All The Streets We Named (The Acoustic Sessions)

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Acoustic album recorded in 2014 to mark the first anniversary of my debut album Homecoming. It was originally offered on Soundcloud as a completely free album before it made it's rounds on digital outlets like iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc. Now it's completely free again! Featuring acoustic versions of most-requested songs including four previously unreleased songs, two of which go back into the Sixth Gear time frame. Also features the original alternate take of Bend Before You Break, a duet with Lisa Marie on Searchlight, and a live recording of Here For A Whisper. The live portion was taken from a show on January 4, 2014 at the Star Theater in Russell Springs, KY supporting Against the Dying Light.

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released May 21, 2014

All songs written and composed by Ryan Garrett.
All songs performed by Ryan Garrett except "Searchlight" featuring Lisa Marie on guitar and vocals. Produced by Cody Gabehart. Copyright 2014 AboveTheSun Records.

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Track Name: Paranoid
You can only tell so many lies
Before even the truth puts you in doubt
My name must leave a bad taste in your mouth
Cause you can't quit spittin' it out
Well you're gonna try to push me around
That doesn't mean I'm gonna let ya
I've come to know that just cause you ain't paranoid
Don't mean the world ain't out to get ya

Looks like it's me against the world
All the world you try and deceive
But when I've got nothing to hide or nothing to prove
Who are they gonna believe?
I'm not gonna knock you down or drag you out
But I hope your messed up ego fits ya
Somebody told me just cause you ain't paranoid
Don't mean the world ain't out to get ya

You can only tell so many lies
Before even the truth puts you in doubt
But I'm content not representing
A single thing you're talking about
I'm everything except afraid
But I'm probably the one that should feel threatened
Just goes to show that just cause you ain't paranoid
Don't mean the world ain't out to get ya
Somebody told me just cause you ain't paranoid
Don't mean the world ain't out to get ya
I've come to know that just cause you ain't paranoid
Don't mean the world ain't out to get ya
Track Name: Last Lines
When we were young did you ever once think
That we'd ever end up here
Laying side by side
Enough that you would reconsider
The potential for a mistake that you might make
If you left this all behind
Well it's just a risk worth taking I guess
When you know you can do better and I'm far from the best
But who in their right mind could write this song for you?
Honey I ain't no cowboy and this is the best I can do

So you wake up one morning on some lonely interstate
Driving off into the distance and carrying the weight
Of a thousand memories
Until you meet some prince and start spending your nights
With Amsterdam's finest til he shuts out the lights
And in his arms you fall asleep
But still you crawl into your hole of constant doubt
With a conscience so strong that you can't get out
But freedom has never been that far out of reach
It's just a small price to pay for not practicing what you preach

Sometimes I think about her when I'm standing alone
She's left a few scars around
And a piece of my youth
He's gonna write her endless poems about how he feels
And he leaves them on the night stand
You know you never can tell
But she believes he's telling the truth
But last night I had me a funky little dream
Where she was on a red eye flight
And she was twisting her ring
That wouldn't be right but neither is waking up alone
Left with his imprints on her bedsheets
And the last lines of a drunken love song
Track Name: Dream
Looking back now through the years
Life ain't what it used to be
Back before these hopeless fears
Lives were happy, minds were free
I remember back when time was precious
Now we all just waste the day
Watching raindrops paint the concrete
An even deeper shade of gray
Will someone please tell me where to stand?
Because I don't know where I'm at
Will someone please tell me the answer
That nobody wants to reply back?

Have yourself another dream
But don't let it go, you've got to let it grow for me
Have yourself another thought
You once believed was lost, give it another shot for me

People these days, I don't understand them
And all their manipulating schemes
They try to control what we believe in
They try to destroy all our dreams
And then they tell us what to do next
And who exactly we should be
But we're not part of some silly little complex
And we don't need two eyes to see
Someone tell me where to stand
Because I don't know where I'm at
Someone please tell me the answer
Nobody wants to reply back

Keep holding on
Keep holding on now
We must be strong
Don't be too afraid to believe
Track Name: Pennyroyal
From rolling hills and valleys
To narrow streets and alleys
We saw it all through the windshield
Cars passing by, road rising high
Just us and two lanes through the fields

From sunshine to starlight
From dawn til dusk
We rode on without a care
I turned on the air, and you let down your hair
And there was nothing but freedom out there

Along for the ride
You by my side
We kept on riding down the track
So far away, far from today
Now there's no turning back

Now all we have is today
Somehow you faded away
The green hills faded to black
And now we've gone off track
The blue skies faded to gray
I don't remember the way
To get back to places we claimed
And all the streets we named
Track Name: Elizabethtown
Gone just like the wind
We'll be here once again
Twice as fast, twice as wild
Life awaits you, child
From the city you belong
To the small town I call home
Our roots are taken for granted
As we part from seeds we planted
And...
Everything will be alright
If you travel alone tonight
Someone always there
Someone always cares
Everything will be alright

At the distant break of Spring
We heard the chapel bells ring
Out where the freeway meets
Dark claustrophobic streets
The beauty of the history
The darkness of the tragedy
Shadowed pain in an old man's eyes
From the tears a young man cries

Are you still there?
Is your heart still beating?
Are you alone tonight?

Take my hand and we'll walk down
These haunted streets of Elizabethtown
Where you live by your heart dedicated to
Do the best that you can and that's all you can do

That's all you can do

Everything will be alright
If you travel alone tonight
Someone always there
Someone always cares
Everything will be alright
Track Name: Searchlight (Feat. Lisa Marie)
Neath the moon's pale light I walk outside
To begin my search tonight
The scent that I smell is the air that's so stale
Battered from rain and hail
Do you see me?
Do you see me?
Do you see me as I search for you?

I walk through debris, It's like a bad dream
Your name I begin to scream
The feelings remain, yeah feelings of pain
As I walk through the fog and the rain
Do you hear me?
Do you hear me?
Do you hear me as I call for you?

I find my way home, I sleep by the phone
So that I'm not so alone
And all through this town, the sirens still sound
As I lay in this bed underground
Do you feel me?
Do you feel me?
Do you feel me as I feel for you?
Track Name: Bend Before You Break
I was far too young to remember
Those mountains in the rearview mirror
Or the paint on the sign that read "Harlan County Line"
But now I see it all so clear

How it's just a part of life
To find where you belong
And just how much you can take
And just how far you bend before you break

My name was caught up in the crosshairs
All the way up since junior high
We all had enemies. We all held grudges growing up.
But now they're the ones that seem to smile passing by

Hell it's just a part of life
To find where you belong
And just how much you can take
And just how far you bend before you break

I never knew what it was like to lose everything you own
But now I think I understand
Since I seen her stumble through the ashes
And the burnt black stains on her hands

It's just a part of life
To find where you belong
And just how much you can take
And just how far you bend before you break

Every now and then I catch wind
Of things going on back home
Like the hardest of times when they shut down the mines
And big time offices were hanging up their phones

With their SUV's getting paid off
Single parents getting laid off
Man, how much more can you shake?
And how far can you bend before you break?

He stood at the foot of the mountain
With a strained back and smoky lungs
Staring out at the weary machinery
Thinkin' what a strange world it's become

But it's just a part of life
To find where you belong
And just how much you can take
And just how far you bend before you break
Track Name: She's Afraid of Mountains
She's afraid of mountains
But she ain't afraid to move them
She's not scared to face her fears
When there's no one there to soothe them
She is not afraid to fight
And stand up for her rights
She's afraid of mountains
But she's sure not afraid to climb

She's had just about enough of society's games
She's out to change the world but it still spins the same
She's independent, not sentimental
She's gonna stay strong
She knows sometimes it's better to hold off than to hold on

She's got her mind set on how the world ought to be
She's gonna make it that way with no help from me
Or any other man that comes into her life
She makes it on her own cause that's the way she likes
She's independent, not sentimental
She knows her time on Earth is a rental
And now it's time to let her soul climb
Track Name: Starcrossed
Would you like something to dream of?
Could I offer you a breath?
Because you look like you could use some fresh air
And you can leave out all the rest

Don't you wanna fall asleep?
Hey, don't you wanna fall asleep?
Are you wide awake and restless
Dreaming up what we could be?
Don't you wanna fall asleep?
Hey, don't you wanna fall asleep?
Cause looking up all night at the stars so bright
Can make you feel so weak

We've all been hurt. We've all been hurtful.
We've all been cheated and used.
So let's make the best of this unity we still have
Before it's stripped away and abused

And when you say that I can't hold you
I deserve much more than that
And if you're thinking about throwing in the towel
Well maybe we should before we start thinking about turning back

Would you like something to dream of?
Could I offer you a breath of fresh air?
Track Name: All The Streets We Named
It was many moons ago but it still gives me chills
When I remember how you tasted from here to Nowhereville
With a pennyroyal essence and the fraction of a smile
And the silence of your phone not ringing all this while
You're some kind of clever aren't you?
I'm still waiting for the call
But I'm sick of effortless pacing
Do you remember me at all?
Do you remember me at all?
Well of course you do

Cause no one else would listen to you talk about your mother
How your daddy never cried
And how nobody helped your brother when he couldn't be satisfied
You say I never listened but I heard you pretty well
Cause all your favorite songs still ring inside my head just like a bell
But now it's getting late, but I can still relate
To all the hearts you tamed and all the streets we named

So please don't fade away
Please don't fade away
Cause no one else would listen to you

I'm just another heart you tamed...
Track Name: Tease Me
So it looks like you've been sold
About time you come around you start to leave again
Right when I start to believe again
You're like a lost and found that's been lost again
But I'm not ready to give up on you my friend

Once again you try and tease me
But you're the only one that could ever please me

So go ahead and cut your corners
I'll go ahead and pay it forward
After all you were my only friend
I'm in between and you're appointed
My words went dry and you were anointed
But you'll be disappointed in the end
Then again, maybe I'm the one that's losing

Hey, today's just another day
And I'm still out of the way
Waiting for the call
That tells me I've either won or lost it all
You're like a lost and found that's lost it all
But I'm just around the corner at no cost at all

Once again you try and tease me
You know just how to capture and release me

So it looks like you've been sold
About time you come around...
Track Name: Smooth Sailing
Open seas beyond, so much life ahead of me
But I keep wanting to drop my anchor in the sea
No time for rest now, I tell myself I'll sleep when I'm dead
See I live for the innocent white lies in my head

This trip's getting longer
This ship's getting stronger
I can feel it ride against the waves
Through rain, sleet and hail
And I'll pray for smooth sailing
Maybe I'll rest my weary heart someday

I talk to the captain, he said "Son, you're bound to be free."
But I'm not sure that's how I planned my life to be
I guess I really have changed
He said "Son, where's your heart and where's your soul?"
I said "That ship's already set sail many years ago."

Things have calmed down some
I think my ship's reached the shore
But I can't help but feel like there's just something more
So despite where I've been
I shove off and set sail again
The clouds are just as dark but my hair is growing thin

I live for the innocent white lies
I live for the innocent white lies
I live for the innocent white lies in my head
I live for the innocent white lies
I live for the innocent white lies
I live for the innocent white lies in my head
I live for the innocent white lies
I live for the innocent white lies
I live for the innocent white lies in my head
I live for the innocent white lies
I live for the innocent white lies
So lie to me and tell me there's calm seas ahead...
Track Name: Here For A Whisper (Live)
We raced along the avenue
We passed up all the signs
Warning us of what's to come
We should have kept between the lines
But we swerved into the fast lane
Racing all the lights
Wasting all the days
So dreams would come sooner at night
We're here for a moment and then we're gone
No one stays here on this avenue long
Don't waste your life afraid of pleasure

We're just here for a whisper
We die amongst the screams
Of our hearts crying out
For all the unfulfilled dreams
Dreams we left out on the avenue
For our brothers to receive
And try to figure out what they mean
We're just here for a whisper
And then we die amongst the screams

We left our marks on the pavement
Not knowing what was in store
We took advantage of the gold
Then we politely asked for more
We begged for forgiveness
But never could forget
This dream we locked inside our hearts
And no way to open it
But we're not so far apart
No, that ocean ain't so wide
Cause the moon you see up in your sky
Is the same moon I see tonight
Why waste our lives seeking empty treasure?