Blinded Nights EP

by Ryan Jordan

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released October 19, 2012

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Ryan Jordan Boston, Massachusetts

Ryan Jordan is a singer-songwriter from the town of Clifton Park in upstate NY. From the age of six he has been honing his piano skills, and has been playing guitar and writing since high school. Jordan draws his influences from such artists as David Wilcox, Norah Jones, Fink, and Chris Thile. A Berklee graduate, Jordan now resides outside of Boston. ... more

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Track Name: Blinded Nights
All I can see
Is the hue of the full moon
There’s rum down the sidewalks
The street’s got a thirst too
It’s minutes past midnight
And I can’t find
Another poor excuse
So if you want to leave
Follow me, the walk isn’t too far
Finding the time to breathe
In between wishing on dying stars

Blinded nights
They’re killing me
This habit you’re giving me
On all these blinded nights

Turn the lights off
I’ve got no more
No more fight in these jaded lungs
I’m too worn down
There’s no need to shout
Only whispers allowed
And I’m too far gone to tell
But if our blood was clean
I believe I’d still see scarlet eyes
Oh, but you’re underneath
And your truth’s been laced with lies

Blinded nights
They’re killing me
This habit you’re giving me
On all these blinded nights
Track Name: Waves Alone
A sucker for the setting sun
Jamie witnessed every one
It made her feel some kind of free
From her house set on the beach
She let her sorrows wash away
And she stayed
Until the night had come

With the high tide came a grievous year
She couldn’t accept the words she had to hear
To her health she wasn’t kind
Too many days spent on expensive wine
All the things she felt before
She couldn’t anymore
Emotions lost in the ocean’s atmosphere

Waves alone can’t
Medicate her bones
Jamie knows
Jamie knows there’s no easy road

The water line is lower now
The rain’s been easy on this town
So she sits upon the dock
And she remembers
A father now lost
But not forgotten
Whether in pictures or in clouds
She’d still see his face around

Waves alone can’t
Medicate her bones
Jamie knows
Jamie knows there’s no easy road
Track Name: Charisma Kingpin
You’ve got the energy of a battery
And still you’ve got the guts to take mine from me
Now my time is running low
The simple fact is that
You’ve been going it alone since you
Put yourself on high speed

You left me in the dust with your busted stuff
And expected me to muster up
The rest of my leftover love
But I’m done with all these games that
I feign to consider fun, cause it pains me to
Pretend that you’re fooling anyone

Cause baby I
Been living longer days
Since you caught me up
I’ve been living longer days
Cause sleep won’t come
And the truth is easier to ignore
When I’m awake

In the early days, we were one and the same
You stole my attention with your temperament
Like a master racketeer
You’ve got it polished and
Here I thought I’d fallen for
A charisma kingpin

But words can be recycled and I could tell
Over time your mind had worked me like a
Purist works the all-original
So darling now I’m calling cause
I wanted you to know that
This is the closing act of our last show

Cause baby I
Been living longer days
Since you caught me up
I’ve been living longer days
Cause sleep won’t come
And the truth is easier to ignore
When I’m awake
Track Name: Place to Rest
I’m growing tired, I’m getting cold
I’m searching for the mountaintop but end up running
Circles in the snow
Soon I’ll be headed for my home
I’ll once again descend my looming friend,
Return to where I’ll find some time alone
If nothing less
I could start looking for a place to rest

There’s been some dark days, more than a few
I still wonder why I stood inside that burning building
Hoping for a truce
And when she burned through all my skin
I went and found her in the bedroom,
Laid beside her to get in out of the wind
It seems that yes,
I’m always looking for a place to rest

That flame is gone now to fading smoke
A long forgotten mental photograph that’s buried
Deep inside a book
And I’ve stopped searching since that time
Because San Francisco gave up someone who could
Make it all feel fine
And so the girl from way out west
With me, you’ll always have a place to rest
Track Name: Angela
I stood on the edge for a
Moment and then as I
Wavered I witnessed a war
Damien said, with a
Sneer crimson red, that the
Flight is worth falling for

I glanced to the right to see
Angela frightened and
Questioned my trembling fists
Just one second guess, and my
Mind was at rest, I stepped
Back from the Polar Sun cliffs

Wake me up, Angela
The sun is settling down
Wake me up, Angela
And bring my feet back to the ground

When time appeared lost, any
Purpose forgot, when no
Dosage could keep me awake
Between white satin sheets, and a
Casket dug deep, she’s the
Reason that kept me to stay

Wake me up, Angela
The sun is settling down
Wake me up, Angela
And bring my feet back to the ground

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