The Game

from by Matt Buetow

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    Digipack CD with a poster of song lyrics featuring artwork by Grace K. Stopher

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The Game

It’s a concept that you lay in and it will not stop until it rolls along
The affirmations you keep saying they wake you up at night

But you can’t help it
The game is different than they taught
And the weight’s hated
It will not lift until you love

The complements they throw are bruising and they will not stop until you fade away
To long for something that’s worth losing the game is long as life

But you can’t help it
The years just rise again and fall
And nothing’s waiting
It’ll kill you if you want

Rolls and rolls of canvas wake you up and beg for more
The muddy puddles that you stand in are deeper than they’ve ever been before

So go on try and get your hands in to the life you waver from
I don’t think they understand yet there’s boredom when California falls


from The Valley, released April 22, 2014



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Matt Buetow Portland, Oregon

With songwriting reminiscent of Neil Young and Wilco, Matt Buetow's songs are both heartfelt and intricate. The sweet vocals and pedal steel guitar combine to create a unique and immediately catchy musical exhibition. The quality of his records and live performances has won him recognition from all types of listeners, and put them on the stage with bands such as The Head And The Hear ... more


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