The Lucky Girl

by Julitha Ryan

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1.
03:38
I stand by the side of the road The war is done and dusted and there is no water And I cannot carry myself any further And I cannot stay any longer And I won’t dream and I won’t Sit beside this river ever again My life is not for the faint of heart not for the small-minded Not for the weak-willed nor the mean spirited Nor the good-time drifters And I’m not here for your movers and shakers I’ll do it on my own Yes my heart’s on the line for a dollar Maybe a lobster if I’m lucky Plucky Girl Or just a woman who feels vindicated by a Turn of events she’d already anticipated Plucky girl – lucky girl – plucky girl.
2.
Keep your eyes on the road, you’ve never seen it before Don’t go too fast, don’t go too slow The direction is hazy but the feeling’s alright Your life and mine aimed at this moment, this moment in time Stars in the Sky Stars in my eyes Stars in the sky never lie Playing like you’re starlight, talking like it’s midnight, Speeding through the dark night Playing like you’re starlight, talking like it’s midnight, And the show is tonight… It’s not fair to be made for these things How fast time flies we used to sing Out of time, and out of the line, drive on, drive by, Dark moon in the sky… Drink it in – the road ahead! – Drink it in! Stars in the sky Stars in my eyes Stars in the sky never lie, no they don’t Stars in the sky Trucks passing by! Stars in my eyes never lie.
3.
There is a soft boat, there is a soft boat, And it glides between my feet As I rest in the sun at a table in the street Amsterdam My soul is still seared My recovery incomplete But I’m no longer hurrying I no longer care! I no longer see you everywhere! Amsterdam Amsterdam The beauty of girls doesn’t break me anymore I am what I am and not a breath more The ground is crack’d from east to west The water cruises, the boats shimmy The bells ring out their summer beauty This is what peace feels like Amsterdam
4.
Instrumental
5.
04:20
O Brother what have you done? O Brother what you have done? You’re so cruel O Brother I thought you knew O Brother I’ll never be as cool as you You’ve had your say– now stay away….. Your house a beacon in the night I cannot see the light I can go neither left nor right I stay where I’m blown We’re beaten and thrown, you’re not alone Beaten and thrown, you’re not alone The idea of you will have to do for now The idea of you will have to be enough for now O Brother!
6.
04:18
I won’t be caught in a whirlpool No mael, no maelstrom for me But I lost sight of the first rule Open your eyes and see In a whirlpool I’ll do what I can To get To get free I won’t be, I won’t be, I won’t be I won’t be caught in a whirlpool Like a movie as it unspools I won’t be, won’t be caught In a whirlpool!
7.
Run out the door fly away but I’ll do anything you say I’ll run out the door, I’ll get away cos you do everything I say! Even my old friends tell me it’s wrong Hah! She’s life, she’ll sing for a song Run out the door come out and play Much too dangerous to stay You’ve seen me before, every day, like I’ve never been away I can’t believe I’ve been so weak You are what you seek! I hear you Run out the door fly away, so much harder when you stay Even my old friends think I’m strong but I’m strung along Run out the door go out and play – I don’t want you anyway!! Run out the door – It’s open you see – Run out the door!
8.
You’ll never catch me when I’m falling down You’ll never see – the way I lie to myself. You’ll never drive me when I’ve lost my key You wouldn’t know - the way I drive myself. You’ll have to forgive my contrary nature One day it’s beautiful Next day I hate ya
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Instrumental
10.
04:55
When we become as one We may survive love’s labour done And then alone left behind to pick the bones Of the living and the dead, easily led, easily bled. The curtain opens, but it rains And Laughter pauses pain Of the mountains we’ve yet to climb In your fading light at the dawn of time A storm approaches of looking forward, looking back We paling images, forever looking back We cut the cord and yet the poet speaks his mind And narcissistically intones the end The end of all time, all my time At labour’s end, will freedom be your friend Or will it bring you strife? Or few sweet raindrops will bring your heart to life? Will bring your heart to life? Wonderful life, beautiful life.
11.
05:29
And it was so easy all I had to do was die And it was so easy all I had to do was die You send me down this river God knows where or who knows why I waited for you for hours, down by the seaside I waited for you for hours and hours down by the ocean side You never even explained But somebody told me she cried You always ran to her when there was trouble And it didn’t matter who you left behind You always ran to her when there was trouble And it didn’t matter who the hell you left behind Well all of my senses are gone, but Boy, I know I was blind. And it was so easy all I had to do was die Yes it was so easy all I had to do was die And so, on a turbulent sea I died And now I see, and now I see
12.
You are all I can see On this madding earth And the sun's on my face love At least one stitch in place love And no time to waste love

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“We are in the presence of a seriously unregarded talent here; just the opener, ‘The Preacher’, with it’s slow, forceful piano and multiple textures, matched with Ryan’s fantastic voice, is enough to convince the most hardened Detroit-esque rocker that there is life in other places after all.” www.i94bar.com/albums/the-lucky-girl-julitha-ryan-silver-ray-productions (R. Brokenmouth)

Julitha Ryan has recorded and performed with The Dead Salesmen and the Hope Addicts, Charlie Marshall, Hugo Race and Mick Harvey. Most notably Silver Ray released 4 albums to wide acclaim during the 2000’s, and toured the UK supporting Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in the middle of that decade. She has also played the role of string and vocal arranger on multiple albums.

‘The Lucky Girl’ was written, arranged and produced by Ryan, and recorded and mixed by Andrew ‘Idge’ Hehir at Soundpark Studios, Northcote, Australia. Additional vocals recorded by Chris Chapple. Mastered by Andy Stewart @ The Mill, Woolamai Australia.

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released October 15, 2012

Julitha Ryan – Vocals, keys, cello, clarinet, vocal/horn/strong arrangements Gregory Day- Vocals (Tr 7) Andy Papadopoulos – Basses James Lee – Acoustic Guitar Dave Creese – Drums Dimitri Kyriakou - Bouzouki Bronwyn Henderson & Hilary Blackshaw – Violin Brett Poliness – Percussion, Drums (Tr 11) Andrew ‘Idge’ Hehir – Percussion Matt Habben – Tenor Sax Adam Hutterer – Trombone Gavin Cornish – Trumpet The Wall of Men – backing vocals Photography – Sian Blohm Design – Ash Oswald @ heytheresme.com
All songs Julitha Ryan 2012 – The Lucky Girl – Silver Ray Productions 2012. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcast of this recording is prohibited. All rights reserved.

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Julitha Ryan Melbourne, Australia

Two albums and one EP down, Julitha has started recording album No. 3 while working on other projects - such as Gemini 4 (with Hugo Race, Michelangelo Russo & Idge).

Review of 'The Lucky Girl' www.i94bar.com/albums/the-lucky-girl-julitha-ryan-silver-ray-productions

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