Undiscovered Country

by The 94s

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released October 30, 2017

Vocals: Nicole Cuff & Julie Scott
Songwriting: James & Nicole Cuff
Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Electric Bass: James Cuff
Piano: Nicole Cuff
Drums, Tracking & Mixing Engineer: Sean Cahalin, Q Division
Mastering: Mike Quinn
Cover Art: 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: Born on the Run
Well I was born in a place you'll never be,
'Bout as far as you can get from either shining sea.
Well I left my home, and I left my family,
When the ground turned to dust right below my feet.

And I was born with one foot out the door
Never to know home anymore.

I've been everywhere that a man could ever go.
Seen sun-baked deserts and 20-foot drifts of snow.
Drank wine in Queens, and beer in Mexico,
Been to the northern plains and the mines of Colorado.

And I was born with one foot out the door
Never to know home anymore.

And I was born on the run,
Yes I was born on the run.
Don't all these towns look the same?
As you watch them fly by from a passing train.

If I stayed a week that's a week I stayed too long.
No time to settle in 'fore I move right on.
Got to town at sunset, I'm leaving with the dawn.
By the time you wake up, I'll be long gone.

And I was born with one foot out the door
Never to know home anymore.

And I was born on the run,
Yes I was born on the run.
Don't all these towns look the same?
As you watch them fly by from a passing train.

Born on the run,
Yes I was born on the run.
Don't all these towns look the same?
As you watch them fly by from a passing train.
Track Name: Outside of Your Head
You hear the storm on the horizon
Staring strangely at the floor
As the darkness starts to brighten
Back to where you went before

I see the sky splitting
I feel the ground shifting
I watch the tide lifting

Everything upon the shore
Everything upon the shore
Everything upon the shore

The storm is overhead now
Beads of sweat, they start to form
Just lying in your bed now
Nothing's cold and nothing's warm

I feel your chest is hollow
No time to weep and wallow
Just take my hand and follow

Back to where you went before
Back to where you went before
Back to where you went before

You're outside of your head
You're outside of your head
You're outside of your head

Here they come now they have found you
Do you trust what you hear?
Only shadows that surround you
Feel that whisper in your ear

Now the walls are shaking
Now your mind is breaking
Here they come now take you

Back to where you went before
Back to where you went before
Back to where you went before

You're outside of your head
You're outside of your head
You're outside of your head

Try to fight it all you can
But you're back here once again
Now and forever more

Back to where you went before
Back to where you went before
Back to where you went before

You're outside of your head
You're outside of your head
You're outside of your head
Track Name: Long Gone
I'm by myself, but I'm not free
Ain't seeing you but you haunt my dreams
Thinking about all that could be
If I just had you here with me

Guess it's time that I'm moving on
You're long gone
Guess it's time that I'm moving on
You're long gone

Wasting time, thinking too much
On how to win you back and such
But love melts like a warm ice cream
And our ties are severed clean

Guess it's time that I'm moving on
You're long gone
Guess it's time that I'm moving on
You're long gone

Oh I'm long, long gone
Oh I'm long, long gone
Oh I'm long, oh I'm long gone

Oh I'm long, long gone
Oh I'm long, long gone
Oh I'm long, oh I'm long gone
Track Name: Wolves at the Door
Now evening time is when you may find
Those memories closing in
And a thought or two sneaks up on you
Makes you think back on where you've been

Distant wars on distant shores
And one too many tombstones
So you made the run from where you're from
Looking for hearth and home

Well there might come a day when finally you'll say
There's no more wolves at the door
And the foreign land in which you stand
Don't seem foreign no more

A smell in air makes you think you were there
Back before it all went to hell
Thinking of friends who all met their ends
You can see it clear as a bell

The miles you traveled through countries unraveled
While plans tore apart at the seams
Rolling with punches that fall in bunches
Carving a life from a dream

Well there might come a day when finally you'll say
There's no more wolves at the door
And the foreign land in which you stand
Don't seem foreign no more

Goodbye to fighting the starving the dying
The streets of rubble and stone
Hello second chance, will you take my hand?
As we plunge into the unknown

Well there might come a day when finally you'll say
There's no more wolves at the door
And the foreign land in which you stand
Don't seem foreign no more
Don't seem foreign no more
Track Name: Pouring Out My Soul
You and me had something so divine
Your feelings changed on the drop of a dime
Oh no, where did I go wrong?

Trouble coming on down the line
It would have worked if you had found the time
Oh no, should have known all along

Without you, I'm feeling so low
By myself, I'm losing control
And the world, it can be so cold

Pouring out my soul
I want to bring you back into the fold
I thought our love was taking hold
Oh no, pouring out my soul

Wish you hadn't up and gone
Wish I wasn't on my own
Guess now I'll be moving on without you
Without you

Trying to break free from your sway
I'll move on one of these days
Oh no, pouring out my soul

You're outside, sure sounds fun
I'm inside with my reruns
Oh no, pouring out my soul

Without you, I'm feeling so low
By myself, I'm losing control
And the world, it can be so cold

Pouring out my soul
I want to bring you back into the fold
I thought our love was taking hold
Oh no, pouring out my soul

Wish you hadn't up and gone
Wish I wasn't on my own
Guess now I'll be moving on without you
Without you

I need you like a farm needs rain
Am I ever going to be the same?
Even if you were the one to blame
I wish things could have stayed the same
Oh no, pouring out my soul
Track Name: Dead Broke Betty
Hit rock bottom but been falling ever since
Living off coffee and mints
Sold my plasma twice in a week
Now I'm too weak to speak

Asked for a loan, banker laughed in my face
Take any job that pays
Holes in my pockets, holes in my shoes
And nothing left for me to lose

Dead broke, all my checks they do is bounce
Dead broke, they're foreclosing on my house
It's no joke, I'm dead broke
All my plans up in smoke
Dead broke, dreamed of money-growing trees then I awoke
I'm dead broke

Asked my ex, could I have a loan
He said no, now get out of my home
Guess it's time for me to skip town
Before my landlord tracks me down

Dead broke, all my checks they do is bounce
Dead broke, they're foreclosing on my house
It's no joke, I'm dead broke
All my plans up in smoke
Dead broke, dreamed of money-growing trees then I awoke
I'm dead broke

Dead broke, and my job has been misplaced
Dead broke, and my money's been erased
With a stroke, I'm dead broke
All my plans up in smoke
Dead broke, if I said that I was flush then I misspoke
I'm dead broke
Dead broke
Oh dead broke
Dead broke
Oh dead broke
Track Name: In the Morning I'll Be Gone
If you're desperate to find me, let me tell you where to go.
To a southern border town, just north of Mexico.
Time's not on our side. I'm leaving with the dawn.
So say your peace my darling, 'cause in the morning I'll be gone.

I fought the law, lost in a rout,
Now the sand in that hourglass is quickly running out.
They're coming for me soon, I ain't got long.
So say goodbye my darling, 'cause in the morning I'll be gone.

Like a South Station train that's run out of track, the end is in sight,
Soon everything will fade to black.

So goodbye my darling, in the morning I'll be gone.
I made my play for glory, I lost and they won.
So if you're desperate to find me, let me tell you where to go,
Way down south in Texas, six feet below.
Track Name: Me and the Devil
I see the devil and he's smiling at me
I didn't tell him to go, I said,
"Devil, devil, please
Won't you please do this thing for me?
And I know my soul's got to go
Because nothing in this world comes free

Like the last train rolling at the end of the night
This is my last chance
To get this wrong thing right
Please hear what I say
Because every word is true
Tell me what else can I do?
I got nothing left without you

You can have eternity
Just give me one more day
Just that much time with her
I call that a fair trade
Because I can't reach her now
No matter how I pray
If you allow send her here now
Let her know it's all okay

Like the last train rolling at the end of the night
This is my last chance
To get this wrong thing right
Please hear what I say
Because every word is true
Tell me what else can I do?
I got nothing left without you

Never got to say, 'Fare thee well'
Or let her know just how strong I felt
Now I feel so empty from my head to the laces of my shoes

Tell me what else can I do?
I got nothing left without you
Tell me what else can I do?
I got nothing left without you"
Track Name: Over You
I think that three and one gives you two
I'm calling your name at night on the avenue
Don't ask me how I got here, I ain't got a clue
I'm losing my mind over you

I think it's Christmastime on May Twenty-Two
Or that Thanksgiving comes in the middle of June
Can't tell my left from right when I put on my shoe
I'm losing my mind over you

It would crush me to think that your feet were getting cold
You're the one I want in this life to love and to hold
I might be going crazy but I'll see it through
I'm losing my mind over you

So don't put me in no padded cell
Feel better sick than I ever did well
Just want to stay like this
Nothing a doctor can do
I'm losing my mind over you

It would crush me to think that your feet were getting cold
You're the one I want in this life to love and to hold
I might be going crazy but I'll see it through
I'm losing my mind over you
I'm losing my mind over you

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