Hide No Truth

by Good Saint Nathanael

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HarmonyPunx With a genuine tenderness reminiscent of Mr. Rogers, the vulnerability & resolution of Kermit the Frog, and strength of Johnny Cash in the "American" recordings, Nate takes the listener to hell and back through his journey of brokeness, stumbling on toward wholeness, and ultimately reaching a place of hope. How can I pick a favorite? It would have to be either "Heaven" or "Trust."
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Cindy Osborne-Conley Bobby Sherman aside, in my 50 years of earnest and wildly varying music consumption, just three albums have moved me to the point of involuntary tears, streaming tears, soak the front of my Living Sacrifice t-shirt tears.
"Hide No Truth" wrecked me. Absolutely.Wrecked.Me..
Not since 2012 and The Choir's The Loudest Sound Ever Heard and then many years before that, in 1989, Russ Taff's The Way Home with the haunting plea to draw near to The Table in The Wilderness.
I thought I knew what to expect from this imaginative, off the chain, individual.
No man. He's slain me.
Good Saint Nathanael dived deep for this. Deep down tto his nous where he found the words to sketch out the breath of God who was there those lifetimes ago. All of which came together as an earnest safarl to seek and reveal.
Bravo!

His Kid,
Cindy Favorite track: Everything That's Lost.
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1.
Born during morning chapel so much damage to unravel Picking out the sand n’ gravel wish I could time-travel Before the nursery through my family tree I’d bring my boxing gloves, righteous anger - toward love And Everything that’s lost will one day be found Everything that’s living composted, turned around Giving birth to flowers, melody and brand new song Clean energy, fresh atmosphere, like ripples on a pond Razzle, dazzle, frizzle, frazzle, swinging justice like a gavel Inner-turmoil and battle, wish I could time-travel Not to Galilee but through my family tree I’d bring my boxing gloves, righteous anger - toward love I’d say, “Peace.” “In You.” “unleash these burdens that have bound” And together we’d sit. Expelling we’d expound life to this hallow breeding ground. I’d say “There is no need for performance.” “You can sing a new refrain” curses have been broken over our family name. And Everything that’s lost will one day be found Everything that’s living composted, turned around Giving birth to flowers, melody and brand new song Clean energy, fresh atmosphere like ripples, Like ripples, like ripples on a pond
2.
Heaven 04:55
I’m over working for what does not satisfy Exhausted feeling like my well is cracked and dry I could use some fresh coffee and a slice of warm bread Some order to this chaos swirling in my head For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are my ways your ways Heaven calls us higher but earth begs us to stay So over this recovery, how could there still be more You’re dancing with your Jesus, I am crying on the floor Singing songs of celebration, well I’m feeling ignored My anxiety is packing up, I’m headed for the door For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are my ways your ways Heaven calls us higher but earth begs us to stay So I called God on the telephone said i had enough after many years of cowering, starting to stand up To these lies i have much stalk in, the foundations of my faith these holiness traditions these lies, I have to break! for they've separated kindness from your unconditioned love They made your mercy judgment, they’ve kept you up above For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are my ways your ways Heaven calls us higher but earth begs us to stay Heaven calls us higher but earth begs us to stay
3.
Concrete 06:39
You pushed your brother into me and as it broke my leg From the middle of the parking lot, you ran away 30 minutes cried for mercy, screamed for release Twisted-in my bicycle on white concrete, there was no relief As I bowed at the altar, at that summer camp in June Never felt more invisible than as you played that never ending tune Begging Holy Spirit visit. “Please any little sign” My tears soaking the carpet, I sobbed until my eyes went blind There was no divine intervention No crowd of angels defending There was no answer, No communication Know time does not heal everything, No time does not heal everything That day that you came over, I should a doubled locked the door But I thought in my naivety, all things could be restored As I repeated sorry, watching best friendship cease Weeping on my face in front of you, raising the white flag of surrender and retreat There was no glorious conclusion No exchange for suffering There was no hopeful resolution Know time does not heal No time does not heal Know Time Does not Heal Everything
4.
Tears in eyes creeping behind my thoughts are from your words that tie me in knots So blessed Lord Jesus, what should I do? They say they love you and I love you too! The widespread dysfunction that some cannot see has me questioning God and my sanity So blessed Lord Jesus, what should I do? They say they love you and I love you too! All of these questions and answers in red Tell me these problems are not just in my head Know they’re something more tangible an incongruent swell They drag me down south of heaven, park me outside of hell I sought to be capable speak words that are true Lay down my defenses open up to you But that plan was a failure a paper to shred So my eyes are wide-open when I’m bowing my head And I’m coming unglued / coming unglued Coming unglued again Yes I’m coming unglued / coming unglued Coming unglued again With no clear path forward, to avoid being crushed Giving voice to the pain, I’ll admit my distrust Of the people who love me, the people I know Who cry when i’m hurting and cheer when I grow And I’m coming unglued / coming unglued Coming unglued again And I’m coming unglued / coming unglued Coming unglued again So blessed Lord Jesus, what should I do? They say they love you and I love you too!
5.
Lord I give You everything inside of me I give You everything that I can’t find Like the letters that I wrote to myself when I was losing my mind I bought an Ipod thought it would fix me but I haven’t plugged it in two years I booked a tour called it vacation but everytime I leave home in tears Call it disruptive I’d say I’m lucky I’d ruptured my internal affairs My heart was broken, I needed a new one, new one, new one, new one I’ll be in the basement making repairs I got a mountain bike when I was 15, a faithful friend with nearly 20 gears I rode it once in my new city, they stole off the back of my stairs Call it disruptive I’d say I’m lucky I’d ruptured my internal affairs My heart was broken, I needed a new one, new one, new one, new one I’ll be in the basement making repairs Another birthday, another year past I wish I felt like celebrating Instead the sadness is rubbing my shoulders And the downward spiral is repeating But it’s existential it’s not real these feeling that I must have made up But they’re real enough that my self-hatred is something that I need to interrupt So, Lord, I give You everything inside of me the brokenness that I’ve been trying to hide Like the parts inside me of that I lost when I was running so blind Call it disruptive I’d say I’m lucky I’d ruptured my internal affairs My heart was broken, I needed a new one, new one, new one, new one I’ll be in the basement making repairs I’ll be in the basement making repairs I’ll be in the basement making repairs
6.
Lightning 04:40
When the light shines in the darkness When we acknowledge our need When the hurt meets restoration When forgiveness reaches deep When the fallout is uncountable From the damage we have done With shortsightedness, Uninvited-ness, What have we become? So where no hope is found When silence is the loudest sound With triumphance and resound May your love break forth as the lightning touches down When so tiresome. Glad the day is done. When I finally close my eyes. When there’s nothing more than “i’m so sorry for” my actions that show me incomplete. When I split two, my sin like a corkscrew, reveals what I consider to be true So where no hope is found Where silence is the loudest sound With triumphance and resound May your love break forth as the lightning touches May your love break forth as the lightning touches May your love break forth as the lightning touches down
7.
Bombs 02:40
I don't want to see the bombs drop anymore I don't want to see the kingdoms fall Know I don't want no one to hurt at all I don't want no one to hurt at all Hypocrisy in me is called indifference Clinging to the safety nets held true Jesus did you come to build an empire Or to humbly love us like you do? I don't want to see the bombs drop anymore I don't want to see the kingdoms fall Know I don't want no one to hurt at all I don't want no one to hurt at all A lover and a liar and an idiot That is who I'll tell you that I am Caught up in a world of contradictions I will choose to trust there is a plan I don't want to see the bombs drop anymore I don't want to see the kingdoms fall Know I don't want no one to hurt at all I don't want no one to hurt at all Know I don't want no one to hurt at all I don't want no one to hurt at all
8.
Trust 03:39
I’ve been fighting with my demons so long That I know their family history first, middle initial and last name I’ve been living with this fear for so long That I know the questions asked every time it wants to come along Many years I faltered chasing a remedy bound by false perceptions I follow religiously not just self-protection but a life chiseled of fear this once was my inheritance dictator, puppeteer Still I will trust in the name of the lord I will trust in the name I will trust in the name of the lord I will trust in the name …. of the lord The Lord makes my demons afraid says fear you have to leave you may under no circumstances stay Says anxiety you must cease Burdens and oppressions you’ve been released And No longer will we SUFFER in exile estranged And No longer will we SUFFER in loneliness and shame Says I’ll create a place of honor a home upon this earth S’I’ll create a place of honor and you will know your worth Yes, You will know your / you will know your / you will know your worth I will trust in the name of the lord, I will trust in the name I will trust in the name of the lord, I will trust in the name I will trust in the name of the lord, I will trust in the name I will trust in the name of the lord, I will trust in the name …. of the lord
9.
Better 04:13
It’s safer on the sidewalk in the shadows out of sight When a cutting glance of disapproval will give you frostbite Yes it’s simple to distract yourself while knowing people die I just focus on the task at hand, straighten up my tie But I think we can do better, a whole lot better, a whole lot better than this Yes I think we can do better, a whole world better than this A cheap shot to the injured, isolated, in bad health Is easy if you believe they did it to themselves Yes I most often hurt the people I love It's easy to forget that the hurting need a hug But I think we can do better, a whole lot better, a whole lot better than this Yes I think we can do better, a whole world better than this But left with my devices in the hand I was dealt I would sit on the couch lamenting how I felt I would seek first my security ignoring cause and effect I’d stay inside my head and never turn my neck But it’s hard to find your footing keeping one foot in the grave It’s hard to get momentum when you always hesitate Yes we can travel all we want but we can’t escape We’re all in this together with a cross-stitched fate But I think we can do better, a whole lot better, a whole lot better than this Yes I think we can do better, a whole world better than this And I think we can do better, a whole lot better To those friends and family out in the weather To those people we’d rather punch than kiss I think we can do better, a whole world better than this Yes I think we can do better, a whole lot better, a whole lot better than this Yes I think we can do better, treat the whole world better than this

about

Near the end of Nate Allen’s first Destroy Nate Allen tour he spray painted the words “My Goal Is Resolution” boldly on his acoustic guitar. The vulnerability and complexity of that statement unknowingly charted a course for his life.

With his new project Good Saint Nathanael, Nate Allen is turning to face his demons leading with a rare-disarming vulnerability. On Hide No Truth (available on Feb. 1st), the harder Nate looks at himself in the mirror, the more humanity reveals its bitter, beautiful complexity.

The nine songs on Hide No Truth find Nate stripping back his sonic pallet to reveal stark, memorable, acoustic songs full of detail and intention.

In what is a cathartic move towards self-choice, honest art and emotional health, Nate uses religious language to explore human vulnerability and his own broken Christian religious experience.

Hide No Truth was recorded and mixed by Jon Terrey (Listener, The Chariot). Then Nate assigned different friends to add whatever their vision of “noise” was to each track, further adding to the haunting soundscape. Lastly, the record was mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master Studios (John Prine, Frank Black, June Carter Cash).

credits

released February 1, 2019

produced by nate allen & jon terrey

principle tracking & mixing by jon terrey at b-side live in olathe, ks

vocal & songwriting production by tessa allen

all songwriting, vocals & acoustic guitars by nate allen

the following artists wrote & recorded their own parts:

1. matt hamer - electric guitar, timbre ceirpke - harp
2. michael wright - keyboards & guitars
3. tyson kingrey - bowed guitar, nate allen - broken tape deck
4. joe mendonca - mellotron, organ & samples, timbre ceirpke - harp,
ruth acuff - vocals, michael wright - cicadas
5. jessie bear - moog, synths & programming
6. lance rutledge - electric guitar & organ
7. krispin mayfield - synths & nature sounds
8. stephen mark sarro - synth pads & storm samples
9. valerie whitney - double bass, analog noise & prepared vocals, michael wright - keyboards

final mixing & editing by michael wright

mastering by jim demain at yes master studios

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Good Saint Nathanael Kansas City, Missouri

A dance with shadows, doubts, brazen courage, blind faith, & the weight of life. This is broken gospel music scraped off of bloody floors & splintered church doors.

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