Matt Kabus

Matt Kabus

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

"If you have ever found yourself deeply lost in the lyrics of a song, waiting to see how a story unfolds, while an enigmatic singer/songwriter bares his soul, you might find that you’re at a live performance by Atlanta’s own Matt Kabus."
-Atlanta's Finest Magazine

Biography

There is an abundance of talented singers, songwriters, musicians and performers in the music scene today. It is rare to find a representation of the total package. Matt Kabus is a rising star with a fresh new sound that embodies the unique confluence of thoughtful lyrics coupled with memorable tunes.

Kabus emerged onto the music scene as a solo performer as well as the lead and founder of the Matt Kabus Band. He has played at Sundance Film festival, The Classical meets Jazz Strings Festival in Steamboat Colorado, opened for Zac Brown, Sister Hazel, Ed Roland, Matthew Mayfield and many more. Kabus was recently invited to join UGA in Italy to study theory and songwriting with renown composers. He continues to gain an increasing amount of support after each performance and has built a sizable fan base in the Southeast which continues to grow nationally.

Kabus currently plays between Atlanta and Athens on a regular basis. Some of the local Atlanta spots you can catch him playing at are venues such as Eddie’s attic, Smith’s Olde Bar, the Vinyl, Masquerade, etc. His love for sharing his music runs so deep that you might happen upon him singing solo at the local pub one night only to find him on stage headlining a full-size venue the next. Kabus delivers a pure musical experience that brings a rush of satisfaction to any listener.

Recently, Kabus won best performance to represent Heineken Beer Inc. at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Also, his original song "Picture Frame" was placed on MTV's 16 & Pregnant (Season 4 Episode 10). Kabus also composed the music for Ted Turner's Captain Planet foundation video, which aired during his annual event, held this past year at the GA Aquarium. Later that night, he went on to open for Alison Krauss for the event's entertainment.

We expect great things to come from this rising Athens/Atlantan star. His plan is to continue to write original music and escalate his performances to venues all over the country in the coming year. For more information on Kabus's performance schedule, just visit his website at www.mattkabus.com or "like" is facebook page at www.facebook.com/mattkabusmusic.

His music has been influenced greatly by Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Ryan Tedder, and Sara Bareilles.

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Lyrics

Crossroads

Written By: Matt Kabus

“Crossroads”
By: Matt Kabus

Verse 1:
Take your time pretty girl
Before you go in this world
Your eagerness might be help
If you take your time

You’ll take life of young love
In exchange of trust of someone
Who doesn’t even care

And out of boxes come the ones
Who claim to be prodigal sons
Like you

And I can keep you standing strong
But I promise you it wont long

Chorus 1:
So is she the one I’ve waited
She, I’m so frustrated
I wish you came ‘round years from now
So can I bear to see us try
To hold on to this love as long as I can go

Verse 2:
Where’d the love faded to
Deep in ocean we broke through
I’ve fallen off and I’m sinking down
No shadows on the wall or dreams your love I’d fall
Could keep me from sinking down

The path you told me I should keep
I’ll create my own defeat so back away

You can tell me where you’ve wronged and know
Intentions held I won’t let go, go.

Chorus 2:
So is he my prince in armor
He, I wait as long as,
You sweep me off my feet and take us home
So can I bear to see us try
To hold on to this love as long as I can go

Bridge:
And I can’t be accountable
For a crossroads, crossroads,
Much better than on your own

Chorus 3:
So are we the shine between
The trees and skies and through it seen
A shine when left alone that light defines
So can I bear to see us try
To hold on to this love as long as I can go

Outro:
Sing to me
Sing to me ohh
Sing to me
Sing that you love me
That you love me

Roller Coaster

Written By: Matt Kabus

“Roller Coaster”
By: Matt Kabus

Verse 1:
I don’t want to be lied to
I’m tired of playing games
The feeling’s lost inside you
It just won’t be the same

Chorus 1:
This ain’t no high school love
And I hate, yeah, I hate the things you’ve done
I can sit around and wait
Hopin’ that come back to me
But I can’t keep on crawlin’ back to you

Verse 2:
It’s a sad, a sad thing to say
I’m short of words today after years of talking
So what did I do wrong does he do better
Can he sing you songs? Does he write you letters?
I was out of line, and I guess I’m out of my time wooh

Chorus 2:
This ain’t no high school love
And I hate, yeah, I hate the things you’ve done
I can sit around and wait
With my guitar and this mixed tape
I’m so sick of songs reminding me of you, wooh

Bridge:
And I’m done cryin’
Cause it’s hard to forget someone without tryin
On a roller coaster I am
On a roller coaster I am
Wooh

Chorus 3:
This ain’t no high school love
This ain’t no high school love
I can’t find the time to waste
And can’t help that you’re loosin’ me
So take your bow and say goodnight wooh

Verse 3:
So when you’re knockin’ at my door
With your whole heart in your hands
I’ll take one hand off my own
And let you in

Picture Frame

Written By: Matt Kabus

“Picture Frame”
Matt Kabus

Verse 1:
So I never knew what you meant when you said you missed me
Cause I never thought it would hit me that hard too
Now there’s too much room in the sheets to make a ripple
And my feet wander too far without touching you

For a second there, I thought that this was over
Or a year for you to take the time to grow
I just couldn’t stop to think about what I told her
I just couldn’t shut my mouth of the things I know

Chorus:
Just one more change in my mind
And baby, I’m gonna have to say that I’m sorry
But tonight, in your eyes
You’re the one, baby you’re the one to love me
Oh oh

Verse 2:
So I’m stranded here looking for a clue now
And I’m scared to paint my years all alone
I couldn’t fool myself to think that I didn’t love you
And I never thought I was too young all along

Chorus:
Just one more change in my mind
And baby, I’m gonna have to say that I’m sorry
But tonight, in your eyes
You’re the one, baby you’re the one to love me. oh oh

Bridge:
Oh how I wish you could come out of that picture frame
How I wish you could come out
And I’m sorry for leaving you
I’m sorry, but I had to
Yeah I’m sorry
I’m Sorry

Chorus:
Just one more change in my mind
And baby, I’m gonna have to say that I’m sorry
But tonight, in your eyes
You’re the one, baby you’re the one to love me oh. oh.

Fly Away

Written By: Matt Kabus

“Fly Away”
By: Matt Kabus

Verse 1:
She walks down the darkest city alleyways
Just to find herself a little more adventurous
But an old man came with a tall wooden cane
He caught her smile
He said I didn’t mean to startle you girl
Can you stay for a while

Chorus 1:
Walk thru scenes you’d imagined to be the real world
for this girl wondering
In the space regime for what’s between
Cold sight and what inside
hold on
hold on

Verse 2:
And she looked like a happy-go-luck bird in a tiger’s eye
But between two broken down cars and an old busted bottle of wine
Oh oh oh oh She said this street ain’t good for me no
He said you’ve gone this far girl and I don’t
I don’t see no time machine

Chorus 2:
Walk thru scenes you’d imagined to be the real world
for this girl wondering
In the space regime for what’s between
Cold sight and what inside
hold on
hold on

Instrumental Bridge:

Verse 3:
And she talks a little while thru the years gone by that she’d never seen
Thru his eyes a tale told that a textbook couldn’t even dream to teach
Something more than she thought than she thought she could be

“Fly Away” by Matt Kabus pg. 2
Chorus 3:
Walk thru scenes you’d imagined to be the real world
for this girl wondering
In the space regime for what’s between
Cold sight and what inside
hold on
hold on

Outro:
And I’d fly away oh
I’d fly away oh
I’d fly away
I’d fly away

C Chord

Written By: Matt Kabus

Matt Kabus
“C Chord” lyrics

A C Chord could bottle up a battle of one sword
Thru the dots and dashes, lines, and the sound
You’ve found your battleground.

Through the wake of rise and shine
Make a fix to your list for the sake of breakin down
All the far formal rules of this town
And you’ve found your battleground
You’ve found your battleground

Cause all we are is a stone road fallin thru the forest
You and I are some old souls
Ya I think we’ve done this before
Far too soon to call it a draw
Far too soon to see this apart

Hey don’t ya know hey don’t you know
I’m one step closer to all
Hey don’t you know hey don’t you
For the moment I am alive

Just to think about the weight of the world became a puzzle in pieces
And fitting them together became something to believe
I’ll just watch the wave of the trees and you’ll be counting the rings
And I’ll be thinking heroes and you’ll compare the weight of their wings

Hey don’t ya know hey don’t you know
I’m one step closer to all
Hey don’t you know hey don’t you
For the moment I am alive

Christmas Moon

Written By: Matt Kabus

“Christmas Moon”
By: Matt Kabus

All the girl could think about
Was how the moon would look
If all the stars were snowflakes
Scattered round a center cook

And though she feared it growing tired
Finding all their names
Well she knew the moon would see them all
At Christmas time again

And Ohhh
You’re light’s enough for all of all
And Ohhh
I sing to you the Christmas Moon

She sings ohhhh
Ohhh
Sings Ohhh

Her friends would gather round
To watch her singing to the sky
Well her selfless act attracts a mass
To harmonize her lines
To harmonize her lines

They sing ohhhh
Ohhh
Sings Ohhh

And though she feared it growing tired
Finding all their names
She knew the moon would see them all
At Christmas time again
Ya at Christmas time again
Whether Stars, family, or friends,
Whether Stars, family, or friends,

All The Right Things

Written By: Matt Kabus

“All the right things”
By: Matt Kabus

I saw you
felt a ghost run thru
Shaken by the rush
To reconcile for her trust
But my words were stuck

She was
Versed in words
Like I’d
Once occurred
Taken by surprise
a smile from her eyes
Like Id shown her how
And her smile made me burn throughout

it’s isn’t hard for you to say the right things..
all the right things
and I’m tryin to do the right things all the right things

All at once the clocks refused to spin
The arms reversed our hands were stained in red

I saw her sign
I could stoke her fire
and after every word
I noticed that you learned
I would be a better man

She grabbed her things
While I held nothing
I told her I was glad to
To find her

it’s isn’t hard for you to say the right things..
all the right things
and I’m tryin to do the right things all the right things

Before long, you called me all your own
And I know
That you know

it’s isn’t hard for you to say the right things..
all the right things
and I’m tryin to do the right things all the right things

Piece of My Heart

Written By: Matt Kabus


“Piece of My Heart”

Verse 1:
A charging army and your gun runs out
You stand alone and now you’re filled with doubt
You run away, you run away

A flashin image of the ones you love
They stand behind and no no
You’re not alone, Your not alone

Chorus:
I wonder why it’s been so hard
I’ve been smiling while I’m fallin’ apart
But you’ll never get a piece of my heart

Verse 2:
The fire burns a hole in my soul
As I sit beneath a corner on a uneven stone
The sun sunk and scattered the sky
But the stars never seemed so bright so bright

And I wonder why it’s been so hard
I’ve been smiling while I’m fallin’ apart
But you’ll never get a piece of my heart
No you’ll never get a piece of my heart my heart

Bridge:
And I’ve walked taken chances
I’ve walked this concrete
I’ve seen my soul be a slave to my body
And I’m watchin the street lights as they shine
But I’m starin at the stars starin at the stars behind woah

Chorus:
I wonder why it’s been so hard
I’ve been smilin’ while I’m fallin apart
But you’ll never get a piece of my heart
No you’ll never get a piece of my heart my heart

Hmmm

Can I Say

Written By: Matt Kabus

Can I Say
By: Matt Kabus

Verse 1

High on each other
In love for the summer
And Ill be your man
Please don’t make other plans

After a day’s
drivin down thought the music
we’ll try not to think of the
summer’s end

Pre Chorus 1

And all the words that I’ve been thinking
Stumble out through my mouth with awkward ending
Then I explain why I stopped half way
I didn’t want to scare you away

Chorus 1

Can I say just what I wanted
Can I say just what I wanted
I wish I could stay when I got you in my arms ya
Could I say just what I wanted

Verse 2

Follow our feet
to a grass bed beneath
And our sun at the time rises
Orange to white

Pre Chorus 2

And all the hours seems to melt away
And the earth begins to hold in place
And all the words behind my eyes take aim
I can only hope that you feel the same

Chorus 2

Can I say just what I wanted
Can I say just what I wanted
I wish I could stay when I got you in my arms ya
Could I stay when I got it all

Bridge:

Got it all
Got it all
And behind these eyes
That which remains whoever goes away
Behind these eyes
You should know you should know
That I’ve loved you before

Verse 3
High on each other
In love for another
Ill be your man
Please don’t make other plans

Down at the Beach

Written By: Matt Kabus

“Down at the Beach”
By: Matt Kabus

Verse 1:
And I wake up
As the sun meets my eye
And I hear the ocean
Teasing me
And the salt kisses my face
From the cool ocean breeze
Down at the Beach

Pre-Chorus 1:
Oh I can’t think
Of anywhere I’d rather be
Than down at this beach

Verse 2:
And I walk down in the sand
That football slips right out of her hand
Its kinda cute
How it led me to you
And the ball rolls right to my feet
And I know when I see those big blue eyes
She is the one

Pre-Chorus 2:
Oh I can’t think
Of anywhere I’d rather be
Than down at this beach

Chorus 1:
Havin’ a good time
With the sand beneath my
This girl. She makes my world
So why wont that world feel my soul
And let that time stop for tonight

Verse 3:
So we walk down to the pier
That orange hue out in the air
From an old sun
And I see them footsteps disappear behind us
In the ocean

“Down at the Beach” By Matt Kabus pg. 2
Pre-Chorus 3:
Oh I can’t think
Of anywhere I’d rather be
Than down at this beach

Chorus 2:
Havin’ a good time
With the sand beneath my
This girl. She makes my world
So why wont that world feel my soul
And let that time stop for tonight

Bridge:
And I know
That this will go
But you gotta remember baby
That this world aint such a big place
It ain't a big place

Chorus 3:
Havin a good time
With the sand beneath my
This girl. She makes my world
So why wont that world feel my soul
And let that time stop for tonight

Discography

Matt Kabus EP#1 (2010)
-Crossroads
-Fly Away
-Roller Coaster
-Picture Frame

A Rock By The Sea Christmas : Volume Two (2011)
-Christmas Moon

1st full record to be released Spring 2012
-C Chord
-Can I Say
-Piece of my Heart
-Girl in the Glasses
-Down at the Beach
-American Dream
-Here's to You
-In the Morning
-(More to be announced)

Radio Play:
WVUA 90.7 FM "The Capstone" Tuscaloosa, AL
WBOR 91.1 FM Brunswick, ME
WUOG 90.5 Athens, GA
920 WHJJ
FM98 WJLB
104.1 WTQR
WENN FM
106.1 WNGC
99.3 KISS FM
93.1 WPOC
96.7 - 102.5 City Beat

Set List

Originals:

- Christmas Moon
- Here's To You
- In the Morning
- American Dream
- C Chord
- Down at the Beach
- Picture Frame
- Wrought Iron Fields
- Roller Coaster
- Fly Away
- Crossroads
- Can I Say
- On The Outside
- Girl in the Glasses
- Piece of My Heart

Covers:

-Alice in Chains – Rooster
-The Band – The Weight
-Beatles - Blackbird
-Beatles - Hey Jude
-Black Crows – Remedy
-Black Crows – Hard to Handle
-Bill Withers – Use Me
-B.O.B.- Nothin On You
-B.O.B - Airplanes Pt. 2
-Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life
-CCR – Bad Moon Rising
-Coldplay- In My Place
-Coldplay- Yellow
-Collective Soul – December
-Collective Soul – She Said
-Dave Matthews – Crash
-Dave Matthews – Ants Marching
-Dave Matthews – Where Are You Going
-Dispatch - 2 Coins
-Foo Fighters – My Hero
-Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil
-Greenday – When I Come Around
-Greenday – Good Riddance
-Greenday – Blvd. Of Broken Dreams
-Jack Johnson – Flake
-Ja