SEEDS (A​-​SIDES)

by Ryland Bouchard

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  • -FOUR 7” COLORED VINYL RECORDS.
    -ILLUSTRATIONS BY DANIEL GIBSON.
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    -HAND SILK-SCREENED T-SHIRT & CARRYING BAG.
    -FULL LENGTH CD WITH ALL FOUR EP’s (18 TRACKS).
    -FULL LENGTH CD OF B-SIDES (34 TRACKS).
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1.
(free) 01:57
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
02:02
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
02:33
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
9.
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
10.
02:04
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
11.
01:33
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
12.
02:23
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
13.
03:41
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
14.
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)
15.
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
16.
01:22
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
17.
02:11
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"
18.
02:33
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

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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

rylandbouchard.tumblr.com/seedsboxset

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