The Future is Now

by ESP

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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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Track Name: Never to Scared
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!
Track Name: Ninja
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)
Track Name: The Future is Now
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).
Track Name: Don't Put Up A Fight
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)
Track Name: United & Strong
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)
Track Name: Chance of A Lifetime
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)
Track Name: Take'em Alive
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!
Track Name: Tower of Babble
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