Gone

by Joey Frevola

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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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Track Name: Gone
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Track Name: Footsteps
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Track Name: Empty
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?
Track Name: Rooftops
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
Track Name: Lonely
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
Track Name: Footprint in the Grass
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Track Name: Silence I Know
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)
Track Name: Find Him
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
Track Name: The Tree in the Park
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?
Track Name: Ransom Note
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
Track Name: Friends
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"
Track Name: Elise's Song
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
Track Name: Someone Like You
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"
Track Name: Write, Erase
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"

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