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



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Matthew Ryan Nashville, Tennessee

Matthew Ryan is experiencing a kind of noisy renaissance. It began with Boxers then Hustle Up Starlings in 2017.

His 1997 debut album, May Day, has been celebrated by Paste Magazine as one of the best albums released in the 1990s.

Persevering & devotedly independent Ryan continues to grow a sprawling career that's now rich with a long list of beautiful albums and songs.

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