Autumn 2011 Sampler

by Brendan Ryan

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Written and recorded by Brendan Ryan, in Braintree, MA during the Fall of 2011

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released November 1, 2011

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Brendan Ryan Braintree, Massachusetts

Raging from the South Shore of Boston, Massachusetts, Brendan Ryan (21) combines his musical influences ranging from The Beatles and Ben Folds to Kanye West and John Mayer making a wide collection of toe-tapping yet thought-provoking guitar and piano-based pop. ... more

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Track Name: Aspirin
If they're looking for me
just tell them I'm home
sitting indian style on the floor
just waiting alone
waiting for someone to come in
and tell me it's over
it's over

when the sun rises
on this city of mine
cause I've heard the night life
for such a long time
I've been waiting for someone to come in
and tell me they're ready
they're ready

And you may not feel the best, when you awake in the morn
and you may look something as an aid for the sores
well let me tell you that's exactly what I'm here for
What I'm here for

I had my fair share
of tumbling nights
seeing memories flash right before
in neon green lights
but I left that early and now I'm just home
and I'm ready
I'm ready

And you may not know right now why I chose to wait around
and you may tell me that I'm wasting my time right now
but let me tell you when tomorrow comes, you may feel woozy
and I hope you'll use me
I hope you'll use me

If they're looking for me
just tell them I'm home
sitting indian style on the floor
just waiting alone
waiting for someone to come in
and tell me it's over
it's over

If they're looking for me,
Just tell them I'm home
Sitting Indian style on the floor
Just waiting alone.
Track Name: Our Different Grounds
Our minds are full of esclalators and steep stairs
that lead to our insane cranium affairs
and to find the right mode to try to decode yours
is impossible

Far across the room you smile and throw me a wink
unless something was in your eye but from what I think
you feel just the same as I do each day that I think of you

You know so much more than I about where we are now
yes the balls in your court and your just sitting down
but when you toss me the next throw
my arm will pull and I'll let go
and then we're stuck with nothing
nothing but our different grounds

Our hearts are always working while though they're often diseased
By overflowing promises and never-ending needs
and I think you'll start to disease my heart
for the last time

But your eyes are motion pictures holding hidden snipes
so that the more and more I look, the more that I like
and that is why, I blame my eyes
for not turning

You know so much more than I about where we will be
cause your holding answers while I'm just holding old used dreams
and I would ask poilitely for a switch
but then I'll only lose the answers I get
and then we're stuck with nothing but
our broken dreams.

I will overstudy every movement that make without command
Do our fingers overlock whenever we are forced to hold hands?

Our tongues are locamotives overloaded with coal
motioning on tracks of words that lead from our soul
so excuse me miss, if the words I list
are improbable

You know so much more than I about who we are
yes you've got the ending while I'm just pretending I'm that far
But if you see my advances, and call my bluff
then I'm left with nothing, yes we're still stuck
stuck on our different grounds
Track Name: Sweet On Somebody
At first, this was too soon to say
but now with further thinking getting in my way
I'm pretty sure that this is going down

Merry-Go-Round stations placed within my head
Wide eyes open hanging round so late in bed
Seems like something's rolled back in to town

Cause I'm no stranger to these feelings right here
Cause when you feel it, it comes perfectly clear

When your sweet on somebody
the world brings you back around
and when your sweet on somebody
all that was lost feels like it's found
And my heart skips beats like it's on que
with pin point focus to across the room
I'll have some trouble concentratin on the things I do
and the sound of a name starts to sound in tune
cause I'm sweet on somebody
and that somebody is you

At first I sprung with some alarm
to the symptoms of fast heart rate and sweaty palms
Should've called a doctor right away

But the days kept movin, I had found a clue
in how these symptoms only come around when I'm with you
and in the end I'm more than just ok

Cause I'm not stranger to these symptoms, it's true
It just feels stronger this time round with you

When your sweet on somebody
the world brings you back around
and when your sweet on somebody
it's like noone could bring ya down
With passion and worry while I hope and pray
that you'll find good things in the words I say
and when we both part at the end of the day
you'll feel the same as I do while you walk away
cause I'm sweet on somebody
and that somebody is you

When your sweet on somebody
the world brings you back around
and when your sweet on somebody
you want to scream it all over town
And when I've run outta things that I can do
and I throw my arms up and believe it's through
but then all of sudden in my nearest view
you come up to me and say I'm sweet on you too

yeah I'm sweet on somebody
and that somebody is you
Track Name: Running To You
Tell me what day is it for you today
Want to make sure that I react the right way
Cause every single day you seem to change the highs and lows
and I've started losing balance with you keeping me on my toes

And I have told myself to give up this charade
Nothing's worth this type of endless bend
But just when I'm done packing my emotions up
you say something to make me stay again

Shake me down a little, try to break my smile
watch me walk away until I'm gone a while
letting you go as if it's the end
Until you pull upon my rope and tighten up the slack
then watch me turn 180 and start coming back again
It's what we always do
Cause you can change your mind a thousand times but somehow
I'll keep running to you

Less and more, you take me on ride
Back and forth, running suicides
tryin' to catch my breath before you switch to change

Take the rose, plainly you adore
I turn around, stab me with the thorns
But I'm more confused than full of pain

And if there's something in me you can't get around
something you're not sure is suited right for you
I am fine with you slamming your door right in my face
just take your in and out welcome mat back while you do

(chorus)

Cause you can call me mine then cut it blind and somehow
I'll keep running back to you
Track Name: It Should've Been You
Take a look my way
A single sided highway
where I find the constant sight
from left to right ain't there

Cause I live each week on the chances
that you've got no better plans and
though I never think to ask
and I never even show I care

The same thought comes to me no matter where

It should've been you sitting by me
It should've been you on the phone
It should've been you just rockin while riding shotgun
on that night's long way home
It should've been you cross the table
It should've been you cross my way
But it never was and yet every time I say
It should've been you.

Always just one seat left to the right
Like an invisible reservation sign
That is just right for you
and yet you just have no clue
And that void will stay on since
I rely entirely on the conincidence
that those between us will fill in all the ties

But how rare these tares will tie

(chorus)

(break)

It should've been you tagging along now
It should've been you to make this a pair
There should probably be somebody else, but there's nobody else
so why the hell are you just not there
It should've been you instead of the others
It should've been you fancy or plain
Cause at the end of the night, I always find myself sayin'
It should've been you.
Track Name: Every Good Word In The World
People stop by
and ask me all of the time
about you

But every time
I feel I'm at a lack for words

Something subsides
between my tounge and my mind
then it's over

Just a jumbling pile
of mixed up rhymes and misused verbs

Not get me wrong,
I know what I feel
but whenever someone asks me to reveal
it's far from ideal
still far from what is there

Yeah I could forcefully give every nice adjective in the book, babe
and still feel the decription of you is out of sorts
Yeah I could own every good word in the world, babe
and still feel i'm coming up short


Never thought I
was a loss for a word guy
but just maybe

now that I got
what I'm tounge tied in knots now shows

Never though that I'd be in to
dictionary memorizing
but here I am
swimming as I'm synonymming undescriptive prose

Yeah I could forcefully give every nice adjective in the book, babe
and still feel the decription of you is out of sorts
Yeah I could own every good word in the world, babe
and still feel i'm coming up short


I guess it's cause lovely, or winsome, or pleasant or sweet
I guess it's cause your nifty or swell, dandy or neat
and yet words aren't unalduterated, fully consummated, completely complete
I think you know what I mean

Yeah I could forcefully give every nice adjective in the book, babe
and still feel the decription of you is out of sorts
Yeah I could own every good word in the world, babe
and still feel i'm coming up short