Jeremy Nash

New York/Nashville based Singer-Songwriter

1.  Getaway Driver

All my life, I'm the getaway driver
Put the pedal to the metal, I'm the lone survivor
Seems I've always had a need for speed
When trouble comes along, just follow my lead
'Cause all my life, I'm the getaway driver

All my life, I'm a refugee fleeing
Never can believe all the danger I'm seeing
The pressure all around is wearing me thin
I see my own shadow, jump out of my skin
'Cause all my life, I'm a refugee fleeing

I can never get in too deep
Trying to hang on to feelings that I can't keep
I know living's what life's all about
But I'm the getaway driver and I'm getting out

I was born with my little legs leading
All upside down, no chance of retreating
Scared of a life full of pain and regret
So I'll set off running every chance that I get
I was born with my little legs leading

All my life I'm the getaway driver
Put the pedal to the metal, I'm the lone survivor
Probably gonna go out all safe and sound
With nobody left to lay me in the ground
'Cause all my life, I'm the getaway driver

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1. Getaway Driver
2. Waiting for the Fall
3. Game Over
4. Killin' It in California
5. One of These Days
6. Reach Out for That Rope
7. Everything Is As It Seems
8. So Long, So Long
9. Flawless Diamond

10. (I Could) Leave It All Behind
11. It's All Gone Now

 

2. Waiting for the Fall

Where'd the rain go? It seems like it's been pouring for years
How can I adjust, with nothing left to wash away my fears?
There ain't a cloud in the sky, and all the birds are singing your name
Let me out, let me out, I'm trying to shake the past, 'cause I'm so tired of going down in flames

After all my mistakes, it's hard to believe anymore
And I want to go all in, but I want to know if you're worth fighting for
Though the truth, it can sting, open up and let me hear it all
'Cause it feels like summer in my heart, and I'm waiting for the fall

Something about the way you're swaying takes me back out on the sand
The breezes and tides open wide and take me out past where I can stand
But at the end of it all, she always leaves me waiting there
How was I to know that the past would haunt me so? I'm left completely unprepared

After all my mistakes, it's hard to believe anymore
And I want to go all in, but I want to know if you're worth fighting for
And everywhere I turn, I still see the writing on the wall
'Cause it feels like summer in my heart, and I'm waiting for the fall

After all my mistakes, it's hard to believe anymore
And I want to go all in, but I want to know if you're worth fighting for
Though the truth, it can sting, open up and let me hear it all
'Cause it feels like summer in my heart, and I'm waiting for the fall


 

3. Game Over

I hate being wrong, but I'll take the hit on this one
I should have known all along; there were signs, but I missed one
Every worry that holds me in is wondering how I let her win
Game over, game over, I give up

I fumble around, getting ready for defeat
I don't make a sound, until I faceplant at her feet
I know she's not even my type, but she knows how to fish, and I know how to bite
So game over, I shouldn't even say goodnight

This river, it ain't wide enough
Those city lights, they aren't bright enough
To drown her out, Brooklyn, I'm so ashamed
So I'll drive and drive 'til I can say with no disdain that I was wrong about her
I was wrong about her, game over

I'll take the wheel, like I couldn't take control
I can't conceal where she left this gaping hole
I'll look down when the locals start to stare
In another town, maybe no one else will care
That it's game over



4. Killin' It in California

She said she wants me there forever
She couldn't keep her hands off of me
But tonight she can't reach out through the phone lines
And even if she could, I wouldn't feel her touch through my frostbite

I'd fight for what I want, if I knew just what it was
And I'd say I should be hopeful, but I don't know what good it does
I'm trying to say, "I love you," but there's icicles on my breath
'Cause now she's killin' it in California, and I'm in New York freezing to death

I went out to buy her flowers
But there ain't no color roses that say, "I have no stones"
And I'm always worried about what where I'm going
But my girl just packed her bags and said, "Nice to know you"

And I'd fight for what I want, if I knew just what it was
And I'd say I should be hopeful, but I don't know what good it does
I'm trying to say, "I love you," but there's icicles on my breath
'Cause now she's killin' it in California, and I'm in New York freezing to death
She's killin' it in California, and I'm freezing to death

She said, "Everybody likes you, but nobody loves you"
She's getting so much love these days
Is that her on a billboard over the BQE
Laughing at how little of my heart I gave

And I'd fight for what I want, if I knew just what it was
And I'd say I should be hopeful, but I don't know what good it does
I'm trying to say, "I love you," but there's icicles on my breath
'Cause she's killi'n it in California, and I'm freezing to death
She's killin' it in California, and I'm in New York freezing to death
She's killin' it in California, and I'm in New York freezing to death

 


5. One of These Days

Right about now, this city gets so loud
But it's just this apparition; she'd drown out any crowd
She's pushing all my memories right in my line of sight
And tossing little taunts my way each and every night

The past is like a parasite; my body's just the host
And I can't see nothing but this world full of ghosts
I can't stop thinking 'bout the way she put me down
She said, "I tried to love you, now just get the hell out of town"

She said, "One of these days, you'll be free of me
"You're gonna hear my name and let it float away"
She said, "One of these days, you're gonna get to bury me, but not today"

I guess she was never all she was cracked up to be
But I can't erase the echo that I'm seeing in front of me
I'm shouting at the walls for never being real enough
'Cause my defenses are broken down; I never had it so rough

She said, "One of these days, you'll be free of me
"You're gonna hear my name and let it float away"
She said, "One of these days, you're gonna get to bury me, but not today

 


6. Reach Out for That Rope

Looking way back when I could dream
Anything seemed possible, but I grew into some machine
With gears and bolts for brains, those dreams went down the drain

If it all made perfect sense
Then we'd all be crowing about how happiness
I guess it takes a little work to erase away the hurt

Oh, I can't lose hope
Oh, but I feel like a fool when I reach out for that rope

I'm just a mass of nerves and bones
Brittle as I break apart from every stick and every stone
But all these cracks will fade, and I won't be so afraid

I can see it all laid out before me
Scattered out like fragments from some optimistic morning
I can't make my peace with it, and I can't make the pieces fit

Oh, it's not so hard
Oh, but I can't win this game if I give up before it even starts

I've got my back against the wall
But I can feel it back me up as I brace myself to accept it all
I'll gather up my hope and reach out for that rope

 


7. Everything Is As It Seems

I go walking out my door
Always looking around for more
Some brighter light or better time
But she says that I'm doing fine

She asks, "Why all this discontent?
"We all dream to some extent
"But you go and overanalyze
"Just sit back and be surprised"

She says everything is obvious
You know what it means
Don't try to read between the lines
'Cause everything is as it seems

There's a church she goes to pray
But I tend to stay away
If there's a god, he must be proud
But he can't see much from on that cloud

The details get lost on him
But me, I tend to focus in
Of all the powers that he's got
Simplicity is the one I want

He'd tell me everything is obvious
You know what it means
Don't try to read between the lines
'Cause everything is as it seems

I hope that I'm the one for her
I know she believes it
She says that she's got my back
She says, "Honey, just relax"

"There's nothing here that you can't see
"All it is, is you and me"
And I'll listen to her from here on out
'Cause that's what love is all about

Now I know everything is obvious
You know what it means
Don't try to read between the lines
'Cause everything is as it seems

 


8. So Long, So Long

I'd wish you luck, but you don't need it
Always coming out on top
You look like nothing's ever hard, but it ain't easy
To say so long, so long, so long

I'd wish you safe travels
But you've always been a reckless one
If I ever went charging in like you, I'd come out bloody
So I guess it's so long, so long

I never thought I could make it on my own
But you seem pretty confident in me
Confident enough to leave me all alone, singing so long, so long
So long, so long, so long

I'd wish you strong winds on your journey
But you're the fastest one around
And I keep lagging in the distance; now you're kicking up dust
So long, so long

I'd wish you happiness, but you always find it
That's why you've got to go
If somewhere else can make you happy, then I'll send you off
With, "So long, so long, so long"

 


9. Flawless Diamond

All I have is overkill, don't you lead me over the side
Maybe I'm a loser, but I hope that you can see that I tried
I gave you every part of my love
But I can see now, I was always gonna be the one before
Before he came along

Baby, there's no magic, there's no miracles or wishing stars
But I'd sell my soul for another love that's just a little like ours
I can't believe that you're gone
But I know he's the only one who gets to sleep beside you every night
But hey, I can dream

Oh my darling, how can you love him this way?
I was here to stay, but you've run away, my flawless diamond
You found your Mr. Perfect now

Looking at the two of you, I want to dig my head in the sand
I tell myself if I can make it through this, I'll be a better man
I was so sure about you
But you were out there looking for a better one; you've found him now
And I'm out to dry

Oh my darling, how can you love him this way?
I was here to stay, but you've run away, my flawless diamond
You found your Mr. Perfect now

 


10. (I Could) Leave It All Behind

Broken down, but I don't need to be ashamed
Lonely days will keep on coming 'til I make a change
Is this my home? It's time I tried to settle in
It's hard to know just where I end and all these road begin

I don't want to be in the way
I don't want to be in the light
Maybe if I run away, then I could leave it all behind

If I had wings, I wouldn't need a helping hand
But when I'd fly, I'd still need a place to land

I don't want to be in the way
I don't want to be in the light
Maybe if I run away, then I could leave it all behind

 


11. It's All Gone Now

I'll be the first one to tell you that I'm not working hard enough
See, I can tell you want to fight for love, but I don't think it's love
You see me going through the motions, as if I didn't give a damn
You think you've got me figured out so well, but that's not who I am

Did we ever have a reason to believe?
If we ever shared a thing, it's all gone now, it's all gone

I'll try to fly up to heaven, 'cause I'm not bad enough for hell
If you could only see my fear, but it's so deep down, you can't even tell
So go and lay on the guilt trip, I bought my tickets in advance
I wish I could have been a saint, but I can see that we don't stand a chance

Are you trying to start a fire without a light?
If your heart was ever mine, it's all gone now, it's all gone

I'd be the last one beside you if we ever lost the stars above
But girl, this ain't no end of days, no not close, and hell no, this ain't love
I'll be the first one to tell you that all of the fault is mine
'Cause I'm the one who opened up my eyes and recognized it's time

 

 

1. Daylight Savings

1. Daylight Savings
2. She's a Reaper
3. Galapagos (Too Far Apart)
4. Somebody Else to Take You Home
5. I Did All I Could
6. Filters
7. Happy Turkeys
8. Wedding Ring
9. Queens-Bound Train
10. The Insomnia Song
11. Born in a Hospital Bed

It's been 13 months and nothing's changed but my socks
If only I had the power to turn back the clocks
Or maybe spring ahead, to see what I'd find
But with daylight savings, I'm always wishing to rewind

You know, all this waiting really takes its toll
I could get up from this sleeping, but I've been on such a roll
I've got this predisposition to leave it up to fate
But when daylight savings rolls around, it might be too late

So let's all tell ourselves
That we don't need saving, no
So let's all tell ourselves
That we don't need saving, no

It's been 13 months and I'm still curled up in a ball
None of us can remember when the summer turned to fall
We're ripe for the picking, like apples on a tree
And I'm ready for daylight savings to come and rescue me

So let's all tell ourselves
That we don't need saving, no
So let's all tell ourselves
That we don't need saving, no

All my life, I've been saving up
But all those years, they've been burning up
You use it or you lose it, or so they say
Just don't tell me I threw it all away

So let's all tell ourselves
That we don't need saving, no
So let's all tell ourselves
That we don't need saving, no

 


2. She's a Reaper

I'm usually no alarmist
But I've got this sense of impending doom
I keep thinking about her
But she forgets about me as soon as I leave the room

And I guess nothing's for certain
But I keep thinking I'm too young to die
And though I keep trying to kiss her
If I get too close, I should kiss my soul goodbye

Oh, she's a reaper
Ominously hovering, waiting for the time to strike
Oh, seemed like a keeper
But the lady is a genuine gentleman-killer alright

Not that I consider myself an optimist
But this paranoia is pushing the extreme
I went through her clothes for any long, black, hooded items
And when she went into the kitchen, I could have sworn I heard somebody screaming out

Oh, she's a reaper
Ominously hovering, waiting for the time to strike
Oh, I just can't cheat her, I can't cheat death
'Cause the lady is a genuine gentleman-killer alright

I found no fossils in her closet
But with a girl like her, it's the present that holds the worst surprise
Last night I stopped by uninvited
And there she was, cozying up to a couple other guys, I can't believe my eyes

Oh, she's a reaper
Ominously hovering, waiting for the time to strike
Oh, I'm sinking deeper
'Cause the lady is a genuine gentleman-killer alright

 


3. Galapagos (Too Far Apart)

You and I, we grew so far apart
You and I, we grew so far apart
You grew wings and I grew a tail to hang myself every time I fail
To fly away with you, nothing else'll do
You and I, we grew too far apart

You and I, we're oh so different now
You and I, we're oh so different now
You grew fingers and I grew claws, to dig in the dirt and hide all my flaws
Just don't look at me, there's nothing here to see
You and I, we grew too far apart

I can't see you across the water
I just see everything we could've had
These monsters on this island with beaks and fangs and pointy ears
Will torture me 'til I disappear

You're so cool, I wish I was the same
You're so damn cool, I wish I was the same
Natural selection, it favored you, and I'll die alone, I ain't nothing new
And I'm so sorry now for not keeping you around
You and I, we grew too far apart

 


4. Somebody Else to Take You Home

How am I supposed to feel?
Do I owe you any sympathy after this whole ordeal?
How was I supposed to know
That you had this other side of you, when you don't let it show

And I don't understand the ways
You get the other boys to fall in love with you these days
And I don't even have a clue
Why you tell yourself you don't regret, when we both know you do

It's been a long night, and I don't even care
If you're standing upright or if there's liquor in your hair
I know you want some fun, but I ain't ever going there
Somebody else can take you home
Find somebody else to take you home

I thought I knew you pretty well
But when I took you on the town, that whole perception went to hell
I don't know where I can go from here
But the red light of that exit sign is shining pretty clear

As the music plays, you start looking worse and worse
Should I call you a cab or find the number for a hearse?
I know you've got other fella's number in your purse
Maybe that sucker'll take you home
Find somebody else to take you home

And I'm sure you think that you'll never be denied
But someday they're gonna recognize just how hard you tried
And I think that L train driver's looking to take you for a ride
At least he's getting paid to take you home
Find somebody else to take you home