Finals

by Matt Lebofsky

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released July 5, 2009

All songs/words written, performed, engineered, and mixed by Matt Lebofsky

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Matt Lebofsky Oakland

I am/was in many bands. Bodies Floating Ashore, miRthkon, Secret Chiefs 3, MoeTar (courtesy of Magna Carta Records), Faun Fables, Research & Development, Fuxedos, Three Piece Combo, Fuzzy Cousins, Mumble & Peg. Herein you'll find my solo stuff and other oddities, pretty much entirely played/recorded by me unless noted otherwise. ... more

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Track Name: The Gardener
I'm not using seeds
I'm not expecting anything to spring out of these holes
Except maybe passing souls

I won't need to water
I won't even check to see if they bear any fruit
Except I could dig up bones

And put them all together with some glue and some wire
Dress them in fake fur - that's what I'll do - I'm inspired

And pose their skeletons out in the yard or on my car
Just like the old days
Press their tiny skulls into my face while I'm asleep
Just like the old days
Stand them in the window looking out into the world
Just like the old days

I'm so alone...
Track Name: Spine Aligned
Out in the field there's an unending yield
When their speech is refined and spines aligned
You're just a corpse that wrinkles and warps
Soaking up all the sun once death begun

Where are they now? Under the plough?
Or on the factory floor?
Behind that old painted shut door?
In the jar full of bleach?
Overhead where no one can reach?

Up in the air you can sense lack of care
As the risk ain't so bad with that landing pad
You're on the ground where lots of insects surround
As they drool at the beast awaiting their feast

Where can they be? Outside of me?
Or on the factory floor?
Behind that old painted shut door?
In the jar full of bleach?
Overhead where no one can reach?

Long way down - neverending fall
One wrong word - there's no answer
Long way down - neverending fall
One wrong word - there's no answer
Long way down - neverending fall
One wrong word - there's no answer
Track Name: Anything Else?
I don't belong anymore
Yet I'm still around
Life closing up another door
Yet there I'm found
Happily reading your letters
And inspired to still speak the truth
Such precious gifts are wasted on youth

I don't remember your face
Yet I shake hands
Life puts me back in this place
Where forests stand
Happily basking in sunlight
And inspired to sway in the breeze
Such precious gifts I still receive
Track Name: Corn Cherry Mama
When I wake my dreams all break and quickly melt away
Morning java in my vena helps me get on with my day
And I see that face behind the reg - I fall over the edge
Ring me up and I fall down
Bake me till I'm golden brown

So I stay - fill up a tray - too shy to say hello
Sit alone with my fruit scone
And watch her knead the dough
She sculpts the rounds so perfectly
I wish that dough were me
Ring me up and I fall down
Bake me till I'm golden brown
Track Name: LIfe Defying
You're just treading water - you got no real cause
What are you afraid of? What gives you such pause?
Find it in a bottle - look it up online
There are many answers but you're out of time!

Don't be such a downer - there's too much to do
Wind can lift you higher - suns are feeding you
Yeah you're old and tired - hard to stay afloat
Don't be self-destructive - it insults us both!
Track Name: In Your House
In you house I feel home
Let me stay for one more moment in your house

On your lap I'll sit down
Let me dream about the future on your lap

In your life I begin
For the first time I remember in your life
Let me make the world I wanted in your house
Track Name: Forest Ranger
I'm a smooth ass singer when I never make a sound
I am real good lookin' if there's no one else around
I can talk forever without saying any words
I can find you in a crowd
Even though my vision's blurred
I have tons of money but can never hold a job
I've a neat apartment but the rumor's I'm a slob
I'm a top notch lawyer in a world without a crime
I'm a patient lover without wasting any time
I'm a white house intern and I won't drop to my knees
I'm a forest ranger - get the hell out of my trees!

I'm an angry old man but I'm feeling ten years old
I'm a swimsuit model standing outside in the cold
I'm an avid reader but all books put me to sleep
I'm a scuba teacher but I'm afraid of the deep
I'm a race car driver but my car ain't all that fast
I'm a world class sprinter but my leg is in a cast
I'm a top notch lawyer in a world without a crime
I'm a patient lover without wasting any time
I'm a white house intern and I won't drop to my knees
I'm a forest ranger - get the hell out of my trees!!
Track Name: Everything Nothing
I begrudge you nothing
But you got everything you want
And you get everything you want

I am not as pretty
So you got everything you want
And you get everything you want

You have suffered far less
Yet you got everything you want
And you get everything you want

I'm the cautionary tale!
Track Name: To Make Beautiful Art
Life's decision: creepy vision
Godly mission: composition
Your position: brain incision!
Track Name: Applied Physics
I live in a lonely town
There's smoke and litter all around
But I've got no plans to move on

I work in a boring place
People who never have a smile on their face
But I've got no urge to retire

I'm keeping it real
I focus on all the tiny things I feel
And think about bigger things
And the hope that these ideas may bring
But I don't know who deserves them...
Track Name: Worst Day Ever
There is hope for a future but today don't feel so blessed
As I stare at the papers and the mess
Still I cling to a promise that somehow I'll get some rest

There is help if you need it - when the random pushes back
And you're faced without warrant an attack
There is always tomorrow when the world will cut you some slack

Don't be sorry - don't be sorry - don't be sorry
Don't be sorry - don't be sorry
Don't be sorry - don't be sorry - don't be sorry
Don't be sorry - don't be sorry...