Matter

by We Were Pirates

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We Were Pirates is the musical brainchild of Mike Boggs, a multi-instrumentalist who writes and records songs in his home studio in the DC area. Boggs has released three albums, an EP, and a film score for ‘Dear Mr. Watterson.’

2016’s Matter finds Boggs exploring a mellow, electronic aesthetic. A return to simple, melodic songs. Existential questions are asked about life, loss, and love. Washington Sinfonietta Co-Principal Cellist Kate Rears Burgman again joined Boggs and contributed cello and bass guitar on select tracks, and TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion) mastered the album.

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released March 3, 2016

All cello and bass on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 9 by Kate Rears Burgman. All other instrumentation & vocals by Mike Boggs. Mastered by TW Walsh.

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We Were Pirates Washington, D.C.

We Were Pirates is the musical brainchild of Mike Boggs, a multi-instrumentalist who writes and records songs in his home studio in the DC area.

To date, Boggs has released three We Were Pirates albums & a film score for the Calvin & Hobbes documentary ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ in 2013.

2012's Change is slightly more mature and aggressive than Boggs’ previous works, but with the same WWP catchiness.
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Track Name: Come Home
3:04am and I can’t sleep again
I am losing my mind
Trying to think of a reason to call you again
But I know it’s too late

So if you want to come back home tonight
That would be alright with me
Yeah, If you want to come back home tonight
That would be alright with me

I can’t even remember what happened that night
I was out of my head
Let’s not let one night be the reason that we
Let go of what we have

So if you want to come back home tonight
That would be alright with me
Yeah, If you want to come back home tonight
That would be alright with me
Track Name: Matter
I don’t care if you think I’m crazy
'Cause I want to be with you
Until the sun burns itself out
And maybe after that too

And it does not matter
If we blink and it’s all gone
No, it just doesn’t matter
It never mattered all along

I’ve loved you for more than a season
We watched the leaves fall down
And become food for the soil
That we laid our bodies on

And it does not matter
If we’re not the same as we once were
No, it just doesn’t matter
If life is an endless blur

And it does not matter
If we blink and it’s all gone
No, it just doesn’t matter
It never mattered all along
Track Name: I Don't Know
If you're not sure
Who you are
Or where you’re going
Do you pretend that
You have the answers
Or admit that you are lost?

Because it’s hard to know
If you should ask someone to help you
When anybody you ask could be
Taking advantage of you

But if I'm still here
Does it mean I've been chosen or
Is it all just the luck of the draw?

I don’t know.

If you’re not sure,
Why the world somehow keeps on turning
Does it mean that the whole thing
Will somehow just come crashing down?

Because it's hard to know
If the answer even matters
When either way
There's so much to be done
And there's so little time

But if I'm still here
Does it mean I've been chosen or
Is it all just the luck of the draw?

I don’t know.
Track Name: That Way
Oh darling, I can’t remember
Not feeling this way
You’ll never know what you do to me
When you look at me that way

And you don’t have to say it
Darling, don’t say a word
Let’s not waste one more moment
On such tedious words

Oh darling, I won’t recover
If you are not true
Please, please, you’ve got to believe me
And always be true

And you don’t have to say it
Darling, don’t say a word
Let’s not waste one more moment
On such tedious words

Oh darling, I can’t remember
Not feeling this way
You’ll never know what you do to me
When you look at me that way
Track Name: Last Night
Late last night I remembered
As I was drifting off to sleep
One of these nights will be my last
I will expire, like a product past it’s due
And I will be forgotten
And so will you

But, I don’t want to die

This morning I awakened
And couldn’t quite recall the fear
That had me up for half the night
I laughed it off and carried on
Until it reappeared again
As soon as I let down my guard

Because, I don’t want to die.

But I don’t want you to be alarmed
It probably won’t happen for a while

I don’t want to die
Track Name: Don't Let Me Go
You have a choice to stay or go
But don’t ask me questions that have answers
You don’t want to know
'Cause I can bring myself to be honest with you
When it all matters most
So please just believe me
It's over. I love you. Just don't let me go.

Don't let me go.

Isn’t it true you said you would
Love me when I was at my worst?
Well, here we are now
If it’s true, what they said
All I can ask is baby
Oh won’t you please believe me?
It’s over. I love you. I’m sorry. Just don’t let me go

Don't let me go.
Track Name: Trying Not To Care
You’re not the same
You’ve lived a life
The lines on your face
Are spreading like cracks in the ice

Your body is weak
But your mind it is strong
And still you look back
And you wonder where you went wrong

I’m trying not to care
But I care
That I’m not a young man anymore
That ship has sailed
I'm on the shore
And I wish I didn’t mind
But I can still see
That I can’t go back and change a thing
Whatever will be will be it seems to me

Sun up, sun down
You shuffle along
And ask yourself why
You never felt you belonged

Remember the good
Don’t focus on the pain
And one day you’ll see
That only the good will remain
Track Name: For What It's Worth
When I think of you, I must admit
I still feel something strange
Though it’s been nearly a lifetime since
I’ve uttered your old name

And I don’t even know why it came to me now
With that old familiar ring
And I know I can’t find my way back in
But I’m trying anyway

I don’t know why
I never told you
You had a right to know the truth
I can't take it back, but I can say I'm sorry
I never meant to ruin this
But intentions don’t always amount to much

Now I’m well aware that we’ve both moved on
I’m not trying to re-open wounds
But it’s haunted me for all these years
And I wondered if it haunted you

If so, then I hope this will ease your mind
Maybe now you can break the curse
But I’m sorry for what I did to you
Back then, for what it’s worth
Track Name: It's Not My Fault
Close your eyes
Now try imagining that you can fly
It shouldn't come as any surprise,
That you haven't sprouted wings

And I think the same is true
Of all those papers right in front of you
And if you pity my old skeptical heart
I wouldn't blame you at all

'Cause It's not my fault
It's not my fault
It's not my fault
I don't believe

There are days
When I wish like hell it hadn't gone away
But I miss so many things
That I know I can't get back
I'm just nostalgic that way

And It's alright
We can disagree, no need for us to fight
'Cause I don't want to judge lest I should be judged
And that doesn't interest me at all
Track Name: My Time
I think it’s fine to be alive
And I'd not mind, doing more of it
Yeah, I think it’s fine to be alive
And I'm really trying
Not to waste all my time

It’s possible that I’ve got it all wrong
'Cause anything is possible if you believe
So, I will embrace the things
That don’t make much sense to me
'Cause choosing anything sure beats this weight

I think it’s fine to be alive
And I'd not mind, doing more of it
Yeah, I think it’s fine to be alive
And I'm really trying
Not to waste all my time

I don't remember when,
I felt this good, but then again
I don’t remember much these days

I think it’s fine to be alive
And I'd not mind, doing more of it
Yeah, I think it’s fine to be alive
And I'm really trying
Not to waste all my time