Matt Costa Clipped Wings

She was the rain dancing in puddles

She was trouble

Me, with the games I played was a puzzle

But I loved her, it’s true

Now I know what love can do

Once we were young, and lived dangerous

But the rains poured down, they started to change us

We both grew so ancient

Singing in circles around her were golden cherubs of sorrow

I tried to bury them all in the backyard with a shovel

But I only dug myself a hole

Once we were young, and lived dangerous

But the rains poured down, they started to change us

We both grew so ancient

There we were, familiar strangers

When the rains poured down,

Heaven knows why she changed her mind

Or she saved her goodbyes

Over cloudy skies, we tried, with clipped wings, to fly

She was the rain dancing in puddles

She was trouble

Once we were young, and lived dangerous

But the rains poured down, they started to change us

We both grew so ancient

So there we were, familiar strangers

When the rains poured down,

Heaven knows why she changed her mind

Or she saved her goodbyes

Over cloudy skies, we tried, with clipped wings, to fly

Matt Costa Bound

Behind the mountains where the Cuckoo sings

They tried to mine a miner for his golden veins

But a guy gets lonely and a guy gets sick

Evil woman you’re bound to make a mess of it

She laid me down in her golden sheets

Lord save me, Lord I was knee deep

Well a hundred soldiers and a thousand men

Couldn’t drag me down but I’m back on my knees again

Wanna leave, wanna go

That woman is a devil yes I know

But i know more than you think I do

You got a hole in your face where I can see through you

Well holy me, you’ve got devils in your sleeves

With the bull in your court you’re bound

To make a mess of me

Wanna leave, wanna go

That woman is a devil yes I know

Matt Costa Bleeding Hearts

There’s just one thing

There’s just one thing

That’ll torture your soul, the grass will stain your clothes

Until the bleeding heart hands you a rose

It’s a long, long ways

It’s a long long ways

Four letter words can cause you so much pain

It’s a long long ways

They’re coming soon to take away

But you can’t wait another day

The loneliest and lonelier, well he’ll get his and she’ll get hers

How long must I wait? How long can we wait?

The good’s all gone bad, now the villains stole the hand

And you hide in corners starving for a chance

There’s just one thing

There’s just one thing

That’ll torture your soul and the grass will stain your clothes

Until the bleeding heart hands you a rose

‘Til the bleeding heart hands you a rose

‘Til the bleeding heart hands you a rose

‘Til the bleeding heart hands you a rose

Matt Costa Behind The Moon

I would shine just like a million suns if you’d just love me baby

I’ll be in your life again so baby, baby just say maybe

Now here I come

To dance around the sun

I’ve been oh so blue

Stuck behind the moon

Now let me in

Back where we begin

And let me hold you like the way

I used to do

All the stars point me to you and lately they just drive me crazy

A universe can be so cruel so baby, baby be my lady

Now here I come

To dance around the sun

I’ve been oh so blue

Stuck behind the moon

Now let me in

Back where we begin

And let me hold you like the way

I used to do

I would shine just like a million suns if you’d just love me baby

I’ll be in your life again so baby, baby just say maybe

Now here I come

To dance around the sun

I’ve been oh so blue

Stuck behind the moon

Now let me in

Back where we begin

And let me hold you like the way

Now let me hold you like the way…

Now let me hold you like the way…

Now let me hold you like the way…

I used to do

I used to do

I used to do

I used to do

Matt Costa Downfall

If I wait long enough someone might come out

If I tried I could be somebody else

So I follow false prophets walking down my street

To keep, keep me busy so soundly I sleep

But it’s all in the downfall of me, all in the downfall

Don’t bury my feet so I can’t run

I’ll be your martyr in bells

Well I’ve walked in your steps and held my breath

Until your words reached the air

Then I lied with the poets face first in the street

When the world cast it’s shadow I became it’s sheep

But it’s all in the downfall of me, all in the downfall

So I follow false prophets walking down my street

To keep, keep me busy so soundly I sleep

I lied with the poets face first in the street

When the world cast it’s shadow I became it’s sheep

But it’s all been the downfall, it’s all been the downfall

It’s all been the downfall of me

All in the downfall

Matt Costa Desire’s Only Fling

You can count your friends for a little while

And you can make them seem like they’re all worthwhile

Looking at the children and all of them worth

Making my decisions based on last minute calls I plea

But the devil wouldn’t like it if you stabbed him in the back

Dancing with desire’s only fling

Making my decision, I headed for the seams

Exiting only to find my dreams

Were real

Down on a south is where you can find him

Counting the days left to fulfill his omens

Turning at the ends of the unfinished corners

Opening of dreams left of untidy fallacy

But the devil wouldn’t like it if you stabbed him in the back

Dancing with desire’s only fling

Making my decision, I headed for the seams

Exiting only to find my dreams

Were real

Ticking away soon you will find that

Under the sand lies all of your ends mend

But if you come across the one who defies him

Be careful not to fall in the eyes of temptation

Cause the devil wouldn’t like it if you stabbed him in the back

Dancing with desire’s only fling

Making my decision, I headed for the seams

Exiting only to find my dreams

Were real

Matt Costa Cold December

I’ve been waiting, pacing along the halls ever since you left here

I’ve been cleaning, scrubbing the plates and weeding out the garden dear

I can’t fall asleep to your mystery slowly blowing from the shore

I have not failed to be what you’d expect of me

Swallowing glass just to stay pure

All the birds are heading down south but you’re staying up north you say

I’ve got jackets blankets and sheets, its going to be a cold december

It could be warm you see, a statue next to me

Swimming away from the ice and snow

Could I have failed to see the signs in front of me

Warning and flashing symbols, subtle and simple I couldn’t see

I couldnt see

If only time could slow down, maybe I could come up

It’s such a cold december

It’s such a cold december

Its so cold

I cant fall asleep to your mystery slowly blowing from the shore

I have not failed to be what you’d expect of me

Swallowing glass just to stay pure

Summers come and summer has gone

Your christmas cards cant comfort me

You’ve found new friends and tied all the ends

It’s freezing in the loneliest winter

It could be warm you see, a statue next to me

Swimming away from the ice and snow

Could I have failed to see the signs in front of me

Warning and flashing symbols, subtle and simple I couldnt see

I couldnt see

If only time could slow down, then maybe I could come up

It’s such a cold december

It’s such a cold december

It’s so cold

Matt Costa Ballad Of Miss Kate

You gave me your word, then you took your word back

Where once I had faith now all I see is black

Black seeing black

I gave you up rather than giving in

Where once there was virtue, it’s fallen to sin

Black seeing black

You gave me your word

Then you flew like a bird

Never looking back

You can run, you can try

But you won’t get away this time

You played me for a fool, in your heart you had deceit

I made you up inside my mind, when finally you I meet

You had turned black turning black

I never could have seen how you’d shoot that 44

You hit me right below the shoulder, I fell to the floor

I’m on my back, on my back

You shot me with your gun

Then you run, run, run, run

Never looking back

You can run into the street

My tire tracks you will soon meet

And if you run into the woods

I’ll chop you down just like a tree

I rolled into town from years spent in my sleep

The word that the people held was that your price is cheap

Your price is cheap, price is cheap

The house with the red light on and fancy decor

You built your new life hastily so now I find you poor

I find you poor, find you poor

The sheriff found you out

There is guaranteed no doubt

You ain’t coming back

We watched you catch a railroad car

That didn’t get you very far

And when you finally met your match

We watched you kiss the railroad tracks

Black seeing black

Matt Costa Cigarette Eyes

I’ve heard the story, I’m sure he held you down

Forced you to do things while I’m not around

But you lied, yeah you lied

But I’ve got cigarette eyes

Feel uneasy, I think of you less

My mind is so restless and I’m feeling depressed

Oh my, oh my, to see you with that spy

You lie, but I know cause I’ve got cigarette eyes

Out in the country I’m sure no one could tell

You held a victim under your spell

So go hide, well go hide

But I’ve got cigarette eyes

I feel uneasy, I think of you less

My mind is so restless and I’m feeling obsessed

Oh my, oh my, to see you with that spy

You lied, but I know cause I’ve got cigarette eyes

So you’ve got yourself a bright young girl

One who lies with you in bed

When she tells you that she likes the weather

Don’t believe a word that she says no more

Out in the country I’m sure no one could tell

You held a victim under your spell

So go hide, well go hide

But I’ve got cigarette eyes

I feel uneasy, I think of you less

My mind is so restless and I’m feeling depressed

Oh my, oh my, to see you with that spy

You lied, but I know cause I’ve got cigarette eyes

Matt Costa Astair

Astair your glare is killing me

Astair in skies of blue

The signs you wear are making me

So confused

But the mountains and the trees

Are they just what you need

Or are they less than what

You’d expect to see

And if you’re leaving well come

Give me reason why I let you down

Before you turn around now now

Before you turn around

Astair you’re there and I’m still here

I swear I’m so confused

The signs you wear are making me

Feel like I’m the one to lose

But the canyons and the seas

Are they just what you need

Or are they less than what

You’d expect to see

And if you’re leaving well come

Give me reason why I let you down

Before you turn around now, now

Before you turn around

But the mountains and the trees

Are they what you perceive

Or are they less than what

You’d expect to see

And if you’re leaving well come

Give me reason why I let you down

Before you turn around now, now

Before you turn around