This One's for You Frankie

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This One's for You Frankie

He said
I'm sick
I'm so tired
Of this shit
Every night I'm fighting for my life

A Killian's
A fresh smoke
I saw the graveyards in his throat
He said all my dreams burn and fall like paper planes

Don't quit
Don't go
I've got your back Frankie
I think you know
We all fill our hearts with hopeful bombs

This one's for you Frankie...
And your big broken heart
Your big broken
Wherever you are
Wherever you are

Thin arms
He said "I lost the plot
What could I do?"
The light just seemed to fall just right from his eyes

Then he said
My heart's broke
I knew he meant it then
The way he spoke
The next day he sold me his rig for 60 bucks
He looked so gone and hollow but he still wished me luck

This one's for you Frankie...
And your big broken heart
Your big broken heart
Wherever you are
Wherever you are

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Performed by:

Brian Bequette on Bass
Brian Fallon on Electric Guitar
Joe Magistro on Drums & Percussion
Matthew Ryan on Words, Silvertone Electric & Vocals
Kevin Salem on Electric Guitar & BGV
All Available on Gang Vocals

Written by Matthew Ryan
Plastic Violin Music BMI
Copyright 2014


from Boxers, released October 14, 2014


all rights reserved



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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