First Offerings

by Ard Matthews

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released July 6, 2012

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Track Name: System Used
SYSTEM USED

I wanna rise above conditioning
Thrive in a world where walls are four dimensional
Built by good souls
And I’m alone in a world of strangers
I’ve gotta learn to make it on my own
Make it on my own

I wanna rise above convention
And live it a world that’s original
And filled with good souls
And I’m alone in a world of strangers
I’ve gotta learn to make it on my own
Make it on my own

I wanna do what I want to

I’m gonna pull my self together
For if ever I am called upon
To light my own way home

I wanna do what I want to

And I’m alone in a world of strangers
I’ve gotta learn to make it on my own
Make it on my own

Make it on my own
Make it on my own in this world, alone…

Start singing in the name of love
Start living in the name of love
Start singing in the name of love
Start living in the name of love
Track Name: Got Time
GOT TIME

If you stand here with me
You will always 'be'
If we can be naked honest
I'll give everything

I would say that I am always aware
Of everything you see

Now would you lead me blindly nowhere?
I will see you there

It’s not the same for you.
Is it the same for you?

We've got plenty a place to go
We've got plenty of space to grow up

I've got time to wake up early, wake up early
I've got time to make up my mind, make up a mind of my own

Cos it feels like: there's no burden to bear and nothing more to fear
Now would you leave me bound and broken, welI I don't think you'd dare

It’s not the same for you. It’s not the same for you.
Not the same for you. It’s not the same for you.

We've got plenty a place to go
We've got plenty of space to grow up

I've got time to wake up early, wake up early
I've got time to make up my mind, make up a mind of my own

Time is on my side, yes it is…

I've got time, I got time to make up my mind, to make up a mind
I’ve got time, I got time…

But I aint got no time of my own!!
Track Name: Bolder
BOLDER

Oh look at just how far we've come?
Never thought we'd make it here yeah

See the love we made is the light we gave to one another
and you can always come to me for more
Take a look at us now
what are we falling for, and why?

We're all getting older, and a little bolder
Stronger than the day before
But in the back of our minds
You know we've seen it all before
We look over our shoulders
and we always come back for more

Hmmm look how years just float on by…
in the twinkling of an eye
see this life we have is not around a second time
we should always want for more

Take a look at us now
What are we falling for, and why?

We're all getting older, and a little bolder
Stronger than the day before
But in the back of our minds
You know we've seen it all before
We look over our shoulders
and we always come back for more

Yeaaaaahhh: Tumi rap solo
Track Name: Bright Light
BRIGHT LIGHT

You can only find the great white light
When you’re not looking
You should only look when you’re willing to see
What’s surrounding you, please come on

Don’t look away
It’ll all come back to haunt you
You owe it to yourself
You owe it to believe in you

You, you can take control again
You can be the change my friend
When you see through who you are
You can have it all
You can become whole again
You know that’s what you need
You know that’s what you want

And yet you’ll find another love baby
You will wait patiently
And you will see that there is love in your arms

Come on don’t look away
It’ll all come back to haunt you
You owe it to yourself
You owe to believe in you

You, you can take control again
You can be the change my friend
When you see through who you are
You can have it all
You can be become whole again
You know that’s what you want
You know that’s what you need
You know that’s what you are

Don’t look away
It’ll all come back to haunt you
You see through who you are
Track Name: That's Love
THAT’S LOVE

Yes I'll talk about it
Cos it's the real deal
It’s the greatest gift in the world
Do you know the meaning?
Do you understand what it feels like?
Even if it's just for a moment in your life

When you know that you know you know
When you're sure that you've chosen well
When it feels like you are completely beside yourself
That's Love

You know it's the little things that they do
That mean the most to you
And it feels like you'd die for them
And you probably would inside
At the thought of not having that someone by your side
That's the thing about Love

When you know that you know you know
When you're sure that you've chosen well
When it feels like you are complete-ly beside yourself
That's Love, that’s Love…

Open up your heart
Don't be afraid to try
‘Nothing ventured no-one gained’
If u have a moment
Don't let anything take it away
Hold on tight now
Let me tell you
That's the thing about Love

When you know that you know you know
When you're sure that you've chosen well
When it feels like you are complete-ly beside yourself
That's Love
When you know that you know, that you know, that you know
When you're sure that you've chosen well
When it feels like you are complete-ly beside yourself
That's Love
Track Name: Providence
PROVIDENCE

Some day there will be providence
It’ll change the way the game is played
Those in front will be delayed
And all eyes will be upon themselves
As we turn around to look inside

And slowly one by one
Everyone will turn to listen to the words of their admission
And slowly our mind’s eye will open wide

Up to a heavenly place we’ll fly away
Where every little thing’s gonna be alright
Up to a heavenly place where there’ll be nothing at all till we raise a fuss
Everything else is a wild opinion that’s been broken down before

Oh someday in some way it’ll help you grow
Up to a heavenly place we’ll fly away
Where every little thing’s gonna be alright
Up to a heavenly place where there’ll be nothing at all till we raise a fuss
Everything else is a wild opinion that’s been broken down before

So long till we meet again
Till we all can sit around and break bread
And slowly our mind’s eye will open wide

Up to a heavenly place we’ll fly away
Where every little thing’s gonna be alright now
Up to a heavenly place where there’ll be nothing at all till we raise a fuss
Everything else is a wild opinion that’s been broken down before
Oh some day in some way we’ll help you grow

Up to a heavenly place we’ll fly away
Where every little thing’s gonna be alright now
Up to a heavenly place where there’ll be nothing at all till we raise a fuss
Everything else is a wild opinion that’s been broken down before
Oh someday in some way it’ll help you grow

Some day there will be providence
It’ll change the way the game is played
Those in front will be delayed
And all eyes will be upon themselves
As we turn around to look inside
And slowly, in some way it’ll help you grow

You’ll never think of it
You’ll never know you’re gone
You’ll never think of it
You’ll never know you’re gone

Someday in some way it’ll help you grow

Up to a heavenly place…
Track Name: One Day My Lover
ONE DAY MY LOVER

One day my lover
One day my lover
There may be another
But you will only lose that you find

One day my lover
Until our love runs dry
Well there’ll be no other
Till the end of our lives…

You owe me, nothing at all
For all my troubles

And my lover
We’ve been fortunate in our lives
Where everything comes and goes
We’ve still got stars in our eyes

One day my lover
You owe me, nothing at all
For all my troubles

Now my lover
You can always see through my eyes
Cos they don’t lie, they don’t lie

You owe me, yes you do

One day my lover
One day my lover
Track Name: More Fire
MORE FIRE

If I as a man, had the final say
Will you belong to me?
My lovely, and your silver fire,
and you love affair

and I'm a man..
who walked along this fabled road
if anything I loved what you made me
until all began to fade

all this time,
They’ve called it murder
I coulda kept it for you, my dear
You were everything I ever wanted
I thought I'll never find
My way...

Gimme Fire
Fire, burning in my soul
Burning out of control

Many thought we'd never let it fade
I was so in love with you
My Love. My love

all this time,
they called it murder
without the faintest of ideas
You were everything I ever wanted
I thought I'll never find my love....

There was a man, maybe it was me
Who longed to have you
Track Name: Appreciate
APPRECIATE

I would say, it’s the other way
Nothing comes to those who wait for it
No talk of it, or signs to come
It’s usually behind an open door
You just never broke that lock before

We don’t appreciate what we’ve got
Till it’s gone, till it’s out of sight
We don’t appreciate what we’ve got
Till it’s gone...

There’s someone, in your life today
Who pains you to say to say this to their face
But you need them now like you did before
Without them you would know another fate
Let’s just hope it’s not too late

We don’t appreciate what we’ve got
Till it’s gone, till it’s out of sight
We don’t appreciate what we’ve got
Till it’s gone, till it’s gone, till it’s gone...

Are we lost in ourselves?

We don’t appreciate what we’ve got
Till it’s gone, till it’s out of sight
We don’t appreciate what we’ve got
Till it’s gone...

We don’t appreciate
We don’t love any more
We don’t say what we mean
Cos there’s too much that we’ve seen
Yet we’re blind to the world
We live blind in a world of our own
Track Name: Would It Help
WOULD IT HELP

You can find love
The kind that we had before
Yeah there could be more

Where to go from here?
Do we run or stay?
I forget…

Don’t leave me hanging
It feels like you’ve been holding out on you
Feels like you were checking out
Feels like you need an excuse

Would it help if I told you I’m over you?
Would it help if I pushed you away?

But you’re far enough away
An arms length babe, I’ll push away
And if you love me for who I am
I won’t let you down, no
Won’t let this be the end

Would it help if I told you I’m over you?
Would it help if I pushed you away?
Away, away from me now
From me now
From me now
From me now

Would it help if I told you I’m over you?

It would help if you told me you’re over you
It would help if you pulled me away
Would it help you?
Would it help you now?
Track Name: Summer Long
SUMMER LONG

There’ll always be forever
Time to fall in love again and time to make another friend
You know I gave everything, I gave it my all
But you never played by the same rules
And what isn’t meant to be, seldom is

Make this Summer Long

We could hold resentment
We could point a finger out
I’m glad we know it’s not about that
You claim you’ll never love again
But honey you’ll understand
Or you’ll never find the words to carry on
And you’ll never find the words to say ‘I do’

Make this Summer Long
Track Name: Time Over Wine
TIME OVER WINE

I don’t have long
To be the change that I would like to see

Don’t ask why
I just feel it in my bones

Age is only for the old
Right NOW is worth it’s weight in gold

Fortunately I subscribe to the divine
Like the moon and the sun
You’ll always be mine
Like time over wine

And we ask why
It’s just to shake you to the bone

But fear is only in the mind
Right Here is worth it’s weight in gold

Fortunately I subscribe to your Divine
As the the moon and the sun
You’ll always be mine
Like time over wine

Will we learn to love?
Will we love to learn?

Fortunately I subscribe to your Divine
The moon and the stars
You’ll always be mine
Like time over wine