Suit of Lights

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    A: Waking Up Is Good
    B: Goodbye Silk City

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about

"A truly great, ten-song piece of art."- Score! Music Magazine

"I don't remember the last time I was this damn impressed!"
[Editor's Pick !] - Smother

"Amazing....Incredible...The ten songs are over before you know it and before you want them to be"- Asylum Magazine

"Recommended...Suit of Lights play an epic style of rock....The production on this piece is top notch"- Time Will Tell Webzine

"Darone's winning songs and convincing arrangements will soon be hotly sought-after by those in-the-know" - All Music Guide

"A powerfully emotive ten-song cycle about the literal and figurative repercussions of death...a fascinating treat"- Amplifier Magazine

"Suit of Lights' debut is breathtaking and will captivate you from start to finish" - Hush NJ

"This is the kind of record that straddles genres and defies conventional definition"- Up & Coming Magazine

"One of the year's best...Mind-blowing!" -Jersey Beat Magazine

"Even the greatest musical elitists will find something to love on this album"- RAG Magazine

"A rarity among emerging songwriters....
Darone is on to something" - Lost At Sea

"10 titles of significant, major and emotional rock'n'roll, the whole supported by an excellent voice, that of Joe Darone." - Swisspunk

credits

released July 19, 2005

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Joe Darone - Lead and backing vocals, guitars on 10. Bass on 6. Drums on 3,5,6 and 8. Percussion on 8, and Keys on 3.

Arun Venkatesh - Guitars, keys, loops and samples on 4,5,7,8 and 9. Bass on 1,2,3,7, and 8. Bkg vocals on 1 & 2.

Roy Van Tassel - Drums on 1,2,4,7,9, and 10. Snare drum on 3.

Steve Pedulla - Lead guitar on 1,2, and 9. Steve appears courtesy of Island records.

John Underwood - Lead and rhythm guitars on 3,5, and 8.

Evan Silverman - Electric and upright bass on 4,5,9, and 10.

James Egan - Trumpet and trombone on 3. James appears courtesy of Victory Records.

Dina Concina - Backing vocals on "into the light".


Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Arun Venkatesh
Additional Engineering by Eric Cummings
Recorded and Mixed at Big Blue Meenie, Jersey City, NJ

Mastered by Tom Hutten for Bionic Mastering at Sterling Sound, NYC
Legal Representation: Elena M. Paul, Esq.
Art Direction: Zeckle Graphics

All Songs Written By Joe Darone
©2005 Joe Darone. P 2005 Visiting Hours Music / BMI

Visiting Hours. vh-0205

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Described as “genre-defying,” Suit of Lights artfully blends elements of 60’s pop, punk, art-rock, metal, and baroque pop.

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Track Name: Waking Up Is Good
WAKING UP IS GOOD

Is it another day?
Waking up with zero k
Hands like paper mache
hit alarm

They all look the same
Jagged teeth, auf weidershen
And the tongue is profane
Then it's gone

Wake up
Waking up is Good
In a coma of your creation
Black out
Are you in the mood?
Call it hell or infinite vacation

We're all standing guard
to the beast in our backyard
It's a holographic metronome
Reality's a set of lies agreed upon by lost children looking for a home

Forget the illusion of time
We'll turn all the nouns into rhymes
And red satin bowed valentines
And water to wine
Track Name: Out Of The Running
Once an idealist
Guess i had such high hopes
so unsuspecting

Can't say i blame you
Dream of a family
Dream of perfection

It's all so tempting
It's all so empty
The life you're expecting
I wonder if it comes true
Will you be happy?

There's nothing like security
to block your view of what could be
A life of comfort reeks of mediocrity

Isn't it awful
Hiding behind a mask
Under sedation

Just like an apple
Dying under the wax
It's suffocation

It's all so tempting
It's all so empty
The life you're expecting
I wonder if it comes true
Will you be happy?

There's nothing like security
to block your view of what could be
A life of comfort reeks of mediocrity

Running
Are you out of the running
Running out
Are you running
Are you out of the running
Running out
Are you shining
Brightly shining
Burning out
Track Name: Goodbye Silk City
GOODBYE SILK CITY

Once majestic, now in shambles
No more theatres standing downtown
Gone are the mills, what a pity
The first planned industrial city
Was there pride in labor?
Was there flood and fire?
Dreams we weave don't last forever

Do you recall
a time before the malls went up?
Down by the falls
It's like it wasn't ever here at all

The Morning Call won't show up on newsstands
Alexander Hamilton's hotel is housing for homeless
The ghosts in trolleys off to Neverland
Call for William

If you did not see the damage done, well you're just too young
and gone is poor old SIlk City
Calling William Paterson
Paterson
And gone the land of Lenape
Track Name: Slap Me Five
SLAP ME FIVE

Hi
slap me five
You're alive, i'm surised
Guess the clock doesn't wait for your shadow

The look in your eyes
is a counterfeit smile
What's the number of fingers i'm waving?

Five

They say you're just one short of an
entire sixer
Seven more steps to prove them wrong
Will mister lincoln cover your favorite elixr
Just four more lives 'till you'll be gone

Once, you said it soberly
Two-fisting the evidence
Three's a crowd when crawling on all fours

Five

They say you're just one short of an
entire sixer
Seven more steps to prove them wrong
Will mister lincoln cover your favorite elixr
Just four more lives 'till you'll be gone
Track Name: Who Stands Beneath A Dream
Did you finally put the kids to bed
Who stands in the darkness
Did he put the taste in your mouth again

At first we thought they were snowflakes
but no amount of drinking makes the ashes go away

Do you sleep
sleep
Falling helplessly
Do you see
he
who stands beneath a dream

Outside in the hall
The sound of The Fall
and your pretty dress falls to the floor
and now that he's gone
let me see your arms
no need to ask what you are on
A sandpaper laugh
The moon in a glass
and your cigarette burns on and on
and as you descend
do you comprehend
the tragic elegance of the damned
Track Name: Lifetime
LIFETIME

I thought i knew
how long a year can last
Guess it depends
on how much you're living

Eat from nostalgia's plate
then complain about your weight
The past is romanticized
wasted days are rationalized

Do you think that there's a fellow
watching up above the sky
Are you ready for the moment
when you finally shut your eyes

Look how we grew
where did the time all go to
Guess it depends
if time exists at all
Or do we go through space
a scratch on the planet's face
An unfinished page of rhyme
Clanging windchimes

Do you think that there's a fellow
watching up above the sky
Are you ready for the moment
when you finally shut your eyes

And will they cry in the end
out of fear for themselves
Or laugh at the things you did
back in the day
Do the days we misspend
play back in our brains
while new grass above the ground
absorbs all the rain
Track Name: The Air Of Ambition
THE AIR OF AMBITION

Life is a temporary arrangement
no point to ask what could have been
The past you change now is just one of many
Tuck your pants in, we'll be walking through blood

Your blood

Blood - the air of ambition

May all your yesterdays be filled with sun
and fragile visions of benevolence
'Cause clouds will dance and children sing the jingles
A man fell into a vat and turned to lard

Crawl from the sea with the air of ambition
Destroy all the forests and poison the well
Light imagery to deflect the attention
Mirages of soap and gold, whistles and bells
And the war machine leads the path for the righteous
Subtle propaganda far beyond Orwell
But you can't tell sheep all about the wool factory
they never would have believed it anyhow
Track Name: Into The Light
INTO THE LIGHT

Every night i leave the same house
always the police all around
but they don't see me leave the grounds
'cause they're too busy with what's found

A chair, and there
a girl with a blank stare
a ringing telephone
she's muttering alone
"i don't believe in ghosts"

Stepped into the light
to visit from another time
Somehow i got trapped on this side
and now i cannot say goodbye

To the chair where the girl with the black hair
answers the telephone
and mutters to someone
"I don't believe in ghosts"

Somewhere that house is full of sounds of laughter
paper dolls and cups of tea
Somehow i have to get there
one more chance to see my beautiful Marie
It was an awful trick
and it isn't fair
that life was intended for me
Somehow i have to get there
one more chance to tell her how i feel
Track Name: Swallow
SWALLOW

When every word is whispered
and every teardrop drowned
and every bullet fired
that is where i'll be found

Confetti and sunlight
Waving goodbye
Confessing the crime
Somebody must die

Another bird has fallen
I made cake for your birthday
Nothing wrong dear
Swallow

Confetti and sunlight
Waving goodbye
Confessing the crime
Somebody must die
to prove that we're alive
Track Name: This Night
THIS NIGHT

This night
the moon is shining
and no time is close at hand
I miss you more than you will ever understand
I miss you more than you will know
and the pain just seems to grow inside

This night
it seems Chicago isn't very far away
I want to fly out there today
but today has turned into this night

Do pictures on your bedroom wall
still bring you back in time?
Pictures of you make me lose my mind

I want to say I'm with you all the way
I want to say I'm with you all the way
but it is time
to just take the past and
leave it all behind

I am waiting for you on this night