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...

She Says

[audio wav="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/03-She-Says.wav"][/audio] words & music (c) matt ralph 2009 She cries if she don’t get her way, I treat her like porcelain clay, She sees it clearly in her head, She says that it’s just commonsense, You’re never as dull as you think you are, You’re never alone like you think you are, You’re never as free as you think you are, He cries if I don’t  walk this way, He forms animals out of clay,...

Out of the Darkness

[audio wav="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/02-Out-Of-The-Darkness.wav"][/audio] words & music (c) matt ralph 2006 Come all you lost souls, Don’t be afraid, There’s more of us lost souls, Than there are days, We’ve all tasted it, We’ve all drunk that wine, Maybe it’s you now, Trying to find your way out, Out of the darkness, Been sleeping too long, I’m gonna wake to find, I can’t walk away, From what’s inside, Love’s a stranger to no one, Love is endless and whole, Love can climb any mountain, Love can bring you home, Out of the darkness, Can you relate...

Doin’ Fine

[audio mp3="http://mattralph.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/doin-fine-02.mp3"][/audio] I know all the answers, But I'm not going tell no one, I know the direction, But I'm not going point it out, I know how you're feeling, But I'm not going to come around, I see it burning, It's going burn down to the ground, Oh I'm feeling fine in my own mind, Oh I'm doin' fine, I know a change is coming, But I'm not going to shout and yell, I know all you secrets, But I'm keeping them to myself, I know I should...