Never Wondered More Without Knowing

by Ry Smith

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written//arranged//engineered//produced by Ry Smith in Newport, RI.

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released February 17, 2017

Ry Smith//vocals, keyboards, organ, piano, bass, banjo ukulele, autoharp, drum machine, percussion

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Ry Smith Newport, Rhode Island

Ry Smith is a poet/composer living and creating in the 21st century.

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Track Name: Map of June 16th
Sinking eight balls//busting snow globes//hoping that your girlfriend likes tequila//as I wander down Tyler Cranston Kay and Bellvue//the north star she's wherever//I got a knapsack of wine//I have a bad idea I have a lovely temper//yeah I stayed the night before//but I've never wondered more without knowing//you've got a plane to catch//you had some rose so you settle in and say a little speech in your head//you were alive once but you've never been dead//sinking eight balls//ruffling feathers//hoping that your boyfriend don't like Jaeger//as I stumble down Broadway in the pouring rain//skin my knee and worship Ursa Major//I got a backpack of beer//when I have a bad idea I've got a lovely temper//yeah I stayed the night before//but I never wondered more without knowing.
Track Name: All The Mint In New England
Never met a woman who was my match//never met a pumpkin that I couldn't patch with aspiration//I'd pick all the mint in New England just to get you back//drank your nature what did I taste?//it didn't fill me up but I've sampled beauty it won't go to waste//it was some other dust that I could not face//and when I rummage through the attic of my afterthoughts//choked on November what did I learn?//I didn't learn a thing but I set myself up for the springtime//I'd pick any flower just to steal your eye//you sank my battleship but I can rebuild//I'll thank you later yeah for now it's eat or be killed//baby winter's never gonna lie//and when I rummage through the attic of my afterthoughts I find you in every box.
Track Name: The Paradox
You still have my camera//got my favorite novel too//I can't take new pictures//wanna read the ending soon//what else can I do?//you don't call//wrote you letters guess we're through and that is all//do I make you nervous?//stomach full of butterflies//we should get a pizza//I'll even let you pick the size//you're wearing a disguise//close your eyes write the zip code kiss that envelope goodbye//if you don't call//I'll remain the bigger person you the small//at least we got a little bit of common ground//the paradox is sitting in the lost and found//underneath the willow tree//smoking cigarettes in threes//who else could it be?//you don't call//I've been passing judgment staring at the wall//close my eyes//pour my heart out kiss that confidence goodbye//at least we got a little bit of common ground//the paradox is sitting in the lost and found.
Track Name: Shitty Winter Song
There's no one around//it's quiet in town//can't get over my rebound//without getting hurt//without forgetting her//I'm sick of this bordeom//I wish I was still saying Kia Ora.
Track Name: Your Letter
Taking turns when your letter was stoned//you gave me your heart and I gave you a bone//now we gots no place to go//faking turns when your letter arrived//I haven't seen you since the Strait of Magellan but it's fine//I gave you heart and you gave me your time//I don't wanna believe that it's real//making burns when your letter was late//direct intention bent on cleaning the slate//no I can't wait//for the sake of learning when your letter was hard//I gave you my heart and you played the sorry card//but don't let's start.
Track Name: People
People are stiffs//they don't give a shit//they don't even care about the things of which they're not aware//people they suck//they don't have no guts//they don't have the grit//to put all the bits and pieces back together//people complain about the weather//and I'm one of those people//people they fight//to show off their worth//they cover the earth with drama and animosity//people are mean//they show up and scream//they shout about life with knives in their hands//retirement plans white sands and anonymity//and I'm one of those people//we ain't even trying to get along//people they kiss//to prove that they miss//misunderstand all about their enemies//people are tough//they give up enough to get nothing back//and people they lack common sense and general empathy//and I'm one of those people.
Track Name: I Want An Answer
I don't want to blow up//I don't wish to explode//that would be the end of me//I wouldn't know where to go//so I want an answer//I wanna know what the fuck is going on//I don't want this to escalate//I'll stop it in its tracks//that would be the start of me//I don't know what I lack//so gimme an answer//I need to know what the fuck is going on//you push all my buttons//and turn out my lights//what is the reason you're staying tonight?//you pull all my levers//and tighten up my screws//what is the reason you do what you do?//you tested my patience//and you sucked out my soul//what is the reason you're losing control?//you cleaned out my closet//and tightened up my screws//what is the reason you do what you do? I don't want this to escalate//I'll stop it in its tracks//that would be the start of me//I don't know how to relax//so I want an answer//I wanna know what the fuck is going on.
Track Name: Wellington Line
When the pumpkin seed//isn't all you need//see the ocean glow//as the earthquakes slow//when you're holding on to a Wellington song//and you take your time on the Wellington line//when your sheep won't shear//and you live with doubt//yeah your future's gone//get outta Auckland son//when you're holding tight to the Wellington light//and you take your time on the Wellington line//when the wind is strong//and your heart is stone//with a jug of mead//did you heed the call?//was it worth it at all?//the Wellington sprawl//when you take your time on the Wellington line//did you take your time on the Wellington line?//when you're holding on to a Wellington song//and you take your time on the Wellington line//see the earthquakes slow//as Wellington glows//when you're holding on//get outta Auckland son.