A New Beginning

by Savage Wizdom

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released September 1, 2014

Produced by Savage Wizdom
Recorded, engineered and co-produced by Augustine Ortiz Jr.
Mixed by Mike Apodaca at Bleeding Heart Records
Mastered by Timo Tolkki at Studio Tolkki, Helsinki

Steve Montoya -- Lead Vocals
Pablo Roybal -- Lead and rhythm guitar, Spoken word
Steven Montoya -- Lead and rhythm guitar, Vocals
Steve Cordova -- Drums
Sean Coblentz -- Bass

All artwork by JP Fournier
Photography by Sam West & C. Andrew Trujillo

Band logo designed by Steve Montoya
Orchestral arrangements by Steven Montoya

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Track Name: A New Beginning
You’ve seen me down before
You’ve seen me fall
Never again will I crawl
The day of reckoning has come at last
I’m stepping out of my past

Oh the time for a change has begun
There’s a new day with each rising sun
I have been there before
Yes, I’ve passed through that door
And I’m not going back anymore

Those haunting memories locked in my mind
Visions I must leave behind
Explosive energy melting my brain
So much in life to obtain

Oh the time for a change has begun
There’s a new day with each rising sun
I have been there before
Yes, I’ve passed through that door
And I’m not going back anymore

The future is calling my name
No longer will things be the same as before
I’m searching for more
I’m starting all over again
I’ll take on the world then begin to move on
The old way is gone

<lead: Roybal>

My life is fast ascending
Just watch me grow
I vow to fight until the twelfth of never
All set to face tomorrow
I’m in control
I’m going to triumph over each endeavor

Oh the time for a change has begun
There’s a new day with each rising sun
I have been there before
Yes, I’ve passed through that door
And I’m not going back anymore
Track Name: Let It Go (feat. Blaze Bayley)
Time after time I have seen it before
People consumed by the need to get more
Why don’t they stop take a look all around
When you need justice, there’s none to be found

I’m the voice inside your mind
Twisted by the sands of time
I have been pushed to the edge
I’m your pride and I’m your rage
Lighting your path of war to engage
I’m standing out on a ledge

I’ve got the answer; the truth must be told
Strike up the chair till the body is cold
Then they will learn there’s a price they must pay
I’m on a rampage, stay out of my way

I’m your greed and I’m your lust
Hands of desire seeking your trust
Take these thoughts out of my head
Feeding the fire of social decay
I’m the beast and you are the prey
I’ll see this through till the end
What are you to do?

When all hope has been thrown out
You barely can cope
You’ve had it to here; it’s the end of your rope
Take a look deep inside
You know what to do
It burns inside of you
Let it go

<solo: Roybal>
<solo: Montoya>

Just like a hero who rides away into the sun
I have been chosen to reach out and show everyone

You’ve got one life to live
So make the most of it
Take a stand, be all you can
Unleash what burns within
It’s time, now let’s begin
Give all you got, take your best shot

When all hope has been thrown out
You barely can cope
You’ve had it to here; it’s the end of your rope
Take a look deep inside
You know what to do
It burns inside of you
Let it go

<outro solo: Montoya>
Track Name: The Barbarian
<solo: Montoya>

Blazing a path of destruction on everything under the sun
Slashing and tearing without even caring
The damage has only begun
Who is this master of metal who came here from so far away?
With mace in his hand he is roaming the land in search of adventure and prey

Just a man out on his own, he faces a world so unknown
Just a man, he’ll fight to the end
His blade is his only true friend

Wielding a sword with conviction, taking whatever he can
Savage, yet wise, so much hate in his eyes
They call him a barbarian
Striking without any warning, what drives this army of one?
Ready to pillage each oncoming village, he makes all his enemies run

Just a man out on his own, he faces a world so unknown
Just a man, he’ll fight to the end
His blade is his only true friend

<solo: Montoya>
<solo: Roybal>

All through the land it is spoken of he who will come to this place
He’ll steal all your gold and spit on your soul
And leave with a grin on his face
Just when you thought it was over, you look back and see him again
The tension is rising, you start realizing
How terribly wrong you have been

Heart made of stone, fierce to the bone
An awesome display to behold
Sent by the gods, defying the odds
Time after time as foretold
Violence and pain, all done in vain
He lives everyday without fear
Mighty and large, ready to charge
A legend for all to revere

Just a man out on his own, he faces a world so unknown
Just a man, he’ll fight to the end
His blade is his only true friend
Track Name: Trail Of Sorrow
I. The Seeker

Nights of danger
There’s a nasty stranger causing such dismay
Tension mounting
All this body counting as he stalks for prey
Vicious killing
So much blood is spilling, he won’t get away

He’s out there, so beware
He leaves a trail of sadness
So gory this story
We need to stop this madness

I’ve been waiting
Just anticipating for this day to come
Always searching
On the streets he’s lurking tell me where is he from?
I am ready
And my hand is steady as I aim my gun

It’s over, you’re cornered
There’s no place left to run
I’ve got you, now you’re through
Your spree of crime is done

<solo: Roybal>


II. The Killer

Lock your doors and seal your windows
I’m the talk all over town
All alone, I know you fear me
Here I come to take you down

Late at night, that’s when I’m watching you
Looking for my chance to strike
I will make you scream in terror
You will learn what hell is like

What can be this morbid reason for the way I make you cry?
Something’s wrong; tormented anger
Why do I laugh as you die?
Track Name: Do Or Die
It’s good to see you my old friend
You need to face me every now and then
I’m here to test you once again
Don’t let me down or you will face the end

I feel this strain upon me
I’m pushing overload
I conquer all that I see
Stand back, watch me explode

Since I was very young, I needed to be bold
I never listened to the warnings I was told
So fascinated by the things that made me scream
I would pursue a life so many call extreme

I see you watching from the corner of my eye
Are you here to take my soul, is this my time to die
Or could it be you’re out to get another thrill
Either way I laugh at you and how you like to kill

Stay away, I’m not ready to go
Not today, why don’t you leave me alone
Do or die, adventure I seek high and low
Don’t ask why, my fate shall remain all my own

<solo: Roybal>

To myself I’ll be true
I won’t stop living fast
There’s nothing that I won’t do
Each day could be my last

Stay away, I’m not ready to go
Not today, why don’t you leave me alone
Do or die, adventure I seek high and low
Don’t ask why, my fate shall remain all my own
Track Name: Far Away
Gone far away
This journey we started together has now gone astray
How could this be?
What meant nothing to you was priceless to me

Shocked by the words she told me, now I’m on my own
Standing at the doorstep of our lives
I thought we had it made, I guess I should have known
Sifting through the memories and lies

What’s going on? Where has she gone?
I must be strong
This feels so wrong

My mind is racing down the road of great despair
I’ve got to put this in the past
Sometimes we play the game although it isn’t fair
We hope that we can make it last

What’s going on? Where has she gone?
I must be strong
This feels so wrong

<solo: Roybal>

Open your eyes, look all around then you will see
Not all is lost this ain’t the way it’s meant to be
We take a chance, we know the cost, we’re not to blame
Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose, oh what a shame

You know that I would wait forever
I don’t want to walk this path alone
Look upon a new horizon
Follow every sign that you’ve been shown

What’s going on? Where has she gone?
I must be strong
This feels so wrong
Track Name: Chase The Dragon
Across the desert sands
Through many foreign lands
And to the end, your obsession
A train run off it’s track
You’ve been to hell and back
Driven by demons, your possession

No lines are drawn where boundaries end
Forbidden roads become the tracks left behind
A slave to the choice you make
This fate from which you can’t escape

Breaking the dawn another day
To chase the dragons to the end
The hands of time now rust away
And by their mark you won’t depend
Live by the path you set
Time won’t forget the scars that you incurred
You lived the life of twenty men
To chase the dragon down

Forewarnings you deride
The drive it won’t subside
Glory nor wealth you require
And all the doors passed through
The albatross pursues
Forgotten dreams, your desire

No lines are drawn where boundaries end
Forbidden roads become the tracks left behind
A slave to the choice you make
This fate from which you can’t escape

Breaking the dawn another day
To chase the dragons to the end
The hands of time now rust away
And by their mark you won’t depend
Live by the path you set
Time won’t forget the scars that you incurred
You lived the life of twenty men
To chase the dragon down

<solo: Roybal>
<solo: Montoya>
Track Name: Shattered Lives
We are children of the night
Don’t they know this isn’t right?
Will we ever meet our destiny?
Hide in shadows to survive
Trying hard to stay alive
Looking back at how it used to be

And oh, where do we go
We need to show that we are innocent
And why so many die
We’ve got to try to end all this torment

We have waited for so long
In a world that has gone wrong
Shattered dreams, but still we must be brave
Everywhere so much is lost
As we face this holocaust
Are we headed for an early grave?

Who? Who is this man?
With such a plan to end humanity
Pray. Pray for the day we get away
This is insanity

<solo: Montoya>

The streets are so dangerous
Nothing is sure but a knock on the door
Here they come
It makes me so furious
Men made of stone made us orphans alone
With no home

It’s such an atrocity
There’s no denying of what they are trying to do
A blizzard of agony,
They’re gonna pay for the suffering they put us through

The future is bleak when you prey on the weak

<solo: Montoya>
Track Name: Point Of No Return
These sleepless nights haunt me again
Losing my grip and I fall
Dreaming awake, adrift in my head
Drown in regression recalling it all

Retrace the shadows I once ignored
Revealed more clearly than before

Lucid disguise lost in pretense
Deception you played so unbound
Absorbed in his pride, the king on his throne
Slipping away through the cracks in the ground

These bleary memories I leave behind
Walking away, I will take what is mine
I am unbroken, I will prevail
There is no stopping now

Running gauges into red
Lost horizon up ahead
And the sirens song still cries to break you down
All the bridges you have burned past the point of no return
But the Rubicon you crossed it was yours not my own

<solo: Roybal>

Half lives we’d lived, two worlds apart
Strange highways we ride again
Living inside this masquerade
Unions contrived are now brought to an end

I’m starting over, falling to rise
Unweave the truth that was concealed in your lies
Into the darkness and through the storm
My will remains unturned

Running gauges into red
Lost horizon up ahead
And the sirens song still cries to break you down
All the bridges you have burned past the point of no return
But the Rubicon you crossed it was yours not my own

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And so we reach the end of this chapter
The conclusion of this odyssey
Starring into the distance; the great unknown
Once familiar places, voices and faces fade into the echo
The path once united, from here has been divided
Rise from the ashes, chart your course
And start again

<solo: Roybal>
<solo: Montoya>

Far beneath the cascading sands
Legends end as they once began
Heal the scars and look to the rising sun
And a new beginning unfolds