VIDEO: Matthew Perryman Jones, “Cold Answer (Live & Acoustic)”

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Most of you are likely familiar with Matthew Perryman Jones. The talented singer and songwriter was the special guest on the 2012 tour of Behold The Lamb of God, and his last full-length album, Land of the Living, became an instant favorite for many of us at the Rabbit Room. The good news is that the wait for some new music from MPJ is finally over with the recent arrival of Cold Answer, a somber seven-song set that creates a proper home for not only new songs but familiar random tracks as well.

The cornerstone of Cold Answer is undoubtedly the title track, a haunting number that stays with the listener long after its four-plus minutes are up. Check out a brand new acoustic performance video of the song below along with the lyrics.

Remember saying all the places we’d go
Once we’ve found the road to take us there
But we spend too much time waiting by the window
And ended up not going anywhere

Never thought you’d be the kind for leaving
But you always thought I’d be the one to run
Yeah, but you can’t get a stain out of the ceiling
When you don’t know where the water’s coming from

There’s a room in everyone
Where a cold answer can be found
And if a word can knock down a wall
Then this house is just a box on the ground

Wonder if we’re speaking the same language
Nothing I hear makes much sense at all
And I could never shake this foreign feeling
And you could never tell me what it’s called

There’s a room in everyone
Where a cold answer can be found
And if a word can knock down a wall
Then this house is just a box on the ground

And we ended up not going anywhere

There’s a room in everyone
Where a cold answer can be found
And if a word can knock down a wall
Then this house is just a box on the ground
Yeah, this house is just a box on the ground
This house is just a box on the ground

Matt Conner is a freelance writer and music journalist. As the founding pastor of The Mercy House, he led a church community for more than six years in intense community development across racial and socio-economic lines. As a writer, he’s interviewed thousands of musicians for multiple print and web-based publications.


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