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Goodbye Before Goodnight

by Samuel Stiles & K Loraye



Sometimes things are just meant to be.
Lightning strikes.
Love comes when you least expect it.
It has arrived.
K Loraye is a very special human being that I’m not quite sure is from this earth.
But for now, let’s pretend that she is.
She has inspired me in so many ways. A fraction of this inspiration is now unfurled and cast forever with our song, Goodbye Before Goodnight.
This song was our first musical connection.
I sent her a series of musical improvisations inspired by her….
And she responded by writing perfect words and melodies in record time.
I don’t know how she does it, but I’m thrilled to share her brilliance.
The first of many songs to come.
I love you K Loraye.
You are my Valentine.
Let’s make some magic!


Here we are again
And I don’t want to go
But I think it’s time we say

Goodbye before goodnight

I hope I will see you in my dreams
We could do our taxes
Or other inconsequential things
But for now, it’s…

Goodbye before goodnight

One more…

Goodbye before goodnight.


released February 14, 2024
K Loraye- Vocals, words, brilliance.
Matt Martin- guitar, vocals.

Recorded on iPhones with our headphones and edited with Garage Band.


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Samuel Stiles Chicago, Illinois

You can take the man out of New Orleans, but
You can't take the New Orleans out of the man.
Life has taken me all over the world...including a stint living in New Zealand.
Some may know me as Matt Martin...
You may have known me by my past and present musical works:
Amerigo, World Leader Pretend, Andy Wagner, Theresa Andersson, Steve Eck, Rachel Ries, and Still Machine.
This site=My New Music.
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