nate torjelm

nate torjelm

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

piano singer songwriter. Soulful delivery. Sounds like Carole King meets Bruce Springsteen. Contemporaries Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton.

Biography

music has always been there fro me when I needed it. Certain songs like "into the mystic"(Van Morrison), and certain bands like early REM and U2 really captivated me and spoke to me in moments where nothing else could reach me. After a heavy bout with depression 3 years ago I realized how badly I really did need music for myself. My writing became a voice for healing and connecting with what mattered to me. Im not out to say anything in particular but I am committed to the songs and their delivery and that there is something there that hopefully needs to be heard

Lyrics

the priest and the thief

Written By: Nate Torjelm

these old wolves have all gone
theres
no one here they've left you alone
look me in the eye, tell me I'm wrong
look me in the eye

well maybe your the priest and I'm the thief
and I confess to you for some relief
hope is all I have for my belief
but I can see you smiling through your teeth

they've broken their fangs
they're not that strong
dont worry no more
they've left you alone
look me in the eye and tell me I'm wrong
look me in the eye

well maybe your the priest and I'm the thief
and I confess to you for some relief
hope is all I have for my belief
but I can see you smiling through your teeth

hold on tight
its gonna be allright
hold on to me
we'll make it through tonight

if I take my meds

Written By: Nate Torjelm

if I take my meds, will you love me then? I know it's been hard for you to understand.
I know it's just not right, to give up without a fight but I can't pull myself together tonight.
I know it's not my fault, and I know after all, I'm only a tired soul about to fall.
Cause somewhere I let go. Right when I just don't know. But I am still right here. Where would I go?
I know that you can't sleep , and you must think me weak. I just need a little time to get back on my feet.
Well if I take my meds, won't you please come back to bed
I've always tried to keep the kids well fed.
If I take my meds, could you love me again? or maybe your too young to understand.

Discography

Nate Torjelm "ep

"Toledo" self titled"

Paisley Suitcase "that aint the way"

Set List

35 to 45 minute set.
I mostly do originals but also cover these songs
REM "so. central rain"
"Jealous Guy"John Lennon
"Too Late" Carole King
"Jane Says" Janes Addiction
"Hungry Heart" Bruce Springsteen
originals including
"the priest and the thief"
"meet me halfway"
"tornado"
"I meant"
"if I take my meds"
"times like this"
"take the wind"