Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky

by Matt Blick

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Alex K Strong songwriting and lovely arrangements. A great EP. Favorite track: Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky.
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Fingernails 04:49
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
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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.
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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

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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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