Super Recital Hall Madness EP

by Nathaniel Liles

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Hey guys! It's been awhile, and I do not like that, so while you fine young characters wait for my next full release, my friend and collaborator Richard (also known as Cyntrix) and I have put together a little live EP for your ears to listen to, and because I'm actually a prophet sent by The Great Lord Crabman, it's totally free, but if you pay for it, I'll put in a good word with Crabman.

This EP was actually recorded by accident, one day, when we were asked by our Sound Engineering professor to come play in class to practice mixing and mic placement. He told us we had time for one more song three times, so we ended up with the raw files for four songs, three of which are yet-to-be-released. Just consider this a little sneak peek of what Richard and I are working on.

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released March 14, 2014

All songs written by Nathaniel Liles
Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar: Nathaniel Liles
Harmonies and Lead Guitar: Richard Stottman (Cyntrix)

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Nathaniel Liles New Albany, Indiana

I play guitar and ukulele and banjo and piano and melodica and sing songs about space, missing people, walking to Michigan, stealing combs, and being a grown-ass man who's still afraid of the dark. I want to sing to you because I love you, and you know I love you. Just look at me. That's a guy who totally loves you to pieces. ... more

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Track Name: Helmet Song
Today I find myself in silence
In the middle of a barren town
In the middle of an empty car park
Next to a house that's just burned down

In a state of perpetual stillness
While ashen boards bend beneath my feet
I found the motorcycle helmet
Of a man who used to rule these streets

And when he wore it
It shined red in the sun
Yeah when he put it on
Was not afraid of anyone

Today I found a girl in math class
In the middle of a shitty day
Things were awkward and awesome
I wouldn't have it any other way

We watch My Little Pony
We make bad jokes and nap
We make baked goods and music
We take another nap and then we go to class

And when she chills with me
There's no place I'd rather be
Yeah when she's by my side
I'm not afraid of anything

And now I sit a little while in my cluttered room
Thinking "Man, I hope someday I get to go to the moon"
Thinking "Life's a little hard, but it'll be just fine"
Don't need to run away because I just learned how to fly

I really want telekinesis
I really wanna smell the stars
I want a big damn talk show
I want a solid platinum car

But for the sake of gratuity
I'll write my name on a satellite
But as far as my hopes and dreams go,
I just wanna sing tonight
Track Name: Eventually, Maybe Before We All Die
The best days of my life will be the ones I spend with you
When all of this pays off and the fight for peace is through
When police can be trusted and folks can live their lives
When the government's run by more than money, hope, and lies

When the people work to improve as a whole society
And there's more to a business than working for your greed
When there's more to making music than having profitable traits
When there's more to believing than having a little faith

We all wanna change the world

And some day things will turn out the way they're meant to stay
And the bombs will lie dormant, everything will be okay
And the people who fight now will be free at last to sing
Songs of freedom, can't you hear it? Yeah, some day we'll be free

The streets will be flooded with people come to see
The sun rise in a new world that's free from tyranny
And the people will yell out through broken jaws and say
"Yeah, we did it! It was worth it! We're finally free!"

We all wanna change the world
Track Name: Shelbie, Help Me Name This Song
I rode a wave of selfishness
Into the heart of a burning city
And when I said that I was done,
There was nothing left to hear me

I'm not changing because you want me to,
I'm changing because I'm new now
And if that's just another lie,
Then I'm not good enough for you

I could fill a book with things that I regret or I could
Fill a book with things I won't forget about you
I could sing a song about the ways that I've been bad or I could
Sing a song about good times that we had before I left

I rode a long way in a bus
It was my last chance to see you
Then we marched down the street
And the put us on the news

Slept on the floor at Johnny's house
Felt like shit the next day
But I stayed the night just one more time
For that one last chance to see your face

I could fill a book with things that I forget or I could
Fill a book with things I don't regret I did for you
I could sing a song about the ways that I've been had or I could
Sing a song about days that would be bad without you

I thought about the words you wrote
When I was all confused about this
What kind of world will next year bring?
Truly, you will be missed

But it won't be like with Michigan,
I swear I'll write you letters
Because the loneliness will get to us
And we'll both need to feel better

I could fill a book with things that I regret or I could
Fill a book with things I won't forget about you
I could sing a song about the ways that I've been bad or I could
Sing a song about good times that we had before I left
Track Name: Space Stuff (Recital Hall Mix)
When I grow up, I wanna live amongst the stars
I wanna sing my songs to aliens and breathe without a helmet on
I wanna piece of paper that'll stretch across the stars just like a scroll
And write a song to fill it up, one that will never get old

I'll fill my stomach every day with dying stars and comets and
I'll never have a bedtime and everything will glow in the dark
I'll have a cool guitar with shiny finish made of space stuff
I'll have a cool guitar with shiny finish made of space stuff

I'll have a planet all my own where people come when they are
Sick of every other place and just want to be alone
And on my planet, you'll be safe from all the things that fucked you up,
And you'll be safe and you'll be sound and you will always be loved

And when you've had enough of loneliness and need a new friend,
Just ring the bell and we'll send down an application
You'll have a cool new friend with similar interests made of space stuff
You'll have a cool new friend with similar interests made of space stuff

And if the planet self-destructs, bodies evaporating,
I won't go power mad like the universe is my new play thing
I'll have a planet all my own where people come when they are
Sick of every other place and just want to be alone

And on my planet, you'll be safe from all the things that fucked you up,
And you'll be safe and you'll be sound and you will always be loved
I'll have a cool guitar with shiny finish made of space stuff
You'll have a cool new friend with similar interests made of space stuff
When we evaporate, we'll all melt down and turn to space stuff, yeah
When we evaporate, we'll all melt down and turn to space stuff

Turn to space stuff
Turn to space stuff