City Life

from by Seth Paul Macchi

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City Life is from Seth Paul Macchi's debut release, The Valley EP


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

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

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

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

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

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


from The Valley EP, track released April 15, 2014
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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