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On The Edge

by Ryan Calder

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On The Edge 03:18
You make me smile, there’s something you do to me Every time that I think about you It may take a while before it all falls into place In my mind because this all seems very new But I’m getting there Please be patient I know there’s plenty more to do But I’m getting there What I know is that there’s designated time For you and I to make something of this life And why not now? Because there’s no time like the present It’s time to go on over, go on over, go on over To the other side Here I stand, on the edge of reason It’s gonna be a trip where only so much can be planned All that we need is hearts that stay wide open Then we are bound for the promised land
Let It Rise 04:01
Stop the commotion, let's get to the point Something must be said before we blow this joint Life's been getting cloudy, doubt has replaced belief The truth is what we need to set us free, bring some relief So bring a word of good news to be heard, that'll make the crowd go crazy even if it's not preferred Shine your light, let it burn so bright, like a city on a hill guides the way through the night Turn it on... They all want a miracle they all want a sign No one will believe unless they're made to feel fine But the spirit rises up like a river in flood For those that share a bond that is sealed in blood So bring a song and play it all night long That testifies of love and a place where we come from Like it or not we're gonna give it all we got, Make it hot, stir the pot and dish out the whole lot Get it on... Let it rise... let it rise... Let it overflow Let it rise... let it rise... Get up, c'mon let's go It's time for all believers to get up, make some noise With two hands, both feet... and if necessary a voice I'm not sure if it's sunk in, or even if you heard You can talk all that you want but love is a verb So if the seed has been sewn then let the truth be known And give to those in need with the mercy you've been shown Let it resound that your heart is heavenbound And there is unseen treasure on earth to be found
Lazy afternoon Where the words are few A quiet contentment sits on my soul As I think about you There's quite a bit to say But it's hard to articulate All I can say is if the world died today I'd be happy in this state Romantic love is nice but it just cannot suffice To fill this place in my soul A place for heavenly love, the real deal stuff That shakes away the blues It's a place that feels like home The deepest longing of my heart Is set on eternity I'm a citizen apart From what the world believes Everyone's on my back with their stuff All day, everyday It would be oh so simple to tell them where to get off But I'm not inclined that way Can you smile back at a face that doesn't extend grace? Can you see what no one else can see? There's treasure to be found when the heart is heavenbound Discovering who it is we should be And it feels like home Well baby it sure feels good to feel good As well as toil and work while I'm here But this life is a race and I'm keen for that place Where the heart is at peace and love is near Where it feels like home
Alive (free) 02:37
An open field to explore A dream come true you can't ignore It's time to venture outside Sunny days and big blue sky Time to wave the past goodbye Let's get on up and ride This is the first day of the rest of your life Don't be deluded if distractions are rife Just look up to the heavens in your time of strife And sing it out loud:"The dream is alive!" I got a ticket to ride Off to the other side Where the light shines brighter than the sun And life will never be the same Good love will be our fame That'll be remembered when we're done There's a burning in my soul and a fire in my veins There is hope on the horizon there is freedom from the chains Living comes down to giving, and dying is to gain Life can be more, when the dream is alive Greater things have we to do It may be crazy but it's true A little bit of faith is all we need For this dying world needs to know That hope will rise and love will grow And there is every reason to believe There is peace for those in trouble and comfort for those who fear Grace abounds so freely for those who will draw near There's a life that can be lived and it all begins right here Yes I am living proof, that the dream is alive
I've been waiting on bended knee Searching my soul for where you used to be They say you won't learn much from standing still But keep on running and you probably will until The day you die Yesterday ain't here to stay I am ready come what may The coming dawn has my heart unravelled and my eyes open wide So take my hand, side by side We'll leave it all behind Leave it all behind, leave it all behind Cause there's a new thing that we've got to find Looking back, we've come so far So young back then compared to the way things are Now we are standing on hallowed ground And there's a hope, there's a life waiting to be found So take this life, take this heart We've gotta get down to the business of a brand new start Be thou my vision, be thou my guide Take my hand, side by side We'll leave it all behind
The day our worlds crossed over Is where my life began Love taught me more than I knew Or could ever understand Grace smiled on this reckless heart I was leant a helping hand Now I'm in a new direction... And the journey is the joy Destination is our hope I'm loving every day with you Loving every day with you Heaven's shone its light on me Life is all as it should be And I'm learning here with you I'm alive, loving this life I believe what my mind could not conceive I have hope, as this story will unfold And I'm loving every day with you Loving every day with you Seasons changing And life is moving on Lots of rearranging In this space where we belong Baby you're the world to me My reason to be strong And everything is worth fighting for...
Let me count the ways that you move me Well I could be here all night I am overwhelmed, whenever you're around And yet baby it just feels right Well I know it ain't been easy and life is not the same As the place we started out from, so young And as life takes its toll on these road-weary souls The heart gets hard when it's stung But don't let that be you, I won't let it be me For the scars that we gather will really only matter As much as we let them be So tonight we'll let it all slide What doesn't matter we'll leave it behind There's precious little time to be wasted on all of these trivial things So let go and let love lead the way Over what we do and all that we say This fragile life is made better when you are around with me It's true, so far from all that I've seen You're more beautiful tonight than you've ever been It seems just like yesterday I laid eyes on you For the first time all became clear But my heart could not fathom just how it would be It’s better than I dreamed of right here Well the seasons they have changed and baby here we are A long way further down this road As much as grace allows, the story has been ours For better or worse be the load And I can see clearly, when you are with me And the scars that we gather will really only matter As much as we let them be
The angels had a busy time today between me and all my prayers And I'm forever grateful that they stay and I'm the subject of their cares Big is the horizon but narrow is the road to a place I can call my own My vision at times seems to overload and my direction is accident-prone But I'm getting there... step by step, day by day I'm getting there Cause it's a wide open world So much to do in so little time But to not give it a go would be a crime It's a wide open world I'm in pursuit of a dream of this heart Setting out to do what I'd planned at the start Well the world is wide and the world is wild and it’s all pretty crazy sometimes And you wonder if you’ll ever reach where you are going before the death bell chimes The question to be asked is what is the message that I am living right now? When all is said and done I want the light to shine on and shine out somehow
Hide Away 04:18
Longing for a spacious place, longing just for your embrace Waiting for a new day to come along Chasing after dreams, but it's never as it seems Once I'm there... but I'm still hanging on In a dry and weary land My soul clings to you, my soul clings to you I'm in need of a helping hand Can you show me something good? Can you show me something true? I want to run away, fly away, hide away with you Still learning in this school of life Lessons in pain and strife And the reward of being strong through it all The joy is unrehearsed Quenching the soul's thirst For a better day and heaven's call
Crazy World 02:55
Crazy world, crazy life, crazy days So foreign is this place that I'm in Crazy things, crazy style, crazy ways To say it's all okay would be lying But I can get by as long as I have you It's worth a try as long as I have you So unfair, so insecure, so ridiculous So hard to find good news anymore In need of good, in need of something marvelous A yearning that's impossible to ignore But I can get by as long as I have you It's worth a try as long as I have you When the world is cruel And the darkness stays I'll get by, if your love remains


On The Edge – the Ryan Calder Band’s latest album – is really a window into the life of a five-piece family. And while the band’s music crosses maskande, blues and jazz boundaries from its acoustic rock foundation, the message consistently leans towards the positive side of life.


released April 10, 2010

If you have already bought a physical copy of On The Edge, please visit www.ryancalder.co.za/music/on-the-edge-giveaway/ to access additional (free) stuff.

Official website: www.ryancalder.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ryancalderband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheRCB

Album Credits:

Ryan Calder - Vocals & Guitar
Rudi Engelbrecht - Drums & Backing Vocals
Tamlyn Calder - Vocals
Roberto Hemmero - Bass
Jon Calder - Piano & Keyboard

Additional Programming: Marlon Hemmero & Jon Calder

Marlon Hemmero played nylon guitar on Wide Open World, Alive and More Beautiful Tonight.

Recorded by Marlon Hemmero at InHouse Studios.

Mixed and Mastered by Brent Quinton at Sesalos.

All songs written and produced by Ryan Calder.

Photography: Kelly Daniels www.kellydaniels.co.za

Album design: Michael Griffiths www.fresheffekt.net


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Ryan Calder Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Having toured and performed around the country over the past seven years, the RCB’s repertoire of music continues to enthrall audiences of all cultures and ages around South Africa.

The band’s music reaches across maskande, blues and jazz boundaries from its rock foundation, while the message in the lyrics consistently leans towards the positive side of life.
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