Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky

by Matt Blick

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released October 1, 2016

All songs written and arranged by Matt Blick © 2016

Matt Blick – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Percussion, Melodica, Cymbala, Programming

Lisa de' Ville – Vocals
Simon Broomhead – Vocals
Joe Strange – Chromatic Harmonica
Rachel McClean - Cello
Liz Frencham - Upright Bass, Vocals
Mark Nelson - Drums

Recorded by Matt Blick at Shabby Road and The Matt Cave, Nottingham, UK
Additional recording by Mark Nelson (mark@teamtunes.co.uk) at The Old Library Studios, Mansfield, UK and Steve Vella at Dog And Bear Studio, Victoria, Australia

Mixed and Mastered by Mark Nelson at 4EQ Studios and The Old Library Studios, Mansfield, UK

Cover Art: 'Outrage' by Ariel Hache (fotosrotas.com.ar)
Graphics by Simon J. Curd (www.simonjcurd.com)
Statue by Leone Tommasi

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Matt Blick Nottingham, UK

Songwriter/singer from Nottingham, UK. Like early inspiration Billy Bragg, Matt sings in his real accent and plays electric guitar (there’s more tuba than acoustic guitar on his songs). He plays like someone who spent more time in mosh pits than coffee shops and sings about faith and doubt, love and loss, airports and abattoirs. ... more

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Track Name: Fingernails
Once in a while I still pray
Praying to God that my feet don't fail
On the ropes and off the rails
Hanging onto God by my
fingernails

David and Jesus and I make three
Singing “Oh my God, why have you forsaken me”
They got happy endings as you might expect
But I'm stuck here between the now and the not-yet

Once in a while I still pray
Praying to God that my feet don't fail
On the ropes, off the rails
Hanging onto God by my fingernails
Hanging on by my fingernails

Was it something I did, or something I said?
Was it pride in my heart or unbelief in my head?
What would the pharisee inside of me say?
“Did you lose your faith or did you throw it away?”

Once in a while I still pray
Praying to God that my feet don't fail
Am I beyond redemption, beyond the pale?
Hanging onto God by my fingernails
Hanging on by my fingernails
Hanging on by my fingers...

Cos there's dirt beneath my nails and a plank in my eye
Once I thought I could see but now I know I'm blind
It's a jet black, cold, dark night of the soul
As around and around and around I go

Once in a while I still pray
Praying to God that my feet don't fail
You can never find a buyer when your soul's for sale
And you're hanging onto God by your fingernails
I'm hanging on by my fingernails
Hanging on by my fingernails
I'm hanging onto God by my fingernails
Track Name: Me And The Devil
Ain't nobody here 'cept me and the devil
Nobody here except me and the devil
Nobody here 'cept me and the devil
Hatchin' out plots and schemes
If I get caught I'm gonna blame the devil
I get caught then I'm gonna blame the devil
When I get caught I'm gonna blame the devil
And he's prob'ly gonna blame me

Oh me, oh my
Be good? I've tried
Bad fruit, bad tree
It's hard to be good when being bad comes naturally

My woman says sometimes I speak like the devil
Pound on the pulpit and preach like the devil
Swears she'd rather switch seats with the devil
Than be married to a man like me

Oh me, oh my
Be good? I've tried
Bad root, bad seed
It's hard to be good when when keeping such bad company

Gonna get drunk and blame it on the devil
Gonna blow chunks and just blame it on the devil
Show everyone my junk and claim it was the devil
Let the lawyers plead insanity
That's how it is between the devil and me.
Track Name: Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky
Woody Guthrie he saw the tornado
Raping the earth like a plough
The ground and the sky locked in combat
Like neither would ever back down

Everything in the world was fighting everything in the sky

Oh no, oh Noah you don't know
The way my poor soul sprung a leak
My faith turned greener than cheap gold
As fake as American teeth

There once was a war up in Heaven
So the last book of John states
How can we love one another
When God won't make the angels behave?

Everything in the world is fighting everything in the sky

For my part I placed you too highly
Worshipped a cruel work of art
My what cold marble-white skin you had
The better to break a boy's heart.

'Till the lamb takes a nap with the lion
And nobody's feelings get hurt
The guns all become walkie-talkies
And the good guys all stop shooting first

Everything in the world is fighting everything in the sky
Everything in the world is fighting everything in the sky
And everything in the sky is fighting everything in the world
Everything in the world is fighting everything in the sky