A kiss for every thorn has got us through so far… Song 360

The year is winding down. Only six days left. Only six songs to go!

This is a song about love. It’s not always going to be all roses, sometimes the thorns will get you. But a kiss for every thorn makes it all better. It’s important to know that. There is a great comfort in the knowledge that, no matter what, the love is there. Sometimes it’s the only thing that can get you through one more day. You have to stay close. You have to give and receive the love unconditionally. Even the most beautiful wild rose has some thorns. But, with enough love, you never have to worry.

Song 360: “Wild Roses”

You don’t have to wonder if I love you
You don’t have to wonder if I care

Wish on any star
No matter where you are
I’m still here for you

We will always know where the wild roses grow
A kiss for every thorn has got us through so far

You don’t have to worry, I’m right here
You don’t have to worry about my love

You will always know
No matter where you go
I’m always here

We will always know where the wild roses grow
A kiss for every thorn has got us through so far

Please don’t feel so far away
We have our love every day we breathe

You don’t have to worry
You don’t have to wonder

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from December – 2016, track released December 25, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

Madness or sadness, you can take your pick… Song 359

Oh the bliss of ignorance, the agony of knowing. Is one better than the other? Is the indecision it’s own special form of torture? Lawyers say, “Never ask a question you don’t already know the answer to.”… But if you can feel something wrong with you, is it better to know, or should you let it go? Maybe time heals all wounds. Maybe time is running out. Or maybe it’s all in my head and I just need to keep moving. Like a drowning shark. Teeth bared. Smelling the blood in the water. Or perhaps hiding from life is the answer to that question that nobody asked. Or it’ could be a tumor… it’s not a tumor. It’s not a tumor at all.

Song 359: “Let It Go Now”

Madness or sadness, you can take your pick
I’m so lost inside this, it really makes me sick

Do I wanna, do I wanna, do I wanna know
Do I wanna, do I wanna, or just let it go

This wound may be superficial
Or down deep in my bones
I guess it’s not official
I’m just sick of telephones

I feel it crawling in my brain every waking hour
I wish I was only insane, but I don’t have that power

Do I wanna, do I wanna, do I wanna know
Do I wanna, do I wanna, or just let it go

Do I want to know
Should I want to know
Let it go now, let it go now

Do I want to know
Should I want to know
Let it go now, let it go now

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from December – 2016, track released December 24, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

I’ve emptied out my mind, a few too many times… Song 358

Everyone need a day off sometimes. So, I recorded this song Wednesday along with the song I released then. I’m gonna take the day off from recording today. What will I do with all this relaxing free time on my hands!?!?? Clean. Happy Friday!

Song 358: “Day Off”

I’ve learned a trick or two
To make up the difference
I’ve emptied out my pockets
To show my love to you

I may not have the time
To sit and wonder why
All the pieces fit when I’m with you

We can take the day off
And watch the world spin round
I know I’ve got a funny way of showing you
I love you, but I do

I’ve fought a war or two
To punch that ticket
I’ve emptied out my mind
A few too many times

But all that goes away
When I see your face
Smiling back at me

We can take the day off
And watch the world spin round
I know I’ve got a funny way of showing you
I love you, but I do

I got a good idea about an hour ago
I want to tell you but I gotta know
Do you love me too

We can take the day off
And watch the world spin round
I know I’ve got a funny way of showing you
I love you, but I do

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from December – 2016, track released December 23, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

Hold on tight to the moment… Song 357

Moments disappear without a trace, like magic. Where do those memories go if no one remembers them? Like a tree in the forest? Hold on tight, because this moment will never be here again. Maybe that’s a good thing, maybe it’s regrettable. Neither time nor the tides ever stop. We sometimes get washed away in the waves.

Song 357: “Like Magic”

Worlds spinning out like waves
Crashing into sadness
I feel the tides go in and out
Like Magic

Hold together in the moment
Hold your feet to the fire

Questions answered slowly
Like stars never seen
I feel the pull of your gravity
Like Magic

Hold on tight to the moment
Don’t dismiss the tragedy

Wounds upon wounds
Scars upon scars
Nothing ever changes
Like magic, like magic

Hold on tight to the moment
Like magic, like magic

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from December – 2016, track released December 22, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

I feel warm next to you… Song 356

Well, winter has officially begun. Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. On the bright side, the days will get longer from now on and (hopefully) get warmer. The sun will come back, if we let it. I was unusually under the weather the last two days, so I didn’t write a blog post for my previous two songs. I also didn’t feel up to singing or playing guitar, so those songs are instrumentals. I feel much better today though, so I went all out. Lots of nice overtones in this song. I really like how it turned out. Almost soft psychedelic and spacy, but still romantic and accessible. I like when it all works out nicely.

Song 356: “Next To You”

Winter is here, but we don’t have to be cold here inside
That wind may be blowing and the sun is hiding on this long night
But I’m warm here with you

The sun will come back if we let it
And I’ll never let you go if you let me
Stay warm here with you

The snow keeps falling, but we don’t have to go out in the cold
Wrapped up in my arms, stay here forever with me
An you’ll be safe next to me

The sun will come back if we let it
And I’ll never let you go if you let me
Stay warm here with you

The sun will come back if we let it
And I’ll never let you go if you let me
Stay warm here with you

I feel warm next to you
I feel warm next to you

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from December – 2016, track released December 21, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

Crystallized will, right behind my third eye… Song 353

The sun is shining bright today. It’s deceptive. It’s frigid outside and as soon as the wind gusts, it steals the very breath from your lungs. The dog doesn’t seem to comprehend this. She sees the sun shining through the windows and thinks that going outside is a good idea. Then 30 seconds later, she realizes that it is, in fact, cold as hell outside. I tried explaining all of this to her, but I don’t think she understood anything other than the word “outside”. Tail wags.

Song 353: “Burning Holes”

The sun is burning holes in my blinded eyes
I find that worried look buried in the ice

It’s always in my sunshine
It’s always when I wake up, wake up

Even though the sun is shining bright
It doesn’t make it warm when I step outside my world

The snow is blowing wild but I still feel alive
Crystallized will, right behind my third eye

It’s always in my sunshine
It’s always when I wake up, wake up

Even though the sun is shining bright
It doesn’t make it warm when I step outside my world

It’s always in my sunshine, sunshine
It’s always in my sunshine, sunshine
Burning holes

It’s always in my sunshine
It’s always when I wake up, wake up
It’s always in my sunshine
It’s always when I wake up, wake up
It’s always in my sunshine
It’s always when I wake up, wake up
It’s always in my sunshine
It’s always when I wake up, wake up, wake up

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from December – 2016, track released December 18, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

Awake before the sunrise, the clouds refuse to part… Song 352

Only two weeks left on this grand ol’ journey of music creation. 14 more songs to go. I’m already done in my mind. The path laid out before me. There is an endless well of creativity available to me, but the time is coming to narrow my focus. Polish all the brass and clean out the grooves. I have to hone the edge to razor sharp and decide where to swing the blade. But first, I’ll write and record another 14 songs…

Song 352: “Surface”

Awake before the sunrise, the clouds refuse to part
There still lies a bitterness, somewhere in this heart
A frozen smile so stunning, devoid of all feeling
It’s calling out to someone, not afraid of reeling

In the cold cold dark
This fire won’t stay lit
A feeling that mistakes are hidden
In the ice, just under the surface

Asleep with the dawn, that sun won’t blind my eyes
A love arrives, it takes me by surprise
A battle with those feelings, at a loss for what to say
I’m tired of illusions, they haunt me every day

In the cold cold dark
This fire won’t stay lit
A feeling that mistakes are hidden
In the ice, just under the surface

I need a little help to get me through the world
I made for myself, I feel it deep down in my bones
And just under the surface

In the cold cold dark
This fire won’t stay lit
A feeling that mistakes are hidden
In the ice, just under the surface

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from December – 2016, track released December 17, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams