Someone

by Matthew DeVoll

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my 5th "studio" album is presented as a gift to my partner of two years, Ellie Aguirre. these folk-pop love songs turn up the cheese to 11. enjoy and love on !

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released April 4, 2017

matthew deVoll on classical guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, tamborine, egg shaker, garageband synth and drum machine patches, and vocal samples

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Track Name: Ellie (Ellie Ellie)
SURPRISE
hope you didn't guess it
i find
it's better to suppress it

every time i come to see you it's like
i've made myself wait for a great surprise
so that can't be that hard for you since you are literally a surprise in yourself

ELLIE ELLIE
(ellie ellie)
ELLIE ELLIE
ellie ellie elliE
x2

the sun
is probabably out right now
and if not
it's sitting right beside me now

the weather is always irrelevant
cuz any warmth or wind that may be missed
is made up for by you with your amazing sweet enveloping personality

ELLIE ELLIE
(ellie ellie)
ELLIE ELLIE
ellie ellie elliE
x2

i love your face
i love your bod
i love your cats
i love your mom (no really! i do!)

i love your hair
i love your eyes
i love the way you stylize my life (also your excellent photoshop skills)

i love it when you have an overflow
of miscellaneous elation
and have no other way to let it out than to
shriek (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)

(now if you'll notice, bc i know you're wondering. the time signature of this is 3 bars of 5, and 1 bar of 7.
12345
12345
12345
1234567
x2
E-L-L-i-E
E-L-L-i-E
E-L-L-i-E
A-G-U-i-R-R-E
x2)

ELLIE ELLIE
(ellie ellie)
ELLIE ELLIE
ellie ellie elliE
x3

ELLIE ELLIE
(ellie ellie)
ELLIE ELLIE
I WROTE AN ALBUM FOR YOUUUUUU
Track Name: Wake Up, My Lemon Drop!
wake up, my lemon drop
it's time to listen in
to what i've made for you today

it's april 4th and i
have got to celebrate
the milestone

it's always worried you
that you might not be worthy of a song or two
so here are ten
as definitive proof that that is bs

with sufjan and bon iver
and father john misty
as influence material
(maybe some magnetic fields or sun kil moon or even ariel pink, i dunno)

and you know i'm not above
using cheap casiotones
to get my point across (synth solo)

and though the songs are short
i'm hoping they will stick in your head
so indulge me
while i try to tribute you as much as i can

wake up, my demigirl
it's time to get ahead
of everyone's intelligence

i know it sounds daunting now
but don't even ponder it
you'll prevail

so don't you dare fret
or i'll have to write another verse
about how you
are a geniuUuuuuUUUUSSSSSSSSSSS
Track Name: You're Okay
YOU'RE OKAY
YOU'RE OKAY
you whisper in my ear
and i feel slightly better
than before

YOU'RE OKAY
YOU'RE OKAY
i whisper in my sleep
and it feels like you're there
just like before

and when i'm all alone
you might as well be there
because the voice inside my
head could be compared
(to yours, it says)

i'm RIGHT HERE
i'm RIGHT HERE
you whisper in my ear, and
though it's hard to grasp
it's calms me down

i'm RIGHT HERE
i'm RIGHT HERE
and though it might sound cavalier
it sits me still
and fades my frown

and when i want to die
i talk to you instead
cuz hearing those sweet hopeful
words beats being dead
(so very much)

and when i don't believe you
i don't make it clear
it's hard, but it's constructive
just to sit and hear
(your voice of truth)

in times of strife and fear
your optimism
keeps me on the ground

my life is often saved
by you saying "you're okay"
which is not profound
Track Name: It's So Hot To Me That You Question Authority
its so hot to me
that you question authority
disregard the cops
before you kiss me
whisper in my ear
the injustices of wall street billionaires
and sing to me about how
the president should be impeached

make me check my privilege
embrace the veil of ignorance
write me manifestos citing
das kapital (i acknowledge that das kapital is not a perfect text and marxism is not a perfect system)
you make me blush
every time you cite liberal propaganda
go go go go
go go activist baby

build anarcho-communes in my heart
seize the means of production to love me
our love was an inside job (HEY!)
Track Name: I Left My Hat At Home
and here i stand
looking up to you
i’d not have a name
if it were not due

for it is right
that i behold the light
that is love
and unrelenting might

oh
i left my hat at home
oh
may i borrow yours

oh
my license is expired
oh
i may be called to court
Track Name: Frack My Heart
frack my heart
i want my love to catch on fire

spread my love
i want my love-wall to grow higher

frack my heart
i want my love to catch on fire

smoke me out
so that my love can be your pyre

light a match
and watch my love destruct you babe

analyze
the economics of my heart

fund the act
of organizing my upstart

regulate
the infrastructure of my brain

engineer
solutions for my loving reign

light a match
and see those flames consume us babe

sorry for
the fracking buzzword vocab list

i will try
to make the next songs less obtuse

but let’s be real
wasn’t that a hella banger, babe
Track Name: You Are The Leaves
i wrote this
once you left for work
it's not marvelous
but it'll do the trick

i've eschewed
making this song's words
super eloquent
just to finish it

wendy is
in the other room
waiting for me to
drive her to get tea

i'm in awe
of your power and
capacity
to take care of her

you are the leaves beneath my feet
you are the wind that i can't see
you are the north star

you are the light that guides me home
you are my resurrection stone
you will take me far

maybe the
reason why i took
so long to write songs
all about you is

that i'm such
a perfectionist
for example i
want to nix this line

but i won't
just so you can see
the rawest form of me
and my songwriting

i will make
this song a success
just wait til the end
it gets better in a sec

you are the reason that i live
you are the reason that i live
you are my life

you are the reason that i breathe
you are the reason that i love
you are my heart

you made my heart
Track Name: But You Still Love Me
i slept through class again
i told you i wanted to kill myself
i regret everything
but you still love me

i bought candy again
i’m slipping off my diet
it’s comfort food
that helps me sleep at night
and you understand
you still love me

and i don’t know if i
can even finish this
song for you
and even then when i fail
you may feel quite bad
but you’ll still love me
Track Name: Dubs
met at dubs
fell in love
fell in love
we were one
like a blend
of coconut

and wildberry chai
iced and sweet
in a 30 oz loyalty

guess where i ate
taco bell (that's right)
taco bell
can’t equate
to your hair
and its smell

and you’re milky brown eyes
like a plate
of mocha creme brulee

they say do
what you love
and love what you do

and i’d say
that i'm hap-
-py with you

and to anyone who’s seen
our PDA
i’d just like to say
thanks for watching
Track Name: Someone
throughout my long life
i have been taught
i won’t be happy
until i’m bought
bought by that someone
who will be true
and now i’m thinking
it must be you

you are that someone
and i shall love you
until my heart gives out
and i break in two
you are the someone
i must devote my life
to making happy
or i will die

it might as well be
written in stone
if i don’t keep you
i’ll be alone
even if we fight
we’ll stick together
or else we perish
separate forever

you are that someone
and i shall love you
until my lungs collapse
and my life is through
you are the someone
i see it in the sky
if i don’t save you
i’ll surely die

you are my someone
and it is clear to me
that i must love you
unconditionally
and i will always
make sure you are nearby
you are my someone
and i will die
Track Name: When You Sleep (Ver. 2)
when you sleep
the world sleeps with you

wars will cease
in order not to wake you

a single moment
is every generation

your nightly sleep
the earth ’s vacation

(i fear of you changing your mind when you wake )

you put these
many holes in my face

what is in you
is not found in faith

disrupt my
circadian rhythm

try to live
without division

(i fear of you changing your mind when you wake )
(i pray to be living a life that you take)
(you fear of me taking the life that you live)

when you live
the world lives with you

when i live
the world lives faster

when you love
the world sighs deeply

when you love
my mind is at peace