Oh, Diane (Pts. I and III)

by Christian Matthew

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I have always been very unsure of how to go about recording this track. I decided to keep it honest.

One take, and a couple mistakes.


Oh, Diane
stay with me
we'll make things right
just wait and see
Oh, Diane
I swear to you
we'll break their hearts
and break their rules

Build it up
we'll wreck it down
burn their city
to the ground
change the world
I know we can
it just takes time
Oh, Diane

See them fall
watch them bleed
make them pay
for their greed
Oh, Diane
with your eyes so green
burn like fire
when you talk to me

Turn the tides
you always say
but tides roll out
with the changing day
Oh, Diane
the truth you see
there's no world left
for you and me

Oh, Diane

Oh, Diane we used to laugh at all the jerks who trade their lives away for money. Just to pay for their prescriptions and a mid-life heart attack. Now that years have come and gone, it seems the joke it ain't that funny. So now Diane, I'm not coming back. But I'll look fondly on a time when you and I had stood for something. Just two bastards who had questioned every truth, every fact. It seems we've spilled our blood in vain, and all these words they don't mean nothing. So now Diane, I'm not coming back. Here's to years of holding hands, and drinking beers, and holding steady. Certain Songs hit close to home, so we never played it back. And as I watch you slowly dying I am dead inside already. So Diane, I'm not coming back.


released March 10, 2017
Written, performed and recorded by Christian Matthew Kalweit



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