SINGLE Matt Kaye – WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

Matt Kaye
WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

(Akord Records / Kulturni center Maribor, Javna muzika Maribor, ARLP 003 / FREE LP 028, 2018)

Akord Records, a label under Kulturni center Maribor has published the single: Matt Kaye – WHERE YOU’VE BEEN
The song will be released on the upcoming album Matt Kaye – The Guardian

The single is available through the following links:

video single: https://youtu.be/MVjTUXAGvd0
mp3: http://www.ljudmila.org/subkulturni-azil/front/img/admin/file/Matt_Kaye_-_Where_You’ve_Been.mp3
mp3 zip: http://www.ljudmila.org/subkulturni-azil/front/img/admin/file/Matt_Kaye_-_Where_You’ve_Been_MP3.zip
wav zip: http://www.ljudmila.org/subkulturni-azil/front/img/admin/file/Matt_Kaye_-_Where_You’ve_Been_WAV.zip

MATT KAYE – Born in 1975 in Maribor, Slovenia (EU). Suffering from mild, but defining case of cerebral palsy from birth, he published his first book in 1988 and started combining poetry and music into a singer-songwriter routine in 1992. Between 1998 and 2017 he recorded 126 albums for various labels, participated in nearly every important literary-music festival, worked for national radio and other media as a musical connoisseur, and wrote/translated around 70 books as a member of Slovenia’s National Writers’ Association and National Literary Translators Association. He is also a member of Slovenian PEN and MIRA organizations. He has written several non-fiction books, including books on the works of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Slovenian singer Oto Pestner. He has translated poems and wrote professional articles and biographies on Alexander Pope, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Kris Kristofferson and many others. He writes musical/literary reviews and articles for many important newspapers and reviews in Slovenia, incl. Delo (Književni listi), Odzven, Nova muska, Glasna, and Literatura. He writes in English as Matt Kaye and records in Slovene as Matej Krajnc, Matt Kaye and Blind Boy Spectacles (gospel and blues standards).

WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

Night never comes without agenda
She chooses tasks so carefully
She takes old dreams down to the gallows
She makes new ones a misery

You say you feel the heat of footsteps
Turning your feet to chunks of coal
You say there’s too much space around here
I don’t say anything at all

I’m not all smiles, but you can see that
I don’t wear top hats anymore
I wear umbrellas and bright blazers
I know all stanzas to Milord

And I don’t want to stand before you
If your shadows don’t know what I mean
I’ll disappear like a tamed wildflower
If you can tell me where you’ve been

What painting have you been a part of
What nightmare did you coproduce
And I must know if my old letters
Brought some old dandy a mess of blues

I’ve been through divine interventions
I’ve broken lots of crystal stuff
You’ve done your lonesome time with china
And now you think that that’s enough

And I don’t want to stand before you
If your shadows don’t know what I mean
I’ll disappear like a tamed wildflower
If you can tell me where you’ve been

What painting have you been a part of
What nightmare did you coproduce
And I must know if my old letters
Brought some old dandy a mess of blues

Advertisements

One comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.