Tragedy Town EP

by Matthew Heller

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Recorded at Flora Recording and Playback, The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, & Jackpot! Studios.

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released 29 August 2014

Matthew Heller: guitar, piano, vocals
Justin Chase: guitar, organ
Cory West: bass
Anthony Medici: drums
David Pollock: piano, percussion

Tragedy Town EP artwork by: Tobin Sprout
EP album design by: Tiny Little Hammers
Photos by: Robbie Augspurger
Raygun recorded at Flora Recording and Playback, Sound Engineer: David Pollock, Produced by David Pollock
Tragedy Town recorded at Flora Recording and Playback, Sound Engineer: David Pollock, Produced by David Pollock
No Army recorded at The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, Sound Engineer: Sam Densmore and Curtis Irie, Produced by Sam Densmore
Fault Line recorded at Jackpot! Studios, Sound Engineer: David Pollock, Produced by David Pollock
String accompaniment on No Army written and composed by: Ben Landsverk
String accompaniment on Fault Line written and composed by: Ben Landsverk
Mastered by: Howie Weinberg

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Matthew Heller Portland, Oregon

Matthew Heller grew up on a small farm in Portland, Oregon.
Singer-songwriter Matthew Heller’s rock n’ roll folk has the stories, the brave vulnerability, and the painful truths of traditional folk, but it’s just way, way louder. Heller’s unique blend of alt-rock catharsis and protest music messaging is potent and poignant.
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Track Name: Raygun
Me and my raygun,
we have the best of times,
zapping the ocean,
melting the skylines, the skylines. 

Get me out of my life. 

Derelict cars go by, they drive me oh, so high, ghost-writer, please re-write, my biography, make it seem more happy. 

Get me out of my, get me out of my, get me out of my life.

Me and my raygun,
we have the best of times,
zapping the ocean,
melting the skylines, the skylines. 

Get me out of my life. 

Derelict cars go by, they drive me oh, so high, ghost-writer, please re-write, my biography, make it seem more happy. 

Get me out of my, get me out of my, get me out of my life.
Track Name: Tragedy Town
This is how we are together,
Where the shuffle bosses drown, drown.
Even in good weather,
You can always bring me round, round.
Welcome to Tragedy Town,
Don’t let it get you down, down, down, down, down, yeah-yeah.
Welcome to Tragedy Town,
Don’t let it get you down, down, down, down, down, yeah-yeah
This is our new anthem,
Coat it all in fluorescent grey, grey.
I’ll learn to envy it in my next life,
Some other day, day.
Welcome to Tragedy Town,
Don’t let it get you down, down, down, down, down, yeah-yeah.
Welcome to Tragedy Town,
Don’t let it get you down, down, down, down, down, yeah-yeah.
Let me show you the pattern,
If you’re willing to understand, stand,
On the rings of Saturn,
On the edge of all the land, can you imagine, imagine that.
Welcome to Tragedy Town,
Don’t let it get you down, down, down, down, down, yeah-yeah.
Welcome to Tragedy Town,
Don’t let it get you down, down, down, down, down, yeah-yeah
All I want is a comeback, comeback,
Suicide Bridge to Council Crest
All I want is a comeback, comeback,
Suicide Bridge to Council Crest, oh-no.
Track Name: No Army
I have no army, I’m just a man,
Please call me something, I can understand, I can understand, I can understand.

No politics, and the penalty, is built for the sick and
The sick all agree, yeah the sick all agree, yeah the sick all agree.

Its all a slur, as we wait and wait, for another murder,
committed by the state, committed by the state, committed by the state.

Three aught four is the manity,
Has TV stolen my sanity? – oh wait, but there it goes, oh wait, but there is goes, oh wait, but there it goes, oh wait, but there, it, goes!
Track Name: Fault Line
She was abducted by aliens when she was ten,
Took away all the bad vibes she’d been given
Took away everything so terrible,
Now she lives in the former United States of America, oh-no!

Don’t you cry about your heartbreak,
look at all that you have got,
Well its just another earthquake,
between the fault lines in your heart

Oh no, now I’m thinkin’ boutchya thinkin’ boutchya
Something I promised myself I would never do.
Oh no, now I’m thinkin’ boutchya thinkin’ boutchya
Something I promised myself I would never do.

I met a girl when I was fifteen,
Prettiest thing, I ever have seen,
But she allowed me to be selfish and mean,
Now I cant take it back, now I cant take it back.

Don’t you cry about your heartbreak,
look at all that you have got,
Well its just another earthquake,
between the fault lines in your heart

Oh no, now I’m thinkin’ boutchya thinkin’ boutchya
Something I promised myself I would never do.
Oh no, now I’m thinkin’ boutchya thinkin’ boutchya
Something I promised myself I would never do.