(I Just Died) Like An Aviator

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(I Just Died) Like An Aviator

Everything sucks
As bad as it gets
It all fell apart again
God, I'm a wreck

Rock N Roll
My oh my
The same thing that makes you live
Can bury you alive

And we fall so easily
I just died
Like an aviator
With my heart on my sleeve

And somebody said
"Look that bum!"
Since the sound of monuments
It's all heartless and dumb

I'm pouring a drink
And smoking a smoke
Our guts are born in that fiery trench
Between hurt and hope

And we fall so easily
I just died
Like an aviator
With my heart on my sleeve

Don't die, don't disappear...
I swear to god we need you here


from Hustle Up Starlings, released May 12, 2017
Performed By:

Brian Bequette - Bass
Brian Fallon - Electric Guitars & Backing Vocals
Brad Pemberton - Drums & Percussion
Matthew Ryan - Lead Vocals


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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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