The Ruins

by Ryan Prasad

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An alternate take on the throwback - how would artists in the 60's/70's/80's make music of today in their time?

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released May 4, 2018

All songs written, performed. produced and mixed by Ryan Prasad

Mastered by Greg Hatchette

Photos by Malcolm Donaldson & Hannah Jordan

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Ryan Prasad Toronto, Ontario

Ryan Prasad is a singer/songwriter producer hybrid with a lo-fi vintage sonic marriage of exotic pop, prog rock and electronica.

Ryan's music brings a pleasingly thoughtful and musical sound to his listeners, and his productions have been heralded by industry veterans and the artists he's produced always walk away happy.
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Track Name: Lights Are Shining
Flying down the street
from my 9-5
buttoned down just to please the man now its time to feel alive
And now that I’m holding Holding on with all of my might

I’m never letting you go
I’m never letting you go

On our way to the disco
Stretch is parked outside
Music blazing and the drinks are poured And we’re dressed up to the nines
And girl once I get you
get you out onto the floor

I’m never letting you go
I’m never letting you go

Cuz when the lights are shining
off the beads in your hair
im lost inside of heaven livin’ deep in your stare
When I dance beside you, girl, I don’t have a care In the world, cuz of you girl..oh oh

Money down for the preacher
Guests have now arrived
Funky jams ringing through the church
as we walk on down the aisle
And girl once I get you for all of my life, oh baby

I’m never letting you go
I’m never letting you go

Cuz when the lights are shining
off the beads in your hair
I’m lost inside of heaven when I’m deep in your stare
Cuz when I’m right beside you, girl i don’t have a care in the world, cuz of you girl..oh oh

Cuz when the lights are shining
off the beads in your hair
I’m lost inside of heaven when I’m deep in your stare When I dance beside you, girl, I don’t have a care
In the world, cuz of you girl..oh oh
Track Name: Warpath
Everyone makes in a dream of mine Somewhere theres something else going on In the fore, Ive been known to become
Did you know I’ve seen you in my mind
Synesthete, gone and drowned overboard somewhere light feeling vibrational holding down, from beyond, I will go
will you feel me, completely in your life

Ive been holding on so long like a shadow from a satellite in space
Everywhere the walls scream out
there is hope inside of this place

Jumping down, from the sound of my voice
creeping like creatures of fashion
so this time, hands are dimensional
Have you gone now, completely in denial

Ive been holding on so long like a shadow from a satellite in space
Everywhere the walls scream out
there is hope inside of this place

Im alone
This could be
Im alive, don't you see
theres a line at the end of your mind
So alone,
this could be
my design, wont you see I’m alone,
yes i’ll be here tomorrow
Track Name: Ahh
There are times when I feel
like you don't makes sense to me
So I walk, and I cry
cuz questions can’t find the answers, so i say
Ahh, ahh

All alone, lost my mind
Not even my soul can find me
so I’m gone, gone away
Don't come looking for me, don't go looking for me

Do you see my bed is soiled tonight My scars are open wide
and leaking on the floor
and I just feel you walk away
I hoped that you would stay I plead from far away

.... and I’m done
Please send them all down to take me
You say walk, I cant stand
My spine’s cord breaks behind me

In my room, through my tears
a thousand prayers will leave me
through the walls, to the sky
What do they mean to you, what do they mean to you?

Cuz it felt like I followed you to hell Im asking you for help
to lead me from this place
where I don't see myself alone
Im walking out your door
Im falling more and more

On my knees, one last time
I wonder if you can hear me
Do you mourn, mourn for me
is your spirit feeling agony?
Ahh, ahh

Have these words, that I’ve said
in sadness, fear, and anger
sent me down, far away

Don't let go of me, don’t let go of me
Do you see me writhing on the floor
confused with open sores
And wondering how to move your hand from space, into my life
I read I was your wife
please save me from this knife
Track Name: To The Moon & Back
Girl you know I need you
Need you everyday of my life
Girl you know I want you
Want you ’til the end of time
Don't try to fight it girl because
destiny’s spelled you and i
Because your love could always take me
always be the make or break me
girl you know your one of a kind

Im calling out to you
Hollering out to you
Calling out to you, hey baby
Calling out to you
Seeking out the truth
Calling out to you, oh girl

I so believe that we are more than just another walking out of our lives So walk this door with me and lets see whats on the other side

Girl you know I’ve needed you so long You never have to fight for me
Girl you know life without you is so wrong I’d always be around
So tonight, hold on tight, and let me take you for a ride Because my love, oh, could take you to the moon and back

Girl, you know you drive me wild, and to the edge of my mind
Don't start to leave cuz i believe that I’m the one in your sights
Because your love can always take me
Always be the make or break me
Girl you are the love of my life

Im calling out to you
Hollering out to you
Calling out to you, hey baby

Calling out to you
Seeking out the truth
Calling out to you, oh girl

I so believe that there’s a reason why the stars at night have fallen in line So let your hand find mine as we fly out into the sky

Girl you know I’ve needed you so long You never have to fight for me
Girl you know life without you is so wrong I’d always be around
So tonight, hold on tight, and let me take you for a ride Because my love, oh, could take you to the moon and back

Don’t look down my darling Just look for me
Don’t worry about falling oh just fall, girl, into me
Track Name: The Watcher
Ive been watching you from underground
Stalking you from birth without a sound

You may be an optimist, but I will be an arsonist to you

Your tears are like a sugar, oh so sweet
Your anguish can delight my marrow deep
Your bones will break from entropy
your screams wont make a sound
your soul is growing darker
and in loneliness you’ll drown

So come on down to Hades
I’ll make it worth your while
There so much more thats out there
than for those whom He calls “child”
Just say the word, I’ll have you there
the bells have tolled, the blood lay bare drink it down and grab that chain
just pull that trigger and BANG!...your mine

Ive tasted every drop of your misdeeds
Your misery’s a soothing balm to me
The gothic psychomachy in your mind of whether or not me to believe Your state of faith’s irrelevant to me
Disbelief is nothing I can’t see
The fears that you retire with leave me laughing while you sleep
Knowing on the contrary, your soul is mine to keep

So take me to your insides
This fire will make you sing
Would life be all you dreamed of
even if you called Him king
Just say the words, I’ll have you there
the bells have tolled, let the blood lay bare steer that car into the rain
just pull that trigger and BANG!...your mine

I quiver at your begging cries of mercy
your helpless disposition turns me on
you’ll whimper in your sorrow for eternity while flies and maggots sing your dying song So futile is your fight
you’ll never see the light
You’re here forever just...like...ME!

Lo, behold He comes here uninvited Surely just to furrow up my plans You may take he or she
but rest assured, my Liege
you haven’t seen the last...of...me!

sitting next to cheetahs
hoping to avoid the snakes
pits of vipers gnashing at your feet
oil pumping from the clouds into a water sky
finding your eye level with the trees
plasma-shooting funnel clouds that take you far away
fire flying high will pass you by
cities swirl below you getting further away
you can’t expect to make it when the world beside you dies
Track Name: Wrong-4-Me
I don't know what to say when I see you outside
It’s clear that you find your side to be standing by mine
Cuz I’ll be walking down the street, your following me
I smile for a while while your ogling me
Your hoping that I fall for you, its sad to see
you’ve always been wrong for me

I’d be home, but met with your communication
Time wont change to meet your old infatuation
Cuz I see you thinking love is what your feeling for me
but a dip inside our trips will make it easy to see
I’m hoping that in time you’ll be the wiser to see
that you’ve always been wrong for me

I don't write the rules of love’s affinity it’s not my ability
Don't try to tell me that
Our history will rewrite

No don't go off and think that this is easy for me and say that Im erasing all that you meant to me I’m happy that we had our time but now you see you’ve always been wrong for me

I don't write the rules of love’s affinity it’s not my ability
Don't try to tell me that
Our history will rewrite
I don't write the rules of love’s affinity But I don’t have senility
Don't try to tell me that
Our history will rewrite

I wish you all the best and that happiness finds your life as you realize that
you’ve always been wrong for me
Track Name: Last Forever
speak your mind, did you want me to go
I won’t trouble you if you do
I was just wondering if maybe
this night could just last forever

maybe all of it’s in my head
or did u feel the same things too
oh maybe it’s desperation
so it lasts forever

Tell me what is my life anyways
If I don’t have you by my side
If the sun was to go down and you never know how I’m feeling this way
then its all a lie, So...

If you feel it, then call me lady
I can guarantee i will be
And we’d float off into the moonlight
And last forever

Tell me what is my life anyways
If I don’t have you by my side
If the sun was to go down and you never know how I’m feeling this way
then its all a lie, girl...

If today’s when my body leaves me
Know that this one thing was for sure
From that first night, darling, remember
your mine forever
oh your my last forever
Track Name: Gaslighting
You raise a mystery to me
No one’s a picture to see
the way your segregating

You fight with such a disease
You try to put me at ease
your like an echo call

And like these words that you say
the ones i heard yesterday
are just the lies of tomorrow
This glass house is breaking now
and now i’m wondering how
If I’ve opened this door cuz lately..

You tell me places like I’m already there
Ive got this feeling like a mind without a body
you make it real life in so many ways
You make it seem like I just up and went and lost my mind

your method’s something to see
alternate realities
are lived out in this prison
You fake a smile we can see
inflicting real misery
upon the weak like a fall

You make the words that we say
bounce off the walls that you make
in every conversation
A glance of phantom escape
another game that you play
A sycophantic slumber

You tell me places like I’m already there
Ive got this feeling like a mind without a body
maybe its real life just as you say
So I’ve started thinking I just up and went and lost my mind

your hooks are deep into me me
You stalk to sink in your teeth
I feel my blood is draining
this kind of madness, you see
you say its goodness for me
and yet your voice grows colder

My head is deep in the clouds
my sense of self bottoms out
As I give in to laudanum
my mind becomes history
a psycho-autopsy

you give to me pre-mortem, save me
Now I see places like I’m already there
Ive got this feeling like a mind has found a body
you said its real life and I wasn’t fair
So please forgive me for the moment that i lost my mind
Track Name: Message
I see you walking in the middle of the street tonight
My past experience will keep me from asking if your alright
We live in a society judging you by who they think you ought to be
And many more times than not their assumptions versus truth break like pottery

With every circumstance that shapes the basis of our reality
Then all thats hurt me, it just keep me from seeing through their eyes
And maybe if we’re honest we can see we’re more alike than we wanna be And maybe what we need instead of screaming is a loving apology

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