Rorschach

by Matt Hartless

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released November 11, 2016

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Matt Hartless Manchester, UK

Matt Hartless, born November 1992, is an Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His writing style is diverse going from ambient alternative rock to upbeat ska with a diversion through flamenco and folk music; as he puts it 'Everything from Sigur Ros to the Specials.' His lyrical subjects are just as varied from political/social to very personal. Even the occasional love song... ... more

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Track Name: Rorschach
Please leave me alone with my thoughts
I have no want to jest
Analyse my every motive
With a questionnaire and a Rorschach test
Who stole the moon away in times of dire need
In retribution for some disloyalty
And parts of me have disappeared for I have let them fade
In attempt to regain dignity

And I won't remember,
No I won't remember
No I won't remember
At all

On a ship that's capsizing
Where whiskey was my nurse
Illuminated and mesmerizing
But we left in a hearse
Not dangerous nor thought provoking
Nor an excuse for petty crime
And there was no point to anything we did
Until we ran out of time

And I was fortunate though I would not see it
But I do not have to justify myself
Cos I've done nothing wrong

And I won't remember,
No I won't remember
No I won't remember
At all

No I won't remember...
Track Name: Jacqueline In Paris (Original Demo)
You went away one month today
To live la vie d'amour so they say
And you became more and more estranged
And we became more afraid

As you were climbing the Eiffel Tower
Or having your picture drawn on Montmartre
A smog grew from our capital
A storm over us all

Have you seen what's happened here since the last time you wrote
It's gone to shit since last year when you didn't even vote
They've declared martial law and we are stranded
A thousand miles apart

Jacqueline, you pause for thought and squander hours
You can't see your disinterest is key
Jacqueline, you go for love and they close the borders
Jacqueline, there is no way back

Like a cartoon in his everyman manner
We lost control to this Pound Shop Powell
Discoursing fear and sounding too sincere
The scapegoat disemboweled

And the foreign-born blamed for economic downturn
And all evidence to the contrary burned
And special prisons for immigrant detainees
It's like Nazi Germany

Now you may think this is unfair, but you should accept part of the blame
For abandoning us here, for we miss you my dear
They've declared martial law and we are stranded
A thousand miles apart

Jacqueline, you pause for thought and squander hours
You can't see your disinterest is key
Jacqueline, you go for love and they close the borders
Jacqueline, there is no way back

And my bloodline wasn't pure, so they gave me the sack
Heritage is currency here, oh my God don't come back
It's like we're on the set of Brazil or 1984
I promise I will keep in touch if they'll let me any more
Since they've declared martial law and we are stranded
A thousand miles apart

Jacqueline, you pause for thought and squander hours
You can't see your disinterest is key
Jacqueline, you go for love and they close the borders
Jacqueline, there is no way back

There is no way back