Weight of Words Unwritten

by Bob Rylett

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released May 18, 2017

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Bob Rylett Vancouver, British Columbia

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Once in a while an artist emerges who makes music for its own sake and, thankfully, shares it with the rest of us. Independent, unexpected, talented and relevant, a writer for our troubled times, artfully narrating to life unvarnished tales of pain and pleasure, confusion and clarity. And with a sympathy and generosity of spirit one seldom encounters.
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Track Name: On a Delicate Moon
pale horse on the way...
bitter pill, medicine...
It's hard when you know how it ends
before you begin...

lazy break in the day...
dirty hands on my face...
while standing my ground
or silent, exploding in space...

maybe it's subtle but baby i'm strong
dont carry my struggle but drag it along
maybe i'm riddled and maybe i'm wrong

maybe the loneliest soul in the night
i hunt for my anger then head for the light
maybe i'm rattled and maybe i'm right

bleary eyed, wearied heart...
hunger cries, ocean drains...
you saltwater pearl
your beauty it's born out of pain...

maybe it's subtle but baby i'm strong
dont carry my struggle but drag it along
maybe i'm riddled and maybe i'm wrong

maybe the loneliest soul in the night
i hunt for my anger then head for the light
maybe i'm rattled and maybe i'm right

oh maybe i'm right

on a delicate moon...
over chesapeake bay...
while valiantly waxing
or cowardly waning away...

maybe it's subtle but baby i'm strong
dont carry my struggle but drag it along
maybe i'm rattled and maybe i'm wrong

maybe the loneliest soul in the night
i hunt for my anger then head for the light
maybe i'm riddled and maybe i'm right

maybe it's subtle but baby i'm strong
dont carry my struggle but drag it along
maybe i'm rattled and maybe i'm wrong

maybe the loneliest soul in the night
i hunt for my anger then head for the light
maybe i'm riddled and maybe i'm right

oh maybe i'm right
yeah maybe i'm right
yeah maybe i'm right
Track Name: Lonely Old Fool
woe woe woe, lonely old fool
living on the coast
i never thought to ask why you left
but, what you miss the most

woe woe woe, you lonely old fool
living on a breeze
once you wanted silence well...
now it never leaves

woe woe lonely old fool
you living on the beach
it’s something like the sand
sliding through your fist
…it’s fallen out of reach

woe woe woe you lonely old fool,
living on a breeze
once you wanted silence well
now it never leaves

woe woe.

oh who let you down
who made you cry
oh who hung you out
left you here to dry

woe woe woe lonely old fool
you living on the bluff
you try to find the truth in someone else
well i think you’ve lost enough

woe woe woe you lonely old fool, living on a breeze
once you wanted silence well
now it never leaves
Track Name: These Days They Move Apocalyptically
these days they move apocalyptically

and never say
you haven't been forewarned

upend me and suspend my disbelief
pretend i never took you for the thief
these days they move apocalyptically
and never say
you haven't been forewarned.

we watched 3 towers falling from the sky
don't wait for the media to tell you why
they'll sell you drugs and sex behind the lie
and never say
you haven't been forewarned

we watched the rose in the claws of a crow
shot at the bird but he wouldn't let go
don't know the name but the face that i know
we shot at the bird as he flew through the air
whistling a song like he hadn't a care
no, no ,no, he hadn't a care

these days they move apocalyptically
and never say
you haven't been forewarned

so now you'll pray and not just say the verse
give us relief at least remove the curse
for those asleep you only make it worse
and never say you haven't been forewarned.

so upend me and suspend my disbelief
pretend i never took you for the thief
these days they move apocalyptically
and never say you haven't been forewarned
oh never say you haven't been forewarned
oh never say you haven't been...forewarned

these days they move apocalyptically

and never say
you haven't been forewarned
Track Name: Sizing Me Up
this isn't a song of regret,
or a sign of the times
or a wondering how?
itʼs only a gentle hello,
cause its been so long,
“how are you now?”

this isn't a melody cry
or running back home
and saving my skin.
itʼs only my simple regards,
cause itʼs been too long
“how you been?”

no bringing me down,
no putting me on, no
no taking me in.
no pulling me out,
and sizing me up,
it's wearing me thin.

here are some pieces of me
with traces of you,
unaware in the mix.
i'm not here to dig up the past
or complicate things,
that'll never be fixed.

no bringing me down,
no putting me on, no,
no taking me in.
no pulling me out,
and sizing me up, it's,
it's wearing me thin.

oh it's wearing me
...yeah it's wearing me.

this isn't a song of regret,
or a melody cry on,
on a delicate spin.
itʼs only a quiet goodbye
cause how do you start
and where to begin?

no bringing me down, no,
no putting me on,
no taking me in.
no pulling me out,
and sizing me up, it's,
it's wearing me thin.

oh it's wearing me...
Track Name: Edge of Disaster
here we are you and me again
standing by a forest fire
we love it when it glows

here we are you and me again
standing by an avalanche
we love it when it snows

suddenly you raised your voice
you said you're sorry,
'but you're never listening'
i nearly left you with no choice
said ' you know,
you don't know what you're missing'

so here we are you and me again
standing on a tidal wave
and us without our boards

here we are you and me again
dancing on an earthyquake
can feel it in the floors

suddenly you raised your voice
you said you're sorry,
'but you're never listening'
i guess i left you with no choice
said ' you know ,
you don't know what you're missing'

so here we are you and me again
what we are... what we never will be
and as we stand at the edge of disaster
its just you and me, it's just you and me

here we are you and me again
what we are... what we never will be
and as we stand at the edge of disaster
its just you and me, yeah

it's just you and me yeah yeah yeah yeah

here on the edge of disaster, on
the edge of disaster

just you and me yeah yeah yeah yeah (to fade)
Track Name: The Risky Life
and all along this unbeaten path i've,
i've carved my lonely road.
the risky life really threw you off
but i don't let go.

oh listen to that man right there
he'll tell you what to say.
if i were you i'd turn around
and slowly walk away.
cause judging by his angry face
he'll never last the day
so go home again

and all along this unbeaten path, i've,
i've carved my lonely road.
the risky life really threw you off
but i don't let go.

oh listen to that woman there
she'll tell you what to do.
judging by her bitter face
she wishes she was you.
oh, cause dreams are made of copper
turn gold to see them em' through
so go home again.


all along this unbeaten path, i've,
i've carved my lonely road.
the risky life really threw you off
but i don't let go.
no i won't let go.

no i won't let go for a drop of the sun
i won't let go for a drink of the rain
i won't let go for the ones let it all go before
couldn't grab it again,
no they wouldn't grab it again.

listen to that little voice
the teacher chased away
that little boy or girl
who now fear the light of day
and put them on your shoulders
and kindly lead the way
to go home again.

and all along this unbeaten path, i've,
i've carved my lonely road
this risky life really threw you off
but i don't let go.
no i won't let go.
no i don't let go.
no i won't let go.

no i won't let go - for a drop of the sun
i won't let go - for a drink of the rain
i won't let go for the ones let it all go before
couldn't grab it again,
they couldn't grab it again.
they wouldn't grab it again
no they shouldn't grab it again.

no and i won't let go - for a drop of the sun
i won't let go - for a drink of the rain
i won't let go for the ones let it all go before
couldn't grab it again,
no they wouldn't grab it again.
they couldn't, grab it again
they shouldn't grab it again.

oh so don't let go.
Track Name: Haunted by a Ghost
you put it all together
never mind the weather
i'll be spending the night on my knees.
i'm haunted by a ghost,
oh God he only knows
- why he'd waste his time

sooner the better
but better late than never
you'll be spending the night on your knees.
remember you said,
just to get out of bed
- was a waste of time

cause i don't know where i'm going to
i never know where i'll be
yeah but i consider myself to be free.

don't you dare say a prayer
or shed a tear for me.
we'll eat read think smoke talk and drink
we'll let time decide.

and if you do well shame on you
but bless your little heart for keeps.
and while we wait lets contemplate
on the meantime.

and i don't know where i'm going to
i never know where i'll be
yet i consider myself to be free.

when you put it all together
never mind the weather
i'll be spending the night on my knees.
i'm haunted by a ghost
oh God he only knows
why he'd waste his time on me.

sooner the better
but better late than never
you'll be spending the night on your knees.
remember you said,
just to get out of bed
was a waste of time for me.

cause i don't know where i'm going to
i never know where i'll be
yet i consider myself to be free.

i don't know where i'm going to
i never know quite where i'll be
yet i consider myself to be free,
well i consider myself to be free,
well i consider myself...
to be
haunted by a ghost
God he only knows
why the goat would waste his time haunting me.
Track Name: Dying Days
i laid down in the shadow
of the lion’s gate.
to make up for the sleep i’d lost
‘cause i would stay up late.

i was dreaming happily,
turned hours into days.
woke up once,
it was just in time
to slowly float aways.

on my dying day, on my dying day
...all my dying days...

i asked God,
“oh, what on earth did you wake me for?"
he said he’d send an angel down
and she could tell me more.

the angel paid a visit
said to help me as i grieve.
the devil said,
“we’ll be ok, if you would kindly leave.”

on my dying day, on my dying day
...all my dying days.

i walked through an avenue
of broken hearts and broken dreams.
and nothing’s quite as ugly
or as happy as it seems.

walked the block of dirty talk
and red light ‘round abouts.
never look behind you
it’s just the shadow of your doubts.

on my dying day, on my dying day
...all my dying days.

i can hardly stand
with all the time that i have lost you.
you’re probably more concerned
with all that money that it cost ya.

but i won’t take a chance
of ever losing you again.
there was a time you were my
one and only friend.

on my dying day, on my dying day
...all my dying days

stumbled on a tapered lawn,
two children shared a chair.
they said,
“we hardly ever venture out,
but our garden’s over there.”

came upon a tombstone
i read the epitaph
"here lies a man who did his best
but he never learned to laugh."

on my dying day, on my dying day
...all my dying days. on my dying day,
on my dying day...all my dying days
Track Name: Break My Fall
jimmy's gun is on his lap
and the bullet's on the table
someone give that boy a slap
at the moment he's unstable

yeah they're giving you blues
so you can learn to crawl
they're not here to save your life
but maybe break your fall

so break my fall against the world today
man i'm coming down in pieces
yeah well you can look the other way
but the wonder never ceases
break my fall Lord, break my fall

trudy threw the rose away
on the morning of her winter
she still got that rose today
oh the thorn it left a splinter
and they're giving you blues
so you can learn to crawl
they're not here to save your life
but maybe break your fall

so break my fall against the world today
man i'm coming down in pieces
yeah well you can look the other way
oh the wonder never ceases
break my fall Lord, break my fall

oh break my, break my leg

breaking my fall
like a killer on the side of the road
or a hitcher who has never been caught
breaking my fall
like the child who will never been told
or a man who will never be taught

break my fall Lord, won't you break my fall

well let me tell you, tell you
someone's looking everywhere
for a heart they never earned
and suns it went down
the light gone out
and the candle its been burned

and they giving you blues
so you can learn to crawl
they're not here to save your life
but maybe break your fall
so break my fall

and break my fall against the world today
man im coming down in pieces
yeah well you can look the other way
oh the wonder never ceases
break my fall Lord, break my fall
break my fall
Track Name: Wings of a Rusty Soul
hell my memory is old and grey,
the hair on my head and the songs i play.
but its lift me up, when i don't want to go
and it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
on the wings of a rusty soul.

hell my old friends and i got a few
and we have a few and they share my view
and it lifts me up when i don't want to go
and it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
on the wings of a rusty soul

oh man, i gambled hard risked my life
putting my neck against the poor mans knife
licked my liquor
blew my blow
and all i found in the end was a rusty soul.

well family and no one chooses
they bring you here and they give you bruises
and it lifts me up when i dont want to go
and it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
on the wings of a rusty soul, yeah
on the wings of a rusty soul.

oh man, i gambled hard risked my life
putting my neck against the poor girl's knife
licked my liquor
blew my blow
and all i found in the end was a rusty soul.

hell enemies i made a few
and they may "damn me" but i wont "damn you"
cause it lifts me up when i don't want to go.
and it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
on the wings of a rusty soul yeah,
on the wings of a rusty soul.

oh man, i gambled hard risked my life
putting my neck against the poor man's knife
spilt my liquor
cooked my blow
and all i found in the end was a rusty soul.

hell i know this girl and she's all cream
stirs my cup and she makes me dream
and it lifts me up when i don't want to go
and it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
oh it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
yeah it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
on the wings of a rusty yeah,
on the wings of a rusty soul.

and it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
oh it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
yeah it carry me away
like a sin in the morning sun,
on the wings of a rusty,
on the wings of a rusty soul.
Track Name: Girl From the Mystic
something wrong
with the girl from the mystic
something wrong
with a woman in fear
something wrong
little girl in the lipstick
and something bad's
gone wrong around here

something wrong
with the boy from the matrix
something wrong
with man in the mirror
something wrong
little boy in the latex
and something bad's
gone wrong around here

with all that we've become
with all that we conceal
with all those things
we thought were right
convinced ourselves was real

something wrong
with the boy in the bubble
something wrong
with a woman in fear
something wrong
little girl she's in trouble
and something bad's
gone wrong around here

with all that we've become
with all that we conceal
with all those things
we thought were right
convinced ourselves was real

something bad's gone wrong
gone wrong around here
something bad's
gone wrong around here

something wrong
with the man in the valley.
something wrong
the little girl disappeared
something wrong
she's been found in the alley
and something bad's
gone wrong around here

with all that we've become
with all that we conceal
with all those things
we thought were right
convinced ourselves was real

something bad's gone wrong
gone wrong around here
something bad's
gone wrong around here

something bad's
gone wrong around here
and its perfectly clear
and it won't disappear
and yes i am bored
and yes i am lonely
and yes i ask God
'buddy please don't ignore me'
around here
Track Name: So...You Can't Win Them All
feeling a little impatient
little unable, little outside, little unsure
little behind, little unstable
little hard done by little uncured
little bit lonely little bit ugly
little bit tired little bit sore
little bit used and a little bit grumpy
little bit past my best before

and my mama said keep it simple son
you go make a lot of friends
you go have a lot of fun
but when the bough it breaks
and the cradle falls
donʼt come crying back to me
cause you couldn't win them all

feeling a little forgetful little frustrated
little confused little bit bored
little too trusting and a little untrusting
little too much that i can't afford

and my daddy said take it easy boy
you go make a lot of love
you go find a lot of joy
but when the heart it breaks
and the doubt it calls
donʼt come crying back to me
cause you couldnʼt win them all
couldn't with them all

and i'm...

feeling a little bit restless little embarrassed
little fed up with revolving doors
little bit selfish and a little ungrateful
little bit wanting a little bit more

and my mama said keep it simple son
you go make a lot of friends
you go have a lot of fun
but when the bough it breaks
and the cradle falls
donʼt come crying back to me
cause you, cause you couldn't win 'em all
couldn't win 'em all
couldn't win 'em all

now i'm...

feeling a little bit playful little rambunctious
little on top of the dresser drawer
little bit sharper and a little bit smarter
little bit better than the day before.

and my daddy said take it easy boy
you go make a lot of love
find a lot of joy
but when the heart it breaks
and the doubt it calls
donʼt come crying back to me
cause you couldnʼt win them all
no i couldn't win 'em all
you can't win them all