Some Elsewhere

by Matt Rivers

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1.
I said it all, I took a vow. Lessons I’ve learnt, faking a bow. I didn’t know how I fitted in. Yeah, I’ve never known why it’s come to this. Beautiful dawn, caught in the haze. Lessons I’ve learnt, lost in a daze. Rainbows and butterflies don’t die easily in my arms. Won’t you even try to understand where I’m from? Walking a mile, in someone’s shoes Lessons I’ve learnt in yesterday’s news. Rainbows and butterflies don’t die easily in my arms. Won’t you even try to understand where I’m from? Why must the sunshine always turn to rain? And colours bleach out and fade into grey? Lessons I’ve learnt all seem out of tune. Like hours and hours of sacrificed flowers in June.
2.
There’s a girl in green staring vacantly At the man in the puppet show. She’s only ever seen little men on the silver screen. And the dude over there with the dreads in his hair, Blowing fire through his nose, Was in a fight last night just for stepping on someone’s toes. So many lives to lead and so many roads. Sometimes it’s hard to know just which way you should go. There’s not a day goes by when I don’t fantasise In a thousand years they’ll take it all away. So give it all you’ve got. Coz tomorrow’s just another lonely day. There’s not a day goes by when I don’t fantasise, In a thousand years they’ll take it all away. There’s a couple of twins knocking back the gin Trying to drown out how they feel. It’s been a year and a day since their old man went away. And the bloke in the mac with the rain on his back, Singing softly to the clouds, Has crossed a line in his mind now he’s ten years out of time. So many lives to lead and so many roads. Sometimes it’s hard to know just which way you should go. There’s not a day goes by when I don’t fantasise In a thousand years they’ll take it all away. So give it all you’ve got. Coz tomorrow’s just another lonely day. There’s not a day goes by when I don’t fantasise, In a thousand years they’ll take it all away.
3.
Only faith assures me Our souls sing to the sky. I’m lost in your radiant glory I sense the smile in your eyes. I thought I heard someone calling… Crying out for more. I thought I felt something falling Feathers on the floor. When time fades away We’ll wake up to a new light of day. There’s a bright new star in the milky way When time fades away. I faltered through the shadows But I just had to keep on. Forgotten how to paddle In the lake where dreams are from. When time fades away We’ll wake up to a new light of day. There’s a bright new star in the milky way When time fades away. I feel it now before me Our souls sing to the sky. I’m always lost in your glory I see the smile in your eyes. When time fades away We’ll wake up to a new light of day. There’s a bright new star in the milky way When time fades away.

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Some Elsewhere was recorded as part of the Leverhulme Artist Programme, a year-long professional development opportunity run by the Stables. Matt Rivers was one of five artists selected to take part in the programme, which included seminars with established artists and industry professionals, studio time and platform opportunities.

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released July 1, 2007

Matt Rivers - Vocals, Rhythym Guitar, Keyboards
Francesco Bonini - Lead Guitar
James Wakely-Griffiths - Bass Guitar

All songs written by Matt Rivers

Recorded at The Stables 2007

Produced, engineered and mastered by Andy Crawley
Illustration and Design by Mike Wolff
Photography by Sam Christmas

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Matt Rivers Tarifa, Spain

Uplifting folk songs pulse to rhythmic guitar and melodic vocals. Earthy beats, spacey guitar lines and distant harmonies weave into modern-feeling folk songs. Matt Rivers is a British indie-folk artist based in Spain. His songs are sourced from his life experiences. They are about overcoming adversity. They are about the human condition. They are about healing and love, consciousness and spirit. ... more

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