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It’s every rock band’s worst nightmare. No, not talking about the power cutting out just before doing a show in front of a room full of A&R reps. An accident — a tour van accident, to be precise. The kind that would shake even the most brazen lead singer into a complete tailspin.

Last year, singer-songwriter Charlie Haley and his bandmates were driving down the highway when their van’s cruise control shaft got stuck and the breaks just plain cut out. If that doesn’t strike enough terror into your heart, they were also in a construction zone going about 90 MPH. Thankfully, Haley’s quick thinking saved their lives –he shifted the van into neutral and pulled out the key, ending the dramatic saga.

That near-death experience led Haley to pen “Today,” a rock ‘n’ roll-infused jam that perhaps sardonically begins, “Life is moving way too fast” and continues through all of the proverbial eye-opening resolutions one might have after such a traumatic experience, promising that “it starts today.” Equal parts touching and inspiring, it’s a song where knowing the context makes it just that much better.

Track Listing:

1. Today 3:15
2. Higher 3:18
3. Don’t Change 4:21
4. Follow Me 3:37
5. California (Remastered) 4:36
6. You Know It’s True 4:05
7. Amen 3:38
8. The Other Side 4:57

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released June 17, 2016

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Track Name: Today
Life is moving way too fast to keep up
I try so hard not to look back
I grew up way too fast now there's nothing to believe in
It's time for a change

Looking back on the promises I made myself
And how I'd never live this way
I don't want to fear those mountains in the distance
It's time for some faith

And it starts today
Starts today
Starts today
Starts today
Starts today

And it starts today
Starts today
Starts today
Starts today
Starts today
Track Name: Higher
Just a rock 'n roll band on a mission from God
Come on here we go
Fighting hard just to stay alive
Give Him one more show
Moving fast catch us if you can
Devil's on our trail
It's a long road home

Higher
Higher
Lord take me Higher
Higher

One way one truth one life
Only one way to get out of this life alive
Pushing hard moving towards the light
Keep up if you can
Its a hard road home

Take me higher
Higher
Lord take me higher
Higher

It's a long road home
Its a long road home
We're not done yet
God ain't through with me yet

Take me higher
Higher
Lord take me higher
Higher

Take me higher
Higher
Lord take me higher
Higher
Track Name: Dont Change
The world is falling down around you
You feel the force of entropy
The curse of death in tragic motion
Displayed for all the world to see
The pressure's high to conform
But don't you change your way

Don't change the way you are
'Cause I love the way you are
Don't change a single thing
I love the way you are
The way you are
The way you are

The stars are crashing down around you
You feel the weight of gravity
God's truth lost in commotion
Displayed for everyone to see
People try to pull you down
Cowards take aim behind blue screens

Don't change the way you are
'Cause I love the way you are
Don't change a single thing
'Cause I love the way you are
The way you are
The way you are

Don't you ever
Don't you ever
Don't you ever
Don't you ever

Don't change the way you are
'Cause I love the way you are
Don't change a single thing
'Cause I love the way you are
The way you are
The way you are
Track Name: Follow Me
If you've ever lost your way
If you've ever lost your strength
Well I know the road is long
But this place ain't your home
Not where you belong

So come follow me
Come follow me
We'll be rocking down a thin line
Chasing angels
Come follow me
Come follow me

Time to leave the past behind you
Lay your burdens down
Let them fall off your shoulders
Find the place where you belong
Let me show you home

So come follow me
Come follow me
We'll be rocking down a thin line
Chasing angels
Come follow me
Come follow me
Track Name: California (Remastered)
I hear the echoes from my heart
From all those years ago
Chasing dreams down that boulevard
Turned out to be a dead end road
The shock of hitting the bottom
Woke me up to the truth
I was on a journey to find myself
When I found you

On my way through California
I found my story on the wrong road, but the wrong road
was the one that led me to you

Looking back on that old life
sometimes I don't know how I made it through
I should have been the worst version of myself
Thank God those dreams never came true
Now I know what Im living for
since the day you set me free
I know you know exactly how I felt
when you walked that road for me

On my way through California
I found my story on the wrong road, but the wrong road
was the one that led me to you

Will you lead me to find myself
Oh Lord

On my way through California
I found my story on the wrong road, but the wrong road
was the one that led me to you

On my way through California
Track Name: You Know Its True
Every time the setting sun gives way to the stars and the moon
Your mind goes to a different place
Where you dare to dream of more than the life you live
The question isn't what you'll find the question is
What are you gonna do with it?

The world will try and stop you
With every step you take.
Hold on!
Hold on!

You know it's true.
You know I'm right.
Time to open your eyes.
See the truth.

Every time the sun is new, demons bring the questions to your mind.
As the day carries on you have to decide which path to choose
The question isn't what you'll find, the question is
What are you gonna do with it?

The world will try and stop you
With every step you take
Hold on!
Hold on!

You know it's true
You know I'm right
Time to open your eyes
See the truth

You know it's true
You know I'm right
Time to open your eyes
See the truth
Track Name: Amen
It's a sign of the times
I can see it coming
The moon is red
The end is near
Seasons change
The tide is rolling in

Lightning is crashing
Thunder rolls
The ground is shaking down to the core
Demons closing in on every side

He will destroy the city and the sanctuary
The sun turns to black
The end will come
Like a flood the wrath is driving in

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah amen the end's coming soon
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah amen the Lord's coming soon
Amen the Lord's coming soon

The nations gather
Trumpets sound
We've been waiting for that final day
When death is defeated
And clouds will open

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah amen the end's coming soon
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah amen the Lord's coming soon
Amen the Lord's coming soon
Track Name: On The Other Side
I've prayed for you
Over the years
That you'd find happiness
I've seen you've come a long way
Now you're leaving
Just like you said you would
I know people say
That they'll keep in touch
But you know it's a lie

I'm happy
Happy for you
I bet your wife smiled when you told her the news
Your kids will have a better place
To grow up and be strong
I know people say
That they'll keep in touch
But you know its a lie

See you on the other side
On the other side
On the other side
Where the angels fly
Where nothing
Oh nothing hurts anymore
Anymore

On the day that I die
And I see Jesus face to face
I'll look for you my friend
And spend some time that we never got to

On the other Side
On the other side
On the other side
Where the angels fly
Where nothing
Oh nothing hurts anymore
Anymore