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Adrift (2018)

 

Nick Machado - Adrift (2018)


Adrift was recorded in March of 2018 at Prairie Sun Recording studios in Cotati, CA with Nate Nauseda, and then further recorded and finalized at SharkBite Studios in Oakland, CA with Zack Ohren in July of 2018.  


Here We Go

Empty Pockets

Half A Man

Gunpowder & A Grin

Every Day and Every Night

A Song For A Friend

Faking A Life

The Curse

 


 

HERE WE GO

 

There's a road out there for every one of us

It's gonna show us where we'll all end up

We're gonna find the ones that we'll all become someday

And the journey ahead is full of highs and lows

It doesnt Care what you expect it just goes the way it goes

So keep your chin up because things will get rough along the way

 

PRE CHORUS:

Just keep fighting for steps

When all you've got left are the pieces of who you were

 

CHORUS:

Here We go

Down this Road that we'll call our own

 

And all the bruises and scars that you earn along the way

Will tell your story so far, like landmarks you'll trace

to find your way back to the times you defined yourself

So choose wisely my friend as you carve your own path

Live your life to the end, make memories that last

When you're dead and gone will your story live on?

Or fade away...

 

PRE CHORUS

CHORUS

 

When luck is a myth and fortunes are earned

Our lives are the sum of the lessons we've learned

If we do our best then we'll never lose

Cause we all become the paths that we choose

 

CHORUS

 


 

EMPTY POCKETS

 

Empty pockets, nothing to weigh me down

No reason to keep my feet on the ground

So I drifted off, and up to the clouds

With no plans to come back down

And when I left I was still alone

How would I find my way back home?

 

CHORUS:

You reached out to me and you gave me your hand

Gave me a reason to help me understand

You said “Don’t worry, we’ll get there soon”

‘Cause baby it’s me, and baby it’s you

 

VERSE 2:

You brought me back, we found the ground beneath our feet

Settled down to a life thats hard to beat

But it ain’t always laughter and sunshine

No it gets hard and confusing at times

We get lost more than you’d know

But we always find our way back home

 

CHORUS

 

OUTRO:

Since you came for me

I found the man I want to be

Together we’re stronger than ever

Looking forward to forever


 

HALF A MAN

 

Theres a thousand words that I could use to write this complicated truth

To try and paint this picture one more time for you

With metaphors so ambiguous you’d listen once and soon forget

And maybe never think about again

 

PRE-CHORUS

But I don’t have the time to wonder why

All my chances passed me by

 

CHORUS:

‘Cause I’m half a man without my dreams

And you deserve the best of me

Your patience is all I need

‘Cause I know your love will never leave

 

VERSE 2

If ever I seem far away instead just remember what I said

I swear I’m lost somewhere in my head

Lately I’ve been thinking if I’m not dreaming I’m sinking

Thats why the sky will always see me reaching

 

PRE CHORUS


CHORUS

 

BRIDGE:

I cant ignore the voices in my head

Putting words to moments that I’d rather not forget

Reminders of who I am and who I want to be

Virtues for the life I want to lead


 

GUNPOWDER AND A GRIN

VERSE 1:

I was young and “dumb” is kind

Lost for so long trying to find

The man I thought that I should be

Or the man I thought the world wanted to see

Days blurred into the nights

I was losing track of wasting time

Pint glass reflections in the neon light

Drinking it all ’til feeling wrong felt right

Destination on the run

Mistaking pain for having fun

But I’m no stranger to getting burned

After 20 years what had I learned?

Only the lonely knew this life

Simple and sad until that night

I saw the sparks in her eyes

And I was ready to ignite

 

CHORUS:
She came in with Gunpowder and a grin

We Locked eyes I knew I couldn’t resist

She took aim and she fired away

That was ten years ago today

 

VERSE 2:

We cant just stand around with our hands out

Hoping good things come our way

We’ve gotta go out and get it, fight if we have to

We’ve gotta seize the day

We’ve gotta pick our teeth out of the asphalt

We’ve gotta taste the dirt

We’ve gotta know what its like to bleed

We’ve gotta know what its like to hurt

 

CHORUS

 

OUTRO:

I saw the fire in her eyes

And I was ready to ignite

 


 

EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGHT

VERSE 1:

The first morning that I woke up next to you

The emptiness in me was gone

And what I felt, I cant put into words

But I was right where I belonged

 

VERSE 2:

Half of me was trying to be somebody else

The other half I never knew

On my own I’d have never found myself

thats why I needed you

 

PRE-CHORUS

For a while things were looking pretty grim

And for a while, I was on the outside looking in

 

CHORUS

If holding you makes me feel good

Then I think we probably should

Make a lifetime by each others side

Every day and every night

 

VERSE 3

Echoes of a stranger on my mind

Wandering aimlessly

Didn’t know where to go or who to be

Hard to believe that it was me

 

PRE-CHORUS


CHORUS

 

OUTRO:

If I had to choose again I’d choose you every time

There’s no thinking twice

‘Cause I’m no fool I know what its like

Without you by my side

Every day and every night

 


 

A SONG FOR A FRIEND

 


 

FAKING A LIFE

 


 

THE CURSE

 

I’m doing my best to put into words

What it’s like to be haunted by this beautiful curse

Dont know how to say it so I’ll sing it to you

Hoping you’ll see what I’m going through

I’ve got this guitar and songs on the shelf

And I’ve got these dreams that wont chase themselves

Who am I to deny the very own advice

That I give my children when I kiss them goodnight

 

Cause I see the world through chords and verse

The older I get man it’s just getting worse

Won’t let myself lay down to die

Wondering why I never tried

 

Every day theres a pull away from the dream

But I fight the forces that fuel defeat

wont settle for less than doing my best

Cause thats all I’ve got til I’ve got nothing left

I’ll win some and lose some cause thats how it goes

If I never try then I’ll never know

But one things for sure however this plays

I’ll have nothing tomorrow if I don’t start today

 

CHORUS

 

Hard enough

To see all my dreams through

Now it seems theres only one thing

Left for me to do


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