I'm all alone
Sitting down in the corner
Of the room
I'm scared to think
Cause thoughts are company I can't keep
So I assume

Kind hearts command
Carries into a no mans land
Where I recite
All the words in the name of fright
In the name of fright, of fright

'Cause there ain't no room for me
In this world
But there's no place I'd rather be
Than to be here
Now I can lay me down to sleep
Albeit calm and unquiet
So let me show you how to be
In your heart

In your heart
Your heart

And while I sit
It seems to me
That I am weak
And brittle boned
But soon I know someone will find me
And ask me why
In the name of fright

I think I might
But I can't tell what's wrong from right
And if I may
Follow me I'll find you a way

I'll find a way
A way

In THe Name Of Fright

Music and Lyrics by Matthew R. Cook


Lovecaught

Music and Lyrics by Matthew, Mark, Michael Cook & Kane Ritchotte

 

Help! 
Is somebody coming to keep me from losing my mind? 
And who is waiting to catch me,
to keep me from falling behind? 

(Is it you maybe?) 
‘cause I can’t catch a wink
or fall asleep to lies. 
(And I know it’s crazy,) 
but I see love is blind– 
‘cause dreaming of you's letting go of my mind

And now i’m falling for you–
I don’t want to, but I’ve caught you– 
and now I’m falling through
without you. 

Well, it’s not getting better…
It’s hard to admit that you’re wrong. 
But love moves with weather
and clouds land where they don’t belong. 

(Please excuse me baby,) 
but you need to escape– 
as night moves into day. 
(And I know it’s crazy)
but I want you to stay– 
cause dreaming of you makes my heart feel this way

And now i’m falling for you–
I don’t want to, but I’ve caught you– 
and now I’m falling through
without you.

Is it getting better? Is it getting better?   


WOLFDANCE

Music and Lyrics by Matthew R. Cook

I kept her in the shape of the night,
but not as a prisoner of war.
Tell the analysis it isn’t alright,
‘cause this part of the mind is dressed in childish decor.

And when the sun comes out, I’ll ask to play,
and if you don’t have money we’ll work all day.
And there’s a time and a place she said–
well, this is that place.
We’ve got to think ahead or we’ll have to retrace.

The little engine that could was the engine that would– now,
I told you I’d never–

Ever, ever ever, Ever ever ever,
Ever, ever ever, Ever ever hurt you again.

(does your child suffer from a broken heart?)

I’m fine all alone in my own head,
that’s if you just say that you won’t ever leave me.

Oh, I can see, that you are, meant to be,
stuck like my, skeleton key in stability.
Though, we can turn it in–
Yes we can turn it anyway.

And if it turns anyway, then I guess we’ll stay–
‘Cause if it doesn’t you’ll never–

Ever, ever ever, Ever ever ever,
Ever ever ever, Ever ever love me again.

Never ever love me again.
Never ever hurt me again.
Never love me again.
Never again. Never love me again.

I’m just a child,
and you’re just a child,
and I’m just a child,
well I’m just a child, and you’re just a child–

I’m just a child, just a child, just a child and,
You’re just a child, just a child, just a child and

It’s time for us to play


LAND OF GATHERING

Music and Lyrics by Matthew R. Cook

So, you’ll meet me there
Behind those castle walls
Just like before
We walked right through
Those empty halls

It made me think about
The land of gathering
And what would happen if
We ever saw the king.

Maybe since we’re gone and
all is through,
I’ve got such a view
I’ve got such a view

We pulled the rope so that
The gate would start to fall
And no one watched to see
The final curtain call

The paper set tore up
So the swords didn’t swing
And why’d I think the choir
Would stop the songs they sing?

Oh, they didn’t.

Maybe since were gone and
all is through,
I’ve got such a view
I’ve got such a view


straw hat

Music and Lyrics by Matthew R. Cook

I said the big bad wolf won’t catch me
And you can’t say he comes around
‘cause what you hear ’s not what I see
and I can tell my house is falling down

a bit shaky with my stethoscope
but there’s a doc not far from town
I heard it once, but now I can’t hear a sound

He said that he was just hungry
'Gave it everything he had
Look out your window, out your wits,
Find out who’s really bad

You certainly can’t
And this I must grant

Can I not try to analyze or read the daily news?
It took so long to realize I’m wearing someone else’s shoes
The dreams won’t take you from your war but they can fill your heart with fright
And there’s no chance to pacify if you move right to goodnight

The paper stacks at my door,
They bundle up and start to crowd
They’ll eat me, eat my heart out
Well, I hear walking footsteps made in snow
What shapes and sizes?
Please just let it go
You want my heart? You can’t have my heart no more!

Every time I
Think I hear a sound
It’s like my whole world costs and weighs a pound
I’m warm, not blooded

No wind’s blowin’ left my house on solid ground
The paper boy stops throwin’ and this is what I found
The old abode
New stitches on the coat that you sewed

Can I not try to analyze or read the daily news
It took so long to realize I’m wearing someone else’s shoes
The dreams won’t take you from your war but they can fill your heart with fright
And there’s no chance to pacify if you move right to goodnight


Ballroom Bones

Music and Lyrics by Matthew R. Cook

Sitting in my head, I’ve grown
I shook with notions I fed– warm bread.

And if your skeletons, they refuse to walk
Oh, we can make them leave if we just talk their talk

I can’t take it when you rattle my bones but you’re locked in a cage with me.
And you can’t stand it when you’re all alone but you’ve gone and thrown away the key.
The moonshine’s dripping from the white of your eye but your lips are too scared to speak.
The whisper’s singing you a lullaby but it can’t put you to sleep.

Sitting in my head, I’ve grown
I’m scared in this happiness I’ve met, but I’m pleased to meet you.
I’m not pleased.

'Cause I won’t make you stay awake if you can’t go out tonight
Tonight, tonight
And all your demons dissipate if you could just turn off the lights,
Tonight, tonight

And if your lonely bones they would stop to think, oh all the xylophones would decline the drink

Laying in my bed, I’ve known
I tip toe while I tread,
Tonight, let’s sleep.


Nightlight

Music and Lyrics by Matthew R. Cook

Waiting through the night
So I can say you’re
Irresistible

I won’t waste a thought
Upon the sensation of
Unreachable

Why I’d restring (the bridge near trees)
And I would write you (how we could be)

I will wait for no ones sake
And I will wait for no ones sake

Even if the night is gone,
I’ll be waiting with my nightlight. 
And you can take your charming bow,
And you can shake your body now.

I tried to move my fort
To someplace where it’s
Less delicate

Where we could listen to
The works of art on
That old cassette

When you kiss through walls, 
You’ll see (you will see)
Oh, the seal is not sealed for me (sealed for me)

I will wait for no ones sake
And I will wait for no ones sake

Even if the night is gone,
I’ll be waiting with my nightlight
And you can take your charming bow,
And you can shake your body now.