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Backroads EP

by Us & Them

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released December 22, 2014

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Us & Them Nashville, Tennessee

Formed in Nashville TN, Us & Them write and play original rock music with power and grace. The members came to Nashville from distant homes, bringing along their myriad of musical influences. Us & Them compose with precision and play with passion. Whether you're sifting through the narrative lyrics of Interstates or losing your hearing at a live show, Us & Them are happy you're along for the ride. ... more

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Track Name: Up, Up, Away (Acoustic)
Take a breath: begin the day
Everyone starts just the same way
Locked in a room without escape
Standing still and counting the days

Through with thinking
I'm looking for life somewhere [where?]
It won't show itself!
Is there someone who would
Give it away and then take it all back again?

Treading through the messes you've built within your solitude
On a plane without a place, going nowhere but today

Someday someone will free me from the curse of comatose
The moments I'm over I'll roam like a ghost
I'll hover above all the walls built to burden:
They'll stay still below as I just let go

These people all pray to go up, up away!
They'll sit on their savior to save them someday:
Hallelujah, hooray! Now it's up, up away!
If I save myself, do I deserve to stay?
Track Name: Chlorine (Acoustic)
Too good to be: too good for me?
My heart skips a beat beneath your feat
Chlorine, you're in my dreams

I'm standing still, still passing time,
forsaking words for cross-room
contact with her eyes,
and watching someone smarter make her smile

I'm addressing you to undress the truth
It's outlined in rhyme, hidden in plain sight
Chlorine, catastrophe

You stole my heart, but I don't want it back
It's your until the start of the second act

Nicotine and silver screens be damned
The starving artist draws the winning hand:
Out it writes every little thing that I did wrong
The list goes on and on like your favorite song
Track Name: Christmas Time Is Here
Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all
That children call
Their favorite time of year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times
And ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
Families growing near
Oh that we could always see
Such spirit through the year