Songs Of Love + War

by Automatic Shoes

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released September 14, 2015

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Automatic Shoes Spokane, Washington

My name is Matthew Hughes, and I am Automatic Shoes. Singer/songwriter from Spokane, WA. Just want to love & make music. Hope you like what you hear.

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Track Name: Stay Down
Just when you thought
You learned your lesson
Another kick in the teeth

When you're down
And life's handing you lemons
It just gets harder to breathe

Love brought the war to my front door
You drafted me, you bested me

Love brought the rain into my brain
But I came around, you best stay down

Just when you feel
You're in the clear
Another bomb will drop

And again you're down
When does love come around?
I feel my heart may stop

Love brought the war to my front door
You drafted me, you bested me

Love brought the rain into my brain
But I came around, you best stay down

I thought I'd write it down
Let myself be honest for a start
I may be a lot of things
But at least I wasn't trying
To break your heart
No, at least I wasn't trying
To break your heart
Track Name: Broken
Why you couldn't you just stick around?
Why couldn't I pin you down?
It happened so suddenly
Where'd you go?
What's wrong with me?

You make me feel like my love's broken
You make me feel like my love's broken

I know we both had hearts stolen
But I felt mine start growing
It happened so suddenly
Where'd you go?
What's wrong with me?

Did I say it too soon?
Did I use a wrong line?
Should I have waited til noon?
Is now a bad time?

You'll move along
With someone better than me
But he'll never love you like I do
You'll see

Why you couldn't you just stick around?
Why couldn't I pin you down?
It happened so suddenly
Where'd you go?
What's wrong with me?

You make me feel like my love's broken
You make me feel like my love's broken
Track Name: Make Not Love War
It shouldn’t be about who’s wrong or who’s right
I care more for who I come home to at night
And how I feel
And if it’s real

It shouldn’t just be about always winning the game
I don’t play, I just live, and hope to give you my name
And my time
Just be mine

Make not love war
Who are you doing this for?
Make not love war
Why are you still keeping score?

I didn’t want to be a soldier
I didn’t want to have to fight
You’ll know better when you’re older
You made our love war overnight

Make not love war
Who are you doing this for?
Make not love war
Why are you still keeping score?
Track Name: These Days
If you could see me now
The way you wanted me to be
If you could just be around
For a moment, just to see

Would it be worth it to know
How far I’ve let myself go
To get it out of my mind
Get back into my life

If you could see me these days
The memories fade
I’m still stuck in your ways
If you could see me these days

Would it help you to know
How far I’ve let myself go
I’ve gotten over the fear
I’m standing, singing right here

If you could see me now
My head held up high
It took you bringing me down
For me to say goodbye

If you could see me now
Still drying my tears
Track Name: Mary
Mary says she’s running around with every boy in town
and I believe her, yes I believe her
Mary says she’s through with you for always bringing her down
I could just be her, I might just be her

When the truth comes out
Oh, there will be no doubt
If you can’t see it through
She can see right through you

Mary says you’ve given her shade for every friend she’s made
and I believe her, yes I believe her
And Mary says she can’t unwind, cos you keep crossing her mind
I could just be her, I might just be her

When her love runs out
Oh there will be no doubt
If you couldn’t be true
Oh, then she’s through with you

Oh Mary, I’ve been burned
But those are just lessons learned
We live and love through scars
And see who we really are

Mary says she’s out of the haze, she’s gonna change her ways
and I believe her, yes I believe her
And Mary says to love and live, you need to learn to forgive
I could just be her, I might just be her
Track Name: Landmine
Oooh you’re love is a landmine
It’s only a matter of time
And one false move

Oooh my love was a war crime
Brought me close to the red line
How did I get through

Oooh you may have gotten me into this
But I’m finding happiness
Without you

Oooh, you were so hard to resist
But I’ve found my way out of this
We are through

Da da da
Track Name: Starting Over
We’ll be moving slowly
Speaking softly
Get to know me

You’ll be falling deeply
Kissing sweetly
Get to love me

It will be kind of like starting over

I know it feels like the year’s been wasted
But you learn from the tears you’ve tasted

I’ve been there too
The same year as you
And maybe that’s what brought us here

To be dancing slowly
Kissing softly
Now you know me

I’ll be watching over you
Wanting more of you
We’ll be happy
Track Name: This Is What I Came Here For
Across our lives
Through space and time
Do we ever get it right?

This is what I came here for
This is what I came here for

I lost my mind
He took your time
Looking for for love without the light

This is what I came here for
This is what I came here for

You give me something
That’s been gone for so long
Welcome back to life
Welcome back to love

Across the room
I look at you
And I’m seen again once more

This is what I came here for
This is what I came here for

Through all the hurt
A love that works
You’re born again and sure

This is what I came here for
This is what I came here for

Once in a while we meet our dreams
Face to face and in the flesh
And we wonder through our hell
If it’s all been for the best

You give me something
That’s been gone for so long
Welcome back to life
Welcome back to love
Track Name: And The Oscar Goes To...
He says I want you
He says I need you
I don’t know how I ever lived without you
He says I’ll marry you
Til they bury you
Our glory days, nothing can compare to

You seemed so sweet and so true
And the Oscar goes to you

He says meet up with me
But just keep up with me
I couldn’t go on if you gave up on me
He says just trust me
I know you lust for me
The red in your veins, well that’s just rust for me

You’ve never shown eyes so blue
And the Oscar goes to you

But the way you treat me
And you deceive me
I’ve got to move on to live peacefully
I can’t hold onto
A love that’s wrong to
I can do better now that I’m without you

I mean, I’ve got to be free
And the Oscar goes to me

I say I’m over you
There’s just no more for you
There’s a great love somewhere and yours just won’t do

Look in my eyes and you’ll see
And the Oscar goes to me
Track Name: The Joshua Tree
I hope you find
What you're looking for
I hope you find
What you're looking for

Now I've got to burn
Now I've got to burn down
The Joshua Tree

I'll never regret
Cos it was all for me

I have no name
I'm still not found
You know the score
I hope you find
What you're looking for

I hope you find
What you're looking for
I hope you find
What you're looking for
Track Name: Moving On
Almost wrecking on the road to you
Now I'm wrecked on the road from you
What have I done for me?

It's been lost in the wind somewhere
Love's colors, like your changing hair
What has love done for me?

I can try to be more honest
Unlock my pages to be read
But when I look back on this
Can I trust the words you said

It's been real love, but I'm moving on
Was it me or you, or were we wrong
Will it ever come to be?

In the search for something that can last
My damaged, dug up, fucked up past
What have you done to me?

I can try to be more cautious
Keep one eye open to the truth
But when I look back on us
Have I misspent my youth

It's been real
I felt love
I'm moving on...
Track Name: Hope
I hope you find what you're looking for.
I hope you find what you're looking for.
Track Name: Happy Birthday
Lost my mind at twenty five
It’s a marvel I’m still alive
Life is fucked, but what a ride
Thanks to you

Same old day just a year apart
A losing battle with a broken heart
Don’t know how I’ve come down this far
Thanks to you

Happy birthday to me baby
I’m all wrapped up in your misery
Happy birthday to me baby
Can you see what you did to me?

I can’t count all the times I’ve tried
To rid these demons you left inside
Now when love comes, I run and hide
Thanks to you

And this latest catastrophe
You made it harder than it had to be
All this pain crashing down on me
Thanks to you

Happy birthday to me baby
I’m all wrapped up in your misery
Happy birthday to me baby
Can you see what you did to me?

On my birthday I remember
All the times we shared together
All the times I’ve gotten over
Getting drunk on getting sober
It’s never over
It’s never over
Thanks to you
Track Name: Oh Well (Bonus)
I knew when I first saw you
You could be the one
And the ring that I bought you
That would’ve been fun

Time has a way of changing
What you thought you had planned
Love is always rearranging
I don’t understand

But oh well
Oh well

I knew when I first saw you
You could be the one
And the ring that I bought you
Wouldn’t that have been fun

But oh well
Oh well

I guess that we were too young
Didn’t know what to do
I didn’t know how to treat you
But neither did you

Maybe one day down the road
Then again, nevermind
Yeah sometimes you can hope
But I won’t waste my time

But oh well
Oh well