.​.​.​In The Wrong Country

by Henry Lee Schmidt

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1.
I’m not grateful for my luck because I believe I truly believe that my glory days are all gone despite of your words encouraging words In a country I despise but I’ll never leave well, tomorrow maybe For I’m sacrificing my life trying to get home but which one is my home? ’ Cause I was raised in the wrong country Yes , I was raised in the wrong country I’m not grateful for my luck the house on the beach means nothing to me So I’m liberating this dirt before I grow cold... (and I will grow cold) ‘Cause I was raised in the wrong country Yes , I was raised in the wrong country I’m not grateful for my luck and why should I be? take a look at me Not a member of your club I don’t want your love don’t give me your love ‘Cause I was raised in the wrong country ‘Cause I’m a stranger in my own family and I will be alone forever because of being so ungrateful.
2.
If you guide me I will follow I will be your shade Through the dungeons of tomorrow every word you say If you guide me I will follow you oh-oh-oh Through the dungeons of tomorrow “walk with me”, I heard you say If you guide me I will follow when I fall from grace through the darkness and the sorrow pains of yesterday If you guide me I will follow you oh-oh-oh Through the dungeons of tomorrow “walk with me” I heard you say If you guide me I will follow I won't let you down For you are my torch, my candle I won’t let you down If you guide me I will follow let me be your shade through the dungeons of tomorrow If you guide me I will follow you oh-oh-oh Through the dungeons of tomorrow “walk with me” I heard you say If you guide me I will follow you oh-oh-oh Through the dungeons of tomorrow “walk with me” I heard you say Oh yes you said I know you did
3.
It’s not that I don’t want it you know it’s not like that but if i can be honest I’m not up to the task I would rather have supper and then go straight to bed I hate to see you suffer but I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for making love We can walk around the park watch a movie or just talk but baby I’m not in the mood for love Let me tell you darling that I had a busy day I’m feeling really tired Our thing will have to wait Oh, please now don’t start crying I tell you every time: I still find you attractive, I’m just not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for making love We can walk around the park watch a movie or just talk but baby I’m not in the mood for love baby I’m not in the mood for love oh-oh-oh-oh Why is it so important oh-oh-oh-oh to have it everyday? oh-oh-oh-oh I’m declining the offer so what can I say? I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for making love We can walk around the park watch a movie or just talk but baby I’m not in the mood for love baby I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for love I’m not in the mood for making love We can walk around the park watch a movie or just talk but baby I’m not in the mood for love but baby I’m not in the mood for love but baby I’m not in the mood for love but baby I’m not in the mood… I’m not!
4.
I don’t need to drink to forget ‘cause forgetting’s so easy for me I don’t even suspect why I got so upset guess I don’t need to drink to forget I don’t need to drink to pretend ‘cause pretending’s so easy for me I just got to look wild, never worried nor mild guess I don’t need to drink to pretend Both loves and hopes what hurts the most Won’t bother me at all I guess I should be sorry Yet there’s nothing to be sorry for Then I may start to take the blame for every day I spent without regrets I don’t need to drink to believe ‘cause believing’s so easy for me All the gods up above, they await for my call guess I don’t need to drink to believe My emotions are carried away Like the boat that is dragged by the waves it can be so intense and then suddenly end no, I don’t need to give it a name Both loves and hopes what hurts the most Won’t bother me at all I guess I should be sorry Yet there’s nothing to be sorry for Then I may start to take the blame for every day I spent without regrets I don’t need to drink to forget ‘cause forgetting’s so easy for me I never get obsessed with the ghost of the past then I don’t need to drink to forget no, I don’t need to drink to forget ‘cause forgetting’s so easy for me
5.
Nomad 04:24
Closer, won't you come a little closer? 'cause life is such a rollercoaster: You don't know what's to come I wonder, if I get to cross that border, will I have the chance to walk out the day I want it so? Homeland, I will never find my homeland 'cause I don't think I ever had one Homeland, I'm not looking for my homeland I'm only looking for my graveyard I'm a nomad, such a nomad... I just won't settle down This far, now that I've made it this far I see no point and turn my head back you know: what's done is done Sorry, I'm not gonna say “I'm sorry” for sneaking out this early morning and haven't said goodbye Homeland, I will never find my homeland 'cause I don't think I ever had one Homeland, I'm not looking for my homeland I'm only looking for my graveyard Nomad, I'm always gonna be that nomad I'm always gonna be that nomad Nomad, I'm always gonna be that nomad I'm always gonna be that nomad indeed I just won't settle down Homeland, I will never find my homeland 'cause I don't think I ever had one Homeland, I'm not looking for my homeland I'm only looking for my graveyard Nomad, I'm always gonna be that nomad I'm always gonna be that nomad Nomad, I'm always gonna be that nomad I'm always gonna be that nomad I just won't settle down...
6.
I'm fighting my own demons and I don't know If I'll win It's such a painful struggle that goes deep within 'Cause I don't want to let her down like I did yesterday then I'm fighting my own demons today I nearly ruined it all until I took the step I was so blind and selfish, at the edge of the cliff now I’m leaving pride behind and I do notice the change ‘cause I’m fighting my own demons today It’s not easy still I’m fighting my own demons everyday She keeps on asking me if I’m in love, oh what a word! and I can feel the distance growing like one big wall So I’m fighting now my ego for I am sure it’s the only way I need fighting down my ego today what I mean is that I’m fighting my own demons everyday I'm fighting my own demons and I don't know No, I don’t know
7.
Alone Again 04:20
I find myself alone again this time, nobody will hear me screaming Now, there's a burden I must bare. In dreams, guilty thoughts are chasing me... Like an angel from above, you just fell into my arms Like a baby I hear you cry: never thought our love could die... but yes it did... Now I raise my glass as I'm standing up I propose a toast to my shattered heart and I say goodbye, yeah... I'm finding hard to understand my love How can I digest this feeling? No, I don’t think I ever will Tonite, guilty thoughts won't let me sleep Like a garden without sun, where the flowers slowly rot Like the mountains turn to sand, never thought our love could stand a single year, but yes it did... Now I raise my glass as I'm standing up I propose a toast to my shattered heart and I say goodbye, yeah... Now I raise my glass as I'm standing up I propose a toast to my shattered heart and I say goodbye, yeah and I say goodbye, yeah and I say goodbye, yeah
8.
I see shadows crawling up the streets fallen angels each night of the week This time it’s not my fault There are rumors that we’re getting worse and we’re all frightened victims of a curse This time it’s not my fault It’s someone else’s I hear the engines moaning on and on this machinery is about to stop And when it happens be prepared for war but don’t come then knocking at my door Cause it won’t be my fault blame it on others All the fingers pointing at me it’s frustrating so I must insist this time it’s not my fault This time it’s not my fault it’s someone else’s
9.
Goodbye Means I Love You I remember waking up, it was snowing so we went out to see we discovered that the pond was frozen such a lovely memory... I thought we could get along now that is over that we could keep the peace but since the night you blew it up at my concert I’ve got to tell you something really important: Goodbye means I love you Goodbye is forever Goodbye means I love you Goodbye and I wish you luck I have now tremendous urge to be stronger ‘Cause I’m not used to this I am used to running straight to the mountains but now it’s time to think if it was worth it Goodbye means I love you Goodbye is forever Goodbye means I love you Goodbye and I wish you luck I am standing at this door before I close it ‘cause I would like to speak I can promise it won’t take long just a moment You’re giving me no choice but to go through this Goodbye means I love you Goodbye is forever Goodbye means I love you Goodbye and I wish you luck Goodbye means I love you Goodbye means I love you Goodbye means… goodbye.
10.
She always knows when I'm lying And I would love to say that everything’s all right but I prefer to say nothing I’m shutting my mouth up like I’m a mannequin yeah, that’s the best for me She wants me to be straightforward But then I get so scared When she looks deep into my eyes ‘cause truth be told, I’m a coward and words won’t come out for I’m afraid to break her only heart again then, when is late, I’ll confess For I know, I know her love it shines like gold So much that I won’t be able to love in return I know I won’t, but I’ll try yes I’ll try I hope one day she’ll forgive me ‘cause then I will stop wondering: What happened to myself? I once was a child but that was long ago, those were the ancient days so innocent and wild but what remains of him has gone so far away and you would never say that I have become what I hate For I know, I know her love it shines like gold So much that I won’t be able to love in return I know I won’t, but I’ll try one last time For I know, I know her love it shines like gold So much that I won’t be able to love in return I know I won’t, but I’ll try one last time

credits

released December 22, 2014

Recorded in 10 days of June 2014 at Fonoraptor Studios (Madrid) by Antonio Astray

Mixed and mastered by Pau Paredes through August and September 2014

Produced by Henry Lee Schmidt, Antonio Astray and Pau Paredes


The Summer Demons of Henry Lee are:

Henry Lee Schmidt: Acoustic guitar, all voices­ , tambourine and jew's harp

Dani Campillo: Drums­

Sergio Loeda: Electric bass­

Alba Sola: Fiddle and Mandolin­

Nico Álvarez: Pedal Steel­

Pau Paredes: Piano

All music and lyrics by Henry Lee Schmidt (c) 2014 Henry Lee Schmidt

Photos by Jose Luis Frias (c) 2014 Jose Luis Frias

Cover design by JC Esteban

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