Balance

by Steve Nebraska

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all songs written and produced by Steve Nebraska

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released January 1, 2016

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Steve Nebraska Atlanta, Georgia

Steve Nebraska: Vocals, Guitar

Josh Schicker: Bass, Vocals

Andrew Bennett: Drums

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Track Name: Nothing at All
All my life,
I gave up my parade
Days go by,
Remembering what you made

Try to understand
That I’m proud of where I am
Though I ain’t got nothing at all

Children sigh
They’re still too young to know
Birds will fly
You’re always free to go

Try to understand
That I'm proud of who I am
Though I ain’t got nothing at all

Who will break my heart again?
Where can I go wrong?

Strength to die
Might be worth all the pain
It takes time
To come out of the rain

Try to understand
That I like it just where I am
When I ain’t got nothing at all

Though I ain’t got nothing
I don’t miss nothing
I don’t want nothing at all
Track Name: My World
I’m learning slowly day by day
My dreams have died and gone away
When I was younger,
I thought I could change the world,
Pick a cause to champion,
And ride behind my words

But somewhere I lost sight
Of where I’m supposed to go
Different problems come along,
And everybody grows
Still, I keep on searching for
What they all seem to know

I’ve thought about how I can change,
Pick up my bags and walk away
And if I weren’t tied down,
I might try leaving everyone,
Try to meet new faces
Who don’t know the things I’ve done

They say you’re always
In the dark before the dawn
And that my chance will come to me
If I can just hold on
Meanwhile, I keep to myself
And act like nothing’s wrong

And I try, but I don’t get far
Picking up the pieces after they’ve been torn apart
For all I’ve been through, I feel pretty much the same
But I’ll never take another trip and leave my world again

There is a fountain in my mind
I still pass by time to time
But now I try to live
Like I’m a different man,
Say my prayers and dance all night
And laugh as best I can

But I’ve lost hope
With everything I’ve seen
Filth and pain,
They tell me how to think
But please don’t cut the water off-
I still ain’t had a drink

And I try, but I don’t get far
Picking up the pieces after they’ve been torn apart
For all I’ve been through, I feel pretty much the same
But I’ll never take another trip
Or kiss a stranger on the lips
‘Cause later they join you by the hip
I shoulda left this town, it makes me sick
And every night, I wanna quit
And leave my world again
Leave my world again
Leave my world again
Leave my world again
Track Name: All Around the World
I grew a mustache
So you wouldn’t follow me around
You’re everywhere
All the brothers and sisters
Are wondering where I’ve been
I didn’t think they’d care

And people sing sad songs
I don’t know who I am
And I don’t know why

Well, I ran out of money
Doing anything I cared
Now I live in fear
I just waste my days,
But I wish I had more time
Happens every year

And people sing sad songs
I just don’t understand
And I don’t know why

And all around the world
Other people get hurt
In much worse ways than me
Take another picture, take your time
The spring in your step
Ain’t as poor as mine
I don’t know what I’m supposed to be

Well, I got a new phone
So you wouldn’t be calling me
I can’t go anywhere
I’ve been trying to tell you,
But you never ever want to see
That I just don’t care

And people sing sad songs
But that don’t work for me
And I don’t know why

And all around the world
Other people get hurt
In much worse ways than me
Take another picture, take your time
The pain in your heart
Ain’t as sharp as mine
I don’t know what I’m supposed to be
Track Name: Down
Late at night, I wonder why nobody’s like me
Late at night, I’m questioning myself
Everything that I have done means nothing to me
I’m nothing to be and nothing to see

In a song you can’t go wrong when it’s all for you
You hope it might touch someone else’s soul
Every night, I miss the light that I’m supposed to see
Has answers for me, has answers

You ask me why I’m running away
I think I’m running from myself
I live through pain, but I don’t live the same
I may be all that I have left

I wanna do ‘em again- those days of my life
I wanna get to the end most days of my life
Don’t wanna feel so down

Every time I hope for someone else just like me,
I know I won’t find anybody there
I’ve been told that there’s a home that’s waiting for me
But I have to change, I have to believe

You ask me why I’m running away
I think I’m running from myself
I live through pain, but I don’t live the same
I may be all that I have left

I wanna do ‘em again- those days of my life
I wanna get to the end most days of my life
Don’t wanna feel so
Don’t wanna feel so
Don’t wanna feel so down
Track Name: Goodbye
Holding on to a moment with you
Is how I want to live
That’s why it hurts so much
To forget

I can see you following me
I hate to see you when you cry
It’s not the kind of way to say goodbye
Goodbye

Fade away, every step that you take
Will lead you from my heart
But still I don’t want you
To go too far

I can see you crying for me
You know I hate to say goodbye
It’s just the kind of thing that I don’t try

In the evening, life was good
Done so special, like you would
Going somewhere like I should,
You knew, sometime

Anytime you don’t like what you find
And wish that you were free,
You always wanted more
When you had me

I can hear you calling for me
God only knows where you have been
I’m not the kind of man
I’m not the kind of man
I’m not the kind of man to love again
Again
Again
Track Name: Wandering
You came without food
And with nothing to lose, now where are you?
You came all alone,
Could’ve stayed on your throne, now it’s over

And I just keep wandering
Nothing feels like home
You always were trying to take without wanting to spend
And you’re starting again

You tried hard to please
You got down on your knees, now where are you?
You got dirt on your hands,
Went through sea, air, and land, now it’s over

And I just keep wandering
Nothing feels like home
You broke out of the light and you got in a fight you can’t win
And you’re starting again

You had time to think
Put it off for a drink, now where are you?
You sweat blood everyday,
And the best you can say is you’re older

And I’ll still be wandering
A long time from now
You followed your heart, but you’re back where you started again
And you’re starting again
You’re starting again
Track Name: Lady
Lady I don’t know
What I did this time to set you off
You won’t even talk
It’s not my fault

And Lady I don’t mind
Being mean to you when it’s my turn
Will you ever learn?
You’ll just get burned

And maybe you see how it hurts sometimes just to find love
And maybe I did, but I always hoped for a reason

For you
And what we hold on to
The joy that pulls us through
You’re everything that I wish I could just surrender to

Lady I believe
That this time for us is make or break
‘Cause where we’ve been
It’s hard to shake

And Lady I could see
If we were brave enough to let go
Can you love me enough,
Body and soul?

And maybe you see how it hurts sometimes just to find love
And maybe I did, but I always hoped for a reason

For you
And what we hold on to
The joy that pulls us through
You’re everything that I wish I could just surrender to

And what we hold on to
The joy that pulls us through
You’re everything that I wish I could just surrender to
Track Name: Standing Still
I've got a feeling that I’m into some trouble,
But I really cannot tell what kind
Sooner or later, started getting the message,
And it’s starting now to weigh on my mind

I've got to say that my whole life is a daze
When I am stuck inside of this old world
Sooner or later, got to find my way out,
But when I get there I won’t ever be sure

It’s time to move on,
Go get your shoes on,
But I don’t know when I will

I've got no feeling at all
I've got no feeling at all
Ain’t got no feeling at all
I'm standing still

I've got a feeling that I’m losing my love,
And all the time I wasted won’t come back
Sooner or later, got to figure it out,
And I just pray that I can find my way back

I've got to say that I’ve been placing my faith
In all the faces that I never should
Sooner or later there comes somebody else,
And every time, I think my chances are good

It’s time to move on
Go get your groove on
But I don’t know when I will

I've got no feeling at all
I've got no feeling at all
Ain’t got no feeling at all
I'm standing still

It’s time to move on
Go get your shoes on
But I don’t know when I will

I've got no feeling at all
I've got no feeling at all
Ain’t got no feeling at all
I'm standing still
Track Name: For You
I want to come to you and seem
Like I’m the prince in all your dreams
I want to see you
Wherever you are

You know I’m not what I may seem
I left my mindset so serene
Only to be with you
Under the stars

We’re picking up slowly,
Taking it easy
Right from the starting line
You know I love you,
Put nothing above you,
But I don’t want to waste more time

And it’s hard to hold up in the places I’ve been
It’s hard to stand up in the shape that I’m in
And it’s hard to hold on for you

I want to go where I have dreamed,
Beyond the cold of what I see
And be with you
Under the stars

I wish I knew when not to dream
I’m just not sure what it all means
When you stop going
Because it’s too far

We’re breaking up slowly,
Taking it easy,
Ending it right on time
I can’t be with you
And you know that I’ll miss you
But you know I won’t change my mind

And it’s hard to hold up when the world brings you down
It’s hard to stand up when you can’t feel the ground
And it’s hard to hold on
So hard to hold on
It’s hard to hold on for you
Track Name: Rain
Did you ever feel, when the rain came down,
That you could not last?
And remember how, when the sun returned,
That it could not come too fast?

That’s how I live sometimes,
That’s the way it goes
Lost, but I don’t know,
Blind when I get home

Did you ever know why an aging man
Would turn his life around?
And remember now, from when you began,
All you had to figure out?

And the saints in heaven
Looking down on me
Know how life can be,
Want me to be free

Did you ever know what a hero is?
Someone who believes
And remember that you should only live
For your father faithfully

There is always sadness
Listen, let it burn
Everybody learns
Maybe it’s your turn
Track Name: Don't Say a Word
Don’t want a lot-
Just a little bit of your touch,
Enough to know that it’s real
But every time you change your mind,
I know just how you feel

Some breaks are long
But they’re never really long enough,
And you just want to stay mad
You can toss and turn, but most never learn
That living ain’t so bad

Don’t say a word about
Things you don’t understand
You ought to know that everything’s fine
Just for a minute,
My world needs you in it,
And I want to have you here in my life

I want to walk on a long, long road
That I can’t touch,
But it’s been there in my dreams
And every sky that meets your eye
Is something I want to see

Don’t say a word about
Things you have never seen
You wonder if it all would come down
There is true glory
Our lives tell our stories,
And I want to know if you’d stick around

Don’t say a word about
Things you have left behind
You ought to know that everything’s fine
Just for a minute,
My world needs you in it,
And I want to have you here in my life
In my life
Track Name: Stay the Same
I wanted to tell you that I’m
Not okay
These times are hard to handle
And it’s all too much for me

I look on the outside, and it’s
All I see
My ways are getting older
And it’s all too late for me
I shouldn’t stay the same

It’s all I wanted was
To learn to be another man
What I rejected then is
Here and tempting me again today

I pick my feet up, but I’m
Much too slow
The miles I’ve walked are catching up,
But I can’t go away from me

I’m praying harder lately
It’s all I have
I’m changing my direction ‘cause it hurts so bad
I’ll never see the faces of the friends I could’ve had today
I shouldn’t stay the same