The Great Adventures of Alexander the Great

              Friends and I have been creating a theatre production companion to the Australian Museum's Alexander the Great exhibition. It opens on Jan 6th and runs through til the 27th of Jan each day except Saturdays. It has been a great experience co devising and writing the songs for the musical. Bridget Ralph has designed it, with special thanks to Stephen Ralph for set construction. Show details are available here on the Australian Museum website....

Rise Up

words & music (c) matt ralph 2019 When I’m strung out, out of my body, And yesterday is just a blur, When today is just a race, And tomorrow’s already over, I want to break free and make time, Take my self out for an hour, And though it might test me in the break line, It’s in there that I feel the power, And when my mind just can’t think clearly, And my heart won’t seem to rest, And my struggles seem never ending, And...

Colours in Air

[audio m4a="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Colours-in-the-Air.m4a"][/audio] words & music (c) matt ralph I'm  a traveller on the river I pick up songs on the way They take me Rollin like water Through the memories of my day Like the time that I was swimming To Steve Miller with my friends When I hear The Joker I'm back the again Someone told me once that I'm addicted to music But I don't care Give me some music and I'll use it Cause if I need a reason for magic everywhere I Just listen...

Hold That Train

[audio mp3="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Hold-that-train.mp3"][/audio] (c) words & music matt ralph I’m running down the highway With my poor soul in a bag Trying to deliver it before the milk turns bad Hold that train There’s a seat for me I swear The pistons start a-pounding The whistle scares me it’s so loud I lost my shoe by trippin’ But I’m not slowing down Hold that train It’s the only way out of town My feet are cut and bleeding From the metal on the tracks I wish I had a big...

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...