A couple of days ago I posted the video of Matt Alber’s beautiful song “End of the World”. It’s been a long time since I’ve paid such attention to lyrics of an album. Music for me tends to be background stuff or simple pop stuff to dance around the house to or in the car. Matt has written such beautiful lyrics on his album “Hide Nothing” that I find myself listening to them over and over. Someone was kind enough to post the lyrics to “End of the World”. They are just beautiful.

I don’t wanna ride this roller coaster
think I wanna get off
but they’ve buckled me down
like it’s the end of the world
If you don’t wanna have this conversation
then you better get out
’cause we’re climbing to our deaths
at least that’s what they want you to think

just in case we jump the track
I have a confession to make

It’s something like a cork screw

I don’t wanna fall, I don’t wanna fly
I don’t wanna be dangled over
The edge of a dying romance
But I don’t wanna stop
I don’t wanna lie
I don’t wanna believe it’s over
I just wanna stay with you tonight

I didn’t mean to scream out quite so loudly
When we screeched to a halt
I’m just never prepared
For the end of the ride
Maybe we should get on something simpler
Like a giant balloon
I’ve got two tickets left,  so do you

Instead of giving them away to some stranger
Let’s make them count, come on
Let’s get back in line again and ride the big one

Don’t you want to fall, don’t you want to fly
Don’t you want to be dangled over
The edge of this aching romance
If it’s gonna end, then I wanna know
That we squeezed out every moment
But if there’s nothing left can you tell me why
That it is you’re holding onto me
Like it’s the end of the world