Matt Ralph/Music (Page 14)

Music

Extraordinary Life

(c) words/music mattralph 2012

I got bitten by a black widow in my sleep,

For no reason when I awoke it was dead beside me,

I’ve walked into traffic and survived,

Cars drove right through me and I walked on by,

So let me be dazzled in shock and awe,

Pinch myself,

Have to question it all,

Give it in one breath,

Make me silent,

Show me an extraordinary life,

Shower me with gold and silver

Show me an extraordinary life,

Let it shine bright,

I fell in the cage with a lion but it didn’t eat me,

All he wanted ,

All it was after was to be free,

All I’ve made are outlines of maps to discover,

All I’ve drawn are pictures with no colour,

So let me be dazzled in shock and awe,

Pinch myself,

Have to question it all,

Give it in one breath,

Make me silent,

Show me an extraordinary life,

Shower me with gold and silver

Show me an extraordinary life,

Let it shine bright,

I’ve turned my back,

I’ve closed my eyes,

I’ve made plans,

For my life,

But let me be dazzled in shock and awe,

Pinch myself,

Have to question it all,

Give it in one breath,

Make me silent,

Show me an extraordinary life,

Shower me with gold and silver

Show me an extraordinary life,

Let it shine bright,

Let it shine bright,

Let it shine bright,

 

Wake Up Soon

(c) words/music matt ralph 2012

I’ve never needed anything like this,

It’s a mountain I must climb,

And it seems so long and the sun won’t set,

It’s just one long day outside,

But the life just keeps unfolding,

Throwing things my way,

And I keep looking for the light,

Through the shades of grey,

How long can this day be?

I want to rest my head and wake up soon,

How long can this day be?

I want to rest my head and wake up soon,

I ask myself which way I should go,

The answers there I find,

And the map to show the way is clear,

It’s been there all the time

Feels like I’m in slow motion,

Watching people pass me by,

And I let them in before me,

As im standing here line

How long can this day be?

I want to rest my head and wake up soon,

How long can this day be?

I want to rest my head and wake up soon,

Don’t wait for me,

I feel bad if you’ve been waiting

So patiently,

for me

I’ve got no excuses,

I don’t understand myself,

It’s not the way I thought it would be,

here but still,

If I get to cross this bridge,

I know the sun will shine,

And in all the places I’m going to go,

There’ll be love day and night,

And my journey is my family,

My friends and my guitar,

And  our destinations will guided by the stars

How long can this day be?

I want to rest my head and wake up soon,

How long can this day be?

I want to rest my head and wake up soon,

Too Concerned

words/music Matt Ralph ©2008

I can’t get to sleep at night cause I’m too concerned for you,

I can’t get to sleep at night cause I’m too concerned,

It’s three a.m. and you call again,

Cause you’ve got no place to go,

You’re all alone by the station wall,

Where you been you just don’t know,

And there’s nobody else that I know that will help,

And I’m too concerned,

Can you stop it, If you try too can you let it go,

Can you stop it,

If you need me you just let me know,

A beam of light shines just for an instant the people step aside,

The red and white taxi that takes you to safety comes flashing through the night,

And I don’t know if you’re alright,

And I’m too concerned,

Can you stop it, If you try too can you let it go,

Can you stop it,

If you need me you just let me know,

You’re drunk again and you’re out of your skin and you’re back here by my side,

It’s my hand you hold but you won’t even know,

How close you came this time,

And I don’t know where you’re gonna sleep, and I’m too concerned,

Can you stop it, If you try too can you let it go,

Can you stop it,

If you need me you just let me know,

Araluen

(c) words/music matt ralph 2009

How longs the drive to Araluen,

Where the tulip show is on this time of year,

And you take the road that winds past Rocky Gulley to bide some time,

But the morning sun’s too cold to dry your tears,

You clear your head and re-adjust the mirror,

And you wish you lost your way but find your there,

And the day is dark and cold,

Too late for winter,

But the shadows now are lifting and it’s clearer,

And I know it’s hard to let it go,

It’s hard to let it end,

But tomorrow the morning sun will rise,

And a new day will begin,

You find his back is dark against the colours,

And you leave his hand that’s fallen next to you,

For the two of you the world has stopped it’s spinning,

It’s over now just standing still,

Like the flowers all in bloom,

And I know it’s hard to let it go,

It’s hard to let it end,

But tomorrow the morning sun will rise,

And a new day will begin,

Your friends will come around you with their wine,

And they’ll hold you whilst you cry and talk it through,

And they’ll try to make you laugh beside the fire,

Like times before with the girl they knew,

And you’ll remember,

And I know it’s hard to let it go,

It’s hard to let it end,

But tomorrow the morning sun will rise,

And a new day will begin,