The Future is Now

by ESP

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PSI 01:04
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NEVER TOO SCARED All along you turned your back on me Your cruel ways, you know I tried to make you see My life was going against the odds It takes the wrong to make things right Had a sin, can't file appeal My first offense I could never win. Now I know what it's like to die You turned your back just to spit in my eye (Pre Chorus) Stand clear, back off Now I'm second to none. Stay away, forgotten ways Now I'll do what has to be done. (Chorus) Never too scared Never too scared to face you Never too scared Never too scared to face you You know I heard all your lies before I give you more & you scream for more With evil mind, you will put me down, You have no control over what I found The rules are if you're hurt in the end I don't wanna be your lover or friend 'cause I'm a man & I'm on my own I've seen the light & I'm too far gone (Repeat Choruses) You held my heart oh so tenderly I was too blind to see So when you see me & I'm under the lights Don’t say you know me 'cause you don't have the right You filled the cup 'til it overflowed Now darling, the creme you gathered so well I've come a long way down this one way street I took the weight that travels under my feet You took the money but you slowed me down That’s why honey, I turned my life around. (Repeat Choruses) NO! NO! NO!
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Ninja 03:48
Ninja Faster than speed,the impulse the need, to excel, to come & to fight Victory too dark, can you see....& honor & it's own right. Under attack, can't ever look back Confusion now lies in your hands. Desperate action to save your own life Too late, speed always kills! (Pre Chorus) Cruising through life with such strife Light speed you go, To where you don't know (Chorus) NINJA....NINJA Will you ever see what life's meant to be taken before you see the lights Racing through time a black speed of fire, memory now fills the night Under attack, can't ever look back Confusion now lies in your hands. Desperate action to save your own life Too late, speed always kills! (Repeat chorus)
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The Future is No We are the future, If you don't get the point You might get left behind Stand close to me, You look for answers That you just can't seem to find (Chorus) Over & over, Forced upon us to live or die One & only Forced us, are pressures of life. The future is now. The future is now; YES NOW! Can you hear me callin’? I'm callin' out to you, Can you hear me scream? Society is falling The streets are running wild Please stop me now Again & again, you can't stop us now Right from wrong,always the same Excuses now scar my mind. Can you hear me callin'? I'm callin' out to you Can you hear me scream? Society is fallin' Nothing is left between you & me (Repeat chorus).
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Don't put up a Fight We're out to get you,your life's embrace Panic from inside you,we didn't leave a trace Turn around to see,decisions staring back at you Waiting for the right time,for the sound to cut through (Chorus) No one will ever know,what it's been like Nothing inside will tell you what's wrong from right Don't Put Up A Fight! Now you know the score but you don't know what to do Can't run to the law,that's the worst thing for you Time has run out & you have nothing to say Time to give to someone at last,that's the only way. We're out to get you,your life's embrace Panic from inside you,we didn't leave a trace Turn around to see,decisions staring back at you Waiting for the right time,for the sound to cut through (Repeat chorus)
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United & Strong Happiness on Earth today sometimes I see it passing away through my eyes I see the world so inhibited But why can't we believe The ones who spare while others don't care They cower in their own beliefs They say they know what you are They can't see far they believe only what they can see The civil men cry While the guilty men try to appoint a civil code While hearts so strong Every man in arms leads to take up the way (Pre Chorus) Look outdon't you know You're deceiving yourself in the madness You can't go on You know you can't do it alone (Chorus) We are united & strong We shall always prevail No Nation shall ever do wrong We are united & strong (3rd verse)- The word of truth is what we need sweet knowledge shall lead the way Philosophers,Poets,speak how they feel we should listen to what they say But now that we hold The Kingdom of Gold shines brightly in the sun Stand together in time or what is wrong Are we gonna lose this race (Repeat chorus)
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Chance of a Lifetime Time,goes so fast in a lifetime Born, into a race we cannot win You live & you die in a fleeting moment without smelling a single rose you pass (Chorus) It's a Chance of a Lifetime It's your fate & you're out here now jealous words of another,won't control you you've come too far now...it's too late Crying out to the world seeking what you might find No regrets or confusions to hold you down Have no fear Let your conscience control you for all that you do Don't look back for what you already found. (Repeat chorus) Can't you hear?! When you hear all the hungry cries, Do you tremble from so deep inside? Just to view,everyone's vanity mask Men are weak They cannot control what they feel (Repeat chorus)
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Take 'Em Alive Take 'em alive, can't waste no time It's the beginning of the end I can't go through this again No,not over again Look both ways & still can't see Shadows in the night still seem out of my sight Oh out of my sight (Chorus) Blackened haze I'm still in the state of mind I can't control this before it's too late I'll seal the fate before it takes it's toll Take them alive The feeling is coming I'll do it before the time is right there's fire in the night....oh tonight I'm almost there,can't turn back now Beckon without fear,the end draws near (Repeat chorus) (Repeat 1st verse) (Repeat chorus) TAKE 'EM ALIVE!
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Tower of Babel The kingdom of God is destiny With the top of the Heaven's so high Burning processes of reality The ones who care just cry A wicked leader who stands so bold An evil sin he creates so cold A tower erect to his name The strength of a man who bears such shame (Chorus) Sinner repent or pay Fate now stands in your way. The process now that you have bought An endless punishment shall be sought Slaves they work both day & night Endless labor,endless plight A Tower of Babel to be built To reach the heavens by our own will Burning processes of the clay A struggled path destiny's the way Celebrated names of the builders untold False recognition for both young & old (Repeat chorus) Jehovah speaks so proud,so true The eternal spell brought to me & you Oh wicked leader can't you see what he's done To tamper with mighty kingdom come We all know,we shall pay for this sin A severed tongue is now where I begin Many words confused will be spoke A sacred oath that's now been broke (Repeat chorus) Shall be sought

about

Description:
ESP formed in New Haven, Connecticut in 1985 and issued their first 5 song demo in 1986. The demo landed them a deal with Metal Blade records that lead to their inclusion on the compilation Metal Massacre Vol. 8 with the track "Take 'em Alive". The Following year Dream Records released the bands one and only full-length 'The Future is Now'. They would gain momentum throughout the Northeast playing shows with such bands as Fates Warning, Obsession, Leige Lord, and Wrathchild America. The band continued to demo material but eventually parted ways.

Now dug up from obscurity, re-mastered, and officially released for the first time ever on CD. Re-mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios from the best source available. Plus two demo tracks including the never released 'Make My Stand'. Limited to 500

Re-mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios from the best possible master sources available.

credits

released August 5, 2013

ESP are:

John T. McCarthy - Bass
Bill Jennings - Vocals
Brian Waterbury - Guitars
Billy Gleason - Guitars
Sean Kelly - Drums

All keyboards by Ron Debiase Jr.

Produced by Joe Bouchard and ESP
Engineered by Joe Chinici
Cover and inside photos by John M. Columbus
Cover design by Janelle Finch
Cover concept by ESP

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