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    High Hopes was produced in the winter of 2012-13 in Anchorage, AK at Tri-Tone Studios and features of some Anchorage's finest musicians. All songs on this record were written on piano and it features prominently.
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1.
High Hopes 04:00
HIGH HOPES C WHAT IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO SAY ANYTHING THAT YOU Dm WANTED TO THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD BUT YOU COME FROM A C LITTLE TOWN AND SUDDENLY THE WORLD IS YOUR Dm STAGE C WHAT WOULD YOU SAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO SUDDENLY Dm ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU YOU'RE A C BIG FISH BUT YOU'RE SWIMMING IN A BIGGER Dm POND F ARE YOU GONNA COME C BACK Dm ALIVE? F TAKE MY NUMBER HAVE A C BITCHIN' Dm RIDE THEY HAD C HIGH HOPES FOR Dm SUNSET KID THEY HAD C HIGH HOPES FOR Dm CARIBOU BILL I'M TRAVELING, I'M WRITING THESE SONGS AND I'M SINGING THEM HARD CAUSE ALL THAT I KNOW LIKE A SUNRISE I'M ALWAYS GETTING STUCK IN YOUR HEAD WITH FUNNY THINS MAKE YOU LAUGH TAKE A PART OF ME BABY NOT MY AUTOGRAPH IF I'M A BIG STAR, THEN SOMEONE'S NOT DOING THE MATH IS HE EVER GONNA WRITE THAT SONG THE ONE WHERE EVERYBODY SINGS A LONG PUT A BET DOWN ON CARIBOU BILL GET A WEEKS PAY ON SUNSET KID SOLO THE KID GOT A TIP AND A HELL OF A PITCH FROM A BLACK TELESCOPE WHO SAID "NEVER QUIT, YOU'RE A STORY, WITH A BIRTH, BEGINNING AND END JUST PLAY THE MUSIC IN YOUR HEART, MAKE IT LOUD MAKE IT SOFT MAY YOU NEVER PART WITHOUT KNOWING THAT YOUR VOICE IS INFINITE AND ONE DAY YOU'RE GONNA HOP THESE RAILS AND FIND SOMETHING THAT WILL FILL YOUR SAILS AND A SUNRISE FOR SUNSET KID AND A HIT SONG FOR CARIBOU BILL F THERE'S NO COMPETITION HERE YOU EITHER G LIKE WHAT YOU SAW OR HATE WHAT YOU HEAR BUT AT Am LEAST YOU BELIEVE...... Am BELIEVE IN F MUSIC Tempo: 138 Key: C
2.
Happy Girls 04:41
Happy Girls D WHEN THOSE CALENDAR Dmaj7 DAYS WELL THEY JUST KEEP PASSING Bm BY AND THERE’S NO TIME FOR A A DRINK WHEN THERE’S NO TIME FOR IT ANYMORE D WELL YOU GOT TO RELAX Dmaj7 KEEP YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR Bm LAP YOU CAN TURN IT AROUND A YOU CAN TURN INTO A G HAP A PY D GIRL Bm WHEN THE ICICLE MELTS AND THE PARK IS TURNING GREEN AND YOU’RE IN SOME KIND OF HEALTH YOU’RE A SUNKEN MACHINE SHE’S OUT RUNNING HER LAPS OUT OF BREATH HER LUNGS COLLAPSE YEAH SHE’S GASPING FOR AIR I HEAR HER BODY THINKS THAT SHE’S A HAPPY GIRL SOLO HAVE YOU GOT TIME FOR A SMOKE? ARE YOU TIRED OF WINTER COATS? AND NO SUN IN YOUR TEA YOU COULD BE LOSING ALL YOUR ENERGY WELL YOU GOT TO RELAX KEEP YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR LAP YOU CAN TURN IT AROUND YOU CAN TURN INTO A HAPPY GIRL DON’T G CHANGE FOR NO ONE ELSE A HAPPY Asus GIRLS YOU DO IT FOR Bm YOURSELF x3 Tempo: 132 Key: D
3.
The Absentee 04:25
The Absentee Am You wear your G hair tied up in F knots You don’t know really what you’ve got To hold onto something you love Then watch it slip out of your grasp You’re on your back when you find out The absentee from all your dreams Is waiting there for you Somewhere in the world But they are not the type to come around You cried yourself to sleep Just waiting for the call That never came to save you from your fall You found an answer You found a light And your life’s worth living You found a reason You found disaster You found that love is giving And maybe you’re alone And maybe you’re in pain And I am all that’s left to sort you out You cried yourself to sleep Just waiting for the call That never came to save you from your fall You’re not alone now You’re not alone now You’re not alone now You’re not alone now You’re not alone now You’re not alone now Tempo: 84 Key: Am Notes:
4.
Getting Over You Am-G-F x2 Am It’s getting G hard so hard to F breathe Am I feel so G dark and sick and F weak in the knees And I’ve falling out of Am your click bitten by my G own tricks and I F bleed I’ve got those Am blue lips cold away from G your kiss honey F hold on to me Am Cause I don’t really G want to feel this F way Am I already G told you that I’d F love you to stay But I’m getting G worried now A I’m getting G looks from your eyes F telling G me we’re Am through I’m such a bore I scare myself My feelings work so well that I’m overwhelmed And you catch me on a wire, tell me that you’re tired, I listen And I feel like a big wreck waiting for a paycheck that I’ll never cash in And I don’t really want to feel this way But you already said those things that were on the way Gonna need some time alone I like you way too much to step foot in your home C Guess where Am I will G be C tonight I’m not gonna Am answer phones or G make it right C Don’t you sit Am crying on a G shoulder pad F Cause a broken heart is G nothing new F And I am not de G pressed I’m just F getting G over Am you Tempo: 112-120 Key: F
5.
My Bible 04:06
My Bible When you C feel it in your gut, who you are and what you want And then F dynamically pursue it C Don’t back down, and don’t give up Then you’re F gonna mystify a lot of folks That’s what G Dylan Am said in a F book that I once G read It was G written in the Am pages of his novel F G And I G know he’s just a Am man, but he’s F doing all he G can So I’m G pulling off his Am pages for my F bible G I’m running down a dream that never would come to me Said a blond haired kid named Petty And he took aim and he staked his claim With an album full of hits, Damn The Torpedos He had big ideas and formulas that worked From hit song to the next town, ghost to bayou Now he’s filling up the stands in arenas where he lands and I’m pulling off his pages for my bible I could C read it Dm every Am night this G book of F songs and C just like Dm Jesus Am Christ your G words will F get passed G along They’re gonna F get passed G along... solo! I’m rolling up my sleeves and tucking in my jeans Springsteen took that look strait to the cover of Rolling Stone, they chewed his bone And the proof was on the streets in Pennsylvania It was up and down the boardwalk of his town This guy and his guitar hailed as a savior Just a boss and all his plans with or without a five piece band He could give em hell this soldier and his army Praying loud and cursing when he needed Writing songs that made other people famous Putting pen to paper like this bible Tempo: 138 Key: C
6.
Wailing Songbird E I’m a songbird wailing in the C#m air (how you holding up x2) I’m an E ashtray snubbed in your C#m affair (how you holding up x2) I’d take the G#m pain for you but I will never really under C#m stand What G#m gets you through the frozen void that slips right through your C#m hand I’m a fever burnt between your lips (how you holding up x2) I’m the nine months stuck between your hips (how you holding up x2) I’d take the pain for you but I will never really understand What gets you through the frozen void that slips right through your hand C#maj7 B Help, I’m falling C#m down x 6 Tempo: 184 Key: E
7.
Stick It To Your Man E Everybody wants to B know if you’re gonna come E around Cause we’re sick of seeing B you all over town E Hiking up your B pace wearing making on your E face Cover up’s not B fooling anyone G#m Wait up for good till F# you see the light, E it’s on tonight you know that I’m waiting for you G#m Gotta pretend that F# you aren’t the only one E waiting on a teardrop waiting till the sun comes up Well the stars around your / head they’re getting in your eyes / And they’re blowing your disg / uise all over town / He’s the kind that hit you / once now he’s doing it again / Sympathy could be a / crutch but not for him Can’t you under / stand that it’s tearing me a / part As you fall to pieces / on the floor to / night wishing you weren’t a / lone E Don’t you wanna live B too afraid to try C#? I’m so sick of seeing G#m you with a tear in your E eye Do you wanna be a B bused or even C# die? You could stick it your G#m man you could do it if you E try (F#, G#m, B) x2 E Won’t you get into the / car gonna drive you far a / way We can talk about the / night or even pray I don’t care as long as / you see that you are loved by / me Don’t you know that it / hurts me to see you / down I’ve got news for / you your friends are on your / side No one needs a / solitary / man when he’s beating you / down Girl it’s time to go E Don’t you wanna live B too afraid to try C#? I’m so sick of seeing G#m you with a tear in your E eye Do you wanna be a B bused or even C# die? You could stick it your G#m man you could do it if you E try (F#, G#m, B) x2 E buildup Give me too much and I’m gonna get it through to you tonight ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It’s all you need tonight All you need tonight is a little courage It’s all you need tonight Tempo: 58 Key: E
8.
Watch Me Cry 02:44
Watch My Cry Chords: 1st. gtr E - F# 2nd. gtr E - D#m - C#m Pre Chorus: B- D#m - E x3 G#m - C# Chorus chords same as verse Breakdown is same chords just played up high with flair. Lyrics: intro If I could back to where we were I could show you how my mind works But it’s much too late and I’m fading now And I’m going to bed without you around Giving it time could mean it’s over You’re no longer mine for your reasons Watch me cry How did we get this far off track You’re on your own now I want you back It seems as if it comes in waves The need for space and a job that pays Giving it time could mean it’s over You’ve got a rhyme to your reasons Watch me cry breakdown / outro Written by Matt Hopper & Paul Jacks
9.
Holding On 05:37
HOLDING ON E You’re 29 thinking ‘bout all of the B7 ropes E Some you can climb some that just shatter your B7 hopes E Pardon me dear, is it life on a string that you Am7 love? E And is that a tear, are you dealing with loss from B7 above? I keep on A holding on, B holding on, A holding so E tight I keep on A holding on, B holding so E tight I kissed her lips in the bedroom We were unlit then a spark and a fuse to the moon Please call my name tell me tell me what I need to hear Silver and gold put the poetry into my ear I keep on A holding on, B holding on, A holding so E tight I keep on A holding on, B holding so E tight I keep on A holding on, B holding on, A holding so E tight I keep on A holding on, B holding so E tight Gonna F#m reach out to you mama hold you G#m close and hold you tight I can A hear the battle calling, won’t you B help me through the E night B Help me through the E night F#m All my dreams are visions of darkness and pain I haven’t slept, day after day it’s the same My occupied mind is in tatters from taking your calls My knees are all scraped and my back and my bed against the wall I keep on holding on, holding on, holding on tight I keep on holding on, holding so tight I keep on holding on, holding on, holding on tight I keep on holding on, holding so tight Gonna reach out to you mama hold me close and hold me tight I can hear the pressure calling, won’t you help me through the night Help me through the night Help me through the night G#m Ooooh ooooh ooooh ooooh F#m ooooh ooooh oooooh E Tempo: 88 Key: E
10.
Schizophrenia Chords: Intro F# - D#m - A#m - C# x2 F# Schizophrenia D#m don’t mind me I’m going out of my A#m head this C# time I’m overwhelmed F# I am losing talk, losing voice, losing my reasons to care that object isn’t there And if you D#m reach the C# bottom of the A#m barrel F# stop And if you reach the bottom of the barrel stop Voices talk to me and fingers touch they’re showing me ways through the wall through here or not at all Situations run over me bury me deep in the ground I can’t figure it out And if you reach the bottom of the barrel stop And if you reach the bottom of the barrel stop Tempo: Key: C
11.
Missing The Mark I thought you were C brilliant, the head of the F class All your C ideas, they made perfect F sense If you could C show me, well I’d like to F grow How do you C do it? I’m dying to F know C I’ve Dm got Em a F question that F I’d like to Dm ask How do you C cope? I don’t F/C wanna know... What of your failure and shots in the dark? Tears that need drying when you fall apart How do you handle missing the mark? Who do you turn to, to get a new spark? I’ve got a question that I’d like to ask How do you cope? I don’t wanna know... Dm Everybody C needs G help F sometime Dm I’m C waiting to G hear from you F now Don’t be G afraid to F call, don’t be G afraid to F call Tempo: 120 Key: C

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High Hopes was produced in the winter of 2012-13 in Anchorage, AK at Tri-Tone Studios and features of some Anchorage's finest musicians. All songs on this record were written on piano and it features prominently.

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released November 1, 2013

Produced by Matt Hopper
Executive Producers: Paul Jacks & Phil Voorhees
Mixed by James Glaves
Mastered by Bryan Garfinkel
Recorded at Tri Tone Studios (Anchorage, AK)

Musicians:
Matt Hopper - guitar, bass, piano, vocals
Paul Jacks - piano, keyboard, synthesizer, vocals
James Glaves - drums, guitar
Eric Neet - drums, piano
Derek Mangrobang - drums
Emma Hill - vocals
Bryan Daste - pedal steel guitar
Corwyn Wilkey - trumpet

Cover Painting & Logo by Peter Piek
Back cover photograph by Lindsey Bell

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Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles

Hopper; a musical misfit/jack of all trades, student of hard blues, pop rock, jazz-jam, noise & loops, a folk songwriter and lover of music from around the world. Guess the name says it all.
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