The Game

from The Valley by Matt Buetow

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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

Drawing from country legends like Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, and Willie Nelson, Matt Buetow’s songs are honest and true. Every song comes straight from experience and his smooth tenor vocals give each carefully crafted lyric a classic feel.

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