Release the Ground

by The Crazy Never Die

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released September 23, 2014

The Crazy Never Die; Thomas L. Witwer - guitar, vocals
Christine Gengaro - keys, vocals
Kyle Rod - bass
Dallas Ybarra - drums

All songs performed by The Crazy Never Die. All lyrics by Thomas L. Witwer except "Rocketships & Storybooks" written by Thomas L. Witwer and Christine Gengaro. All music written by Thomas L. Witwer except "Inside the Red Book" and "Buzz Saw" written by The Crazy Never Die and "hinc itur ad astra" written by Thomas L. Witwer and Christine Gengaro.

Recorded by Thomas L. Witwer 
Mastered by Richard Favre

Additional musicians; Sylvia Hernandez, Alanna Lin, Tarhea Ray, Caprice Seta, Terena Dawn Williams - choir. Barbara Laronga - trumpet, Lori Stuntz - trombone, Kristy Morrell - French horn, Anya Muradian- Flute.

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The Crazy Never Die Los Angeles, California

The bands music and lyrics are meant to entertain but also inspire thought and provoke questions. Therefore they found it suitable to take they’re name from an author with similar aspirations, Hunter S. Thompson, who once said, “Some may never live but the crazy never die.” ... more

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Track Name: Honest Man
There’s no more innocence
There never was in fact
Faith in the truth in fiction
And the lie in contracts
Just forget about what you thought was true
Just remember that you don’t belong to you

What did you wanna be
There’s no such thing as an honest man who conquers
But before you know, you are in the show
Nothing is the same anymore

What did you wanna be
No such thing as an honest man who conquers anyone
What did you wanna be
No such thing as a conqueror who honors anyone
But before you know, you are in the show
Nothing is the same anymore
Track Name: Wired Minds
The beast it grows inside
It’s gorged on bread and wine
It’s hunger never dies

We never wonder why
We’re raised for sacrifice
Except this role in life

Floating calmly like a cloud in the sky
Wired minds more dead than alive
Working hard, just a part of the hive
Cut the cord and feel alive

Feed cake to idle minds
T.V. improves your life
You are just what you buy

We never wonder why
We’re raised for sacrifice
Except this role in life

Floating calmly like a cloud in the sky
Wired minds, more dead than alive
Working hard, just a part of the hive
Cut the cord and feel alive

We never wonder why
We’re raised for sacrifice
Except this role in life
I defy
Track Name: The Prophet of Tin-Pan Alley
Overbearing, over sized
The crown wears me instead
I am letting go of my
Self-imposed image
Part of me just had to die
So I could really live
The landscape behind my eyes
Needs some light let in

Truth is fiction thats advertised
Dead eyes live on T.V.
Fear is freedom’s override
It is the beast within
Part of us jsu had to die
So the rest could live
We are all just movie stars
Inside our own head

Truth is never advertised
It is realized instead
Only those who cross the line
Really know where it is
Everyone of us will die
Few will really live
The landscape behind our eyes
Needs some light let in
Track Name: Man in the World
I met a stranger 1000 feet tall
From his vantage he thought he saw it all
He never noticed that the clouds at his waist made a wall
In fact, he saw nothing at all

I met a fighter who fought and never lost
He knew the payment but he never knew the cost
He never noticed in the end will all have to fall
And he tasted defeat before long

Blindfold me so I can see
Tie me down so I know how to be free

I met a traveler who went so very far
He always told us stories that turned our world small
We sat on his shoulders just to see a world without walls
Yet he thought he knew nothing at all
He knew he knew nothing at all
In fact, we know nothing at all
Track Name: A Thousand Battles
They live one way predictably
I live backwards, diagonally
And I won’t just agree to be a part of their game
And I won’t ever lie to make things seem ok

They live life like a list on a page
Of all the thing they are giving away
So I spend my time wise finding new games
I wanna know what I like before they take it away

Their little rat race has defaced the unique human mind
I am done with regrets, I’m not wasting more time
And I know I’m alright, I’m wide awake
For the first time I feel perfectly sane

I’ll never be just another little liar on wires and strings

And I know I’m alright, I’m wide awake
For the first time I feel perfectly sane
Track Name: Burden of a Fool
Looking past the cloud of grey into the cold steely eye
It is only dead and black inside
With naive confidence
Look around, it all makes sense
But there’s no such thing a sense sometimes

And it feels like there’s always someone else to blame
And it seems like we always pass along our pain

A good deed is like a memory
Just a sweet passing by
Just as quickly come as quickly gone
Seem to bear the burden of the fools that put us down
Some things we do we know are wrong

And it feels like there’s always someone else to blame
And it seems like we always pass along our pain
Track Name: Awake
Awake
The air is freeing
She sings in my mind
I look down and see
A crowded city street moving along
Moving in line

My love floats above the crowd
She laughs at us on the ground
I come to life for her lights, color and sounds

Immersed in sound
Release the ground
Take my heart, pull me in
Give me your world
Give me your word
Give me your all

My love floats above the crowd
She laughs at us on the ground
I come to life for her lights, color and sound

The lights come down
It’s so loud you can swim in the sound
Track Name: Glow in the Dark
I’ve seen the world pass me by
I’ve felt the rain and touched the sky
Here we are, just bold enough to really know
Ready? Go.

I’ve do not fear the unknown
I’ve seen the world from the moon
All these machines don’t substitute a life
Running from fear does not dignify
I’ll climb the gates and stare Him in the eye
I’ll stare Him in the eye and tell him I decide

Here we are just bold enough to tell Him so
Ready? Go.
Here we are just bold enough to really know
Ready. Go.
Track Name: Buzz Saw
And you know it can’t be right
But you do it anyway
The target is in sight
Your conscience fades away
And what you are inside, you betray
Any virtue left alive dies today

The devil pays you right
To be sure you never stray
The bodies in your wake
Are our price to pay
For the giving you our trust
And the flag you wave
You stare us in the eye
And you betray
Track Name: Rocketships & Storybooks
It’s the empty pages and the obscure places and
A room of strangers and the unturned stone
New situations and their first reactions
I love the unexpected moment that’s all your own
It’s the pen to paper and the song to singer
The whole sky above us and the idea born
Some fight and pray and plead
Trying to find a sure thing
Fight to have the nerve to lose control

Some fight and pray and plead
Trying to find a sure thing
Just relax, embrace the unknown
Because we’re lost in logic, chasing praise and profit
Just take a deep breath and we’ll look beyond