It's The Little Things (for The Nateives)

by Nate Maingard

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THIS HOME-RECORDED ALBUM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THE NATEIVES ON PATREON: patreon.com/natemaingard.

It has been a year since I launched my Patreon page. In that year, supported by my Patrons, the Nateives, I have written 15 songs. Here they are, plus a few extra for fun.

While I was visiting my dad recently, he asked me to record my new tunes. I sat down and recorded this whole thing in one take! Thanks so much to my dad for his patience with helping me record!

Thanks to my mom for the lovely photo, taken the day after I arrived back in South Africa. I was writing It's The Little Things at the time!

Thank you all for being in my world, it means everything!
Love
Nate

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released April 4, 2015

My Nateives on Patreon, every single one of you makes this possible!

Specific shoutouts to: Eli Payne, Beatrice Luna, Marie Holt, Josh Maingard, Cathy (Micqu), Ally Nisbet, Fay Simcock, Rebecca Seebauer, Cristina Olsen, Nicola Fox, Ben Workman, Lewis, Sindy, Nicole, Maria Fernandez, John Kyle, Melissa, Neil Taylor (HipSmartHome), Kristie Sealock and Ben Landis. Thank you for your incredibly generous support!

Thanks to my dad Marc for jamming some of these tunes with me, and for playing his song Traveller's song...which we play perfectly 99.9% of the time...this time, it got a little rough. Such is life :D

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Modern troubadour Nate Maingard’s transcendent folk aesthetic encompasses irresistible hooks, uplifting enlightenment, and shamanistic energy. The Cape Town, South Africa-based artist’s songs chronicle a boldly vulnerable introspective journey

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Track Name: It's The Little Things
It's the little things
That make or break
It's the little things
That spin and shakes
A life worth living
Despite the heavy hand at stake

What reason for my sighs?
Well thanks for askin' but I ain't gonna say
Since you're passing by
Here's a word or two I'd like to send your way

It's the little things
That make or break
It's the little things
That spin and shake
A life worth living
Despite the heavy hand at stake

The beauty of the sky
It reminds me of your face
If you'd ask me why
I'd say you're both made up of light and open space

It's the little things
That make or break
It's the little things
That spin and shake
A life worth living
Despite the heavy hand at stake

Wake in your own time
Find me in the garden darlin'
Be my valentine
Life is for the livin' darlin'

It's the little things
That make or break
It's the little things
That spin and shake
A life worth living
Despite the heavy hand at stake

It's the little things
That make or break
It's the little things
That spin and shake
A life worth living
Despite the heavy hand at stake
Track Name: Beyond The Reach
In my hours of indifference
I was searching far and wide
The things I seek most fervently
Are always by my side
Waiting for me to decide

I wonder, if I had slowed down
Would you have caught up to me
Or are some things beyond the reach of
Everyone who always seeks, seeks but never sees?

Many names I gave my sorrows
Whispered into my lover's hair
Words entangled in her tresses
Built their nests so softly there
While we both slept unaware

I wonder, if I had slowed down
Would you have caught up to me
Or are some things beyond the reach of
Everyone who always seeks, seeks but never sees?

Now in my learning of my passions
I'm breaking down all of the doors
Inviting light into this building
To shake the dust up from the floor
You know I could not love you more
Track Name: Lovers In The Morning Light
You lean in so soft
Sun is rising
We grin as we begin

We begin so slow
I don't ever wanna leave
Don't ever wanna go

Lovers in the morning light
We're lovers in the morning light

Light as each caress
Floats upon our skin
Your name upon my breathe

You know every word
The ones I never spoke
That no-one's ever heard

Lovers in the morning light
Two lovers in the morning light

Wait don't move I feel
Almost everything
Delicate revealed

Lain upon your breast
We speak in velvet tongues
Until at last we rest

Lovers in the morning light
Two lovers in the morning light
Track Name: Trying
I'm alone again
Lying in my bed
Planning everything
Staying here instead

Tryna find a way to get to me
Tryna find a way back to my feet

On the telephone
Tryna say farewell
Thinking goodbye
All I say is hello

Tryna find a way to let you go
Tryna find the words I never spoke

I was always gonna be there waiting
Maybe I was trying too hard
I was always gonna give it everything
Maybe I was trying to hard

Maybe we all are

Become invisible
Sink in the ocean, go blind
Falling deeper
Until I reach the light

Tryna find a way to get it right
Tryna find the stars up in my sky

I was always gonna be there waiting
Maybe I was trying too hard
I was always gonna give it everything
Maybe I was trying to hard

Maybe we all are

I'm alone again
Wonder what I'll do next
Track Name: Always Wandering
Way down there see you
Walking in the woods
Always wandering
Searching for a place to rest your head

My head's full of locations
I imagine you have lain
I'm always wandering
Seeking all the sign I know you've seen
And what they mean

Seek and you shall find
Life happens in it's own time
Seek and you shall find
You know and I know
Seek and you shall find
Love happens in its own time
Seek and you shall find
You know and I know

We're always wandering
Always Wandering

I've seen some imprisoned
by old secrets they were keeping
Blind to all the light that guides their way
Oh what a shame

Seek and you shall find
Life happens in it's own time
Seek and you shall find
You know and I know
Seek and you shall find
Love happens in its own time
Seek and you shall find
You know and I know

We're always wandering
Always Wandering

Always, Always, Always here now

You who walk with courage
Through the darkness and the light
You're always wandering
Searching with a smile upon your face
For life's embrace

Seek and you shall find
Life happens in it's own time
Seek and you shall find
You know and I know
Seek and you shall find
Love happens in its own time
Seek and you shall find
You know and I know

We're always wandering
Always wandering
Always wandering

We're always here now
Track Name: The Light's Alive
Did you know the sun is always shining
No matter where you stand it's always rising
Somewhere in the world
Somewhere in the world
The light's alive

Time will spin us on the breeze
Hope will feed us til we're free
We are all worth it

Though we know our love is just a drop within the ocean
We will never have a doubt about the depth of this emotion
Somewhere in the world
Somewhere in the world
The light's alive

Time will spin us on the breeze
Hope will feed us til we're free
We are all worth it
We are all worth it
We are all worth it

Act upon the words I've said
Or this is all just in my head
But we know the way to you
We're holding on to all that's true
And we will find a way to get on through

Time will spin us on the breeze
Hope will feed us til we're free
We are all worth it
We are all worth it
We are all worth it
Track Name: Heart In A Million Pieces
You invented so many words
To try to explain how it felt
The wind rushed past as you fell
A wish tossed too well

I don't think I can bear this again
My heart's in a million pieces
I don't know where to begin, I said I
I don't think I can bear this again
My heart's in a million pieces
I don't know where this will end
I don't know where

Stacked meaning between every line
These pages get heavier with time
The weight we disguised as our wings
Could lose us the love we hoped to bring

I don't think I can bear this again
My heart's in a million pieces
I don't know where to begin, I said I
Don't think I can bear this again, you know my
My heart's in a million pieces
I don't know where this will end

Blood runs among the ruins
There's lust within our hearts
Tell the truth before we
Tear ourselves apart

Blood runs among the ruins
We must rebuild our hearts
Tell the truth before we
Tear ourselves...apart

This king has given up his crown
No throne all my tears have worn it down
I'm pacing these halls until I tire
I'm a prisoner to all that I desire
Track Name: So It Goes
I know nothing
I know that I know nothing
I guess that's something
After all

I know the sunrise
I'll never try to sell you that
It's available for free

So, so it goes
So it goes
So it goes
So it goes
So it goes

So many questions
Who am I, where do I belong, how do I survive?
So many lessons
Learn to breathe, to love, to lose, to cry

So, so it goes
So it goes
So it goes
So it goes
So it goes

Easy come and easy go
So it goes and don't you know
That so it goes

Easy come and easy go
So it comes and so it goes
Easy come and easy go
So it goes

Once upon a time
Lover of mine, Lover of mine
You will always hold
A piece of my heart
Inside of your own

So, so it goes
So it goes
So it goes
So it goes
So it goes

So it comes so it goes
Easy come and easy go
So it goes
Track Name: Keep It Simple (feat. Marc Maingard)
My papa's dog's lie at my feet
Hunting deep within their dreams
I sit and dream of all this life can be

My washing hangs upon the line
Drying in the sweet sunshine
Remind me I love simplicity

Keep it simple keep it real
Keep on sharing what you feel
These words are ringing like a bell
Live it slow, love it well

I chose this life not long ago
To live in love and let it flow
To share with open heart all that I know

And in my mind I can see your faces
You who know life is not a race
We don't have much time, we must move slow

Keep it simple keep it real
Keep on sharing what you feel
These words are ringing like a bell
Live it slow, love it well

My bare feet walk along the sand
My Friend and I walk hand in hand
My Friend is Everything, now do you see?

I naked fall into the ocean
Overcome by a deep emotion
Washing clean all I no longer need
Track Name: Golden Shadows
Told you I was crazy as we sat upon the sun
We laughed with everyone who passed us by
All you would say was maybe as I left you on the moon
Gave myself more room to watch you shine
We're all gonna shine

Golden shadows in the afternoon
We're lost in wonder at what we've come through
Golden shadows in the afternoon
We're making love, it's all we do, all we do

Told you I was crazy as we sank into the earth
Found value in our birth deep in the ground
All you would say was maybe and then we began to bloom
We shone brighter as we grew up to the clouds
We're all here to grow

Golden shadows in the afternoon
We're lost in wonder at what we've come through
Golden shadows in the afternoon
We're making love, it's all we do, all we do

I'll tell you that I'm crazy when we dance upon the sky
Shake petals from our eyes to line the road
All you will say is maybe and then you'll show me why
We're more than getting by we're going home
We're all going home

Golden shadows in the afternoon
We're lost in wonder at what we've come through
Golden shadows in the afternoon
We're making love, it's all we do, all we do
Track Name: Traveller's Song (Marc Maingard's Song)
Now I've been a traveller
Moving all over
Visiting countries
I'd only read about in picture books

From India to London
And sunny California, I tell ya
Ain't nowhere better
Than sitting where I am

Wonderful countries
Wonderful people
Signs of the time for
The brotherhood of man

Meanings
Deep down got feelings
Feelings
They give it to me

I had a fine woman she was
Young and a learning she was
Tender and caring I thought
Wiser than I could find
She gave us two fine sons
They keep my world turning
They give me meaning
And that's a real delight to me
House at the seaside and
Fireside Lamplight
Mountains and fruit trees
Well that feels alright to me

Meanings
Deep down got feelings
Feelings
They give it to me

See the young child as he's
Walkin' and a talkin'
See the bright sunsbeam
Sparkling as he goes
And his young brother
Hear them both together
Laughing and a laughing
That's the finest symphony
And the young mother
Baring her breast for
Lucinda, my daughter
Being the youngest of three

Meanings
Deep down got feelings
Feelings
They give it to me

I thank the good lord for his
Consistent giving
He never changing
He been loving and always the same
A caring father
Helps with my life-load and
When it's too heavy
I tell you now
He be carrying it all
Loving's not easy
Who said it would be
All that you put in
Is what you get out

Meanings
Deep down got feelings
Feelings
They give it to me
Track Name: Kept It Hid
I knew you would be there
But in my pride I didn't care
Thought with a smile I could make it right
My busted lip is a testament to that night

You defended yourself wisely
From all the pride that lived in me
And all I wish for lady
Is to say that I'm sorry

I'm sorry for the pain I caused you
Sorry for the harm I did
In my own hurt I hurt everyone
Yes I was hurting too though I kept it hid
I was hurting too though I kept it hid

Do not hide yourself again
Just cos I made those mistakes
You taught me how to love again
Finding solace in the love that we made

I'm sorry for the pain I caused you
Sorry for the harm I did
In my own hurt I hurt everyone
Yes I was hurting too though I kept it hid
I was hurting too though I kept it hid
Track Name: Everything Is Not What It Appears
Twilight fell upon the darkening road
I found myself again alone
Street lights went out by one by two by three
And I revelled in the shadows that had grown
Yes I revelled in the darkness I had known

I'd been there and back again so many times I knew
That the dance I danced was anything but new
I had seen him watching me that old man in the moon
And I thought hey well what else should I do
So I danced until the dance was through

Wrestling in the desert of a broken afternoon
Makes me wish I'd packed my wrestling costume
Yes the jester is all dressed up as if he was a loon
Have you listened much to what it is he's doing
There such method in his madness and his tune

Traveller been travelling for oh so many years
He's worn right through his effervescent fears
Listening to everything he treads so soft and hears
The world whispers softly in his ears
Saying, "everything is not what it appears."
Track Name: Broken Home
Broken home
Oh not again
So alone
Everything ends

Mamma's gone
Papa's always cryin'
Mamma's gone
Papa's always cryin'

No, not my fault
But maybe it is
If I left would it end
Cos I'd do that for this

But Mamma's gone
Papa's always cryin'
Mamma's gone
Papa's always cryin'

Rope tied
What happens next?
If I choose to die
Then who cleans up the mess?

Cos Mamma's gone
Papa's always cryin'
Mamma's gone
Papa's always cryin'

I want to go
Don't care anymore
If it sinks or if it floats
I want to go
If I leave real quiet
Maybe no-one will know

Hope sold
Stole my last breathe
Soaked to the bone
Sunk to the depths

Mamma's gone, Papa's always cryin'
Mamma's gone, Papa's always cryin'
Mamma's gone, Papa's always cryin'
Mamma's gone, Papa's always cryin'
Track Name: The Turns Of Life
I know that when it comes to love
All rules are broken by the wise
They say love is blind I say it sees so many things
You cannot see using just your eyes
You were so surprised

So give up all pretences When it comes to love
To save yourself from wasting your own time
Then when love arrives you say if this is love
And love is blind I don't need my eyes

Your eyes are windows open to the sky
Let in the love you need tonight
Your eyes are windows I will sing outside
And we'll dance the turns of life
In the moonlight

I'll build a boat we'll sail afar
Follow the moon and all the stars
When the ocean's wild and I'm shaking like a child
I'll find comfort in your eyes

But If I were the ocean and you were ashore
I'd be lapping at your feet forevermore
I am a fool it's true writing these lines
Still I'm brave enough to look into your eyes

Your eyes are windows open to the sky
Let in the love you need tonight
Your eyes are windows I will sing outside
And we'll dance the turns of life
In the moonlight
Track Name: Let Love Win
If I woke up floating on the ocean
Well I'd be hoping
because hoping is a remedy
Combined with arms
I'm blessed to have to swim me
And faith I'll find the shore

I am one of those who share this hopeful world view
Love is all we have, we have nothing we can lose
Let love out and let love in, let love play and let love win
Let love out and let love in, let love play and let love win

When I woke up
Left by her I trusted
My heart was busted
But now it's reconstructed
Larger thanks to scars that stretched it
Wider, wider, wider than before

I am one of those who share this hopeful world view
Love is all we have, we have nothing we can lose
Let love out and let love in, let love play and let love win
Let love out and let love in, let love play and let love win

Oh, you, wandering soul
You have found a home
Oh you wandering soul
You are not alone
Oooooh, ooooooh

While I slept I dreamed I saw so clearly
Thought I was really
Yes oh so well adjusted
But I awoke and regained all my senses
So I stay curious
All of my, all of my, all of my days

I am one of those who share this hopeful world view
Love is all we have, we have nothing we can lose
Let love out and let love in, let love play and let love win
Let love out and let love in, let love play and let love win