matt nathanson

back together

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

I don’t wanna be the center of it all
I don’t wanna be a memory fading
I don’t wanna be somebody I’m not
I just wanna be somebody amazing

I’ve been holding on to everything
With arms above, I’m balancing

I’ve been lost and I’ve been sinking
Broken, coming back together
I’ve been stalling, slipping, falling
Nothing, darling, lasts forever
There’s no way I’d trade my scars for better ones
I’ve been lost and I’ve been broken
Finally coming back together

I don’t wanna be afraid of my thoughts
I don’t wanna be scared of my shadow
Everybody looks for love where it’s not
Everybody wants to know they matter

I’ve been holding on to everything
With arms above, I’m balancing

I’ve been lost and I’ve been sinking
Broken, coming back together
I’ve been stalling, slipping, falling
Nothing, darling, lasts forever
There’s no way I’d trade my scars for better ones
I’ve been lost and I’ve been broken
Finally coming back together

I’ve been holding on to everything
With arms above, balancing

I’ve been lost and I’ve been sinking
Broken, coming back together
I’ve been stalling, slipping, falling
Nothing, darling, lasts forever
There’s no way I’d trade my scars for better ones
I’ve been lost and I’ve been broken
Finally coming back together
Back together
(I’ve been lost and I’ve been sinking
Broken, coming back together)

Back together

giants

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

I don’t wanna see the wires in the circus anymore
I wanna dream and make believe people can fly
I don’t need to be reminded what it takes to kill the fun
I’ve got a head full of sharp knives

Yeah, it’s easy to get colder
And it’s easy to forget
So meet me where the light’s dim

We can wake up every mornin’
We can set ourselves on fire
And we can do it all again

The world don’t speak for us
They lack the confidence
Yeah, we’re only hearts and bones and blood
Oh, but we are giants
Giants

The walls are closing in
We climb and they descend
With nothing but the clouds against our skin
Oh, we are giants
Giants

I wanna roll around the darkness
‘Til the darkness goes away
‘Til the television finally tells the truth
You know everybody’s scared of things they don’t understand
And all the living they don’t do

Yeah, it’s easy to get colder
And it’s easy to forget
So meet me where the lights dim

We can wake up every mornin’
We can set ourselves on fire
And we can do it all again

The world don’t speak for us
They lack the confidence
Yeah, we’re only hearts and bones and blood
Oh, but we are giants
Giants

The walls are closing in
We climb and they descend
With nothing but the clouds against our skin
Oh, we are giants
Giants

I’m done tryin’ to fit in
And be half-forgiven
For things that I never did
We’re more than what scares us
We’re final and fearless
We’ll dance where the ice gets thin
Gets thin

The world don’t speak for us
They lack the confidence
Yeah, we’re only hearts and bones and blood
Oh, but we are giants
Giants

The walls are closing in
We climb and they descend
With nothing but the clouds against our skin
Oh, we are giants
Giants

sadness

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

I don’t know what I’m doing
I’ve been standing still
I spend my life burning bridges
And digging holes to fill

You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high
You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high

Yeah, I can feel you with me in the darkness
Reaching out a hand to pull me through
Sadness used to think that it owned me
Now, sadness has got to share me with you

You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high

I don’t know how you do it
You’re the calm at sea
You find flowers in the ruins
And the good in me

You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high
You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high

Yeah, I can feel you with me in the darkness
Reaching out a hand to pull me through
Sadness used to think that it owned me
Now, sadness has got to share me with you

You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high
You gotta get low-ow-ow
You gotta get low-ow-ow
To get high

You gotta lost to let go
You gotta lost to let go
You gotta lost to get free for a minute
See clear for a minute
Let go
You gotta lost to let go
You gotta lost to get free for a minute
See clear for a minute

bill murray

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

I fell asleep
Had a dream
Bill Murray and I were friends
We drove the world
From Boston to Japan
Blasting old Van Halen
And one night over drinks
Bill started crying

He said to me “kid, of all the stupid things I ever did
You know, I let her go when I should have pulled her in”
And he handed me his cell phone
When I called you were on your plane
Moving back to Portland for the rain

I won’t only love you when you’re winning
Other fools pretend to understand
Come on take my hand and we’ll go down swinging
Let me be your man
Let me be your man

A hundred days
We hiked the coast
Of Galway in the rain
And Bill said something
Late one night in Spain
And it’s always just stuck with me

“You only get one person knows you best
And it’s temporary everybody else.”

I won’t only love you when you’re winning
Other fools pretend to understand
Come on take my hand and we’ll go down swinging
Let me be your man
Let me be your man

I’m done with sleep,
Imagined things,
Cause dreams aren’t dreams
Til you wake up
So wake up
Just wake up here with me

I won’t only love you when you’re winning
Other fools pretend to understand
Come on take my hand and we’ll go down swinging
Let me be your man
Let me be your man

headphones

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Cinderella’s gone to New York City
Wants to shave her head and disappear
Eighteen years of never feeling pretty
Says she’s finally thinking clear

Ain’t too proud to swim or drown now baby
Ain’t too proud to sink or see it through

She says everybody wants to be with me
I got all I need (all I need)
To feel invincible
With my headphones on
Everybody pose for magazines
It’s all just noise to me (noise to me)
I feel invincible
With my headphones on
(My headphones, headphones
(My headphones on)

If anybody comes around to find me,
If anybody asks for me she said
Tell ’em all I’m in the deep end singing
With this music, in my head

Ain’t too proud to swim or drown now baby
Ain’t too proud to sink or see it through

She says everybody wants to be with me
I got all I need (all I need)
To feel invincible
With my headphones on
Everybody pose for magazines
It’s all just noise to me (noise to me)
I feel invincible
With my headphones on
(My headphones) My headphones on
I feel invincinble with my headphones on

People talking in their sleep
Can’t see the forest for the trees
It’s all scratch ticket lottery
Brave new world, same old crowd
Good things whisper, bad things shout
I don’t hear ’em now

She says everybody wants to be with me
I got all I need (all I need)
To feel invincible
With my headphones on
Everybody pose for magazines
It’s all just noise to me (noise to me)
I feel invincible
With my headphones on
(My headphones) My headphones on
I feel invincinble
With my headphones on
(My headphones) My headphones on
I feel invincinble
With my headphones on

kiss quick

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

This year all but disappeared,
Bought into fairy tales,
But Sleeping Beauty just
Kept score and tried to sleep more.
She said “I’m not quite myself tonight,
But the way you touch me, oh, makes me tongue tied,
That could be the wine, too.”

“Kiss quick, I’ve got a line out the door
Who all think they can save me.
One by one, they lay the world at my feet,
One by one, they drive me crazy.”

She said “I know Love,
And it’s all push and shove,
So stop talking
And put your back into it.”
Loaded, oh my hands shook to hold it
I turned her body on, I turned her body on myself.

Kiss quick, I’ve got a line out the door
Who all think they can save me.
One by one, they lay the world at my feet,
One by one, they drive me crazy.

Shut your mouth,
Pull me out, before this all goes grey.
One by one, they lay the world at my feet.
One by one, they go away.

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh

Come on, come on,
Kiss quick, got a line out the door
Who all think they can save me.
Oh, one by one, they lay the world at my feet.
One by one, they drive me crazy.

Shut your mouth,
Pull me out before this all goes grey.
One by one, they lay the world at my feet.
One by one, they go away.
They go away.
They go away.

Sold my blood for money, baby, baby.
And I love how it feels.

This year, all but disappears.

room @ the end of the world

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

I was weaving with the drunks,
Singing Sinatra loud.
I let go of love
Since it finally had me figured out

I was buried like a treasure
But no one ever came to mark the spot
So I got good at pleasure
And started tyin’ tighter knots

Sad can’t catch me
Or call me baby now
When it’s all I use to believe

If the sun don’t light
And the night won’t turn
We’ll get a room at the end of the world
And we’ll rewrite
All the wrongs we’ve learned
Safe in our room at the end of the world

These streets are haunted
With ghosts who wait on luck to come
And they sleep with hornets
And they wonder why they wake up stung

Sad can’t catch me
Or call me baby now
Oh now, well it’s all I use to believe

If the sun don’t light
And the night won’t turn
We’ll get a room at the end of the world
And we’ll rewrite
All the wrongs we’ve learned
Safe in our room at the end of the world

One heart is never enough, alone
One heart is never enough alone
Come on, come on,
Come on and you dance with me, love
Just come on and dance with me love
‘Cause I need it, yeah I need it now
I can see it, I can see it, believe it

If the sun don’t light
And the night won’t turn
We’ll get a room at the end of the world
And we’ll rewrite
All the wrongs we’ve learned
Safe in our room
We’ll be safe in our room at the end of the world

Yes I can see it

You and me at the end of the world

car crash

Monday, November 8th, 2010

I’m wide awake and so alive
Ringing like a bell
Tell me this is paradise
And not someplace I fell
‘Cause I keep on fallin’ down

I wanna feel the car crash
I wanna feel the capsize
I wanna feel the bomb drop
The earth stop ’til I’m satisfied

I wanna feel the car crash
‘Cause I’m dyin’ on the inside
I wanna let go and know
That I’ll be alright, alright

Push me ’til I have to fly
I’ve shed my skin, my scars
Take me deep out past the lights
Where, where nothing dims these stars
Nothing dims these stars, stars

I wanna feel the car crash
I wanna feel the capsize
I wanna feel the bomb drop
The earth stop ’til I’m satisfied

I wanna feel the car crash
‘Cause I’m dyin’ on the inside
I wanna let go and know
That I’ll be alright, alright

So right, so wrong
I’m wide awake and so alive

I wanna feel the car crash
I wanna feel the capsize
I wanna feel the bomb drop
The earth stop ’til I’m satisfied

I wanna feel the car crash
‘Cause I’m dyin’ on the inside
I wanna let go and know
That I’ll be alright, alright

‘Cause I’m open wide
So right, so right

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