Song For A Friend
Written by Matthew Ryan

Oh my friend
It's sad how we've grown apart
And so it went
And we can't get back to the start
When we'd smile and click our heels
And float like drunk Sinatras
The wonder and the feel
Their smiles became our mantra

Oh my friend
I'm worried
Time's a shark
And in a hurry

And glowing cigarettes
Twas understood
The warmth in wintry breath

Dear Lord
I'm worried
Time's a shark
And in a hurry

A ferris wheel
Sparkles on the hill
And traffic moves
Like a swarm of sparks were spilled
On nights like this
I drink my share of whiskey
And wade in the flood of loneliness
That was so foreign when you were with me


from I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall, released June 22, 2011
David Mead played the main piano. Molly Thomas played the violins. Andrew Thompson played bass piano. Matthew Ryan performed, arranged and edited everything else.



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Matthew Ryan is experiencing a noisy renaissance. It began in 2014 with "Boxers" and now with "Hustle Up Starlings" we see the follow-through.
Produced by Brian Fallon, "Starlings" shimmers with silvery anthems & a captivating focus. The set clocks in at 40 minutes with no prevarication or bluster, just a celebratory noise alight w/ hearts, broken-in voices & poetry.
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