Water & Stone EP

by Matt Tinsley

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released April 16, 2013

Matt Tinsley - Vocals and Guitars, Matt Weeks - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar, Piano and Keys, Paul Evans - Drums, Julian Ferraretto - Strings, Jon Mann-Smith - Guitars, Olivia Broadfield - Backing Vocals on Water & Stone,

Strings arranged by Matt Weeks
Strings written by Matt Weeks and Matt Tinsley
All songs written by Matt Tinsley

Produced and Engineered by Matt Weeks
Mixed by Adrian Hall
Mastered by Andy Baldwin

Cover Design by Joshua Rumble

Special thanks to Laura Tinsley, Ed Carlile, Cream Studios, Cloudsong Studios, Roger Tinsley, Jon Mann-Smith, Chris Lawson Jones, Olivia Broadfield, Richard Thomas, Joshua Rumble, Dan Weeks, Steve Weeks and FX Rentals



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Matt Tinsley London, UK

Matt’s first independent release, an EP titled Before The World Falls Apart, showcased his natural songwriting ability, with two of his songs becoming finalists in the 2011 UK Songwriting Contest. His second EP, Water & Stone, is more ambitious in song and recording, but continues in the same vain with four new songs that show a songwriter growing and developing in form and confidence. ... more

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Track Name: Water and Stone
Whatever you want
My heart is for you, my dear
I’m not gonna let you go
In the lonely, broke and empty space
I’m not gonna let you go

Over the flowers and fields
To the water and stone
Into the depths of me
To the dust and dark below
Up to the stars that we saw
On that late winter’s night
You come and find me there
And you kiss me in the cold

Where ever you go
I’ll come and find you there
I’m not gonna give you up
To the lonely, broke and empty space
I’m not gonna give you up
I’m not gonna give you up

Though I’m breaking down
And I’m falling apart
Track Name: Where You Are
Before, when I was lonely
I couldn’t find my way
I tried my best but got nowhere
But in the street I prayed for
Love to come find me
Slowly, oh slowly
I begin to hope

I find love where you are
And a joy in knowing that
You saw me before I looked
Oh the peace when you speak
I don’t want to be without you

So I packed my bags and left that
Cold and dirty room
You took me to the open fields
Oh God, I felt a freedom
You showed me grace and mercy
You wore away my shame
Slowly, oh slowly
I begin to hope
Track Name: Bye Bye Baby
So you wait
You're waiting for hope to call
To tell you it's gonna be alright
It was just a false alarm
But it's fear
Waiting on the other end
He was to know if you're prepared
To face the consequence

Bye bye, baby
What a shame we'll never know
Of the life you could have grown
My my, baby
We'll see you on the other side
See you when we get there

I don't judge
And I don't blame you for what you've done
I don't know what I would have done
If I was in your shoes
I just think it's a shame
For all concerned
For you, and you, and the little one
Oh Lord

Grace is on the phone
She says Hope is trying to get through
She can connect you
Track Name: Surprise
I came here for you
To show you my face
But oh, the dark
It hid back the day's grace

Come on, dear
Come on, dear
Get it together

All was prepared
Hush now, be quiet
Oh is it true?
That love can be secret

Come on, dear
Come on, dear
Get it together

I'm gonna surprise you
I'm gonna give you what you want
I'm gonna love you
I'm gonna show you how much I care
But you're gonna hate it
You're gonna tell me it's not good enough
But I'm loving you anyway

Could you find the way
That I have made to love you?