Patient

by Matt Langlais

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Recorded in my basement, living room, bedroom, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Norway, Michigan.

I've wanted to write an album since I was 13. So, thank you to everyone who's helped me get here and inspired me to write these songs. I will always be indebted to you.

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released January 11, 2013

All songs written & recorded by Matt Langlais

Alexander Lynch - backing vocals on 'Truth'
Matt Langlais - all instruments, vocals

Rebecca Langlais - album artwork

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Track Name: On Oblegone Island
Down on Oblegone Island
we'll take the fronds in our hands
And I'll teach you how to play guitar
and you'll tell me all your wild plans
Wrap me up
& send me down
like Moses on the Nile
I feel so old,
so left alone
I'm still a child

The palms and firs and the springtime
will eat away at our souls
and replace with statues and fruits of
the trees we climbed for so long
And yet we toast
to good health
and too many more
All that wealth
That platinum belt
that holds up crows

And rows of people look
down like when
that holy Moses shook
ground like

Down by water so still your
reflection I swear it did wink
And you nod right back as if all was
forgiven in one instant
We rolled down
those hills so small,
yet they seem so big
The grass it flows
into one firing node
And just as soon you sink

And rows of people look
down like when
that holy Moses shook
ground like
And all the people look
down like when
that holy Moses took
ground like

Down by Oblegone Island
we'll build a raft and let it go
and watch it float down the river
and finally stop when it snows
Track Name: CAVES
Cause he always caves
Yeah I always will
I'll remember names,
try not to spill
all of my days
out on that hill
Try and spend my days
Try and save those pills

I've taken to your longin', girl
I feel so blue,
like your room
So blue
There is no place belongin'
like this place with you
It's true
All that dew

Cause he always caves
Yeah I always will
I'll remember names
Try not to spill
all of my days
out on that hill
Try and spend my days
Try and save those pills

Like nautilus, like seaweed
I'll wash up on shore
Great land,
great hands
Upon discovery of nothing
I'll want more
No man,
no plans
And then I'll build a fire
calling you back home
made of sand,
burned again

Cause he always caves
Yeah I always will
I'll remember names
Try not to spill
all of my days
out on that hill
Try and spend my days
Try and save those pills

Cause he always caves
I always will
Track Name: Hello Speaking
Part with me, holy darkness
I stand with legs on feet
Hard to see, oh my pretty
This man will never leave

At least it's not
what it seems
to be likely
Forget sight, please

Left with shame, oh my baby
This boat is wood on rain
She smells like clean and rosemary
Just don't leave the same

But if you will,
would you promise to find solace
in my clothes
No I won't blow this
No one noticed
Bring to me
all your weakness
"Hello?" "Speaking."
When this road finally crumbles,
(so unlikely)
forget mine, please
Track Name: Feasts of Israel
Well you really should
Yeah, yeah, I know
The body and the blood
and the holy ghost
Your token only lasts so long here
Your fortune's going further than you thought, dear

As a little boy
running to father
My hair would curl
soon as it touched water
I break the days
when my bike faltered
The blood ran down
those legs I offered
Track Name: Truth
The night's on the floor
and we are falling in-
to trap doors
beneath the floorboards
When will they come
Our lives blur into one
It's a safer stun
Where do you come from

I can't believe I believed in you
I can't believe I believed in truth
It is complete, I believe in you
It's not complete, I believe in truth

She's a lost cause
that I can't think about
or I will have lost
all my pride and all my doubt
She's so curious,
asking questions left and right
But I can't answer this
I'll have questions all my life

I can't believe I believed in her
I can't believe I believed in words, oh
It is complete, I believe in her
It's not complete, I believe in the world

Take what's yours
and leave the rest
Don't worry about them
They are all blessed
Leave what's mine
cause I am best,
you always said
We are all blessed

They are all blessed
We are all blessed
Track Name: Coyote Eyes
Leaving those Cincy-stained clothes now
I know that you will go
Yellow and bright like the stove, how
it looked through that winter's glow
Shift red
to the sea
So far out
Hit rocks,
move me please
No more doubt

Fold up the tongue of your shoes now
and do the same to your own
I'm the coyote with teeth, gal,
and you are the rabbit run home
In now
Feels like paint
when I was young
Somehow
there's no pain
I could have sung
Track Name: It Hurt Like Hell
It hurt like hell
I cried then fell again
I mopped it up
I filled my cup again
My Dad was God
Now he's a man of men
My Mom loves God
Now I'm meat in Lent

Cause all
that time we spent
was in a hole
inside my head

You grace the hem
of my sleeve again
You touch my arm
You make it better skin
You only want
the bluest skies to sin
underneath
and not expect the rain come with

Cause all
that time we spent
was in a hole
inside our heads
It was green
then it was red
And so was hair
and now it's dead

I feel the world
and I love when you have curls
cause I'm scared of dying
In a bed I'll lie
and the sooner that comes I
bet I'll be crying
If I could I would
live forever, good
and loved and healthy
But I'll have to live
through a lucky-filled life
given to a selfish, privileged kid
Track Name: Friends
It's too bad I'm tall
It's too bad I ain't short,
cause all those lives I've seen
would mean something more
Well I took her gift and I threw it away
And I wish so much for it back
on this summer's day

The rope it is taut
and her hand it is cold
It's something you bought
a long time ago
Now it collects dust
on your daddy's basement steps
I feel like I must
do something to fix my head

For a while
I was not very brave
Would pick out the parts
of the plot that I hate
But now I do see
that what I missed is what I lost
And to get it all back
would be a gift from God

So now I must tell what I've told for some years
cause I like the sound of my voice in my ears
And we are all as selfish, we're just the same
It's because we have bones and it's because we have brains

But no more of that, no more tears down the drain
I just want someone who will know that I'm sane
I need to find myself a country road
I've never been on and find which way to go

So two more years
and we're back to this shit
Sitting in cars
til God knows when
It'll always be the same
You'll always be my friend
And that's all I need
to say I'm happy again
Track Name: Witch Lake
Why look
when I can't see your face
in my
glassy distant haze
Think of
all those rosy beads
and tell me
all your wants and needs

Whole lakes driven in
Catch my name
I'll catch yours
That wind
carries May

with you
and into all your state
Leaving
wasn't all that great
Nosebleeds
and feeling like a ghost
can't see
just as I start to float

There's all that I need
written down
Oh, my words seem so cruel
when said out loud
And oh, I don't know anything yet
somehow
Track Name: Dredges
Sitting down
on the edge of dredges
You wear your crown
I had to stop,
but I felt endless
We're never down

Sitting down
on the edge of dredges
You wear your crown
I had to stop,
but I felt endless
We're never down
Sitting down
on the edge of dredges
You wear your gown
I had to stop,
but I felt endless
We're always down