Laughing On the Outside, Crying On the Inside

by Matt Cook Seventy-Five

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The debut album of Jersey Shore-based indie piano-rock trio Matt Cook Seventy-Five

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released November 13, 2015

MC75 are: Alberto Munoz (drums), Matt Cook (piano), and Matthew Pucci (bass)

Recorded and Engineered by Avi Patel at PCC South Plainfield, NJ September-November 2014, February 2015 and by Pete Andrews at Submergent Music Middletown, NJ July-August, October 2015
Mixed by Pete Andrews
Mastered by Plink Giglio at 17th Avenue Productions
Produced by Matt Cook
Artwork by John Freyvogel
All songs written by Matt Cook
Booking Manager Donna Gambacorta
Additional musicians Pete Andrews (upright bass and percussion on Patience), Laura Appello (violin and cello on Smokey Bear), and Ronald Tomaino (background vocals on Glutton and Times Square)

Copyright 2015 by Matt Cook Seventy-Five

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Matt Cook New Jersey

Writing intricate ballads and catchy folk-pop tunes since the age of 15, Matt Cook's professional career began in Orange County, CA with the release of his debut "Coast to Coast" LP in 2005. Cook's songwriting style has since taken on a more indie/alternative sound. Cook's love and admiration for Brian Wilson are embodied in his abilities as singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... more

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Track Name: So-Called Love
What have we learned
We are not done
I'll wait my turn
If you say I'm the one

I'll wait for you
Cause I am the fool
And fools don't rush in
They just get abused

It's a long way down
To the depths of my heart
To the coldness of
All your love
All your love
Your so-called love
Expired love

What have I learned
No I am not dumb
I must like getting burned
You burn me all up

It's a long climb up
To respectable
Human being from
All your love
All your love
Your so-called love
Expired love
Track Name: Glutton
And say what you're feeling
You're locked away inside a room where no one else hears it
Saying those bad, bad words

And act like you mean it
Be yourself and no one else can lay the cards around you
Try to learn who you are

Someone who makes me smile
Though it won't last awhile
My heart knows where it's at
I've heard it all before
I'm not the kind that gluttons for more

And stand taller
You feel the wait all pulling down
Put the weight on my shoulders

What I need is

Someone who makes me smile
Though it won't last awhile
My heart knows where it's at
I've heard it all before
I'm not the kind that gluttons for more

What I need is

Someone who makes me smile
Though it won't last awhile
My heart knows where it's at
I've heard it all before
I'm not the kind that gluttons for more
That gluttons for more
That gluttons for more
Track Name: Times Square
Lights rain down illuminating passersby
The darkest night gives its way to a neon sky
People fleeting in every direction
You're lost in the center of attention
As if you didn't know

Will you stop in your tracks just to lift me up
Lend a hand to the drunkard you've stumbled on

Much too scared,
To be young and so in love with everyone
That you meet out on the streets
Of New York City's famous scene

Take a subway uptown to Sloan Kettering
Push and shove your way through, no one's listening
Head back downtown through Grand Central Station
Watch the ball drop and cry jubilation
I see it much clearer you stay

Much too scared,
To be young and so in love with everyone
That you meet out on the streets of NYC
Fool me once, shame on me
Fool me twice, I can barely see all I've done and what you've become
The loneliest, most selfish picture of life as one

Much too scared,
To be young and so in love with everyone
That you meet out on the streets of NYC
Fool me once, shame on me
Fool me twice, I can barely see all I've done and what you've become
The loneliest, most selfish picture of life as one
Track Name: Patience
I hear the sound of your voice through the night
Like a stained glass window your love shines bright
My head keeps turning like a merry-go-round
I keep on falling, but don't hit the ground

Tell me you miss me when you're all alone
Squeezing the pillow while you're on the phone
A fire that burns to the depths of woe
It's doused only within my soul

And would you wrap your arms around me
And I'm exactly where I want to be
We've both waited patiently
Trust me

Hide under your covers when you just can't move
Save me a blanket and I'll be there soon
And all the wondering where you've gone
Wherever you walk, I'll run

And would you wrap your arms around me
And I'm exactly where I want to be
We've both waited patiently
Trust me
Track Name: Vultures
They can pry me off all they want to
The demons' point of view
I'm standing like a boxer glued to your eyes

You can write me off if you want to
But not before our love grew
With my arm outstretched, my hand across your back

And set you free
From the vultures that attack you constantly
Setting forth their own agendas for their needs
Oh I don't want to be
Pulling you away from me
I've tried too hard just not to let you go
God, I love you so

You can take your time if you need to
Stand tall like a statue
A tower of eternal love and peace and joy

We can sit and pray with our arms crossed
Our hands interlocked
And ask God to save us both from misery

And set you free
From the vultures that attack you constantly
Setting forth their own agendas for their needs
Oh I don't want to be
Pulling you away from me
I've tried too hard just not to let you go
God, I love you so
Track Name: Smokey Bear
You know I'm my worst enemy
I saw you write it down in your diary
As I stood in the back of a crowded room
Somehow always avoiding you

Hear my voice, let it out now
What have we learned?
The pain we cause to ourselves, oh
When will we change?
I hope one of these days

You push me away every time I reach out
Juxtaposed in confidence and self-doubt
As I stood on the corner of consciousness
My sin is buried deep within

Hear my voice, let it out now
What have we learned?
The pain we cause to ourselves, oh
When will we change?
I hope one of these days

Hear my voice, let it out now
What have we learned?
The pain we cause to ourselves, oh
When will we change?
I hope one of these days
Track Name: Luiza
Walking down the streets of NYC
Warmly greeting every face you see
You are bold and you are deep
Like the city that never sleeps

Central Park casts shadows from its trees
Subways shake the sidewalks, buckling knees
All you are is all you've known
Like a scar that has been sown
All you are is all you've known
Oh you'll never be alone

And I don't need you if you're not Luiza! Luiza!
I don't need you if you're not Luiza! Luiza!

Standing on the High Line's freight train rail
The buildings shout out, colored in pastels
There are stories you can tell unlike anybody else
From the rooftops you can see all the truths to set you free

And I don't need you if you're not Luiza! Luiza!
I don't need you if you're not Luiza! Luiza!
I don't need you if you're not Luiza! Luiza!

And I don't need you if you're not Luiza! Luiza!
I don't need you if you're not Luiza! Luiza!
I don't need you if you're not Luiza! Luiza!
Track Name: Shut Up, You Old Bag!
You have worn out your stay
And oh what a heavy price to pay
You pulled yourself from the dark
From your world of loneliness apart

Now I'm crying aloud
From what I've found
Chew it up, spit it out on the floor
Until everyone thinks like you

No use being alone
Bury your face in the phone
Now that you are all grown
You'll spend your last days alone

Old will clash with the young
And times will pass when they're done
You take the world as it comes
And pass it off as your own

Now I'm crying aloud
From what I've found
Chew it up, spit it out on the floor
Until everyone thinks like you

No use being alone
Bury your face in the phone
Now that you are all grown
You'll spend your last days alone

When you feel like no one else can bring you down, down, down
You'll soon feel what it's like when I'm not around, round, round, round, round

Goodnight, go home gramps
Oh goodnight, go home gramps
Goodnight, go home gramps
Oh goodnight, get lost gramps!
Track Name: Terminal Patient
We should have finished what we started
Or have had a conversation
Of all the ways I feel cheated
Oh, the complications

But I'm not your terminal patient

You should have seen me at the sunrise
Grinning from the inside
You'd still tell me that I'm crazy
Overestimating

But I'm not your terminal patient

Same scars, same broken heart
A work of Nicholas Sparks

And when we get a little older
And move a little slower
If you'd greet by my bedside
You've lived an incomplete life

But I'm not your terminal patient
I'm not your terminal patient
I'm not your terminal patient
Track Name: Laughing On the Outside, Crying On the Inside
Silence fills these empty days
A game no longer fun to play
The pangs of selfish, bitter rage

A broken tryst disguised in hate
When you mean the words you say
Are you ever gonna change?

To be the man I have to be
And put aside my jealousy
Am I ever gonna change?