The Answer is None

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1.
Acted Upon 04:05
Acted Upon Staring down the barrel of your future With a pistol pointed at your past Don't be fooled into thinking That any of this is gonna last Not your safety Not your freedom Not your money Not your time Not your rights Not your dignity Your privacy Or pride Portable smokescreen in the palm of your hand While the war machines roll across the land (The land of the free) In the game of life you'll be just a pawn Unless you act you'll be acted upon In the game of life don't be a pawn Stand up and act or be acted upon Who do you trust, who can you trust Our leaders dieseased with corruption and lust What can you do, what can you do When you're helping the watchmen watch over you The ones you elect to protect your dreams They're picking your pockets and running their schemes Absolute power corrupts absolutely We've seen it and it's a fact Time to rise and shine and then absolutely Take the power back (In the home of the brave) In the game of life you'll be just a pawn Unless you act you'll be acted upon You get one life and it don't last long Act out now or be acted upon If you let others fool you Into thinking that they rule you You're not living, just being Acted Upon Don't be a pawn Stand up and act or be acted upon In the game of life In the game of life Stand up now (Just a pawn, just a pawn) The land of the free And the home of the brave
2.
I Know 06:22
I Know (It's a dark place There's no more secrets I know everything) Low again Low as I've ever been I remember when I didn't need you to lift me up again I know you know you are the keeper of the keys I know you know you are in control of me I know you know I'll do anything you say And you know I wouldn't want it any other way I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know Alone again Alone as I've ever been I remember when you came along And made me feel whole again I know you know you are the keeper of the keys I know you know you are in control of me I know you know I'll do anything you say You know I don't want it any other way I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know The way your curves fit In the palm of my outstretched hand A sharp intake of breath Before you exhale your demands In my ear, so near Your wishes crystal clear Lips, so close I swallow another dose of your love I know you know you are the keeper of the keys I know you know you are in control of me I know you know I'll do anything you say And you know you wouldn't want it any other way I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know I know, I know, I know
3.
Pillars of Destruction Our world in flames I call your name Come save us We're to blame, I know You've long forsaken us In the time of madness In the time of greed There appeared an angel Looking over my shoulder at me Then the angel said With eyes flashing red "You went power mad building towers that reached the sky like pillars of false hope The towers collapsed, and In the aftermath you Found yourselves strung From your own twisted rope" What about you, angel You carry the blame too Where was all your help when Our world needed you? Then the angel sighed And with twisted smile, said "Sweet rain falls on leaves To feed all the trees And the future seeds That they sow. The old forest burns To clear the way for The next crop of new Green trees to grow" Anger, greed, and gluttony are Pillars of destruction Anger, greed, and gluttony are Pillars of destruction Our world is falling to madness Our world has succumbed to greed You're no help to us angel Get you away from me The angel wept and said Through the tears she shed "You had it all, my child From the lost days of wild Beasts that roamed free And drank from crystal streams Under eye-blue sky Your people had their pride Peace and prosperity Living off land so green But you went power mad Building towers that Reached the sky like Pillars of false hope The towers collapsed And in the aftermath You found yourselves strung From your own twisted rope" The world in flames I call your name Come save us We're to blame, I know You've long forsaken us The world in flames I call your name Come save us We're to blame, I know You've long forsaken us Pillars of Destruction That's what our world is built on Pillars of Destruction That's what our world is built on Pillars of Destruction That's what our world is built on Pillars of Destruction That's what our world is built on
4.
Vortex 05:57
Vortex A light shines from my eyes illuminating the path before me Step after faltering step I go But with each footfall the wind grows stronger And the path is obscured by the snow It shines so bright despite the darkness In the light of my eyes As I stop to take a rest in the snow It’s so cold So beautiful So shiny So inviting So cold My feet are so slow I can hardly feel them move below The path is long and I'm losing my way In the blinding snow It's so beautiful Unmerciful Go on You must go on Don’t stop here Don’t sleep, don’t rest Go on Or you’ll never wake You’ll never find your way If you succumb To the vortex As I’m losing hope my waking dream Reveals the path my eyes can’t see I close them now and trust my feet To find the path that lives inside of me Go on You must go on Don’t stop here Don’t sleep, don’t rest Go on Or you’ll never wake You’ll never find your way Go on I must go on I won't stop here Won’t sleep, won’t rest Go on Or I’ll never wake I’ll never find my way I see it now, the lights of home I must go on, so on I go I see it now, the lights of home I must go on, so on I go
5.
Lucky You 06:16
Lucky You There was a time when There was a time when you were everything There was a time when There was a time when you were the only thing And there was a time when you loved There was a time when you didn't see yourself above me I never saw it, never saw it coming But the changes come, yeah the changes come I walked through flames for you Swam on the waves for you Climbed the mountains too Crossed the oceans for you Then I lifted you up Till you could fly When you left without goodbye All that was left for me to do Was say lucky you There was a time when There was a time when you were kind There was a time when There was a time when I was blind and There was a time when you tried There was a time when you didn't feel like you had to lie I never saw it, never saw it coming But the changes come, well the changes come I walked through flames for you Braved the waves for you Climbed the mountains too Crossed the oceans for you Then I lifted you up Till you could fly When you left without goodbye All that was left for me to do Was say lucky you Lucky you I walked through flames for you Braved the waves for you Climbed the mountains too Crossed the oceans for you Then I lifted you up Till you could touch the sky And I watched you fly away At the end of the day There's nothing left to say But Lucky You Lucky you
6.
Lions and Ladders Little boy shot me down With his fast finger guns When I got back up I sat him down On my knee and said, "Hey son Well it’s a great big mad bad world Full of beauty, love and pain And the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do Is learn to dance in the rain You’ve got to climb climb climb Or you’ll be prey for the lions If you don’t get busy living You’ll be busy dyin You've got to stay ahead of your enemies You’re the only one you have to please You've got to fnd your own way to the top and never ever stop" The world is full of lions and ladders Everything’s scary and everything matters The ladder you’ll climb Is the very path to success you’ll take The rungs of the ladder are made from All the mistakes you’ll make Well my son he’s grown up now And got kids of his own I talk to him when I can But it always seems too long He said, "Hey dad I remember what you told me About beauty love and pain And I always make sure to take my kids out For a dance in the rain" You’ve got to climb climb climb Or you’ll be prey for the lions If you don’t get busy living you’ll be busy dyin You've got to stay ahead of your enemies You’re the only one you have to please You've got to fnd your own way to the top and never ever stop Climb, climb, climb Climb, climb, climb Climb, climb, climb Climb, climb, climb Keep on climbin Keep on climbin Keep on climbin
7.
Swallowed by the Sun I stood by Watching plastic oceans rise Crops withered and died While mother nature cried I had no clearance, sworn to non interference Watching earth entomb from the dark side of the moon Seeing populations crawl, civilizations topple and fall The humans had it all but then they dropped the ball and Earth became a tomb From their self inflicted wounds Their last try Seeking refuge in the skies Thought that they could fly Begin a new protected life But it was much too late They’d sealed their own fate And now they’re All lost All gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun All their time spent On wrong deadlines They got the question wrong And the answer was none My disappearance due to non interference As I watched the earth entomb from the safety of the moon My colleagues escaped once they saw the planet raped And now I must find another planet to spy… yes I stood by Watching warming oceans rise Crops withered and died While mother nature cried Their last try Seeking refuge in the skies A kaleidoscopic flash of light And they all died Now they’re… All lost All gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun All lost All gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun They're lost They're gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun They're lost They're gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun Swallowed by the sun
8.
Ghost Soldiers We're marching in the footsteps Of the soldiers gone before We're the front line, we're the deadline We're the messengers of war We're the shadows, we're the sirens We're the smoke that fills the air We are brothers, we're disruptors Deliverers of despair (Coming for you) Ghost soldiers Ghost soldiers Ghost soldiers The pounding of our boots Shakes the ground all around But when your sights are set on us We're nowhere to be found The staccato rain of bullets Can be heard for miles around But when you come to seek us We're planted in the ground We are ghosts We're the lightning, we're the thunder Blitzkrieg across the land We're the torture, we're the bloodshed We're guided by his hand We're the shouting, we're the whisper We're the sudden attack We're a team, we're the scream We're the bullet in your back (Aimed right at you) Soldiers on the front line Running out of all time Looking out for land mines We are ghosts (we are ghosts) Sliding through the shadows Going where the smoke blows Shooting out the windows We are ghosts (we are ghosts) The pounding of our boots Shakes the ground all around But when your sights are set on us We're nowhere to be found The staccato rain of bullets Can be heard for miles around But when you come to seek us We're planted in the ground We are ghosts The pounding of our boots Shakes the ground all around But when your sights are set on us We're nowhere to be found The staccato rain of bullets Can be heard for miles around But when you come to seek us We're buried in the ground We are ghosts!
9.
Starshine Goodbye Misty grey clouds Backdrop to all the leafless trees As rain runs down Washing away grime and memories But some remain like a bloodstain Or a high top on a wire Or a shadow of the fire Warming the spoon that took you away too soon Goodbye Starshine Goodbye Starshine Starshine goodbye Why’d you have to die Goodbye Starshine Goodbye Starshine Starshine goodbye Forever in the sky A cold breeze blows Coffee walks by, holding a hipsters hand He doesn’t know These rainwashed streets were once, were once your land Your echo is everywhere Pictures on the walls and songs in the concert halls Your body is gone But your gentle groove goes on and on and on Goodbye Starshine Goodbye Starshine You left us far too soon The needle killed the spoon Goodbye Starshine Goodbye Starshine Starshine goodbye Forever in the sky Misty grey clouds Backdrop to all the leafless trees As rain runs down Washing away grime and memories Your echo is everywhere Pictures on the walls and songs in the concert halls Your body is gone But your gentle groove goes on and on and on (And on and on and on) Sing your song You live on and on Starshine Would you shine on me now Shine on me anyhow Starshine The stars they called you home To be with your own, Starshine You shined too bright Love was your light, Starshine Starshine, goodbye
10.
Swallowed by the Sun Well I stood by Watching plastic oceans rise Crops withered and died While mother nature cried I had no clearance, sworn to non interference Watching earth entomb from the dark side of the moon Seeing populations crawl, civilizations topple and fall The humans had it all but then they dropped the ball and And earth became a tomb From their self inflicted wounds Their last try Seeking refuge in the skies Thought that they could fly Begin a new protected life But it was much too late They’d sealed their own fate And now they’re All lost All gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun All lost All gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun All their time spent On wrong deadlines They got the questions wrong And the answer was none My disappearance due to non interference As I watched the earth entomb from the safety of the moon My colleagues escaped once they saw the planet raped And now I must find another planet to spy… yeah I stood by Watching warming oceans rise Crops withered and died While mother nature cried Their last try Seeking refuge in the skies A kaleidoscopic flash of light And they all died And now they’re All lost All gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun All lost All gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun They're lost They're gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun They're lost They're gone Swallowed Swallowed by the sun Lost, gone Swallowed by the Lost, gone Swallowed by the Lost, gone Swallowed by the Lost, gone Swallowed by the Swallowed by the sun Swallowed by the sun
11.
In Time 05:44
In Time You, you were right there with me Now, now you're gone and I'm alone One, one wrong turn and now Time, time has frozen like a stone Like a stone If I could go all the way back in time Back to the crossing of parallel lines I'd find you, my long lost friend Save you from the dark world without end Caught in time Lost in time again Chasing time Wasting time again I, I went looking for you Through, through the maze of time and space Turning, turning corners upside down My search, my search has led me to this place This place If I could go all the way back in time Back to the crossing of parallel lines I'd find you, my beautiful friend Save you from your long dark descent And I'm Caught in time Lost in time again Chasing time Wasting time again Racing time Outpacing time again Thrust in time Just in time again How do I find my way to the place Where all roads converge, where time meets space Where the future is bright, where day conquers night In time we will find that everything's all right If I could go all the way back in time Back to the crossing of parallel lines I'd find you, my long lost friend Burn it all down and start all over again But I'm Caught in time again (Caught in time, lost in time) And I'm lost in time again My friend

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This one goes to 11! The Answer is None is a thoughtful throwback to the heaviest of 90s heavy rock and metal, with influences from Van Halen to Queensryche and everything in between.

"A masterpiece!" Brian Criveau, Core 4 Productions

"Fantastic! Powerful vocals and massive guitar work!" Broadcast Asylum

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released January 25, 2019

The Answer is None are:
Troy Jay Adams (guitars)
Matt Denton aka Mojo (lyrics, vocals)
Jay Hale (lead guitar, bass)

All songs written by The Answer is None
Produced by The Answer is None
Mixed by: Matt Denton / Ragged Birds Music
Mastered by: Brian Criveau / Core 4 Productions

Artwork: Troy Jay Adams
Cover Design: Matt Denton

Michael Andrew: drums on Vortex, Lions and Ladders, Swallowed by the Sun, Starshine Goodbye.
Kendall Bishop: drums on I Know, Lucky You, Ghost Soldiers, Pillars of Destruction, In Time.
Drums on Acted Upon arranged by Troy Jay Adams.
Drums on Swallowed by the Sun (Acoustic): Matt Denton.
Saxophone on Starshine Goodbye: Corey Denton.
Additional vocals on Starshine Goodbye and Ghost Soldiers: Bailey and Corey Denton.

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Troy, Jay and Mojo, three brothers from other mothers, became fast friends online and started making music. With a little help from their friends, their combined musical skills culminated in The Answer is None, a metal monument to their musical influences. ... more

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