Tea with Paul

[audio mp3="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/tea-with-paul-Aug-2nd-2009.mp3"][/audio] words/music (c) matt ralph 2000 Only with the things we know, Can we make our lives a little brighter, Only with our family and friends, Can our lives shine like the sun, I find no use praying to the sunrise, Making offerings to the moon, The Gods that make my life worth living, Are often just sitting back at home, I sat behind a man on a train, And he softly told me again and again, That the time was eleven fifty three P.M. On...

Orange Lady

words/music (c) matt ralph 2007 For a year our Dad started building fulltime, And traded our Kombi in for a red Holden ute, And I remember the day that our car left the drive, The feelings that we all had as we waved it goodbye, We'd had that Kombi since it was new, Been to the North and the South, From perth to FNQ, We were riding in the orange lady, We were riding, We wre riding in the orange lady, We were riding in...

Yesterday’s Gone

[audio wav="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/05-Yesterdays-Gone.wav"][/audio] I’ve got a feeling and it won’t let go, It’s all around me it’s my late night show, I’ve got love coming down over me, I walk the dark path through shady streets, There’s a cool wind it’s blowing back to me, All the love coming down over me, I hear it calling, My slide show’s starting, There’s a projector stands against my wall, I move my paintings  and I let it fall,...

Waiting for the Country

[audio wav="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/04-Waiting-For-The-Country.wav"][/audio] I’ve walked a dusty track, I’ve made a bed of sand, I’ve taken charity, I’ve offered up my hand, I know it’s not the way it goes, But I know I’ve got to get back home, How long I’ve been waiting for the country, How long I’ve been waiting to get home, I’ve crossed the double lines, Been locked in bricks and steel, Traced lines across my face, Just to know it’s real, Been...

Kiaora

[audio mp3="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/kiaora.mp3"][/audio] words/music (c) matt ralph 2007 Kiaora, Kiaora, Well my sister's driving out singing, Kiaora, And the mountains seem to shout it, Kiaora, Kiaora, I'm swinging on the bridge, Walking on the ridge, Singing Kiaora, Kiaora, Ten years have come and gone, Before you know it, It's been too long, When the tarmac hits my feet, I hear that song, I feel that beat, Singing Kiaora, Kiaora, And I'm back here again, Singing Kiaora, By the fire at The Mussel Inn, Singing Kiaora, Feather in my hand, In this sacred land, Singing Kiaora, When I wake in Henny's van, I double take, Cause...