Credits & Lyrics for

Downhill Ryder's 2nd CD

 

The Big One CD Overview


All songs performed by Downhill Ryder:

  • Vocals and Acoustic Guitar - Kim Kelley
  • Vocals & Percussion - Lynda Beauchamp
  • Electric Guitars - Matthew Finfer
  • Bass - John Allen
  • Drums - Don Williams
  • Recorded at Musi-Tech Studios, Redmond, OR
  • Mixed and mastered by Matt Engle

Dangerous Place (Track 1)


  • Lyrics and music by Kim Kelley

I’ve been on the edge
A time or two
I have played with fire
That is nothing new
I have jumped without looking
It was a long way down, a long way down
Can't compare to where I’m bound

In this dangerous place you brought me to
Was it a bad decision to make these sad eyes blue
Or a birth of beauty some might say
That can only happen in this beautiful dangerous place

Yes, it will burn as I drink it down
There I will keep it safe and sound
And I will inhale as I feel the sin, feel the sin
On this journey to begin

In this dangerous place you brought me to
Was it a bad decision to make these sad eyes blue
Or a birth of beauty some might say
That can only happen in this beautiful dangerous place

Don’t wake me up (in this dangerous)
Don’t wake me up (in this dangerous)
Don’t wake me up
In this dangerous place

In this dangerous place you brought me to
Was it a bad decision to make these sad eyes blue
Or a birth of beauty that some might say, some might say
That can only happen in this beautiful dangerous place

Don’t wake me up (in this dangerous)
Don’t wake me up (in this dangerous)
Don’t wake me up
In this dangerous place

The Big One (Track 2)


  • Lyrics by Kim Kelley and Chad Petersen
  • Music by Matthew Finfer and John Allen

Wake in the city
It’s dirty and gritty
Taxi cabs standing in line
There’s no time for resting
The pace is refreshing
Knocking cobwebs clean out of my mind

Coffee brewing
Warming the chill in the air
You came here for answers
Like glorified dancers
With mind bending unified flare

Hard times
In the city

Street lights are flashing
And dreams are a-smashing
And everyone's running behind
What's on the news feed
A hot look or good deed
Keep searching for what we can't find

Keep it coming
Excitement to get me engaged
Oh, shiny new endings
That keep us pretending
I can't fathom looking away

Goods times
In the city

Take a bite of the big one
There's more where that came from
Ripe and sweet on hungry lips
It goes down nice and smooth
You got nothing to lose
Fill the fire in your belly's abyss

Sidewalk vendors
Entice you to throw them a bone
And the shops are familiar
With ladies in mirrors
And beautiful eye-catching clones

Hard times
In the city

Now, I can't stop this feeling
That I should be leaving
And heading on the down the road
Oh, out of the city
And into the country
Where everything's moving so slow

I will miss you
The hustle and the bright lights
Oh, time and confessions
Keep givin' us lessons
I think of them all of my life

Hard times
Oh, good times
In the City

Going Under (Track 3)


  • Lyrics by Kim Kelley and Dorothy Holloway
  • Music by John Allen and Matthew Finfer

I want you to know
I’m going under
You will find me
Reborn and cleansed
On the other side

Wait out the storms
Braced and protected
Looking for the way home

Looking for answers
In the eyes of strangers
Will you help me
Look through the shadows
Until I see

Searching for something
Give me a little time
I need to go deeper
I'm going under

I'm going under
To let the storm pass
I'm going under
Hope the wave will move fast
I'm going under
To rise again
I'm going under
To wash away the sin

I’m letting you go
So I can be free
And maybe someday
You’ll find your way
Back to me

Day after dark day
Lost and alone
I needed to lose you
I needed to lose you

Cycle of Life (Track 4)


  • Lyrics by Kim Kelley and Lynda Beauchamp
  • Music by John Allen, Matthew Finfer and Don Williams

The whip of your hair
Can't help but grin wide
In moments like this
Settle in for the ride

Like a beautiful woman
If beauty is true
It's not always easy
But will see you through

It's a crazy ride
On the cycle of life
Twist and turn
Seconds burn
And sparks fly

Feel her power
As you learn the road
She takes her time
And gone before you know

You only want her happy
Not her dark side
But she holds them both
Like a lover at night

She never stops
She goes on and on
On and on

Feel the vibration
Listen to her hum
She’s just getting started
You’d better come

Ride this road
Twist and turn
It’s the bumps and the curves
That make the fire burn

It's a crazy ride
On the cycle of life
Twist and turn
Seconds burn
And sparks fly

The straighter path
Just isn’t enough
To keep you awake
To make you tough

Ride through the storm
And against the wind
Back into the sun
Then cycle again

It's a crazy ride
On the cycle of life
Twist and turn
Seconds burn
And sparks fly

And sparks fly
And sparks fly
And sparks fly

Nothin' Means Somethin' (Track 5)


  • Lyrics and music by Kim Kelley

I used to whisper
Now I sing
I used to whisper
Everything
Before nothin' meant somethin' to me

I didn't give a damn
I'd sing the blues
I thought if I gave a damn
I'd have everything to lose
Cause when nothin' means somethin'
You need

I used to cry
But now I don't
I used to cry
Thinking, ' what's the point?'
Cause when nothin' means somethin'
You bleed

I used to dream
But now I see
That when I dream
I can't see what's right in front of me
Cause when nothin' means somethin'
You're free

Too long I turned my back
On a foolhardy fantasy
Sometimes the smallest desires
Mean more than they seem

I used to whisper
Now I sing
I used to whisper
Everything
Before nothin' meant somethin' to me

When nothin' means somethin'
When nothin' means somethin'
When nothin' means everything to me

Mirror, Mirror (Track 6)


  • Lyrics by Kim Kelley and Lynda Beauchamp
  • Music by John Allen and Kim Kelley

I have to get this off my chest
It's been on my mind
I’ve had this idea
For some time

Some will find it hard to do
Or run with fear
Imagine what the world would be
If mirrors disappeared

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Tell me true
What a kinder place
If we stopped loving you

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Hear me out
Will we let our self be seen
If there is nothing
To lie about

I'd see you as you really are
Trust would be immense
You'd look back at me and ask
"Do I look fat in this?"

We'd spend more time together
If our image left the scene
I'd know I am beautiful
By the way you look at me

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Tell me true
What a kinder place
If we stopped loving you

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Hear me out
Will we let our self be seen
If there is nothing
To lie about

Instead of checking myself out
I'd gaze into your eyes
Bathroom visits quicker
I'd dress in record time

Let yourself be honest
Set your ego free
I'd look back at you and say
"You have something in your teeth"

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Tell me true
What a kinder place
If we stopped loving you

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Hear me out
Will we let our self be seen
If there is nothing
To lie about

Now, don't get me wrong
I might need to rethink this
No mirror, no make-up
It could be totally messed up
If we always look like we do
When we first wake up

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Tell me true
Would this be an ugly place
Without you

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Hear me out
Will we let ourselves be seen
If there is nothing

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Mirror tell me true

One-Two Punch (Track 7)


  • Lyrics by Kim Kelley
  • Music by Kim Kelley, Matthew Finfer and John Allen

Land that one-two punch
Bring me to my knees

Slap my face, wake me up
or I'll die with 'just enough'
Box my ears with chilling truth
I've got somethin' more to prove
Knock me out with your gaze
Watch me beg for your praise
Blow me smoke, it's all for show
The champ knows when to strike a pose

Stroke the pride, watch it swell
Your words are ice, it's just as well
Split the dream, bite my lip
Words won't stop the bloody drip
Bang the gong, laugh at me
It's easy to outside the ring
Kick me quick while I'm down
I win when I smile at the crowd

Oh, then land that one-two punch
Bring me to my knees
I know your next move
Will make this caged bird sing

Shut your mouth, wipe that smile
We're going to be here for a while
Smack my sense, say I'm a star
A punching bag's an easy spar
Tear off the mask as you pounce
Out for the count as the bell sounds
Rough me up, it's what I need

Oh, then land that one-two punch
Bring me to my knees
I know your next move
Will make this caged bird sing

10, 9, 8
Can't see straight
7, 6, 5
Runnin' out of time
4, 3, 2
Gotta pull through
Gotta get on my feet
And sing a different tune

Then land that one-two punch
Bring me to my knees
I know your next move
Will make this caged bird sing

Then land that one-two punch
Bring me to my knees
I know your next move
Will make this caged bird sing

Make this caged bird sing