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Hey Kid
Written by Matthew Ryan, Greg Richling & Phil Sidlow

Hey kid
Your story's not dead yet
I know it's all fucked up
I know it feels hopeless

Hey kid
Your heart is a weapon
Against the fools of armageddon
Uhhhh huh...

Hey kid
The static's getting thicker
I hope you can still picture
A world without tears
We need you here
We need you here

Hey Kid...

We got soul on command
We got sex on demand
We got everything but nothing's really real
We got hyper confession
We got constant compression
We got fatigue and violence
A war against silence
When all we need is something we can feel

Ok alright
Ok alright
Ok alright it's not alright
Ok alright it's not alright
You'll have to fight
The war inside
The endless night
That's modern life
That's modern life

We got soul on command
We got sex on demand
We got everything but nothing's really real


from I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall, released June 22, 2011
Greg Richling produced Hey Kid and played Bass, Synth and Guitar. Philip Sidlow recorded the music for Hey Kid in is home studio in Los Angeles and played drums, guitar and synth. Matthew Ryan did some editing, lyric writing and singing.


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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.

(Pic by Chad Cochran)
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