Oak Tree Suite

Oak Tree Suite

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Oak Tree Suite is a folk/rock 4 piece from Perth. Their unique sound and Matthew's solid lyrics have seen Oak Tree Suite open for bands such as Evermore and RAN (Indonesian Pop Artists) both in WA and Jakarta, Indonesia. Just think Death Cab For Cutie meets Coldplay meets Temper Trap.

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Lyrics

Bad Memory Blaze

Written By: Matthew Garrod

Bad Memory Blaze
© Matthew Garrod

VERSE 1
I knew this lady
She always lived alone
In her house by the lake
One day I asked her
‘What keeps you walking on?
What keeps the devil away’

CHORUS
She said
‘Love is a door I will not open
Love is a place I can’t call my own
Love is a race I won’t come first in
But it’s okay honey, soon I will be home’

VERSE 2
Maybe she’s scared like New York
All the news did say
Is what happened on that day
But once you get there
It’s beauty outshines
This bad memory blaze

CHORUS
But
Love is a door I will not open
Love is a place I can’t call my own
Love is a race I won’t come first in
But it’s okay honey, soon I will be home

BRIDGE
Life’s not fair you must agree with me there
We’re on our way just keep on breathing this old air
Keep the car running we won’t be here very long

Sophie Gray

Written By: Matthew Garrod

Sophie Gray
© Matthew Garrod

VERSE 1
We’ll lie in a meadow or jump from the sky
We will snuggle together whilst watching a film
Walk by the river looking out for the birds
As they narrowly miss the tops of our head
When you’re home
Sophie Gray

VERSE 2
We’ll travel the world in our split ‘56
We won’t plan our days, just see where they take us
Pretend that we’re wealthy, stay in a chateau
Somewhere in France just you and me
Sophie Gray
You and me

CHORUS
Close you’re eyes and think of me
Know I’m not far away
Do you ever wonder why I’m still here
After all the things they say about yourself?
Sophie Gray you’re beautiful
No matter what they say
Can you see the beauty in what we’re going to be?

VERSE 3
We’ll dress in our best and visit the theatre
Where time takes us back to the ‘roaring twenties’
After that’s done then maybe we will
Go watch the symphony playing its tune
You and me
Sophie Gray

Not Far Away

Written By: Matthew Garrod

Not Far Away
© Matthew Garrod

VERSE 1
No the light has gone
I can see no one
No one but you
No one but you

VERSE 2
My ways are said and done
You know which race I run
The one where I see
I see you through

CHORUS
You tell me ‘I’m not far away’
Even after these bones decay
Honestly, I know you better than you know yourself

VERSE 3
Shame don’t play this game
Not even in the rain
Unless you’re treating me well
Keep my feet on the ground

CHORUS
You tell me ‘I’m not far away’
Even after these bones decay
Honestly, I know you better than you know yourself

BRIDGE
Just don’t call me home when happiness
Is far away from where you are
And the only thing you ever had was me

Chapters

Written By: Matthew Garrod

Chapters
© Matthew Garrod

VERSE 1
One becomes two, eventually three
Chapters they come and go
I must admit that I hold some regret
Of the things that I’ve come to know

CHORUS
The paint’s still wet and the walls haven’t dried
Can you still see a home in me?
I’m a fallen man beyond a shadow of a doubt
But when I see you I see an end to this drought

VERSE 2
I once knew a girl who lived by the see
She had so much more potential than both you and me
But she fell apart because she couldn’t see the sign

VERSE 3
A fleeting glimpse is all that it was
But that is all it took
So let this be a lesson that someone else learned for us

CHORUS
The paint’s still wet and the walls haven’t dried
Can you still see a home in me?
I’m a fallen man beyond a shadow of a doubt
But when I see you I see an end to this drought

BRIDGE
A love that was lost
A pain that was found
A little high, a little low
That is literally all we know