Glow In The Dark

by Destroy Nate Allen

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About GITD:

Glow In The Dark, in some ways, represents the best of what our band, Destroy Nate Allen, has been. We have performed most of the songs on Side A hundreds of times; these are the requests – “White Flag”, “Jesus, Keep Us Safe From The Cops,” “My Parents Managed Apartments” – and some of our favorite songs: “Loving You Means Everything” and “Recipe.”

For the last several years we have been exhausting our artistic life force, traveling the country and singing our hearts out as a duo. But before that, Destroy Nate Allen was a bare bones, confessional solo project. This is reflected on Side B, which features some of my least favorite songs to play live such as: “Asshole” and “Last Call.” These songs represent the hard times, the struggles, my fears. Nevertheless, the album ends as it should, with laughter and loud crowd participation.

We are super excited to finally have this retrospective collection see the light of day. Most of these recordings are far out of print and or have never been officially released. It is hard to say what the future holds, but we are so thankful for your love and support that has allowed our extroverted folk punk theater to exist. - Nate Allen


My Parents Managed Apartments
Loving You Means Everything
Turns Our You're Perfect For Me
Jesus, Keep Us Safe From The Cops
White Flag


Glow In The Dark
Broken Wings
Last Call
We Made It
Ready Steady Go (Live In Minneapolis)

1 – Recorded by Samuel Thomas, Mixed by David Conway. Originally released as part of a No Sleep Records Christmas Comp.

2, 3, 4, 6, 10 – Recorded by Tripper Christie in Richmond, VA, Mastered by Gus Elg @ Sky Onion in Portland.

5, 9 – Recorded by Rickey Rodgers in Portland. The Singers, Shouters and Stompers on track 5 are Tyler Hentschel, Melissa McDowell, Matt Brown, Jared Torkelson, Sean McCarthy, Dennis Childers, Rickey Rodgers and Nate Allen. Rickey played the keys on 9.

7 – Recorded by Nate Allen, Mixed by David Lindell, Mastered by Gus @ Sky Onion.

8 – Recorded by Jared Torkelson @ Metropolis in Portland.

11 – Recorded by Josh Lory at Dumb Angel in Eureka, CA and by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden. Stomps, Claps and Noises provided by Josh Lory, Adam Davis, Aaron Carnes, Anthony Cotham, Tessa and Nate.

12 – Recorded by Cynthia Carter. Audio prepared and secured by Jory Randall. The show was booked by Griffin Frederickson and took place at New Pines.

Nate played guitar and banjo, Tessa played tambourine. Both sing.

All songs written by Tessa and/or Nate Allen.

Art and Design by Phillipfa
instagram: @destroynateallen


released November 7, 2013

Supported with the following shows:

9/26 – Ames, Iowa – Maximum Ames
9/28 - Minneapolis, MN – House Show
10/11 – Kansas City, MO – I Am Nate Allen @ Blarney Stone w/ PJ Bond, Arliss Nancy, The Donner Diaries (Nate Solo)
11/10 – Grandview, Missouri - Cafe Main - 801 Main Street w/ Refrigerator Door, To Capture The Air, Timothy Wenger, Phil Burnham, Devon Beyer, Joe Read
12/07 - Kansas City, Missouri – Housewarming / Christmas Party - Kid’s show & Regular show
12/22 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Christmas Party.
12/27 Youngstown, Ohio. House of Abe


Jan. 4th Harrod, Ohio. ALLEN EAST COMMUNITY CENTER 9520 Harrod Rd 45850
w/ FBS, Mayfly, The Black Order, Life Within, Two Dragons, Approaching Insanity, Our Final Prayer
Feb. 14th Lawrence, Kansas
The Granada Theater 1020 Massachusetts St.
w/ Five Iron Frenzy, House of Heroes
March 7th Kansas City, MO
The Art Closet 3951 Broadway
w/ The Terror Pigeon Dance Squad, Koo Koo Kangaroo, Michael Parallax, Rich AuCoin
Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots Shows
March 29th @ Solace Music Venue – Joplin, MO 7 PM $5 all-ages.
March 30th @ OBEC – Springfield, MO 7 PM $5 all-ages
March 31st @ Vandals in Kansas City, MO 8 pm $5. 21+
Nate Allen w/Kevin Schlereth & Sam Schwegler in Independence, MO @ Birchwood Coffee House
April 18th – Nate Allen Solo w/Self-Proclaimed Narcissist @ Vandals, KC, MO
April 30th – Destroy Nate Allen w/Ghost Mice, Jib Jab Jones and the Indigo Circus, Nate Cartwright @ Art Closet Studios, KC, MO



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Track Name: My Parents Managed Apartments
My Parents Managed Apartments (2008) * Chords: G C D

They want to put alligators in our apartments

Big snakes to play with the kids in the backyard

Basketball players to beat us up and just when you think that you've had enough

They break our legs and then run away, pack their bags and then ask to stay

And just when you think that it can't get worse

They chop down the trees and you kick them out

They fight and they scream, and their voices seem like samurai swords cutting through paper


They shoot their guns down through the floor, once not enough so they shoot some more

They throw their cigarettes in the flowers, three days later it starts a fire

They track us down when we go to church and it feels like they rule our universe

They like to get naked when they're alone and stand in the doorway when you get home

They scream and convulse in the parking lot and then they take up two parking spots

They all like to call us on Christmas Day, the one day we want them to stay away

They wake us up at 3 AM, because somebody kicked their front door in

But you can't kick them out when they're selling drugs

Cause they say they know karate and their daddy owns the place
Track Name: Loving You Means Everything
Loving You Means Everything From Me (2008) Chords: A G

She likes the songs that I don't like (x3) and I love her, yes I love her

When we were first friends, we had these arguments about who was more punk rock

But things are different now and we've learned to get along and how to let things go

Truth is we're different and it's not unusual to have to sit and talk for a while

Some of it's circumstance like I'm from the East Coast, and I'm from the West Coast

But truly we were made differently

So in conclusion, well I guess we’re growing up and changing priorities

Because loving you means everything from me

So we’ll sing songs that we both like (x3)

Because loving you means everything from me (x3)
Track Name: Turns Our You're Perfect For Me
Turns Our You're Perfect For Me (2009) Chords: E B A

Turns out you’re perfect for me

In all the silly ways I thought you’d never be

Turns out you’re perfect for me

I wanted a guy covered in tattoos

But I learned some of them have mommy issues

Turns out you’re perfect for me

Turns out you’re perfect for me

Cause you scratch my back when it’s itchy

You’re gentle and kind when I’m bitchy

Turns out you’re perfect for me

Told him that I like Old Spice

But he didn’t wanna take my old fashioned advice

That’s before I learned what it could do

Now I recommend it to you

See I didn’t think it was punk rock to sing with a girl who had dreadlocks

But what did I know…. now she steals the show!

Turns out you’re perfect for me
Track Name: Recipe
Recipe (2009) Chords: D A G

When you are trying to cook

Sometimes you use a recipe book

But there's danger in the air if there’s ingredients to spare

Your common sense has been overtook

There’s a science to cooking that less of us know

If you’re not experienced then stick to the show

Leavening is tricky, so is substitution

My recommendation is let’s make a resolution

Follow the recipe the first time that you do it

After you do that you can add things to it

Follow the recipe the first time that you do it

After some practice, there’s nothing to it

When you are trying to cook

Sometimes you use a recipe book

If you don’t have what you need

Be sure to stop and read

You’ll find a helpful chart if you look

Bananas and flax meal will substitute eggs

Accurate measurements the recipe begs

Timing is important, when mixing a solution

My recommendation is let’s make a resolution
Track Name: Jesus, Keep Us Safe From The Cops
Jesus Keep Us Safe From The Cops (2008)

I swear we didn’t do anything

So why are you tailing like we stole everything

Well I was sleeping in a parking lot

They said “They’ll kill you on this very spot”

Then a few hours later his friends came around

Said, “Listen here boy. You best get out of our town!”

Jesus, Keep Us Safe From The Cops
Track Name: White Flag
White Flag (2007) Chords: A D E

If it’s true that this would happen before even time began

Then I guess I’ll just surrender because I’m doing all I can

Yes in vain I’ve risen early just to stumble home too late

Ignoring all the factors that determine my fate

And I’m gonna raise the white flag

I’m gonna raise the black flag too

I’m gonna raise the white flag

And sing this song for you

You see these words they are not weapons

But these streets brew honesty

We’re all soldiers a journey

We’re all pilgrims you and me

So may all fear be forgotten as the memories fade away

May the whole world join us in this song as we dance on yesterday
Track Name: Glow In The Dark
Glow In The Dark (2009) Chords: E B A

We spent most of that night not quite kissing

Truth is we were on a swing set in the park

Then the dew crept up and ruined our conversation

But somewhere in your words there was a spark

Hold my hand we’ll glow in the dark together

Hold my hand like you’ve never held another

Hold my hand we’ll glow in the dark together

Hold my hand and you’ll never love another

A few months later we watched End of the Century

And I put my arm on the back of your chair

You had nutritional yeast on your popcorn

And I thought you might have figured out I cared

A few years later you started the Grandma’s House

And you said I could not move in

Because somewhere deep inside of both our hearts

We knew we could not just be friends
Track Name: Broken Wings
Broken Wings (2008) Chords: D G A

Here we are on our broken wings

Praying fire from the sky on the evil things

Oh why oh why do the angels have to fly away?

Come my Warrior, come my King

Fly over all fight everything

Oh why oh why do the good guys have to cry today?

The day is over it's getting late

Have I decided my own fate?

Or is there other stories, is there other books

Are there other chapters where we start all over again?
Track Name: Asshole
Asshole (2009) Chords: G D C

I woke up this morning on a Sunday

One of my two split days off this week

Started feeling tired around 6 PM

And I can’t find a kind word to speak

And I hate, Oh I hate feeling like an asshole

Oh I hate, Oh I hate feeling so unnerved

Oh I hate feeling like the things I hate

And I wish I could take back my words

See I can’t even tell you that I love you

But I wanna love before I die

One more year in holy isolation

Maybe I’ll finally get to try

See truly I’ve never laughed at danger

But I talk a pretty good game

And when we’re all walking honest

Darling we all look the same

Woke up this morning on a Sunday

One year later sleeping next to you

Wishing I could say that I’d tamed my tongue

But some days that would not be true
Track Name: Last Call
Last Call (2007) G D C

This is the message that is preached we can be free

If we confess our sins and choose to believe

If we say we’ve not sinned we make him a liar

And if his word does not live in us we’ll die in the fire

And this is the last call

This is the last song that you’ll hear

This is the last time that I give away my fears

And this is the message I have feared since I was born

That one day I’d die in hell innocence scorned

And Jesus if you exist could you please help me out

And for once in my life remove all of this doubt
Track Name: We Made It
We Made It (2012) E A B

I wrestled with the demons

I wrestled with the saints

I wrestled with the son of man and he taught me restraint

I wrestled with my mother and she kicked me in the teeth

But I guess I had it coming when I tickled both her feet

I wrestle with the demons

I wrestle with the saints

I wrestle with the son of man and he taught me restraint

I wrestle with the shadow of who I'm meant to be

But these fears won't get me down and I will have the victory

Let's go! We can do it! We made it!
Track Name: Ready Steady Go (Live!)
Steady (2010) Chords: E F# B A

18 hour drive, I hope I see my friends alive

Scrabble, Frisbee anyone, together we can have some fun

Hacky sack dance moves, now you see how I got groove

Small town rock show, everybody that you know

Back to school to start again, library is my new best friend

It's been a long week, sitting on the couch falling asleep

Ready, Steady, Ready, Steady, Go!