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Skywriter

by Matthew Davies

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1.
On the Radio 03:24
All I ever wanted was to hear my song on the radio When that DJ calls my name and lets my brand new record play I'm gonna dance and sing along Tell the neighbors and call my Mom When I hear that DJ playing my song Feel the rhythm guitar start to swing the snap of the snare and the thump of the bass Vocals calling out loud and clear sending that message out through the air I'm gonna dance and sing along Tell the neighbors and call my Mom When I hear that DJ playing my song I'm gonna top it all of with a tidy little middle eight Hey DJ, won't you play that song again We're gonna top it all of with a tidy little middle eight Come on DJ, won't you play that song again We gonna dance and sing along Tell the neighbors and call my Mom When I hear that DJ When I hear that DJ When I hear that DJ playing my song Come on and play it again...
2.
Nobody knows what's going on behind the veil Nobody knows nobody knows Your eyes are vacant and you're looking kinda pale Nobody knows nobody knows Hey man what's really going on with you I heard you last night cursing at the moon Hey man what's really going on with you Well, I'd rather have you talking back Full of fight with your fists in the air Full of life bring my old friend back There's something missing in your stare I know a spark exists in there somewhere Full of life bring my old friend back Something's been troubling you for far to many years Nobody knows nobody knows Fight off one demon but another one appears Nobody knows nobody knows Hey man what's really going on with you Dragging your feet until you've worn out your shoes Hey man what's really going on with you Well, I'd rather have you talking back Full of fight with your fists in the air Full of life bring my old friend back There's something missing in your stare I know a spark exists in there somewhere Full of life bring my old friend back Come on back buddy Out of time and running out of money Come on back you'll see It ain't as bad as it seems Come on Hey man what's really going on with you Nobody knows nobody knows
3.
Drifting 03:50
I used to hold your hand Now I'm holding my breath Like a fool who waits For time already spent Time already spent You took that chance How could you resist Left me empty handed With a head full of promises Now you're drifting on an inland sea I'm waiting on the winds to change Blow you back to me Blow wind blow That ship back to shore I wanna know what I've been waiting for I watch the tides rise I watch 'em fall Some days a rage Some days a calm Each wave that rolls Is not the same as the last Waiting on a perfect wave That's gonna bring you back Now you're drifting on an inland sea I'm waiting on the winds to change Blow you back to me Blow wind blow That ship back to shore I wanna know what I've been waiting From the rocky cliffs in the morning mist You're testing my vigilance From the sandy beach where the water meets the sky I'm wondering why I used to hold your hand Now I'm holding my breath Blow wind blow Blow you back
4.
I watched my buddy roll a perfect game You better believe it's not his first time at the lanes Practiced and perfect plain to see He's making it look easy Like a surgeon with a steady hand Or the farmer at one with the land Practiced and perfect and plain to see He's making it look easy Ain't about the money fortune or fame Trying to do one thing right while I still can You see the daredevil's high-wire act Got to believe she didn't always work without a net Practiced and perfect and plain to see She's making it look easy Ain't about the money fortune or fame Trying to do one thing right while I still can I'll do it over, and over and over again I'll be bowing down to the gods of repetition If at first you don't succeed try it again Pick yourself up get back in the game Practiced and perfect and it's plain to see Making it look easy I've been working on this riff all night Sooner or later I'm gonna get it right Practiced and perfect and plain to see Making it look easy
5.
The night is on fire this day's been a bear I thought I'd feel better by the time I got here I left at the break of dawn pulled out of Baton Rouge Here I am in Tennessee with the muddy river blues Muddy river blues got me feeling so bad It's the worst ol' feeling I've ever had I followed that river I was taking my chances St. Paul to St. Louis, Cairo, Memphis and Natchez I hit the Big Easy had my fortune told Confirmed my suspicions got a mark on my soul Muddy river blues got me feeling so bad It's the worst ol' feeling I've ever had So far from my family so far from home So far as I can tell they won't leave me alone I know where I'm headed ain't no better than where I've been At least I'm still breathing at least I'm not dead But, like the old river I'll be rolling on If I ever get worried I just sing my song Muddy river blues got me feeling so bad It's the worst ol' feeling I've ever had So far from my family so far from home So far as I can tell they won't leave me alone Oh no!
6.
Skywriter 03:35
Have you got something big that needs to be said In 100 foot letters way up overhead Is there someone special that you're trying to impress You call the Skywriter You could write a letter you could type out a text You could could make a call you could do it collect If you wanna stand out might I suggest The Skywriter I'll be up in the sky with my face to the wind Tell me where tell me when I'm your ace up high with a message to send And I'm your guy, Skywriter I used to have a job out dusting crops It wasn't much fun just back and forth I wanna be up where I can feel the g-force The Skywriter I pull back on the stick and I'm starting to climb Flip a little switch and the smoke starts to fly Cut it off quick and then I dot the I The Skywriter I'll be up in the sky with my face to the wind Tell me where tell me when I'm your ace up high with a message to send And I'm your guy, Skywriter Oh! There he goes! All the kids begin to shout His engine's gone out He's losing altitude What's he gonna do He better act quick I'm gonna be sick Skywriter I'll be up in the sky with my face to the wind Tell me where tell me when I'm your ace up high with a message to send And I'm your guy I'm your guy I'm your guy, Skywriter
7.
Monster 03:31
There's a monster in my house And though it rarely opens it's mouth We're all terrified of what it's gonna say Don't look it right in the face Turn around and walk away There's a monster in my bed Sheets rise with every breath I toss and turn I can't sleep at night Don't look it right in the eye You don't wanna start a fight Don't let that calm demeanor fool you Inside there's a... Hey, maybe a monster is just something we don't understand Hey, maybe a monster is just a good one feeling bad Mirror, mirror as I shave my chin Who let the devil and his buddies back in I wanna watch 'em all circle the drain Don't look it right in the face Turn around and walk away Don't let that calm demeanor fool you in side there's a... Hey, maybe a monster is just something we don't understand Hey, maybe a monster is just a good one feeling bad Hey, I cut the monster and it's blood was crimson red Hey, there's a monster in my head
8.
Can you see her With your eyes shut tight at the end of the day Like a dream hurts Or a phantom limb feeling pain Ain't it strange to be totally surrounded By what you need, but just haven't found yet And then you see her True believers On their knees tonight to pray But you deceived her Pleading ignorance your saving grace There's a light that everyone sees A flicker that turns to a beam When you see her I know I believe in someone So with a rare thirst And a hunger for what never fades You've prepared for the worst While her words ping pong your brain In this universe we're alone Now what compels you to carry on Just to see her I know I believe in someone There's a light hat everyone sees Now is your opportunity Just to see her I know I believe in someone
9.
Saving Up 03:11
Four quarters make a dollar two nickels make a dime Saving all of my money for something down the line Filling up my old piggy and I shake it once in a while When it gets real heavy I'm gonna take it to the bank in style Saving up slowing down Eating in no more dining out Saving up stashing it all away A penny saved is a penny earned like grandma used to say The off brand is a dollar cheaper than the name brand Cheerios You put the new bag in the old box and the kids don't even know Living here in the Midwest you don't need designer clothes I wear the same thing every day if it's clean and it doesn't have holes Saving up slowing down Eating in no more dining out Saving up stashing it all away A penny saved is a penny earned like grandma used to say Well, I don't need to go out to find a show I've got all my records and my guitar at home Some folks think that I'll be missing out But, I'm saving up for when it really counts Four quarters make a dollar two nickels make a dime Saving all of my money for something down the line Filling up my old piggy and I shake it once in a while When it gets real heavy I'm gonna take it to the bank in style
10.
Love To Ice 03:19
I was lonely and I was blue On a hillside taking in the view It was a new year I was humming Auld Lang Syne But she was gone, song was falling, I was balling 'cause our love had turned to ice All around me no one in sight All I could see was covered in white It was a new year I was humming Auld Lang Syne My resolutions weren't solutions I was losing 'cause our love had turned to ice Love had turned to ice There was nothing I could do Nothing I could say that would bring back warmer days our love had turned to ice Warmer days in June Walking side by side Two lovers in full bloom Everything felt so right But she was gone, snow was falling, I was balling 'cause our love had turned to ice Love had turned to ice there was nothing that I could do Love had turned to ice my heart had frozen through I had to watch her go on that cold December night There was nothing I could say that would bring back warmer days our love had turned to ice Love had turned to ice there was nothing that I could do Love had turned to ice my heart had frozen through I had to watch her go on that cold December night There was nothing I could say that would bring back warmer days our love had turned to ice
11.
Get on up come on down Grab your hat and coat we're going out You been too long looking too sad I wanna be the man to change all of that I pulled the car around I called ahead It's not my style, but I made a plan What you deserve isn't what you've had I wanna be the man to change all of that All the bright lights that you can see All the fine foods that you can eat Ever after won't you tell me what do you see Is it you and me Get on up come on down Grab your hat and coat we're going out All the bright lights that you can see All the fine foods that you can eat Ever after won't you tell me what do you see Is it you and me When midnight comes please don't disappear Want you to stay right (here) Get on up come on down Grab your hat and coat we're going out You been too long looking too sad I wanna be the man to change all of that

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released October 31, 2022

Matthew Davies - vocals, piano, guitars
Andrew Koenig - bass/guitar
Chad Brothers - guitars
Hayward Williams - drums
Steph Davies - vocals
Orly Bendavid - vocals
Son Reis - saxophones
Recorded and mixed by Shane Hochstetler
Mastered by Carl Saff

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Matthew Davies Wisconsin

Songwriter, singer, swimmer and father of four, Matthew Davies is a busy man. For the past decade he’s been fronting Milwaukee based band of ringers, Thriftones, as well as releasing solo work and performing regularly in multiple capacities.

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