matt tarka

Surely Late

Matt Tarka Surely Late Artwork
  1. Now or Never
  2. Surely Late
  3. Very Little
  4. Bring A Glass

Lyrics

Now or Never

You could leave for all I care, it might as well be forever
We’ve got a 3-2 count, it’s now or never

Spring’s confused like a robin in the snow on Saint Patrick’s Day
Now the ground is frozen and the land won’t take your hoe, seems we have lost our way

With all my thoughts collected I try to make amends with these mistakes
But the line was disconnected so I try to get to sleep and stay awake

You could leave for all I care, it might as well be forever
We’ve got a 3-2, count, it’s now or never

All this running around, like a Saturday morning cartoon
Finding time to be yourself, instead of drowning out
The headaches in your room, headaches in your room

You were the last to know what you thought this couldn’t be
You were the best thing that I had to let free

You could leave for all I care, it might as well be forever
We’ve got a 3-2, count, it’s now or never

Spring’s confused like a robin in the snow on Saint Patrick’s Day

Surely Late

Is it any wonder how you go on all night long?
Is it any wonder how you’ve been right here all along?
Just the gum beneath your shoe
Well it’s surely late, it’s surely late, I’ve had quite enough of you

Is it any wonder how you leave me in a lurch?
Is it any wonder how the pockets you try to search?
Are often torn, they’re often torn
Yeah they’re often torn, as I’m often torn
Well it’s surely late, it’s surely late, and your eyes are met with scorn

Is it any wonder how mistakes become so clear?
Is it any wonder how the answers reappear?
Just like a bird in hand, just like a bird in hand
Well it’s surely late, it’s surely late, and one day you’ll understand

Is it any wonder how you hide where the shadows fall?
Is it any wonder if this makes any sense at all?
Just climb aboard the rail
Well it’s surely late, it’s surely late, and the bloodhound’s on your trail

Very Little

I hike the stairs, even though I am tied to this chair
And all the while I am reminded of your smile you give today
Was it for me or him, yes I’ll go out on a limb
And introduce myself once and for all

The critics stare as you untie your chair and extend your hand
They were enchanted but I cannot take for granted what is mine, no
You could say no or yes, but I’d venture a guess
That you do so very little of what you’re told

And I don’t understand why you could not reprimand your caustic lies
You lost the right when you disappeared that night, some Valentine
Was it for me or him, yes I’ll go out on a limb
And convince yourself it didn’t, it didn’t mean a thing

I hike the stairs, even though I am tied to this chair
And all the while I am reminded of your smile you give today
Was it for me or him, yes I’ll go out on a limb
And introduce myself once and for all

Bring A Glass

So many secrets that you keep
While you go on back to sleep
Set your jaw to open wide
Whatever happens, you decide

Could taste it on my breath
You were there, but I wasn’t yet

So many secrets you betray
While you’re on your merry way
Set the clock to half past eight
Whatever happens, happens late

Could taste it on my breath
You were there, but I wasn’t yet

So many secrets that you’ve learned
While you squirrel what you’ve earned
Set your sights on their top brass
Whatever happens, bring a glass

Could taste it on my breath
You were there, but I wasn’t yet