If I could be a summary, then the album would be done.
Not the weirdest or greatest song. Not the number one.
Put it in the middle with the same name as the album.
That way all you critics know, this song is the one.


If I could be your masterpiece, your art career would take off.
Visit all the best galleries. You would be a star
if you did it my way. I’d love to interview you.
I’d coach you on all the questions. Your answers would be so good.
If you had only kept living for a half a million more years,
I would’ve gotten around to it. Eventually I’d have been yours.


What do you write on a tombstone?
Thirty-one words for thirty-one years.
How can you summarize a lifetime
in one sentence, dear?



from Dreamland, released October 23, 2015
Ryan McCormick wrote, sang, played guitar, played bass, and played saxophone.
Christopher Ellis recorded and played drums.
Michelle Furbacher played trumpet.
Tom Whalen mastered.


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