God's Not Here Tonight

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God's Not Here Tonight

I poured a drink
And sat to watch the blue burn back to stars
And every thought was that blown up film
Of when you crashed our getaway car
Now all this talk
Don't add up to much
When you were counting on those friends
That let you down again
These prayers and songs
Get dark and long
Well If he cared then he just might 
But god's not here tonight

You've got some nerve to talk like this
Once you've turned to act like that
I lost some teeth while defending you
And you folded like a rat
Now all this talk
Don't add up to much
When you were counting on those friends
That let you down again
These prayers and songs
Get dark and long
Well If he cared then he just might 
But god's not here tonight...

- I don't care what you wanted, I don't care if you're scared -

This world gets hard on hearts that want
And hope for more than this
But like that sun that just disappeared
So will this ghost on my lips
Yeah all this talk
Don't add up to much
When you were counting on those friends
That let you down again
These prayers and songs
Get dark and long
Well If he cared then he just might 
But god's not here tonight...

-I don't care what you wanted, I don't care if you're scared-

Brian Bequette on Bass
Brian Fallon on Electric Guitar
Joe Magistro on Drums & Percussion
Matthew Ryan on Words, Silvertone & Vocals
Kevin Salem on Electric Guitar & BGV
All Available on Gang Vocals

Written by Matthew Ryan
Plastic Violin Music BMI
Copyright 2014

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from Boxers, released October 14, 2014

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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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