Silent Song

Ryan, C4TM Team

Silent Song

Ryan Strain

Vocals (all)

Representing the great state of Washington, USA, 26 year old singer, Ryan Strain, has been an aspiring vocalist and song-writer in the metal scene for the past 8 years.

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Silent Song



We are a team of musicians - consisting of Norbert Leitner, Martin Lucny and Martin Prohaska - that loves to write songs, to produce them and work with other artists/musicians. 

About C4TM

"As I get older, I feel the sunset coming sooner every day"

Vocals by Ryan

Drums by Martin (C4TM)


The sorrow, I will forestall regret
And I will not be held down
The heartache, I will embrace desire
And I will not be let down
I will inspire design
And I'll hold my head up high

Enjoy life
Enjoy the ride

As I get older, I feel the sunset coming sooner every day
And all the things I thought I ever wanted,
Are not among the gifts and treasures I obtained

Unhappiness, feeling depressed
Hopelessness is followed by distress
Unwavering desire, an outlet I require
Cast aside
And I won't be cast aside

Endurance, I will preserve my course
And I won't be cast aside

Enjoy life
Enjoy the ride

I take a look at the life that I lead
With aspirations for my legacy
But it's all just a dream
Cast aside
And I won't be cast aside

Singing a silent song

Enjoy life
Enjoy the ride

Ryan's thoughts

Silent Song is a little more depressing than the other songs I’ve done with C4TM, but there’s still a glimmer of hope within it. This song is about my current battle in dealing with the two sides of my life.

A huge part of me wants to be able to write, sing, and record music and advance my side-career as a studio vocalist, but the realistic side of me realizes that there may never be time for this due to my family. My son must always come first, and lately, that has meant almost giving up music entirely. You’d think it wouldn’t be hard to balance the two, but unfortunately, I haven’t been blessed with the amount of support I would need from those around me to be able to do that. I know it will get better as time goes by and my son gets older and less dependent on his parents, but as I mention in the song, I feel like I’m missing my chance right now.

I feel time going by faster and faster every year, and the more time that goes by without me following my dream, the less that dream feels like a possible reality. On the other hand, as Silent Song also details, I should really count my blessings and realize that my life has way more meaning than I think it does sometimes. Just because I’m not advancing my claim in music the way I would want to right now, I’ve still accomplished a great deal in my own life. I have a great job, a loving fiancée, and a beautiful baby boy. If that’s not a legacy to be proud of, then I don’t know what is.

It’s all I really need.

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