Avalanche

by Kalle Mattson

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released August 21, 2015

Produced by Colin Munroe
Mixed by Alex Aldi
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, New York NYC
Engineered by Kevin O’Leary and Trevor Anderson at Noble Street Studios, Toronto, ON Canada
Assisted by Dylan Boyer
Additional Engineering on Tracks 1 & 5 by Marcus Paquin & Francis Belanger at Mixart Studios, Montreal, QC Canada
Additional Engineering by John Dinsmore at Lincoln County Social Club, Toronto, ON Canada
Additional Engineering on Track 5 by Jim Bryson at Fixed Hinge Studio, Ottawa, ON Canada

All words, music & arrangements by Kalle Mattson

Kalle Mattson - Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Keyboards
Jim Bryson – Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Colin Munroe – Percussion, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
JF Beauchamp - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Andrew Sowka – Bass, Backing Vocals
Vince Aquilina – Drums, Percussion
Rory Lewis – Guitar

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Kalle Mattson Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Kalle Mattson is an Ottawa, ON based singer/songwriter. His most recent album Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold was nominated for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize & was released with tours of Canada, the US, UK & Europe. This album follows up two critically acclaimed full length albums, an EP, & two viral music videos for “Water Falls” (over 250,000 views) & “Thick As Thieves” (over 1,000,000 views). ... more

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Track Name: Avalanche
I was born an orphan in the morning dew
& the dreams they fade but they scar the truth
Scatter my ashes & just fix my fate
But all my time’s left behind, all my time lies awake
The more you look so much less you’ll see
Cover my eyes in a conquering spree
Memories of home & all my former lives
Have forgotten my name & they’re all
All left behind

I was just a stranger, so much more than I’ve seen
When I left home at the age of eighteen
What was the same will always try & pretend
But the past is just a story & we’ll never know the end
Love is a wound that every man must feel
Covered in lies in a conquering seal
Memories of love & all my younger lives
Have forgotten my name & they’re all
All left behind

I’ve seen the seasons that are spent & gone
Dark light water into a twilight dawn
I’ve seen the reasons life & love are short
But forgetting the feelings is the hardest part

Now I live my life with a confident doubt
But an avalanche caved me from my hands to my mouth
I’m blind & broken & I’m covered in fear
In the deep part of the night hear the blood through my ears

I saw the sign
& we’re all left behind
Track Name: Lost Love
I woke up high & my heart was a hummingbird
I fell into the night all my singing slurred
I tear out the sun & I spit out the clouds
But what was just the same is so much different now

Bring the bells of Babyblon
I sing another sing another sing a song
I walk alone no leaving light
But memory is a maze & I’ve seen the sight
Darkened halls into the hide of the night

Lost love is a liar
Lost love let me find her
Lost love is a leaving
Lost love is a feeling
& I let her go

I fell & fell for the girl on the screen
I fell for every stranger that would never leave
I fill my heart with a crucified doubt
But my name just gets crossed in & in & out out out

Bring the bells of Babylon
I sing another sing another sing a song
I’m making plans just to waste my time
I’m dreaming of the days that just pass by
Darkened halls into the hide of the night

Lost love is a liar
Lost love let me find her
Lost love is a leaving
Lost love is a feeling
& I let her go

Well late at night I need a little help just to get to sleep
I take a couple pills a chest of human heat
I was left a lush I was left for dead
Just a pretty little piece of a thickening thread
While bleeding hearts bleed a heavenly head
A pyramid piece of a blackened thread
In the dark, in the night of the dead

Lost love is a liar
Lost love let me find her
Lost love is a leaving
Lost love is a feeling
& I let her go
Track Name: Left Behind
Younger dreams are fading every day
By morning all this nighttime, well it all seems insane
& I'm too old for that now, & still to young to name
Because in one way or another well we’ve all, never changed

Brother well we ain't talked in a while
Well I've whispered up to Jesus with a hope to reconcile
& I will scatter my ashes, down the river mile
Because in one way or another well we've all, held these trials

Lord I had to find
Through seasons, lives entwined
Lord I had to go
I know
Lord I had to find
Through dark & lonely times
Because in one way or another well we've all, been left behind

Father well I don't know what to say
Because like my grandfather before you well we're fighting the same name
& I stand before you open, but I've forgotten who to blame
Because in one way or another well we've all, stayed the same

Mother you know that I miss you the most
It’s because you never heard me sing these songs or travel from coast to coast
I should crawl these mountains, but I still see your ghost
Because in one way or another well we’ve all, been coming home

Lord I had to find
Through seasons, lives entwined
Lord I had to go
I know
Lord I had to find
Through dark & lonely times
Because in one way or another well we've all, been left behind

Lover I can feel your heartbeat in the night
Well I've dreamed of us in diamonds, drunk & running blind
& I will make some money then I'll make you my bride
Because in one way or another well we've all
Yes in one way or another well we've all
Yes in one way or another well we've all
Been left behind
Track Name: A Long Time Ago
Looking at it now
It never could allow
I could drive all night again
To make sense somehow

We were kids burning bright
Wasted out of sight
All dressed up & shivered there
On a beach in Michigan lights

We were hiding
In the night

Coming on home
The river rose up left me nowhere to go
Searching for you everywhere I know
Maybe baby we were born to run alone
Do you think of me?
Do you think about a long time ago?

These promises we swore
Creaking cross your floor
Memories are fading scars
Looking out for more

I wish that you would stay
Only one more day
Our younger dreams are nowhere now
There’s so much that I could say

We were liars
Sliding away

Coming on home
The river rose up left me nowhere to go
Searching for you everywhere I know
Maybe baby we were born to run alone
Do you think of me?
Do you think about a long time ago?

I want to be the only one
The artifact, the smoking gun
The wildflower on sunburned skin
To beg & borrow to never let in
Veins of the city, the bones of a song
& everything that I did wrong
The piece of the puzzle I’ll never show
Please honey don’t let me go

Coming on home
The river rose up left me nowhere to go
Searching for you everywhere I know
Maybe baby we were born to run alone
Do you think of me?
Do you think about a long time ago?
Track Name: New Romantics
In the sun & the rain
In the morning lies a light that won’t testify
In the name
In the morning you hear those bells whislting

Hiding, falling for you I’m calling
Tonight, alright
Hiding, falling for you I’m calling
Tonight, alright

New romantic eyes I won’t let you go
New romantics sighs "I won’t let you know"
New romantics lives are hurried on home
I won’t let you go

We’re the same, oh you
We’ll sleep in our summer clothes under the TV
In the rain
In morning the falling lights well they followed me

Hiding, falling for you I’m calling
Tonight, alright
Hiding, falling for you I’m calling
Tonight, alright

New romantic eyes I won’t let you go
New romantics sighs "I won’t let you know"
New romantics lives are hurried on home
I won’t let you go

Hiding, falling for you I’m calling
Tonight, alright
Hiding, falling for you I’m calling
Tonight, alright
Track Name: Baby Blue
I was born a liar in the twilight dawn
When my mother sang to me a royal hymn, a royal psalm
& I never heard the sound
Of the minor morning until now

I was left to living in the middle of the blood
When my father came to me with the emptiness of love
& I never felt the fate
Of the sparkling city for just a day

Lord I must confess that I long to pretend
Long to come back anew & to be born again
But tomorrow never comes
Never fast enough

Darling you know it’s true
Baby blue
You can stumble through the night
But I will always be waiting up for you
Baby blue
You know it’s true
I’ll always be waiting up for you

I was left to drown with the holy ghost
& my only son would see but he’d never ever know
That I never saw the light
Of the drunk & dying shadowed night

Lord I must confess that I long to pretend
Long to come back anew & to be born again
But tomorrow never comes
Never fast enough

Darling you know it’s true
Baby blue
You can stumble through the night
But I will always be waiting up for you
Baby blue
You know it’s true
I’ll always be waiting up for you