NOTES

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 Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound
Keyboards and Sound Design by Kurt Wubbenhorst at Architekt

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

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

Inside Out
LyricsSong Concept
I’m fighting this sinking feeling
Suspicious that I’m only losing myself
I’m broken
What’s the point if we’re already done?
I’m faking
Thank God, I’ve fooled everyone

I know I don’t belong

Chorus
So now I got you running away
and nothing’s going to save me now
I feel myself pulling away
and nothing’s going to keep me down

I’m tired and restless
And there’s nothing to fill in the void
Escaping
From the life I know I’ve destroyed
I do my best to keep this to myself

I know I don’t belong
How can I live like this so long?

Chorus
So now I got you running away
and nothing’s going to save me now
I feel myself pulling away
and nothing’s going to keep me down

So now I got you running away
and nothing’s going to save me now
I feel myself pulling away
and nothing’s going to keep me down

nothing’s going to keep me down
nothing’s going to keep me down

Inside Out is a song for everyone, I believe.
I wrote it about the many mindsets that I wrestle with as a person, but because I didn’t specifically call out what those are, some find it easy to attach their own experience to the lyrics, making the song their own.

What do you think the person in the song is thinking about and struggling with?

Answers
LyricsSong Concept
We hope – the answers we need unfold.
Before you can say a word.
Lets embrace the day – and wash the sins away.

I slow down.
I’ve got a feeling that you can’t do it alone.

God knows – I can’t hold the line.
If There’s nothing here to hold us,
then I’ll keep reaching till somebody saves my life.

I know – that answers I need will unfold.
Right before I can say one more word.
Gotta seize this day and push these thoughts away.

I slow down.
I’ve got a feeling that you can’t do it alone.

God knows – I can’t hold the line.
If There’s nothing here to hold us.
Then I’ll keep reaching till somebody saves my life.

Till somebody saves my life.

Sometimes, the answers you are looking for are hidden in the very work you’re doing right now.

Discovering the truth that:
Gathering and developing a team is so much more effective and rewarding than being a One-Man Show.

Another Life
LyricsSong Concept

I cannot let you down.
But I cannot save the day.
If I cannot break new ground, then I’m nothing but a slave.
The thoughts keep going round and round…

Around

I swear I hear the words, they tell me I can fly.
The only chance I have is slowly passing by.
The voices, they go on and on…

I saw my life keep spinning out.
I found a dream and pulled it down.
I sold myself on something real again.
So take the burden off my back.
I’m wide awake but fading fast.
I gave myself another life to live.

The cycle that I know, I’m breaking it today.
The stories always change.
If we get out of the way.
The truth is we keep moving on.

I saw my life keep spinning out.
I found a dream and pulled it down.
I sold myself on something real again.
So take the burden off my back.
I’m wide awake but fading fast.
I gave myself another life to live.

To Live

Another Life is the story of the Walking With Giants project.

A story of a guy and his friend sharing the experience at the beginning of a journey that would come to define the past 3 years of my life.

But, we didn’t know that at the time.

I remember driving back to hotel with Clint and listening to the rough mix of this song after Mike sent it to us, and we both got kind of emotional, because unwittingly, we had written a song that explained the very moment we were experiencing:

The Influence becoming a closer friend and mentor,
and the Influenced discovering a lot about himself during a major turning point in his life.

 That’s what Walking With Giants is all about.

Perfect
LyricsSong Concept
What’s going on today?
I feel lesser than.
I feel trapped inside the same story.
The constant suspense.
The same tragic end, and the credits are rolling.

Will somebody listen to me?

What I want is a perfect life,
like the one that’s in my dreams.
To be loved in my real life, like on the silver screen.
AlI want is a perfect life…
A perfect life.

It’s just another day.
I try to pretend.
I want to rewrite this old story.
The constant demands.
I know how this ends, and the curtain is falling

Will somebody listen to me?

A beautiful woman who believes that fantasy is better than reality but denies herself the chance at the ‘perfect’ life she’s always wanted because she refuses to step outside her imagination for a moment and see what life really has to offer.

Have you ever felt like that?
Do you know anyone who does?

Crashing Down
LyricsSong Concept

Got my face in my hands again.
I think I’m too proud to face it.
The wasted years stretched out behind me now.

Keep doubting myself again.
I think I’ve just gotta face it.
I’ve gotta believe the truth inside me now.

But now I’m moving on. The past won’t miss me once I’m gone.

When life comes crashing down.
It’s always hard to see.
When life comes crashing down in front of me.

So don’t look back or look ahead.
You just gotta live in the moment.
You’re not gonna find the truth outside yourself.

But now I’m moving on
The past won’t miss me once I’m gone.
When life comes crashing down.
It’s always hard to see.

When life comes crashing down in front of me.
It’s crashing down on me

This song is one I wrote about my personal struggle with ADD, Anxiety, and Depression.

Life becomes a spiral of living some days with success and confidence and on others, watching everything fall apart around you and seemingly, you’ve lost the ability to do what you just did previously.  Inexplicably, your memory fails.  Your thoughts swirl around in your brain so fast and in such great quantity that you are unable to put them in order.  Maybe if I just took a nap, things would calm down.  Nope.  That didn’t work.

Starting at a task, and just one word reminds you of something else, which turns into another thing to check out and eventually and hour has gone by and you’ve done nothing of value.
Back to the beginning of the same task.

But, somewhere inside you the person you were before when you were at your best is desperately clawing his way to the surface.

The End
LyricsSong Concept

This is a new beginning.
A new way of living:
no longer being afraid…

And the clock is ticking.
So how will I get to the end?

This is my life.
Wasting my time.
Just like I did yesterday.
A struggle and fight.
Again and again,
So how will I get to the end?

I’ve got no hope of winning.
Trapped in this prison:
I see no way of escape…

And the clock is ticking.
I know that it’s close to the end.

This is my life.
Wasting my time.
Just like I did yesterday.
A struggle and fight.
Again and again,
So how will I get to the end?

This song continues where Crashing Down left off.

The cycle happens so often you begin to wonder:

Will I ever be ‘normal’?
Will I ever be in command of my skills and talents?
Will someone love me enough to be patient and understand what it is to be me?

Truth is, if you could somehow correct the challenges  – racing thoughts, meandering interest, and the inability to concentrate on a task long enough to get it done –

You actually have a very intelligent and creative mind,
that if properly harnessed could….