Straight to the Core

by The Matchup

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After more than five years of hiatus, THE MATCHUP is making a terrific comeback with the release of its fourth record Straight to the Core on January 24th 2020! Rat & Burger are back at it again with a brilliant collection of songs filled with unifying and triumphant melodies.

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released January 24, 2020

Music and lyrics by Rat & Burger

Guit and vox by Rat & Burger

Recorded in June 2019 at Wild Studio (St-Zénon)

Recording, mixing and mastering by Antoine Lussier

Photos by Vincent Bouffard & André Beaupré

Artwork by David Lefebvre

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The Matchup Sainte Thérèse, Québec

After over 15 years of rockin’ out, two bass players totally left out gathered around a messy table with a load of Pabst, 2 guitars and the will to take over the world.

In 2019, Rat surprised all Matchup fans by announcing his return in the band with Burger, just like in the good old days. From now on, the guys are more driven than ever to write a whole new chapter in the Matchup’s history.
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Track Name: Campfire
My brother, it's sad that you're dead and gone
I cherish every memory, that's why I'm writing you this song

You got on the bus, became one of us
And we remained friends, 'til your very end
The first joint we smoked at the first show we went to
All the great times we had in the good old basement

The moments we shared are forever carved inside my mind
And every day I tell myself if I could turn back time
I'd relive them again, I miss you my friend
I will never forget

When I left the band, I needed a friend
You were there right away, I remember the day
You called and said “come over”, we got drunk together
That's the last time we spent, around the campfire

I'm so thankful I had the chance to see you that night
Cuz I didn't know that seven days later you would die
But the promise I made is the promise I kept
I will never forget

My brother, wish I never wrote this song
I cherish every memory, it's sad that you are dead and gone
Track Name: The Masterplan
First time you walked through the door
I knew I would want more
Each night when I go to bed
It's you I picture in my head

I kissed you 9 times, each one felt so great
Wish I could go back, I need another taste
And that is why I still try
I kissed you 9 times, without a date
Makes me wonder why I'm the guy you love to hate
And why can't I get you off my mind

Nowadays ain't like it was before
Everything has changed, I don't want you no more
The Masterplan has failed this time
Go your own way and I'll go mine
Until next time

I kissed you 9 times, each one felt so great
Wish I could go back, I need another taste
And that is why I still try
I kissed you 9 times, without a date
Makes me wonder why I'm the guy you love to hate
And why can't I get you off my mind
Track Name: Too Fat For Luv
Too fat for luv

Baby boy when I take you out to the restaurant
I'm afraid I won't have enough money for all the food that you want
When I think of you on top of me, don't wanna try
I'm not ready to die

Too fat for luv

Don't know if I could introduce you to my friends
Cuz I know for sure they’re gonna make fun of me in the end
Can't lie about it, I really had a good night
But let's keep it between you and I

Too fat for luv
Track Name: Gifts N' Souvenirs
Happy birthday to you

Celebrate the one day of the year that you can call your own
The gifts and souvenirs brings you back home
Track Name: A Fading Light
Suddenly I'm all alone, is it the end of everything I've known
Never felt like this before, I fell down to the point of no return

20 dollars in my pocket, I chose the wrong over the right
Dealing with the consequences, I shone so bright, a fading light

Your life down the drain
Think twice, Family

Loneliness my only friend, this is the end, now that everything is gone
Well I got there on my own, no one to blame, come and meet me down the road

20 dollars in my pocket, I chose the wrong over the right
Dealing with the consequences, I shone so bright, a fading light

Your life down the drain
Think twice, Family

No need to be giving up even if you reach rock bottom
I'll be your helping hand

Your life down the drain
Think twice, Family

Suddenly I'm all alone, is it the end of everything I've known
Track Name: Roadtrip
Faut j'parte d'icitte, j'pars sur un roadtrip
J'pogne mon char pis j'm'efface dans l'nord
Faut j'parte d'icitte, j'pars sur un roadtrip bébé

Embarque le cooler en arrière, assure-toé qu'y’est ben loadé d'bière
Faut rester bien hydraté
Oublie pas d'aller fueller l'char, faudrait pas rester pognés dans l'nord
Faut traverser St-Zénon

J'ai l'goût d’m'enfuir depuis longtemps, sorry bébé, c'est maintenant

Faut j'parte d'icitte, j'pars sur un roadtrip
J'pogne mon char pis j'm'efface dans l'nord
Faut j'parte d'icitte, j'pars sur un roadtrip bébé

Les fenêtres baissées, les cheveux dans l'vent, une dose de liberté dans l'sang
J'regarde seulement en avant
Laisse tes problèmes très loin derrière, ça fait du bien de changer d'air
De se retrouver ailleurs

Chu tellement parti depuis longtemps, salut bébé, j'ai pu d'argent

Faut j'parte d'icitte, j'pars sur un roadtrip
J'pogne mon char pis j'm'efface dans l'nord
Faut j'parte d'icitte, j'pars sur un roadtrip bébé
Track Name: Romance 94
A dream, I just had a dream, beautiful and tender
One of the greatest things that ever happened to me
This girl, I was stunned by her beauty
And her voice was the sweetest melody

Oh baby I don't wanna get up from this dream I'm having
The dream you're in
Oh baby I will die next to you
I promise you that I will always love you

I could never resist and go chat and stare at this girl in her lab coat
Every reason were good to spend a little time with her
I even went and bought myself a nice suit, drove downtown to go to this place
I'd never go to, because I knew she'd be there too

Oh baby I don't wanna get up from this dream I'm having
The dream you're in
Oh baby I will die next to you
I promise you that I will always love you

Eight years ago I was freakin' out, so excited for our first date
Now I'm freakin' out because I didn't want us to end
Cuz it's so sad to realize, each time I'll shut my eyes
I'll be thinking of you, dreaming of you
Oh baby I don't wanna get up from this dream I'm having
The dream you're in
Oh baby I will die next to you
I promise you that I will always love you
Track Name: Sorry Goodbye
Been up all night tryin' to figure out how I would say
Frustration grew and I thought I would break
The voices I heard inside my head
Were telling me I would end up dead

The struggle, the addiction
It took its toll on me for real, this time I had to leave
The pressure, the condition
I'm drowning in anxiety, I'm done I gotta breathe

I'm going back home
Sorry goodbye

Pushing the limits more than you could take
I should have known better, that was my mistake
The voices I heard behind my back
I didn't care at all, I knew you'd come back

The friendship, the emotions
It simply couldn't be replaced by anything at all
The feelings, the creation
It's healing all the wounds we have been carrying through the years

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