we live here

by ryan i

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about

"we live here" was born during a time of displacement for ryan i and band members. The album raises questions and offers hope regarding one's sense of belonging. Explosive, ecstatic, dark and moody; at times nervous, pensive or riotous: "we live here" moves the listener through a varied and immersive rock experience.

ryan i was raised in Buffalo, NY where he began his music career. He moved to Southeast Wisconsin where his music further developed, and then to Charlotte, NC where he joined with friends that make up his band today. Influences include Seattle Grunge, American Folk, Alternative Rock and Ambient Instrumental.

credits

released March 20, 2013

silas aldridge - piano//dan cava - bass//ryan internicola - vocals, guitar//j. andrew kurzweg - guitar//stephen morrison - trumpet//jeremy rychard snyder - guitar, programming, synthesizers, trumpet, orchestration//mike strickler - drums

all songs (c) 2012 ryan internicola. additional arrangement by jeremy snyder, mike strickler and dan cava

recorded, produced, and mixed by jeremy rychard snyder at sioux sioux studio and the septopus in charlotte, nc
mastered by carl saff

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Track Name: rest upon a song
rest upon a song
(c)2011 ryan internicola

welcome home again
eager arms are thrown around You
see the bright eyes, see the smiles
hear the laughter

it’s been a long day
all that You have made surrounds You
worlds and wonders in Your hand
stars and hearts upheld

where do You go when You’re weary
where do You go when You’re weary

pull up a chair
rest upon a song sung from lungs in love
please, have a seat
let injustice fall asleep underneath beautiful feet

foxes have their holes
the birds have their nests
so they say the Son of Man
has no place to rest

pull up a chair
rest upon a song sung from lungs in love
please, have a seat
let injustice fall asleep underneath beautiful feet
Track Name: we live here
WE LIVE HERE
(c)2011 ryan internicola

hello again
soft, so sweet, familiar breath
whisper wonder wishes in the air
simple songs that give you wings and fly you there
fly you there

touch
don’t even have to explain
hush, breathe
standing in the rain
luminarious
we live here

arms around me cover me like skin
holding me back from holding me in
brace yourself for this embrace with all i am
all i am

touch
don’t even have to explain
hush breathe
standing in the rain
luminarious
we live here

here, where we’ve always been
never have to leave
minds may wander
hearts are anchored

minds may wander
hearts are anchored

touch
don’t even have to explain
hush breathe
standing in the rain
luminarious
we live here

us, we live here
us, we live here
Track Name: one who saves
One Who saves
(c) 2011 ryan internicola

i will lift up my eyes
up to the mountain of my help
my help comes from You
Maker of heaven and earth
You won’t let my foot fall
You won’t fall asleep on me
Keeper of Hearts
You neither slumber nor sleep

my relief from the killing heat of the day
my refuge from the maddening moon
my escape from the trap that was laid for me

You are the One Who saves
You are the One Who saves

The Lord will protect me
from every kind of evil
You keep my soul, You keep my soul
You will guard over me
When i go out and come in
from this time forth
and forever more

my relief from the killing heat of the day
my refuge from the maddening moon
my escape from the trap that was laid for me

You are the One Who saves
You are the One Who saves

i go out, i come in someone’s keeping my heart


my relief from the killing heat of the day
my refuge from the maddening moon
my escape from the trap that was laid for me

You are the One Who saves
You are the One Who saves
Track Name: all these dark clouds
ALL THESE DARK CLOUDS
(c)2011 ryan internicola

You make our light shine in the night time
You make our gloom like the noon day sun
From evening’s prison dawn is breaking
from the nightmare dreams are waking

Fire fly from the sky of our suffering
come thunder from beyond our pain
all these dark clouds rain down, rain down
come strike the earth, come salt the dirt
let gardens grow, let darkness go
all these dark clouds rain down, rain down

rain down, whoa

All things working, all things moving
everything together moving
all for goodness, all for loving
everything for beautiful

Fire fly from the sky of our suffering
come thunder from beyond our pain
all these dark clouds rain down, rain down
come strike the earth, come salt the dirt
let gardens grow, let darkness go
all these dark clouds rain down, rain down

rain down, whoa

Let the heat wave of Your heart collide with my cold front

rain down, whoa

Let the heat wave of Your heart collide with my cold front
Track Name: something new
SOMETHING NEW
(c) 2010 ryan internicola

You can taste it on the air
See something that isn’t quite there
Feel, you can feel it in your bones
Words that haven’t found their home

There’s something new going round
There’s something new coming down

Here we are
people who adore You
Waiting for
a whole new way to know You

Because to know You is to love You

It’s as ancient as I AM
and you’ve never seen this
no you’ve never seen this
no eye, no ear, no, no mind, no man, no
no angel, demon, no dead no living
no hand can reach it, no book can teach it
no one can take it, just embrace it, just embrace it

Here we are
people who adore You
Waiting for
a whole new way to know You

Because to know You is to love You

Here we are
people who adore You
Waiting for
a whole new way to know You
Track Name: set us all on fire
SET US ALL ON FIRE
(c) 2012 ryan internicola

Let’s start a fire, let’s pick a fight
dance like crazy and terrify the night
let’s have a riot, set us all on fire

come to the altar, we’ll burn the best
buckets of rubbish and fine filthy rags
throw ‘em in a pile, set us all on fire

Light it up
oh what a beautiful, oh what a beautiful sight
such heat, such light
Light it up
oh what a beautiful, oh what a beautiful sight
set us all on fire, set us all on fire tonight

you bring the bruises, i’ll bring the tears
treasure we’ve been saving up all these years
time to conspire, set us all on fire

open up the wounds, let the salt come in
open closet doors for thirsty skeletons
watch ‘em come alive, set us all on fire

Light it up
oh what a beautiful, oh what a beautiful sight
such heat, such light
Light it up
oh what a beautiful, oh what a beautiful sight
set us all on fire, set us all on fire tonight

Where is the escape for the fire in my bones
where is the escape
where is the escape

Light it up
oh what a beautiful, oh what a beautiful sight
such heat, such light
Light it up
oh what a beautiful, oh what a beautiful sight
set us all on fire, set us all on fire tonight
Track Name: a psalm of wonder
A PSALM OF WONDER
(c) 2010 ryan internicola

Give thanks to the Lord, Who holds the filthy hand
Bless the Holy Name that weds with wicked man
Praise the One Who breaks, praise the One Who bleeds
Praise the One Who hangs, praise the One Who breathes

Amen, amen, amen, amen

Praise the cripple’s crutch, praise the widow’s wealth
Exalt the friend of thieves, exalt the hooker’s help
Worship and adore the face that kissed the fist
Bow before the Lord spat upon and stripped
Raise a holy hand, touch the hole in His
Lift a weary eye to the helpful hill

Amen, amen, amen, amen

Sing to Him Who hears the drunken babble
Sing to Him Who keeps the head beset by hell
Thanks be to the Lord Who dries-up all our wells
Thanks be to the Lord He cures the real disease
Holy is the One Who opens up the door
And sets the demons free from their task of plaguing man
Love the One Who stays with faithless wretches
Love the Lord of life

Amen, amen, amen, amen
Track Name: this is how
THIS IS HOW
(c) 2010 ryan internicola

Some say we should worship on the mountaintop
Some say we should worship in the temple tall
Some say we should worship in the city bright
Some say some places are wrong and some are right

Tell me where i should worship
Tell me where that’s where i will worship
Tell me where i should worship You
Tell me where that’s where i will worship
that’s where i will worship

Some say we should worship God, the great unknown
Some say we should worship Him, the friend we know
Some say we should worship like a little child
Some say we should be like priests of ancient times

Tell me how i should worship
Tell me how that’s how i will worship
Tell me how i should worship You
Tell me how that’s how i will worship
that’s how i will worship

Get me in Spirit and truth I need to worship
You in the beauty of Who You’ve always been

Get me in, get me in it
Track Name: blessed turnaround
BLESSED TURNAROUND
(c) 2011 ryan internicola

why do we call You “Holy”
what do we mean by “Worthy”
how do we really give You glory
why do we come and sing these songs
why to we go on saying these words
have we been taking Your Name in vain

i want a heart like a child
i want to forget everything i’ve learned
blessed turnaround and return

architects of a system
engineering programs
all of it will be shaken, broken anyway

what do we think we’re doing
who do we think we’re fooling
why do we bother playing silly games

i want a heart like a child
i want to forget everything i’ve learned
blessed turnaround and return

i want a heart like a child
i want to forget everything i’ve learned

blessed turnaround and,
Oh, blessed turnaround and return

May we be blissfully ignorant of everything
that we’ve devised in our image
Make us born again, innocent children
small enough to enter in

we are growing down, growing down
we are growing down, growing down

i want a heart like a child
i want to forget everything i’ve learned
blessed turnaround and return

i want a heart like a child
i want to forget everything i’ve learned

blessed turnaround and,
Oh, blessed turnaround and return

we are growing down, growing down
we are growing down, growing down