Into the Light

by Geoff Lenox

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A testament to friendship and hard work.

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released January 8, 2015

All songs written by : Geoff Lenox
Produced by: Geoff Lenox, Joe Hogan, and Ariel Levine
Additional song development and pre-production by: Joe Hogan and Nik Chinboukas
Engineered by: Joe Hogan, Ariel Levine, Rich Phillis, and Ed McEntee
Recorded at: Loho Studios, NYC; One East Studios, NYC; and Rarified Studios, San Diego
Mixed by: Anthony "Rocky" Gallo at Virtue and Vice Studios, NYC
Mastered by: Howie Weinberg, Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles
Vocal coach/vocal pre-production by: Kevin Richards
Vocals: Geoff Lenox
Acoustic Guitar: Geoff Lenox
Electric Guitars: Joe Hogan, Izzy Lugo
Bass: Fernando Rosario Jr.
Drums: Frank Ferrer
Piano/Organ: Johnny Young
Synths/Additional Keys: Sonny Lanegan and Geoff Lenox
Backing vocals: Geoff Lenox/Ariel Levine
Trumpet ("Damned"): Jay Jennings
Gospel Singer Backup ("America"): Cid Scantlebury, Carly Menkin, Chanel Carroll
Opera Singer ("Angel Eyes"): Krystal Vaughn
Hooligans (Another Nail in the Coffin): Jonnie Rockit, Rob Castoria, Joe Hogan, Rich Phillis, Carl Schwab, Sam Virden, Maven Omega, DJ Avi Miller, Dominic Toscano
Bagpipe (Another Nail in The Coffin): Davy the Bagpiper

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Geoff Lenox Los Angeles, California

Former TSI frontman/songwriter, Geoff Lenox, makes his return to rock n’ roll, with an ambitious solo album and a take-no-prisoners live show.

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Track Name: A Man and His Gun
I went for a walk
through the fields
of burning sand

I went for a walk
As a god
In a foreign land

(Chorus)
But I won’t die young
I’m like Jesus’ son
And the whole world will kneel for
Just a Man and his Gun

I …. I lost myself
To politics
And Generals

I tell myself
This ain’t me
Until I’m home

(Chorus)
And I won’t die young
‘caus I’m Jesus’ son
And the whole world will kneel for
Just a Man and his Gun

Don’t see no angels to save me
Looks like I’m out here on my own
how much home can you reflect on
When you’ve only had 18 years so far?

I count the days like a prison term
Scars up and down my arms
I’d shed a tear for the blood I’ve drawn
If I weren’t worried about my own.

(Chorus)
and I won’t die young
No I won’t die young
But there’s nothing left of me here
Just a Man and his Gun
Track Name: Angel Eyes
Well I wake and I pray
To be the man I want to be
But the bottle’s taking me
Down the wrong way on this street

Still I won’t be afraid
So long as you are here with me
When I close my eyes there’s peace
And I can feel you

Angel Eyes
Watching over me
You’re everything I need
and god I miss you
Angel Eyes
Pushing forward behind me
I’d take on anything just to kiss you

Another day, another town,
Another shameful memory
Crossed the hand that rusts the chain
Bring me to my knees again

Like a dog in the streets
Looking for some company
But you’re a million miles away
And god I miss you

Angel Eyes
Watching over me
I have everything I need
Because I’m with you
Angel eyes
Pushing forward behind me
I'd take on anything
Just to kiss you.

(Solo)

Oh, there’s sin and pain and a price to pay
with every breath I take
And so many that I’ve loved
Have turned away

So now it’s you that I hang on
In a world where I’ve gone wrong
You’re all that’s saving me
And God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Track Name: Damned
Well you’ll know me by the women and the tears they cry
Still fragile from the memories of long gone by
I’ve been good at breakin’ hearts and left the last one standin at the alter

And you’ll know me by the stories of all your friends
Still shocked by the horrors of the time we spent
Not a moment goes by where I don’t feel the sting of their laughter

I weave a trail of fear and shame
You’ll see ‘em tremble when they hear my name

I’m Damned
Damned
And that’s how you’ll know me.
I’m Damned
God Damned
And that’s how you’ll know me.

Well you’ll know me by the blood running from my hands
Or the dead behind my eyes - more ghost than man.
There’s no god to blame – I’m a man made walking disaster

And you’ll know me by thunder underneath my walk
and all the sounds of hell behind the way I talk
I’m shock and awe. I’m here to divide and conquer.

I weave a trail of hate and pain
You’ll see ‘em scatter when they hear my name

I’m Damned
Damned
And that’s how you’ll know me.
I’m Damned
Damned
And that’s how you’ll know me.

I’m Damned
Damned
And that’s how you’ll know me.
I’m Damned
Damned
And that’s how you’ll know me.
I’m Damned
God Damned
And that’s how you’ll know me.
I’m Damned
Just Damned (weak)
And that’s how you’ll know me.
Track Name: The Long Black Car
Here.
Once again.
Fallen down.
One more time.
…and it hurts.
Like before.
Like it always does.

Time
to admit
– that I’m not
winning here.
Through the dark,
through the tears,
I see my way.

and she waits for me….
In a long black car….
The end of the fear.
The end of the pain.

Well she waits for me….
In a long black car….
No more shame.
No more anything at all

There will be a day. When you won’t think of me.
when you do – may the memory make you smile and not cry.

and tomorrow
when you’re woken by the family calls
and you think you hear me
as you’re drifting down our silent halls
You’re gonna reach inside and tear it out to make it through
‘cause you don’t need me – not like I needed you

and out of nowhere when the band breaks out our favorite song
and no one else can see that you’re just barely hanging on
remind yourself that I was wrong and this is right
now I’m out of the dark – I’ve stepped into the light.
Track Name: America
Born on a base that ain’t there now
Raised in the shadows of a factory town
That long long ago, shut down its machines forever

The greedy elite they came and wrecked my job
Now I sell their kids dope out the trunk of my car
And the bastards who made me wanna put my ass away forever

Oooh in America
Oooh in America

Jimmy’s parents pressured him like hell
‘till he missed the Ivy Leagues and shot himself
but they cried when they opened the foundation in his name

Suzie headed west to pursue her dreams
Chasin’ a life she saw on her TV
but the closest she got was a part in a basement porn movie

Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Oooh in America

That’s some hustle you got me fallin’ for
Caught in a shakedown, belivin’ a dream
My hand was dealt the day that I was born
So don’t pretend it’s up to me

Well she had seven different children
With seven different last names
And they was nothin’ but a pay check to her
livin off the state
and when the kids got older each one was gonna do the same thing

Well I don’t read the Bible
And I don’t care if you do
But all these politicians
Play you Jesus freaks for fools
To strip me of my money, my freedom, and my dignity

Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Track Name: The Seasons Change
Like a stalker in the shadows
You feel a danger lurking close to you
Something both intangible and real

And as the signs are getting clearer
You push them from your point of view
Pretend it isn’t terror that you feel

Well you can try and bide your time
But in the echoes of your mind
You know it’s started tearing you apart

Just when you let your guard down, took a chance to breathe.
Just when your fear was giving way.
Just when you’re making plans for sunny days with me.
The clouds roll in, the seasons change

Like a shot rung out from nowhere
The madness slaps you ‘cross the face
And you’re fighting for your future and your home

Well you know you can’t revive me.
You can pray just to survive me.
As I hack away at everything you know.

Well you can try and waste your time
But in the echoes of your mind
You know my heart has already turned cold.

And when the walls come down on all that you hold dear
And when all hope has given way
And when the man you fell for, ceases to appear…
I’m sorry babe the seasons change

Take a breath it’s now or never
you – or - me
There’s little to consider anymore

All that you had dreamed of
now can never be.
go try again - the seasons change.
Track Name: Another Nail in the Coffin
When I was just a small boy - my father he held me
– and gave me my first taste of beer.
If only he’d known the trouble it’d give me
- as my drinking (awkward timing) progressed through the years
And I remember the day I came home to my family
in a circle all waiting for me.
They said every one down is like another nail in your coffin.

Well, I left my local meeting ‘bout an hour ago
Still something just ain’t sitting right
I got a head full of worry and a pocket of dough
– I’m afraid I’m getting fucked up tonight.

There’re cheers and applause from the sloppiest drunks
as I stroll through the door of my bar.
and there’s fear on the faces or tears in the eyes
of anyone else who knows who we are.

“ONE SHOT FOR YOU MAN”
“TWO SHOTS FOR ME”
“ONE SHOT FOR YOU MAN”
“THAT’S ANOTHER ONE DOWN, ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN”

I was young and lean and cruisin’ strange,
‘till I caught me a hot little wife.
Now we don’t go out and we’re overfed
and we’re both fucking twice the size!
My asshole boss-he’s nearly retarded
and my job damn near brings me to tears.
At least I used to have dreams about the things that I wanted
– I aint even had those for years!

Chorus

“ONE SHOT FOR YOU MAN”
“TWO SHOTS FOR ME”
“ONE SHOT FOR YOU MAN”
“That’s ANOTHER ONE DOWN, ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN”

So you’re problem free? – Well I’m so glad you’re doing fine.
But look at me – I’m having the time of my life.
And if I’m offending you, I’d say you’re choice is quite clear
Join me in another one down, or get the fuck out of here.

There’s always a moment when I look around
and I know I’m passed my last one
But my lady liquor she’s very persuasive
and tonight once again she has won.

Now I’m getting loud and I’m getting stupid,
Cause when I fuck up – I fuck up right!
When the bartender says “Maybe you should go home.”
I says “I’m already home tonight”.

“ONE SHOT FOR YOU MAN”
“TWO SHOTS FOR ME”
“ONE SHOT FOR YOU MAN”
“That’s ANOTHER ONE DOWN, ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN”
“That’s ANOTHER ONE DOWN, ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN”
“That’s ANOTHER ONE DOWN, ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN”
Track Name: Say A Prayer
I dream awake so sad and hollow
A cover for these empty years
The fading talk about tomorrow
A quiet scheme to leave me here

and all the danger I now face
and all I’ve missed along the way
I’ve had some close calls lately I know- hey now I know
I should be someone else today

The pictures on your wall show everything you’ve won
And how it’s all supposed to be
Hiding safe behind all you seem to know
Say A Prayer…For Me…

Maybe I should face the truth
Maybe I should fade away
say goodbye to wasted youth
take from you better ways

The pictures on the wall show everything you’ve bought
And all that you must think of me
Hiding safe behind all you think you know
Say A Prayer…For Me…

I won’t live in fear
I won’t walk your way
My guilt dies here
Shattered and torn, tortured and burned, but at least I reached for something.

The pictures on your wall show everything you’re not
And all that you would hope to be
A picture perfect lie – it’s all you’ve ever known
Say A Prayer…For Me…
Say A Prayer…For Me…
Track Name: The Trail of Tears
I’d run the gauntlet for you
Take Hell, and smash it down for you

You say you tried to warn me
When I’m gone you ain’t getting through

Don’t say we’re better off this way
When you meant everything to me

And with your words ringing in my ears
I’m gonna make my way on down the trail of tears

My life of self-indulgence
Cost more than I ever knew

But I’d trade it all in one breath
To get back the things I had with you

You left me here to fade away
You’ve always been the best of me
May the love we made echo through the years

Let it carry me on down the trail of tears
Let it carry me on down the trail of tears
Let it carry me on down the trail of tears
Track Name: The River
Are we still being honest?
or is that all over now?

we used to cling to something
now there’s no hope to be found

I never thought I was an angel
but I just found out
... I’m the devil instead

One day I woke up with a purpose
… but that was the day…
… the river came down

I wanna love you baby
But ‘cho been talking in your sleep
and if there’s someone out there watching
he ain’t watching over me

I’m not asking for forgiveness
even after everything that’s come around

you can sift through all the wreckage
and sew your seeds into the cold hard ground


what I used to believe in
I realize now - was all inside my head

and I thought I could be mended
…until the day
…. The day the river came down.
…. The day the river came down.
…. The day the river came down.
…. The day the river came down.
…. The day the river came down.