Half Empty

Half Empty

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

If you like music that lifts your spirits when you need it, gets you riled up when you need to let loose, and lets you feel when you need to relax - you'll like our music. A mix of blues and acoustic, combing slide guitar and fingerpicking styles, accented with violin and saxophone.

Biography

The band itself mainly consists of one person, Matt Goodwin. He's a singer-songwriter born in Los Angeles. He moved to Bellingham, WA, when he was 9 and began playing music when he was 10. Recently he went on a 2 year backpacking trip around the globe, playing music in various clubs and bars, or for a couple bucks on a street corner. His main influences are old school blues (Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson), with some punk rock (Thrice, Strung Out), thrown in. The other drop in members are Tristan Cheesman on drums, Gabriel Williams-Taime on hand drums, and Tony Zapien on bass, drums, vocals, and production. Tristan and Gabe hail from Norcal near San Jose and played with Matt throughout the College years and thereafter. The three are very close friends and used to be roomates. Tony is a musician/producer from Bellingham WA. Working mostly in rock and hip hop, he enjoyed his chance to participate in Half Empty. A close personal friend of Matt's and an incredible musician.

Lyrics

Roller Coaster

Written By: Matt Goodwin

I love the way you walk
I love the way you feel
I love it when you're just standin' still
I love it when you're happy
I love it when you're sad
I love it when you are ravin' mad

So hold on for real
Won't you give me
Something I can feel
So that I can
I can roll you faster then a roller coaster
I can drop you from a shooting star
I'm gonna hold you to all the promises you've ever made
Ain't that who we are Fallin from a shooting star

I love you when you're sleepin'
And when your lying there
I love it when you smile and tangle your hair
I love it when you're leavin'
And when you arrive
I love how you bring me too life

So hold on for real
Won't you give me
Something I can feel
So that I can
I can roll you faster then a roller coaster
I can drop you from a shooting star
I'm gonna hold you to all the promises you've ever made
Ain't that where we are, fallin from a shooting star

See I've got a problem with you
Seems I love everything that you do
Don't ever know how I feel this way
I just wish I could hear you say

So hold on for real
Won't you give me
Something I can feel
So that I can
I can roll you faster then a roller coaster
I can drop you from a shooting star
I'm gonna hold you to all the promises you've ever made
Ain't that where we are, Fallin from a shooting star

Discography

Day Off, Babylon to Zion, Moonshine Revelations, Wonderful Problems, Sleepin' It Off.