The World Is​.​.​.

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This song was featured prominently on the television show BONES.

There's also a beautiful video directed by celebrated photographer Jack Spencer. Here's the link to view that:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlYDTHmfnI8

Also, take a moment and check out Jack's work:

jackspencer.com

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9. The World Is...
Written By Matthew Ryan
Copyright Plastic Violin BMI 2009

This is an invisible song
From an invisible man
Lost in the wilderness
Of a static avalanche

I started out with wonder
With air on my teeth
Careful what you wish for
There's something underneath

Because the world
Is held together
With lies and promises
And broken hearts
And brand new days
For you to start
All over again

She's standing in the doorway
She's taking off my shirt
No one could have told me
One day this would hurt

I'm moving through Manhattan
In the backseat of a cab
And all that ever happens
That's all we'll ever have

Cause the world
Is held together
With lies and promises
And broken hearts
And brand new days
For you to start
All over again

Now some will say it's maudlin
And some will say bullshit
But there's no living without living
And living shows you this

That the world
Is held together
With lies and promises
And broken hearts
And brand new days
For you to start
All over again

credits

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.

(Pic by Chad Cochran)
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