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Already Over You
Matt Simons 2006

 

You come home in what seems like forever
I catch you sporting raised tail-feathers
I ain’t stupid I can put four together
There’s something going on in here

You act like we don’t have trouble
I take pleasure in bursting your bubble
I know exactly where you been crossing double
The lines have been drawn crystal clear

How could you do me so wrong
How could you do me so wrong
So think about
All of the ways I have slaved for you
The home that I made for you

Well, I ain’t coming home again
This time tomorrow I will be gone and
You can cry all you want
I’m already over you

You say that you don’t have another
You tell me I’m your one only lover
Well, I did me some work undercover and
Found out what you’ve done and where

I found fault with the things that you said to me
I take salt with the shit that you fed to me
By now, you are already dead to me
Dead to me, dead to me, dead to me

How could you do me so wrong
How could you do me so wrong

So think about
All of the ways I have slaved for you
The home that I made for you
Well, I ain’t coming home again
This time tomorrow I will be gone and
You can cry all you want
I’m already over you

It made its way about town
That you’ve been fooling around
And made its way back to me
Woah oh oh oh
How could you be so unkind
How could I be so blind
To not have seen this immediately

So think about
All of the ways I have slaved for you
The home that I made for you
Well, I ain’t coming home again
This time tomorrow I will be gone and
You can cry all you want
I’m already over
I’m already over
I’m already over you

Amy’s Song
Matt Simons/Amy Kuney/Agrin Rahmani - 2018 / From 'After The Landslide'

When Cupid shoots his arrows
Oh he doesn’t always aim
People on the straight and narrow
Seem to wander now and then

Does your god really give a damn?
Does your god really give a damn?
Does it make me less of a man being who I am?

You can’t fight how the heart is
I’d rather make it on my own
From the mouth of my own momma
She said, “You can never come back home”

Does your god have me on the run?
Does he not take everyone?
Does it make me less of your son loving who I love?

We’ve explored the darkest oceans
We can count the galaxies
When I act on my emotions
Will the sky rain down me?

When the sun comes up tomorrow
On our side of history
Will the higher love that we know
Hold a light to those beliefs?

Does your god really give a damn?
Does your god really give a damn?
Does it make her less of a woman?
Does it make him less of a man?

Does your god really give a damn?
Does your god really give a damn?
Does it make her less of a woman?
Does it make him less of a man?

Does your god really give a damn?
Does your god really give a damn?
Does it make her less of a woman?
Does it make him less of a man?

Does your god really give a damn?
Does your god really give a damn?
Does it make me less of a man being who I am?

Being who I am

Best Years
Matt Simons - 2013 / From 'Pieces'

 

Saturday night, time to go out again

Bask in my self doubt again, sounds like fun

Stumble around, search for more games to play

Think I’ll throw the whole week away, it’s what we do
Take a picture witness from afar
Losing a sense of who we are, as we find a sense of who we’re going to be
All at once it’s changed, all at once it’s real
Need to take control, learning just to deal
Draw away our minds, till that day arrives

This is how we’ll spend the best years of our lives

Part of the crowd, I remember who’s hearts you wear

I can’t help it I stop and stare, you caught my eye

Talking to you, I guess it’s now time to be

Trickin’ you into lovin’ me, maybe for a night
Words they’ll fall so far they’ll fall so fast
Gotta just make this moment last
And let die for one more day
The fear of ending up alone

All at once it’s changed, all at once it’s real
Need to take control, learning just to deal
Draw away our minds, till that day arrives

This is how we’ll spend the best years of our lives

All the strange new highs
Give to all time lows
Problems take control, before anybody knows
Luckily for me dreams are hard to break
Balance to be learned between the give and

Take a picture witness from afar
Losing a sense of who we are, as we find a sense of who we’re going to be
All at once it’s changed, all at once it’s real
Need to take control, learning just to deal
Draw away our minds, till that day arrives

This is how we’ll spend the best years of our lives
The best years of our lives
The best years of our lives

Bonnie & Clyde (Getaway)
Matt Simons, Drew Pearson - 2016 / From 'When The Lights Go Down'

 

Long nights

Years gone by

Highlights of you and I

 

We will ride

We’ll be bulletproof

One more time

Nothing left to lose

 

I take all the money and make for the door

So keep the car running and head for the shore

I hope they’re all ready

It’s time to get saved

So keep your hands steady

We’ll make our getaway

 

Drive fast

Make our move

Don’t look back

Your aim is true

 

Long white lines

Split the world in two

On our side

With nothing left to lose

 

I take all the money and make for the door

So keep the car running and head for the shore

I hope they’re all ready

It’s time to get saved

So keep your hands steady

We’ll make our getaway

 

I take all the money and make for the door

So keep the car running and head for the shore

I hope they’re all ready

It’s time to get saved

So keep your hands steady

We’ll make our getaway

 

Nobody said we were heroes

Nobody said that we were heroes

Nobody said we were heroes

Nobody said that we were heroes

Nobody said we were heroes

Nobody said that we were heroes

Nobody said we were heroes

Nobody said that we were heroes

 

I take all the money and make for the door

So keep the car running and head for the shore

I hope they’re all ready

It’s time to get saved

So keep your hands steady

We’ll make our getaway

 

I take all the money and make for the door

So keep the car running and head for the shore

I hope they’re all ready

It’s time to get saved

So keep your hands steady

We’ll make our getaway

Catch & Release
Matt Simons, Erik Matthiasson - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

There’s a place I go to

Where no one knows me

It’s not lonely

It’s a necessary thing

 

It’s a place I made up

Find out what I’m made of

The nights I’ve stayed up

Counting stars and fighting sleep

 

Let it wash over me

I’m ready to lose my feet

Take me off to the place where one reveals life’s mystery

Steady on down the line

Lose every sense of time

Take it all in and wake up that small part of me

Day to day I’m blind to see

And find how far to go

 

Everybody got their reason

Everybody got their way

We’re just catching and releasing

What builds up throughout the day

It gets into your body

And it flows right through your blood

We can tell each other secrets

And remember how to love

 

Da da dum da dum dum dum

Da dum dum dum

Da dum dum

Da da dum da dum dum dum

Da dum dum dum

Da dum dum

 

There’s a place I’m going

No one knows me

If I breath real slowly

I let it out and let it in

 

It can be

terrifying

To be slowly dying

Also, clarifying

We end where we begin

 

So let it wash over me

I’m ready to lose my feet

Take me off to the place where one reveals life’s mystery

Steady on down the line

Lose every sense of time

Take it all in and wake up that small part of me

Day to day I’m blind to see

And find how far to go

 

Everybody got their reason

Everybody got their way

We’re just catching and releasing

What builds up throughout the day

It gets into your body

It flows right through your blood

We can tell each other secrets

And remember how to love

 

Da da dum da dum dum dum

Da dum dum dum

Da dum dum

Da da dum da dum dum dum

Da dum dum dum

Da dum dum

 

Everybody got their reason

Everybody got their way

We’re just catching and releasing

What builds up throughout the day

And it gets into your body

And it flows right through your blood

We can tell each other secrets

And remember how to love

Emotionally Involved
Matt Simons - 2013 / From 'Pieces'

 

All alone on the road done my miles now

I’m a soldier, a dark horse, a warrior
Hungry for, I don’t know, going oh so crazy from this distance
Take my soul, take everything I know, take control of my existence
You got emotional
You got emotional
We got emotionally involved
We got emotionally involved again

Saved my soul and it shows, such a friend to me
All I know’s you’re so close, now we’re family
But you got on, I got off, we got over it
Have some sense, I’ll be steady with my intent, but I know we can’t forget it

You got emotional
You got emotional
We got emotionally involved
We got emotionally involved again

I’ll never forgive myself if I lose you
I’ll never forgive myself if I lose you
Never forgive myself if I lose you
My whole life

You got emotional
You got emotional
We got emotionally involved
We got emotionally involved
We got emotionally involved
We got emotionally involved again

Fall In Line
Matt Simons - 2013 / From 'Pieces'

 

I’ve been fine here on my own. In fact, I prefer to be alone
From these signs that you have shown, mixed up all that I thought I known

You’ve been looking out for your own time and
I was merely wondering if your’s and mine could ever align

Saw you just the other day, I caught you looking back my way
Then to your friends as if to say, “Yeah, this just might turn out ok”

I’ve been looking out for my own time.
And I’ve come around to thinking if you were mine, that could be fine.

I don’t know you all that well, maybe
Could be something special, time will tell, lady
Pay no mind, there’s no way that we gon’ find it alone
Nothing if we stall, heaven when we fall in line

I’ll try and show what this needs to survive
I think you’ll know when we arrive
Listen, I will think of you only
Ain’t you tired of lonely?
So do what is good for you
I’ve seen the way you act
You’ve been trying to attract me too

I don’t know you all that well, but maybe
Could be something special, time will tell, lady
Pay no mind
There’s no way that we gon’ find it alone
Nothing if we stall
Heaven when we fall in line

 

I don’t know you all that well, but maybe
Could be something special, time will tell, lady
Pay no mind
There’s no way that we gon’ find it alone
Nothing if we stall
Heaven when we fall in line

Gone
Matt Simons - 2013 / From 'Pieces'

 

Get on out of town, roll the windows down
Feel that pouring rain, and leave it all behind
Disappears over my shoulder, turn a new leaf over
Freedom in my soul, I got nothing on my mind
I’m ’bout to put this away oh

Hear about it on the evening news
All about a man with nothing left to lose
We ain’t got nothing if we ain’t got shoes to run
I know my heart is true
So, what you want, what you gotta get me through
I ain’t got nothing if I ain’t got you to love
And I’m tired of being wrong, yes I’m tired of being wrong

I’m so tired of being wrong I’m gone

After the way things went, I’m not so innocent
The way I acted and the foolish things I said
And left behind with all those screams, sits a pile of my broken dreams
I could rummage through or I ditch it all instead
I’m ’bout to put this to rest oh
Come on

Hear about it on the evening news
All about a man with nothing left to lose
We ain’t got nothing if we ain’t got shoes to run
I know my heart is true
So, what you want, what you gotta get me through
I ain’t got nothing if I ain’t got you to love
And I’m tired of being wrong, oh I’m tired of being wrong

I’m so tired of being wrong I’m gone

For three long years I’ve been waiting, pick myself up off the floor
I feel my time here been wasted
I’m about to pack on up and get on out the door oh oh no
Hear about it on the evening news
All about a man with nothing left to lose
We ain’t got nothing if we ain’t got shoes to run
I know my heart is true
So, what you want, what you gotta get me through
I ain’t got nothing if I ain’t got you to love
And I’m tired of being wrong, yes I’m tired of being wrong, I’m so tired of being wrong I’m gone
And I’m tired of being wrong, oh so tired of being wrong, I’m so tired of being wrong I’m gone

I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Matt Simons - 2013 / From 'Pieces'

 

Love of mine someday you will die
I’ll be close behind
I’ll follow you into the dark
No blinding lights or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
I’ll follow you into the dark

Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised
By a lady in black and
Held my tongue, as she told me

“Son, fear is the heart of love”
So I never went back in
If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
I’ll follow you into the dark
I’ll follow you into the dark

You and me, have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of our shoes are

All worn down
The time for sleep is now
There’s nothing to cry about
‘Cause we’ll hold each other soon in the blackest of rooms
If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
I’ll follow you
I’ll follow you
I’ll follow you
I’ll follow you
I’ll follow you into the dark
I’ll follow you into the dark

It’s Not Enough
Matt Simons, Gordon Groothedde - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

I’m a liar

 

I don’t think about you the same way

You’re an actress

Act like everything’s ok

I’m a drifter

I’ve been drifting far enough to say

I’ll be leaving

I’ll be gone before the day

 

There’s still love here

The first love is the one that never dies

You’re still shining

You’ve got diamonds in your eyes

Cut right through me

Deep within my soul I’m paralyzed

I release you

You can be someone else’s prize

 

It’s not enough, It’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough

It’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, It’s not enough

For me

 

The darkness of the basement

My parents basement

Where we used to love

We’re so quiet

We can hear the footsteps up above

I feel your body, I can taste your breath inside my lungs

You’re like fire, you’re like fire on my tongue

 

It’s not enough, It’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough

It’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, It’s not enough

For me

 

I don’t know myself without you

Afraid the world might swallow me whole

Starting over

With no one here and no where else to go

No excuses

Honestly, there’s something we both know

 

It’s not enough, It’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough

It’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough, It’s not enough

For me

Let Me Go On
Matt Simons - 2013 / From 'Pieces'

 

Here’s a tune, to formally know me
How I’m bound to get lonely once left to wait
We go out, we are bound to get wasted
Settle down and just taste it
Before it’s too late

Pestered with tales of our responsibilities

The world’s gonna bring you down to size
I got a plan to fight the fire in your eyes

Let me go, let me go
Let me go on

Let me go, let me go
Let me go on

So it goes, and I gotta be honest
Better get on this
Before it slips away
The day will come for realizing potential
It’s really not so suspenseful
Get left with bills to pay

Pestered with tales of all missed opportunities
Of youth being wasted on the young
I got a plan to fight the fire on your tongue

Let me go, let me go
Let me go on

Let me go, let me go
Let me go on

Life’s too short to take people at their word
Regardless of all you heard
Everyone I know says once a season
That they got a reason to change
Usually they just rearrange

Let me go, let me go, let me go on

Let me go, let me go, let me go on
Let me go, let me go, let me go on

Let me go, let me go, let me go on

Let me go, let me go, let me go on

Let me go, let me go, let me go on

Let me go, let me go, let me go on

Let me go, let me go
Let me go on

Light In You
Matt Simons, Andrew Allen - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

Somehow I’m worth your while

I get to hold you first thing in the morning

Then when I see you smile

Brighter than the new day the is dawning

It really me makes me wonder

If this is real life

Not a dream or spell I’m under

With the way, the way that you make me feel like

 

In a crowded room I’m the only one

That it’s just us two and the setting sun

There’s a light in you and everything you do

Once again it seems you found a way

To make me love you even more, then I loved you yesterday

 

I figured I’d you tell you why

I stay up some nights to hear you breathing

With every day that goes by

You’re the one and only I believe in

 

If you’ll agree to have me

Each day of your life

I’ll try to make you happy

Like the way, way that you make me feel like

Lose Control
Matt Simons, Steve Mac - 2016 / From 'When The Lights Go Down'

 

Escape with me
I’ll hold you tight
Let the sparks ignite the darkness while our hearts align

Run away with me leave it all behind
We’re estranged from limitation when we free our minds

Do you think we could lose control?
Get lifted when we lose it all We can be here in this crowd

Feel the music ringing out
With people ’round us singing loud
It’s just you and me right now
It’s just you and me right now
Do you think we could lose control?

(interlude)

Stay with me
Enjoy the ride
We can play here in this perfect take a look inside

Yeah lay with me
Our hearts alive
Find purpose and resurface from that pace we hide

Do you think we could lose control?
Get lifted when we lose it all
We can be here in this crowd
Feel the music ringing out
With people ’round us singing loud
It’s just you and me right now
It’s just you and me right now
Do you think we could lose control?

(interlude)

Escape with me
Do you think we could lose control?
Escape with me
Do you think we could lose control?
We can be here in this crowd
Feel the music ringing out
With people ’round us singing loud
It’s just you and me right now
It’s just you and me right now
Do you think we could lose control?

Made It Out Alright
Matt Simons, Dan Nigro, Trent Dabbs - 2018 / From 'After The Landslide'

 

We were just kids
Ignoring what our parents said
Sneaking down to the basement
Was it really love we were chasing?
Were we just trying to get away?

But truth is
It was a high we never tasted
As we were lying there naked
Is she gonna find it other places?

Well she did

So I’ll tell you heartbreak won’t break ya
I’ll let you know I sleep just fine
Even though the world’s gonna shake ya
The view is always worth the climb

If there’s another risk worth taking
Go and take it every time
Life is only what you make it

I think we made it out alright
Think we made it out alright
I think we made it out alright
Think we made it out alright

We were just kids
Ignoring what our parents did
Playing songs in a basement
Barely knew what we were saying
We were just trying to run away?

But truth is
It was a high we never tasted
While looking out on all the faces
Is everybody gonna hate it?
Well they did

So I’ll tell you heartbreak won’t break ya
I’ll let you know I sleep just fine
Even though the world’s gonna shake ya
The view is always worth the climb

If there’s another risk worth taking
Go and take take it every time
Life is only what you make it

I think we made it out alright
Think we made it out alright
I think we made it out alright
Think we made it out alright

You are not alone
No one knows the way to go
You are not alone
No one knows the way to go
You are not alone
No one knows the way to go
You are not alone

And I think we made it out alright
Think we made it out alright
I think we made it out alright
Think we made it out alright

I think we made it out alright
Think we made it out alright
I think we made it out alright
Think we made it out alright

Miss You More
Matt Simons - 2013 / From 'Pieces'

 

Back when we made our choice, miles behind us

Now when I hear your voice, I’m reminded of

All of the love we share, how we’re missing out

We got our lives to live
I know there’s no one like you here

I know there’s no one like you here

And we both have no intention of holding back

And I will miss you more
You know I grow so tired, tired of leaving

Motion will not be made by believing that

We can just sit right here, love will conquer all

That would be so naïve
I know there’s no one like you here

I know there’s no one like you here

And we both have no intention of holding back

And I will miss you more

 

I will miss you more, I will miss you more

Watch the months fly by

There’s hope for you and I

We must not lose sight

oh no no…
We’ll see how I carry on, on without you

Knowing that most my thoughts are all about you

Now, I will be waiting till we can be together

I can come home for good
I know there’s no one like you here

I know there’s no one like you here

And we both have no intention of holding back

And I will miss you more

I will miss you more

I will miss you more

I will miss you more

One Last Time
Matt Simons - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

It’s a little bit foreign

It’s a little bit strained

We’ve got our excuses, we’re emotionally drained

 

It’s a little familiar

Still a little bit blind

Fighting it is useless as we’re losing both our minds

 

Running on empty and I get you have to go

We’ll take it one more time before you hit the road

 

One last time, close the door

Come by it honestly, suddenly feeling

Two hearts breaking that thought they could make it

Take my hand, show me you don’t love me anymore

 

It’s a little bit tragic

A little bit sound

Yeah, damn good years of both our lives in a pile on the ground

 

It’s a little bit stupid

A little bit hard to conceive

That it all fades away when you leave

 

Running on empty and I get you have to go

We’ll take it one more time before you hit the road

 

One last time, close the door

Come by it honestly, suddenly feeling

Two hearts breaking that thought they could make it

Take my hand, show me you don’t love me anymore

 

Is this really over

Is this really over

Is this really over love

We had our whole lives

We had our whole lives

Take my hand, show me you don’t love me anymore

Take my hand, show me you don’t love me anymore

Open Up
Matt Simons/Emily Warren/Scott Harris/Dan Romer 2019 / From 'After The Landslide'

 

You’re hard to talk to with that wall around you

Don’t look at me that way

 

What can I do to build that bridge to find you?

I don’t know what to say

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Why don’t you tell me what’s really on your mind?

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Tell me what you need so we don’t have this fight

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

I know it’s a front you’ve been hiding behind

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Why don’t you tell me what’s really on your mind?

 

I know you want to do that thing you always do

You get in your head

 

When that door stays shut it puts this space between us

You make it hard to guess

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Why don’t you tell me what’s really on your mind?

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Tell me what you need so we don’t have this fight

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

I know it’s a front you’ve been hiding behind

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Why don’t you tell me what’s really on your mind?

 

I don’t believe the last thing that I said’s

The real reason you’re so upset

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Why don’t you tell me what’s really on your mind?

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Tell me what you need so we don’t have this fight

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

I know it’s a front you’ve been hiding behind

 

Come on and open up

Open up, my love

Why don’t you tell me what’s really on your mind?

And open up

(come on and open up)

And open up

(come on and open up)

Yeah open up

(come on and open up)

And open up

 

Pieces

Matt Simons – 2013 / From ‘Pieces’

The moment we meet
Notice the sparks start to fly
Turn into heat
It’s gonna get cute you and I
Comes time to leave
Unaware hours gone by
Done the best to stay
Out of my own way

Starts with a phone call
Sided with caution, three day wait
Certain you’ll soon fall
Not gonna leave this up to fate
Picture together
All of my problems you erase
I don’t hear a peep
Guess I’ll get some sleep

Every time I drop, into pieces over nothing
At the top, with belief that this is something
But its not, lie awake and I am wasting time
Lying to my mind, lying to my mind

The very next weekend
My call finally gets returned
My will has been weakened
You’d think that by now I’d have learned
She says we can be friends
Bringing about my concern
Never had control
Back to feeling low

Every time I drop, into pieces over nothing
At the top, with belief that this is something
But its not, lie awake and I am wasting time
Lying to my mind, lying to my mind

There is a so fine line
Built to give way by design
That you walk at your own risk
of being left out in cold
Or so I’ve been told
I guess I haven’t been told, no no

Every time I drop, into pieces over nothing
At the top, with belief that this is something
But its not, lie awake and I am wasting time
Lying to my mind, lying to my mind, lying to my mind, lying to my mind

Say Goodbye
Matt Simons - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release '

 

Stay up lately while she’s sleeping by my side

Still heartbroken by the way that lovers lie

I used to need her now it’s hard to recall why

I think it’s time to say goodbye

 

How many days she did not call and did not write

All we’ve been through I never treated her unkind

Could not be bothered as she watched me lose my mind

She can take her precious time

 

But I still believe in love

Visions of a girl that I’ve been dreaming of

I can’t remember when exactly time was on my side

I think it’s time to say goodbye

 

It can be said that I’m naive and lack foresight

A firm believer in strong will and appetite

How many years now since they gave up that good fight

They had bark but could not bite

 

But I still believe in truth

Words that once they’re heard do not require proof

I still remember when it was that words were on my side

I think it’s time to say goodbye

 

How many parties and rooftop lonely nights

How many girls, how many fancy evening flights

Do I lay down before I get you off my sights

It’s been hard to feel alright

 

But I still believe in love

Visions of a life that I’ve been dreaming of

I can’t remember when exactly time was on my side

But I can finally say goodbye

 

Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

I can finally say goodbye

State Of Things
Matt Simons, Ian Keaggy, Brett McLaughlin - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

We don’t talk

No confrontation at all

Been building tension up high like a wall

So that explains the state of things

 

We still touch

Use making love like a crutch

I feel your heart barely beating for us

Yeah that explains the state of things

 

How many tears can we hold until somebody blinks

And how many holes can we put in this boat till it sinks, till it sinks

We can try to ignore it just comes back for more

It won’t go away, go away

So tell me how long we can both carry on in this state

State of things

 

We got stuck

This faded love’s not enough

With no direction we’re straight out of luck

Yeah that explains the state of things

 

How many tears can we hold until somebody blinks

How many holes can we put in this boat till it sinks, till it sinks

We can try to ignore it just comes back for more

It won’t go away, go away

So tell me how long we can both carry on in this state

State of things

 

Alone in the night though you’re still by my side

Nobody’s wrong but I know this ain’t right

 

So tell me how many tears can we hold until somebody b

links

And tell me how many holes can we put in this boat till

it sinks, till it sinks

We can try to ignore it just comes back for more

It won’t go away, go away

So tell me how long we can both carry on in this state

State of things

Take Me Home
Matt Simons, Jimmy Robbins - 2016 / From 'When The Lights Go Down'
I can’t get to sleep

I stayed up till

6am all week

I’m a mess

I can’t stay on my feet

I’m a danger to my health

 

People everywhere

It still feels lonely

They don’t seem to care

Cause they don’t know me

Maybe that’s not fair

I don’t even know myself

 

I can’t tell what I’ve been trying to find

All I know’s I’m going out my mind

 

I’ve spent too many nights in the corner

Oh, I used to be warm now I’m colder

I need you and your head on my shoulder

Take me home

 

I thought I knew before

When things were different

I walked out the door

So independent

Now I’m not so sure

With the way I’m missing you

 

I don’t know what I’ve been trying to prove

Or which mountains I’ve been trying to move

 

I’ve spent too many nights in the corner

Oh I used to be warm now I’m colder

I need you and your head on my shoulder

Take me home

 

I’m confusing what I’m trying to say

I’ll tell you in person babe, I’m on my way

 

I’ve spent too many nights in the corner

Oh I used to be warm now I’m colder

I need you and your head on my shoulder

Take me home

 

I’ve seen so many places I’m tired

All I know is I’m so uninspired

I need you and your soul by the fire

Take me home

 

I need you and your soul by the fire

Take me home

Take me home

Tear It Up
Matt Simons, Adam Watts, Grannin Arnold - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

Take me home

When I was younger

All the parts unknown would feed the hunger

When I’m on my own

Can’t help but wonder how life keeps on tearing me down

 

Take me back

Back to the time when

All the thoughts I lacked would keep me smiling

Now the cold hard facts

I seem to be finding by taking the long way around

 

So we cry when we try

While we empty out our eyes

We grin and we bear till the end

We can stare at the parts of our shattered broken hearts

Or we put them back together and then

We can tear it up all over again

 

(woah)

Tear it up all over again

(woah)

 

Take me in

I wanna feel it underneath my skin

Start taking over when I’m stretched too thin

And need a shoulder

To lean or for resting my head

 

So we cry when we try

While we empty out our eyes

We grin and we bear till the end

We can stare at the parts of our shattered broken hearts

Or we put them back together and then

We can tear it up all over again

 

(woah)

Tear it up all over again

(woah)

Tear it up all over again

(woah)

Tear it up all over again

 

Take me there

I gotta see it, need to find out where

How to believe that all the love we share

Can set me free and

Keep lifting me up when I’m down

Lifting me up when I’m down

 

The Higher Ground
Matt Simons, Tamra Keenan, Gordon Groothedde - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

There’s something about the melody

How it hits when I close my eyes

Straight to paradise

There’s something about the harmony

And the way it makes me feel

Heaven knows that it’s real

 

Everywhere I go

I know I’m not alone

I’m smiling just because I feel the love and

It makes me feel at home

Even when I’m down

Within the heart of me I believe

We can find the higher ground

 

Woah woah

We can find the higher ground

Woah woah

We can find the higher ground

 

There’s something in the atmosphere

Something in the air I can’t describe

It makes me feel alive

And there’s something about the people here

That everybody seems to know

Like one collective soul

 

Everywhere I go

I know I’m not alone

I’m smiling just because I feel the love and

It makes me feel at home

Even when I’m down

Within the heart of me I believe

We can find the higher ground

 

Woah woah

We can find the higher ground

Woah woah

 

Come on up I want to feel it

Come on up I want to hear the sound

We can find the higher ground

 

Come on up I want to feel it

Come on up I want to hear the sound

We can find the higher ground

 

Woah woah

We can find the higher ground

Woah woah

We can find the higher ground

The Ones You Keep Close
Matt Simons, Rune Westberg - 2016 / From 'When The Lights Go Down'

 

Nobody knew me better

We went where nobody goes

Secrets that should have been guarded

Whenever we came to blows

 

You said words, words I won’t ever forget

I did things, things I will always regret

 

The brighter the light that a love shines

The darker the nights when it’s gone

The ones you keep close can hurt you the most

 

Nobody loved me better

You got the best in me out

We left our hearts wide open

The worst in me could not back down

 

I said words, words you won’t ever forget

You did things, things you will always regret

 

The deeper the trust that gets broken

The harder it is to repair

The ones you keep close can hurt you the most

 

(interlude)

 

We said words, words we won’t ever forget

We did things, things we will always regrets

 

The higher you let your love fly

Oh the harder you hit when it falls

The ones you keep close, they can hurt you the most

The ones you keep close can hurt you the most

To The Water
Matt Simons, Gordon Groothedde - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

I walked into the bedroom

On a rainy afternoon

And I heard her say to me

Not a moment too soon

 

She said child don’t you worry

I will always be with you

From the way she looked at me

I believed it to be true when she said

When she said

 

I’m ready to close my eyes

Steady and hold tight

I’m gonna be crossing over

To heaven and the great divide and I

 

I’m ready to close my eyes

Heavy and so wide

I can feel it pull me under

Steady as the rising tide

 

Take me to the water

By the road that leads you down

And lay me down

 

It was early in the evening

She gave all that she could give

And I felt her leaving me

But I learned how to live when

She said, when she said

 

I’m ready to close my eyes

Steady and hold tight

I’m gonna be crossing over

To heaven and the great divide and I

 

I’m ready to close my eyes

They’re heavy and so wide

I can feel it pull me under

Steady as the rising tide

 

Take me to the water

By the road that leads you down

And lay me down

Lay me down

 

I’m ready to close my eyes

Steady and hold tight

I’m gonna be crossing over

To heaven and the great divide and I

 

I’m ready to close my eyes

They’re heavy and so wide

I can feel it pull me under

Steady as the rising tide

 

Take me to the water

By the road that leads you down

Take me to the water

Scatter me around

Take me to the water

By the road that leads you down

Take me to the water

Scatter me around

Take me to the water

By the road that leads you down

 

And lay me down

Lay me down

Tonight
Matt Simons, Steve Daly - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

I, from the moment that I found you

I’ve tried spending all my time around you

Do you remember how many days all of the ways I’d try to frame it

Do you remember all of the useless, tired excuses that I came with

 

I’m gonna tell you tonight

I got plans of making you mine

And I know it’s just a matter of time

I’m positively out of my mind

 

I want to bring it to light

Everything I feel so it’s clear

Yeah, hopefully what you wanted to hear

I’m laying everything on the line

Tonight I’m gonna make you mine

 

I’ve tried to imagine life without you

But I find something so unique about you

I can remember, every time you’d smile I got a feeling

I can remember, all the nights when we got wild and hit the ceiling

 

I’m gonna tell you tonight

I got plans of making you mine

And I know it’s just a matter of time

I’m positively out of my mind

 

I want to bring it to light

Everything I feel so it’s clear

Yeah, hopefully what you wanted to hear

I’m laying everything on the line

Tonight I’m gonna make you mine

 

We both live wild and free, won’t pressure something to be

I know it’s better when the love comes naturally

Not stepping out on a whim, I’m hanging out on a limb

I know, I know

 

I’m gonna tell you tonight

I got plans of making you mine

and I know it’s just a matter of time

I’m positively out of my mind

 

I want to bring it to light

Everything I feel so it’s clear (so clear)

Yeah, hopefully what you wanted to hear

I’m laying everything on the line (on the line)

Tonight I’m gonna make you mine

We Can Do Better
Matt Simons, Emily Warren, Scott Harris, Dan Romer - 2018 / From 'After The Landslide'
We can do better
We can do better

I know it hurt bad
Your mom left your dad when you were a little girl
You think I’m gonna leave cause history repeats, we’ve seen it around the world

All that we’re told is this’ll get old, we’ll cheat and we’ll both get hurt
Against all the odds we’ll pray to the gods
That this love works

When all we see is bad blood and mistakes
All we hear is sad songs ’bout heartbreaks
And no matter how long it takes
We’re not gonna give up

We can do better
We can do better
If nothing lasts forever

Things can get rough, we might drink too much and say things we shouldn’t say
Forgive and forget before we go to bed
We’ll be ok

Some people pretend it’s not gonna end and then up and walk away
But that isn’t me I’m not gonna leave
I’m here to stay

I ain’t worried cause the thing is
(We can do better)
I know you and I are different
(We can do better)
I don’t want to overthink it
(We can do better)
I know you and I are different

Weight On Me
Matt Simons, Gordon Groothedde - 2016 /From 'Catch & Release'

 

For a moment

All our cards are on the table

Why you gotta be so shy?

I’ll make something out of nothing if I’m able

I should just walk on by

 

There’s a picture

In your pocket of somebody

And he is waiting back at home

I’ve been climbing up your stairs and I am sorry

He’s got a right to know

Yeah he’s got a right to know

 

So I’m running out

Maybe you’ve got something that I dream about

We can’t keep on going around telling lies

Somewhere in this I became the other guy

I can’t be that

I don’t need that weight on me

And I don’t need that weight on me

 

There’s a world where I can picture us together and

It’d be different, it’d be right and

My conscious would be feeling so much better

Then I’ve been feeling tonight

Then I have been feeling tonight

 

So I’m running out

Maybe you’ve got something that I dream about

We can’t keep on going around telling lies

Somewhere in this I became the other guy

I can’t be that

I don’t need that weight on me

No, I don’t need that weight on me

 

We might be having our fun

But with us carry so much more

Now all this damage we’ve done

I’ve been the one alone at home before

 

And I don’t need that weight on me

I don’t need that weight on me

No, I don’t need that weight on me

I don’t need that weight on me

 

No, I don’t need that weight on me

And I don’t need that weight on me

What I’m Looking For
Matt Simons - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'
Well, my heart’s been bumping

I’ve been meaning to say something

I can get off my chest

 

Yeah I know I’ve been bit

I ain’t too proud to admit

That I can’t get no rest

 

I’ve been living ‘neath the surface

Feeling every kind of worthless

Now it’s time that it ends

 

And there ain’t no way

That I would ever be ok

With being just friends

 

So baby be good to me

Let me know you’re here to stay

Baby be good to me

You won’t ever run away

 

So be good to me lover all we got is each other

And I don’t need much more

Yeah I’m glad that I said it now I know I won’t regret it

You are what I’m looking for

Yeah, you’re what I’m looking for

 

I’ve been all around the world

and I meet a lot of girls

Now I can’t understand

 

No, it’s still unclear

How you got me standing here

With my heart in my hands

 

Yeah I did a lot of swimmin’

and I meet a lot of women

and they just don’t seem to spike

 

There’s no time to delay it

There’s no other way to say it

Girl, you got what I like

 

So baby be good to me

Let me know your search is done

Baby be good to me

And tell me I’m the only one

 

So be good to me lover all we got is each other

And I don’t need much more

Yeah I’m glad that I said it now I know I won’t regret it

You are what I’m looking for

Yeah, you’re what I’m looking for

 

Keep on looking down the line

We can leave the past behind us

Keep on looking down the line

We can leave the past behind us

Keep on looking down the line

We can leave the past behind us

Oh, well there’s nothing left to do

But fall more in love with you

 

So baby be good to me

Let me know you’re here to stay

Baby be good to me

You won’t ever run away

 

So baby be good to me

And oh, let me know your search is done

Baby be good to me

And tell me I’m the only one

 

So be good to me lover all we got is each other

And I don’t need much more

Yeah I’m glad that I said it now I know I won’t regret it

You are what I’m looking for

Yeah, you’re what I’m looking for

When The Lights Go Down
Matt Simons, James Newman, Tushar Apte - 2016 / From 'When The Lights Go Down'

 

When I wake in the night I’m reaching for you

There’s a place in my dreams where you’re still in the room

And you’re next to me somehow

 

There are times when I sleep on your side of the bed

Now since you’ve been away it’s as close as I get

Oh well, I should’ve learned by now

 

Morning light

Every now and then I start to feel alright

Days are going by, I know I’ll heal in time

Never thought I’d be scared of the dark

 

Now I only feel it when the lights go down

Feel it when the lights go down

Only get that feeling when the night rolls around

Feel it when the night rolls around

 

There are times I get drunk when I’m all by myself

Cause It helps me forget you’re with somebody else

Well, it don’t really work that well

 

And the other night I walked by your place

Hoping by chance that I might see your face

Oh now why did I think that would help

 

Morning light

Every now and then I start to feel alright

Days are going by, I know I’ll heal in time

Never thought I’d be scared of the dark

 

Now I only feel it when the lights go down

Feel it when the lights go down

Only get that feeling when the night rolls around

Feel it when the night rolls around

 

Oh I only feel it when the lights go down

Feel it when the lights go down

Only get that feeling when the night rolls around

Feel it when the night rolls around

 

I’ll pray for light

Four in the morning I don’t feel alright

Nights are growing long, I hope I heal in time

Never thought I’d be scared of the dark

 

Now I only feel it when the lights go down

I feel it when the lights go down

Only get that feeling when the night rolls around

Feel it when the night rolls around

 

Oh I only feel it when the lights go down

Feel it when the lights go down

Only get that feeling when the night rolls around

Feel it when the night rolls around

 

Oh I only feel it when the lights go down

Feel it when the lights go down

Only get that feeling when the night rolls around

Feel it when the night rolls around

 

When I wake in the night I’m reaching for you

With You
Matt Simons - 2013 / From 'Pieces'

 

Honest where I start from
I try and impart my wisdom
A combination of truth and fear
That’s the way it’s always been
My father and his before him
At times we hurt the ones we love so dear

I’ll be with you, I’ll be waiting for you
On the other side, on the other side
And the winds that blow they’ll guide you home
Get you through the night, get you through the night
It’ll all be right

My job to control you
Darling though I barely know you
Hoping you grow tired and start giving in
Spout of holy water, pour it on my only daughter
Maybe there’s a shot she’ll begin again

I’ll be with you, I’ll be waiting for you
On the other side, on the other side
And the winds that blow they’ll guide you home
Get you through the night, get you through the night
It’ll all be right

So wrong, and I’m here to make it right
For what it’s worth
And I’m sorry, yes I’m sorry
If you never felt the love, the love
The love that you deserve

I’ll be with you, I’ll be waiting for you
On the other side, on the other side
And the winds that blow they’ll guide you home
Get you through the night, get you through the night
It’ll all be right, it’ll all be right

You Can Come Back Home
Matt Simons, Gordon Groothedde - 2016 / From 'Catch & Release'

 

Take this heart now give it everything

It’s your life now live it, don’t shy away
Put all of you in it
I’ll be waiting here for you

Show your face don’t hide it and
I know you’re scared to spread your wings, don’t fight it
On your way, get that fire ignited
I’ll be waiting here for you

And I love to have you near me
But I hate to see you cry
Now, I need for you to hear me
Today we say goodbye
So you can come back home again

(oh oh oh)
You can come back home again
You can come back home again
You can come back home

The bed is yours now make it, and it’s where you lay
The time is now so take it and
Hear me say this love is strong, can’t break it
I’ll be waiting here for you, yeah

And I love to have you near me
But I hate to see you cry
Now I need for you to hear me

Today we say goodbye
So you can come back home again

(oh oh oh)
You can come back home again
You can come back home again
Yeah, you can come back home

(oh oh oh)
You can come back home again
You can come back home again
Yeah, you can come back home

Take a breath you’ll need it, all the way

Take this fire, now feed it
Hear me say it’s your time, believe it
I’ll be waiting here for you