You're a Monster, Ryan Willis

by The Other Ryan Willis

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Recorded by Alexander Charos at Yoko Phono
Mixed and mastered by J. Mendicino at Esthudio

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released April 9, 2013

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Track Name: Two Shoes
I only brought two shoes to this town
And they're wearing kind of thin.
I've got three cigarettes
And I'm waiting til you're not around to smoke them.

Took off my shirt in the park,
Poured water on my neck.
You were a needle in a haystack
At the base of the tower in the dark.

You'd be a father soon if I hadn't brought my bad luck around.
By the coat rack wishing you good luck from the dirty ground.
As I tie my laces you look solemn, blue and brown.
Well, you had to say it now.

You're my only friend in this town.
You've gotten kind of thin.
It was warmer in the flat for the meals
When you were around to cook them.

I walked down through hell
And tried to find your home.
I slept along your doorstep when you slept through the ring of the doorbell.

You'd be a father soon if I hadn't brought my bad luck around.
Carried off the train through the middle of town.
We will march along the hills waist-deep in the weeds and leaves.
And we'll drink among the bees,
the honey that they leave
Isn't quite as sweet.
Track Name: Ivory Lion
Ginger ale and bitters fill
the bottom of the empty well
As you rest your withered liver on the road.
That ivory lion screaming, "won't you swap your window seat.
And peek out past the clarity and pain."
You find out who you are when it rains.

If it makes you feel better, then,
believe you're insignificant,
common, ordinary, unexceptional and therefore
unaccountable to talent or to reach your full potential, just a seed in old dry soil that the ivory lion licks.

Find out who you are when it rains.
Catch me running to the train that finds the other state.
Pure embarrassment,
The red all over my face.
Track Name: Dirty Word
Your name should be a dirty word.
I can only think of one thing when I hear it.
Pink shadows dance around my head.
I know you think you had me.
I know now you are only,
only so inviting for so long.

When you came back around for more,
your paper thin expressions were transparent.
Your name should be a dirty word.
I can only think of one thing,
only think of one thing.
And it's only so inviting for so long.

I know you think you had me
I know now you are only,
only so inviting for so long.
You got me sipping on you
like a good, old-fashioned whiskey:
Steady all at first an then you're gone.

If your mother knew
she would probably try to hurt you,
but you keep it away from her so well.
Your father he would cry, he would cry
he would cry if he knew the nature of his daughter's virtue.
Track Name: Knot Undone
This house isn't safe anymore.
The running and screaming and slamming doors has me wondering why I ever decided to be used by you.

You were the passionate one,
so often unravelled,
the knot undone.
You were vicious and cunning,
dripping ambition
from your every part.

What you think of now
won't be what you remember when
you piece it together a year from now.
I don't want to be a tapestry
in the hallway of your mind
so I'll leave you now to be with your memories and pick the history apart.