The Floor Of This House

by Ryan David Orr

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lyrics

All the sad, sickened daughters longing for the cool summer shade in the yard.
Walk on if you wanna; there just ain't enough shimmer left in the stars.
With the screaming cicada, all the world is so loud.
If you're gonna leave early you'd better not tire yourself
'cause you gotta be strong, gotta keep on, if you decide to go out.

Two hundred years lay down behind us...

Our daddies were born on the floor of this house;
My blood stained the stones in the field.
And I am a man, and I stand on my own,
And I don't beg and I won't steal.

Like so many raindrops, all of my years seem to sink in the ground.
And the hope that the rains brought: no more than an answer that cannot be found.
I hear a voice in the church scream, "I live by my own hand!"
If it's gonna get harder you'd better not lay down and die,
'cause whomever you grieve, you should believe, that they can see you stand.

Five hundred years lay down behind us...

Our daddies were born on the floor of this house;
My blood stained the stones in the field.
And I am a man, and I stand on my own,
And I don't beg and I won't steal.

All of these careful offerings that line the stones, a blessed home to be
for all you insatiable men with calloused hands and grander plans than me.

Two thousand years lay down behind us...

Our daddies were born on the floor of this house;
My blood stained the stones in the field.
And I am a man, and I stand on my own,
And I don't beg and I won't steal.

credits

released March 16, 2018
Music/Lyrics by Ryan David Orr
Ryan David Orr: guitars, bass, drums, vocals, production
Ray Tischer: viola
Artwork by Magda Gluszek

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