Be

by Matt Zaddy

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1.
Busy 03:34
(Verse 1) Here we go again Same old story, same old picture, same old lecture I wish we could let it be Instead of inciting a riot in all our words of wisdom It's such an easy fight, It's such an easy fight Chorus: When you're too busy bein' right & I'm too busy bein' happy You're too busy bein' right We're slippin' away, until there's nothing left to fight for Slippin' away, and we're both too busy bein' right (Verse 2) It's my turn again crackin' jokes, givin' opinions not requested I try to clear my head But all I can focus on is this sounding board that never seems to lessen If I could make you listen.... (Chorus) When I'm too busy bein' right & you're too busy bein' happy I'm too busy bein' right We're slippin' away, until there's nothing left to fight for Slippin' away, and we're both too busy bein'   (Bridge) Bein' right ain't bein' beautiful It's just another way to show there's something wrong with everything you know & though you're simply irresistible I just can stand the fight (Last Chorus) We're too busy bein' right We should be busy bein' happy We're too busy bein' right Far too busy to be happy We're too busy bein' right We should be busy bein' happy We're too busy bein' right We're slippin' away, until there's nothing left to fight for Slippin' away, and we're both too busy bein' (Outro) I'm too busy, you're too busy, we're just too busy I'm too busy, you're too busy, we're just too busy and it's about time we start bein'
2.
(Verse 1) Sentimental me shows at the times I least expect In thoughts, in words and deeds, or in a sermon I forget trying not to take it all for granted (and haven't yet) Who'd have thought we'd be without regret (Prechorus) And I know sometimes I can't recall exactly what was said The simple phrase that I said to a dear friend (Chorus) And I hope you know I cherish all the years and time we spent And you know that I still miss you and the world that we have shared And I'm sure you know I wish you all the best of life ahead And that you'll still be here with me, in the end (Verse 2) Though we don't see each other as often as we'd guessed Life being the way it is, who has time for friends But when we are together it feels no time has passed We can pick up right there where we left.... (Prechorus) And I know sometimes, amidst it all, I falter and forget A simple phrase that I said to a dear friend (Chorus) And I hope you know I cherish all the years and time we spent And you know that I still miss you and the world that we have shared And I'm sure you know I wish all you the best of life ahead And that you'll still be here with me, in the end (Verse 3) Just know I won't forget you, and all the times we've had And maybe someday soon I will you again And if we don't you're in my heart, and I'm in yours I bet A simple phrase that I said to a dear friend (Prechorus) I'll do my best to see you, dear friend (Chorus) And I hope you know I cherish all the years and time we spent And you know that I still miss you and the world that we have shared And I'm sure you know I wish you all the best of life ahead And that you'll still be here with me, in the end
3.
The Truth 03:30
(Verse 1) What am I without the song within my heart It would be as if my soul had come apart Like a fool that's runnin’ day to day with no place I’m runnin’ towards Lost in circumstance and cause (Chorus) But there is purpose, there is patience, there is so much more inside If we just can find the rhythm, there’s no need for it to hide And if we can all discover what is missing in our dreams The truth will set us free (Verse 2) And my eyes cannot believe what they have seen A beauty so enchanted, beneath its shiny outer seams A love that bellows deep within my veins (in time to renew) A love for all of you (Chorus) But there is purpose, there is patience, there is so much more inside If we just can find the rhythm, there’s no need for it to hide And if we can all discover what is missing in our dreams (Bridge) Will we ever feel the river Will we every touch the sky Why in all this do I yearn for other worlds Where we can finally find the truth to set us free (Verse 3) I believe in all the truth that I have seen Wonderful and terrible and beautiful and lonely In this we’ll discover very soon All we really need to find the love and truth to set us free Chorus: But there is purpose, there is patience, there is so much more inside If we just can find the rhythm, there’s no need for it to hide And if we can all discover what is missing in our dreams The truth will set us free
4.
A Tiny spark 04:35
(Verse 1) Lookin' around At all the leaves as they're fallin' down It's my favourite time of year A tale of woe As old as time itself would let us know Is all that I can seem to here (Prechorus) So we all go and disappear for a time To hide in recluse, to renew and revive (Chorus) This is how the story goes To reach inside and find a tiny spark that's so divine Something that is truly mine This is how it's always been (Verse 2) The Snow is coming down, And covers all that we knew It's the way it's always been (Prechorus) And for a time you wonder where the ground has gone And where it all went wrong And how time just slips away in the cold (Chorus) This is how the story goes To reach inside and find a tiny spark that's so divine Something that is truly mine It's here for everyone (Bridge) With all the ups and down It looks like you're gonna pack it in Settle for another life The "House and wife and kids" But before that you decide that you have had enough Remember it's the hard times that made you who you are   (Verse 3) And now you just can't wait to share the love that you have found It's the love you hold within And we return all revived and renewed In time to sing a song to everyone with love from me to you (Chorus) This is how the story goes To reach inside and find a tiny spark that's so divine Something that is truly mine, yes And with a smile you can finally conclude This is how it's always been (Reintro) Lookin' around At all the leaves as they're fallin' down It's my favourite time of year
5.
(Verse 1) Wherever you are, I know A little is always shining in every heart; It Glows, and There's more to this than we've been finding I guess it goes to show, no matter what we're hiding from Out in the dark, we know There's something good that stirs inside you (Chorus) When you feel there's nothing you can do that living leads you to dismay & you're tempted to believe it all That you are better off this way Nothing could be further from the truth Believe me when I say There will be brighter days (Verse 2) Whenever you are alone, & dwelling in your sadness To see a way out from here Is more than just a daily hardship It comes like a wave, it grows, It feels as though we're drowning in every thought we know with fear was never more resounding (Chorus) When you feel there's nothing you can do that living leads you to dismay & you're tempted to believe it all That you are better off this way Nothing could be further from the truth Believe me when I say There will be brighter days (Bridge) No one ever said it was easy for things to work out right Know that I will always be there for you in these dark nights No one ever said it was easy for you to find your way Know you're not alone, together we can face the new day (Chorus) When you feel there's nothing you can do That living leads you to dismay & you're tempted to believe it all That you are better off this way Nothing could be further from the truth Believe me when I say I'll be there to help you on your way to all these brighter days
6.
Little River 04:17
(Verse 1) If the words I use aren't forgiving too many times, please forgive me, Tired hearts can't always sing. And if you've heard my insisting too many times, please forgive me, tired hearts can't do these things. (so many things?) (Prechorus) All this sweat that beads my brow All the things I don't know how To bring me to what I really need (Chorus) There's a place I've been missing Where we can forget Our misgivings So leave me be on these shores and you will see This little river is where I need to be (Verse 2) With all I do in persisting in modern life please forgive me weary minds seek greater things Leave behind all your worries Recall what makes life worth living Loving hearts have greater needs (Prechorus) All this sweat that beads my brow All the things I don't know how To bring me to what I really need (Chorus) There's a place I've been missing Where we can forget Our misgivings So leave me be on these shores and you will see This little river is where I need to be (Bridge) Hopes and dreams, need time to be complete Where we can see the sun set through the trees And the sky can gleam on endlessly (Chorus) There's a place I've been missing Where we can forget Our misgivings So leave me be on these shores and you will see A place for love, a place for family This little river is where I need to be
7.
(Verse 1) The Day to day can often seem Just a series of pointless means to Work away the everyday It makes no difference either way (Prechorus) But don't forget what a kind word and a smile can really mean to me (Chorus) "Trivial" deeds in the lives we lead Do more than we know for everything Though it may seem so small a thing: Humble beginnings, to greater things (Verse 2) An outstretched hand, a quick embrace Where do they go when they leave this place To carry on to many more Or disappear as we walk out the door? (Prechorus) I refuse to believe the love I felt could end so simply (Chorus) "Trivial" deeds in the lives we lead Do more than we know for everything Though it may seem so small a thing: Humble beginnings, to greater things (Bridge) Who'd believe the little things bind us all in perfect harmony In the end you and me can understand it's everlasting (Chorus) "Trivial" deeds in the lives we lead Do more than we know for everything Though it may seem so small a thing: Humble beginnings, to greater things "Trivial" deeds in the lives we lead Do more than we know for everything Though it may seem so small a thing: Humble beginnings to Greater Things

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This record was my journey of exploring what it means to be the best version of myself I can, one life lesson at a time. I can only hope that it will inspire you in some way to be the best version of yourself that you can. The world improves one interaction at a time, and I truly believe the good we put out there can spread father and faster than we think possible.

Thank you for taking the time to listen, and thank you for supporting independent music.

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released November 1, 2019

all songs written by Matt Zaddy

Recorded at RHC Studios, Toronto 2018-2019

Produced & mixed by Ross Citrullo
Mastered by Joao Carvalho at Joao Carvalho Mastering

Matt Zaddy - lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Heather Christine - backing vocals
Jeremy Tozer - backing vocals, bass on tracks 1, 4
Joash Paul - drums on tracks 1, 4
Thomas Francis - keys
Ian MacKay - drums on track 2
Stacey Shopsowitz - bass on tracks, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
Adam Cannon - drums on tracks 3, 5, 6, 7
Ross Citrullo - slide guitar on tracks 4, 6

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Matt Zaddy Mississauga, Ontario

With a sound that seamlessly blends folk-rock and modern soul, there’s something for every music fan to love about Toronto singer/songwriter Matt Zaddy. His intention is to connect with as many listeners as possible, regardless of any genre restrictions. Matt's new album Be is out now on all platforms. ... more

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