Last Day On Earth EP

by Ryan Morgan

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released January 7, 2013

Produced/mixed/mastered by Warren Malone in Morningside Heights, NY on December 21st, 2012.

All songs written by Ryan Morgan, except 'Big Ideas' written by Casey Black.

Cover art by Daniel Furnish.

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Track Name: The Magician
My fingers get heavier later in the night,
and sleight of hand eludes me.
I'm telling you, if you could see me do these tricks in the light,
I would make you disappear.

I'm losing my edge,
and it kills me you don't mind.

But I'll tell you one thing.
I should go. I should go,
but you make it so hard to leave.

If I was a better man, I'd put up a fight.
I'd shake these reservations.
My secrets, they were always kept well just out of sight,
and the saws were never real.

There's things I'm not telling you,
and it kills me you don't mind.

But I'll just tell you one thing.
I should go. I should go,
but you make it so hard to leave.
Track Name: Romeo
Honey, I've done a bad thing
and you can act like you don't know it,
but it's always with me,
soft and white and glowing.

Honey, I am a bad man.
And you can act like I never show it,
but the devil wrote a song for me
and he sings it over my shoulder,
and it goes like this:

(chorus)

What I'd give for darkness
to come down and pull me under.
All my thoughts are lightning
and every memory is an ember.

(chorus)

Honey, there's still faces
that I see in every reflection
with their smiles in stasis
and voices pointed in my direction
while they sing along with

(chorus)
Track Name: Big Ideas
Radio DJ in my dreams,
open my eyes to the early morning.
Take a piss and start the shower.
Today started without a warning.

I've got some big ideas.
I've got some sweet dreams in my heart.
I've got so much love, I don't know where to start.

Off to work without eating,
with all the people I swear I'm not one of.
I do my job, but all I'm thinking
is what I'll do after I get done.

Back home, flip on the TV
for a short nap after a long day's work.
I'll get up early tomorrow,
and I will get this shit done for sure.
Track Name: Letter to Marshall
Well, hey, man, I thought I'd see how things are going.
The cigarette's burning, and the whiskey is flowing,
yeah, so conditions seemed right for a letter to you.

How have things been, man, and how is your mother?
The last time we talked, it seemed like she'd recover.
Are you still just as optimistic that she's gonna pull through?

It can be hard to be optimistic in times like this.

Kathryn's in Canada, and Bryan is sleeping
or busking on West 4th or talking all evening
with Katy on video-stream live via satellite

and I'm broke again as of seven this morning.
I should've quit smoking (well, at least so says Warren,)
but overdraft fees make it more and more likely I might.

It can be hard to be optimistic in times like this.

A while ago, I did cocaine at a party
and I couldn't believe what it did to my body,
and it led to the only real fight me and Kathryn have had.

It used to make me feel so focused and sharp,
but this time it just seemed to speed up my heart,
and when I walked by my reflection, man, it just made me sad.

But it can be hard to keep up resistance in times like this.

I'm supposed to be writing a song about castles,
but all I've come up with is that it rhymes with 'asshole,'
and that don't seem like such a promising concept to me.

I wanted the lyrics to sound like a poem,
but now I think I'm ripping off Leonard Cohen
and the more I think about it, probably Niall and Casey.

But it can be hard to think for yourself in times like this.
Track Name: Demasiado Milwaukee
The last time we talked, you told me
that 116 is lonely
but at least I was out doing what I love.

But it's empty conversations
in depressing little stations
while I wait for the next 2:50 bus.

I don't know that I love this.
I'm not so sure I love this,

but I'm going to see Bryan, we're going out to Iowa.
But I know I could've come home.

The last time we talked, you said that
you ain't never seen me so sad
as when I said I don't get the fucking point of this at all.

The occasional reaction
or what little satisfaction
comes from seeing my name written in chalk on the wall.

I don't know that I love this.
I'm not so sure I love this,

but i'm going to see Bryan, we're going out to Iowa.
But I know I should've stayed home.
I'm going to see Bryan, we're going out to Iowa,
but I know I could've come home with you.