Two Coasts for Comfort

by Jon Bryant

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Recorded in February, during Alberta's blistering cold winter of 2009, "Two Coasts for Comfort" began as a hobbie project for Jon Bryant and longtime friend and producer, Jordan Wiberg. They each worked 18 hour days in a downtown studio over two lobng weekends; honing each song to acoustical perfection. In the end, 11 songs emerged. Two Coasts for Comfort was released eight months later on October 29th, 2009 and since then, this album has gone on to become the iTunes "Featured Singer/Songwriter Album of 2009" as well as receive several ECMA and MNS nominations. One reviewer expresses, "His voice and music bleed together seamlessly and are sure to echo into the upper echelon of the listener’s mind. // Two Coasts for Comfort can be described as a watercolour painting. There are many layers and brushstrokes plastered over the canvas." On May 17th 2012, Jon will release his much anticipated follow up album "What Takes You" which is already receiving incredible reviews

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released October 29, 2009

Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Mastered by Jordan Wiberg
Written/Performed/Co-Produced/Illustrated/Designed by Jon Bryant

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Jon Bryant Vancouver, British Columbia

Jon Bryant is a true artist whose popularity within the international music industry is growing and certainly leaving a lasting impression with his unique musical style of haunting-ambient dream-folk and singer/songwriter roots. At the start of his career, Jon Bryant’s single “Deaf” was selected as the iTunes single-of-the-week and his debut album the featured singer-songwriter album of the year ... more

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Track Name: Deaf
im still scared of routine
im not quite broken in
cuz when your on the untamed road
the days dont stay the same
girl i shoulda told you this before i felt the sting
now im on a dusty bedroom floor

im still scared of safety
and frowning at a risk
then looking back on yesterdays
and swearin bout whacha missed
girl i shoulda told this before i felt the sting
now im lyin in a pile of my own sin

I dont think im ready to go home
If you love me let me travel on my own.
go alone
but never alone
youre alone
but never alone

The bottomline of capital
is out for number one
and the poor wont stop the fights
when hardend cities are at war
Girl i shoulda told you this before the day was through
now i'm sleepin like i never even knew

I dont think im ready to go home
If you love me let me travel on my own.
go alone
but never alone
youre alone
but never alone

im still scared of pride
cuz it might be the drug
the heroin of self-esteem
just lost its high through blood
girl i shoulda told you this before i felt the fall
now im lyin in a cold cathedrial hall

Theres only one rebellion
theres only one reward
the deaf need better reasons
to strum a different chord
girl i shoulda told you this before i heard aloud
myself hecklin at an old familiar crowd
Track Name: Outlive
take your cocaine cloak
bury it in sand
slavery is fine,
when your living on a dime

take your earthly gold
tryn fix it to your soul
aint never gonna stick,
so long as clocks a tick

Theres victory on a north bound train
with the rust to show its been through the rain
eighteen years brought my life to tears
when i outlived my last years

Take your shoes and your cap
wont ya leave em at the door
This aint just a meal,
its the prayers before we kneel.

Lift up your weary head
and kiss the marks that heal
and tears that fall will wash away,
the dust upon your lips,

Theres victory on a north bound train
with the rust to show its been through the rain
eighteen years brought my life to tears
when i outlived my last years
Track Name: Texas Tea
Given what i know
bout the girls back home
you're the first know
ive got you and i on hold

Give me what you got
every dot to dot
cuz youre the first to know
ive got you and i on hold.

Dont leave it for the setting sun
cuz lovin you is on the run

Ive gotta chase you down like texas tea
like whiskey shots n' nicotine, like birds after bees
your the shooting start in my nightsky
your the drug of choice, my full supply
and viens to please

babe i want the real
from the parts that feel
cuz youve burned in deep
to the parts that make me weak

Let your yes be yes
and your no be no
there will be no shame
when you leave just as you came.


Dont leave it for the setting sun
cuz lovin you is on the run

Ive gotta chase you down like texas tea
like whiskey shots and nicotine, like birds after bees
your the shooting star in my nightsky
your the drug of choice, my full supply
and viens to please

youre the shooting star in my nightsky
your the drug of choice, my full supply
with veins to please
with veins to please
with veins to please
Track Name: Smoke Signals
Im down
to the wire
and its too late to perspire
cuz i know
you got caught
playin someone elses bluff
The hardest days are more like "get me far away"s
when youve got no time to stop

you walked down valley roads in the day
got caught when high hills make you stay
it gets hard to see you this way
when your the one who takes my breath

away

So take what is mine
and ill take what is yours
its a beautiful exchange
in the tales of love and war
now seal what i wrote
and leave it in the fireplace of your soul
if the smoke beings to rise
ill be the first to say that its goodbye
Track Name: Think Back
Think back to the way that it was when the leaves were still hanging on
Think back to the stories we told and the lovers with their hearts of gold
Think baaaaaaaaack

Its gone cuz we waited so long and the leaves have just hit the ground
its gone like the stories we hoped for but we never got round to say.
Think back

Who do you think you are
Now that youre so far
who do you think you are
saved hearts, from miles apart

how long, were you trudging upon the sand that keeps the water still
How long, now the stillness is gone and the ripples seem to carry on
think back

Who do you think you are
Now that youre so far
who do you think you are
saved hearts, from miles apart

think back
think back
think back
Track Name: Seattle
its about time that i head back to seattle.
The highways at midnight still point me out that way
I hope that youll follow me back home to seattle
its a long road ahead and i dont want to miss you at all.

Its been a while since Ive driven through snoquamie
And i cant remember the last time that i cried
I hope when i see ya ill get the idea, that its just a matter of time
Its been a few years and i cant wait to see you this time


cuz im northwest bound til a needle appears
where the rain falls 265 days a year
im fully aware, love dont always play fair, the rest is up to you
so give me your heart and well drive til the skies turn to blue
and never look back.


The rain sometimes seems to fall slower in seattle
but maybe thats typical after a couple of months
When it starts to pour ill come back to the shore, and ill take you straight out of the clouds
youre my destination no matter the cities i go.


cuz im northwest bound til a needle appears
where the rain falls 265 days a year
im fully aware, love dont always play fair, the rest is up to you
so give me your heart and well drive til the skies turn to blue
and never look back.


the charms of the west
they help me forget im not there
theres only one thing
that the good lord has yet to begin
i hope its you
i hope its you

cuz im northwest bound til a needle appears
where the rain falls 265 days a year
im fully aware, love dont always play fair, the rest is up to you
so give me your heart and well drive til the skies turn to blue
and never look
Track Name: The Hallelujah
Sharks keep me still...this makes it hard to stay alive
They gather round...where are my trophies and my rights?

Sharks leave me now....im not afraid to face the deep
Id rather die...a man of dignity than live my days asleep

Wont you sing me a hallelujah
Wont you sing me a hallelujah

What hope is this....when mysteries are bought in stores.
what kind of man....would find his honor in this town?

I still believe...that God and men have similar groans
but were looking for...a drama played out on our own

Wont you sing me a hallelujah
Wont you sing me a hallelujah
Wont you sing me a hallelujah
Wont you sing wont you sing wont you bring me a hallelujah

oh with you beside me
the hallelujah breaks my heart
oh with you beside me
I cannot make it very far.
x2

Wont you sing me a hallelujah
Wont you sing me a hallelujah
Wont you sing me a hallelujah
Wont you sing me a hallelujah
Track Name: Nothing
Brother you were first to bring me home.
Father you have welcomed me and lovingly youve shown
that although i have turned my back, many times before
I can say full well, you love me still
I can say full well, you love me still

Nothing, Nothing, Nothing is worth dying for
nothing, Nothing, Nothing is worth living for
but you

Open up and live the life renewed
Father your heart beats in line with everything thats true
Only fools deny you and i know Im one to say
when i was so far, you love me still
when i was so far, you love me still


Nothing, Nothing, Nothing is worth dying for
nothing, Nothing, Nothing is worth living for
but you

you carried your love right on to the cross
you left the rights you had aside and died a sacrifice
sin you were for that sort time and hated for us all
this i know full well, you love me still
this i know full well, you love me still

Nothing, Nothing, Nothing is worth dying for
nothing, Nothing, Nothing is worth living for
but you
I look to when the clouds roll in
when rain pours hard upon
this broken soul
It knows it knows my heart is told i know you love me still
you love me still
you love me still
you love me still
you love me still
Track Name: The Weekend
How did you know
that you had to let go?
was all that you thought
much to weighty to hold.

you went out late
and came in too soon
i didnt have time
to turn back the moon

and you seeeeeeeeem so sad
but somebody cares for you

Now youre not there
And ive gone back to sleep
you've pushed me so far
and they've thrown you into grief

what makes a man
go in through the streets
with violence
and knives down at his feet.

and you seeeeeeeeem so sad
but somebodys there for you

Dooont fall away for the weekend
ill catch you everytime thatcha pretend
Dooont fall away for the weekend
ill catch you paper doll, fragile pretense

its hard to find
a good friend these days
when all you know
is drunk ones you forget.

oh Its hard to know
the fire from the ice
when everyones plays
like they're fine with rolling dice.

and you seeeeeeeeem so sad
but somebody cares for you

Dooont fall away for the weekend
ill catch you in the times thatcha pretend
Dooont fall away for the weekend
ill catch you paper doll, fragile pretense