Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

by Dylan Rysstad

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Fortune Teller was done with Your Vancouver Vipers shortly after we started playing together. I saw them playing with our friend Sean Wesley Wood and I knew I had to have them as my band. We were together for a year or so and recorded this album with Jacob Mullen as well as three songs with Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds that I'm including in the album download. Tyler Mounteney of The Parallels/Tranzmitors joined The Vipers at the time of the Little Red sessions.

For one reason or another the band kind of fell apart. This would be the first of many bands/musicians I've worked with. I'm starting to think it has something to do with me...

Your Vancouver Vipers were a lot of fun to play with. I learned a lot from them.

Bonus Material:
*Album Lyrics
*Band photos
*3 songs from the Little Red Sounds Sessions
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released May 1, 2008

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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: Sea Sick Ocean Queen
Josephine loves the sea she loves it more than you and me she loves the ocean breeze
Plenty of fish in the sea but all I want's my Josephine oh my ocean Queen
Talk about a sight unseen overboard goes my Josephine oh my Josephine
Grab the wheel up at the bow if you're not sure I'll show you how oh my Josephine

Breathin' under water just may take some time
But I'm prepared to wade/wait out in the ocean tide
I'm lowerin' my anchor I'm setting your sails
Just me and Josephine out on the ocean with the whales oh Josephine

Hold on tight, baby if you're sick if there's a storm I'll make it quick oh my Josephine
Talk about a dream come true the waves of love are crashing through oh my Josephine
Track Name: A Dreamer's Dream
Listen here, babe, there's something I'd like to say
I loved you once before I'm gonna love you once again
If only you'd come home, can't stand to be alone

I'd like to settle down, baby if I can
I saw you the other day with some other man
Oh won't you understand it's not part of my plan

I'm just dreaming a dreamer's dream

I tried to shake it off but I haven't stopped shaking
I ripped my heart out 'cause it wouldn't stop aching
Now I'm all alone, I'm just a rolling stone

I had somebody new but it ain't the same
I don't care for all these rules in this stupid game
I can't remember her name oh it's a crying shame

I'm just dreaming a dreamer's dream

I loved you once before I'll love you once again
If you don't love me know it's just a matter of when
I loved you once before I'm gonna love you once again well I know what you're thinking but I don't need another friend

She's more trouble than she's worth
But she's worth her weight in gold
I've been told by high sources that you've been acting bold with some friends of mine who were waiting in line

I'm so tired 'cause I haven't slept
I should be reading all those letters that I never kept
To find my way to you oh babe if only you knew

I'm just dreaming a dreamer's dream
Track Name: House in the Woods
I wanna go to Idaho
Get a little house in the woods where the living's slow
I long for the days of a simpler time
Start a little fire with a bottle of wine
Forget about the days that seem to never end
Take one look at the lake, your soul's on the mend
Some time to figure out what it is we really care about
I cross my fingers that you think like I do

'cause I know it's hard
When things come crashing down on you
But you gotta catch your breath
Don't you cry
There's only so much you can do
When life puts you to the test

You're 17, I just turned 22
Too young to settle down, too young to be new
Is this love or am I drunk again
I can carry on if you can pretend
Let's hide out in the woods, get away from it all
Fix up this old house, maybe paint the walls
You say you wanna go but you don't wanna run away
Make up your mind, my hearts on the line

'cause I know it's hard
When things come crashing down on you
But you gotta catch your breath
Don't you cry
There's only so much you can do
When life puts you to the test
Track Name: Workin' Man's Blues
Well he walked the walk and talked the talk
He stuttered as he stumbled
With half a brain of cellophane
He muttered as he mumbled
Oh how did it ever come to this
He drank his paycheques at the bar
Grew restless as a clown
Walked along the avenue on the shady side of town
Singin' oh won't you see me through the night

His heart was always in
The right place at the wrong time
He said he'd find his way
A little further down the line
Someday

He had an anchor on his arm
Those days had come and gone
An old deck hand on an old big boat
Is where his heart belonged
But his ship, his ship ain't coming in

He had a wife named Jenna Lee
She left him in the cold
He'd always thought the things he bought
Were made from solid gold
But oh, not just any fool should know

His heart was always in
The right place at the wrong time
He said he'd find his way
A little further down the line
Someday
Track Name: Let Me Down
Let me down like an old man's heart
Long before its time
When his wife of forty some odd years
Crossed the finish line

Long before he ever thought to run
Cryin' on the shoulder of his oldest son
When there once was two but now, babe
There's just one

Memories made so quickly lost
It's just old age settling in
Waiting 'round just to get where you're going
Can't remember where you've been

It's just another heartbeat away
When you can't say what it is you wanna say
Don't know if you'll see another day but that's life

Time sure knows how to take its toll
It's a changin' like a child
In a world of death and endless breaths
We're just jokers running wild

When a new morning comes in the night
And the darkness fades away when it fears the light
It's got a mean, mean bark but it don't bite
Track Name: Hide Your Tears
You don't love me anymore
Don't you lie to me
You don't love me anymore
Don't you lie to me

I can see it in your eyes
And the way that you smile
All your hopeless goodbyes
All choking at the throat of denial

You don't care like you used to care
Don't you lie to me
You don't care like you used to care
Don't you lie to me

I can see it in your eyes
And the way that you smile
All your hopeless goodbyes
All choking at the throat of denial

You can hide your tears in the rain
Hope it never comes back again
Hide your tears in the rain
Oh it'll never be the same