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released 31 May 2011

Written, Produced, and Performed by NOS (www.nosband.com)
2011 Weeping Angel Studios licensed under Creative Commons Attirbution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.

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Not Otherwise Specified Atlanta, Georgia

Inspired by the likes of Dream Theater, Genesis, Spock’s Beard, and Pink Floyd, Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) delivers their own style of progressive rock with a modern aggressive punch.

NOS released its debut album Judgment on May 30th 2011. This album combines themes of observation and personal discovery with a heavy guitar riffs, melodic vocals, and emotional guitar and keyboard solos.
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Track Name: Serenity
There once was a place I could go to hide
Far from all the turmoil that lives inside
But now it just hits me in giant waves
Far gone from the peace of my early days

Waves crashing round me as soothing as helicopter blades
When did this chaos become my crusade?

You cant make it up, You cant say that its ok
You cant make it up, You cant, say its worth the wait

There once was a time
When I could look you in the eye
And feel that there was a chance
That everything would be alright
But that time is gone now
It’s not likely to return
A fading memory
Causing all my hope to burn

It’s falling down around me, cant fake this reality no more
Revealing the flaws for all to see, it floats to the floor

You can’t make this up, you can’t say this was OK
You can’t change the past, you can’t make it go away

You can’t make this up, you can’t say this was OK
You cant screw this up, or it will all just go away
Track Name: Another Way
You think the morning comes and wipes it all away
But still the pain is far from gone
You think the things you did will change my view today
You couldn’t be any more wrong
You think that you’re so smart, rubbing it up in my face
But when the morning comes I know it all seems wrong
This won’t keep going on for long.

Oh, and if you think that you can make it on your own
Then you can go because, you know, I can’t make you stay
But you are wrong if you think I’ll sink like a stone
I’m gonna find another way

You think you have the right to hurt the one I love
In the end you’ll pay the price
No matter how it hurts I have to rise above
And yet you never once think twice
You act like a child and cry and scream and piss and moan
You just can’t see beyond your narrow minded view
And then you wonder why we’re through

I gotta make a change
Find things to rearrange
I gotta find another way
You want me to love you
But there’s nothing you can do
You gotta find another way

Oh, and if you think that you can make it on your own
Then you can go because, you know, I can’t make you stay
But you are wrong if you think I’ll sink like a stone
I’m gonna find another way

Oh, and if you think that you act like you’re fully grown
Then think about the things you do to make me pay
But one day you will find out that this bird has flown
You’ll have to find another way
Track Name: Pulse
Step to the rhythm
Manage to make the grade
Failure’s a given
Fall into an early grave
Once you have found it
You cant understand the pace
It creeps up behind you
And smacks you right in the face

Your pulse is increasing
You’re certain your heart will burst
You’ll see what you’re making
But not if it sees you first

Is there not a chance for a brand new day
Your moment’s now to start a brand new day
I can’t find, I can’t find my chance
To throw it out and start a brand new dance
Track Name: The World Today
In the morning light, you think you see just what it means
You couldn’t be any more wrong
You think there’s something there, but it just is not what it seems
But you try to make it all come true

You wanna make it right, so all can see just what you mean
They’ll never question you again
You’ve gotta show them all, just what a savior you can be
But you’ll be stopped before you can begin

But if you think this is the way, then I can’t help.
If you want to try to identify, why they won’t comply, it’ll make you cry
And send you on your way.
And if you’re sure this is the way
Then you will turn your back now
They just can’t feel you, they cant see all your light

And if you wanna take it you’ve gotta take it all
Its how you make it in the world today
You wanna save me but you can’t save us all
Its how we make it in the world today

It starts to fall apart
“Why does the world choose to torture me?”
I guess you’re just misunderstood
But still you play your part
“I must be so bright that they cant see”
All the good that I can do.

But once again you’ve fooled yourself, its not that hard
You think you have to try your alibis intensify and multiply
And send them on their way
As long as your needs are met, then everyone else should be happy
After all that’s what you feel in your heart

And if you wanna take it you’ve gotta take it all
Its how you make it in the world today
You wanna save me but you can’t save us all
Its how we make it in the world today

Well truth comes from love
But love is often found in pain
You think this life fits you like a glove
But its just more of the same
You beg for help from up above
But find there’s nothing left to gain
This the end of your world today.

And if you wanna take it you’ve gotta take it all
Its how you make it in the world today
Put your head down to balance, put your head down to barrel through
Its how you make it in the world today
Track Name: Morning
The taste of spring has now returned, but winters chill is strong I still can feel it in the air
I can see the tide has turned, what once was clear now fades despite how much I care

I reach out to touch your face, this is my chance to say the things I’ve wished but always lacked
If I could leave this dismal place, I’d grab your hand and run and never once look back

But when the morning comes, you will find I’m on my way
It hurts so much that I can’t stay
Oh lord please give me one more day

We swore we’d never be apart, but you’ve always had the strength to make it without me
The look you give just breaks my heart, I have to be strong and hide my pain so you wont see

And when the morning comes and you find I’m on my way
The pain seems too much to go on
But there’s just too much to be done

Memory is fading now, was it once real
I cannot see you now, but I still feel

And when the morning comes and I’ve long been on my way
You find you made it on your own
I can’t believe how much they’ve grown
Track Name: Judgment
You don’t want to leave this all behind
Plead for the unworthy, undeserving in his mind
The die is cast, the final move is played
Struck with blindness, cannot see the mess that they have made

Accepting that this is your lot in life
Make the best or take the worst, a double bladed knife
To save the wretched, give what you love most
Not recognizing sacrifice from unassuming hosts

You’d better watch your back
Because the sky is coming down real soon, and you can’t be turning back
I think your cover’s blown
Arrogant and unconcerned, you reap what you have sown

You aren’t consoled by all that you have tried
Only to find solace in a place where you can hide
The ones who pass the test are but a few
The time has come, you’ll leave here soon, there’s nothing you can do

And in the morning light when the planes of hope are gone
You cannot help but cry, “My God, what have I done?”
Rest my child, please don’t look for blame
All that’s done here was in his name

You try to salvage all that’s left to save
Only to find ridicule for comfort that you gave
Begging not to pass his servant by
In the end the righteous and the wicked both will die

You’d better watch your back
Because the end is coming down real soon, and you can’t be turning back
I think your cover’s blown
Arrogant and unconcerned, you reap what you have sown
Track Name: Perfect
I can’t explain such a strong reaction
To the smallest things I do
The walls repel every interaction
Tell me how to get through to you.

I was born far from perfect
I do the best I can
To meet the standard that’s set
It’s getting out of hand

When every move is suspect
It’s like I’m not a man
I’m just another reject
Spitting in the fan

We all got our share
We all got our share
We all got our share
If you want something perfect, you better start looking soon

You think you wanted a new solution
But you just don’t seem to care
You think there’s some sort of revolution
But it just isn’t there

Now all that is left is the restitution
Paid in pain and sweat and tears
The end to loves greatest institution
Realizing all our fears

You were born far from perfect
But still you think you can
Surpass the standards you set
The flaw that’s in your plan

We all got our share
We all got our share
We all got our share
If you want something perfect, you better start looking soon
Track Name: Rise to Meet You
Inside your bubble you accept the warmth but don’t realize the price
Dependence masks your drive your need for sacrifice
You’ve got all that you want but haven’t got a clue about the cost
One day you’ll wake and find that all you’ve had was lost

It’s so convenient when you say that this is not your cross to bear
It is so easy to rely on things that really are not there
But its all hollow comfort lack of knowledge trusting that its true
The disappointment in expecting that the world rise to meet you

And if I try to break it down and make you understand
And if I try to close the book and put it in your hands
And if I try to make you look will you still want to see
The fact that all your problems, they were not caused by me

Lack of perspective makes you hopeless thinking things just are not fair
But if you see it all you’ll fall into despair
Sinking further arms are flailing desperate to touch something real
But there is nothing there, no comfort left to feel

It’s only natural to duck when bullets fly around your head
As long as you are safe it doesn’t matter who else ends up dead
And when this all comes down you’ll need to find a person you can blame
And I am certain when auditions start you’ll ask for me by name