New Start

Words and Music by Matthew P. Hanley (BMI)


“New Start” is a fast, positive song about making your way in the world. The singer mentions getting a new start that he should take, leaving behind brother, sister, mother, and father. As he says in the second chorus :

“It’s time I set out on my own.
Find me another groove.”

After a guitar break, the singer mentions getting “you .. in my life.” So, this song is similar in theme to “National Seashore.” In the end, he is prodding this special someone to take a new start together with him.

“If we blow this new start, we still have each other.”

“New Start” is track 3 on the Starring MH album “Whenever Next Time Is.”