The Next World​.​.​.

by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

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Stratospheerius unleash their latest effort, "The Next World..." Fierce rock to heighten your senses and power your imagination, fueled by electric violinist Joe Deninzon and combining virtuoso musicianship with memorable hooks and intricate arrangements.

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released May 29, 2012

Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Aurelien Budynek-guitars/vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums

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Track Name: Release
RELEASE
(Joe Deninzon)

You can hunt love but it will find you as soon as you lay down your guns
Surrounded by thoughts that can blind you of being the unfortunate one
You can chase fate but it will catch you by sneaking on you from behind
You can pray for someone to save you but miss out on all of the signs

(aaah)

Lay down your weapons
Release your hold
Don’t try to fight what you can’t control
The wave will push you home to the shore
The water knows what you’re looking for

If you chase storms they’re gonna catch you
They’ll rape you and clarify
The things never really mattered too big for your naked eye
You can smother all your possessions but they’ll only turn to sand
They’ll slip slowly through your fingers and leave you with empty hands

(aaah)

Lay down your weapons
Release your hold
Don’t try to fight what you can’t control
The wave will push you to friendly shores
The water knows how to get you home get you home get you home

Inherit all that you have conquered
The rebel becomes the king
The life spent on every ocean
You’ve not learned a single thing
Track Name: The Missing Link
THE MISSING LINK
(Joe Deninzon/Mazz Swift)

This rain keeps falling
I drown in my drink
Spend my life searching
For the missing link
The phone keeps ringing
But I’m on the brink
This chains as strong as
The missing link

Hungry don’t have to swallow
Thirsty don’t have to drink
Broke I don’t have to borrow
Blinded don’t have to blink
Lonely don’t want to see you
Stoned dancing in the rain
I slowly fall through this dream
Holding back each silent scream

Stare out the window
Can’t face the truth
Get buried under this
Burden of proof
The moon is rising
In the sand I sink
My legs weighed down by
The missing link

Freezing don’t ask for blankets
Pierced I don’t feel the pain
An itch I don’t have to scratch it
I’ll find another vein
Broken don’t have to mend it
You keep the other half
I slowly fall through this wall
And in the darkness hear you call me

I’m burning but you can’t help me
You’ll never put out the fire

I lost my self in this maze
In every cloud I see your face

The clock keeps ticking
There's no time to think
I think I've melted the missing link
Track Name: Tech Support
Tech Support
By Joe Deninzon and Mazz Swift

(vs1)
I went to the shrink yeah I went to the doctor
I needed to upgrade my memory and hard drive
I could not connect yeah I got no reception
I had to restart myself empty the trash bin

(pc1)
It could be crossed wires or faulty internals
Cause deep in the night I could smell something burning
I keep seeing warnings of failures and crashes
And sometimes I fall asleep every ten seconds

(chorus)
Help me baby you’re my tech support
Help me baby you’re my last resort
Everybody’s keeping me on hold
Help me baby you’re my tech support

(vs 2)
I traded my red car and got me a blue one
I wish I could trade my head out for a new one
The screen is too dark and there’s smoke and sparks flying
It could be a meltdown
I’m crashing and dying

(pc2)
And last time I payed to inject a hard reset
A new kind of virus was programmed and preset
It swallowed the spam and it spit out the passwords
When I get turned on it knows my secret answers

(chorus) (solos)

(pc3)
So open the desktop and scan all the files
Some trash I’ve had backed up since I was a child
And try to delete the mistakes that were made
Press erase and undo so this boy can be saved

(chorus)
Track Name: Climbing
CLIMBING
(Joe Deninzon/Mack Price)

I’m so tired of shadowboxing
Trying to make something out of nothing
You’ve reached the summit but I’m still trying
You’re at the top but I’m still climbing

It’s not that I can’t face the facts
That I ain’t found that pot of gold
It’s just that I’m resigned to live
With all your friends looking over my shoulder

Cause I’m still climbing

I’m so tired of exaggerating
So they can see what they want to be seeing
All those nights I spent sleepwalking
Roads paved with gold that lead to nothing

I see the writing on the wall
Chasing the sun we’re getting older
But I refuse to live my life
With the whole damn world looking over my shoulder

Cause I’m still climbing
Track Name: The House Always Wins
The House Always Wins
(Joe Deninzon/Mack Price)

I’ve seen all the poor old folks going broke
Slot cherries in their eyes
Throwing away their pension money
For that ever elusive prize

The $1.99 all you can eat buffets
The complimentary cocktails
Keepin ‘em coming till you
Can’t count the cards no more
No more…

The house always wins
The house always wins
You lose your shirt and then you lose your skin

I’ve seen all the locked out kids lose touch
In their cowboy hats
With empty eyes
So hungry to free their minds
Wandering this ghost town like vagabonds
Wasting away at the arcades and cinema
Till they gamble their time away
And land at the recruiting station
More coins in the machine

The house always wins
The house always wins
You lose your shirt and then you lose your skin…
Track Name: Gods
GODS
(Joe Deninzon)

The bigger the pain the more gods we need
The brighter the lights yeah the faster we speed
We cut way to deep to make ourselves bleed
The more gods we need

The bigger the lie the more truth we seek
Til you’ve seen so much truth you can’t hardly speak
You think you’re so strong you’re protecting the weak
From the truth that they seek

The bigger the pain the more gods we need

The bigger the mouth the new truth is told
To numb the reality breaking the mold
Of in with the new and out with the old
The new truth is told

Denial is a river that flows in our head
And deep is the ocean where we make our bed
And sometimes it drowns us when we break the bread
And sleep like the dead

The bigger the pain the more gods we need
Track Name: One Foot in the Next World
One Foot in the Next World
(Joe Deninzon)

I looked into your eyes last night
Your Pupils were just neon lights
Went off into the netherworld
With only your words to entertain us

You say you see the end of days
You lead us through a tragic maze
You stand up for the little guy you
Quench all our thirst and try to drain us
You've got…

One foot in the next world
One foot stuck in this life you got
One hand washing my back
And one hand twisting the knife

We pay your dues you speak in tongues
Just looking out for number one
A worldview based on prophesies
And broken ideas to disengage us

A false tear for the powerless
The high road to a false address
On judgement day would you confess to
Losing it all you made your choices
You've got…

One foot in the next world
One foot stuck in this life you got
One hand washing my back
And one hand twisting the knife
Track Name: Joe Deninzon Trio - The Prism
The Prism
(Joe Deninzon)

You’re seeing things through the wrong prism
And your prism is just a prison
And if you don’t adjust the mirror
You’re heading for a head on collision

Lights on take an intermission
Your thoughts plague you with indecision
Second-guessing your stated mission while we don’t have a pot to piss in

Put it off til tomorrow
We’re still drowning in sorrow
Break it all and you borrow
We’re still drowning in sorrow

You’re seeing things through the wrong prism
And your prism is just a prison
Take a knife through the nervous system
You’re breaking up the house we live in

You try to sell us on your big vision
But your vision is deep division
What you preach is a false religion
No intellect or intuition

Put it off til tomorrow
We’re still drowning in sorrow
Break it all and you borrow
We’re still drowning in sorrow

(instrumental)

Put it off til tomorrow

We’re still drowning in sorrow
Break it all and you borrow
Put it off til tomorrow

Put it off til tomorrow
We’re still drowning in sorrow
Break it all and you borrow
We’re still drowning in sorrow