The Sarcastic Dharma Society

The Sarcastic Dharma Society

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Mat Vuksinich writes Indie-Pop in an intimate, mildly jazzed, and oh so jangly fashion.

Biography

jeff mangum, jeremy barnes, phil eleverum, conor oberst, david bazaan, julie doiron, sam bean, john darnielle, or the beatles--

...its been done before, and done much better, but 17 year old mat still likes doing it.

Lyrics

A Laughing Breeze

Written By: Mat Vuksinich

a laughing breeze laughed at me
angelic rags draped gracefully
i walked the cliffs out in the rain
and watched the water dance with trees

and i made love to
the ones who wanted to
devoted time for
and quilted coats for
and when i saw you
i knew we couldn't do
what your eyes knew
that we wanted to

a stinging tear fell past my jaw
was it yours i never saw
is it too late to walk away
i slipped, its wet, and i know its late

but don't make love to
my friends who love you
you won't have time for
the things you're meant for
you're meant for roses
put on your clotheses
i'll tell them nothing
you mean nothing

a laughing breeze laughed at me
happily dancing with the trees
pink water's too heavy to bring
so stop apologizing

cuz i won't give up on
playful winkings
just forget the winds opinions
and walk the cliffs more
and learn to dance more
and try to think less
our eyes were perfect

Lines

Written By: Mat Vuksinich

"and when it rains, it pours"
she mumbled walking out our door
i thought of the first ever futon
on which the both of us had slept on

and you were the best cup of coffee
that i had ever had inside me
and you were the bags under my eyelids
proving that i can't live without this

it wasn't yet even morning
she said by now i should be learning
that while you're asking for affection
the one you're asking knows depression

and you were the best cup of coffee
that i had ever had inside me
and you were the bags under my eyelids
proving that i can't live without this

and now the house it smells like onions
or the ocean's tears on sundays
and i've run out of excuses
my lonely fingers, they are useless

and you were the best cup of coffee
that i had ever had inside me
and you were the bags under my eyelids
proving that i can't live without this

you'd think we'd run out of tears
but staying together is one of my fears

For Jessica

Written By: Mat Vuksinich

my hair's not brushed again
i'll do it, but i'm not sure when
the weather's bad, i think i'm sick
my body's given up on this

cuz its cold outside
and its cold inside
and i'm warmer than i want to be

my friend who ran away
made friends along the way
a wife, with children
and now he's gotta run away again

cuz its cold outside
and its cold inside
and i'm warmer than i want to be

my bed thinks that he is getting old
"i'm pillowless and all alone"
so i say, "Don't be sad,
i'll sleep with you again."

when its cold outside
and its cold inside
and i'm warmer than i want to be

and the rain smells like rain
and my nose still looks the same
but my plans aren't what they were
they got confused and mixed up with her

Discography

The Sarcastic Dharma Society - Summeresque LP 2005

Set List

30 minute opener
1 hour headliner

will fill any time alotted (covers kick in after an hour or so)