Suspyre

by Suspyre

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Suspyre's eponymous fourth album further delves the listener into new horizons of music. Always changing in style and always interesting, this record combines the heaviness of metal, the groove of funk, and the melodies of pop with the intellect of prog. With instrumentation spanning from traditional two-guitar textures to sporadic saxophone squeals, this album has an endless tonal palette of color. Classical piano sections mellows it down, while down-tuned guitars and double bass gives the music energy. One hour of music, endless layers of ideas.

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released 03 April 2012

1. Chaser (4:49)
2. Tranquility and Stress (9:57)
3. The Divided Son (4:57)
4. Still Bending the Violet (6:13)
5. The Fire Dancer (5:11)
6: Cancún (3:55)
7. Shades... (0:47)
8. The Cycle (5:12)
9. The Whispers Never Written (9:15)
10. The Man Made of Stone (12:23)

Clay Barton: Vocals
Sam Bhoot: Bass guitar
Andrew Distabile: Electric guitars, guitar solo on track 10
Gabriel Marshall: Drums and auxiliary percussion
Gregg Rossetti: Electric and acoustic guitars, saxophones and EWI, MIDI programming, fretless and slap bass, Chapman Stick on track 3, guitar solo on track 1, 2, 4
April Sese: Keyboards and piano

All music composed by Gregg Rossetti except track 2 by Gregg Rossetti and Sam Bhoot
All arrangements by Suspyre
All lyrics by Clay Barton except track 9 by Clay Barton and Diane Distabile
Additional vocals on track 2 by Rob DeSimone

Engineered, mixed, and edited by Gregg Rossetti and Andrew Distabile at Erypsus Studios in Flemington, NJ
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY
Artwork by Teresa Clark

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Track Name: Chaser
We are still in the moment of doubt
The sweet taste will devour you whole
There’s nothing quite like this confusion
Always craving the loss of control

There is so much of nothing to say
And easy to think someone’s listening
Sometimes wishing we never wake up
Knowing the thirst is never changing

The devil’s drug is the one we take
Followed by the chaser
We’re all consumed by the black label
To turn the shape-shifter

Pick the poison that drinks you in…

We must stop seeing what isn’t there
A vision cast between the middle
A world that’s hidden behind the mask
Wearing another endless struggle

The devil’s drug is the one we take
Followed by the chaser
We’re all consumed by the black label
To turn the shape-shifter
Track Name: Tranquility and Stress
Waking the radio with noise
Stopping for a minute as we hear another tune
See myself stretching through the day
Finding that lies are sometimes written in the truth

And all of them are free
To argue and agree
request and then decree
And that’s a guarantee

It’s dangerous to think
All’s lost in just a blink
We’ll drown it in the drink
Washed down a bathroom sink

An impossible dream
The yelling and the screams
The fall of self esteem
A whore to the machine

So don’t forget my name
Or claim it all for fame
And that it’s all in vain
That’s never been the game

Whatever the sound magazine says
Makes its way into the wash
Viewpoints folded over and over
When the ghosts of writing are lost

Listening must then become a choice
Reading words that binge and purge will never bring you fame
Put the record on and let it play
Have it run on backwards and you’ll understand the same

How do you justify
Admit and then deny
Withhold and now provide
An easier reply

I’m thinking of the way
To hurry and delay
Protect and then betray
Much to your dismay

I’ve slept away the years
Been taken by the sphere
Had way too many fears
Get lost in all the cheers

Before you make a mess
Of tranquility and stress
Deny and then confess
Confirming your success

Whatever the sound magazine says
Makes its way into the wash
Viewpoints folded over and over
When the ghosts of writing are lost
Track Name: The Divided Son
In the darkest hours coming ashore
Why do the winds battle with the storm?
Lay your head down low
Let the memories go
There’s a stranger sleeping in your bed
If only you could put it to rest
Keep your words alive
Leave a subtle reply

Even though the skies return to blue
Nothing could ever keep me from you…

Someone’s always climbing
Inside my frame of mind
You’re the only answer
Holding the tie that binds

It’s like swimming in a sea of black
And looking for the only way back
Listening for your voice
You would come through the noise
If tomorrow never comes again
We can bury ourselves deep within
And our minds are one
I’m the divided son

Someone’s always climbing
Inside my frame of mind
You’re the only answer
Holding the tie that binds

On the long trail of exceptions
You’re the answers and the questions
And in this world revolving time
You’re the one keeping me alive

Even though the skies return to blue
Nothing could ever keep me from you…

Someone’s always climbing
Inside my frame of mind
You’re the only answer
Holding the tie that binds
Track Name: Still Bending the Violet
The frail glass of winter
Melting in the folds
Cold never made me check the double rose
A change in the season
Calling to the rains
Her taste gave way on the bitter champagne

The roses always fall on white
And love never takes regret
Memories and painted dreams
Find the way to remake the day
But through strands of brunette
I’m still bending the violet

I’ve seen her in my dreams
Just can’t let it be
We’re woven in something and still between
I can’t shake this feeling
I still need to know
Is it my destiny to let her go

How am I supposed to be this strong
I am only a singer
To forget the spirit of it all
I will love you forever

The roses always fall on white
And love never takes regret
Memories and painted dreams
Find the way to remake the day
But through strands of brunette
I’m still bending the violet
Track Name: The Fire Dancer
For creatures free from laws take heed
Assume what sex and shape they please
The one to split the broken nail
A girl more deadly than the male
The serpent roaming in the night
Full of evil and no contrite
A sweet disorder in the dress
The deadly scene I must possess

The shadows knew their way
But now they start to fade…

Given the strength to carry on
Set to take the remedy further
My voice is the power inside
Burning moves of the fire dancer

What is gathered and what is lost
For nothing gained and at what cost
Reproach will never mend the young
Suppressing words upon my tongue
Now you must die I have the claims
Set to burn you down in the flames
The mind you sent into a trance
Will never miss the fire dance

Given the strength to carry on
Set to take the remedy further
My voice is the power inside
Burning moves of the fire dancer

The stars were gathered and set to view
But never should have been given to you
The wait for something else to bleed
Gave way to someone finally…

Given the strength to carry on
Set to take the remedy further
My voice is the power inside
Burning moves of the fire dancer
Track Name: Cancún
Why don’t we go to Cancún sometime
Cause someone told me it’s beautiful there
Would you like to take your time
Or simply make up your mind
The sun would look great running through your hair

When did this dream begin?
When did the rest of it end?
With sand between my toes, I guess you’ll never know
The moments that could have been

Why don’t we go to Cancún sometime
Where the sand’s so soft and white you sink
We could get lost in the day
Sipping wine at the café
Letting memories melt into your drink

When did this dream begin?
When did the rest of it end?
With sand between my toes, I guess you’ll never know
The moments that could have been

Why don’t we go to Cancún sometime
Crystal clear skies and water for miles
Would you kiss me?
Would you fall for me?
Cause I’ve been waiting for a while…

When did this dream begin?
When did the rest of it end?
With sand between my toes, I guess you’ll never know
The moments that could have been
Track Name: The Cycle
We were so close to symmetry
A progressive serenity
The ring that lies, inside your eyes
Such is the king of the deceit
These multiples of painted glass
And the offering made to last
Standing corners, and nothing pure
The present becoming the past

Time is the circle that draws us all
But that time ends now…

As the light dawns on us all
The ones we know are watchful
They'll keep the system fixed on
Explaining the shades of the cycle

Now the memory of autumn leaves
Gathering the December trees
A bitter wind, that’s always been
Recovering the vivid dreams
The binding of limitations
Are breaking through our sensations
I will provide, the words inside
And shake our world of the burdens

As the light dawns on us all
The ones we know are watchful
They'll keep the system fixed on
Explaining the shades of the cycle

We are many, we are one
And the cycle is something more
This is the only circle
To draw different than before…

Time is the circle that draws us all
But that time ends now…

As the light dawns on us all
The ones we know are watchful
They'll keep the system fixed on
Explaining the shades of the cycle
Track Name: The Whispers Never Written
Every story has two sides
The one we take is no different
And somewhere in the middle
Lies a truth unfolding lucent

So to whom do we turn?

There are whispers never written
There are actions never seen
There are questions never answered
In the darkness of the scene

Fear leads us here
We find our lives caught in a shell
Now time is lost
Somewhere between trust and ourselves


There is silence never broken
There are moments in between
This is something out of nothing
The trust only found in dreams

Fear leads us here
We find our lives caught in a shell
Now time is lost
Somewhere between trust and ourselves

Now we can feed into the disguise
Run our hands softly down their thighs
What began with softly touching lips
Is the final movement between their hips

Lies must be broken to end the spell
Break mine and all is well
This curse you have placed upon us all
Tears deep into the flaw
This picture we keep inside our heads
Worthy to be misled
Deceit and deception perfected
In this world of hatred

Fear leads us here
We find our lives caught in a shell
Now time is lost
Somewhere between trust and ourselves
Track Name: The Man Made of Stone
I see the shape of whatever was made
And reason shows us of what we became
These are the memories one must recall
When building stones into the strongest wall
The lesser man will make his way apart
While the greater one is the work of art
We all admire the laughter and fame
The definite gravity of the name

There are reflections of him
While they fight for the throne
They’ll never have the presence
For the man made of stone

The steady hand that became the teacher
A student leaning in on the keeper
We have seen the master bending our thoughts
But nothing close to the feelings he taught
They will swell their prospects and show their pride
But the ones not like him are those denied
The war that our world presents to us all
Gave the man of stone, all things great and small

There are reflections of him
While they fight for the throne
They’ll never have the presence
For the man made of stone

All the new world decisions
Still the choices never change
In keeping everyone safe
The thoughts must be rearranged

If we seek so shall we find
Strength that molds one man from two
Lessons given, lessons learned
Everything is owed to you

There are reflections of him
While they fight for the throne
They’ll never have the presence
For the man made of stone