*Bonus Track - The Queen of My Arms

from by Matthew Ryan



The Queen of My Arms

I wish you were here
I wish you could see this
I know I was bad
I hurt you real good
Words mean so much
When you're caught in a moment
And as time drifts on
You're left scratching your head

But we were drunk
And we were dancing 'til dawn
And you were the queen of my arms

We were playing Neil Young
There in the kitchen
You were making that soup
I was dark on the porch
And I can't recall
What had me so distant
We start out open
Until we're armed like forts

But we were young
And we were dancing 'til dawn
And you were the queen of my arms

So I took this job
Late nights at the station
Where people act like
I ain't worth a dime
But I still have this dream
One night you'll return here
I'll move through your headlights
And inside I'll climb
And out past the farms
And the glow of this nowhere
I'll throw an arm out the window
With just one finger held high

Performed by:
Brian Bequette on Bass
Tracy Bonham on Violins
Joe Magistro on Drums & Percussion
Matthew Ryan on Words & Vocals
Kevin Salem on Acoustic Guitar & Piano

Written by Matthew Ryan
Plastic Violin Music BMI
Copyright 2014


from Boxers, released October 14, 2014


all rights reserved



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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