My Sunday Song – “Room at the End of the World” by Matt Nathanson

For My Sunday Song #216, we are going to explore the song “Room at the End of the World” by Matt Nathanson. The song is off his stellar 2011 album, ‘Modern Love’ and it was the 2nd single off the album. Although I don’t think the song charted, the album did debut at #17 on the Billboard charts. The fact that it didn’t chart is no surprise as Matt has never been a darling of public radio. His songs are way too good for radio as they are well crafted masterpieces and lyrical poems about life and he is pure talent unlike the bozos on radio. No, I am not biased…okay…yes I am. You got me!

I think the song is talking about being with the one you love and nothing to take away that fact. Even if the world was ending, you two would get a room and make the best of what was to come. I love how the song talks about how he was lost and had given up on love until he found “The One”. The One that makes him whole, The One that he will be with until the end of time, The One true love. There is line that says “one heart is never enough alone” and I don’t think it is saying you have to be someone to be whole, I think it is saying that he never felt complete until he found her (or him). His lyrical phrasing is always so eloquent and so beautiful. He doesn’t sing a love song in the same cliched way other songs do.

Musically, the song is an upbeat, feel-good song that dances along with its ups and downs the same way we go through life. The drum beats towards the end are your heart beating as the love builds and the song keeps promising to deliver more and does just that as the final choruses are sung with all his heart and the music is full of life and love.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by and have a great and Happy Sunday!!

“Room At The End Of The World”

I was weaving with the drunks
singing Sinatra loud
I let go of love
once it finally had me figured out

I was buried like a treasure
But no one ever came to mark the spot

So I got good at pleasure
And started tyin’ tighter knots

sad can’t catch me
call me baby now
when it’s all I use to believe

if the sun don’t light
and the night won’t turn
we’ll get a room at the end of the world
and we’ll rewrite all the wrongs we’ve learned
safe in our room at the end of the world

these streets are haunted
with ghosts who wait on luck to come
sleep with hornets
and they wonder why they wake up stung

sad can’t catch me
call me baby now
when it’s all I use to believe

if the sun don’t light
and the moon won’t turn
we’ll get a room at the end of the world
and we’ll rewrite all the wrongs we’ve learned
safe in our room at the end of the world

one heart is never enough alone
one heart is never enough alone
Come on, come on
come on and dance with me, love
just come on and dance with me love
’cause I need it, I need it now
I can see it, believe it

if the sun don’t light
and the night won’t turn
we’ll get a room at the end of the world
and we’ll rewrite all the wrongs we’ve learned
safe in our room at the end of the world

Written by Matt Nathanson and Mark Weinberg

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