Now You're Gone

by James Perry

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The story of a breakup, told with a mix of metal guitars, pop harmonies, electronics, and virtual orchestra.

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released August 14, 2009

All songs written by James Perry, copyright 2009
Produced, recorded and mixed by James Perry
Additional recording and engineering by The Count [0], Erica Mulkey, and Steve Lam
Mastered by Brian Hazard at Resonance Mastering, www.resonancemastering.com
Cover image by Jeremy Roland
Art consultation by Michelle Tubby
Design and layout by Jeff Giles
Logo design by Terence Curtis
Photography by Geoffrey Smith II

Thank you:
Mom and Dad, Dane Johnson, Erica Mulkey, Adam Bannister, Corinne Pickett, Stephen Lam, The Count [0], Steve Watkins, Magik Baretta, Brian Hazard, Michelle Tubby, Craig Vause, Jasmine Greenwood, Lareen Smith, Jackie Lee, Robert Blaque, Justin Winokur, Ben Wiser, Jeff Giles, Molly Luna, Dylan Wheeler, Randi Stenehjem, Amy Ridout, Marty Procaccio, GW Childs IV, Mareesa Stertz, Jeremy Roland, Todd Gehman, Richmond International Airport, Terry Brooks, Evergrey Corvidae, Adam Becvare, Sergio Leone, San Jose Museum of Art, Terence Curtis, and Doev Mokwazyi.

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Track Name: I'll Never Be The Same Again
Oh, we've come to the end
Oh, I'm losing my best friend
You've changed me forever, for worse and for better
I'll never be the same again

Oh, this is my reality
Oh, I'm a shadow of what I used to be
I've fallen down on my face, I just can't get up and leave this place
I'll never be the same again
Track Name: Dreaming Of You
What's done is done, it's all over now
I thought I could let go of you
But you're in my head, and you still haunt my dreams
My love, I don't know what to do

Oh the pain makes me feel alive

I keep on dreaming of you
I must be mad
Cause I'm still dreaming of you

I want so bad to win you back
I thought I could show you what you mean to me
But the magic is gone and you're not coming back
Remaining on this path can only lead to one thing

You're gone, but your ghost is still inside

I keep on dreaming of you
I must be mad
Cause I'm still dreaming of you

I'm still in love with you
Though you're gone
I can't forget about you
And I'm still dreaming of you

I keep on dreaming of you
I must be mad
Can't get myself over you
Cause I'm still dreaming of you
Track Name: Dying Inside For You
You say you want to die
Time to kiss the world goodbye
My friend, I wish I could show
I'd miss you more than you can know

Why can't you believe me?

How can you believe that no one cares?
When I'm dying inside for you
I know you think you don't belong here
But everyone loves you

It tears my soul in two
To see what you go through
But the simple truth remains
I wish I could kill your pain

How can you believe that no one cares?
When I'm dying inside for you
I know you think you don't belong here
But everyone loves you

How can you believe that no one cares?
When I'm dying inside for you
I know you think you don't belong here
But everyone loves you
Track Name: You're Leaving
You're leaving

You get close, you pull away
You work your way in but you never stay
I'm so frustrated
My heart is jaded
This back and forth has gotta stop some day

You're with me, now you're with him
I want you for myself, I just can't win
I gave up everything
Now you want nothing
My hope is fading as my chances are slim

Don't play the victim with me
You know damn well that we're both guilty
Things are not what they appear
It's hard to let go but we can't stay here

I broke your heart, you've broken mine
It seems like lately we fight all of the time
You explode with passion
I feel the reaction
This back and forth, I think I'm losing my mind

At long last, you've made me see
That you can't live your life because of me
You feel like a felon
Locked in a prison
Now you can't take it and you need to be free, yeah!

You're out to settle the score
It feels like we have been here before
Things are not what they appear
It's hard to let go but we can't stay here

Don't play the victim with me
You know damn well that we're both guilty
Things are not what they appear
It's hard to let go but we can't stay here

You're leaving

You're leaving, don't go
You're leaving, please don't go
You're leaving, please don't go
Leaving
Track Name: My Heart's On Fire
Now you're gone
Now you're gone
My heart's on fire

Now you're gone
Now you're gone
My heart's on fire
Track Name: Second Time Around
Lost without you
So lost without you
I can't let go

Lost without you
I'm so lost without you
It hurts to hold on, but I can't let go

What's this?
Can it be?
What's this?
Can it be?
She's back!

I feel on top of the world
This is better than I could have dreamed

I feel on top of the world
This is better than I could have dreamed
I've won the love of a girl
This is better than I could have dreamed
Track Name: Where Do We Go From Here
Where do we go from here?
Where do we go, my dear?
Where do we go from here?
Where do we go, my dear?

There's no way in
And there's no way out
These feelings within
I find myself alone

Where do we go from here?
Where do we go, my dear?
Don't want to go on without you
Life must go on, but I don't know what to do

There's no way in
And there's no way out
I'm trapped in my skin
I find myself
I've lost myself
I've found myself alone

I was never what you wanted
You can't be what I need
You were only mine for a moment
I wanted you for eternity
Track Name: Slipping Away Again
They say it's darkest just before the dawn
When is the dawn gonna come?
All I want is to be loved
The same as everyone

The things you do send a shock to my system
The way that nothing else can
I'm losing my mind over you
Why can't you understand?

Your love is fading
You're running away again
Your love is fading
Slipping away again
Your love is fading
You're running away again
Your love is fading
Slipping away again

It seems as though I just can't hold your interest
Can't keep you very long
One day it's like I'm the love of your life
And the next day you're gone

There's something about you that I can't resist
Even though maybe I should
This pain is tearing me apart inside
I wish you understood

Your love is fading
You're running away again
Your love is fading
Slipping away again
Your love is fading
You're running away again
Your love is fading
Slipping away again

Even after all this time
You've still got a way of making me crazy
Even after all this time
You're driving me crazy again
You twist my heart when you change your mind
You're pulling me in, 'cause you're seductively crazy
Even after all this time
You're driving me crazy again, again, again...
Track Name: Broken Promise
We broke our promise to each other
I tried my best but my best wasn't enough
We broke our promise to each other
We tried our best but our best wasn't enough

Now you know that you just can't be with me
But I'm a stubborn fool, I won't give up easily
I'll squeeze the life out of you until the love is gone
Now our world's coming down, but I still hold on

We broke our promise to each other
I tried my best but my best wasn't enough
I don't think I ever will feel better
We tried our best but our best wasn't enough

Now I ask myself why was I such a fool?
But desperate hearts can sometimes be so cruel
I tried to make you into somebody else
I just wanted to help you, but I gave you hell
My love

I never found a way to prove my love
I gave all that I could but it was never enough
I failed time and time, I can't do anything right
I took everything from you, now I fade into night
Eternal night without you
Track Name: Waiting
I've been waiting all night, hours feel like days
Baby are you coming, baby are you making your way
You won't answer the phone, you won't talk to me
The sun's coming up
I'm at your mercy, please don't hurt me

I'm
Waiting for you
Waiting for you
Waiting for you
Waiting for you

I feel like I've been waiting for an eternity
Once again you've made a fool of me
I gave you too much power over my heart (over my heart)
I can't help myself, it's been like that from the start (from the start)

I'm
Waiting for you
Waiting for you
Waiting for you
Waiting for you
Track Name: Not OK
I go to work in the morning
've got bags under my eyes
Another new day is dawning
And I'm just trying to get by

They say "good mornin', how you doin'"
But what can I say?
So I put on a brave face
And pretend I'm OK

But I'm not OK
I'm not OK

Don't think that they wanna hear it
So I get on with my day
Everyone's so damn cheerful
But I haven't slept in days

I'm losing you and it's killing me
You're throwing me away
The situation is hopeless
But I gotta try to be OK

I'm not OK
I'm not OK
I'm not OK
I'm not OK
I'm not OK
I'm not OK
I'm not OK
I'm not OK
Track Name: Dreaming Of You II
I keep on dreaming of you
Though you're... gone
I can't forget about you
And I'm still dreaming of you
Track Name: Beyond The Pale
We've pretended things were okay
For so long
But what you've done is so far beyond the pale
It's all gone wrong

It's hard to tell where the lies end
And the truth begins
Another volley of verbal warfare
Here we go again

It's going down
We're going down

You wouldn't take responsibility
You've betrayed my trust
I never saw things for what they were
Blinded by love and lust

It was all a ploy to drive me away
And bring it to an end
Now you've gotten what you wanted
You won't see me again
It's going down

It's going down
We're going down
It's going down
We're going down
It's going down
We're going down
Track Name: The Fire Dies
It's been so long since I saw you last
The feelings fade, they're in the past
But I sometimes miss the times we'd spend
And I miss the touch of your soft hand

Let the record show I tried my best
But I was not up to the test
For you and I we cannot be
It's over now, and you're finally free

Now you're gone
Now you're gone
The fire dies

I don't mean to say it was always bad
But I kept you trapped, and you drove me mad
But the crazy things we used to do
I know damn well I'll never forget you

The days of tears are over now
I've made my peace with it somehow
And though you meant the world to me
I've let you go and we're finally free

The fire dies

Now you're gone
Now you're gone
The fire dies

Now you're gone
Now you're gone
The fire dies
Track Name: Dreaming Of You (Single Version)
What's done is done, it's all over now
I thought I could let go of you
But you're in my head, and you still haunt my dreams
My love, I don't know what to do

Oh the pain makes me feel alive

I keep on dreaming of you
I must be mad
Cause I'm still dreaming of you

I want so bad to win you back
I thought I could show you what you mean to me
But the magic is gone and you're not coming back
Remaining on this path can only lead to one thing

You're gone, but your ghost is still inside

I keep on dreaming of you
I must be mad
Cause I'm still dreaming of you

I'm still in love with you
Though you're gone
I can't forget about you
And I'm still dreaming of you