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released May 21, 2013

Lyrics written by Tony Floyd Kenna
Music written by Jed McConkey
Recorded & Performed by Jed
Keys on Trk 2 by John Hohnstein
Backing Vocals on Trk 4 by Hetty Bryce-Lane

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Track Name: BLACK
BLACK

When the shutters come down
And the world doesn't want to know
When the dark closes in
And you have nowhere to go
When you fall down hard
But no one can hear your call
When the night turns black.

And the night is black
And you dont' wanna look back
And the days are so cold
You wonder how you suddenly got old
When the night turns black.

When the shutters come down
And you are all alone
And the light is gone
And its so easy to fall
You're stripped down and bare
You've got nothing at all
You've got nothing at all
When the night turns black.

And the night is black
And you dont' wanna look back
And the days are so cold
You wonder how you suddenly got old
When the night turns black.
Track Name: I Can only Dream
I can only Dream

Across the Ocean, across the sands of time.
Where the footsteps, are washed away
And the only new ones are mine.
The wind blows the shadows roll in the haze of heat,
Like a mirage I think I see. I imagine, we might meet.

But I can only dream i'm there beside you
We talk. hold your hand and smile
But I can only dream i'm there beside you
We talk. hold your hand and smile
Beside you now, wherever you walk.

Thru' the cool shade on the forest path I walk alone and pray.
That somehow time would change behind me
That we would share another day
But I must await my turn
I must stay and hope.
Not easy now to pass the hours Not easy now, to hope...

So I can only dream i'm there, beside you
We talk. hold your hand and smile
But I can only dream i'm there beside you
We talk. hold your hand and smile
beside you now, wherever you walk.

But still I smile, there, by your graveside
And sometimes quietly cry
I'm longing for the day I'll see you
To be there, wherever you walk...
Track Name: Furnace of Life
V1
The streets they are shaking, there's blood on the walls. The rain cannot wash out those terrible calls
It's life in a grinder where the innocent fell. Just trying to break free from this living hell.
CH
There's noise on the pavement from boot heels and flesh. Aggression and passion embrace and enmesh
It's the human condition to try to survive. To push and to shove, try to get out alive.
V2
Hear the shots in the alley, the crowd will resist. We can't take anymore, it's so hard, to exist.
See the flames getting higher, the crowds raise a cheer. There's daylight in darkness, the future, draws near.
CH
There's noise on the pavement from boot heels and flesh. Aggression and passion embrace and enmesh
It's the human condition to try to survive. To push and to shove, try to get out alive.
BRIDGE
V3
An anarchists canvas is brewing a storm. The children are dying that try to be born
And the furnace is burning in the streets filled with strife. There's no turning back now, on the furnace of life.
CH
There's noise on the pavement from boot heels and flesh. Aggression and passion embrace and enmesh
It's the human condition to try to survive. To push and to shove, try to get out alive
CH
There's noise on the pavement from boot heels and flesh. Aggression and passion embrace and enmesh
It's the human condition to try to survive. To push and to shove, try to get out alive
Track Name: After The Storm
After the Storm

When the storm has passed and you got home at last
How i miss you
And when all has been said, i regret what’s in my head
How i miss you
It seems like a million miles now
I never thought we would make it
And if you just want to close your eyes now

Days were dark, nights were long
My thoughts were lost. I couldn’t hear your song
What might have been, where had you gone
Doesn’t matter now, after the storm

The mystery of life, the jealousy and strife
I thought love was supposed to be true
The joy you give to me, to my very core I can see
How I miss you
So many things to get started
Another chance is what we needed
Forget all the times we were parted

Days were dark, nights were long
My thoughts were lost. I couldn’t hear your song
What might have been, where had you gone
Doesn’t matter now, after the storm
Track Name: Song for a New Day
Song for a New Day

When you look out to the horizon, waiting for the ships to come
Hoping for some news, some relief, some help from home.
And what goes thru' your mind when the Sun sets
The day has ended, but another dawn will come.

A man can linger a woman can wait
A child can dream and a family have faith.
Sing songs of hope, songs of joy
Songs of a new day.

Feel good, feel warm perhaps today there will be rescue
For soon things must be better there must be something we can do.
And all we have now.. when the day breaks
The Sun comes up and all we have, is hope..

A man can linger a woman can wait
A child can dream and a family have faith.
Sing songs of hope, songs of joy
Songs of a new day