The Return

by 1974

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released June 16, 2012

All songs written by 1974 except:
"The Outline" - written by A. Mike Forgette

Lyrics written by A. Mike Forgette except:
"A Sickening Silence" - written by A. Mike Forgette & Tim Moore

Recorded & Produced by 1974
Mixed by A. Mike Forgette

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1974 Connecticut

1974 is a five-piece progressive/classic rock band.

Focusing on concept albums set in a technologically advanced future, 1974 crafts a musically diverse and dynamic soundscape full of riffs, hooks, and vocal harmony to tell complex stories.

In 2012, the band won "Best New Band" at the 1st Annual CT Music Awards at The Bushnell Theater. The following year, the band won "Best Rock Band".
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Track Name: The Stirring
A call to arms from a blessing
A stirring loosens the frame
(Intense) The sordid matter is pressing
From here we play the game

A cannonball into fire
We're soaking sin with the blaze
Heating words with our ire
We're burning holes with our flame-licked gazes
Track Name: A Sickening Silence
Listen
Why won't you listen
It's hard enough for me to deal with my own
Listen
Just keep your distance
'Cause my mind is dangerous
And this time I'm serious with you

Still and unblemished, we dance
Hiding daggers on our tactful tongues
I'll speak so the points are all dulled
But your lips stay shut
Am I not to trust?

Just say it
Tell what's untold
Color me helpless, but anything's better than silence
Yeah, I'll take it
Rendered alone
Caught in the absence to handle this all on my own

Vicious
I'm calloused and curious
To see just how much you can take
Speak up
It's your turn to clean up this mess that we've made
I'm placing the blame
What more can I say?
I'm leaving this place without you

In photographs stuck to the page
Both our eyes are filled with our silent dreams
Lacking in motion, we speak from the stolen times
Are you alive?

And why can't you say it
Tell what's untold
Color me helpless, but anything's better than silence
Yeah, well I'll take it
Rendered alone
Caught in the absence to handle this all on my own
Track Name: Jubilation
He come running down with load on sunken chest
And we will exorcise all of the burden away
We have the tricks of the trade
In a spot of sunlight in the forest deep
Spirits flow about up on a cosmic breeze
Rebuild the puzzle piece by piece
Just to burn it down

In a cavalcade of all of the sights and sounds
We have lifted up in with the atmosphere
With the shedding of the tear
In the shadow of the shell that crushed your soul
Stands the person that you lost once, you lost once before
And should it ever come back for more
Just burn it down
Track Name: Walk In Place
I'm trying not to hold on
It'd be unfair to your situation
No, I'll say the words that I've been practicing
And even thought they'll hurt
I need to be alone for sometime
Be alone to realize that I

Walk in place, walk in place
Here's another night that I'm afraid to leave

Hey, I thought I felt a certain pulling
Calling out to escape from all of the safety nets
I fastened to the inner walls
To keep the chances down that I'll have to go outside
And meet the face of unknown time
Who forces me not to


Walk in place, walk in place
Here's another night that I'm afraid to leave

Take notice, take notice
Of all the bliss in ignorance
That casts the deepest doubts aside
I am the warden and the prisoner
I have the key in hand
But still I make the choice to stay and


Walk in place, walk in place
Here's another night that I'm afraid to leave
Track Name: The Outline
Listener, listen in close
'Lest you lose of the interest
In the story I've come here to tell
I feel that you must be forewarned
It is shrouded in metaphors
Hiding the evidence well

All things end
I've almost arrived at that place
And all things end
Giving me cause to retrace
Soon I'll be off and away
So I'm taking the time now to say

All things end
I've almost arrived at that place
And all things end
Giving me cause to retrace
I'll retrace my whole story
I'll trace my whole story

Our lives were only stenciled
Outlined lightly on canvas
Every woman and man had it placed in their hands
A broken-in brush with a generous splash of acrylic
We marched and converged as we readied all our arms
Oh yeah

The outline was gone
The lines were all broken
No one had colored inside

The crowd gave a cry
As we painted our casts on each other

'Til the colors had mixed
Our canvas was fixed with the picture of blends
We had earned at the hands of our friends

The outline was gone
The lines were all broken
No one had colored inside