SEEDS (A​-​SIDES)

by Ryland Bouchard

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"'SEEDS' was released at the end of 2008, before a six month long tour with over 100 shows spanning between the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe. The ambitious box set release was my first as Ryland Bouchard, after the 2006 release of the concept album Good World. A largely personal album, my intention was to follow the themes of love and loss first touched on with Carousel Waltz (2005). You can view the original "SEEDS" webpage here:

www.rylandbouchard.com/index2.html

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released November 15, 2008

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Track Name: Married To The Ground
STRAPPED TO A POLE
MARRIED TO THE GROUND
NO ONE YELLS WHEN YOU
CAN'T TURN AROUND

RESTING ON YOUR ARMS
SCREAMING ABOUT YOUR CHARMS
NO ONE CRIES WHEN
YOUR SKIN LETS YOU DOWN

STRIPPED TO A BONE
I'M NEVER HEADING HOME
NEVER GONNA CALL
ANOTHER PRISON MY OWN

I'M STRIPPED TO MY SKIN
I'LL NEVER LET YOU IN
NEVER GONNA HOLD
ANOTHER FEELING WITHIN
Track Name: Another Day No. 1
REST OUT ON THE STREET ALONE
LOOK OUT FOR ANOTHER HOME
MY GIRL AIN'T GOT MY BACK
THE SILVER SPOON IS A HEART ATTACK

OUT ON THE PATH I KNOW
DON'T CARE IF I DIE ALONE
LOVE AIN'T GOT MY BACK
ANOTHER WORM IN ANOTHER RAT

PASED OUT ON YOUR FRONT DOOR
ANOTHER DAY IS ANOTHER WAR
MY PAIN IS IN MY BACK
ANOTHER ROAD IS IN THE PAST
Track Name: Woke Up Alone
WOKE UP UNKNOWN, WOKE UP IN SEWERS
I FELL IN LOVE, IT FELT SO STUPID
AS IT BEGAN, AS IT ENDED

WOKE UP ALONE, WOKE UP IN SADNESS
I FELL IN LOVE, NOW YOU'RE LEAVING
I FEEL SO DUMB, I FEEL SO STUPID

NO ONE SMILES
WHEN YOU'RE LEAVING
NOW I'LL CRY
WHILE I'M SLEEPING
Track Name: Loved a Girl
LOVED A GIRL
ADORED HER EVERY NEED
IT ENDED SO SUDDENLY

I COULDN'T SAY
WHY I HELD ON TO HER NAME
THOUGHT I WAS THE ONE TO BLAME

LOVED MY GIRL
(I'LL SEE HER WITH)
MISS HER SO
(ANOTHER MAN)
SURE IS HARD TO
(IT HURTS)
LET HER GO
Track Name: Bye Bye Love No. 3
I KNOW I DID YOU WRONG
I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT
I DIDN'T MEAN TO BE THE ONE
TO LET YOU DOWN

I'LL MISS YOU WHEN YOU'RE GONE
I'VE MISSED YOU WHEN YOU'RE HERE
BUT I NEVER REALLY WANTED
TO SETTLE DOWN

IT'S SAD I CAN'T DO MORE
WHEN LOVE BECOMES A CHORE
I DIDN'T MEAN TO BE THE ONE
TO BRING YOU DOWN
Track Name: Henry the Devil
NOW HENRY, THE DEVIL IS A LONELY MAN
HE'LL WHITTLE YOUR BONES DOWN INTO SAND
THEN SHAKE YOUR HAND 'TILL YOU UNDERSTAND
IT'S TOO LATE

NOW HENRY, I KNOW I'M A BETTER MAN
I'LL RATTLE YOUR BONES 'TILL YOU CAN'T STAND
THEN SHAKE YOUR HAND 'TILL YOU UNDERSTAND
IT'S TOO LATE

NOW HENRY, MY GOD IS A BEATEN MAN
WHO GETS UP AND WRESTLES A BEAST WITH HIS HANDS
THEN POURS HIS BLOOD INTO A CAN
AND DRINKS IT DOWN 'TILL HE UNDERSTANDS
IT'S TOO LATE

NOW HENRY, I'M SORRY YOU'LL NEVER KNOW
'TILL YOUR BONES SHED YOUR BODY
AND THEY START TO GLOW
THAT MEN DIDN'T REALLY KNOW
IT'S TOO LATE
Track Name: Born in the Middle
YOU GREW UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
DESPITE ALL YOUR FEARS YOU NEVER GOT OLD
BUT AS YOUR BONES STARTED TO SHOW
A WIND CAME BY AND CRUSHED YOUR HOME

THOUGHT YOU WOULD GIVE LIFE A SECOND TRY
MOVED SO FAR WITHOUT KNOWING WHY
INTO THE GROUND YOUR TEARS SOAKED DEEP
WHEN YOU TRIED TO MOVE ROOTS HELD YOUR FEET

AS THE SUN CAME BY IT'S LIGHT TURNED RED
BLISTERED YOUR SKIN UNTIL IT BLED
AS THE NIGHT CAME AROUND YOU WERE FREEZING COLD
SAW A FIRE AND HOPED IT WOULD GROW

JUST AS YOU WISHED THE FLAMES CAME NEAR
BURNED DOWN YOUR ROOTS AND DEAFENED YOUR EARS
A PILE OF DUST SAT DOWN IN THE ROAD
BUT A BREEZE CAME BY AND LET IT GO
Track Name: Drinking
My young son I left him long ago
I'm sure he's doing fine out on his own
My little girl has set out on the road
I'm sure she'll do fine growing up alone

DRINKING ALL NIGHT
BENEATH THE OPEN SKY
NOTHING TO DO
NO REASON TO DIE

My old life has left me all alone
Sure won't matter when I'm out on the road
My lonely thoughts will cloud up my eyes
Well it's better to live than to sit and ask why

Woke up in the morning another girl by my side
Don't know here name but I'm sure she'll do fine
She was lying there so I crept outside
Don't know where I'll go but I'm sure I'll do alright
Track Name: No Hands No Clothes
THIS BOY IS THE ONE WHO WALKS ALONE
HE'LL BRING GOD DOWN FROM HIS GOLDEN THRONE
SAYS "YOUR THE ONE THAT I SHOULD LOVE"
ANGELS SWEEP DOWN FROM UP ABOVE
BLAZE THEIR HORNS AND RAISE THEIR SAILS
HE DRILLS HIS HEAD UNTIL HE FAILS

THEN BY HIS BED A PEN JUST WROTE
"I DON'T KNOW WHAT MY HEART KNOWS"
HIS BROTHER TYPES BEHIND A SCREEN
LIVES A LIFE HE'S NEVER SEEN
HIS MOTHER WORKS BEHIND HER DESK
FEEDS THE YOUNG FROM HER SHRINKING CHEST
HIS FATHER WAS A LONELY MAN
WHO SET OUT TO BUILD A ROAD
WITH NO HANDS

TEN MORE YEARS DOWN THE ROAD
FIVE MORE FAILED ATTEMPTS AT DEATH
HE SWEARS HE'S GOT NOTHING LEFT
BUT THE WHISKEY BOTTLE BEHIND HIS HEAD
HE THINKS IT MUST BE NICE TO END
THE LIVES OF MEN HE'S NEVER MET
TAKE THEIR SOULS INTO HIS OWN
AND FILL HIS WALLS WITH THEIR CLOTHES

THIS MAN IS THE ONE THAT WALKS ALONE
HE'LL BRING THE DEVIL INTO YOUR HOME
SAYS YOUR THE ONE THAT I SHOULD LOVE
CREATURES CREEP DOWN FROM UP ABOVE
BLAZE THEIR HORNS AND RAISE THEIR SAILS
HE DRILLS HIS HEAD UNTIL HE FAILS

ONCE AGAIN HIS PEN WROTE
"I DON'T KNOW WHAT MY HEART KNOWS"
HIS BROTHER IS STILL BEHIND THE SCREEN
LIVING HIS LIFE HE'S NEVER SEEN
HIS MOTHER SLEEPS BEHIND HER BED
FEEDS HER GRANDKIDS BLOCKS OF LEAD
HIS FATHER WAS A LONELY MAN
WHO SET OUT TO BUILD A ROAD
WITH NO HANDS
Track Name: Tounges
THERE IS NOTHING TO IT
JUST LOVE THE ONLY ONE
THAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSIDE

EMOTIONAL CITY
IS NO PLACE WHERE I CAN HIDE
IS NO PLACE WHERE I CAN SLEEP

THE COMPLICATIONS KILL ME
WHEN I GET TIED IN TWO
MY TONGUE JUST SINGS ALL NEW
WHEN YOU GIVE YOURSELF TO ME
I WANT TO LEAVE MY BONES
LOSE ALL THIS SKIN I'VE GROWN

THERE IS NOTHING BETTER
THERE IS NOTHING BETTER
THERE IS NOTHING BETTER
THAN YOU
Track Name: Sugar
DRUG ME FULL OF SUGAR
SO SWEET I'LL DIE
SO SWEET I'LL LIE
TO KEEP YOU

DRUG ME FULL OF LAUGHTER
SO FUNNY I'LL DIE
SO FUNNY I'LL LIE
TO STOP YOU

IT'S AN OLD MYSTERY
THAT KEEPS ME WONDERING

DRUG ME FULL OF BEAUTY
SO MUCH I'LL DIE
SO MUCH I'LL LIE
TO HIDE YOU

DRUG ME FULL OF LIFE
SO MUCH I'LL DIE
SO MUCH I'LL LIE
TO BE YOU

IT'S AN OLD MYSTERY
THAT KEEPS ME WONDERING
AND PUTS ME DOWN
TO SLEEP
Track Name: Sweetheart
LOVE YOUR TONGUE
LOVE YOUR SEED
LOVE YOUR YOUNG
A HOLY NEED

LOVE YOUR TENDER
MYSTERY

SWEETHEART, BUTTER BEE
SWEETHEART, BUTTER BEE

PINCH YOUR SKIN
LOOK AWAY

( I COULD STAY IF YOU
MEANT A THING)

SWEETHEART, BUTTER BEE
SWEETHEART, BUTTER BEE

THE HOLY NOTES YOU BRING
THE SEAS SWEEP CLEAN
Track Name: Golden You
GOLDEN YOU, REACH AROUND ME
A BITTER FLAME LIT UP TO SAY
"EVERYTHING MATTERS EXCEPT FOR YOU"

GOLDEN YOU, A SWEET DELIVERY
OF PERFUMED ART FROM WHICH I SEE

GOLDEN YOU, A SUMMER BREEZE
IS NORMALLY A PASSING LEAF

THE HARMLESS SEEDS
GROW DANGEROUS WEEDS
THE HARMLESS SEEDS
GROW DANGEROUS WEEDS

GOLDEN YOU, A PIECE OF HEAVEN
WAS BROUGHT DOWN BY THE NEEDS OF MEN

GOLDEN YOU, A WARM LIGHT
DRIFTS ACROSS THE GRASSY SEA

GOLDEN YOU, TELL ME THINGS
THAT MAKE ME WANT TO BE

GOLDEN YOU, REMIND ME:
LOVE IS A MOMENT
AND NOT A SEED
Track Name: Awake All Night
BEEN AWAKE ALL NIGHT
DON'T WANT TO SLEEP
DON'T WANT TO TRY
I CAN'T CLOSE MY EYES
DON'T WANT TO BREATHE
DON'T WANT TO DIE
CAN'T START TO SEE
BEYOND MY NEEDS
I STILL CAN'T MOVE
BEYOND YOU

I GUESS
IT'S BETTER NOW
(I GUESS)
Track Name: Another Day No. 2
IF I AM WHAT YOU SAY
WHY DO I FEEL LIKE SHIT
EVERY TIME SOMEONE LOOKS
MY WAY

IF I AM WHAT YOU SAY
WHY CAN'T I MOVE AN INCH
WHEN I WAKE IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE DAY

I'M IN A POOL OF BLOOD
ALL COVERED IN MUD
GONNA WAIT FOR
ANOTHER DAY

IF I AM WHAT YOU SAY
WHY AREN'T I STINKING RICH
SHOVELING MONEY
OUT OF MY WAY

IF I AM WHAT YOU SAY
WHY DO I SMELL LIKE SHIT
WHEN I PISS IN MY BED
ALL DAY
Track Name: Lover
SHE'S MY GIRL, I'M HER LOVER
I'M HER MAN, BUT THERE'S ANOTHER
KISSING DOWN UNDER COVERS
LOVE MAKES ME WONDER

IN THE STREET, OFF MY FEET
NO ONE FEELS MY HEART BEAT
I CAN'T FEEL THE SUN SHINE
WHEN IT'S RAINING ALL THE TIME

MELODRAMA AIN'T MY STYLE
BUT WHAT MAKES LIVING WORTHWHILE
WHEN YOUR BODY IS ON YOUR HEAD
AND YOUR HEART FEELS DEAD

I CAN'T BEGIN TO THINK OF CHANGE
I CAN'T STAY THE SAME
I DON'T HAVE A WORD
THAT COULD EXPLAIN

BUT SHE'S MY GIRL, I'M HER LOVER
I'M HER MAN, BUT THERE'S ANOTHER
KISSING DOWN UNDER COVERS
LOVE MAKES ME WONDER
Track Name: Your Ghost
I CAN'T BEAR TO THINK
I CAN'T BEAR TO MOVE
YOUR GHOST WALKS ABOVE MY ROOM
FLOOR BOARDS CREAK AS I WEEP

CALL OUT UNTIL MY VOICE GIVES OUT:
"IS THAT YOU?"

I CAN'T BEAR TO WAKE
THE PHONE RINGS BUT I STAY
LYING FACE DOWN IN PAIN
HAVEN'T SEEN THE SUN FOR DAYS

MAYBE JOHNNY BLACK CAN HELP ME SAY:
"I DON'T NEED YOU"

I CAN'T BEAR TO LOOK
EVERYONE I MEET I SEE RIGHT THROUGH
EVERYTHING I SEE I SEE YOU
I WONDER IF YOU SEE ME TOO

MAYBE THEN I COULD SAY:
"I MISS YOU"
Track Name: Seeds
FIVE MORE YEARS IN THIS HOME
WE COULD BE IN BLISS OR BE ALONE
WE COULD HAVE CARRIED OUR CHILD TO TERM
BUT WE LET IT OFF BENEATH THE BIN
DIDN'T HAVE A REASON THEN
TO PASS ALONG THIS LONELINESS

THERE'S A TIME TO GIVE UP
THERE'S A TIME TO TRY
I COULD CUT YOU LOOSE
OR CALL YOU MINE

ANOTHER YEAR OF SILENT THOUGHTS
I MIGHT DRINK TO A DIFFERENT TUNE
BUT LYING HERE I CAN'T IGNORE
THIS EMPTINESS I FEEL WITH YOU
BENEATH MY HEAD THE FUTURE LIES
IT SURE IS SIMPLEST TO WALK THE LINE

A MAN WALKS BY WITH A KID IN HIS ARMS
JUST AS HE HAS SINCE I WAS BORN
HE'S THE KIND OF MAN WHO THINKS HE'S GOLD
ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOESN'T KNOW
DOESN'T LOOK UP DOESN'T TRY TO SMILE
JUST WAITS FOR HIS KID TO COME BACK HOME

NOW THE SEEDS GO BY
THE WEEDS HAVE GROWN
BUT WHAT DOES THAT CHANGE
WHEN NOTHING'S KNOWN
IN MY HEAD I'VE WATCHED US GROW
BUT I COULDN'T ACCEPT
WHERE IT WOULD GO