Stairs and Steps

by Matt Tipton

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This album is about the progression of what led me to the where I'm currently at in life. As a man, artist, father, fatherless, transition, etc. Regardless of mistakes and set backs I'm moving forward. That's all I have.

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released October 25, 2019

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Track Name: Stairs and Steps
She is running all over
All over me
like a waterfall
Yosemite
She is a late sunrising
Rising over me
Like an sawtooth oak
my canopy

Hanging on her every word
I tried my best to learn
How I can be hers

Let me tell you bout a mystery
I am the joker and she is the queen
ended up falling on a bended knee
in the summer
Wedding bells and and story to tell
5 years later from the day I fell
We waited through all these stairs and steps

she's a west wind blowing
blowing me over me
like hurricane
calamity

she is a full moon shining
shining over me
like a distant star
hanging out of reach

here I waste my light
while the sun begins to shine
I'll wait until she's mine

We started out heading west
with only our clothes and a beat up desk
never really knowing what the hell was next
and we loved it
everything that we needed was there
up in Seattle and the mountain air
Falling away from a million cares
we made it through all these stairs and steps

twenty five and living a dream
Hear she comes our little beauty queen
prettiest thing that you’d ever seen In the world
28 and two weeks late
there he was heaven on its way
baby you and I made it to this day
And we made it through all these stairs and steps
All these stairs and steps
Track Name: Between the Palm and the Pine
Head in the field
Head in the water
Head in the clouds
I want to feel like rain

Holding me back
Holding my hands up
Here I’m stuck between the palm and pine

Am I late
Waiting for the rain
looking for a sign or rapture
I can’t stay waiting
For the day
Waiting for the here and after
Shadow me
save me from sun
give me branches I can gather
Between the palm and the pine

saving a moment
Saving a ryhme
saving the image of a ghost in time

Am I stone rolling away
Am I stuck between the night and day

Am I late
Waiting for the rain
looking for a sign or rapture
I can’t stay waiting
For the day
Waiting for the here and after
Shadow me
save me from sun
give me branches I can gather
Between the palm and the pine

Between the palm and the pine
Between the palm and the pine
Track Name: Truth or Treason
she want to be like me
you'll see
she want a fight with a fire
she want run on a wire

she got a taste of gold
I’m told
and wouldn't leave it alone
with her hand on the stove

you want play with fire
well alright
you can’t hide in the dark baby
or cover up your eyes

we're gonna cast our stones
can’t get along
turn it up this time
I got a song we can write

it aint black or white
it don’t fall in line
with reason
well it’s truth or treason
it aint wrong or right
you don’t have to lie
you just reason
and call it truth or treason

she want to fall like rain
in may
all the way to the ground
out of sight out of sound

we want to all be free
that way
wether left or the right
here, you decide

it aint black or white
it don’t fall in line
with reason
well it’s truth or treason
it aint wrong or right
you don’t have to lie
you just reason
and call it truth or treason
Track Name: I Can't Sleep
i wake up I got to be ready
get on the bus in a hurry
wait on me
wait on me

filling my cup i notice I'm dirty
everything i can see is blurry
wait on me
wait on me

i keep waking up in the middle of dark room where I’m stuck

now I can’t sleep
you gotta wait on me
cause I can’t sleep
don’t wait on me
cause I can't sleep

I can feel the pressure in my head
I can’t move i lay still in my bed
pray for me
pray for me

something keeping me from speaking
every time that I try to believe me
pray for me
pray for me

i keep waking up in the middle of dark room where I’m stuck

now I can’t sleep
you gotta wait on me
cause I can’t sleep
don’t wait on me
cause I can't sleep
Track Name: The Sun in Your Eyes
in a moment
You will want to see it
looking out at sunset
Here the waves crash against the stones
in this moment
you are all too perfect
But I can’t believe it
when the sun's going down

He said I don’t know
Where we go
After we die
Will I be alright
She said I don’t know
But I’ll be here tomorrow
And you can see me
With the sun in your eyes

on a Monday
She would wait all day
he was fine on Sunday
now a change in the wind

he said I feel it
but this I never wanted
But now that I can hear it
I’m only being honest
In the end

He said I don’t know
Where we go
After we die
Will I be alright
She said I don’t know
But I’ll be here tomorrow
But you can’t see me
With the sun in your eyes

I got a feeling I’m gonna see the stars
Baby I’ll be waiting I know where you are
Don’t forget I’m never too far away

I got go for now I can see the light
If only could see it what a heavily sight
This is not the end it will be alright I let me go.
Track Name: Lovely
I gotta key
a key to this city
with a rose
a rose in my hand
I turn around, around for a minute
Then it all comes to an end

While she she’s so lovely
yeah she, she’s so lovely
Yea lovely

Caught in the memory
of twenty five years
Everything I knew
and everything I feared
I once believed
I would be there for life
But here comes the reaper
to tell me it’s time

While she she’s so lovely
yeah she, she’s so lovely
Yea lovely
Track Name: By My Side
Bluebonnet highway
290 west for miles
no place like her
Where the flowers grow wild

From east to the west
From north to the south
once You settle here
you’ll never get out
with a bandera sunset
And a hillside fire
And Port Aransas waves
that never grow tired
She shines just like heaven
with a glorious light
and I know when I die
she'll be there
by my side

By my side

Late into august
She’ll be burning like a flame
When I hear her call me out
She’ll be calling me by name
I float down the frio
And I coast through her plains
I stop in El Paso
where it hardly ever rains
and I know that forever,
If I live or if I die,

She’ll be there
She'll be there
By My Side
Track Name: She's Always Right
you can call my bluff
even though I made a cold call
with two queens and jack
a full house didn’t stand tall

yeah another wiseman’s vision
just a fool and his decision
couldn’t leave it alone

we all know know she’s right
you can’t win at any fight you just leave it alone
we all know she’s right
we got give it up this time and just leave it alone

hear back door slam
I see the headlights
with the stove top on
and a flame bright
weather wrong or right I see it
I better come now to believe it
I gotta leave it alone
I gotta leave it alone

we all know know she’s right
you can’t win at any fight you just leave it alone
we all know she’s right
we got give it up this time and just leave it alone
Track Name: I Don't Know
I take melody and turn into therapy
I write a simple song and sing about a comedy
well i’m an open book full of great stories
I live a simple so I don’t need to worry

I don’t fear the unknown I just fear what I know
Am I right? am I wrong? well I don’t know

see what you want to see- I’ll leave up to you
interpretation is what we tend to do
we’ve got reasons we gotta a lot of views
but hesitation, tell me would it bother you?

We don’t fear the unknown we just fear what we know
are we right? are we wrong? well we don’t know

all the lessons never learned
all the pages never turned
in our story we all wonder what comes next

I don’t fear the unknown I just fear what I know
Am I right? am I wrong? well I don’t know
Track Name: Don't Let Me Down Easy
In the living room at my mothers house
I held onto a photo of someone I’ve lived without
I knew that day when you took my hand
You said I better tell you now

don’t let me down easy
I can take it like a man
I heard you got some news to tell
about my old man
And you wondered if I’d break
I know it’s hard to tell
I know at first it will be hard as hell
So don’t let down easy

these demons come
these demons go
I feel undone
and now it's starting to show
with the grey hairs on my head and beard
Tell a story of a setting sun

don’t Let me down easy
I can take it like a man
I know my days are numbered
in this sinking sand
And the hope of my life is that promise land
So be good my friend and take my hand
And don’t let me down easy

Don’t let me down easy
I can take it like a man
i wanted this for all my life
Now I can finally stand
In the middle my mess
Where the healing begins
And the pain has helped me understand
So don't let me down easy
Track Name: Far Away
I found a place where I can go
far out on a long stretch of road
some where I can clear my head
somewhere I can look and ahead
and find no street lights and see no head lights and go

far away, far away, far away, far away
from all this sound from all this sound

driving down grant road at night
stars got brighter further from the city lights
I would love to drive an hour or to
park and open up the dun roof
looking up at nothing but the universe and star

far away, far away, far away, far away
from all this sound from all this sound
Track Name: Not Without You
When I see the moon light
When I see the crow fly
landing on the tree high
Late into the dark night
I can’t beat the breeze
Falling on my knees
in Atlantic seas
in the bottom where my feet are

Resting in between
here is what I see
this is desolate
feelings of regret
trying to forget
I’m not leaving yet
Not without you

Not without you

When I see the shadow
When I feel fear grow
Everything that I know
counting back to zero
never sounded easy
Never would believe me
you want to appease me
but you can't even see me

Walking in the dark
ready on your mark
never looking back
Train is on the track
here comes the sun
but I'm never done
not without you

Not Without you

Walking in the mire
living in desire
pulling out the weeds
while stepping on the fire
grass is always green
but I have never seen
where the water flows
the river or the stream
while I was in the meadow
swaying like a willow
leaves are turning yellow
fall is saying hello
thought the looking glass
this will never last
not without you

Not without you

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