Measure

by matt pond PA

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1.
Measure 1 04:12
sailors count on the water – they think they’ll measure – they think they’ll know behavior that would seem awkward – you’ll let your hair down – you’re letting go You think you’re right – why do you bother – why do you bother – when you’re so right these novelties - doing me favors it’s good you’re pleased – doing me favors answers, we’ve sailed beyond answers – caught in your tide pool – you’re letting go but these sailors – count on the water – they think they’ll measure – they think they’ll know so you know you’re right – why do you bother – why do you bother – when you’re so right these novelties – doing me favors it’s good you’re pleased – doing me favors I’ll measure water – I’ll measure the wind – that’s all I can do – that’s all I can do and if you see them – would you remind them – that they know nothing – that they know nothing
2.
the sound is in your head words cannot be heard the sound is in your head words cannot be heard I can’t waste another minute I can’t wait another day the sound
3.
The Hollows 03:24
erasers impress me everyday – they have a way – of forgetting easily morning when your better half – has gone out back – and you can’t hide what you see hide the hollows from me what’s there, windows holes intact – behind me lacks the walls for me to breath I’m there – I am all around – I am spread out – the wide transparency hide the hollows from me I’m not into explaining the symbol’s slight but burning bright hide the hollows
4.
Green Grass 05:51
look captured – but calm behind your eyes – why you try you break my heart and i can’t evolve with nature – there’s so much less to mind – why you lie you break my heart and i can’t evolve on the green grass on the green grass under starlight starlight but this nature – has to be denied – why I try and it breaks my heart – that I can’t evolve I’ve settled – I’ve given up desire – why I lie and it breaks my heart – that I can’t evolve on the green grass on the green grass under starlight starlight
5.
Measure 2 03:08
these are the words and they have been building thermostats and light control if the point goes on forever that’s the only truth you know let’s just all turn down let’s just all turn down off the marks your books even they have an ending that fears respect is all towards unknown if you say you can’t believe me that’s the only truth you know let’s just all turn down lets just all turn down off the mark down off the marks the proving ground has been closed down there’s nothing here but quiet anymore so popular to die for convictions possibilities were banned from the fold in the good parts your eyes stay shut when it’s bad you like to gloat and all the voices are competing all the voices steal the show let’s just all turn down let’s just all turn down off the marks down off the marks
6.
Sugar House 01:42
sugar house, the roof half-torn private place the snow keeps warm we won’t lie down, we won’t undress and so much guilt we won’t address a kiss is all, a kiss is all
7.
New Fall 04:38
leaves are reminders the small fallen signpost you are going cold under the bleachers you can’t hide forever the air has grown old what you wanted to say has now all blown away frozen the dirt roads the ruts become guides and you’re mind you’re confined stumbling backwards to where you’ll end up and it’s all been defined it’s the force of the cold and the chances you’ve sold and I’m killing this time but it’s not really mine don’t give me the wide eyes and act like you don’t know these small towns have ways of making you feel sorry don’t tell me, I know I’m off pulling your hair and you don’t seem to care you’re no fun anymore blaming the brown of the sky and the ground you’re so easily bored it’s the force of the cold and the chances you’ve sold and I’m killing this time but it’s not really mine don’t give the wide eyes and act like you don’t know these small towns have ways of making you feel sorry don’t tell me, I know
8.
Competition 02:34
I won’t be able to come to the table without the greenness that I believe in somewhere but I don’t know thoughts of competition will take hold somewhere but I don’t know thoughts of competition it’s the running around the field and the lanes that you couldn’t yield back and forth between air that’s thin is the idea that you might win somewhere but I don’t know thoughts of competition will take hold somewhere but I don’t know thoughts of competition I won’t be able to come to the table without the greenness that I believe in
9.
the orange of the fire – the catch of the barbed wire running through the woods can cost – across your chest your breath you’ve lost we got here by back roads – the turns the breaks the hills that roll seconds I would realize I never want to close my eyes and here we are – we’re flying through the scenery I hope you turn your head – to see the moon has set miss it every time it goes – the further on the less I know
10.
close up the door of abandoned self-control it’s like a show where the maps will all unfold don’t tell me why there is a price of spring uncover other things the leaves to lie marked by new growth making circles with a pen of all unknowns can we wait until the end don’t tell me why there is a price of spring uncover other things the leaves to lie I’ll admit to half that should make your map these words hang frozen and swollen and still right here I open and close up my will so there’s not one thing til there’s not one thing
11.
It's Over 01:49
to begin where I once left off is a trail I am descending if words were more, picture the depth of trees there’s no start, can’t see the ending we’ll say that it’s over it’s over we’ll say that it’s over it’s over where river waters are deemed too deep you sort of float on weak conclusions for lack of reason, for lack of truth throw out your mind it’s a vacation we’ll say that it’s over, it’s over we’ll say that it’s over it’s over

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released March 21, 2001

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matt pond PA Kingston, New York

After two decades of successfully pursuing simple truths in popular music, Matt Pond has recently begun to take on projects that stretch beyond the conventional trajectory of independent rock and roll. Other projects explore artist relationships over mediums and miles, where the aural meets the visual and beyond (-ond -ond -ond). ... more

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