Don't Make a Sound

by Waylaid

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"Don't Make a Sound" is the new album of songs by Matthew Ariaratnam's solo project, Waylaid. The songs wrestle with love, heartbreak, meaning, truth, and death. “Don't Make a Sound because I'm trying to hear, the truth you see is so quiet dear” are the opening lyrics to the title track of the album, confronting the noise of humanity. For Matthew, these songs are the filters used to understand it better.

The album was recorded almost entirely by Matthew Ariaratnam in his closet and bedrooms of his house, which is the home of the newly launching, Three Eight Six records, co-founded by Matthew Ariaratnam and Aneeq Kalson. This will be one of the first releases on the new label.

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released June 9, 2015

Music and Lyrics: Matthew Ariaratnam

String Arrangements: Matthew Ariaratnam, Junha Park, and Jon Poenn

Producer: Matthew Ariaratnam

Recorded and Mixed: Matthew Ariaratnam

Additional Recording and Mixing: Aneeq Kalson at Three Eight Six Records and Eric Kwan at Kwan Recording Studios

“Don't Make a Sound” Track: Recording by Pete Lamont and Mastered by Matthew Ariaratnam

Performed by:
Aneeq Kalson – Drums, Percussion, and Vocals
Jeffrey Fleming – Bass and Vocals
Kasia Czarski-Jachimowicz - Vocals
Amyna Alam - Vocals
Jon Poenn – Cello and Theramin
Junha Park - Violin
Scott Alton - Cymbal
Liam Welch - Guitar
Mike Borkovic – Saxophone
Matthew Ariaratnam – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Charango, Banjo, Shakers, Accordion, Slide Guitar

Album Art: Nina Andelin (Mom)
Data Bending: Matthew Ariaratnam
Cover Photo Description: Jacob Ariaratnam throwing rocks into the Puget Sound.

Thank you: Thanks to Alexis for getting me off my butt to make this record (you're wonderful), thanks to Aneeq for all of the collaborative troubleshooting and help, thanks to JP for all the coaching and encouragement, thanks to all of the performers on these recordings, this couldn't have happened without you, thanks to my composition teachers and guitar teachers, thanks to Jasmine for letting me borrow your banjo, thanks to all my family and friends, thanks to Coral at 100.3 Sound FM, thanks to everyone who has encouraged and supported me with my music through the years, thanks to anyone who I might have forgotten (I promise it is not on purpose!), and finally thanks to you for listening to my heart strings buzz.

All songs and content copyright © Matthew Ariaratnam SOCAN, 2015.
Three Eight Six Records © 2015.

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Track Name: Take Care of Your Heart
Take care of Your heart
Darling just because
It's the only one
That I want to Love
Try to keep it warm and dry
Take care of Your heart
Because it's also mine

Tuck it into bed
Right next to your head
Sing it lullabies goodnight
Don't you beat it up
Beat it up too much
Take care of Your heart
for me my love

And When it seems
That you hate everything
And you're heart
Is as empty as can be

Take care of Your heart
Darling just because
It's the only one
That I want to Love
Try to keep it warm and dry
Take care of Your heart
Because it's also mine

I wish you could see
All the things that you do to me
You make my heart sing
My heart sing
I need Your sweet heart
to harmonize, harmonize
I need your sweet heart to harmonize

And When it seems
That you hate everything
And you're heart
Is as empty as can be

Take care of Your heart
Darling just because
It's the only one
That I want to Love
Try to keep it warm and dry
Take care of Your heart
Because it's also mine
Track Name: Does She Know
Oh you leave it inside
All those feelings you're trying to hide
How she lights you up
How she lights you up like a firefly
Oh she makes you feel
Oh she makes you feel
How she makes you feel
How she makes you feel

Oh does she know?
Does she know just how you feel?
Oh does she see what beats inside your heart is real?
What can you say, what can you do to let her know?
What can you say, what can you do to let it show?

You should give her a call
Let her know what's behind those walls
But you feel so small like a tight knit ball
And you're swirling inside feeling alive
And she's swirling inside feeling alive

Oh does she know?
Does she know just how you feel?
Oh does she see what beats inside your heart is real?
What can you say, what can you do to let her know?
What can you say, what can you do to let it show?

Oh does she know?
Does she know just how you feel?
Oh does she see what beats inside your heart is real?
What beats inside your heart is real
What beats inside your heart is real
What beats inside what beats inside
What beats inside what beats inside
Beats inside your heart
Beats inside your heart
Track Name: Lying In Between
Darling, Darling don't be alarmed
Sometimes my colours take hold
And I lose my charm
I know that these mistakes aren't fine
But forgive me 'cause I'll make them
From time to time

Rest assured you see I'm not that guy
I've got a great big heart but the wirings awry
Tangled web lies beneath but my love for you
Is lying in between

Oh, it's lying in between

It's warm in the centre for you my love
Well I guess I'm in the process of cleaning up
Just trying to figure myself out
And discover my awaiting route

Rest assured you see I'm not that guy
I've got a great big heart but the wirings awry
Tangled web lies beneath but my love for you
Is lying in between

Oh, it's lying in between

So cut me open
Let's figure this out
Let's filter out that problem that is dragging me down
Make me run one-hundred and one percent
Well, these heart strings are out of tune and bent

I've got too much milage
On my mind from being hard on myself
All of the time
I wish that I could just stop and breathe
And see who I could really be

Rest assured you see I'm not that guy
I've got a great big heart but the wirings awry
Tangled web lies beneath but my love for you
Is lying in between

Oh, it's lying in between
Track Name: Alone Tonight
I know I'm gonna be alone tonight
Settle in because it's gonna be a hell of a night
I'll probably watch a bit on the T.V.
And fall asleep to a flashing blue screen

I wish it didn't have to move so slow
Maybe then I wouldn't mind being alone
I think about what you're doing tonight
And then I wish you didn't cross my mind

ba da da da da da...

I'll toss and turn until I fall asleep
trying hard not to think of you and me
And when I finally get to close these eyes
I hope you're not in my dreams tonight

ba da da da da da....

And when I'm finally drenched in morning light
I know that I'll be alright
I know this sounds so hard to believe
But you're not always on my mind you see
Track Name: Blue Bird
I've got a blue bird singing in a tree
Singing just for me she's singing just for me

I've got a blue bird that feels all too blue
Feels all too blue
She feels all too blue

I've got a blue bird that no longer sings
No longer sings
She no longer sings

I had a blue bird but she flew away
She flew away
She flew away

I hope the blue bird comes back to me one day
Back to me one day
Back to me one day

I had a blue bird singing in a tree
Singing just for me
She was singing just for me
Track Name: Energy of Everything
When I die
I'll disappear into a hole
My body may be gone
But you'll never lose my soul

I'll slowly corrode
Giving back to the earth
Maybe serving a purpose
I was meant to serve

And I'll float
Somewhere in between
Where we are
And somewhere we can't see

And I'll fall into
The energy of everything

And I'll go through the highs and lows
Only she, only she will know
And I'll go through the highs and lows
Only time, only time will know

And I'll fall into
The energy of everything
Track Name: Dark Thoughts
Dark thoughts
They're filling my head

Dark thoughts
To find them again

You left
You left a hole
For dark thoughts
Track Name: Don't Make a Sound (live)
Don't make a sound
Because I'm trying to hear
The truth you see
Is so quiet dear

It hides away
It can escape
It's frightened babe
I can feel it shake

You read all of
the books you can
It's not enough
The hole expands

Don't make a sound...

Everyday
You step outside
Subject to chance
It's a strange romance

The sky's so blue
Snowflakes fall
You feel so cold
You feel nothing at all

But listen up
I'm sure you'll hear
There is a sound
It's drawing near

Don't make a sound...