Snapdragon

by Matt Hartless

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released June 12, 2014

Violin - Dan Reiss
Shouting - Dan Dickson, Jacob Harrap, Kit Warren

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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: Snapdragon
High rise towers and giving up
On the eve of war
And you just sat there while Rome burned

Humiliation and smaller steps
As far as we are concerned
What have we learned?

There's something wrong with me or broken in my head
I don't see why you care
My memories are tainted while you see the light unaware

Sleeping pills and aspirin, all to no effect
I'm shocked there's anyone left

You moan about your day at work
And say you feel depressed
And bollocks to whatever I've confessed
And is it any wonder?

There's something wrong with me or broken in my head
I don't see why you care
My memories are tainted while you see the light unaware

Relish the colours the first days of autumn
And preach to the masses your tales that you told me
By candlelight in confidence, with mind-numbing irrelevance
And you look in my eyes and see further
I make this stop

I can't get rid of this blood on my hands
And I don't know what to do now I have
Gone too far of this I'm sure
But I couldn't resist the allure
So lead me away to the institute
Where I'll beg on my life to be let loose
I picture myself in an underpass
With the stolen goods that I've amassed

So tell me why I need to repent
My lungs are filled with the acrid stench of the burning cities I resent
So give me more and I'll give you a sign
That everyone was always so callous

You bastards, you bastards
Murderers...
Track Name: Hunger
Take
Take it all
That's what you were doing anyway

Don't be a fool
You can't run
You're making it worse by trying to get away

You greedy bastards well come on then

Here
There's a line
And you walked a mile or two across it

Drink
Drink your wine
The child of your right hand will learn your bullshit

We're hungry hungry hungry for some more

And if I'm going to hell you're coming with me
Who are you to tell me I'm on my own
Who do you think you are?

Business is sick
The rich get richer the poor get poorer
And I have no power here

Oooh
So slick
It makes you feel clever getting one over

You're just a common thief well how does that suit you?

And if I'm going to hell you're coming with me
Who are you to tell me I'm on my own
Who do you think you are?

I pass through time and space until you fall from grace
Until you fall