Amanda Ryan

Amanda Ryan

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandPop

Biography

From an early age, pop singer-songwriter AMANDA RYAN has been immersed in music. Disciplined with years of intensive guitar and vocal training, Amanda wasted little time in recording her talents. Releasing her first EP on iTunes, ‘JUST ME’ (2007) at the age of 16. Several songs from her striking debut caught the ear of music supervisors and show producers at THE CW and MTV Networks, resulting in a half dozen key placements on multiple episodes of hit shows including: 90210, THE HILLS, and THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE.
Soon after, Amanda’s second iTunes EP of well-crafted pop gems were released on ‘ESCAPING AUSTRALIA’ (2009). Exposure via performance invitations and endorsement offers immediately followed. Appearances on DISH Network’s National Music Channel, YMCTV, and a popular RAWsession video garnered further acclaim. Endorsements from BLUE MICROPHONES and BREEDLOVE GUITARS were secured, with Breedlove presenting the talented young songstress with her own custom-designed, handcrafted guitar.

What’s next for this attractive young lady with gutsy guitar chops, stellar stage presence and melodic sensibilities? For starters, a big move to L.A. from Dallas, TX could be in the cards... as Amanda has recently been commissioned to compose and perform theme songs for a new feature film entitled, GRAND PRIX: A WINNING TALE. Plus, recent high caliber co-writes with platinum producer Jim Huff (Joe Bonamassa, Jason Rowe), Nashville songwriter GERALD O’BRIEN (Martina McBride, Trace Adkins) and other exciting projects have her future looking supernova bright!

Lyrics

My Own Mistakes

Written By: Amanda Stansky, Jim Huff

Complicated that I can’t get straight with you
I’m frustrated that you just can’t handle my truth
Anticipating, oh I’m hesitating
To do what I need to do
I’m resisting, oh I’m tired of listening
To what you want me to do

And I’m holding on
And I’m losing grip
Of all the lies that I live in
I’m wondering
What I will become
Once I just let go of all the
Pressure, Pressure

It’s more than I can take
But I’m not gunna break
Cuz I wanna dance on the tables and not have to explain
There’s nothing left to say
Cuz I’m not gunna change
Not now
Just let me make my own mistakes

I respect that you just want the best for me
But I’ve been waiting to find the girl that I want to be
And I’m restless, you would never guess that
I would need something more than what you’re giving to me
I’m a little princess, you have been my witness
I can feel my curiosity, it’s building

It’s more than I can take
But I’m not gunna break
I wanna dance on the tables and not have to explain
There’s nothing left to say
Cuz I’m not gunna change
Not now
Just let me make my own mistakes

I’ve got convictions and I’m gunna live them
Don’t mistake my confidence
I won’t forget my innocence

And I’m holding on
And I’ve got my grip on
Everything at my fingertips
I’m feeling strong
Even if I’m right or wrong
Shouldn’t matter much to you
I’m gunna do what I need to do

It’s more than you can take
But you just might break
Cuz I wanna dance on your table and not have to explain
There’s nothing more to say
Cuz I’m not gunna change
Not now
I want it now

It’s more than I can take
But I’m not gunna break
Cuz I wanna dance on the tables and not have to explain
There’s nothing left to say
Gunna find my own way
Right now
Just let me make my own mistakes
Just let me make my own mistakes
Just let me make my own mistakes

Goodbye Kiss

Written By: Amanda Stansky, Gerald O'Brien, Jim Huff

Woke up hit by reality
It's haunting me
How I got so caught up in it all
Suddenly

I wanna run away
Find an escape
Sick of putting on this face
I'm in a different place
But that was yesterday

I'm done living with what I've become
I've been afraid so I blamed everyone
For all the things that I struggled with
I've gotta let go of this
There's nothing that I will miss
And this is my goodbye kiss

Downtown walking on these busy streets
With nothin following me
A million voices that keep getting louder but
I don't hear a thing

I ran away
Found my escape
This is a new day

I'm done living with what I've become
I've been afraid so I blamed everyone
For all the things that I struggled with
I've gotta let go of this
There's nothing that i will miss
And this is my goodbye

There's always something more if you look a little harder
Always something more worth fighting for
There's nothing in the world that could turn me around
I want more
Give me some more
Don't come knockin at my door cuz

I'm done living with what I've become
I've been afraid so I blamed everyone
For all the things that I struggled with
I'm letting go

I'm done living with what I've become
I've been afraid so I blamed everyone
For all the things that I struggled with
I'm letting go of it
There's nothing that i will miss
I've gotta let go of this
And this is my goodbye kiss

Unconditionally

Written By: Amanda Stansky, Jim Huff

I must admit I'm nervous
I didn't mean to fall in love
And I don't have it all figured out yet
So don't you be something I regret

All that I've been I'm leaving
And I don't even know what to think
But I cannot let time go wasted
By allowing my fears to take hold of me

And I want you still
And it doesn't make any sense
And I'll never forget all the days we spent

So I walk towards you
And I move a little closer to you
And what if I'm close to falling
And if I lose my way
Will you still say you love me?
Will you still say you love me?
Unconditionally

I can't expect to be perfect
But I'm doing the best that I can
And every part of me I've given
Saves me from being stuck existing

And I love you still
Though I can't make sense of it
And I keep going back but not again

So I walk towards you
And I move a little closer to you
And what if I'm close to falling
And if I lose my way
Will you still say you love me?
Will you still say you love me?
Unconditionally
Will you love me?

And will you leave the light on
If I need a path that I can't see?
Things don't end with any guarantees
But it'd be nice to know you'd be there
Unconditionally

I must admit I've never been so
So sure of anything
And my identity I'm finding
Leaves me standing on my own two feet

So I walk towards you
And I move a little closer to you
And what if I'm close to falling
And if I lose my way
What would you say?
Will you still say?
You Love me
Will you love me?
Unconditionally

Discography

Just Me EP (iTunes)
- Are You There? (MTV "The Hills") (CW "The Beautiful Life")
- Just Me (MTV "The Hills") (Grand Prix: A Winning Tale)
- The First Time I Saw You
- I'm Not (CW "The Beautiful Life")
- The Love's Not There (CW "90210")
- Life and Death

Escaping Australia EP (iTunes)
- Let Me Know
- Speechless
- Congratulations (Grand Prix: A Winning Tale)
- Invincible
- Nocturnally