The Truth

from Sermons by Matt Halvorson

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It's just the story of a father, and his father and his son, and everything we've ever done.

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It’s just the story of a father
And his father and his son
And everything we’ve ever done

You’ve mentioned that I’m crazy
You won’t hear me disagree
No one knows better than me

And I’m not gonna lie
There’s only one thing on my mind:
To live forever or die trying
‘Cause every day just keeps disappearing in the blink of an eye
And I’ve got no time for photographs
Yeah, I tore every one in half
There’s just today, and I gotta get busy

And the stories of our fathers
Become the stories of our sons
It’s just how it’s always been done

So there’s only one conclusion
I imagine you’ll agree
The whole thing’s as crazy as me

And I’m not gonna lie
There’s only one thing on my mind:
To live forever or die trying
‘Cause every day just keeps disappearing in the blink of an eye
And I’ve got no time for photographs
Yeah, I tore every one in half
There’s just today, and I gotta get busy

Don’t sell your soul
For less than you owe
Of all ways to go
Ain’t no way back home down that road

Don’t sell your soul
For less than you owe
More than you know
All of this has gotten me thinking…

When all of this is over
Fly my ashes to the sky
And just let ‘em fall from on high

Like a dream of summer weather
I’ll be blowing with the leaves
Forever a part of the breeze

And then I’ll be the truth
I’ll be all we always knew but never really understood
I’ll be somewhere regardless of place and on the outside of time
And I’ll redraw every photograph
Yeah, no more carving up the past
Just every day
No time to get busy

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from Sermons, released February 28, 2020
Words and music by Matt Halvorson.
Performed by Matt Halvorson.
Recorded in a flash by Zebulon Dak at Momentum Studios (Portland, OR).
Mixed and mastered by Matt Halvorson.
Original album art by Jon Halvorson.

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Matt Halvorson Seattle, Washington

Matt Halvorson is a musician, writer, activist and father, and his music is an exploration of his place in the world. An earnest, prolific songwriter, Halvorson’s songs plumb the depths of his soul, and he sings each delicate tune with captivating intensity. He founded and continues to manage the Rise Up Music Project, and he writes a blog about equity in education called Rise Up for Students. ... more

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