The Other Side of Nowhere

by Rob Roper

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    This 8-song CD is an acoustic album, with violinist Paul Ermisch accompanying Rob Roper on violin. It is a 4-panel high-quality cardboard enclosure, with artwork and photography by Scott McCormick.

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1.
Sea of Hope 03:55
Sea of Hope by Rob Roper © 2010 Mistakes are necessary so I'm gonna make some This life of comfort is a life of boredom Everybody says "You've got it made" But even the best zoo is still a cage Chorus Sailing on a sea of hope Bailing out this leaky boat Set the sail, catch the wind Won't be coming back here again Won't be back here again Tired of living in the slow lane Tired of saying another wasted day The radio plays the same old songs I've got to do something even if it's wrong Chorus Bridge: The sand is falling... The sand is falling... down the hourglass... Chorus
2.
Let's Go to the Mountains by Rob Roper ©2009 Hey girl, what's up today? I got an idea, now what you say? Let's go to the mountains The trees are turning yellow and red so get your ass out of bed Let's go to the mountains Chorus (ooh, oh) Remember that place we went last year We'll sit on the deck and have a beer Let's go to the mountains Yeah I know that we're just friends I won't try to start it up again Let's go to the mountains (Chorus) No, I didn't go out last night just stayed home and played guitar How 'bout you? No wait, I don't wanna know We don't even have to talk We'll find a trail and take a walk Let's go to the mountains (Chorus) So hang up the phone, and jump in the shower I'll be at your house in half an hour We're going to the mountains (Chorus)
3.
The Other Side of Nowhere by Rob Roper © 2010 You walk through this world but you can't find your song Doing what you should not what you want And the last time I saw you you were drunk on despair I'll be waiting on the other side of nowhere. You talk of your dreams with a frown and a sneer You've been living the wrong way for so many years And you say that you're trapped but the answer's right there Waiting on the other side of nowhere. Drive down the freeway where the world is all grey You like to complain But you don't like to pray You could take the next exit But you don't dare I'll be waiting on the other side of nowhere. On the other side You will be free You do what you want And you get want you need On the other side Your dreams are your life And you don't have to wait... No, you don't have to wait... You walk through this world but you can't find your song Doing what you should not what you want If you take the next exit Well, I'll be there Waiting on the other side of nowhere. I'll be waiting on the other side of nowhere. Waiting on the other side of nowhere.
4.
The Man in the Movies by Rob Roper © 2011 She had no time for sadness Didn't believe in second chances She was looking for the man in the movies She wanted flowers without the rain I played the part for awhile wearing a crooked smile I was the man in the movies I promised her flowers without the rain Guess I scared her a little when I let her see my cry I'm not the man in the movies Ain't no flowers without the rain
5.
Trouble on the Way By Timmy Riordan Janey rolled in on the street that my Dad rode out on Her big Harley dusted down with her leathers tight on A heart break girl she was A hard drinking woman, never did show a buzz We just fell in love, trouble on the way. Dad rode out of town headed for a convoy Vietnam at it’s height taking every manboy He’d lost it to his girl just before He headed off to the war And left her behind with me Trouble on the way Chorus: Trouble on the way… Trouble on the way Left her behind with me (or “now I’ve got papers in my hand,” etc…) Trouble on the way. (Solo over verse) Dad never did make it back unless you count the casket Nearly nine months to the day that I filled the bassinet Mom raised me a patriot She said we owe those men everything we’ve got Now I’ve got papers in my hand Trouble on the way (Chorus) Now Janey may be a drunk but she ain’t no fool y'all The day that we fell in love she took me AWOL “This ain’t your fight,” she said “That desert just leaves a lot of good people dead.” So now it’s me and her on the road Trouble on the way. (Chorus x 2)
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Misfit by Rob Roper ©2009 Too weird for straight too straight for freaks not a hippy or a redneck Don't have a tatoo don't have no piercings Don't have dreadlocks don't wear a hoodie Misft, Misfit Don't watch the sitcoms or the cop shows Don't watch the Oscars or the Grammys Don't like the Idols or the hit songs The music that I like you never heard of Misft, Misfit What's a misfit boy gonna do? Don't eat McDonalds I'm not a vegan don't drink the Bud-lite or Jaegermeiser Don't have no children don't have a wife I'm not gay or even bi Misfit, Misfit Not a Democrat or Republican not a Christian or a Buddist not a Muslim or a Jew What's a misfit boy gonna do? Gotta find me a misfit girl like you. Like you.
7.
Let it Go 04:22
Let it Go by Rob Roper © 2006 I'm out at a nightclub, to see my favorite band when some fool stumbles by, knocks the beer out of my hand Pretty little rich boy, thinks he owns the place He ain't gonna look so pretty, after I rearrange his face But it don't matter I hear my buddy say He ain't worth the trouble, man it ain't worth the pain Let it go (4x) Driving down the freeway, just trying to get to work Reaching for the radio, when I'm cut off by some jerk Good thing I don't have a pistol, cuz I'd be doin' time But I'm tired of all these assholes, tryin' to cut in line But it don't matter I hear a voice say He ain't worth the trouble, man it ain't worth the pain Let it go (2x) Chorus: It's these everyday aggravations that eat away at your soul The human race ain't perfect As everybody knows If you focus on the thorns You won't ever see the rose So let it go. Now I don't mean to say, don't ever stand up for your rights But you gotta pick and choose your battles, and some ain't worth the fight The world is full of ugly, but there's beauty out there, too It's just wasted energy, getting angry at a fool Cause it don't matter is what I'm tryin' to say They ain't worth the trouble, y'all It ain't worth the pain Let it go (2x) (Chorus)
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Falling into Heaven by Rob Roper ©2009 Lost and found and lost again That's the way you've always been Running naked with the wind Fall down, get up, fall down again You're falling, falling... into heaven. Go outside, talk to the trees Hear the wisdom in the breeze Lay your head down on the ground Listen to the way it sounds You're falling, falling... into heaven. Give your spare change to a bum Don't ask what he spends it on Read a story to your cat Walk around in a silly hat You're falling, falling... into heaven. You're falling, falling... into heaven. (solo over verse and 2 refrains) Lost and found and lost again That's the way I've always been You don't have to rescue me It's the way I like to be I'm falling, falling... into heaven. I'm falling, falling... into heaven. We're falling, falling... into heaven.

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Rob Roper's 2012 acoustic release features Paul Ermisch on violin, with 5 new songs and 3 old songs with new acoustic arrangements.

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released December 4, 2012

Rob Roper: Lead Vocal, 6 and 12-string Acoustic Guitars
Paul Ermisch: Violin
Peggy Dennis: Backing Vocals
Daren Hahn: Cajon, Djembe, Lap Snare, Shaker
Brian Hunter: Electric Bass
Mary Stribling: Double Bass (Upright Bass)
Hannah Alkire: Cello
Dave Firestine: Mandolin

Recording Engineer: Brian Hunter
Mixed by Rob Roper and Brian Hunter
Album Photography and Artwork design by Scott McCormick

Produced by Rob Roper and Brian Hunter

"On his last effort, 2011's Misfit, Rob Roper more than proved that he had sharp songwriting skills and a knack for penning some pretty damn witty lyrics. There's more of that on the new The Other Side of Nowhere, but musically, this release is more of a stripped-down affair with primarily acoustic instruments, a setting that works quite well with Roper's writing, bringing his lyrics more to the forefront. Roper says he originally intended to make a duo album with violinist Paul Ermisch, with whom he's been performing as a two-piece for the past few years, but during the recording process, more players were brought in, including percussionist Daren Hahn. While Misfit might rock a bit more, The Other Side of Nowhere is equally engaging and potent." --Jon Solomon, The Westword

"...'The Other Side of Nowhere' is all about the music, with four new originals, a stellar cover and new arrangements of three previously-released tunes. Roper sounds terrific here, with 'Sea of Hope,' the title track, and 'The Man in the Movies' the best of the new songs. His cover of Timmy Riordan's 'Trouble on the Way' is a delight, as are the newly-arranged renditions of 'Misfit' and 'Let it Go.' It's time you got to know Rob Roper." --Jeffrey Sisk, The Daily News, 4 stars.

"Rob Roper brings occasional violin and drum instrumentation out alongside his eloquent guitar work on his new record The Other Side of Nowhere. The title track is the most definitive of Roper’s sound: a bit slow, yet melodic; ambient, yet strangely catchy. It is acoustic rock with Roper’s own unique touch on it, and it echoes with Colorado flavor.

Roper has been in Denver since 2000. The influence of Colorado culture is very present in his songs, especially the track “Let’s go to the Mountains.” His music sounds like what you would hear in a small high-country café, there are touches of country as well as some faster paced rock riffs that stand out at just the right times. The album is a great listen to put your mind in a happy, mellow mood, you may just catch yourself “Falling Into Heaven." --Tim Wenger, Colorado Music Buzz magazine

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Rob Roper Denver, Colorado

Songwriter, guitar player and singer.

"...the troubadour of the misfit." --Kurt Loken

"...a guy with some sharp songwriting skills and a knack for penning witty lyrics." --Jon Solomon, The Westword.

"...striking similarities to Elvis Costello... pop rock with a lyrical edge." --Sheryl Radetsky
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