The Valley EP

by Seth Paul Macchi

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Seth's debut project is a laid back exploration of life and how we respond do it.

“The last several years have had their own set of unique challenges and pain as well as joy and blessing. I’ve experienced great loss as well as huge gain. Songwriting has become a lifesaver for me to help wrap my brain around life”, says Seth. “My latest recording, The Valley, reflects on those experiences. Life comes at you whether you want it to or not. It’s how you let these things affect you that’s important. It’s what makes you who you are.”

Seth currently lives in the Kansas City area with his best friend, Sarah and their 4 kids.

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released April 15, 2014

All songs by Seth Paul Macchi

Vocals and Guitars: Seth Paul Macchi
Drums: Mark McDowell
Bass: Joe Neria
Keys: Trevor LaChappelle

Additional Drums: Wes Burrows
Additional BGVs: Joe Neria

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by: Trevor LaChappelle
Photography: Sarah Macchi
Cover Design: Trevor LaChappelle

Special Thanks: My beautiful best friend, Sarah, for always believing in me; E, J, L & P; Mark & Joe for giving me the push I needed; Wes for the help; Outpost Audio; Phil Wade for the bass hookup; Trevor for the fine work you do and for the countless hours you put into making this project happen.

Dedicated to my mom, Pam Macchi. We miss you.

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Seth Paul Macchi Kansas City, Missouri

“Songwriting helps me wrap my brain around life's unique challenges and pain; joy and blessing. I’ve experienced great loss as well as huge gain in the last several years.”, says Seth. “My latest recording, The Valley, reflects on those experiences."

Seth currently in the Kansas City area with his best friend, Sarah and their 4 kids.
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Track Name: City Life
V1
you break it down for me again
so simple that I can’t defend
the meaning of the wise
who rarely step outside
the noise of city life

V2
it’s opened up for me today
I’m circling the words you say
still it’s hard to get back in
like talking to a friend
over noise of city life

V3
I’m pulled back to the battle ground
we’re all looking but it can’t be found
there’s a riot in the streets
they’re all screaming for relief
the noise of city life

V4
who’s around to hear the little prayers?
is there anyone that even cares?
‘cause no matter what I read
I see no space to breathe
in the noise of city life

V5
this place it speaks of empathy
it’s stories promise sympathy
but it’s nothing more than lies
white noise and neon signs
just the noise of city life


Chorus
take me past the logic of this place
the beauty of it all is in your face
sing to me again about your plans
in your eyes I start to understand
Track Name: Bitter Root
V1
I even said the right words. I can really say them well
But everyone should know, my heart is evil

You begin to own me. You begin to control me (2X)

Chorus
The bitter root grows
With a shocking lack of sunlight
The broken heart knows
Pain feels better than forgiveness

V2
So I walk it out alone, wanting to remember just why I dislike you
I say I’m walking it out, that just means I’m holding on

So my thoughts of you start to fill every part of who I am
I can see it everywhere, just how bad you got to me…I’m not free
Track Name: Overflow Everything
V1
we’re all young bucks run amuck fighting for our lives
fighting for our rights
we all fight tooth and nail believe the tales that we are sold
and ponder deep into the night

V2
we’re all young revolutionaries carrying the truth
we are fighting for our rights
even if we give a little they’ll just wanna take a lot
we’re fighting for our rights

V3
we’re alone in the dark night, long fight, believing we’re right once again
we are fighting for our rights
but we’re asleep in the first chair, thrown into midair, lost without our share, hopeless
fighting for our lives

pre chorus
we believe that they are closing in and if we stop to catch our breath
they come in for the kill
and as we feel them breathing down our backs we wonder why
we always move uphill

chorus
deeper waters overflow
everything I know
everything I’ve fought to contain
deeper waters overthrow
everything I’ve sown
outside of your love

bridge
a hand, a hand
reaches down in the water
I know, I know

your eyes, it’s your eyes
walls fall in the water
I know, I know
Track Name: The Valley
V1
Time got away from me.
Life hit me in the chin now I can’t see
This, this has gotta be,
gotta be the thing that puts me down

Chorus
Though I walk thru the valley of the shadow I will fear no evil (fear no evil)
Your rod and staff they comfort me
Though I walk thru the land that is evil I am under your wing (under your wing)
Your rod and staff they comfort me

V2
Wind blowing from the north;
dark clouds, here comes the rain
This, this was not the plan;
not the road I chose but here I am

Bridge
So I tried, I tried to be strong like I thought I was supposed to be.
Even when I cried you never left me. You just held me, held me close.
Track Name: Keep Normal
V1
I’ve been in this place before
You bring me from time to time
I wrestle and always fall
As I sit here to write it out
I feel I can wait no more
I feel like I’ve hit the wall

V2
I walk away every time
Not knowing what I have learned
I wonder who knows this song
I’m lost in my thoughts again
Wondering how this one ends
Keep normal where he belongs

CHORUS
I’ve never known you to leave me when I am down
I’ve never heard you laugh at me in the dark
All you have done is hold me up till the dawn

V3
I’ve been in this place before
You bring me from time to time
I wrestle and always fall
But I lift up my eyes again
to the one who knows all I don’t
you hear me each time I call