The Nimbus Sessions

by Matt Hoyles

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Recorded Live at Nimbus School of Recording Arts, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 23/11/2014.

'The Grey' Recorded at Bluelight Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 13/07/14.

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released April 20, 2015

Composer/Lyricist: Matt Hoyles
Guitar/Vocals/Cajon: Matt Hoyles
Keys: Ryan Grimsey
Bass: Nathan Turner
Drums: Dave Manson
Sax: Sonny Rosatti
Gang Vocals: The Nimbus Crew

Recording Engineers: Audrey Arellano, Mack Blake, Kaj Falch-Nielsen
Mastering: Geoff Ong, Kaj Falch-Nielsen
Executive Producer: Gary Taylor

All songs written and arranged by Matt Hoyles, except 'Miracle Cure', Written by Carey Ott, and arranged by Hoyles/Ott.

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Matt Hoyles Vancouver, British Columbia

If a bald, beardy, bluesman ever had a sound, then this is it!

Hailing from deepest darkest New Zealand, Matt Hoyles now lives in Vancouver, Canada, and with driving foot-percussion, expertly played guitar and howlingly expressive vocals, Hoyles has made his presence known in one corner of North America... here's to the rest. ... more

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Track Name: Leaving Home
I feel like I'm letting you down, old home of mine
I'm losing my grip, getting further from you all the time

Your street lights lead me on, to somewhere new
And as they're glowing, i keep growing apart from you

Old home town I'm gone
You ain't my home no more
Old home town I'm gone
I'm going where, I've never been before

Distant shores are calling me from your embrace
A siren to my sailing ship,  the fire that fuels the blaze

My old home you raised and made a man of me
You helped me find my one true love, but now I'm breaking free

Old home town I'm gone
You ain't my home no more
Old home town I'm gone
Ain't no love lost, it's just time to move along

I won't ever forget
The time I spent here
The friends I've made
Brought laughter, joy, and tears
Don’t you know they’re gonna fall
When I say farewell
But this ain't good bye
Just putting my boots down somewhere else
Oh, oh woah woah

Old home town I'm gone
You ain't my home no more
Old home town I'm gone
I'm moving o——n

Oh old home town I'm gone
You ain't my home no more
Old home town I'm gone
I'm moving on, got to heed the siren's call
Track Name: Reunion
Reunion’s taste is bittersweet
And for all the joy it brings
The God-given right to re-unite
Belongs to those with wings
Oh it belongs to those with wings

For those who find no joy in flight
Grow tired of simple things,
Oh they grow tired of simple things

We meet now in sweet suffering
For all the tears I’ve cried
Can’t pay the fare to the ferryman
To cross to the other side
Oh to cross to the other side

Not time, nor tide, could bring you back,
Or Lord knows I would have tried,
Oh Lord knows I would have tried

Farewell, fare well, sleep safe, sleep sound
Farewell, Fare well, your soul lives on above the ground

Well ten long years have come and gone
While I learned to spread my wings
To see he who taught me how to find
Joy in simple things
Oh joy in simple things

Farewell, fare well, sleep safe, sleep sound
Farewell, Fare well, your soul lives on above the ground
Farewell, fare well, I’ll try not to cry
Farewell, dare not to dwell, it’s time, time to say good bye
Track Name: That Familiar Feeling
Talking in my sleep
I’m calling out your name
And I know, I’ve only got myself to blame
Yeah on those lonely nights, get down on my knees and pray
For forgiveness, absolution, and the good Lord to guide my way

Well right now, I don’t know where I’m headed
But I thought I might take a Look around
‘Cause baby I know
You feel the same way that I do

You’ve seen how I get
When you’re not around
And I’m so so sorry that I ever let you down
No more waiting around, you know my heart, my heart is true
And I said that seconds, feel like minutes, feel like hours, feel like a lifetime without you
without you you you

Well right now I’m asking for your love and affection
And darling I’m gonna give you mine oh mine
‘Cause baby I know
You feel the same way that I do

Baby I know that you feel the same
Yes darling I know things will never be the same
Oh baby I know, I know, I know I know, I know
You feel the same way
You feel the same way
That I do
Track Name: The Racket
Got the message again, tonight
Said now don’t try to run, don’t try to hide, and don’t try to fight
Just give us all the money that you made today
So you can sleep, safe and sound tonight

Go to work every day, right on time
Work the job that they’ve planned, bury your head in the sand, and turn a blind eye to their crimes
Just keep your mouth shut and don’t say a word
And you’ll be doing just fine

‘Cause they’re the racket
The racket

Hey

There’s no way out, no escape
Yeah nothing can be done, this war can’t be one, so just accept your fate
And give ‘em all the money that you made today
Before, it’s too late

‘Cause they’re the racket
The racket
Track Name: Miracle Cure
Something when I’m sleeping
Happens when I’m awake
I think you’re pretending
You see I’m a fake
Laughter is a bargain
Sorrow isn’t free
Love was in the garden
Lust is on a beach

Hey can you find me
Find me a miracle cure
I think I’m gonna die here
‘Less you find me a miracle cure

I look for any signal
Any night or day
Some sign of revival
To lead me on my way
Now my spoon is empty
My pipe is out of its leaves
What is that you tell me
Whisper it through the tall trees
Just whisper it, whisper it through the tall trees

Hey now, can you find me
Find me a miracle cure
I think I’m gonna die here
‘Less-a you find me a miracle cure

Oh no look at all the people
All the people on their own
Oh no look at all the pretty people
All the people on their own
I said a hey look, look at all those people
all the beautiful people on their own

Lord can you show us
Show us some way to be sure
Cause we think we’re gonna die here
‘less you find us a miracle cure

Hey now can you find me
some way that I can be sure
I think I’m gonna die here
‘Less I get me some of that miracle cure
Find me a miracle cure
Won’t you be my miracle
Track Name: Riverside Blues
Late last night, I sat down by the River side
Late last night, I sat down by the River side
I ain’t got a woman, can’t never be satisfied

I saw the devil, you know he came right up to me
I saw the devil, you know he came right up to me
He gave me this guitar, said ‘hey man that’s all you need’
That’s all you need

I said that mean old devil, gone and made a fool out of me
I said that mean old devil, gone and made a fool right out of me
He stole my soul, and now he won’t ever leave me be

He got them hell hounds, them hell hounds on my trail
He got them hell hounds, them hell hounds on my trail
And when they get your scent, they ain’t never gonna fail

Late last night
I sat down
By the river side
Hang my head and cried

Late last night
I sat down
By the river side
Hang my head and cried

I hang my head and cried

Yeah
Track Name: The Grey
Keep on raining
Keep on raining
A day’s gonna come when the sun starts shining

Keep on raining
Keep on raining
Every cloud’s got a silver lining
The storm cloud’s grey but its heart beats lightning
The storm cloud’s grey but its heart beats lightning

There’s solace in a summer sky
But there’s true peace in the grey

Oh keep on burning
Keep on burning
There’s nothing but ash and the flames aren’t thinning

Keep on burning
Keep on burning
The Lord’s fire’s burned since the beginning,
The dark fights a war that the light is winning
The dark fights a war that the light is winning

The fire may forsake your flesh
But there’s true peace,
oh there’s true faith in the flames

Burn in the flames
Or take a bolt of lighting to the heart,
And be baptised by the rain
Burn in the flames
Or find your true peace in the grey
Burn in the flames
And call the archangels by their names
Burn in the flames
Or take a bolt of lightning to the heart,
And be baptised by the rain