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Face to Face

from Necessary Lies by Brett Ryan Stewart



When you’re face to face with elevator musical lines

you will find that someone else is so much better designed

and now I will not try you, not without a proper reply

and the lifeguard is down

by the crossroads in town

while the unloved ones drown

and so

you will die with the side kick, always on the ropes by the fight

and the lake is dry but everyone is stuck on the ice

through the soup kitchen prize

and the forecast of lies

you were poorly advised

but if

there are pastures of plenty how can all the fortunate hide

what is rightfully mine. it oughta be considered a crime

but their money is power, and power doesn’t serve any time

but a fistful of green

in a wall street wet dream

couldn’t wipe your soul clean

now i

am inclined to remind you oil doesn’t burn the same

when it’s tainted and bloody it’s up clogging my vehicle’s veins

with the blank shotgun stares,

and the front line impaired,

are the pawn-pushers scared?


from Necessary Lies, track released April 4, 2007
Written, Produced, and Recorded By:

Brett Ryan Stewart @ Deep Groove Studios, Claymont, DE

Mixed by:

Mark Berlin @ Snow Dome, Chicago Illinois

Mastered by:

Jim Demain @ Yes Master, Nashville, TN


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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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