Blue & Gold

by Matthew | Stephen

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Joseph Brooks These songs have been a joy to record. I think that you will find them a joy to listen to. From years of working with Matt, I know that he has put his heart and soul into these songs that speak to his recent travels and personal life experiences.

He has worked hard on his poetry and that work shines through in the imagery in Endless Sea, Red Forrest, and Blue and Gold.

... But don't take my word for it!
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Blue & Gold is a single with three songs: Blue & Gold, The Endless Sea and Red Forest (two mixes).


released November 22, 2015

Ken Lazzo production. Anna Nicholson piano. Joe Brooks drums. Melinda Brooks viola.



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Track Name: The Endless Sea
When I left you I went to sea
Running from some part of me
Into a storm I could not see
When I left you I went to sea

I don’t know why I felt empty
Or what I’d find out in the sea
Or that I’d take your ghost with me
When I left you I went to sea

Save me
Save me
Save me
Save me
From the storms in the sea

I know now I didn’t know
What I had till I watched it go
Drift away with the land
Like water flowing through my hand

Um hum, storms are raging
Um hum, my heartbeats racing
Um hum, these fears I’m facing
Taking me down, down, down

I hope one day to understand
Why I let go of the hand
And the warm touch that once kept me
From drifting on the endless sea

Save me
Save me
Save me
Save me
From the storms inside me

Or that I’d take your ghost with me
When I left you I went to sea
Track Name: Blue & Gold
Saw your flag dance on flag poles
I saw it hung from high windows
I saw it as woven charms
Wrapped around your children's arms

I saw it in the early dawn
Flying over the Maidon
A widow placed one on a shrine
It was one of hundreds in a line

I even saw it on TV
Alongside the word victory
Pinned fast to your soldier's chests
And draped over machine gun nests

It hit me on a speeding train
Cutting through gold fields of grain
Blue and gold on an endless plane
I was staring at the flag Ukraine