Matt's lyrics tend to be more on the cryptic side, and intentionally so. He's a fan of open interpretation, and likes that his songs cause people to think about what he might have meant when he wrote them. He says, "Would you rather drive down the highway? Or would you rather drive down the twisty back roads up to the magical view? I want the twisty roads, thank you. And if my songs reflect that, then that's just fine."
"It's one thing to me in my room late at night when I'm trying to exorcize my demons and get some of the stuff out that I need to get out," he says. "But it's another thing entirely when it gets out there in the world and resonates with people and it can become something that is beneficial, or even just a little whimsy, but something that they can attach to and hold as a positive thing. And I think another thing is I try to generally write songs that are a little bit more positive than negative. And maybe that's because I'm trying to perk myself up a little bit - talk myself up a little bit is a better word. But I also know now at this point that they're not just my
songs. They're also everybody's songs." (Check out the full interview with Matt Scannell