
And I'll watch

My speed's continuously increasing

I'm continuously decreasing
As you're continuously increasing
Track Name: Stranger Thoughts
There should be a sign on my forehead
It's not safe here

Our thoughts are strange
I don't know where they come from
and I can't tell where they lead

These stranger thoughts
There's some stranger's thoughts
that are in my mind
There should be sign on my forehead
It's not safe here

Stranger thoughts
Stranger thoughts couldn't fill my mind
Track Name: Life Happened?
I have the experience of a child
And the worries of a man
They twist up my thoughts
Causing the wrinkles in my brain to grow deeper

Time urges on
The regrets I know I'll acquire
When I am old and grey
and the wrinkles in my brain grow deeper

The days grow shorter
Life seems temporary now
Sanity flies out the window
And I'm left holding onto you
I'm holding onto you

I'm simply concerned with being okay
I won't end up asking, "How did I end up this way?"
Too many dissatisfied souls
Will look into the mirror today
And realize their chance is gone
Realize their life happened without them