Half the Man

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(written by the matthew show, BMI)

Shades of lying everywhere
Shades of lying everywhere
Shades of lying everywhere I go
Though I'm trying everywhere
Though I'm trying everywhere
There's too much light to withhold

And you don't fathom who we are
We're next to no one, twice as far
The walls around us, they show the scars
Of who we were and what we are

CHORUS 1:
Were we ever made of stone
I know that you won't deny it
I am only half the man
That I was long ago

Shades of my life everywhere
Shades of my life everywhere
The doors are open everywhere I go
See inside it everywhere
See inside it everywhere
The vulgar economics taking hold

The song I sing to you today
May not be what you thought I'd say
The memory of who I thought I was
Grows dim in my own hands because

(CHORUS 1)

CHORUS 2:
Will we ever be so bold
I know that you won't deny it
I am only half the man
That I was long ago
Long ago

I look into arresting eyes
The compromise, it claimed me
Sold my soul for a thousand pieces of gold
And now it shames me
And now it shames me
And now it shames me

(CHORUS)

And are you watching from above

(feeding time, animal time, the compromise it claimed me)

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from february, released October 15, 2008
matthew - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming
Jeff Simms - backing vocals
Jason Jackson - backing vocals
Nancy Giammarco - backing vocals

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the matthew show Fort Worth, Texas

the matthew show's songs are acclaimed widely, as is his podcast series The Band That Never Was, a merging of story and song. He has been featured on NPR & PBS. He served as reader and composer for the Bonneville Stories audiobook by Mark Doyon, and co-produced Beth Brown's debut album I'm Not Matthew. He is also half of Ah Pook the Destroyer. ... more

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