I We Us Are Was Were Is

by The River Has Many Voices

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Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future
And time future contained in time past.
-T.S. Eliot

For Andrea

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released 22 July 2012
All songs written and performed by Matthew Payne.

With:

Michael Young: Bass
Matt Latour: Drums, Percussion, Electric Guitar on "Simple Mornings"
Julie Wang: Violin, Cello
Matt Meyer: Keys

Produced by: TRHMV, John Michael Landon
Engineered by: John Michael Landon @ Premium Recording, Austin, TX
Mixed by: Kevin Szymanski
Mastered by: Nick Landis @ Terra Nova Mastering, Austin, TX
Album Design by: Josiah Spence @ Bowlerhatcreative.com

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Track Name: Simple Mornings
Dear Andrea:

You’re still asleep
And don’t let me wake you from your sleep
I just wanted to write a few words
For whatever they may be worth

Right now I’m lying right next to you
And the morning is just now coming through
Today I woke up in your arms and found
Something I needed to have found

They say a year ain’t that long
But you know what kind of year it’s been
When I look back I can barely place
Just who I was before I went away

So dear Andrea when you awake
I’ll just have a few words to say
Cause today I woke up next to you
And for the first time in a long time it was like everything was new

And you know I needed to know that again
You know I love these…
Yeah you know I love to spent these…

Simple mornings after rain:
Just lying next to you

Oh the simple light:
Lying next to you
Track Name: Our Forever Is Now
Just look at all that starlight
Just look at all those points of light
Yeah and some of them are satellites
From up there our world is a blue light

I know down here there’s a darkness
Yeah you know that kind of darkness
And sometimes it feels like
It never lifts: like it never quits

But just look at all that starlight
Just look at all those points of light
Yeah I promise you that all this
This is all yours, yours is all this

Our forever is now
Stand anywhere and look out
Our forever is now
This is our time
Our forever is now

So what if all this was changing
The mountains and the oceans
But what if all this changing
Was all just an old wind

And what if that old wind
Made everything unbroken
And made everything golden
Made everything whole again

Our forever is now
Stand anywhere and just look out
Our forever is now
This is our time
Our forever is now
Track Name: Not Even The Moon Could Dream You
I know the way the wind keeps tomorrow in its arms
Going by your window: rushing ever far
Then vanishes through the lot next door and down the street
I know how hard it is to find what you want to be

But when you open up your eyes
You’ll see the morning that surrounds you
And that you are not alone

I took a pause: I took a break
I swear I saw your face
The moon is a song: it’s a stair
Yeah: and it can take me almost anywhere

To your street: your door: your house: your floor
Your room: your steps: your flowerbeds
But not even the moon could know how many shades of blue are in you

Not even the moon could dream you…

When you open up your eyes
You’ll see the morning that surrounds you
And that you are not alone
Track Name: She Wasn't Doing Nothing, Just Standing On The Balcony
I’m looking at your photograph in my armchair
Looking in your paper eyes: wishing I was back there

I’ll board a plane: yeah I’ll come flying back
If I come flying down your street will you hold your arms out to catch?

Oh girl you make it look easy
Doing nothing: just standing on the balcony: holding the universe together

And how right the light: how simple the morning air
How when morning comes and you’re lying there

I’ll board a star: yeah I’ll come burning back
If I come in such a flash will you hold your arms out to catch?

Oh honey you make it look easy
Doing nothing: just standing on the balcony: holding the universe together
Track Name: The Changes
You grabbed your book: you grabbed your bag
And went to say your goodbye
You heard your own steps on the wooden floor
And it brought you a little back in time

Yeah: the changes

You try and save what you can save:
The changes
You try and make what you can make:
The changes
You take the things you need to take

You were young and you would always be alive
Every walk home there was a new rock to find
But you can never really ever know
How much you you’re gonna leave behind

Yeah: the changes

You save the things you need to save:
The changes
You save a little of love: a little of pain:
The changes
You hold the things that you can hold:
Change is
You keep the parts they keep you whole
Change is
You save a little to remember by
Change is
You keep a box of letters and time
Track Name: Lightning:Thunder
There’s a highway
There’s a straight line
I could go forever
Just break for new life

Yeah it’s overcast
It’s midnight
And this feels like a dividing line

Is that lightning or is it thunder?
Or just a likening to the sound of the rain?
Cause if it’s lightning: I gotta wonder
If I should lie in shelter or go out anyway

There’s a freeway
There’s a bus fare
I could go forever
Straight outta here

But maybe it’s long past
Long drives
Maybe it’s long past: choosing sides

Is this lightning or is it thunder?
Or just a likening to the sound of the rain?
Cause if it’s lightning: I gotta wonder
If I should lie in shelter or go out anyway

Is it over? Cause I’ll walk away
But if it’s not over: give me a sign to say
Cause I got a feeling I could stand here forever and lose you anyway

Is that lightning or is it thunder?
Or just a likening to the sound of the rain?
Cause if it’s lightning: I gotta wonder
If I should lie in shelter or go out anyway
Track Name: Returning
It’s sundown
On that long unending field
The edges burned out
The horizons dark filled
Yeah and then the night: stretches open like
Just like a book: I wish I could write
I reach up and out: to fold the corner down
Yeah to mark the page: yeah to mark this ground
I am in a room with no doors
Yeah I am stretched upon the night with no shores

I am rising: I am falling
I am: returning

When I come back
My first thought will be of you
I’ll wanna show you that
I’ll wanna show you that all things are new
I’ll wanna fold it up: I’ll wanna take it down
I’ll wanna find its name: I’ll wanna make the sound
I’ll wanna reach up and out: to mark the page
So when I hold it out: you’ll know the way
But now I am in a room with no doors
And the night is stretched out over me like a sea with no shores

I am rising: I am falling
I am: returning
Track Name: I'm Gonna Love You Anyway
I started out younger
Yeah just dreaming of
In all my hunger
Yeah just dreaming of love

But I saw it shifting
And how it can break a family up
What it does when its missing
So yeah I gave it up

I said: I will never let love
Break me like that

So I went missing
Yeah I went away
And I wouldn’t listen
When the moon brushed love my way

And now I’m standing here
Thirty years like yesterday
Thinking about you
And the way you make me wanna change

If I should love you
Would I just break in half?

But yeah, I’m gonna love you anyway


I don’t wanna build it
Yeah if it’s just gonna break
And I don’t wanna hurt you
But I don’t wanna feel afraid

I wanna hold it up
Or bury it deep inside
I wanna keep it safe
From the world outside

I wanna know that
It will be alright

Last night I left
Your house at 2 AM
You said: don’t go
I said: no really it’s better if I’m leaving

And as I was driving
I said: is this really how it goes?
Am I really gonna turn and run?
I said: no, no, no: and drove back to your home

I knocked and you smiled and said: hey

Yeah, I’m gonna love you anyway