Tracks

01. One Thousand Fires
02. Firefly
03. Desire
04. Falling
05. I Am
06. Lighthouse
07. Into The Black
08. Kneel And Obey
09. O Chloroform
10. And Yet It Moves
11. Firefly (Extended)
12. Falling Further
13. One
14. Life In Still Water



01. One Thousand Fires

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder, Frank Aresti
So, we begin, a perfect launch a perfect wind
Pictures pave the road ahead
A winding way, a silent dread
Then I see

One thousand fires
Like stars they fill my eyes
One thousand fires
Flames burning midnight skies

Caution to wind, we push further to the end
And there she stands, all alone
Her tired eyes, her flesh and bone
And I see

One thousand fires
Like stars they fill my eyes
One thousand fires
Flames burning midnight skies

And it's never ending, this sky high white night
Feels like I'm descending out of reason
While mountains burn before my eyes
While mountains burn

Winters end is falling beneath ash on the wind
As the March flames take all away
With one glance, I felt her desperate eyes call to me
Then she turned to give herself away

And so we end, as we began so long ago
Pictures fade, the road behind
Still she stands, still she cries


02. Firefly

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder
There, in the silence of the night
I see you shine
Drifting down to me, drift down to me
Is this how it's supposed to be?

Will you stay, will you go?
Again, this time, how far?
Then you take, and you're gone
No longer need to wait here anymore

Fly, far away
I won't regret at all
Not asking you to stay
I can't make you understand
As I close my empty hand

And as I stand here
Watching stars go shooting by
A thought comes to me, it comes to me
This is how it's supposed to be

Fly, far away
I won't regret at all
Not asking you to stay
I can't make you understand
As I close my empty hand

And as night turns to day
Alone now I walk away
And as time changes
Your light fades into the gray

Will you stay, will you go?
Again, this time, how far?
Then you take, and you're gone
No longer need to wait here anymore

Fly, far away
I won't regret at all
Not asking you to stay
I can't make you understand
As I close these empty hands


03. Desire

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder
Lying on the flood, the world carries on
Life does not wait for me
Trying to pretend that I was
Everything you believed

Drowning in my own desire
All your needs fail to inspire

Miles of vacant years run through my mind
Like headlights through the night

And oceans have their ways
Of getting between what I feel should be

Drowning in my own desire
All your needs fail to inspire

It's not over, it's not crashing down
What's the game, what's the prize?
And one moment of belief
Disturbs the quiet dream for you

When poetic moments
Aren't all they seem
Then reality becomes
The dream

Drowning in my own desire
All your needs fail to inspire


04. Falling

Music & lyrics by Ray Alder, Jim Matheos
Take away the part of me
That makes me feel that makes me see
The things that I don't want to be
At least I know that I can count on you

A step ahead I step behind
The things I fear, I've crossed the line
Into a world where I feel blind
I always know that I can count on you

Took the time to live a life
To see the world then say goodbye
To my old friends, I don't know why
I always know that I can count on you

Oh, and it's hard to stay this graceful when
I'm falling, falling
Oh, and I have to say that yesterday is calling

Now here I am with eyes shut tight
Not knowing if I'll see the light
Before it's too late in this life
I never knew I could not count on you


05. I Am

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder, Bobby Jarzombek
My friend, it seems you've been
Where you belong
Take what you deserve, don't make it mine to carry now
Take what you deserve, and never make a sound

When words are walls I am the end
I'll make them fall, I am

Tearing walls down, I am
Tearing walls down, I am

It's happening
Can't you see the edge calling to us?
In spite of everything
That lives and moves

In silence I breathe again
I flow and descend
I'll take what I deserve but can you help me understand
Why should I deserve a solitary word?

When words are walls I am the end
I'll make them fall, I am

Tearing walls down, I am
Tearing walls down, I am


06. Lighthouse

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder
Through the rain there is hope ahead
Through the rain there will be a light for you
You believed in those faded maps
And now you find yourself lost and alone

Close to you and yet miles away
A lingering heart beats inside of you
A quiet answer to such fragile things
You're not alone, you're not alone

The lighthouse waits
It waits for you
The lighthouse waits
It waits for you

I know that now it's so hard to see
But in time you'll find, the light, waiting
Boundless and barren oceans surround
But when it's darkest, you'll see the light

You must open your eyes
Then you'll know that the thunder only crashes awhile
And the storm clouds will pass soon
Then you'll see that the lighthouse waits for you
The lighthouse waits

The lighthouse waits
It waits for you
The lighthouse waits
It waits for you


07. Into The Black

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder
Night is fallen above me, fallen
And I cling to hope and fate
Lingering passions calling
Now it seems they cannot wait

As I wander into the black
Far beyond far, I'm never coming back
Forgive me my darkness for living in light
No more shadows to hide behind

Time, a whispering frail lie, falling
On my deaf ears constantly
Somehow I feel that longing
To hold near what I can't see

As I wander into the black
Far beyond far, I'm never coming back
Forgive me my darkness for living in light
No more shadows to hide behind

This can't be, all that's left now
Light has turned its back on me
The hourglass, is out of sand
Too late to reach out my hand

As I wander into the black
Far beyond far, I'm never coming back
Forgive me my darkness for living in light
No more shadows to hide behind


08. Kneel And Obey

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos
Feel waters rise
Sink down below
Kneel and obey
Breath deep the flow

When the book is open wide
Bow down and pray
Salvation's what you need
Kneel and obey

Feel fires heat
Fall to your knees
Kneel and obey
Swim burning seas

When the book is open wide
Bow down and pray
Salvation's what you need
Kneel and obey

When the book is open wide
Bow down and pray
Worship is what I need
Kneel and obey

Kneel
Obey


09. O Chloroform

Music by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder, Kevin Moore
Lyrics by Kevin Moore
See what you've done, holding your tongue
Now tell me who's the delirious one
So safe and warm o chloroform
Keep us from coming around again

Let's say the sun turns up again
Let's say it's the same one that's ever come
No stars can round you up again
They're suffering so long, so long

That photograph tore you in half
So the sane can escape the past
True to form o chloroform
Get the windows and the door

Home on the border
You can write yourself a letter
Wave to the camera
And keep your body warm

Let's say the sun turns up again
Let's say it's the same one that's ever come
No stars can round you up again
They're suffering so long, so long

And no one takes over when you asleep
Ten hours of eternity
Tell yourself and call yourself a refugee
We're suffering so long, so long


10. And Yet It Moves

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos
Start towards morning
We leave the station
Long long miles ahead
To an unknown destination
Landscape in gray
Meets a tired eye
Like the years unnoticed
It all just rushes by

Falling, floating,
Feeling far removed and alone
Dreaming, drifting
No direction, destination unknown

Racing forward
Pushing through the haze
Slipping slowly back
And tripping through the days

Falling, floating,
Feeling far removed and alone
Dreaming, drifting
No direction, destination unknown

Horizons shift
Sea and sky combine
Out there, somewhere
Distant points align

Perceptions blur
Time and space collide
Long days, years blaze
Across the great divide

Falling, floating,
Lost and far from home
Dreaming, drifting
Destination unknown

Reflections dim
Day and night converge
Routine, unseen
The past and present merge

Falling, floating
Lost and far from home
Dreaming, drifting
Destination unknown

Eyes to the window
Watching the rain come down
Too soon it's over
And we're left with dry ground

And in the evening
Shooting stars come passing through
Too soon it's over
And they drift from out of view

But now between sea and sky
Shadows are growing thin
Losing light, lost in time
As the night rolls in

And then under moon and stars
The long day fades and ends
All alone but not lonely
As darkness descends

In this moment all is well
Sea and sky slow and pause
You are small, days are long
And time stands still
(yet it moves, and yet it moves)

In this moment mind at rest
Moon and stars slow and pause
You are tired, nights are long
And time stands still
(yet it moves, and yet it moves)


11. Firefly (Extended)

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder
There, in the silence of the night
I see you shine
Drifting down to me, drift down to me
Is this how it's supposed to be?

Will you stay, will you go?
Again, this time, how far?
Then you take, and you're gone
No longer need to wait here anymore

Fly, far away
I won't regret at all
Not asking you to stay
I can't make you understand
As I close my empty hand

And as I stand here
Watching stars go shooting by
A thought comes to me, it comes to me
This is how it's supposed to be

Fly, far away
I won't regret at all
Not asking you to stay
I can't make you understand
As I close my empty hand

And as night turns to day
Alone now I walk away
And as time changes
Your light fades into the gray

Will you stay, will you go?
Again, this time, how far?
Then you take, and you're gone
No longer need to wait here anymore

Fly, far away
I won't regret at all
Not asking you to stay
I can't make you understand
As I close these empty hands


12. Falling Further

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder
Take away the part of me
That makes me feel that makes me see
The things that I don't want to be
At least I know that I can count on you

A step ahead I step behind
The things I fear, I've crossed the line
Into a world where I feel blind
I always know that I can count on you

Took the time to live a life
To see the world then say goodbye
To my old friends, I don't know why
I always know that I can count on you

Oh, and it's hard to stay this graceful when
I'm falling, falling
Oh, and I have to say that yesterday is calling

Now here I am with eyes shut tight
Not knowing if I'll see the light
Before it's too late in this life
I never knew I could not count on you


13. One

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos, Ray Alder
Under the spotlight
I feel our worlds becoming one
Around me I feel
Everything we are everything we see
I'll take a part of you
You take a part of me

Knowing at a glance
Where we all stand
Searching for another chance
To make us all One

Above the staring eyes
I sense that you and I are One
Knowing, showing
Everything we are everything we see
I'll take a part of you
Take a part of me

Knowing at a glance
Where we all stand
Searching for another chance
To make us all One

Now I know
We are One now
Now I know
We are One now
Now I know
We are One now
Now I know
We are One now

After the fading lights
I felt that we were one
I know I need
Everything we are everything we see
I took a part of you
You took a part of me

Knowing at a glance
Where we all stand
Searching for another chance
To make us all One


14. Life In Still Water

Music & lyrics by Jim Matheos
Feeling the weight of unseen chains
This routine is growing thin
It's a narrow path that we walk
And the walls are closing in
Caving in
Is there room still for us to grow
Within the bounds we've come to know

Beneath the dust of our days
Hides the key to our emotions
And it's been a while since we've been moved
Without going through the motions
No emotions
Is there time still for us to show
Feelings we forgot long ago

Living life in still water
Blinded by what we've become
YOU get tired of screaming
When you're not reaching anyone

I think it's time now for YOU to know
Holding on is easier than letting go

Living life in still water
Blinded by what we've become
YOU get tired of screaming
When you're not reaching anyone