Freshman

by Darth Nater

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Chatterbox (free) 03:49
Remember when we were the best? Well I don’t, well I don’t, no Remember when you bought a bulletproof vest? Well you know, hit-men only aim for the chest But I jest, I just wanna help you Never cleaning up your carpets Never leaving your apartment Remember when we were kids? And I was younger than I seemed Because of my anxieties Why don’t you talk more? You’re being too loud they said sardonically I grow weary of your comedy Why don’t you talk more? You’re being too loud they say sardonically I grow weary of your company
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Flashlights 03:33
Casper, don’t cast away my coming soon Arriving in July, I’ll march for springtime Recall me into the red sky Beset the setting sun, west-wise Best to run, goodbye flashlight Darling, don’t be so rash you’ll see me someday So be patient, wait and turn to gray You don’t know what it’s like to be lonesome all your life Recall me into the red sky Beset the setting sun, west-wise Best to run, goodbye flashlight It’s my bite, my sting You’re just resting It’s my life, my weeds Don’t tell me how to be Don’t tell me how to be Relieve me into the sun-soaked sky Don’t go running through my fields, looking for mines My mind is on you all the time Recall me into the red sky Beset the setting sun, west-wise Best to run, goodbye flashlight It’s my bite, my sting You’re just resting It’s my life, my weeds Don’t tell me how to be Don’t tell me how to be
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My will is tired And my thrills are tied tight, tight, tight, tight Tonight, I fare well My vines are waning And my sides are drawn Hand me all that you regret You've caught me yellow handed To call me home, to call me Well my will is elder And my might retires Please guide me home, I’m so tired Please steer me home, I’m so tired I’m so tired Well my mind has withered Once filled, now runs dry, dry, dry, dry And I, I consign My time is ticking And my hands are clocked Tell me all that we forget I've caught you golden handed To take me home, to take me Well my will is elder And my might retires Please guide me home, I’m so tired Please steer me home, I’m so tired I’m so tired
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The way is dark without the stars The city lights are fading out The western sun will sigh and in the east the Easterlings reply Hello there love, how do you feel? I just can’t tell if you’re for real My days are brighter, trees grow taller Hearts not so contrite The colors of the world now shine and in the east the sun will rise And western lights will fall a dim I’ll sit and watch with you my dear Oh damn, we'll have a real good time and in the north the stars reply Hello there love, I love you so Under the moon, you'll start to glow (Days are brighter, I’m a fighter Take this fire and light up the night sky) This city always regarded me With a lack of conscious authority This is where I grew up But it’s sure as hell not where I’m from Where you are Is where I’m going Where the sun meets the stars That’s where I’m going The planets wait for day to pass The city streets all shine like glass I cannot wait for summer nights We'll stare into the velvet skies The stars like candles, moon is waxing My love never waning Take your time and walk on slowly Pave the way, tomorrow morning Where you are That’s where I’m going Where the sun meets the sky That’s where I’m going Where you are That’s where I’m going Where the sun meets the stars That’s where I’m going
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Come on, girl, don’t make me wait to meet again You said we’d meet again You said you’d be here when I was When I was greater and worse You gave me more than I deserved Now I’m just begging for you to reconvene with me (Woah) You said that I’d be sorry, well now I am You said that I’d be hollowed, well now I am You said that I’d be harrowed, well here I am I’ve become cynically, bitterly cold Warm me up, thaw my icy core Eighteen winters worth of snow have froze this soul All your best memories must be retained from earlier days Well blood still flows through my veins but like a river the waters change I’ve no more time for games, I’m supposed to act older now Wise and learned, it’s awfully horrid Oh, tell me it’s vile when they see you smile I’ve become hopelessly, verily cold Warm me up, thaw my icy core Eighteen winters worth of snow have froze this soul I’ve become cynically, bitterly cold Warm me up, thaw my icy core Eighteen winters worth of snow have froze this soul
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191 03:35
Softly sweltering under fluorescent lights Like kites stuck in a cheerless charmless sky I hate this room, I’d fight it if I could Good God, these lyrics are shitty Bad God, my mind is so dirty How can I be inspired when I’m burning under the fire of higher learning? (And I am yearning!) Why can’t I just retire? Does my skin eclipse my age? Are my eyes glazed? 191 is my number 191 is my sign It’s what it’ll say on my doorway, say on my nameplate, say on my hearse Oh, it’s worse than I made it seem I’m in a dream Ill sing so you can feel at home Ill grind these tendons to the bone How can I be inspired when I’m burning under the fire of higher learning? (And I am yearning!) Why can’t I just retire? Does my skin eclipse my age? Are my eyes glazed? 191 is my number 191 is my sign It’s what it’ll say on my doorway, say on my nameplate, say on my breast Oh, I’m less than I make believe But you’re all just like me I’ll sing so you don’t feel alone I’ll grind these tendons to the bone
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Prophecies 08:38
Last night, I was dreaming Last night, I had dreamt that my head hit the ground That my head hit the ground And I know I’m gonna die, I don’t need to hear it And I know I’m gonna die, I just didn’t wanna know when Last night I was fortunate to pierce my own fortune They said that my head hits the ground That my head hits the ground Last night I was so fortunate That I pierced the hide of my own damn fortune It said my head hits the ground That my head hits the ground And I know I’m gonna die, I don’t need to hear it And I know I’m gonna die, I just didn’t wanna know when (1, 2, 3, 4) And I saw my mother cry, saw my father cry over me Over me, over me Saw my mother cry, saw my father cry over me Over me And I said no, and I said no, and I said no And I screamed no Saw my mother cry, saw my father cry In my sleep I see them crying as I’m dying in the months before the snow And I say no, and I say no And I said no, and I screamed no Do you know what it’s like to go to sleep every night and see your name carved in stone? I bet you don't Or printed in ink in the morning news? Too bad everyone lives in computers It’s futile, I know; but I’m too damn connected I’d give it a rest but this respite is pressing me Blessing me, kissing me, sending me messages Converging in autumn to give life some context Compounding like interest, the gift of ill-knowledge Demolishing illness with death as my hostage It’s me don’t you see I’m humanity’s life vest Abolishing sadness and curing the calloused I’m lighting the blackness of kids on their last legs The breadth of my goodness knows not of restriction My diction seems strict but I swear I’m kind hearted A hearth that burns fear and leaves nothing but art Is this real, is this real? I don’t feel that I’m here But I hear I’ve been robbed of my massive appeal Flaunt your gaunt jawline as I call you highness Well minus the temper, your sick soul is mine I’m a regular secular prince of all Canaan There’s no gods or goddesses I’m the most modest So honest, it pains me to take on this title But I promise to reign till my comet is fatal It’s natal and free Oh, the rarest of charity Your hero is here and his first name is me Most nights I have visions of an oiled and painted demise And my head hits the ground Yeah, my head hits the ground Most nights I have visions of an oiled and painted demise And my head hits the ground Yeah, my head hits the ground (In the...)
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(In the) Fall of 29’ I’m going down My sneakers are torn and so full of leaves Don’t follow me And while my comet’s got time yet I’ll become a comic kid Leading the world ahead With my upcoming memories I’ve got no enemies now I’m the cross inside the crowd Fall of 29’ I’m going down My needles are brown and falling off my boughs Invisible, as a god should be Don’t you dare worship me Hey there girl isn’t he the one that saved your baby boy Oh no, I’ve been found out It’s not what I wanted I’m the man with the India rubber head Come to kiss the grave I’m standing in? Please don’t applaud It’s just my job I’ve been employed to be your god Please don’t pursue, it’s just no use Nothing feels as good as having nothing to lose I’ll rescue you from harm, just call me Jehovah one time I’ll save you all from hell, just call my name when you’re scared I’m lusting for you to know that your soul rests with me in my arms The church is burning down Dowse the house in the holy water that spews from my mouth (I am the sun I’m what you’re orbiting around Get on the ground, get on the ground I’m the alpha, I’m the omega It starts with me and it ends with me) I’m not the one you should be orbiting around Get off the ground, get off the ground I’m not the alpha, not the omega But neither are you, neither are you

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released December 12, 2014

All music written and produced by Nathan Noworyta.

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Darth Nater Buffalo, New York

Funny songs. Sad songs. Funny, sad songs.

Darth Nater is the solo project of Buffalo-based musician Nate Noworyta.

Lyrically dense story-songs filled with detailed imagery and characters. Musically rooted in folk and indie rock.
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