The World Is​.​.​. (The Acoustic Version)

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The World Is...

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

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from Dear Lover (The Acoustic Version), released May 7, 2010
Performed By Matthew Ryan
Cello By David Henry

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Matthew Ryan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matthew Ryan is experiencing a noisy renaissance. It began in 2014 with "Boxers" and now on May 12th, 2017 we'll see the follow-through with "Hustle Up Starlings." 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. ... more

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