Nate Currin

2 albums

With over 400,000 miles and 600 shows logged the last 10 years, Nate Currin is a troubadour in every sense of the word. Originally from Georgia, Nate has enough of the south in his voice and writing that it shines through, but not without the influence of various experiences and places that only come from living the life of a rambling man. Having traveled to over 20 countries, performed with notable acts like Blues Traveler, Butch Walker, Jars of Clay and Neon Trees, and been featured on MTV he retains his enigmatic drive to fly under the radar from time to time.
Currin is chasing after the genuine human connection, one fan and one song at a time. After being nominated for an Independent Music Award and 4 International Music Awards for his third studio album You and I are Ghosts in 2014 which made it as high as #16 on the iTunes charts, Nate took home 3 of those Music Awards, includ- ing Songwriter of the Year. Most recently Nate was nominated for a Georgia Music Award for Americana Artist of the Year.

Music

13 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
Heart On The Run Ashes & Earth
03:25

Lyrics:

I left home at seventeen To find my way in the world and who I was meant to be But somehow all these places took the better part of me Until I met you I had given my best years Held your broken heart through my blood and tears The lies that we all tell ourselves haunt us through our fears Of the truth But if the world should end tonight I would want you by my side Just for one more chance to take All of this heartbreak And wrong I’ve done From this heart on the run I got tired of the West I got tired of only giving second best Trying to find a way to get the world up off my chest Without you But if the world should end tonight I would want you by my side Just for one more chance to take All of this heartbreak And wrong I’ve done From this heart on the run And through these years of dust And hurt and brokenness and miles There is only one thing that I’ve found that last It’s that look in your eyes
1
Heart On The Run (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:27
2
03:03

Lyrics:

I was born in the mountains On the banks of the River James Where my father always taught me Who I am is more than a name So I write another love song Cause I feel these words in my head I was raised in the Bible Fear of God on my brow But I grew up hating others Til I met Jesus in a Georgia town So I write another love song Cause I feel these words in my mouth And I write another love song Til I feel the walls coming down Stood point-black with the Devil On the shores of the Great Salt Lake He said the gates of hell are coming To give me back more than I could take
1
Another Love Song (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:08
3
Ballad Of A Horse Thief The Maddman And The Poet
04:28

Lyrics:

Met a man on the run He did me wrong Stole my prized horse Took two for a song I swore that'd I’d find That I'd never forget For what is a man If not his word Or his regret So I traveled all night Up the Rio Grande Through the desert I road With my face to the sand Was holed up in a town He was down by the shore Drinking whiskey As drunk as could be With the thieves and the whores I’m gonna put my hands on to you now I’m gonna have my vengeance somehow In this life or the next Shoulda shot em both dead Cause my heart’s depraved Though this was my time To be changing my ways Though my heart’s cold and black Yeah and empty as night Thank God for the day I’d changed my ways And come to the light So I lowered my gun And extended my hand It's not my place to judge For I’m just a man I'll go my way And you can both live For what is a man If he won't change a plan Forget and forgive
1
Ballad Of A Horse Thief (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:30

Lyrics:

Lightning flash across the sky The white lines blur and burn my eyes The city sleeps alone tonight Silent curse of lullabies Your black hair hangs across your face You touch my hand to make your case Tell me you’ll be back some day My mind’s a million miles away And I’m lost With you gone I drive this highway just to be alone And these days That we plan It’s the little things you’ll never understand In Birmingham Sunrise on the boulevard I drag your bags across the yard You tell me that your past is scarred I say the future isn’t far And I’m lost With you gone I drive these highways just to be alone And these days That we plan It’s the deeper things it takes to be a man In Birmingham I’m lost, you’re gone so far from home Tell me who you wanna be I’ll play this part, to hold your heart If only you’ll come back to me… We’ll see Drive on back to Tennessee To live your life and forget me I swim this ocean out to see The shell of who I used to be
1
Birmingham (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:54

Lyrics:

We climbed the mountain searching for some gold But what if treasure’s nothing but a ghost To trade my soul to taste To hoard up stockpiles of sparkling waste So I left my home and slowly started west With a heavy heart and your name carved in my chest But you can’t outrun your fate Or the bullet that’s meant to twist into your brain But don't you want to break free Like the mute who’s finally able to sing And for all the mystery... The grey king Is me So I fashioned crowns of clay upon my head And sang your hallelujahs from my bed But my journey through the past Was paved with clanging cymbals and broken glass And don't you want to break free Like the blind who’s finally able to see For all the mystery... The grey king Is me
1
Grey King (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:45
6
02:54

Lyrics:

I met a girl on the Mississippi Hair like a raven and voice like rain Was heading out to California Heading west on the midnight train I was getting out of Georgia To the coast to find the sea No more heat or endless summers No more sweet Magnolia trees Passed her up in Louisiana Pack of Lucky’s and a southern smile Ballroom dress white as cotton Drawl as deep as a country mile So bring her back to me So I can say her name I’ll take her way down South On that midnight train We went west to Oklahoma With my six string on my back Sang of the girl from Louisiana Sang of the day that I’d go back All the way across the desert Sing the song bout the days of old Of the girl from the river delta Of that girl who saved my soul So bring her back to me So I can say her name I’ll take her way down South On that midnight train I met a girl on the Mississippi Hair like a raven and voice like rain
1
Midnight Train (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:57
7
05:03

Lyrics:

Is the road to heaven paved with hell I speak with tongues of an angels in a cheap motel Got a hopeless heart from a reckless climb Ain’t got it all together, but I’ll be alright Am I a sinner, or am I a saint Cause I feel like a misfit on my better days Was a ghost when I was younger but it’s in my past I've got it all together; will it ever last? And so I leave, free to go I got a ramblin heart and a God that I don’t know I feel alone But this wanderer’s coming home Am I the bullet, or am I the gun Lived my life as a chaser Now I’m on the run From the earthly things that eat my soul The crucifix and the rock n roll Am I the fire or am I the smoke Cause I talk with the devil and the Holy Ghost But I cross my fingers behind my back Hope my God will take up the slack So I leave, free to go Got a ramblin heart and a family I don’t know I feel alone But this wanderer’s coming home Am I the train or am I the track Got myself out of Sodom and I won’t look back Am I to blame; is it my fault? If we look back we’ll turn to salt Am I a sinner, or am I a saint Am I the shelter or am I the rain Been so afraid to show my face To climb the mountain, to fall from grace But I leave, free to go Got a ramblin heart and a God I wanna know I feel alone But this wanderer’s coming home
1
Sinner Or Saint (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:10
8
We All Need To Love Sometimes The Maddman And The Poet
03:41

Lyrics:

I’ve never been to China I’ve never climbed the Alps But I could use another story To talk about And I’ve never swam the ocean All the way to France But I met a blonde in Paris And asked her to dance I wanna see the world One place at a time Find an old fashioned girl Take her home and make her mine And I wanna smile at strangers Cause trust is hard to find And we all need to love sometimes I’ve never walked the church aisle To smile and say I do Though I always thought I’d marry And have a kid or two And through the years I’ve traveled over a million miles Shared some laughter, a couple of heartbreaks and some smiles Spent time in California and a little on the Upper East Side And still I try… To find that smile And I wanna see the world One face at a time Find an old fashioned girl Take her home to meet my mom And I wanna give forgiveness Cause true love is hard to find And we all need that love sometimes
1
We All Need To Love Sometimes (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:43
9
A Maddman And A Poet The Maddman And The Poet
More: Lyrics
04:53

Lyrics:

We climbed the walls, we walked the trails Up the mountain path we sailed Past the storybook beauty the pages hardly tell. You cried at thoughts of being alone I whispered this is not our home We'll make a life over rocks and stars and the world to come So run away with me, my love Choose who you want to be, the world is not enough. Come pick me up, come pick me up I’m falling through these glimpses of your heart Come tear me down, come take me down I’m a madman when I reach among the stars But I’m a poet when I hold on to your heart So this is how the story goes Wake up mad or breathing prose And continue walking through these pages of our time But I’ll come back another day The house had crumbled, and it’s too late To kneel and feel and longingly look with sadness say Oh, the world is not enough. Tear me down, tear me down again To shape me into lines and the cracks drawn in your hands Cause I’m a madman when I reach among the stars But I’m a poet when I hold on to your heart
10
03:45

Lyrics:

Sittin in the corner of the local bar Where the words hangs over the door Says I wanna be something, I wanna be queen I wanna feel like I’ve been here before She listens to the band play the same old song The one that the locals always sing along She wants it’s real She just wants something to believe in I wish I had the will to survive The same way I wanted you A memory, a nightlight, a knife To cut out my darkness with truth But I wanna be flawless It’s just the word in the back of my head In the City of Angels Where we’ll never be lonely again They’re flying the flag on the fourth of July Got a fire burning up on the hill With train stops and graveyards taking up space They’re full but they’ll never be filled She stops at the gravestone to say a prayer Knows it’s her innocence that she’s buried there And forgets that it’s real She wants something to believe in But I wanna be flawless It’s just the word in the back of my head In the City of Angels Where we’ll never be lonely again We wanna be big stars We wanna have something to say In the City of Angels In Hollywood USA And all those nights at the Hollywood Sign
1
City Of Angels (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:50
11
Let Grace Fall Down On Me The Maddman And The Poet
More: Lyrics
04:20

Lyrics:

God forgive me for all of my words The words that I’ve uttered in doubt Or the people I’ve cursed God forgive me for all of my pride I wear my conceit like a robe But I’ve nothing to hide There’s a way that seems right to a man But the end is death Give grace to this debtor And give until there’s nothing left God forgive me for drinking to shame If overindulgence is wrong Then we’re all to blame God forgive me for always wanting more And all the greed in my heart that has blinded My eye for the poor But let grace fall down on me Let grace fall down on me From you God forgive me for turning my eyes From the weak and the broken From the suffering, lost and despised God forgive me for I am to blame By keeping from those ones in need I’m cursing your name
12
More: Lyrics
04:22

Lyrics:

Give me one last fleeting glance Give me one last night alone She said the years had not been kind They had turned her into stone So give me one last beating heart Is there hope still in these veins? She said that ticking is the clock As it ticks her life away But she reminds me to smile And she reminds me to trust She reminds me to sing With these lungs that had turned to rust She reminds me to love Though my bitter heart had strayed She reminds me there’ll be better days So give me one last little dance I’ll spin you in circles in my head Cause we got nothing left to prove But we’ve got a little bit left to give She reminds me to cry Reminds me to see Through these weary, broken eyes We all need to give more sympathy
13
03:35

Lyrics:

I bought a ticket out to the Sea To feel the waves come and crash over me To feel each grain of sand in my feet Like a lover in her lover’s arms So sit and watch the stars up above Each flickering smile reminds me of love Like sailing through an endless, dark fog Like a free man learning to sing But I’m just a man lost in his plea You’ll be fine without me I’m like a ship, headstrong and free But without you, I’m a ship with no sea Without you, I’m a ship with no sea So I carved a map in the back of my hand To see if I could bleed like other men I watched the lines flow crimson and red Like a river out to the sea
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Ship With No Sea (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:40