WE ARE CO​-​PILOTS

by Ryan Lunn

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About The Music

The songs on We Are Co-Pilots follows a narrative of a character … our hero the junkie… who moves through the stages of addiction and love and loss to hope and change. The songs dictate how this feels to me. From lost and found and every raw mistake & failure that comes with finding your way.

The album creates landscapes and is encapsulated by the desperation of hurt & isolation to the blooming radiance of hope and strength.

An epic collection of rock anthems to fragile mood pieces.

To accomplish this task the narrative follows the concept of the seasons and the duality of them, of the ending of one stage being the beginning of a new one.

The Fall/Autumn

The Autumn is the decline of character and the beginning of our story. The autumn is when the weather begins to chill the air and all the green seems to become dyed red and the life becomes dried & killed from the leaves & trees. They ultimately begin to fall from the limbs of which they grew from.

The character follows the same pattern and begins to separate from all they know as addiction begins to kill and isolate them from love and family

The Winter

This is the cold, dark period for our character in which things have worsened inevitably and he finds himself alone at the bottom; buried under the cold loneliness of isolation and sickness.

This is a bad place to be but like the seasons represent, this is the place the character needed to fall to, to begin the change & begin asking for help calling out from the cold stillness of the winter winds.

The Spring

The Spring is the beginning of the rebirth of character having to admit needing help and recognizing the difficulty, un-certainness and task ahead to get better.

The spring reflects small victories as well as failures, but is ultimately the rebound, but change is difficult and met with resistance. The spring is full of rain, and like the water cycle, it brings life back to the Earth. Nature begins to blossom back to life, just like our character.

The Summer

The summer is the bright future for the character as the sun can light up the world and somehow instill a hope in us all. It is the stage of growth where we shed our old skin to let the warmth of the summer on our new skin and breathe life into us.

We find the character hopeful and reflectively pondering the rebuilding of relationships, love, and healing.

Conclusion

This album is meant to live and breathe in peoples’ homes, cars and headphones. It will only be complete and reach its’ full potential when it has reached the listeners and strikes a chord inside them; hopefully illuminating them, allowing them to crawl inside and create feelings & energy.

Hopefully they will resonate and find a place in the hearts of people like paintings, photographs, movies and poems; architecture and nature too.

In my way, I have offered a truth of a dark period to give the audience the ability to be a part of the beauty that the ghosts which bind us together.

For me, this record is an exorcism of these ghosts in hopes others can identify and be moved like so many other songs and artists have moved me in the past.

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released November 8, 2018

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Cover Art is an original painting by JIL Lunn : Renowned Artist and Wife of Ryan Lunn
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Track Name: The Fall
Far.

Far from where I once was.

How?

How did I let it get this far?

And Don’t.

(Don’t)

Don’t you get too close to me.

Cause’ I’ll, I will only break your heart.

Well I see your face pressed to the glass, watching me fall, watch me spiralling

Into the crash.

The ground is coming fast.

Well here comes the dark, here comes the deep.

Carried away…in a swarm of bees.

The Fall is upon me.

Well the sky holds the wind, the sun rushes in

Ground opens up and swallows me in.

The Fall is coming.

Well the Fall is coming.

The Fall is upon me.
Track Name: The Great Wave
Far.

Far from where I once was.

How?

How did I let it get this far?

And Don’t.

(Don’t)

Don’t you get too close to me.

Cause’ I’ll, I will only break your heart.

Well I see your face pressed to the glass, watching me fall, watch me spiralling

Into the crash.

The ground is coming fast.

Well here comes the dark, here comes the deep.

Carried away…in a swarm of bees.

The Fall is upon me.

Well the sky hold the wind, the sun rushes.

Ground opens up and swallows me in.

The Fall is coming.

Well the Fall is coming.

The Fall is upon me.
Track Name: Down To Myself
There’s a Lion in my Kitten.

There’s bad Wolf in my Dog.

There’s a Stranger in my Home.

There’s a Devil in my God.



There’s a Box in my Attic.

There’s a Body in my Dirt.

There’s a Change in this Addict.

There’s a Lesson in my Hurt.



And I hope there’s a fire in me.

I hope there’s a fight left in me.



When it all comes down to myself.

When it all comes down to myself.

And I know it’s down to myself.

When it all comes down to myself.

And no one else.



And I hope there’s a fire in me.

I hope there’s a fight left in me.



When it all comes down to myself.

When it all comes down to myself.

And I know it’s down to myself.

When it all comes down to myself.

And no one else.
Track Name: The Winter
These are my seasons of change.

These are the ghosts that haunt my brain.

Winter’s ice in my veins.



When did I get so cold?

When did I get so cold??

When did I get so cold???

When did I get so cold????



Come Winter.

Come Winter.

Come Winter.
Track Name: Hurricane
When will this plane …

When will, this plane go down?

When will this plane …

When will, this plane go down?

I’ve been wondering?

When will the fire dim?



When will I… When will, I get sick of you?

When will I…When will, I get sick of you?

When will, the fuel burn dry?

Because I’ve become numb inside.



Maybe I’m just being scared.

Or maybe I’m just being prepared, for the worst.

But a storm is coming…Hurricane.

A storm is coming…Hurricane. Hurricane.

Through heartache weather.

It’s us together.



There’s thinning ice.

Under my feet.

There’s a broken record.

That’s on repeat.

Cause’ this sweet it has turned sour.

Is this my final hour?

Is this what they call; The bottom?



Maybe I’m, just being scared of it.

Or maybe I’m being prepared for the worst.

Cause a storm is coming Hurricane.

A storm is coming; Hurricane. Hurricane.

A storm is coming; Hurricane.

A storm is coming; Hurricane. Hurricane.

Through heartache weather; it’s us together
Track Name: Co-Pilots
Well I need a guardian angel.

And I need protection from myself.



Need a co-pilot.

Need a right-hand man.

Someone I can trust.

Who will understand.



Need a Co-pilot.

My best friend.

Someone who’ll be there.

When I finally come down.



Oh

Cause’ this big ol’ world.

It’ll tear us apart.

And we need each other for the harder parts.

Cause sometimes I can get so high.

Eventually I fall.
Track Name: The Spring
There’s a Wolf at my door.

I won’t answer it no more.

Will I be willing to grow new wings?

Will I embrace the Spring?



Can you see me reaching out?

Can you hear my cry for help?

You see I’ve been trying to help myself.

But I can’t help myself.



What will the rains bring?

What will the rains bring?

Will I stay clean?

Through the Spring?



Haven’t been sleeping right for years.

Haven’t been eating right for years.

Filling up on ego and fear.

But where there’s a will.

There’s a way.



Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

To a clean slate.
Track Name: Giant Steps
And I watch it leave.

I won’t chase it.

Watch it go.

And I won’t follow.
Track Name: Rebellion Dogs
I am holding on to my old ways.

I am backing sliding into old thinking.

Cause’ these defects are so deeply ingrained.

So I keep holding on to my old ways.



Cause we are Rebellion Dogs.

We are Rebellion Dogs.

At every step.



I was beaten.

Yean I was licked.

By a drug I knew I’d never quit.

So many of us.

We’re trapped and dying slow.

We gotta change it, and we know it.

But still we can’t let go.



Cause’ we are Rebellion Dogs.

We are Rebellion Dogs.

We are Rebellion Dogs.

At every step.

At every step.

At every step.



Cause’ if nothing changes then nothing changes.

And if nothing changes than nothing changes.



So, I gotta get honest.

I mean rigorous honest.

And admit that this will take the rest of my life.

But now I know just hard I can fight.

And I won’t hold on no more.

No I won’t backslide.
Track Name: The Summer
I saw a light in the hearty of summer.

There’s big blue skies.

New skies I’m under.

And I’m a firefly.

With eyes of wonder.

Of what will come.



Oh, what will come.

Oh, what will come.

Of me.



I saw a light through the heart of summer.

Now it’s time road meets rubber.
Track Name: Mental Health Nurse
My mental health nurse looked up from her notepad and said.

Be grateful for what you do have.

And not consumed with what other got.

She said I’ve seen this before, you’re a perfect example of a restless mind.

You’ll always be reaching and trying to fill that hole inside.



But sometimes when you least expect it.

What’s eluding you.

Well it starts to happen.

And you step out from all the static and the chaos.

You start stitching your life back together.



My mental health nurse looked up from her notepad and said.

Stop wasting all your energy, on negativity.

Cause’ it dulls your shine.

She said I’ve seen this before, you’re a perfect example of a desperate mind.

You’ll always be reaching and trying to fill that hole inside.



But sometimes when you least expect it.

What’s eluding you.

Well it starts to happen.

And you step out from all the static and the chaos.

You start stitching your life back together
Track Name: Be The Arrow
Here’s my broken voice.

Here’s some broken chords.

From my broken heart.

Here’s some broken words.



Now I’ve built walls.

So high.

So high that even I.

Can’t see over them.



But I’ll…

I’ll stay focused.

And I’ll…

I’ll keep aiming.



And I’ll be the arrow.

I’ll be the arrow.

When you pull me back.

That’s when I fly.



Now the vultures,

They are circling.

And the drugs.

They aren’t working.

Anymore.



But I’ll…

I’ll stay focused.

And I’ll…

I’ll keep aiming.



And I’ll be the arrow.

I’ll be the arrow.

When you pull me back.

That’s when I fly.

But I’ll…

I’ll stay focused.

And I’ll…

I’ll keep aiming.



And I’ll be the arrow.

I’ll be the arrow.

I’ll be the arrow.

I’ll be the arrow.



When you pull me back.

That’s when I fly.

When you pull me back.

That’s when I fly.

When you pull me back.

That’s when I fly.
Track Name: Beneath The Skin
I got dirt on my hands.

Down deep beneath the skin.

And I’ve got a big and bright soul.

Down deep beneath the skin.



So, tell me love.

What do you what?

When you look in my eyes.



Can you see where I store my sins

Down deep beneath the skin.

Down deep beneath the skin.

Said, down deep beneath the skin.

Oh.



]I’ve got potential.

In my heart.

Despite the damage I’ve done.

It still beats

It still beats.



So tell me love.

‘What do you want.

‘When you look in my eyes.



Should I really, let you in?

Down deep beneath the skin.

Down deep beneath the skin.

I said, down deep beneath the skin.

And Oh

Oh

Oh

Oh

Oh

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