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Radio Silence

by Kevin Ray

Piano based, acoustic flavored theatrical rock/pop/folk/blues music
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Radio Silence
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2. Jennifer Lansky
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3. Love Song
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4. Across the River
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5. What I Mean
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6. Diamond
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7. Out of Sight
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8. Hold Your Fire
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9. No One's Listening
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10. Murder
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11. Killing Time
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12. Asleep
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13. I Did It All for You
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14. Peace Be With You
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15. What a Wonderful Waste of Time
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Album Notes
1. Radio Silence 3:48
Drums: Patrick Carmichael
Bass: Tony Tino
Guitar: Chris Cubeta

2. Jennifer Lansky 2:02
Drums: Patrick Carmichael
Bass: Nicki Parrott

3. Love Song 4:04
Drums: Patrick Carmichael
Bass: Nicki Parrott
Gutiar: Chris Cubeta

4. Across the River 4:50
Percussion and Guitar: Chris Cubeta

5. What I Mean 5:10
Drums: Patrick Carmichael
Bass: Skip Ward
Guitar: Chris Cubeta

6. Diamond 3:49
Guitar: Chris Cubeta
Violin and Mandolin: Andrew Crowe

7. Out of Sight 2:22
Drums: Patrick Carmichael
Bass: Skip Ward
Guitar: Jeff Washburn

8. Hold Your Fire 5:45
Drums: Patrick Carmichael
Bass: Chris Cubeta

9. No One's Listening 3:42
Guitar and Bass: Chris Cubeta

10. Murder 2:27
Percussion and Bass: Chris Cubeta

11. Killing Time 4:12
Drums: Patrick Carmichael
Bass and Guitar: Chris Cubeta
Background Vocals: Kristine Bogan

12. Asleep 2:18
Guitar and Percussion: Chris Cubeta

13. I Did It All For You 4:18
Bass and Guitars: Chris Cubeta

14. Peace Be With You 3:09
Drums: Patrick Carmichael
Bass: Tony Tino
Guitars: Chris Cubeta

15. What a Wonderful Waste of Time 2:32
Guitars and Percussion: Chris Cubeta

All Keyboards: Kevin Ray

All Songs written by Kevin Ray
Copyright 2013
Melina Publishing


Produced by Kevin Ray
Mixed by Chris Cubeta
Mastered by Alex De Turk at Masterdisk
www.kevinray.net
kevinray@kevinray.net
Cover photo by Kim Jew



Radio Silence:

Is anybody out there
Can anybody hear?
I've done my best to send this test out loud and clear
You know I've been listening
With everything I am
Searching for a signal that somebody somewhere gives a damn
'cause I do
But I'm only getting static coming through
And I strain my ear but all I hear is

Radio silence
All across the dial
You don't say much but you say it with such style
Radio silence
Everywhere I turn
When am I gonna, when am I gonna learn
It's dead out there

Everybody I know
Everywhere I go
Every smiling face that graces this jaded minstrel show
Everybody's talking
It's ringing in my ears
But I haven't heard a worthy word in years
And it's true
But I'm only getting static coming through
And I strain my ear but all I hear is

Radio silence
All across the dial
You don't say much but you say it with such style
Radio silence
Everywhere I turn
When am I gonna, when am I gonna learn
It's dead out there

The harder I listen
The less I hear
I can't seem to dial you in
Nothings clear
Why can't I hear you
Why can't I feel you
Why are you fading away
Why is it dead air everywhere

Radio silence
All across the dial
You don't say much but you say it with such style
Radio silence
Everywhere I turn
When am I gonna, when am I gonna learn
It's dead out there
It's dead out there
It's dead out there

Jennifer Lansky:

Jennifer Lansky
It would appear I've been let go
But if you ever cast me
In an upcoming show
I'll learn my lines and act real good
Play it like the director thinks I should
I can be convincing I know that I could

Jennifer Lansky we're through
And if they ask me I'll swear it's true
That you were the coolest girl I never knew

Jennifer Lansky
It was a damn fine couple of weeks
But I'm putting it past me
I gotta find the wheel that squeeks
Now don't get me wrong I'm glad I came
I had a pretty close brush with fortune and fame
Sorry that I had to use your real name

Jennifer Lansky we're through
And if they ask me I'll swear it's true
That you were the coolest girl I never knew
It was so hard to get a SAG card
I can't even seem to get a bit part
I feel like a fool and I feel like a jerk
'Cause all you could offer me was extra work

Now you saw me dance and you saw me sing
I thought I was gonna be the next big thing
But I never heard that telephone ring

Jennifer Lansky you passed
You didn't think my carreer would last
But I'll be the biggest star
I'm gonna be the biggest star
Yeah I'll be the biggest star you never cast
Jennifer Lansky

Love Song:

I took the high road
I looked for the light
But it always comes out wrong
When I try to write
An honest lyric I don't have to explain
A joyful chorus or a happy refrain

I've squandered all my melodies on heartache
Wasted all my words on empty rhymes
I don't know why that sweet apple has to turn sour after just one night

I want to write a love song
Simple and true
But a melody won't come to me no matter what I do
Every night
That heavenly light fades too soon

I've run the races I've heard all the lines
I've seen the traces in these strangers eyes
But when I think about it
I can't recall
The last time anybody moved me at all

But I remember every hand that held me
I remember every time I tried
I don't know why that sweet apple has to turn sour after just one night

I want to write a love song
Simple and true
But a melody won't come to me no matter what I do
Every night
That heavenly light fades too soon

How can I write of things I haven't seen yet
Of beauty and grace without a trace of regret
I search the horizon but I can't find a thing
Won't somebody show me something
Beautiful to sing

When I get weary, when I lose control
I reach deep down into the heart of my soul
I always seem to find a reason to fight
I know there's still one song that I have to write

I don't know why that sweet apple has to turn sour after just one night

I want to write a love song
Easy and free
But I don't know how to start it and I can't find the key
And every night
That heavenly light fades too soon
I said every night, that heavenly light fades too soon

Across The River:

Mama says that I'm an ordinary man I should be proud
That I'm lucky just to have a job at all I shouldn't talk so loud
But oh, the writing's on the wall
And I'm gonna run before they make me crawl
And everybody says I'm just a fool
The river's wide and cruel
I'll never make it to the other side alive
But I am young and stronger than they know
And when the water's low I'll give it everything I can to fight the flow
I'll wait here till my perfect moment then I'll go

I'm gonna make it across the water
Over the border across the line
I'm gonna make it through the valley
Through the darkness to the light

Baby says that it's alright we've been through all of this before
But I am weary I can't lose another battle in this war
I've worked my fingers to the bone
Oh, still I'm sinking like a stone

Papa says the lord he will provide
and that on the other side there will be milk and honey waiting for us all
But we all have to live right here right now
And the sweat from off my brow it isn't gonna change to wine anytime soon
But there's still something left that I can do

I'm gonna make it across the water
Over the border across the line
I'm gonna make it through the valley
Through the darkness to the light

The factory smokestack rises like the barrel of a gun
and shoots a thick black cloud that hangs like death across the sun
The Maquiladora's crowded with new faces every day
Who'll gladly work for nothing trade their precious youth away
I wake up in the morning wipe my eyes and hang my head
I come home in the evening broken battered and half dead
I throw my aching arms around my daughter kiss my wife
I swear by god that I won't have to live this kind of life forever

Up there on the hill the highway glows and the river softly flows on as if nothing really mattered much at all
But I still give a damn and I won't stay
When just half a mile away there is a better life
We've waited much too long
I'm gonna make my move while I'm still strong

I'm gonna make it across the water
Over the border across the line
I'm gonna make it through the valley
Through the darkness to the light

What I Mean:

Baby what's wrong
It's only a simple song
Ain't nothing real I care to say
You can't give too much away
It's only the blues
Someone's gotta win or lose
There's a cold wind blowing
Down the line
Baby let the dice roll
You only got yourself to blame
So go back how you came and don't think about it twice
You're never gonna get it straight
You'll never see through the rhetoric
There ain't no use in trying
I might be promising you bliss
Or vinegar and piss either way I could be lying

So every time I tell you what the story is
(don't be thinking its real)
I leave a little shadow of doubt (don't be calling me out)
You're never gonna know if we're on the same page
You're never gonna figure it out

You'll never know what I mean
You'll never know what I mean
I might be flying through the air or crying in despair or anywhere inbetween
You'll never know what I mean
You'll never know what I mean
You might think you know the truth
But unless you've seen the proof
You don't know what you've seen

Baby don't you worry better folks have tried to read between the lines
But there ain't no space to move
There ain't no hidden groove
No way inside my mind
I may be laughing and I might be crying
I could whisper I could scream
You might think that you know why there's a twinkle in my eye
Babe you don't know anything

So every time I tell you what the story is
(don't be thinking its real)
I'm only painting a scene
( don't be calling me out)
I may be dark grey and navy blue but I'm also fire engine red and Kelly green

You'll never know what I mean
You'll never know what I mean
I might be flying through the air or crying in despair or anywhere inbetween
You'll never know what I mean
You'll never know what I mean
You might think you know the truth
But unless you've seen the proof
You don't know what you've seen

(Solo)

So every time I tell you what the story is
(don't be thinking its real)
I'm only painting a scene
( don't be calling me out)
I may be dark grey and navy blue but I'm also fire engine red and Kelly green

You'll never know what I mean
You'll never know what I mean
I might be flying through the air or crying in despair or anywhere inbetween
You'll never know what I mean
You'll never know what I mean
You might think you know the truth
But unless you've seen the proof
You don't know what you've seen
You'll never know what I mean
You'll never know what I mean


Diamond:

Baby come quickly
Close the door
Say what you want
and what you want it for
Give it to me straight
Give it to me kind
Let me down easy or ease my mind

Am I your future or your past
Did I waste my time on a love that won't last
Give it to me quick even if it hurts
Do I win or lose honey use your words

Goodbye is a word that we use time to time
When we can't say hello yes or no
At the end of the day stay or go
Laugh or cry
Live or die
Am I a diamond in the rough
Will I ever shine for you bright enough
Am I a diamond or just a dime a dozen

Baby don't worry
It ain't no crime
If I'm just a lost cause
Wasting my time
But do I have to wait until it's much too late
Tell me is somebody else on your mind

Goodbye is a word that we use time to time
When we can't say hello a rebirth
Am I bound to this earth or was I
Born to fly
Am I a diamond in the rough
Will I ever shine for you bright enough

If I let go and trust the gods
Will I make good will I beat the odds
In a world so full and so cold
Will I come into my own or will I only grow old
Am I a diamond or just a dime a dozen
Am I a diamond or a dime a dozen
A close relation or a distant cousin
Am I a diamond or a dime a dozen

Out of Sight:

Out of sight out of mind baby don't get left behind
You can love em to the limit but your baby gonna hit it when you're far away
And there's nothing you can do or say
Everybody knows everybody comes and goes
Out of sight out of mind

Out of sight out of mind everybodys on the sly
If you leave em for a minute someone else is gonna dig in
it's a cryin sin
And there isn't any way to win
if you're not watching all the time
Then you might as well be blind
out of sight out of mind

I can see you wanna do right and you want to be strong but do you really think your baby's gonna wait for you that long
Take it from the crowd get it fast get it loud go and find yourself a lover and just keep it under cover

Out of sight out of mind
If you're looking you can find
Something wild something new
Something different you can do
Take a chance for free
Little sister won't you dance with me
Nobody acting like they should
But it's kinda understood
Out of sight out of mind

Out of sight out of mind get your gravy on the side
Don't be stubborn don't be proud
when your baby not around you can find a way
little sister don't you wanna play
Everybody knows the game
Don't pretend you're not the same
Out of sight out of mind

Hold Your Fire:

I know you're watching closely
I know you're searching for a sign
I know you're waiting baby
For me to step across that line
Just one time

Don't you know that I'm on your side
Can't you see how hard I've tried
To keep you feeling safe and right
But still I'm in your sights tonight

Hold Your Fire
Honey hold your fire
Lay down your gun and come with me
Out on the wire baby
Hold your fire
Honey hold your fire
I swear your not in danger this time
Hold your fire
Baby hold your fire

I know you want to stand down
And let me give you what you need
But you just can't relate
To a touch that does not make you bleed

So I'm telling you plain and true
I really want to be there for you
But I won't be your hunted lover
I'm too old to run for cover

Hold Your Fire
Honey hold your fire
Lay down your gun and come with me
Out on the wire baby
Hold your fire
Honey hold your fire
I swear I'm not the stranger this time
Hold your fire
Baby hold your fire

No One's Listening

Calling out restless in the undergrowth
Driven safely out of sight
Tuning in to voices far away somewhere
Hidden deep within the night

Water races down the drain Rolling slowly on my window pane
The days arrive and roll on by The mountains howl the oceans cry
The pen, the knife, the gun, summer sun glistening
No one's listening No one's listening No one

Rising up out of these infested slums
Numbered faces nameless pain
All that is is all that there has ever been
Nothing changes this refrain

Scream in anger Howl in rage it's wasted moments on an empty stage
From county fair to combat zone we're born again to die alone in a world awash in sin winter wind wistling
no one's listening

Murder

Murder on the highway
Murder on the train
Murder in the lowlands
And in the southern plain

Murder in the shadows
Murder in the light
Murder in the morning
And in the dead of night

Creeping down the back roads
Seeping through the walls
Sneaking in the front door
And stalking in the halls

Sleeping in your bedroom
Smoking in the den
With a loaded shotgun
A stroke of a pen

And it's murder on the dance floor
Blood on the radio
Hell on the horizon
With an unearthly glow
Watch where you go

Murder in the stairwell
Murder at your door
Murder at the floodgate
And on the factory floor

Clogging up the back roads rotting on the vine
Fouling up the water and floating in the wine

Murder on the sidewalk murder on the lawn
Murder everywhere you go till
Everyone is gone

You want the latest news well it's always been the same
It's murder in the headlines
And everyone's to blame

Murder in the canyons
Carnage in the corn
You'll end it like you began it
Dead as the day you were born

Murder in the boardrooms
murder in the street
Murder in the haunted eyes of everyone you meet

Murder on the boardwalk
Murder in the slums
Waiting in the darkness untill the next victim comes

Killing Time

Wait a minute
I get so sick and tired
walking on land mines and tripping over wires
All your love is deceiving And I ain't the one receiving so though I'll be grievin
I believe in killin time

Hold it baby
Quit hedging your betting
No more training beginners
Honey this prize is for the winners
And though I'll be grievin
I believe in killin time

I'ts killin time in the city And it's killin time all around the world
As sure as the sun's gonna burn out of the sky
Everybody everywhere has gotta take their turn to die

Why sweet baby
Don't you understand
That you don't have the strength to love me as I am
Taking back what I've given
Honey my love is for the living
and though I'll be grievin
I believe in killin time
Though I'll be grievin' I believe in killin time
Though I'll be grievin' I believe in killin time

Asleep:

Asleep at the end of the world
Racing around this obnoxious insanity
Out on the edge of the herd
Rolling around in the dirt at the end of the world I sit
Wasted and bored with it
Weary and wild and free
Wilted and wounded

Asleep at the end of the world
Sifting through all the indifference and vanity
Drifting out into the deep
We're counted like sheep fast asleep at the end of the world
Eyes glazed bitter and bold cold crazed
Facing my fate unphased
Waving and smiling

Asleep at the end of the world
Wading through all of this righteous hypocrisy
Waiting for nothing to come
blind deaf and dumb growing numb at the end of the world
I stand nothing at stake I make no demands
Half in the bag half dressed
Blessed by the silence
Asleep at the end of the world


I Did It All For You

While we waited for Forty days
I searched in vain in a manic haze I did it all for you I did it all for you
You didn't make it through
i did it all for you
My mind was clear and my love was true
I opened my heart and it bled right through I did it all for you I did it all for you
I made myself new
I did it all for you
Wise men tell us Leave your troubles behind
The good book sells us seek and you shall find
When it was through
There was nothing left of you
While we waited for Forty days
I came apart in a million ways I did it all for you I did it all for you
I made myself new
i did it all for you
The rain fell down and the sky went black
I went to the end of the world and back and I did it all for you I did it all for you
You didn't make it through
I did it all for you
Wise men tell us Leave your troubles behind
The good book sells us seek and you shall find
When it was through there was nothing left of you

Peace Be With You:

Peace be with you as you roll on by may tomorrow be an easier ride
When you wake up beneath the clear blue sky
Let the past be gone and never wonder why

Peace be with you may your soul be free let your heart roar like the open sea
Let your dreams run until they come to be
And revel in the grace of this sweet comedy

You've already come so far, You've already come so far
Don't ever forget who you are
Don't ever be ashamed never be tamed

Peace be with you on the open road may tomorrow bring a lighter load
Hold your head high be brave be bold
You're farther than you know and if the truth be told

You've already won my heart you've already won my heart
don't ever forget who you are
Don't ever be ashamed never be tamed

Peace be with you as you roll on through I hope that you'll remember that my love was true
And I only wish the best for you
I hope you find the joy in every thing that you do peace be with you
peace be with you
peace be with you

What a Wonderful Waste of Time:

This is all we're ever gonna be
This is all we're ever gonna see
We're never gonna be the king and queen of this sad scene
But think of what we've seen

Oh, the not so simple truth
All the sweet charades of youth
Led us far astray
But I can't regret a single day

Cause oh, what a wonderful waste of time it was
Way to go, what a wonderful waste of time it was

This is all we're ever gonna do
This is all we'll have when we get through
We never got from station A to station B
But I'm happy inbetween

All our careful plans
Our brazen imperfected stands
never made the grade
But I can't regret a single day

Cause oh, what a wonderful waste of time it was
I wan't you to know what a wonderful waste of time it was

What a wonderful waste of time it was
What a magic way to pass a way the days
What a wonderful waste of time it was
To expire in such a brilliant blaze

Oh, what a wonderful waste of time it was
Way to go, what a wonderful waste of time it was.




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