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I Am Not a Surfer

by Will Good and The Mattes

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I wanna see a big wave
I mean a really big wave
A wave the size of a house
See the surfer tiny as a
Speck on the ocean

I’m gonna have to fly there
We don’t get waves like that here
In our tiny seats we’re
Looking at the baby waves
Working up some trouble down below

I am not a surfer
But it’s something I want to work up to

Watch them surf the barrel
Potential to be fatal
Sea gets temperamental
When a wave is monumental…
And frankly quite scary

I am not a surfer
But it’s something I plan to work up to

Hang out on the beach
Maybe I can find someone to teach me
Not asking for it free
I can help out with a wipeout

It’s something you’ve got to work up to


released April 2, 2021


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Will Good and The Mattes England, UK

Will Good and The Mattes is the public persona of Steve Chaplin, a songwriter in the far north of England. The (mostly) guitar-based approach is focused on (mostly) songs on anything from climate change to political rant to personal crisis.

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