What Would You Do?

from by Matt McCloskey

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What if you loosed all the chains in your life
Cut the strings, open your heart with a knife
What would you do?

What if your life wasn’t as hard as it is
If the things keeping you down didn’t exist
What would you do?

There’s no time for thinking it through
or thinking you’ll loose
There’s a voice calling your name,
asking you to choose.

There’s a man that I am, and there’s one inside
And they’ve been fighting over my heart for all of my life
One is afraid,
the other’s ashamed

I’d cut out that old heart and wear it on my sleeve
If that’d help to win the fight, help me to breathe.
But oh the pain
The crying pain

That’s ok, let it bleed
Boy you’ve got to believe.
Don’t you be such a fool
You’ve got eyes to see.


from The Hard Rains, released December 29, 2011



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Matt McCloskey Austin

Since his 2009 debut release, These Times Won't Last, Matt has fearfully explored themes of pain, hope, and freedom in his songs, and become known for his cutting lyrics, and truthful performances. His latest release, The Hard Rains, explores the more difficult sides of truth, and the struggle to find it.

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