After You Grow

by Matt Mulholland

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released April 29, 2020

Music and Lyrics - Matt Mulholland

Keys - Daniel Hayles
Drums - Lauren Ellis
Bass - Blain Fitzpatrick
Backing Vocals - Katie McCarthy-Burke
Saxophone - Bryn van Vliet
Trumpet - Ben Hunt
Cello - Bryan Wilson
Guitars - Matt Mulholland
Lead Vocals - Matt Mulholland

Recorded and Mixed by James Goldsmith
Mastered by Randy Merrill
Produced by Matt Mulholland

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Track Name: The First Move
Oh!
What?
Huh?
Yeah!

I got a blind date with a lady
Never met her, might be crazy
Put a shirt on, can't look lazy
And I'm ready to go
Got no money in my pocket
Even less in my wallet
But with my credit card and confidence
I'm positive I got this
I had some beers I'm feeling awesome as shit
I'm like a maverick in a target rich environment
Then I see you
And while I'm not exactly prone to try and get the girls alone
You are in my danger zone
'Cause you don't know how beautiful you are
And I don't know what to do

I got you
You're right within my sights
Trapped in the headlights
I'm coming at you like a fucking laser beam
(I got you)
You're making me second guess the way that I dressed
I just didn't think I'd fall in love
(I got you)
You're looking so fine that it's a crime
I'll do my time and I won't be complaining
(I got you)
You're unsuspecting, I won't be letting you be forgetting
My skills so smooth
But now I gotta make the first move
I gotta make the first move

The night is ending
Better stop pretending
She asks me upstairs
I know she's ready to play
But my knees are weak, palms are sweaty
Balls are dropping like confetti
Taking too long to get ready
And she's turning away
I swear I'm usually smooth
But something ruined my groove
I know I got nothing to prove
But girl you got no flaws
I swoop in for the kiss
But I misjudge and I miss
It wasn't meant to be like this
Oh shit balls
Going home alone
It ain't so bad, but I'm sad that it's not with her
Going home alone
I get less love than Kevin McCallister

I got you
You're right within my sights
Trapped in the headlights
I'm coming at you like a mother fucking laser beam
(I got you)
You're making me second guess the way that I dressed
I just didn't think I'd fall in love
(I got you)
You're looking so fine that it's a crime
I'll do my time and I won't be complaining
(I got you)
You're unsuspecting, I won't be letting you be forgetting
My skills so smooth
But now I gotta make the first move

I got you
You're right within my sights
Trapped in the headlights
I'm coming at you like a fucking laser beam
(I got you)
You're making me second guess the way that I dressed
I just didn't think I'd fall in love
(I got you)
You're looking so fine that it's a crime
I'll do my time and I won't be complaining
(I got you)
You're unsuspecting, I won't be letting you be forgetting
My skills so smooth
But now I gotta make the first move
Track Name: London
They say that home is where you make it
And I think I would agree
Where you can spill drinks on the carpet
And yell at the TV
But sometimes home is somewhere different
Than where you're wanting it to be
Sometimes its an anchor
And it's pulling back on me
To feel the ocean wind blowing
From the harbor to my face
Get a milkshake from Sweet Mother's
Or another happy place
Maybe I'm looking for the answer
Maybe I already know
Maybe I'm just running
But I still have to go
Oh, I still have to go

But I'm lucky to have friends
In so many different places
I'm lucky to have seen
All that I have seen
And I'm lucky for my heart
To be torn apart by seas
And I'm lucky to have called London home
I'm lucky to have called London home
I'm lucky to have called London home

I watch the lights along the river
When I'm walking home at night
No matter what I'm feeling
It makes it alright
I'm trying hard to deliver
What I was put here to do
But sometimes I'm a child
And I'm lost just like you
Oh, I'm lost just like you

But I'm lucky to have friends
In so many different places
I'm lucky to have seen
All that I have seen
And I'm lucky for my heart
To be torn apart by seas
And I'm lucky to have called London home
I'm lucky to have called London home
I'm lucky to have called London home

But I'm lucky to have friends
In so many different places
I'm lucky to have seen
All that I have seen
And I'm lucky for my heart
To be torn apart by seas
And I'm lucky to have called London home
I'm lucky to have called London home
I'm lucky to have called London home
Track Name: I Think We Should Date
Sometimes I get a little crazy
With all these things running through my mind
Sometimes it gets a little hazy
Thinking 'bout the ones that I left behind
But life is too sweet
To pass by someone as sweet as you
And life is too perfect
So I guess I better follow through

I could be the one for you
You could be the one for me
I think that I'm the one for you
And I think that you're the one for me

Sometimes I get a little nervous
'Cause you're as cool as the midnight sea
But those eyes let me know that it's all worth it
'Cause you're so beautiful to me
You shine bright
Like a diamond in the rough
And it feels so right
'Cause I like shiny things

I could be the one for you
You could be the one for me
I think that I'm the one for you
And I think that you're the one for me

I could be the one for you
You could be the one for me
I think that I'm the one for you
And I think that you're the one for me

I like things that you like
So we should hold hands if it feels right
You like things that I like
So we should hold hands
I like things that you like
So we should hold hands if it feels right
You like things that I like
So we should hold hands

I could be the one for you
You could be the one for me
I think that I'm the one for you
And I think that you're the one for me

I could be the one for you
You could be the one for me
I think that I'm the one for you
And I think that you're the one for me
Track Name: My Princess
Fear is all it takes
To stop the light coming in
Seeing it all end
Before the first step begins
You can't change fate
You can't change time
But you can try to change your mind
If you could see what I can see
Then you would fall at your own feet

My Princess, my love
The world can't tell you enough
That you are strong
And you belong right here
My Princess, my love
Even if it came from above
You wouldn't know how much you light up this world
You don't know how much you light up the world

I don't always have
The words to say
But I'll keep on trying anyway
So if I stutter or fuck it up
Or if I'm gone, or too drunk
I wrote this song
To maybe help you along

My Princess, my love
The world can't tell you enough
That you are strong
And you belong right here
My Princess, my love
Even if it came from above
You wouldn't know how much you light up this world
You don't know how much you light up the world

But I'll try anyway
By loving you each day
And singing what I can
To help you understand
That your heart is so beautiful
Your heart is so beautiful
Your heart is so beautiful
Your heart

My Princess, my love
The world can't tell you enough
That you are strong
And you belong right here
My Princess, my love
Even if it came from above
You wouldn't know how much you light up this world
You don't know how much you light up the world
Track Name: Boy/Girl Stuff
My little lady
Why you standing there so far away?
I guess it's okay
If you wanna be alone
But baby
You got the look that took my breath away
So while it's okay
You should try being alone with me
The night is young
And I'm beginning to think that me and you
Could make it through
Rounds one to three
If you'll let me be good to you
Let me be good to you

Never before have I seen anyone so beautiful
And I know just what I wanna do
Never before have I seen anyone so beautiful
And I wanna do boy/girl stuff with you

(Just can't get enough, just can't get enough)
Boy/girl stuff with you
(Just can't get enough, I just can't)
Boy/girl stuff with you
(Just can't get enough, just can't get enough)
Boy/girl stuff with you
(Just can't get enough)

I wanna go dancing
Try to keep the groove
But oh my heart just beats too fast
Plus the shots we had slowed time
To make this moment last
I wanna hold your hand
And wrap my arms around you
'Til the morning light
Keep holding you so tight
Until the day turns night
Because it just feels right

Never before have I seen anyone so beautiful
And I know just what I wanna do
Never before have I seen anyone so beautiful
And I wanna do boy/girl stuff with you

(Just can't get enough, just can't get enough)
Boy/girl stuff with you
(Just can't get enough, I just can't)
Boy/girl stuff with you
(Just can't get enough, just can't get enough)
Boy/girl stuff with you
(Just can't get enough, I just can't)
Track Name: Knowing Love
I felt you
From across the world
And all I knew was love
In my heart
I saw a girl
And all I knew was love
So pure and giving
A dream across the sea
So pure and giving
Enough to bring this man
To his knees

Our souls can dance
To play this game
But who we are
Won't stay the same
And it's hard for me to say
But I know it's true
That I'll be a better man
For knowing you
Yes, I'll be a better man
For knowing you

Our hands can touch
Held by fate
And all that's left is love
Through the fear
Through the pain
All that's left is love
So strong and giving
Holding space for truth to grow
We're here and living
Breathing in
Letting go

And our souls can dance
To play this game
But who we are
Won't stay the same
And it's hard for me to say
But I know it's true
That I'll be a better man
For knowing you
Yes, I'll be a better man
For knowing you

Knowing you
Knowing love
Knowing love

And our souls can dance
To play this game
But who we are
Won't stay the same
And it's hard for me to say
But I know it's true
That I'll be a better man
For knowing you
Yes, I'll be a better man
Oh, I'll be a better man
Oh, I'll be a better man
Track Name: Made of Light
When did we become so jaded?
And how do we live our lives
Through dreams and smiles so faded?
Too afraid to look inside
When did it become okay
To never say you're not?
And why do we look away
From all the good we've got?
I believe that we don't need to hurt as much as we do
And if you breathe
If you give more than you take
We'll make it through

And all is well tonight
I know it in my soul
That we are made of light
And we're already home
We're already home

Well it's hard to believe
The things I've seen
So I try to hold on and breathe
I am doing my best to succeed
I believe that love will see us through
I believe that love will see us through
Can we open our minds
To the truth?
Can you see that you are me
And I am you?
If we live through our hearts
Feel it move
I believe that love will see us through
I believe that love will see us through

And all is well tonight
I know it in my soul
That we are made of light
And we're already home
We're already home

We're already home

And all is well tonight
I know it in my soul
That we are made of light
And we're already home
We're already home
We are made of light
Track Name: Die Fighting
I'm staring down a line
On the mirror
But I can't tell who I can see
Two bottles of wine
Don't make it clearer
Because he looks a bit like me
I used to think
That I was stronger
To take this life on my own
But then the nights
Got longer
Now I'm calling out for home
When the lights are off
And the distractions are gone
I know I'll feel it all tonight
But I know it'll all be alright

'Cause when I die
I'm gonna die fighting
'Cause I don't wanna leave this world behind
Oh, I know
It's worth all the trying
'Cause there is a love
And that love is mine
'Cause there is a love
And that love is mine

Sometimes it's dark
In the morning
I lie awake and cry
Sometimes the days get brighter
But sometimes that's a lie
When the lights are off
And the distractions are gone
I know I'll feel it all tonight
But I know it'll all be alright

'Cause when I die
I'm gonna die fighting
'Cause I don't wanna leave this world behind
Oh, I know
It's worth all the trying
'Cause there is a love
And that love is mine
'Cause there is a love
And that love is mine
That love is mine

When I die
I'm gonna die fighting
'Cause I don't wanna leave this world behind
Oh, I know
It's worth all the trying
'Cause there is a love
And that love is mine
'Cause there is a love
And that love is mine
'Cause there is a love
And that love is mine
Track Name: Come Back To Me (bonus track)
When the stars in your eyes
Tell you where you need to go
And the sun seems to shine
Ahead of time, only after you grow
When the space you occupy
Is filled with why's and TV shows
Even stars can be lies
Just hidden by what you think you know

So come back to me
Just come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me

Breathing hard, disregard for everything
And all you're seeing
Searching far, lost in scars
Trusting everything but being
Playing games, calling names, chasing fame
Where are you now?
Spending time, losing time
We'll get there somehow

If you come back to me
So just come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me

Drifting in and out of sleep
Never too deep, never again
And in that sleep you follow sheep
All the way down
Instead of counting them
So stay awake and take each day
As if it's made for you somehow
You'll find your way if you stay
Right here and now

So just come back to me
Just come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me

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