2011​-​2016

by Matthew Wood

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A compilation of tracks I have made across the last half-decade, spanning various styles and genres.

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released June 1, 2015

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Track Name: Emergency's Sake
am I easy to control when you put me in a hole all day?
I bet that you can, we know that you will
is it simple to console me, never having known what I might do without your love?
and if it scares you, then it should do- don't let it come to this

what I'd do without you, it isn't easy to say
on my own, I don't know if this suits, what are you willing to lose?
do you put me away from sight, out of mind or out of your mind?

there's a way out, there must be one to take
there in case, it's there for emergency's sake
I hope we will never need to break that there glass
for my mind won't rest until we extinguish that chance

it's always on my mind
it's there all the time
Track Name: Porous State
what a miserable man I'll be
if by the time I turn 23 I haven't achieved what I meant to
I haven't done the things I set out to do
with just a week before that day
now's the time to keep the stress at bay-
but as I haven't prepared I'm scared to see what's to come of me

now I feel I'm in a porous state
plans trickle through as I can't take the weight
and I'm holding out for something to connect me, suddenly injecting me with pace

what a miserable man I am
I'm a cat with a mouse who can't just finish the job I was asked to
claw a clean slit and sit things through
a peculiar path to take
is the one where you will stay awake
just wishing that you could go back
not seizing the day and getting on track
Track Name: The Call They Told You
It's a fine time to go over and above what's expected of you
and it's assumed you will- it's assumed you won't go astray
so take a note of the time for it's the last time you will hold
onto a call that you were told would not be a waste
I thought about it at first but then
I opened up and did my worst
and it felt good, and it felt just like I though it might do

and I took aim and I shot you down
and my shot was true, unlike the call they told you

"I'm too young to die" is what you say when you have lived with a sense of entitlement
you can't hold yourself to blame- we're all the same
you try living in world of pain-for-gain
it's the constant conjugation that gives us hope

so take a note of the time for it's the last time you will hold
onto a call that you were told would not be a waste
I thought about it at first but then
I opened up and did my worst
and it felt good, and it felt just like I though it might do
Track Name: Profound
The devil that you know
will always be the same
the smallest debt you owe
the safest choice you'll make
but what do I know?
and how do I find out?
When the only help around is a silence so profound; the only thing I've heard about

If I'm an only child
how can I stand to bear
photographs that when exposed, in good lighting and up close
show my brother standing there?
And it's haunting me
it's there incessantly
it seems exaggerated now, but to get the message out that's the way it's got to be

but what do I know?
and how do I find out?
When the only help around is a silence so profound; the only thing I've heard about
Track Name: Open Air
not far from here I saw an old deserted space, perfect for what we need
and it's perfect indeed
I'll take us there before we find ourselves misplaced
I think it's too good to be true- I hope you will like it too
when we arrive we'll rest our saturated souls
putting our new lungs in, and we will breathe again
the open air will be the saviour of us all,
I know that you have been taking the oxygen

I saw, you know
I saw you, so you know
I saw you take it all
who'd have thought we'd need it all,
who'd have thought we'd need it all?
Track Name: In Retrospect
I'm scared incase the consequence is infinite
the very place you're scared to take me, isn't it?
what if all the thoughts I had were incorrect
and what I saw, I'd withdraw it all in retrospect?

I'm scared incase I lose all sense of hopefulness
decelerate, and before I know it I'm motionless
if only we could see our fate, our destiny;
then maybe you could inject life into what's left of me



and in my youth I'd like to dream that once we died we would awake
and life would simply start again- we would reverse all our mistakes
though the dream may seem naive, to think of future in the past;
I'd like to think we'd start again, if we only thought to ask