Where I Was (Single)

by Matt Collaborate

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Recorded May 2017.


Lying in my bed
lying without you
Know that I can do this
Know that I can get through this

Tossing in my sleep
Waking up at 3am
Can’t go back to bed
with you in my head

Forward I can see
a future that is bright
Present energy
I want it back with all my might

I know we are the same
The poison-dripping game
From insecurity
And now I am finally free, oh

I gotta get back to where I was before you

Every time I turn a corner
on these city streets
when I am walking with my feet
thinking of my defeat
And I see a tall woman
smoke a cigarette
and I think that she is you
and I try hard to forget
Then I think of you
at the bar kissing him
And this aching in my gut
starts to begin
and I hold on to my breath
I try to escape
I know I have to stay away
I know that it’s best this way

And I'm glad that it happened
It was a silver lining
And I will build myself up
Get back to where I was

I don’t need the validation
And I don’t need the sex
Even though I want to see you
I know this is the end

I gotta get back to where I was before you
I gotta get back to where I was and ignore you
I gotta get back to where I was

No, you can’t take back what you did to me
No, I can’t take back the words I said to you


released May 5, 2017
Electronic drums, electric guitars, bass, vocals.



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Matt Collaborate Evesham Township, New Jersey

A solo project where I do a lot of covers, and originals that I write or collaborate with people.

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