Matthew James Cogley

Matthew James Cogley

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Singer Songwriter with honesty and passion in abundance. Writing simple, catchy and most of all melodic songs with an intense "heart on sleeve" live performance.

Biography

After playing guitar and backing vocals in the band FAILSAFE (who performed at SXSW 2010) for nearly 10 years, Matthew James Cogley has decided to release and perform his solo offerings.
With influences from (early) Radiohead and Bon Iver to Phil Collins and Fleetwood Mac, Matthew combines them to produce a Heartfelt and Emotional showcase of material, whilst still maintaining a pop sensibility.
After recording his first demo in August 2012 with Peter Miles (The King Blues, Futures, Madness) he is looking to make a name for himself on the road throughout 2013 and beyond.

Lyrics

The Final Furlong

Written By: Matthew James Cogley

Just keep breathing in and out the taste of salt and wine
the same routine just to pass the time
a swollen heart and rush i burst my veins
and it hits me like a hurricane oh no

cause when life feels out of touch, i let the right one in
i see myself in someone's love
it took it's time to get me where i am

in another time, in another place
i lay my head with a certain sense of grace
and i kick with both my legs till finally feel i'm back where i belong
at the final furlong
with my heart still racing on

i keep thinking the scars are reminders that i need
they help to mend my broken sense of greed
a swollen heart and rush i feel no shame
it hits me like a runaway train again

did i never learnt to let you go oh no

Ready To Resist

Written By: Matthew James Cogley

oh my heart sinks like a stone
at the bottom we fade like flags in the wind
oh my head is about to explode
please let me in we can pass like ships in the night

cause i need a place where my soul can keep me warm until i'm done

you said you've never felt love like this
better get ready to resist

oh my heart just won't let go
please let me drift we can pass like ships in the night

cause i need a place where my soul can keep me warm
and give me the strength to carry on
i need a place where my soul will keep me warm til im done

you said you've never felt love like this
better get ready to resist

i'll admit i could be wrong
it's a long way down for me
just give me one last chance
and ill let you go

Thinking Of You

Written By: Matthew James Cogley

words will wake with open arms
sent with a soothing sense of calm
the product of a missing heart
and that will never change
tales take ten times more
when drawing pictures down the phone
let the blind paint every soul
with sense and feeling like

treasured photographs when your alone
your somehow far away but still at home

ill be thinking of you

hands hold heavy hearts
like it was broken from the start
red valentine turn blue
that will never do
blistered battered beaten down
discard your heart onto the ground
picture perfect times ahead
with sense and feeling like

treasured photographs when your alone
your somehow far away but still at home

ill be thinking of you

ill be thinking about you

Mercy Of Myself

Written By: Matthew James Cogley

it's like the sun, reigning down on everyone
it's like a knife, too sharp to cut my bones
it's like being lost, to find a selfish soul
it's enough, it's enough

cause i'm at the mercy of myself
with healing hands and bones of wealth
you'll hold me in your arms
where i belong

it's like the wind blowing air that burns my skin
it's like i'm right when all the answers arent within
it' like walking a road too long to get you home
it's enough, it's enough

if it's hope i'm waiting for then every single word i wrote
keeps me coming back for more

Discography

Self Titled EP (Oct 2012)