Undiscovered Country

by The 94s

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1.
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.
2.
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
3.
Long Gone 03:50
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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.
8.
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"
9.
Over You 03:57
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
10.
The Boatman 04:25

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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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