Shannon from Huntington, NyMatthew Good Band are amazing. I found them in the summer of 2001, and I can't even tell you what a soundtrack it was for me. The lyrics are absolutely fantastic, especially for "Giant", like "when you blow out like a dead star, it reminds me how uniform your beautiful is." How amazing is that, how do you write that.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.