Band Members
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars, keys, programming
Joey Vera - Bass
Mark Zonder - Drums

Produced by Jim Matheos and Ray Alder

FWX
(2004)
Track Listing
01. Left Here 6:59
02. Simple Human 4:03
03. River Wide Ocean Deep 6:09
04. Another Perfect Day 4:43
05. Heal Me 7:38
06. Sequence # 7 2:13
07. Crawl 4:21
08. A Handful Of Doubt 5:06
09. Stranger (With A Familiar Face) 4:20
10. Wish 6:40

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Liner Notes
Produced by Jim Matheos and Ray Alder

Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars, keys, programming
Joey Vera - Bass
Mark Zonder - Drums

Drums recorded by Phil Magnotti at The Carriage House, CT. April 2004
All other recording at A Clean Well-Lighted Place, NH. May-June 2004

Mixed by Phil Magnotti at Silvermine Studios, CT
Mastered by Andy VanDette at Masterdisk, NY

Art Direction & Design by Ioannis for www.vividimagesdesign.com
Digital Artwork by Ioannis for www.dangerousage.com (thanks to Joey Sastre)

Thanks to: Brian Slagel, Mike Faley, Tracy Vera and all at Metal Blade, Michael Trengert and the staff at Metal Blade Europe, Phil Magnotti, Frank Aresti, Nick D'Virgilio, Bruce Neese, Geno Bishop, Brent Moreland, Mike Monterulo at The Agency Group, Mike Portnoy, Bobby Jarzombek, Johnny Montagnesse and The Carriage House, Sidney Obando and Norwalk Music, Chris Anderson, Jaison John, Jeff & Cathy Genzler at Genz Benz and Roger Hart at Kaman Music for the El Diablo and the G-Flex, Bernie Versailles, Claire Scanlon, Josh Applebaum, Mack Hill, Nick van Dyk, Stephanie Cabral. and Laurie and Lindsay Matheos.

Released on 10/05/2004
Metal Blade Records
(3984-14500-2)
Lyrics
Top of Page Left Here
(Music and lyrics - Matheos)
©2004 Matheos Music / BMI
Left here long ago
was passing through the years
I was waiting for the day
chasing a distant star
while the sun just slipped away

Lost my way long ago
was running in circles
I was drifting through the night
tracing a fading star
moving slowly out of sight

Lost my way, I lost my way back then
now it seems I’m lost, it seems I’m lost again

I left here long ago
was someone else back then
I left here long ago
now I’m leaving again
I lost my way long ago
was somewhere else back then
I Lost my way back then
and now I’m lost again

Everything changes
Everyone moves apart

Left here long ago
now I’m staring into space
As my thoughts drift back to you
I’m facing a falling star
moving swiftly out of view

Left here way, I left here way back then
now I’m leaving, I’m leaving again

I left here long ago
was someone else back then
I left here long ago
now I’m leaving again
I lost my way long ago
was somewhere else back then
I lost my way back then
and now I’m lost again

I left here long ago
was someone else back then
I left here long ago
now I’m leaving again
I lost my way long ago
was somewhere else back then
I lost my way back then
and now I’m lost again

Top of Page Simple Human
(Music - Matheos)
(Lyrics - Alder)

©2004 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / Metal Skull Music / BMI
Stand right there man
I can see right through you
Make me understand
the mind within your head

Yeah, I am a simple human like you
Yeah, I am a simple human too

Speak what’s on your mind
A simple thought, a reason
Some self righteous blind
deconstructive thinking
I want to rip it away
I want to tear it down
Don’t be afraid
You can’t feel anything

Yeah, I am a simple human like you
Yeah, I am a simple human too

We’re all caught
It’s like a giant tangled web
We’re all trapped going nowhere
Now you know, now you know
Now you know, now you know

Yeah, I am a simple human like you
Yeah, I am a simple human too
Yeah, I am a simple human like you
Yeah, I am a stupid human too

Top of Page River Wide Ocean Deep
(Music and lyrics - Matheos)
©2004 Matheos Music / BMI
Her, with her loving eyes
Her, with her open arms
A shelter in the night
as we drift into sleep
A soothing voice singing
river wide ocean deep

Her, with her vacant eyes
Her, with her withered arms
A vague promise of rain
overhead storm clouds creep
A distant voice thundering
river wide ocean deep

Her, with her wild eyes
Her, with her clutching arms
A tempest pouring down
a flood no wall can keep
A drowning voice crying
river wide ocean deep

"I don't know what's happening...
excuse me, I'm babbling."

The ties that bind are the ties we keep
and she cried river wide ocean deep
The ties that bind are the ties we keep
until we sleep, until we sleep

Top of Page Another Perfect Day
(Music and lyrics - Matheos)
©2004 Matheos Music / BMI
You tell me you love me
and I wonder why
The sun is overhead
but I can’t see past the clouds in my eye
You show me what is real
and I just pretend
Another perfect day
and I wonder how it all will end

Another perfect day
and I will hide away
from all the sights and sounds
Another perfect day
and I will walk away
from all the light that surrounds

Shadows embrace this room
as I draw the shades tight
Close the curtains, shut out the day
shut out the light

Another perfect day
and I will hide away
from all the sights and sounds
Another perfect day
and I will walk away
from all the light that surrounds

Lying awake again
restless in this bed
Summer night whispers soft
but I can’t sleep through the noise in my head
Soon the sun is rising
and I just descend
Another perfect day
and I wonder when it all will end

Another perfect day
and I will hide away
from all the sights and sounds
Another perfect day
and I will walk away
from all the light that surrounds

Another perfect day
for me to hide away
from all the sights and sounds
Another perfect day
for me to walk away
from all the light that surrounds

Top of Page Heal Me
(Music - Matheos)
(Lyrics - Alder)

©2004 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / Metal Skull Music / BMI
I move in slow motion
And the world is no longer at my heels

I wither and falter somehow
I wither and fall silent now

Sometimes I say too much
even when there is no one listening

I wither and falter somehow
I wither and fall silent now

Hey, are you out there
did you feel my sacrifice
Hey, do you see me
can you really be that blind
Hey, can you hear me
are you out there in the night

I’m haunted by your voice
and you are satisfied
Your words are the cross I bear
and I am crucified
Heal me

Hey, have I reached you
Are you too far gone now
Take a look around you
Is this what you had in mind

I’m haunted by your voice
and you are satisfied
Your words are the cross I bear
and I am crucified
Heal me

And now I’ve reached a part of me
that I know shouldn’t be
A certain kind of calm
a false tranquility
I see now what’s in the dark
It’s looking back at me
I see now what’s in the dark
I’m looking back at me

Heal me
Heal me
Heal me

I’m haunted by your voice
and you are satisfied
Your words are the cross I bear
and I am crucified
Heal me

Top of Page Sequence # 7
(Music - Matheos)
©2004 Matheos Music / BMI
"Roger, we're trying to locate sequence number seven... sequence number seven."
"Yeah, I think we've got a bad connection here."
"Stand by."
"Hold all for sequence number seven please. Hold all for sequence seven."
"Uh, roger that, holding for sequence number seven. Holding for sequence seven."
"Here it comes."

"Lost sequence number seven."

"Ending transmission of sequence number seven. Ending transmission of number seven."
"End of sequence number seven."

Top of Page Crawl
(Music - Matheos)
(Lyrics - Alder)

©2004 Matheos Music / Horrendous Music / Metal Skull Music / BMI
Down beneath my underlying thoughts
there lurks a silent scream
How can I breath when the weight
of words crash down on me?

And I feel stranded
I can't take it
I'm wandering lost

Don’t make me comfort you
Don’t make me crawl inside your head
Don’t make me comfort you
Don’t make me crawl, crawl, crawl

I will take apart the view
and you will take apart the scene
Take away the mask of innocence
it doesn’t suit you

Don’t make me comfort you
Don’t make me crawl inside your head
Don’t make me comfort you
Don’t make me crawl, crawl, crawl

And I feel stranded
I won’t take it
I'm wandering lost

Don’t make me comfort you
Don’t make me crawl inside your head
Don’t make me comfort you
Don’t make me crawl, crawl, crawl

Don’t make me comfort you
Don’t make me crawl inside your head
Don’t make me comfort your
Don’t make me crawl, crawl, crawl

Top of Page A Handful Of Doubt
(Music and lyrics - Matheos)
©2004 Matheos Music / BMI
Seven hours
and a handful of doubt
The candle burns quick now
and time is running out
I never asked for this
yet somehow here we are
I never asked for this
now I can’t live without

Time, time moves
Time, time heals
Time, time slips
Time, time steals

Forty pages
and a handful doubt
The eyes are tired now
and the words are fading out
I never asked for this
yet somehow here we are
I never asked for this
now I can’t live without

Time... time, time flies
Time... time, time fills
Time, time wastes
Time, time kills

I will leave behind all of the hours
I will find a way, a way out
I will walk away from all the years
with a handful of doubt, a handful of doubt

I will leave behind all of the pages
I will live without, live without
I will walk away far from here
with just a handful of doubt, a handful of doubt

Twenty years
and a handful of doubt
The candle burns quick now
and time is running out

Top of Page Stranger (with a familiar face)
(Music and lyrics - Matheos)
©2004 Matheos Music / BMI
Something in me
I don’t understand, a demand
a threatening voice
Wath a firm command
A liar, a danger
a killer, a stranger

Yeah, I guess that’s me

I will extol you
I will control you
I will pick you up
just to let you down
I will desire you
I will tire of you
I will pull you in
just to see you drown

Someone in me
I don’t recognize, a disguise
A faint reflection
with far away eyes
A liar, a danger
a killer, a stranger

Yeah, I guess that’s me

I will extol you
I will control you
I will build you up
just to tear you down
I will desire you
I will tire of you
I will pull you in
just to see you drown

I will extol you
I will control you
I will lift you up
just to drag you down
I will desire you
I will tire of you
I will pull you in
just to see you drown

Top of Page Wish
(Music and lyrics - Matheos)
©2004 Matheos Music / BMI
Was standing in the darkness
I was watching over you
And all the fears came drifting back
with every little breath you drew
Wished upon a falling star
cold and pale against the night
and all the fears came drifting back
to cloud the view and steal the light

Was underneath a falling snow
I was lying next to you
and all the fears came floating down
with every little wind that blew
Wished upon a passing cloud
cold and pale against the gray
and all the fears came floating down
to cloud the view and steal the day

May you never know this darkness
may you never be so blind
May you always know the peace
that I could never seem to find

May you never know this darkness
may you always see the light
May you always know the peace
that comforts you tonight

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