Love In Times Of Tragedy

by Matthew Poremba

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Sean Knipe Matt... well matt is.. frustratingly intoxicating. I think the title of the release goes extremly well with the music, in a sort of juxtaposed view

good shit breh Favorite track: Disengage.
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released August 24, 2016

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Matthew Poremba Buffalo, New York

I learned to play every Rock Band instrument on expert, then I moved on to making my own stuff.

call me: mmporemb@buffalo.edu

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Track Name: The Grand Design
I'm always smiling but I'm not always happy
I've just given up trying to be understood
Life's not funny but dammit I'm laughing
The governments a farce, public school is no good

I'm stuck on the same thoughts every night
My parasite puts up a good fight
I'm stuck on the same thoughts every night
If God is really there, does he care that there's flaws in the grand design?

I'm always thinking but I'm not always crying
Cause I get detached from my sense of self
I go to school so I can get a safe job
But I've found no comforts in great wealth
Track Name: I Apologize, I'm Not Sorry
I dislike being at the party
Until I blackout at the party
The safest way to be
Is with no memories
I wake up wearing shame
And leave the same way I came
In the morning

Wish I could tell you something Kind
But all that's running through my mind
Is how we used to be so close
and now you're here but you're a ghost
You used to be a friend
(Oh was that make pretend?)
When we hit our dead end I thought you'd try again not disappear

I must leave this space
I will not leave a trace
But at night you're in my dreams
Pulling at my seams
I need to cut the cord
Won't say another word
But at night you're in my dreams
Maybe those were nightmares

I've hated every stupid party
I apologize but I'm not sorry
I'd would prefer to be
Forever asleep
I wake up wearing shame
And leave the same way I came
In the morning
Track Name: Hit The Bong
Works no fun
School is dumb
Wasting time with anyone
Who will hear
All my fears
Without being bored to tears
Everything is wrong
everything Is wrong
everything is Wrong
Hit the bong
Hit the bong
Weed clouds my eyes/gets me high
It helps disguise
All the problems in my life
All the pain and all the strife
(I am numb when I'm high!)
(I am dumb when I'm high!)


repeat all parts infinitely
Track Name: Disengage
We're all born with dreams of glory
We all want to shine bright like the stars
All we got to keep us smiling
Is the hope someday we will go far
celebrity's just an illusion
Corporate masters use to distract
People from the real world problems
Genocides, hate crimes and wage gaps
The scary thing is you won't notice
When your eyes have been made to divert
When they say there's no pollution
But stay inside cause we're on high alert
Look around and find the questions
With the answers that don't fit quite right
Cause where things don't seem to add up
We need somebody to shine a light

We lay in bed all day
Ironic cause our beds not made
Who wouldn't rather disengage
Then save the world and feel it's pain
I'm trying to stay sane
Before cheap entertainment swipes my brain
I fear I'm not enough
I fear I'm losing touch

We're helping fuel a broken system
Marriages of famous kids control your feeds
Blind us from the world as it is
So we just see the world that we want to see
Always keep your eyes wide open
Never settle for less than the facts
There is no one source without bias
You're gonna have to compare and contrast

We lay in bed all day
Ironic cause our beds not made
Who wouldn't rather disengage
Then save the world and feel it's pain
I'm trying to stay sane
Before cheap entertainment swipes my brain
I fear I'm not enough
I fear I'm losing touch

We got real reality but we watch reality t v
Track Name: All Them Little Frustrations
The TVs broke
Im also broke
Every time I try to tell people off I choke
My only meals
Arrive pre sealed
At the lowest of the valley
The darkest of the ally
All them little frustrations keep adding up

The sky is black
My girl gave me flack
For eating more than my fair share of snacks
My favorite friends
Can't comprehend
The depth of my delusion
Why I spend all day snoozing
All them little frustrations keep adding up

My baby found out that I'm damaged goods
But I would not get fixed even if I could
My baby walked in on me breaking down
The king of the trash better hand me his crown

The airs not clean
Strangers are mean
When I get self reflective I make a scene
My right hand man
Is my right hand
The critics keep on panning
All my career planning
All them little frustrations
All them little frustrations
keep adding up
Track Name: Pretty Faces
And the time that we have spent is in the gutter
And the place that we first met has lost its luster
And that weight that I still bare has crushed my shoulders
And you want to press rewind as you get older Sad stockholder

I've seen pretty faces
But nothing that quite replaces
The times we had together
I'm glad to hear you're doing better
I struggle to remember
Why we failed to last the weather
the name stays the same
But people always change

And the life I used to live is quickly fading
And you know you're past the point where it's worth waiting
And the love that holds you down is hard to let go
And you know it's bad for you all the feelings you stow
Slowing tempo

This is a brief meditation on my past loves
If you refuse to reflect
How can you improve
I tried to reconnect
But your new attitude
Is keeping me in check
And now I'm not in the mood
I'm not In The mood

I've seen pretty faces
But nothing that erases
The times we had together
I'm glad to hear you're doing better
I struggle to remember
Why we failed to last the weather
the name stays the same
But People always change
Though the name stays the same I'm not the man you fell for
Track Name: Mend
Awake from your slumber
keep from going under
Do you ever wonder
Who wants your number?
It's cool if you want to be alone
But know it's a choice completely optional
And if you think. That no one is for you
I assure you that is impossible
Let the music in

Waking up from my slumber
To the sound of thunder
It was driving me crazy
The only music that played me
It's cool if you want to be alone
But know it's a choice completely optional
And if you think no one is for you
I assure you that is impossible
Let the sun shine in
Let the sun shine in
Let your heart open

Love is like time
You'd be a fool if you said it moves in a straight line
Loves on my mind
And it hasn't been that way in a long time
Love ain't a crime
But they teach that in school with great success
Love is like wine
Good for your heart but not in excess

Broken hearts mend
If you loved before you will love again

Some want monogomy
Some want polygamy
We all want genuine human connection
Track Name: No Need To Hurry
HOOK (X2)
We don't need to hurry
We can take it slow
You got me worried
When your always go go go
Once I was flirty
Then I got you by my side
Now when I'm forty
I hope that I am still your guy

Take what you want from me
I'll give it happily
I'm always thinking of you
We're laughing and Wildin
Your outfit is stylin
A dress that you bought Lightly used
I love the feeling
Of staring at ceilings
While laying in bed next you You're so appealing
The hand that your dealing
Is all hearts it's corny but true

HOOK

Triple digit likes on the FB pic
We're the number 1 couple in the 716
Let's take it slow though my flow so quick
I love my peeps but you're the main chick
Driving with you by my side
I've never felt so alive
Looking up into the sky
These colors could make cry
People know we're a power couple
You and I were born to hustle
Lay in bed man I love to cuddle
Being singled alright but I'm feeling the double
You used to call me on your cell phone......and you still do

HOOK

[SLEEPOVER AND OVER AND OVER]
Track Name: She Understands
Please listen in
What do you you hear?
With stethoscope
In both of your ears
I've lost my sense
Of how I feel
Need science to
Let me know it's real
I've been told that I'm basically undatable
Thought I'd have to settle for a lover that's inflatable

Is this love?
I will never be sure
Is this love?
Well at least it's a cure
For all my sleepless nights
And too much time on my hands
But now I feel alright
Because she understands

And I'm confused
IVE ALWAYS BEEN
Got trust issues
And I got the spins
I don't know why
she stuck around
To pull me up
From the ground

I've been told that I'm basically undatable
Thought I'd have to settle for a lover that's inflatable

Is this love?
I will never be sure
Is this love?
Well at least it's a cure
For all my sleepless nights
And too much time on my hands
But now I feel alright
Because she understands

We're here for a reason
And there's no opportunity I won't be seizing
Life comes hard and fast
Hope we can make it last
She gives meaning to life
She's the reason I come home at night!

(third verse much like the first)
Track Name: Organ Donor
Girl I love you so much I would be your organ donor.
I would memorize the complete works of Socrates and Homer
Just to be with you, my one and my true

If your kidneys are failing
Nothing will stop me from mailing
Mine to you
If your eyesight is waning
Then eyeballs I'll be trading
Mine to you

Girl I love you so much I would be your organ donor
You know I'd be a criminal, accountant or a stoner
Just to be with you
My one and my true

If your liver stops working
I'll send out by morning
Mine to you
If you need plastic surgery
I present to you cordially
My skin to you

Girl I love you so much I would be your organ donor
Threw away the life of a self pitying loner
Just to be with you, my one and my true

If your heart is breaking, mine's yours for the taking
If your heart is breaking, mine's yours for the taking

Girl I love you so much I would be your organ donor
Can u see it thru my pants? I already got a boner
Just from thinking of you
My one and my true
Track Name: Some Eastern Morning
I will always support you
Though I know you could stand on your own
And out of us two
I was always the more accident prone
And if the day comes you must be leaving
Well that's nothing short of treason
nothing will stop me from believing
we will meet again
Some eastern morning

We are the blessed who
go to bed with someone to hold
I could never control you
But by nature I hate not being in control
And if the day comes you gotta go
I'll hang back here in the snow
My blood will drop to ten below
Until we meet again
Some eastern morning

I've never heard of a clean break
So I won't make the mistake
Of hoping everything will be sweet dreams
Distance is a losing game by design
From pacific to Atlantic
It's hard to be romantic
With 25 hundred miles between

And if the day comes you just be leaving
Well that's nothing short of treason
nothing will stop me from believing
we will meet again
Some eastern morning
Track Name: Long Talks/Like Minds
Torn socks ripped jeans
Hair and face unclean
She moved to me
Saw something underneath
Much to my disbelief

You know I know you'll never do better than me
We're the PBJ couple meant to be
I know you'll never do better than me
Please do not do better than me X2

Hot night dark light
Fell hard upon first sight
Say hi pass by
In time we reunite
This must be something right

You know I know
You'll never do better than me
We're the PBJ couple meant to be
You know I know you'll never do better than me
Please do not do better than me X2
You know I knoooooooow
I would hate to see you go

Long walks low lights
The goings good tonight
Long talk like minds
Someone I couldn't find
And now she's in my sight
And she's about my height

You know I know
You'll never do better than me
We're the PBJ couple meant to be
I know you'll never do better than me
Please do not do better than me X2
You know I knoooooooow
I would hate to see you go
Stick around
Track Name: The Grand Design Pt. 2
The world isn't now and it's never been perfect
positive people improve it all the time
I try to focus on life's simple pleasures
Good books and hugs and corona with lime

I still have some dark thoughts late at night
But have had success finding peace of mind
And there are some things i can't comprehend
But earth and space
A gorgeous place
Even if there's no grand design
Track Name: I Love You In Db
The air is cleaner here
It hits you once you leave the car
Became a dreamer here
Just by looking at the stars
Though I'm putting a lot of time
Into strengthening my mind
Give me a few more years
Stick along for the ride

Through the trees I sift
Deep breathes and closed eyes
none of natures gifts
Can completely hypnotize
Cause you are what I really need
Picture you in books I read
And After every kiss
So glad to be your guy

You don't need a holy sign
To treat everybody kind
Look around and you will find
Somebody to match your mind

(In the dead of night shines a neon light lovers heed the sign on to ending plight vexed they turn around entering new towns
over towards the sea utopia comes free resting blissfully playing songs of glee under shining stars realized who we are people born to care once we find what's fair sights aimed past the day everyone can still be saved)

We are racing against time
As we reach the finish line
I just want you by my side
I just want your hand in mine