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Tracks (click on song title to read lyrics):

  1. KING OF HIS OWN WORLD (9:26)
  2. VOICES INSIDE OF ME (6:05)
  3. WELCOME HOPE (7:42)
  4. HILLS WILL ROLL (9:57)
  5. WITHIN A MOMENT (6:08)
  6. TORMENT (3:40)
  7. METRO (5:31)
  8. PURGATORY (5:46)
  9. LOST IN PARIS (18:31)
    1. ACT I Stained Glass (3:44)
    2. ACT II Lost (8:31)
    3. ACT III Reflections (6:16)

(1) KING OF HIS OWN WORLD - 9:26

Welcome to the old world
So rich in history
City of love and romance
Much life for me to see

Faces, changes, places
Don’t lose yourself

I’m alive, a path divine
To rule within my troubled mind
I’m alive, a path divine
My troubled mind

It’s foolish to believe
You are the king of your destiny
Like so many that came before
He is the King of his own world
Rules set aside, a mind-numbing ride
Buried in this search
Like so many that came before
King of…

More questions than answers
In this land of mystery
Floating through these pages
The tale starts again for me

Walls, stones, falls
Beginning of the new

Seeking the change, the change to be
Revealing a new clarity
Seeking the change, the change to be
A new clarity

Only a fool believes
You can change your own destiny
Like so many that came before
King of his own world
Rules not applied, a mind set aside
Drowned by melting thoughts
Like so many that came before
King of…

Life falls down
I’ll come around
The king I’ll be
Strength to see
Living free
There’s no telling…

The sky is strange
The whole world has changed
Looking to find myself
Struggling beside himself
Suffocate from my past
Able to breathe at last
Gaining perspective in turn
Start a new life
A new life to learn

Life falls down
I’ll come around
Destiny, for me
Life falls down
I’ll come around
There’s no telling, a king I’ll be

It’s foolish to believe
You are the king of your destiny
Like so many that came before
King of his own world
Rules set aside, a mind-stumbling ride
Buried in this search
Like so many that came before
King of…
King of his own world
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(2) VOICES INSIDE OF ME - 6:05

The animating principle
Weaves through these crowded halls
Silently staring through mysterious eyes
Caught up in her gaze
And I say

This invisible feeling hits me
Unknown and questioning
Cautious to the thought
His stare falls over me
Lost in the maze
And I say

This energy
Is taking me
Back from the storm above
Pulling from
My soul within
Lost in euphoria

Listen to the voices inside of me
Pulling me toward my destiny
Don’t be afraid to live again
No more, “what could have been?”

The animation reaches on
Through soft spoken words
Caught in this moment
watching myself fall into the waves

Behind hidden doors
The key to the next one
Within these words
I hear voices inside of me
To unlock what was done

Seeking you
Needing you
Can’t you feel me reaching out for more
I must find
The strength within
To change what came before

Listen to the voices inside of me
Pulling me toward my destiny
Don’t be afraid to live again
No more, “what could have been?”
The world seems to fade away
Only left with nothing to say
Your fragile heart a casualty
Listen to the voices inside of me

Escape from the past
That haunts me everyday
Release my hesitation
Caught in this temptation
Could it be love
Not just a false shadow
Could it be forever
If just for one day
While time marches on

Inside a part of me
Wants to believe
Has to believe
Not everyone’s the same
People do change
Not always in one lifetime
Don’t know if I can change
Pause life and rearrange
Take these voices from inside me

One heart, one voice, listen
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(3) WELCOME HOPE - 7:42

Hold Me
Cherish Me
Protect Me
Comfort Me
Save Me
…Please…

It seems so unreal
Overwhelming me everyday
Like walking through a dream
Have I been here before?
It’s all so familiar, to me

Alive for the first time
Through you
I can see all the possibilities
Opened wide before me

Time is forever
Love fades away
I’ve been through pain before
Regretting mistakes
A constant weight that never relieves
The burden of truth
I find myself looking in
Try to, break free, from this rage

How can I keep from losing myself
So breathless, within your arms
I welcome hope, with open heart, and mind
Nothing left to hide
Allowing you inside

I can feel the warmth of your energy
Like staring into the sun
Caught in the pull of your gravity
Overcome with emotion
Spiraling down in my reality
Desire takes control
Chasing this dream so far away from me
Hope filling my life again

All of this time
Can exist within one moment
The glimmer of hope
Can live in just one breath

Love ever changes
Life all directions
Not every distraction
Leads you astray
Let go of all my struggles
Find freedom again
Now I know that I can break
Away, from this, inner rage

Alive for the first time
Alive through you

Within the heart the meaning of it all
All connections from beginning to end

It seems so unreal
Overwhelming me
Intuition reels
Like walking through a dream
Can I trust you?
It’s so familiar
Can I trust myself?
Have I been here before?

How can I keep from losing myself
So breathless, within your arms
I welcome hope, with open heart, and mind
Haven’t we been here before
Another time and place
I welcome hope, through and through, forever on

Find yourself
Lose yourself
Lost in it
Second guess
Sort the mess
Finding it
What to do
Needing you
Seeing it
I Welcome, I Welcome Hope
I Welcome Hope
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(4) HILLS WILL ROLL - 9:57

There is a drifting feeling
Leaving my soul
No choice but to give in
Has my heart found a home
All else disappears
Hold this moment suspended
Revealing your heart
Parting clouds in my, in my mind

Alive for the next time
Alive in you
I feel all capabilities
Consuming all of me
I can see the girl
You once were
I can see the girl
She’s still there
The past is gone
There's only now
We've come together
Here somehow
Forget your past
You will always be
Safe with me
Lift your face
To the sun
Lift your face
To the sun

Life is new again
Believing we’re all that matters
Watching the world pass us by
With trivial perception
Are these sensations
Filling up the void inside
I feel a giving heart
Filling an empty hole
My damaged mind
Spinning out of control
Keep your promises
Forget every lie that you’ve told
Protecting my fragile heart
This is where it begins
Will you promise me tomorrow
If I give you today?
Am I spirit or am I flesh
Make me real

Hills will roll
Carry me to you
Away from my self
Can I stand the change
Hills will roll
Moving past in my mind
I feel us getting closer
But the doubt remains

Stay with me
Change with me
Open my eyes
To see all
Stay with me
Change with me
Open my eyes
To see all

An endless journey
Through all life’s changes we fly
There is always give and take
Compromise to satisfy
Tomorrow has arrived
Wanting yesterday
I’ll keep my promises
Protect your heart from harm
Forsaking the man I was
And now is all that matters
Am I spirit or am I flesh
Make me real
Within my own flesh
My spirit is real

Hills will roll
Carry me to you
Away from my self
Can I stand the change
Hills will roll
Moving past in my mind
The distance getting shorter
But the doubt remains

Stay with me
Change with me
Feel the light
That is love
Stay with me
Change with me
Open my eyes
To see all
Stay with me
Change with me
Stay with me
Change with me

We experience love
From our own point of view
The only truth that we know
Is what we make ourselves

Stay with me
I can see
The future before us
Opening wide
Clear blue skies
Across emerald fields
Time’s endless seasons
Changes without reasons
Through these hills
Rolling on and on
Into eternity
Into eternity

Hills will roll
Carry me to you
Away from our pain
Can we stand the change
Hills will roll --hills will roll
Moving past in our minds --on through my mind
The distance shrinking shorter
But the doubt remains
Hills will roll
On through my mind
Hills will roll
On through my mind

So hard to say ‘I Love You’
Once said, forever changed
Make my life complete
To always bring me back
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(5) WITHIN A MOMENT - 6:08

Welcome to the real world
Where love conquers nothing
She dreams of something else
That I thought I had
The false hope she gave me
Now drains life from me
Strange how the pieces
Fall apart
Fall away

When you lose sight
Of who you are
You see ghosts of what was
And will never be

Push and pull
It’s like I’m swimming
Against the current
Of your soul
Breathe in dark water
Gasping for air
Life changes within a moment
And there’s nothing there

Welcome to the real world
Where love is senseless
Take it all away
Now I have nothing left
The sweet voice that fools me
The hope my heart sang in return
Never knew it could turn
From Silence
Rushing in

When you lose sight
Of who you are
You see ghosts of what was
And will never be

Push and Pull
It’s like I’m fading
Against the torment
Of my soul
Breathing a prayer
Speaking your name
Life changes within a moment

I thought I knew
I thought it was you
But even empires can crumble in a moment
And the king
Awakens from his dream
With so much to rule
Is just a fool
In the end

I can feel you
Inside me still
So much a part of me
I can never erase
But it only serves
As a reminder
That you’re not mine
Anymore

When you lose sight
Of who you are
You see ghosts of what was
And will never be
When you lose sight
You can lose your step
And fall helplessly
Into the void

Lost in full
Waves begin to drown me
Knowing the end is near
My light is fading
Only thing now is fear
Just one more breath
Before I walk away
And leave you
Crying in the rain
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(6) TORMENT - 3:40

Unloved
By the only one that mattered
The darkness consumes
No light penetrates
Comfort is lost
Untouched
By love’s fragile grasp
Cold as night
Silent as stone
Left empty, wanting, and needing
Broken
By the false shadow of love
Silent promises
Never kept

In this torment …
Ripping
A knife in my mind
Tearing me away
Into despair
Ripping

Wounded
My universe is shattered
Shards of glass paralyze my heart
From sadness to anger to brooding to loss
Empty eyes stare out of me
Unfulfilled
The cup runs dry
Only heartache pours from it
Left empty, wanting, and needing

In this torment …
Ripping
A knife in my mind
Tearing me away
Into…

Takedown
Tear me in two
And blacken the light
Breakdown
Hollow screams call to me
In a metallic siren song
I can’t feel
I feel too much
Numb from it all
I continue to fall deeper
Still

Pain breeds itself
Building in my mind
Consuming me
Cold…so cold
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(7) METRO - 5:31
Spoken Word:
As I sit with my emptiness
Never have I felt so alone
This pain, I can’t forgive
Will it ever leave me?
Trying to forget, but…
I can still see her face through the rain
The illusion is over
My world falls into silence
You made a choice
I’m the one left in the aftermath
So full of hate
My mind boils
So lost
Where to go, from here?
Better to have met you in my dream
Then to wake and reach for hands that are not there
Or will ever be again
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(8) PURGATORY - 5:46

Tame the spirit
Calm the fear in it
Flow of the soul
Enter the control

The turning wheels
Brought you to here and now
The questions in your heart
I’ll give you what I never had
The specter of my past
Clouds my every thought
But I see you
As I see myself
What I’m offering
Could be everything
Could be nothing

These scenes will
Fade from view
Where are you going to?
Make your choice
Start anew
There’s so much left for you

You have a chance
Believe in yourself
Change this from
Your world of black and white
Don’t fear this mystery
That you see all around you
You can choose any path to follow
But you must move on

What else should I know?
Answers unforgiving
open hearts
see with clarity
Through you my past revealed
Go back, I must see again
Trapped without escape

These scenes will
Fade from view
Where are you going to?
Make your choice
Start anew
There’s so much left for you

Don’t fear this mystery
That you see
Life changes through time
But never ceases to be
My thoughts fly
Across the sky
And back again

You have a chance
Believe in yourself
Change this from
Your world of black and white
Don’t fear this mystery (my thoughts fly)
That you see all around you
You can choose any path to follow (my thoughts fly)
But you must move on

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(9) LOST IN PARIS - 18:31
ACT I. Stained Glass

Light of morning starts another day
A new found hope for me
But the world still looks grey
Voices from the streets surrounding me
Swimming through my head
Taunting me to disagree
Stained glass faces
Stare down at me from above
Judging eyes from empty places
How can I be so lost
When yesterday I was found
I seek safety but at what cost
So much a part of me
Did you replace
What I depend on?
I need to be
The man I am
Here now and forever more

Stained
By my need and my love
I’m stained
By you in my blood
I’m stained
Broken to the last
I’m stained
Shattered stained glass past

The colors blur my vision
Disorder in their beauty
My thoughts echo throughout
This old cold cathedral
No answers from above
To tell me I’m saved
Who can I confess to
Can’t you see
I’m stained

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ACT II. Lost

Stone walls close in, my frail mind
Forced into oblivion
I’ll take my chances outside
Than face the fury inside
Into the void of society
Feed this need for motion
Footsteps match the beat of my heart
Pounding in my head

Out in the city
Facing the night
Empty streets
Deserting me
Lost in Paris
Into the night
It holds no shadows
Darker than I

Escape from the emptiness
Reach a new conclusion
When all memories of love
Have been ripped away
Pain devours your soul
I can’t hide from myself
No matter how much I lie
I see my past
In every corner turned

Hell is more than a dream
It’s the reality you create
Lost in Paris
Can’t find my way
Out of here
Your soul is devoured
By all the pain
Lost in Paris
Can’t find my way
Out of here
We’re all dead inside
Searching the mind
My reality is reliving my dreams

Lost in Paris
Lost in Paris
Lost in Paris
Lost in Paris

Alive for the last time
The last breath
My life trying to break free
Destroying all of me

There’s nowhere to run
What we had is done
You’re the one to blame
Gave me all this pain
Thought I had it all
Ready for the fall
I’m all on my own
Very far from home

I don’t want to know
That I’m all alone
A shell of a man

I don’t want to know
That I’m all alone
Shell of who I am
I don’t give a damn
But now I see the open doors
Now I know there’s so much more
I can see now how it ends
To be the king to live again
I don’t need this fucking lie
This retched, ruined
Wasted in the sands of time
I want what should be mine
From this
Horrible society

Here I am so
Lost in this city
Struggle through the
Pain of my loss
As I push past
Strangers in the night
I see only my demons
So lost in the
Torment inside
Fight against my
Rage and anger
I have to move
Beyond this anguish
Break through this weakness

No one to blame for this but myself
Find empty space to free my mind
Free myself from this false illusion
See things as they really are

So many people you meet
And will never see again
You have to wonder
If they were ever there
Just like me
Just like you
One place
To another
Hoping for a way out
Of this dreadful mess
I’m lost
Afraid of what’s next
Can I find myself
I’m lost
Afraid of what’s next
Can I find myself
Or wander forever

Try to understand
What you want
That’s not me
But I can’t stand
The thought of being
Less than you need

See her for what she was
She changed my world
Made me a better man
Try to save myself as well
I know I can

Not every change is good
But without, life stands still
We must search again
You could lie to yourself
Over and over
When the blame sets in
Truth remains
Lost within myself
Afraid of what’s next
Can I conquer this place?
Will I reclaim my throne?
Sit in judgment of it all
And rule again?

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ACT III. Reflections

The amber girl opens her eyes
To see the chain unbroken
And life unfulfilled
Can you cradle her still
The spiral of loss rushes in
He left the door open
Now he pays the price
Chances have been taken
At the crossroads she stands
She has to move on
There’s no looking back
Collapse the facade
He can never give up
He clings to his only wish
Forever destined for needing
Caught forever in dreaming
Hoping for a reflection
Some connection to the past

Sad tales have always been told
And will be forever more
Sad tales will always be told
What’s one more?
Is my story only heartache
And the loss of my ideal
If I choose to give up my kingdom
Do I cease to be real?
Reflections of my lost and shattered past

Life is a struggle
And life is pain
But there is joy
If you seek it
Life is bitter
With the sweet
Find love where you can
Hold onto it
Maybe that’s the plan
For us all
Live our lives
And persevere
As the wise man said
There’s no beginning
Without an end
And the end is near
So near

Before you know it
Love is gone
Yesterday a memory
Those distant feelings
Never fade from me
Always made me so real
Pain and despair we feel
Seems like an endless journey
Through it all

Illuminating colors from my eyes
Show the truth within the lies
Protect me now until tomorrow
I’ve come full circle
Staring back at the judging eyes
With confidence and focus
Day from night
By the river’s edge
Searching into the cold dark water
Sunlight off the cathedral reflects back onto me
The surface is calm
My reflection seen for the first time
It’s so inviting
To stay like that reflection forever
Now that I believe
I am the king of my destiny
I’ll conquer this place
Reclaim my throne
I will find her again
And rule my world once more

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