A FOREST THROUGH THE TREES


DUSTIN EDGE – VOICES / GUITARS / BASS / PROGRAMMING
GERRY HANSEN – DRUMS / PERCUSSION
BRET HARTLEY – LAP STEEL GUITAR
MARTIN KEARNS – KEYBOARDS
CHRIS WAGONER – VIOLIN
MARY GAINES – CELLO
ELEMENT – BACKGROUND VOCALS

ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY GLENN MATULLO AT ORPHAN STUDIOS
WITH ASSISTANCE FROM JEREMY CROWDER AND ROB GAL

MASTERED BY ALEX LOWE AT RED TUXEDO STUDIOS

ALL SONGS BY DUSTIN EDGE
EXCEPT “HEY TAKE IT EASY PAL” – WORDS BY EDGE/RICE

ART BY DOMINIC GUARNASCHELLI

THANK YOU.
DENZIL AND SHARON EDGE
GLENN MATULLO
CYNTHIA MATULLO
DOMINIC GUARNASCHELLI
KAREN DE LUCCA
ALEX LOWE
RUSSELL CARTER
GERRY HANSEN
MARTIN KEANRS
BRET HARTLEY
CHRIS WAGONER
MARY GAINES
JIM RICE
SCOTT SHUPE
THOMAS PRIESTLEY
BENJAMIN COUCH PAYNE
VICTOR JORY
HOWIE COCKRILL
ELIZABETH HUDSON
MICHAEL CLIFTON
DAVID CLIFTON
LIZA CLIFTON
JOHN WHITAKER
JEREMY CROWDER
ROB GAL
LAURIE KOSTER
DON KOSTER
TIM HELFRICH
BRYAN WOODY
LOIS MANN
MARK WILLIAMS
BRIAN PARRISH
JIM ENGLISH
ROB JENNINGS
PHIL SKIPPER
BRIAN BURTON
MICAHEL ORLANDO
MASON BISSETT
JARRED SPARBER
MARTHA MONNEN
JONATHAN HILL-JACQUARD
DR. ROMY CAWOOD
JOSHUA POWELL
AARON WTT
WILL MCKIBBON
BRIAN WEILER
MALLORY PENLAND
KIM GARDNER
THE URBAN MINISTRY CENTER
THE DILWORTH PLAYHOUSE
OWEN BAGELS
RUSTY KNOX
URBAN GROUNDS
CUMBERLAND BREWS
CHEROKEE ROAD
DR. MALCOLM O. PARTIN
ALAN LUCKETT
THE WEIHES
THE LOEHRS
THE IDEAL WAY
FRANKLIN FOOT
BESSIE
SUNNY
BROOKE

LUMINOSITY


MY DARLING YOU ARE THE SEA
AND I AM THE LAND UNDER THEE
WHERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO LIFE ?
ARE THEY BETWEEN YOU AND I?

CURVED IS THE EARTH
STRAIGHT IS THE LINE
I WILL RETURN WHEN THE PLANETS ALIGN

THIS IS A NIGHT FOR THE YOUNG
BLIND AND DESCRIBING THE SUN
STAND UP AND STEP TO THE FORE
DEFEND THE THINGS YOU ADORE

CURVED IS THE EARTH
STRAIGHT IS THE LINE
I WILL RETURN WHEN THE PLANETS ALIGN…

…LUMINOSITY!

VIDEO MOTION


ALL YOUR BONES ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR MUSCLES
YOUR OBJECTIVE IS TO CRACK THE CODES
YOU CAN DO IT BUT YOU’VE REALLY GOT TO HUSTLE
YOU’VE GOT SEVEN HOURS LEFT UNTIL THE BOMB EXPLODES
HOW MUCH CAN YOU SUSTAIN?
HOW MUCH CAN YOU RECALL?

YOU WANT TO KEEP IT STEADY
YOU WANT CONTROL THIS TIME
‘CAUSE YOU’RE IN VIDEOMOTION

CONCENTRATION AS YOU’RE PUNCHING ON THE CABLES
INTERRUPTION FROM THE DINNER FOLK
FIGHTING DIRTY LIKE YOUR SCRUPLES WERE DISABLED
AND THE THOUGHT OF CONVERSATION WANTS TO MAKE YOU CHOKE
HOW MUCH CAN YOU FRUSTRATE?
HOW MUCH CAN YOU DENY?

YOU WANT TO KEEP IT STEADY
YOU’RE ON A ROLL THIS TIME
‘CAUSE YOU’RE IN VIDEOMOTION

YOU WANT TO KEEP IT STEADY
YOU WANT CONTROL THIS TIME
I SEE YOUR HANDS ARE SWEATY NOW
YOU’RE ON A ROLL THIS TIME
‘CAUSE YOU’RE IN VIDEOMOTION

THE IDEAL CITIZEN


I RIDE THE BULLET TRAIN
I RIDE THE BULLET TRAIN
I RIDE THE BULLET TRAIN ALL DAY FOR YOU
I STACK THE MONEY TALL
I STACK THE MONEY TALL
I STACK THE MONEY TALL ALL NIGHT FOR YOU
I FOUND THE REAL AND FAUX
BETWEEN THE NEW AND OLD
I FOUND THE DOOR TO THE GOLDEN EPOCH
NO NEED TO HEM AND HAW
COMMENCE THE COUP DE GRACE
WE’RE STEPPING OUT FROM THE AULD LAND SYNE
PRAISE TO ALL THIS ARTISTRY
PRAISE TO SHARP AWARENESS
CAN’T SEEM TO LET IT GO
BETWEEN THE EBB AND FLOW
THE PROGRESS MADE IS ILLUMINATION
OUR MOTION IS ALIGNED
OUR THOUGHTS OUR INTERTWINED
WE’RE STEPPING OUT FROM THE AULD LAND SYNE
WE’RE STEPPING OUT FROM THE AULD LAND SYNE

SHRIEKS OF APATHY


CHOSEN VOICES THROW ME FORWARD
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE!
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE!

MOTION FORCES CHANGE IN COURSES
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE!
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE!

WON’T YOU HELP ME KEEP THIS MOTOR RUNNING?
WON’T YOU HELP ME KEEP THIS MOTOR RUNNING?
WON’T YOU HELP ME KEEP THIS MOTOR RUNNING?
WE HAVE TO KEEP THIS MOTOR RUNNING!
WAS THE WORRYING WORTH THE FANTASY?
WAS THE BAND YOU LOVED A NOVELTY?
WAS THE LIFE YOU LIVED A LIE?

EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE!
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE!
CAN’T YOU FEEL THAT SOLIDARITY?

HEY TAKE IT EASY PAL


I DREAMT THAT I WAS MAKE BELIEVE
WITH NO DESIGN FOR SOUL DISMAY
NO LIMITS TO WHAT I COULD ACHIEVE
SO I ESCAPED THE HELL TO PAY

NO NEED TO DEFEND MY DOSSIER
OR PURIFY WHAT I PERCEIVE
SINCE EVERYTHING TURNS OUT OKAY
IN THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE

TRICKY AUTONOMY
TRICKY AUTONOMY
TRICKY AUTONOMY
TRICKY AUTONOMY

PSYCHOACOUSTIC


WILL YOU KNOW WHAT TO DECIDE
WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING FROM NO ONE?
WILL YOU STAND ON TRUE AND TRIED
WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING FROM EVERYONE?

DON’T FEAR THE DEMISE OF THE REAL
ANALYZE THE SURREAL

WHEN YOU LEARN YOU’RE STILL ALIVE
THOUGH YOUR PROMISE IS BROKEN
YOU WILL GROW TO CALL THIS JIVE
AND YOU’LL SHINE ON FOREVER HERE

SO DON’T FEAR THE DEMISE OF THE REAL
ANALYZE THE SURREAL

LIEUTENANT SPINS


DON’T POINT THE GUN AT ME
I AM THE LEADER HERE
YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES
TO VANQUISH WHAT YOU FEAR
I HAVE A DEEP RESOLVE
YOU ARE JUST A PAWN
BUT YOU CAN BRING YOUR PROTEST
WHEN THE ENEMY IS GONE

HEAD BACK TO CENTRAL COMMAND
WHERE THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO
‘CAUSE THEY’VE GOT THE LAY OF THE LAND
AND WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE
‘CAUSE THEY ARE THE ONLY ANSWER

GO AND GET THE TRUCK
DON’T WANT TO LOSE THE FIGHT
COWARDS CAME AND KILLED US
WITH A MISSILE IN THE NIGHT
SOME SORT OF FAKE REVOLT
GRIPPED THE BEST OF YOU
BUT INSUBORDINATION SPELLS
THAT YOUR TIME IS NEARLY THROUGH

HEAD BACK TO CENTRAL COMMAND
WHERE THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO
‘CAUSE THEY’VE GOT THE LAY OF THE LAND
AND WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE
‘CAUSE THEY ARE THE ONLY ANSWER

HEAD BACK TO CENTRAL COMMAND
WHERE THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO
‘CAUSE THEY’VE GOT THE LAY OF THE LAND
AND WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE
‘CAUSE THEY ARE THE ONLY ANSWER
THEY ARE THE ONLY ANSWER
THEY ARE THE ONLY ANSWER
THEY ARE THE ONLY ANSWER

SYMMETRY PURSUIT X


LOST ARE THE DAYS OF THE LONESOME UNKNOWN
SCRAWLED IN ARRAYS ON THE ROSETTA STONE

FREE FOR THE SOUNDS
KNOW WHAT SURROUNDS
FEEL MY WAY THROUGH SPACE AND TIME
BREATHE FOR THE TAO

THESE SONGS ARE ABLAZE ON THE WANDERING ROAD
OUR PSALMS AND CLICHES WILL DECIPHER THE CODE

FREE FOR THE SOUNDS
KNOW WHAT SURROUNDS
FEEL MY WAY THROUGH SPACE AND TIME
BREATHE FOR THE TAO

FREE FOR THE SOUNDS
KNOW WHAT SURROUNDS
FEEL MY WAY THROUGH SPACE AND TIME
BREATHE FOR THE TAO

AN ALIEN COMMUNIQUE


I WAS AN ALIEN
CAUGHT IN THE MAKER’S EYE
ALL THAT I COULD’VE BEEN
WAS ALL THAT YOU COULD DENY

I WATCHED THE FIRES BURN
AND LOST ALL THAT I HAD KEPT
ALL THAT I EVER SPURNED
IS ALL I WILL NOW ACCEPT

NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY
THOUGH THE LIGHT NEVER FADES
SOON I’LL BE HOME!

MARCH DOWN THE OPEN PATH
WHERE ALL OF THE SPACE IS NEW
ALL THAT I WANT TO GRASP
IS ALL THAT YOU KNOW IS TRUE

NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY
THOUGH THE LIGHT NEVER FADES
SOON I’LL BE HOME…

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