Nathaniel Rateliff When You’re Here

When you’re here

When you’re out

I wanna know it

I wanna know it

When you feel

When you doubt

And when all of this fails

I wanna know it

I wanna know it

Don’t you get heavy, hanging around

Don’t you get tired of me

When you’re here

When you’re down

I wanna know it

I wanna know it

Don’t you get up when too quickly then you’re out

Don’t you get off it and really leave me out

Don’t you get tired of hanging around

Don’t you get tired of me and the sound

Nathaniel Rateliff Still Out There Running

Ya baby, we could set the whole thing on fire

I was the king of standing alone

Looking back to see how far you’ve flown

I ain’t grown and I ain’t changed at all

Ya honey, you could say I’m afraid

Afraid my voice don’t even sound the same

There’s some pitch I can’t even hear at all

Push my voice now to hear it stall

I’m choking on every word

Ya maybe, we could find a place to stretch our wings

Rest upon cliffs overlooking scenes

Scenes we don’t write and we don’t fall between

Ah we’re just falling again

Wake me up

See the fire has fully surrounded us

Hey I know as I’m coughing up all the ashes

Of the friends and the love I used to know

It’s still out there running

Ya baby, we could set the whole thing ablaze watch the crowd’s eyes open amazed

They’re just standing in the smoke of the dead

Hear them whispering their stories man

It’ll never change the time they’re gone

Hey honey, you think that I’m a fool to be

So deep in it now that I can’t see

I just wait for you to call my name

Ain’t it always been the same

We just keep passing on the wrong time

Ya maybe, maybe we’ll go to the other side of town

Remember that old house baby we ran down

The nights on the floor were so perfect then

Remember when the sun was coming up that red and the fire in our bed

Ya baby, we could set the whole thing on fire

I was the king of standing alone

Looking back to see how far you’ve flown

I ain’t grown and I ain’t changed at all

Looking down to see how far you’ve fallen

Wake me up

You see the fire has fully surrounded us

Hey I know as I’m choking upon the ashes

Of the friends and the love I used to know

I used to know back then

Nathaniel Rateliff Parlor

Last night in at the parlor

And I ain’t other boys in the band

While I stood there in the corner

And I wait for a feeling to dance

Every woman and their baby

Better call them all if you can

[?] and them swinging

Than to be there slapping your hands

I said hey man, holler

Twist in the parlor

Move those feet if you can

Don’t be standing in the corner

And I wait for the feeling to dance

I said “Aaahhh”

Last night in a parlor

I was only taking [?]

But I held myself together

While the ache was [?] taking me down

I said hey man, holler

Twist in the parlor

Move those feet if you can

Don’t be standing in the corner

And wait for the feeling to dance

It was late night in the parlor

Well we made [?]

Don’t you ache

Don’t you want it

I’ll twist and shake it again

I said hey man, holler

Twist in the parlor

Move those feet if you can

Don’t just stand in the corner

And wait for the feeling to dance

I said “Aaahhh”

Nathaniel Rateliff You Worry Me

I’m alright today

You gonna find a way to cross and you gonna get there

And I’m on fire today

Ain’t no water here to calm or even put me out

I’ll find a better way

Am I crazy or the wind is gonna blow me down?

I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry

I’m gonna leave it all out there

I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry up

I’m gonna leave it all out there

You seem tired today

Were you up all night afraid of what the future might bring?

I feel fine today

I’ve had dreams of you in places I’ve not seen before

You get so carried away

Like lovers new to bodies first to touch you here

This ain’t a getaway

You build walls around your heart to try to lock it in

I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry

I’m gonna leave it all out there

I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry up

I’m gonna leave it all out there

And upon the wind it’s carried

Over the cities and the plains

You got time, you’re on the mend babe

And everybody wants the same

Everybody wants the same thing

I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry

I’m gonna leave it all out there

I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry up

I’m gonna leave it all out there

But you worry me

You worry me

You worry me

You worry me

You worry me

You worry me

Nathaniel Rateliff Boil & Fight

I was taking long in lane

While they boil and fight

While they boil and fight

I was taking all my days

And all night

And all night

Maybe you skip and walk

Maybe you tap your heels

It won’t matter at all

If you just stand still

Taking it off, see how it feels

Taking a long way through the fields

Honey that’s alright

Maybe you’re too tired to wake

Well rub your eyes

Rub your eyes

I could try to tell you what it is

Well it’s more than hi

Well it’s more than hi

We got em off the ground again

We gonna wait till the sun lets us in

We got along fine without any friends

We got a long ride to think about it

Nathaniel Rateliff Three Fingers In

Well It would take a mountain of men to move me

And that’d be a long way from the way that you spoke

In your head so clearly without break or breath

Or words redefining

I was stuck on my pride

And the skin

And the sinking it in

And you told me

“wipe your brow, clean me off

Give me time to figure it out.”

Some songs we could sing, and never mean it

Some songs leave a ring

And you hate the few who were bold

Some burn up the sleeve

And drive too far to remember

Well I wasn’t lost, I was here

I was three fingers in

I was the junkyard, and the bumper

For the few feeling left

I was the cold nail, and the ice

On the sheets of the trenched and the soaking wet

Well it’d be the bit and the reins

That broke all the teeth in the mouth

And it’d be the whip, on the foreskin

For the few that had some left

To spare

Some songs we could sing, and never mean it

Some songs leave a ring

And you hate the few who were bold

Some burn up the sleeve

And drive too far to remember

Nathaniel Rateliff I Need Never Get Old

Can we be there

Oh just think of the time

Thought of love so strange

Said you never knew

While I try my best

To cover our eyes

It’s a common way to blame and hide the truth

I know that some will say

It matters but little babe

Ah but come on and mean it to me

I need it so bad

I needed to try

Needed to fall

I needed your love I’m burning away

I need never get old

Taking our time

Ah just standing in the rain

Meaning what you said

Ah and mean it to me

All of these lies

Oh and never again

Come on and say it now say it’s a game

I know that some will say

It matters but little babe

Ah but come on and mean it to me

I need it so bad

Ah mean it to me

I need it so bad

I needed to try

Needed to fall

I needed your love I’m burning away

I need never get old

I said I needed to try

Needed to fall

I needed your love I’m burning away

I need never get old

I said I needed to try

Needed to fall now baby

I needed your love I’m burning away

I need never get old

I need never get old

I need never get old

I need never get old

I need never get old

Nathaniel Rateliff Falling Faster Than You Can Run

I’m on the run

Aimming too low

Breaking away

On the feet of you all

And catchin the stone

With a side of my head

Hold me back

Walking it home

I’m taking the tracks

So leave me alone

You can see me fall

Faster than

You can run

Take it away

If you’re feeling it’s wrong

Kicking it back

Watch it dissolve

Tug on the line

Chained to the wall

I heard you call

We’re not gonna make it at

Running

Will do you no good

I’m gonna fall

I probably should

Well catch me

You never could

I planned out the distance

From where you stood

When I hit the ground

Gonna laugh out loud

Gonna lay there a while

And stare at the clouds

Baby it looks bad

Or maybe from the angle I’m at

Well I tear off my shirt

And wrap it around

Your wound

Nathaniel Rateliff Baby I Lost My Way (But I’m Going Home)

Now the weight I know and the weight I’ve seen

You look tired and worn you were almost beat

Now the weight I found

Baby I lost my way but I’m going home

I’ve been stumbling down the mountain

I’ve been stumbling by the sea

I’ve been stumbling in the dust

I can’t taste it on my teeth

But the weight I know

Baby I lost my way but I’m going home

Been pushing through a crowd on an empty street

Everything that you worked for but still can’t see

Baby take it from someone who knows, I’m trying hard just to get back home

Only thing honey that I need is your arms around me

Now the love I found how it weighs on me

Are you tired and worn or maybe I can’t see

Baby don’t let go

Baby I lost my way but I’m going home

Nathaniel Rateliff Howling At Nothing

Some are waving it around

Someone carried me home

One was never noticed sleeping on the floor

But I know we were there

Some were playing around

Some were dipping so low

It never seemed to matter as the night slipped away

Cause there was soul in the air

We were howling at the moon

We were shaking our hips

Danced until we flat out falling into bed

But I won’t let you go

So let me in or let me down

Let me lay here so slow

Baby just keep holding got to move our feet

Cause you know it ain’t end

Step it in or step it out

Cut it all in and run

Kept on ’til it mattered baby I don’t even see

But I know we were there

We were howling at the moon

We were shaking our hips

Danced until we flat out falling into bed

But I won’t let you go

We were howling at the moon

We were shaking our hips

Danced until we flat out falling into bed

And I won’t let you go

Danced until we flat out falling into bed

Said I won’t let you go