Single Songs

Together

cortney matz * single song

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Together original music by Cortney Matz
I think we should be together

If you’ve ever been in one of those friendships where one of you develops feelings that the other one hasn’t, then… you probably wrote a song about it. Or at least I did.

It’s not that the friendship isn’t rewarding on its own, but one gets curious. And within that curiosity is fear – can the relationship withstand coming clean about your feelings? And once those feelings are confessed, now what?

My hope is that this song invites every listener to accept their feelings as a natural by-product of a good thing. Without the pressure of deciding where that acknowledgement will take them. Because really, we can’t know. All we can do is present what we think, and let the other person respond.

So here it is: I think we should be together.

Here’s a sample:

Track: Together

piano/vocal/cover design by Cortney Matz
location by Epiphany Space

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I don’t know how this ends

 

Ben’s Song

cortney matz * single song

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Ben Song original music by Cortney Matz
You got a future out there, somewhere

Written for my brother several years ago… can it be 2010? After a rare lunch with my bro, in which we talked about life and the future, and how it feels to be in between – knowing you are not long for the job you’re in, but unsure of which path leads to the future you’re best suited to.

I still remember driving one day, noodling on this predicament, and the one line that popped into my head:

“You got a future out there somewhere, and you gotta go find it”

Grabbing a pack of sticky notes from the glove box, I scribbled the line while pulling over. Another line followed, and then another. The chorus was written.

I recorded a very tinny version on my ancient 4-track recorder that had been a Christmas gift before Y2K was even invented. For his birthday that year, I gave Ben a mixed CD of some of our favorite songs growing up – plus a bonus track. I titled it, “Songs to Write Business Plans To.”

By that time, Ben had formed a business with two friends and was preparing to launch a microbrewery in Washington, DC.

Shortly after my 2013 move to Los Angeles, I was playing through some of my old songs and came to this one. I was so moved by my own belief in my little brother, and I thought: I need to hear this for myself!

So now I sing it to all of us who are pursuing our future lives, selves, and careers. But it will always be Ben’s Song.

Here’s a sample:

Track: Ben’s Song

piano/vocal/cover design by Cortney Matz
location by Epiphany Space

Access lyric sheet and chord chart when you become a Patreon subscriber.

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