I MISS ME TOO

Album Title: I Miss Me Too
Release Date: March 29, 2019

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Nate Leavitt is a Boston-based guitarist and singer-songwriter. Leavitt began paving his way within the music industry by playing various clubs in the Boston scene at age 16. Over the past 25 years, Leavitt played lead guitar in groups such as Delta Clutch, The Blizzard of 78, OldJack, and Parlour Bells before emerging from the side of the stage. Already a respected guitarist on the Boston scene Leavitt announced his 2014 album You, Me and the Silence, gaining him a 2014 Boston Music Award nomination in the process. The next step was the 2016 EP, Someone Send a Signal,  which he recorded with his band, The Elevation. This gained him another Boston Music Award nomination that year.

Diving back into the musical pool after two years of simply treading water just to stay afloat, Leavitt held his breath and jumped in with the new album, I Miss Me Too. Produced by Dan Nicklin and recorded at Nicklin’s Boston studio Henley Row without any rehearsing or practicing, Leavitt wanted to capture the purest bond between himself, his bandmates, and the process. Reconnecting with regular bandmates Magen Tracy (piano and backing vocals), Dan Nicklin (percussion, guitar, and backing vocals) Brendan Boogie (bass, backing vocals) and Paul Myers (drums), was the familial downpour Leavitt needed to put out the smoke signal that he was waving during his period of creative defeat.

“When You’re Ready,” the first single from Nate Leavitt & The Elevation, forages for passion and confidence in the middle of a psychological rainstorm. Looking back on a period when Leavitt’s inspiration faltered, “When You’re Ready” patiently holds the door open for Leavitt’s artistic livelihood to come back home. For a song lyrically steeped in unrest, the tender, but gruff musical quality brings a balance to the gloom of loneliness that Leavitt renders with each utterance.

Album Credits

All Songs Written by Nate Leavitt (BMI)
Produced by Dan Nicklin
Engineered by Dan Nicklin and Nate Leavitt
Mixed by Pat DiCenso
Recorded at Henley Row
Mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering
Cover Photo and Design by Jenny Bergman at The Secret Bureau of Art & Design

1. Where Do I Go
(Nate Leavitt – Lead Vocal, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Magen Tracy – Fender Rhodes, Backing Vocals, Dan Nicklin – Backing Vocals, Percussion, Brendan Boogie – Bass, Backing Vocals, Paul Myers – Drums)

Something is changing, In my world
What I used to know isn’t real
Once I had passion, So much passion
Now I’m questioning how I feel
All these voices, Endless noises
Fill my head with pain and doubt
Oh What’s left when, I can’t tell the difference
Between happiness and regret

Where do I go

I was never good at, playing the game
Felt like everything I said was wrong
All I’ve sacrificed, for this life
Will it end with nothing to show
But I go on, feeling like a fool
Fill my sleepless nights with dread and fear
Hard to be human, trapped in my head
With no exit and no one to blame

Where do I go

2. Hold Me Down
(Nate Leavitt – Lead Vocal, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Magen Tracy – Piano, Backing Vocals, Dan Nicklin – Backing Vocals, Percussion, Brendan Boogie – Bass, Paul Myers – Drums, Rachel Barringer – Cello)

Lately I been falling apart
Living in the dark, Can’t see in front of me
Daily I wake up in song
I just sing along, Though I don’t care to

Hold me down, You been holding me down
You can’t hold me down forever

Sadly I’ve been here before
Thought I closed that door, Guess not completely
Worried I just can’t ignore
All the memories that put, The past in front of me

Hold me down, You been holding me down
You can’t hold me down forever

Did you miss me or come back for more
I can’t tell if you are real, Or if I’m imagining

3. When You’re Ready
(Nate Leavitt – Lead Vocal, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Magen Tracy – Piano, Backing Vocals, Dan Nicklin – Backing Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Brendan Boogie – Bass, Backing Vocals, Paul Myers – Drums)

Where’d you go, Why’d you leave
I’m hanging on, Barely now
Not feeling strong, Could use you now

When you’re ready, Find your way back home

Suddenly, You were gone
Left me cold, in the dark
My eyes are heavy, could use you now

When you’re ready, Find your way back

Yesterday, is like a dream
I lost you there, don’t remember how
My hands are tired, could use you now

When you’re ready, Find your way back home

4. House of Fallen Trees
(Nate Leavitt – Lead Vocal, Spanish Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Paul Myers – Drums)

How many tress in the forest have to fall
Way too many for me to count them all
No one else can hear them, No one else but me
Gonna build a house with all my fallen trees

In this house things will never change
No bed to make or chairs to rearrange
Nobody will live here, Nobody but me
Nothing changes in my house of trees

All the lies that I’ve been saving
Keep alive a life in waiting
Buried in the holes I’m digging
Fingers bleed from nails I’m tearing
Fighting feelings feared forever
Bring me closer to surrender
Make it stop I can’t remember
Make it stop I can’t remember

Just one match can burn this whole place down
Leave my footprints in the ashes on the ground
No one else will see them, no one else but me
When I burn down my house of fallen trees

5. Nothing About Me
(Nate Leavitt – Lead Vocal, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Organ, Piano, Magen Tracy – Wurlitzer, Backing Vocals, Dan Nicklin – Backing Vocals, Percussion, Brendan Boogie – Bass, Backing Vocals, Paul Myers – Drums)

I hear you talking, useless talking
I hear you talking, Don’t you be talking about things
I hear you lying, Desperate lying
I hear you lying, Don’t you be lying about things

Didn’t say nothing about me, Didn’t say nothing
Didn’t say nothing about me, Did you

I hear you crying, Goddamn crying
I hear you crying, Don’t you be crying about things
I hear you hurting, you ain’t hurting
I hear you hurting, Don’t you be hurting about things

Didn’t say nothing about me, Didn’t say nothing
Didn’t say nothing about me, Did you

6. Let Me Go
(Nate Leavitt – Lead Vocal, Electric Guitars, Magen Tracy – Piano, Backing Vocals, Dan Nicklin – Percussion, Brendan Boogie – Bass, Paul Myers – Drums, Phil Aiken – Organ)

I was clean, I was free
Still holding on to something, I’m hiding from the past
It was me, it was you
Waiting inside, to come out at night

Give me up, Sell me out
Break me down, Bury me
Finish me off, Like you don’t care
Burn me slow, Let me go

I was young, I was scared
Didn’t know any better, when you appeared
You’re a place, I would go
To escape from the pain, when it hurt too much

Give me up, Sell me out
Break me down, Bury me
Finish me off, Like you don’t care
Burn me slow, Let me go

Now I’m old, you are too
Just a couple of strangers, I can’t quit you

Give me up, Sell me out
Break me down, Bury me
Finish me off, Like you don’t care
Burn me slow, Let me go

7. Over and Over
(Nate Leavitt – Lead Vocal, Electric Guitars, Magen Tracy – Fender Rhodes, Backing Vocals, Dan Nicklin – Percussion, Brendan Boogie – Bass, Paul Myers – Drums, Phil Aiken – Organ)

If I leave now, will you follow me
Or stay behind, away from me
If I don’t go, I’ll never know
What it’s like to be, away from here

It happens all the time, I don’t know why
Again and again, Over and over, Over and over

My mind is going, playing games on me
My eyes are blurry, playing tricks on me
With nothing left, I fear what’s next
With nothing left, I turn back

It happens all the time, I don’t know why (Magen)
Again and again, Over and over, Over and over

This time it’s different, this time it’s hard
Tied to a leash, like a dog in the yard
Digging up holes, trying to break free
Blinded by what’s in front of me

It happens all the time, I don’t know why
Again and again, Over and over, Over and over