What is a smile, if not a mask? Song 342

Only 24 songs to go… Winter is closing in hard now. My old friend, the wind-chill. Today has found me in an odd mood. This song is sort of a mashup of improvisational jazz, an almost industrial electronic freakout and a slow plodding juggernaut of a beat. Lyrically, I kind of went with a stream of consciousness writing. I just wrote all the lines and then went back and made them fit the music. It’s not usually how I work with lyrics, but I like how it turned out. Where does this one fit? I dunno, but I’d listen to it again.

Song 342: “Fair”

Taste a bitter wound
Forsaken by a godly man
What is heaven, if not just?

Waving softly like an orphan
Peaking out windows
What is a smile, if not a mask?

Whisper a secret in a built-in mirror
What are reflections, if not illusions?

Steal a glance unnoticed
Hide behind the walls
What are worries, if not premonitions?

Shining lights in sleepy eyes
What is the world, if not fair?

What is the world, if not fair?


from December – 2016, track released December 7, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

Author: matthewsams

Matt Sams is an American singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Chicago area. He has been playing music since childhood and is now in the process of writing, recording and releasing a new song every day of 2014. Keep up to date on the progress by following Matt on Twitter @Somnistatic

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