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Goodbye - Tribute to NYC 9/11

He leaves home just like every morning
The same goodbye to his son
A kiss on the cheek to the woman he loves
And it's off to work for another day

Traffic jam outside the city leaves him anxious once again
He parks his car and rushes up the stairs
Puts his briefcase down and sits in his chair
Overlooking the town he calls home
Everyone is unaware

Glimmer from the frame of the picture on his desk
Of the family he loves
And uneasiness fills his chest
So he calls his wife just tell her this

Don't wait up for me tonight
I won't be coming home
Everything's gonna be alright
I just wanted you to know

I had to call you one last time
Just rest your mind

Don't wait up for me tonight
I won't be coming home
Everything's gonna be alright
I just wanted you to know

Lights go out
People shout
People are crying, me I'm trying
Mothers cry, fathers die
And me I'm still holding on to you

Lights go out
People shout
People are crying, me I'm trying
Mothers cry, fathers die
And me I'm still holding on to you

A few more words and I'm going to go
I can see the end from here
I love you I just wanted to say
Those three words to you today

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



It's Over

Just like that it's over
Go to bed, grab my covers, and fall asleep
I just cry the night away
Wishing that I'd thought of a better way to say
Goodbye

You say, "I'll see you when I see you again. I'll talk to you sometime."
Why didn't you just say "goodbye"?
Goodbye

And just think of October
We were so in love
And I held your hand
You smiled at me
'Cause you knew that's where I wanted to be
So what went wrong?

It seems these days you enter my mind
A little more often than I planned on
But I'm getting by and I'll be fine
'Cause I said, "goodbye"

You say, "I'll see you when I see you again. I'll talk to you sometime."
Why didn't you just say "goodbye"?
Goodbye

Just like that it's over...

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



I Want to Know

Tilt your head down and smile
You always do that when you're acting shy
The most innocent thing ever seen
The way you gently close your eyes

I wanna know where you got your beauty
And why it's taken this long to get to me
I wanna know where you get your beauty
I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know

You always act like you're doing fine
But I can see the hurting inside
You tell me what going on
The fight, the words, and what went wrong

I wanna know where you get that courage
How do you find it within?
I wanna know how you're still standing
I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know

There's something about you that won't let me let you go
There's just one more thing that I need to know

I wanna know why you ever loved me
What was it you saw in me
I wanna know if you ever miss me
I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



Let Go

It's time to slow down
It's time to close your eyes
Leave your worries and troubles all behind
It's been a long day but you've seen it coming on
It's gone

You started off today
You want to make a change
Tired of living this life in the same way
You want to move on
But someone is keeping you down

That mirror it don't tell lies
Youth is passing you before your eyes
Everyday you search for hope
But you already know you

Got to let it, got to let it go you
Got to let it, got to let it go
If you want someone to love you
Like there's no tomorrow
Let it go

Been held down
Since you said 'okay'
It's time to grow now
Time to change your ways
Losing love is hard to bear
But there's someone who wants to share
What you love, but you've

Got to let it, got to let it go you
Got to let it, got to let it go
If you want someone to love you
Like there's no tomorrow
You got to let it got to let it go you
Got to let it, got to let it go
If you want someone to love you
Like there's no tomorrow
Let it go.

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



Let it Show

I can't put my finger on it baby
All I know is I want you to be my lady
Everyday and all the time from here
All I'm asking is for you to be near me

I could sit here all evening and watch you sleeping
Hoping that it's me that you're seeing
In your dreams at night
In your dreams at night

If you love me then why don't you just let it show?
I think you do and everybody knows
They know

Just like the Beatles say, there's something in the way that she moves me
I'll do anything and everything to make you believe me
Give me an ocean to swim, a mountain to climb so we can begin
I'll prove my love to you over and over again
To get you into my life
To get you into my life

I know you love me so why don't you just let it show?
Don't hesitate 'cause now's the time to go
To go, to go, to go, and let's go.

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



Never Thought

you left me in the rain covered in my pain
oh what a shame, you had to end this thing
nothing remains except the memories
the memories of you and me
you're just another 'used to be'
a 'used to be' that i loved
now there's no one to talk to
no one to cling to and no one to sing to
and now i'm all alone
alone and i'm without you

everything seemed fine, not a cloud in the sky
the sun always shined when i had you by my side
never too careful, didn't expect to find
that last night was my last goodnight
and today i said my last goodbye
goodbye to the one i loved

now there's no one talk to
no one to cling to and no one to sing to
and now i'm all alone
alone and i'm without you

Cause i never thought i'd find someone like you
somebody who could treat me like you do
i never thought all of this could make sense
but it makes perfect sense, me having you
so why don't it do the same for you?
you broke my world and made it blue

i never thought i'd find someone like you
somebody who could treat me like you do
i never thought all of this could make sense
but it makes perfect sense, me having you

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



Ocean of Love

Look at you and your pretty smile
Lay your head upon my chest and
We'll rest here for a while...
'Cause we've been runnin
We've been runnin away,
From our every, everyday worries...
We're so tired.

What to do, 22 the whole world's in front of you
If my dreams could fly and if my hopes were alive
I'd take you away from here
We could visit some distant city skyline or watch the sunrise
Over this different land

So let's leave this town and let's burn the map
No one needs to know where we're heading at and
We don't never have to look back
We got our sails up and we're catchin the right winds
We don't know where we're going we just hope it never ends
Never ends...

We could walk along this beach
And draw hearts in the sand
With our toes while we're hand in hand
Who ever knew the water was so blue, down here?
Put your ear to my heart you can hear the ocean of love...
Put your ear to my heart you can hear the ocean of love...

So let's leave this town and let's burn the map
No one needs to know where we're heading at and
We don't never have to look back
We got our sails up and we're catchin the right winds
We don't know where we're going we just hope it never ends
Never ends...
In the ocean, ocean of love
Ocean, ocean of love...

Put arms around my neck we can sway to the ocean of love
Put your lips to my lips we can feel the ocean of love
Put your ear to my heart you can hear the ocean of love

Put your ear to my heart you can hear the ocean of love...

© 2003 Matt Ryczek.com



See Her Again

Walking with a mission, strut of a queen
Arms swingin, lips gleamin, looking for her king
But she don't know she's WANTED 'round here
But the reward's not what draws me near.

We could talk for hours
The kind of thing you don't find everywhere
She makes me smile about everything
I want to see her again.

Like ashes falling from a lit cigarette
go to take a take from you, but there's nothing left
I let you sit there too long and burn away
remnants of what we were lay in the tray.

We could talk for hours
The kind of thing you don't find everywhere
She makes me smile about everything
I want to see her again.

A little rough on the edges but she looks okay to me
wishing that I could have her, near me
but she don't know a thing of what I'm feeling
so she just cries, she cries.

We could talk for hours
The kind of thing you don't find everywhere
She makes me smile about everything
I want to see her again.

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



She's a Mystery

She's a mystery, there's something in her eyes that always gets to me
A hazy mixture of green and gold
And watching her it never gets old

She's a mystery
A mystery to me

The way she walks when she talks to me
Along the parks on the rainy days
The clouds that are forming and storming
Are blown away

She's a mystery
A mystery to me

When she looks at me
I feel myself getting weak in the knees
My voice quivers and my heart shivers
'Cause she makes me see
She makes me see (she makes me see)
The real me, the real me

She's a mystery
She's a mystery

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



Slipping Away

Once again here I am lonely
It's funny how you're my only friend
And I called out to you but
You are not, no, you are not listening

I saw you standing alone outside in the rain
I called you while you were at home
You never answered so I guess it'll be okay
If we don't see each other again

I feel you slipping away
Further and further everyday
Maybe we could delay
What our hearts have begun to say

I look around but I hear no one outside
I thought for a minute, I might find your face
But everything that changes is for a reason
And maybe it's my season to change

I feel you slipping away
Further and further everyday
Maybe we could delay
What our hearts have begun to say

I feel you slipping away
Further and further everyday
Maybe we could delay
What our hearts have begun to say

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



Storyteller

Tell me a story of your life
Make me smile with the thought of you as a child
Paint a picture in my mind
Take me to that place in time
You're making me laugh about the things you did,
Everywhere that you visited

You're my storyteller tonight

Stop, wait, and look around
No one's here, we shut the place down
It's you and me now we're all alone
Soon we'll be heading home
So pour me, a cup of coffee
'Cause we may be here for hours

You're my storyteller tonight

I can't believe you've been here for all of my life
I was to blind to see you standing in front of me
Tal

k to me about that day when everything went your way
Even though I've heard it before
Tell me, tell me more
Tell me, tell me more

You're my storyteller tonight

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



Summer Days

Hot summer wind blowin 'cross the field
Grass a'wavin me I'm waiting w/ my reel
We head on down to the fishing hole
We may be there all afternoon
We'll talk to you later
Talk to you later
See you soon

We wish away the day
We wish away the day
We wish away the day
We wish away the day...in the summertime

Wake up early morning sunrise on the way
Get out before it's hot, it's time to play
Everyone's dancing everyone's singing it's that time of the year
Fireworks a crakin, me I'm laughin'
Lookie here...

We wish away the day...

We'd set up lemonade on the side of the road
You'd always stop by it was on your way home
Fifty-cents for a cup you'd leave me the change
You'd say, "have a good one"
I'd bid you the same

We'd wish away the days
We'd wish away the days....

In the summer time...

Matt Ryczek © 2003



Typical Day

Rise and shine, give a stretch
And wipe the dreams from my eyes
Close your eyes and imagine me on a typical day
I sit back and just close my eyes and I drift away
To a place that's in my mind
I read a book or I watch TV
It helps me to forget about all the little things that I need

On a typical day
On a typical day

On a typical day when I'm falling, falling behind
These typical ways make me lose my, lose my worried mind
On a typical day

It's two o'clock and all the bed bugs are getting a'ready to bite
Well I turn on my fan to give me some noise all through the night
I start sleeping and a'dreamin and I think that I might
Dream about you all through the night

On a typical day
On a typical day

On a typical day when I'm falling, falling behind
These typical ways make me lose my, lose my worried mind
On a typical day when I'm falling, falling behind
These typical ways make me lose my, lose my worried mind

On a typical day

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



When I See You

Your smile brightens my day and
You chase those clouds away and
The sun it shines through
When I see you
I love it when our eyes meet across the room
So surreal and everything feels so good
Just a look, just a glance
All I need's a second chance from you
Your grin has no end
I'm sorry we're currently just friends
Maybe in the future we'll be one (once again)
Until then, this love song's for a friend
Your smile brightens my day and
You chase those clouds away and
The sun it shines through
When I see you
Go ahead and act like you don't know who I am
That way you won't have to show me your hand
But a card laid is a card played baby
So what do you say we make the BET you and me
If you lose I get you
If you win you get me
Either way we both walk away
Very pleased...
Tick-tock the clock is wastin away
I'm not going anywhere, I'll stay
'Cause I got this feelin' deep inside that
You and I are going to get by...
Your smile brightens my day and
You chase those clouds away and
The sun it shines through
Your smile brightens my day and
You chase those clouds away and
The sun it shines through
When I see you

© 2003 Matt Ryczek




Without You (So Long)

It's been so long since I've seen you
I miss your smile and I miss your face
Because you haven't been around my place

It's been so long since I've seen you
I miss the smell of your skin and your hair
The way you genuinely care for me

I don't want these feelings to change
I want our love to always remain
Without you I wouldn't be the same
Without you

I can't explain how I feel inside
Every time I try to tell you
My words always fall short
Of showing you what you mean to me

I can't explain how I feel inside
The way you mesmerize me
How you hypnotize me with your eyes
With your eyes

I don't want these feelings to change
I want our love to always remain
Because without you I wouldn't be the same
So don't ever run away
Here beside me is where you will stay
Without you I could not remain
Without you

© 2003 Matt Ryczek



Your Man

And I've waited so long to share this with you
The perfect evening, memories for two
And everything you say's safe w/ me
The start of a love never-ending

All this love, love, love, love
All this love, love, love, love

So dim the lights babe, put on some music for me
And do that dance you do it's like a movie scene
And put your arms high over your head
And let me see just what you've got to give to me

It's your love, love, love, love
All your love, love, love, love

Cause you held me tight in your arms
And w/ you I can do no wrong
Here I am
Forever your man

So come a little closer
Lay your heart next to mine
And your eyes sparkle and that smile always shines
And everything we do feels so right
And never will I forget this night

And all the love, love, love, love
All this love, love, love, love

Cause you held me tight in your arms
And w/ you I can do no wrong
And you held me tight in your arms
And w/ you I can do no wrong
Here I am
Forever your man

Forever your man