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03:36
ere they come, daggers raised they’ve come for us and they won’t wait. i see them trample the weaker ones. but they don’t know what I’m capable of I’m wide awake now. I’m wide awake now. All my friends are so far apart take it for granted how young they are rather than stumble towards the end I’m gathering speed, I am the wind. I’m wide awake now. I’m wide awake now. I just can’t watch the years float by I’m too young I’m not ready to die. I’m wide awake now. I’m wide awake now. here they come, daggers raised they’ve come for blood and they won’t wait. i see them trample the weaker ones. but they don’t know that I’ve already won
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02:51 video
sunshine on my face a touch of grace from so far away sunshine where’d you go? would you please let me know that you’ll be coming home Sunshine I remember driving home one december you’d hid away the sky was gray frost bite to the bone Sometimes, I feel so alone like these flesh and bones ain’t got no soul But Sunshine with all your might you’ll make things right you’ll make things right Sunshine I remember … Sunshine You’re runnin’ late but I can wait. I can wait.
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Hold me off of 2nd street With all the glitter and the broken dreams These drunken strangers soon will leave As for me, well, I’ll be here And maybe in a few more years I’ll find my way back To where I’m from Home, it’s never enough then it’s gone. How did you stray so far? You followed your dreams and It suddenly seems that You never can go back. So I visit my old house. I never thought I’d miss this town Please don’t change. I’ve changed enough. Home, it’s never enough then it’s gone. How did you stray so far? You followed your dreams and It suddenly seems that You never can go back.
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03:57
While you were sleeping. statue stone. while you were dreaming. I was next to you. stared at the ceiling. what are we doin? with no one watching we become monsters and we lie. in this bed. I crawl from the blankets flee from the room we’ve murdered the magic and sealed the tomb. I plan my excuses as I take to the street I’d rather be lonely then share in our defeat and we lie. in this bed. While you were sleeping did you think of me? did I cross your mind? Do you think you see me?
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I’ve known this day was on it’s way for some time but i held you here because of fear of letting go please forgive my selfish heart i couldn’t find the strength to play my part the passing hours (as the hours) age these scars i never it would be this hard when you were young and life was fun i found you smiling that sideways look was all it took to know you were (call you) (make you) mine As the years went racing by A haze of graceful aging filled your eyes (The (graceful) haze of aging filled your eyes.) I always knew we’d reach this part But I never thought it would be this hard goodbye my friend we’ve reached the bend in the road. Those times we shared I’ll hold them dear in my mind (memory) I’ve known this day was on it’s way.
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highways like rivers that don’t stop running pavement water can’t find it’s ocean but there you are out there drifting and here i am land locked, missing, you… i wont ask you where you go as long as i know you bring your love back home kept you straying from safer water but wild currents were pulling harder curious comfort in the midnight stars if you see what i see you’re not that far
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slow as she comes she doesn’t feel the same no more she’s like a stranger at my door it’s gone won’t return the well has dried despite the flood all that’s left is caked in mud… below the depths of which the light will barely show (glow) lines in the dirt now determine hers and mine make it quick we’re out of time it’s blood on the walls we scrub to clean the surface stains but still the cracks are filled and look like veins this place wasn’t built to keep us safe run, but don’t run away there’s something that I’ve wanted to say death ain’t sex, death is love… slow as she goes she doesn’t feel the pain no more like a soldier numb to war it’s gone and won’t return I try to make the hurt imbue but all my jagged words cannot cut through so here i stand with nothing but the truth ringin’ in my head. death ain’t sex, death is love…
8.
Across the fields I see locusts Black smoke in the sky I’m not ready for this my one and only wish was to sleep well tonight fires burnin’ on the highway bodies floatin’ in the lakes you think you’re dreamin’ then you hear yourself scream and you know you’re awake Swallow the Sun desecrate the grave you’d better run run run run run run run from the mess that you’ve made they’ve closed the road to Memphis The lawyers shut it down I can’t help but believe the very last thing we need is more lawyers now Cell phones out of order Stasis own the web can you tell me the difference between peaceful resistance and rolling over dead Swallow the sun take take take take and when everything’s gone and you’re the only one you’ll swallow the sun I feel just like Helen Kellar moving step by step If you feel a little queasy let me tell you it’s easy you just help yourself Swallow the sun….
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04:10
paper doll who told you that you had it all? what made you think you’d never fall when your heaven was your sin shiny one stars are falling from your hair you’re stumbling down the castle stairs the night is closing in and that faded rose there between your perfect teeth like all of this beauty you see it’s only in your mind misery raining like a thousand drums causing all the color to run from your masterpiece paper doll welcome to the beggar’s ball are you ready for your curtain call we’ve been waiting for you slowly girl step here in to this real world the open hand reveals the pearl was nothing but a stone and that faded rose there between your perfect teeth like all of this beauty you see it’s only in your mind gradually everything you think you need will fall in to the mystery right before your eyes
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03:18
race down the hallways so lit up and crawling with motionless images of postmodern innocents (innocence) you’re reaching the end but they won’t let you in the doors are all locked you’ve been judged for your sins you rip through the plaster like a natural disaster drop to your knees beg for release but no one is listening your arms are resisting as the brick wall reveals itself boxing you in. Love can you see me I’ve been blind? Love will you betray me again? Godless and Free You so arrogantly credit yourself for this beauty you see but then when your clock hits the hour of darkness you abandon your logic let your heart take the lead Love can you see me I’ve been blind? Love I will betray you again. You came to this place with a name and a face one of a kind you can’t be replaced but a name is just letters and a face is just skin where is my self and where did I begin? Love can you see me I’ve been blind? Love I won’t betray you again.
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04:18
the baby is sleeping the fire is warm the baby is sleeping the rabbit is hiding the rabbit is hiding in the corn The leaves are crimson the fields are brown the leaves are crimson the world is on fire the whole wide world is burning down I’m reaching now, I’m reaching out I’m reaching in and I’m reaching down through smoke and flames through glass and waves beyond these walls beyond this grave I’m reaching now, I’m reaching now I’m reaching down The Hunter is knocking Don’t let him in The Hunter is knocking he’s hungry again. The hunter is hungry again. I’m reaching now, I’m reaching out I’m reaching in and I’m reaching down

about

A culmination between Stewart and guitarist/producer Chris Tench, Tilt gives listeners a window to the landscape of Stewart’s heart and mind. Together with Nashville based producer Tres Sasser (Will Hoge/ James Dunn), and Roger Moutenot (Guster/Lou Reed/Yo La Tango), the clean elegance and effortless power of Stewart’s voice confronts the inevitable and the unknown from Stewart’s self-professed “awakened state of mind”, which he attributes to the recent, sudden loss of two friends. The release for Tilt, symbolizes a “…rebirth of sorts”, and, compared to his previous work, Stewart considers Tilt to be “more of an offering than a group therapy session”.

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released February 28, 2011

Produced by:

Tres Sasser

Co Produced by:

Brett Ryan Stewart, Roger Moutenot, Chris Tench



Players:

Brett Ryan Stewart

Vocals, Acoustic /Electric Guitar, keyboards, Banjo, Toy Piano, Bongo

Chris Tench

Backup Vocals, Acoustic /Electric Guitar, Organ, Percussion Box, E-bow, djembe

Keith Brogdon

Drums, Percussion

Peter King

keyboards, Organ, Minimoog

David Henry

Cello, Violin, mandolin

Tres Sasser

Backup Vocals, Bass Guitar, Organ, Percussion

Roger Moutenot

Minimoog, Percussion Box

Song Credits

Wide Awake-

written by: Brett Ryan Stewart & Chris Tench

Sunshine-

written by: Brett Ryan Stewart / Chris Tench & Ketti Viohl

Home-

written by: Brett Ryan Stewart & Chris Tench

Monsters-

written by: Brett Ryan Stewart / Chris Tench & Tami Hinesh

The Bend-

written by: Brett Ryan Stewart & Chris Tench

Bring Your Love Back Home-

written by: Brett Ryan Stewart / Chris Tench & Tami Hinesh

Death Ain’t Sex-

written by: Brett Ryan Stewart & Chris Tench


Swallow The Sun –

written by: Will Webb & Brett Ryan Stewart

Arrangement by: Brett Ryan Stewart & Chris Tench

Paper Doll-

written by: Will Webb

Arrangement by: Brett Ryan Stewart & Chris Tench

Godless-

written by: Brett Ryan Stewart & Chris Tench

The Hunter-

written by: Will Webb & Brett Ryan Stewart

Arrangement by: Brett Ryan Stewart & Chris Tench


Recorded and Engineered By:

David Henry - True Tone Studio, Nashville TN

Edited by:

Nick Autry – Sound Stage Studio, Nashville TN

Mixed By:

Roger Moutenot – Haptown Studio, Nashville TN

Mastered By:

Richard Dodd - Nashville TN

Cover Artwork:

Bruce Seaton

Special Thanks to:

Mom

Kirsten Purdy

Don McCarty

Vicki Tench

Sandy Stromberg

Bob Rice

Michael, Stephanie, Madison, and Kendall

Win Heckert

Ryan Stoney

The Universe

The Beyond

Gary Webb

Linda Hampton

Linda & Alex Wadolny

Pat Sacher

Lori Webb

Kyle Webb

Matthew Ryan

Allen Pennington

And, without a doubt, my Fans who keep me going in this crazy endeavor.

Dedicated to those I’ve Loved and Lost. -BRS

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Brett Ryan Stewart Nashville, Tennessee

Brett Ryan Stewart is a Nashville based artist, producer, and studio owner, bending genre lines with lyrics that explore loss, purpose, and hope.

Deemed “A talent worth watching!”, by Performing Songwriter Magazine, his work has appeared on Netflix's Queer Eye, Fox TV, A&E, OWN Sirius Satellite Radio, Heineken,Microsoft, Internet Radio, European National Public Radio.
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