More Lost Than You

by Dante Matas

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1.
Rattled Up 03:05
Only when you just give in can you ever win What tameless discipline It’s like when you realize the clearest of eyes are made of see-through lies To guess is to guess incorrectly, to think about it wrong But don’t get rattled up inside, that’s pointless like this song Only when you understand that you’re in command does everything feel planned It’s like when you finally become yourself and all you want to be is someone else To live is to live an illusion, to know is to despair But don’t get rattled up inside, it’s not like you should care What’s unfair is that you don’t wish to be drawn into a state of misery for the rest of time Where paradise is blind you would rather look and see Only when you figure out there’s nothing to doubt do you wonder what it’s all about It’s like every time you question who you are and all you held so close seems oh so far You’ll waste your life looking for answers where nothing can be found But don’t get rattled up inside, there’s beauty all around
2.
Call me out, never let me ignore it, it’s driving me insane Scream and shout, feel as heavy as feathers, and intricately plain Infiltrate my brain All I want to do is break all my bones for you All I want to say is that I don’t want to say a thing Instead I don’t say a thing Of laziness and fear, I want the hell out of here And in the way, multi-faceted reasons to be the tree I climb Infiltrate my mind Every day with the ideal confusion softening my fall, delaying the truth of it all All I want to know is not much and so and so All I want to be is that I don’t want to be at all Why’d you tell me I’m not when I know that I am? But if it’s still unclear, I want the hell out of here
3.
I’ll give you anything you’re willing to receive So if you find yourself returning nothing Just keep me in a box and I’ll live happily The less I know about it all, the more I’ll be free And all I want you to do is listen, because I am asking your permission And I’ll let you do anything just to carry on pretending nothing’s wrong So we’ll ignore the obvious, I’m just to waste time And don’t you ever let me think I’m more, and we’ll be fine In each and every single moment, I’m caught up admiring that each and every single moment is at all So forgive me if you can, I’m so impractical I meant that life is shit and everyone is dull Yet here I am, begging you to listen, because I am asking your permission And I’ll let you do anything just to carry on pretending nothing’s wrong So we’ll ignore the obvious, I’m just to waste time And don’t you ever let me think I’m more, and we’ll be fine
4.
No I won’t catch every glimpse of hope inside this net I wish I had much less to regret But you’ll find that I haven’t dissolved into your silhouette, not yet No I won’t turn in the morning for the silver light Alright, ok, yes I will, it’s true But you’ll find that I haven’t evaporated by remaining deeply indifferent to you and me I hope someday you will crawl right back to me from hibernation I’ll throw the stone of your mind into the sea, sinking sensation Though numb inside it won’t happen painlessly, that relocation I know someday you will crawl right back to me from hibernation
5.
I’ve lost my marbles I’m inclined to believe I’ve missed all my chances to lose what I need No more changing, everything is pre-ordained I’ll slow up and you’ll slow down and then we’ll be the same All I’ve said is all I am gonna say What I’m saying has all been said anyway No more headaches, fewer aching heads, you’ll see They’re somewhat not the same, obviously For the price of nothing, for the price of everything We can blend in to the walls around us Calculate and formulate crazy stuff The limitation is whatever is enough No more heart and much less heartlessness instead Drill a tiny hole into my head Pour the contents out and cast the thoughtlessness aside Tear it open and place machines inside Please obey, and make my day

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Background/Reflection:
These songs were written when I started playing solo shows and realized that my other songs didn't work as well with no one else on the stage. At the time I thought I would never make music this stripped down again since I found it so much harder to do. Something about simplicity was just really complicated to me. I don't think that's true any more but I have no idea really. The songs took a long time to write but I recorded them in a few weeks.
The cover art is by a Croatian artist named Anton Cetin who is a close friend of my dads. I feel like it captures the mood of the music perfectly and I was really happy when he said I could use it.

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released December 17, 2012

All songs written and performed by Dante Matas
Aria Tesolin on backing vocals for tracks 1 and 5
Alex Lambermont on Double Bass for track 4
Produced by Harrison Fine and Dante Matas
Mastered by Shawn Jurek

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Dante Matas Toronto, Ontario

Dante Matas is a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto. He began writing piano pieces at the age of eight before forming his a band at Etobicoke School of the Arts where he majored in visual art. In university, Dante studied philosophy and completed an MA. Today, Dante combines his interests to make his own brand of bedroom pop, psychedelic folk, and electronica. ... more

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