Ryan David Orr

More Than Strangers

by Ryan David Orr

Released 06/13/2013
Maiden Druther (self-released)
Released 06/13/2013
Maiden Druther (self-released)
This album has elements of folk, rock, pop, blues, and alternative. Features fan favorites "Margaret", "Selfishly", "5 More Days", and "Ariel in Graylight, Stormy". This album is available in CD format or in high-quality MP3 format
  • 4:13 Lyrics Selfishly

    V1

    Let me start by saying you were always everything to me,

    So it doesn’t seem strange if I change your name like in a dream.

    I believed there was someone else like you that I could find,

    But many years later, although I’ve tried, you’re all that’s on my mind.

    You’re all that’s on my mind.

     

    V2

    I remember when you lied to your mother and you said you’d be home soon;

    The soft touch of your fingers on my arm under the moon;

    And in the corner of the funeral home, where the coach sat crying ‘cause our boy was gone

    His picture was pasted all over a poster board and I couldn’t hold your hand.

    You wouldn’t understand

     

    Ch

    If I could make this last for good, I would cling to you selfishly.

    And you would know me like you should, and how I want to be.

     

    V3

    My house sat on a country road near a little trail through the trees.

    I could walk it in the middle of the winter when the wind shook out the leaves.

    Meet me over by the telephone lines and sell me on your dreams.

    And I will call you “Angel” in a language only seen.

    But you’ll know what I mean.

     

    Ch

    If I could make this last for good, I would cling to you selfishly.

    And you would know me like you should, and how I want to be.

     

    Br

    We fall down to learn to stand up taller;

    We love so big, all the world seems smaller.

    Sweet girl, I never meant to be less than what you needed me to be.

     

    Ch

    If I could make this last for good, I would cling to you selfishly.

    And you would know me like you should, and how I want to be.

  • 4:45 Story Lyrics Margaret

    Margaret

     

    This stuff is so easy, isn’t it, Margaret?

    But you might just disappear

    Like you were never even here.

    And they might not let you dream.

    Like a headline printed in a magazine,

    You read just like they wanted you to read.

     

    And I had a lover like them, too.

    So innocently cruel.

    They climb inside of you,

    And they never set you free.

    And you’re not a lot like me,

    Or I’m not a lot like you,

    But either way it’s true.

     

    Listen...outside

    Hear them calling your name?

    Patience...it’s alright

    We’re so glad that you came.

    Stand up, deep breath,

    You’ll be wonderful

    The curtain is open...

     

    They got together on Christmas didn’t they, Margaret?

    Like I can still recall.

    All the kid voices down the hall,

    And the clatter of the toys.

    It was easier for boys

    To shut out all the noise,

    We’re not supposed to show anything at all.

     

    And our fathers long before us knew

    The bitterness of youth

    And how to make it through

    When everyone was gone.

    Without our weapons drawn,

    When we can’t stand up strong,

    We smile and play along.

     

    Listen...outside

    Hear them calling your name?

    Patience...it’s alright

    We’re so glad that you came.

    Stand up, deep breath,

    You’ll be wonderful

    The curtain is open...

    Soldier...dreamer

    Did you mean to be free?

    Waiting...hoping

    That the world would see.

    Head up, calm down,

    You’ll be wonderful

    The curtain is open.

  • 3:35 Lyrics Lucky Is Enough

    Lucky is Enough

    Sophie slips a letter through the ceiling vent heater,

    And she never can remember to close with her name.

    She looks down from a window up above the bold cathedral,

    And a part of her is feeble and the rest of her is lame.

     

    I’ll wish you luck if just lucky is enough,

    But shouldn’t you be drinking from a stronger man’s cup?

    Forever yours truly and with all of my love,

    Just lock your doors.

     

    She couldn’t wake the neighbors with the voice that they gave her,

    She would want someone to save her but she’d never impose.

    I must have seemed embarrassed when she startled my awareness,

    From below her staring, careless as she put on her clothes.

     

    I’ll wish you luck if just lucky is enough,

    But shouldn’t you be drinking from a stronger man’s cup?

    Forever yours truly and with all of my love,

    Who are we fooling?

     

    Sophie plays a game with paper scraps and bits of plastic,

    And she swears she doesn’t practice, but she wins every time.

    And I don’t know the object, and I think I’m just her project,

    Because a part of me is suspect and the rest of me is lying.

     

    I’ll wish you luck if just lucky is enough,

    But shouldn’t you be drinking from a stronger man’s cup?

    Forever yours truly and with all of my love,

    They’re vicious when you’re weak, but they’re worse if you’re tough.

    So give me your hand and let this be enough.

    Ain’t we just lucky?

     

  • 3:02 Lyrics 5 More Days

    5 more days of rain, she said, it’s almost getting clear.

    This won’t hurt that bad she said, there’s nothing quite as near.

    5 more days and ways to lay yourself inside and die,

    And I don’t care...there’s 5 more days

     

    5 more days of rain, she said, it’s almost time.

    I don’t have to wait she said, it’s only in my mind.

    Blinding us to everything and teaching us to fight,

    It seemed so right...and there’s 5 more days.

     

    Speak softly now, she’s waking up.

    It’s times like this that I’m losing sleep.

    Speak gently now, she’s fragile, and I don’t know if I’m too loud.

     

    5 more days of rain, she said, I’ve had enough of this.

    I’ll be gone before you know it, there ain’t no one here I’m gonna miss.

    For all the people I have know and for everyone that stayed I have lost my way

    And there’s 5 more days.

     

    Speak softly now, she’s waking up.

    It’s times like this that I’m losing sleep.

    Speak gently now, she’s fragile, and I don’t know if I’m too loud.

    Speak softly now, she’s waking up.

    It’s times like this that I’m losing sleep.

    Speak gently now, she’s fragile, and I don’t know if I’m too loud.

  • 4:41 Lyrics Ariel in Graylight, Stormy

    Ariel in Graylight, Stormy

    Had to be enough for the tympani call;

    Had to be on two different rivaling walls;

    Had to be the father with all of his bulls;

    Had to be the mother in shame from the fall;

    After you checked and nobody was home,

    In between hating and loving the world;

    How to be a woman and still be a girl.

    How to pretend you don’t need to be told,

    And to be told.

     

    Sister was shaking a dagger;

    Sister put cracks in the window;

    Left all the cash on the table;

    Nothing is said that you don’t know;

    Didn’t they promise you freedom

    From the very first time you could listen?

    They tricked you and held their position.

     

    Ariel in graylight, stormy,

    We missed you in the list of the chosen.

    They said it before, they’ll say it again:

    Some of us were made more fortunate people,

    And nothing anywhere is easy.

     

    Do you believe you could make it

    Without anyone to be there when you fake it?

    When you attempt to not fade like a flame;

    Judges are wanting of only a name.

    Out of the corners we shutter and rise,

    Into the indifferent contempt of the sky,

    Into the malice of never and why.

    They told me the same thing they told you, it wasn’t a lie.

     

    Ariel in graylight, stormy,

    We missed you in the list of the chosen.

    They said it before, they’ll say it again:

    Some of us were made more fortunate people,

    And nothing anywhere...

    Ariel in graylight, stormy,

    We missed you in the list of the chosen.

    They said it before, they’ll say it again:

    Some of us were made more fortunate people,

    And nothing anywhere is easy.

     

  • 3:40 Lyrics More Than Strangers

    Down a long stretch of highway,

    Worn from the storm, weary and lost,

    I was stranded outside with the stars looking my way,

    And with nothing to hide I grew peaceful and calm.

     

    I can feel my heart is changing now,

    I can hear the whole world sing out loud.

    I believe we are more than strangers.

     

    When I was a boy, I was searching for wisdom

    In the words on a page; in the words of my mother

    Who said love doesn’t choose, ‘cause love is the answer

    If we won’t refuse in fear and in shame.

     

    I can feel my heart is changing now,

    I can hear the whole world sing out loud.

    I believe we are more than strangers.

     

    And why should I fear you?

    Why should you fear me?

    Haven’t we suffered this long enough?

    Through countless wars and thousands of lifetimes,

    Together we’re still here.

     

    I can feel my heart is changing now,

    I can hear the whole world sing out loud.

    I believe we are more than strangers.

  • Lyrics Wheels

    She’s suddenly, afterwards, smiling in lieu of running away,

    ‘Cause some of them make you hurt, but some of them love you come what may.

    And out amid the stark light after dawn she longs for home.

    A curious call to arms for those too terrified to roam.

     

    Oh my soul...

    You’ve gotta push it ‘til the wheels come off,

    Have courage even when you’re lost,

    And break the silence, judgments all be damned.

    And I have never known someone like you,

    To be a part of it and still see through

    This veil we’d all be wise to understand.

     

    A burgeoning brand new strand, pair upon pair of letters climb.

    And culminate in an open hand free from the avarice of time.

    My dear I long to hold you in my arms so safe and warm.

    And into the endlessness our chariot surges evermore.

     

    Oh my soul...

    You’ve gotta push it ‘til the wheels come off,

    Have courage even when you’re lost,

    And break the silence, judgments all be damned.

    And I have never known someone like you,

    To be a part of it and still see through

    This veil we’d all be wise to understand.

  • Lyrics Reflection of Beauty

    If we had all of the people surrounded,

    Or maybe chained them all down to the floor,

    We could believe that in strength love is founded and we are much stronger than any before.

    Love is your belief that people change.

    And we can’t give the sun our misfortune, and we can’t pay the rain in regret.

    It’s too late to be sorry for something that everyone always just seems to forget.

    Infected by a hand so close to blame.

     

    Do the words make you high?

    Did I say what matters this time?

    Will time shade your eyes?

    It’s a reflection of beauty, you answer so strong.

    Truth or perception, could we be wrong?

    Haven’t you taken your time?

    We’ve waited so long.

     

    You could swear you were tearing your heart out;

    You could lie and tell me you believe

    In truly sufficient indifference toward all of this destructive insanity.

    Do you think they’d notice? Do you think they’d care?

    And are you so sure your life treads heavy on this earth,

    And in all your finest moments are you who you envisioned?

    Just remember your light.

     

    Do the words make you high?

    Did I say what matters this time?

    Will time shade your eyes?

    It’s a reflection of beauty, you answer so strong.

    Truth or perception, could we be wrong?

    Haven’t you taken your time?

    We’ve drifted so long.

     

    Many a hand as many a feeling, daddy was once a little boy;

    Girls in dance and girls in mourning making way for brighter toys,

    See the faces of the children in lace and flowing gown,

    Shake against the pale of morning, turn your head and then hang it down.

     

    Do the words make you high?

    Did I say what matters this time?

    Will time shade your eyes?

    It’s a reflection of beauty, you answer so strong.

    Truth or perception, could we be wrong?

    Haven’t you taken your time?

    We’ve waited so long.

  • 5:47 Lyrics Candlelight Butterflies

    Upon your deciding you would fly,
    the fates stood invisible.
    You offered yourself to pay the price
    and were satisfied.

    Is it better if you don't unravel;
    if the edges never fray?
    A fighting last impression on the way down.
    We make up our excuses for the sake of better days,
    Giggling and weeping on the way down.
    Never you surrender, and the lady find her way,
    leaving every light on on the way down.

    Sipping in the bitterness of time,
    and hailing the moon from all her rest.
    Your dancing was magic on their eyes,
    candlelight butterflies.

    If you shiver at the sunset on the last day of your life,
    I promise I will be there to embrace you.
    Who are we to judge this? Who are we to mind?
    Shedding our discomfort as we break through.
    Sister contemplation, rid me of what blinds;
    Brother compassion, let me see you.

    I want to leave here a better man
    with both of my eyes wide open.
    And with the chains all broken.
    Into an endless ocean.
    Where there is only love,
    there is only love,
    there is only light...

  • Lyrics Wear My Lady Like Sunshine

    The city surrenders what the mountains can’t tame.

    However uneasy the guilty can’t blame.

    You can vanish the voice, but the lips will remain.

    Taste my lady like summer rain.

     

    Don’t you be excited, don’t you squeal and don’t you whine,

    And don’t you lie about crying and rub your eyes ‘til they shine.

    Something so lonely, something so fine.

    Wear my lady like sunshine.

     

    Stupid say that you don’t love and crazy say you care.

    79 times wave your hands up in the air.

    They can see you comin’ kid and they don’t give a damn if you’re scared.

    Chase my lady like she’s really there.

     

    The city surrenders what the mountains can’t tame.

    However uneasy the guilty can’t blame.

    You can vanish the voice, but the lips will remain.

    Taste my lady like summer rain.

  • Lyrics Light Becomes You

    I felt you shiver in the snow

    With beads of moonlight peppered on the road

    The fall had left its fingernail scratches all over the trees,

    And how this tickle in my skin could pull me light years back to thee;

    And the most important moment was when I felt you shiver.

     

    Help me know how to fight

    The fading of the day back into night.

    The beauty of the air outside this visceral cocoon

    Is the illuminated breathing of the cherubim in bloom.

    And I still envision your radiant design.

     

    Light becomes you

    All I see and all I feel

NOTES
This album is available in CD format or in high-quality MP3 format

Mordred the Quarter Known

by Ryan David Orr

Released 06/13/2011
Maiden Druther (self-released)
Released 06/13/2011
Maiden Druther (self-released)
A larger sounding production; more of a rock album. Features fan favorites "Hope & Fire", "Where the World is Waiting for You", "Write it on the Wall", "Woman", and "Carry Me Home". Available in CD format and high-quality MP3 format.
  • 4:21 Lyrics If You Want Love

    V1

    You can give up on shouting if you want to.

    Nobody asked you anything.

    You can give up on doubting if it won’t prove

    It’s a matter of trust and listening.

    It’s not in the waiting that you get stuck,

    You’re caught in a fear of moving on.

    You can blame all your loss on luck,

    Or a lack thereof

     

    Ch

    But if you want love, hey, get up from your wasted spaces.

    Don’t say you ain’t got to believe in something.

     

    V2

    The king of confusion sits in his room

    Telling the walls to let him out.

    He doesn’t remember how to get through

    The terrible truth of laying down.

    Out in the world those dreamers will climb,

    To cradle the sun; to let it gleam.

    And up in the tower, angered and numb,

    He won’t hear the cries.

     

    Repeat CH

     

    BR

    It’s so loaded and null; this claim you’re offering.

    Won’t you open the door. Let the sunlight in.

     

  • 3:25 Lyrics Hope & Fire

    V1

    I bet you could have been big enough if they told you what they all expected.

    Simple faker with the saintly pleading so as not to be rejected.

    Just a little intoxicated by this selfish lie you tell me.

    I could stand upon broken ground if what I found resounded clearly.

     

    CH

    Just then you disappeared inside of all that I am and I know why;

    It’s made of hope and fire, this innocent goodbye.

    We sat beating the bad days back with a wanton attack of the certain and I know why;

    It’s made of hope and fire.

     

    V2

    I bet it might have been perfectly fine were this scribbled line drawn straighter.

    Moving through to be something true is so much better now than later.

    How is it that I spoke so clear and came so near to love sincerely?

    Just to find that this never could be something that would not elude me.

     

    CH

    Just then you disappeared inside of all that I am and I know why;

    It’s made of hope and fire, this innocent goodbye.

    We sat beating the bad days back with a wanton attack of the certain and I know why;

    It’s made of hope and fire.

     

    BR

    I hope I don’t break you down. Break your heart.

    This intent is nothing less than plain and said.

    I live instead for being rid.

  • 3:52 Lyrics Where the World is Waiting For You

    V1

    I had to make you up for everyone.

    They never knew. How would you?

    Foolish toys on avenues making noise.

    The picture in the kitchen is not enough.

    We couldn’t touch. With you undone.

    How is one so obvious not the same?

    Not a fraction of it.

     

    Ch

    And out of sullen mouths they scream, “See me!

    And how alone I belong.

    I belong in halls that echo my name.”

    I’m running out into where the world is waiting for you.

     

    V2

    You bothered with disguise and I obliged.

    And I have tried all my life to recognize,

    And clearly hear what truth might fall

    upon an eager dreamer’s yearning ears.

    Waiting for something sweeter; something more than just someone.

    But you were gone. Were you ever really here?

     

    Ch

    And out of sullen mouths they scream, “See me!

    And how alone I belong.

    I belong in halls that echo my name.”

    I’m running out into where the world is waiting for you

     

    Br

    To come to life,

    And drown your lies,

    And rest your eyes,

    But you’re too stuck inside.

     

    Ch

    And out of sullen mouths they scream, “See me!

    And how alone I belong.

    I belong in halls that echo my name.”

    I’m running out into where the world is waiting for you.

  • 4:58 Lyrics April, I'm Sure the Stars Understand

    V1

    Like winter’s breath all the shivers come.

    Creeping into her oblivion.

    She wanted to be confident in life and love.

    Believing her patience to be strong enough.

    She throws her hair back out of her face

    To gaze at the lines that her time has made;

    Condemning this reflection she seems sealed in,

    And loathing the façade of all the roles she played.

     

    CH

    I screamed at all the bitter darkness in the world, but the night wind tore my skin.

    I try to tell you what I feel when I’m alone, but the feelings always win.

    I threw my anger to the bottom of the well, but my wishes don’t make sense.

    Everybody looks the same, there’s no distinguishing between my enemies and friends.

     

    V2

    My expectations weren’t unlike yours, baby.

    I see in black and white when it suits me.

    Don’t let them tell you that they aren’t as crazy.

    They fall apart the same as you and me.

    It seems their actions shape all of their belief.

    And they swear by a dull imagination.

    While conceding to be prisoners of destiny,

    They stand for this raw manipulation.

     

    CH

    I screamed at all the bitter darkness in the world, but the night wind tore my skin.

    I try to tell you what I feel when I’m alone, but the feelings always win.

    I threw my anger to the bottom of the well, but my wishes don’t make sense.

    Everybody looks the same, there’s no distinguishing between my enemies and friends.

     

    BR

    But I recognize your innocence; you’re still the same to me.

    After years of disappointment, we are learning to be free.

    May you shine long after we are gone in distant starry skies.

    Hold your head up; you’re alive.

  • 3:52 Lyrics Carry Me Home

    V1

    I once saw a girl in lavender light,

    Dancing like a dream just ‘cause she could.

    On all the corners of the world, delicate, inseparable,

    The vain and lonely stood.

    Uther left his saber in a stone far away from home

    And tried not to disappear.

    Is anybody listening? Does anybody care?

    Are there those who survive in here?

     

    CH

    Sing us all a song to remember you by.

    Let it ring clearly.

    Tell ‘em that we tried and we couldn’t say why

    The only way we know

    Is difficult now to just let go.

    So steady my head and carry me home.

     

    V2

    Useless little animals fill parking lots and shopping malls

     and can’t stand being sad.

    Hey, can you believe the only thing to set us free

    Will be the loss of what we had?

    I once saw a boy who played with clean and happy toys

    And grew up loving guns,

    ‘Cause all the fathers and the mothers are too angry to love each other,

    And then they teach their sons.

     

    Repeat CH

     

    CH

    Sing us all a song to remember you by.

    Let it ring clearly.

    Tell ‘em we were lost looking for the divine

    If you think that they’ll hear me.

    Tell ‘em that we tried and we couldn’t say why

    The only way we know

    Is difficult now to just let go.

    So steady my head and carry me home.

     

    I once saw a girl in lavender light dancing like a dream just ‘cause she could.

  • Lyrics It's Only You

    V1

    You didn’t lose him, he was outside buying you roses.

    To bring you happiness.

    And he’s cursing the bar as it closes.

    Your head was left a mess.

    Don’t bring your belief into summer,

    ‘Cause it has not happened yet.

    And all you put into the effort

    Is all that you will get.

     

    Ch

    I know I don’t believe it when you tell me that it’s only you

    Trying to be comfortable with everything and everybody.

    Don’t you think that we all get it?

     

    V2

    It wasn’t just another bad thing you couldn’t manage,

    But you have to let this go.

    That love won’t suffer the damage,

    And deep inside you know.

    He rested again on the sidewalk,

    To ask if you recall

    Why you’re crossing your arms and you won’t talk.

    But you’re not there at all.

     

    Ch

    I know I don’t believe it when you tell me that it’s only you

    Trying to be comfortable with everything and everybody.

    Don’t you think that we all get it?

     

    Br

    Hold your promise to the light. Let it shine; see inside.

    Let this never be your life; making circles of your time.

    And you never have to deny that we’re passing a line. You changed my mind.

    And there’s something holding on too fast to not be noticed now.

     

    V3

    He was livid on the drive back to the apartment, ‘cause you’re fake when you get caught.

    And you claim that it’s not of importance, when revenge is all you’ve got.

    Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you’re not just like them all.

    You would do whatever it takes to be powerful and tall.

  • 4:19 Lyrics Woman

    V1

    Your skin is all they need to feel so free.

    And, just like me, want you close.

    Your eyes are both for free,

    And waiting for small release. Your spirit knows.

     

    Ch

    At the bottom of this well

    Your greatest wishes fell.

    And settled on the floor.

    And I won’t ever tell.

     

    And all that you are now

    is beautiful and proud. Woman.

     

    V2

    To steal a fragile light

    And drown it out.

    For seasons now, is what we know.

    For fear of our own hands losing wars;

    Losing ground. We hold her down.

     

    Ch

    Hanging from the sky

    The starlight in your eyes.

    That only love can see.

    And no, you don’t need me.

     

    For you stand on your own

    To claim this ancient throne. Woman.

     

  • Lyrics Scream at the Clouds

    V1

    The phone sat idle for eight whole days,

    As we waited for the villain to come out into the sunshine.

    It’s our time; planted from a seed we climb,

    And still we struggle trying to remember

    How did they start this curse?

    You’ve got a lot of belief in words.

    If your children grow up to break your laws,

    Will you tell them they were your only flaws?

    Will you show them how to be saints and gods?

    I don’t believe it’s impossible. It’s not impossible.

     

    CH

    So we scream at the clouds and their silence is all we have.

    We dare ask, but can’t accept that as an answer.

    Oh, my love, I’ll try not to be blind, but I’m so human.

     

    V2

    We walked on taller into the fog,

    Where they shout out your name, but you long forgot.

    And we cringe when his majesty calls his dogs,

    But we’re sure of the silence and don’t get caught.

    I know I don’t need anyone.

    I am the only daughters and only sons.

    I am a million colors and one resolve.

    I am hands wide open and grateful palms.

    And a heart for catching the stars that fall.

    I am one voice offering countless calls.

     

    CH

    So we scream at the clouds and their silence is all we have.

    We dare ask, but can’t accept that as an answer.

    Oh, my love, I cannot pretend that I know what you’re looking for,

    But I won’t waste this time.

  • Lyrics The Ocean I Bleed Before

    He circled ‘round and fell down and his head was swirling.

    Let’s wake him up ‘fore he drowns and get him thinking.

    We’re all obliged to define our belligerence,

    but, oh my God, must we try to make it make sense?

     

    This is just to test out my hypothesis

    that children never get scared of what they didn’t know existed

    I won’t mind if you don’t think about me.

    You do what you need to.   

    I don’t believe to be missed at all.

     

    You’re the scent of the ocean I bleed before.

    You’re nervous in motion for all that I know.

    Your pain is the pain of the open door;

    Easy to accept that you’re not so deceiving.

     

    It was more that I delighted in all you said

    while your tragic little words were overflowing.

    I quit the listen just to see you move instead.

    The bitter stars were envious of your glowing.

    I distracted your attentive focused fear

    just long enough for your perceiving reflection.

    You debated all the thoughts you would not hear.

    Now it’s too real.                            

     

    You’re the scent of the ocean I bleed before.

    You’re nervous in motion for all that I know.

    Your pain is the pain of the open door.

    Easy to accept that you’re not so deceiving.

    You’re the point where the tongue meets the fickle heart.

    You’re the storm of its passion and grief smashing all the walls apart.

    You’re the startle of having just come too far.

    Easy to accept that you’re ever and ever evading awareness.

    And that’s not your problem; it’s just not your thing to be riddled with answers while you could be

    searching.

    I fake resignation to watch you diffuse,

    and content with the calm of your breathing my thoughts sound like

    ha ha ha ha ha……….

  • 2:46 Lyrics Write it on the Wall

    V1

    Her radiance she made for the king

    Of chipped and broken shells and colors soaked in rose and gasoline.

    For all I might suppose I’d seen,

     

    It was not enough to write it on the wall and be remembered.

    By the light of the fire she surrendered and I don’t mind at all.

     

    V2

    And upon her silver shoes,

    Were the scratches worn from trouble borne and years of being used.

    And for all that I might suppose I’d lose,

     

    It was not enough to write it on the wall and be remembered.

    By the light of the fire she surrendered and I don’t mind at all.

     

    V3

    Her gradients ran gray to green.

    Where what mattered more would not adore her cynical esteem.

    And for all they might suppose they’d seen.

     

    It was not enough to write it on the wall and be remembered.

    By the light of the fire she surrendered and I don’t mind at all.

     

  • Lyrics Butterfly

    V1

    You had your promise to believe in.

    Though, you may have told your love he’d better be careful,

    I can’t fake this; it isn’t me.

    I sat up all night trying desperately

    To find excuses for why I should just go,

    But I can’t fake this; it isn’t me.

    There’s something sinister in my reflection,

    Taunting stronger parts of me and waiting,

    But I can’t fake this; it isn’t me.

    I know I had as much as you to do with what we talked about in letters.

    Bittersweet, but I can’t fake this; it isn’t me.

     

    CH

    So goodnight, butterfly.

    Hold this hand when you cry.

    I know you tried. We will rise.

    We will shine. I bless your light, for all your life.

     

    V2

    We can write everything down and send it,

    Wishing we were close enough and wanting to be satisfied.

    We can fool each other so completely,

    And never see the anguish there, hidden in a stare in both our eyes.

    If you want, I could find pictures of us happy in the clouds,

    And sketch it down and let it blow away.

    But it’s not the same now and you know it,

    And I think it’s hard enough without attempting to see you this way.

     

    CH

    So goodnight, butterfly.

    Hold this hand when you cry.

    I know you tried. We will rise.

    We will shine. I bless your light, for all your life.

     

Vermilion

by Ryan David Orr

Released 07/07/2008
Maiden Druther (self-released)
Released 07/07/2008
Maiden Druther (self-released)
A rootsy folk-rock album with elements of folk, country, alt-country, and indie. Features fan favorites "Perfectly Fine", "Bottle Rocket", "Past the Gate", "Snow Globe Ballerina", and "The Merciless Queen of the 41 Bound". Available in both CD and MP3 Format.

My Fair February Notable Shimmer & Grin

by Ryan David Orr

Released 2007
Maiden Druther (self-released)
Released 2007
Maiden Druther (self-released)
Named "Best Folk Album International" by Toronto Exclusive Magazine, this album is an adventure in folk singer/songwriter-land. Features fan favorites "Delight and Disappear", "How Like the Rain", "Julietta", and "A Simple Song". Available in MP3 format.