Seeds for Harvest

by Whetherman

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'Seeds for Harvest' is the sixth album produced by Nicholas Williams, the brainchild behind Whetherman since the project began in 2007. The songs were tracked throughout five studios in the US in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Louisiana and assembled at Chromatic Studios in Jacksonville, FL. The album touches on elements ranging from folk/americana to soul, blues, bluegrass, easy-listening and acoustic singer-songwriter.

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released 30 April 2015

Produced By: Nicholas Williams
Engineered By: Alex Hayward and Nicholas Williams at Chromatic Studios
Tracked at Chromatic Studios, Powerstation Recording Studios, Mended Heart Records - The Eagle Room, Marigny Recording Studio and Allegro Media Design
Mixed by Alex Hayward and Nicholas Williams at Chromatic Studios
Mastered at Turtle Tone Studios
Album Artwork by Josh Wessolowski

Instrumentation:
Nicholas Williams - Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Banjo, Ukulele, Kalimba, Native American Flute, Sitar, Electric Bass.
Alex Hayward - Drums
JP Salvat - Percussion
Rachel Murray - Backing Vocals, Co-Writer "Ghosts in the Water"
Adam Mantovani - Upright Bass
Eric Brigmond - Keys, Trumpet
Drew Matulich - Mandolin
Jeff Gehlert - String Arrangement

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Whetherman Jacksonville, Florida

Whetherman is the moniker of independent singer-songwriter Nicholas Williams, who has released six full-length albums since 2007. Williams inspires laid back scenes of pastoral pastures and fresh water streams, aside earnest lyrics enriched with apple pie Americana and rustic soul, and his voice is just as unique as it is reminiscent of other great vocalists that have come before him. ... more

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Track Name: The Circle
I went riding to leave the county
Far behind my reckless ways
But the wind took with it's passing
And now I can't forget a moment since that day

I was sailing on a broken vessel
Like a feeling lost in the limelight
But the fallen take the circle
And I can't resent the effort nor the chance

I have fortune through less desires
It's just home and then what you love
And if I see more of either
I won't have to ask why it's in all of us
Track Name: Seemed to Be
I'm not one to say that I need second chances
Anymore now that I'm speaking more of my mind
Yet it's not as good as it somehow seemed to be

I'm not one to say I teach a course of action
Anymore now that I'm speaking more of my mind
Yet it's not as good as it somehow seemed to be

The road is a home for wild hearts
Don't set course from the minute you think
You're ready to know it
Ready to know it?

But I'm not one to say I keep an honest conscience
Much more now that I'm speaking more of my mind
And it's not as bad as it somehow seemed to be
Track Name: Ghosts in the Water
I put my ghosts in the water
I won't have to hide them anymore
I went down to the shore
To guilt out my ghosts in the water

I went down to the bottom of the ocean
Where my ghosts can be set free
They've been chained to the bottom of my soul
Down in the darkest depths of me

You can't touch the flame too hot
You can't steer the reigns you're not
Clean till you guilt out your ghosts in the water
Track Name: Sea Line
To sit and see the flock far into the sea line
Circling the hunting ships for remains or uncommon charity
Is just like mankind upon their mother earth
Crowded and missing pieces
Small or large their setting up tomorrow's sorrow

Convoluted in theory
It's not to bore the trained ear
Some will never grasp, I fear
That the heart not easily shaken
Is a homestead of patience

Should you grow skeptic of my understanding
Employ and emote what you can
I've stopped and I've ran since I've began
Though I can't say when I will again

It's convoluted in theory
It's not to bore the trained ear
Some will never grasp, I fear
That the heart not easily shaken
Is a homestead of patience

Whether you're in or you're out of wealth
Don't lay to rest those careless wishes
Put forth the able man
Charter on that sea line
Track Name: Friends You Wont Be Losing
Where's that familiar place
An ever constant face
To keep your reminders at bay
Well behaved and in proper place

That being said I can't pretend
As if I can form words that have already been said
When I have a blank page
To find company in again

Friends, the ones with wholesome responses
Pardon the fevers that arise
Upon our fury minded heads
When we're doubting certainty
In the calming of the wind
There is few worth the choosing
Of your friends you wont be losing in the end

And all this considered I confess
There are delicate days ahead
And I cannot decide if I can confide in anyone
Should I need to
Track Name: The Orchard
Humming little bird climbing the side of the tree
Immersed in ordinary things
When it rains it may be pouring
Fleeting is a feeling that's adored
In the orchard the wind blows often
Less the storm shall rage fierce
There's a shelter held near
Where the fruit has become rotten

And it's hard to forget the tales
When I'm carrying the times in my sails
Where nothing changes until it fails
Track Name: Face the Facts
Face the facts
You're in like Flynn
To decisions on a whim
Or stored in the cracks
They're yours to behold
It's a choice that can be sold
Into what you've become
When you're too numb to face the facts

Face the facts
No kind is like the other
Brother where you'd resound
I'm sure to encounter
And it's ours to behold
It's a choice that can be sold
Into what you've become
When you're too numb to face the facts

Face the facts
You're bound for failure
It's here and there
But isn't it everywhere
And it's yours to behold
It's a choice that can be sold
Into what you've become
When you're too numb to face the facts
Track Name: Like a Wick in the Sun
If we go our separate ways now
This surely will pass
You can grasp a hold or calm down before you think again to ask
Is this troublesome to me to be deceived?

You just burn burn burn like a wick in the sun
Should you change for anyone

I don't speak for anyone
When I say it can be done
I'm sure we both know it is what it is
Just walking in shapes
Horns softly play
That I want you to do what you want to do

You just burn burn burn like a wick in the sun
Should you change for anyone
Track Name: Summer Blooms
Summer isn't just a season
I intent to implore my reasons
Heighten the peaks that I often keep
So as I speak I arrive at the deep
Summer blooms with every inch of reach
Holding an infancy without complacency
That I embrace once more
Track Name: In the Melody
Well you told me once
I couldn't have seen
Such a thing meant for me
And in the foreground
There's a melody softening
To bring me back down

Circumstances draw second chances
Thirds and fourths
Until none are left
And in the foreground
There's a melody softening
To bring me back down

Falling for your luck
Easy does it now
Only you take the fall
Only you pick yourself up
And in the foreground
There's a melody softening
To bring me back down

So I make the path wide
Now that I've taught my eyes
To see for themselves
And not anything else
And in the foreground
There's a melody softening
To bring me back down
Track Name: Harmlessly Harmful
I’m not against what you say
I just haven’t felt the sway
Of such abrasive force
There’s not a question I can ask
When you’re making points that are well passed
The safe and the harmless tones

I’m not against what you say
I just haven’t been the rain or luck
Though I’ve known their course
There’s not a question I can ask
When you’re making points that are well passed
The safe and the harmless tones

And I am not trained
Nor am I well versed
In these conscious states
But I know now, how it feels
To be wrongly refused of what you maintain

Do you crave the tension and the taste?
Do you play the heart and the face?
Track Name: Sun and Penelope
Hey, hey, why have you gone astray now
No no, no need to run no more
Hey, hey, I know I’ve worn your soul down
But I can give you plenty reasons not to flee this town

Hey, hey, I want to hear you’re coming home now
No, no, it’s looking grim I’m sure now
Cause it’s been hours, days and weeks
Without the sun to shine on me and Penelope

Hey, hey, I learned you moved across the sea
No no, no way I’ll wait another day
Hey, hey, I’ve gotten on that plane now
Because I can give you plenty reasons not to flee that town
Track Name: Letters to Emily
Describe the scenery
A surreal almost freezing feeling
That won’t allow a moment to set in
Yet it counts, and though it’s off and on
I’m haunted by a cost bestowed upon
It’s like holding fickle smoke that’s heavy as hope

Are you in the sun-filled clouds
To retrieve this burying doubt?

I’m shipping off a letter of ink and tree
Departing to find the peace that I seek
Liberation lost, the flame and the rock
Trust in the afterthought that I’m finding the voice of Emily

And I write to you of the changing seasons
As if you’d came home late, hadn’t seen them
The grass fields raised higher now
And it covers the mountains strewn you once knew
We were laying warm over the damp ground
With a kind softness of the silence and the sounds
Will you be staying long, or realize where you belong?
Track Name: Ma and Pa
I asked the sun where do you lay
Why do you hide from the milky way
And if the moon shows your rays
Then why don’t you touch everyday?

I asked my Ma about time and waves
She explained to me they’re one in the same
And though I’d thought that was hard to maintain
I see it all now in the colors and shapes

I asked my Pa about following plans
He held his heart like I grew into a man
He said what can you make with your own hands
Without a need for luster or demand?

I am only need of a mountain green
Of a stone rolling me towards the sea
And silence to hear them ring
With the eyes of a world that sings
My lover, too, she sees these things

Now that gospel ran through me like a thunder calling
And for years I’d been wandering and patiently stalling
My kin are a rambling and a learning while falling
And asking the same questions to their Ma and their Pa