The Matthew Effect

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released June 6, 2012

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Track Name: The Quiet People
The quiet people ...
they’re all around you every day.
They never say a word.
They know no one’s listening

They are real people.
You just passed one while on your way.
Haven’t you heard ...
or weren’t you listening?

I saw them from my window … pushing a shopping cart,
full of dirty clothes and beer ...
He was screaming and cursing at her,
but, she never said a word … just looked up at my window ...
but I heard ... I saw her eyes.

My dad, he lied …
way back when I was five ...
and I cried … but, I still survived.

And all these people ...
if you don’t see them, they must not be real ...
but, don’t you feel ...
something is very wrong in here?

We’re all just people.
Why not say high, why not just lend an ear ...
what’s that you fear ...
that might be you some day my dear?

Listen ... Listen

My car broke down, so I was walking
and there he was … on a park bench, old, faded ...
just watchin’ the world go bye.
He didn’t say a word, probably hadn’t in a month ...
but I heard ... I saw his eyes.

My wife, she died ...
way back in ‘75 …
with me … but, I’m still alive!

He lied, he lied
She cried, she cried
The Quiet People
Track Name: Crush
You crush me … I apologize.
You walk away … but I forgive.
You give me reason to live ...
no one knows what love is.

Bandaids on my heart and soul ...
I wonder should I love you?
Lift me up to see the truth ...
should I laugh or sing the blues?

You remind me of the times I thought I knew you ...
but photos fade, and words hurt more as time goes by.
Should I reach inside and pull my heart out ...
would it save us both some precious time?

You crush me … I apologize.
You walk away … but I forgive.
You give me reason to live ...
no one knows what love is.

A mem’ry from my lonesome past ...
makes teardrops fall around.
I felt alone, but now I’m found.
Your cold heart never heard a sound.

You remind me of the times I thought I knew you ...
but photos fade, and words hurt more as time goes by.
Should I reach inside and pull my heart out ...
would it save us both some precious time?

You’re here, tell me what you’re thinking ...
all these voices make me feel insane.

Are there blues skies ... or is it raining in my heart?
Track Name: 5150
Swervin’ down the 805 ...
liquor by my side, I’m really high.
Bright lights flash ... can’t see, I’m free!

5150 on the radio ...
those black and whites move way too slow ...
seems I’ve lost … my self control

Hope and pray I never go this way ...
they say I will some day.
Will you be there unwelcome guest …
all dressed up in Mother’s best?

Reachin’ for a cigarette ...
this lonely road they call regret.
One last drive, should I forget ...
the radio plays Suffragette.

Reachin’ for a cigarette ...
this lonely road they call regret.
One last drive, should I forget ...
the radio plays Suffragette.

Hope and pray I never go this way ...
they say I will some day.
Will you be there unwelcome guest …
to fold my arms across my chest?

5150 on the radio ...
those black and whites move way too slow ...
seems I’ve lost … my self control ...
seems I’ve lost … my self control ...
seems I’ve lost … My self, mice elf, control
Track Name: Sentimental Suicide
When the sun shines all on you ...
got more important things to do.
Can you see everything’s new?
You got more important things to do.

Up in the clouds, you wave hello … we’re far below.
The stars down here move way too slow ...
to see them go from here to there.

No telling where we’ll fall from ...
grace the presence of the place we know.
It’s been fortold time and again ...
you’ll sin, you’ll sin, you’ll sin again it shows.

Offset, upset, repeat the defeat.
Realize a compromise ...
some sentimental suicide.

Offset, upset, repeat the defeat.
Realize a compromise ...
some sentimental suicide.

When the sun shines all on you ...
got more important things to do.
Can you see everything’s new?
You got more important things to do.

Offset, upset, repeat the defeat.
Realize a compromise ...
some sentimental suicide.

Offset, upset, repeat the defeat.
Realize a compromise ...
some sentimental suicide.