Lost & Found in America

by Matt Byrde

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released August 24, 2016

Performed and recorded by Matt Byrde
Matt Byrde is: Bill Anderson, Austin Hatch, Dan Inglis, Steve Jonker, Taylor Thompson, Evan White
Engineered by: Garrett Sawyer, Steve Jonker
Produced by: Garrett Sawyer, Steve Jonker, Austin Hatch
Mixed and mastered by Andrew "Evil Eye" Oedel at The Stu
Copyright Austin Hatch 2016
Recorded at Northfire Recording Studio & Shumoto Soundroom, March 2015 - April 2016

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Track Name: Hope
I know the world's against you
One big plan to break your heart
I've heard what they've all done to you
Don't bother, man, don't start

I hope it all falls down on your head

You've been fighting a war for the last two years
Against an army that isn't here
You made friends out of enemies out of friends
You ran out on the people you used to love

I hope it all falls down on your head
And you have to listen to the shit you said
You spent two years with your head down
You said you'd be a good man but you don't know how

With you it's all some big decision
All life or death or some holy vision
So ball up, buddy, and own your shit
It isn't cute when you're 24 and running from it

I hope it all falls down on your head
And you have to listen to the shit you said
You spent two years with your head down
You said you'd be a good man but you don't know how

I don't know how somebody turns out like you
But it's sad to see and sucks to be subjected to
You said you need to meet a girl
Said you'd love her more than the whole damn world
Before you can love some body
You have got to love your own
Trust me, kid, you're listening
To somebody who knows


I hope it all falls down on your head
And you have to listen to the shit you said
You spent two years with your head down
You said you'd be a good man but you don't know how
Track Name: Meridian
Ten years lost in the mountains
Dry and dead like that woman you found
Three years alone outside Boston
Might as well start wandering around
Might as well
Already done let me down

You ever seen a man get left to die?
You ever been the leaving man?
Never seen such as a girl do cry
She said you got her life in your hands
Might as well
Already been going to hell

You got lost somewhere
Between here and Colorado
Something's wrong
Something's wrong with your heart

You said it's all a dance to you
To me, to anyone at all
You said it's all a choice to make
Life's walking out on a frozen lake
Might as well
Already done dug my grave

You got lost somewhere
Between here and Colorado
Something's wrong
Something's wrong with your heart
Track Name: I Used to Know You
People grow apart
But I know I used to know you
But I know
I talked shit in later years
And you just spoke the truth
You didn't care for lives like mine
I never seemed to find the time

March came in like a lion
And he went out like a reaper
With my friends in his hands
So pray all that you want to
I'll be here blaming Jesus
'Cause he left me behind
March came in like a lion
And he went out like a reaper
With my friends in his hands
So pray all that you want to
I'll be filling in my grave
To buy me some time

Growing up gets hard
I swear I used to know you
Say it isn't true
I swear I used to
Thick as thieves
You and me
You didn't care for lives like mine
Neither did I for a long damn time

March came in like a lion
And he went out like a reaper
With my friends in his hands
So pray all that you want to
I'll be here blaming Jesus
'Cause he left me behind
March came in like a lion
And he went out like a reaper
With my friends in his hands
So pray all that you want to
I'll be filling in my grave
To buy me some time
Track Name: Piss Drunk
Met a man
He don't speak to his mother
His father's got a broken heart
The kid's got big ideas
He said: "Daddy, you better shut your mouth,"
"Daddy, you don't know what you're talking about"

Anybody ever been in love?
Anybody?

Met a girl
She kept me around for a couple years
Never really told me nothing
Said she wished I wouldn't go
I told her, "Bree, you should have known,"
"This man can't live on bullshit alone"

I saw a wreck in town one night
A man piss drunk done killed his wife
They had kids to get home to
And she said she wouldn't drive
Now the kids don't have their papa
And mama's laid down in the ground

Anybody ever been in love?
Anybody?
Track Name: Lost & Found
I met this rogue of a woman
With a tattoo of a motorcycle
She smokes cigarettes
She works these strange goddamn hours
And she laughs during sex

I've got a baby blue Harley
Or most of one at least
It's loud and it's fast
It hasn't started since
The year before last

I lost my way in America
Til a lady who practices witchcraft
Helped me see
The road's been right in front of me

Twenty five years can seem
Like it's all over or it's all a dream
Got a long time to go,
At least I hope
Goddamn, I hope so

I lost my way in America
Til a lady who practices witchcraft
Helped me see
The road's been right in front of me
I lost my way in America
Til a lady who practices witchcraft
Helped me see
My whole damn life's been in front of me

I met this hell of a woman
Won't be ready if she ever goes
Track Name: Rest
Go and pick up your phone
And call your mother
Tell her you love her
But you’re not coming home
You don’t know what you’ll do
And your money’s all run out
Your friends denied you
Three times before the cock crowed in town

The lord giveth
And taketh away

No man could create
This earth in six days
He’d rest by the second
A lady’s hands are a god that saves

And she giveth
And taketh away

She giveth
And she taketh away
What she gave to me
She took away

If I said I believed in jesus
Do you think she’d help me out?
Oh, no
I’ve been washed in the blood of the lord
But woman, don’t turn me out, woman don’t turn me out
Please no
If I said I believed in Jesus
Do you think she’d help me out?
Oh, no
I’ve been washed in the blood of the lord
But woman, don’t turn me out, don’t turn me out
Please no
Track Name: Stanley
Stan's gonna kill the old guard
He told me so
Sitting shotgun in his car
He said he's worn out dead
By 9 PM
I told him that I understand
He said he'd get high
And eat Chinese
I just nodded yea
And watched the trees

What do you know about getting old?
Is there something I should know?

Now I've not been much prepared
And I don't know the lord
Don't have a dollar that ain't spoken for
And my back's been getting sore

What do you know about getting old?
Is there something I should know?

My mamma didn't try to raise no sinner
No, I think she tried her best
Time is time enough to make mistakes
Three years, I guess, is all it takes

What do you know about getting old?
Is there something I should know?
Track Name: Leitao
It's been a pretty long time
Since I felt as bad I used to all the time
So what do you do?
Sad for twenty years and it's gone
Out of the blue
Austin, you're just a sensitive guy
I've never owned that shit out loud before and

Damn, I miss my friends sometimes
Gregg and Casey moved away
Jim and Chris I left one day
Four years apart but goddamn if it don't feel the same
If it don't feel the same

Had a pretty big plan
All my years mapped out til 35
So what do you do?
Only ten years left and you don't wanna die
I spoke to god in the street today
She said, "You won't know the hour or the day"

Damn, I miss my friends sometimes
Gregg and Casey moved away
Jim and Chris I left one day
Four years apart but goddamn if it don't feel the same
If it don't feel the same

Damn, I miss my friends sometimes
Gregg and Casey moved away
Pete and Norris passed away
One year apart but goddamn if it don't feel the same
Well, it don't feel the same to me
Track Name: Ready to Die
There's been a silent street,
An abandoned factory,
A river and a walking trail
Outside my house for five straight years
Fifty miles difference
Ain't no goddamn different
It's the same old plaintive scene
And it could be said,
Just shame on me
Five years difference
Ain't goddamn different to me

Every winter for fifteen years I'd say
"That's it, I've had it now,"
"I'm moving west or south or anywhere but north"
North oh north I went,
And north, oh north I'll stay

Eleven and nine tenths percent
Of people in this country will leave
My brother said
Most people die within about sixty miles
Of where they learned to walk and love and drink and cry
I'm not ready to die
I'm not ready to die

Every winter for fifteen years I'd say
"That's it, I've had it now,"
"I'm moving west or south or anywhere but north"
North oh north I went,
And north, oh north I'll stay

Life takes time

Every winter for fifteen years I'd say
"That's it, I've had it now,"
"I'm moving west or south or anywhere but north"
North oh north I went,
And north, oh north I'll stay