Island In The Sun

by Matthew Shacallis

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released September 27, 2016

All songs written, performed, and produced by Matthew Shacallis

Drums on "Beautiful Day" by Blake Skinner

"The Stars Are Bright Tonight"...In loving memory of Jesse Cerruto..

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Matthew Shacallis Sydney, Australia

"Island in the Sun" is the debut album by songwriter Matthew Shacallis". You can expect lo-fi recordings, jangly guitars and strong melodies reminiscent of The Beatles and Britpop.

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Track Name: I've Been Looking For The Time
VERSE 1
I’ve been looking for the time
To tell you what is on my mind
And it’s true, oh – woo-oo
You’re the girl I couldn’t find
To leave this dead end town behind
And it’s true, oh- woo-oo

VERSE 2
Searching for a ray of light
To end this everlasting night
And it’s true, oh – woo-oo
Settle down and light a bowl
To find the way into your soul
And it's true, oh woo-oo

VERSE 3
I’ve been looking for the time
To tell you what is on my mind
And it’s true, oh – woo-oo
You’re the girl I couldn’t find
To leave this dead end town behind
And it’s true, oh- woo-oo
Track Name: Wilford Lane
Leave a letter by my door
I can't take it all
Take a look and you may find
The reason you're so blind

Step outside
Of your mind
Never know what you can see
Simple things, silver springs
And a letter lost in time
In the grey, Wilford Lane
Find your way

Once a time you were a kid
Dreams that you once hid
Lived your life without a care
Spending hours on your hair


Step outside
Of your mind
Never know what you can see
Simple things, silver springs
And a letter lost in time
In the grey, Wilford Lane
Find your way
Track Name: Here With You
CHORUS
Wherever you want to go
Whatever you want to know
I wanna be here with you
Wherever you need to be
Whatever you need to see
I wanna be here with you

VERSE 1
If the sky was different colour
From blue I don’t know what I would do
All the people in the city
Have heads up in the clouds
And they’re so proud

PRE CHORUS
But I’m waiting
For my time to come
And I’ll stay til it’s done
CHORUS
Wherever you want to go
Whatever you want to know
I wanna be here with you
Wherever you need to be
Whatever you need to see
I wanna be here with you

VERSE 2
If the mountains crumble down and fall into the sea
Just let it be
If I lay down, rest my head upon your yellow lounge
Would I wake up?

PRE CHORUS
But I’m waiting
For my time to come
And I’ll stay til it’s done

CHORUS
Wherever you want to go
Whatever you want to know
I wanna be here with you
Wherever you need to be
Whatever you need to see
I wanna be here with you
Track Name: Beautiful Day
What a beautiful day
Broken clouds with no rain
Here by myself but I think it’s ok
Don’t need a friend on this sunny, beautiful day

City’s too populated
Suburb’s full of white racists
Here by myself but I think it’s ok
Don’t need a friend on this sunny, beautiful day

Here by myself but I think it’s ok
Don’t need a friend on this sunny, beautiful day
Track Name: Island In The Sun
I see you round with someone new
But heaven knows when his time's due
He is everything to you
And you were everything to me

And I never meant to let you down
But I don't know what to say to you now

I wonder where that you are now
But then I hear you took a vow
I couldn't bring myself to watch
You as you made your way to cross

And I never meant to let you down
But I don't know what to say to you now

I'll find an island in the sun
'Cause I've always been the lonely one
I wish I had a way with words
To match the music in my head

And I never meant to let you down
But I don't know what to say to you now x2
Track Name: If We Never Met
If we never met
Would you tell your friends
The city’s so busy
And the day never ends

Take my hand and you’ll see
The music’s inside you and me
Can you find a melody,
For you and me?

The plans that you make
Will lead you astray
And don’t I believe you
You’re here when I’m not

Take my hand and you’ll see
The music’s inside you and me
Can you find a melody,
For you and me?

And now that you’re with me
The world is ok
We’ll move from the city
Where we can’t be found
Track Name: It Seems Like Yesterday
On your way
To work again
The morning sun
Is shining down
A cellphone rings
You're late again
As if he thinks you'll care

Sometimes I,
I ask myself
Where did the years go?
It seems like yesterday
I was a boy
Without a care at all

Where did the years go?
Where did they go? x2

Do you recall
The time you spent
With friends forever
But now they're gone
We all move on
Oh what a shame
I miss you all the same

It's funny how
When you were young
You couldn't wait
To be a man
And even though
They say you are
I know you're still a boy

Where did the years go?
Where did they go? x2
Track Name: Morning Light
In the Morning light
Never seemed so bright
As my future will unfold
I won’t be alone

Coffee’s getting cold
My toast is always burnt
But I’m not afraid
To tell you how I feel
Cuz life it’s so surreal
When you’re living it

And the Morning light
Never seemed so bright
As my future will unfold
I won’t be alone

Dreams take some time to grow
Friends they come and go
But you have to try
To wake up everyday
Is the greatest gift we have
Reaching for the sky

And the Morning light
Never seemed so bright
As my future will unfold
I won’t be alone

And the Morning light
Never seemed so bright
As my future will unfold
I won’t be alone x2


And the Morning light
Never seemed so bright
As my future will unfold
I won’t be alone x2
Track Name: Angeline
On a cold September night
Without a light to guide the way
As I walk, these empty streets
I realise what I must say


Every time that I am beat
I pull myself up to my feet
So dream, dream your life away, Angeline


Think you are a super star
But I know you, you don’t need fame
And as you grew, and got a real job
I saw your light begin to fade


But every time that you are beat
You pull yourself up to your feet
So dream, dream your life away, Angeline


And now you’ve found your present fame
Do you remember who your friends are?
And now you have all the money in the world
It’s not enough, to make you smile once again


But every time that you are beat
You pull yourself up to your feet
So dream, dream your life away, Angeline
So dream, dream your life away, Angeline
Track Name: Nothing is New Anymore
You see the sun
And I see the rain
Your glass is full
Mine is not

People they say
What I shouldn't say
I step away
From their lies

Nothing, is new anymore
Nothing is left in store

It's a matter of time
'Til I run out of lines
I've played every chord
I can play

Don't know how long
That I can go on
I've run out of things
I can say

Nothing is new anymore
Nothing is left in store

Nothing is new anymore
Nothing is left in store
Track Name: The Stars Are Bright Tonight
Time is running away
But we can’t escape
What’s coming fast

Nothing goes as planned
Lines in the sand
They couldn’t last

Sometimes I’m lost along the way
Sometimes I’m waiting for the day


And I can’t hear you
I wonder if you hear me now
Though I can’t see you
I see the stars are bright tonight


People running around
Wasting their lives
In pursuit of things

Everyone’s so busy
Trying to find
What can’t be found

Sometimes I’m lost along the way
Sometimes I’m waiting for the day


And I can’t hear you
I wonder if you hear me now
Though I can’t see you
I see the stars are bright tonight x2