Please Be Patient With Me

by Chris Bryant

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“Please Be Patient With Me” is Chris’ debut EP. It’s open, honest, and raw; he recorded and produced everything by himself in his bedroom while trying not to disturb his housemates. The title acknowledges flaws (personal and musical) while highlighting achievement and potential. It’s also a polite request for individuals who listen to his music to allow time for his style to grow and develop.

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released March 17, 2009

Chris Bryant - Lyrics and Music

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Track Name: I Don't Know If I Really Love You
I don’t know if I really love you,
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the truth
With all the lies that surround me
Whenever I’m with you.

Now we both know I ain’t no saint,
But I’ve repented for my sins
But every time you come around me baby
I can’t help myself from thinking

About that look in your eyes
That makes me want to cry
That trusting gaze
That could tear my heart in two

Now I know that I should tell you,
About the war inside my mind
But instead of facing conflict
Next to you I try to hide.

Pretend it’s all just fun and games
Or that we’re just passing time
But you and I both know, baby
My love’s as constant as the tides.

But, that look in your eyes
Makes me want to cry
That trusting gaze
That tears my heart in two
I don’t know what you see in me, baby
But what I see in you

Is a place where darkness succumbs to light
A place where everything feels alright
I place where I can rest my weary head
I see this all in your eyes

I don’t know if I really love you,
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the truth
Oh, but I see things more clearly
Whenever I’m with you.
Track Name: I Wanna Get Wet
Oh, the wall of raindrops falling,
Couldn’t cancel your parade.
Like a million tiny kisses,
Down your back they cascade.
Drenched from head to toe,
Not caring what this storm may bring.
I see the clouds up ahead-
And I wanna get wet.

Now Georgia weather’s got me thinkin’,
That I might just have to stay.
The wet air sticks right to my skin,
And it moves me in a way.
That I did not know was possible,
Don’t know what’s happening.
All that I know,
Is that I wanna get wet.

Should I stay and watch the sky?
Should I leave it all behind?
I don’t know, but I know I,
I can’t waste, no more time.

See the darkened skies above me,
Think of the storms that they portend.
And as the cloud float above my head,
I’m reminded once again.
Oh, time it keeps on moving by,
At such a frantic pace.
I see the storm clouds up ahead,
And I wanna get wet.

Should I stay and watch the sky?
Should I leave it all behind?
I don’t know, but I know I,
I can’t waste, no more time.

All that I know,
Is that I wanna get wet.
Track Name: Lullabye
Alone in bed,
Hear another train go by.
I miss you the most,
When I hear that whistle in the night

I just want,
To hold you in my arms
Can’t fall asleep,
So I wrote this lullaby song.

Summer nights are so cold,
When I’m missing you.
But all I need to stay warm,
I think about what you do

Oh I can’t wait,
To see you again
I just can’t wait
To see you again

I pick up the phone to call you up
But I know you’re fast asleep

So I’ll try to talk to you
Through this simple melody

I know that it may seem trite
But words just can’t describe.

What I’m trying to say –
I love you.

Alone in bed,
Hear another train go by.
I miss you the most,
When I hear that whistle in the night

I just want,
To hold you in my arms
Can’t fall asleep,
So I wrote this lullaby song.
Track Name: Dancin' Thru
When I see you across the room,
My heart stops, the world starts spinning
Colors swirling everywhere,
I’m high enough to touch the ceiling

Not on drugs, and not on life
But on the way you look tonight
I wanna run over to you,
But I gotta play it cool,
Need to make sure my game’s tight.

Wha-wha-wha-what should I do?
Wha-What should I do?
Wha-wha-what should I do?
Don’t even know your name…
Wha-wha-what should I do?
But you’re driving me insane

Oh your eyes they look right through me,
As if I were made of glass
And the way you purse your lips, girl
Lets me know you’re full of sass.

Well if I step up to you wrong,
You’ll turn and walk out my life,
But if I hold my gaze, and hold my ground
Our party starts tonight!

Wha-wha-wha-what should I do?
Wha-What should I do?
Wha-wha-what should I do?
I gotta know your name…
Wha-wha-what should I do?
Or I might just go insane

Is that a wink, I can’t quite tell,
As I start to move towards you.
Your flirty smile boosts my ego,
But I still don’t have a clue

Before this party started,
You already knew my name
While I was tryin to get you to dance with me
I played right into your game...

So I came to the party
And I saw this little hot thing across the room
And I just had to know, I had to know her name,
I had to know her name
So I’m tryin’ to be all smooth
And do what I gotta do,
But, but I, she, she already knew my name
Track Name: Ain't No More Cane
Ain’t no more cane

You oughta been on the river,
in 1904.
There was a dead man,
In every row,

You oughta been on the river,
In 1910.
They was drivin the women,
Just like they drive the men,

Ain’t no more cane on the brazo,
They done ground it down to molasses,

Captain, oh captain,
You must be blind,
You keep hollerin,
And I’m damn near flyin.

Ninety-nine years,
Is so damn long.
To be here working,
And I can’t go home.

There ain’t no more cane on the brazo,
They done ground it down to molasses.

Some are in the building,
And some are on the farm.
Some are in the graveyard,
And some are going home

Wake up, lifetime,
Hold up your head.
Well, you might get a pardon,
And you may drop dead.

Now there ain’t no more cane on the brazo,
Done ground it down into molasses.
Track Name: One Day
He wakes up early in the morning
In an over-crowded chair
The refridgerator’s padlocked
The cupboards are all bare

Little Ivan dreams of learning
Little Ivan wants to read
But what sort of chance does
He have to succeed

Now Ivan’s heard of kindergarten
He proudly counts to three
But he has no idea of
How many meals a boy should eat

He dreams of being superman
To find his mom a home
Lord have mercy on your soul
If that don’t cut you right to the bone

Do you believe that one day
We can cast this care away
And the Ivans of this world
Will succeed or do you despair –
For the children?

A well intentioned gentleman,
Told me just the other day
You’re wasting your time, son,
You should just walk away

You could be doing things with your life
Money’s there to earn
But no matter how hard you try
These kids will never learn

I respectfully replied to him
Thank you much kind sir
I have given much thought
To your words

I could be at some law school
Or even on wall street
But each day I make a difference
And enough to eat.

Do you believe that one day
We can cast this care away
And the Ivans of this world
Will succeed or do you despair –
For the future?

Well it’s not a competition.
But it’s most definitely a race.
With you I have no quarell
Nor the time to waste

You see, we’re all in this together
For the the Ivans everywhere
And if we try our hardest
We might all learn to care

Do you believe that one day
We can cast this care away
And the Ivans of this world
Will succeed or do you despair –
One Day.
Track Name: Please Be Patient With Me
Please be patient with me,
God is not through with me yet.
Please be patient with me,
God is not through with me yet.
When God gets through with me,
When God gets through with me,
I shall come forth
I shall come forth
As pure gold

Please be patient with me,
God is not through with me yet.
Please be patient with me,
God is not through with me yet.
When God gets through with me,
When God gets through with me,
I shall come forth
I shall come forth
As pure gold

If you should see me out somewhere,
And I’m not walking right,
If you should hear me,
Oh, and I’m not talking quite right,
Please, please remember,
He’s not yet done working on me.
When God gets through with me,
I’ll be just what he wants me to be.