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released February 21, 2015

Engineered by Mike Ashmore
Mastered by Jared Hirshland at Elysian Masters
Artwork by Jeff Cassel

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar: Nathan Allebach
Vocals: Rachel Moyer
Piano/Effects: Vinnie Lupoli
Violin: Keoni Bolding
Electric Guitar: Nick Margiotta
Bass: Isaac Strader
Drums: Kyle Sheva
Percussion: Brian Medlin
Vocals in “Brighter:” Alan Popoli
Group Vocals: Tyler McMaster, Kate Saurman, Jason Bergey, Celia Kohl, Lydia Gerhart, Trevor Bennington, Nicole Wetzel, John Hufford, and Kat Romett

Special thanks
To our Kickstarter Family:
Merrill Moyer, Valerie Melroy,
Lydia Gerhart, Stephen Northup,
Dave Rockwell, Sharon Detwiler,
Tiffany Buoni, and all the backers
that made this album possible.

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Nathan Earl and Rachel Joy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nathan Earl and Rachel Joy are Philly suburbanites and musical lovers with a style that reminisces of Noah Gundersen, John Mark Mcmillan, and City & Colour.

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Track Name: Father of all Roads
Father of all Roads

Oh, father of all roads, you will pave my way,
Though I fall through every hole along this mess I’ve made.

And I fall all too often, I fall at each second chance,
But I’ve got to keep on walking till I see you again.

Like a child, like a child, I will trust in you all through the wild.

Oh, father of all roads, teach me to stay still,
So I can learn from the least, how to see your will.

Like a child, like a child, I will trust in you all through the wild.

Downcast souls sing, downcast souls sing,
How you know me,
Oh whoah.

Oh, father of all roads, you will pave my way,
Though I fall through every hole along this mess I’ve made.
Track Name: Beggar
Beggar

Word traveled that you came around,
I heard you sing and laugh, but I lost you in the crowd.
So I stood up tall to see where you’d gone,
Then you pulled me down and you held me in your arms.

But I'm just a beggar, I'm just an empty box,
I'm just a sinner, dressed in clean clothes.
I’m just another wounded animal,
Oh, I’m just another, but you call me yours.

When the laughter stopped I could hear you breathe,
And God, I bit my nails and I swallowed all my teeth.
Yeah, I guess my shame got the best of me,
But then I heard you say that there’s so much more to be.

‘Cause I'm just a beggar, I'm just an empty box,
I'm just a sinner, dressed in clean clothes.
I’m just another wounded animal,
Oh, I’m just another, but you call me yours.
Track Name: Lay Down
Lay Down

I’ll take my eyes off of the storm,
And place them right inside your doors.

Lay down my doubts,
Till they drown in your current.

I’ll step from my ship to the waves,
And let go of these anchored weights.

Lay down my doubts,
Till they drown in your current.

You release the winds that sail me home.

Oh, whoa.

Home is where we all are rowing
‘Cause your shores are calling
Calling us from the sea, oh (home).

Calling us home.
Track Name: Near Me Again
Near Me Again

Sweet love of mine, come close and open wide,
The gates that keep you outside of my heart.

I want you close, I want you near me again,
I want you close, I want you near me.

Sweet friend of mine, come close and open wide,
The gates that keep you inside of these hollow walls.

I will lift my hands up, let go in surrender,
‘cause your presence is what I want,
Your presence is what I want.
Track Name: Hunter
Hunter

Track me down,
‘Cause I’m a runaway now,

And you are the hunter of my heart,
You are pursuing like a hawk.

Track me down,
‘Cause I’m a runaway now.

And you are the hunter of my heart,
You are pursuing like a hawk.

And I welcome your grace,
To chase after me through all things.
Your grace, it chases me, it chases me.

You’re after me, you’re after me,
To every end of my hiding.
Track Name: Repose
Repose

I hear the rain coming, I see the storm’s on its way,
Fear lingers at the gate.
Darkness gathers but I hear you calling my name
I hear you calling my name

Oh

Oh, ‘cause you’re my hope, and you hold me steady,
You’re my one repose when the waves get heavy.
Oh, and you’re my hope and you hold my steady,
You’re my one repose.

I hear the rain coming, I see the storm's on its way,
But your peace, it remains.
My heart is weary but on your rock I will stay,
Cause on your rock I will stay.

Oh

Oh, ‘cause you’re my hope, and you hold me steady,
You’re my one repose when the waves get heavy.
Father, you’re my hope and you hold my steady,
You’re my one repose.

I will stay here with you, ‘cause God you rescued me.
Track Name: Atmosphere
Atmosphere

Come into the atmosphere, take me into your heart,
Meet me at the door that leads into your presence.

Oh, ‘cause you are the one that I love.

Open up the atmosphere, open up the heavens,
Come out of your hiding place, and show me your face

Oh, ‘cause you are the one that I love.

Come surround me, come and take me to the place,
Where my heart sings, where only you and I remain.
Track Name: With Your Plans
With Your Plans

You were my first,
And now I’ve returned,

So God, teach me to wait patiently,

With your plans, with your plans,
I’ll be all I am, with your plans.

Your words shed light,
In my nerved mind.
Your joy’s pure white,
In my nerved mind.

God, teach me to act diligently,

With your plans, with your plans,
I’ll be all I am, with your plans.

You were my first.
Track Name: Stubborn Bones
Stubborn Bones

You tangle my tongue with every word like hair in sun,
I am a mess when you show up, but that’s alright.

So hold me by my back,
Till my stubborn bones crack,
And all my aftermath,
Is swept away by your love.

You dangle above my window like the setting sun,
I am tempted when you show up, but that’s alright.

Hold me by my back,
Till my stubborn bones crack,
And all my aftermath,
Is swept away by your love.
Track Name: Brighter
Brighter

I walked to every end of the earth,
Now with empty arms back home I’ve returned.
And monuments fell as the ages passed by,
While wandering men gave up in the night,

But I’m gonna find my way to you,
And I’m gonna die each day till I do.

Still, I’ll go to every end of the depths,
With no stars in sight and no sunrise or set.
‘Cause I’ve got a hope in my heart that you lit,
And I swore to hold on while I’m still breathing.

I’m gonna find my way to you,
And I’m gonna die each day till I do.

Fear not when the fire goes out, my brothers,
‘Cause you’ve got something brighter than any lantern.
Fear not when the fire goes out, my sisters,
You’ve got something brighter than any lantern could hold

Oh,

You’ve got something brighter.

O’er every straight line by all those enlightened
And every great mind, I searched and I counted
For a thread of life's meaning and still I found nothing
No bread for the hungry, no hope for the dying
And no sex or wealth or warmth of experience
Could fill up the hole expanding my stomach
And no light would last that could fit in my hands
So now I see that nothing here’s as bright as you, God.