Somewhere Better (Special Pre​-​order)

by Evan Robbins

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Natsumi Somewhere better is an album that touches your heart in the rawest way possible. The singer has a voice that speaks so deeply about love and you can feel his passion through his masterful lyrics. For those who forgot what it's like to feel, this album brings back a nostalgic feeling of happiness, lonliness, emptiness, changes in life, & evolving as a person.
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After almost ten years of working on this shit it's basically done. The first song on this album dates all the way back to 2006 and the last track being written in February. This is such a huge relief to finally get it done.

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released June 25, 2016

All Music Written, Performed & Arranged by Evan Robbins
Recorded and Edited by Adam Howe
Mixed and Mastered by Casshern Labs

Special Thanks:
Alex "You should really start making music again" Standke - For all your help with shit and sarcastic encouragement.
Natsumi "Natty" - For inspiring me to actually finishing this thing and being a god damn ray of sunshine when I felt at my most dark.
Adam Howe - For being an awesome engineer and helping me actually do it.
Klǽus Düren - For being a supportive friend and mixing and mastering the album.
James Montagna - For all your hard work on the album design and being an over all amazing friend.
Genesis Ponce - For keeping me going and never listening to links I send. For encouraging me and inspiring one of my favorite songs on this album.
Heather Azami - For being my platonic life partner, harshest critic and willing guinea pig for new songs.
Nick Eckhart - For always encouraging me and working on music with me.
Laurence Prophet - For being someone I look up to and aspire to be just as talented as.
Zoe Harvey- For being one of my closest confidants and source of inspiration on one of the songs, for being cool as fuck and taking the picture that is on the album!

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Track Name: Somewhere Better
Can't handle the news today
You know it's all the same
They read their headlines, they meet their deadlines
but inside they're all dead

When I tried to find her, she was quite a fighter
You know she wouldn't be found
When I wrote that letter, things got better
As good as they ever, could get
You know your mother, my former lover
She was always filled with regret

Can't handle the news today
You know it's all the same
They read their headlines, they meet their deadlines
but inside they're all dead

It's all black and white, she lost her fight, with cancer now she lies below
We all sit still, and he reads her will
Oh a jacket is all that is left

Can't handle the news today, we know its all the same
Used to be all black and white
Now chaos comes in rain
Goodbye forever, you're somewhere better
Better than you were in pain.
Track Name: Flannel Sweater
The last time I saw you
We were both 16
With no sense of direction
and low self esteem
and now that years have passed
You've flowered and grown
Well I assure you darling
I'm the same man you've always known

Time will make fools of us
and I'm still no better
Still my long black hair
and a flannel sweater

and maybe someday we'll focus on a plan
just you and me baby we will try our best to understand

That time will make fools of us
and I'm still no better
Still my long black hair
and a flannel sweater
Track Name: Honey Seas
All my life I've, searched for you
And when I found you, somehow I knew that
I would give you , all that I have
Just to show you, that I am your man
Craving, and waiting on a love so unique
I know you are, the one for me cause

You showed me the way
You're always here to stay
Can't live another day (Without you)
The sun don't shine in may (Without you)
I don't see a reason (Without you)
To live another season (Without you)

Careful, cause now you're , you're in too deep
and if I dream more, then I might be asleep
and if I wake up, please put me back
Cause my world without you, it seems so black cause

You showed me the way
You're always here to stay
Can't live another day
The sun don't shine in may (Without you)
I don't see a reason (Without you)
To live another season (Without you)
Track Name: X's O's Three's
A question I have to ask
Has it always been like this
I've never felt so comfortable just happy to exist
now you tell me theres a reason
a reason for your frown
well darling I'd pick up it all
to get out of this town
lets just run away
start brand new
fuck all these assholes
baby its me and you but...

You don't even know me
So babe lets not forget
smiling at you was the least of my regrets
at least I could be depended on
at least I could be depended on

And everyday we're striving for
Another new place to carry on ,well...
I just wanted to believe
That everyone gets what they want to achieve
Let's just run away
Start brand new
and find a new place that we belong to but...

you don't even know me
at least lets not pretend
I just wanted someone new
to hold on to the ending of
to hold on to the end of it all

to hold on to ....the end
to hold on to ....the end
the end....of it all

run away , start brand new, baby lets pretend.
run away , start brand new, baby lets pretend.
Track Name: Oh I'm a sad first letter
We put the blood onto the page
Life doesn't always have to be so strange
We'll take the letters out and re-arrange
We'll put the queue next to you and we'll fade out , fade out again
Yeah , we'll fade out , fade out again
Yeah , we'll fade out , fade out again

Yeah, you've got nothing left for me
Nothing that I, can see
Yeah, you've got nothing left for me
Yeah, you've got nothing left for me

You used to be so very close
You were the person that I wanted the most
Now I don't know who you are
This parody of you has gone way too far
And now the people that you see
They don't even seem like they're comparable to me

Used to be the closest person to me
Now your lifes a parody
Now you've got nothing left for me
Now you've got nothing left for me

You know, it's kind of funny
After all this time
You think you know someone and then they change
And after all this time , that you spend together
You grow...and whether its growing together or growing apart
and it doesn't always have to be for the better
but I feel like , I don't even know you anymore
and now I'm seeing other people and so are you
and I'm happy, this girl, makes me so happy...
and you know what? We're not even together yet..
but I'm happier than I was before..
Maybe someday , you and I ...Could at least be civil
but I wish you the best, I really do.