Bravest Smile

from by Matthew Alexa

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lyrics

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

credits

from Chasing Airplanes, released July 7, 2013
Matthew - Lead and Background Vocals, Piano, Rhodes, Drums / Guy - Bass / Doron - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar / Nitzan - Violin / Tara - Background Vocals / Shlomo - Percussion / String Arrangement - Matthew / Vocal Arrangement - Tara and Matthew

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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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