Matt Alber - End of the World

I just saw this video posted over at Joe.My.God. AMAZING is all I can say about this video. First off his voice is remarkable. Rufus Wainwright immediately comes to mind, but Matt's voice has so much more soul. The song, End of the World is from the his debut Hide Nothing. The lyrics to this song are so eloquently written that they pull at your heart. The emotions of this song are definitely (and sadly) the same emotions I have been dealing with for the past year.

According to Matt's blog, he wrote this song 5 years ago while riding the bus on his way to work. He says he wrote this because the biggest love of his life had fallen out of love with him because he thought Matt had fallen out of love with him.

This video has been playing on Logo (a gay cable channel) but since I don't have cable, I haven't seen it until now. I am very impressed with this video and some of the other videos I have found online.

Matt Alber - website

Lyrics after the jump

End Of The World
I don’t want to ride this roller coaster
I think I want to get off
But they buckled me down
Like it’s the end of the world
If you don’t want to have this conversation
Then you better get out
Cause we’re climbing to our death
At least that’s what they want you to think
Just in case we jump the track
I have a confession to make
It’s something like a cork screw

I don’t wanna fall, I don’t wanna fly
I don’t wanna be dangled over
The edge of a dying romance
But I don’t wanna stop
I don’t wanna lie
I don’t wanna believe it’s over
I just wanna stay with you tonight

I didn’t mean to scream out quite so loudly
When we screeched to a halt
I’m just never prepared
For the end of the ride
Maybe we should get on something simpler
Like a giant balloon
But I’ve got two tickets left, and so do you
Instead of giving them away to some stranger
Let’s make them count, come on
Let’s get back in line again and ride the big one

Don’t you want to fall, don’t you want to fly
Don’t you want to be dangled over
The edge of this aching romance
If it’s gonna end, then I wanna know
That we squeezed out every moment
But if there’s nothing left can you tell me why
That it is you’re holding onto me
Like it’s the end of the world
lyrics thanks to Andrew Sanders


Elliott said...

What a haunting song; takes my breath away. Mirrors exactly what I am feeling right now towards someone I love.