​​​THE NC's

  1. The rediscovery of an old friend in the corner, and how much she’s been missed

  2. The first tentative scribbling to the girl who later inevitably becomes the hardest lesson learned

  3. The long walk home late at night, exhilarated, ears still ringing from the band at the small, sweaty club

  4. The sight of a hundred people jumping up and down, legs and voice shaking as it all sinks in

  5. A video clip of a live rock concert on a warm summer night, the stadium filled with voices singing the words in unison

  6. ​A beat-up guitar abandoned in the thicket lining the park pathway, discovered by a small child

random notes that somehow form a song.

THE NAMELESS CITIZENS

​​​MUSIC AND LYRICS

  1. ​New Solution (Find My Way)

    Just because of a broken heart, oh, you cannot fight and cannot forgive?
    Is it because of a broken heart that you cannot fight and cannot forgive me?

    I tried to swallow all I possibly could
    To look away from a nation brimming with soot
    My stomach churning as I swallow everything up
    Here and now, but
    Here and now, but

    I've been waiting for a new solution
    To find my way and never to return,
    Yeah I've been waiting for this new solution,
    I'll find my way, ah, never to return.

    Ignorance is not the right way, not to follow doesn't make it ok
    Ignorance is not the right way, not to follow doesn't make it ok, see?

    If you accept it, you become part of the regime,
    An unwilling soldier taking orders silently
    But my resistance is just killing my integrity
    Here and now, but
    Here and now, but

    I've been waiting for a new solution
    To find my way and never to return,
    Yeah I've been waiting for this new solution,
    I'll find my way, ah, never to return.

    © Nameless Citizens 2018. All rights reserved
  2. ​Wounded But Alive

    I come to you with flowers and I
    Sing into your ear
    I sing up at your window so that
    Everyone can hear me

    But I can’t get your attention, and
    I can’t get your love,
    I couldn’t get it so far, girl,
    But I’m tryin’ hard

    I can’t help it, without you I’m
    Wounded but alive,
    Instead why don’t you take away my life?
    The feeling that I get from you is
    A knife run very deep,
    Instead why don’t you kill me in my sleep?

    We used to be good friends, you know,
    We used to be in love,
    Yeah, but you think that it’s ‘over’
    And that I should simply disappear,

    But I won’t give up tryin’, that’s
    The only single way,
    The one single way that I can
    Possibly prevail

    ‘Cause I can’t help it, without you I’m
    Wounded but alive,
    Instead why don’t you take away my life?
    The feeling that I get from you is
    A knife run very deep,
    Instead why don’t you kill me in my sleep?

    © Nameless Citizens 2018. All rights reserved
  3. ​Insistent Echo

    Rain falls heavy and turns the road into sheets of broken glass
    But our headlight’s strong, and inside the car we’re comfortable and dry
    Curled up there beside me, your sweet dreams signify
    Your trust in me is absolute to navigate the night

    Sleep well child
    I promise you, you’re safe tonight
    Lay back your head
    Don’t worry ‘bout the road ahead
    I promise this to you

    My hands on the steering wheel
    My eyes on the road I peel
    I’ll carry you, carry you
    I’ll shelter you, shelter you
    Confident, but not too fast
    We will, together, ever last
    I’ll carry you, carry you
    I’ll shelter you, shelter you

    The road is long, and where it leads, we’ve never traveled yet
    And on the way there’s guaranteed to be some rough patches

    But sleep well child
    I promise you, you’re safe tonight
    Lay back your head
    Don’t worry ‘bout the road ahead
    I promise this to you

    My whole body, my whole soul
    Sings this insistent echo
    To carry you, carry you
    To shelter you, shelter you
    An uncertain path into the fray
    But together we’ll find our way
    I’ll carry you, carry you
    I’ll shelter you, shelter you…

    When morning comes and we arrive, you’ll wake into the light
    With head high you’ll step forward
    And once again you’ll make me proud

    © Nameless Citizens 2018. All rights reserved
  4. ​A Little Affirmation

    It’s just a little affirmation
    That I’m waiting from you
    Just a little sign that you could be mine
    And so I should carry through

    What kind of picturesque manifestation are you
    Of the dreams that I have nurtured inside,
    Thinking I was a fool?

    For my dreams felt so unrealistic,
    Too perfect to exist,
    But the moment that I sighted you
    I knew that you’re the one I’ve missed

    So look at yourself in me,
    See how perfect you are?
    Just a little sign will be just fine,
    And I’ll make you my shining star

    Oh my dreams felt so unrealistic,
    Too perfect to exist,
    But the moment that I sighted you
    I knew that you’re the one I’ve missed
    So a little information
    Is what I’m waiting from you
    Just a little sign that you could be mine and so
    I should carry through

    So look at yourself in me, see how
    Perfect you are?
    A little sign will be just fine, and I’ll
    Make you my shining star

    © Nameless Citizens 2018. All rights reserved