Through The Dark

by Atlas Gray

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1.
Believe 05:54
To get it right You may have to get it wrong every once in a while To see the other side And to be brave You will have to understand what it means to be afraid Or you will crumble like a house made of sand But you can choose to hear me You can’t refuse to see Son I’ve, only had the best intentions You would not… Believe all the things that I have seen In 20 years I’ll be the king of my life I won’t stop to ever think twice Go out there and make the world believe Make ‘em believe, Make ‘em believe Make the world believe And to be free You will have to know the meaning of captivity Or you will never ever find the key To feel at home You will have to know what it means to be alone When you’re out there on that lonely road I know you’ll choose to hear me You won’t refuse to see Son I’ve always had the best intentions You would have… Believed in the man that I have been For 20 years now I’m coming back home It’s a better place for the ghost to roam Go out there and make the world believe Make ‘em believe, Make ‘em believe Make the world believe Believe all the things you’ve ever dreamed In 20 years you’ll be the king of your life Don’t stop to ever think twice Just go out there and make the world believe Make ‘em believe, Make ‘em believe Make the world believe
2.
Bond 06:11
Time is weighing on my conscience. All the lives lost were they worthless… how could they’ve deserved this? You could say I’ve earned this honor… was it worth it if I can’t close my eyes and sleep at night? And tell me do you know… my heart is so cold that now it’s turned to stone? And tell me do you see someone you can count on someone you believe can keep you… Safe in the worst of times… Be brave through the darkest nights… Ensure we make it out alive…out alive Even if it means my life? Nothing ever changes the motions they’re the same and it’s hard to understand. Just how things work in my world Fancy cars and planes and girls that make you feel whole. And tell me do you know… Just how I can fill this empty soul? And tell me you still see… Someone you can count on Someone you believe can keep you Safe in the worst of times… Be brave through the darkest nights… Ensure we make it out alive…out alive Even if it means my life?
3.
Let’s get to the top of the globe I’m ready to face the great unknown I’ll be an explorer I’ll bring you back a star when this is over I’ll show you all the things that you would never dream You would see out here in infinity I will lead an expedition to my reverie I know it’s hard to reach but If you’d please Wish upon that shooting star That’s just me finding my way home through the dark If you trace it back Right to the heart You’ll find a boy and his guitar He likes to tell stories Some of pain and some of wondrous glory I will tell a tale that you would never dream It’s you and me out here in infinity I will lead an expedition to my reverie I know it’s hard to reach but If you’d please Wish upon that shooting star That’s just me finding/fighting my way home through the dark
4.
So there we were beneath the burning sky, both had reason to live but so much more to die. Will fate decide who has to go? We both no pain but we deal it too. Uh whoʼs dealt more well I leave that up to you...ohhh I circled round but you doubled back, every time I turned you were there in fact. Well I guess I met my match. I drew fast but he drew first, had to make me bleed to quench his thirst. Oh well now I, now I know. This is how it ends. Letʼs just not pretend... That Iʼve always walked this path alone, and you will never see the likes of me again. Though I may have saved you once or twice, it never made me a hero my friend. With my final breath I repent and hope to be forgiven for my sins. After all we were two monsters dancing. He left off in his suit tie had another target on his mind, he did not see me creep up from behind. For one long day and one painful night, I waited to take him by surprise. He was so unaware and unafraid to die. This is how it ends. Letʼs just not pretend... That we never walked this path alone, and they will never see the likes of us again. Though we may have saved a life or two, it never made us heroes my friend. With our final breath we repent and hope to be forgiven for our sins. After all we were two monsters dancing to the death. Whoa oh oh, whoa oh oh, whoa oh ohhh, Whoa oh oh, whoa oh oh, whoa oh ohhhhhh That we never walked this path alone, and they will never see the likes of us again. Though we may have saved a life or two, it never made us heroes my friend. With our final breath we repent and hope to be forgiven for our sins. After all we were two monsters dancing to the death.
5.
Pick Me Up 04:24
When you find yourself on the road, about a million miles away from home. Well you don’t need to be alone tonight. Just call me up and I’ll be there by your side. You can find me downtown, with a drink in both hands. Well you don’t have to drink alone, that’s right. Just pick me up, pick me up and we’ll vanish out of sight. And you can take me all the way tonight, baby. I want to hear you calling out my name, yeah. If you want me come and get me please. I can fulfill all your wildest dreams, yeah! When you feel it all closing in, You try and settle down, settle down but you lose yourself again. Well you don’t have to fall alone…no, no, no. Just pick me up, pick me up and we’re gone, gone, gone. And you can take me all the way tonight, baby. I want to hear you calling out my name, yeah. If you want me come and get me please. I can fulfill all your wildest dreams, yeah! She cries more, more, more, more, more. I scream yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. (2x) Baby I want more. Girl you make me feel so alive and in control. Maybe I should burn down all the ties I’ve ever sewn. And then I’ll get up out of this bed and back on to my feet, Oh but how am I gonna get you out of my head when you never skip a beat. Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeahhhhhh.
6.
Not Crazy 03:15
The feverish dream I’m in has melted away the world in which I live my life…and what do you know I’m still gone. But maybe tomorrow I’ll stand on my own again and walk right out of here. And you never know you might see… This world’s as real… as the one that’s in my mind. And I’ll show you if you let me… I’ll get you on the inside. Wish I could help you See those walls and tear them down. And hear you tell me that I’m not crazy after all. The dream is getting dark, the light’s getting dim and I believe I’m out of time. So what do you say…should I give in? Or stick around to see the look on your face when I open up my eyes. And finally say I truly know… This world’s as real… as the one that’s in my mind. And I’ll show you if you let me… I’ll get you on the inside. Wish I could help you See those walls and tear them down. And hear you tell me that I’m not… Wish I could show you That all those walls are crumbling down And hear you tell me that I’m not Crazy. Woohoh,woohoh,woohoh oh I’m not crazy.
7.
Who Says 04:43
Many times we have walked ourselves in circles, only to find we’re in the right place. Here at home between the verses and the words that make us whole, we find peace knowing together we’re never alone. And thought the years we have heard the doubts we know them, But here we are in the lions den. All alone we have gone in search of the horizon, I just hope we will see you there at dawn. Who says? The night can’t last forever, I was there when it was young. Who says the time won’t be remembered when we were always on the run? Who says the blood, the sweat, the tears we shed... Who says it was all for not? Well all the lives we have traded now are memories, Shadows on a wall that are fading. But here and now is what’s between us and the future we will hold in time, If we’re patient through the trials. And in the darkness we have faced our fears we own them. And here we are at our journeys end. Lonely was the night we wandered and our hearts they ache for wonder in the sun, and we will see you there soon. Who says? The night can’t last forever, I was there when it was young. Who says the time won’t be remembered when we were always on the run? Who says the blood, the sweat, the tears we shed... Who says it was all for not? Oh we’ll keep on fighting til our breath runs out ohh ohh Yeah we ain’t ever gonna let it go. Ohh it’s always dark before the dawn my friend, or so they say. Who says? The night can’t last forever, I was there when it was young. Who says the time won’t be remembered when we were always on the run? Who says the blood, the sweat, the tears we shed... Who says...Who Says...Who Says?
8.
Shivers 04:36
She moves like lightning, as graceful as the rain, and her beauty shatters the room in which I stand. She’d steal the thunder from thunder itself, it’s any wonder every time she’s near I melt. And I’m not dreaming, no this thing is real, the love I feel is waiting at the doorstep of my heart. And I will wander no more. You’re the angel I’ve always been looking for. It’s no surprise every time you tell me, “darlin’ close your eyes,” I get all those butterflies. And when you kiss me you send shivers up and down my spine. And when you’re not around it’s like you’re haunting me, and I don’t mind. In fact it wouldn't be so bad if I could steal you all the time. For now tonight’ll do just fine. She speaks so softly now, as gentle as a breeze that cools you on the hottest summer nights. She’d steal the heartbeat of a thousand men, but in the end it was only me left standing in her wake. And I’m not dreaming, no not this time, and in my life I’ve never found someone quite like this. And I will wander no more. You’re the angel I’ve always been looking for. It’s no surprise every time you tell me, “darlin’ close your eyes,” I get all those butterflies. And when you kiss me you send shivers up and down my spine. And when you’re not around it’s like you’re haunting me, and I don’t mind. In fact it wouldn't be so bad if I could steal you all the time. No it would not be so bad if I could steal you all the time. Oh but now tonight’ll do just fine. Yeah for now, for now, for now tonight’ll do just fine. Yeah.
9.
Final Hour 05:11
What if this was our final hour? Would you stay with me or would you run and cower? Well I’d like to think that I would build us a tower. So we could watch the sun go dark. And sit on the shoulders of the world as it turns. Dance as the stars fall to the ground and burn. And hold on as the fire starts to rise… And I know I’ve already found my home. As the years go by in our castle in the sky, I watch the tides rise and break upon our walls. Well I’d like to think that I would build us a life boat… So we could watch the tower drown. And float on the shoulders of the world as it turns. Dance as the water fills the halls where we learned. And sing as all the world swallows us whole… And I know I’ve already found my home. And sit on the shoulders of the world as it turns. Dance as the stars fade in the sky and return. And smile as all the world welcome us home… But I know…I’ve already found my own. What if this was our Final Hour?
10.
Stars 04:00
The road is long and cold, my bones long for warmer weather though I could be here forever. Slow and steady as it goes. The dreams you dare to call your own may in fact be sheltered in the words of songs or colored in the fabric the world has not yet sewn. But I still believe we are the ones that can change this world from all the bad weʼve done. Yes and hold on to all the hope, itʼs written in the stars at night. Yes, itʼs written in the stars at night. Four choir parts that layer in: Hold on to the We still believe Change this world Itʼs written in the stars

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Our debut full length album, Through The Dark.

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released October 15, 2021

All songs composed and performed by Atlas Gray.

Atlas Gray is: Alex Godiksen, Andy Sorenson, Adam Clark, Jon Stoltzfus
All words by Alex Godiksen.

Produced and Engineered by Andy Sorenson
Additional Production, Engineering, Percussion & Programming by Rob Griffith
Conducting and String Arrangements by Steve Aho
Additional Vocals on “Stars” by Stephen Kellogg, Chris Henderson, Erica T. Bryan, Gabrielle Lakshmi

Czech Film Orchestra - strings on “Believe” and “Final Hour”
Violins: Helena Jiříkovská - concertmaster, Jan Marek, Boris Chomča, Simona Hurníková, Martin Válek,
Anton Čonka, Jarmila Hadrabová, Dagmar Virtová
Violas: Petr Šušlik, Ivo Mrázek || Cellos: Petr Malíšek, Petr Houdek
Sound engineer: Pavel Ridoško || Pro-tools operator: Roman Sklenář || Contractor: Zdeňka Pelikánová

Mixed by Eddie Spear
Mastered by Adam Grover at Sterling Sound
Album art by Eldon Loblein

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New England based band, Atlas Gray, writes powerful anthemic songs and melodies that inspire audiences through storytelling. Their personal bond on and off stage is reflected within the lyrics of their songs that hint at their own stories and connect them with their listeners. ... more

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