Well, the time has come. And the release is here. The five song EP, Sooner or Later is now available on all platforms. With that said, here is the video for your listening pleasure. Below that you will find the lyrics. You can also download the entire EP for FREE on my Bancamp Page. When you go to download it, just put $0.00 as your purchase price. I hope you enjoy this release. I am really happy with it.

Song Lyrics

Asleep Among Wolves

Yeah, I realize I should pluck the plank from my eye. But, how can I when we’re all asleep on the inside not willing to admit that we’re all going to die comfortable in our sin making no real commitment? We should be ashamed. Professing faith in things we don’t even understand because we’ve been taught them by ravenous wolves. Ravenous wolves. Ravenous wolves. And then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins. Though some were fools and some were wise the Bridegroom tarried. And the churches decided to close their eyes, neither warm nor cold. We’ll be spewed out of His mouth just like that parable foretold. The truth is that we’re all asleep on the inside not willing to admit that we’re all comfortable in our sin not wanting to make a commitment. I am tired of being asleep. The church needs to get back up on its feet. Wake up, wake up, wake up. Behold, the Bridegroom is coming. Yeah, I realize I should pluck the plank from my eye. But, how can I when we’re all asleep on the inside not willing to admit that we’re all going to die comfortable in our sin making no real commitment?

Keep Your Eyes Up

Oh, let us give thanks to the Lord unto the day of His return. In the clouds of glory He will descend. And His reward, it is with Him. It is with Him. Keep your eyes up. Oh God, prepare the way in me to have a clean heart that’s true and pure and righteous for You. Oh Lord, make me whole. Make me whole. I want to be with You. I want to see it through. Take me home. You’re my King, my God, my everything. You make my heart sing for joy in the name of the Lord. The Lamb that was slain from the foundation, so true. My heart skips a beat just knowing he wants me and you to be by His side for the rest of all time. Hallelujah. The Alpha and Omega. The Beginning and the End. The Ancient of Day and the Everlasting Almighty. The Creator of all things. The Banner and my Rock. The Shepard of my soul. And my Strong Tower. Oh, the Advocator of my soul. Faithful and True. The Chief Cornerstone. The Great High Priest. The King of kings. Our hope. Our joy. Our everything. Hallelujah. It’s not enough just to know I’m loved. He died for me and you. He had to see it through that we might escape it all. The Redeemer of my soul. Fear God. Keep His commands. For this is the whole of man. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

Oh, the Aftermath

Oh, the aftermath of that sling as the stone struck the giant down on the ground. Sunken between the eyes like Balaam that couldn’t see what was coming after kicking the donkey because she stopped in the middle of the path. Oh, the aftermath. Open our eyes God.  If God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them. He spared not the old world by bringing in the flood. What are you going to say when it’s your turn to be judged? Many will say in that day, Lord, Lord. Have we not prophesied in Your name, casting out demons? Oh, how foolish could we be to think that in His name we are truly set free while on the inside we challenge like Goliath the day of that Great Battle who is the True and only Almighty? His flowing words come forth from that of a meager donkey the perverseness of our hearts and the nature of our being. As the unrighteousness removes us from the narrow path and into a self-control of denial, we’ve got to change. If God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them. He spared not the old world by bringing in the flood. What are you going to say when it’s your turn to be judged? Many will say in that day, Lord, Lord. Have we not prophesied in Your name, casting out demons?

Waiting

Oh, my God. Know this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers and mockers walking after their own lusts saying; where is the promise of His coming? For, since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were. From the beginning of all creation, willingly ignorant. Belligerent in fact. Ingrained in their minds that their ideas are the only ones worth buying. We’ve got to weigh the evidence first. And when He says he is coming again, there’s no reason that I should never believe Him. It’s not a matter of if, but when. You’ve got to realize there’s no disguising the truth. Oh my God, what have I done? I don’t know that I can wait much longer Lord. Bring me Home. But, if you want me to wait I will. Because, at the end of the day I would wait eternity. Let them mock and snicker if they want to. That just means they don’t want to be with you. It’s alright if I end up crucified. Every word they say, it just ends up fulfilling prophecy and pointing back to that great day when you died and your mother Mary she fell on her knees and she had to cry. And the vail was torn from top to bottom. And since that time we wait that great Day of the Lord. How long oh Lord until you avenge our blood?

The Perfection of Beauty

In my Father’s house are many mansions and I can’t wait to see them. If it were not so He would not have told you. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty. God will shine forth like a precious stone of jasper clear as crystal. He will reign forever in the house of Jacob. His Kingdom will have no end. Even so Lord Jesus, come. And after these things I looked and beheld a great multitude which no one could number. All the nations, tribes, and peoples, and tongues standing before the throne. Before the Lamb, clothed in white righteousness with palm branches in their hands crying out with a loud voice saying; salvation belongs to our God and to the Lamb who sits on the throne. Through Jesus Christ, the only one who could redeem us all. What do you think about that? What do you think about that? Jesus Christ. Oh, my God. Come again. Even so Lord, come again. Lord, come. Lord, come. Even so Lord Jesus, come. We’re waiting on you Lord. We’re waiting on you Lord. Bring down Your Kingdom. Bring down Your Kingdom. Come Lord Jesus, come.

Well, I made what I think is going to be a final studio change for a long time. I did a huge studio update by creating a vocal booth to the left of my gear. I was really happy with how the vocal booth sounded. It really cleaned up the audio quality. It however shut down my creativity. You see, in the studio I am writing while I record. I am writing while I record with almost all of it… especially the vocals. The booth cramped the writing process by forcing me to have to move around too much.

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But that’s old.

I changed it today by getting a swivel pivot stand so that I can go back to recording vocals the way I was doing it before setting up the vocal booth. This time I will still have the extra padding to help with the noise reduction. In the process of switching out this new setup I shifted the entire studio down a little. I am really happy with how it turned out.

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Studio stuff is always fun!!!

I have been pretty busy with the everyday life recently, but now I feel like it’s time for me to get back to working on and finishing up my next AMO release. I already have bulk of the music recorded, vocals excluded.

With that, the thing I need to do is get some vocals written and laid down.

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Let’s face it. I’m an old man now. I’m not a scene kid anymore pushing myself through the pit. I’m a dad with a day job. And although I have a beard, it has started to go gray. Because of that, I imagine that this is exactly what I look like shouting my head off to post-hardcore art rock lyrics in the home studio while I record. If my wife were to watch me at work, she would likely laugh and agree.

It seems funny, but it’s probably not too far from the truth.

I am hoping to set aside at least one day a week for a while spending a few hours at a time on it until I get this thing done. I am excited to get back on it.

With all of that said, next time you are listening to one of my AMO tracks be sure to be thinking of the old dude face posted above while you’re listening.

You’re welcome.

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The Ebow that I recently ordered arrived in the mail… and well, I was let down. I had such a fond memory of this little device from my early 20’s from the way back machine when I was still touring full time. I came across a band that used it in their live performances. They pulled it off well.

After the show they let me goof around with the device on one of their gear set ups and my memory betrayed me. I remember the experience as though my mind had been blown wide open, asking myself, why wouldn’t everyone be using this thing? It was epic. It sounded great. But… now that I have one in my hands again after all that time, I feel swindled.

Don’t get me wrong… it’s cool.

But, it doesn’t do much other than, well… what it does.

I am going to enjoy messing with it. And I do plan to use it in future recordings. But, I guess I had higher expectations for it.

The fact that it came with a sticker of a picture of the actual device was hilarious. What would I put that on? And let’s face it… no one would know what it was. Maybe I should put it on something at work, just so that I can have people ask me “what the heck is that thing“.