The Path of Greatest Resistance

by Ryan Knorr

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credits

released June 29, 2010

All songs written by Ryan Knorr
Produced by Ryan Knorr

Musicians:
Ryan Knorr - vocals, piano, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, synth sounds
James Biehn - Electric guitars on tracks 1,2,3,5
Jon Locker - Bass guitar
Tony Bohenkamp - Drums, percussion

Mixing and Mastering:
Tracks 4,6,9,12,13 mixed by Ryan Knorr
Tracks 1,2,3,5,7,8,10,11,14 mixed by Logan Christian
@ Midday Studios (middaystudios.com)
All songs mastered by The Sound Lab at Disc Makers

All tracks recorded at Ryan Knorr's studio except
drums and bass recorded at The Sonic Factory Recording Studio (sonicfactorystudios.com)

Photography:
"The Path" photos by Patrick Frauchiger
Other photos by Kelsey Knorr

Graphic Design:
Shawn Roling

Ryan thanks:
My wife, Kelsey, for her love and support and for putting up with me during this crazy album making process.
My family and friends for their support and guidance throughout this journey.
All those who graciously donated to this project.
All of the fans who created a demand for this album and who allow me to continue to make music by supporting my efforts.
Thank you all.

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Track Name: Blue
When he walked into the room
he felt the whole world start to shake
And an earthquake would have made sense
if not for his spot on those great plains
If he could only leave for for good
then he could calm his weary head
But as for this time it's too late
and this is what he said

I'm as blue as the sky today
The heavens opened up and poured down
right on me
Blue as the sky today
The clear blue skies can still bring me rain

She said that there's a lot of things
that she can't comprehend
And all she ever wanted was to wake each day
and not feel so damn tense
If she could only leave for good
then she could calm her weary head
but as for this time it's too late
and this is what she said

I'm as blue as the sky today
The heaven's opened up and poured down
right on me
Blue as the sky today
The clear blue skies can still bring me rain

I'm as blue as the sky today
The heaven's opened up and poured down
right on me
Blue as the sky today
The clear blue skies can still bring me rain
The clear blue skies can still bring me rain
The clear blue skies can still bring me rain
Track Name: 8:14
On the southern shore of the world
in a place that I've never been to
They sleep tightly and turn their heads
toward the sea

It's not the same here at all
the sun still hangs in the distance
but it knows its destiny and soon
it will be gone

Say goodbye
to the light
and at 8:14 am we'll rise
Say goodbye
to the light
and at 8:14 am
the sun will shine

Well this is a change in what I know
and I can't believe it either
but sometimes it's best to wait out the storm
and stay the night

Say goodbye
to the light
and at 8:14 am we'll rise
Say goodbye
to the light
and at 8:14 am

It fell apart again
just when I thought that I had it won
It fell apart again
and I need the night

Say goodbye
to the light
and at 8:14 am
Say goodbye
to the light
and at 8:14 am
and at 8:14 am
Track Name: What About Me
There's so many locked doors in my way
And I can't find my keys
And even every window has a shade
So how am I supposed to find my way?
It's all I ever say
It's all I ever say

What about me
What about me
What about all the possibilities
What about me
What about me
Maybe I'm not tall enough to reach

The miners took a dug a hole for me
But kept their lights on
Even when they left I still could see
But now I don't know if I believe
Is it real or is it a dream?
Real or is it a dream?

What about me
What about me
What about all the possibilities
What about me
What about me
Maybe I'm not tall enough to reach

What about me
What about me
What about all the possibilities
What about me
What about me
Maybe I'm not tall enough to reach
Track Name: Meant To Stay
Well I've been
around here way too long
Been trying to find my home
within these walls

And I tried
to be somebody else
but life won't lend itself
to what I want

You told me I was never meant to stay
And the trouble I feel is just part of the game
But I feel like I'm wasting away
So please can you show me
Just why I was meant to stay

I stepped off
the trail and looked for more
A place I could be restored
but now I'm lost

And I wonder
just how to pick me up
with just my sort of luck
I cannot tell

You told me I was never meant to stay
And the trouble I feel is just part of the game
But i feel like I'm wasting away
So please can you show me
Just why I was meant to stay

So please can you show me
Just why I was meant to stay
Track Name: Everything
It wasn't long ago
that you and I first picked our favorite song
And all I know
It helped us grow

The song it said those things
and when the words would fail the music would speak
It spoke to me
and told me just exactly what to say

You're everything that I could need
The air that i will use to breathe
The better half of all I'll be
You're everything

Now we share it all
Our love, our hope, our dreams both big and small
Our bond is strong
Let me show you just how strong we are

You're everything that I could need
The air that i will use to breathe
The better half of all I'll be
You're everything

It wasn't long ago
That you and I first picked our favorite song
And all I know

You're everything that I could need
The air that I will use to breathe
The better half of all I'll be
You're everything
You're everything
You're everything
Track Name: This Bridge
As he walked through the doorway he said
Well I'm never going back
To the hell of the heat and the sand
and the sun beating on my back

It'll be another year they said now
before you can go back home
Back to the world you thought that
You thought that you used to know

But all this mess
is all I cant
Yes all I can't
get past

Hold on don't take that one last step
This bridge will never mend itself
My life with you is all that's left
Don't leave me behind to find myself

As she walked through the doorway she said
I can't take much more
of the hell of the bills and the chores
and the feeling I'm all alone

But all this mess
is all I cant
Yes all I can't
get past

Hold on don't take that one last step
This bridge will never mend itself
My life with you is all that's left
Don't leave me behind to find myself

So how could you understand
The memories that cloud the soul of this man

Well they thought that since he's home now
everything would be fine
But the war doesn't change just the fighters, no
it's changes everyone's life

Hold on don't take that one last step
This bridge will never mend itself
My life with you is all that's left
Don't leave me behind to find myself
Track Name: Glass Half Full
The people they create
all the confusion and the haze
It hangs invisibly around every neck

Though we may never find
the answer is wearing a disguise
It hangs invisibly around every neck

And though you'll always be blind
Well that's fine

Go ahead, and tell me I'm dark tonight
Go ahead, cause I feel what you'll never find
Go ahead, that mask it fits just right
Go ahead, see the glass half full again

Take another step
and watch the rocks fall over the edge
I'm sure you believe that you can fly

Well now take your leap
remind me that you can do anything
I'm sure you believe that you can fly

And though you'll always be blind
Well that's fine

Go ahead, and tell me I'm dark tonight
Go ahead, cause I feel what you'll never find
Go ahead, that mask it fits just right
Go ahead, see the glass half full again

Go ahead, and tell me I'm dark tonight
Go ahead, cause I feel what you'll never find
Go ahead, that mask it fits just right
Go ahead, see the glass half full again
See the glass half full again
See the glass half full again
See the glass half full again
See the glass half full again
Track Name: Since Forever
A pool of a thousand dreams
Washed away by the rushing sea
So who am I to believe

Another lonely night
The still and the cold of no end in sight
So who am I to believe

Since forever I've wanted to be
Something that matters more to me
Since forever I've wanted to be
Something that changes more than you and me

There's no lines drawn in the sand
No air traffic control to tell me where to land
So who am I to believe

I know it's not too late
but the hourglass shows me another wasted day
So who am I to believe

Since forever I've wanted to be
Something that matters more to me
Since forever I've wanted to be
something that changes more than you and me

The truth is I know I'm scared of
leaving this place
And having not shared enough
to a world in dismay

Since forever I've wanted to be
Something that matters more to me
Since forever I've wanted to be
something that changes more than you and me

A pool of a thousand dreams
Washed away by the rushing sea
So who am I to believe
Track Name: Cold Tonight
She cries outloud
Heaven help me now
In a moment they went away
How could they, how?

No more goodbyes
No more hellos
No more I love yous I told you
I hope you know

It's cold tonight here in this city
A cold like I've never felt before
It's cold tonight here in this city
But if my heart feels like this city then I'll move out

She said now there's a choice
To live or die
I'm not afraid of death
more afraid of life

Then she heard a voice
Saying don't let go
There's room for you up here, still more time below

It's cold tonight here in this city
A cold like I've never felt before
It's cold tonight here in this city
But if my heart feels like this city then I'll move out

It's cold tonight here in this city
A cold like I've never felt before
It's cold tonight here in this city
But if my heart feels like this city then I'll move out
But if my heart feels like this city then I'll move out
My heart feels like this city so I'll move on
Track Name: Isle of Eroding Sand
Seasons come and seasons go
Leaves fall down upon the snow
Days go by and the sun still shines
Clouds roll in and darkness begins

So much time has come and gone
It's amazing how I can hold on this long
On an isle of eroding sand, I stand

Even if I'd turned around
and saw the places I'd already found
The water has washed away the path
There's not a compass that could lead me back

So much time has come and gone
It's amazing how I can hold on this long
On an isle of eroding sand, I stand

I wish there was something to bring me back
I wish there was something to bring me back

So much time has come and gone
It's amazing how i can hold on this long
On an isle of eroding sand, i stand
On and isle of eroding sand
On an isle of eroding sand
On an isle of eroding sand, I stand
Track Name: More Than My Love
I took a brick out of the center of our wall
and I relied on the others to hold on
But I know better

It's like skating upon the thin ice
It's already too late when a hole arrives
But I know better

Help me open my eyes

Please forgive me for all that I've done
Only thought of myself for so long
I'm just trying to give you something more
More than just all of my love

My intentions were blocked from your view
but the ones who are closest feel my pain too
I should have known better

You helped me open my eyes

Please forgive me for all that I've done
Only thought of myself for so long
I'm just trying to give you something more
More than just all of my love

Please forgive me for all that I've done
Only thought of myself for so long
I'm just trying to give you something more
More than just all of my love
Track Name: Lost
The water keeps pouring over the edge
but the ship still won't sink
Now I'm left here once again
with only wet clothes and cold feet

I'm as lost as lost can be
The lighthouse light went out and now I can't see
I'm as lost as lost can be
They will never find me now, just like me

You said that you'd always believe
but where does that leave me
I shot my flare out towards the sea
but there's no visibility

I'm as lost as lost can be
The lighthouse light went out and now I can't see
I'm as lost as lost can be
They will never find me now, just like me

How did I ever lose my way?
I had it all planned out but now I can't stay
How did I ever lose my way?
I had it all planned out but now

I'm as lost as lost can be
The lighthouse light went out and now I can't see
I'm as lost as lost can be
They will never find me now, just like me
Track Name: Time Machine
Lay your hands on top of the keys
Play my part for me
when I have forgotten how

Sing a melody that's soft and sweet
Sing my part for me
when I have forgotten how

Well if this moment's a time machine
then take me back
I'll gladly leave
and I'll be on my way
to remembering better days
Well if this moment's a time machine
then take me back
I'll gladly leave
And I wont be awake
until they call my name

When sorrow has long been a lasting friend
Your soul's held up by a thread
It feel's like you've forgotten how

Grab on hold tightly and defend
Your soul held up by a thread
It feel's like you've forgotten how

Well if this moment's a time machine
then take me back
I'll gladly leave
and I'll be on my way
to remembering better days
Well if this moment's a time machine
then take me back
I'll gladly leave
And I wont be awake
until they call my name

Another time has come
With the world you are through
Go lock yourself in your room
Return when you've forgotten how

Well if this moment's a time machine
then take me back
I'll gladly leave
and I'll be on my way
to remembering better days
Well if this moment's a time machine
then take me back
I'll gladly leave
And I wont be awake
until they call my name
Until they call my name
Track Name: The Chosen
A magic act again
now reappearing in my head
In my head

It could be their last show
but I can't afford to ever let them go
Can't let them go

So just for this time could you
Give me hope that I can continue
Now I've learned that long forgotten proverb
You can't choose it, you only become the chosen

Now given to this earth
Wrapped as a gift that borders undeserved
Undeserved

No longer can I hide
The path of greatest resistance is my life
Is my life

So just for this time could you
Give me hope that I can continue
Now I've learned that long forgotten proverb
You can't choose it, you only become the chosen

So just for this time could you
Give me hope that I can continue
Now I've learned that long forgotten proverb
You can't choose it, you only become the chosen

So just for this time could you
Give me hope that I can continue
Now I've learned that long forgotten proverb
You can't choose it, you only become the chosen
You can't choose it, you only become the chosen
You can't choose it, you only become the chosen