Nick Shadel

Nick Shadel

BandFolkSoul

Lush, soulful folk music with grandiose harmonies and symphonic instrumentation - heavily influenced by 60's pop and folk music.

Biography

Seattle native Nick Shadel writes songs about the everyman and performs genuine, heart-felt folk music with beautiful arrangements and harmonies. Influenced by southern California folk music from the 60's and 70's, as well as British pop and old soul music.

Lyrics

Can I Pay You in Change?

Written By: Nick Shadel

Can I Pay you in Change?

I once, was working all the time
Breaking my back, falling in line
I couldn’t sleep, at night

It’s funny how you move so fast,
Without going anywhere at all

So I quit those jobs, I quit that scene
When a wise man on his deathbed told me
There is no price, that they can pay
To make it worth the wasted days

Says, "you’ll be walking in chains,
Walking in chains"

Collecting dollars, is overrated I say
I must confess most of my
Fondest friends are penniless anyway
I couldn’t care less what anyone thinks

So can I pay you in change?
Can I pay you in change?
You've been walking in chains, chains
Pay you in change, change?

Now I’ve been here way too long
About time that I was carrying on

I can’t be satisfied
I can make it out on my own
With no direction home

As I look around, and it all becomes clear
You’re only worth what you’ve got in your head, my dear

So can I pay you in change?
Can I pay you in change?
You've been walking in chains, chains
Can I pay you in change?

Discography

Nick Shadel (LP) - Unreleased, due fall 2013