Songs Written From Under My Bed

by Ryan McQuade

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Clean, honest, and deeply personal, Ryan McQuade's debut EP combines singer-songwriter lyrics with simple but uplifting instrumentals.

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released August 25, 2014

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Ryan McQuade Boston, Massachusetts

From what started out as a childhood hobby, songwriting became a passion of mine. Since I was 3 I've been inspired by music and what it can do for the world. As a pianist and guitarist, I feel that I can best express myself through the lyrics in my songs. ... more

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Track Name: Hold On Tight
I'm hiding in the shadows
Not wanting to leave
This water's getting shallow
And I'm in too deep

Can you help me?
Can you help me?

I want to feel the glory
Of us growing old
I'd rather hear the stories
That we've never told

Can you help me?
Will you help me?

Hold on tight
I know that you're scared
To come out at night
And tell me you cared
I understand your worries
But know that I'll be there
To hold on tight
Hold on tight

It wasn't right for me
to walk away without saying goodbye
It doesn't matter if you don't believe me
But I want you to try
So hold on tight

I know I have a record
Of making mistakes
I know that I'm not perfect
Without you I'll break

Can you help me?
Will you help me?

Hold on tight
I know that you're scared
To come out at night
And tell me you cared
I understand your worries
But know that I'll be there
To hold on tight
Hold on tight
Track Name: There'll Be A Day
Well I'm a bit drunk but I'm wise enough to say
I've been through more today
Than you will ever comprehend

And I will move on with this bottle in my hand
I hope you understand
That I will never be the same

But I tell you once
I tell you twice
When it comes to love I don't play nice
'Cause in the end, I'll be the one to lose
And all these love letters and dirty talks
You know they'll never mean a lot
Until there comes a day when their from you

Well there'll be a day
When the sun won't rise
And the world will look up to the sky
And slowly realize the end is near
And people will be running wild
And I would search a million miles
Just to have your hand to hold my dear

My only friends are bottles and cans
And my heart is stained with one night stands
And in the end, I find myself alone
And I'll call the girl I used to know
And wish I never let her go
And pass out just to start it all again

Well I'll tell you once
I tell you twice
When it comes to love I don't play nice
'Cause in the end, I'll be the one to lose
And all these love letters and dirty talks
You know they'll never mean a lot
Until there comes a day when their from you

Well there'll be a day
When the sun won't rise
And the world will look up to the sky
And slowly realize the end is near
And people will be running wild
And I would search a million miles
Just to have your hand to hold my dear
Track Name: Take Me Home
I'm no liar
I'm just a drunk
High on past memories
Running fast out of luck
I know you won't hear this
And I'll never understand why

I'm not crazy
I know it's been years
But if past was the present
I'd cover my ears
With the scream of nostalgia
Piercing through dust covered lies

If time was a battle
I'd already lost the war
Give me one chance
I won't hesitate to settle the score

I climb mountains without any views
All these fog ridden valleys still keep me from you
I'm still lost in the dark
Holding on to a hand I don't know

Is life scripted like Sunday night movies?
My conflict is falling, solutions are looming
All plot twists aside
The ending has yet to be told

If time was a battle
I've already lost the war
Give me one chance
I won't hesitate to settle the score

Take me home
Take me home
I don't know where I'm going
Just know that I can't go alone (x2)
Track Name: Mirrored Sunglasses
I'm poisoned, help me find the remedy
Falling too fast, can't always do what's best for me
Help me find my way back home

We'll I'm drowning, pull me up so I can breathe
Can't remember how I got lost in all this misery
Told you I would be alone

For a while I'll sit and watch the high tide
Rise over my mirrored sunglasses
I won't fight the urge to swim towards sunlight
Wishing you were here to witness this

You are bleeding
I'll do my best to amputate
Take a deep breath, think twice
I won't hesitate
Chill me to my skin and bones

We are starving
Thirsty to the brink of love
Fool me once, call me dear
That's what I've been dreaming of
Chip away my cornerstone

For a while I'll sit and watch the high tide
Rise over my mirrored sunglasses
I won't fight the urge to swim towards sunlight
Wishing you were here to witness this

Well you
You break me down
No I won't get up the next time
You push me to the ground
Oh, you bring me to my knees
The next time someone falls
It won't be me

No it won't be me
Track Name: Rain Rain
Rain rain, don't go away
Take me somewhere far away
I never thought that I would be alone

Find a place where I could hide
These feelings I keep deep inside
This voice resembles nothing of my own

So dream, of better times
Back in the days when I was young and I still
Believed that I could fly

And we'll leave this world behind
Escaping all the problems that I thought I'd never find
I'm looking for the boy I left behind

Let me run with fireflies
But I'll be scared to close my eyes
The second that I do they'll disappear
Click my heels and pray for rain
Time won't stop the world from change
I wish that I was anywhere but here

So dream, of better times
Back in the days when I was young and I still
Believed that I could fly

And we'll leave this world behind
Escaping all the problems that I thought I'd never find
I'm looking for the boy I left behind
Track Name: Cold
I am high above the clouds
Looking for a place to lay down
But it hurts too much to lift my head
And the earth is much too round
To ever think to stand on solid ground
So I just look away and fly instead

My heart beats like a broken clock
It's never right and skips a lot
But time can only stop when I'm with you
They say that love is just a game
But this broken bedpost bears a name
That I shouldn't remember but I do

And all these people say to go inside
It's much too cold a world to ever think to recognize
This feeling we call happiness
Is an absence of an emptiness
That's left when nothing's led tot wipe our eyes

Until my future turns to past
And sand goes up the hourglass
There's no way I can tell that this is real
So I'll forget what I have seen
And leaves will fly and change to green
But nothing will repair the way I feel

And all these people say to go inside
It's much too cold a world to ever think to recognize
This feeling we call happiness
Is an absence of an emptiness
That's left when nothing's led tot wipe our eyes

I am high
Above the clouds
Looking for a place to lay down