Child

[audio mp3="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/pav-child-17_3.mp3"][/audio] words/music © matt ralph 2007 You got it wrong, He got it right, So many times, It's a big world that you made him fight, So many times, Bare feet on the kitchen chair, So many nights, Looking out for you on the street, So many times, But if I could be there, Holding his hand, Watching him waiting for his old man, I'd hold him in my arms, Lift him up, But you know I can't, I can't help that child, He's waiting for you, I can't help that child...

Been Caught Sleeping

[audio mp3="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/04-been-caught-sleeping.mp3"][/audio] words/music © matt ralph 2007 Well I hear it in the background, Every morning it's the same, The voices of the callers on the radio again, And it seems so many people with a sad and sorry view, Are finding consolation in the papers and the news, Oh well it's sad it's come to this, Oh I feel I've been caught sleeping, Oh and things have gone amiss, Oh I can't believe what I'm hearing, Well I listen to them talking and it...

Sad World

[audio mp3="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/sad-sad-world.mp3"][/audio] words/music © matt ralph 2000 There's people around you but you don't want to see them, They're interfering with a new found lifestyle, Not eating or drinking, Surrounded by blank walls, Nobody's talking cause, Nobody's listening, Just sit back and watch all your close friends, Watching them kill themselves, Nothing that you can do to protect them, They don't want to help themselves, And It's a sad sad world if nobody cares about how you're going to be, When you're history, You want to do something...

Chrissy’s Fire

Chrissy's Fire Chrissy's Fire words/music © matt ralph 2001 You lit by firelight, You paint your mermaids in colours of blue and green, You sat upon your knees, Mingus was close by, Curled up and fast asleep, You sat in silence, You sat complete, You tend the fire, I feel the heat, Chrissy your fire burns all through the night, Your fire's my hearts, Sweet breath of life, I see it dancing in your eyes, We watch the setting sun, You wake at sunrise, Your lips are sugary sweet, No warming up just...

Safe Place to Fall

words/music © matt ralph 2005 Close your eyes, So you can't see anymore, And if you're tired, You need a safe place to fall, The flashes of gold, Have taken their toll, on us all, And I will write you a place of your own, Emptiness, Where there's nothing at all, A place to begin, You'll sink or you'll swim, Nothing more, Nothing More, Hold my hand, And I will guide you the way, And if you fall, I will carry your weight, I'll kiss your eyes, Sing lullabies, Til you sleep, Til you sleep Safe Place...