Love, Love

by Ryan Westwood

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Recorded in the Studio at Actors Theater of Lousiville, this album explores the ups, downs, twists and turns, of that crazy mystery we call love.

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released March 1, 2011

Ryan Westwood - Music, Lyrics

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Ryan Westwood Chicago, Illinois

Ryan Westwood is more than just a typical redhead from Iowa with a beard that seems to be taking over his face. He's also the far-too-proud owner of a hedgehog named Filbert, an artisan bread baker, a street performer, and a singer-songwriter with a country folk sound and over 50 orignial songs in his back pocket. Seriously. They're on a list, in his back pocket. ... more

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Track Name: Best Friends Do This All The Time
You're soft and sweet, fine and mine
as we share this bottle of wine
Kissed my neck 3 times on the playground
you drive me wild
When we touch, sparks fly
and when we catch eyes, the world spins on by
and we're in still frame
If you're love was an arrow, My heart would be bleeding
If my love was a sparrow, this song's what I'd be singing
at the crack of dawn

Cause I'm in love with you,
You're in love with me,
We can't help the way we feel
so hold tight as we drift out to sea

You're soft and sweet, fine and mine
as we drive through the snow all night
Made love off the highway
as the snowflakes fluttered on by
When we talk we don't lie
and when we do lie
our bodies collide
with passion and art
If my love was the sunshine you'd burning white
if your love was the moonshine I'd be bright tonight
as our bodies collide

I'm in love with you
You're in love with me
We can't help the way we feel
So hold on tight as we drift out to sea

You're afraid cause I don't understand your life
and I'm afraid cause I almost had a wife
and I don't understand why we feel the way we do
but we're in love and that's the truth

I'm in love with you
You're in love with me
We can't help the way we feel
So hold on tight as we drift out to sea.
Track Name: Today, Tonight
I'm lonely in this room
so damn lonely without you
and I'm afraid that this wont go away
yeah, I'm afraid of that

And this came upon me
like a rogue wave comes upon a ship
latches on and overtakes it
To the bottom of the ocean

I thought I was over you
but you came back with a vengeance
so what do I do I sing
It's all I know how to do

It's a way to cope I guess
It's a way to feel this through
Its a way, to say,
that I might miss you

This is how I feel today tonight
This is how i feel today tonight
I'm missin you, just you
I don't need nothin else but you

I tried to be with somebody else
but every time I kissed her I'd think about you - you
and not just the little things
but everything and about you - you

And I didn't know if that meant that I missed you
or if I just couldn't get my mind out of you
but either way, either way, either way

This is how I feel today tonight
This is how I feel today tonight
I'm missin you, just you
I don't need nothin else but you

But you, but you, but you
yeah, but you, but you, but you
but you, but you, but you
but you, but you, but you
but you, but you, but you
Track Name: Bright Side of the Rainbow
So many memories that he forgets
some of them are intentional
there are many things that he regrets
It's always the little things that are left behind
they find a quiet place in the back part of his mind

But some things he remembers and he'll never forget
like the way she smiled, and especially the way she kissed

Because she was his bright side of the rainbow on a starlit sky
the dark side of the moon was shining in her eye
and he saw that sunshine the day he almost kissed her
and the next day when she went in for it he said to himself "why sure"
and now everything he knows, it's nothing but grand
cause he's got this green eyed girl in the palm of his hand
and she calls him a charmer when he says she's got these pretty eyes
and he stole her heart away - what a surprise - yeah
Rainbow surprise

So many good times, that he's been through
tried to take advantage of that
when he still had the courage to do what he wanted to
but he got feeling troubled, looked up into the sky,
heard a voice that said, "Son dry your eye"
Because it gets better as you go along
don't you give till you listen to my song
and he sang there's a -

Bright side of the rainbow just beyond the cloud
the dark side of the moon will be shining real proud
and you can find that sunshine, its hiding out there
just open up your heart
take a breath of that honest air

Now he's a daddy with a little girl
trying to raise her the best he can
treating her like a divers pearl
and sometimes its challenging as we all know
but its them challenges that make love grow

and he reads her a story
as she struggles to read along
and right before she's giving up
he says honey listen my song

and he sang, your my

Your my bright side of the rainbow on a starlit sky
the dark side of the moon is shining in your eye
and I saw that sunshine the day I saw your face
tears started rolling down as momma said,
"That's our baby, grace"

and now everything he knows, it's nothing but grand
cause he's got this green eyed girl, tugging on his hand
and she calls him a charmer when he says she's got these pretty eyes
her momma's eyes
Oh, she stole his heart away
and that was quite the surprise
Rainbow suprise
Track Name: She Knew
She'd wake up crying
and I'd be there lying
telling her that we fine
that things were fine

vivid dreams of broken hear-ted screams
tearing out her seams
and I would hold her so tight
try to calm her fright

But she knew, she knew, she knew
all along
she knew, she knew, she knew
That I was a damn good liar
Damn good liar
Damn good liar
Damn good liar

She was always dreaming
that things were all wrong
and I'd be there
singing our song

knowing full well
that things weren't right
I'd look her in the eye
and tell her I loved her more than life

But she knew, she knew, she knew
all along
she knew, she knew, she knew
That I was a damn good liar
Damn good liar
Damn good liar
Damn good liar

When I told her
her welled up
and they closed
she cried from her head down to her toes

Tried to tell her
I was sorry and I loved her so
but the funny thing is
is that a woman always knows

And she knew, yeah, she knew, she knew
all along
she knew, she knew, she knew
That I was a damn good liar
Damn good liar
Damn good liar
Damn good liar
Track Name: Night Dance
Watch the nightlife come alive
as the leaves from the trees pass on by

Feel the leaves in your eyelashes blowing
sewing up, the wounds of the day

Most days I just want romance
Baby, there's got to be another way.

We could spread out on a sea of blankets
holding each other so tight
and we would wake up the very next morning
where nothing in the world would be right

or we could stay here under starlit lanterns
and watch pale moon light arrive
crickets in tuxedos play violins
as the fireflies float on by

And the summer wind will take you
down a path that will make you
wish the night will never fade
and over the hill you green grass glade
where you can stroll with miss daisy
and on the way you'll find miss tulip lying lazy
under a willow tree
here's a proposition, wont you listen

We could spread out on a sea of blankets
holding each other so tight
and we would wake up the very next morning
where nothing in the world would be right

or we could stay here under starlit lanterns
and watch pale moon light arrive
crickets in tuxedos play violins
as the fireflies float on by

Now you're rolling your eyes
What a suprise
Track Name: Just Before I Wake Up
The dawn breaks and by perfect dreams shake
sunbeams scatter up my visions
Just before I finally awake
I've forgotten that you're gone and you're holding Lucas Blake in our

Perfect white picket life
our perfect white picket life

and you're still my girl
and you're still next to me
and you're still in this house
and I didn't make you leave

But I open up my cloudy eyes
and it's not that you're gone that surprised me
but I'd forgotten that you'd left at all
and I was expecting you to be there on my left side
and I was expecting you to be under my right thigh
and I'd forgot that last night, you said goodbye
and you left

and you're not my girl
and you're not next to me
and you're not in this house
cause I made you leave
and you're gone

and all of the sudden you're screaming again
and all of the sudden you're crying again
and your brother is pushing me out the door again
and I'm reliving every second

and i'm realizing you're not here again
and i'm realizing you're not even near me again
and I'm reliving every second
and I'm bawling my eyes out in the car again
and I'm reliving every second
and I'm trying to smoke through the beers again
and I'm trying to drink through the tears again
but I'm reliving every second
yeah I'm reliving every second

That you're not my girl
That you're not next to me
That you're not in this house
Cause I made you leave

No you're not my girl
and you're not next to me
and you're not in this house
Cause I made you leave

And you're gone
Track Name: Love, Love
Like to play this song, near the end of the day
Reminds me to take a step back and watch the play by play
And it reminds me, who I am, and why I'm playing here today
win or lose, live or die, all I'm ever really trying to say

Is if you Love, Love
and If you sing, Sing
and if you Dance, Dance
but don't forget to call me

and if you Love, Love
and If you Sing, Sing
and if you Dance, Dance
but don't forget to call me

I said don't forget don't forget
don't forget to call me

Like to play this song, near the end of the day
Look back at all the things that made me the man
that I never would have dreamed that I'd be today
and it reminds me of who I am and why I'm playing here today
Win or lose, live or die, all I'm ever doing is trying to say

Is if you Love, Love
and If you sing, Sing
and if you Dance, Dance
but don't forget to call me

and if you Love, Love
and If you Sing, Sing
and if you Dance, Dance
but don't forget to call me

I said don't forget don't forget
don't forget to call me
Whoa
I said don't forget don't forget
don't forget to call me
Yeah don't forget to call me

I like to play this song near the end of the day
reminds me to take a step back and watch the play by play
Track Name: I Guess We Won't Be Making Dinner
I guess we won't be making dinner
Say goodbye to Dashboard and naked apron dreams
throw away the candles
and angel hair pasta
and pour the red wine down the drain

I guess we won't be making dinner
won't have to fake I like your soy cheese
no more mango pasta desserts
no more spilling red wine on the sheets

I miss the years we walked together
Mile after mile
I miss the years we could have laughed together
if I hadn't broken your babycake smile
I miss the way you gazed at me in the Dashboard candlelight glow
I miss the way you covered our blanket with our best Merlot

I guess we won't be making dinner
won't have to worry about that diamond ring going down the drain
cause its right here on the mantle
I don't have the heart to sell it back

And I've left that ring on the mantle
every day since you've been gone
cause I've been afraid
that it would freeze my heart
without your left finger keeping it warm

and it's reminding me
that what made you leave
was my infidelity

I miss the years we walked together
Mile after mile
I miss the years we could have laughed together
if I hadn't broken your babycake smile
I miss the way you gazed at me in the Dashboard candlelight glow
I miss the way you covered our blanket with our best Merlot

I miss the way you covered our blanket with our best Merlot
I miss the way you covered our blanket
Track Name: Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew what can I say
and I don't mean to sound cliche'
but I fell in love with you
love at first drink
one little sip
and I was on the brink

I was totally fascinated
and utterly elated
and I could not believe
that I had found
an alternative to coffee

You are the perfect alternative
you are so superlative
everything feels new
when I'm with you
Mountain Dew
Yeah

Dew you are so much better than the bean
I'm sorry coffee scene
but Dew's my new love
and it's ok
because I just wana drink it up
day after day

Cause it is so invigorating
and it never stops stimulating
everything feels new
when I'm with you Mountain Dew
Ohh - Yeah

Now listen Bean,
cause I'm leaving you for Green
I'm sorry if you can't believe
but I'm leaving you for green
yeah I'm leaving you for green
but I'm leaving you for green
Track Name: Damned
What ever I do it won't make a difference to you
Cause we're damned if I do and damned if I don't go through
I made a choice and now I face the consequence
a river on each side as I sit and straddle the middle fence

We're damned if I marry you
and Damned if I tell you the truth
Damn what ever I do
I got a pawn and a king
and It's my move

But what's done is done
and the truth can set us free
yeah whats done is done
I already knocked over my king

I could lie to you but I know that this will come out
Because it's been two years and I'm about ready to shout
I regret what I did but maybe it's for the best
cause if commitment is the answer lord knows I failed the test

We're damned if I marry you
and Damned if I tell you the truth
Damned what ever I do
I got a pawn and a king
and It's my move

But what's done is done
and the truth can set us free
yeah whats done is done
I already knocked over my king
I already knocked over my king

And I could lie away this shame
but it will only be so long before we
go down in flames

So I'm damned damned if I marry you
and Damned if I tell you the truth
Damned what ever I do
I got a pawn and a king
and It's my move

But what's done is done
and the truth can set us free
yeah whats done is done
I already knocked over my king
I already knocked over my king
I already knocked over my king
Track Name: Kiss Me I'm a Virgin
Kiss me I'm a virgin soft and slow
Take it easy now go with the flow
Breathing in deep I forget my past
Paradise is within your

Hands on your face
Or at your side
My inexperience is
Hard to hide

You look at me
And you tell you tell me its fine
As I struggle, struggle to feed you
My best line

Kiss me I'm a virgin soft and slow
Take it easy now go with the flow
Breathing in deep I forget my past
Paradise is within your

Sight is gone
Restricted by fear
Where are your lips
And are they near

One last attempt
My last pursuit
Oh wont you do it
Please wont you

Kiss me I'm a virgin soft and slow
Take it easy now go with the flow
Breathing in deep I forget my past
Paradise is within your

Kiss me I'm a virgin soft and slow
Take it easy now go with the flow
Breathing in deep I forget my past
Paradise is within your

Kiss
Within your kiss, your kiss
Within your kiss, your kiss your kiss
Within your kiss
Track Name: Betsy
I know a girl, her name is Betsy
She's kinda cute, and kinda crazy
Just my type, I think I got a chance
Maybe later I'll, ask her to dance

Betsy, give me a try
I'm just your average
guitar playing guy
Betsy, take a look at me
Just imagine what you and I could be - Yeah, Oh yeah

Man look at her, she's so perfect
how could a guy like me, ever be worth it
look at the lips, they are supreme
oh to kiss them, it'd be a dream

Betsy, give me a try
I'm just your average
guitar playing guy
Betsy, take a look at me
Just imagine what you and I could be - Yeah, Oh yeah

Imagine you and I go out for a bite
and the date went great
and I ended it with this romantic goodbye

And I call you in the morning to explain
That I hope being to forward
but there are roses on your window pane

Betsy, give me a try
I'm just your average
guitar playing guy