Brightest Skies

The Dave Ryder Band - Brightest Skies

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The Dave Ryder Band - Dan, Dave, Kent and Don

 

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Suicide Girl

Your soul is as black as your hair that everyone tells you is so very pretty
You know there’s a monster in there that comes alive in the pollution of the city

She is a sexy suicide girl…You’re all alone…

Just because nobody else loves you and the sun is turning black in the sky above you
You’re staring up out of the ruins of a six foot hole

Roll On Down

Leave…leave me alone can’t you see that I’m getting stoned
Please leave and go home maybe later I’ll call you on the telephone
These nights are so long oh can’t you see what I’m doing wrong
We’ve got to go on sky pilot take me along…yeah

Well you know they say I’m higher than the man on the moon
But you know I’ll be coming down to earth here pretty soon

‘Cos I’m gonna rock and roll on home to you…’Cos I’m gonna rock and roll on down to you…you…

Booty Skoot

Let me see…All right…Let me see you shaking that ass…Let’s go
You shake your tailfeather and you do your booty skoot

Bat’s Last Flight

Everyone is so concerned about being used or getting burned
It’s on my mind…It’s on my mind

And if you rise above the fall it doesn’t mean that much at all
It’s on my mind…It’s on my mind

Oh this is Bat’s last flight…Yeah this is Bat’s last flight

Brightest Skies

What changes have come over me…From the beauty to the beastly
Rend these eyes that once could see…Light and darkness but I still believe

You become what you want to be…Just convince your mind it’s reality
You will change from the inside…To the outside to the outside

Fall from the highest highs…Down to the lowest lows
We’ll rise to the brightest skies…Leaving the gloom below…

You and me…We’ll be together forever and ever…Yeah yeah yeah
You and me…We’ll never see the sun go down on these days of fantasy
You and me…We’ll ride the dragons to the end of the earth and over the western sea
You and me…We’ll build a palace of golden love and live there eternally…Yeah yeah yeah

No Man’s Land

Hey kid don’t you know I’m here it’s so easy to pretend you don’t know
But you’re either for me or you’re against me there ain’t no middle ground you’ve got to choose

When you can’t see when you can’t feel…When it seems as if nothing is real
When you feel no love out there in no man’s land…There it is above and you can’t understand

Late December everything I saw…As far as the eye could see
I’ve been blind before…I’ve lost my faith before…

Hey man oh it’s me again don’t pretend that you don’t hear me in your head
If they told you that the day was imminent just think of everything you’ve got to lose…

Angel

Angel…angel

Hey baby hey baby…Oh bust a move now

If you could see me now…You would not believe your eyes
I’ve come around full circle…Like the sun up in the sky

And all those nightmare dreams…That used to make you cry
Have blown away like the dark clouds they were I don’t know why

Everybody drinking the wine I wanna sing not a lot of things make me feel this way baby

Everybody gonna get high it’s not the same the same old game that we used to play baby

Everybody gonna dance Yeah yeah yeah hey baby hey baby oh bust a move now

If I could see beyond the now…With no clouds in my eyes
I’d see our future as bright…As the sun up in the sky

And all those black days filled…With pain that made you cry
Have turned around full circle…Like a dream I don’t know why

Eyes Of An Alien

Rain or shine you’re always on my mind

Look at me now through the eyes of an alien
Through the glass of a camera lens look at me now
Rain or shine you’re always on my mind

Can you hear me through the cloud of white static noise
Lost and drowned in white static noise…Can you hear me
Rain or shine you’re always on my mind

Around you I see the strangest things…Well I think I’ll wait see what tommorrow brings
Yeah what tommorrow brings…

Look at me now through the eyes of an alien
Through the glass of a camera lens look at me now
Rain or shine you’re always on my mind

Rain

Rain on my parade again ooh it takes the colour away
It makes my bright day turn to

Grey clouds my day again ooh it takes the colour from your eyes
I lift my arms up to the skies…

And if I could rise above myself…Become a transformed man
You know they’d say I’d be so legendary

Castle Ruins

(Ride…)

It conjures images up like the ghosts of yesterday
Here comes that feeling again, maybe this time it’s here to stay

Seems like I’ve been here before the sense of deja vu intrudes
And memories of a bloodier past – rise from still waters…

I see the faces of men who haven’t walked the earth in a thousand years
Their dreams of empire ground to dust

And the souls of the slain at last find vengeance on kings and queens
Their crowns of gold turned to rust…

In the castle ruins beneath a dying sun…The vision came to me more real than any dream

In the castle ruins beneath a dying sun…The vision came to me more real than any dream

I’ll just step back in the past…I’ll just vanish in the mists of time

My armor weighs like stone……My sword is stained with blood…
My horse is slain beneath me……My heart is filled with pain…

Oh, my head it burns like fire…My fists are clenched in rage…
And I feel a sense of loss…My madness overwhelms me…

I’ll just step back in the past…I’ll just vanish in the mists of time

Hallucinations pouring in…Through a rift unto the Other…
Now I’m not divide in two…With tears in my eyes, I embrace my brother

I’ll just step back in the past…I’ll just vanish in the mists of time

Seven

(…some realities cannot be divined…they must be categorized as unknowable…)

There are signs along the way…There are places you want to stay
There are things that make you feel so good…There are things that can’t be understood…

Because

Because you’re real…because you’re mine
Because you’re everything that I could hope to find

Because you’re good if nothing else
You make me find the wonder hidden inside myself

Because you’re good and beautiful to me
Because you’re everything that I could hope to be
Because you hold me when when I’m down and tolerate my highs
And if my feet should leave the ground I look into you’re eyes

D.O.A.

You’ve got security…You’ve got the evil eye
Demented, tortured me…Now I’ve got to know the reason why
And when you killed my friend…Rat bastard to the end
I swore I’d have revenge…Now you’ve died, screwed me again…

BLACKOUT

Bleed…but don’t bleed on me…You can wash your hands but they’ll never get quite clean

My whole life has been surrounded by your foul schemes
Even now beyond the grave your hand touches me…

Well you got fresh meat so your belly was fat
It stank of bourbon and cigars everywhere you were at

They pronounced you dead at 3:05 they said that you were better off
Dead than alive

Well I must say I tended to agree as I pretended to pray on bended knee
Having been touched by the fickle finger of fate it was me or him, and now for him it’s too late…

Hollywood

I’ll stick around for another hour then I’ll let you down
Easy so easy to let you down
If there’s one thing you can count on I’ll let you down…

You need a long vacation we could get away somewhere by the ocean it’s a beautiful day
You’ll take your shoes off toes in the sand
(touch your feet to the burning sand going for the girl with the golden tan)
I’m so glad you finally understand

See you on the silver screen the cover of a magazine
Hollywood is where a girl like you should be…

You could be in movies you would be the star
Get some things implanted in you…Get some things taken apart
Use your strong persuasion cast your dark charms on me
(summon the shadow with your left hand can you conjure up a leading man)
A real life soul destroyer and the first time’s free

Drugstore cowboys hit the scene and nothing is the way it seems
Living in a land of broken dreams…broken dreams…

A Love Like This

Don’t be afraid those clouds will roll away
And the sun will shine again someday

Don’t shed a tear there’s no need to fear
And you’ll remember this someday, somewhere

Won’t say goodbye can’t bear to see you cry
And I’ll be always with you even when I die

So there’s no end my life my love my friend
And you will always be there for your children and then…

I’ve never felt a love like this falling like the rain on my face
On and on and on and on…

The Dave Ryder Band - Brightest Skies

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Dave Ryder
Kent Hall
Don Cole
Dan McHugh

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