Black & Blue EP

by Chris Ryder

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Debut release the Black And Blue EP.


released February 9, 2013

All songs and lyrics written by Chris Ryder.

Chris Ryder - Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica
Tim Mathews - Guitar
Mike Hill - Bass
Nial Hoggarth - Drums

Recorded at Studio Focus Recording by Mike Hill.



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Chris Ryder Oxford, UK

Singer-songwriter Based in Oxford.

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Track Name: Black And Blue
Go try if you dare...
I've got my finger on the button
One false move
And you'll all be gone

I'm black and blue because of you
We're hypnotised by all your lies
One day They'll all come true

The world stops and stares
As you paint your ugly picture
Your pedestal your pinnacle
In this jaded world gone wrong

Broken politicians
Try to fix a world gone mad
Well take a look around you man
It's you that makes it bad
With you baited hook
Your bottom lines and the hearts that you deceive
We'll soon return to feed
Track Name: Save My Life
Dearly beloved I've lost all my fear
I haven't felt this way for about 29 years
These complications forever haunt my thoughts
We can't communicate behind these closed doors

If you, take my hand the only way is down
This is my mind I am broke and I'm tired
so won't you come and save my life

It seems your appetite is insatiable
I fear your pulling me apart
cause you're never full
Track Name: Mother
Mother, what have we done?
We've all faded in the sun
Wind blows but it doesn't make a sound
Because there's no one here to listen

All the disguised dictators
They're all hiding from the sun
Pay no mind because winters going to come
And they'll vanish in the storm

All my life I've questioned
but the answers never come
some found innocence
others consequence
in the shadow of the storm

There's nothing left but frozen ember
But we were good at holding on
Billboard signs convinced us all along
There was nothing going wrong

I found innocence
Others consequence
In the barrel of the guns

Mother, what have we done?
Track Name: Home
Leaving this city
I'm gonna find my own way
I'm going to leave you all behind

Find my home

This town is haunted
It's full of ghosts
They won't leave me alone

And they'll say it's all in my head
Try to convince you, your so wrong
But all I want is to belong

Set my eyes on horizons unknown
I'm going to leave you all behind
Find my home