Escherscapes

by Cotown Records

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1 concept album, 12 songs, in 12 different keys, arranged in ascending order. And as in life, sometimes the end is just the beginning.

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released December 31, 2014

Produced, Arranged, Engineered, & Mixed by Justin & Ian Gregory

Music & Lyrics for tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, & 11 by Ian Gregory

Music & Lyrics for tracks 3, 5, 7, & 12 by Justin Gregory

Vocals, Piano (tracks 3, 5, 7, 11, & 12), Keyboards (tracks 3 & 7), Drums, & Special Effects by Justin Gregory

Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Piano (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10), Keyboards (tracks 1 & 2), Drums, & Sampling by Ian Gregory

Violins & Violas (tracks 3 & 12) by Lisa Gregory

Mastered by Justin Gregory

Front Cover Illustration by Efrain Garcia

Design Layout by Potoncito Max

Special Thanks to John & Lisa Gregory, Caleb Lázaro Moreno, Dan Biondi, Nick Pauly, Natalie Paranto, Kevin Johansen, Shalece Buchholtz, Peter Arndt (a.k.a. "Peter Mayhem"), Beau Henderson, Nate Jones, John William Doryk, Sarafina Bailey, Michael Rossback, Scott Levy, Thomas Dawson, Joe Gilder, & Ian Shepherd

In loving memory of Aunt Judy & Joseph Coleman

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Track Name: Escherscape VI
Running through these crowded streets
The colors fading fast
Honestly I don’t see
How much longer this can last

Wake up in the afternoon
But dream in the evening too
Desperate thoughts are all I’ve got
The world is on the rocks

I don’t wanna stop this ride
I’m inside
We’re living in a crazy time
Is this life?

Waiting for my life to start
I’m blinded by the years
Yesterday remains in me
We drive all our own fears

Wake up in the month of June
But live for the weekends too
Apathy can’t rescue me
I have to break the box

I don’t wanna stop this ride
I’m inside
We’re living in a crazy time
We’ll be fine

I don’t wanna stop this

Can’t you see this ground is sinking sand, my dear?
Let’s stop living in the past and go from here
Track Name: Love and Space
Lights
Red and yellow on your mind
Orion passes by
Love described without a word
As fireworks fly to the moon

I really miss your love
As I’m flying through the Milky Way
I know we’ll work this out someday

And if I tell you that I love you
But I’m going away for a while
Don’t cry
Sometimes
I need some space

Days
Are restless and my words are few
‘Cause space and time would stop without you
Beauty of a thousand galaxies
As we fly to the moon

I really miss your love
As I’m flying through the Milky Way
I know we’ll work this out someday

And if I tell you that I love you
But I’m going away for a while
Don’t cry
Sometimes
I need some space

I’m going away for a while…
Track Name: When the World Comes Crashing Down
Oh, the fire in your eyes
What a brilliant disguise!
There’s a winter storm inside
Spring is nigh; we cannot hide

Once these trials come to pass
We shall be home at last
And the clamor will resound
When the world comes crashing down

Singin’ ahhh... ooo...
Pay attention to the sound
When the world comes crashing down

Though the waves rise and fall
You are here though it all
We’re just moments from the shore
And the splendor that’s in store

Is there one thing you’ll miss
Having seen all of this?
If you’re caught up with the crowd
When the world comes crashing down

Singin’ ahhh... ooo...
Take a closer look around
When the world comes crashing down

Singin’ ahhh... ooo...
People run for solid ground
When the world comes crashing down

What an unforeseen goodbye!
A thousand stories falling from the sky
This day we’ve met death face to face
And no denying that the world has changed
And we’ll never be the same
Oh, forever we are changed

When the world comes crashing down
And you’re swept up in a cloud
I don’t know what to say
There are no words today

When the world comes crashing down
Broken promises abound
Why would it end this way?
We were not meant to stay

When the world comes crashing down
Not a shelter to be found
Morning is on its way
Oh, it’s a brand new day
Track Name: For This to Be Home
You make me feel somewhere else
And wish I were someone else
When I’m with you

Just the way you move
Makes me feel brand new
My home is you

All my thoughts overflow
I wish I never had to let go
I love you so much more than you could know
I need you here for this to be home

I’m lost in the haze and then
You make me feel home again
When I’m with you

In everything you do
Your beauty shines right through
My home is you

All my thoughts overflow
I wish I never had to let go
I love you so much more than you could know
I need you here for this to be home

I just wanna find
Something that I can call home tonight
I’m losing my mind
I could wait till the end of time for you darling
It’s fine
Are you just as alone in life?
That feeling inside
When all you love you must leave behind

All my thoughts overflow
I wish I never had to let go
I love you so much more than you could know
I need you here for this to be home
Track Name: Moment in Mind
A friend of mine told me something new
So satisfied that she never knew
Just when she thought that she had it all
Discovered one can be too blind to fall

Deep in her heart was a cloud of doubt
The look in her eyes cried of “get me out”
Just when she feared it was much too late
She prayed in silence she could outrun her fate

I just wanna be with you
But when I see you, you see right through
Oh I’ve made a change of plans
Won’t you give me one more chance?

This friend of mine couldn’t be alone
Her nights were filled with dreams of leaving home
Despite the warmth of the years she knew
With time and distance one can start anew

A bitter ending for the one she loved
The day he just became the thing that was
And in this life she can never win
‘Cause when you’re dying there’s nowhere to begin

I just wanna be with you
But when I see you, you see right through
Oh I’ve made a change of plans
Won’t you give me one more chance?

I don’t wanna live this way
Let me get inside and get away
If you put it on the line
Live the moment in your mind

And when the morning comes you know that I’m still there
Such magic moments intertwined we always share

I just wanna be with you
And it’s plain to see you mean it too
Oh I’ve made a change of plans
Won’t you give me one more chance?

I can’t stand to sit and stay
Don’t you run and hide; let’s run away
When you leave it all behind
I’ve got this moment in mind
Track Name: Leave Me Behind
Hey girl
They told me they don’t know what city you’re from
But I heard the grass is blue there
And there’s flowers on the highway
And the people don’t worry
About where they’re going or how to get there
Feels like my heart is changing
But the world’s trying to pull me back

So just leave me behind
(I wanna stay with you tonight)
Been actin’ so strange
(I’m losing something inside myself)
I’m fallin’ down
(We’re living just like the boulevard)
The dream never dies

One o’clock
We’re living like there’s no tomorrow
Or never be another sunset
‘Cause what we got, there’s no other

Leave me behind
(I wanna stay with you tonight)
Been actin’ so strange
(I’m losing something inside myself)
I’m fallin’ down
(We’re living just like the boulevard)
The dream never dies

Hollywood, rescue me
Ooo...

Hollywood, rescue me
Life goes on around the world
Track Name: My Life is a Lie
You were the sunshine
Shining so bright
Yet in the moonlight
Lying tonight

You left me trying to find
The right to own my own mind
And leave our worries behind
But you would ride
Off into the night

It’s a little bit crazy, but I thought you could save me
Please don’t hate me
Here I am contemplating if our time was all wasted
Because lately

It’s a sad, sad place
Such an empty space
When I see your face
Just another sign
My life is a lie

Whoa! No! No!

We’re not ascending
Mind is bending
Though you’re descending
I’m pretending

The world is ending this time
The hurt cannot be denied
The words you locked up inside
They run your life
Come back to the light!

It’s a little bit crazy, but I thought you could save me
Please don’t hate me
Here I am contemplating if our time was all wasted
Because lately

It’s a sad, sad place
Such an empty space
When I see your face
Just another sign
My life is a lie

My tears, they flood the world with sorrow
Five years of love and no tomorrow

When was that moment?
You were letting go then
Ooo, I should have known it!

I’ve had enough of your love
It’s my downfall
I’m losing it all

It’s a little bit crazy, but I thought you could save me
(I’m going crazy... crazy... crazy!)
Here I am contemplating if our time was all wasted
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... hey!)

It’s a sad, sad place
Such an empty space
When I see your face
Then I can’t deny
My life is a lie
Track Name: Heading for the Coast
You don’t know what I’ve been through
I’m all torn up because of you
The past is shifting out of view
But you’re not here to see it through

A month ago you would’ve run with me
But the gravity
My sanity inflicting as it can
I’m not sure where I am

I’m running now
We’re falling out
Don’t follow me when I leave

I’ll trade these lies
For something that’s real
In this room I can breathe

Yesterday I pleaded
If these times keep going on, I’m gonna leave you
You couldn’t conceive it’s through
I hope you’re hurting too

I keep forgetting you’re still you
And all the time I spent
This emptiness is hurting me the most
I’m heading for the coast

I’m running now
We’re falling out
Don’t follow me when I leave

I’ll trade these lies
For something that’s real
In this room I can breathe

I remember the start
My sleeves were my heart
It seems our dreams were just too far apart

Now we face the unknown
In search of a home
I guess that we’ll have to find it alone

I’m running now
We’re falling out
(And if love is the answer, then you’re wrong)
Don’t follow me when I leave

I’ll trade these lies
For something that’s real
In this room I can breathe

I’m running away
I’m leaving today
Don’t follow me when I go
Oh darling
Oh no...
Track Name: January
January’s still on my mind
I guess the lie was in your smile
This thing will take some time, I’m sure
But I can’t trust you anymore

You live your life with the curtains drawn
No one can tell which side you’re on
Your words are turning on themselves
And with them all of us as well

And I can’t wait
To see the day
I’m all strung out
And lost in the fray

You’ve run away from the one I knew
And those who care about you too
These scars will take some time to heal
‘Cause you don’t know a love that’s real

Your bedroom walls are a looking glass
To ever dark and distant lands
The truth is crawling in the sand
I’m slowly sinking where I stand

And I can’t wait
To see the day
I’m all strung out
And lost in the fray

If I could go back in time
I wouldn’t change a single line
I’ve given everything I can
Did you expect a perfect man?

And I can’t wait
To see the day (Ahh…)
I’m all strung out
And lost in the fray
But I’ll walk in the rain

Can’t you see how much I love her?
Can’t you see that I’d do anything for her?
How I wish that I could go back and line up the stars
And chase away your demons too
But all I can do is keep loving you
And I’ll bear with the pain
For the hope that we’ll make it through

January’s fading fast
Can you help me make this good thing last?

Can’t you see how much I love her?
Can’t you see she loves me too?
Can’t you see that I’d do anything for her?
I wish you could but I know you can’t
Track Name: This Place
(Night, night, forever...)

This place I know
Thirteen hundred miles from my home
I’ve never felt so home

These friends of mine
Have carried me through tough times and the pain
The world looks great from the rooftops

Tonight
Tonight
And forever

But lately, the time flies
As I chase someone or some high
And won’t lie, I can’t justify my own life
Inside we die
When the darkness covers our eyes
But I’ll hide
In this love I feel tonight

A brand new slate
I love the sunrise in a foreign state
Oh, can we change our fate?

I’m bruised and torn
The memory still shakes me to the core
It’s this world you adore?

Tonight
Tonight
And forever

But lately, the time flies
As I chase someone or some high
And won’t lie, I can’t justify my own life
Inside we die
When the darkness covers our eyes
But I’ll hide
In this love I feel

Why flirt?
It seems our lives are empty words
It’s fun till everyone gets hurt
(Everybody learns somehow)

We’re alive
Some nights we feel we’ll never die
But we were empty all the time

So tonight...
(Life goes on around the world...)

Lately, the time flies
As I chase someone or some high
And won’t lie, I can’t justify my own life
Inside we die
When the darkness covers our eyes
But I’ll hide
In this love I feel

Because lately, the time flies
As I chase someone or some high
And won’t lie, I can’t stop... this... ride
Inside we die
When the darkness covers our eyes
But I’ll hide
In this love I feel

Yeah, I’ll hide
In this love I feel
Yeah, I’ll hide
In this love I feel
Track Name: Area 4
I tried to take the high road
But I hit a really low note
Sitting in an empty room
Wishing I could hold you

We live on a freeway
Each need a little leeway
The times when it feels so cold
Are better on the replay

This time, I can see
There’s no need
To dwell in the same scene
I’m too broken to fight
So tonight
I just wanna make things right

The calendar is turning
My neighborhood is burning
A cinema is painted red
My stomach’s still churning

Is there beauty in the heartbreak?
A home for the homesick?
A love that no one can take
That cuts through the static?

This time, I can see
There’s no need
To dwell in the same scene
I’m too broken to fight
So tonight
I just wanna make things right

I’m waiting for the sunlight
I’m waiting for our lives to be everything right
I miss you when I reminisce
I wonder what you’re feeling through all of this

I’m waiting for the homeland
I’m waiting for something I can understand
We find so many vices
To ease this existential crisis

This time, I can see
There’s no need
To dwell in the same scene
I’m still broken tonight
And alone
Will we ever make things right?
Track Name: Ohio Goodbye
I’ve thought of leaving here for so many years
Each time knowing it’s only a matter of time

So goodbye summer, goodbye home
I can’t believe it’s really gone
But here we are
We made it far
And you’re always in my heart

Memories in my mind so clear
And all the things we held so dear
Were left behind
For us to find
That it’s time to say goodbye

No need to cry
We’re only passers by
Ahh… Ooo… Ahh…

And in the end it comes around
But after everything we’ve found
The time is nigh
We can’t deny
That it’s hard to say goodbye

Oh I feel so sure we’ve been here before
Just like the way we always were (oh yeah)
Could this really go on forevermore?

Goodbye hopes now, goodbye dreams
I’m out of luck or so it seems
But what’s to say?
Anyway
Someone’s always there for me

And it you’re asking me just why
I have to go, I cannot lie
It breaks my heart to see you cry
But I have to say goodbye