Gone

by Joey Frevola

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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) This is a full-fledged prog rock/metal album with all of the usual bells and whistles. Fortunately, it's also remarkably melodic and contains several unexpected twists and turns, so it remains interesting all the time and stands out considerably above the middle-of-the-road prog nonsense that keeps on cluttering up the genre today. Watch out as well for Joey Frevola's stuff he recorded with his band "Edge of Reality" - it's utmost fascinating, too! Favorite track: Elise's Song.
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1.
Gone 02:44
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2.
Footsteps 03:00
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3.
Empty 06:36
YM: I wander these old buildings The new ones, they're the same No more people, no more voices No more pleasantries or games Search in strife in place of living Search in vain for signs of life Just me against the empty Alone under cold air's knife Empty streets and empty halls The silence asks me questions I can't answer because all these Empty streets and empty halls Give me no one I can turn to My own friends I can't recall Empty streets and empty halls The silence asks me questions I can't answer because all these Empty streets and empty halls Give me no one I can turn to I'm at my own beck and call I walk the old park now a jungle with no name And the wind - it howls upon me Like a wolf who knows my pain The streets forever haunt me Lonely tombstones in a line That scrape the sky and beg forgiveness For unspeakable, unknown crimes Empty streets and empty halls The silence asks me questions I can't answer because all these Empty streets and empty halls Give me no one I can turn to My own friends I can't recall Empty streets and empty halls The silence asks me questions I can't answer because all these Empty streets and empty halls Leave me here in isolation My life forever at a halt Maybe I'm just dreaming I'll wake up and it will change Back to how it should be No uncanny, vacant space Why am I alone? Why me against the lone unresolve? These empty halls If it's just me to whom I answer It's only me that I can ask These things that scream in silence Oh why am I the last?
4.
Rooftops 05:24
YM: Pull all my favorite threads Now's the time Time that I get to divine What the night has to find And with everyone there What would I dare but Make the best of every moment Each word spoken Stars are out for me This is my own Galaxy City underneath Electric heart that beats Gathered here tonight 'till rooftops bleed morning light "Hello" Elise: "Didn't see you there" YM: "Have we met before?" Elise: "There's someone that I know" YM: "Let them Know they're found" Elise: "Sorry, got to go" YM: "Hope to see you around" Stars are out for me This is my own Galaxy City underneath Electric heart that beats Gathered here tonight 'till rooftops bleed morning light
5.
Lonely 04:47
YM: Just days fall like these broken leaves Their sound makes me think someone could be The trees, the last ones left to stand The snow, a desert with no sand And to think this once seemed good for me When the world of souls was something I could see Never touching, not opening Why won't you bring someone I'd reach for now? But they're gone - ever gone Maybe it's just a dream But it's been so long Time is not what it seems You know you're wrong Silent world too strange to believe The world you deserve it to be
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7.
TFB: Too few beats of my heart of been spent When it didn't feel bent by the world that eats up Every last cent of my personal sentiency No need to meet the glances of indifference Pretending they meant good for me Too few hours in a day, too little time to care About those who have not dared To give me the time of day Interaction is a two-way street And I won't be made to play their little games It's a game I can't beat You people are all the same This silence I know Makes me feel at home No more ebb and flow The world's a sea calmed by silence I know Tried to lock out the world and its cries As they tried to give rise to the ones who'd rock The societal boat like they weren't being choked by Some mental block that always screams "why?" TFB (YM): Too few hours in a day, too little time to care (Too few hours in a day, too little time to spare) About those who have not dared (Could this be my answered prayer?) To give me the time of day (The steps leading away) Interaction is a two-way street (Interaction is a two-way street) And I won't be made to play their little games (But if he want's to play a little game) It's a game I can't beat (It's a game I can beat) The silence I know Makes me feel at home No more ebb and flow The world is a vast sea calmed By silence I know Being on my own No more lies, no more show Just leave me be in this silence I know YM: Grounded patch of green Known it so well Never took that step But there's no one here After all this time Any difference I could see If I walked the world I would see no features but my own Guess I took that step No one else around Not a single sound This is not my home Not when I'm alone Why must I be island out at sea Or a ship wrecked by an empty breeze? Sun is beating down If it were dark, I could imagine Faces that I knew Hearts that I could finally open to Never took that step Stake the world on it There is someone I have got to find Sail the oceans deep Face the monsters raging in my mind Oh it only takes a single step What is that I hear? Is there maybe someone else to be? TFB (YM): This silence I know Makes it feel like home No more ebb and flow The world is a vast sea calmed By silence I know Being on my own No more lies No more show Just leave me be in this silence I know (Someone else could be adrift in this stormy sea)
8.
Find Him 05:11
TFB: There's no dust on my back And no rust in the cracks There's no one to wear me down There's nobody to stare me down as I sketch Under the leaves in the shade No charcoal eyes sear my brain YM: The storm has passed The sun is breaking through I don't know who you are But now that you're here too, there's hope A glimmer from afar I saw you pass me by I saw the trail you made You were gone but there Your footprints in the blades Do you know I'm here? How can I make it known? How can I help you see you are not alone? TFB: The oak in the park has my back Rooted and firm in the warm green grass And the ink charts a course through a perforate sea Oh it travels to shores never seen with me When I look at the page and survey with my gaze That the sea rages calm The sea rages calm YM: Empty streets and empty halls Silent still, but not alone I'll find you somehow in the fold Empty feet and empty calls Find a trail that I can follow Even if leaves tomorrow Empty streets and empty halls Shaded sanctuary park Draw him out, out of the dark Empty beats and empty talk Now I feel alive forever Someone somewhere I can call
9.
YM: Alone too long I'm not alone at all Some paper and pen floating there To match the feet and make a pair Of strangers strangely bound The unseen can be found I've got to get through The pad and pen will do "Is anyone there? Please? hello? I thought I was alone here And if you thought so too No worries now I'm here too but somehow Can't seem to see you anywhere So please won't you tell me that you're there?" The pad lies still What will they say, I feel a chill Why don't they answer the call? I cannot have imagined it all I wrote the write over artist strokes I think I might just be the most sorry man around Pissed off the only one I've found TFB: Too right I thought I was alone here Knew my luck would never hold here It cost my peace Why can't we see? You have nothing I need YM: I know you're there, please, hello The grass betrays your actions He left the book behind Flew from my hand I didn't mean to hurt you The steps now quickly run away Please why won't you stay? Please say you're there He's gone again No telling when he's coming back Or if I scared him off The book's still here Its eyes they steer my to see her face And pulled back hair I stare Good thing that I I didn't harm this lovely piece What have I done? What will I do?
10.
Ransom Note 05:24
TFB: There is no dust on me There is no rust forming It doesn't change anything I am still on the wing My book's still there But he better not be Cause I"m through the woods This is my happy ending It's not in the shade Just this page stuck to the tree An address and a ransom note How could he do this to me? YM: "Can't face the silence anymore I swear I didn't want this for you You must be lonely too I've got your book with me Brave the empty world To meet me in my flat" TFB: The silence I knew What happened to you? This is what I get for going Thinking hoping knowing Can't trust what you don't see Play his game 'till it's free Think I'll change the rules around I'll get it back, won't make a sound I won't rest until it's found There's no turning back now He's nowhere to be found Done my deed What's it to me if he's alone? Just like me Alone just like me
11.
Friends 03:15
TFB (Mother): Paper, Pencil Only friends that I need Make a new world That's exactly where I want to be No more classroom Homework a memory (is that your plan?) I'll keep to myself I don't need anyone (quite a lonely life to live like that) What's the big deal? She doesn't know anything They don't care how I feel I'll do the same Open up and then you'll see That they're not so bad Elise: "Hi there Why are you sitting all alone? Come with me If you don't have a friend or home We could be friends, my name's Elise" "Please won't you talk to me Was it something I said? You're lonely that much I see You can talk to me"
12.
Elise's Song 03:31
Elise: Sometimes even stones can speak It just takes someone who's listening Even the hardest of stones can bleed If there is no one who's listening Maybe it's that I don't understand Why a boy would choose to be a stone instead Alone it's water rising high Why sulk in the ocean when there's the sky? Stone is strong But not against the tide I know there is a child locked inside his mind If he can't see Then maybe I can show him A stone is not a man Only a boy can ever grow I'll be there to see the boy who's grown To hear the sweet melody of a singing stone I'll be there to see the man that shows What happens to the boy that chooses stone
13.
Elise: "Hi there You know you always sit and stare Would you mind drawing me a picture too? I've never seen someone like you"
14.
Write, Erase 06:26
YM: Door is open they've come back Write, erase, unseen impact "Knew you'd come for her sake I had to try this" Write, erase "Can't you see we're on our own? Once I knew there was someone Saw a chance to take Please don't leave" Write, erase "Write" Erase Color floating, starts to write TFB: "I'll just take my sketch and go" YM: "Can't we work together now?" TFB: "I was better on my own" YM: "But what kind of life is that?" TFB "The kind we both have now" Both: "And I don't know why you'd think We'd be better off The world's much smaller from inside The world's much darker than the light" TFB: "If this will make peace Of your stormy seas Give the sketch to me You'll have company"

about

Hi! This album begins a story I've had rattling around in my head for about 6 years now. I can't promise that it ends said story.

Enter on one man wandering around a completely barren cityscape. Why is he in particular is the only one around? What happened to everyone else who lived there? Well, that's something you'll have to discover for yourself.

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released January 1, 2019

Story and music by Joey Frevola
Lyrics by Matthew Pritchett

--Vocals --

YM : Jesse Brock
TFB : Adam Warne
Elise : Emma Rowley
Mother : Stephanie Middleton

-- Band --

Joey Frevola : Guitars, Bass, Keys
Robin Johnson : Drums and Percussion
Violin : Laura Epling
Cello : Maggie Chafee
Trumpet : Emmanuel Echem
Flute : Charles Sanchez
French Horn: Dustin Texás


Mixed by Joey Frevola
Mastered by Jens Bogren

Drums recorded and engineered by Dean Nelson at Generation Studios

Artwork by Jon Frevola

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Also plays with UK band KYROS and Nashville band Edge of Reality

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