New Song Preview: (Everything Is) Broken

Shattered frame, photograph all torn
His Daddy doesn’t live here anymore
And the lawyers are the only ones on speaking terms.
I try to tell the boy he’s not to blame
For the vows that Mum & Dad unmade
But words can wound in ways no words can ever heal.


She’s drinking coffee from a mug that’s chipped
Warms her hands, cuts her lip
As she tries to give birth to all the pain within.
Pours out her heart, staring at her feet
Staccato sentences each incomplete
The baby she was carrying in her womb is gone.


If God were only strong not kind
Or God were only kind but weak
I would not have to try to find
Words I’m not afraid to speak
When answers sound so trite and incomplete but…


Everything…
Every thing is…
Everything is broken, broken.
Everything…
Every thing is…


Take a drive try to clear my head
The news is on ‘cos the CD’s dead
They say another peace treaty was torn up today.
Must be a hairline fracture in the universe
The Earth is cranky and she’s getting worse
300 dead, a city split just like an open wound.


If God were only strong not kind
Or God were only kind but weak
I would not have to try to find
Words I’m not afraid to speak
When answers sound so trite and incomplete but…


Everything…
Every thing is…
Everything is broken, broken.
Everything…
Every thing is…
Everything is broken, broken.
Everything…
Everything is…


I search for clues in a freezing Church
The boiler dead, the pipes have burst
The priest flinches as the choirboy’s voice begins to crack.
I start to understand as he takes the bread
Red wine burning deep into my chest
You said, “This is my body” 
And your body just like…everything…


Just like every thing was…
Just like everything was broken…


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About mattblick

Songwriter/Singer from Nottingham, UK. My 2nd EP, Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky, is out now. I'm blogging (& podcasting) through the entire Beatles catalogue at Beatles Songwriting Academy. In my spare time I wish I had some spare time.
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5 Responses to New Song Preview: (Everything Is) Broken

  1. Mat says:

    I can't wait to hear this. The lyrics are beautiful? – What is the sound? – Any clues???

  2. ck says:

    Just listened to this on the bus, absolutely beautiful and devestating at the same time…

  3. Matt Blick says:

    Thanks so much CK

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