Remade (album)

by Nate Butler

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After traveling to Sweden to participate in a Swedish reality-TV show called 'Allt for Sverige', Nate Butler came back to America inspired, and wrote and recorded this album about his experience.

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released December 3, 2014

Recorded September-November 2014.
Produced & engineered by Tweed S. Jefferson.
All music & lyrics by Nate Butler.
© Nathaniel August Butler/ASCAP

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Nate Butler is an artist, actor, musician, and singer/songwriter from Fresno, California, USA.

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Track Name: Already Gone
ALREADY GONE - words & music by Nate Butler
So I was headed out to the coast anyway, and she seemed nice enough, so I said, "Sure, we'll leave at eight." ... She showed up two hours late brought along all of her tapes, so she could play D.J. all the way to San Jose.

She's got to hear one song again and again, it never seemed so long
And I'm already gone

So we heard one song for about ... eighty miles. She wasn't my dream girl or anything, but she did promise certain favors. Like, she'd let me read her authentic collection of 'Flash' comic books -- you know, the fast guy on D.C.

She wants to die, wants me to care -- and still makes me feel like I'm not there
And I'm already gone

She says "Bye-bye ... wanna thank you for the ride
But if you wanna stay, we can waste another day like today -- you need a getaway!
And I'm already gone

I'm not an asshole. I just like having a little space to myself, y'know? So if you call me on the phone, leave a message;
I'm not around ... I just headed out.
And I'm already gone
Track Name: I Can Keep a Secret
I CAN KEEP A SECRET – words & music by Nate Butler

It was by accident, I interrupted a chat that was intimate.
I took it over fast, but that's not me that's talkin', that's the Caffe Mocha in my glass.
Everybody heard the same thing, but I can't prove it's true.
Nobody knows what to do, and I'm for telling you,
But I can keep a secret, too.

Back at the new Caffe, I wonder if they sit there dressed in black all day?
I promised not to tell, but now I'm not so sure, now that I'm out from out of coffee's spell.
Anyone can see what is happening to me -- but nobody knows what to do,
'Cause I'm for telling you, but I can keep a secret, too.

So that's the way it went; I didn't mean you to find it out by accident.
Now that I'm on your side, gotta admit, don't trust those coffee-drinkers and their foolish pride!
I can finally see that secrecy is for you and me;
Now I can you the truth: Nobody knows what I do.
Everything I say to you is just between we two …
I can keep a secret, too
I can keep a secret, too
Can you keep a secret, too?
Track Name: Sync or Swim
SYNC OR SWIM
Swim or sync, sync or swim
Swing your sync, or sing it again.
… Do it again.

When I sync or swim, I don't know how or when I know
How I'm gonna be, and who's another me to show?
Tell a name, and you won't get paid;
Sell your soul, and you hope you're saved!

Swim or sync, sync or swim
Swing your sync, or sing it again.
Sync or swim, dead or alive
Nail your sync, or you're sinking again tonight.
… Do it again.

[repeat 1st verse & chorus]

… Do it again. … Again?!

Swim or sync, sync or swim
Swing your sync, or sing it again.
Sync or swim, dead or alive
Nail your sync, or you're sinking again tonight.
We're doin' it live.
And you're doin' it right!
Track Name: Be Lagom
BE LAGOM -- words & music by Nate Butler
Tack, tack, tack så mycket
In a taxi, better watch that meter
Four hundred crown? -- I gotta wash that down!
So lagom, I'm pleased to meet ya
I'm so lucky you're a friendly greeter
Now I'm really on my own ...

And I can't tip the waiter -- back home she'd think I hate her
I just wanna tip every time I sip, but I don't wanna seem unhip
Etiquette is such a trip.

Did I say that right?
Trying my best, should I be uptight
Walking alone in the middle of the night?
What did he just say? Am I really in his way?
Wanna beat me up 'cause you think I'm gay?

And I can't tip the waiter -- back home she'd think I hate her
I just wanna tip every time I sip, but I don't wanna seem unhip
Etiquette is such a trip.

We say please, we say thank you
We don't need to out-rank you
Be lagom, or take your ass home

Did I say that right?
Trying my best, should I be uptight
Walking alone in the middle of the night?
What did he just say? Am I really in his way?
Wanna beat me up 'cause you think I'm gay?

And I can't tip the waiter -- back home she'd think I hate her
I just wanna tip every time I sip, but I don't wanna seem unhip
Etiquette is such a trip, oooh yeah
I just wanna get it; sorry that I said it
Etiquette is such a trip.

Be lagom! -- You're in Stockholm
Be lagom! -- Or you can take your ass home
Be lagom! -- So you can be alone
... this wouldn't be a bad place to call home.
Track Name: Let It Go
LET IT GO ~ Words & music by Nate Butler
All things bright and beautiful must die – let it go

Every day (every day) that you stay, re-living yesterday
You don't know (you've got no) where to go, where to get away

I didn't build my life to throw it all away
But anyone who's holding on to yesterday ought to let it go

Disengage (at my age?)
Turn it off, it's a cage of love
Fly away (you are free)
Don't be talkin' about real love

I didn't build my life to throw it all away
But anyone who's holding on to yesterday ought to –
Fool me once, shame on you
Fool me twice, the shame's on me – shame me!

All things bright and beautiful must die, if you just give it time ...
I know that all things bright and beautiful must die, if you just give it time, and let it go

I didn't build my life to throw it all away
But anyone who's holding on to yesterday ought to … fool me once
Track Name: Josefin (Be My Sister)
JOSEFIN (Be My Sister)
If you could see me now, I would tell you how
It's gonna be better
Wish I could write you a letter ...
But this will have to do for now.

And I could be the man I am supposed to be
I wanna be set free; wanna send you a selfie
But this will have to do for now.
Josefin, I will try my best
But I have to beat all the rest, and I hate it
Gotta pass this test somehow, the rest will have to wait for now

But I'll tell you when this is not the end
Win or lose, I know what I must choose -- my new-found friend,
And my sister -- I know I'm taking a risk here
I will try not to let you down
I'm more than just a silly clown from a tiny and backwards town
... But I will have to do for now.

And if I fail, I hope you will forgive me
I wanna know you somehow
But this will have to do for now
This will have to do for now
This will have to do for now
... but you'll always be my sister.
Track Name: Make Yourself
MAKE YOURSELF - Words & Music by Nate Butler
Hey, don't turn your head
They won't be mislead
If you play the same interview, they will see there's nothing you can do

Make yourself, into a better someone else
Make yourself, any way you want to, and you

Do anything for that brass ring
I never think of you the way you make yourself out to be
But I'm not the one you've got to please

Make yourself, into a better someone else
Make yourself, any way you want to, and you do

They will say that I don't care
After I leave you there, to play this game you do so well
I've done all that I can do myself

Make yourself, into a better someone else
Make yourself, any way you want to, and you do

Swedish lyrics:

SKAPA DIG SJÄLV
Hej, vänd inte bort ditt huvud
Dom kommer inte att bli vilseledda
Om du spelar upp samma intervju , då får dom se att det finns inget du kan göra åt det

Skapa dig själv, bli en bättre människa
Skapa ditt eget jag, precis som du vill vara

Gör vad som krävs för mässingsringen
Jag tänker aldrig på dig på det sättet du utger dig för att vara
Men det är inte mig du skall behaga

Skapa dig själv, bli en bättre människa
Skapa ditt eget jag,precis som du vill vara

Dom kommer säga att jag inte bryr mig
När jag lämnat dig där, så att du kan spela det här spelet som du gör så bra
Jag har gjort allt kunde

Skapa dig själv, bli en bättre människa
Skapa ditt eget jag, precis som du vill vara
Gör det ...
Track Name: Wouldn't Bet the World
WOULDN'T BET THE WORLD - words & music by Nate Butler
Wouldn't change for just anyone
But she wants my drinking days to be done
Guess my kind of having fun means I'll never get the girl.

There's gonna be kegs, and colored lights
Could get pretty smashed, could get in some fights
And I'm gonna go, and I'm gonna stay all night
And I'm gonna be alright
I won't need a brew to get through
'Cause I'm being true to you.

Wouldn't change for just anyone
But this is the first girl not to pack up and run
Guess I'm gonna be someone
And see the new me unfurled.

I will not defect, I know I can earn that woman's respect,
I know I can learn
I'll bet you a beer I'm making a turn
Show all the girls, 'round the world
I'll bet you a beer or two, but I wouldn't bet the world
I wouldn't bet the world
I wouldn't bet the world.
Track Name: Home
The days last just as long as I say (they don't complain, do they?)
Air a sound to come around
Air a sound, to come around

Living room where the colors swoon
And the darkest shapes don't get up too soon
And a thousand wars, and as many decors
This is my new home, and I'm calling on my phone

At my house, at my house
At my house, at my house

I could not see you walk in my place (if you stood right in my face)
Anyone come into town,
I need a guest, they never come around

Come see me, refurbish me
Where the light's so bright that no one can see
And a thousand wars, and as many decors
This is my new home, and I'm calling on my phone

At my house, at my house
At my house, at my house

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Home
Home
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