Closer to Home

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    First we would like to start of by sincerely thanking our families, friends, and dedicated listeners for believing in this project; without each and every one of you this tree would be lifeless and leafless. Secondly we would like to thank all of the talented pickers, picture takers (sorry for cutting them up!) and master planners for making these songs sound like the tunes we have been hearing in our heads and making the process unforgettable. Last but not least we would like to thank the beaten paths, endless forests, miles of open road and the beauty it brought to us that offered infinite inspiration that we sculpted into these songs. Each one of these tunes is really special to us just like all of you, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope we've made you as happy as the start of this journey has made us....Together in song with love, Mike and Emily

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This album was recorded with love at our home studio, with a little help from all of our incredible friends and some elbow grease we have been able to get you the songs that have made our musical journey so much fun.

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released November 26, 2015

All songs written by Mike Herz & Emily Barnes

Mike Herz – vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, midi instrumentation

Emily Barnes – vocals, guitar, artwork

Jeremy Manjorin – bass on tracks 1, 3, 4, & 5

Mike Rose – drums on tracks 3 & 5

John Sepe – trumpet on track 1

Angela Gnecco- Pictures

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Closer to Home Newton, New Jersey

Closer to Home is the contemporary folk duo of singer-songwriters Mike Herz & Emily Barnes based out of northwest, New Jersey. These two artists combine heartfelt harmonies, penetrating songwriting and a natural artistic chemistry that makes for a captivating live show. The union of Herz’s rich vocals with Barnes’mesmering voice creates an inimitable sound and style that is turning heads. . ... more

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Track Name: Travelers Song
Sign me up and place the order
Help me get across the border
Tell my baby girl I'm coming home
I'm coming home

Cheap wine and cigarettes
Can't help me forget
All of these nights I've spent alone
All alone

My mind is spinning and the world is sinking slow
the next time I see my baby, I won't let go
I will not let go

Lately I've been feeling blue
Wondering what I'm going to do
With all these tangled webs and roads I roam
These roads I roam

Thinking back to our first night
And that old stop light
Hoping that it would never change
oh ain't love strange

My mind is spinning and the world is sinking slow
the next time I see my baby, I won't let go
I will not let go

Out here on this lonesome highway
Souls get lost so lately I stay
Following the compass in my heart,
it's in my heart

I'm coming home
I'm waiting for you
I'm coming home
I'm waiting for you
I'm coming home
I'm waiting for you
I'm waiting for you
I'm waiting for you.
Track Name: Good Days
Going for a bike ride, down a long dirt road
On our way to the river with our homemade fishing poles
Wading in the water, losing track of time
I heard the echo of my name
it's time to come inside

These are the good days
They're the ones that we'll hold dear
These are the moments
That we'll carry through the years
Time stops for nothing it will slowly slip away
Hard times will come again
so hold on tight to the good days

Let's sit and watch the sun fade, into the salty sea
Right beside this fire is exactly where we're meant to be
Suppers on the table, momma's cookings fine
go ahead cut me one more slice of dad's home made apple pie

These are the good days
They're the ones that we'll hold dear
These are the moments
That we'll carry through the years
Time stops for nothing it will slowly slip away
Hard times will come again
so hold on tight to the good days
Track Name: Just Look Towards the Sun
Sitting on this loading dock on a smoking break but I'm on the clock
Wondering is this all I've got or is there something more
Waiting on the dinner crowd the voice inside my head got loud
It said if you're going to go go now before this dream runs dry

So I threw my apron on the bar and took my share from the tip jar
I flew like freedom to my car I wished everyone well

I'm finally on my way
When I get there I'm not gonna stay
They say nothing cuts you deeper then
The things you have not done
So if you need me just look towards the sun

Cornered in behind this desk always daydreaming about what comes next
I feel the tightening in my chest somebody help me breathe
I leave those papers piled high cause there ain't no need for me to say goodbye
There's just one way to learn to fly that is wind against your wings

I turn the key I throw your mix-tape in I'm contemplating my next sin
It's always this then back again but baby not this time

Cause
I'm finally on my way
When I get there I'm not gonna stay
They say nothing cuts you deeper then
The things you have not done
So if you need me just look towards the sun

There was once a time or two I swore I was in love it's true
The blade came and it ran us through our armor could not hold
Now it's how I feel and how you felt on this cold conveyor belt
How the stream runs to the river, when the ice begins to melt

Cause
I'm finally on my way
When I get there I'm not gonna stay
They say nothing cuts you deeper then
The things you have not done
So if you need me just look towards the sun
If you need us just look towards the sun
Track Name: Now That the Money's all Gone
Now that the money's all gone
I realized that I had it all wrong
I'm dead broke but it ain't a sad song
Now that the money's all gone

Now that the money's not here
Suddenly I'm seeing crystal clear
What to let go and what to hold dear
Now that the money's not here

Hey hey hey
There's always another day
Oo oo oo
We're not just passing through
We're not just passing through

Now that the well has run dry
I took a breath and a long hard sigh
The sun busts through that concrete sky
Now that the well has run dry

Now that the roof caved in
It's much brighter than it might have been
The weight was great but the wood was thin
That's why the roof caved in

Hey hey hey
There's always another day
Oo oo oo
We're not just passing through
We're not just passing through

Looking through life's crystal ball
Seems we're in this for the long hall
Thought the future is still untold
I know we've got riches
That can't be sold

Now that we're on empty
We're right back where we're meant to be
The load is light and this ride is free now that we're on empty

Hey hey hey
There's always another day
Oo oo oo
We're not just passing through
We're not just passing through

Now that the money's all gone
I realized that I had it all wrong
Track Name: Wild and Free
Take your reigns and chains off me
All good things are wild and free
There's a river flowing to the sea
All good things are wild and free

You can't fit a square peg
Into a round hole
There ain't no way to know which way a stone's going to roll
I think it's time that you let go of all this false control
And let it be
All good things are wild and free

There's a bird that's sailing on a breeze
There's a whisper among willow trees
There's a dog that's sleeping in the sun
There's a place of peace for everyone

Let go
Of all your insecurities
Hold tightly
to someone that you love
It's too short
To not be who you want to be
The rules are just illusions
Somebody made up

There's a girl that's dancing in the field
Her body's moving how she feels
There's a stop sign on the edge of town
Tonight we're going to tear it down

You can't fit a square peg
Into a round hole
There ain't no way to know which way a stone's going to roll
I think it's time that you let go of all this false control
And let it be
All good things are wild and free

All good things are wild and free
Track Name: Color Me
By the time I was two and could control my hands
My mother she gave me a box full of crayons
I stared at the pages of faces so bland
The outlines of mannequin life

I reached in and grabbed the first few I could find
I remember she told me, stay inside the lines
I drew the sky gold and the stars red as wine
They spilled out onto the blank clouds

Now I am grown in both years and height
I have drank in the darkness, soaked in the light
I've held to that string when the wind shook the kite
For those who see me, in just black and white

Color me sunshine
Color me alright
Color me anyway that you would like
Color me kindly
Color me gently
Color me straight out of black and white
Color me sunshine

You're constantly busy always hurry up
You've gotta make it on time or your world will erupt
So you fly down the highway lead foot on the gas
Ignoring the beauty you so often pass

You've got plans in your head, things you will do
But this 9-5 life's got the better of you
Each side of your head holds a barricade
Full of resentment and red is the shade

Color me sunshine
Color me alright
Color me anyway that you would like
Color me kindly
Color me gently
Color me straight out of black and white
Color me sunshine

Always moving forwards ferociously fast
But this is not a race you only finish last
When you ignore the song played by your heart's band
Time to dust off the rust on that box full of crayons

Color me sunshine
Color me alright
Color me anyway that you would like
Color me kindly
Color me gently
Color me straight out of black and white
Color me sunshine