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It's been awhile since I picked up my guitar.
Just didn't want to sing about you.
I've become a talentless artist.
Wasting time with my friends.

Why do I fall in love
With the most obscure things?
Why do I feel alone?
I've got so much at home.

Feed my birds,
Read my books,
Brush my hair, then I’m on the road.
Driving fast,
Passing cops,
Waving back as I meet my friends.

You've become the closest ghost to me.
You fill my mouth with your words.
I feel your whispers deeply as I sleep.
Wake up with you in my mind.

Why do I say hello
To the people I don't know?
And the people that I know.
They don't say hello.

Play my songs, hopefully you will,
Remember how I was.
Does my voice stir up memories?
Do my words make you feel again?


from Obscure Things, released February 17, 2017



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Matthew the Animal Seattle, Washington

What started as friends playing music together in an apartment studio, quickly turned into a desire to create energetic and passionate music that could be shared with the Puget Sound area. Sawyer (Guitar), and Stellmach (Bass) moved to the Pacific Northwest from Minnesota to pursue music. Here, they met Kitsap Peninsula native Roinas (Drums), the three of whom form MTA. ... more

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