Under Hospital Ceilings

from Sermons by Matt Halvorson

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Let the spokesman say his peace
Just pretend this will all be over in a few weeks
But we all know the truth, I guess
‘Cause no one really knows what’s gonna happen next

And I don’t know what it means
I just know that it’s not about
A search for meaning under hospital ceilings
And I don’t know what it means
I just know that it’s not about
Being broken, or having my dreams stolen

My lease on life
Was creased and folded over twice
Now I can see the end
Where my youth had just been

Take it easy, get some rest
Ain’t so easy with these echoes in my head
Only one thing clear to me:
The future just ain’t what it used to be

And I don’t know what it means
I just know that it’s not about
A search for meaning under hospital ceilings
And I don’t know what it means
I just know that I’m just about
At my wit’s end, and I’m tired of pretending
That I’m okay when I’m not okay
When I might never be okay

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