[ezcol_1third]TRACK LISTING:

01. Open To Everything
02. Hunger Pains
03. West Side Blues
04. Social Equality
05. Photograph
06. We Don’t Even Know
07. More Money
08. Death Is Overrated
09. When I Call You Up
10. Goodbye Letter

Take Out The Trash features immediately accessible rock n’ roll tunes infused with blues, folk and punk. These 10 vulnerable and explosive songs will have you humming all day long.

A bit of the story: in 2013 Nate Allen found himself fresh off a long tour, unemployed, in his early 30’s, married and living in his parent’s spare bedroom. Everyone’s dream.

His plan was to take a sabbatical from touring, get an after college job and let life reassemble. Instead, wrestling with how blind he had been to the racism all around him, he accidentally wrote and recorded an album documenting his process in that tenuous season of life.

What started as an acoustic solo project turned into a full band recording channeling the sounds of the Social Distortion, Old 97’s, Johnny Cash, Pedro The Lion, The Pine Hill Haints, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Larry and His Flask, and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, to name a few.
[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]Open to Everything

Hating myself for what I have done kicking myself to the curb
Honestly failing to realize I am no man of my word

After further descriptions of evil schemes I’m cursing destructive, and evil means
I’m so countercultural i see the scars drinking the water out of mason jars
I bought this guitar at a front yard store playing in these string till they work no more

Oh I wanna be open to everything I wanna be open to everything but I don’t wanna be broken

After nearly escaping myself again I start to talk to myself like my own best friend
I call up my counsels and I realize I’m far more that I see with my four-eyes
after properly picking myself back up I try to stitch up the wounds and act like I am tough
another individual I tried to lament but he talked too much and now I am spent

After thoroughly looking through all I’ve done I realize I’ve missed out and I’ve been dumb
Except your steadfast and wholesome love I would have reached my and given myself a shove

The Hunger Pains

The hunger pains are here to tell me that this whole thing was over before it started
and the sweet refrain of the ball and chain are telling me to prepare for the coming rain

So put a good shoe on your left, a good shoe on your right
You stand up and you sit down and you fight fight fight
And always better wear your sunday best
Cause you’ll get the good job if you’re not well dressed

The hunger pains are here to tell me that this whole thing was over before it started
And the sweet refrain of the ball and chain are telling me to prepare for the coming rain

Put a good shoe on your left, a good shoe on your right
You stand up and you sit down and you fight fight fight
And you all better have your business card
Cause if you’re not ready you won’t be a star

And this can’t last, this can’t last forever
And this can’t happen, happen to everyone one

Westside Blues

The westside blues aren’t far from the southern hills
The northwest winds are coming and giving me chills

When the sun it shines
When the sun it shines
When the sun it shines for all the wrong reasons, for all the wrong reasons

Can there be equality when everybody I know is just like me?
Can I learn to see things in new light
If there still condemnation and segregation in the social station
Can we put our differences aside?

When the sun it shines
When the sun it shines
When the sun it shines for all the wrong reasons, for all the wrong reasons

All my friends wanna move to the worst city west of the Mississippi I don’t know? I don’t know?
All my friends wanna move to the worst city west of the Mississippi now I know! Now I know!

Context clues and social views gun fighting on the evening news
Preaching at me till I finally see the light
Context clues and social views gun fighting on the evening news
Preaching at me till I finally see the light

When the sun it shines
When the sun it shines
When the sun it shines for all the wrong reasons, for all the wrong reasons

Social Equality

Social equality such a dichotomy I can not find the right words
Blinded by innocence not fearing anyone walking with great confidence
Chosen by providence raised with such ignorance vindication I do seek
Aware of my wickedness reminded all the time I have so far left to go
Seeking enlightenment tactfully I refrain we are all free to exchange
The ideas that correspond with all that we’ve done wrong we are all free to exchange

Photograph

We said we take a walk together but then we got caught watching
In typing out our words to friends we won’t see soon enough
The clock ticks past the hour and it’s time we went to bed
But you know that i’d love to stay up with you walk these streets instead

And lover won’t you please not let me go
Cause i’ve been meaning to show you
I’ve been meaning to show you but the time has passed us by

The memories of this time together won’t last for too long
See I can’t remember the titles to my favorite songs
The track listings and mixtapes have long since past away
As have the smiles and faces of my favorite memories made

We Don’t Even Know

When will the discussions finally turn to abuse and bullying
And hurting your neighbor and not making friends
And ignoring all pain that we see

We don’t even know
We don’t even know
We don’t even know what we’ve done
If climbing the latter defines success
I know I have stepped on someone

When you’re on the town and out with your friends
And you think we should shake it off
Well I hope we all find a better way where this pain inside us can be lost

We don’t even know
We don’t even know
We don’t even know what we’ve done
If climbing the latter defines success
I know I have stepped on someone

So now we do pause
And look at ourselves.
And realize just what we have done
Without humble response
Without apology
It’s how we have stepped on someone

More Money Than We Have

More money than we have
more money than we have
Can’t wait for a day when everything is not
More money than we have

Tried to pay the rent turned out all the money was spent
Tried to pay the bills guess I went to too many goodwills

Wanted to buying a satellite tv
Wanted to buying a vcr
Wanted to buy an icecream sandwich but no money doesn’t go far

Thought I would be rich and famous like all the famous tv stars
Instead i’m home doing the dishes and try to get sick all the mold out of my car

Death Is Overrated

Life is complicated
Death is overrated
I’m just feeling jaded
I think I just need some rest

Walked downtown to the grocery store
Offered me a coffee if I needed some more
I said no thanks I’ve already had enough
But thanks for your hospitality, thanks for your hospitality

Life is complicated
Death is overrated
I’m just feeling jaded
I think I just need some rest

Walked a few blocks then I turned around
Kids were making all those lemonade sounds
Pulled out a quarter and I bought a cup
Said thanks for your hospitality, thanks for your hospitality

Put on a movie and I fell asleep
Woke up to the sound of the door bell beat
Grateful to my ride when I was not late
I said thanks for your hospitality, thanks for your hospitality

When I Call You Up

Well I don’t know much about LIFE or anything
But I know that you’ve been through this before
And I when I call you up you’ll know just what to say
To help me take one step more

So I act now, act now and my head hangs low
I’m calling but you won’t come to the door
and I ask why, ask why as the time stands still
I hope I can one more step-up-the-hill

Goodbye Letter

I had a friend who was turning 19 wrote a goodbye letter to his rock n’ roll scene
I said “I don’t understand” and “I not agree” but as time’s moving on that’s starting to look like me

I knew a girl not yet 21 she said “watch out world I’m gonna be someone”
But she mourned her life instead of chasing her dreams
And now she’s calling me on holiday talking about pyramid schemes

I had friends – some are gone
Some have died – some just moved on
They dance with the fire as they move along
And to all I know, may hope stay strong

There was the day on my lunch break my soul was shaking like an earthquake
I was clinging to the rope of a greater fate as I was hiding in the basement hiding my past mistakes

I had friends – some are gone
Some have died – some just moved on
They dance with the fire as they move along
And to all I know, may hope stay strong

We’ve all heard of the wrongly accused as social pressures try to find a muse
They don’t talk fairly, the evening news and it just gets louder with the close held views

I had friends – some are gone
Some have died – some just moved on
They dance with the fire as they move along
And to all I know, may hope stay strong

I knew a guy who was turning 19 wrote a goodbye letter to his rock n’ roll scene
I said “I don’t understand” and “I not agree” but now life’s moving on and that’s starting to look like me[/ezcol_2third_end]