Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pin Up Queens & Silver Screens Lyrics


All lyrics ©Ryan Oyer 2015

St. Cecilia
She’s a still life and my words a palette
On the silence where I paint my canvas
Well I know her like I know my favorite song
You should hear her when she lets me sing along

She makes me fall in love with every subject
Sing it out loud so that I don’t forget
What it’s like to leave your heart wide open
When everything it seems has all been broken

Bridge
When you’re feeling like your homesick for a place you’ve never been
Just let go of all your fears and come with me
She said

Chorus
Open up your eyes
Let the sound take you away
Open up your mind
Let me be your escape, your escape

She’s a siren screaming out a warning
Rising faster than each day that’s dawning
See the world through her kaleidoscopic eyes
You can hear her when she cries

Bridge
Chorus
Chorus

Maybe Katie

Your lips let go of mine and I admit to some surprise
They ever found themselves to meet in such a way
Held captive in my mind our skin released and intertwined
In some daydreams that I tried to hide away
Illumination settles in, never sure where to begin
The consequence of guilty pleasure flames

Bridge
You set fire to the blood within my veins
You set fire to the blood within my veins
You set fire to the blood within my veins
You set fire to the blood within my veins


Chorus
Hey Katie, I been thinking maybe
You were sent to save me
From me and all my maybes
Hey Katie, with that look you could slay me
& I’ve been thinking maybe
Maybe, Maybe Katie

Full of nervous butterflies, I caught you giving me the eye
I’m tempted to react in such a way
What I want I can’t decide, I always leave my exits wide
I’m bound to treat these feelings just the same
Confusion settles in, never sure where to begin
I’ll bottle up these feelings anyway

Bridge
Chorus
Chorus
Bridge

Hold On Love

Hold on love it will be ok
Don’t go wishing your dreams away
Take hold of my hand it will be ok
Remember tomorrow is a brand new day

Hold on love it will all be fine
Everything comes to you all in good time
Listen closely and the bells will chime
Everything’s clearer when you draw the line

Chorus
Keep holding on love
Keep holding on love
Keep holding on love
All your life.

Hold on love it will be alright
It won’t go happening to you overnight
Grab hold of your dreams with all of your might
Remember to shine it will be alright

Chorus

Hold on love it will be ok


We’ll See

Thank God I made it past 27
I’ll either die young or I’ll live forever
The radio taught me just how I could endeavor
To take a sad song and to make it better


I wanna burn out like a roman candle
If you were the eyes I’d want to be your apple
With me it’s not a game and it’s not a gamble
It’s taken this long for me to get a handle

Chorus
If you’re leaving will you take me when you go?
It’s been so long since we had the time ya know?

I wanna kiss you like it’s in the movies
The kind that almost stops my heart completely
You could say I’m hopeless but I mean it deeply
Look into these eyes you could see that it’s easy

We’ve known each other for what feels like a lifetime
I’ve often wondered if you could be mine
I thought I’d tell you but it’s never the right time
So I hide it in between these words and rhyme

Chorus

Do you feel like me?
Well I guess we’ll see

Hollywood

She’s a tall drink of water
Better drink it down slow
She’s a tall drink of water
Better drink it down slow
Your tank’s approaching empty
But ya still got miles to go

She’s a pin up beauty
Gotta get her off your wall
She’s a pin up beauty
Gotta get her off your wall
Your friends have all come warning
Son you know you’re gunna fall

She’s a hot-rod Mama
Gotta catch her if you can
She’s a hot-rod Mama
Gotta catch her if you can
When her Galaxy’s a revvin’
You better look out man

Chorus
Christine the pin up queen
She’s the best damn woman that I’ve ever seen
She’s got a lock on her heart that’d make you wish you had the key

She’s a tall drink of water
Better drink it down slow
She’s a tall drink of water
Better drink it down slow
Your tank’s approaching empty
But ya still got miles to go

Chorus
Chorus

Stay Around

They say you’re ready to leave Dear
I think that I’m ready too
I’ve done all that I need here
Cause I’ve met you

Chorus
If You want I could stay Around
If You want I could stay Around

Met you when we were younger
More than a few years ago
Gave me a life full of wonder
I thought you should know

Chorus

When my time is through
I wanna leave with you
Half a day ain’t too long to wait

Say you’re ready to leave Dear
I’m ready too
I’ve done all that I need here
Cause I’ve found you

Chorus

Intermission

Won’t you share your treats with me
I could give you something sweet
I could give you what you need
If you share your treats with me

Meet me in the lobby just before the sound of music starts
Like the butter on your popcorn well you know I’m gunna melt your heart

Won’t you share your treats with me
I could give you something sweet
I could give you what you need
If you share your treats with me
If you share your treats with me
If you share your treats with me

Number Nine

Drinking down a cocktail of anxiety and arrogance
You knew that she was trouble when she passed to you her second glance
All dolled up to the nines but she’s fine enough to give her a ten
And the high road is closing down much faster as you start to descend

She’s playful and flirtatious
It’s a deadly combination that’s contagious
And she’s gentle
And she’s subtle
Her seduction methods cause you to crumble

Chorus
And you’d give her your heart but she’s already stole it
The voice of your reason suddenly fell soft spoken
And whispers you’re the kind of trouble I’d be willing to try
So step right up and don’t be shy

Palms full of sweat as she kisses the nape of your neck
Your desire set on fire as you rifle through the consequence
Her reaction infuses then scatters your thoughts
To focus on feelings you felt you forgot
You found yourself lying in the arms of her temptation

Chorus



Is This What I’ve Been Waiting For?

She’s got looks that entice
When she walks into the room I’d like to gaze upon her twice
But my hearts impaired from my eyes fixed stare
And my mind is set on loop
Trying to figure through just what to do
To get closer to you

Are you the girl of my dreams?
I think I’ve seen you once or twice before
When I was asleep
But my mind is trying to toe the line
Of what to tell my feet
And my heart is once again deceived
By what my eyes do see

Chorus
You should see her when she’s dancing on the floor
Oh my Lord, is this what I’ve been waiting for?

Tell me what’s your game?
If you teach to me the rules do you think that I could play?
‘Cause it’s been too long since I’ve had fun
And I didn’t catch your name,
But it doesn’t matter anyway
‘Cause you’ve got my attention

Chorus

When She Comes Around

She’s like a force of nature
She’ll bring you to your knees
She’ll promise you her treasure
Hand you the receipt

Here she comes like a landslide
She’s gunna bring you down
She’ll pull the thorns from your pride
And put  ‘em in your crown

Chorus
When She Comes, She Comes Around
When She Comes, She Comes Around

Hear her name on the four winds
She’s gunna blow your mind
She’ll take account of your sins
From the pale horse she rides

She’ll make you bite the lightening
To tell her how it tastes
She’ll make you feel enlightened
Then lay your soul to waste

Chorus
Chorus
Chorus

The Traveler

When the weight of my world is too much for me
Could ya carry me, my love?
When the static alone is deafening
Would you shelter me, my love?

When the night is too dark, be a light for me
Would you shine for me, my love?
When it’s too much to take
Would you breathe with me?
Just breathe with me, my love?

Chorus 1
‘Cause this road is long
Far too long to be traveling alone
To where I belong, with you

And I’ll close my eyes when you sing for me
Would you sing for me? Would you sing for me, my love?
When the world starts to spin
Would you dance with me, would you dance with me, my love?

If we get to the top, could you fall for me?
Could you fall for me, my love?
If I’m going through hell,
Would you follow me? Would you follow me, my love?

Chorus 2
When we finally meet
Don’t you know I’ll be saving you a seat
Right next to me, for you

‘Cause this road is long
Far too long to be traveling alone
To where I belong, with you
29

Lazy Sunday afternoon, I woke up to the sound of the rain
In trying not to disturb you, I watched you while you dreamed away
Years from now you won’t give a damn, will you anyway?

I got so lost my feet didn’t travel far
Staring out a window with a head full of shooting stars
Couldn’t tell if it was you or twenty-nine breaking my heart
So I turned the record over

Hurt so bad but damn if I love the pain
Suppose it’s almost like I fell right in love with you again
Now the needle hits that record, I’m standing in the Carolina Rain

I ask myself the questions but the answers all remain the same
But now there’s one less person here to sit around and try and speculate
But I still leave that door open wide, just in case it rains

So take another sip and it will all slowly slip away
‘Cause I got things to do like get you off of my mind today
Sometimes you were out of sight, but I can’t see you anymore anyway
The record spins the world turns ‘round, what comes ‘round goes around now anyway

I got so lost my feet didn’t travel far
Staring out a window with a head full of shooting stars
Still wondering if it’s you or twenty-nine breaking my heart
Breaking my heart

Pin Up Queens & Silver Screens

Caffeine and Nicotine
Pin up queens and silver screens
Are going to be the death of you and me

Mistakes and heartbreaks
I pray the Lord my soul to take
If I should dream sometime before I wake

Photographs of better halves
Can I have your autograph?
Am I supposed to cry, or should I laugh?

Well I think I’ve seen this film somewhere before
Yeah I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this film before
Yeah I’m certain that I’ve seen this film before
And I don’t wanna see anymore

Gasoline in magazines
Trying to keep up with the scene
And remember all along that life’s a dream

Movie stars with old guitars
The best die young in classic cars
And I’ll meet you somewhere in between the bars

Wedding cakes and matinees
It’s all too much for me to take
Could you fix me up sometime before I break?

Chorus

Caffeine and Nicotine
Pin up queens and silver screens
Are going to be the death of me

Goodnight

Didn’t we make the best of all that came our way?
The day is over now, there’s nothing left to say
The city fell in love, they’re turning out the lights
Darling kiss me again, Goodnight.

Close your eyes, hold your body next to mine
Darling kiss me again, Goodnight.

Close your eyes, hold your body next to mine
Darling kiss me again, Goodnight.

Darling kiss me again, Goodnight.

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Pin Up Queens & SIlver Screens"
























 
Very excited to announce that
“Pin Up Queens & Silver Screens” is now available for pre-order on iTunes!
When you preorder the album you'll instantly receive a download of the track "Hollywood".
You can also pick up presale tickets for The CD Release show Aug 29th at 8pm. Presale tickets are $8 at The Camp House in Chattanooga, TN

Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. St. Cecilia
3. Maybe Katie
4. Hold On Love
5. We’ll See
6. Hollywood
7. Stay Around
8. Intermission
9.
10. Is This What I’ve Been Waiting For?
11. When She Comes Around
12. The Traveler
13. 29
14. Pin Up Queens & Silver Screens
15. Goodnight

Album Credits:
All tracks written by Ryan Oyer
Produced by Butch Ross with additional Production by Ryan Oyer & Michael McDade
Recorded by Mike McDade and Ryan Oyer at Dover Studios and on location. Additional recording by Butch Ross at Big Window and Southern Occupation except* Adam Townsell, & John Purdue at MTSU Studio E!
Mixed by Butch Ross at Southern Occupation
Mastered by Charles Allison at Spanner Sound
Graphic Design by Kristen Rogers
Cover Photo by TRD Photography Models: Ezra Kai Breedy & Christine Bordeaux
Back photo by Moon Designs by Melissa Bowman

Track Credits:

Intro
Ryan Oyer - Sound collage
Marcus Patrick Ellsworth - Spoken words

St. Cecilia
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Piano/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Jessica Nunn - Viola
Danimal Pinson - Bass
Todd Garland - Drums Butch Ross: Mountain Dulcimer, Keyboards, Percussion

Maybe Katie
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Jessica Nunn - Viola
Butch Ross: Accordion, Tambourine, More Tambourine, Percussion, Hand Claps, and 1 pound Morton’s Kosher Salt
Todd Garland: Djembe
Michael McDade -Bass

Hold On Love
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Tiffany Taylor – Vocals
Michael McDade - Harmonica
Josh Bates – Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Jordan Hallquist – Electric Guitar
Butch Ross – Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Glockenspiel
Danimal Pinson - Bass
Todd Garland – Drums

We’ll See
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Hayley Graham – Vocals
Butch Ross – Horn Arrangement, Organ, Percussion
Danimal Pinson - Bass
Todd Garland – Drums
Ben Parris - Sax
Bexy Ribeiro – Trumpet
Russell White – Trombone

Hollywood
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Amber Fults – Vocals
Butch Ross – Drum Loop, Bass Synth
Travis Kilgore – Bass
Todd Garland – Drums
The Island of Misfit Musicians – Foot-stomps & Handclaps
Contains a sample of “Drowning in Sound” by Ryan Oyer from the album “Metamorphosis” ©2013 Ryan Oyer, used by permission.

Stay Around
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Hayley Graham: “Hey, You wanna go?”
Butch Ross: Glockenspiel, Electric Piano, Accordion, Choir Guitars, Mellotron

Intermission
Voice over: Trish Ferrell Wileman
The Ryanettes: Nel Reid, Sarah Cate Scaduto, Trish Ferrell Wileman
Gordon Inman: Clarinet
The Enola Gay Trio: John Fruscianti, Chad Smith, Flea Thanks to Fiverr
Ryan Oyer does not appear on this track

#9
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Bexy Ribeiro – Vocals/Trumpet
Bijan Dhanani – Electric Guitar Butch Ross: Horn Arrangement, Sound Effects
Danimal Pinson – Bass
Todd Garland – Drums
Russell White – Trombone

Is This What I’ve Been Waiting For?
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Butch Ross – Piano/Organ/Percussion/Electric Guitar/12 String Acoustic Guitar
Danimal Pinson – Bass
Todd Garland – Drums
(Thanks to John Sharpe for letting us borrow the 12-String!)

When She Comes Around*
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Electric Guitar
Travis Kilgore - Aroooooouuuuuuunnnnnd!!!!!
Danimal Pinson – Electric Guitar
Butch Ross – Electric Guitar, Organ, Mellotron
Michael McDade – Bass
Todd Garland – Drums

The Traveler*
Ryan Oyer -Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Jessica Nunn - Viola
Butch Ross - Guitar, Vibes
Danimal Pinson - Organ
Michael McDade -Bass
Todd Garland – Drums

29 Ryan Oyer -Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Megan Howard – Vocals
Ian Waters– Piano
Butch Ross - Sound Effects, Electric Piano, Glockenspiel, Korg and Roland Strings, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar (bridge), Spy Guitar
Danimal Pinson – Bass
Todd Garland – Drums
Bexy Ribeiro – Trumpet
Trish Ferrell Wileman – Flute
Hannah Kuhn: Cello

Pin Up Queens & Silver Screens
Ryan Oyer - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Butch Ross – Electric Guitar/Vocals/Mellotron/Percussion/”Sitar”/Moog Synths/Reverse Sound Effects Michael McDade – Bass
Todd Garland – Drums
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Goodnight
Ryan Oyer -Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Megan Howard – Vocals
Jessica Nunn – Viola
Kelsey Lauren Stevenson – Violin

Monday, January 27, 2014

"Pin Up Queens and Silver Screens" T-shirt Campaign

https://www.booster.com/ryanoyer Help me to fund some of the costs of producing the album by ordering a Ryan Oyer T-Shirt Recording/Mixing/Mastering can cost quite a bit when making a new record. By ordering a T-shirt you'll be helping to front some of the cost of producing my new record. So not only will you be purchasing your own Ryan Oyer T-shirt, you'll be helping me to create more music. If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram you'll know I've been hard at work on my 3rd Album titled "Pin Up Queens and Silver Screens". Here's a way to help out and make it happen! Cheers and we'll be announcing more news soon!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Right In Love", happy birthday to Metamorphosis, and more.

Hey guy's it's been a while since I posted so I figured I'd let everyone know what's been going on. Really soon the Ryan Oyer Band (Mike, Todd, Josh and I) will be releasing a new single called "Right In Love". The track was recorded live in front of an audience at Camp House in Chattanooga on May 31st by Jonny Ginese. We're gunna be releasing it as soon as we can and getting it out for everyone to hear. At the same time the plan is to offer the single for free to those who'd like to donate to a kickstarter as well as other goodies to begin the process of mixing/mastering/producing the rest of the live record. We're all really pleased with the work Jonny has done with this track and can't wait to hear the rest of the tracks we've chosen to have mixed etc. The track will also be available in digital download form on most online stores. Jonny will also be filming a video to introduce the record for kickstarter. Seeing as how the last one went so well, I believe this one will go just as well, especially once you guys hear "Right In Love". The other tracks we're hoping to release from the show are; Rock N Roll, Right In Love, Rabbit Hole (featuring Jessica Nunn), Pretty Girls, Collecting Butterflies, When She Comes Around, The Traveler (featuring Woodford Sessions), and Never Let Go. Also I've written 14 songs now that will be considered for the next studio album. The studio album is yet to be titled, but the original "phone home demos" or the E.T. Demos as I like to call them can be heard here The 14 songs in consideration right now are; Rock n Roll, Right In Love, Maybe Katie, The Traveler, Pretty Girls, 29, Hollywood, Hold On Love, This Tattered Quilt, Sunken Treasure, St. Cecilia, Is This What I've Been Waiting For?, When She Comes Around, and Goodnight. We plan to begin recording this album in the fall. In the meantime I hope you all will enjoy the new single. Happy 1st birthday to Metamorphosis! Cheers. -Ryan

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Metamorphosis July 28th 2012

Next saturday night July 28th at Barking Legs Theater is the release party for "Metamorphosis". The show will showcase my band playing the entire album live. Also pleased to announce that the release show is a dual release as my good friend Megan Howard is releasing her new album as well. The show begins at 8pm and Megan's band will take the stage (Megan, Josh Bates, Scottie Matos, Michael McDade) after a brief intermission my band will take the stage (Callie Harmon, Michael McDade and myself). Both bands have been rehearsing hard and it's set to be an amazing show and a night not to be missed. Here's a link to the pre-sale for tickets to the show. also to read the full press release on the record. Full tracklisting 1. Drowning in Sound 2. Garbage 3. Pour Myself to Sleep 4. Anymore 5. Hayley's Comet 6. Metamorphosis 7. What I Know By Now...(aka The Ballad of Ben Parris) 8. Monument 9. Miles Away 10. Eye of the Storm 11. Collecting Butterflies 12. Amnesia 13. Never Let Go The album will be on iTunes and Spotify etc. after the release show Digitally pre-order the album. Cheers - Ryan

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hey guys here's an update on how the albums coming along and what's been going on in my music world. Well we're nearing the completion of "Metamorphosis" and I couldnt be happier with it. Songs have dropped in and out of favor but overall I feel that this will be a great record. (No wonder I spent two years working on it.) Working with Butch Ross and Michael McDade on this one has been a great dynamic. All of us have focused to get the best result with these tunes and brought them all to life for the album. So here's where you ome in. Within a few days a kickstarter/pre-order system will be launched and you guys will be helping to fund the making of this record. While the "work" is close to being finished there's a lot left to do to make this happen. We're adding some finishing touches on recording and mixing as we go. The next stage is to hand it off to Charles Allison at Spanner Sound to master the record (aka... make it listenable). Below i've included a short preview of what the album is sounding like in a video for the kickstarter project. Oh yeah and the band will be playing Nightfall June 22nd, so hope you all can come out! Peace and Love for now. Enjoy the preview.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

"For All of My Days" 2.14.12 Digital EP


"For All of My Days"
A love song I wrote for a Wedding gift to my friends Brandon and Courtney. They used to work with me @ Fazoli's back in the day (which was a Wednesday as I recall :). A few things happened that got the wheels turning on this one. They had asked me to run sound at their Wedding so about a week before the Wedding I had decided I wanted to write it for them. A short while before that I had gone with Mike and Gail to go see Jennifer Daniels perform @ Rhythm and Brews. Jennifer has a song that completely grabbed my heart called "Every Single Day". That song inspired me to write a real love song, and Brandon and Courtney gave me the perfect opportunity to grab. The words came in about 20 minutes, I was dating someone at the time and basically sat down and wrote what I would want to say to her. Brandon and Courtney ended up having me play the song at the Wedding, and it was their "First Dance".

"Zooey Deschanel (I think you're swell)"
"This song doesn't sound like any particular one of your songs,
it sounds like all of them." - Butch Ross
First of all it's really fun to say "Zooey Deschanel". She's the "adorkable" indie queen right now but my crush-affair began when I had visited my friends in Athens, GA. We'd been out checking out the UGA college town scene listening to music and talking all night. When we got back to my friend David's apartment his roomate Pat and I still wanted to listen to music so she ran upstairs and got her record player and we sat on the deck. The first album she played was the second half of the "She and Him Vol. 1" album. I fell immediately in love with her voice and just wanted to reach into the record machine and hug her. Plus she covers the Beatles... instant musical love. The recording is just me and my guitar and another well done whistle solo :).

"Undone"
This song was another one that had been inspired by a couple of different events/things that really touched me. The birth of the song (although I didn't know it'd become one at the time) was inspired by BJ Hightower. During soundcheck for the Warren Zevon show, Mark Holder was soundchecking his guitar and finished playing a completely bad assed blues riff on his electric guitar. BJ turned to me and Jordan Hallquist and very poignantly stated "Take a good look boys, that won't be there forever." The second was actually while I was on my way to Mike and Gails to finish up some recording the day after the Nim Nims CD Release. I was listening back to their CD and BJ's quote came back to me so I knew then I'd have to begin writing it down. A few days later (of course I didn't write it down yet) It had been swimming around my subconscience and I woke up from sleep again with the first verse in my head. I was awake for about 3 hours and wrote the first 2 verses and the chorus (that seriously was a wednesday). On Friday I sat back down sorted out the chords that were with the melody that I had as I wrote the words down and finished the song. I Noel Gallaghered* myself on this one. It would have fit well on "Metamorphosis" and it's in my opinion the best song I've ever written (but that's not up to me is it).

"Rabbit Hole (LIve from WGOW)"
This appears because a lot of people like the acoustic version I perform more than the album version from "Come Together". This is the first version I've done that was recorded that I felt was decent enough to release. SO... (Neda Long) you're welcome ;).

"For All of My Days (alternate mix)"
I'm a fan of alternate mixes and different versions/takes of songs to hear how the develop. Here's the "Sandra Oh mix"* It's just me and my acoustic guitar and my bassline for it until Butch added in indie-poptastic prom theme strings and organ to lift the chorus.

"For All of My Days" was recorded by Mike McDade and Butch Ross during sessions for the album "Metamorphosis" coming soon. Mixed by Butch Ross. I play acoustic guitar, bass, and some electric. Butch Ross plays electric guitar, Jim Pfitzer plays piano, Jordan Hallquist plays drums. Photo by Tolan Bistrek and design by Kristen Rogers and Butch Ross.

Visit www.ryanoyer.com to purchase the "For All of My Days" EP on 2.14.12
featuring "For All of My Days" "Zooey Deschanel (I think you're swell)" "Undone" "Rabbit Hole (LIve from WGOW)" and "For All of My Days (alternate mix)"



*The Oasis song "The Masterplan" appears as the B-side to "Wonderwall". It's arguably the greatest song he's ever written.
*Imagine you're watching Grey's Anatomy and Sandra Oh get's married... this is the version that would play during that scene.