Catalyst

by Speed Of Life

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07:53

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released January 15, 2007

John Zay: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards
Taylor Bergren-Chrisman: Bass, Keyboards on Track 8
Tobias Ralph: Drums on Tracks 2,4,5,7&9
Andrew Frawley: Drums on Tracks 1,3,6,8,10

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Speed Of Life New York

Brooklyn Based Speed Of Life Incorporated Progressive - Alternative Rock with Live Drum & Bass. The Band members were John Zay Maschio on Guitar, Vocals & Keys, Taylor Bergren-Chrisman on Bass & Tobias Ralph on Drums. Active from 2001 - 2008.

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Track Name: Caught Inside
Caught Inside
-Words and Music by John Zay

Guess I wanted to fall right down
Eyes that see
And I wanted to know somehow
Where I’d be
If you know, could you say?
Would you show me which way to go?
I don’t know
I’m losing control

Faded
Torn and Frayed so
Jaded
Sets and lulls

I am caught inside
Lost my window
Nowhere I can hide

I am caught inside
Flying solo
Is there any light?
I’ve lost my way back home

Even though you are gone right now
I can’t leave
Even though that I won somehow
I still grieve
In my heart, in my dreams
From the things that you said to me
No reprieve
Been lost at sea

Naked
Ripped and torn so
Faded
Down below

I am caught inside
Lost my window
Nowhere I can hide

I am caught inside
Flying solo
Is there any light?
I’ve lost my way back home
Track Name: Children
Children
-Music and Lyrics by John Zay

Children
You need to see the world
You need to feel the world
Taste the world
Know it understand

We left the ocean
To walk on through these lands
Now it’s time to grow again
There’s so much more at hand
--
Ask yourself
Is it enough to know yourself?
To feel yourself
Make sense of yourself
Beyond the good and the bad

Tell yourself
You’re gonna reach yourself
You’re gonna take the chance
To be yourself
And risk all you have

The smaller your world becomes
The bigger you will be
The more you work from inside
The better you will see

Chorus:
Listen to your heart today
And let go of your mind
Now is what the moment says
So let go of your mind
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Children
C’mon and greet the world
Embrace the ways
That people live
In all her different lands

Mostly what you’ll see
Is people need love like you and me
Mostly what you’ll find
Is here at home we’ve been so blind

Chorus:
Listen to your heart today
And let go of your mind
Now is what the moment says
So let go of your mind
Listen to your heart today
And let go of your mind
Track Name: Father's Daughter
Father’s Daughter
-Music and Lyrics by John Zay


He rests his head on water
Flows with is soothing sound
Below some fathers’ daughter
Gives him his first crown
He swims into her stare
She takes him to her eyes
Fingers through her hair
Reflections of her sighs

Lets be one
Take my heart to the sun

Differences pull the reigns
But children inside relate
Freedom dives through disorder
And worry has to wait
So he takes some fathers daughter
And gives her, her first kiss
Beneath the soothing water
Above the clouds in bliss

Lets be one
Take my heart to the sun
Lets be one
Take my heart to the sun
Track Name: Aloha Jeff Spicoli
Aloha Jeff Spicoli
Music and Lyrics by John Zay

I need to levitate
and leave this life behind
No need to hesitate
my intentions are in line
Back and forth a record groove
skips within my head
Will I ever make the move
to find the perfect swell?

So everyone will you join me hand in hand
I for one, I don’t need to understand

Aloha Jeff Spiccoli
We’re cruising in your van
Surfing down in Mexico
Sleeping on the sand

Wash away all your memories
Surrender all your pain
Forget everything you learned at school
Those teachers were so lame

So everyone will you join me hand in hand
I for one, I don’t need to understand

Aloha Jeff Spiccoli
We’re cruising in your van
Surfing down in Mexico
Sleeping on the sand

No matter how far away I go
I feel the earthquake in my heart
No matter how far away I go
I feel the earthquake in my heart

Aloha Jeff Spiccoli
We’re cruising in your van
Surfing down in Mexico
Sleeping on the sand
Track Name: Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day
-Music and Lyrics by John Zay

Test Water, Test Water…

I think about all the reasons that you are perfect for me
I think about all the reasons I need you to feel me
I want you to know I’ve waited for you
I’ve waited for you; I’m done being through with our love
My heart can’t take this anymore

In the daytime
At the nighttime
With the evening sun
At the break of dawn
You’re in my mind
In my mind
I can feel you all the time

Cause its the way your eyes
Speak from inside
Telling me you are mine

In the daytime
At the nighttime
With the evening sun
At the break of dawn
You’re in my mind
Give me some time
To show you I'm here to stay

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I want to share with you
I want to care about you
Give me what I need - my love
Mmm, my love, Mmm, my, my
Ohh don’t go too far away
There’s no reason to stray
From your home it’s in your heart
Everything else is just a false start

In the daytime
At the nighttime
With the evening sun
At the break of dawn
You’re in my mind
In my mind
I can feel you all the time

Cause its the way your eyes
Speak from inside
Telling me you are mine

In the daytime
At the nighttime
With the evening sun
At the break of dawn
You’re in my mind
Give me some time
To show you I'm here to stay

Baby Please don’t betray our love
I’ve laid all my feelings out on the line
I w ant nothing but the truth you hold inside

Don’t throw it away
Don’t throw it away – I love you
It’s Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day
Track Name: Be The One
Be The One
-words and Music by John Zay

Be the one to come to me
Show me that you can
Take a chance and be the one
take me by the hand

Over
within my head
it’s what you said
and now you're gone
I’m waiting
for your call
you have my back up against the wall

Reaching
I’ve bled my heart
got read my chart
and I’ve prayed for change
I’m naked
still in pain
so caught up inside your game

Be the one to come to me
Show me that you can
Take a chance and be the one
take me by the hand

Hell Bent
to make a mess
you'd rather run than confess
defending yourself to me
floating in you're own reality

Burning
within my mind
by your design
and I play the part
it’s raining/through my eyes
hand the night
to the day
hand the night away to the light of day

who was to know that you'd lie inside
I want you to decide your fate
I've decided mine

Be the one to come to me
Show me that you can
Take a chance and be the one
take me by the hand
Track Name: Separation Of Church And State
Separation of Church and State
-words and Music by John Zay

You’re quoting the bible on me
But all the while
Your killing for greed

A moral and ethical stance
Now you’ve got them
In a trance

You own the gas but your pumping out fear
Riding high with Jesus near

Your truth is a distortion of lies
A disguise
you’re hearing our cries

Chorus:
Rally the masses into joining with your team
Falling in line behind the great American scheme
--
Prey upon the suckers in need
Its bribery
a brainwashed machine

Watch this war blow up in your face
It’s history
You can’t erase

Chorus:
Rally the masses into joining with your team
Falling in line behind the great American scheme

bridge 1:
With your lies
A moral disguise
Open Your Eyes
--
Now we won’t stand aside anymore
You have pinned us
To the floor

Separation of church and state
Don’t shove beliefs
In my face

Chorus:
Rally the masses into joining with your team
Falling in line behind the great American scheme

bridge 2:
With your lies
A moral disguise
Can you hear our cries?
A moral disguise
Open Your Eyes
Track Name: Epic Day
Epic Day
-Lyrics by John Zay
-Music by Zay & Tactical

Taken all the way into your life today
Leading paths astray to where we fall in place
I know you can’t be found
But I don’t to leave you now
You say, you say the word
And I’ll go under your spell

Looking for the epic day
A tidal wave takes you and me away
We can fall in love all over again

Waiting for a sign that keeps me with you today
Living for adventure seems like the only way
I wasn’t built for hanging around
It’s time for me to leave this town
Just say, just say the word
And we’ll disappear right now

Looking for the epic day
A tidal wave takes you and me away
We can fall in love all over again

I’m trying so hard to embrace the storm
It’s through the eye that we are born
If we want to build a life of trust
Surrender is a must

Looking for the epic day
A tidal wave takes you and me away
We can fall in love all over again
Looking for the epic day
A tidal wave takes you and me away
We can fall in love all over again
Track Name: Help Me
Help Me
-Lyrics by John Zay
-Music by John Zay & Taylor Bergren-Chrisman

I’m blown away by all the love that’s grown in me
I am open to my sacred needs

I can see, I can see
so many dreams right in front of me
I can even sense the path I’m going to blaze

So give it to me, give it to me
and show me the words I’ supposed to say
I’m going, I’m going, I’m going, I’m going,
I’m going away

On my own
Throwing caution to the wind

Like a surrealist liberates, I can relate, I liberate
I can relate to seeing through reality

I visualize, I take my time
Got nothing to prove got nothing to hide
There’s nothing to wait for
I am traveling far and wide

To the mountains and streams
Through the snow and the trees
In the sun and the waves
Something new everyday
Yes I’m going, yes I’m going, yes I’m going, yes I’m going,
Yes I’m going away

On my own
Throwing caution to the wind
There’s no way I’m wrong now
I can’t believe what’s happening

Help me find my way to the stars
Bring me the gift of an open heart

-Rap-

Help me find my way to the stars
Bring me the gift of an open heart