Lost Tennis Shoes (2​​/​​21​​/​​17)

from by Ryan Oyer

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Written and recorded Feb 21, 2017

This song began about writing about times that my best friend and I used to share. I’d promised Ezra I’d take him to a movie and I sent him to look for his shoes while I recorded. I didn’t really have an ending for the song and Ezra walked in and said he couldn’t find his shoes at pretty much the perfect moment. I decided to leave it there.


I miss late nights
And a balcony
Where we used to talk
About everything
Me and my best friend
Putting records on

There were times we had
We didn't have to say a thing
But we both were there just listening
Sometimes that's enough
Just to know you're not alone

But life comes along
And changes everything
Takes us to the place
That were meant to be

I'd hear the words
You'd hear the chords
We'd digest them both
The songs that we explored
And they'd speak for us
And for how we feel

But life comes along
And changes everything
Takes us to the place
That were meant to be
But life comes along
And changes everything
It Takes us to the place
were meant to be


from Februwriters : Sketches, released March 1, 2017
Written by Ryan Oyer
Ryan Oyer - Vocals & Guitar



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Ryan Oyer Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ryan’s debut 2010 release “Come Together” was a record parked at the intersection of Gallagher Lane and Abbey Road. The Chattanooga songwriter had become well-known for insightful love songs wrapped in Beatlesque melodies and “Come Together” showcased those song beautifully. As the name implies, Oyer’s new album “metamorphosis” represents a big step forward for the singer/songwriter. ... more

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