The Darker Side

by Ryan Knorr

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released July 1, 2013

Produced by Ryan Knorr
All songs written and performed by Ryan Knorr
except additional acoustic guitars provided by Nick Motil on “Someday Somebody”

All tracks recorded by Ryan Knorr
All tracks mixed by Tony Bohnenkamp at Sonic Factory Studios, Des Moines, Iowa
All tracks mastered by Matt Sepanic at Sonic Factory Studios, Des Moines, Iowa

Album cover original artwork by Nick Motil
Album cover graphic design by Reid Knorr

Ryan thanks:
My wife, Kelsey, for her continued support and love while I once again worked long hours on this project and neglected a few of my duties around the house. :)

My family and friends for their continued support of my musical endeavors.

Special thanks to my good friend Nick Motil for his guidance on this project and for lending his talents on a track.

Special thanks as well to another good friend, Tony Bohnenkamp, who put up with my over the top perfectionism when mixing this album. He spent countless hours looking over every single detail and I am grateful for his hard work.

Finally, thank you to all of you who continue to listen to my music and support my art. I can’t say enough how much it means to me to have even a single person listen to what I’ve created and express to me that they enjoy it. It means the world and always will.
Thank you.

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Track Name: The Long Road
The cold wind blows tonight
It's piercing on my face
Will it dry my tear filled eyes?

Nothing’s quite the same
Too much uncertainty
How'd it end up this way?

It's a long road
It goes so slow
I didn't want this
I didn't need it

I'm a moving target now
And no one knows how long
Before they seek me out

Well i could try and hide
And stay out of that spotlight
But the light follows me all around

It's a long road
It goes so slow
I didn't want this
I didn't need it

It’s a long road
It goes so slow
I didn’t want this
I didn’t need it
I didn’t want this
I didn’t need it

The cold wind blows tonight
It's piercing on my face
Will it dry my tear filled eyes?
Track Name: Like The Rain
I said I feel just like the rain
Falling to the ground at an alarming rate
Just like the rain

See i bottle up all these things
Until the voices inside they become just so deafening
All these things

See I don't know why
But it consumes my whole life
Let it go, let it be, i would be free
See i don't know why
But it consumes my whole life
Let it go, let it be, i would be free
Would be free

Well i feel like I’m standing still
While the others around me they run right up that hill
I'm standing still

And it's a day just like today
When I wanna get up and run right in the opposite way
Just like today

See I don't know why
But it consumes my whole life
Let it go, let it be, i would be free
See i don't know why
But it consumes my whole life
Let it go, let it be, i would be free
Would be free

I can't run this marathon in a day
And all my patience is slipping away
I can't run this marathon in a day

I said I feel just like the rain
Falling to the ground at an alarming rate
Just like the rain

See I don't know why
But it consumes my whole life
Let it go, let it be, i would be free
See i don't know why
But it consumes my whole life
Let it go, let it be, i would be free
Would be free
Track Name: The World
Son it’s not the end of the world
It keeps on speeding up and we just spin around the curves
Son it’s not the end of the world
You told me once before but you know I just never learn

How are you gonna see?
Cause it took just one day and I said
The world could stand to change its ways
How are you gonna see?
Cause we’ve been led astray and I said
The world could stand to change its ways

Son there’s more to life than this
We all inhabit this same place yet we take and rarely give
Son there’s more to life than this
You told me this before but please just tell me once again

How are you gonna see?
Cause it took just one day and I said
The world could stand to change its ways
How are you gonna see?
Cause we’ve been led astray and I said
The world could stand to change its ways

A far off land that’s out of sight
But it’s no movie it’s their life

Son it’s not the end of the world
Son there’s more to life than this
Son it’s not the end of the world
You told me once before but please just tell me once again

How are you gonna see?
Cause it took just one day and I said
The world could stand to change its ways
How are you gonna see?
Cause we’ve been led astray and I said
The world could stand to change its ways
The world could stand to change its ways
The world could stand to change its ways
Track Name: Waiting
Where did you come from again
This mess in my head
I locked you inside of your cell
But you picked the lock and you fled

Cause if there’s a way
To change my fate
Then I’d be ok
But I can’t wait
No I can’t wait

Where did you come from again
This misery
Took a plane ride out of the city
But you touched down for an emergency landing

Cause if there’s a way
To change my fate
Then I’d be ok
But I can’t wait
No I can’t wait

All my life I’ve tried
To wait around for the right time
All my life I’ve tried
But still I’m waiting here
The last in line

Cause if there’s a way
To change my fate
Then I’d be ok
But I can’t wait
No I can’t wait
Track Name: Someday Somebody
She stands up
And tries to move around
But she’s chained down
Can’t you hear the shackled sound?

She’s trying to break the chains

She said someday somebody’s coming to get me out
Someday somebody’s coming to save me
Someday’s not far that far away, it’s now
Somebody’s coming for me

The silence looms
Brings more doom and gloom
The mind it harbors roots
That have overgrown this room

She’s trying to break away

She said someday somebody’s coming to get me out
Someday somebody’s coming to save me
Someday’s not far that far away, it’s now
Somebody’s coming for me

She said someday somebody’s coming to get me out
Someday somebody’s coming to save me
Someday’s not far that far away, it’s now
Somebody’s coming for me

She said someday somebody’s coming to get me out
Someday somebody’s coming to save me
Someday’s not far that far away, it’s now
Somebody’s coming for me
Somebody’s coming for me
Track Name: Luck
I don’t know why but my luck, it’s run out on me
It left in my car at midnight, where could it be?
Cause it’s only light for 12 hours a day
And that ain’t much time to search this whole country

It won’t take long
The past could write this song
And we could sing along
Oh luck you’ve done me wrong
Oh luck you’ve done me wrong
But please come back home

I don’t know why but I fell, fell in a hole
I can feel my tires spinning, I’m stuck in the road
Luck it came by and laughed right in my face
I ran it down again, but it sped away

It won’t take long
The past could write this song
And we could sing along
Oh luck you’ve done me wrong
Oh luck you’ve done me wrong
But please come back home

Like a knockout punch
In the first round

It won’t take long
The past could write this song
And we could sing along
Oh luck you’ve done me wrong
Oh luck you’ve done me wrong
But please come back home
Please come back home
Please come back home
Please come back home
Track Name: Maybe
When the clock strikes midnight today
I will still be locked inside this maze
It's not a question of, do I need a change
But more like how the hell do I escape?

Maybe...there will be a day
Maybe...the past will be erased
Maybe...I won't have to say
Maybe...maybe

You left me here to fight it on my own
A battle not easily won against this foe
With guns a blazing he destroyed my hope
Took me prisoner and won't let me go

Maybe....there will be a day
Maybe....the past will be erased
Maybe....I won't have to say
Maybe....maybe

I am at the end of the rope
and I am barely holding on
yes I am at the end of the rope
A knot can only hold so long

Maybe....there will be a day
Maybe....the past will be erased
Maybe....I won't have to say
Maybe....maybe
Maybe....maybe
Track Name: Driving In The Dark
Why do we
Keep on driving in the dark

That headlight beam
Is frozen, shining in the fog

One day a week
It feels like we might up and fall

That headlight beam
Is frozen, but it’s still moving on

Deliver us now
From this lowly spell
Can you hear these words?
Well, we don't deserve to wait
And sit on this fence
We hang on the edge
We break and we mend

A small reward
Is all that we were looking for

That open door
Just hold it and don't you let it close

It slammed before
Right in our face don't let it go

That open door
Just hold it and don't you let it close

Deliver us now
From this lowly spell
Can you hear these words?
Well, we don't deserve to wait
And sit on this fence
We hang on the edge
We break and we mend

Deliver us now
Deliver us now

Deliver us now
From this lowly spell
Can you hear these words?
Well, we don't deserve to wait
And sit on this fence
We hang on the edge
We break and we mend
Track Name: Intended Destiny
It’s been awhile since I’ve been
Free of all the things inside my head
It’s been a while, let’s not pretend
I’ve been running, scared as hell

I called me out, I feel ashamed
My own demons are the ones who are to blame
I called me out, I’m not the same
Been killing time, forgot my place

So don’t go now
I’ll hold line if you’ll just reel me in somehow
Please don’t let me drown
All I wanted was to be, my intended destiny

Been dealt the cards, I think i’ve won
I bet it all and lost again, I’ve come undone
Been dealt the cards, I think I’ve won
It’s all or nothing, that’s no fun

So don’t go now
I’ll hold the line if you’ll just reel me in somehow
Please don’t let me drown
All I wanted was to be, my intended destiny

So don’t go now
I’ll hold the line if you’ll just reel me in somehow
Please don’t let me drown
All I wanted was to be, my intended destiny
All I wanted was to be, my intended destiny
Track Name: Forever You're Mine
Now she’s alone
With all the lights on at home
Cause they’re silent friends
She can always replace again

She won’t wonder why
This void fills her life
There’s no one to blame
Except the cruelty of fate

It’s not too late
You won’t waste my time
I’ll be waiting here tonight
Look to the sky
Forever you’re mine, mine

She stares at the walls
Your pictures hang on them all
She won’t take them down
Or let the memories fade out

There’s a hole in that space
No one could replace
The wounded body mends
But the time in between is hell

It’s not too late
You won’t waste my time
I’ll be waiting here tonight
Look to the sky
Forever you’re mine, mine

She said “I’d give up everything
Just have you here with me”

Now she’s alone
Says “never wanted you to go”
And she says goodbye
As she turns out lights

It’s not too late
You won’t waste my time
I’ll be waiting here tonight
Look to the sky
Forever you’re mine, mine

Someday we’ll be together again
Just walking hand in hand
We’re both in the sky
Forever feels fine, fine
Track Name: The Darker Side
The colors on these walls
Will brighten this dark hall
And mask my shade of grey
At least the outside, anyway

I feel like an illusion
That aids in your confusion
And just a single puzzle piece
To the many that complete me

Well it’s a darker side of me
See to the bottom of these caves
Cause I’m no longer afraid
Of what’s written on this page
No, I’m no longer afraid
Of what’s written on this page