A New Set Of Downs

by The John Sally Ride

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1.
One Of These Days You'll Have One Of Those Days One of these days you'll have one of those days Where mistreating you has turned into the latest craze One of these days you'll have one of those days When you're getting all Fs and you're desperately needing some As And when it ends may you say "Today's the reversal of yesterday" And when it ends may you say "It's worth what I had to pay" One of these days you'll have one of those days Where the colors you see are the dullest and ugliest grays And when it ends may you say "Today's the reversal of yesterday" And when it ends may you say "There's no need to hide away" The clouds will cloud the air The way you'll fare will be unfair You can't avoid the void Annoying how you'll be annoyed And when it ends may you say "Today's the reversal of yesterday" And when it ends may you say "I love what's addressed today" One of these days you'll have one of those days
2.
I Didn't Know I Was Saying Goodbye Little did I know when I was gazing at you That it would prove to be my very last view Little did I know when you were caught in that gaze That after that there would be no more displays Now my lows are staying low, my highs no longer high You would've seen me shake, you would've seen me cry I didn't know I was saying goodbye The note we ended on just dogs could hear Could be that's why it wasn't perfectly clear Never has a sign been so poorly misread Following your lead has left me badly misled What is the ugly truth I'm wishing was a lie I'll never understand, I shouldn't even try I didn't know I was saying goodbye I know why I still ask, "Why?" I didn't know I was saying goodbye Oh, you'll never know, you'll never know You'll never know the last time Now you'll never show And missing you will be my brand new pastime I know why I still ask, "Why?" I didn't know I was saying goodbye
3.
Your Closest Friends Your closest friends are the people it takes the longest time to learn you don't like Your closest friends are the people you never got around to telling, "Take a hike" They know your insecurities and what you fear the most "How can you be friends with them?". is what you hear the most They know where your buttons are and how to push them in They say you're looking fat although you know you're looking thin And they keep bragging about what a good friend they've been Your closest friends are the people it takes the longest time to learn you don't like Your closest friends are the people you never got around to telling, "Take a hike" To stay their friends some say that you're nuts If you met them now for the first time you'd hate their guts You have always said he's more a brother than a pal Did you know he hit on everyone you called your gal They are always talking every time your back is turned They're another bridge long ago you should've burned To put you down is a right that they feel they have earned Your closest friends are the people it takes the longest time to learn you don't like Your closest friends are the people you never got around to telling, "Take a hike." They throw your weaknesses in your face They will remind you of when you were in disgrace Don't fear that you are way past the point Of tracking down a new best friend you can anoint
4.
She Walks Her Dog In Pajamas It such a familiar sight Any time of the day We can tell if she's taken flight Or if she;s back to stay She might be a somnambulist That could be an excuse A plastic bag is tied to her wrist She won't put to use She walks her dog in pajamas She walks her dog in pajamas I guess she rolls out of bed And grabs for the leash Then follows where she is led She's formed her little niche She walks her dog in pajamas She walks her dog in pajamas We don't know they used to be her mama's Does she breeze through life's little dramas We're free to care why she's so carefree Or worry who holds her spare key We all discuss and often guess Does she go to sleep in a lovely dress? It's strange when we see her pass In regular clothes Does she go to work or class? Seems nobody knows She walks her dog in pajamas She walks her dog in pajamas We don't know they used to be her mama's Does she breeze through life's little dramas? She walks her dog in pajamas She walks her dog in pajamas We don't know they used to be her mama's Does she breeze through life's little dramas?
5.
Not Taking Credit You say you don't bring up your little acts of charity The modest role you play has got to be a parody You do so much when no one's looking like you do not care But you are sure to leave your fingerprints everywhere And you want credit for not taking credit You want credit for not taking credit for the things you do Those caring things you do You like to keep it to yourself is what you always claim But then you always seem to accidentally sign your name Your favorite saying is "give credit where credit's due" That's why it is so hard when nobody credits you And you want credit for not taking credit You want credit for not taking credit for the things you do Those loving things you do You never do it from the goodness of your heart Turn insincerity into an art You never do it from the goodness of your heart You're only filling up your karmic shopping cart Your secret credit rating is the highest score around But you have turned into the single biggest bore around And you want credit for not taking credit You want credit for not taking credit for the things you do Those loving things you do You want credit for not taking credit
6.
From Expectation To Surrender You are set to give the towel a toss All you're losing is nobody's loss You had your run And now it's done You had your run And now it's done There's no need to feel so damned depressed This has turned out just the way you guessed You had your run And now it's done You had your run And now it's done From expectation to surrender From hope to denial From expectation to surrender Put away the file You keep hearing, "Well, you tried your best" But you were willing to cheat on your test You had your run And now it's done You had your run And now it's done From expectation to surrender From hope to denial From expectation to surrender Time to change the dial Some hold out longer than the others Which one of them will you turn out to be? Still convinced you're bound to have your druthers Or face reality and do not disagree Well at least it's such a short way down It's not like you'll be handing back the crown From expectation to surrender From hope to denial From expectation to surrender Thrown upon the pile From expectation to surrender From hope to denial From expectation to surrender It's taken quite a while
7.
I Can Really Disappoint You Things I start always remain undone I lose what should be won Stick around, see all your hopes fall down Wave as you watch me drown You'll be cursed with high hopes for me But you'll lose them eventually You'll be asking, "What did I see?" 'Cause I can really disappoint you if you let me I can really disappoint you, wanna bet me? See the dumb moves and decisions made You'll never say, "Well played " Your head will move always from side to side But you can't claim I lied First impressions just might impress Soon there's issues you must address I'm telling you so you won't have to guess 'Cause I can really disappoint you if you let me I can really disappoint you, wanna bet me? I can really disappoint you if you let me I can really disappoint you, wanna bet me?
8.
Buddy Boy 03:19
Buddy Boy Buddy Boy, I know the best of cards you've not been handed Buddy Boy, you never gave into what was demanded Buddy Boy, throwing up your hands at what you've become Buddy Boy, I know you're smart enough to wish you could be dumb Those you don't worry about are who you should worry about I will keep checking on you, never should that be a doubt Buddy, Buddy Boy Buddy, Buddy Boy Buddy Boy, I really hope you get past this new nightmare Buddy Boy, it's about time you learned life does not fight fair Those you don't worry about are who you should worry about If I can be of some use, you better hurry and shout Buddy, Buddy Boy Buddy, Buddy Boy Buddy Boy, you never thought your life would turn out this way Buddy Boy, you never thought you'd be at this point on this day Still working on the art of moving on I hope you get there Buddy Boy There's many things you are improving on So please don't stop now Buddy Boy Still working on the art of moving on I hope you get there Buddy Boy There's many things you are improving on So please don't stop now Buddy Boy
9.
The Girl You Won't Leave Your Wife For You tell her that the time is soon When it will be only you two But you only share the afternoon Yet you're the one she is true to I love the girl you won't leave your wife for She is the one I'd lay down my life for Are you stringing her along? She thinks she's part of your future Are you bringing her along? Don't know how you can refute her 'Cause I love the girl you won't leave your wife for She is the one I'd lay down my life for Don't be threatened by me She's always telling me how much she loves you I know she isn't free And she's not the kind of girl who loves two How long will she have to wait To get what she is deserving The way she's swallowing your bait Is a little unnerving I love the girl you won't leave your wife for She is the one I'd lay down my life for I love the girl you won't leave your wife for She is the one I'd lay down my life for
10.
Forgetting That I'm Forgotten Oh how I miss how it feels to be missed For way too long I've been scratched off the list Why didn't somebody mention today Nobody has the attention to pay And I keep forgetting that I am forgotten I keep forgetting that I am forgotten I shouldn't mind that I'm so out of mind Nobody's looking so no one will find My point of view is no longer in view All that I am in, no one's is into And I keep forgetting that I am forgotten I keep forgetting that I am forgotten Invitations gone Desperation's on Bells will not be rung Sing and stay unsung Is there a mind I might stumble across I'm losing track of what's seen as a loss I really hope I'm not holding out hope I keep on coping when I cannot cope And I keep forgetting that I am forgotten I keep forgetting that I am forgotten The past is not what's next Clearly quite perplexed I've shared more than my share And where is anywhere? I keep forgetting that I am forgotten I keep forgetting that I am forgotten

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All songs written by John Dunbar
Produced by Len Monachello and The John Sally Ride
Engineered and mixed by Len Monachello at Soundtronics, NY
Mastered by Paul Gold Salt Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
Graphic Art and Logo Design- Tracy Dunbar

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released February 24, 2017

Sal Nunziato- Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals
Sal Maida- Bass
John Dunbar- Vocals, Guitars and Keyboards

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The John Sally Ride New York, New York

Each time John Dunbar put out a new solo album he first played it for his close friend, and fave drummer, Sal Nunziato, He always hoped Sal would ask to play on the next record. Each time Sal heard a new Dunbar record, he wondered why he was never asked to play on it. They both always dreamed of playing with mutual friend, Sal Maida. After the unspoken was spoken, The John Sally Ride was formed. ... more

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