Matthias

by Bewilderbeast

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released May 27, 2012

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Track Name: Matthias
On the river,
one man comes.
He's coming home again
to the ones he loves.
He says a man's past
is not his worth.
And he shivers from the cold
down on the earth.

We never made it to our goal of living free.
Instead we soaked and froze and wished for warmer springs.
But we're brothers and that night we would
detach from all the things that tell us
no, you can't go.
We'll smoke cigars and wear our tweed suits to match.
And Matthias, oh matthias, please let us know.

Why must we wait till the night
to let our thoughts out to wander and take flight?
Cause in our beds and in our heads
we're free to shout out all the things we've left unsaid.
But it's strange to me sometimes we seem so well.
And it's strange to me sometimes how little fear we have
for what's ahead.
Track Name: The Promise
Thunder and lightning fly across your eyes
as a storm crashes overhead.

I promised you every little thing
if you told me you’d take this ring.

Quiet said, quiet heard
that I can’t hold you anymore.

I wanna hurry home to you
and put on a slow show for you
like they said.

When the last bright star falls,
when the last night ride stalls
I’ll be close.

Maybe not perfect, maybe not long,
I’ll try to keep it to this song.

He said, "If you wanna try to learn how to love,
take all your things and learn how to run."
Track Name: Flower Child Sun Love
Birthday bash with the beachside babes
Frisbees and water and sunburned smiles

Cruisin’ around with the top down
Fooling around with your old flame
Gonna go where she says so!
Once you go she says, you know

You’re gonna find yourself
In a happier state of mind
You’re gonna find yourself
In a better place and time

From far off Ill look back down on today
It’s hard to believe
That we’ll all have to leave
We wanted the waves and cool breeze for life
Before the alarm clock sounds
We’ll be going home tonight
Track Name: The Legend Of Moose Johnson
Awkward stares and opened armed fool
Didn’t she want it too?
Weeks thinkin’ of a river that runs true
Can’t believe he’ll spend it without you

We’ll all gather round’ and tell
Of how Moose Johnson rose and fell
Lost his love and it ain’t right
Now he sleeps alone at night

Many men would have drunk it off,
Moose’s saw ‘em eight to ten at the barman’s trough
Working man’s hands are his tools,
Moose wasn’t anybody’s fool

(Comedic interlude)

So he went to the magistrate
To see how he could change his fate
Man said to build a schoolhouse
And Moose showed em he weren’t no mouse

We’ll all gather round’ and tell
Of how Moose Johnson rose and fell
Showed he wouldn’t back down that day
Now he watches the children laugh and play
Track Name: Endings
I wanna know,
I wanna know
where you're going
in your life.

I wanna know,
I wanna know
why you're leaving
this town.
Guess it never felt like home.

You wanna see,
you'd like to believe
that the world has lots to offer.
Won't you please take my offer?

If you're ever back in town,
felt lost and never found,
don't let it get you down.
I'll still be around.

If you've got anything left to say
before you pack your bags and move away.
It's not fair for you to keep it any longer.
The things you need to say will make us stronger.

I wanna know,
I wanna know.
Track Name: Suzanne Understands
Suzanne understands.
It's not your fault,
it's just not in the cards at hand.

Suzanne's in the van.
She's driving now.
You asked her to help out the band.

If you're takin' her back to your place,
remember that she's got dreams
behind that pretty face.

Suzanne aced her AP art exam.
Paints on a canvas
came first hand.

Emotion and expression
but no direction.
Her dreams are dead
in the backseat of our van.

When your dreams fall through,
when it can't be true and you never knew
that it would knock the breath right out of you.
You're gray skies have yet to turn blue.

If you're takin' her back to your -- YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
If you're takin' her back to your place,
remember that she's got dreams
behind that pretty face.
Track Name: Finger-Painted
Harsh corners and sharp tongues
smoother walls where worn out loves are hung
And I will never ask more of you
than you can handle.

Bright lights and dulled senses
the human need to know it all
And this house could stand strong
with drywall, wood, and love, and stone.

So sit back and wonder what this is gonna bring.
You're not so much the optimist that we'd pegged you to be.
You've got a wall around your heart,
but you can tell us anything.
You're not alone.
You're not alone.

With close quarters and raw words,
cold feet can get much worse.
And your finger-painted lives,
full of misguided lines

So sit back and wonder what this is gonna bring.
You're not so much the optimist that we'd pegged you to be.
You've got walls around your heart,
but you can tell us anything.
You're not alone.
You're not alone.
You're not alone.
You're not alone.