The Writers Block (2​​/​​4​​/​​17)

from by Ryan Oyer

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Written and recorded Feb 4, 2017

After trying to come up with ideas to write about all day and getting some suggestions that I didn’t feel I could work with, this one came when I pulled up to load in to a gig at Hush Lounge. I was early and knew I had to write something before I played the gig so I had this idea about “the writer’s block” being a bar that writers go to when they run out of ideas.

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Hanging round all day at the writers block
It seems like empty bottles are all the seem to stock
So I asked the bartender to recommend her favorite drink
She said I'll serve you up my poison but you're gunna need some time to think

Threw down $7.50 and she handed me an empty glass
Said you better keep em coming if i'm gunna make this pass
Said im mixing up a coctail that'll take the words right from your mouth
I took a stiff sip of something and that's when it all headed south

Down at the writers block
You don't even have to say a word
Bad ideas and small talk
Start speaking in cursive when all your thoughts have become slurs

My eyes the filled with darkness and I couldn't hear a thing
I lost my voice of reason, & i couldn't even sing
I felt like i was floating with nothing underneath my feet
and it was there inside that moment I was stuck there with only me

When I came back to she said "its 2 for 1"
You came in at happy hour now's the setting of the sun
I said you handed me my nightmare how is that supposed to help
She said you have to die a little if you ever want to understand yourself

Down at the writers block
You don't even have to say a word
Bad ideas and small talk
Start speaking in cursive when all your thoughts have become slurs

Down at the writers block
You don't even have to say a word
Bad ideas and trash talk
Start speaking in cursive when all your thoughts have become slurs

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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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