These Things EP

by Duncan Mathew

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released July 17, 2012

All music and lyrics written by Duncan Mathew.
Produced and engineered by Justin Blasier at Underladder Studios



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Duncan Mathew Tulsa, Oklahoma

Duncan Mathew is an artist out of Tulsa, OK. Born and raised on the open plains, his music is made for driving through them.

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Track Name: Whispers
Are you listening to me?
I've been screaming from a hole inside of me.

I'm just starting to believe
That everything You're saying is everything I need
The whispers in the wind are speaking of
All the places that I'm supposed to be
And the places that I'm not

Well I've been running from truth
Yeah, I've been running from You

It's been a long time since I could sing a song
It's been a hard time just trying to move along

The sun is giving up the sky
It's the cue for all my demons to come out from where they hide
Well, I just want to be free
Yeah, but they'll hunt me down
They'll show their teeth
And they'll beat me 'till I bleed

It's been a long time since I could sing a song
It's been a hard time just trying to move along
I've been running through these city streets just trying to escape
It's been a long hard way
Track Name: Days For Nights
Everything's been bleeding for nothing
There's shadows in the halls
The clock keeps on turning
Days keep on burning
Framing the hours on the wall
Don't let me go

'Cuz I know it's gonna be hard to breathe
And I know that I'll fall apart if you leave

The days have been crazy, so I've been replacing
All my days for nights
I lay on my back and I stare at the ceiling
Pray it will all be alright
Don't let me go

Please don't let me go
Don't let me go...
Track Name: Miles Away
I was thinking, man, I know it's been awhile
Since you could listen to me sing
Since I could crack a smile
I've been so cold these days just lying in the sun
And though the heat burns up the ground
It never warms me up

Well, I've... I've been afraid
I've left you miles away
Your truth was more than I could take
Well, I... I can't let go
Been driving far too long
I'm starting to lose my control

I was dreaming of a time where I could see
Everything in front of me, and everything in between
Man, I swear that I've been changing for awhile
But what's the point in changing, if it all just stays the same

No idea where to go
But I've still got miles down this road
To find where I belong
No idea who I am
But I'm just trying to be the man
That You want me to be
Track Name: Break Me Open
don't feel Your hand here anymore
I just feel it knocking on the door
And I can hear Your hand starting to break
With each and every stroke that You take

Well, break me open
I know it's Your heart I've broken again
Well, break me open
I won't even fight.

Well, I've been building shelter from the storm
I put every nail in every board
And though I worked my hands down to the bone
It never really worked
I should have known.
Track Name: These Things
I got these things locked in me
I do my best, keep them from surfacing

But I can't do this on my own
I can't do this on my own

I got these things surrounding me
Their voices fill my head till I can't sleep

Well, I can't do this on my own
I can't do this on my own

Well, I don't know where to go
Where to run
But you are the one that I lean on
I can trust

I got these things bruising me
But it don't matter because you're here with me

I can't do this on my own
I can't do this on my own