Someone You Remind Me Of (EP)

by Nathan Andrew Jones

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Nathan’s 2017 debut EP Someone You Remind Me Of is a small collection of songs about some of our closest relationships, including friendship, marriage, and family. These are songs about people looking back at what they have lost and struggling to hold on to what they have. While these songs speak of challenges and disappointments, there are also moments of hope and comfort. He hopes that listeners will find something that they can connect with in his songs- something that makes them think, something that brings back a memory, something that makes them smile.

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released February 3, 2017

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Seth Brand
Recorded at Native Sound Studios, St. Louis, MO and
OFF Brand Productions, St. Louis, MO
Mastered by Brad Sarno, Blue Jade Audio Mastering
Photography by Katherine M. Blanner

Nathan Andrew Jones: vocals/acoustic guitar
Rick Gray: electric guitar/lap steel/pedal steel
Steve Chenoweth: bass
Mark Chinworth: drums
Lauren Eugenio: background vocals/violin
Aaron Jones: accordion
Scott James: piano
Seth Brand: acoustic guitar/tambourine


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Track Name: Triumphs of Another Time
There is someone you remind me of
if my memory serves me well
a child I knew so many years ago
though lately it’s harder to tell

Every prayer with your name on my lips
offered up so faithfully
I question where they all came to land
were they just whispered in futility?

You shined so bright in your youthful age
free of worries free of cares
but now I weep for the choices you made
and the cross that you have to bear

It’s the memories I want
the former glories I’ve stored away
as I’m unwilling to confront
the man that you’ve become today
It’s the victories I hold
the triumphs of another time
everything that I can still control
and live out safely in my mind

There are moments when you let me see
a glimpse of what we were
a shared laugh or a stroke of your hand
perhaps a delicately chosen word

now the faces smiling back at me
in a faded photograph
look unfamiliar to the discerning eyes
of this outsider looking back

The beaming faces of a bride and groom
since eclipsed by life’s demands
now world weary and grasping to cling
to what they once held in their hands

See it’s the memories I want
the former glories I’ve stored away
as I’m unwilling to confront
the people we’ve become today
It’s the victories I hold
the triumphs of another time
everything that I can still control
and live out safely in my mind

How you savor who you were back then
So vibrant in your prime
It all seemed to come so naturally
now it’s just face lifts and hair dyes

You’re not too proud to admit you loved
that constant chorus of the camera’s flash
your face on the cover of the magazines
men lining up for your autograph

now it’s hard to find an honest man
who will take you as you are
a woman who can no longer rely
upon her looks to take her so far

it’s the innocence of youth
that fountain that never runs dry
though it tells only half the truth
while we let life just pass us by

sometimes it’s just the memories we want
the former glories we’ve stored away
when we’re unwilling to confront
the people we’ve become today
it’s the victories we hold
the triumphs of another time
everything that we can still control
and live out safely in our minds
everything that we can still control
and live out safely in our minds
Track Name: Come to Me
Woman I never wanted it to end like this
Having to leave you without a kiss
You left me waiting when I needed you the most
Now you’re far away and I’m just living with your ghost

And so I say
Come to me come quickly, I haven’t got much time
Come to me come quickly though you’re not still mine
Come to me come quickly I haven’t got much time
Come to me come quickly so we can say goodbye
So we can say goodbye

Woman my feelings for you still haven’t changed
Even though our lives have been rearranged
I never thought we’d go this way
Don’t you know that I still had so much left to say

And so I say
Come to me come quickly, I haven’t got much time
Come to me come quickly though you’re not still mine
Come to me come quickly I haven’t got much time
Come to me come quickly so we can say goodbye
So we can say goodbye

Woman you were the first
And how I wanted you to be the last
But I can’t change what’s already passed
I’ve accepted that we ended long ago
Yet I’m still holding on to something I can’t let go

There’s a shadow hanging over us
Although it’s far from view
There is sinking sand below us
We’re sinking me and you

Come to me come quickly, I haven’t got much time
Come to me come quickly though you’re not still mine
Come to me come quickly
Come to me come quickly
We never said goodbye.
No we never said goodbye.
We never said goodbye.
Track Name: Will to Abide
I find that love is like the great sea
looks so pretty from afar
but when consumed by its mighty waves
there’s no return once you’ve embarked

you can struggle just to breathe
feel you are drowning underneath
like you can’t see any light up above
like you’re face to face with some kind of beast

but love is like a gentle breeze that comes and redirects the tide
and it can be a sturdy anchor that keeps you on the path that’s right
it can carry you so far along and raise you to the heights
Oh Woman won’t you carry me along with you

I find that love is like a tunnel
you never know what lies ahead
when wandering lost within its maze
unsure where you’re being led

You may fear what you may find
and stumble as you take each step
often doubting whether you should
continue forward or turn back

But love is like a candle shining in the distance bright
bringing warmth and giving guidance as you move closer to its light
it will lead your steps so well if you keep it in sight
Oh Woman help me keep my sight on you

I find that love is like a bitter war
two sides on the attack
well you may forget what you’re fighting for
but neither one pulls back

and the recollections of what you did
the things you said, the things you've seen
stay with you till this very day
leave you aching from the sting

But love is for the wounded warriors a healing balm that soothes
it’s refreshing peace amid the dissonance for the broken and the bruised
it’s the humble surrender when there is nothing left to lose
Oh Woman help me surrender myself to you

Love’s not merely what you feel inside
it’s the grit and determination
it’s the showing up when you just wanna hide
it’s no light hearted invitation

no love’s not merely what you feel inside
it’s the promises so hard to keep
it’s the daily will to abide
the treading water when it gets too deep

we sow these seeds today that tomorrow we will reap
Oh Woman won’t you carry me along with you
Oh Woman help me keep my sight on you
Oh Woman help me surrender myself to you
Track Name: An Affirmation
Remember how we once held those words
Seldom spoken cautiously reserved
Shared only with a chosen few, they were
Unsurpassed in their magnitude

When those words we first confessed
To one another so effortlessly and sweet
While valuing their power and weight
And all that they anticipate

Then proclaimed before a crowd
Standing before one another so proud

I said I love you as a solemn vow
To look beyond the here and the now
To commit myself to you
And every day my promise renew

I said I love you as a solemn vow
For as long as time will allow
To lose a little of myself for you
To leave what’s behind to enter into
When I said I love you as a solemn vow

Later as the shine begins to fade
We doubt the wisdom of the choice we made
When nothing seems to come easily
A greater purpose hard to see

When our patience is wearing down
The road ahead overcast with clouds
When we resemble actors in a play
Repeating lines we are only expected to say

When the words are hard to find
And only whispered like a sigh

I say I love you as a prayer
To summon strength when it’s not fully there
To point to what lies out of my reach
To call for aid in my time of need

I say I love you as a prayer
When living feels just like gasping for air
When my heart is cold and my will is weak
And I cannot own these words I speak
I say I love you as a prayer

And some days you will need to hear it more
To hear it as you did long before today
To be reminded of what still remains
To hold onto when everything is changing

So when you see a stranger in my eyes
A foreigner you do not recognize
When you waver in your trust in me
When you see me as an enemy

I ask that you bring to mind
The man you’ve known for all this time

When I say I love you as an affirmation
In the uncertainty a confirmation
To testify to what is true
To bring myself back to you

I say I love you as an affirmation
To give our memories validation
To show you where we once began
To reassure you where we still stand
I say I love you as an affirmation