Lows and Highs

by The Nautical Theme

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credits

released March 20, 2020

Tesia Mallory: Vocals, Keys
Matt Shetler: Vocals, Guitar

Justin Crim: Drums on "Break My Fall", "Not Really Sure", and "Some Things Never Change"

Emery Shetler: Hand Claps on "Family Lie"

Tracking: Tesia Mallory, Matt Shetler, Ready Shet Go Studio
Mixing Engineer: Micah Carli, Popside Recording
Mastering Engineer: John Naclerio, Nada Studio

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The Nautical Theme Dayton, Ohio

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The Civil Wars, The Lumineers, Jimmy Eat World,
The Smashing Pumpkins,
The Head and the Heart

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Based in landlocked Dayton, OH, this duo is focused on featuring vocal melodies & harmonies, piano & acoustic guitar in songs based on the wide world around us.
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Track Name: Break My Fall
Well you came in like a child
Without the burdens of the world upon your mind
So I stayed for a while
To try and learn the stories held within your eyes
But I never understood enough
Even though they said so much
Phrases I just could not recognize
In a language that I’m sure so sweet
But strangely quite foreign to me
I never had a chance to ask you why
You said goodbye

Now I sit in this pile of the worries and the cares built over time
And I think back to your arrival with all the tethers of the world passing you by
But I never understood enough
Even though you said so much
Phrases I just could not recognize
In a language that I’m sure so sweet
But strangely quite foreign to me
I never had a chance to ask you why
You said goodbye

Wide, you break my fall with your arms open wide
Track Name: Other Side
I’ll be waiting on the other side
Cross that river under bright, blue skies
You’ve been saying this may take some time
But I’ll be dreaming of you every night

I’ll be dreaming of you every night
Rest my head and then close my eyes
Until that day when we reunite
I’ll be waiting on the other side

The water’s weight
For no one it hesitates
Never, never

I’ll be waiting on the other side
Cross that river under bright, blue skies
You’ve been saying this may take some time
But I’ll be dreaming of you every night

I’ll be dreaming of you every night
Rest my head and then close my eyes
Until that day when we reunite
I’ll be waiting on the other side

And there you’ll stay
On the other side I won’t bend nor break
My heart is yours
And it will remain forever more
Never, never
Never, never

I’ll be waiting on the other side
Cross that river under bright, blue skies
You’ve been saying this may take some time
But I’ll be dreaming of you every night
Track Name: One More Left
I’m not sure what I’ve been waiting for
Get myself up and out the door
For a second there thought I saw a storm
But the sky don’t look like that anymore

Something’s wrong when it once was right
Lost our day, stumbled into night
Goodbye darkness and hello to light
We’ve got to get on back to the other side

Maybe I’ve got one more left in me
Just a little holding on where the quitting used to be
Maybe I’ve got one more left in me
Just a little holding on
Just when you thought hope was gone

I’ve given something but I could give more
An effort made to even up the score
For a second there thought I saw a storm
But we got to safety and there’s sun once more

Something’s wrong when it once was right
Lost our day, stumbled into night
Goodbye darkness and hello to light
We’ve got to get on back to the other side

Maybe I’ve got one more left in me
Just a little holding on where the quitting used to be
Maybe I’ve got one more left in me
Just a little holding on
Just when you thought hope was gone
Track Name: Lows and Highs
Today I won’t merely survive
Today I’ll truly learn to love this life
The falling and the rising tides
The ebb and flow
The lows and highs
If you find it hard to catch your breath
With heavy things that rest upon your chest
Don’t write your last will and testament
And find a way
To try again, try again
Appreciate the gifts we get
Maintain perspective when the patience’s all been spent
Understand what’s heaven sent
Remove the noise from the rest
When the darkness creeps on in
I must remember not to let it win
Yes, shadows will and have always been
Make the light shine
Sweeter, brighter, higher, more resonant
Today I won’t merely survive
Today I’ll truly learn to love this life
The falling and the rising tides
The ebb and flow
The lows and highs
Lows and highs
Track Name: Not Really Sure
Not really sure that you got over him
He shows up in places every now and again
Not really sure that you made the right choice
Every once in a while you can still hear his voice
Justification why it keeps coming up
If you’re not really sure, that’s sure enough

Not really sure if you ever moved on
Still looking at pictures, still writing your songs
Not really sure there was even a chance
But a hopeless romantic’s always seeing romance
Never got her out from underneath of your skin
I’m not really sure and I never have been

We’ve been holding on
For much too, much too long
The ghosts of where we’re from
Not who we are
Not where we’re going

Not really sure why I’m bringing this up
We’ve been down this old path
We’ve walked through all this mud
Not really sure if there’s even a point
There’s no gains to be made
There’s no winning this war
Justification why it keeps coming up
If you’re not really sure, that’s sure enough

We’ve been holding on
For much too, much too long
The ghosts of where we’re from
Not who we are
Not where we’re going
Track Name: Rest My Back
Always waiting for collision
Always feeling like it’s imminent
Always basing these decisions
Off of things that haven’t happened yet

Rest my back on the railroad track, I’ll be waiting here
I’ve been wondering are you passenger or engineer

Maybe we should find an exit
Maybe we will be fortunate
Maybe what is in the distance
Isn’t anything of consequence

Rest my back on the railroad track, I’ll be waiting here
I’ve been wondering are you passenger or engineer

Never, never
We’re turning ‘round

Rest my back on the railroad track, I’ll be waiting here
I’ve been wondering are you passenger or engineer
Track Name: Family Lie
Don’t get caught in the family lie
I know you think your brothers and your sisters were right
But your mother and your father told you you would be fine
I know you better than that

Confirming your suspicions
Something to be hidden under surface cover
In truth a misdirection
Just for their protection
Look this way then look another
Don’t even bother
Hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry

Don’t get caught in the family lie
I know you think your brothers and your sisters were right
But your mother and your father told you you would be fine
I know you better than that

We know it’s a temptation to step out of your place
And take this to the people
And truth is they may believe you
So make them all believers
Greatest of deceivers
A sympathetic face and likely story
Get your glory
Hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry

Don’t get caught in the family lie
I know you think your brothers and your sisters were right
But your mother and your father told you you would be fine
I know you better than that
Track Name: Four Five Six
Would you open up my eyes to things that I would otherwise be blind
Would you get inside my head in ways that I would never imagine

The powerful unknown asleep inside your bones
It may choose to go
But there’s always hope
If we could find a way
To capture the day
Take all of the time out, throw it all away

Would you open up my eyes to things that I would otherwise be blind
Would you get inside my head in ways that I would never imagine

And if you saw yourself like I see you now
Just floating off the ground without a care to hold you down
Just keep your guard up
To keep your heart strong
But let me in

Would you open up my eyes to things that I would otherwise be blind
Would you get inside my head in ways that I would never imagine

Just keep your guard up
To keep your heart strong
Just keep your guard up
But let me in
Track Name: Some Things Never Change
This has been going on so long
And there’s been right and there’s been wrong
And there’s a note upon my arm that I wrote in the dark
It seems a silly thing to do
But I was trying to make a move
Steer myself more now towards the truth
Because I heard that’s what you do

Somethings never change
Like a boy out in the rain
Thinking he will find his place like they said he would
And girls, there just the same
Looking for a bit of grace
With some luck and a little faith
It will be good

I realize this all sounds somewhat strange
Especially when it’s coming from me
Someone who never learned the ways
Of making sense, making amends
Just know that there is sincerity
Just know that there are these splendid things
And yes you will feel your share of pain
But I hope, oh I hope

Somethings never change
Like a boy out in the rain
Thinking he will find his place like they said he would
And girls, there just the same
Looking for a bit of grace
With some luck and a little faith
It will be good
Track Name: River
There was something about a river flowing round the bend
Wearing down the rocks it held within
Something about a canyon, carved one-thousand years
Digging scars that rain could never heal

There was something about an ocean where that river ends
That made it small and insignificant
Something about perspective, something about the lens
That we’re looking at these problems with

Something about an answer that I didn’t have
Something about a question you would never ask
Something about the courage of taking something from the fear
And just being in the moment that is here

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