(copyright 2012 Jeff Simms & the matthew show)

Tin Top Road winds out way too far
Takes me to where me and you found our star
Templates built for breaking molds in hand
Pawn shop rock in 4/4 time, drums in sand

You are not the only one
Standing on your own
And someday far away you may find
It’s not that hard
To find a brighter place in the sun

So far to the only place we see
Where things are want, and never need, and meant to be
Shadowed by the graveyard waltz of fear
And if you run far enough, it won’t come near


Over and over we talk around
You won’t let me see you down
And I won’t let you see me down
We’ll reconvene in a year from now
Same excuses and better frowns
Able bodies and plastic crowns
Things you know and then throw them down
Looking out for the turnaround
River running underground


from The Band That Never Was SINGLES (6 songs thus far) {ep album}, track released June 30, 2010
written by Jeff Simms and the matthew show

matthew - vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drum programming
Jeff Simms - drums, backing vocals
Nancy Giammarco - backing vocals
Dean Hall - backing vocals

Produced and engineered by the matthew show at Rotary Eleven Studio
Mastered by Dean Hall




the matthew show Fort Worth, Texas

the matthew show's songs are acclaimed widely, and have been featured on NPR & PBS. He has worked with Grammy-winning producers Matt Ross-Spang and John Hampton. He is also half of Ah Pook the Destroyer.

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