fall is meant for falling to the ground

by Nate Miller

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Nate Miller's "fall is meant for falling to the ground" is "an amiable mix of up-tempo folk-rock and lovelorn Americana adorned with piano, organ, horns, pedal steel and strings. It was produced by Nate Vaughan, who plays on the album along with more than 15 other contributors, including cellist Anna Su, who provides background vocals on 'The Darkest Spaces'" (Kevin Bronson: Buzzbands, LA).

"Nate's artistry rolls up powerful song stories, soaring arrangements, and amazing production into a gift for your heart and ears" (Joe from Simi, fan).

"Nate Miller's voice is clear and clarion - like bird song on a sunny morning. His songs speak to our simplist desires - to find the good, to live in hope, to abide in love. One of my favorites" (Andi Cumbo-Floyd, Writer, andilit.com).

"With his new release, 'Fall Is Meant for Falling to the Ground,' Nate Miller, a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, combines powerful vocals with stripped down orchestration. The result is a collection of ten songs that resonate, allowing the space between notes to speak the clearest. Miller received contributions from a diverse group of musicians, including cellist Anna Su and guitarist Nathan Vaughan who produced the album. While Vaughan and Miller employ an array of instruments (piano, organ, horns, pedal steel, strings), they keep the instrumentation simple, spotlighting the voice and words. Miller sings with a somber, yet pure, voice which rises to an effortless falsetto. The words could be described as heartbreakingly beautiful" (Michael Green, Writer).

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released November 9, 2012

produced by Nate Vaughan
Mike Lindsay, Drums (2, 5, 6, 9)
Nate Morton, Drums (3)
Will Gramling, Piano, Organ, Synth Pads
Brian Song, Bass
Kris Karlsson, Banjo (9), Mandolin (4), Bass (7), Acoustic Guitar (6), E-Guitar (4), Background Vocals (1)
Cary Park, Electric Guitar (2)
Todd Whorrall, Electric Guitar (3)
Anna Su, Cello (1,10), Background Vocals (9)
Audrey Salmon, Violin (5, 9)
Colleen Sugata, Viola (5, 9)
Nick Alvarez, Cello (5, 9)
Sean Pawling, Trombone
Len Montgomery, Trumpet
Kevin Milner, Pedal Steel Guitar
Nate Miller, Vocals, Keyboards (1,4), Piano (10)
Nate Vaughan, Electric Guitar (4,10), Acoustic Guitar (9), Piano (1,4), Background Vocals (1)
Meredith Jung, Drum Engineer
Jack Zoephel, Engineering/Noize Guru
Mixed by Al Fleming
Mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters
Album Art by the International Amateur Drawing Brigade
All Songs Written by Nate Miller
except words of "God Moves in a Mysterious Way"
written by William Cowper
All Songs arranged by Nate Vaughan and Nate Miller

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Track Name: Love to Change
my heart is beating out
in line for change
and waiting for you
there's love in every sound
in love to change
and beating for you
and hiding all you say
in every word
i love to follow
in every little love
in every game
it's beating for you

my heart has laid it all
and wants to play
and beating for you
it's writing every song
in words you know
and beating for you
so let it all breathe out
every change
to stay with you forever
we now have everything
everything
i'm breathing for you
Track Name: November
oh, november
i didn't want you to arrive
the cold air settles
and the darkened evening skies
and i'm alone
and the sun has left my sight
in the bitter cold
i walk angry through the night

fall is meant for falling to the ground
and all we're meant for
through death only is found
in desperation
in the death of our sin we find
that we are given
a brand new, holy life

oh, november
i didn't want you to arrive
the cold air settled
and it went and changed my life
Track Name: Sitting in the Window
i'm sitting in the window
made alive by what i see
i've decided to stay inside
i'm afraid to be free

free
so free
you made us free, so free

lord, call me outside
break this brittle unbelief
i can walk as you walk
i can be your hands and feet

free
so free
you made us free, so free
Track Name: Simple Pain
oh, all this simple pain
i will make it
through this agony
i have so much
in you
i have so much
love in you

oh, all this simple pain
it knives into
the backs of many men
oh, all this simple pain
it drives me to
the edge of my own faith

oh, i can't take it
i don't understand
i can't take it
my depression over man

oohh

all, all this simple grace
it comes and rescues
every single day
oh, i can't take it
yeah
i can't take it
the sun is in my eyes
i can't take it
the sun is in my eyes
Track Name: Room
cutting words, cutting lives
cutting love, cutting ties
subtle hates, subtle crimes
subtle breaks, subtle binds

in walks the fire of urgency
we walk down from our thrones
into the place where beggars be
we are not our own

bottled hearts, bottled minds
bottled love, in bitter times
selfish strains, selfish lines
selfish love in a selfish time

in walks the fire of urgency
we walk down from our thrones
into the place where beggars be
we are not our own

room

on your knees, i proclaim
you cannot change a thing
lift your hands up to the sky
desert rains in your eyes
in walks the god of agency
he walks down from his throne
into the place where beggars be
all to bring us home

room
Track Name: Will You Lie Down?
oh, fear's so strong
it can keep us from movin' on
walkin' circles in one room
and now i'm thinkin' about what looms
i can't save myself
and i need so much help
will i lie down?
will i lie down my arms?

if you're lookin' for one ounce
of hope in this crazy world
don't give into your doubts
'cause faith is comin' down
you can't save yourself
but god gives so much help
will you lie down?
will you lie down your arms?
Track Name: Water to Wine
i want to talk to you
i want to see and feel you
i've been crawlin' around
i've been fallin' down

i need you
i need you
i need you
i need you

oh lord i desire
to love and follow you more
i'm so bad
i know that
i'm so bad
but you're so much more

you're so much more
than i can understand
i want to
know what you can
do in this
fading life
i know that you make
water to wine
Track Name: God Moves in a Mysterious Way
god moves in a mysterious way
his wonders to perform
he plants his footsteps in the sea
and rides upon the storm

you fearful saints, fresh courage take
the clouds you so much dread
are big with mercy and shall break
in blessings on your head

judge not the lord by feeble sense
but trust him for his grace
behind a frowning providence
faith sees a smiling face

his purposes will ripen fast
unfolding every hour
the bud may have a bitter taste
but sweet will be the flower

blind unbelief is sure to err
and scan his work in vain
god is his own interpreter
and he will make it plain

god moves in a mysterious way
his wonders to perform
Track Name: The Darkest Spaces
lately i have stared
into the darkest spaces
that i have ever known
and this is my own soul

i've spent hours and hours
day after day
staying in what's wrong
how can this keep on?

and i'm tired of myself
i wanna lose this hell
and i'm trying like hell
but i can't change myself

and i get stuck on things
that i can't let go
i'm tired of this world
and so many of the people that i know

i mean how can you ignore
all the ugly things you do
and you stroll around like nothin
you don't care what people have been through

and i'm tired of this world
some days i hate this world
yeah i'm tired of our world
cause i just fall in
Track Name: I Need You, Friend
what is this world coming to?
what is this place where i found you?
how is our time here gonna end?
oh i know i need you friend

so let it out
let it in
oh i know i need you friend
let it out
let it in
oh i know i need you friend