A Letter from the Priest to the Nun (2​​/​​3​​/​​17)

from by Ryan Oyer

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Written and recorded Feb 3, 2017

This song came about because Chelsey’s friend Rachel asked me to use the word Archbishop in a song.


I stepped into uncertainty with decadence and vanity
The archbishop won't confirm with me the orders from the priory
So return now to your rosary and pour out a little prayer for me
Call on the archdiocese declare to them your love for me

I've asked mother superior to arrange the secret transfer
Of you my lovely paramour hang your habits at my door
We'll commune at the confessional durning St Theresa's festival
On this day I do implore we run away forevermore

And we should light a hundred candles
Before our love becomes a scandal

Mother Mary please forgive me
But I can't just simply go on living
With this church as my bride
While my love for her I can not hide
For my heart will not be reconciled
Until I'm free to kiss your smile
And as I write to you this letter I pray the words that you will treasure

If they martyr me or crucify my love for you it will not die
Until we make our fateful flight
Take these words and hold them tight
As we die our little deaths I promise not to steal your breath
For longer than you would expect I'll love you til there's nothing left

And we should light a hundred candles
Before our love becomes a scandal


from Februwriters : Sketches, released March 1, 2017
Written by Ryan Oyer
Ryan Oyer - Vocals & Guitar



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Ryan Oyer Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ryan’s debut 2010 release “Come Together” was a record parked at the intersection of Gallagher Lane and Abbey Road. The Chattanooga songwriter had become well-known for insightful love songs wrapped in Beatlesque melodies and “Come Together” showcased those song beautifully. As the name implies, Oyer’s new album “metamorphosis” represents a big step forward for the singer/songwriter. ... more

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