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 Kidding Aside

All The World’s a Cliche’

All These Waves Are Mine

Amazing True Love, Please

American Songster

And Then I Met You

Annie & Riley

Baby Let’s Horse Around

Back Burner Girl

Back to Downieville

Back When We Began

Bad Things Come To Those Who Hate

Better Off With Me

Between Jobs Again

Boy Back Home

Bro Country 101

Camping With Gramps

Chest Thumpin’ Patriot

Chocolate Covered Banana

Come Write a Love Story With Me

Cookout Chips

Cornholing With You

Courage in a Glass

Courtin’ Proper

Cute Klutzy Girl

Dash Between The Years

Don’t Do It, My Dear

Don’t You Dare Break Her Heart


Downtown Santa Cruz

Drinking Himself to Death

Everyone Has A Past

Farm Town Boy

Fish Out of Water

Get Your Hand Off My Beer

God Bless The Bluebird Cafe

Good Luck, Godspeed, Goodbye

Good Old Fashioned Southern Gal

Goomba Town* – From an idea for a Musical.

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

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 Left My Heart In Riverdale (Archie’s Song)

I Wanna Go Fast With You 

If I Was Completely Up to You

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

I’m Inside of 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


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

Man I Feel Like Crap Today

Mansion on the Mountain

Midwestern Mama

Moreland Notre Dame (Class of 1983)

My Springsteen Phase

My Useless Talent

NorCal Country Gal

Not Quite Done

Now That She’s Got My Heart

On Friday She Wears Red

On The Cover of People Magazine

One Day

Partly Cloudy Skies

Philophobia Blues

Porch Swing Date (Part 1)

Preppy Coastal Town

Real McCoy

Red Man Man

Sally’s Tale

Same Old Thing

Second in Command

Sex Might Help

She Did Her Thing

She Loves Truckin’

She Wanted That Cowboy

She’s Not Foolin’ Me Now

Skin In Your Game

Smart Guy

Stacie Miller

Stealin’ Tomorrows

Summer’s Such a Bummer Without You

Sweet Tea Sunset

That Freezing Rain Guy

That Nashville Night

The Boy In Me

The Crystal Lake Blues

The Death of Me and You

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Final Cut

The Fool Who Did Her Wrong

The Girl Who Changed My Mind

The Kind of Love That’ll Never Leave

The Long, Long Crusade

The One Who Got Away From You

The Road to You

The Songwriter’s Daughter

The Songs We Love To Hear

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)

Trust Me I’m Fine

Way Back When Again

We Need To Go There Tonight

We’ve Been There, Too

Weekend Wheels

Welcome to Being Married to Me

What The River Does

When I Got a Whiff of You

When We’re Well To Do

Who Am I To Complain?

Who That Woman Is To Me

Why Are You So Upset?

Who He Has

Who Will She Be Today?

Wicked Good Life

Years Ago

You Decided to Play

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

You’re a Match

You’re My Hometown Now

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