I Still Believe In You (Featuring Olly Knights of Turin Brakes)

from by Matthew Ryan



I Still Believe In You
Written by Matthew Ryan

I can't sleep
I can't wake
My life support my dear has gone away
I work so hard
I break at noon
I watch the same plot unfold there but never soon
And I still believe in you

I want so much
That never comes
The traffic moves so slowly
Feeling numb
And I still believe in you

Late last night
From on the roof
I smoked a cigarette, I looked for proof
And in the quiet
I watched a plane
Hum and float through the snow while I said your name
And I still believed in you

I take a shower
I brush my teeth
I feel the rug being pulled from under me
And I still believe in you


from I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall, released June 22, 2011
Olly Knights of Turin Brakes sang. Molly Thomas played violin. Matthew Ryan performed everything else.


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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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