Forget Your Name

by Bossa IV

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Forget Your Name was written and recorded after Matthew McGarry mysteriously lost all of the hearing in his left ear due to something called sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). Despite the prognosis of possibly not getting any of his hearing back, it miraculously returned after 10 days of total left-ear deafness. Because there was a point in which he didn’t think he'd be able to enjoy music ever again, the logical thing to do once he regained his hearing was to record an album celebrating sound and how good music can make people feel.

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released October 18, 2019

All songs written and performed by Matthew McGarry

Aaron Mitter played upright bass on the track Paper View
Ben Standage played cabasa on the track Paper View

Recorded at Chuck's Vegetable Stand | Antioch, IL

Engineered, mixed, and produced by Ben Standage and Bossa IV at Chuck's Vegetable Stand | Antioch, IL

Mastered by Todd Carter at belAir Sound Studio | Chicago, IL and Ben Standage at Chuck's Vegetable Stand | Antioch, IL

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Bossa IV Chicago, Illinois

Bossa IV is the music project of multi-instrumentalist and Chicago resident, Matthew McGarry.

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Track Name: Protest (Down Pat)
We’re gonna move on
We’re gonna move on
And you’re gonna
Get what’s yours

We’re gonna walk on
We’re gonna walk on
And you’re gonna
Get what’s yours

We’re gonna stride on
We’re gonna stride on
Because we know what we need
And we’re picking up speed

We’re gonna live on
We’re gonna live on
Because we know what we need
And we’re picking up speed

Salt to the ice
Left take the right
Salt to the ice
Left takes the right
Track Name: Sudden Deafness
What are the good things in your life?
Who do you want to be?
What don’t you take for granted?
What don’t you take for granted?

What are the bad things in your life?
Who do you hate to be?
What do you take for granted?
What do you take for granted?

To see light
So simple
And I’m not afraid

What is the joy you find in life?
What do you want to see?
What is to live and let live?
What is to live and let live?

What is the judgement in your life?
What are your enemies?
What don’t you live and let live?
What don’t you live and let live?

To see light
So simple
And I’m not afraid

Face to face
With sudden deafness
Face to face
With sudden deafness

Will it come back today?
Will it come back none?
Feedback static noise and hum

Face to face
With sudden deafness
Face to face
With sudden deafness

Will it come back today?
Will it come back none?
Feedback static noise and hum

What is the faith left in your life?
What do you call relief?
What will you die believing?
What will you die believing?

To see light
So simple
And I’m not afraid
Track Name: Total Chaos
Total chaos there’s no lines
Nowhere to keep
And everything nothing’s unique

Too attached the slowest suicide
The past moves on
And tomorrow’s overdrawn

All the judging criticize
The hypocrite
Cries alone with no remit

Time was right the action too obsessed
The moment’s gone
It didn’t come without a warning

So impatient so afraid to die
Always in debt
Always weighed down by regret

Too much haste and too unwise
Won’t see it through
Tried to care but then withdrew

Up the hill and still more steps to climb
The dream gone stray
All your life just fades away

Find your breath boy redefine
Your right from wrong
Lose your words and be the echo
Track Name: Paper View
I don’t remember what I said to you
But I can buy it back on paper view

I don’t remember how to talk to you
But I can buy it back on paper view

I don’t remember how to love you
But I can buy it back on paper view

Esta é a vida
através da tela

Esta é a vida
através da tela

Esta é a vida
através da tela

Esta é a vida
através da tela

I don’t remember how to touch you
But I can buy it back on paper view

I don’t remember how to pleasure you
But I can buy it back on paper view

I don’t remember how to love you
But I can buy it back on paper view

Esta é a vida
através da tela

Esta é a vida
através da tela
Track Name: Forever Numb
So be forever numb
Go on be forever numb

We’ve got no more words
To say to you tonight

We’ve got no more words
To say to you tonight

If you can’t make you happy
There’s nothing we can do

If you can make you happy
There’s nothing we can’t do

So be forever numb
Go on be forever numb

We’ve got no more words
To say to you tonight

We’ve got no more words
To say to you tonight

If you can’t make you happy
There’s nothing we can do

If you can make you happy
There’s nothing
Track Name: Ethnograph (Ray CBE)
Out of touch ignoring world problems
Singing songs about yourself instead
Try to reach out to a bigger audience
There’s no time for the words that you said

Drums and bass and guitar
Doesn’t matter when we’re
Gunning ourselves in the streets

God I love my Beatles and punk rock
But it doesn’t seem to mean a thing

Out of touch ignoring world problems
Taking pictures of yourself instead
Try to share them with a bigger audience
There’s no likes and no comments were said

Hips and lips and a big butt doesn’t matter
When we’re bombing on kids in the East
God I love my heels and my nylons baby
But it doesn’t seem to mean a thing
Track Name: Grim Reaper
Grim reaper got a hold on me
Grim reaper can’t carry me
Track Name: Karaoke (ACH)
Well we’re done with work
And we’re done with school
And we’re always right
And we’re no one’s fool right now

I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough

We got so much time
And we’re looking for a fight
We got places to be
And new lovers every night

I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough

Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah

Now we’re running around
With no regrets
And we hide from the past
Because we know it gets us down

I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough
I’m not breathing enough

But man something’s wrong
God I feel offset
Because I feel so void
Like there’s no like there’s no soul left at all

To be in need of love again
Not me, not me, I don’t believe in anything

Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah
Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah
Track Name: Versa
Too busy living in tomorrow
Too busy living in tomorrow
Too busy living in tomorrow
Too busy living in tomorrow

Misguided by voices no longer believed
Misguided by voices no longer believed
Misguided by voices no longer believed
Misguided by voices no longer believed

Never the young man
Back then
Ah versa versa versa
Rid my wind

Never the young man
Back then
Ah versa versa versa
Rid my wind
Track Name: Forget Your Name
Damned if you do
And damned if you don’t

Prayed all your life
Just to lose all your hope

And when you can’t heal the pain
Forget your name
Forget your name

Said that you’d do
But know that you won’t

Felt that you could
But then you let go
And when your thoughts are filled with shame
Forget your name
Forget your name

Chasing the light
But facing the dark
Longing for change
But losing the spark

When everything feels the same
Forget your name
Forget your name

This name meant everything
Its age was the best
But now a name means nothing
And age means less
Just wanted to be someone

This name meant everything
Its age was the best
But now a name means nothing
And age means less
Just wanted to be someone

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