The More You Know, The Less You Need

by Matt Baxter [United]

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1.
Hold on to me in the darkness of the night Hold on to me and everything will be all right. When the world that we know Pulls like an undertow Hold on to me and everything will be all right 
 Way out in the open, out in the sunshine. Way out in the open There ain’t no place love can hide. So just hold on to me. 
 I’ll hold on to you if the wind should take a turn I'll hold on to you cause I know you won't let me burn When the world does us wrong We'll keep each other strong. I'll hold on to you and everything will be all right 
 Way out in the open, Out in the sunshine Way out in the open There ain’t no place love can hide. So just hold on to me. ©2015 Matthew Lyle Baxter
2.
You were still asleep when I got on my way. Now I’m on the road slipping through the grey. When my work is done, I wrap up my day With freeway time again, filling in the fade. Minutes in the month, hours in the day A quiet open space, filling in the fade. There’s so much time between the moments That we always hold so dearly But every tiny dip in the valley of a wave Is pushing up the crest and filling in the fade. There’s so much time between the moments That we all remember clearly But every tiny dip in the valley of a wave Is pushing up the crest and filling in the fade. ©2015 Matthew Lyle Baxter
3.
Things are as good as you can possibly expect. But you keep finding being tough don’t get respect. Weakness never comes from caring ‘Cause a loving heart is far more daring. When you greet the day with your hand on your gun You will quickly find you’re not the only one. If you come looking for a fight, Then that fight is gonna come. You’d been better off looking for love. 
If it’s good day to die, it’s a better day to live. When you’re doing it right, there is so much more to give. Being ready to say goodbye is really only half of it. If it’s a good day to die, it’s a better day to live. Now I’m not saying its not a hard run and its very clear you are a smart one. Nobody’s ever doubting all the trials that come your way, But how much of its unnecessary pain? If you can greet the world with your arms opened wide, Take the good and bad and brave the by-and-by, When everyone gets crazy, you won’t have to wonder why You just look them in the eye And tell them all that hey… 
It may be a good day to die, but it’s a better day to live. When you’re doing it right, there is so much more to give. Being ready to say goodbye is only half of it. If it’s a good day to die, it’s a better day to live. I bet it’s a good day to die, but a better day to live. If it’s good day to die, it’s a better day to live. When you’re doing it right, there is so much more to give. Being ready to say goodbye is really only half of it. If it’s a good day to die, it’s a better day to live. ©2016 Matthew Lyle Baxter
4.
I’m on my way to Stockton and I can’t rest my head. I can hardly wait until I’m in your arms again. Because this rolling life has got to me and no one else can hold me still like you. 
It’s been taxis through the city and meetings on the phone: Drawn out conversations with people that I hardly know That never mean as much to me As sitting there in silence next to you. 
I’m coming home to you. I’m coming home to you. I’m living off of photographs and memories of your voice. Its how I keep you with me when I’m buried by the noise Of this busy world I'm living in. I don’t know how I make it but I do. I’m coming home to you. I’m coming home to you.
 When I get lost out on the road I need someone to come find me. I need someone to remind me why I ever leave my home. I’m coming home to you. I’m coming home to you. 
I’m on my way to Stockton and I can’t rest my head. I can hardly wait until I’m in your arms again. Because this rolling life has got to me and no one else can hold me still like you. ©2016 Matthew Lyle Baxter
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Instrumental ©2016 Matthew Lyle Baxter
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I Will Fall 03:03
You might see me slip, but I won’t hit the ground Not if I have you around. You’ve got quite a grip. You’re stronger than you know. You keep me still when I want to let go. You hold me steadily As I move clumsily To what I want to be. And though it tests my pride, If you’re not by my side I will fall down without you around. I will always doubt where I stand today. Maybe I am bound to live that way. But with you in my life, it turns into a dance. And gracefully you give me half a chance. 
 Cause I’m the enemy Of my enemies And I hope you see That you strengthen up my fight And though I walk a line I won’t fall down with you around. ©2016 Matthew Lyle Baxter
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Summer 04:39
Summer, you’re staying too long. I am aware that this will sound wrong. Summer, turn down your light. I’m ready for fall and cold winter nights. When I give my heart out it just doesn't feel right to give it all to the summertime. 
 Summer, it’s time go. The campfire is now just ember glow. My body's been run. Its sun-baked and weary and I need some rest to help me see clearly. 
 When I give my heart out it just doesn't feel right to give it all to the summertime. 
Summer, you ain't fooling me. I know the way the pendulum swings. 
When I give my heart out y’know it doesn’t feel right to give it all to the summertime. ©2016 Matthew Lyle Baxter

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7 acoustic, indie, California-folk tunes by a guy who grew up in Ohio.

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released January 19, 2016

All songs written and performed by Matt Baxter [United]
Recorded, Mixed, Mastered by Janoah Stolo at Straitjacket Studios, Fullerton, California

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