My Northwest tour starts tomorrow in Big Sur! Check out www.ryandishen.com for show dates
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I’v entered some songs from my youtube page into this songwriter contest for fun. Please check out the page and watch a video if you have a minute… it’s primarily a popularity contest so I’m unlikely to stand a chance unless some kind “followers” wish to help out by watching and sharing :)
(New Orleans, 2013)
In the land of voodoo, with fire in my icy blue eyes
I dig the rhythm, the static pulse of southern bugs
and buzzing people dancing throughout the New Orleans’ streets.
There are those laying low in the comfort of a classic jazz club,
or a cafe with the feel of a home, but not the kind you simply live in,
but rather one where you belong.
I’m swimming in the thickness, my body attempts to drown itself in this
I swallow nails, whiskey, local bars call me by name and my stomach
I fill it with filth, strum on my guitar with desperation and collect crumbs
and generous offerings of kind words sent my way.
My soul stays guarded and I keep it on a leash but expose it to the crowd.
Can I really be just an exhibit, a zoo animal, a carnivourous beast
thirsty for love and warmth in my surroundings?
Kerouac so cooly watches over me with such a knowing smirk
and I admire his ability to let it all go and not give a shit.
I fear elegance is dead.
We now suffocate in the shallow mainstream.
I need a book and a place to hide.
I need life. I need music.