Tracks

01. His Voice
02. Statued
03. Shores Of Avalon
04. Beelzebubba
05. Guardian Angel
06. Sacrifice
07. Lace
08. Slow Burn
09. As A Man Thinks



01. His Voice

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Guillory/LaBrie
Nostalgia plays through me
Along with the radio
A taste, a scene, a sound
A touch is not enough

If only I
Had known his fear
So torn and feeling frightened

15 years have passed
A sour taste still curls my tongue
In despair, he danced the air
A life became undone

If only I
Had recognized
A silenced cry of sweet lies

"Ma, you know you can't hold me
Now
Ma, would you like to hold me
Now"

I heard His Voice
The trace of tears
Still live within within that moment

I heard His Voice
He lost his will
One's fate revealed that moment
I heard His Voice
The moment ends
So much was said in silence

"Ma, you know you can't hold me
Now
Ma, would you like to hold me
Now"

And if I could I would
If what had happened then, today
I hold you close
Not turn away


02. Statued

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Guillory/LaBrie
I sit and read your story
Mortal image statued
Delusions of one's glory
Irony masked in virtue

When mom she told me
'I'm not going to live forever'
She gave this manuscript to me
'To read when I am gone'

Tell me what it's like to be
Where you are, I wanna be
The Invitation
To this Sensation

As I read the last few lines
I slowly start to realize
You have opened up my mind
This is completely beautiful

And now it all makes sense
These words I wish she spoke to me
It was right in front of me
I feel her next to me

Tell me what it's like to be
Where you are, I wanna be
The Invitation
To this Sensation

I need to break away
Need to break through
Throw it all away
Show me how to

I adore you
I won't forget you
I adore you
You helped me break through
I adore you
You held onto me
I adore you
I feel you

Tell me what it's like to be
Where you are, I wanna be
I'm tired of feeling out of place
Too many roles I imitate

Tell me what it's like to be
Where you are, I wanna be
The Invitation
To this Sensation


03. Shores Of Avalon

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Allman/Sloyer/Cadden-James/LaBrie
I never saw it coming
Somehow the heat of battle
Sure dulled my senses to the real world
Or was I dreaming?
She held my hand and knew me
She looked right through all I knew

Lie quiet, let the rain wash over me now

Inside the royal chambers
She's staring out her window
Tears well hidden by a crimson veil
This is the poison
Clutching a Turkish dagger
By the moonlight I feel it begin

I'm wounded, let the pain wash over me now
Loneliness again
Sits here along side of me
Gotta make my way
To where the waters heal my wounds

I know this is where I'll stay
Too jaded by her deception
A trust I thought to believe
I just wanna rest
Live out the best of my days
When I reach Avalon

Walking to my window
I'm feeling weak and so betrayed by all I've lost
I'm left here
To comprehend this strange barrage of lies

By the dawn's early light
The war had raged through the night
I turned to her I though I heard her crying
I could see by her face
Before she laid me to waste
That there was someone else she's dying for
Someone else out there besides me

I'm fading let the fear drain away from me now
My fears' been broken
As healing waters poured over me
And I begin to feel
Feel it's magic take strengthen me

I know this is where I'll stay
Can't take anymore deception
I just want peace in my heart
This calm I am feeling
I've never known until
Until I reached Avalon

Lie quiet, let the pain wash away from me now
No beginning or end
All of the roles we pass on through
I looked inside and I saw
My soul's my guide
I need to walk with you

I know this is where I'll stay
The world I've left behind
Has no place in my heart
I can finally rest
And live out the rest of my days
I'll never leave Avalon


04. Beelzebubba

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Gardner/LaBrie
An intern in a silhouette
Gets DNA from the president
Let me tell you....I guarantee it
He's got his

Yes, Senator, the bill's fat...
It feels good...I didn't mean that.
It's for the children
Don't forget it.

Cause slick Willy
He's selling his jive
Slick Willy
He's taking a dive
Slick Willy
Slick Willy
Slick Willy

Arafat and Albright
America, a sad sight
Let me tell you...I guarantee it
He's got his

We got what we deserve
It's much too late to go back
We were taken for the ride...
So many tried to say
We have only taken what we've sown
And when time passed
It had grown...
Into Beelzebubba.
Beelzebubba.
Beelzebubba.
Bubba
Beelze...
Bubba
Beelze...Bubba.

While the country is burning down
We're being sold out in the big town
Have they got yours?
Cause I guarantee you...they've got mine.

Slick Willy
He's selling his jive
Slick Willy
He's taking a dive
Slick Willy

We got what we deserve
It's much too late to go back
We were taken for the ride...
So many tried to say
We have only taken what we've sown
And when time passed
It had grown...
Into Beelzebubba.
Beelzebubba,
Beelzebubba.
Beelzebubba,
Beelze...Bubba


05. Guardian Angel

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Wehrkamp/Cadden-James/LaBrie
In the early misty morning
As you open your eyes I am there
Another day in a cold uncaring world
Dark treasons cold unhearted ways
I stand before your providence
Nobody comes nobody goes
You're so bright eyed and innocent
There's a side of life you just don't know

Draw yourself close to me
I'll take them all I'm not afraid
Your faith is all I need
I'll simply lay my life down for you
And never turning away

I'm your Guardian Angel
I'm your Guardian Angel

I dream of a place of Simple Love
Detached from the Wicked and the Bad
Lost out in a storm of Sinfulness
Where is the Kindness we used to have

Your life is sworn to me
I'll take them all I'm not afraid
I'll give you all I need
And when the rest have left you for dead
You can count on me

I'll never leave never go
Wrap yourself around my world
Now go to sleep in my arms tonight
So when it's hard, when it's cold
When you're so afraid
Just close your eyes
Rest easy child and know I'm by your side

I hear you weep
Dreaming among the stars
And I see your smile in the sun
I hope you'll understand
Someday far down the road
That I showed you Love
All the while
All the while...with me

I'll never leave never go
Wrap yourself around my world
Now go to sleep in my arms tonight
So when it's hard, when it's cold
When you're so afraid
Just close your eyes
Rest easy, child
And know I'm by your side

I'm your Guardian Angel

I dream of a place of Simple Love
Detached from the Wicked and the Bad
Lost out in a storm of Sinfulness
Where is the Kindness we used to have


06. Sacrifice

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Allman/Sloyer/Cadden-James/LaBrie
I remember a time when I was free
When I could fly away
Sky's the limit
I sang my song it was my dream
And still is today

Changes come, changes go
Where they lead
I just don't have a say
Don't have a say

Do you remember
The time I traveled
Sing my songs to all the world
You were stronger
But that's all gone and that's okay
You're still my girl

Seasons come, seasons go
Where they lead
I just don't ever know
Don't ever know

I know you need my here
To see you through
I'm gonna make your eyes shine like brand new
I'd sacrifice all that I have and more
Forever until death do us part

All those pictures
Painted by your hand
I still remember
How beautiful
Nothing's changed, you're still the one
I'm dreaming of

Just this morning
You awoke and took my hand
I smiled inside
How long we have here
Left to us, we'll do our best
And enjoy the ride

Good times come, good times go
When they're gone
How will we ever know
We ever know

I know you need my here
To see you through
I'm gonna make your eyes shine like brand new
I'd sacrifice all that I have and more
Forever until death do us part


07. Lace

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Guillory/LaBrie
Sit with me in the corner
Where the light are low
Maybe you can make it right (Maybe you can make it right)
With all the lights still covered
There's something too familiar
A little much to hang onto (A little much to hang onto)

What I believed in
No longer matters
Won't try to hold on
To who I once was

Why should it matter
What I prefer
But society slams me
Thinks I'm less of a man

Now I know I'm wanting
To go back to you
And I don't quite understand (And I don't quite understand)
Can't deny these feelings
That are coming through
Is this who I really am? (Is this who I really am?)

I never imagined
This that I'm feeling
I finally have something
That I believe in

It shouldn't matter
This is who I am
But society slams me
Calls me less of a man

I've finally something to believe in
I never imagined
What I was feeling

It shouldn't matter
You don't feel the same
But so quick to judge and
You don't understand


08. Slow Burn

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Allman/Sloyer/Cadden-James/LaBrie
I feel my future
Tied to my past
Why don't we go and leave this world behind
Watch me as I wander
Aimless through this mystery
Counting all the times
You've fallen to the cold
You we're always there for me
Always said a prayer for me

I'm drifting in time
No reason I find
You always come to my soul
Somehow you believed
There'd always be a season for us to behold
I'm drifting in time
No reason no rhyme
You always come to my soul
I've learned to believe
So thank you
For the Slow Burn you've brought to my heart
And you are the one
Yes you are the one

I have been to distant
Sometimes just too far away
Let me go and leave it all behind
Sorry if I've hurt you
Sorry for the time we've lost
If you could just forgive me
I'd bow down before you
So that you could see I'm real
So that you could hear these words

I'm drifting in time
No reason I find
You always come to my soul
Somehow you believed
There'd always be a season for us to behold
I'm drifting in time
No reason no rhyme
You always come to my soul
I've learned to believe
So thank you
For the Slow Burn you've brought to my heart
And you are the one
Yes you are the one


09. As A Man Thinks

Music by Mullmuzzler
Lyrics by Gardner/LaBrie
First, the bad news...
Face the music. Mind over matter.
In other words...my imagination run amuck
Give and take with inspiration, information, innovation
Impossible situation? Worsening aggravation
Every change, every step, every moment defined
As a man...as a man...as a man thinks

Shell game in a strait jacket
12 gauge in a shotgun racket
Shinbone, shindig, shimmy for the Shinto
Got to do this all alone
Wait
Better slow it down and think about it.

Embracing this moment
Enslave or free my soul
Just to play the game with no guarantee
Is what I'll do for now
My life's a requiem playing out of key
With no 'absolutes' at all
Who promised tomorrow?
Tomorrow may not even be here.

How long am I blameless-
'Undecided' in a frantic world?
My velocity screaming fast
From this truth I fear
Where did I hear;
'As a man thinks, so is he'?
But this man thinks
'Til his moment's gone'

Scapegoat to the end, dig it?
Whiz-bang in a whirlwind minute
Voodoo-take a turn.
Why not nuke my head- feel it burn?
Wind up where you were
If you think about it.

Shell game in a strait jacket
12 gauge in a shotgun racket
Shinbone, shindig, shimmy for the Shinto
Got to do this all alone
Wait
Better slow it down and think about it.

Better slow it down.
Take a moment right now.
Let a man think
As a man thinks
What a man thinks

Hey there, Budapest
What about...let's just give it a rest.

Scapegoat to the end, dig it?
Whiz-bang in a whirlwind minute
Voodoo-take a turn.
Why not nuke my head- feel it burn?
Wind up where you were
If you think about it.

Shell game in a strait jacket
12 gauge in a shotgun racket
Shinbone, shindig, shimmy for the Shinto
Got to do this all alone
Wait
Better slow it down and think about it.

Better slow it down.
Take a moment right now.
Let a man think
As a man thinks
What a man thinks...

Bottom line?
Get it in.
Get it off.
Get it out.
Get away.
Get a buck.
Get a clue.
Now he just wants more.

And he feels it now...
No more indecisions here
No more time to figure things out
No more lies
No mortal sin
He'll pay up square
But he won't get in.

Too many opportunities
Too many reasons
Too many travesties
Now for the good news
It's gonna get...gonna get wild
When you wake up and realize
You've still got it all.

Hey there, Budapest.
How about next time we do our damn best?