Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

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I write songs that people can relate to. My life is an open book; you can read it through my music. Lyrics are probably the most important part about my music. It’s great when you have that song that you listen to over and over because or "that one part" that means so much to you at the time.

Biography

Inspired by only the best lyricists and fueled by Billboards Chart topping rockers such as Matchbox20, 3 Doors Down, and Dave Matthews, Matthew Thomas is the new eager artists to hit the music scene. The Release of his debut album Overrated Life in the fall of 2005 and the great success it achieved at college radio only makes this assumption clearer. Growing up in Central Ohio, surrounded by a music oriented family, Matthew didn’t have to reach far to discover his passion and take it to the next level. Teaming up with producer Mike Brown of Lava Room Recording (Cleveland, Ohio) proved to be just the step Matthew needed to catch a little attention. Since the completion of the album, Matthew has commissioned the help of some of the industry’s top players in pursuit of radio and press to support his upcoming tour. Although Matthew’s music is full of up-tempo, feel-good songs, one does not want to be complacent of the lyrics.

“I guess the most intriguing part of music for me is the overwhelming power it has over a person. It always seems to be the friend that can help you through anything, or encourage you to take that next step. Powerful lyrics are the icing on the cake; to know someone out there has been through the same things you're dealing with can be a savior at times.” -MT

Lyrics

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Written By: Matthew Thomas Stake

Don’t wait up too long,
Its much better, God, you're beautiful.
I think you're taking this so well,
And I should probably stop this anyhow.

Cause it’s not fair to want to hold you,
In dreams you get so close.
If I could try this whole thing over,
I wouldn’t change it for the world.

This all started at day one,
Its unstoppable, we were just in for the fun
All around it never stops
It took your breath away, you never did catch up.

And it’s not fair to want to hold you,
In dreams you get so close.
If I could try this whole thing over,
I wouldn’t change it for the world.

If I could try this whole thing over,
I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Don’t wait up too long,
Its much better, God, you're beautiful.

Issues

Written By: Matthew Thomas Stake

She says that she’s not going to fight, every Friday night.
She doesn’t believe in miracles.
She just sits back and watches time go by,
She dares the world to try to break her stride.

But you know to me she means everything.

If you tell her that you love her, she won’t believe you.
It takes more than a night to earn this girl’s trust.
Just take her hand because I know she won’t leave you.
She says love was sent by someone above.

Well she’ll make you coffee when you ask for tea.
When she’s wrong she’s right and she loves to laugh at me.
Says the key to life is in her car right now.
Now she swears someday she’ll be an angel.

But she doesn’t know she’s already got wings.
They’re just lost in her closet with the rest of her things.

If you tell her that you love her, she won’t believe you.
It takes more than a night to earn this girl’s trust.
Just take her hand because I know she won’t leave you.
She says love was sent by someone above.

He waits up, she takes her time, but she won’t leave him alone all night.
He knows there’s something she hides but its somewhere between her eyes and her smile.

Another Friday night, the girl calls crying.
I check the cell phone, got no message, it’s the first time she’s tried it.
I call her back and she tell me where now,
And it’s off to find the girl that holds my heart inside her hand and does her best to hide it.

But I tell her that I love her, she still won’t believe me.
I’ve had more than a night to earn this girl’s trust.
Still I take her hand because I know she won’t leave me.
She says my love was sent by someone above.

Life Without You

Written By: Matthew Thomas Stake

I'm just waiting on Friday, half of my life I swear.
Because you know that I know that’s my day, to live without a care.

I'm punching that clock for the last time.
It won’t be long until you’ll be mine.

Let’s go, grab your coat.
We’ll find so many things to do,
Stay up all night just to sleep the day.
Because I've waited so long,
Just to have you here beside me.
I wont live another minute, of life without you.

Another late night, driving, destination I don’t care.
As long as I've got you here beside me, girl I’ll go anywhere.

We both know this road’s going somewhere.
Oh won’t you take my hand and don’t be scared,
Let’s let love take us everywhere.

Let’s go, grab your coat.
We’ll find so many things to do,
Stay up all night just to sleep the day.
Because I've waited so long,
Just to have you here beside me.
I wont live another minute, of life without you

And I know we’ve both been down too many roads apart.
But I know that you can make it if you listen to your heart when I say…

Let’s go, grab your coat.
We’ll find so many things to do,
Stay up all night just to sleep the day.
Because I've waited so long,
Just to have you here beside me.
I wont live another minute, of life without you

Discography

LP- Overrated Life

Songs on college radio:
Issues
Overrated Life
Just Ask Me
You Should Know
Life Without You

Set List

I have about 15 of my own material that I play out. Covers that I typically play are Matchbox20, 3 Doors Down, Clapton, Deep Blue Something, David Gray, John Mayer, Howie Day, John Melloncamp, Niel Diamond, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Creed... I play mostly Popular music.