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Highs & Lows

by Mattias Lies

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Deadliest of stars Lyrics & music by Mattias Lies Before the night is closing in There’s a little bell that rings A slight notion to recall In every cell there’s a memory that hasn’t yet been born While I was living on my own I thought my heart was made of stone How could I have been so wrong? Well, I wonder… I’ve been attracted by the deadliest of stars Ever since I was a schoolboy in the yard I felt connected to the ones with broken hearts Inside a hurricane I got to know the playground from the start I’ve waited for so long For now, the hurricane is gone And I am feeling safe and sound Guess I’m a late bloomer… I’ve been attracted by the deadliest of stars Ever since I was a schoolboy in the yard I’ve been attracted to the girls with broken hearts Inside a hurricane I got to know this playground from the start
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The Maze of Blues Words & lyrics by Mattias Lies I counted days I counted years Life was a maze where daylight never appeared I felt a weight inside this sphere I really doubted I was getting anywhere I fell asleep I had a dream About my longing, about a road to reveal A Blackbird landed on my shoulder on the right I felt a deep sensation of light Life ain’t what it seems And shadows may surround you Sometimes a little dream will come along to find you In the maze of blues The night is dark the day is bright It’s hard to see a guiding star in light You will be lost, you will be found But first you need to step out of your mind Life ain’t what it seems And shadows may surround you Perhaps a little dream will come along to guide you In the maze of blues
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Wildest Dreams Words & Music by Mattias Lies I was 25 years old I use to play that rock n’ roll Then one day baby you just came along With your warm and tender smile You really opened up my eyes I said babe, won’t you join me for this ride You went all of the way with me Down the road, beyond my wildest dreams Now, we’re driving in our car Down at the beach by the boulevard You’re still looking good, underneath the stars After all that we’ve been through l still believe that I love you Do you love me still, like you use to do Will you go all the way with me Down the road, beyond our wildest dreams Will you go all the way baby Down the road, beyond our wildest dreams
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Silver & Gold Lyrics & music by Mattias Lies My pockets are all empty while I’m strumming out the chords In between the sunshine and the shadows I’ve been chasing dollars since the day that I was born All the way, down the rabbit hole If I’m selling my soul for silver and gold How do I learn to know? How to love and to grow while I’m getting old How do I learn to know? I’ve seen a lot more than I thought possible In between the sunshine and the shadows I still got my freedom while I’m strumming out the chords Singing Goodbye yellow brick road, that’s how it goes… If I’m selling my soul for silver and gold How do I learn to know? How to love and to grow while I’m getting old How will I ever know? Silver and gold… Silver and gold…
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Strange Life 02:56
Strange Life Words and music by Mattias Lies Demons are changing my philosophy of life In the morning, in the night These words were passing through me, like shadows in the night While my world was really young So I opened my eyes for the moonlight in the sky Some preachers tried to change me while I was really young In the dawning of the day Thought the devil was around, on my brighter side of hell Everybody’s walking on the borderline Stuck way out in nowhere with confusion on their minds And I wonder what it’s all about In this strange, strange life Tricksters try to rob me of my charity and pride In the morning in the night These words are passing through me, like scarecrows in the night But I’ll try to make it right As I open up my eyes for the moonlight in the sky But I’m only walking on the borderline Stuck way out in nowhere with confusion on my mind Don’t you wonder what it’s all about? In this strange, strange life I am calling from the limelight once again Triggering those feelings that you keep I am calling from the middle of a dream While fairytales are coming from the temple of an everlasting sleep
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The Forest 01:14
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In a world where I don’t belong Words & music by Mattias Lies Once I changed my walking shoes Too tired of the same old blues I found myself stuck in the glue Then I fell in love with you Running down a field of passion Running on my own I’ve been away too long In a world where I don’t belong I’ve heard so many simple lies I’ve seen too many people die But when I see your smiling face I realize that life will change chorus Well, once I heard “The long and winding road” And it reminds me why I love you so… All these words are bound to roll All along my winding road And now I’m on my way back home Just because I love you so O’ yeah…
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The Dying Maid Words and Music by Mattias Lies There’s a dying maid on the edge of town I’ve seen her a million times around She is constantly living underground Hiding in the disguises that she have found I’ve been killing time seven days a week Just trying to make her poor heart speak But she is lost beyond her Cinderella sleep Laying low in the dungeons of her grief There’s a dying maid on the edge of town I’ve been trying hard to seek the truth To get a clue… I’ve been killing time on the edge of town Drying up all those teardrops from her eyes And soon I got to see the hillside of her mind And lately I’ve been discovering her kind She’s a dying maid on the edge of town I’ve been trying hard to get those dark clouds of her sky But I am just another fool Who’s trying hard to get a clue of something that is blue And so the train goes on forever In this vicious circle on and on And it will pass before the morning breaks, like the other days And there’s no way to save this dying maid Stitches itches, it’s an endless mystery Stitches itches, Lord I couldn’t set her free Stitches itches, I just had to let her be Stitches itches, with a bitter sweet relief

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The rollercoaster of life is sweeping across the mountaintops and further down into the valleys. We remember the most intense moments along our path no matter what, and if everything works out well, sweet music arises just like it did for Mattias Lies. Back in 2018 while Mattias was touring in
North Carolina he became inspired to write the songs of his 5th studio album “Highs & Lows”. The Appalachian Mountains and the warm-hearted people of the south made an impact on him, which in the long run resulted in the making of the new album. Singer-songwriter Mattias Lies has made an album that looks back on what has been and it breathes optimism and belief in the future.


"There's doom and gloom in parts of our lives. Mattias lovely folk vibes and empathy, flows like a gentle creek of clarity. An unassuming tailoring of words to feelings." - Come here Floyd

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released June 30, 2020

Produced by Mattias Lies & Jens Larsson
Musicians
Mattias Lies - Vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, mandolin
Jens Larsson - Piano, organ, synthesizer, electric bass, programming
Staffan Lindfors - Double bass
Peter Gunnebro - Dobro, pedal steel guitar

Photo & art work by George Grigoriadis

Label: Valley Music/ Dalapop

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MATTIAS LIES Falun, Sweden

Mattias Lies is a Swedish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Have a listen to his 5th studio album "Highs & Lows" here on Bandcamp.

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