Album cover art for Ryan White debut solo album Cry Wolf
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May 07, 2013

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Cry Wolf

Heart Shivers
When I was a child, how I loved to sing
Now I grind all my teeth down, down
To the roots while I sleep
I'm honest a Liar as you've ever known
I'm facing my demons again
Inside of a song
It gives me a purpose

Heart shivers
We are
Life givers
Will somebody sing for me?

I still recall crying, at the age of fifteen
And turning that record up, up
Until it would peak
I ate off that line, continued along
Now some little girl out there
She's singing my song
While I skim the surface

Heart shivers
We are
Life givers
We are
Lost children
Will somebody sing for me?

Aren't we all searching for something?
The purpose worth living for
The purpose worth dying for

Holding together,
Falling apart
Watching, and waiting
For anything.
5 Lbs
When all the lights come flashing on
I'm getting off by getting on
The ride and then forget myself
And I'm the fortunate one
But when I'm all alone I tend
To put that me up on a shelf
And stare at what I can't control
Now I'm the petulant one

Now every time, every time I lose 5 pounds
I start to believe I might be looking better
I almost had myself
Now every time, every time I gain 5 pounds
She starts to thing I might be getting better
I almost lost myself

She makes my good she makes me bad
I suffer less and what I have
Is clinging on and begging me
To tell her she is the one
And though I think that she could be
I can't be bothered by clinging
And so I damn myself, and her in us

'Cuz I destroy what I love

Why
Why
Why
Why
Why
Back To Madison
I was thinking I can save myself
From burning through my life
Born Southern, cut my teeth inside LA
I got lost inside the constant
Clatter of my mind
I'm walking tightrope Jitters
For a mile

Back to Madison
I'm going back to Madison
For awhile
Back to who I was
I'm going back to Madison
For awhile
I'll prove it to myself that I
Can change

It was the summer of an endless heaven
Right before my prime
Step off the stage, and the crowd went wild
And there my spirit was reborn
On tongues and pins and needles
I'm thinking maybe it's a way to save me
From my present self

Tell me when I leave my home
If there's a fork in the road,
Will it still lead me back
To where I wanted to go?
Oh Brother
Somebody come
And open my eyes
I'm deaf, blind and dumb
But with one more surprise

Somebody came
And made me believe
That there was a difference
Between liars and thieves

But we are not long for this world
Oh, brother
We are not long for this world.
Yessir
"I'll lead you to the water
I'll help you get back up
Slow down, look, see
I'm swimming through the ether
To speak with my grandson
Stop retreating"

"If you already know it
And you happen to notice
Then take responsibility
If you already know it
And you happen to notice
Then why do I need to speak?

"I'm not an innocent martyr
I've had my own fuck-ups
Women, money
Your heart's a little larger
You need to get back up
And stop retreating"

"If you already know it
And you happen to notice
Then take responsibility
If you already know it
And you happen to note it
Then why do I need to speak?
You're still a part of me"

Straight as an arrow
I'm looking for a way to own my hope
"Behave, and be good,
and you will make a man out of yourself"

Yessir. Yessir. Yessir. Yessir.
Traveler
The more that I try to make you blush
The more I notice what you're wearing
I wish I was home to hold your hand
But you can't sell anything without moving

We can both believe in something else
This is not your fault
We can both believe in someone else
This is not your fault
You were all alone...
I'm hard to deal with

I know I'm hard to deal with.

I met a little girl in Arkansas Just the day before I came to see you
You're missing me more than you ever have
But the heart inside your head is screaming
That I'll do as I will

Traveler
I can't help it
Traveler
I can't help myself.
Options
I stay up and don't call her at night
I'm trying not to make it easy
I make it harder to find my time
Because I want her to learn to miss me
And then I find that I am second guessing what to say
Now look, she's turned it around on me

And I know I'm not your only option
But I hope that one day I could be
My goals are keeping me more honest
And you know
That I really, and I truly want to be

I get frustrated looking for signs
I'm not used to having to try
I feel like a child again
I really don't know what I'm doing
And then I hear her laugh at some dumb thing that I had said
And just maybe, this will be okay

Then, if you could see us know
Would you believe?
Smoking Mirrors
I had a feeling I was going to swell
Up with your venom and return back to hell
I really know you're so dramatic
I have a fever on my innocent side
I let my demons know they don't have to hide
I really hope I'm not an addict

Calling all cars, calling all cars, calling all
There's a fire in this house
Lying there with your smoking mirrors
I hope I don't get out

I hope I don't get out
There's smoke in your mirrors

I kissed her twice and she forgave all my sins
I can't wait to fucking hurt her again
A little voice, but so pragmatic
You paint a picture of the person I am
And the I start to agree with you, ma'am
Now break my heart and you can have it

I would rather have your soot upon my face
I can feel the ashes settle on my body
While I wait for you in vain.
Cry Wolf
Waiting on the literal part
Waiting for my vitals to slow
I'm choking back the logical arc
As the history of people are stacked into a principle
"Hoping that you are who you are
A hero to a good little girl
I'm choking back the logical arc
That the man that I'm afraid of
Is still a little criminal"

Say there's a reason why we say and believe it
Savor the seasons as we change
This has spun out of control

We all make promises we can't keep
"I looked at your things"
I looked at your things

Say there's a reason why we say and believe it
Prey for the seasons as we change
This has spun out of control
"You're a liar"
No
But you're a liar
"No"

One by one, we
Break each other down
Neither one of us
Will lose our ground
Hanging on fables

Tell me if it's him over me
And I'll tell you if she has better skin
Launching into questions again
As we both become a liar
And don't see the significance.
Salvation
A band apart from any other
A new relationship to smother
Belief is one, under the circumstance of war
And riding through it is another

Salvation is close
But I feel alone

We are the miracles around us
All light and love and energy
Is that enough, or do we really still believe
We pray for more than self sedation?

Salvation is close
But I feel alone
But I feel alone
But I feel alone
But I feel alone
But I feel alone
Castles
I feel the static in the hall
As I walk by
Remembering the little girl
I left behind
I still know the weight of it
But now it's too late

We built these castles in the sand
And then we stood there and watched them fall
We built these castles in the sand
And then we stood there holding hands

My tortured days are now a memory
That I let go
I was just shitty painted wood
And you were a god damn stained glass miracle
I still know the weight of us
But now it's too late

We built these castles in the sand
And then we stood there and watched them fall
We built these castles in the sand
And then we stood there holding hands

So many couples come and go
So many roads to follow
I haven't seen your face in so damn long

We built these castles in the sand
And then we stood there and watched them fall
We built these castles in the sand
And then we stood there holding hands
We built these castles in the sand
And then we stood
I can feel the static in the hall
As I walk by

11 Comments

  1. I’m totally stealing a neighbors wifi to download what I’m sure will be one of the most amazing records I’ve heard in a while. I’m thrilled for you Ryan! I’m happy to call myself a fan for life! Keep doing what you love!

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  2. Without a doubt your best work yet Ryan! Going to be listening to this non-stop for the next 536.79 years!

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  3. Ryan! You were born to make music!! I hope I get to see you perform these songs live soon. Congratulations! <3

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  4. A year ago this month was the first time we had the privilege of seeing you perform live. That night you debuted the song “Yes Sir”, now one of my favorites and sang a tribute song “Almost Home” in honor of a dear friend who had recently passed. Your performance was so powerful that you brought my daughter and many others in the audience to tears. When we later came across your Kickstarter project we wanted to do our part to support the new album. In the summer when my daughter was in LA attending the Musicians Institute you went above and beyond to make her birthday one she’d never forget. Meeting you inspired her to take her own songwriting more seriously and she has since written and recorded more than half a dozen songs. We are so excited for the release of your new album and wish you all the best in this next chapter of your life.

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  5. yep, I didn’t get a copy of it. I tried a ton of times since that email came out and it always froze up so…. yeah. No copy for this guy :D

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  6. Through my tireless efforts, I too was unable to achieve victorious download.

    I guess that’s a good thing though…right? means its gotta be (as expected) awesome!

    Can’t wait for Tuesday!!!! Congrats on your new baby Ryan, can’t wait to meet….it(?)

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    • Sorry about that Matt. The website got overloaded! Keep a lookout in your e-mail for a direct link to the download. Thanks!

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  7. I was not able to download the file so I cancelled it to come back and try again. How can all of the copies be downloaded when I didn’t get mine and have donated also in my husband’s name as well and didn’t even try his?

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  8. Hey! Ryan said to shoot you an e-mail to let you know that the link didnt show up in my fb ‘inbox’. Can you e-mail me the link for direct download? It would be much appreciated!!!

    I am very excited to hear what this guy has dreamed up this time. He is amazing and was born to move us all. I can’t wait to support him in this & spread the word for his music!

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  9. So, this entire album is so solid. Not a single track was wasted, or used as a filler. Everything fits so well together, and meshes perfectly. Each track has its own uniqueness. This album deserves so much attention. We all better make sure we give it.

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