Dizzy American

by Ryan Rebo

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1.
Everywhere I turn There's a bright light blinking Should I be concerned? Always a new way of thinking Out of mind, out of reach Are you out to teach us a lesson? We're just looking for peace We find it in the strangest of places Am I just a Dizzy American? We let the bridges burn Than these roads go nowhere And I will wait my turn Stand in line in mid-air Are you out of your mind? Are you out of our reach? And out to teach us a lesson We're just looking for peace We find it in the strangest of places Am I just a Dizzy American? ....And in our own time, we start to unwind.....
2.
04:54
Ready or not Here comes something we're not ready for Don't try to convince us that we are just like cardboard boxes, waiting to be blown away, by the next big wind What's in it for you? You pass by slowly, but you can't be seen I've heard your story, are we wavering? So give me the drug The one that takes away everything I can't wrap my mind around Why we're swimming upstream While you are on cloud nine While you are doing just fine Up on cloud nine What we're made of, is wind and rain, a little blood and dust I'm purchasing the stock of your afterthought I'm buying up the stock of your afterthought
3.
04:01
Would you mind if I don't come out for a while? I know that it's wrong, my eyes are glues to the television Because people are busy, and the cross-eyed soldiers are marching again The Tin Man is creaking, and I was hoping for some peace and quiet Peace and quiet I don't really mind I don't really care You can take me anywhere I was thinking of somewhere else I don't really mind They say that 'love is blind' So I'll pull out my eyes and regret it later You know, we get lost and found I don't know what you're saying You psuedo pragmatic air baloon You're talking of progress, while youre talking like the end is coming soon Puffed up like a pillow, slow down, man, and watch a sunset or something Someone stole your fire and someones gotta keep this pile burning I don't really mind I don't really care I haven't made the time For honest answers I don't really mind They say that love is blind So I'll pull out my eyes and regret it later You know we get lost and found
4.
(free) 03:26
Oh Island / The Island that your on, would you let some across? I can't swim but I will find someone who can Listen! Just listen to yourself / You're dusty on the shelf / All the wisdom and the wealth still may not be enough Listen! Don't listen to that man / He's formulating plans that don't fit you in And if your hung up on Jesus, that's alright / your water could be wine if you ask real nice
5.
04:50
We're all going down / In just a couple years from now / The birds are headed South / They know we're on the outs We're all on the outs / In just a couple years, no doubt / We won't hear a sound / It'll just get dark It's like I'm caught in a vending machine / I call out but your pockets are empty / "Does anybody have a fistful of change?" / Don't be so strange The sky will start falling down / Wait, should be any second now / In the year 2-0-1-2 / We won't know what we should do / We've heard this so much before / A thousand times, maybe more / So in the year 2-0-1-2 / We won't know what we should do
6.
05:37
I follow the cracks in the pavement They must lead to the ocean Eventually you'd think we'd reach the sea I study the lines on your face It's a map to all the places Every corner that you've ventured And I'm happy to announce If you find love in an ounce from there it's only upwards to the clouds From there it's only upward to the clouds You got it now keep it close You better not leave your post Until it grows up into its own There's no need to beg and plead Or get down on your knees It's already there Can you see it? Can you feel it?
7.
Come as you are Not as I want you to be 'Cause what I want Looks funny in the daylight We're practically wandering aimlessly Come as you are We've got the time to look like fools in love You smile at me, you say I look like a trainwreck Oh what a night it is Near perfect but its not out of our reach I'm cracking up but you can put me back together again I'm falling down You tell me not to be scared of anything Lucky me, we're in these blue times together And what a scene we've made We made a yule time forever All the while, there's a war going on We just want to make Make our own reality, that's all I know we are old news on Wall Street It's so bizzare how we don't really mind When in a bind we'll get out, every time So we've got the time.. Time to look, look like fools, in love
8.
05:11
When it burns out let it go When its over let me know We're not under we're just looking for a free space now Birds, they go home one by one Reminds me that we've just begun I'm getting older but my insides feel no different, no Let me run, let me run, let me run I'm over again See the world underneath the burning sun God I'm trying to do my best Put my skeletons to rest When they're gone there'll be room in my closet again I don't want to pass alone Think I'm more than aching bones It's like you said we'll be moving to a free space now Let me run, let me run, let me run I'm over again See the world underneath the blazing sun I may be under again
9.
05:45
The house is sold My bags are packed And all that I lost Is nothing I lack I don't want it back We'll go on and on and on... We'll go on and on... We're running fast So I flattended your tires Well do you think I'm funny? I looked like an idiot I brought you flowers We'll go on and on and on... We'll go on and on... The neighbor's cat Is part of a larger system The ticking clock goes against Our inner mechanisms We'll go on and on and on... We'll go on and on...
10.
05:14
I know you want good reasons why A 10 step plan to get you by It's tempting to internalize Gotta wonder Gotta shake someone's hand Sign a waiver That there's no set plan That we're sticking to We're gonna stick it to the man Oh to take the lives of your ducks in a row Take what's ugly and top it off with a bow We're young and we're full of fire I cursed the universe when I blew a tire It sort of makes me laugh, I can't believe it made you cry Oh to take the lives of your ducks in a row Take what's ugly and top it off with a bow
11.
(free) 04:13
I'm not the king of anything Atleast not that I'm aware of Not even my front yard "Cause the grass is growing faster than my, my motivational speaker Who sits on my right shoulder And he don't say much anymore As I get older I'm watching kids go by on their bikes A blurry smiling child, loves every moment in time Sometimes I'm caught, between being okay And being alone and afraid What was that you're trying to say? To crawl back into my bed, And let it wash like the sea does against the debris I'm washed up on the shore I must not be listening anymore It's so easy to fall to the bottom of something Of something that you don't know And it's knocking at your front door I'm not buying what you're selling to me It seems so broken and cheap A towering angle so steep A battling corporate creep Is pushing against me I must not be listening anymore I must not be listening anymore

about

Dizzy American, an independently
recorded full-length album under the name Ryan Rebo. He began working on the album in August of 2008 and Dizzy American was completed in January of 2009. The album originated as a bedroom recording project in his home in Montana, and later moved to a private studio space in a beautiful valley surrounded by Montana mountains. The scenery from the studio was a great source of inspiration as he pieced together each lyric and instrument in the lengthy multi-tracking process.

The album took six months from start to finish, with many coffee-driven nights, mostly in solitude. A few guest musicians came to visit, adding their various instrumental parts, including violin, glockenspiel, acoustic piano and drum tracks. After Ryan mixed Dizzy American, he sent the album to New York to be mastered by Fred Kevorkian (Ryan Adams and Rufus Wainwright).

A recent review by Justin Wayne, a UK based radio show host, says of Dizzy American, “...Almost perfect in its composition; both in the timing and in the music.”

credits

released April 10, 2009

Ryan Rebo: most instruments, all vocals, and mixing
Kate French: Violin on Dizzy American
Regan Clancy: bass on Lost & Found
Jon Anderson: drums on Lost & Found and 10 Step Plan
David Casey: Piano on Dizzy American

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