Northern Trails

by Shawn Butzin

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    releases August 15, 2017

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You and I
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Hometown Blues

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releases August 15, 2017

Shawn Butzin - Vocals, Guitar, Drums
Andy Reed - Bass, Keys, Lapsteel, Backup Vocals
Mike Clement - Lyrics on Leaving Colorado, You and I

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Shawn Butzin Bay City, Michigan

Shawn Butzin is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer based out of Bay City, MI (by way of Denver, CO). On August 15, he will release his debut solo album, Northern Trails, which also features former Verve Pipe member, Andy Reed. Nashville's 'Ear to the Ground' says "Tom Petty fans now have a new artist to love." Butzin will be sure to deliver a fresh blen of Americana, folk, and country ... more

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Track Name: What Did I Mean To You
Desperate time, complicated situation
helpless and alone sitting by the phone
out of my head 'cause I know you're long gone
I've tried and I've tried
oh I've tried with good intentions
to pick up the pieces of what we called home
a shot in the dark just led you to roam

A broken record continues to spin
it's already over before it begins

Ohh, what did I mean to you
when you said goodbye without saying a word
ohh, what did i mean to you
then you turned and said probably nothing at all

Some men will lie and others cheat and steal
you know damn well that I'm not that kind
I'll drive for miles to hold you through the night
a jealous man will only tell you how to live
breaking you down 'till there's nothing left
gets harder and harder to learn to forget

All these roads I'm traveling on
can lead me back to where I belong

Ohh, what did I mean to you
when you said goodbye without saying a word
ohh, wheat did I mean to you
then you turned and said probably nothing at all
Track Name: Leaving Colorado
I fell in love with the distance
how far away you were from home
my heart and hands built and burned some bridges
tore down some walls, but left me alone

I'm leaving Colorado
heading back to my Mid-West home
I'm leaving Colorado
traveling lightly, traveling alone

I got nothing planned, I got nothing scripted
just rolling on down Humble Avenue
all the goodbye scenes they've all been lifted
do what I can to make this my own

I'm leaving Colorado
heading back to my Mid-West home
I"m leaving Colorado
traveling lightly, traveling alone

I've never been so close to the starlit sky
as I was when I was mile high
I don't know how, I don't know when
but I know damn well I'm going to see you again
Track Name: Carefree to Carolina
Southbound I-75
carefree to Carolina
got to pack up our bags and hit the open road
got my darlin' right here by my side
singing Waylon's songs across the state lines
we gotta run from this dirty old town

You and I... no more wasting time
we're just carefree to Carolina

Goodbye letters to our friends and families
we love you dearly, but it's time we set free

Came across this one horse town
bluegrass hills of Kentucky
gonna lay our weary minds under the stars tonight
got two packs of smokes and three dirty dresses
a handle on some whiskey and numerous kisses
we got each other that's all we need

You and I... no more wasting time
we're just carefree to Carolina

We never put value on a money scheme
it means much more to us to chase our own dreams

Just a few more hours up the road
Carolina's head peaking the clouds
we've had tough times, but now let's build a home
my darlin's still right here by my side
singing Waylon's songs in the Smokey Mountain high
the open road had led us home