The New River Boys

The New River Boys

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From their humble beginnings in 2009, The New River Boys, created and established in Boone NC, developed a reputation for their engaging performances and ever-increasing, energetic fan base. From their well-blended harmonies to their infectious personalities, The New River Boys are a fantastic force to be reckoned with! Together, Andrew Jacobs (guitar/vocals), Aaron Simpson (mandolin/vocals), and Everett Hardin (cello/vocals) work to develop and refine the group's unique sound. With big city ene

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Lyrics

Poor Boy

Written By: Aaron Simpson

Verse I
Bobby was a poor boy,
no more than about six years old
when his world crashed in
You know that’s a day he never will forget
Bobby was a poor boy

His daddy was a drinker,
and a mean wife beater,
when he came home out of control.
His momma went to screamin’
Bobby thought that he was dreamin’
And the shotgun thunder rolled

Chorus
Run Bobby, Run Bobby, far, far away
Your daddy’s on your heals and there’s no time to stay
You’ll be a loner and a rebel for the rest of your days
Run Bobby, far away.

Verse II
Bobby grew older,
broad shouldered and strong
always trying always fighting
just to right his papa’s wrongs
but everywhere he went,
it was the same old song
Bobby was a poor boy

He made a livin’ as a thief,
down in old Utah
always playing cards,
always quick on the draw
He made a nice home,
on the wrong side of the law,
Bobby was a poor boy

Chorus
Run Bobby, Run Bobby, far, far away
Your daddy’s on your heals and there’s no time to stay
You’ll be a loner and a rebel for the rest of your days
Run Bobby, far away.

Verse III
Bobby was an old man,
with a family.
A wife, and a son,
but he didn’t feel free
Every night, a vacation,
with a fifth of whiskey.
Bobby was a poor boy

Well the night came,
One day
Bobby said, listen son,
There ain’t no way
For me to love your momma, for me to stay
Bobby you’re a poor boy.

Chorus
Run Bobby, Run Bobby, far, far away
Your daddy’s on your heals and there’s no time to stay
You’ll be a loner and a rebel for the rest of your days
Run Bobby, far away.

I said run Bobby, run Bobby, far, far, away
The devil’s on your heals and their’s no time to stay
You and your daddy are one and the same,
Bobby you’re a poor boy.

You and your daddy are one and the same.
Bobby, you’re a poor boy.

Feel The Same

Written By: Andrew Jacobs

Verse I
Parkway skies, a reason to die
For you’ve made me a happy man
This air seems thicker, with flower’s perfume
And these days are sweeter still

Chorus
So why, oh why
Must I go alone
And please tell me please
If you must go home
Our time has been sweet
I cannot complain

Tell me you feel the same (x2)

Verse II
A table for two, and hours for me and you
To sit, to talk, to stare
Street lights and sidewalks, and no maps to guide us
For we don’t care, where we are

Chorus
So why oh why
Must I go alone
And please tell me please
If you must go home
Our time has been sweet
I cannot complain
Tell me you feel the same (x2)

Verse III
The sun is setting, I seem to be forgetting
The words a man in love should speak
Our time is fading, and I’ve been contemplating
What I will say

Outro
I will draw close
And I will draw near
Right by your side
While I have you here

I’ll sing sweet to you
Yes, your favorite tune
And when it’s time to go
I just want you to know
I just want you to know

That I am right here

The Whites of Her Eyes

Written By: Aaron Simpson

Verse I
So, Some Say,
It’s the little things in life you find
That help to ease the troubled mind
But you, You’re so big
For this tiny little heart of mine, but still its there that you reside
Oh oh

Soon, you’ll see,
That all the things I’ve said to you,
Have been a little bit untrue
Oh please, forgive
All the times I said I was myself,
but left my heart up on the shelf
oh oh

Chorus
She’s the thunder and lightning
She’s the calm before the storm
When life freezes over
She’s the only thing that’s warm
So ready my weapon,
For the time has come to fight
And I’ll be so brave until I see the whites of her eyes

Verse II
Take, my hand
Though I know not where I want to go
There is so much I have to show
So close, your eyes
So all the things I seek to hide
Can dance around right by your side
Oh oh

Verse III
She’s the thunder and lightning
She’s the calm before the storm
When Life freezes over
She’s the only thing that’s warm
So ready my weapon,
For the time has come to fight
And I’ll be so brave until I see the whites of her eyes

Chorus
She’s the thunder and lightning
She’s the calm before the storm
When Life freezes over
She’s the only thing that’s warm
So ready my weapon,
For the time has come to fight
And I’ll be so brave until I see the whites of her eyes

Verse IV
It seems, so strange
That all the things you ask of me,
my love should give away freely
So guard, your heart
Close the door and lock me out
Ignore me when I cry and shout
Oh, oh

Chorus
She’s the thunder and lightning
She’s the calm before the storm
When Life freezes over
She’s the only thing that’s warm
So ready my weapon,
For the time has come to fight
And I’ll be so brave until I see the whites of her eyes

Outro

Nobody

Written By: Aaron Simpson

They say nobody perfect, say I'm nobody's fool
They say nobody's flawless they say nobody's cool
They say nobody's worth it, nobody stays the same
Sometimes I wish nobody was my name
sometimes I wish nobody was my name

In the middle of disaster, nobody knows how you feel
When your lost inside a day dream, nobody can make it real
Nobody's there to help you when the worst mistakes are made
Some times I wish nobody was my name
Sometimes I wish nobody was my name

I'd be the king, of this whole world
All the ladies be saying, I'm nobody's girl
I would sleep all day, and that'd be just fine
cause nobody's got the answers and nobody's got the time

They say nobody's lonely, Nobody likes to be alone
Say nobody's abandoned, Nobody's on their own
You say our love is crumbling and nobody is to blame
Well it looks like nobody is my name
Well it looks like nobody is my name