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The Light Between The Trees

by Matt Walden

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1.
Eighteen years old and I'm all on my own Ran away from a place called home Wanted to see where this dream could go So many new faces along this road I drove from Florida to New York In pursuit of this dream I can't ignore If you can find me, find me Then catch me if you can If you can love me, love me Then make me understand Why it's so hard to, hard to So hard to comprehend this life I just don't understand Twenty years old and I'm all alone Living on a couch in the studio Had crippling debt from student loans All I could afford to eat was Cheerios I'm writing songs that no one knows Wondering if anyone would come to my shows If you can find me, find me Then catch me if you can If you can love me, love me Then make me understand Why it's so hard to, hard to So hard to comprehend this life I just don't understand I just don't understand So catch me if you can Find me, find me Oh, find me, oh If you can find me, find me Oh, find me, oh If you can find me, find me Oh, find me, oh-oh-oh So catch me if you can find me Oh, find me, oh Find me, oh If you can find me, oh, find me Oh, find me, oh If you can find me, oh, find me Oh, find me, oh (Hey, oh) So catch me if you can find me Oh, find me, oh Oh, find me, oh If you can find me, oh, find me Oh, find me, oh (So catch me if you can) If you can find me, find me Oh, find me, oh-oh-oh 1, 2, 3 (So catch me if you can) If you can find me, find me Then catch me if you can If you can love me, love me Then make me understand Why it's so hard to, hard to So hard to comprehend this life I just don't understand
2.
Oh, I caught her dancing slowly A beautiful sight to see The way she moves her hands so lovely I'm lucky as can be In the purest form, these memories Will calm me when I sleep Every single dream I dream of Consists of you and me Oh, my darling Let the waves crash over me And the language she has spoken Is of the land and sea And oh, my darling See the light between the trees Please don't stop those movements now 'Cause you're like the wind and breeze She took me to her secret hideout A beach bungalow Each moment passing was the high note A song the birds would know I wonder if she's smiling at this Story that I wrote Dance another dance I tell her And spin her on her toe And oh, my darling Let the waves crash over me And the language she has spoken Is of the land and sea And oh, my darling See the light between the trees? Please don't stop those movements now 'Cause you're like the wind and breeze So elegant and free And oh, my darling Let the waves crash over me And the language she has spoken Is of the land and sea And oh, my darling The light between the trees Please don't stop these movements now 'Cause you're like the wind and breeze So elegant and free
3.
Please don't be embarrassed That you cry too much If I had flowers in my eyes The soil would be too dry It's not enough You've got this Perfect habitat of love Somedays they're flooded But the craziest thing Is how they still stand tall Even against the rains When days are tough This perfect Habitat of Love Mmmm Oooooooo Oooooooo Well it's hurricane winds When she's touching her face But the petals won't fall Cuz they can't be replaced This feeling that is Such a familiar place Maybe it's love? Maybe it's something new Oh woah oh woah oh woah Oh woah oh woah Oh woah oh woah oh woah Oh woah oh oh oh Oh woah oh woah oh woah Oh woah Oh woah oh woah oh woah Oh woah Oh woah oh woah oh woah Oh woah oh oh oh Oh woah oh woah oh woah Oh woah oh oh Oh woah oh woah oh woah Oh woah oh oh no no no no no Don't be scare of what you feel It's a blessing not a curse So let's make a deal To always love The gardener that needs a hug
4.
Yellow Rose 06:33
I took my heaviest book And I placed you inside With each breath that you took Rested soft by my side Before your petals could fall And colors would fade I'd preserve your heart And press you into the page Mmm You're my yellow rose Mmm I'll take you wherever I go And I like to think That I know what you think And I spend too long Spend too long in my dreams I'm fixated on What this could be This purpose I hope I hope that you can see I've got this pen and this paper But I don't know how I'll get there And I just want people to see To see what they need To love everyone and be free They said things would get easier Once I made it, the money would roll in I know this seems impossible This insane situation we're in They said things would get easier Once I made it, the money would roll in I know this seems impossible This insane situation we're in You're my rose But this is my dream You're all that I want But what do I need? I took my heaviest book And placed you inside With each breath that you took Rested soft by my side Before your petals could fall And colors would fade I'd preserve your heart And press you into the page
5.
Six months in, I think I've had it I'm destined for greater things I don't mean to be dramatic I know this is what you wanted for me Staying up and stressing out This is not where I wanted to be I wanna be where the wind blows I wanna see where the light goes I wanna travel the world and the seven seas Look in her eyes and feel the breeze From Mexico to Sidney Try all the food and live in ease But I'm sorry, mom, for all these things But I need you to know: uni's not for me Maybe I'm not so good with learning When people try to teach me things My brain might be a bit broken I think it's fueled by discovery The best way to jump is when I bend my knees Or spread my wings, or try different things I'll change my landing, you'll see 'Cause I'm gonna travel the world and the seven seas Look in her eyes and feel the breeze From Mexico to Sidney Try all the food and live in ease But I'm sorry, mom, for all these things But I need you to know: uni's not for me I'm not going back, I'm done feeling stuck I think it's time, time for me to run I'm not going back, I'm done feeling stuck I think that it's time, time for me to run I'm not going back, I'm done feeling stuck I think that it's time, time for me to run (Flying) I'm not going back, I'm done feeling stuck I think that it's time, time for me to run I'm not going back, I'm done feeling stuck I think that it's time, time for me to run I'm not going back, I'm done feeling stuck I think that it's time, time for me to run I'll travel the world and the seven seas Look in her eyes and feel the breeze From Mexico to Sidney Try all the food and live in ease But I'm sorry, mom, for all these things But I need you to know that uni's not for me Oh, I need you to know that uni's not for me, oh
6.
Free 03:24
When everybody's doing the same thing Like they're all living the same dream Not even these chords are original I wish we thought beyond the digital In the spiral of an instant We're lost in the scanners They'll feed you some honey Make you forget all your manners Falling quickly into who you don't want to be Sending smiles and hearts behind a computer screen, woo! We're gonna be free We're gonna be free Take it from me It's not easy living lives within our lives Not knowing which path to choose or which to sacrifice Maybe you've been desecrated or even obligated But you have the right to choose There's no snooze then you lose So look them in the eyes and tell them being kind I wanna be free I wanna be free We're gonna be free We're gonna be free We're gonna be free We're gonna be free So I'll smile at a stranger I'll call up all my neighbors I'll find a friendly face and say We're gonna be free We're gonna be free Take it from me, yeah
7.
You don't have to fake it You know you can tell me what you feel I can see your vacant stare at the wall Holding onto something But I just don't know why You think that it's easier, easier not to say Why do you like the way those tears run down? Those mascara stains are black and loud You're telling me to leave, it's not allowed I'm here to stay Are you okay? Are you okay? Smokin' in the alleyway Midnight howling at the moon I know she's plotting her escape To a place where no one knew I know you hate when seasons change But don't you wanna see it all in bloom? A complicated disarray of lonely thoughts until noon Why do you like the way those tears run down? Those mascara stains are black and loud You're telling me to leave, it's not allowed I'm here to stay Why do you like the way those tears run down? Those mascara stains are black and loud You're telling me to leave, it's not allowed I'm here to stay Are you okay?
8.
Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you In love with you, yeah, in love, baby Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you, yeah, woo (Hey, hey) (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) In the middle of the night, I'll be there for you I would gladly tear my walls all down for you You could show up to my house with a sledgehammer or two 'Cause I wanna prove to you that I still love you (Hey, hey) Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you In love with you, yeah, in love, baby Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you, yeah She said, "In the middle of the night, I still dream of you I think of all the things we used to do, ooh My subconscious is focused on you I don't really wanna find someone new I saw your face, it made me wanna say" (Hey, hey) Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you In love with you, yeah, in love, baby Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you In love with you, yeah, in love, baby Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you, yeah (Oh) And I can't help, I've got you on my mind All these shed tears, I wish you were near me If I could just turn back the time Would you still, would you still be near me? Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you In love with you, you, in love, baby Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you Ayy, oh Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you, yeah In love with you, yeah, in love, baby Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you, you In love with you, yeah, in love, baby Oh, oh, oh my God, I'm still in love with you (Oh-oh, oh-oh) Oh, oh, oh, oh
9.
Road Trip 03:36
You can pack your bags Cuz we're headed on vacation I'll throw em in the back Onto our destination Don't forget your toothbrush You don't need no makeup Unless you want it Baby that's fine with me Headed on a road trip Let's go let's go Watchin' every town we dip on past You're in charge of the tunes Just skip the ones That make the time just fly on by I think we make it Just 6 more hours I'm getting tired Feel it in my eyes I see your reflection Sleeping so softly Pillow on the window It'll be alright-iiiiiii And I know you been wondering Thinking of plundering Every vending machine that you lay your eyes on I know I know I know I know We're getting close to the destination But it's only our first stop We're gonna do it again Hey You can pack your bags Cuz we're headed on vacation I'll throw em in the back Onto our destination Don't forget your toothbrush You don't need no makeup Unless you want it Baby that's fine with me Headed on a road trip Let's go let's go Watchin' every town we dip on past You're in charge of the tunes Just skip the ones That make the time just fly on by I will love you longer than a lifetime oh yeah And these memories last forever in my head You make it hard to focus on the road that's ahead But I'll drive us safely to the end I will love you longer than a lifetime oh yeah And these memories last forever in my head Oh I know the moments are the best it's unsaid Got a photo album open on the bed I will love you longer than a lifetime oh yeah And these memories last forever in my head You make it hard to focus on the road that's ahead Thank God none of the lights are red You can pack your bags Cuz we're headed on vacation I'll throw em in the back Onto our destination Don't forget your toothbrush You don't need no makeup Unless you want it Baby that's fine with me Headed on a road trip Let's go let's go Watchin' every town we dip on past You're in charge of the tunes Just skip the ones That make the time just fly on by Oh oh oh oh oh Ah
10.
It's the little things in life Little things that make her smile Like party gowns and baby cows And pockets in her dress I know it may seem Seem so miniscule to some But when she runs out yelling check this out And her hands fall perfectly in them Oh I sometimes forget To fall in love with the little things But she's got pockets in her dress And it seems it's all she needs Woah oh Woah oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh oh Oh it's the little things in life The AC working in her car She's taking photos of the stars Knowing home is where we are Oh I sometimes forget To fall in love with the little things But she's got pockets in her dress And it seems it's all she needs Woah oh Woah oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh oh Lost on her own escapade Running from the law But you know she'll evade Tells me take a chance Close my eyes drift away It's not worth it to let the worst take the reigns The only thing I want you To take from what I say It will sit on the front side of your brain The little things will always be The way to love Woah oh Woah oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh Woah oh Woah oh oh oh

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released November 12, 2021

Alex Casement - Production/Mixing/Mastering
Matt Walden - Writing/Mixing/Performing
Octavio Cordova - Album Artwork

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