Some Streets Lead Nowhere

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Some Streets Lead Nowhere was used prominently on the television show One Tree Hill.

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3. Some Streets Lead Nowhere
Written By Matthew Ryan
Copyright Plastic Violin 2008

I can't tell you where I've been now darling
There are hawks inside my head
And every smile and every good thing are picked at 'til they are dead
I love you was all she said
That's all she said

From that old street
To that new house
To those beautiful hills
Inside your blouse
To the rain that kept falling
And those years off the rails
When we smiled like two sailors
With holes in our sails
When I'd turn to a coma
With a black hole in my chest
When a kiss was the cure
& I'd save my breath
When you'd walk to the bedroom
& I'd fall on the couch
If I wasted your beauty
I'll ignite it somehow
Cause a dream can be cruel
When it haunts you like this
With your eyes like a deer
And the words from your lips
What I'm trying to say is
I was afraid that you'd leave
So I slept with my failures
And I started to grieve
I started to grieve

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from Dear Lover, released February 16, 2010

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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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