City Life

from by Matthew Ryan



1. City Life
Written By Matthew Ryan
Copyright Plastic Violin 2009

City life
Rain and on the street
I'd crawl back home
If I thought she was asleep
The way we were
That soft & perfect kiss
Summer ends
& it comes down to this

We're in the blizzard now
We're the dream
& fate's trying to be the plow
You gotta fight
With all the light
In your skull
We've come too far
To lay down by the side of the road

August one
My head was full of junk
You see in time
A cruel pollution comes
She didn't cry
Until I opened up my mouth
We're headed north
But my god this feels south
My God this feels south

I miss your smile
I miss the way you'd move
Before all this
Before so much to lose
My eyes aglow
& on the fire escape
Why's it get so quiet
When there's so much to say?

I want that feel
Like a plane when it arrives
Where at the gate
Family waits with quiet smiles
And all is pure
With a bright sense of relief
I can trust you love
If you can trust me
If you can trust me


from Dear Lover, track released February 16, 2010


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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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