The River Has Many Voices

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My friends and I started this journal several years back. It’s a source of great excitement. Check out the new issue:

Remembering Jason Molina: The River Has Many Voices' Tribute

GHOST WAVE - Here She Comes

Ride the Wave y’all:

David Letterman - Future Islands: "Seasons (Waiting On You)"

The River Has Many Voices Covers Bonnie “Prince” Billy

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The River Has Many Voices Covers Bonnie “Prince” Billy

The River Has Many Voices Covers Bonne Prince Billy

We have posted before about Matthew Payne, aka The River Has Many Voices who lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country around Austin, TX.

A Southern Appalachian musician by birth, his influences range from Raymond Carver, T.S. Eliot, J.D. Salinger via Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock to Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and the great American blues artists.

Appropriate then that he should offer…

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The Songs of Will Oldham – A Slowcoustic Cover Project (Day Three)

Honored to be a part of this covers project for such a giant in the music/songwriting scene. Thanks Mr. Oldham, always….

The River Has Many Voices - Division EP

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The River Has Many Voices - Division EP @TRHMV

The River Has Many Voices is the musical project of Texan native Matthew Payne, the songs were recorded in a single day at Jackpot Studio located in Portland Oregan then funds raised through a successful Kickstartercampaign to get the songs mixed,…

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The Covers Mix: Volume #10

The River Has Many Voices - Division EP

A Good Laugh

  

Appeared.

Alive.

Breathing.

Ball.

Balloon.

Walking.

Can I have that?

Wishing.

I want to be…

Hoping.

Starting.

The bus comes every morning.

Making.

Too much.

Turn back?

No one understands me.

Keep going.

Love.

Will you be the one?

Find it.

Make it mean something.

Make it save.

Love is not enough.

Broken.

Mistrust.

I was not made for the life of a servant.

Status.

Make it mean something.

Make it save.

Status is not enough.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

Family.

House.

Money.

Count the broken pieces

And call them whole.

***

THE BUTLER:

What is the matter with the young ones?

What do they think they’re doing here?

Were they just going to appear on television for a few minutes?

I knew…

I knew there would be a lot of

Hard work.

***

THE MAID:

It’s the same thing every day.

I want one night to separate itself

From all the others.

So that I can

Forget all the others.

***

THE BUTLER:

What is the matter with the young ones?

Did they imagine they were meant for something greater

Than washing dishes, mopping the floor,

Trimming roses on occasion?

Show me the life you were supposed to live.

It’s funny to me.

Seriously.

Go ahead and show me.

I want to see it.

I’m ready for a good laugh.