r​.​i​.​p. matt

by the handshakes

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released January 26, 2017

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the handshakes Greenville, South Carolina

solo project of matt webb //
making good girls go sad since '00

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Track Name: i can feel my skeleton
i feel it in my skull
down to my toes
starting in the bridge
of my nose

feel my sternum hum
sink into the floor
i can't get up
don't know what for

magnetize my bones
drill into my chest
warms me like a kid
cradled in a nest

melting off my face
exposing everything
cage around my lungs
make my organs sing
Track Name: lichen
did you know that we are essentially the same
we could have a some kids that are insane like us, insane like us
i feel like we are on another plane of life
existence with an everlasting strife relieved, a dull reality

i'll be your parasitic analytic flea
and you'll get me back by leeching me of life, me of life
relation characterized by codepency
everything is never as it seems through sight, my unholy acolyte
Track Name: when i get a car
when i get a car my band'll tour
and i'll live out of it when i'm poor
it might smell like weed and cigarettes
and it won't have 100 miles yet

when i get a car we'll drive away
we'll go real far not knowing where we'll stay
when i get wheels i'll spend my time downtown
i'll be cool and drive my friends around
Track Name: out of here
im comfortable in hell
otherwise doing well
they could never be true
these words i speak to you, could they?
if i get out of here
i'll never get out of here alive

let down your family
they never stood here by your side
rid of my urge to speak
i can see urgence in your eyes
if we get out of here
we'll never get out of here alive

you'd get lost in the thoughts that i have
you put so many ideas in my head
you don't know what you've, down again
and im still all alone in my bed
Track Name: PNF (pisgah national forest)
before my time
the birds and the trees all sang along
to the sound of wind chimes
in the middle of the trees in north carolina

i was conceived
in the wilderness amongst the leaves
the animals
waiting for my nativity

i feel as close
to the moon outside as the lamp inside my room
when im far from home
i feel as though there's nothing else to do
Track Name: trust me
there's nothing more to be scared of
reject those who're not one of us
there is glass amongst the sand
put your care into my hands
there's coverage all over the path
i'll help you clear the grass
there is glass amongst the sand
put your care into my hands

you are my light
you are my life, trust me
you are my night
you are my day, trust me

if i were to lie you
there's nothing less i'd rather do
you're not making any sense
i repeat my main offense
charming, cunning, pure intents
exploits of the malcontent
you're not making any sense
i repeat my main offense

you are my light
you are my life, trust me
you are my night
you are my day, trust me
Track Name: sad about (demo)
little boy, what are you sad about
you found some pills and they really help you out
down the hatch almost every night
take a few and then you will feel alright

cos you've found a new direction in this world
full of scary ghosts and pretty girls
it seems like everyone wants you to hurt
you can tell by the inflections in their words
Track Name: birdseed (demo)
you eat the seed out of my hand
come back next week and do it again
you can't do much on your own
i'd better not leave you alone