At Last My Dear

by Ryan Ro

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released August 28, 2012

All songs by Ryan Ro © 2012 Ryan Ro Music (SOCAN) • except Melancholy Green (Ryan Ro/Kristina Cote/Jed Sweigard) and Say Anything (Ryan Ro/Timothy J. Rath/Nathanael Sterr)

Produced, engineered & mixed by Nathanael Sterr • Recorded at Dovefire Studios, Sexsmith, AB • Mastered by TW Walsh in Boston, MA

Ryan Ro: vocals, guitars, snaps
Nathanael Sterr: drums, percussion, lead guitar on tracks 3/6/8/10, bass on tracks 1/2/6
Dan Sinclair: bass on tracks 3/4/5/8/10, backing vocal on track 4
Melissa Sterr performs backing vocals on tracks 2/4/10
(Amen) choir: Aerilyn Sterr, Gaelen Sterr & Jennifer Krista Theresa Dawn

Photography by Jeff Nelson for Storm Warning Photography
Cover photograph by Scott Reading (courtesy Dan Sinclair)
Art direction, concept and design by www.InvertedDesign.ca

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Track Name: Holly Golightly
Cheap distortion's taken my ears
I'm going deaf my dear
I can't hear a word you say
Hope you love me anyway

Holly Golightly
Watching her walking down the road
Stepping so softly
That girl is much too cold
Holly Golightly
She's a girl I'd like to know
Don't worry baby (she says)
As she's stepping on my toes

Another lonely gig, another empty room
She sighs and says 'what else is new?'
The car needs work, the baby needs new shoes
Somehow we'll make it through
Hey hey, I still love you
Track Name: Melancholy Green
This heart is jaded
All cynical again
Too tired to pretend
That my soul is not faded
Demons past, and sins unforgiven
Keep this burden on my shoulders
Dying slowly, my prison growing colder
I can't ever let you in

But I fell into a dream and you I came to love
Torn apart to reach you above
Staring through my melancholy green

Embracing every fear
I pierce these old scars
How I long to be where you are
Taste the salt on my face, feel the wind on my tears

And I find you
And I love you
I'm in love with you
It's amazing, amazing
Track Name: True Love
Some people say love is blind
Some say it's all you need
All I seen in this whole life
True love is rare indeed

Some say it's just reaction
Some even make-believe
Well I got just one thing to tell you
True love is real indeed

Well, it might not look just like you figured
Might be better than it seems
All I know is when I look at you
True love is a beautiful thing

Some say love come comes easy
Some say it's harder than it seems
The way you and me come together
True love is here indeed
Track Name: Sunday Dress (Dead At Dawn)
We all are sons and daughters
We all are just trying to hold it together
We all are clothed in scarlet and stars
We all bear the countenance of the maker

And darling
Put your sunday dress on
For we bury our dead at dawn

Oh my God
What have we done
Track Name: Hey Graceful!
I would teach you how to play guitar
If you would teach me how to breathe
I would teach you how to feel again
If you could teach me how to see

And wouldn't it be wonderful
Wouldn't it be everything
We had hoped for
And everything that we need

I would teach you new things
About the love of Christ
You would do the same
Darling, it would be a life
And I'd love the silver in your hair
You would be okay
When money's scarce
I would forgot that we made plans
And make you frustrated
That you chose me as your man
I'd wait til morning for you to come home
And help you to stand
When you can't on your own

Hey graceful
So good to hear your voice again
I really wish you could stay
You probably wish the same
Hey graceful
So good to see your face again
I really wish you would stay
You probably wish the same

I would teach you how to leave me
If you would teach me how to call you home
I would do my best to love you
I would do my best
Track Name: A Red-Eye Lullabye
Sid Vicious on my call display
Miss my best reason for getting up each day
She was by far
The brighest shining star
In the sky on a 12 a.m. red-eye
I don't know if I'll hit the ground on time
If I'm still alive
Taxi-man tell me won't you drive

Never felt so alien
A green martian just wearing people skin
Never felt so tired of sin
Til I knocked on your door to be let in

Fell asleep with my clothes and my boots on
I can't recall how this halo still shone
And I think it shows
In my hands and what they know
Of a world where innocence is gone
And the tired are barely hanging on
Oh my darling, oh my Eve
The hardest part was to let her leave

Can I be forgiven
Track Name: The Garnet Forest
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Say Anything
This is the moment
This is your day
You're locked and loaded
So fire away
Birds are flying
Through the rain
They will make hoops (and)
They will win this game

Say what you mean
And mean what you say
I ain't got time
For playing your games
Mean what you say
And say what you mean
I ain't got time
For nothing that isn't real
So don't say anything

Could it be I'm the bad seed
Could it be I'm to blame
You get your cut and run
We'll play through the pain
Up ahead is a maelstrom
All hands to the sails
You abandon ship at the slightest wave
If we make it back to port, son
I'll see you hanged

This is the end
Be strong
Be brave
Track Name: Glory Glory
I pull my pants on
One leg at a time
I fumble with the buttons
And tell myself it's fine

How far
Does redemption go
How deep
Is the rabbit hole

I pull my pants on
One leg at at time
I fumble with the buttons
And tell myself it's fine
Who will drive the ambulance
When the paramedics die
I fumble with the buttons
And
I
Lie

My past is full of shit
Jesus Christ can you really make a life of it
Track Name: (Amen)
Glory
Glory
Amen