Postcards EP

by Matthew Ross Smith

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Postcards 03:53
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Skiffle 02:29
- Lemme tell you ‘bout a girl I know Back in ’57 sixteen years old Took her to the dance that was on that night When the band came on she was shakin’ that Finger in the air “who you think you are?” Then I drove her home in my daddy’s car Kissed her on the cheek same time next week And when the band came on we was shakin’ our Hips all wild, oh my my The nuns in the hall had to hide their eyes Been over 50 years, since that night When the walls were a shakin’ / go on shake it tonight Some days 50 years can seem so long But it all fades away when I hear that song…
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There once was a girl who was locked in a tower She was all alone She hummed out a song when the darkness would come But the words, she did not know Now far from the tower with his ear to the ground A boy deaf and dumb Sang out the words and though no one had heard Still he smiled, at what he'd done... * There once was a girl who lived on the moon She played violin She waited all day 'til the world turned away Then she played again Now far down below where the ships come and go A new wave is born From the coin that I threw though the wish didn't come true Still the wave it rolls on (it'll always roll on)...
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Wave Me On 03:04
- It’s been a long time comin’ But baby I’m comin’ home My bags are packed I’m ready If you see me out there On a west-bound passing train Just smile And wave me on It’s been a long long winter But springtime’s comin’ on The leaves are all in bloom If you see me out there ‘mongst the blue birds in the sky Just smile And wave me on I wrote a long long letter But baby it won’t be long ‘Til I hold / you in my arms If you see me out there ‘mongst the embers of the fire Just smile and know I’m coming home.

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released November 1, 2011

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The Postcards E.P. is meant for those “in between” times. These songs are best with your headphones on, moving through a crowd. Or on a bus, head against the window, watching the scenery blur by.

That’s how all these songs were born. On a long, exhausting, cross-country journey. Each is a little postcard sent from a faraway place, telling a simple story.

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All songs written by Matthew Ross Smith and Steve Schaller.

Produced by Steve Schaller, Matthew Ross Smith

Performed by:

Matthew Ross Smith (vocals, guitars, piano, samples, percussion)
Steve Schaller (guitars, vocals, bass, accordion, piano, organ, samples, percussion)
Mary Tuomenan (vocals)
Geoff Baker (violin)
Dave Dormond (guitar)
Josh Fullam (drums)
Mike Gordon (bass)
Mark Henderson (percussion)
Colleen Schaller (percussion)


And introducing The Soul Smithstas:

Janet McNeil (vocals)
Mellanie Lassiter (vocals)

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Steve Schaller at Mainframe Studios

Mastered by Michael Harmon at Studio Crash

Album Cover Photo by Arvil Prewitt
Album Design by Pixel+Pen

Special thanks to Phil Le, Andrew Christiano, and Jason Finau for their creative direction; to Mary Folino for the duds; to Georgia for the doodles; and to all the musicians who played on the record.

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Matthew Ross Smith Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matthew Ross Smith is a writer, musician, teacher and the creator of The Spaces Between Your Fingers Project.

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