Bloods, Side A

by Man Without Country

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    1. Pilot
    2. Savannah
    3. Gardener in a War
    4. Our Silences
    5. Ultra-Nightmare
    6. Gardener in a War - Edit
    7. Ultra-Nightmare - Edit

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1.
Pilot 01:15
2.
Savannah 04:02
I built these walls that surround me We can fool ourselves Trapped in a room with a gas leak I gaslight myself Keep digging in the dirt Hitting all the stone The weakest of the herd Keep digging in the dirt Hitting all the stone The lowest of the low When this is all over Will I ever sleep again? Savannah was the beginning of the end I lost a piece of me That I’m never gonna’ get back Around every corner You harbour a darker desire I never knew my father But he was a liar So who is the liar? Will I ever sleep again? Savannah was the beginning of the end I lost a piece of me That I’m never gonna’ get back Keep digging in the dirt Hitting all the stone The weakest of the herd Keep digging in the dirt Hitting all the stone The lowest of the low When this is all over Will I ever sleep again? Savannah was the beginning of the end You took a piece of me That you’re never gonna’ give back
3.
Cover the bruises on your back Erase the blisters from your feet I was the Petri-dish for you You’ll be a better man than me The faintest trace of a heartbeat I sat on the edge of my seat I’ve been a test pilot for you You’ll be a better man than me This is the future of the past I keep it in the dark (x2) I must’ve been mistaken for A gardener in a war So bear the weight of my armour Like a warrior in a garden Cover the bruises on your back Erase the blisters from your feet I’ve served a life sentence for you So be a better man than me I must’ve been mistaken for A gardener in a war This is the weight of my armour I’m a warrior in a garden This is the future of the past I keep it in the dark (x2) I’ve been a test pilot for you I must’ve been mistaken for A gardener in a war So bear the weight of my armour Like a warrior in a garden I must’ve been mistaken for A gardener in a war This is the weight of my armour I’m a warrior in a garden
4.
Our Silences 01:14
If only one of us found a smoking gun Our silences would soon be broken So don’t give up We’ve painted over the cracks Nobody sees the faded scars on your back
5.
It came to you when you were nineteen When the house was settling And the back door was on the latch So hold on before you sink too deep And take a look at my blood I would murder for his innocence I’m sorry if I seem conflicted Like I’ve already made up my mind If such an evil could not exist It’s my reason to leave you behind I hear what you’re trying to say I see you running but you’re going nowhere You pushed everyone away Wish I could wake you from this ultra-nightmare I shook you by the shoulders Threw water at your face But you were never going to flinch Cause’ you’d already chosen your place I hear what you’re trying to say I see you running but you’re going nowhere You pushed everyone away Wish I could wake you from this ultra-nightmare I hear what you’re trying to say I see you running but you’re going nowhere You pushed everyone away Wish I could wake you up It’s just a nightmare
6.
Cover the bruises on your back Erase the blisters from your feet I was the Petri-dish for you You’ll be a better man than me The faintest trace of a heartbeat I sat on the edge of my seat I’ve been a test pilot for you You’ll be a better man than me This is the future of the past I keep it in the dark (x2) I must’ve been mistaken for A gardener in a war So bear the weight of my armour Like a warrior in a garden Cover the bruises on your back Erase the blisters from your feet I’ve served a life sentence for you So be a better man than me I must’ve been mistaken for A gardener in a war This is the weight of my armour I’m a warrior in a garden This is the future of the past I keep it in the dark (x2) I must’ve been mistaken for A gardener in a war This is the weight of my armour I’m a warrior in a garden
7.
It came to you when you were nineteen When the house was settling And the back door was on the latch So hold on before you sink too deep And take a look at my blood I would murder for his innocence I’m sorry if I seem conflicted Like I’ve already made up my mind If such an evil could not exist It’s my reason to leave you behind I hear what you’re trying to say I see you running but you’re going nowhere You pushed everyone away Wish I could wake you from this ultra-nightmare I shook you by the shoulders Threw water at your face But you were never going to flinch Cause’ you’d already chosen your place I hear what you’re trying to say I see you running but you’re going nowhere You pushed everyone away Wish I could wake you from this ultra-nightmare I hear what you’re trying to say I see you running but you’re going nowhere You pushed everyone away Wish I could wake you up It’s just a nightmare

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Ryan A. James (aka Man Without Country) returns with the nostalgia-tinged "Bloods, Side A" - his new EP inspired by human relationships.

Drawing influence from Com Truise and The Japanese House, lead single "Gardener in a War" blends warped synthesizers and elastic bass-lines with fragile vocals and self-deprecating lyrics (“I was the Petri-dish for you. You’ll be a better man than me”).

The EP’s second track "Savannah" presents a conflicting juxtaposition of bouncing arpeggios, beneath Yazoo-style vocals that recount episodes of sleep regression and feelings of claustrophobia. Whereas closing track "Ultra-Nightmare" is dark and moody, evoking a sense of sadness and unease.

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released July 16, 2021

All tracks written and produced by Ryan A. James.

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Man Without Country Wales, UK

Man Without Country is the creative moniker of Welsh-native musician and vocalist Ryan A. James.

Following a successful crow-funder in 2017, James' latest album Infinity Mirror is out now and includes the stunning singles Remember the Bad Things and Lafayette.

His collaborative and remix CV name-checks the likes of Röyksopp, ionnalee, Interpol, M83, Chad Valley, Empathy Test, White Sea and more.
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