Band Members
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars
Mark Zonder - Drums

Additional musicians:
Joey Vera - Bass guitar
Kevin Moore - Keyboards

Produced by Fates Warning and Terry Brown

Disconnected
(2000)
Track Listing
01. disconnected (part 1) 1:16
02. One 4:23
03. So 8:07
04. Pieces of Me 4:24
05. Something From Nothing 10:58
06. Still Remains 16:11
07. disconnected (part 2) 6:07

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Liner Notes
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars
Mark Zonder - Drums


Bass guitar - Joey Vera
Keyboards - Kevin Moore

Additional keyboards, sequencing and noise by Jim Matheos and Steve Tushar

Produced by Fates Warning and Terry Brown

Recorded and mixed between February 17 and April 16, 2000

Drums and keyboards recorded by Phil Magnotti at Frankie's Hideaway - North Hollywood, CA

Guitars, vocals, and additional keyboards recorded by Terry Brown at The Carriage House - Stamford, CT

Additional vocals recorded by Jim Matheos and Joey Vera at The Carriage House and Frankie's Hideaway

Superfluous voices, whispers, and verbal meandering by Laurie Matheos, Amy Motta, Bernie Altman,
George Hideous, Fidel Horrendous, and Arthur Letsgoberg

Mixed by Phil Magnotti at The Carriage House

Assistant engineer John Shyloski
Digital editing by Phil Magnotti

Mastered by Phil Magnotti and Tom Bender at Barking Doctor Studios

Photography by Alex Solca

Merchandise - Stardust Promotions

Thanks to: Brian Slagel and the staff at Metal Blade, Michael Trengert and the staff at Metal Blade Europe, Phil Magnotti, Terry Brown, Steve Tuschar, Johnny Montganese and the staff at The Carriage House, Joey and Tracy Vera, Kevin Moore, John (do you know what your doing?) Shyloski, Andy Katz, Dave Weckl, Todd Goldstein, Gene Bishop, John Deakin, Jason Keazer, Takumi Suetsugu, Ed Picard, Mark Roman, Bill "why don't you just use my real middle name this time" Metoyer, Jim Pitulski, Nick van Dyk, Bernie Versailles, The Bob Baker Marionette Theater and Hildy the dog.

We appreciate the assistance of Tyme Rogers at Tech21, Mesa Boogie, Taylor Acoustics, DR Handmade Strings, GMS Drum Company, Vater, Remo, Zildjian, DW, Amek, and Summit Audio.

Jim would like to thanks Laurie and Lindsay

Mark would like to thank LRK for her support and understanding

Ray would like to thank Amy Marie Motta

Released on 07/25/2000
Metal Blade Records
(3984-14324-2)
Miscellaneous Album Notes
This is one of the preliminary album covers that was probably intended for European distribution.

On the first of October 1960 a voice manifested in space in the seance-room of British medium Leslie Flint which claimed to be that of the late Dr. Gordon Cosmo Lang, the former Archbishop of Canterbury (1864 - 1945). It was the third time that his voice came through. The spoken dialog in "disconnected (part 2)" is from a recording of this occurance. For more information check this link: www.xs4all.nl/~wichm/archbish.html
Lyrics
Top of Page disconnected (part 1)
(Music- Jim Matheos)
Top of Page One
(Music- Jim Matheos)
(Lyrics- Ray Alder)
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 of Page So
(Music and Lyrics- Jim Matheos)
Feeling so strong
I feel so inspired
Like a man with all the words
I could move the world
If I weren't so tired

So, so tired
So, so tired
So

Feeling so proud
I feel so admired
Like a man on a stage
I could play the part
If I weren't so tired

So, so tired
So, so tired
So

Tired of mind
  and all that I think
Tired of thirst
  and all that I drink
Tired of will
  and all that I need
I'm tired of body
  and all that I bleed
Tired of breath
  and all that I breathe
I'm tired of heart
  and all that I grieve
Tired of sight
  and all that I see
I'm tired of you
  and tired of me

So, so tired
So, so tired
So

Feeling so full
nothing desired
Like a man with everything
I should be happy
but I'm only tired

So, so tired
So, so tired
So, so tired
So, so tired
So

Top of Page Pieces of Me
(Music- Jim Matheos)
(Lyrics- Jim Matheos / Ray Alder)
I'm lying broken under jagged pieces
of burned out bridges
Suffocating I can't breathe
No direction
I'm scattered in the breeze
living on memories

Everywhere I look
as far as I can see
broken promises, broken promises
Pieces of me, pieces of me, pieces of me
Pieces of me...

I'm drowning, choking
falling deeper into this
black hole we call living
and I can't breathe
No connection
I'm scattered in the breeze
living on memories

Everywhere I look
as far as I can see
broken promises, broken promises
Pieces of me, pieces of me, pieces of me
Pieces of me...

All that I remember now
are people and shadows
All that I remember now
are people and shadows

Everywhere I look
as far as I can see
broken promises, broken promises
Pieces of me, pieces of me, pieces of me
Pieces of me...

Top of Page Something From Nothing
(Music- Jim Matheos)
(Lyrics- Ray Alder)
Some things burden me
These thoughts cut deep
Sometimes I feel
sometimes I see
   (I see...)

I won't close my eyes
I can't look away
We've changed our dreams
we've had our say
   (our say...)

"???"

Stood here so long
I've forgotten what I was even looking for
Nothing changes
It's all the same if nothing changes, changes

I thought I never needed
everything I knew was wrong
I never thought I needed so much
I thought I never needed
everything I knew was wrong
I never thought I needed more

Standing alone
I see what I was looking for, for so long
It's not where I am
It's everywhere I've been and where I'm going

I thought I never needed
everything I knew was wrong
I never thought I needed so much
I thought I never needed
everything I knew was wrong
I never thought I needed more

Take, take, take, take, take from nothing
Take, take, take, take, take from everything
Take, take, take, take, take from nothing
Make it, make it, make it something
So it's more, so much more than I need
So much more, so much more

I thought I never needed
everything I knew was wrong
I never thought I needed so much
I thought I never needed
everything I knew was wrong
I never thought I needed more

"???"

Top of Page Still Remains
(Music and Lyrics- Jim Matheos)
I had so much to say
but no words to speak
The feelings were strong
but I was only weak

So there we were again
tragic and absurd
choking on every line
and every final word

"Hey... hey..."

A few pages from an old diary
a dusty shelf, an unread history
All these words and memories
are all of you that's really left for me
No...

And a fading memory
can't cloud the pain
When the voice is gone
the words still remain

And the years that fall away
can't stop the rains
When illusion's gone
the truth still remains

A few lines from life's long soliloquy
a dying voice in one part harmony
All these words and memories
are all of you that's really left for me
No...

And a fading memory
can't cloud the pain
When the voice is gone
the words still remain

And the years that fall away
can't stop the rains
When illusion's gone
the truth still remains

A final moment of clarity
a touch, a look, a last apology
All these words and memories
are all of you that's really left for me
No...

And a fading memory
can't cloud the pain
When the voice is gone
the words still remain

And the years that fall away
can't stop the rains
When illusion's gone
the truth still remains

Where is the way
where is direction
the ever open arms
of over protection
Where is the hope
where is laughter
the wild winter dreams
of happy ever after

Deep in the night
underneath the darkest skies
searching for a sign or some distant light
Screaming yet unheard
repeating every line
and every final word

Deep in the night
underneath the darkest skies
searching for a sign or some distant light
Screaming yet unheard
repeating every line
and every final word

They remain, they remain
you still remain
All these words and memories
and everything you were to me
they remain, they remain
you still remain

And here I am again
tragic and absurd
repeating every line
and every final word

Top of Page disconnected (part 2)
(Music- Jim Matheos)
"And I say to you, there is only one way in which the world can be saved from itself and that is by the realisation that love overcometh all things. That those who have gone before you are concerned for you, each one. But we come back to your world endeavouring to break down the barriers that you have created by foolishness and ignorance over the centuries and we knock at your door, hoping and praying that you will open just a little, that we may enter therein and save you from yourselves."

"I think we were disconnected"

[Note: The first piece of sampled dialog used in this song is from a tape recording made of the following event:
'On the first of October 1960 a voice manifested in space in the seance-room of British medium Leslie Flint which claimed to be that of the late Dr. Gordon Cosmo Lang, the former Archbishop of Canterbury (1864 - 1945). It was the third time that his voice came through.' More information on this event can be found at the following website: http://www.xs4all.nl/~wichm/archbish.html ]
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