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by Matt and the Skeleton Crew

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Theo Swartz A fresh and well-produced pop album from a friend and talented musician. Nearly every song is an earworm and has a special trait that makes it shine. The sound will cheer you up, even when Matt is singing about something sad, because the artistry is so enjoyable! Favorite track: Strangers Again.
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released January 8, 2019

All songs written by Matt Lionhart

Produced by Matt Lionhart and Tyler Hicks

Engineered by Tyler Hicks at The Record Company (Boston, MA) and Thump (Brooklyn, NY).

Mixed by Matt Lionhart

Mastered by Mike Kalajian (Rogue Planet Mastering)

Vocals, guitars, bass, keys, etc. by Matt Lionhart
Drums by Alex McGillivray

Album artwork by Britt Baker

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Track Name: A life Without You
What can I say?
I’m still picking up what’s left
The odds and ends
Of the mess we made
Just so you know
I still glance through every window
Of every place we use to go
Cause I might see your face
And I’m not sure how well I’d take it

But I’ve been keeping on
I don’t play the songs about you anymore
I’ve been so alone
Plotting my revenge
And a life without you

So tell me now
How can I forget
When it feels like you’re still around
Hiding in the sounds
All the records we played
All the books we read out loud
Ringing in my ear
Singing me to sleep

Chorus

But I’ve been keeping on
I don’t play the songs about you anymore
I’ve been so alone
Plotting my revenge
And a life without you

Without you in every frame
Photos that by now I should have thrown away
I know I know I know
Someday I’ll get around to it

I’ll find someone new
More cool than you are
Cause I’m a little bruised but I’ve got room for new scars
As I stumble home from the war we started
with fewer friends and a new apartment
Well it’s not as empty as I thought it’d be without you
Track Name: Merry Go Round
So you should be
My dear
Aware I live to wear you down
And I should know by now
It gets you hot
To burn me out
We always feed the flame
The mercury rising
The fever never breaks
And we take it lying down

Merry go round
Heart on the ground
Head on the table
So if you don’t mind
I wanna ride something more stable
We gave it a try
Turn out the lights
Sweep the confetti
Round merry go round
I wanna come down
Why don’t you let me go?

Now we’re cut to the quick
We’re love sick
Or just too weak to resist a backslide
So for another night we swear this is the last time
As we fumble in the dark
To sweat out the feeling
That maybe there’s no hope for us
To ever stop the bleeding

Round merry go round
Heart on the ground
Head on the table
So if you don’t mind
I wanna ride something more stable
We gave it a try
Turn out the lights
Sweep the confetti
Round merry go round
I wanna come down
Why don’t you let me go?

Cause it’s more than how you toss and turn
That’s keeping me awake
Even on our best behavior
This is more than I can take
But you are that sunburn
That never fades away
And I’m a ring on your finger
I always come back around

Merry go round
Heart on the ground
Head on the table
So if you don’t mind
I wanna ride something more stable
We gave it a try
Turn out the lights
Sweep the confetti
Round merry go round
I wanna come down
Why don’t you let me go?
Track Name: New Muse
Well I think I’m gonna need a new muse
The one I’ve got we’re a little out of tune
The way she drains me
Forgive my attitude
But I’ve played this song
For too long

I was searching for a mate for my soul
Something warm to hold when I’m feeling unwell
But she leaves me cold
It’s more than just a chill
Why I still hold on
I can’t tell

But now that I’m falling all over you
Tell me your name
Or I’ll just call you baby
Pardon me love
For dropping that line
But anyone else is just a waste of time

Now I think I’m gonna need a new muse
The one I’ve got
Only makes me sing the blues
But all my thoughts are slurred
More absurd with every move I make
As I try to find the words to say

But now that I’m falling all over you
Tell me your name
Or I’ll just call you baby
Pardon me love
For dropping that line
But anyone else is just a waste of time

I’m feeling lonely
Won’t you stay a while
Let me spoil you like an only child
I’ve been out of love
It’s been so long

Now that I’m falling all over you
Tell me your name
Or I’ll just call you baby
Pardon me love
For dropping that line
But anyone else is just a waste of...
Track Name: Strangers Again
Spider on the window pane
I never could could tell
If you’re out or you’re in
I’ve been hanging round for days now
In case you come back again
But this time
I’m done flailing about
I’ll play myself out
Fade to a whisper
I should have known from the start
That someone like you...

You got the best of me
You were the death of me
Here’s a toast from me to you
To the ghost I’m gonna be to you

Cheers to one more broken habit
Dead on the vine
And we’re strangers again
As we become an open casket
To all of our mutual friends
But I know
You’ll be crossing my mind
The small of your spine
The tips of my fingers
So once more
With feeling this time!
To remind me who you really are

You got the best of me
You were the death of me
Here’s a toast from me to you
To the ghost I’m gonna be to you

No more raising hell
Every time you come over
No more “let it go”
How you made me feel
Either high or hungover
This is letting go

You got the best of me
You were the death of me
Here’s a toast from me to you
To the ghost I’m gonna be to you
Track Name: Settle
We’ve been digging up a gravesite
Slipping through the fault lines
How dare you look at me like nothing’s wrong?

The gracefully avoided questions
I said I’m fine
Hey, just forget it
But I can feel you restless in my arms

So you don’t have to say we’re fading now
Tell me all the ways we hold each other down
This is obviously more than just another fight
Just to break the silence

Singing
Hold my hand
I’m pretty sure the worst is yet to come
So this can be the anthem
Of our last revelry
Holy moly you are beautiful
But you’re the worst thing
That ever happened to me

What’s on your mind?
Do we really have to talk about it now?
Don’t you think it’s time we settle
Settle
Settle down
You’re building up the walls
And I can barely feel a pulse
We’re standing on the edge
Like it’s now or never

Singing
Hold my hand
I’m pretty sure the worst is yet to come
So this can be the anthem
Of our last revelry
Holy moly you are beautiful
But you’re the worst thing
That ever happened to me

And when you’re gone
Amidst the fallout
And revising of history
You’ll say come on let’s be adults about it
I know we’re not the kids we used to be
But I could have waited for you
But you were never mine to hold

My hand
I’m pretty sure the worst is yet to come
So this can be the anthem
Of our last revelry
Holy moly you are beautiful
But you’re the worst thing
That ever happened
Track Name: Oceans
Ocean blue
I could drop my line
A thousand times
And never find a fish as fine as you

Ocean wide
I could set my sails
and without fail
I drift in your direction every time
I don’t even have to try

It’s always you on the horizon
Well I’ve always got my eyes on you

Ocean green
I was fishing for
A metaphor
To summarise
Precisely what I mean
But it all came out obscene
Like when I said
“Won’t you let me surf your body?”
Damn that didn’t sound so naughty in my head
I should of wrote this song instead

But all these oceans in between
Couldn’t hold me back
You’ll see

That you
You’re the sun to my moon
Making me brighter
Turning me on
I don’t shine without you
Yea you
You’re the moon to my tide
Pulling me closer
Lifting me up
Getting me high
You
You’re the tide rushing in
Dragging me under
I just surrender
How could I resist?
When you
You’re so much more
If I drown in your ocean
I hope I never wash to the shore

Ocean sky
I see your face in
Every constellation
But it may just be my eyes
Playing tricks on me

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