Songs from the Shade

by Nate Hale

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05:57
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05:20
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03:32
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released September 1, 2008

Acoustic Guitar and Lead vocals: Nate Hale
Percussion: Andy Hubright
Background Vocal and Guitar: Dusty Alexander
Producer and Engineer: Paul Merritt

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Nate Hale Nashville

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, singer/songwriter Nate Hale makes music that is prophetic and painfully truthful, with a melodic, easygoing flow. Nate writes about real life issues: love, war, politics, and religion. Buy the music, come to the shows, clap your hands, and pray that the vision in his music will spread; that swords will be beaten into plows and that jubilee will become reality. ... more

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Track Name: Say Say
F/Am/G
Vs1: Well, you go hide and i'll go seek
and i'll give you to the count of three
then i'll come runnin'
fast as i can
I'll get you with a touch of my hand

And as we go spinning
round and around
we can hear the echoing sounds
of all our friends
clapping their hands singing...

F/C/G
C: Say, say little playmate
Come out and play with me
come climb my apple tree
and with the birds we'll sing
slide down my rainbow
right in through heave's door
and we'll be jolly friends forever more

Vs2: So, please check yes
don't you check no
cause that's the only love that I've ever known
kiss me on the check, hold my hand
I can be your little boyfriend

And we can go swinging
side by side
watch our feet as they're touching the sky
then we can let lose, land in the sand
while all the little girls keep clapping their hands singing...

Chorus
Chorus to Em/F/C/G

Ending: And all the kids sing
you and me go up in a tree
K-i-s-s-i-n-g
and first comes love
then comes marriage
then here we come with a baby carriage
but i don't care
let those dumb kids sing
cause that don't sound too bad to me
Track Name: Jericho
True loves truly do
if love brings kindness then I've been lovin’ you.
seems like I’ve known you forever
though our days have been few
But they'll keep going forever
if we keep following through

I'll go walking seven times
I'll go seven times around
then I will scream and shout
until the walls come tumblin’ down

why don't you come and speak to me the way we used to do
help me understand your mind and what's going through it
I opened my doors so you could see deep inside
but you keep guardin’ your gate like you have something to hide

I'll go walking seven times
I'll go seven times around
then I will scream and shout
until the walls come tumblin’ down

Don't be sayin’ that the pieces don't fit
what do you call the last four months now
I’m not a mark on your record that's for sure
No, I’ve been respectable, I’ve been respectable
what's with the sudden change of mind
Am I not good enough
did your mother like me too much
or was it just not the right time

I'll go walking seven times
though I know your walls are high
I'll go seven times around
then I will scream and shout
until the walls come tumblin’ down
Track Name: There Isn't a Reason
Vs1
There isn't a reason
to treat yourself that way
Try to give yourself a reason
But there isn’t a reason
Do you remember
The promises we made
Try to keep this space a holy place
But now it’s so hard to think
Of how far away we come
Broken promises
Lips sealed silences
Passive responses
Have had quite the opposite effect

Chorus
And I know all the so called “good guys”
took you to the same place
Just at a slower pace
But you still felt the same shame
So you hit the bars and started giving away
Pieces of your heart
And if all the paths seem the lead to the same place
Shame is lighter with a no name
Might as well skip the in between
So you gave it away

Vs2
Ask yourself the question
When did the check list change
And when did the qualities reduce to only skin deep
And since when
Could you give so much away
Without him even knowing
Even knowing your last name
And I will not be your judge
No, I will not be your judge
No, I’m just saying
Is this the best way
And I know you can get away with being crazy today
But what about when you’re 40
And you can blame it all on a craze
On a college age phase
But graduation day isn’t very far away
You know this isn’t a game
You gotta grow up some day

Chorus
Chorus2
And this is my confession as the so called “good guy”
Yeah, I apologize for treating you that way
Because if you were my daughter
You’d be breakin my heart
And when I think about it that way
I can’t explain it away
And I accept the fault
On my part

Ending
There isn't a reason
to let me treat you that way
Try to give yourself a reason
But there isn’t a reason
There isn't a reason
to treat yourself that way
Try to give yourself a reason
But there isn’t a reason
Track Name: The Tree
Visions and dreams
I have seen
While walking roads of sun and shadow

Echoes of babes
Float on the breeze
Something in the wind it calls to me

Whispering
Mysteries
With every step come close

I find their place
In sacred space
The children's song it beckons me

Not everyday
Is the song they sing
For me their song holds prophecy

And the children sang

Give them the tree
Give them the water
Give them the bread so they will know

And if they won't accept the water
Give them the seeds so they will grow.

Again they sing their song to me
Something in their eyes it pierces me
Telling me that my destiny
Lies in their few sweet words
Track Name: Ho-hum
Ho-hum, ho-hum, and oh well

Now got don't get me wrong
life is great and everything
but there are just those days

When you get stuck in a rut
and everything feels the same
you do it over and over

Whatever it is
it's the feeling that ya get
when you're walkin’ through a cold rain

And you say ho-hum, ho-hum, and oh well

Since when did everyone
trade in their native tongue
for this demotic monotone

This week is getting kinda dull
Yeah, it's fading into gray
I need this pace to change

I just wanna sleep, wanna sleep this day away, wake me up when it's over
I just wanna sleep, wanna sleep this day away, wake me up when it's over

Ho-hum, ho-hum, and oh well…
Track Name: The Taco Song
F Dm
If you asked me to paint the perfect day
A# C
it wouldn't take much just some simple things
F Dm
cause it doesn't take a lot to satisfy me
C A# F
just some sun, some friends, and some fine cuisine
F Dm C A# F
so if you are asking me, this is what i'd have to say

C A# (let ring)

F Dm A# F
i'd ask for one taco with rice and chicken please
F Dm A# F
cilantro, tomatoes, all three, and sour cream
F Dm A# F
just give me one taco with chips and queso
A# A#m
and a sunny day

with all of my friends, some love, and some hope
give me an inside joke that makes everyone roll
and a ruby red sunset set off in in the west
we can stare at
as we laugh the day away.

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