How the Seasons Change Us

by Daniel Rylander

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    How the Seasons Change Us is Daniel Rylander's second EP and was released on August 17th, 2018. Photography for the album was done by Mitch Jendrisak and Daniel Rylander. Album layout and design by Daniel Rylander. This disc comes in a shiny-coated cardboard jacket, and with keeping our environment in mind, we've decided to forgo the shrink wrap. Thank you for being conservation-minded!

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A bit of a concept record representing each of the seasons and the change therein, How the Seasons Change Us is Rylander's newest EP and includes the singles, "White Elephant" (2016), "Understanding" (2017), "Right Now" (2017), and features two new songs: "The Alibi of Springtime", and "Move". We hope you enjoy this latest release from Daniel Rylander, and take it with you as the seasons change.

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released August 17, 2018

All music and lyrics written by Daniel Rylander (ASCAP)
Mellotron on track 1 performed by Wes McCraw
Bass guitar on tracks 1 & 3 performed by Wes McCraw
Bass guitar on tracks 2, 4, & 5 performed by Brian Fackelman
Additional guitars performed by Wes McCraw
All other instrumentation and vocal performances by Daniel Rylander

© 2018 Daniel Rylander Music
Recorded by Wes McCraw at Creekside Audio
Produced by Wes McCraw, Pat LaGuardia, and Daniel Rylander at Creekside Audio
Mixed and Mastered by Wes McCraw at Creekside Audio
Album artwork by Daniel Rylander

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Daniel Rylander is a singer/songwriter from Northeast Ohio. His new single, "Love You More", is out and available to stream/download now! A show schedule can be found below, but for more info, please visit his official website (link below). Thank you for your support and continue to enjoy the music! ... more

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Track Name: The Alibi of Springtime
[And] Tell me that thoughts are like seashells
Washed up on the beach there,
Wherever you are.
And if you decided to listen closely,
Faintly, you'd here me say, "I do"

The sun fell off her string,
And fell right into the sea.
But I didn't mind the darkness around your every lie

And so we said goodbye,
On the alibi of springtime

But I could not let you go:
The things you can't forget
They char your soul,
And I still feel the ache
Of a love that did take me far from home

Just to be alone...
Track Name: Right Now
Say what you said to me
That night last when I was sober and you were fading.
I saw through the smoke in your regret,
But I held you like a last cigarette;
Know you'll kill me,
But don't burn out yet...

I'll be what I said I'd be.
I tried not to but I can't help it and you won't stop me.
You always leave when you say you'll leave,
And that's okay, 'cause who's stopping you?
Maybe someday, yeah, I'll know how to

The weather gets colder here every summer,
The winters are longer than the distance between
The flight I could catch from here to California,
And stand in your doorway to see
The light in your eyes will shine a little brighter,
And I could take you in my arms.
I like the way that we move as you show me the room,
I'm coming right now, baby, right now for you
(Right now for you)

Take what you will from me,
And hold tight to what you cling to if it's worth the reaching.
I'll be where I said I'd be;
In that place where I still like to dream.
Yeah, in that place between awake and asleep

Whenever the sun goes down
We can run around this city.
And maybe we'll take some time,
Just you and I,
To find our way through the stars,
And baby this time we'll know,
No matter how far the coast
I'll always come home to you
Track Name: Move
And I ain't got no clue,
But I'm taken by the things you do.
[And] the words come out so easily;
Get caught up on my jealousy

And still I held my tongue
And if you wanna run,
I'll be right here.
It's your party so
All these people you ought to know;
I'll get your coat

And I'll keep real quiet
As I slip into the room,
And make up all your lies...
And I watch you move
As you fall into the groove;
You know you, you get me high

And I don't want to come down,
Yeah, I need you right here now

But I saw him catch your eye,
As I kissed your cheek
And we said goodbye.
[And] the moon shown with a colder hue,
As the clouds rolled in to block his view

And still you held his gaze,
And played the games you play
As an escape.
I sold my dreams,
And what's left of my memory
Is there for sleep

Where the hours move,
Like the seasons changing the colors;
When I, I think of you...
Oh, you make me sway
And bend beneath the weight of every passing day

Knowing that you'll never come 'round;
Oh, I been missing you for weeks now.
And I don't want to go out;
I know I'm letting myself down,
And it feels the same
Track Name: Understanding
I've been to my share of one too many funerals,
And I can't replace the ones you love.
I fell for the chase and not for the one I was chasing,
Oh, and you'll learn to hate what I become.

And I could tell you anything you wanted to hear,
But the truth is all you need.

And I could try,
To pull myself down from the heights of the attic.
I'm so high,
I'm not a bad guy I just got my bad habits,
You could try to be understanding.

I held that girl close and told her that I loved her,
As we lay there kissing in the dark.
I hate to be the one to bring up incandescence,
But I can't seem to find my...

Sparks, I said that I would and I'll try but forget it,
I see stars;
Forgot my head in the clouds,
Memory is pathetic.
I'm so high, so be understanding.
Track Name: White Elephant
It was a chilly night in the dead of winter;
Going out to a gift exchange at the Pastor's house.
The mood was light and a coziness did fill the air,
I found myself a place in a rocking chair.

And you were all I knew,
So I fell in love with you.

I made up my mind and checked my pulse for warning signs;
Put on a happy face and assumed that place.
The room got quiet as I chose myself a gift that night,
I found my Christmas wish in a candy dish.

And I could not refuse,
So you just had to choose.

Christmas-time and coffee;
Morning light and candy canes.
I gave you chocolate kisses,
You gave me such a bellyache.
Take your time on me love;
Wrap my head in cellophane.
You're looking so delicious,
It's just lack of air to my brain.

I fight to keep awake,
And to keep my demons all away;
We play this stupid game,
And I feel the same.
You get real close and for a moment it's just you I see,
If I only knew what you stole from me.

Then I would have to choose,
But you I just can't lose.

And at the end when we all say our final goodbyes,
I couldn't bring myself to look you in the eyes.
The night was young but you and I we feel so old;
Come over and warm yourself,
Let's get out this cold.

But you would just refuse,
But I, I'd melt with you.

Christmas-time and coffee;
Morning light and candy canes.
I gave you chocolate kisses,
You give me such a bellyache.
Take your time on me love;
Wrap my head in cellophane.
You're looking so delicious,
It's just lack of air to my brain.

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