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IMPOSTER

It’s coming undone, this world that I made

I feel it descending now

The place that I run, or what I run from

The boundary begins to fade

 

Every word’s a trap to your lies

Every life you try to save dies

You hold the truth like a knife

You couldn’t leave it behind

 

You’re my imposter

I’m a shadow lost deep inside

 

Now how does it feel, as you crawl away

The damage you left for me

I drink from your gaze, a new masquerade

I feel your disease growing

 

You need a villain to save

You left me here in my grave

You came and took it away

This innocence that I cannot replace

 

Tell me that you were never real

You need another soul to steal

You’re my imposter

You tell me you were never really real

 

Imposter, my imposter

Imposter, imposter

 

Tell me that you were never real

You need another soul to steal

You’re my imposter

You tell me you were never really real

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Shadow And Soul

This is not for you

You don’t belong here

Caught in my soul

Caught inside the shadow

 

Buried, I kept you

Helpless, I’m reaching out

 

Waiting for me

Lost between

 

Shadow and soul, my untold still waits

Find me in the dark, I’ll meet you below

Shadow and soul

 

My darkest love

You live in secret

My heart unknown

It calls, it cries to reach you

 

Hunger, abandon

I hid you right beneath

 

Dying darkly (suffer)

Arise, my only

Shadow and soul, my untold still waits

Find me in the dark, I’ll meet you below

Shadow and soul

 

Dark and light

Caught between, caught between

Endless night

Underneath, underneath

Hunger, my untold, I’m waiting

Find me inside, the endless night, our endless night

 

My furtive soul

A heart unknown

It’s buried alive

The boundary fades between

 

Shadow and soul

My untold still waits

Find me inside

The endless night

Our endless night

DARKEST PART

You dragged the depths of my soul until you found it

A darkened room locked away, I let you in

 

You looked inside then you turned away

My makeshift savior, He left me right here in my chains

 

But still I whisper

(I’m calling out)

Still I call you

 

I never wanted you to see

The darkest part of me

I knew you’d run away

I waited, but you never came

So afraid to be alone

I tried to let you go

Still I find you

Lost inside the darkest part of me

 

It’s my descent, a familiar pain

Of watching all I believed fade away

Of traitors and fools

Of beggars and thieves

Which mask will you choose

What is underneath

I never wanted you to see

The darkest part of me

I knew you’d run away

I waited, but you never came

So afraid to be alone

I tried to let you go

Still I find you

Lost inside the darkest part of me

 

Am I the black stain of your perfect life

Am I the darkness that you need to hide

 

It covers you

It spills over you

 

I never wanted you to see

The darkest part of me

I knew you’d run away

I waited, but you never came

So afraid to be alone

I tried to let you go

Still I find you

Lost inside the darkest part of me

 

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Fight To Forget

You’re a monster in my mind

You’re the one I can’t leave behind

You crawled inside, I watched you die

Did you think that you could bury me

 

Your love is a lie

I will fight to forget

Your love is a knife

I will die to forget

 

Did you get what you want from me

You weren’t the one that I thought you’d be

Everything it cost, everything I lost

Did you think that you could erase me

 

Your love is a lie

I will fight to forget

Your love is a knife

I will die to forget

I will fight to forget you

I will die to forget you

Let me go, let me go

 

You’re abandoned

You’re broken down

Your sickness, blame it on me

Your hopelessness

Your insanity

You’re screaming, blame it on me

 

Your love is a lie

I will fight to forget

Your love is a knife

I would die to forget

I will fight to forget you

I will die to forget you

OF THESE CHAINS

So here we are at the end now

I need to leave but I only want to stay with you

You never asked to be the one to set me free

Another mask you wore that only I could see

 

Let me take you when I go, when I go

I don’t wanna do this on my own, on my own

I’m breaking free, but of these chains

Let this one remain

Let me take you when I go

 

I can still feel you here now in this cage

Every link another piece of you I saved

Afraid to open up the door to who I was before

And if I let go of these chains now will I float away

Can I just hold on

 

Let me take you when I go, when I go

I don’t wanna do this on my own, on my own

I’m breaking free, but of these chains

Let this one remain

Let me take you when I go

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FALLING SKY

Now it falls all around me

Did I think I could run away

Now its coming to find me

This war that I deserve

Now it burns across this shattered earth

I lift my eyes to fire

 

Under a falling sky

Hopeless, theres nowhere to hide

The terror is real this time

Under a falling sky

I’m under, I’m under

A falling sky

 

There you are, so far away

Did you think I was fighting you

I only wanted to carry you so far away from here

The nightmare bleeds

The poison seeps

I hear you call

You’re screaming, screaming

 

Under a falling sky

Hopeless, theres nowhere to hide

The terror is real this time

Under a falling sky

I’m under, I’m under

A falling sky

My fate it rains, it rains like cinders

The cadent drums, the war it comes

Growing thunder, terror, wonder

Falling, falling

It’s falling, falling

 

Under a falling sky

The terror is real this time

It’s over now, it’s over now

The terror is real

 

I’m under, I’m under

A falling sky

Under a falling sky

I’m falling, I’m falling

The terror is real this time

I’m falling, I’m falling

Under a falling sky

I’m falling, I’m falling

Yours Again

I can almost feel you breathing

Like a whisper in my ear

I remember how you lost me

Or how I lost you

I stare into the blackness

It’s staring back at me

Why did I try to live without you

I want you, I need you

 

Open up my eyes

I need your light again

Burning me inside

I need your love again

I can feel our hearts collide

I can feel our hearts ignite

Open up my eyes

I’m yours again

 

Will I wake up from this moment

Will I see you slip away

Or is this a new beginning

Of beauty and rage

Where did I lose my passion

When did I start to fade

Without you my world is darkness

I won’t let go again

Open up my eyes

I need your light again

Burning me inside

I need your love again

I can feel our hearts collide

I can feel our hearts ignite

Open up my eyes

I’m yours again

 

I’m yours again, I’m yours again

I’m never letting go, I’m never letting go, I’m never letting go

I’m yours again, I’m yours again, I’m yours again

 

Open up my eyes

I need your light again

Burning me inside

I need your love again

I can feel our hearts collide

I can feel our hearts ignite

Open up my eyes

I’m yours again

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What You Keep Alive

You should be afraid of me

Pain is the promise I will keep

I am the whisper in the dark

I am the scream when you fall

 

And you will feel the pain, you’ll see

And I will bring the pain you need

 

You keep me alive (so I can hurt you)

You need me inside (I’m what you keep alive)

 

You picked me up, you watched me shine, like a razor in your hand

And when I cut beneath your skin, you want it all again

I am the call in the night

I am the truth behind your lie

 

And now you’ll feel the pain, you’ll see

 

You keep me alive (so I can hurt you)

You need me inside (I’m what you keep alive)

Turning, the knife is turning now

 

I can’t pay this ransom (my love, my enemy)

Does any hope remain (I’m swimming in your veins)

My love, my enemy (now you can’t escape)

I can feel you in my veins (the pain is on its way)

And now it’s too late (now I’m letting go)

You should’ve run away (I’ll watch you suffocate)

Now you can’t escape

I am the dark and I am awake

 

(Suffocate)

 

Waking, the nightmare bleeds, over

I’ll fight you, your darkness, feeding

 

I keep you alive (so I can hurt you)

I lift the knife (I’m what you keep alive)

Now you can’t escape (suffocate, suffocate)

You will feel the pain (suffocate, suffocate)

Gravity Lies

Take it away, I never thought I’d let it grow

This cancer inside, the villain plays the victim so well

Make me believe, I drink the lies, this suicide

Just put me to sleep, fall over me

 

Lies, lies, lies

I taste the

Lies, lies, lies

 

Fight, while I’m alive

I see you now

No less than light

Break, you’re falling away

Gravity lies

I feel it die

Gravity dies

 

Buried alive, an innocence cannot withstand this

Language of lies, to poison all the words you swallow

Wait for the scream, you realize it’s all a lie

And still you betray, I’ll throw you away

 

Lies, lies, lies

I drink the

Lies, lies, lies

Fight, while I’m alive

I see you now

No less than light

Break, you’re falling away

Gravity lies

I feel it die

Gravity dies

 

Fight, while I’m alive

I see you now

No less than light

Break, you’re falling away

Gravity lies

I feel it die

Gravity dies

I feel you now

Gravity lies

I feel it die

Your gravity dies

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Take Me Over

Traces of your voice

I know it, I know it so well

Waking in the storm

I can feel you, I can feel you with me

Can I go again

Oh your reckless, your reckless life goes

I cannot defend, this untamed heart is waiting

 

I am standing on the edge

Take me over, take me over

See how fast this life can change

Take me further, lead me further

 

Take me over, take me over

 

Find my life ahead

Oh I don’t know, I don’t know where

But I’m starting on my way

Will you meet me, will you meet me there

Echoes in the night

Like a melody is haunting me

But then I meet your eyes

With the fire of a rising sun

I am standing on the edge

Take me over, take me over

See how fast this life can change

Take me further, lead me further

 

Do you believe a life can change

Take me over, Take me over

 

I am standing on the edge

Take me over, take me over

See how fast this life can change

Take me further, lead me further

 

Take me over, take me over

The Ever

I didn’t know the things that I could do

I didn’t know how much I could lose

Why did I forget so easily

Why couldn’t I see I had everything

 

But you saw more

You saw my deepest part

With the light of a thousand stars

You saw them, awake in me

And through your eyes

You showed me everything

You woke me up inside, brought back to life

I lost myself, but now I breathe again

Like a poet without pain

Like a beauty without rage

Like an innocence without a life to save

Like a hope without a slave

Like your eyes without a face

Like an instinct with no other life to take

It’s beauty and rage

 

But you saw more

You saw my deepest part

With the light of a thousand stars

You saw them, awake in me

And through your eyes

You showed me everything

You woke me up inside, brought back to life

I lost myself, but now I breathe again

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Part That's Holding On

It all looks different now

But it was right in front of me

The memories fall around

Of everything I used to be

Can I let it go

When I still feel your echoes

I watched you disappear

But I can’t make myself believe

 

I gave it all

But you were fading

Where’d you go, all alone

I couldn’t stay

Another fall, through the dark

Of the shadows

I reached for you, only you

There’s still a part

A part that’s holding on

 

Can we call it fair

Or was it just a dire game

Who’s the winner now

When I can’t even speak your name

Caught inside the dream

When you were reaching back for me

Did you get lost inside

Or did you disappear

I gave it all

But you were fading

Where’d you go, all alone

I couldn’t stay

Another fall, through the dark

Of the shadows

I reached for you, only you

There’s still a part

A part that’s holding on
 

Never tried to see

What it’s like to be

The one who lost it all

Did you find your way

Is there still a place

Is there a part of you

That’s holding on

Still holding on


I gave it all

But you were fading

Where’d you go, where’d you go

I gave it all

But you were fading

Where’d you go, all alone

I couldn’t stay

Another fall, through the dark

Of the shadows

I reached for you, only you

There’s still a part

A part that’s holding on

 

A part that’s holding on

 

CREDITS

RED is:
Michael Barnes – Vocals  /  Anthony Armstrong – Guitars  /  Randy Armstrong – Bass, Piano, BGVs


 

Produced by Rob Graves

Executive Producer: Jason McArthur

Mixed by Ben Grosse

Mix Assistant: Paul Pavao

Mastered by Tom Baker at Baker Mastering

Engineered by Justin Spotswood

Programming by Anthony Armstrong, Blue Stahli and Rob Graves

Additional programming by Josh Baker

Assistant Engineer: Cason Pratt

Orchestral Engineer: Bobby “Baeho” Shin

 

Recorded at The Lodge at Dark Horse, Franklin, TN, The Graveyard, Franklin TN and Little Big Sound, Nashville, TN

Mixed at The Mix Room in Burbank, CA

 

Strings Recorded by Nashville Recording Orchestra at Little Big Sound

Orchestrations by David Davidson

Concertmaster: David Davidson

All strings arranged by David Davidson, except “Of These Chains”, “Descent”, and “Ascent” arranged by Rob Graves

Strings on “Descent”, “Ascent”, and “The Forest” composed by Rob Graves

Drums: Dan Johnson

Pianos: Rob Graves

Violins: David Davidson, David Angell, Conni Ellisor, Karen Winkelmann, Janet Darnall, Alicia Enstrom

Violas: Monisa Angell, Elizabeth Lamb, Seanad Dunigan Chang

Cellos: Anthony LaMarchina, Sarighani Reist, Carole Rabinowitz, Julie Tanner

 

Anthony and Randy proudly use Paul Reed Smith guitars.

 

Management: Red Light Management / red@redlightmanagement.com / 646-292-7400

For booking information, please visit www.redmusiconline.com/contact

 

Photography: Brett Warren

Hair & Make-up: Meegen Pearson

Art Direction: Tim Parker and Beth Lee

Design: Tim Parker

A&R Production: Jason Root


IMPOSTOR

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, BLUE STAHLI]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Fixit Music / Position Music Publishing (ASCAP)


SHADOW AND SOUL

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI)

 

DARKEST PART

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, JOSH BAKER, MARK HOLMAN]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Burning City Music (BMI) / Rygo Music / Art In The Fodder Music (BMI)

 

FIGHT TO FORGET

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, JASON MCARTHUR]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing / Schminigan Songs (ASCAP)

 

OF THESE CHAINS

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI)

 

FALLING SKY

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, JOSH BAKER, MARK HOLMAN]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Burning City Music (BMI) / Rygo Music / Art In The Fodder Music (BMI)

YOURS AGAIN           

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, JASON MCARTHUR, CHRIS FLURY, ALEX NICEFORO]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing / Schminigan Songs (ASCAP) / Chris Flury Music

(BMI) / Alex Niceforo Music (BMI)

 

WHAT YOU KEEP ALIVE

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, BLUE STAHLI]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Fixit Music / Position Music Publishing (ASCAP) G r a v i t y L i e s

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI)

 

TAKE ME OVER

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, JASON MCARTHUR, JOSH BAKER, JOHNNY ANDREWS]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing / Schminigan Songs (ASCAP) / Burning City Music

(BMI) / Sony/ATV Tunes LLC / Margetts Road Music / Johnny Lee Andrews Music (ASCAP) 

 

THE EVER

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, JASON MCARTHUR, JOSH BAKER]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing / Schminigan Songs (ASCAP) / Burning City Music (BMI)

 

PART THAT’S HOLDING ON

[ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, RANDY ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL BARNES, ROB GRAVES, JOSH BAKER]

© 2015 Logansong Music / Position Music Publishing (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI) / Burning City Music (BMI)