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Thad Cockrell and I wrote this song together. It's beautiful, one of the most romantic songs I've been involved with. You can hear Thad's version as well on his album, To Be Loved.

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Beauty Has A Name

Don't think, there's nothing I won't do
I'd gather up the stars
I'd walk the avenue in the cold rain
There's nothing I won't do

I've got some things I'd like to say
When you walk into the room
My troubles seem to fade
I'm helpless
Defenseless

Wonders of all wonders
Everything has changed
Ever since I met you girl
Beauty has a name
Beauty has a name

Now I'd wait a hundred years or more
Just to hold your hand, to open up the door
To your world
It's better than this world

Cause I've seen so many pretty things
Vienna in the snow, St. Peters in the spring
But nowhere
Compared to you

Wonders of all wonders
Everything has changed
Ever since I met you well
Beauty has a name
Beauty has a name

Some will try to cut you down
Leave you stranded by the road
They say that nothing matters
That's just the way it goes
But I'm on my knees tonight
I just need to get it right
You're my lightening rod, you're proof there's god,
And even if there's not

Wonders of all wonders
Everything has changed
Ever since I met you girl well
Beauty has a name
Beauty has a name

credits

from Dear Lover (The Acoustic Version), released May 7, 2010
Performed By Matthew Ryan
Cellos By David Henry

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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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