Chasing Airplanes

by Matthew Alexa

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Going Viral Productions An excellent CD. I receive demo CD's and tracks by the dozen everyday. As a result I do not often get a chance to explore other new artists but not only did I check out Matthew Alexa after an email but also bought the full CD here right away. EXCELLENT! Favorite track: Not Sorry.
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released July 7, 2013

Credits:

Produced By: Matthew Alexa
Additional Production: Studio Pros (Los Angeles, CA)
Recorded By: Matthew Alexa and Studio Pros (Los Angeles, CA)
Recorded At: Promised Land Studios (Halifax, NS) and Studio Pros (Los Angeles, CA)
Mixed By: Studio Pros (Los Angeles, CA)
Mastered By: Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters (Arlington, TN)
Digital Editing By: Matthew Alexa
Art Direction and Design By: Jordan Allen at Capture Branding and Design (Halifax, NS)
Photography By: Candace Berry Photography (Halifax, NS)
Shot on location at: Green Goblin Customs (Canning, NS)

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Matthew Alexa Halifax, Nova Scotia

Matthew Alexa’s, self-produced debut album Chasing Airplanes is firmly planted in today’s modern rock, but draws on elements of American country and blues. The album is authentic and organic, relying more on recorded guitars, bass, fiddle, string quartets, percussion and background vocals than programmed sounds. ... more

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Track Name: Chasing Airplanes
Words & Music: M. Alexa
© Matthew Alexa 2013

There you are making this seem so hard
When it could be easy
All untied saying I’m not your type
I know that you’re jaded afraid of letting go
Even though
Even though
You still know I’m a risk worth taking

Chasing airplanes all your life
Flying across the open sky
Trying to convince yourself that
There’s no better time than now
Chasing airplanes you should know
Will leave you nothing left to hold
So, don’t waste all your life

Here we are haven’t we come so far
Further than yesterday
Don’t hold back forget about all the past
You know that you need me
Feel it letting go
Cause you know
Cause you know
That we’re so
We’re so good together

Chasing airplanes all your life
Flying across the open sky
Trying to convince yourself that
There’s no better time than now
Chasing airplanes you should know
Will leave you nothing left to hold
So, don’t waste all your life

Chasing Aeroplanes
Wanting the next best thing
Will never take you the places I could
So let them go

Oh, cause you know
Cause you know
Cause you know that
We’re so good together

Chasing airplanes all your life
Flying across the open sky
Trying to convince yourself that
There’s no better time than now
Chasing airplanes you should know
Will leave you nothing left to hold
So, don’t waste all your life
Track Name: Killing Me Too
Words: M. Alexa/Music: M. Alexa & E. Patton
© Matthew Alexa 2013

Lay your cards on the table if you’re willing and able
Tell me why you wanna push me away
You say love in the fast lane left your heart in the cold rain
Now you’d rather be right than wrong

If you think that it’s killing you
You should know that it’s killing me too

Who’s gonna save your soul?
Who’s gonna catch you when you fall?
Who’s gonna hold you when I’m long long gone?
Who’s gonna save you?
Who’s gonna save your soul?

You’re the beautiful, broken, hurricane I awoke in
Turned my world around the upside down
All you need are your reasons justify why you’re leaving
You can step off the ledge anytime

If you think that it’s killing you
You should know that it’s killing me too

Who’s gonna save your soul?
Who’s gonna catch you when you fall?
Who’s gonna hold you when I’m long long gone?
Who’s gonna save you?
Who’s gonna save your soul?

If you think that it’s killing you
You should know
You should know that it’s killing me too

Who’s gonna save your soul?
Who’s gonna catch you when you fall?
Who’s gonna hold you when I’m gone?
Who’s to say who’s right or wrong?
Who’s gonna save your soul?
Who’s gonna save your soul?
Track Name: Take Me There
Words & Music: M. Alexa
© Matthew Alexa 2013

Now and then you cross my mind
Reminiscing about the times we spent together
Two young kids thought it’d last forever
Late nights, breakups
So many times that we’d make up
That was your favorite part

When I think of you now
I still remember
Trying to figure it out
All I remember
Is picking the pieces off the ground
And asking myself
Did I let you down?

Summer break brought distant skies
Driving through so many miles to be together
So in love, I couldn’t wait to get there
Black dress, blue eyes
Sneaking downstairs to say goodnight
That’s what I miss the most

When I think of you now
I still remember
Trying to figure it out
All I remember
Is picking the pieces off the ground
And asking myself
Did I let you down?

All those years I left behind
All those pictures in my mind
Take me there
All the dreams drawn in the sand
All the love we thought would last
Take me there

When I think of you now
I still remember
Trying to figure it out
All I remember
Is picking the pieces off the ground
And asking myself
Did I let you down?
Track Name: Not Sorry
Words: M. Alexa/Music: M. Alexa & E. Patton
© Matthew Alexa 2013

Won’t you listen to me now
I don’t want to cut you down
I just have to live my life
I don’t have the words today
That will ever make this change
It doesn’t matter anymore
Cause nothing you can say
Will ever take away
This new beginning

It’s hard to say I’m sorry
Living out this story
I’m not to blame for everything
Your words they have no meaning
It’s the way I’m feeling
And I’m not sorry for anything

When I look out at your house
I see the glass is breaking down
From all the stones you like to throw
And I know there will come a time
When your steps will follow mine
That’s the day you’ll understand
I know that you will
Cause nothing you can say
Will ever take away
The way I’m feeling

It’s hard to say I’m sorry
Living out this story
I’m not to blame for everything
Your words they have no meaning
It’s the way I’m feeling
And I’m not sorry for anything

I know this for sure
Some things are worth fighting for
Well, I know it took some time
But, I’m glad that I found mine
And, I wouldn’t change a thing

It’s hard to say I’m sorry
Living out this story
I’m not to blame for everything
Your words they have no meaning
It’s the way I’m feeling
And I’m not sorry for anything

Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Track Name: Forever
Words & Music: M. Alexa
© Matthew Alexa 2013

I’m drifting to the ceiling
Reaching for the words to hold onto
And I’ve got this sinking feeling
That you don’t want to hear the truth
I could melt into the distance
To forget the state I’m in
But instead I’m left to wonder
If life’s a string of broken promises
But that ain’t nothing new for me and you

Cause we’ve been this way forever
And we just don’t fit together
Our luck has run out on us
Down the drain with the trust that we had
And we just can’t live this way
Forever

You’re always the pretender
Living in a world of your design
But you’re not fooling me anymore
Cause I can read you line by line
But that ain’t nothing new for me and you

Cause we’ve been this way forever
And we just don’t fit together
Our luck has run out on us
Down the drain with the trust that we had
And we just can’t live this way forever

If I could bring back part of the sun
To shine on our darkest days I would
But it wouldn’t make a difference
To me or you and that’s the truth
Oh, that’s the truth

Cause we’ve been this way forever
And we just don’t fit together
Our luck has run out on us
Down the drain with the trust that we had
And we just can’t live this way no

Cause we’ve been this way forever
And that’s long enough
When we just don’t fit together
Our luck has run out on us
Down the drain with the trust that we had
And we just can’t live this way
And we just can’t live this way
Forever
Track Name: Nashville Sky
Words: M. Alexa/Music: M. Alexa & E. Patton
© Matthew Alexa 2013

The day we met in Vermont
I wasn’t looking for love
Guess fate had other plans
Remember traveling south
Taking that bus into town
High on our dreams and faith
We made a promise to never change
But can we get back to that place
Before it’s too late?

You told me you needed your space for awhile
To find that part of yourself you say you left behind
But I promise you when you do, I’ll be waiting for you
Under this Nashville Sky
Nashville Sky

Broadway signs shining bright
I watch them light up the sky
Wondering where you are
Old country songs fill the air
Stories of lost love again
Could this be our last chance?
We made a promise to never change
But can we get back to that place
Before it’s too late?

You told me you needed your space for awhile
To find that part of yourself you say you left behind
But I promise you when you do, I’ll be waiting for you
Under this Nashville Sky

You left me hanging on your words last Sunday
Never knew I could bleed so much
But through it all I felt alive for the first time
And I’m not giving up

You told me you needed your space for awhile
To find that part of yourself you say you left behind
But I promise you when you do, I’ll be waiting for you
Under this Nashville Sky
Under this Nashville Sky
This Nashville Sky
Track Name: Only Mine
Words & Music: M. Alexa
© Matthew Alexa 2013

This weathered life
Story of lessons
Writes it’s broken end
And no one knows better
Cause I should have never let you go

Such foolish pride
To have all the answers
Thoughts all turn to rust
And I should have listened
When I saw the distance between us grow

And if I ever made you cry
Can you forgive me?
Cause you were the best part of my life
And the fault it was only mine

That leaving smile
Words that fall apart
One foot out the door
Oh I wish I’d said something
Cause you were the one thing worth fighting for

And if I ever made you cry
Can you forgive me?
Cause you were the best part of my life
And the fault it was only mine

This weathered life
Story of lessons
Writes it’s broken end
And no one knows better
Cause I should have never let you go
I never should’ve let you go

And if I ever made you cry
Can you forgive me?
Cause you were the best part of my life
And the fault it was only mine
Track Name: Disconnected
Words: M. Alexa/Music: M. Alexa & E. Patton
© Matthew Alexa 2013

You’re lost inside the world you live
Watching those around you losing grip
It’s hard to know what to believe
You punch the clock, there’s bills to pay
But the more you give, the more they take
It’s like you’ll never get ahead
Days turn to weeks and you start to feel
Like you’re losing yourself

It’s alright to feel a little bit
Disconnected
Everybody feels a little bit
Disconnected
Disconnected sometimes

So you stare into your coffee cup
And you wonder why things ended up
Not working out the way you planned
Through the cracks and lines it starts to show
Cause deep inside you wanna know
There’s more to life than all of this
Days turn to weeks and you start to feel
Like you’re losing yourself

It’s alright to feel a little bit
Disconnected
Everybody feels a little bit
Disconnected
Disconnected sometimes

It’s no secret that everybody wants to be loved
But they don’t know how to say it yeah
You’re no different from everyone else
You wanna be young and not grow old
To burn those lies you’ve been sold
So, it’s good to know you’re not alone

It’s alright to feel a little bit
Disconnected
Everybody feels a little bit
Disconnected

It’s alright, It’s alright to feel a little bit
You're alright, it’s just life disconnected
It’s alright, It’s alright to feel a little bit
You're alright, it’s just life
Track Name: Goodbye
Words & Music: M. Alexa
© Matthew Alexa 2013

I wanna forget the afternoon
I spent waiting by the phone
For your call to come through
I could’ve lived without the way it felt
When I heard you say the things
I couldn’t believe myself
You said you don’t feel the same
How could your feelings just change?

All the words you said, all the feelings that you had
It makes no sense, but I’ll try
to understand you Baby, how can you
let me go and throw it all away?
All the words you said, all the feelings that you had
It makes no sense, so tell me why you had to say
Goodbye

I remember the way we used to laugh
As we lay there on your bed
Time never moved so fast
There were so many times I could tell
I made you want you want so much more
Than you ever believed yourself
The thing that hurts me the most
Is how you could be so damn cold

All the words you said, all the feelings that you had
It makes no sense, but I’ll try
to understand you Baby, how can you
let me go and throw it all away?
All the words you said, all the feelings that you had
It makes no sense, so tell me why you had to say

Goodbye
If everything you said was a lie
Tell me how you gonna get by in life?
Thinking someday you won’t run out of time
Out of time

All the words you said, all the feelings that you had
It makes no sense, but I’ll try
to understand you Baby, how can you
let me go and throw it all away?
All the words you said, all the feelings that you had
It makes no sense, so tell me why you had to say
So tell me why you had to say
Goodbye
Track Name: How Do I Say
Words: M. Alexa/Music: M. Alexa & E. Patton
© Matthew Alexa 2013

I’m angry at the world today
For the cruel place it can be
So I’m searching for someone to blame, but there’s no one around

Not that I’ve found
When I heard the news about you
I could barely feel the ground
Soon my problems and my foolish pursuits seemed suddenly small
I know I should call but

How do I say?
How do I say all the words that I’m so scared of myself?
How do I know?
How do I know what tomorrow brings?
How do I say?

Times like these they make you see
Just how much you really have
I don’t know why it took so long to believe
Life’s a gift every breath

How do I say?
How do I say all the words that I’m so scared of myself?
How do I know?
How do I know what tomorrow brings?
How do I say?
Track Name: Bravest Smile
Words & Music: M. Alexa
© Matthew Alexa 2013

The hanging mirrors on the wall
Telling lies you start to believe
Reflections of another fall
Down from grace you can’t even see
Your empty face lost in the crowd
It’s so hollow that nobody asks
The secrets you keep all to yourself
Haunting every part of your past

You’re falling faster than you know
While you’re fighting this war all alone
And I think anyone can see
That you’re not as strong as you seem
I watch you keep the cold inside
Trying to hide behind your bravest smile

You’re streaming colors off the page
Cause the blue is all that you feel
It’s spilling down like acid rain
Covers everything at your feet

You’re falling faster than you know
While you’re fighting this war all alone
And I think anyone can see
That you’re not as strong as you seem
I watch you keep the cold inside
Trying to hide behind your bravest

The pictures painted on the screen
Have become your everything
Seductive highs that you can’t see
Stealing the air that you breathe

It's stealing the air that you breathe
Oh, you're so far gone you.....
You can't see
You can't see

You’re falling faster than you know
While you’re fighting this war all alone
And I think anyone can see
That you’re not as strong as you seem
I watch you keep the cold inside
Trying to hide behind your bravest
Your bravest smile
Your bravest smile