The Great and Empty Sea EP

by Matthew Squires

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You were the strangest sight I've seen in all these years that I spent sailing through this great and empty sea. I got the letter you sent, It said, "I can not tell if it's all a dream," Well I will give you a hint: When was the last time you really knew what it really means? To say, "I am in love with the world. I am in love with the whole wide world I'm in." One night, I dreamt I saw a dove. It made me forget exactly who I was. He said, "Let's fall in love with the world. Let's fall in love with this whole wide world we're in."
And I met you on the bottom of the ocean floor Your eyes were blue when you opened them like a door And I'll stay true until that day you reach the shore I built a castle out of sand The waves of time just helped it stand for nothing anymore. Show me now where I belong, I'll try my best to play a song That captures what its all about, first from with then from without Pretend a while I got it all worked out. Let me pretend I got it all worked out. Help me pretend I got it all worked out. Just let me pretend. I built a castle out of sand The waves of time just helped it stand for nothing anymore.
I Sighed 01:37
I met a mother who buried her daughter, she got way too drunk at the funeral. She flirted with nephews, and screamed for a tissue, she was crying about how she cries too much. I wanted to tell her how I loved her daughter. How everyone else loved her daughter too. But she made me sad, so I went outside. I thought about how I think too much, and I sighed. I sighed.
Old Car 02:02
I got no scars, just a run down car instead of a heart. It's been sitting for years, growing rust from those beers in an abandoned yard. It used to run fine, but after all this time, it just won't start. Funny thing is, when I felt your kiss, I could feeling the missing part. I could feel the missing part. I could. With your ear to my chest, you heard the beat of my heart. Giving up my regrets was always the hardest part. But now my ear's on your chest and all I know is your heart.
You are a flake of snow that has fallen from the sky. One of a million, yeah that's true. But you have the most exquisite shape to ever fill my eyes. One in a million, yeah that's you. You're as strong as Goliath, your only weakness is you don't recognize this. And I'm sure one day when you're looking down, you'll see how far your head is from the ground. And on that day, you'll look straight ahead, you'll know in your heart what you can't with your head. You'll know in your heart where you've been led. You'll know in your heart that your heart's been fed.


Made in a couple months with the shittiest guitar in history.

I found a certain sound, and wanted to explore it completely.


released February 14, 2012


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Matthew Squires Austin, Texas

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