Ryanair Express

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A bright pop song about nostalgia, neighborhoods on the outskirts of Rome, selfishness, and guilty romantic escapes on discount airlines.

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Ryanair Express

How could I forget the asphalt and the sin?
The motorbike or the ways you liked all the times I touched your skin
Garbatella, Tuscolana, Aniene, they're haunted names to me too
Like every road down which we've been

No one gave us a thought and we hardly left a trace
"Fatality" written right across that city's face
I'm glad you held on tight whenever I drove too fast
Or too slow, which was all the time, I know

Always acting up and crying out
Reaching out with both of my hands
I took a Ryanair express
To another promised land

But now's the time to let it
Now's the time to let it go
But I don't know, I just don't know
What happens to the words we spoke
And the air we breathed?
Where do they go? Where will they go?

I've been to confirm we really never left a trace
Fatality's been erased from that old city's face
Garbatella, Tuscolana, Aniene, they're haunted names to me still
And I'm on my toes, looking over every hill

Always acting up and crying out
Reaching out with both of my hands
I took a Ryanair express
To another promised land

credits

from The Asphalt and the Sin, released February 1, 2014
Rhythm guitar and vocals: Richard Wittman
Lead guitar: Jeff Gross
Bass guitar: Mike Ball
Drums: Joel Joseph
Lyrics and music by Richard Wittman

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The Spreewells Los Angeles, California

The Spreewells make angular energetic music about the modern world. Their name evokes the savage beauty of a certain basketball player and the noble river that flows through a delicious foreign city. They are: Richard Wittman (voice, rhythm guitar), Jeff Gross (lead guitar), Mike Ball (bass), and Ro Meraz (drums). On these recordings, drums were played by Joel Joseph. ... more

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