Suit of Lights

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
03:24
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
5.
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
6.
03:20
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
03:47
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
10.
02:31
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

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 art-rock, 60’s pop, punk, metal, and baroque pop.

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