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RVA was recorded in one day in a Richmond, Virginia Living Room.

It exists as a time capsule of the 2009 Destroy Nate Allen Tour.

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released August 18, 2010

All songs written and performed by Nate and Tessa Allen.

Recorded by Tripper Christie in Richmond, VA Nov. 20th 2009 in Richmond, Virginia

Cover Photo by Jory Randall

Masterd by Gus Elg at Sky Onion Portland, Oregon.

Artwork by Nate Allen & Mathew Ronan in San Francisco, California.

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Track Name: Recipe
When you are trying to cook
Sometimes you use a recipe book
But theres 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 lets 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 lets 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!
Track Name: Steady
Steady
18 hour drive I hope I see my friends alive
Ready steady ready steady go
Scrabble, frisbee anyone? Together we can have some fun
Ready steady ready steady go
Hackey sack dance moves, now you see how I got groove
Ready steady ready steady go
Small town rock show everyone that you know
Ready steady ready steady go
Back to school to start again library’s my new best friend
Ready steady ready steady go
It’s been along week, sitting on the couch falling asleep
Ready steady ready steady go
Track Name: His Lips Are Sealed Hallelujah
His Lips Are Sealed Hallelujah
We had a show in Astoria I screamed and sang until I lost my voice
But instead of choosing to save his throat
So he could play the show in Seattle that night
He sang these words, he sang these words,he sang these words and he wouldn’t shut up
His lips are sealed hallelujah, His lips are sealed hallelujah
His lips are sealed, his lips are sealed
His lips are sealed hallelujah
I learned early on in this relationship that I like quiet
more than I like to admit, waking up slowly and reading and eating
Breakfast is how I start the day
And if as in some mocking tone
He just won’t leave me alone
Sometimes I wish he would go outside
Or that I had some place to hide
But I always, always have to say “Could you please just stop talking?”
His lips are sealed hallelujah ,His lips are sealed hallelujah
His lips are sealed, his lips are sealed
His lips are sealed hallelujah
But truth is I love to communicate
I like to talk early and I like to talk late truth is like to communicate with you
So sometimes I wake up in the morning and I won’t shut up –
His lips are sealed hallelujah
Sometimes I think I can’t say enough
His lips are sealed hallelujah
Truth is you inspire me, like a poet without an editor
Sometimes I spill my words out on top of her
Late at night when I’m asleep (the only time I don’t hear him peep)
She smiles and she softly sings with joy
His lips are sealed hallelujah, His lips are sealed hallelujah
His lips are sealed, his lips are sealed
His lips are sealed hallelujah
Track Name: White Flag
White Flag (also appeared on Take It Easy)
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 to 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
and we’re all soldiers a journey
yes were 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: Last Call
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 all innocence scorned
And Jesus if you exist could you please help me out
And for once in my life remove all of this doubt