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Matt Gilbert Song Lyrics

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Late at Night
Living in a Lie
You Snooze, You Loose
Blacklight Beauty (Stay)
John and Emily
No One Cries for You
Smile when I'm gone (KEV)
On and On
Like the Sea and the Sun
Cause of You Babe
Stop Dreaming Your Life Away
Impassioned eyes {McGee}
Blind until we see {Thompson}
Pieces {Wyatt / Goodwin}




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SONG: Late at Night   MP3 audio

words and music   Matt Gilbert 1980

Intro (instrumental)

Late at night, I'm lying in bed
and you run through my mind
and you know, it wasn't so bad,
the things that we once had;
I wish you could hear me
why did you go away?
I wish you would miss me,
why, oh why, won't you stay?

Guitar solo (instrumental)

Late at night, I'm lying in bed
and you run through my mind
and you know, it wasn't so bad,
the things that we once had;
I wish you were near me,
why did you go away?
I wish you could hear me,
why, oh why, won't you stay?

2nd guitar solo (instrumental)

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SONG: LIVING IN A LIE     MP3 audio
words and music   1979 Matt Gilbert

You say that time is on your side
You're living in a lie
The time keeps passing us by
soon you'll realize

(chorus:)

That your friends are not who you think
they'll do you wrong, even scheme
you should realize, you're living in a lie
soon you'll realize, you're living in a lie

You say your friends are on your side
You're living in a lie
The time has come to choose sides
you are not a fool

CHORUS:

And your friends are not who you think
they'll do us wrong, even scheme
you should realize, you're living in a lie
soon you'll realize, you're living in a lie

INSTRUMENTAL (Guitar Solo)

You say they stole your old guitar
I doubt that you believe
The time keeps passing us by
Soon you'll realize (hopefully)

(chorus:)

That your friends are not who you think
they'll do you wrong, even scheme
you should realize, you're living in a lie
soon you'll realize, you're living in a lie


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SONG: YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE     MP3 audio
words and music   1982  Matt Gilbert

(verses are moderate 12 bar blues)

Intro (slide guitar)

I woke up this mornin' and my baby was gone
she left me a note and it said "so long"
I left you the door keys and the credit cards
The dog's still here, ya know he's sleepin' in the yard
Now I feel so lonely, guess I'll sing the blues
Aint it so true that when you snooze you lose

Bridge (slide guitar)

I looked in the closet and her clothes were gone
I felt so empty where did I go wrong?
The dog started howlin', the rain it poured down
I felt like a fool, you know I felt like a clown
So if you wake up some morning and you find that she cruised
Just keep in mind that when you snooze you lose

Instrumental (guitar solo)

I got a new lady and she treats me so fine
we sit by the fireplace and do up some lines
the dog still howls some, ya know I don't mind
we just kick back and try to have a good time
So if you wake up some morning and you find that she cruised
Just keep it in mind that when you snooze you lose!

Bridge (slide guitar)

Instrumental (2nd guitar solo)


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SONG: BLACKLIGHT BEAUTY 1982 (Stay)     MP3 audio
words and music   Matt Gilbert

Stay, with me tonite
Stay, a little while
Now that you're here
I need you
why do you fear
that you are you
when it's all over the day is here, so

Stay, with me, tonite
oh won't you stay, with me, tonite

Stay, just a little while
then, you'll begin to smile
under the blacklight, you're beautiful
and why do you fear, let you be you
when it's all over, the day is here, so

Stay, with me, tonite
oh won't you stay, with me, tonite

Stay with me, Stay with me
Stay with me, Stay with me
tonite, tonite, tonite, tonite.....


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SONG: JOHN AND EMILY     MP3 live audio
words and music  1980 Matt Gilbert


John and Emily, they met at the park
Emily's crying, the war had just start
John please don't leave me, don't go away
you know that I love you, please won't you stay...

Guitar (bridge)

But you know that, I'll be with you
for as long as you will need
and you know that our school days
can last us endlessly
you'll see....

Guitar (bridge)
Instrumental (guitar solo)

Emily Brown, where are you now
the years have changed us, it seems somehow
do you remember, the days at the school
the nights at the lake, and throwing rocks in the pool

But you know that I'll be with you
for as long as you will need
and you know that our school days
will last us endlessly
you'll see....

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SONG: No One Cries for You   MP3 live audio
words and music   1982 Matt Gilbert

And so you sit alone
with nothing but your fears
wondering what went wrong
all throughout the years
your friends all told you
it would be this way
please don't come crying
I've nothing more to say

(CHORUS)
No one cries for you
you are all alone
no one tries for you
you just sit at home

BRIDGE
INSTRUMENTAL (GUITAR SOLO)

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SONG: Smile when I'm gone (K.E.V.)  MP3 live audio
words and music   1978 Matt Gilbert

I was standing in the parking lot
when you drove on by
I caught your glance this direction
you didn't even stop to say hi
but that's alright
I'll carry on
yea that's alright
I know how you are

I know how you are
I know how you are
how you are..

BRIDGE
INSTRUMENTAL (GUITAR SOLO)

Well even though we stay apart
we touch each other minds
I know that you know
that you know what you want
but you're afraid to begin
but that's alright
I'll carry on
yea that's alright...
Just smile when I'm gone

Smile when I'm gone
Smile when I'm gone
when I'm gone...

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SONG: On and On   MP3 live audio
words and music  1981 Matt Gilbert

The cold grey shadows they move towards the dawn
It makes us wonder, why do we go on?
on and on
and on and on
and on and on
If you mean that much to me
the way things are, or the way they seem
or is this just some forgotten dream?
do we go on
and on and on
and on and on

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE (12 string electric guitar)

The solutions sometimes it just seems
are right at hand then vanish as in a dream
and if you mean that much to me
with the way things are;
and the way they seem
do we go on?
and on and on
and on and on
on and on
and on and on

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