Here Comes The Snow
Written by Matthew Ryan

Ain't it just like the times
To play tricks on your mind
You've seen so much, so soon
You're already blind
And when someone asks you how you're doin'?
Of course you say you're doing fine

Surrounded by wolves
There's a baby in the rain
Down the street there's a sparrow
Circling a drain
While a waitress mouths the words to a song
That lobotomized her pain

Ohhh hey la ohhh
Hey la ohhh
Here comes the snow

The future's always coming
And it moves just like a fist
Time takes the things you love
And puts a ghost upon your lips
When nothing really matters, nothing matters
More than this

Revolutions flicker out
In the wars of all for me
Follow an idea to its root
And you'll eventually reach the sea
Full of rusted parts and corpses
And broken metaphors like these

Ohhh hey la ohhh
Hey la ohhh
Here comes the snow

My eyes are on the wasteland
The boiler room of humankind
There's a toy piano playing
And there's a memory in my mind
Mom's humming in the kitchen
Clothes are drying on the line

Nightfall was upon us now
All the trees were skeletons
Closed my eyes and felt the sun's heat
Disappear from on my skin
And my thought now is could the world ever be
As kind as I thought it was then?

Ohhh hey la ohhh
Hey la ohhh
Here comes the snow


from I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall, released June 22, 2011
Amanda Shires played violin and sang. Matthew Ryan performed everything else.


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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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