The Road. The Reason.

by And The Traveler

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And The Traveler is a group of modern day bards, relaying stories through their music, “The Road, The Reason” follows the story of a traveler set to rescue a girl from her evil uncle who holds her captive beneath a massive metropolis.

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released 07 May 2013

All songs written, produced and preformed by And The Traveler

And The Traveler is
Max Johl- Lead Vocals and Guitar
Josh Goldberg- Chapman stick and Vocals
Donald Perdomo- Drums and Vocals

**Optional outro created by Kevin Reilly **

Engineered by Rocky Russo
Assistant Engineer Seth Nicholson
Mixed by Kevin Reilly at Schroedinger's Box Studios
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sunroom Audio
Album Art by Joshua Warren
Color and layout by Amanda McDermott
Overall Layout by James D. Rivas

Additional Vocals done by:
Seth Nicholson, Dylan Chandler Hume, Lex Vargas,
Reprise Underground additional vocals: Carl Bower, Paige Stokes, and Tom Corrado
Band Recorded at All Souls Church Greenfield Massachusetts
Vocals and Aux percussion recorded at Edgewood Studios
*copyright* 2013 All rights reserved And The Traveler & Edgewood Studios LLC

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Track Name: Steps (Disc 1)
Reveal your soul before you come in because the naked truth from without will shine within.
Take what you will as above so below, days spent alone turning to dust for a road. Miles and miles and years i'm now prepared. I swear I know you're there
You will feel alive you won't tremble anymore from down below. Baby you will feel alive lets go to where we were before my heart will guide us home.
Reveal your soul before you come in because the naked truth from without will shine within.
But alone is alone. I'll wait for you there. Inside I've built a place for us to call our own my friend i'll show you where. You took what you could not above nor below. The mind will stem as the great river flows and flows on and on as the horizon slows. Can't fight this truth I know.
When he comes in the night. Hearts won't be satisfied. I'll drink your despair drink it all so they know what it's like to fall. No heart is satisfied.
Don't take that breath baby don't you go in there you won't feel alive anymore. Oh he'll take all your will take it all. He'll drink in that pain as you fall
YOU WILL FEEL ALIVE
You will feel alive. You won't tremble anymore while down below baby you will feel alive lets go to where we were before my heart will guide us home.
Reveal your soul before you come in because the naked truth from without will shine within. Cause i've been traveling for days and i'll bring you home take you right back to where you belong. We'll live so boring, cause i've been traveling for days and I cannot find one peace for my wondering heart broken traveling mind.
Track Name: Groove City (Disc 1)
From the fire rose a flame down from sky to earth it came. Little life to touch and bloom those flowers for me. Silent trees howling winds know where i've gone know where i've been. Tides decided by the moon to guide me to you.
What is knowing what is knowing if that should has survived you'll know in your heart what is right.
Oh i remember the frost in november chilly days alone without you singing this little tune.
What is knowing what is knowing if that soul has survived you'll know in your heart what is right.
Track Name: Underground (Disc 1)
When I was a boy my father told me son the time has come and he said, "great men are not thought they are done". With a spear in hand they worked the land. "With spear in hand they work the land" In there hearts they are strong.
Oh how I know what it's like underground your bodies won't be found. I said it before and i'll say it again. Oh how i know what it's like underground. I'm not the man I was i've been there before i won't go there again.
Under the ground you won't be found under the ground
I was brave the ideal sung. Weapon in hand a dead to be done. My hand declared by the hilt of a sword shaking i went to prove my worth. You don't know the joy of a hearts final beat, i'd steal a tongue for a taste so sweet.
No spear in hand I fled the land. "No spear in hand he fled the land" My fathers words wrong.
Oh how I know what it's like underground your bodies won't be found. I said it before and i'll say it again. Oh how i know what it's like underground. I'm not the man I was i've been there before i won't go there again.
UNDER THE GROUND
Track Name: All I Need Is You (Disc 1)
You will see the catacombs. Welcome to your home. I know it's not much but you'll find it's warm enough with me. You will see everything that you need to see with me. Because i know how it feels to be alone and abandoned, so come here.
All I need is you i've been tripping. All i need is you I will have you my dear
I said you will succumb to me I said you will succumb to me I said let the music take over your feet.
You feel it in your heart now. You feel it in your soul. You'll just go so cold.
You will succumb. You will succumb. You will succumb. You will succumb.
All I need is you. I've been tripping into pieces without you. All I need is you. I've been tripping into pieces without you.
I said you will succumb to me. You will succumb to me. You will succumb to me. You will succumb.
Just dance a little bit
All I need is you.
Track Name: Take Me Home (Disc 1)
Step by step
Breath by breath
One foot before the next

Cold Dusty Roads
Compress my soul
Pace slows but still no rest

Take me home
Take me home
To where i want to go
Track Name: You Can't Save Me Now (Disc 1)
When they came to town the darkest scene so profound you won't believe what had happened to the pair that day. On one side a little girl now to his right drenched in pearls and draped in chains her eyes a glaze. He said, " Please don't cry my lovely wife, you are blessed you will find a way to survive". He never calls it quits till he gets just what fits or he'll choose to take that life away.
You can't save me now, running away.
You can't save me now, running away.
It always ends the same down they go I can't explain but it's the last time they'll see the light of day. A haunting melody to remember fallen scenes always the same words that he speaks. He says, "Please don't cry my lovely wife you are blessed you will find a way to survive"
Brace yourself she won't know what it means to be alone with him. Under the ground her soul is his you'll see you won't be able to believe the words she screams.
You can't save me now, running away
You can't save me now, running away
Brace yourself she won't know what it means to be alone with him. Under the ground her soul is his you'll see you won't be able to believe the words she screams.
You can't save me now
Track Name: Reprise- Underground (Disc 2)
Oh how i know what it's like underground. Your bodies won't be found.
I said it before and i'll say it again.
Oh how i know what it's like underground, i'm not the man i was i've been there before i won't go there again.
Track Name: SpiderClass (Disc 2)
Can't see under the ground.
There's no light to be found
There's no day old sound
That won't bind you or twist you around under the ground

A whirlwind of dreams skitter in me
Quick erratic steps push thoughts that take me away
The sun won't come again if even from me
So i'll beg you please before i flee

Breath with me
Breath out please
Breath with me
Wanna feel that warm sunset
Track Name: The Plunge Part 1 (Disc 2)
You can't see a way out all these walls feel the same.
To dark to find your way out a faint light shines faded in grey
Her beam will lend no way out right at your back there drawing in.
To take you to your way out but this is where your journey ends

Vicious eyes they pierce your insides they know how it feels to take a life
Present your arms, reach for the sky. So close to where your loved ones…
Where your loved ones lie

Don't you go down the rabbit hole don't you go down that rabbit hole
It's a crying shame
All I need is you i've been tripping into pieces with out you
You will never see her face again

Don't you go down that rabbit hole.
Cause i've been searching for days
and your mind's a fragile thing i know…
So i've come to take you from below.

Her mind. Her heart. Her soul. Are ours now.

You can't see a way out all these walls feel the same
To dark to find your way out and here will lie your remains
Track Name: The Plunge Part 2 (Disc 2)
Vicious Eyes they piece your insides
Present your arms reach for the sky
Track Name: The Plunge Part 3 (Disc 2)
My heart it breaks
My hands they shake
It lets me know I'm still alive
It lets me know whats true in side

You will never see her face again

My hands still shake
The fear won't break
How long can i see through these lies
Before they break me from inside

You will never see her face again

Because a day old dream is all but dead you will plead you will beg still your needs won't be met
No dagger in your hand just a cold dead sweat take my advice you'll still be the first to shed red
**And we say we all say**
You will never see her face again
You will never see her face again

Cause i've been traveling home but home is a lone without you there in my stead
Because there's a burning home where we'll be both be laid to rest.
You will never see that face. Oh you will never

You will never see her face again
Don't you go down that rabbit hole
All I need is you i've been tripping into pieces with out you
You never see that face
Track Name: It Was Only A Dream (Disc 2)
It was only a dream
To the West I see a dead mans warning a prophecy
And it reads, "Oh how i know what it's like"
On my knees in my head i will stay casting the safest of guards the holiest of arms that shield me from harms way
Oh I hear them, the spirits say, "Get out while you can. Get out while you can"

To touch the air I won't let go. I'll see you there I won't get go

But i can't see the walls exploding collapsing on me
Ground quakes in my chest taste the fear in my sweat
As the braces of arms embrace me in swarms and pull me in all ways
Oh i hear them. The spirits say "Get out while you can, get out while you can"

And It was only a dream. And It was only a dream

To touch the air I won't let go. i'll see you there I won't let go

To touch the air i won't let go i'll see you there will you ever know…
I'll stay in the earth I won't let go. No i won't let go. I won't let go. I won't let go
Track Name: Circles (Disc 2)
Take this sword and go
Return to us our home

Don't you feel it all this pressure
Steel your heart prepare to fight

Oh god is there a way out of here
as it was you're running in circles again
Oh god i know it's true, boy as it was
you're running in circles again

Where is north?
I can't see the sun
It's to bright in here
i don't know what will become of me

Don't you feel it all this pressure
Steel your heart it's time to fight

Oh god is there a way out of here
as it was you're running in circles again
Oh god i know it's true. boy as it was
you're running in circles again

Listen close to the words i say they won't make it out alive
the man there plans will all go away rest now your safe
Don't you worry my dear there won't be a life in sight
My hands there safe we'll slip away deeper into night

Cause i swear
You will find her deep underground but she won't remember where your hearts were bound
You will find her deep underground but she won't remember where your hearts were bound
Track Name: Breath With Me (Disc 2)
Down here there's blood on the walls. Last night returns I can see it all from the grey scales to the great cascades of blushing faces of said lives soon to fade. So Don't you just breath slow. Won't you just take in that breath of air as you reach for the earth its time for rebirth i'll find some life some peace of mind and start a new day.
"You can't have her don't you see, we're forever bound. Take your chances pick a dagger and we'll have a go around"
You will never take away. Not this time. You wanna give well take her away from me. Your fading plans succumb to my pressing hands.
Not this time. Will you. Take her away from me.
So Don't you just breath slow. Won't you just take in that breath of air as you reach for the earth its time for rebirth the night won't be such a terrible thing with me. As you reach out, pull with me, and try to breath. You reach for dry land.
Track Name: Standing Waves (Disc 2)
Down here on the beach is a simple sort of peace. Down here on the beach please breath with me. I will build a house made from planks that we found on the shore. I will build us life made from tales that I tell so old. But alone is alone even with you here. My dear there's nothing to fear. Wet your eyes or try to sing, oh sing for me. Down here on the beach is a simple sort of peace. Down here on the beach please breath with me. I have built us house where the tales will play out, play on. I will owe you my dreams, small promises, simple things and the stories will be forever told. Forever told. Forever told. Forever told. Forever and ever.