Lovers, Kings, Wicked Things

by Bryan Lisa

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Recorded in the summer and fall of 2013, "Lovers, Kings, Wicked Things" is Bryan Lisa's latest album. Bryan and his band have found ways to expand the boundaries of the "singer/songwriter" genre - conjuring a mix of Wilco, Elvis Perkins, and Paul Simon. Download and share "Lovers, Kings, Wicked Things".

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released January 7, 2014

Music and Lyrics: Bryan Lisa
Produced, Recorded and Mixed: Jeff Tareila at The Pussycat Club
Mastered by: Eric Rachel at Trax East

The Players:
Bryan Lisa, Alex Bryant, Jeff Tareila Pete DeMeo
with:
Bill Noren, Squidd Subject A, Phil Kennedy-Grant

VISIT www.facebook.com/bryan.lisa

Email contact: blisa00@gmail.com

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Track Name: Solferino
Boats on the water
In no special order
Just like my brain

Spinning around me
I think that they'll drown me
In the river again

Two can share the whole world
Our flags unfurled
Our colors blend

I'm a dress that she tries on
But like this horizon
Love has no end

I'll never let you go
I'll never let you go
I'll never let you go...Solferino

In time it's a window
To the bridges where we go
To find a sign

But despite how I wanted you
Cried at you and haunted you
You were never mine

I'll never let you go
I'll never let you go
I'll never let you go...Solferino

All you can do is sit and watch
While the best days of your life disappear
All you can do is sit and watch
The best days of your life
Track Name: Nothing Missing
It was you all along
It was you all along
It was you all along
I'll sing you this last song

Searching high and low
Searching high and low
Searching high and low
Gently falling snow

There's something missing here
Something missing here
Something missing here
We'll find out through the years

You'll always be mine
You'll always be mine
You'll always be mine
Perhaps in another time

You and I, we're the same
You know that we're the same
You and I, we're the same
Alone on a bridge in the rain

It's how they play their game
It's how they play their game
It's how they play their game
They'll only want your name

Nothing's missing here
Nothing's missing here
Nothing's missing here
There's nothing left to fear

We start out so small
We start out so small
We start out so small
The end comes to us all
Track Name: House in the Trees
There’s a place in the canopy
Where you used to call home
A world full of secrets
Long since outgrown

The wood is all splintered
And the nails rusted through
The swallows have nested
It stands sound, it stands true

When will you come back to your house in the trees?

There’re whispers of laughter
In the wind as it blows
A place that you ran to
In the rain and the snow

The silence, it haunts me
I could sit here for days
I still feel you moving
Your face in the sun’s rays

When will you come back to your house in the trees?

Up here you are anyone
A king on a throne
A hero, a legend
Just a kid all alone

So if you have wonder
If you have dreams
If you long for the days of the bugs and the leaves

When will you come back to your house in the trees?

Someday we'll fall on our knees and we'll weep
...and we'll understand everything.
Track Name: Once Upon a Time
Think back on what it was before
What it started for
Dig through the past

I reach for you in an empty bed
And you're in my head
Broken glass

And if you close your eyes in sleep you'll melt
Won't take away the lies you told yourself
You could have been mine for what we felt

I'm not yours, you're not mine
Once upon a time
Without you, I feel fine
Once upon a time

We never really were the same
It's an endless game
That faded fast

And I know that you'll never know
Always played it slow
And finished last

And if you close your eyes in sleep you'll melt
Won't take away the lies you told yourself
You could have been mine for what we felt

I'm not yours, you're not mine
Once upon a time
Without you, I feel fine
Once upon a time

I said leave, I never thought you'd go
This is all for show
A fragile mask

You never know just what's at stake
You'll find me in the lake
An empty flask

I'm not yours, you're not mine
Once upon a time
Without you, I feel fine
Once upon a time
Track Name: Gypsy Haunt
(INSTRUMENTAL)
Track Name: Hoist the Rag
In the bowels of the galley
Where the wormwood weeps and moans
The briny deep through the creases seep
And I hang my head alone

The master cracks the whip
Points a crooked finger at me
“Get along, you cur” and I say “yes, sir”
Raise the anchor, drift asea

Hoist the rag, away, we leave for home today
The bells ring, I long to hear that sound
Hoist the rag, ahead, man, I’ll sleep when I’m dead
And my love sings sweet for me deep underground

I scan the vast blue blanket
While the rain squalls pound my head
The sirens scream till my ears bleed
And their voices wake the dead

Now Johnny pours the whiskey
And Edward pours the tea
But the fire that lives deep inside
Burns only just for me

There’s a beauty in destruction
A crash of turquoise sea
We climbed atop like vikings and screamed “we are free”

Now, me, I’ll bring my lovers
And you, you’ll bring your kings
And we’ll sip old world sangria
And talk of wicked things

I’m digging in the earth
In sweat and dirty rain
I’m finding out just who I am
Amongst ragged roots and pain

Hoist the rag, away, we leave for home today
The bells ring, I long to hear that sound
Hoist the rag, ahead, man, I’ll sleep when I’m dead
And my love sings sweet for me deep underground
Track Name: The Lonesome Death of Jeff Buckley
Everyone dreams of dying young
Everyone dreams of dying young
But no one dreams of dying alone… with all our sins left to atone
Everyone dreams of dying young

Someone sings to whatever gods
Someone sings to whatever gods
Lungs burn, my heartache plods…the man in the corner gently nods
Someone sings to whatever gods

Bubbles form before my eyes
Moments when the child within us dies


Were you scared…were you scared…were you scared when you were swept away?
We all get scared…all get scared…we all get scared when we’re swept away

Everyone dreams of dying young
Everyone dreams of dying young
We want to drink life from the source… no great adventure, just a matter of course.
When our last breath leaves our lungs

And friends they leave us too soon
Friends they leave us too soon
Can’t take blood from a river stone…in the end we’re always alone
Friends they leave us too soon.

Were you scared…were you scared…were you scared when you were swept away?
We all get scared…all get scared…we all get scared when we’re swept away.
Track Name: Rudy
In the woods, in the meadows, where the sidewalks meet the street
Wind whips the plains and her horses all run wild
She sits on the curb with her shadows at her feet
Sunshine on her face lights up her inner child

Rudy, don’t let me down…

I can see you walking slowly…see that smile upon her lips
Paints pictures with her words and sings her fire song
And it’s all in slow motion…as his heart it gently slips
Opens up his eyes and sees you all along.

Rudy, don't let me down...

Had dust on your coat from the sand and the clay.
Just promise me four walls won’t hold you at bay.
For life will sneak past you and you’ll watch it walk away.

Now it’s open mic night at the neighborhood saloon
He comes in from the cold in time to see your set
In the middle of a chord that you know you’ve played too soon
His eyes burn you like the ashes of your cigarette

Rudy, don’t let me down…
Rudy, let no man love you…less than I love you…
Rudy, let no man love you…less than I love you…