Network Notes EP

by Your Imaginary Friend

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Back in 2012 Ryan Johnston paired up with guitarist/songwriter Hunter Nakazono to concoct a collection of songs, which they would eventually demo with the help of drummer Hana Rivas.

Though the project was relatively short-lived, it served to ease both Ryan and Hunter into their respective positions in the Los Angeles music scene.

Hunter can now be seen touring the country fronting the prolific blues/funk/rock band The Tens, while Ryan has forged his way mixing and mastering bands and artists of all genres, as well as fronting the progressive rock band Anoniem.

So kick back, relax, and take in these jams of days gone by...

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released July 22, 2014

Ryan Johnston - vocals, guitar, bass, keys, percussion
Hunter Nakazono - guitar, vocals, percussion
Hana Rivas - drums

Guest vocals by Evan Jennings, Daniel LaBrune, Matt Reyes, Micah Sorum, Dane Story, Dana Johnston, Mike Snowden and Carley Neher.

engineered and mixed by Ryan Johnston

© 2014 Noise Floor Productions

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Here you'll find the occasional musical ramblings of one Ryan Johnston.

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Track Name: Today's Work
The nerves inside our fingers were so unsatisfied
until we pricked them and the life did drip
While one half just sits back the other puts in time
but why?

This is all so very senseless, I just cannot comprehend
now that we've obtained our goal we're so close to the end
We've created a fracture we can never mend

Promises were meant to be broken
but you've smashed them into pieces
Everything happens for a reason
I hope it was worth it.
Track Name: Gravity
One step before the next
one after another, after another
Tie the knot, make sure that it fits
Don't think about mother
or the reflection in her eyes

Out of sight, out of mind
for the last time, the last time tonight
Look around, take it in, say your goodbyes
and take your last breath
You're putting on the ultimate disguise

Finding your way back home
taking that road alone
finding your way back home
and you'll never know
the real price of this journey
Where it takes you we will see
God only knows.

Gravity does its job.
Track Name: Note For Note
Well here goes, we're blowing off the dust
Pick it back up from where we just left off
Build it all again

Is this real? Is it happening?
Wishful thinking or just destiny?
One way to find out

Take it one day at a time
Play it note for note

Check your calendar, I'll pencil you in
We'll make a day of it, I can't wait to begin
And see what we create
I think it could be great
Track Name: Turn it Off
We live our lives starting into screens
what does it mean? Do we need to know?
Does everybody need to see our lives
through our own eyes?
A never ending show
Unfolding plots that wander aimlessly
for all to see, everyone to know
And yet we've all become a mystery
lost in a sea of data flow

There's no stopping it now
it tells me all I need to know

Think for a minute just how far we've come
and all we've done
it amazes me
Our world's become a living fantasy
a waking dream
a monopoly
And you know that it's true
the more things change they stay the same
and I'm just like you
You know that I connect to disconnect
til I'm done with you

Isn't it funny?
All the more we stay in touch
the quicker we lose feeling
Now the moment's passing
what if we turn it off?

What's fiction, what's reality?
They're starting to look the same to me
Track Name: Ticks Away
Better days bleed into better nights
and they bleed into better afternoons
and all this time we've wasted is time well spent
and I'll raise my glass to it
Everyone at this table with motives hidden
holds a means to and end

I know that of this can't be for nothing
it'll all make sense somehow
As long as we believe in something
we can figure it out

The sun goes up, the sun comes down
our feet hit the pavement
in search of someone who can bring us home
But not home in the sense of where you came from
but in the sense of where you're going
in the sense of where you want to be
Will you know it when you get there?
There's only one way it can end

The clock, it ticks away
Track Name: Time to Pretend (Outtake)
A sea of faces, they scream your name
They rain their praises onto your frame
But the curtain is closing
and it's time to take your bow
step into the darkness as only you know how

It's time to pretend
that you don't want it
It's time to pretend
that you don't need it

And I've only just begun to learn
that these thoughts are valid and worth
the time it takes to spit them out
and reach your ears
Track Name: Note For Note (Acoustic Demo)
Well here goes, we're blowing off the dust
Pick it back up from where we just left off
Build it all again

Is this real? Is it happening?
Wishful thinking or just destiny?
One way to find out

Take it one day at a time
Play it note for note

Check your calendar, I'll pencil you in
We'll make a day of it, I can't wait to begin
And see what we create
I think it could be great