With over 400,000 miles and 600 shows logged the last 10 years, Nate Currin is a troubadour in every sense of the word. Originally from Georgia, Nate has enough of the south in his voice and writing that it shines through, but not without the influence of various experiences and places that only come from living the life of a rambling man. Having traveled to over 20 countries, performed with notable acts like Blues Traveler, Butch Walker, Jars of Clay and Neon Trees, and been featured on MTV he retains his enigmatic drive to fly under the radar from time to time.
Currin is chasing after the genuine human connection, one fan and one song at a time. After being nominated for an Independent Music Award and 4 International Music Awards for his third studio album You and I are Ghosts in 2014 which made it as high as #16 on the iTunes charts, Nate took home 3 of those Music Awards, includ- ing Songwriter of the Year. Most recently Nate was nominated for a Georgia Music Award for Americana Artist of the Year.
Lyrics:Oklahoma, youve got nothing for me Youre just a spot on I-40 on the way to Tennessee Broken heart and a busted radio Got the windows rolled down, 300 miles to go But if Im late Ill be just fine I smoked a pack of Spirits to pass the time A fool I am but how free Ill be Oklahoma, you got nothing for me Oklahoma, you got nothing for me Oklahoma, Im back again Three hundred and fifty miles north of I-10 Ive gotta get out of this tornado weather Got a woman back in Georgia thinks we belong together But if Im late Im right on time Stopped a few times at the five and dime A fool I am and a fool Ill be But Oklahoma, you got nothing on me Its Friday night and my head is spinning Theres a bar full of whiskey, and a room full of women I gotta get out but got no place to go Maybe well go south to Mexico So if Im late Ill be just fine Im driving like an outlaw for the county line Im not the young man that I used to be But Oklahoma you got nothing for me Oklahoma, you got nothing for me
Lyrics:Im just a rambling man Old guitar in my hand Making my way slowly West Lost a card game in Reno At the El Dorado Casino And my heart down in Los Angeles Im just a rambling man I dont make too many plans Got a wanderers heart in my chest So I drive to the desert Through the Indio sunset Where I sing for the sky overhead I used to have dreams about being a star Playing for the bright lights with my electric guitar But passion alone wont get you too far Just you watch for me Im just a rambling man Without a place to stand Moving my wheels here and there Too old for the surfers Too young for the snowbirds I settled in the south Florida air But I used to have dreams about loving someone Growing some roots and raising a son But dreams start to fade like the flickering sun Will you wait for me? I used to have dreams about doing great things Like making people smile with my guitar while I sing And now that I realize I have what I dreamed Ill die a lucky man Im just a rambling man Moving across this land Looking for a place to call home From the New Orleans fountains To the North Georgia mountains I can feel the South deep in my bones But Im just a restless man Toes burred in the sand Watching the waves ride on by And I hope to one day leave But if I get no reprieve The Gulf is where this rambler will die
Lyrics:Ive drifted down in the water To see reflections of my face Sung a thousand hymns in the desert To join the tempest mournful stage But in every place Ive run and every place Ive bode Taught me I know nothing about love And Ive swam a thousand oceans To wash my sins all clean Been dancing down in the river To let the water cover me But no matter how hard I try Ill wander till I die Ive tasted the lips of a woman Who said my soul was in her grasp Saw the devil deep in her green eyes And all the angels at her back But every place Ive run she haunts my soul To show me I know nothing about love And Ive swam a thousand oceans To wash my spirit clean Been dancing down in the river To let the water cover me But no matter how hard I try Ill wander till I die I gazed in the burning branches To behold the Lions face A blinded eye and fiery ashes Pulled me to his warm embrace But every place Ive run, Every seed I sow Proves that I know nothing about love
Lyrics:Give me one good reason not to leave this town Give me one good reason not to go Ive lived my life on open roads In rest stops, bars and hotel rooms And Im not sure where home is anymore Give me one good reason to come back to this place Got an aching deep down inside my chest For some place I aint never seen To find some grace for where Ive been Looking for a soul on which to rest So take me back to that mountain To find me some forgiveness for my soul Wash me deep in that river Let the water rejuvenate these tired bones Give my heart new birth From these ashes and earth Some men were made to wander Some were made for standing still And both those lonely paths Ive traveled down But I aint found the voice to sing From anyone or where Ive been A prophet without honor in his home town
Lyrics:I know nothing about love But I hope to learn some day The butterflies within me To learn to give myself away And I know nothing about death Though Ive lost friends on the way Walking through the darkness To lay some flowers on her grave Hoping to erase the anger Accept it all To never feel afraid But I know something about fear Got a cowards heart in a lions chest Afraid of getting older Afraid of giving second best And I know something about life Cause I wasted mine away In pursuit of ashes In pursuit of things that fade But now that Im a little older I hope its not too late to make a change And now that Im a little colder I swear to God Im going to make a change Now that Im finally bolder I know Ill finally make a change
Lyrics:I aint shot up in a long time Though my arms still hold the tracks But my heart is scarred much deeper From the church and hypocrites And I aint felt love in a decade Though a thousand know my face But Id trade my reputation For a drop of grace But I hold to my remorse I can feel it like a force Driving down within my bones To cast aside And Im here with my regret Cause I aint got nothing left But the guilt and grief that Beg me change my mind I used to wanna be like Jesus To lay my head upon his chest Now I find Im more like Judas At my very best But Im here with my remorse Can you hear it in my voice As I cry dont turn your back On your own son And I hang on this regret Cause I know Ive nothing left But the guilt and grief Remind me what Ive done Sometimes I dont believe in anything at all But Im crawling through my pain Bloody knees and open veins Is it worth the risk to pour out all these words Not that anyone has heard Or that anyone has a cure Now Im spilling all my secrets But Ive got a thousand more Im a killer, Im a vagrant A thief, a junkie, and a whore So I pray for more remorse To feel it more than in my voice Like a prison train to set my spirit free And Ill kill all this regret If its the only thing thats left With my guilt and grief I bury inside me
Lyrics:I left home at seventeen To find my way in the world and who I was meant to be But somehow all these places took the better part of me Until I met you I had given my best years Held your broken heart through my blood and tears The lies that we all tell ourselves haunt us through our fears Of the truth But if the world should end tonight I would want you by my side Just for one more chance to take All of this heartbreak And wrong Ive done From this heart on the run I got tired of the West I got tired of only giving second best Trying to find a way to get the world up off my chest Without you But if the world should end tonight I would want you by my side Just for one more chance to take All of this heartbreak And wrong Ive done From this heart on the run And through these years of dust And hurt and brokenness and miles There is only one thing that Ive found that last Its that look in your eyes
Lyrics:I used to make my father proud Speaking the words hed smile at Innocent and taking vows When I was younger Full of scars and my regrets Erasing pain with intoxicants Missing the days of innocence When I was younger You can ask me How I came to be A million souls in a single body Feel it in my bones Uneasy desperate tones A thousand more than I had felt Young and all alone When I was younger I write this note a thousand times To voice my penance for these crimes And reminisce of a better time When I was younger I used to have such big dreams I used to know what love means Back when life had meaning When I was younger
Lyrics:20 miles to the state line I feel it, I feel this air in my lungs These lines on the highway Remind me Im all alone But every mile reminds me of you The blurring of lines, the blurring of truth Wrap me up tight with the light in your eyes The daylight is coming, I see it through desert skies Through the light of the moon I reach out and remember my hands in your hair The echoing songs, the glow of the radio Haunt me like the way you would stare Wrap me up tight with the memory of what I knew Through the red orange glow Im holding out hope for you
Lyrics:I was born in the mountains On the banks of the River James Where my father always taught me Who I am is more than a name So I write another love song Cause I feel these words in my head I was raised in the Bible Fear of God on my brow But I grew up hating others Til I met Jesus in a Georgia town So I write another love song Cause I feel these words in my mouth And I write another love song Til I feel the walls coming down Stood point-black with the Devil On the shores of the Great Salt Lake He said the gates of hell are coming To give me back more than I could take
Lyrics:Met a man on the run He did me wrong Stole my prized horse Took two for a song I swore that'd Id find That I'd never forget For what is a man If not his word Or his regret So I traveled all night Up the Rio Grande Through the desert I road With my face to the sand Was holed up in a town He was down by the shore Drinking whiskey As drunk as could be With the thieves and the whores Im gonna put my hands on to you now Im gonna have my vengeance somehow In this life or the next Shoulda shot em both dead Cause my hearts depraved Though this was my time To be changing my ways Though my hearts cold and black Yeah and empty as night Thank God for the day Id changed my ways And come to the light So I lowered my gun And extended my hand It's not my place to judge For Im just a man I'll go my way And you can both live For what is a man If he won't change a plan Forget and forgive
Lyrics:Lightning flash across the sky The white lines blur and burn my eyes The city sleeps alone tonight Silent curse of lullabies Your black hair hangs across your face You touch my hand to make your case Tell me youll be back some day My minds a million miles away And Im lost With you gone I drive this highway just to be alone And these days That we plan Its the little things youll never understand In Birmingham Sunrise on the boulevard I drag your bags across the yard You tell me that your past is scarred I say the future isnt far And Im lost With you gone I drive these highways just to be alone And these days That we plan Its the deeper things it takes to be a man In Birmingham Im lost, youre gone so far from home Tell me who you wanna be Ill play this part, to hold your heart If only youll come back to me Well see Drive on back to Tennessee To live your life and forget me I swim this ocean out to see The shell of who I used to be
Lyrics:We climbed the mountain searching for some gold But what if treasures nothing but a ghost To trade my soul to taste To hoard up stockpiles of sparkling waste So I left my home and slowly started west With a heavy heart and your name carved in my chest But you cant outrun your fate Or the bullet thats meant to twist into your brain But don't you want to break free Like the mute whos finally able to sing And for all the mystery... The grey king Is me So I fashioned crowns of clay upon my head And sang your hallelujahs from my bed But my journey through the past Was paved with clanging cymbals and broken glass And don't you want to break free Like the blind whos finally able to see For all the mystery... The grey king Is me
Lyrics:I met a girl on the Mississippi Hair like a raven and voice like rain Was heading out to California Heading west on the midnight train I was getting out of Georgia To the coast to find the sea No more heat or endless summers No more sweet Magnolia trees Passed her up in Louisiana Pack of Luckys and a southern smile Ballroom dress white as cotton Drawl as deep as a country mile So bring her back to me So I can say her name Ill take her way down South On that midnight train We went west to Oklahoma With my six string on my back Sang of the girl from Louisiana Sang of the day that Id go back All the way across the desert Sing the song bout the days of old Of the girl from the river delta Of that girl who saved my soul So bring her back to me So I can say her name Ill take her way down South On that midnight train I met a girl on the Mississippi Hair like a raven and voice like rain
Lyrics:Is the road to heaven paved with hell I speak with tongues of an angels in a cheap motel Got a hopeless heart from a reckless climb Aint got it all together, but Ill be alright Am I a sinner, or am I a saint Cause I feel like a misfit on my better days Was a ghost when I was younger but its in my past I've got it all together; will it ever last? And so I leave, free to go I got a ramblin heart and a God that I dont know I feel alone But this wanderers coming home Am I the bullet, or am I the gun Lived my life as a chaser Now Im on the run From the earthly things that eat my soul The crucifix and the rock n roll Am I the fire or am I the smoke Cause I talk with the devil and the Holy Ghost But I cross my fingers behind my back Hope my God will take up the slack So I leave, free to go Got a ramblin heart and a family I dont know I feel alone But this wanderers coming home Am I the train or am I the track Got myself out of Sodom and I wont look back Am I to blame; is it my fault? If we look back well turn to salt Am I a sinner, or am I a saint Am I the shelter or am I the rain Been so afraid to show my face To climb the mountain, to fall from grace But I leave, free to go Got a ramblin heart and a God I wanna know I feel alone But this wanderers coming home
Lyrics:Ive never been to China Ive never climbed the Alps But I could use another story To talk about And Ive never swam the ocean All the way to France But I met a blonde in Paris And asked her to dance I wanna see the world One place at a time Find an old fashioned girl Take her home and make her mine And I wanna smile at strangers Cause trust is hard to find And we all need to love sometimes Ive never walked the church aisle To smile and say I do Though I always thought Id marry And have a kid or two And through the years Ive traveled over a million miles Shared some laughter, a couple of heartbreaks and some smiles Spent time in California and a little on the Upper East Side And still I try To find that smile And I wanna see the world One face at a time Find an old fashioned girl Take her home to meet my mom And I wanna give forgiveness Cause true love is hard to find And we all need that love sometimes
Lyrics:We climbed the walls, we walked the trails Up the mountain path we sailed Past the storybook beauty the pages hardly tell. You cried at thoughts of being alone I whispered this is not our home We'll make a life over rocks and stars and the world to come So run away with me, my love Choose who you want to be, the world is not enough. Come pick me up, come pick me up Im falling through these glimpses of your heart Come tear me down, come take me down Im a madman when I reach among the stars But Im a poet when I hold on to your heart So this is how the story goes Wake up mad or breathing prose And continue walking through these pages of our time But Ill come back another day The house had crumbled, and its too late To kneel and feel and longingly look with sadness say Oh, the world is not enough. Tear me down, tear me down again To shape me into lines and the cracks drawn in your hands Cause Im a madman when I reach among the stars But Im a poet when I hold on to your heart
Lyrics:Sittin in the corner of the local bar Where the words hangs over the door Says I wanna be something, I wanna be queen I wanna feel like Ive been here before She listens to the band play the same old song The one that the locals always sing along She wants its real She just wants something to believe in I wish I had the will to survive The same way I wanted you A memory, a nightlight, a knife To cut out my darkness with truth But I wanna be flawless Its just the word in the back of my head In the City of Angels Where well never be lonely again Theyre flying the flag on the fourth of July Got a fire burning up on the hill With train stops and graveyards taking up space Theyre full but theyll never be filled She stops at the gravestone to say a prayer Knows its her innocence that shes buried there And forgets that its real She wants something to believe in But I wanna be flawless Its just the word in the back of my head In the City of Angels Where well never be lonely again We wanna be big stars We wanna have something to say In the City of Angels In Hollywood USA And all those nights at the Hollywood Sign
Lyrics:God forgive me for all of my words The words that Ive uttered in doubt Or the people Ive cursed God forgive me for all of my pride I wear my conceit like a robe But Ive nothing to hide Theres a way that seems right to a man But the end is death Give grace to this debtor And give until theres nothing left God forgive me for drinking to shame If overindulgence is wrong Then were all to blame God forgive me for always wanting more And all the greed in my heart that has blinded My eye for the poor But let grace fall down on me Let grace fall down on me From you God forgive me for turning my eyes From the weak and the broken From the suffering, lost and despised God forgive me for I am to blame By keeping from those ones in need Im cursing your name
Lyrics:Give me one last fleeting glance Give me one last night alone She said the years had not been kind They had turned her into stone So give me one last beating heart Is there hope still in these veins? She said that ticking is the clock As it ticks her life away But she reminds me to smile And she reminds me to trust She reminds me to sing With these lungs that had turned to rust She reminds me to love Though my bitter heart had strayed She reminds me therell be better days So give me one last little dance Ill spin you in circles in my head Cause we got nothing left to prove But weve got a little bit left to give She reminds me to cry Reminds me to see Through these weary, broken eyes We all need to give more sympathy
Lyrics:I bought a ticket out to the Sea To feel the waves come and crash over me To feel each grain of sand in my feet Like a lover in her lovers arms So sit and watch the stars up above Each flickering smile reminds me of love Like sailing through an endless, dark fog Like a free man learning to sing But Im just a man lost in his plea Youll be fine without me Im like a ship, headstrong and free But without you, Im a ship with no sea Without you, Im a ship with no sea So I carved a map in the back of my hand To see if I could bleed like other men I watched the lines flow crimson and red Like a river out to the sea
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