*Bonus Track - The Queen of My Arms (Home Recording Demo Version)

from Boxers by Matthew Ryan / Strays Don't Sleep

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This is the demo version of The Queen of My Arms. It was recorded at home just before going in to record Boxers. This version sounds more like what those that have been to shows have heard at nearly every show in support of Boxers.


This track has been uploaded to the Bandcamp version of Boxers well after many of you have already purchased the album, so if you'd like a free copy of the song please email matthewryaninfo@gmail.com and we'll send you a free download of The Queen of My Arms (Home Recording Demo Version) as soon as possible. But if you choose to purchase it, of course we appreciate that! This version is only available on Bandcamp and at www.matthewryanonline.com.


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:
Matthew Ryan

Written by Matthew Ryan
Plastic Violin Music BMI
Copyright 2014


from Boxers, released October 14, 2014


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Matthew Ryan / Strays Don't Sleep Nashville, Tennessee

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

In addition to solo efforts, Ryan is a member of Strays Don't Sleep along with Neilson Hubbard. They create minimalist ambient folk music, new Strays music is coming soon.

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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