Make No Mistake

by Sam and Jacob

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released August 19, 2017

All Songs written by Sam Nordlinger except for "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Excerpt From Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: Allemande"
All Songs performed by Sam and Jacob Nordlinger
Album Art by Nina fiol, with a little help from Michael Rotiroti

Sam Nordlinger on Guitar, Vocals, and Bassoon
Jacob Nordlinger on Cello, and Harmony Vocals

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Sam Nordlinger New York, New York

We are a brother folk duo based in Manhattan. Our album "Make No Mistake" was recorded in various bedrooms and living rooms. Thank you to everyone who helped, and thank you for listening!

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Track Name: Whisky and Gin (feat. Michael Eby)
I’ve gotten too drunk on whiskey and gin
And the width of my waist has gotten too thin
and I never know where it is i have been
And you are both my savior and my sin

but I’m too young for a lifetime of lies
And I’m too young for a head filled with cries
And I’m too young for this world in my eyes

With every step there’s one back around
And with every word there’s a gap in the sound
Once I am off I’m not easily found
You make it hard to escape a whirlpool town

but I’m too young for a lifetime of lies
And I’m too young for a head filled with cries
And I’m too young for this world in my eyes

Words that are harsh are too much for my ears to hear
And the construction of my thoughts they remain unclear
Your image in my head has become seared
you manipulate fools and talk to their fears

but I’m too young for a lifetime of lies
And I’m too young for a head filled with cries
And I’m too young for this world in my eyes


I’ve gotten too drunk on whiskey and gin
And the width of my waist it has gotten too thin
and I never know where it is i have been
And you are both my savior and my sin

but I’m too young for a lifetime of lies
And I’m too young for a head filled with cries
And I’m too young for this world in my eyes
Track Name: Where Do I Go to Hold On?
With Pointed threats I scorn
And there is no time to mourn
I idealize and fantasize
I dramatize and criticize the core
The sentences scatter to the screens across networks that summarize what chaos means

Where do I go to hold on Where do I go to hold on Where do I go to hold on

The advertising lines dig deep in our brains
Shares it to the world and makes it their own game
And they know they’re causing us our pain because everyday streams another man gone insane

Where do I go to hold on Where do I go to hold on Where do I go to hold on


We’ve been tracked and charted our whole life
They take what we strive for and make it what they’ve contrived
while they say they bring order to the world
They sit back and watch the world uncurl

Where do I go to hold on Where do I go to hold on Where do I go to hold on
Track Name: Make No Mistake
Well you sworn and torn till the early hours of the mourn
And you scream and shout like you’ve just been born
Well I’ve got to get going, but you don’t want me to
But if you want I can tare and sware, be just like you
Well make no mistake
Your threats get under my skin
But what I have done to you my dear, it is barely a sin
And my goal has not been to win
You say you feel betrayed crossed backed and laid
But I remember a day when I felt the same way
The questions I ask are not to annoy
In fact just the opposite I would like to bring joy
But I can’t always say the right things for you know I’m not a man who knows how to grow wings
I’m the peasant who works for the princess and kings
And make no mistake I know i’ve done some wrong
But you have to remember that the night has been long
There are actions that I have taken towards you
And there were changes that I was going through
Maybe that excuse can’t even be used, but to say it’s not there I would have to refuse
And make no mistake I can’t stay awake
And make no mistake I can’t stay awake
Track Name: Robbed My Way
I robbed my way to California, it seemed home was too far away
Some may ask me why I’d say I had to get there someday
I dreamed I was a cowboy on a west bound train
I’d walk along the highway to that big ol’ mountain range
I would stare people down till they gave me all their change

Well I Shine my light down on the old dustbowl town
There is a window to my right where I see a woman in a torn black gown
And when I listen closely I can almost hear her frown
I robbed my way to California, it seemed home was too far away
Some may ask me why I’d say I had to get there someday

As I walk my feet kick up the dust
I hear a man saying, screaming ok kill me if you must
But you’ll make the times change and all voices will be out of range
And all trust will be lost Just know you’re killing me at a cost.


Well I see the same man in every land
Where he is put on display but has nothing to say
And from now on home will feel too far away
It’s time to wake up from my dream
But it’s too late it brought me in too deep
For every time I wake up from my bed, the same things have already been said
And every man who has died is still dead
And all the lights are still on
And all I can do is rob rob rob
For every man has done something wrong
Whether it was to make someone gasp for breath or make someone grasp for death
The times will change and all voices will stay out of range
I robbed my way to California, it seemed home was too far away
Some may ask me why I’d say I had to get there someday

You’ll hear the trumpets play quietly for every jailed one who’s gone away
While people like me are on the street today
and the gap is too big to comeback people get tired of the power they lack
the times will continue to change and all voices will remain out of range
While the voices of the hypnotized will be the ones that come to despise
And they’ll soon come to realize I robbed my way to California
Track Name: I Say Farewell
Oh I say farewell to you after all these years
After today and so many tears
We have many a story to tell
Of when we both climbed and fell
But we will soon tell tales a new
Though you may hear Boston beckon
I’m headed to New York in seconds
While Seattle may catch your sight
You’re meant for greater heights
And if you travel west you’ll become California’s best

Oh I say farewell to you after all these years
After today and so many tears
We could promise to meet from distant ends
But let's think of the love we could send
Let's forget the ideas we try to bend
And snap the rope we tried to mend
And I do wish you well
Where you’re going I can’t tell


Oh I say farewell to you after all these years
After today and so many tears
It’s now time for us to go
To discover who we are when we’re alone
dive headfirst into the vast unknown
There are gardens yet to be grown

Oh I say farewell to you after all these years
After today and so many tears
Memorize swim out from the past
And the pictures can always last
And as we change our ways
We’ll remember all our days
But let's step onto new lands
And let go of each other's hands

Oh I say farewell to you after all these years
Oh I say farewell to you after all these years
Track Name: Traveling Blind
I was traveling blind
With colorful visions of a prosperous time
As my boots move from town to town
The skies are painted by a darkened brown
[For it’s a pleasure to be hidden, and tragic not to be found]
To not act, it’s a crime
But I am unencumbered by a moonshine mind
So I’ll go forth in my day
With something to offer but little to say
And my ears hear not a sound
[For it’s a pleasure to be hidden, but tragic not to be found]
In my myself I do not bask
So I will hide behind each forgotten task
and I'll ignore every answer to every question i’ve asked
For each word comes with 50 pounds
[for it’s a pleasure to be hidden, and tragic not to be found]