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The December and final segment of my 366 Song Project!

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released December 1, 2016

All Songs: Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

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Matt Sams Chicago, Illinois

Matt Sams is a singer/songwriter and producer from the Chicago area. He has been performing music and writing songs for over twenty years. Influenced by classic and alternative rock bands like: The Who, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Big Country.

Matt has written and recorded over 700 songs and continues to create every day.
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Track Name: Cold, Cold Bones
I've got a cold, cold chill in my bones
A wind calling out to me
I'm still unknown

I've got an old, old secret to share
A mystery of the ages
But no one cares

A way to fix it all comes to light
They're all too blind
It's the same old story

It's a bold, bold stand to take
A lone wall against the waves
And stay awake

A shield in the night undaunted
Ignored by ignorance flaunted
It's the same old story

Is it all a waste
Is it all shot down in flames
Is it a reason to stay awake

I've got a cold, cold chill in my bones
I've got a cold, cold chill in my bones

Is it a reason to stay awake
Track Name: Why I Breathe
There's no simple explanation for why I breathe
Divine intervention or just a twist of fate
Makes no difference to me

Lying awake in a dreamless state
Endless thoughts and worries fraught
With perils I can't see

Just once I'd like to see the connections
A false disease, lost in the breeze
What does it all mean

Satellites hide in the skies
A world carries on unaware
It's not how it should be

There's no simple explanation for why I breathe
There's no simple explanation for why I breathe
Track Name: Not The Same
Shut my eyes now
Time to close it down
It's not the same
It's not the same

I become innocent
I become innocent in you

Torn and ragged blues
That rage just turns into sadness
It's not the same
It's not the same

I become a believer
I become a believer in you

Stand up straight now
Hold on tightly

It's not the same
It's not the same
Track Name: White Noise
I can see a change taking place
I see those embers still glow
A smiling face giving away nothing

My hope is lost in the wind
I feel it blow with fury
If I'm not mistaken

Secrets hidden in the traffic stalled
Signals in the white noise call out
A hidden message detailed in deception

My fire is lost in the haze
I feel it fade with every breath
If I'm not forsaken

Rise and fall
Take it all, away

I feel it burn with the fury of a million suns
I watch it all fall like ashes
If I'm not mistaken
Track Name: I Want You
I'm so warm in my world
While the rest of the world sleeps
I live my dreams

I want you
To hold on too
We will find what we need

Blankets of white hide all the dirt
A smile so warm, concealing the hurt
I smile too

I want you
To hold on too
We can find some peace

It's not goodbyes, they're just lullabies
I want you to hold on to

I want you
To hold on too
We can find some peace too
Track Name: Lift A Finger
Listen to the wind
It's blowing cold
Listen to those souls
They're crying out

Why won't you save me while I burn here
Why don't you lift a finger to help

Listen to a world exploding
It's oh so cold
Listen to those fingers clawing
They're crying out

Why won't you save me while I burn here
Why don't you lift a finger to help

Listen to this march of freedom
No on will shout it down
Listen to those wild winds
They're crying out

Why won't you save me while I burn here
Why don't you lift a finger to help
Save me
Track Name: Fair
Taste a bitter wound
Forsaken by a godly man
What is heaven, if not just?

Waving softly like an orphan
Peaking out windows
What is a smile, if not a mask?

Whisper a secret in a built-in mirror
Shattered
What are reflections, if not illusions?

Steal a glance unnoticed
Hide behind the walls
What are worries, if not premonitions?

Shining lights in sleepy eyes
Hesitate
What is the world, if not fair?

What is the world, if not fair?
Track Name: Til I Get Home
The night is growing long
Keep the fire lit, keep the fire lit
Til I get home

The wind is howling outside
Your smile is shining inside
Let's stay warm

Let the cold wind blow
There's nowhere we have to go
Let the cold wind blow
We know we can stay warm here

The snow is coming down
Put the kettle on, put the kettle on
I'll be home soon

The snow is falling outside
Your heart is warm inside
Let's have some tea

Let the snow fall
We don't have to leave
Let the snow fall
Let's just stay warm, you and me

That cold, cold wind blows
We may never know
But keep the fire lit, keep the fire lit
Til I get home

Let the cold wind blow
There's nowhere we have to go
Let the snow fall
Let's just stay warm, you and me
Track Name: I'm Not Afraid
I don't think I can function today
Too many wounds I refuse to face
Frozen in place

Don't you think it's all in my mind
Don't you think I know what's mine

I mistake my passion for chaos
I believed I knew who I was
I'm not afraid, I'm numb

It's not the lie, it's the liar
I never know what to believe

Don't you bother trying to save my soul
Don't you trust me to come around
I'm not afraid, I'm numb

There's not enough ice in this world
I'm cold enough to fake a life
I'm not afraid, I'm numb

Too many wounds I refuse to face
Too many lines I refuse to trace
I'm not afraid, I'm numb
Track Name: Indestructible
I am indestructible, I am metal
I am indestructible, I am metal

I am a berserker, I am walking death
I am a siren sounding, I am a nightmare

I am indestructible, I am metal
I am indestructible, I am metal

I am a panzer crushing, I am you
I am a juggernaut, I am a truth

I am indestructible, I am metal
I am indestructible, I am metal

Ja, you want me to fade
Ja, you want I should go away

I am indestructible, I am metal
I am indestructible, I am metal
Track Name: You Lift Me Up
You lift me up when I feel so low
I just don't want to let you go
These times feel right sometimes when
I go out of my mind
When we take the time
Yeah, I go out of my mind
When we take the time for love

I'll find a way to take your breath away
I find the love in you, no matter what you say
These times feel right sometimes when
I can see you smile
And you laugh with me
Yeah, when I see you smile
And you give me all your love

I will be your sweet valentine
I'll be here to hold you tight

It tears me up when I see you cry
I will dry those tears right from your eyes
These times feel right sometimes when
I can be a friend
To wherever we begin
Yeah, I can give you my love
And you don't have to run away

I will be your sweet valentine
I'll be here to hold you tight

You lift me up
Track Name: Analog
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Electric Cold
I'm going out of my mind
I watch all my time
Go by the wayside, by the wayside
By the way, I'm still screaming

Gimmie all the gold I can carry
And I'll show you how it's done
Cuz I've got nothing but time on my hands

I'm electric cold
Headstrong and bold
By the way now, by the way now
By the way, I'm still dreaming

Gimmie all the love you can handle
And I'll show you how it's done
Cuz I've got nothing but love on my mind

Flowing like endless time
A fire like this never hides
Cuz you're on my mind


Gimmie all the love you can handle
And I'll show you how it's done
Cuz I've got nothing but love on my mind

I go out of my mind
I go out of my mind
When I have your love
Track Name: Better Or Worse
I saw another face in my dreams
It was no one I know, but he had my voice
He said: "I can be a ghost if you want it"

I walked another mile in his shoes
He said: "Happiness means nothing without the blues."
I tried to tell myself I didn't need it

I tried so hard to be what I thought I should be
Until I discovered that there was no need
For better or worse

I try and try to explain the rules are the same
I try and try and try to play the game
I'm not sure it's sinking in

I tried so hard to be what I thought I should be
Until I discovered that there was no need
For better or worse

I can be a ghost if you want it
I can be a ghost if you want it
For better or worse

I tried so hard to be what I thought I should be
Until I discovered that there was no need
For better or worse

I can be a ghost if you want it
I can be a ghost if you want it
I'm not sure it's sinking in
For better or worse
Track Name: Drain The Swamp
You haven't got ahead in life
Now you need someone to blame it on
You bought a pack of lies
And you can't admit you're wrong

The world was pressing down
Enough to make you break
But now the chips are down
You can't admit you made a mistake

We tried to warn you but it did no good
It's turning out the way we said it would
Cuz when you drain the swamp all that's left is scum
They fill it up again with their endless sludge

You haven't got a clue what's right
You'be been blinded by the lies
Of me pulling your strings
Pulled that wool over your eyes

You take a look around
And maybe you will see
That you've been scammed
Now you're gonna get fleeced

We tried to warn you but it did no good
It's turning out the way we said it would
Cuz when you drain the swamp all that's left is scum
They fill it up again with their endless sludge
I hope you're happy

We tried to warn you but it did no good
It's turning out the way we said it would
Cuz when you drain the swamp all that's left is scum
They fill it up again with their endless sludge
I hope you're happy
Track Name: Come Alone
There's a time and place to be foolhardy
There's always a reason to give in to the madness

Burn that baby down and come alone
Burn that baby down and come alone
Put that money down and come alone
Burn that baby down and come alone

I found a little trick to hide my eyes
I tried to find a reason to let you know

Burn that baby down and come alone
Burn that baby down and come alone
Put that money down and come alone
Burn that baby down and come alone

Those nights can get so dark it hurts
Those days can be so long it makes you numb

Burn that baby down and come alone
Burn that baby down and come alone
Put that money down and come alone
Burn that baby down and come alone

Burn that baby down and come alone
Burn that baby down and come alone
Track Name: Surface
Awake before the sunrise, the clouds refuse to part
There still lies a bitterness, somewhere in this heart
A frozen smile so stunning, devoid of all feeling
It's calling out to someone, not afraid of reeling

In the cold cold dark
This fire won't stay lit
A feeling that mistakes are hidden
In the ice, just under the surface

Asleep with the dawn, that sun won't blind my eyes
A love arrives, it takes me by surprise
A battle with those feelings, at a loss for what to say
I'm tired of illusions, they haunt me every day

In the cold cold dark
This fire won't stay lit
A feeling that mistakes are hidden
In the ice, just under the surface

I need a little help to get me through the world
I made for myself, I feel it deep down in my bones
And just under the surface

In the cold cold dark
This fire won't stay lit
A feeling that mistakes are hidden
In the ice, just under the surface
Track Name: Burning Holes
The sun is burning holes in my blinded eyes
I find that worried look buried in the ice

It's always in my sunshine
It's always when I wake up, wake up

Even though the sun is shining bright
It doesn't make it warm when I step outside my world

The snow is blowing wild but I still feel alive
Crystallized will, right behind my third eye

It's always in my sunshine
It's always when I wake up, wake up

Even though the sun is shining bright
It doesn't make it warm when I step outside my world

It's always in my sunshine, sunshine
It's always in my sunshine, sunshine
Burning holes

It's always in my sunshine
It's always when I wake up, wake up
It's always in my sunshine
It's always when I wake up, wake up
It's always in my sunshine
It's always when I wake up, wake up
It's always in my sunshine
It's always when I wake up, wake up, wake up
Track Name: Super Collider
(Instrumental)
Track Name: kaleidoscope
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Next To You
Winter is here, but we don't have to be cold here inside
That wind may be blowing and the sun is hiding on this long night
But I'm warm here with you

The sun will come back if we let it
And I'll never let you go if you let me
Stay warm here with you

The snow keeps falling, but we don't have to go out in the cold
Wrapped up in my arms, stay here forever with me
An you'll be safe next to me

The sun will come back if we let it
And I'll never let you go if you let me
Stay warm here with you

The sun will come back if we let it
And I'll never let you go if you let me
Stay warm here with you

I feel warm next to you
I feel warm next to you
Track Name: Like Magic
Worlds spinning out like waves
Crashing into sadness
I feel the tides go in and out
Like Magic

Hold together in the moment
Hold your feet to the fire

Questions answered slowly
Like stars never seen
I feel the pull of your gravity
Like Magic

Hold on tight to the moment
Don't dismiss the tragedy

Wounds upon wounds
Scars upon scars
Nothing ever changes
Like magic, like magic

Hold on tight to the moment
Like magic, like magic
Track Name: Day Off
I've learned a trick or two
To make up the difference
I've emptied out my pockets
To show my love to you

I may not have the time
To sit and wonder why
All the pieces fit when I'm with you

We can take the day off
And watch the world spin round
I know I've got a funny way of showing you
I love you, but I do

I've fought a war or two
To punch that ticket
I've emptied out my mind
A few too many times

But all that goes away
When I see your face
Smiling back at me

We can take the day off
And watch the world spin round
I know I've got a funny way of showing you
I love you, but I do

I got a good idea about an hour ago
I want to tell you but I gotta know
Do you love me too

We can take the day off
And watch the world spin round
I know I've got a funny way of showing you
I love you, but I do
Track Name: Let It Go Now
Madness or sadness, you can take your pick
I'm so lost inside this, it really makes me sick

Do I wanna, do I wanna, do I wanna know
Do I wanna, do I wanna, or just let it go

This wound may be superficial
Or down deep in my bones
I guess it's not official
I'm just sick of telephones

I feel it crawling in my brain every waking hour
I wish I was only insane, but I don't have that power

Do I wanna, do I wanna, do I wanna know
Do I wanna, do I wanna, or just let it go

Do I want to know
Should I want to know
Let it go now, let it go now

Do I want to know
Should I want to know
Let it go now, let it go now
Track Name: Wild Roses
You don't have to wonder if I love you
You don't have to wonder if I care

Wish on any star
No matter where you are
I'm still here for you

We will always know where the wild roses grow
A kiss for every thorn has got us through so far

You don't have to worry, I'm right here
You don't have to worry about my love

You will always know
No matter where you go
I'm always here

We will always know where the wild roses grow
A kiss for every thorn has got us through so far

Please don't feel so far away
We have our love every day we breathe

You don't have to worry
You don't have to wonder
Track Name: Not Beaten
Sirens calling out to me
The words I suffer take everything I need

The gold I wished away while being fooled
Gave me nothing but time
To fade away

Those needles piercing memories
Bursting my balloons with a wound

The pain I tried to save hid inside me
Tried to trick me into feeling
Something I never had

I walk alone with the wind at my back
I walk alone with the wind at my back
Still not beaten

The pain I tried to save hid inside me
Tried to trick me into feeling
Something I never had

Still not beaten
Track Name: Come Home
No more tears, no more dying
Come home

No more fears, no more crying
Come home

It's more than I can take every single day
Lord knows I'm trying not to break down

No more worries, no more wounds
Come home

It's more that what I asked for, I give it back to you
Lord knows I'm trying to make my way home

Come home

It's more than just a feeling, I can hardly breathe
Lord knows I'm trying to make my peace here

Come home
Track Name: I Must Be
I never meant to make a mess of this
I never meant to waste all this time
When I think of what I meant to be
I must have been out of my mind

Always day by day
Out of prayers to say
A cloud of doubt is always hanging around

I always thought I wasn't afraid
I always thought I had it made
When I stop and think, I fail
I must be out of my mind

Always day by day
Out of words to day
A cloud of fear is always hanging around

I never want to fall into fear
I never want to claw my heart out
When I wonder, I've got nothing
I must be out of my mind

Wind blows across my face
It feels like being erased
Forgotten memory

I must be out of my mind
I must be out of my mind
I must be out of my mind
Track Name: Waiting, Chasing
Waiting for the end to come
Chasing what I used to know is true

Waiting for the world to catch up
Chasing a world I cannot see, it's me

Knocking on the door of fates not mine
Finding ways to pass the time I wasted

Waiting for my chance to shine
Chasing a choice to leave behind, in flames

Knocking down the door to find what's mine
Tripping over my own mind, I waited

All those days, still I wait
All these days, spend wondering
Spent waiting
Track Name: Reaper
Time is fleeting and that clock never stops
Mind the meaning and know when to walk

Good riddance to you, the reaper
The world keeps spinning along

None of us are evergreen, but here none the less
All of us know what it means, we're all in this mess

Good riddance to you, the reaper
The world keeps spinning along

We weather the storms we've been watching, we catch the drift
We wonder where the time went, while we sit in this rift

Good riddance to you, the reaper
The world keeps spinning along

There's no time to waste
You can't just run in place
You can't outrun the reaper

You can't outrun the reaper
You can't outrun the reaper
Track Name: Good Times
Where do you go when you've worn out your welcome
How does it feel to be unknown
I'm sure I wouldn't know

The good times never end

Why should I wonder out loud
Why should the wind carry my voice
I'm sure no one's listening

Sometimes it feels like I'm dying
Other days the good times never end
At least I can pretend

The good times never end

Why should I care if I'm falling
The wind feels good on my face
I'm sure I'll be caught soon

Sometimes it feels like I'm dying
Other days the good times never end
At least I can pretend

Be glad you're here
Count the seconds down
Be thankful that you made it out alive

Sometimes it feels like I'm dying
Other days the good times never end
At least I can pretend

The good times never end