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Music of the Cave It is hard to pick a favorite but I love the interplay of the female vocals on this song. If you like quieter indie releases, why don't you already own this? Matthew Larsen and The Documents have made a damn fine album. The backstory behind the existence of this album is inspiring. Favorite track: Fight Or Flight.
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1.
Spires 03:59
The cell phone towers look like crosses So count your blessings and your losses The spires The spires They're just trying to keep you home Manage all those expectations Parlors in the brownstone buildings The windfarms are just like a beacon To support another dream The spires The spires They're just trying to keep you home They're just trying to keep you home They're just trying to keep you home They're just trying to keep you home
2.
Fourth Floor 03:37
Waiting for my blood transfusion lines It's Christmas Eve now Dark and alone Here but alone My dreams were shattered But it didn't matter to you at all My dreams were shattered But it didn't matter to you at all
3.
Mirror 03:19
The only consolation Was the New York City skyline With one eye towards New England The other is off in space Change is for the better Right now I couldn't feel worse The New York City skyline Is fading in my mirror It's fading in my mirror I've given up my dreams before That is nothing new But did you ever know that? Did you even care? Because you couldn't see me hiding I never admitted I did it I won't forget the parking lot I saw you crying in my mirror I saw you crying in my mirror I saw you crying in my mirror I saw you cry
4.
The picture I found in my former apartment The note on the door as I left in a shroud Of discontent Yeah, the time that it bought me Was much like the picture I found Each task, in my mind, was the legacy that I built The time that was left and The songs that I wrote got committed to tape So I could quell the worried thoughts of friends And all of the doubt in their minds In my mind In my mind In my mind, too
5.
Little black boxes Stacks of letters I sent White car in the driveway Two men and a flag Within "The Days Ahead" Within "The Days Ahead" Within "The Days Ahead" And I try to smell him But they washed all his clothes And sealed them in plastic In little black boxes Within "The Days Ahead" Within "The Days Ahead" Within "The Days Ahead" Within "The Days Ahead"
6.
City drowns you out Call me in the snow Walking, midnight Frozen in time The timing is so close The storm of the century But maybe he's just coasting Smoke and broken mirrors And a secret code They just walk on water Older, next to me The timing is so close The storm of the century But maybe he's just joking Until you believe in me Why would they want to see us fail? Why would they want to see us fail? Why would they want to see us fail?
7.
Pulverized 04:31
Every pane in this glass house Feels like it's under attack And I feel like I'm losing this But I won't realize the fact That I'm proving it Shouldn't come back And all my words will lose their weight Pulverized with each crumbling stone And I'm giving up growing All those seeds Seeds that I've sown Yeah, I'm questioning all that I've known
8.
There are things I can't get out of Flowers on the fire escape Tires on the hillside Fires in the crown And I will never get it right I will never understand This crippling debt I can't get out of Flowers on the fire escape Flowers on the fire escape Flowers on the fire escape Flowers on the fire escape Flowers on the fire escape It towers to the sky It towers to the sky It towers to the sky
9.
You were a cynic when I knew you long ago But since then, things have changed somewhat Some years have passed and now you find yourself alone Your time at home is bittersweet In time, the failures that you hid inside yourself And hopes you have will coexist But every hourglass you smashed against the wall Has somehow failed to prove your point Has somehow failed to prove your point
10.
Yeah, there's safety in numbers Comfort in things you know And you're part of the pack now Starving yourself to survive But it isn't right Because whenever it's fight or flight You never fight And we're biding our time We still wait for your voice to be heard And all those memories in vain Are the ones that you'll never get back But it isn't right Because whenever it's fight or flight You never fight You never fight You never fight You never fight
11.
When everything was about to burn to the ground I didn't think I would stand all the expectations Because I'm the gatekeeper who keeps My old life from my new life Keeps my old life from my new life Negotiations fell through and my body fell numb To a room full of mirrors and unanswered calls Because I'm the gatekeeper who keeps My old life from my new life Keeps my old life from my new life Keeps my old life from my new life Keeps my old life...
12.
Salt 02:17
When all the walls that you had built Could not protect you from the guilt The secrets hid behind the eyes Were darker than your safest lies And when they come, they pull you down And crush the peace you thought you'd found But we're deciding who's at fault We stand the breeze and taste the salt

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released March 15, 2011

MATTHEW LARSEN - vocals, piano, organ, percussion
GREG SAULMON - guitars, bass, synth, vocals
ARIC BIEGANEK - guitars, bass, percussion, bells, vocals
MARK SCHWABER - bass, guitars, percussion, vocals
STEVE BIEGNER - banjo, guitars, keys, percussion, vocals
REBEKAH DUTKIEWICZ - cello, vocals
JULIA SURIANO - vocals
MATTHEW LOIACONO - banjo, vocals
ETHAN TUFTS - guitar, percussion, vocals
DAVE CHALFANT - bass
PHILIP PRICE - guitar, vocals

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Matthew Larsen and The Documents Northampton, Massachusetts

Sometimes short, quiet and sweet– other times building into wall-of-sound anthems, Matthew Larsen and The Documents' introspective piano rock songs often recall serious health issues (Matthew underwent a stem cell transplant in 2005). Their songs are lovingly written and recorded in studios, hallways, and living rooms in Western Massachusetts, New York, and L.A. ... more

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