Somerland

by The 94s

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Vocals & Piano by Nicole Cuff
Guitar by James Cuff
Songwriting by James and Nicole Cuff

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released June 28, 2016

Recording & Mixing by Sean Cahalin, Q Division
Mastered by Mike Quinn
Cover Art by Sandy Stowe

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The 94s Boston, Massachusetts

The 94s are an acoustic duo led by the vocals of Nicole Cuff and the songwriting of James Cuff, with memorable songs and poetic, thought-provoking lyrics, and have their two albums, Undiscovered Country and Somerland, and their newest single “Smooth Sailing” available at most digital sellers at the94s.com. Metronome Magazine calls Undiscovered Country, “One of the best duo albums of the year.” ... more

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Track Name: Down Before
Verse 1:
I got demons knocking on my door
Telling me I'm heart-broke, and that I'm poor
Only ask for a little, but they always back for more
Wish things were better, but I know the score

Yes I've had much brighter times
Cash in my pocket, friend by my side
Then I heard that whisper, and it started my slide
Must be those demons, those demons of mine

Chorus:
I've got a one-way ticket down
Won't stop till I'm lying in the ground
Well I've been down before, I've been down before
Down before, I've been down before

Verse 2:
Show me a better place, wherever that may be
Somewhere warm and safe, no thoughts to prey on me
Without a second thought, I'll run, yes I'll flee
I want it now, immediately

Chorus:

Bridge:
Everything that I see
Sits there laughing at me
I want something real
Something that nobody else can steal

Final Chorus:
Well I've been down before, I've been down before
Down before, I've been down before
Track Name: Light Up
Verse 1:
I want to light up your life
I want to light up your life
I'll be your sun in the day
Your moon and stars at night
I want to light up your life

Verse 2:
I want to be where you are
I want to be where you are
Go where you want
I'll never be far
I want to be where you are

Chorus:
Like a light on the shore
I'll guide you home
Never more on your own
Like a candle in the night burning hard and bright
I want to light up your life

Verse 3:
I'll cross the mountain pass with you
I'll cross the mountain pass with you
When the going gets rough, I'll carry you through
I'll cross the mountain pass with you

Chorus:

I want to light up your life
Track Name: Driving Rain
Verse 1:
Well I left home in the driving rain
Looking for someway to kill the pain
Well my baby left me on the morning train
Now I'm walking in the driving rain

Chorus:
Well the sky hangs low as I walk outside
And the cold wind blows that rain in my eyes
Grey clouds are here blocking out the sun
'Cause the sky is dark and the rain comes down now that you're gone

Interlude:

Verse 2:
Well I pawned my shoes for a bottle of booze
I thought that was the bottom, till I met you
Now when the sky turns from blue to black
I'll be in another town not looking back

Chorus:
Track Name: Falling Down
Verse 1:
Now for a time you were mine
Didn't last all that long
Spent more time than I could spare making you think I didn't care
Oh it all went wrong

Chorus 1:
Well I liked you by my side, and I didn't mind the tears you cried
Oh I played around
I was high, you brought me low, left me down here on my own
Oh falling down

Verse 2:
Get away a few, try something new
Drifting further everyday
But no matter what I do, my mind it stays on you
Too many times I lost my way

Chorus 2:
Flying high and flying free but you had different plans for me
Left me here on the ground
Took myself out on a drunk, thinking about just how far I sunk
Oh falling down

Bridge:
Pictures hanging on the wall
Remind me of when I had it all
Pictures hanging on the wall
Remind me of when, when I had it all

FInal Chorus:
Well I liked you by my side, and I didn't mind the tears you cried
Oh I guess you know, I played around
I was high, you brought me low, left me down here on my own
Oh falling down
Oh falling down
Track Name: Goodbye
Verse 1:
Goodbye baby, I won't stand in your way
No more awkward talks begging you to stay
The sun has set on us and that's the way it has to be
Couldn't just fool ourselves indefinitely

Chorus:
So goodbye baby, this is where we part
Goodbye baby, time for a brand new start
Goodbye baby, swear I'm doing fine
Goodbye baby, on down the line

Verse 2:
So goodbye, it won't be us anymore
One ship leaving now, and one on the shore
There's many shades of grey, but only one shade of black
The die is cast now, there's no turning back

Chorus:

Bridge:
Now there are people I'll remember, people I'll forget
And I may forget you someday, but it hasn't happened yet
Now looking back and thinking about all that could have been
And it brings me down when I think that I'm never going to see you again

Chorus:
Track Name: Not Mine
Verse 1:
It's never enough
It's never right
But not for you
You're always best

Chorus:
There's many ways to go
There's many ways to go
You don't understand
It's your loss, not mine
x2

Verse 2:
Don't see it like you
Don't think it's great.
No better than mine
Go change your view

Chorus:

Bridge:

Chorus:
Track Name: Long Way to Go
Verse 1:
The sunrise greets me at the break of day
From the back of my car I watch the twilight fade away
Started off with plenty, my pockets are empty now
Every dollar and penny, I drank away somehow

Made my way out west, there's a boy I had to chase
When I finally found him I found I'd been replaced
Now I spent too much time hanging around
Empty bottles and broken hearts, lonely streets and empty towns

Chorus:
Making my way back I got a long long way to go
Just get me on my feet and point me down the road
How'd I ever get so lost oh baby I don't know
I got a long long long way to go

Verse 2:
Guess I did it to myself should have stayed where I belong
But I couldn't be that far from you, guess I was wrong
But one word from you would have stopped me in my tracks
'Cause my home is in New York, it's time to go back

Chorus:

Bridge:
Making my way back, making my way back, making my way back home
x2

Final Chorus:
Making my way back I got a long long way to go
I've been way out west I've been to Mexico
Like an orphan child too far away from home
I got a long long long way to go
Track Name: Mean Old Man
Chorus:
Mean old man, mean old man, and I know why
Mean old man, mean old man, and I know why
'Cause your heart and soul are hollow
Why don't you lay down and die?

Verse 1:
You love to say mean rotten things
You love to say mean rotten things
And you don't care about the pain that it brings

Chorus:

Verse 2:
You walk in staring your creepy stare
You walk in staring your creepy stare
We just want to escape your creepy lair

Chorus:

Interlude:

Final Chorus:
Mean old man, mean old man please go away
Mean old man, mean old man please go away
Oh what more do I have to say?
Just go away

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