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released April 27, 2015

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Matthew William Charles Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

After counting the miles on his odometer, it is clear that Matthew William Charles is a legitimate punk troubadour. For Matt, each mile recorded becomes another opportunity to share an extensive and impressive catalog of honest and melodic acoustic punk songs. In Charles’ set list, listeners will find stark and relevant commentary on a host of societal, political, and personal issues. ... more

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Track Name: Figured Out
I want to find an avenue
To pursue the truth and all I see
Are self righteous, condescending groups

Information is meant to be shared not horded
I ideas are meant to be explored not hoarded
There is a lot to be learned about ourselves
And about the world

But sometimes we think we got it figured out
And then we turn off the lights
Throw up our guard
And act like we know it all

Stubborn human beings
Becoming so calloused and condescending
Always pretending we have the answers
That makes us feel better
We're not the ones
Track Name: Never Saw It Coming
We took a sip and past it around
And then we drank until the bottle emptied
Looked around with hazy eyes
We stumbled in secrecy together
All I saw were smiles

Chorus:
We searched for solutions
To the boredom and the angst
Living lies we did not choose
I never saw it coming, it seemed so innocent
and now I'm surrounded by abuse
And the laughter slowly drained

I woke with a thumping in my head
Piecing together memories of what was said

We stayed up through the night
And then we carried on through the daytime
And we'd go home to heal our wounds
And make excuses

Chorus:

A disease can you please tell me how to back down?
And how to walk straight and look you in the face?
And tell the truth because I can only tell you lies
And stare at you with blood shot eyes