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Everybody cries sometimes
If loving you’s a dream
That’s not worth having
Then why do I dream of you?
This is how we walk together, old and filled with holes
In these sweaters, scarves and fireworks between us holding hands
Inside a million stars together as we walk And we sit on some old bench
I touch your hand in this old park
Inside of me, inside you
I will do these things inside your love
However fragile is how broken it becomes
When I don’t tell you how I’m feeling it’s because I’m still learning
But I will learn to love.
Why we are never talk about pictures like this?
Ryan Adams, “Chin Up, Cheer Up”
photo via flickr Ryan Adams group/yourpalmatt
Easily Ryan Adams. He’s written great songs that can appeal to all types of people, (though he has been pigeonholed into “alt-country” and other categories at times) and he has an advanced sense of melody and lyricism. He is not afraid of putting out things in completely different genres simultaneously (he has produced glam rock, death metal, thrash metal and even absurdist hip hop)
He also has an extreme edge to his personality (many legendary stories about his cantankerousness on and offstage, but just as many of him being a sweet regular guy). The fact that Mandy Moore married him is intriguing.
We already know that Taylor likes him, via her tweeting this photo listening to two of his albums in a hotel room a few years ago. We know they’ve both worked closely with Butch Walker. ….
They’ve even interacted on twitter…..now the odd thing about this is that I don’t know if he was referring to WANEGBT (which was the single at the time), or “Begin Again”, which seems inspired by his sound.
Mostly, I think some of his music has an anthemic quality what she needs….
if I had ONE wish for ONE song that she should cover…..to the point where if I met her I would mention this to her…..It would be “So Alive”.
Watch Ryan doing it both in the music video….
and live on Letterman
And I realize that some people don’t sound good doing Ryan Adams….but I have a feeling Taylor could feel this particular song.
I have it on good authority that there have been some singalongs with Taylor’s friends that featured “Come Pick Me Up”.
Ryan Adams at Rose Bowl Flea Market
“I started to compile a list of guys that stepped away from their bands. Ryan Adams is one. Whiskeytown was a good band, but they didn’t write no ‘Heartbreaker’. There were a lot of fights in there, I don’t know if he could have done his best work with Whiskeytown, but I know that I can do what I need to to do with these guys.
he put Ryan Adams on,
‘cause I think he thinks it makes me weak
but it only ever makes me strong.
Laura Marling, “New Romantic”