Catalog: A-Z

Works (Linked to lyrics) – Listed in Alphabetical Order


A Songwriter’s Wage

A Wedding Song

Adulting Blues

All I Need Now is the Fish

All In

All Kidding Aside

All My Reckless Habits

All The World’s a Cliche’

All These Waves Are Mine

Amazing True Love, Please

American Songster

Amesti Road

And Then I Met You

Annie & Riley


Baby Let’s Horse Around

Back Burner Girl

Back to Downieville

Back to the Basics With You

Back When We Began

Bad Things Come To Those Who Hate

Ballad of Sugar Booger & Ellie Mae

Being Married to Her

Better Off With Me

Between Jobs Again

BloNo Blues

Boy Back Home

Bro Country 101

Brother, Can You Spare a Hundred Grand?


California Vacayday

Camping With Gramps

Chasing You

Chest Thumpin’ Patriot

Chocolate Covered Banana

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Meet-Cute Song

Come Write a Love Story With Me

Cookout Chips

Cooler by the Lake

Cornholing With You

Courage in a Glass

Courtin’ Proper

Crush Mode

Crushing Crush

Cute Klutzy Girl


Darker Shade of Blue

Dash Between The Years

Doctor Demento Show

Don’t Do It, My Dear

Don’t You Dare Break Her Heart


Downtown Santa Cruz

Drinking Himself to Death

Drinking My Feelings Away


Everyone Has A Past


Farm Town Boy

Fish Out of Water

From April to August

From Time to Time


Get Out of Town

Get Your Hand Off My Beer

Ghosted Again

God Bless The Bluebird Cafe

Good Luck, Godspeed, Goodbye

Good Old Fashioned Southern Gal

Goomba Town* – From an idea for a Musical.

Guide Me, God


Halloween in Haddonfield

He’s Breaking You

He’s Choosing You

He’s Got A Townie Now

He’s Way Out There

Here, Take My Bike

High School Her

Hillbillies Have All The Fun

Home Cooked Chow

How Will It End?

How You Will Know She’s Her


I Can’t Do This Anymore

I Couldn’t Agree With You More – (Lisa Aschmann/Matthew K Gray) Arr. Pete Pidgeon

I Hit the Jackpot With You

I Hope I Don’t Fuck This Up With You

I Just Want My Brother Back

I Know What You Did In High School

I Left My Heart In Riverdale (Archie’s Song)

I Wanna Go Fast With You

I Wish I Was In Santa Cruz

If I Was Completely Up to You

If This Ain’t Winnin’, Losin’ Ain’t So Bad

I’m Inside of You

I’m No Longer Nostalgic For You

I’m OK With You

In That Cowboy’s Arms

In The Shed

It All Turns Out For The Best

It May Have Been a Shithole (But It Was Home)

It’s Harder Than It Looks

It’s What You Did Right


Jimmy Buffett Kind of a Mood

John Denver Song


Kathleen of Fiddler’s Green


Kenny’s Advice

Kid With a Dream

Kitty Likes to Scratch


Let’s Stay Inside Tonight

Life’s Better Now

Life’s Too Short To Feel Like Crap

Looks Like You Don’t Love Me Anymore

Lovable Goofball


Mama He’s Not Right

Man I Feel Like Crap Today

Mansion on the Mountain

Maybe It’s Just My Boner

Meadow in the Moonlight

Midwestern Mama

Might I Suggest Some Sleep

Moreland Notre Dame (Class of 1983)

Muddin’ With Me

My First Time at Prom

My Springsteen Phase

My Useless Talent


Nipple Chills

NorCal Country Gal

Normal Christmas

Not a Big Deal

Not Quite Done

Not So Wise

Now That She’s Got My Heart


Oh Steubenville

On Friday She Wears Red

On The Cover of People Magazine

One Day

One Hell of a Song

Our Family Rules


Parents’ Home Date

Partly Cloudy Skies

Pinto Lake

Philophobia Blues

Porch Swing Date (Part 1)

Preppy Coastal Town


Real McCoy

Red Man Man

Redneck Stuff

Relentless Party Chick


Sally’s Tale

Same Old Thing

Second in Command

Set Me Up With You

Settle Down Cowgirl

Sex Might Help

She Did Her Thing

She Loves Truckin’

She Murdered Me

She Wanted That Cowboy

She’s Datin’ a Bad Boy

She’s Looking For a Fat Boy

She’s Not Foolin’ Me Now

Skin In Your Game

Smart Guy

Smarter Than You

Social Me, Silent You

Sorority Gal

Stacie Miller

Stealin’ Tomorrows

Summer’s Such a Bummer Without You

Sweet Tea Sunset


That Freezing Rain Guy

That Nashville Night

That’s Watsonville

The Boy In Me

The Crystal Lake Blues

The Death of Me and You

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Early Eighties

The Emigrant Gap Bandit

The Final Cut

The First Time We Went Out

The Fool Who Did Her Wrong

The Girl Who Changed My Mind

The Girls on the Porch

The Kind of Love That’ll Never Leave

The Long, Long Crusade

The One Who Got Away From You

The Proposal Song

The Regular

The Road to You

The Songs We Love To Hear

The Songs We Wrote That Summer

The Songwriter’s Daughter

The Thing That Feels Right

The Two of You

There Went That Plan

These Bonus Years

They Might Be Townies

Things We Did Last Winter


Trippin’ On Tabbouleh (Sung to the tune of “Trippin’ Down the Freeway” by Weezer)

Troubled Teen

Trust Me I’m Fine


Way Back When Again

We Need To Go There Tonight

We’ve Been There, Too

Weddings Page

Weekend Wheels

Weird Hyper Kid

Welcome to Being Married to Me

What Have You Done With Her?

What The River Does

What Time Can’t Erase

When I Got a Whiff of You

When I Was Alive

When She Laughs at Me

When We Make Love She Cries

When We’re Well To Do

Where Her Legs Begin

Where My Heart Comes From

Whiling Away

Whistling Dixie in the Dark

Who Am I To Complain?

Who He Has

Who That Woman Is To Me

Who Will She Be Today?


Wicked Good Life

Wild Turkey


Years Ago

You Decided to Play

You Should Be With Me (Steak ‘n Shake Song)

You Should Have Seen Your Face

You’re a Match

You’re My Hometown Now

Your Freshman Year


All Works (C) 2017 – 2018, Matthew Kenneth Gray unless noted. That said, they are certainly up for collaboration, performance and altering with permission. Please contact me to discuss your ideas to give these written words a musical life at