WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE

Ryan.
23.
Michigan.
Good Luck Varsity.
Speak Low If You Speak Love.
Your boy.

Your boy.

Starved for your attention.

Sometimes you take risks that don’t work out. That sucks big time.

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—Back At One (Brian McKnight)

Speak Low If You Speak Love - Back At One (Brian McKnight)

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—Crush (David Archuleta)

Speak Low If You Speak Love - Crush (David Archuleta)

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—Torn (Natlie Imbruglia)

Speak Low If You Speak Love - Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—Everything You Want (Vertical Horizon)

Speak Low If You Speak Love - Everything You Want (Vertical Horizon)

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden)

Speak Low If You Speak Love - I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden Cover)

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—Motorcycle Drive By (Third Eye Blind)

Speak Low If You Speak Love - Motorcycle Drive By (Third Eye Blind Cover)

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—Iris (Goo Goo Dolls Cover)

Speak Low If You Speak Love - Iris (Goo Goo Dolls Cover)

A profoundly painful dejection, cessation of interest in the outside world, loss of the capacity to love, inhibition of all activity, and a lowering of the self-regarding feelings to a degree that finds utterance in self-reproaches and self-revilings, and culminates in a delusional expectation of punishment.

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—Complicated (Avril Lavigne)

Speak Low If You Speak Love - Complicated (Avril Lavigne)

Speak Low If You Speak Love

—Swallowed Me (iPhone Demo)

An inexplicable mood led me to writing this little demo.

Lyrics:

I’m a fraud, between the pews on a Sunday morning. ‘Cause I thought when I was young I knew it all. I still cry when I hear my sister sing Your praises, ‘cause the world hasn’t swallowed her like it’s swallowed me.

I used to sing so loud. Now the devil’s got my tongue on every song I’ve ever sung. How can I go back now, when I cannot put my thumb on when I went so numb?