A Room Without a View

by MATTHEW BATTLE

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Recorded between January and May, 2017 at home in Bogota, Colombia.

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released May 9, 2017

All songs written, performed and recorded by Matt Battle. Apart from 'Golden Apples', which was written by Country Teasers.

María Angélica Madero sings on tracks 2 and 6.

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MATTHEW BATTLE Bogota, Colombia

I am a multi-instrumentalist who writes, performs, records, and produces music at home. I was born and raised in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK, and currently live and work in Bogota, Colombia.

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Track Name: Build Your Wall
You didn't act the same back then,
You had a lot of people around you,
You used to be successful and cruel,
You used to talk about buildings and real estate and parties

Build your wall,
Brick by brick,
And we'll just bury it, bury it

Tell your lies,
Breath by breath,
And we'll just bury you, bury you

You made your mistakes back then,
Divorced a lot of women who loved you,
Now you look like a fool,
Shutting out immigrants and so on, you're German
Track Name: You Were Made For Me
One plus one plus one is three,
Spinoza love is you and me,
And you were made for me

I am one and we are two,
A love forever stuck with glue,
And I was made for you,
And you were made for me

Dear, you show me how to live in a new way,
And I have known you for all time,
In a strange way,
And life before us will unfold,
Will unfold,
You are made for me,
And I want the world to see that,
You were made for me

I like you and you like me,
And we're a happy family,
And you were made for me

I am one when we are two,
If love is sick then we are flu,
And I was made for you,
And you were made for me
Track Name: Switzerland
I've been sitting here all day long,
Just trying to write this song,
Don't know if it's good or a throw away

But they've taken her away from me I know,
Why have they taken her away I'll never know

Oh she's on a course in Switzerland,
She's talking books and reading philosophy

But they've taken her away from me I know,
Why have they taken her away I'll never know

Oh Switzerland,
Take care of she,
She has a beautiful heart,
And a wonderful mind

Oh she was born in Mexico,
Don't you know my baby,
She was born in Mexico
Track Name: She Stays Up Nights
Baby wears no shoe shine,
'Cause she likes to wear 'em right,
Baby wears her DMs,
And she likes to stay out nights

And she looks so nice,
She looks just right,
She stays up nights,
And that's alright

She does her hair and makeup,
And she likes to do it right,
She doesn't wear no lipstick,
'Cause she likes to be discreet

And that's real neat,
That's so nice,
She's so great,
She stays up nights
Track Name: Lost in the Internet
Do you remember what it was like growing up?,
Hide and seek,
Life was on the streets,
The pavements cracked,
With blue-collar workers,
Work deserters,
Train drivers,
Office workers

And now they’re lost in the Internet

Plugged into the capitalist machine,
“Late capitalism” what do those words even mean?,
Mark Fisher told us what they mean,
The neoliberal regime,
Collapsed on its knees,
In front of the Internet screen

You may find yourself wondering,
When will the end be coming?

You’re lost in the Internet

With surveillance as our world view,
Edward Snowden knew too much

He’s lost in the Internet

You may find yourself wondering,
When will the end be coming?

Take me back take me back,
To green Sunday lawns in the suburbs,
But everything changes I guess,
Ha! Everything changes for the gutter

We’re lost in the Internet
Track Name: Saplings
Won't you come and save us from ourselves?
We're over-birthing,
Perhaps we should have re-enrolled in school,
We're de-evolving

We were just average kids in school,
We kept on breaking all the rules

Saplings

Won't you come and save me from the kids?
They're over eating,
Perhaps they should have dropped out of their school,
They're over thinking

They are just average kids in school,
They keep on breaking all the rules
Track Name: Sun-Energy
We'll never know from,
From where we come from,
We always felt like,
We never came from the sun

We used to feel that,
The sun God fed us,
We rot as crops rot,
We always needed the sun

The sun, the sun, the sun,
Destroy us,
The sun, the sun, the sun,
Give us energy,
The sun, the sun, the sun,
Explode us,
The sun, the sun, the sun,
Give us energy

We often feel like,
Our sun is fading,
His due was given,
We never wanted the sun

We'll never know from,
From where we come from,
History has proven,
We must have come from the sun
Track Name: The Occidental
Empire, Kingdom, Setting sun,
Reign of lizards, rain on one,
The eastern planes a harp now sing,
The blue prince he has heard it since

Leave the west way,
It's not the best way,
Viva the east way,
The east will rise up,
The Occidental

Sunburnt on their way to shore,
A bullet in a cadet's jaw,
The drums are beating out their war,
The good old boys they drowned at sea,
Fulfilled their drunken destiny
Track Name: You vs Me
It's never a case of you vs me,
Cook your eggs in the morning and your dinner for tea

Rock on,
Live on