Band Members
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars
Joey Vera - Bass
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums
Frank Aresti - Additional lead guitar, background vocals on "Desire"

Produced by Jim Matheos

Darkness In A Different Light
(2013)
Track Listing
01. One Thousand Fires 7:22
02. Firefly 4:59
03. Desire 4:00
04. Falling 1:34
05. I Am 5:08
06. Lighthouse 5:25
07. Into The Black 5:09
08. Kneel And Obey 5:05
09. O Chloroform 4:13
10. And Yet It Moves 14:03
   
Bonus Tracks  
11. Firefly (extended) 7:22
12. Falling Further 4:45
13. One (live) 4:41
14. Life In Still Water (live) 5:21

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Liner Notes
Drums recorded by Phil Magnotti at The Carriage House, Stamford, CT
Guitars and vocals recorded by Jim Matheos at home in NH
Bass recorded by Joey Vera at Bridge Recording Los Angeles, CA

Mixed by Phil Magnotti
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering

"O Chloroform" lyrics by Kevin Moore

Produced by Jim Matheos

Artwork & design by Conte di San Pietro
Band photos by Axel Jusseit

Additional credits for bonus disc only

Firefly (extended)
Matheos / Alder
Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI

Falling Further
Matheos / Alder
Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI

One (live)
Matheos / Alder
Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI

Life In Still Water (live)
Matheos
Matheos Music / BMI

One and Life In Still Water recorded live in 2009 at ProgPower, Atlanta, GA
Live tracks engineered and mixed by Kent Smith at Lucid Light Studios - Atlanta, GA

Thanks to:

Thomas Waber, Leif Jensen, Brian Slagel, Phil Magnotti, Alessandro Falca, Johnny Montagnese, Kevin Moore, Mike Kizer, Tim Bowness, Roger Rutten, JJ Jacobs, Patrick Overklift, Robby Ogier, Harris Karolides, Geno Bishop, Takumi Suetsugu, Dan Devita, Chris Leibundgut, Jimmy Dunlap, Ray Burke, Laurie Sato, Josh Appelbaum, Craig Anderson, Evan Helmuth, Mack Hill, Kevin and Corrine Scarboro, Claire Scanlon, The Balderrama family, Tracy and Kayleigh Vera, The Aresti family, Michele Aresti, Ethan and Halle, Carol Jarzombek, Laurie and Lindsay Matheos.

We'd also like to thank the following individuals and companies for providing us with great gear:
PRS guitars, Mesa Boogie, Mike McAndrew at Pigtronix, Diamond Pedals, Death By Audio, Tim Carhart at ESP Guitars, Mark Menghi at Samson/Hartke, Tony P and Rosa D at DR Strings, Chrys Johnson at EMG Pickups, Adam Cameron at Mogami Cables, Jeff Carano at Babicz Bridges, Tommy Dougherty at TKL Cases, Mike Tempesta and Chris Cannella at Jackson/EVH, DW and PDP Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks, PureSound Snare Wires, Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzers, Platinum Samples, and Planet Waves Cables.
Lyrics
(Top) One Thousand Fires
(Matheos / Alder / Aresti)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / Aresti Arrangements / BMI
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
I see 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

(Top) Firefly
(Matheos / Alder)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI
There, in the silence of the night
I see you shine 
Drifting down to me, drift down to me 
Is this is 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 
And 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 
And 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 
Now longer need to wait here anymore 

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

(Top) Desire
(Matheos / Alder)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI
Lying on the floor, 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

Drowning in my own desire
All your needs fail to inspire

(Top) Falling
(Alder / Matheos)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI
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

(Top) I Am
(Matheos / Alder / Jarzombek)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / Pearllucy / BMI
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

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

(Top) Lighthouse
(Matheos / Alder)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI
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

(Top) Into The Black
(Matheos / Alder)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI
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

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

This can't be, all that's left now
Light has turned it's 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

Far beyond far, no more shadows to hide behind now

(Top) Kneel And Obey
(Matheos)
©2013 Matheos Music / BMI
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

Kneel
Obey

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

Kneel
Obey

(Top) O Chloroform
(Matheos / Alder / Moore)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI / Passenger Safety Music / ASCAP
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

Lets say the sun turns up again
Lets 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

Lets say the sun turns up again
Lets 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 fall asleep
Ten hours of eternity
Tell yourself and call yourself a refugee
We're suffering so long, so long

(Top) And Yet It Moves
(Matheos)
©2013 Matheos Music / BMI
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)

(Top) Firefly (extended)
(Matheos / Alder)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI
There, in the silence of the night
I see you shine 
Drifting down to me, drift down to me 
Is this is 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 
And 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 
And 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 
Now longer need to wait here anymore 

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

Such a tiny flame
Searching for the flame
Waiting here so long
Waiting here so long

Would I see the light?
Could I see the light again?

(Top) Falling Further
(Matheos / Alder)
©2013 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI
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

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

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

Lately I've seen where it went wrong
It's all wrong

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

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

(Top) One (live)
(Matheos / Alder)
©2000 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / BMI
Under the spotlights
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
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

(Top) Life In Still Water (live)
(Matheos)
©1991 Matheos Music / BMI
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 its 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

living life in still water
blinded by what we've become
YOU get tired of screaming
when you're not reaching anyone

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