Dylan Rysstad S​/​T

by Dylan Rysstad

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This is the first album I did as Dylan Thomas. I remember most of the sessions were done between 12am and 6am and then I would go to work. I've always had mixed feelings about this record. I feel slightly embarrassed by some, if not all, of the songs but people seem to like it and to this day some people think it's the best album I've done...

I'd like to thank Steve Bowd for working on the album with me. We had just recently finished the first Jolts EP and he offered me some free studio time and I took it. He put a lot of work into it. Towards the end we had a falling out. I can't remember what it was about. I haven't seen or spoken to him since the album was released.

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released April 1, 2006

released 01 April 2006
Dylan Thomas Rysstad - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, harmonica and xylophone

Recorded at Profile Studio and Lab Monkey Sound, Vancouver, BC January - April 2006
Recorded, mixed and produced by Steve Bowd
Assisited by Gabriella Cheung
Mastered by Chad

Guest vocals by Maggie Rysstad, Steve Bowd and Joey Blitzkrieg (courtesy of the Jolts)
Whistling on Let There Be Love by Steve Bowd

Photography by Stevie Wilson
Layout by Evan Wansbrough

All songs written by Dylan Thomas Rysstad SOCAN 2006

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Dylan Rysstad Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Dylan is currently living in Victoria, BC. Highway 16 Revisited was released January 2015 on Sakamano Records.

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Track Name: The Regulars
The regulars sit at the bar, everyone a country star
Heartbroken and waiting ‘round to die
A sombre mood fills the smoky air, drink up, son I’ve got some change to spare
The old man said as he ordered another round

So put another coin in the jukebox
‘cause I’m not ready to go home
So put another coin in the jukebox, darlin’
‘cause I’m not ready to go home alone tonight

There ain’t much light in this old place just dark enough to hide my face
The kind of place void of bright ideas
Empty glasses, emptier stares, the lucky few head out in pairs
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here

So put another coin in the jukebox
‘cause I’m not ready to go home
So put another coin in the jukebox, darlin’
‘cause I’m not ready to go home alone tonight
Track Name: Song For You
I don’t wanna lose ya
And you know I’ll do anything fo ya
Just to see your pretty face
And feel the way you taste
Baby I don’t wanna lose ya

To some guy half as good as me
Oh baby don’t you lie
I’m not blind I can see
The way they look at you
And the way you move
Don’t get me wrong
I trusted you all along
But there’s only so much I can do
Short of sing this song for you

I don’t wanna lose ya
And you know I’d do anything for ya
Walk ten miles in the rain just to hear you say
Baby I don’t wanna lose ya

To some girl half as good as me
Oh baby don’t you lie
I’m not blind I can see
The way they look at you
And the way you move
Don’t get me wrong
I trusted you all along
But there’s only so much I can do
Short of sing this song for you

I don’t wanna lose ya
And you know I’d do anything for ya
Walk ten miles in the rain just to hear you say
Baby I don’t wanna lose ya
Track Name: When I Come Knockin'
Listen to the wind
You can almost hear it sing
It can sweep you off your feet
Or knock you down to lonely street
I asked where is New Orleans
You say hiding in the rain
The safest way to travel
Is the early morning East bound train

I don't know why things are the way they are
It's so sad to think that you can't trust your shrink
Step on a boat that's bound to sink
Watch men skate 'round a rink
Oh I just don't know what to think

How come only drunks and children
Ever seem to tell the truth
Skyscrapers scrapin' by
She scrapes a mirror to retain her youth
You can light a single candle
Wish upon a falling star
Read horoscopes, look through telescopes
But only I can see who you are

Well I don't know if I'll get very far
In this life I lead
I follow you down
Like some ill mannered clown
I drink until I drown
You won't hear me make a sound
When I come knockin' on your door
Track Name: Heartbreak #2
I wanna see you but I won't call anymore
Don't act so speechless when I show up at your door
With a half bottle of whiskey a drunken toothless grin
Refrain from stupid questions like where the hell have you been

I've been sad, tired and lonely

You said that you were leaving well I guess I'm leaving too
You said you never loved me well I guess that much is true
You can keep all of my records I don't need them here at all
When I found out you were leaving I threw my turntable at the wall

I've been sad, tired and lonely

The way that things are going I don't know where I'll be
It seems like only yesterday when we were young and free
Without a care in the world I didn't have a clue
How was I to know that you'd be heartbreak #2

I've been sad, tired and lonely
Track Name: Paranoia Blues
I was high as a kite
Hearing things in black and white
When it came down to me
I was high can’t you see
Was it I who was deceived
Was it real or make believe
I don’t know anymore
Can’t tell my face from the floor
Then I heard these people singin’
So I figured I should start singin’

La da da la da dee ee...

I swear it’s coming, swear on my left hand
I swear it’s coming after me
I swear it’s coming, swear on my right hand
I swear it’s coming after me
Track Name: Let There Be Love
You can question life and you can question death
But there's no right or wrong
And if it's your turn to die oh lord you better hold on
This plane is coming down from the sky

Don't let it slip away
I whisper your name
Let there be love

I went away for awhile
Got back and wished I never had
This place has never been so cold
I stumbled into a bar
And no one knew my name
Must cost a fortune to get fame

Don't let it slip away
I whisper your name
Let there be love
Track Name: House in the Woods
You can question life and you can question death
But there's no right or wrong
And if it's your turn to die oh lord you better hold on
This plane is coming down from the sky

Don't let it slip away
I whisper your name
Let there be love

I went away for awhile
Got back and wished I never had
This place has never been so cold
I stumbled into a bar
And no one knew my name
Must cost a fortune to get fame

Don't let it slip away
I whisper your name
Let there be love
Track Name: I am the Two
The wind it is howlin' and you're howlin' too
A slightly different melody but still howlin' the same tune
One is howlin' for rain, the other one for love
The funny thing about it is they're both sent from above

But how was I to know that you were the one
That you were the one and I was the two

I thought I knew it all but boy was I wrong
You wanna make it in this world you're gonna have to sing along
I've always learned the hard way
Learning from my mistakes
I not only want you, girl I need you and I'll do whatever it takes

But how was I to know that you were the one
That you were the one and I was the two

I brought you flowers, darlin' but you threw them in my face and said you wanna be alone
I'd do it all over in a single heartbeat
'cause you're the one and I'm the two