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Public Domain EP (2021)

by Ryan H. Walsh

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1.
If you’re still writing ‘holy shit’ on all your checks and you’re living off delusion & predicaments wonderin' if there’s someone else so ruled by regrets well there is / well there is So you've 'Wonderful Life'-d yourself Into sticking around but you’ve never met a bridge you didn’t wanna burn down & you’re looking for a queen who eschews her crown well she’s near / well she’s near If the only mail you get are final notices and the creator himself sends his condolences and your days are solely made of awkward silences well I know, yeah I know if the soundtrack to your days is junkyard symphony and rememberin' your name becomes epiphany but you’ve still got things you wanna say to me well come by / well come by If you wanna ruin your life tonight I can get you on the guest list If you want a few 3rd act problems in your life I can get you on the guest list If you wanna turn your curse words into prayers I can get you on the guest list If you wanna just run out the clock tonight I can get you on the guest list Well I miss the days and you miss the nights And we missed our exit but the kids are alright Let us define ‘always ‘ And ‘some permanent love’ There’s nothing worth keeping But you can’t get enough If you’re still out here acting like you’re invincible And every interaction becomes a crucible But you still feel you’ve got more weight to pull Well hold on, just hold on
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Hard Year 03:44
In D No one wants to say it But we feel it in our bones The walk from bed to room to room Is the most we get to roam I heard the news from out of state I sat in my backyard Wind in the trees and in my hair Above us only stars Hey look / I know / it’s been / a hard year Hey look / I know / it’s been / a hard year The amber in the sunset, clichés worth dying for Well-worn paths of conversation lead to wanting more Aimless drives where you describe the minutiae of your day We talk about how ‘it could be’ till there’s nothing left to say Hey look / I know / you’ve had / a hard year Hey look / I know / we’ve had / a hard year I smoked a thousand cigarettes And drank up all the wine But when I do my darker side Is never far behind When we can’t face our enemies We tend to fight ourselves Confrontations in a mirror Never work out well And blessed be the fuck ups And mercy to the rough cuts Just keep me in your heart for awhile I swear, I’ll leave it better than I found it Hey look / I know / you’ve had / a hard year Hey look / I know / we’ve had / a hard year
3.
You don’t need to scream And you don’t to shout no quotas to fill no revenge to dish out You don’t need to fix the world Or die in marytyred glory All that ever really matters Is to tell one true love story No fruit on the vine No blooms in the vale And you can’t be quite sure If your dreams will prevail You can let yourself off easy And walk out of purgatory And know the one thing to do Is tell one true love story I’m not a nuclear bomb I’m not the wrath of the gods Never went to the moon Never dazzled and awed But you won’t catch me crying Or singing woe is me All that ever really matters Is to tell one true love story At the end of our days When we’ve told all our tales And our losses and wins Even out all the scales Well, there’s some expectation That our final words be wise So I’ll work on mine now & say True love is the prize I’ll work on mine now & say True love is the prize
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Don’t wanna be lonely for the trillionth time Don’t wanna linger at the party til the sunrise shines But I can’t relate to most people I meet and so I’m out here all alone trying to beat defeat (chorus) So I’m gonna put my heart into the public domain Where anyone can do as they please with this refrain A more traditional arrangement Would skip this strange estrangement And you’d take my heart out of the public domain Now I know I’m unique & not Derivative But the market is flooded & competitive There’s no use scolding folks who sing my song If it’s a set up to a night out where we’ll get along (chorus) Now you insist, it’s all fair use then trademark every trouble that we went through I used to think that you ruled my nights But now I know I’ve always owned the rights (chorus) you can dance with me without impunity I waive my rights When you turn out the lights

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released March 5, 2021

Written, performed, & recorded by Ryan H. Walsh

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