Albums/EPs


 

 

The brand new full-length record from Ryan Jordan, "Split Personality", is a fresh new funk/soul sound, influenced by the groove-centered music of the 60s/70s, coming from a collaboration with drummer Kyle Ruggieri.


 

 

The stripped down EP from Ryan, "A Permanent Stain", recorded acoustic in a "live session" style. Now available everywhere.


 

 

 

The full-length record from Ryan Jordan, "The Warmth", available now for streaming and download!

Free downloads of the first two singles- "Lincoln Ave" and "Tumblin'".


 

 

"Blinded Nights", the debut EP from Ryan Jordan, comprised of 5 songs written over the course of his Berklee career.


Lyrics


Blinded Nights EP


Blinded Nights

 

All I can see

Is the hue of the full moon

There’s rum down the sidewalks

The street’s got a thirst too

It’s minutes past midnight

And I can’t find

Another poor excuse

So if you want to leave

Follow me, the walk isn’t too far

Finding the time to breathe

In between wishing on dying stars

 

Blinded nights

They’re killing me

This habit you’re giving me

On all these blinded nights

 

Turn the lights off

I’ve got no more

No more fight in these jaded lungs

I’m too worn down

There’s no need to shout

Only whispers allowed

And I’m too far gone to tell

But if our blood was clean

I believe I’d still see scarlet eyes

Oh, but you’re underneath

And your truth’s been laced with lies

 

Blinded nights

They’re killing me

This habit you’re giving me

On all these blinded nights


 

Charisma Kingpin

 

You’ve got the energy of a battery

And still you’ve got the guts to take mine from me

Now my time is running low

The simple fact is that

You’ve been going it alone since you

Put yourself on high speed

 

You left me in the dust with your busted stuff

And expected me to muster up

The rest of my leftover love

But I’m done with all these games that

I feign to consider fun, cause it pains me to

Pretend that you’re fooling anyone

 

Cause baby I

Been living longer days

Since you caught me up

I’ve been living longer days

Cause sleep won’t come

And the truth is easier to ignore

When I’m awake

 

In the early days, we were one and the same

You stole my attention with your temperament

Like a master racketeer

You’ve got it polished and

Here I thought I’d fallen for

A charisma kingpin

 

But words can be recycled and I could tell

Over time your mind had worked me like a

Purist works the all-original

So darling now I’m calling cause

I wanted you to know that

This is the closing act of our last show

 

Cause baby I

Been living longer days

Since you caught me up

I’ve been living longer days

Cause sleep won’t come

And the truth is easier to ignore

When I’m awake


Waves Alone

 

A sucker for the setting sun

Jamie witnessed every one

It made her feel some kind of free

From her house set on the beach

She let her sorrows wash away

And she stayed

Until the night had come

 

With the high tide came a grievous year

She couldn’t accept the words she had to hear

To her health she wasn’t kind

Too many days spent on expensive wine

All the things she felt before

She couldn’t anymore

Emotions lost in the ocean’s atmosphere

 

Waves alone can’t

Medicate her bones

Jamie knows

Jamie knows there’s no easy road

 

The water line is lower now

The rain’s been easy on this town

So she sits upon the dock

And she remembers

A father now lost

But not forgotten

Whether in pictures or in clouds

She’d still see his face around

 

Waves alone can’t

Medicate her bones

Jamie knows

Jamie knows there’s no easy road


 

Place to Rest

 

I’m growing tired, I’m getting cold

I’m searching for the mountaintop

But end up running circles in the snow

Soon I’ll be headed for my home

I’ll once again descend my looming friend,

Return to where I’ll find some time alone

If nothing less

I could start looking for a place to rest

 

There’s been some dark days, more than a few

I still wonder why I stood inside that

Burning building, hoping for a truce

And when she burned through all my skin

I went and found her in the bedroom,

Laid beside her to get in out of the wind

It seems that yes,

I’m always looking for a place to rest

 

That flame is gone now to fading smoke

A long forgotten mental photograph

That’s buried deep inside a book

And I’ve stopped searching since that time

Because San Francisco gave up someone

Who could make it all feel fine

And so the girl from way out west

With me, you’ll always have a place to rest


 

Angela

 

I stood on the edge for a

Moment and then as I

Wavered I witnessed a war

Damien said, with a

Sneer crimson red, that the

Flight is worth falling for

 

I glanced to the right to see

Angela frightened and

Questioned my trembling fists

Just one second guess, and my

Mind was at rest, I stepped

Back from the Polar Sun cliffs

 

Wake me up, Angela

The sun is settling down

Wake me up, Angela

And bring my feet back to the ground

 

When time appeared lost, any

Purpose forgot, when no

Dosage could keep me awake

Between white satin sheets, and a

Casket dug deep, she’s the

Reason that kept me to stay

 

Wake me up, Angela

The sun is settling down

Wake me up, Angela

And bring my feet back to the ground



All music and lyrics written by Ryan Jordan

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