Dance of the Green Sloth EP

by Waiting For Darryl

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The swan song of the original Darryl...


released March 28, 2006

Ryan Johnston - vocals, guitar
Andrew Pippin - bass, vocals
Daniel Travis - guitar
Joey Ramirez - drums

Engineered and mixed in February 2006 by Chad Yenney at Wintershed Studios in Wenatchee, Washington. Except "Blindfolded," recorded March 2008 in the Garage

Mastered by Ryan Johnston in December 2016 at Studiopolis in Los Angeles, California.

All songs written by Ryan Johnston and Waiting For Darryl.



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Track Name: Dance Like Patrick
It seems we've done it again
and we're just getting started
lend an ear if you care now

I'm setting sail today
and I don't know where just I'm going
or when I'll be seeing you again
but until then, keep rocking

The perfect accident
and how grateful am I?
I just hope somebody hears now
Track Name: Tempt Not A Desperate Man
Calendars grow thinner
as the clock counts down
and temperatures fall
to the ground

This is the end of the beginning
the calm before the storm
and if we float here
this ship is sinking
Track Name: The First Step
So I'm setting down the imagery
cause it's fogging up my head
my thoughts can't be put down
the curse is gone today
but I won't be fooled again this time
I'll know when evil is around

I know I said it meant everything
but that everything has fallen apart
and now the hunter is the hunted
or so it seems

The metaphors float back again like a...
who didn't call this one?
The only words that come to mind
are just another pinch of salt on a wound
a wound that doesn't want to heal

Which way should we take this?
There is no nice way to say it.
Track Name: Hold Out
We've driven the tires down
over city lights like fireflies
only to land reluctantly
on this land I call my home
let's journey up to the step
I've made so many stories on
and we'll talk 'til my throat runs dry
about just how scared I am

These days, these weeks, these months
are adding up
These promises and fronts
are building up
And I don't know how much longer I can take it
and I don't know if I can wait until we make it
but I have to hold out for tonight

Can I hold you up to my bare soul
with your tears streaming to no end
and we'll talk of future memories
we both plan on making
Where will I be tomorrow?
Where have I been today?
It's all becoming a blur now
I'm dreaming as I'm waking

I'm right here on your path
I'd do anything for you
if it means my everything.
Track Name: Bi-Polar Express
I don't know what brought you to
this conclusion (but it's bullshit)
I'm here to remind you
why we sing our songs
it's not for glory
it's for the love of what we need to survive

This is what you wanted
so come and get it.
Track Name: Blindfolded (Demo)
A thousand miles away
there is a plume of smoke and wasted time
longing for my love
my love

But life will have to wait

A thousand miles an hour
familiarities are trading spaces
and I'm blindfolded
my love

Life will have to wait
(Dancing, drinking, teaching, being,
moving, thinking, learning, seeing)

Dancing, drinking, teaching
being, moving, thinking
learning, seeing, dancing
being, teaching, being
moving, thinking, learning
drinking, dancing, thinking
reaching, being, moving
thinking, learning, seeing.