Down To The Water

by Nate Donnis

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released April 26, 2016

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Nate Donnis is hidden talent emerging. With robust, earthy vocals and songwriting that has gained industry attention via the BBC's series “Skins”, Road Trip Nation, MTV, Time Magazine, Sony, HGTV, Pandora,and radioparadise. He delivers compelling/raw acoustic music expressed in forms of Rock and Folk. ... more

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Track Name: Drawn To You
The heavens poured a heavy dose on you
and its leaking all over my heart
with no umbrella in the rain
no evidence of pain

Situations present themselves
opportunities shine like beacons
you try and act like you don't know

Well I'm drawn to you, there's nothing I can do
I want to swim through your shiny river and be your shelter when the clouds, be your shelter when the clouds, cover the moon

Your words float like angels from your mouth
Their meaning is lost and beauty
They sweep to your eyes and I feel our energy combined

I see far beneath the sediment
That' where your unbridled flurry
send's a pulse into my heart
shines a light a makes a mark


Well I'm drawn to you, there's nothing I can do
I want to swim through your shiny river and be your shelter when the clouds, be your shelter when the clouds, cover the moon
Track Name: Heavy With Love
White cloud in the sky, on this dark November 9
I sing to you from this tiny place and watch you float on by
Without a care in the world, no one turns your path
Your silent when we all are born and silent when we pass

I talked to a girl, whose father was dying
Every word that she spoke were like pieces of iron
once a man who was strong, now was only relying
leaving everyone helpless on the verge of crying

Heavy with love, heavy with love

White cloud in the sky, on this dark November 9
Lay your secret on the wind and whisper to my mind
I could shout in joy, I could shout in helpless pain
but they're only ripples in the air
they hit you just the same

I talked to a girl, pregnant but cautious
In a miserable state, it all made her feel nauseous
but when she spoke of her babe
the heavens surrounded, like the language she spoke
was timeless and bounded

Heavy with love, heavy with love
Track Name: Fisherman
I got my eyes on the road, but I'm tired please come knock on my door
there's a man singing something at the top of his lungs
but it don't phase me any more

Oh the wants, and the needs, oh the wants and the needs
they're built into me and all I got is this plan and my faith that it soon will be.

So give me the strength in this one stretch of time, to forget about my worries that keep stealing my mind and be free, take charge of what is me, unswayed by the sea, of what you think of me.

There's a spot in my heart that sees things just as they are
I forget most the time it's a tragedy, but I'm still playing the part

Oh the wants, and the needs, oh the wants and the needs
they're built into me and all I got is this plan and my faith that it soon will be.

So give me the strength in this one stretch of time, to forget about my worries that keep stealing my mind and be free, take charge of what is me, unswayed by the sea, of what you think of me.
Track Name: Dark Mystery
My mind is gravity, my imagination is not me
My sense are not picking up this world as it really is
my thoughts are heavy things, the only thing that's weighing me
my words are tiny islands, in the vastness of this perfect sea

well what do you know about me
I'm a dark mystery and you were my dream
take your time, I've got all the time in the world

Fishes in aquariums look at fishes in aquariums and I feed them
And they think, they think they got it all figured out
And I look through my satellite and travel to the other side of the world
Looking for the meaning of life

well what do you know about me
I'm a dark mystery and you were my dream
take your time, I've got all the time in the world
Track Name: Bird
Encinita's on your clothes, I saw you at the show
Your a wild gun, a little crazy one
Friend's for years, though you often disappeared
In your wandering keeps me wondering

Leave the questions for your mother
The frustration for your brother
and gather to the center of a quiet September

Disconnect the phone, let the world solve it on its own
disconnect the phone, let the world solve it on its own

You say your living the streets now
like you found something new
but your excitement retreated in uncomfortable truth
like a salesman who can't smile
whose actions are in denial
I asked about your art, and what was in your heart

Disconnect the phone, let the world solve it on its own
disconnect the phone, let the world solve it on its own

I saw a bird above the traffic
flying toward the ocean
I saw a bird above the traffic
flying toward the ocean
it reminded me of you
it reminded me of you
it reminded me of you
Track Name: Where I Can Breathe
Goodbye city streets, goodbye busy bees
I'm gone with the wailing wind up to the mouth where the heavens sing
Goodbye little things, little things, you don't mean anything
not at the eagles peak, up where the path and the rivers meet

That's where I feel I can breathe
the weight off my back, like I'm free

Goodbye ambitious ones, I too am a lonely one
But my prescriptions gone, I'll see you on the edge of the setting sun

Goodbye my auntie June, I won't be back soon
But I've seen your loving eyes, in the glow of the moon and the starlit night

That's where I feel I can breathe
the weight off my back, like I'm free

Quiet as a leaf on summer nights, you won't hear me
Still as the lake below me, as far as I can see

That's where I feel I can breathe
the weight off my back, like I'm free
Track Name: Her Return
Wild words light up the evening, like some display you thought of for years
Cuts like a razor, quickly but deeply, slowly making it all become clear
Gone in circles like the sun, in circles believing none
I wait for her return

Weeks turn to months and I tally the arguments
Friends on the surface, but eyes turning cold
Your family comes and helps with the documents
Feeling betrayed, but still a feeling of hope

Gone in circles like the sun, in circles one and one
I wait for her return

Last night I woke and sat in the doorway
Watched as the morning climbed to your bed
I gave you a kiss while you were sleeping
To help your decision in hopes for the best

Gone in circles like the sun, in circles believing none
I wait for her return
Track Name: My Angel
You pulled me through, when I lost heart
You showed up bright, when I was dark
Placed my feet where I feared
Showed me through those years
Lightened up my serious side
Made my heart feel alive

Oh my angel, how did you know and where did you come from?

You saw right through, every doubt
Turned them all inside out
Pointed out in the right direction
Showed me what was true affection
Lightened up my troubles for me
Showed me how to write a different story

Oh my angel, how did you know and where did you come from?
Track Name: The Feeling (1983)
In my dream I am walking, out to an island on a hidden in path
to house made of stone and glass
where the waves come into crash

In the house at the table, my wife and we sit and talk
she said someone bought my album for 711 dollars
oh the feeling, oh the feeling like the kid in me, like it was 1983

I played beneath the fountain streams
they shot out and over me
And then I saw the sun shine through
The colors leaked in a violet hue

Then I met you in the long room
writing notes you looked at me
you said you love my music
gave me a check and the houses deed

oh the feeling, oh the feeling like the kid in me, like it was 1983
Track Name: True North
I woke up this morning, with an odd feeling running in my head,in my head.
Feeling in-congruent, like a prisoner who is fluent with time and constraints, tasting freedom for a spell
Well I talked to you awhile about it and you drifted back a smile on it
and I went through my routine and I blamed on a dream

Oh, but in all these days its stays with me

Listening to your opinions, I try to find myself within it
but I find some other words, someone told me long ago
It's hard to steer with any ease, when the captain has everyone to please
True North my only cost, I'm either here or I'm lost


Oh, but in all these days its stays with me

And I heard it, up inside the riddles of my brain
It's really just the same thing that I knew long ago
Oh these curtains, open when when you sing a heartfelt song
either the right notes or the wrong always equally withdrawn

Now the evenings light is gone, I'm too tired to thing for long
but there's something about this time, that makes me feel alive
I played some mozart symphonies and sat outside in the midnight breeze, and I watched the cloudy sphere and the moonlight turning clear.

Oh, but in all these days its stays with me

And I heard it, up inside the riddles of my brain
It's really just the same thing that I knew long ago
Oh these curtains, open when when you sing a heartfelt song
either the right notes or the wrong always equally withdrawn or open arms