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Walk The Fire

by John Anealio

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"A work of Coulton-ic genius. A thing of beauty." -Ken Denmead, author of GeekDad

"This is an artist to keep an eye on." -Brandon Sanderson, author of The Gathering Storm, Elantris, & The Mistborn Trilogy

The music on this E.P. was inspired by John Mierau's Walk The Fire, a shared world, Sci-Fi Anthology. Check it out at www.servingworlds.com

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released January 21, 2014

John Anealio: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Bass, Organ, Synthesizers, Drums, Orchestration.

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John Anealio New Jersey

John Anealio performs geeky anthems for writers, librarians, lovers of Sci-Fi, Best Buy customers & robots. His music sounds like John Mayer, Weezer & James Taylor playing Dungeons & Dragons together on their iPhones.

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Track Name: Bottom of the Mine
I got a job mining ore on Ceres
I'm leaving later tonight
They say the money is good but the work makes you weary
10 months away from your wife

The ferryman walks me through the flame
Out to the asteroid belt
I work the mine all day till muscles ache
Trapped in this gravity well

The ferrymen come, the ferrymen go
They still look young, while we're getting old
They get all the fame and drink all the wine
While we're all still stuck at the bottom of the mine

10 months have turned into 3 long years
I still haven't met my son
I'm slowly dying on this icy sphere
Worlds away from my loved ones

I talk to the ferryman De La Garza
And ask him to take me back home
He said: "there's no room this time for a Ceres miner"
Now I'm angry and I'm all alone.

The ferrymen come, the ferrymen go
They still look young, while we're getting old
They get all the fame and drink all the wine
While we're all still stuck at the bottom of the mine

The ferryman finally takes me home
But I can't find my son or my wife
The neighbors said they left 3 months ago
With a ferryman by their side

The ferrymen come, the ferrymen go
They still look young, while we're getting old
They get all the fame and drink all the wine
While we're all still stuck at the bottom of the mine
Track Name: Walk Into The Flame
Many years ago
I fell into the flame
I put my life on hold
Cause everything had changed

I became a god
and traveled through the stars
My soul began to rot
When I went too far

Should I accept this burden?
Should I carry on?
And for how long?

Everyone I love is gone
But I still remain
People bow their heads and sing the psalms
As I walk into the flame

I can end my life
I can stop this pain
I remember my wife
But I forget her name

Am I chaotic good
or lawful evil?
Am I misunderstood?
Will I cause upheaval?

Should I accept this burden?
Should I carry on?
And for how long?

Everyone I love is gone
But I still remain
People bow their heads and sing the psalms
As I walk into the flame

5 million people died
It was a massacre on Ganymede
The corporations lied
I could have helped them flee

But I let them down
On that dreadful night
Now I'm honor bound
I'll finally do what's right

I accept this burden
I will carry on
I'll weather this storm

Everyone I love is gone
But I still remain
People bow their heads and sing the psalms
As I walk into the flame
As I walk into the flame
Track Name: The Ferryman
Matthew lives in an apartment in Queens
And works for the Gotham Gazette
He writes Sci-Fi novels about Space Marines
But no one has published them yet

On his day off he went to a museum
to see an exhibit from France
a flame burning bright for a millennium
He bathed in it's strange radiance

He stares and wonders how
He stares and wonders how

Will he walk through the fire
and step into the flame
Will he journey into the unknown?

Will he sing with the choir
and join in the refrain
Will The Ferryman Take Him Home?
Will The Ferryman Take Him Home?

Nathan mines ore from a crater on Mars
to help build the generation ships
In 5 years they'll leave for a faraway star
embark on their 100 year trip

to spread the flame far and wide
to spread the flame far and wide

So they can walk though the fire
and step into the flame
They can journey into the unknown

They can sing with the choir
And join in the refrain
When the ferryman takes them home
When the ferryman takes them home

John is the captain of the Starlight Queen
The biggest ship in the galaxy
He plots out a course on the navigation screen
heads off to Alpha Centauri

But the flame will call him home
The Flame will call him home

Will he walk through the fire
and step into the flame
Will he journey into the unknown?

Will he sing with the choir
and join in the refrain
Will The Ferryman Take Him Home?
Will The Ferryman Take Him Home?
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Track Name: Bottom of the Mine (Acoustic)
I got a job mining ore on Ceres
I'm leaving later tonight
They say the money is good but the work makes you weary
10 months away from your wife

The ferryman walks me through the flame
Out to the asteroid belt
I work the mine all day till muscles ache
Trapped in this gravity well

The ferrymen come, the ferrymen go
They still look young, while we're getting old
They get all the fame and drink all the wine
While we're all still stuck at the bottom of the mine

10 months have turned into 3 long years
I still haven't met my son
I'm slowly dying on this icy sphere
Worlds away from my loved ones

I talk to the ferryman De La Garza
And ask him to take me back home
He said: "there's no room this time for a Ceres miner"
Now I'm angry and I'm all alone.

The ferrymen come, the ferrymen go
They still look young, while we're getting old
They get all the fame and drink all the wine
While we're all still stuck at the bottom of the mine

The ferryman finally takes me home
But I can't find my son or my wife
The neighbors said they left 3 months ago
With a ferryman by their side

The ferrymen come, the ferrymen go
They still look young, while we're getting old
They get all the fame and drink all the wine
While we're all still stuck at the bottom of the mine