Hustle Up Starlings

by Matthew Ryan

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So thrilled to share this with you guys:

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Hustle Up Starlings was produced by Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem. It includes performances by Brian Bequette, Brian Fallon, David Henry, Doug Lancio, Brad Pemberton and yours truly. It was mixed and recorded by Doug Lancio. And Hans DeKline once again mastered it into that shimmering film to be wildly welcoming.


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released May 12, 2017

...Let me just say what appears to arrive fully formed took hours, days, even years of beautiful and blinding searchlight work by so many. Alone and then collaborative, it's always a labor of love. I always feel lucky in these moments when finally I get to share "it." This is just the beginning... Again. I'm very excited. I love the work we've done. It's soon to surface. We invested all the heart, smarts and honest cinema we were capable of. I hope some of these songs become great companions for you.


CREDITS:

Hustle Up Starlings was Produced by Brian Fallon
Recorded and Mixed by Doug Lancio at Studio G Sound
Mastered by Hans DeKline at Sound Bites Dog


Hustle Up Starlings features Performances By:

Brian Bequette - Bass, Piano & Additional Electric Guitar on Bastard and Summer Never Ends
Brian Fallon - All Electric, Acoustic, Slide & Vibe Guitars as well as Backing Vocals
David Henry - Cello & Violin on Run Rabbit Run and All I Wanted
Doug Lancio - Additional Electric Guitar on Hustle Up Starlings
Brad Pemberton - Drums & Percussion
Matthew Ryan - Lead Vocals & Additional Electric Guitar on It’s A Delicate Waltz


Cover Photo “4th of July - Sheridan, Wyoming” by Jack Spencer
Design and Layout of Artwork and more by Joe Maiocco


All Songs Written by Matthew Ryan
Copyright Plastic Violin/BMI 2017
Admin. by W Songs/Warner Music UK Ltd.


Publicity by Baby Robot. If you have any questions, or wish to arrange an interview or any coverage, please email Steve LaBate at Baby Robot Media: stevelabate@babyrobotmedia.com

For Master Sync inquiries please contact Steve Nice at Steve@nicemgmt.com

For Publishing Sync inquiries please contact Bridget.Bloom@warnermusic.com

If you have any other interests or questions at all, please email us at matthewryaninfo@gmail.com

Printed and Owned and Distributed EXCLUSIVELY by Matthew Ryan


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Matthew Ryan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matthew Ryan is experiencing a noisy renaissance. It began in 2014 with "Boxers" and now with "Hustle Up Starlings" we see the follow-through.
Produced by Brian Fallon, "Starlings" shimmers with silvery anthems & a captivating focus. The set clocks in at 40 minutes with no prevarication or bluster, just a celebratory noise alight w/ hearts, broken-in voices & poetry.
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Track Name: (I Just Died) Like An Aviator
(I Just Died) Like An Aviator

Everything sucks
As bad as it gets
It all fell apart again
God, I'm a wreck

Rock N Roll
My oh my
The same thing that makes you live
Can bury you alive

And we fall so easily
I just died
Like an aviator
With my heart on my sleeve

And somebody said
"Look that bum!"
Since the sound of monuments
It's all heartless and dumb

I'm pouring a drink
And smoking a smoke
Our guts are born in that fiery trench
Between hurt and hope

And we fall so easily
I just died
Like an aviator
With my heart on my sleeve

Don't die, don't disappear...
I swear to god we need you here
Track Name: Battle Born
Battle Born

He took it straight in the teeth
To find out what was underneath
You’re still alive even if you can’t breathe
Ah Joe, you’re a hero to me

Hey Lu, I’m in love with you
Your kind of work and that lean for a truth
What else were you gonna do?
Hey Lu, I’m in love with you

And all the crowds
They call so loud
For hollow clowns
And their useless sentiments
It’s all so bent
Who’s paying the rent?

Aw Paul, why’d you disappear?
Was there something ringing in your ear?
Or did you just grow tired of tears?
Aw Paul, why’d you disappear?

Disenchantment is a ruthless bomb
But it never stopped Chrissie or Tom
You could be something, Anyone!
Battle born when the daylight comes

And all the crowds
They call so loud
For hollow clowns
And their useless sentiments
It’s all so bent
Who’s paying the rent?

On a dark lit night
In the throes of another fight
I heard a song made me feel alright
Made me wanna explode into light
I don’t know if there’s more than this
A loud guitar, some comfort or a kiss
All I know is that it’s the shape of a fist
And it’s pounding inside your ribs

Until the wheels come off
No matter the hurt or the cost
Screaming hope in the land of the lost
Oh oh ’till the wheels come off
Track Name: Hustle Up Starlings
Hustle Up Starlings

Hustle up, starlings
The dark is coming
The night's tuning up
And dusk is humming
I smile at strangers
And I talk to myself
My thoughts are lonely
Lonelier than hell

We met in a record store
In 1991
She was studying to be a big girl
I was trying to be someone
We had us some boys
And we laughed a lot 
But these days I'm just trying to remember
What it is that we forgot

I love the rain in the summertime
The way her hand would fall slow in mine
I loved her dress pressed against my skin
The way the night would let a warm light in

Now everyday is numbered
And so are the words
The hymn of a shadow boxer
Is to only hit where it hurts
Now there's no silence
That's quieter than this 
The things we love will one day disappear
First slow and then so quick

I love the snow when the winter comes
When loud guitars are pushed around by drums
I love that memory has more grace than me
The things I recall are lit with a blinding beauty
I love a song that doesn't care what you want
Like winter birds that never felt inclined to chase the sun
I've loved a woman with everything I have
And I pray to god I’ll give her more good than bad

Hustle up, starlings
The bats are coming
The night's tuning up
And dusk is humming
Track Name: Close Your Eyes
Close Your Eyes

It took a week full of Mondays
And every Monday it rained
I fought the law and the dull
And got nothing but pain
Got twisted up and low
A little insane
I watched everything I love
Circle the drain

Close your eyes
Then you'll see
It was all
Just a dream

I bought a car in Wilmington
I said goodbye to my friends
I said "things will be different,
When I see you again"
Well we hugged and talked,
The smallest talk
It started raining in the rear-view
as they shuffled off

Close your eyes
Then you'll see
It was all
Just a dream

Now there's a lot of bodies
By the side of the road
Careful who's driving
You don't wanna be a ghost
Now it won't always be easy
But it won't always be hard
Just listen to the cracks
In your broken heart

Close your eyes
Then you'll see
It was all
Just a dream

Home is where the hurt is
So I’m writing this down
Don’t think I didn’t love you
I just didn’t wanna drown
Track Name: Maybe I'll Disappear
Maybe I’ll Disappear

Start the car
Start the car
Can't see the stars
Can't see the stars
I'm sick & tired
Of feeling alone
Turn on the heat
Put down the phone
Maybe I'll just disappear
There's nothing left to keep me here

I watched her turn
And grab her things
I sat and prayed
For the phone to ring
I played a song
Like there was nothing else
I found a girl and I pretended
She was someone else
Yeah I know
It wasn't fair

It's just so strange
How we get stuck
What once meant nothing
Now means so much
I saw your name
Yesterday
On some unopened mail
I threw away
I stood right there and picked it up
Yeah things have been pretty rough

Nothing but the lights
On the dash
Every little bit hurts
When you're in the pass
The drawl of leaves
And that quiet cold
That settles in
Once you know
We're all hotels
There ain't no home
And everything we had
Was just a loan

Start the car
Start the car
Can't see the stars
Can't see the stars
I miss the simplest of scenes
You in the dark just over me
Your hair a mess
Your eyes aglow
The engine hums
It starts to snow
Track Name: It's A Delicate Waltz
It’s A Delicate Waltz

Don't wanna hear your voice
Don't wanna see your car
Don't wanna have to explain
Don't wanna fall apart

Maybe I was mad sometimes
Maybe I’m cursed my love
Maybe it was gonna be fine
Maybe my aim just sucks

But I'm a loser now
All my days are plows
The cuts, the bruises
The shorter fuses
I'm a loser now 

We smoked our cigarettes 
Outside the silver store
We moved like thunderheads 
Across the floor

Under a glittering sky
I swear I meant no harm
I wish I could lean back in time
To my lover's arms

But I'm a loser now
All my days are plows
The cuts, the bruises
The shorter fuses
I'm a loser now

It's a delicate waltz…
Track Name: Run Rabbit Run
Run Rabbit Run

Something's wrong
You know there is
Don't let your hearts
Go out like this
Ah fuck this place
it's a trap
Always putting blades
In your back

And it goes on and on and on
Don't get stuck just run rabbit run

Work 9 to 9
Just to get by
Even still, ain't it good 
Just to be alive?
Ahh but when it’s dark
I lie awake
And feel like something big’s crushing me
Or going away

And it goes on and on and on
Don't look back just run rabbit run

Oh my heart
The death and dust
Of no man's land
Be it brave or dumb
Let the white heat come   
Oh revelry, just take my hand

Something's wrong
You know there is
Don't let your heart
Go out like this
Ah fuck this place
it's a trap
Always pulling blades
From your back

And it goes on and on and on
Don't get stuck just run rabbit run
Don't look back just run rabbit run
Track Name: Bastard
Bastard

Don't say
That you'll stay
Cause I know
That you'll go
I know it's hard
For you
To be true
Yeah I know you… Won't stay

Such a dreadful
Human being
I couldn't believe
What I was seeing
You crashed the car
In my head
And on you went
To whatever was next
For god's sake stay… Away

I swear to god
I cross my heart
I'm feeling better 
Now that we're apart
The debt is paid
The devil too
I'd rather die
A lonesome fool
Than to be with you… It’s true
That bastard wrecked my car
That bastard won't get far
Track Name: All I Wanted
All I Wanted

I can't go home
But I can't stay here
Something just broke inside,
My dear
I'm caught in the branches 
Of an old dead tree
I'm in a boat in the desert
Far from the sea
 
All I wanted 
Was one more chance
Before closing time
All I wanted 
Was one more chance
 
Don't put your heart
In the hands of imbeciles
You could end up worse 
Than dead or killed
Yeah it's bittersweet
The smiles we knew
Now we’re both creeping around
Like Nosferatu

All I wanted 
Was one more chance
Before closing time
All I wanted 
Was one more chance... Oh oh oh
All I wanted 
Was one more chance
Before closing time
All I wanted 
Was one more chance... Oh oh oh

Put the chairs on the tables
And turn down the lights
Let's play our song
And sit as quiet as mice
You see people are cars
And they recall every wreck
And they’ll even the score
On that you can bet

All I wanted 
Was one more chance
Before closing time
All I wanted 
Was one more chance… Oh oh oh
All I wanted 
Was one more chance
Before closing time
All I wanted 
Was one more chance... Oh oh oh
All I wanted 
Was one more chance
Before closing time
All I wanted 
Was one more chance… Oh oh oh… Oh oh oh
Track Name: Summer Never Ends
Summer Never Ends

Bright streets
Red lips
Summer skin
A sloppy kiss
Blonde hair
Your cinnamon
Makes me feel
Like I could win
The traffic slows below
The silver water
A small bird brought a song
To where I caught her
If you want me
You can find me
Where summer never ends

Night falls
The warm coast
I watch you swim
I pull you close
And all the heat
In every star
The sticky stuff
Between two hearts
She smiles and says I've never been so happy
I'm no one's thing to own but you could have me
If you want me
You can find me
Where summer never ends
If you want me
You can find me
Where summer never ends…

I got lost
You got lost
I got found
You got found
I didn’t want
You didn’t want
We didn’t want
To drown