WAVES

by MAT McHUGH

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WAVES is the brand new studio album from MAT McHUGH
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released October 1, 2015

all songs written, produced and performed by Mat McHugh
mixed by Ian Pritchett @ Noisegate & Ras Mateo @ Real Love
mastered by Matthew Gray @ Matthew Gray Mastering

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Track Name: AVALANCHES
we head forward , no choice in it
no other way through
the salt tastes like poison
it's been cutting me in two
it gets cold come night
the darkness , black like the valley floor
the ocean like avalanches
and each wave keeps breaking
like never before

what damn use is all this sky ?
it must be miles straight down
the sea stings
like loves that i've lost
was long ago i drowned
but, good lord, we sang like lightning
bet they could hear us now
the ocean like avalanches
and nothing feels like heaven
i see no way out

i see no way out
Track Name: BLACK RAINBOWS
yeah on the day
that i was born there was a black rainbow
then all the way
that i have come it's followed me back home
there's all the miles
that i have spent under the blank sunshine
there's all the times
that i have stared ahead, buried alive

so i kept running
threw my hands to the wind
lost but hoping that someday
you could hold me again
that the clouds would open up
lift away from my sights
that the rain would cover us
and we'd fall
get lost in the light

be my control
be my demise
be my one true love left
be my resolve
be my disguise
be my whole use, confessed
please loneliness
feels like i'm close
like you're a ghost sometimes
fluorescent mess
what i miss most
is what i won't survive

so i kept running
bent my plans to the sun
felt the ground
came into focus
saw who i'd become
spun a thousand points of luck
in the starkness of night
there's the break in all of us
where the darkness comes for the light ...
Track Name: ALL I EVER WANTED
i had a dream the other night
there was something right in front of me
i couldn't touch it
but i heard it say something
then, when i woke up
there were millions of them clawing me
i started screaming
but nobody there heard me
thought for a minute
then i headed straight for the door
could feel them breathing on my neck
turned the key too slow
reached for the handle
but somebody grabbed me, took hold
i tried to leave
they wouldn't let me go

45 or a minute
couldn't tell for a minute
couldn't be for sure

been running all my life
just hoping to hit something
now maybe no disguise
could make us disappear
we stumble through the lights
like every moment comes in
carrying the weight
of all that brought us here
baby, we'll be waves
breaking in a chorus
blood burning our veins
lit like fireworks
someday we could escape
before they even saw us
caught us
and that's all i ever wanted
i ever wanted

went for a walk to clear my head
but i was spotted by a gang of ghosts
i've seen them all my life
i never run from them
one pointed at me
told me that my light was always close
and that i shouldn't ever be afraid again
i felt my skin
it didn't feel a lot like before
could hear the breeze yell at my back
calling me to go
the neon twisted up in knots
as we all collide
i set my heart down
in the falling tide

45 or a minute
couldn't tell for a minute
couldn't be for sure

been running all my life
just hoping to hit something
now maybe no disguise
could make us disappear
we stumble through the lights
like every moment comes in
carrying the weight
of all that brought us here
baby, we'll be waves
breaking in a chorus
blood burning our veins
lit like fireworks
someday we could escape
before they even saw us
caught us
and that's all i ever wanted
i ever wanted ...
Track Name: SIDEWAYS
oh, let the night take me
hold me under the lights
i don't wanna be lonely
no more
maybe we'll see something
and that would be enough
then we could become nothing
no score
tell me, where is my mind ?
'no surrender' you said
'we forget so we can find'
then hold on
so i let it console my soul
i remember you then
say they'd never let me go
be no-one

we could be something else
we could be free
we could be ...

i see you dancing
you say we're running
yes and i love you
like i have always
we stay romancing
they'll say we're coming down
lost in these feelings
knocking me sideways

i felt my heart beat slow
stood there looking at you
like some life i'd never know
frozen
lay my defenses down
heard them calling my name
from the darkness all around
stolen
panic then lose my head
i was falling away
then i fell to you instead
was so gone
spoke but no words came out
so we tried holding on
through the loneliness and doubt
for so long

we could be something else
we could be free
we could be ...

i see you dancing
you say we're running
yes and i love you
like i have always
we stay romancing
they'll say we're coming down
lost in these feelings
knocking me sideways
Track Name: IF YOU SEE MY HEART
be still, my fading confidence
it's all design then consequence
when all i do is make no sense
there's you
get born into this world to break
could borderline be your mistake
or i could be the chance you take, come true

if you see my heart
oh my heart
would you take it,
hold me tonight, turn me loose ?
if you see my heart
oh my heart
don't you break it on me
don't try to console me
there just ain't no use

lost all my faith, no self control
ran for escape to break the hold
lonely,
could never wait to be set down
if stalling is all that it is
i'd lead the race, no bandages
could cover up the traces
we'd be found

if you see my heart
oh my heart
would you take it,
hold me tonight, turn me loose ?
if you see my heart
oh my heart
don't you break it on me
don't try to console me
there just ain't no use

well i never felt no love before
like my heart was fallen, on the floor
like i waited but it's on the line
it's on the line
and it's funny, never worked it out
ain't nobody ever had no doubts
that we're stars and shine 'til we burn out
and time is time

if you see my heart
oh my heart
would you take it,
hold me tonight, turn me loose ?
if you see my heart
oh my heart
don't you break it on me
don't try to console me
there just ain't no use
Track Name: TOTAL DESTRUCTION
i keep on counting all the ways
that i could turn to walk away, then run
but i keep running into you
despite that all that i could do, i've done
there could be no denying
we both turned cold on trying
it wasn't enough
guess we'll never know
who's taking who
in this game we're playing
playing too rough

so tell me is this love
or total destruction ?
so tell me is this love
or total control ?

i keep on drowning in your words
it's their return that i keep dying from
don't say it's no co-incidence
that we should lose all our defence
be done
don't know my own self beside you
but tell me, what else should i do
when all that i know
is how to see you, surrender
all i've tried to remember
to not let show ?

so tell me is this love
or total destruction ?
so tell me is this love
or total control ?
Track Name: HIGH UP
once, all that i could feel in my heart
was the darkness
was all that i could do
just to keep myself from falling in
took all that it could steal from me
i was nothingness
but then i found my mind
saw enough not to notice anything

so we get high up
'til the ceiling falls under us
it's like we only go up
we never come down slowly
all of my life i've been waiting here
for something to begin
design it colourful
so it can better show through
this heart of mine, it's intact
i never hide it from you
all of my life i've been stumbling 'round
trying to say something

once, i never noticed my own self
i was see through
was empty like a dream
never had any place that i fit in
stood underneath the stars
saw them fall
it was silent
but when i thought it through
i was sure there was more to everything ..

so we get high up
'til the ceiling falls under us
it's like we only go up
we never come down slowly
all of my life i've been waiting here
for something to begin
design it colourful
so it can better show through
this heart of mine, it's intact
i never hide it from you
all of my life i've been stumbling 'round
trying to say something
Track Name: MAGIC
i used to feel, all along,
having plans was important
got used to feeling the weight
coming down on me, folding on my chest
never believed i would find there'd be love
'til i saw it
in the stars, in the sky, on the night
you laid bare all my defence

now all i see is the magic
everywhere i look, you'll be
now all i see is the magic
let it fall, uncover me
if we could stay would you find me ?
we could get lost up in the light
no more running
running home ...

once, i was caught up in words
that i thought would define me
once, i was emptiness
lost but surrounded
was held there endlessly
never could lie to myself
like they did to me, mostly
when all i needed was proof love would come for me
find me where i'd be

now all i see is the magic
everywhere i look, you'll be
now all i see is the magic
let it fall, uncover me
if we could stay would you find me ?
we could get lost up in the light
no more running
running home ...

tonight
Track Name: HIGH UP ( radio edit )
once, all that i could feel in my heart
was the darkness
was all that i could do
just to keep myself from falling in
took all that it could steal from me
i was nothingness
but then i found my mind
saw enough not to notice anything

so we get high up
'til the ceiling falls under us
it's like we only go up
we never come down slowly
all of my life i've been waiting here
for something to begin
design it colourful
so it can better show through
this heart of mine, it's intact
i never hide it from you
all of my life i've been stumbling 'round
trying to say something

once, i never noticed my own self
i was see through
was empty like a dream
never had any place that i fit in
stood underneath the stars
saw them fall
it was silent
but when i thought it through
i was sure there was more to everything ..

so we get high up
'til the ceiling falls under us
it's like we only go up
we never come down slowly
all of my life i've been waiting here
for something to begin
design it colourful
so it can better show through
this heart of mine, it's intact
i never hide it from you
all of my life i've been stumbling 'round
trying to say something
Track Name: SIDEWAYS ( radio edit )
oh, let the night take me
hold me under the lights
i don't wanna be lonely
no more
maybe we'll see something
and that would be enough
then we could become nothing
no score
tell me, where is my mind ?
'no surrender' you said
'we forget so we can find'
then hold on
so i let it console my soul
i remember you then
say they'd never let me go
be no-one

we could be something else
we could be free
we could be ...

i see you dancing
you say we're running
yes and i love you
like i have always
we stay romancing
they'll say we're coming down
lost in these feelings
knocking me sideways

i felt my heart beat slow
stood there looking at you
like some life i'd never know
frozen
lay my defenses down
heard them calling my name
from the darkness all around
stolen
panic then lose my head
i was falling away
then i fell to you instead
was so gone
spoke but no words came out
so we tried holding on
through the loneliness and doubt
for so long

we could be something else
we could be free
we could be ...

i see you dancing
you say we're running
yes and i love you
like i have always
we stay romancing
they'll say we're coming down
lost in these feelings
knocking me sideways
Track Name: SIDEWAYS ( bakehouse edit )
written, performed and produced by Mat McHugh
recorded @ the Bakehouse
mixed by Ras Mateo @ Real Love
mastered by Matthew Gray @ Matthew Gray Mastering