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released February 8, 2019

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Upstate Beacon, New York

This acoustic sextet from Upstate New York is a sonic whirlwind of foot-stomping Americana, complete with mandolin, cajon, upright bass, and guitar led by a soaring harmonic trio of powerhouse female vocalists.

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Track Name: Healing
I'm not gonna be the one to tell you
That everything takes time
I know the thought is overwhelming
With something heavy on your mind
No one's got a secret or any good advice
That’ll help to pull you through
Healing's just the hardest thing to do

I won't tell you not to think about it
Cause I might as well say just don't think at all
I can tell your head is overcrowded
And you've been staring at the wall
There's no room for excuses
When you've only got yourself to answer to
Healing's just the hardest thing to do

Someday this could all seem
Like such a waste of time
A toothache from an old dream
That stole away your prime
But you can't pick up your pace in a standstill
Or clean up your act in a landfill
You can only roll stones so far up a hill
'Fore they all roll right back over you

Someday this could all seem
Like such a waste of time
A toothache from an old dream
That stole away your prime
You might have to pick up your pace from a stand still
Or clean up your act in a landfill
It's pretty wild what you could get used to
Healing's just the hardest thing to do
Track Name: Going Gone
Wish me luck, I know you think I’m runnin
Maybe I am
Send your love, I know I’m in a hurry
So pack up the truck

Did you hear me when I raised my voice
Louder, louder
Did you hear me when I made my choice
Going, going gone

Lookin back is hard when you are changing
And strainin’ your neck
Hold them close, these ghosts who seem
To haunt you, when you’re at your best

Did you hear me when I raised my voice
Louder, louder
Did you hear me when I made my choice
Going, going gone

And oh I’ve known, oh yes I always knew
Oh cause lovin’ all these ghosts won’t do
Oh some things a heart just cannot do
Oh some places ghosts just can’t fit through

Did you hear me when I raised my voice
Louder, louder
Did you hear me when I made my choice
Going, going

Did you hear me when I raised my voice
Louder, louder
Did you hear me? I made my choice
Going, going gone
Track Name: Weekend
We could just stay in
Do the same old thing
Be just by ourselves
Don't need no one else
Just go on through the week

I just wanna take you out on the weekend, if I can
I just wanna hold your hand on the weekend
Well I just wanna take you out on the weekend
That’s my plan but I gotta go to work in the morning

We could just stay in
Do the same old thing
Be just by ourselves
Don't need no one else
Just go on through the week

I just wanna take you out on the weekend, if I can
I just wanna hold your hand on the weekend
Well I just wanna take you out on the weekend
That’s my plan but I gotta go to work in the morning

We could just stay in
Live our lives in sin
We could touch ourselves
Or be touched by someone else
Go on through the week (goin on through the week)

I just wanna take you out on the weekend, if I can
I just wanna hold your hand on the weekend
Well I just wanna take you out on the weekend
That’s my plan but I gotta go to work in the morning

I just wanna take you out on the weekend, if I can
I just wanna hold your hand on the weekend
Well I just wanna take you out on the weekend
That’s my plan but I gotta go to work in the mornin’
Track Name: NRE
I’m attracted to your passion
And I gotta let you know
And if you don’t know that I care so
I might never let this go

Yea I’m attracted to your eyes
Shades of blue and of green and of gold
And in your glance is there a chance
You’ll let me in just let me know

Take a ride inside my mind
Take a trip I swear you’ll be fine
Finally the rain is comin’ down
Upon the desert of my life

Take a ride inside my mind
Take a trip I swear you’ll be fine
Finally the sun is shinin’ bright
We can shake away the strife

I’m attracted to your compassion
And I wanna let you in
And when your empathy runs wild
I yearn to dance with ya dome to chin

Yea I’m attracted to your hands
They’re callused up from your genius flow
Don't ever think of letting go

Take a ride inside my mind
Take a trip I swear you’ll be fine
Finally the rain is comin’ down
Upon the desert of my life

Take a ride inside my mind
Take a trip I swear you’ll be fine
Finally the sun is shinin’ bright
We can shake away the strife

I’m attracted to you
And I’ve run straight out of words
And if you do not know by now
Open up your ears and listen to the birds

Don’t get me started on that smile
I hope that gap never ever closes
And with those crows feet you’ll never lose me
You gimme a buzz from my head to my toeses

So, so, so take a...

Take a ride inside my mind
Take a trip I swear you’ll be fine
Finally the rain is comin’ down
Upon the desert of my life

Take a ride inside my mind
Take a trip I swear you’ll be fine
Finally the sun is shinin’ bright
We can shake away the strife

Take a ride inside my mind
Take a trip I swear you’ll be fine
Finally the rain is comin’ down
Upon the desert of my life

Take a ride inside my mind
Take a trip I swear you’ll be fine
Finally the sun is shinin’ bright
We can shake away the strife
Track Name: I'll Be Fine
Can’t quite get it off my mind
All this wasted wasting time
If ya need me I’ll be fine
Running races and I’m behind

I’ve got nothing to do
‘Cept waiting round waiting for somethin’ new
Nothing to say
‘Cept saying that I’ll save it for another day

And I’ve forgotten how to try
Watch the hours passin’ by
Can’t quite figure how to sleep
Got a job cause rent ain’t cheap

I’ve got nothing to do
‘Cept waiting round waiting for something new
Nothing to say
‘Cept saying that I’ll save it for another..

In my head, so many shades of blue
In my head I go dancing with a younger you

I’ve got nothing to do
‘Cept waiting round waiting for something new
Nothing to say
‘Cept saying that I’ll save it for another

I’ve got nothing to do
‘Cept waiting round waiting for someone new
Nothing to say
‘Cept saying that I’ll save it for a rainy day
Track Name: Sarah
Sarah moved down to Harlan county
Found no work and found no bounty
Took her share to feed her kin
And kept em clear of medicine
What rotten shape they keep us in

When mama couldn't live alone
Sarah brought her family home
With Emma’s baby due in June
Four generations, two bedrooms
And not one goddamn thing to do

Can't this world get its use outta me
I'm just like a daisy underneath a canopy
With sunlight always out of reach

The years had slowed the foundry down
So Sarah tended bar in town
It was such a fight to pry the doors
Gettin’ women workin’ on the floors
No they don't make nothin’ anymore

Can't this world get its use outta me
I'm just like a daisy underneath a canopy
With sunlight always out of reach

There's not a dream left in my head
Except to give more than I take
But these walls are painted lead
And my spirit's shak(en/in)

Mama passed in '93
Tommy got his GED
Emma left and married young
A man content to raise her son
But Sarah had nowhere to run

So with nothing left to make her stay
Sarah thought she’d move away
But as she combed through locks of greying hair
The mirror seemed to catch her stare
No there's no sense going anywhere

Can't this world get its use outta me
I'm just like a daisy underneath a canopy
With sunlight always out of reach

She wondered
Can't this world get its use outta me
I'm just a like baby left to swing under a tree
The sunlight never gets to me
Track Name: Young
Do I, do I do I
Wanna be something different
Then who I am today
Do I have regrets, yes I do
Do I, do I, do I

It’s hard to imagine when I was young
Wishing to be older so I could run anywhere
Get away somewhere
Different from where I came
where it seemed all the same

But running wouldn’t get me any place further
From my negative thoughts and neither
Would I understand all at hand
All that I had to be
to know it wasn’t alright

Do I, do I do I
Wanna be something different
Then who I am today
Do I have regrets, yes I do
Do I, do I, do I

Thinking that I knew what was good for me
Pushing all the people that were my company
To the side, try to hide, that I lied
To myself but it don’t help, okay

But all this time spent thinkin’ and wonderin’
If it were the right way
took away the time to myself, for myself

Time to myself, for myself

Do I, do I do I
Wanna be something different
Then who I am today
Do I have regrets, yes I do
Do I, do I, do I

Wanna be something different
Then who I am today
Do I have regrets, I do
Do I, do I, do I
Track Name: Mother
I got it from my mother
To focus on the cruel
To freeze when winter chills me
And quickly lose my cool

I got it from my mother
To spend all of my dough
On things that make me happy
On things that make me whole

I got it from my mother
To keep the fear at bay
But a handsome man once told me
Gotta blow the clouds away

I got it from my mother
My lungs my hips my chin
I keep my circle shut tight
I need to need to win

I might feel good for a moment
but good for a moment don’t last
I’m lookin’ for joy whatever that is
I heard it can kick happy’s ass

I might feel good for a moment
But good for a moment don’t last
Laughter in the darkness
Can lighten the past

I got it from my mother
Underestimate myself
I could lose my backbone
And will my wishes to the shelf

I got it from my mother
To drink away the pain
Sometimes I lose my balance
While poisoning my brain

My mother she read a book to me
Stand up to him hunny, it’ll set you free
Track Name: Who Knows
I guess I’ll pack up my shit and go
I guess I don’t have much to say I don’t know
I don’t know

Am I terrified of the truth that’s in front of me?
Am I petrified like a stone inside?
Am I a stone inside?

Who knows if I’ll ever see the day?
Who knows if I’ll ever see the day?
I’m okay if I never see the day
Or am I telling myself that everyday, everyday?

If I’m terrified I’ll spend my days alone
If I’m petrified I’ll sink like a stone
If I’m ossified will I crumble to the bone?

Who knows if I’ll ever see the day?
Who knows if I’ll ever see the day?
I’m okay if I never see the day
Or am I telling myself that everyday, everyday?
Track Name: Marietta
I got your postcard from St. Louis
it was nice of you to send
I love the way you signed it,
“Dear old friend”

Hope you're thinkin’ of me fondly
When you make it to LA
Remember how we joked about
Us living there someday

Don't ya go and write me a letter from
Marietta, Georgia where you don’t sleep alone
I made peace with your travels,
my composure unravels
Staring at that postal code
I'm here and you're gone
And I believe that's for the better
And I’m content to be your pawn
With each sweet half-hearted gesture
But I don’t need to know
the weather down in Marietta
Dear, I don't need to know
the weather down in Marietta

I expect a call from Eugene
With a case about the clouds
And an echo ‘cross the country
When you shout my name out loud

And my, my, when you’re in Telluride
I’ll be waitin’ on a snowy card
That mountain air, it can't keep ya long
Well, you got my sincerest regards

Don't ya go and write me a letter from
Marietta, Georgia where you don’t sleep alone
I made peace with your travels,
my composure unravels
Staring at that postal code
I'm here and you're gone
And I believe that's for the better
And I’m content to be your pawn
With each sweet half-hearted gesture
But I don’t need to know
the weather down in Marietta
Dear, I don't need to know
the weather down in Marietta

And now I’m thinkin’ you don’t like me
and that’s fine, I’m happy here
I prefer New England seasons
and my vision's getting clear

Forget me and my troubles
Don’t pretend you miss this face
This is the last time I’ll be writin’
Please don’t talk about that place

Don't ya go and write me a letter from
Marietta, Georgia where you don’t sleep alone
I made peace with your travels,
my composure unravels
Staring at that postal code
I'm here and you're gone
And I believe that's for the better
I’m not content to be your pawn
With each sweet empty-hearted gesture
And I don’t care to know
the weather down in Marietta
Dear, I don't care to know
the weather down in Marietta

Ooooo yea
Oh yeah
Track Name: Crawl In
Crawl in my bed tonight
Hold me close and cuddle me to sleep
It's been a long, long day but I'm tryin’
To make it through and stop fussin’ and fightin’

Crawl in my head tonight
Read my thoughts so I don't have to speak
It's been a long, long week but I'm tryin’
To make do and stop fussin’ and fightin’

Crawl in my heart tonight
Listen close so to know what I really mean
It's been a long, long year but I'm tryin’
To make it through and stop fussin’ and fightin’ with you

Please know that I love you
Through all these days, these hours, these blues
Oh all these days, these hours, these blues

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