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What's the Matter

from A Crash Course in Roses

Matter  words and music by Catie Curtis 1998

I love this town you can see the stars at night
Even from downtown cause there are no city lights
This town was my biggest fan
Til I was who I am

Whats the matter
Whats the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this girl
Whats the matter
Whats the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this world

I love this town the moon is dancing on the waves
And in the bars half of them are underage
People let a lot slip by
When they look a lot alike

Whats the matter
Whats the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this girl
Whats the matter
Whats the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this world

What if I am Black or Jew
Straight or queer mother of two
Run around in a hippie dress
Ride my bike in a leather vest
Whats the matter

I love this town where I climbed the apple trees
And that was me cheering for the hometown team
Ive got something to give
In this town where I want to live

So whats the matter
Whats the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this girl
Whats the matter
Whats the matter
All I ask is why be why be
Whats the matter
Whats the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this world
Why be afraid

Credits:

Paul Bryandjembe
Billy Conwaypercusssion
Catie Curtisvocals, acoustic guitar
Melissa Ferrickharmony vocals
Jennifer Kimballharmony vocals
Duke Levineelectric guitar
Liz Marshall harmony vocals
Sammy Merendinodrum program and tamborine
Jimmy Ryanmandolin
Mark Spencerelectric and acoustic guitar
Ben Wischwurlitzer
T-Bone Wolkbass, accordion
Finger snappersband plus Christa Champion and Kevin Pickering

updated 8 years ago