Novel and Profane

by Wyatt Funderburk

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released August 27, 2013

Words and music by Wyatt Funderburk (BMI)
Recorded and mixed at Nebulon II in Nashville
Drums recorded in Cincinnati with Ross “Big Bro” McAllister
Mastered by Justin Perkins
Art and Design by Tim Cook

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Wyatt Funderburk Nashville, Tennessee

Wyatt Funderburk is a Nashville musician, songwriter and producer. Since self-releasing his first record as a teenager in the 1990s, Funderburk has toured the US and abroad with his own bands and others’, while also working in his studio with some of the best rock and pop artists in the country. ... more

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Track Name: Wondering
How was your summer?
Was it all you hoped it would be?
Now that it’s over, do you regret not seeing me?
Or is this the way that it should be?
I can’t stop this wondering
Track Name: Summer
She came in with the season
And without reason she stole his heart
He had all of the answers
They became dancers and played their parts

He was caught in her headlights and spent most of his nights dreaming away
She was scared to discover just how much he loved her as she felt the same

But they were bending and breaking
Giving and taking what wasn’t theirs
And soon with no way to hide it
They tried to fight it and end the affair

And she said,
“I just want you to know, the hardest part was letting go”

Nothing left to say
So they parted ways

He was young and relentless, somewhat defenseless and eager to try
She had no way of knowing where they were going so she said goodbye

Time and love are conflicted and unpredicted but who can complain?
Happiness and contentment are nothing but sentiment without heartache and pain

Still the world will turn
Still the fire burns


Now, though she will fight it, when it gets quiet she still thinks of him
On a clear night in summer, he often thinks of her and what might have been
Track Name: You Know What to Do
Hey little girl
Why are you crying now?
Confide in me
Did he hurt you somehow?

It’s up to you
To tell yourself the truth
I don’t need to drop clues
You know what to do

I can’t believe
You share your bed with him
You need to leave
And put this to an end

You know it’s true
He’s just no good for you
He leaves you black and blue
You know what to do

Days go by
You still believe things are gonna change, but how?
You can make it on your own
I thought that you would know by now

I can’t stop worrying
This happens every night
There’s no use arguing
He’ll never treat you right

You’ve thought it through
Now go find someone new
Someone who loves you
You know what to do
Track Name: Mandolin
Mandolin
Across the sea
Saving all your love for me
I’ll be gone but not for very long
I’m sending you a song
My Mandolin

Mandolin
Remember this
You’re the one I truly miss
Please don’t cry
Our love will never die
I’ll soon be by your side
My Mandolin

I’ll always be your guy
Sure as the sun will rise
You’ll see it in my eyes
My Mandolin

Mandolin
Just relax
In the end you know I’m always coming back
And I know it feels less than ideal
But the vow I make is real

Mandolin
I’m on my way
And you’ll be in my arms today
When I descend
I’ll see your smile again
I’ll be with my best friend
My Mandolin
Track Name: Feeling Good Tonight
It turns out you were right
I made it through the night
Everything turned out alright

I’ve gotta say there are no clouds in sight
I’ve gotta say I’m feeling good tonight

The future holds me close
The thing I love the most
The future that I was afraid of

All these years I’ve been so scared to die
I’ve gotta say I’m feeling good tonight

And I’m not gonna cry about the things I just can’t do
Just for you
I’ve been given the chance to be whatever I wanna be
And you have, too
Yeah, you have, too

I guess the truth is clear
I’m having a good year
My gut tells me to go the distance

It’s not so far this time my bags are light
I’ve gotta say I’m feeling good tonight
Track Name: Nights Like This
Stars and stripes and cigarettes
Lost at sea with no regrets
In between the moments we forget

Walk with me through rain and snow
Run into some friends we know
Let our inhibitions fade away
But anyway

We can navigate the novel and profane
The overwhelming love and loneliness
I know by the daybreak all my mistakes flood my brain
But I live for nights like this

Blue and green and grey and gold
Old to new and new to old
In a constant state of happenstance
And now we dance
Track Name: Love Will Lead the Way
Love is good
Love is bad
It makes you happy and it makes you sad
Love is all we ever had
Love will lead the way

Love hurts
It kills your pride
Love makes you feel good inside
If you trust what love confides
Love will lead the way

And when there’s nothing left for me to say
I know that we will be okay
And as the night closes in and swallows the day
Love will lead the way

Love is lost and love is found
Love will knock you to the ground
You can feel it all around
Love will lead the way

Love can creep up on you fast
Love will come and love will pass
Love can take you from first to last
Love will lead the way
Track Name: Try to Be
Here I go
Once again
Buckle up let the show begin
Flying where I did not intend
So this could be the end

Don’t look down
Count to five
Close my eyes and just take a dive
Though I’m not sure if I will survive
I’ve never felt so alive

And I will try to be
What you need me to be
Yeah I will try to be
What you need me to be

Look for me
In the sky
Passing by at the speed of light
I’ll return but not before tonight
And I’ll set everything right
Track Name: Never Seen the Sun
A wandering star has lost his way
A rolling stone is led astray
A dream begins to fade away
As the night becomes the day

The dimmest of memories shines so bright
What seemed wrong can feel so right
A weakened man can lose the fight
As the day becomes the night

This battle can’t be won
Because you’ve never seen the sun

Daily you struggle not to drown
When you’re the biggest fish in town
The royalty will lose the crown
But the world will still turn ‘round

You could be the one
But you’ve never seen the sun

The best is yet to come
But you’ve never see the sun

Goodnight
Sleep tight
Track Name: Right. Now.
I’ve been here before behind the dressing room door
Comparing thumbs and purple hearts
So much in love we were both victims of the circumstances
Doomed from the start

Start it over pull apart the thread
Spread the memories out across your bed

You say I never change
I say you look the same
Familiar smiles are exchanged
My world is rearranged

Tonight I’m going back in time
We always felt so right
Right. Now.

Turtles in the snow, we had nowhere to go
We had nowhere to be, we had no history
But we had everything as winter turned to spring
We watched the turn of the century from a trampoline

What’s this all about? How did we live without?
As all the questions fade the sun is coming out

But without trust, love is fleeting
I thought you were cheating
It beat us both to death
Until the final breath

Why do good things end?
Why couldn’t we be friends?
Why do we keep playing if we never win?
Track Name: North on 65
So here I am
On the road
Driving home
And I’m crying

She left me starving and alive
So for this long drive
I’ll try to survive
Headed north on 65

She’s on my mind
As I drive
By the stars
And the light of the moon

Today came forever too soon
And as I presumed
My smile, it’s contrived
Headed north on 65

If I try, I can almost feel you next to me
Close my eyes and I’m right back where you are
(Watch out for that car!)

So for this long drive
I’ll try to survive
Headed north on 65
Track Name: If I Ever Wanted Easier
It’s been a while since it all began
Now in denial as we round the bend
So young and eager, we were renegades
Resources meager and our dreams delayed

We should give it the old college try

I don’t wanna let the fire die

I know I’m not the most reliable
But what we have is undeniable
I fooled around and shat my days away
It’s not too late to take it all the way

We should give it the old college try
I don’t wanna let the fire die tonight

Just remember how it used to be
All the sparks and electricity
Everyday was like a fantasy
Way too good to be true

Is it easier to just let go?
Is it easier to just say no?
If I ever wanted easier
Then I wouldn’t be with you