Live Recordings

by The Matchcoats

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These are some recordings of our live performances. We hope you enjoy them!

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released October 5, 2011

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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: Already But Not Yet (live with The Clay States)
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

Hear 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. Ah

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: Soundbound Radio Interview with The Matchcoats
There was a girl fair and young
Had a house build up among
A place where birds live in leaves and limbs
Out the window she could see
Brother’s war and make believe
In this house she thought herself to be at home

In time the wind goes on a prowl
To conform the trees all bow
And loose hold of a world the girl had known
Now joy is mixed with fear
And love let loose a tear
For how a home comes crashing down during a storm

A lady walks a winding dale
And visits ground where soldiers fell
Remembering a home made up in the trees
There near the roots and on it’s own
Was a house unfit for home
But now a heart willing to build upon the ground
Track Name: Thoughts Of Home
There was a girl fair and young
Had a house build up among
A place where birds live in leaves and limbs
Out the window she could see
Brother’s war and make believe
In this house she thought herself to be at home

In time the wind goes on a prowl
To conform the trees all bow
And loose hold of a world the girl had known
Now joy is mixed with fear
And love let loose a tear
For how a home comes crashing down during a storm

A lady walks a winding dale
And visits ground where soldiers fell
Remembering a home made up in the trees
There near the roots and on it’s own
Was a house unfit for home
But now a heart willing to build upon the ground
Track Name: A Prayer For Growing Up
I made and unholy mess of growing up
I smeared the lines to test the way
I made and unholy mess of growing up
Lord, please help me remain not this way

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

I would talk before I thought while growing up
Hey my son you sure bump your gums, they'd say
Well, I would talk before I thought while growing up
Lord, help me remain not that way

I made and unholy mess of growing up
I smeared the lines to test the way
I made and unholy mess of growing up
Lord, please help me remain not this way
Track Name: Little Ginger (field hollers)
Little Ginger (field hollers)

Livin' off the heel of Pine Mointain
Eatin' what the land can grow
Been workin' turning till and churnin' grist in the mill
Livin' off the heel of Pine Mountain
Livin' off the heel of Pine Mountain

Dressin' off the heel of Pine Mountain
Spinning off the wheel of the gin
Pick a bail a day, got a dress I'm gonna make
Dressin' off the heel of Pine Mountain
Dressin' off the heel of Pine Mountain

Cuttin' on the heel of Pine Mountain
Storin' for the cold that's gonna come
Workin' like a fool for the hay to feed ma mule
Cuttin' on the heel of Pine Mountain
Cuttin' on the heel of Pine Mountain


© Gabriel N. Akins 2013
Track Name: Being Put Aside (demo)
I get put aside, and so do you
We get put aside by things we do
Never know sometimes, what makes for one hot mess
You know it hurts, being put aside by the one you love best

We'll okey-doke, I'll be seein' you
The way you treat me, I'm feeling blue
And this shade of blue, is touchin' me deep inside
If you feel this too, babe, tell me how are you keeping' your mind?

Blue it comes and blue it goes
But without you, babe, I ain't got no soul
Well, these feelings of mine, you know, they can step aside
Been away from you so long, now I got a trouble in mind

© Gabriel N. Akins 2013