Blanket Tricks

by The Matchcoats

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released July 17, 2013

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The Matchcoats Birmingham, Alabama

The Matchcoats are a country-blues and folk duo. Guitarist Gabriel Akins plays an alternating-bass style blues, inspired by traditional blues artists such as Mississippi John Hurt. Gabriel delivers vocal and guitar melodies, while Sarah Akins provides harmony.

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Track Name: Coming Up
Oh, we move along
In life you learn so many songs
Some are light and some are blue
I could paint a picture singing with you

Coming up, I used to be
A boy climbing on an old oak tree
Out on a limb and skin a cat
Life is good when you live like that

Coming up I used to be
A girl sitting on my daddy’s knee
Ride a little horsey down to town
Ride a little horsey, don’t fall down

Grown up I want to be
A man singing a melody
If I must be growing old
It’ll be with you baby don’t you know

Grown up I want to be
A lady singing harmony
When I am old and grey
I’ll have been with you baby, all my days
Track Name: Already, But Not Yet
Take a trip down by the river
See the love the Father’s give us
Seems to run like it’s been let go
Seems to run like it just knows it’s free.

Here the birds sound like their singing
Thankful for the food God’s give them
With full stomachs they’re rejoicing
For they know their Father’s made them free.

We live a life; it’s made before us
Join the parts to make a chorus
Not the end but today we see
But, now and then, the Father’s made us free
Track Name: Ending Up With You
When it comes to choosing, I choose to walk with you
No clear marked way before us, there’s one left by our shoes
We move away to miss a limb, but fall into a creek
And take turns being pulled up to the bank when we are weak

Oh, the tie that binds.
Patience in-between us, we’ll light a lamp night
And take the day of darkness, remembering the light
Oh, this love is alive

It’s raining now the clouds are out, thunder mumbles near
At first it was refreshing, but now we’re wet with fear
A cave nearby is welcoming, we bid ourselves come in
But find a mother black bear, she’s lost her warming grin

We’re moving up this hillside and babe I’m getting tired
And though we’re pushing forward, each step seems like a mile
Up hill and around the bend, no resting place in view
But when the day is at its end, I’ve ended up with you
Track Name: Colorful Delight
Did you know, light is on the wane
Did you know, day will fade away
For a while we are with green and light
And then a death, colorful delight

Did you know you were gonna fly today
Did you know there would be a way
We were up to our necks in debt we couldn't pay
Then Papa somehow made a way
Track Name: A Prayer For Growing Up
I made an unholy mess of growing up
I would smear the lines to test the way
I made an unholy mess of growing up
Lord, help me remain not this way

I’d walk right in and out while growing up
I had many careless things to say
I’d walk right in and out while growing up
Lord, help me remain not this way

I’d talk before I thought while growing up
“Hey, my son, you sure bump your gums,” they’d say
I’d talk before I thought while growing up
Lord, help me remain not this way

I made an unholy mess of growing up
I would smear the lines to test the way
I made an unholy mess of growing up
Lord, help me remain not this way

© Gabriel N. Akins 2012