The Place To Be

by Mista Glista

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Debut full-length album

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released August 17, 2009

All instruments, vocals, and editing by Matt Glista

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Mista Glista Streamwood, Illinois

The complete solo recordings of Chicago songwriter Matt Glista.

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Track Name: The Limit
[instrumental]
Track Name: Hey
Hey mister big shot
Think you know the master plan?
Trying to bend us to shape
While pretending that you give a damn

I don't need your stupid lessons
To get me very far
I think it's time that you took
A good look at who we are

Yeah take a look at who we are
Two hands, ten fingers, one guitar

Hey mister tough guy
I see through your disguise
Why you wasting your time?
Should be dealing with the real crime

Yeah, you're blaring your siren
Driving 'round like you're the king of the town
Well I've got some news for you, sir
You can't keep pushing us around

You can't keep pushing around
Or we're gonna have to knock you down

Hey mister wise man
You can't deny your fear
About that dream where you go down
But the white light fails to appear
Yeah, you read your Bible
But you ain't quite sure what it means
You see your people every Sunday
But you can't give them what they need

No you can't give them what they need
Just give me something to believe
Track Name: August
The afternoon sweeps across a summertime sky
When you realize that time is not on your side
The world keeps on turning, while we're frozen inside
Stuck in that place where our memories collide

We're running in circles, remembering the past
Thinking about the future, well how long will it last?
But once you've gone forward, you can never go back
Eyes on the road, just sit back and relax

And in my eyes, we are all the same
Because nobody else was ready when August came

Everyone's dreaming about the things they have done
Singing, "My, oh my. Wasn't that fun?"
The good times we're there
But it's all downhill from here

The years don't stop rolling, and to our surprise
All of us are changing before our very own eyes
Your childhood's soon over, as the story implies
Frightened and lonely, the little girl cries

And in my eyes, we are all the same
Because nobody else was ready when August came

When it came
When August came
Track Name: Explore
Wear your heart out on your sleeve
See the forest for the trees
Go on living as you please
As you please

When the day is finally done
You're not fooling anyone
Are you having any fun?
It's no fun

The answer lies in outer space
The starting line for the human race
It's hard to find, but easy to see
Oh, won't you come explore with me?

Make the most out of your time
No more standing in a line
Who knows when you're gonna die?
Who knows why?

Tell your secrets to a friend
You've got nothing to defend
'Cause we're all equal in the end
In the end

The answer lies in outer space
The starting line for the human race
It's hard to find, but easy to see
Oh, won't you come explore with me?
Track Name: Conscience
Conscience
Is a funny little thing
It can drag you down
Even on the brightest days
You try to tell yourself
The grass is greenest where you are
When the place you want to be
Is really not too far

But when you finally try to make that leap
It seems your legs can't help but fall asleep
And if it feels like you're about to fall
You'd better brace yourself, 'cause after all

After all the things you put me through, I
Don't think I can look at you the same
And you're to blame
All the lies and broken promises, I
Never want to see your face again
Never ever again
Track Name: Drip Drop
Sit in silence, hear the rumble of a storm now
See the flashes and the thrashing of the dark clouds
This is the time to let it all come out
Just take a break, clear your mind and watch the rain pour down

Sense the motion, get the notion of a breakdown
Feel the shaking and the quaking of the trembling ground
Don't you feel sad? Honey, I can taste your doubt
Just go on living unforgiven, scream your last shout

As it goes, drip drop
Drip drop, drip drop
Watch the rain pour down
Drip drop, drip drop
Drip drop

Hear the whistling and the howling of the wind now
And feel the swirling and the twirling as the air goes round
This is your change to put the last flames out
So take a seat next to the fire and let the tears fall down
Yeah, let the tears fall down

And they go, drip drop
Drip drop, drip drop
Let the tears fall down
Drip drop, drip drop
Drip drop
Track Name: Scarlet Letter
Sometimes the truth is too much to handle
The human fate's a hard thing to believe
Fictitious power, why waste an hour?
I'd rather not reside in fantasy

I could never take a leap of faith
When all the preachers seem to disagree
And it's always nice to find an open mind
That's skeptical of the majority

Whoa-oh-oh, it's a crazy world
Whoa-oh-oh, but it's the place to be
Whoa-oh-oh, I'm gonna try to make it last
'Cause there's really nothing left for me

Since when has difference been such a bother?
Impossible to say what I believe
Your scarlet letter is my badge of honor
And I'll wear it out where everyone can see

I've been told my life will go somewhere
If I take the road that's big and paved and clean
But I've never been a fan of traffic jams
So I'll take the path that seems most clear to me

Whoa-oh-oh, it's a crazy world
Whoa-oh-oh, but it's the place to be
Whoa-oh-oh, I'm gonna try to make it last
'Cause there's really nothing left for me

Oh, so many people, so many minds
Yet not one has any certainty
So why should we be afraid to go against the grain?
The time has come for change

Whoa-oh-oh, it's a crazy world
Whoa-oh-oh, but it's the place to be
Whoa-oh-oh, I'm gonna try
'Cause there's really nothing left for me
Track Name: More Than Enough
You think you're something
But you're nothing much to me
Still your determined
To try and make me see
All of the reasons
That we were meant to be
But I've got someone
You really ought to meet

It's no secret
No surprise to me
I don't need this love
'Cause my baby gives me more than enough

What is your problem?
There's plenty of guys out there
Don't waste your time girl
This fight is so unfair
You keep on talking
And playing with my hair
Not to upset you, but
Find someone who care

It's no secret
No surprise to me
I don't need this love
'Cause my baby gives me more than enough

So leave me alone
It's time to hit the road
You'll never receive
What you wanted from me
So goodbye

It's no secret
No surprise to me
I don't need this love
'Cause my baby gives me more than enough
Track Name: Land Long Ago
In the land of the cold there's a river gone dry
It fled to the ocean, never saying goodbye
There's a girl on the hill with dirt in her hands
Burying pages that she can't understand

In the land of the snow there's a trail of deceit
A conflict of interest spills blood in the street
There's a silent accord in the hearts of the few
To end the destruction and let peace ensue

The trial of time is hard to endure
But the spiral will wind around once more

In a land long ago all the people were free
And seven generations would follow their lead
Where the spirits were high and the buffalo roam
This land is not your land, this land is our home
Track Name: Frair Ajocka
[instrumental]