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Produced by Clint Lowery
Mixed by Mike Ferretti
Engineered by Mike Ferretti
Assisted by William Schneider and Johnny Fantozzi
Recorded and Mixed at Architekt Studios in Butler, New Jersey
Mastered by Andy Van Dette at Engine Room Audio, New York
Keyboards and Sound Design by Kurt Wubbenhorst at Architekt

Gary Noon: Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Clint Lowery: Additional Guitars and Backing Vocals
Scott Phillips: Drums
Brian Marshall: Bass

All songs written by Gary Noon and Clint Lowery
(The Six Words (ASCAP)), (CTH Lowery Publishing (ASCAP))

Find Your Way Back
LyricsSong Concept

Whatever trip I’m on
Whatever place I start my day,
Once in a while I believe
I’m on the right road

I doubt you could change the world
I see too to many of us lose the race
I bet we never find love if we’re on our own

I never said a word,
And here the game has changed
I think we all can see the answer now

Find your way back
Don’t follow me off the track
If you believe in yourself at all,
You’ll face the day ahead

I bet you can change the world
No one else can hardly keep the pace
‘Cause we’ll never find love if we walk alone

I think we all can see the answer now

Find your way back
Don’t follow me off the track
If you believe in yourself at all,
You’ll face the day ahead

Find your way back
Don’t follow me off the track
If you believe in yourself at all,
You’ll face the day ahead

Find your way back
Don’t follow me off the track
If you believe in yourself at all,
You’ll face the day ahead

Find your way back
Don’t follow me off the track
If you believe in yourself at all,
You’ll face the day ahead

This is one of those songs that fall under the category of:
Words That Sing Well

When writing a song with a specific topic, sometimes the lyrics begin to meander along the melody and the meaning gets lost.

But, that’s ok.

Chasing Light
LyricsSong Concept

I’m good for now
Until voices fill my head
Watching the walls cave in
Keep chasing my own shadow

Please – tell me what is wrong
I know I’m not alone
But there’s no time
To pull myself together
Chasing light

I don’t hear a sound
I see light that shines ahead
If darkness keeps closing in
The end is soon to follow

Please – tell me what is wrong
I know I’m not alone
But there’s no time
To pull myself together
Chasing light

Please – tell me what is wrong
I know I’m not alone
But there’s no time
To pull myself together
Chasing light

Please – tell me what is wrong
I know I’m not alone
But there’s no time
To pull myself together
Chasing light

Please – tell me what is wrong
I know I’m not alone
But there’s no time
To pull myself together
Chasing light

Have you ever felt like you have so much work ahead to change your life for the better, but you just don’t have the time to do anything about it?

Chasing Light is like that.
You want to be a better person:

More skilled at your job, more passionate about your family, effectively killing old habits, feeding the courage wolf and starving fear.

But sometimes, (seems like always, in my case), you’ve set the bar so high it’ll be impossible to reach that better state you want.

Then, I should remind myself:

My mind can consciously focus on just 1 Thing at a time.
So, be mindful of that and go to work  on the areas you want to improve or change, but tackle them one after the other. Not all at once.

Free My Mind
LyricsSong Concept

I finally hit the ground
This one way ride is spinning out
That empty smile that burned me down
Is all you gave to me
I walked the endless mile
Just for a peek at your catastrophe

I’m holding On

Yeah, I’m down and out
I keep searching for the life I need to ignite
Change keeps me alive
That’s all that I will ever need
To free my mind tonight

I’ve finally hit the ground
I’ve finally hit the ground

I push you out
Just for a while till things make sense to me
I sit here and wait for you to break me down
Just like the enemy

I’m holding On

Yeah, I’m down and out
I keep searching for the life I need to ignite
Change keeps me alive
That’s all that I will ever need
To free my mind tonight

Yeah, I’m down and out
I keep searching for the life I need to ignite
Change keeps me alive
That’s all that I will ever need
To free my mind tonight

That moment when you break up.

Somehow you were blindsided by it, but maybe you should’ve seen it coming.  Maybe you were too busy building an infatuation for a person that really didn’t exist – it was your image of them you fell in love with.  Maybe.

Then you retreat into yourself and do some soul-searching to figure out what you really want, and how to find a person like that – and to know it when you do.

Anything
LyricsSong Concept

Why are all these people
Trying hard to keep you down
Nothing left to pull you through

Why we’re leaving so soon
When I want to tell them
One last time

As I slowly lose my ground
I forgive, but can’t be satisfied
So, I’m not feeling anything

Feeling less than human
I’ll do good from here on out
Nothing more to give to you

Why give one more reason
When you want to tell them
One last time

As I slowly lose my ground
I forgive, but can’t be satisfied
So, I’m not feeling anything

As I slowly lose my ground
I forgive, but can’t be satisfied
So, I’m not feeling anything

As I slowly lose my ground
I forgive, but can’t be satisfied
So, I’m not feeling anything

As I slowly lose my ground
I forgive, but can’t be satisfied
So, I’m not feeling anything

Words that sing well.
Nice and simple.
Another Chance
LyricsSong Concept

I hate to speak too soon
But once in a while you make me feel like I push too far.
I don’t know what to do
Can’t leave it alone

I trying so hard
to slow my mind down
before I tear myself apart

I don’t wanna take too long
Cause the clock is running down for me
Do I take another chance
Or should I give up trying?

Am I meant to walk this path alone?

Maybe I spoke too soon
But once in a while you start to feel like you wanna get close
Your heart’s saying that you do
Your mind says you don’t.

I trying so hard
to calm my mind down
before I tear myself apart

I don’t wanna take too long
Cause the clock is running down for me
Do I take another chance
Or should I give up trying?

Am I meant to walk this path alone?

I don’t wanna take too long
Cause the clock is running down for me
Do I take another chance
Or should I give up trying?

Am I meant to walk this path alone?

I don’t wanna take too long
Cause the clock is running down for me
Do I take another chance
Or should I give up trying?

I trying so hard
to calm my mind down
before I tear myself apart

Are you a chaser or the chased?

You might be able to guess by the lyrics of the song what I may be – but I’m not going to tell you.  Sometimes the fun is in figuring it out.  But then you wonder if what you think about me is actually true about you.

Maybe, it’s a good idea to figure out:

Why do you like being a chaser?
or,
Why do you like being chased?

One By One
LyricsSong Concept

Off and breaking ground
Open doors will keep no secrets
Show me where I fall
And I’ll show you right where I started

My feet won’t touch the ground and here we are

Every day I hear it
Every chance to live, I love
Heal a broken spirit
One by one

On and on I pray
For open eyes and a chance to say this
Show me where you stand
And I’ll show you the path we’re taking

My feet won’t touch the ground and here we are

Every day I hear it
Every chance to live, I love
Heal a broken spirit
One by one

Yeah I think I’ve found a way
To become the light I crave

My feet won’t touch the ground and here we are

Every day I hear it
Every chance to live, I love

Every day I hear it
Every chance to live, I love
Heal a broken spirit
One by one

Every day I hear it
Every chance to live, I love
Heal a broken spirit
One by one

Every day.  You wake up ready to take on the world – and you stumble at the doorstep.  Again.

But you stand up, dust yourself off, and get going again.

Maybe it’s because you love the opportunity to give it a shot.
Maybe you’re excited because you know what you want and are waiting with an expectant attitude for what the day will bring.

Maybe achieving the goal isn’t the Only thing.

I’ve often heard that ‘the journey is it’s own reward’, but sometimes I wonder if that’s a phrase made up by those who want you to achieve Their goals, and not so much Yours.

Possibly.

I’d like to think that we can enjoy both:
The Journey and
The Destination

Get going – wherever you are.
Start by doing only 1 thing to move you towards what you want.
Doesn’t matter if it’s a small or big thing.  Just do one.
Then, do the next one, and the next one and you’re on your way.

So Far
LyricsSong Concept

Outside your window,
Is every dream you’re letting go
And every promise you made to yourself

With all the words i hear you pray
You better take it to my grave
Another truth you must embrace to kill the pain

I see the darkness fading
I breath the life that pulls me through
And from the coldest days we’ve come so far now

Behind a shadow
Is where i live but far from home
I’ll make a promise to forgive myself

With all the twisted words you say
I’m gonna push them all away
I know the truth will surely come and save the day

I see the darkness fading
I breath the life that pulls me through
And from the coldest days we’ve come so far now

I see the darkness fading
I breath the life that pulls me through
And from the coldest days we’ve come so far now

I see the darkness fading
I breath the life that pulls me through
And from the coldest days we’ve come so far now

I see the darkness fading
I breath the life that pulls me through
And from the coldest days we’ve come so far now

I can see it now:

Someone sitting on the train about to leave the city they moved to; either chasing a dream, or another person.

But it took real strength to admit that things weren’t working.
Right?

And it’s time to pick up and leave.
Are you certain?

How far did you come before you gave up?
How far are you willing to go the next time?

Only you know.