Of Muses And Men

by Ryan Gregory Floyd

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released March 3, 2014

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Track Name: Leave It To The Mardi Gras
Am I gonna make ends meet?
Leave it to the Mardi Gras.
Is it gonna be my year?
Leave it to the Mardi Gras.
Am I gonna fall in love?
Leave it to the Mardi Gras.
Am I gonna find myself?
Leave it to the Mardi Gras.

All fades away
When you've come to see
The magic of Mardi Gras,
Carnival.
A joyous day
When you've come to see
The magic of Mardi Gras,
Carnival, the mystical
Mardi Gras,
Carnival is in the air!
Track Name: A Raging Flood
You let yourself go
Caught the old low
Right as she lied in a common way
And then you're asking me
What you mean when you say my name?
And then you're asking me for a sign
You don't mind

Gotta get ready
Gotta hold steady
Caught in the middle of a raging flood

Can't you say no?
Caught in the flow
Caught in the sign of a loving mind
And then you're asking me
What'd you mean when you said my name?
And then you're asking me for a sign
I don't mind

Gotta get ready
Gotta hold steady
Caught in the middle of a raging flood

All my life
How I wanted to feel this way
It's my time
Did you think that I'd never wake up?

Gotta get ready
Gotta hold steady
Caught in the middle of a raging
Gonna be ready
Gonna hold steady
I'm riding on the waves of a raging flood
Track Name: Lie To Me
One day I heard you say, "your daddy's going away"
So I begged with a bible just to let him stay.
You cried, looked in my eyes and swore to me you'd never
Ever look for another man to take his place.

You lie, lie, lie to me.
Lie, lie, lie to me.

Once more, twenty-four, met the girl I was looking for
And soon you and I planned to share our lives.
But then he wandered in, a Frenchman on vacation
And his song washed away your desire to stay.

Oh this time it's crossed a line
And I will never look back again,
And no one's ever getting in.

The third to break your word, the one that I was sure
Wouldn't hurt me the way I'd been hurt before,
So sly, the way you lie, when I really needed you
Well you were in the arms of another guy.

You lie, lie, lie to me.
Lie, lie, lie to me.
Lie, lie, lie to me.
Lie, lie, lie to me.
Track Name: Holding
Holding you in my arms
Close and naked
After we've made love
Longing for your explanation
For how you
Could swiftly move on
Holding so I can go on

Passion's shadow's longer than...

Holding your ass in my hands
Going down on you
Hands clenching my hair
Sacred that day on the island
I never dreamed
That you would move on
Holding so I can go on

Passion's shadow's longer than...

Oh, how our love has come and gone
And the reason she moved on
Well I say I hit a wall
Oh, how my world came tumbling down
In a moment lost my crown
Well I'd say it's been a Fall

Holding on to the last grasp
Of tenderness
Before it runs out
Knowing he shared your bed
While I suffered
Hoping you'd not moved on
Holding so I can go on

Passion's shadow's longer than
Passion ever was
Track Name: Glorious Separation
What'd you want of me
When you had me?
Seemed like nothing ever made you happy
Then you lied to me
Cheated on me
Cause you thought I wouldn't
Make you money

Now
Free of your lies
Spreading my wings
Soaring the skies and now I see
I'm better alone
Here on my own
Singing my song

All this time I could not see
How glorious separation is

Why'd you lie to me?
Abandon me
After all the times I
Nursed your illness?
When it came my turn
You were with him
And now the world will always
Know just what you did
Free of your lies
Spreading my wings
Soaring the skies and now I see
I'm better alone
Here on my own
Singing my song

All this time I could not see
How glorious separation is

Oh, well it's not like we can't see
Cashed your chips too soon on me
Don't you worry 'bout it though
Cause you're stuck with who you chose

Caught in your lies
Losing your wings
Parting the skies and now you see
I'm better alone
Here on my own
Singing my song

All this time I could not see
How glorious separation is
Track Name: Sunboats and Memories
sunboats and memories, drifting so idly
you sang a summer wind softly as we begin
after it’s gone away, aching to live it again
smiles and nervousness, glances a little too long

give me just a second more
before you go and close the door
you never saw me looking back your way
and we lost our song
we lost our song
we lost our song

honest as i can be, months since you went to sea
evenings i think of you, hearing your summer tune
into my ears it pours visions of sunboats once more
smiles and nervousness, glances a little too long
Track Name: Summer
Don't you want to release,
When you've come to your knees
In summer?

Don't you want to escape,
So you look to the face
Of summer?

Didn't say I wouldn't walk your line,
Didn't say I couldn't take my time,
Watching the signs,
Dealing with you,
Talking with you,
And singing in rhymes.

Don't you want to escape,
So you look for release
In summer?
Track Name: On Rampart Street (Raglan Road)
On Frenchmen Street on an autumn day
I saw her first and knew
Her auburn hair would weave a snare
That I may one day rue.
I saw the danger, yet I walked
Along the enchanted way,
And I said, "let grief be a falling leaf
At the dawning of the day."

On Rampart Street in November
We tripped lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen
The worth of passion's pledge,
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts
And I'm not making hay.
Well I loved too much, by such and such
Is happiness thrown away.
Track Name: It's Just Too Late
I want to forgive you what you've done
Kisses and lies in the setting sun
I wish I could take back my mistakes but
It's just too late

It's just too late and it's taken years
Kept in the dark while you lived my fears
Hot on the heels but you couldn't say
It was too late long before this day

Apples and pears and the leaves of the fall
Whispers and stares from behind the wall
So many silent as you strayed, now
It's just too late

After it all, after the call
I was not bitter
I hope you stay well, it'll be hard as hell
When you regret it

Visions of where our lives could lead
Scattered along these crying streets
Life can be messy, so I prayed, but
I guess it's too late