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Stéphane Gallay J’ai un peu du mal avec cet album. Objectivement, il est très bien fait: les musiciens qui composent Freedom to Glide ont de l’expérience à revendreet ils maîtrisent les codes du néo-prog. Le souci que j’ai, c’est que c’est un album qui joue beaucoup sur la corde mélancolique et qui ne connaît que peu d’accélérations. Ce n’est pas une raison pour bouder Fall, surtout si on est plus sensible aux émotions, ce d’autant que la qualité est au rendez-vous. Favorite track: Playing God.
Denis Marchand
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Denis Marchand This is a great follow-up to Rain. Absolute must.
Simon Edwards
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Simon Edwards Stunning album. Thought the previous ones were okay, but this is a huge step up in song-writing, musicianship and vocals. Fantastic!
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FALL is the second in the trilogy of war themed albums from f2g. With World War 1 as the backdrop the album also covers the events that follow, from WW2 up to present day. A century of war.

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released July 1, 2016

Andy Nixon - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drum Production.
Pete Riley - Piano, Synthesizers, Organ. (Vocal on 'Sleep Under The Flag')

Guests:
Louise Wilson (KAFKADIVA) - Voice Over on 'Exit Wound' & The Middle Game'.
Bob Jackson (BADFINGER) - Piano Solo on 'Silent Code'.

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Track Name: Fall
When they fall, when they fall
The hand they reach for is a world away
Head in hands, head in the sand
As we're waiting for the rain again
There were lines in the sand that would never hold
There were grains of a truth that was never told
The storm on the horizon will take it's toll
As it rolls through a sea of stolen souls
Track Name: Silent Code
The nights are longer now the dreams are just the same
So begins another day
And though we feel alive with every waking hour
Something died along the way

Robbed of innocence stripped of liberty
Though our hearts were open wide
While her sails are furled the ship will never sail
She’s only drifting on the tide

We live by the silent code
Nobody wants to hear, no one would understand
We walk a dark lonely road
No destination, we have no map to scan

We hoped the past could be erased without a trace
We sailed into the setting sun
When I found you barely recognized my face
The end had only just begun

We live by the silent code
Nobody wants to hear, no one would understand
We walk a dark lonely road
We have no guiding star, we have no masterplan

You’ve been away so long, we know you’ve suffered and we’ll
Bring you back where you all belong
But when you get back home you mustn’t talk about it
That would be best for everyone

Rediscovered lives, undiscovered futures
Retracing footsteps one step at a time
Undiscovered fears, unfamiliar faces
An unfamiliar road, bare the heavy load

We live by the silent code
Nobody wants to hear, no one would understand
We walk a dark lonely road
We have no guiding star, we have no map to scan
Track Name: Names In The Stone
Born to a stonemason 1904
My father’s apprentice after the war
He taught me my trade and to start where I stand
I know Portland stone like the back of my hand

The carbon tip’s sharpened the blades are honed
We’re unified by the peace of stone
Scratching the surface
Names in the stone

Waving him off down the road from the door
Desperate to follow my Father to war
I read his smile as the pride for his son
But he was just thankful that I was too young

And I see that look in his eyes again
Where memories break free and they rise again
Breaking the surface

To be carried like dust on a cruel breeze
Float like the wreckage on merciless seas
Cut like the letters that spell out the names in the stone

Safe behind borders our flags are unfurled
And mark out the still point of each turning world
Poets united in unrestrained verse
The truth is uncovered for better or worse

As the tip of the iceberg deceives the eye
It’s the love of a Mother that sees the lie
Under the surface

Carried like dust on a cruel breeze
Float like the wreckage on merciless seas
Cut like the letters that spell out the names in the stone

As the tip of the iceberg deceives the eye
It’s the love of a Mother that sees the lie

Summoned on Sunday the toll of the bell
The constant reminder of all those that fell
Some finding solace some finding faith
Others stay silent renouncing their faith
Track Name: Toll
Some are here for comfort
Some are here to pray
Some are here for answers
And I picture how it all would change if this was where the hell came raining
Track Name: Playing God
I’ve got you in my sites I play my cross over your heart
Something in your face tells me that I’m no master of this art
A conversation I imagine we might have is in my head
Have I been walking in my sleep have I been playing dead or Playing God

While the ashes of our former lives are blowing in the wind
We forgive ourselves and justify the actions of our sins
I sometimes wonder if they’d stop the slaughter even if they could
And pray to some kind of imagined saviour of the good while playing God

On the other side of every story sits another truth
Safely out of site behind a wall of fear
As we listened and obeyed and saw their gospel as the proof
All we heard was what they wanted us to hear

Safe as anyone if I don’t give myself away
From up here I am the master of all I survey
The open hearts that lead us to truth are in too short supply to waste
It’s never too late to retract that declaration that you made in haste
Such a bitter taste

And I see it on the face of every last man here
And I see it through the lens that makes it all so clear
Another snap shot for the eyes to process and the mind to file away
And every picture that invades our memory is all we take away
So much black on grey, time to walk away
Track Name: Exit Wound
I’ve been so far away will I still find my way back home?
I walked this path with heart but now the cracks are starting to show
I’m coming back to life but I don’t feel I’m coming home
I left the war behind now there’s another of my own
My system’s not immune to this depth of exit wound

All I wanted was to shield and protect you from
Everything I’ve seen everything I’ve done
Bring an end to the war that could never be won
That could never be won

Let it go
They say it like I could just let it go

Let it fall
They say it like I could just let it fall

Understand
This heavy weight I carry could bring me down

Face the pain
What makes you assume that I could visit that again?

Let it go...
Track Name: Enigma
Though you may be out of range
The stroke of midnight hits you every time
The extra mile that makes the change
That’s where your history will be defined

Build a bombe and crack the code
Save the world and bare the load
Step by step you walk the road
A heart of gold a brilliant mind
So far ahead of your own time
Frame by frame you broke the code

Finding faith to make the leap
The secrets you were made to keep
So your truth would always be denied
On the basis of the facts
Logic falls between the cracks
As their fear and prejudice collide

Build a bombe and crack the code
Save the world and bare the load
Step by step you walk the road
A heart of gold a brilliant mind
Way ahead of your own time
Frame by frame you broke the code
Step by step you walk the road

While the world is turning as the minutes and the hours unwind
Every day the weight is baring down results return as undefined
Crack the code you lift the load, the breaking of the tidal wave
Step by step you walked the road betrayed by those you helped to save

Though you may be out of range
You could see what no-one else could see
You gave yourself to make the change
You’re the ghost inside the war machine
Track Name: The Middle Game
Stood like pieces on a chess board waiting for the next move
Across the board another space another way to get through
And so I wonder how could I compare this to a game
When I’m just hoping that that bullet doesn’t find it’s aim

Behind unopened doors the lines are drawn
Rules of engagement are defined
Castled kings are stood behind the pawns
Safe behind unopen lines this is the middle game

Another move another sacrifice to gain the ground
The common aim the sole design to take the other down
And still I wonder how could I compare this to a game
And we’re just hoping that we make it through into the end game

Behind unopened doors the lines are drawn
Rules of engagement are defined
Castled kings are stood behind the pawns
Safe behind unopen lines this is the middle game

Stood like pieces on a chess board waiting for the next move
Across the board another space another way to get through
I’m just hoping that that bullet doesn’t find it’s aim
We’re just hoping that we make it through into the end game

Stood like pieces on a chess board waiting for the next move
Across the board another space another way to get through
And so I wonder how could I compare this to a game
When I’m just hoping that that bullet doesn’t find it’s aim

Behind unopened doors the lines are drawn
Rules of engagement are defined
Castled kings are stood behind the pawns
Safe behind unopen lines

Behind unopened doors the lines are drawn
Rules of engagement are defined
Castled kings are stood behind the pawns
Safe behind unopen lines
This is the middle game
Track Name: Trough Of War
How do you manage to convince yourself
That what you’re doing isn’t wrong?
Who’re you serving who’re you working for?
One for all or all for one?

Roads to be laid
Faith to be swayed
Pawns to be played
Money to be made
For better or for worse
Your profit will come first

Sharks are swimming in these waters
They bleed the rivers of the poor
The rats will jump the ship that’s sinking
Feeding on the trough of war

So are you driven by compassion?
Or is it power that you crave?
Does your devil take the hindmost
Is it to greed that you’re the slave?

Careers to be made
Opinions to be swayed
Debts to be paid
Bodies to be laid
For better or for worse
Your profit will come first

Sharks are swimming in these waters
They bleed the rivers of the poor
The rats will jump the ship that’s sinking
Feeding on the trough of war

Sharks are swimming in these waters
They bleed the rivers of the poor
The rats will jump the ship that’s sinking
Feeding on the trough of war
Track Name: Sleep Under The Flag
It’s tyres touch the tarmac at 08:00 GMT
His tour of duty over, home again finally
Summer rain dilutes the tear drops from his friends and family
Strangers line the High Street to mourn his loss collectively
His hopes and aspirations snuffed out electronically
This Nineteen year old hero, a fight for freedom he’ll never see
Track Name: Another Same
A fixed gaze on a new seduction
Closed eyes invite my own destruction
I‘m afraid of the consequences
I’ll be governed by my own defences

Another eye another tooth
The same measure of another truth
That doesn’t fit the living proof
Another seed is sown
I’ll be glad when it’s all over
And this devil’s off my shoulder

Same screen same hollow smile
Another street, another murder mile
Same face another cheek
Same blow to the minds too weak to care….anymore

Like the boy in the photograph
The only one who ever came back
To all the mothers who were dressed in black
Another seed is sown
I’ll be glad when it’s all over
And this Devil’s off my shoulder

I’ll be glad when it’s all over
And this Devil’s off my shoulder
Track Name: October
Brought to their knees they were cut to the core
Back from the lines to a home that was weary of war
Fear was defined on the faces they met
Racked with the memories they desperately tried to forget

You were deceived by the hand you’d been dealt
Wrapped in the arms of the power you held
You clutched the straws of your truth as your Babylon fell
You had your time your war was over
Another world beyond October

It was clear once the rain had lifted
How the lines on the map had shifted
The ebb and flow of the souls betrayed
Line after line of the memories laid
Could this be just another chapter
Lost to time and the history writers
Simplified in black and white
Another seed is sown…..

Like the boy in the photograph
The only one who ever came back
To all the Mothers who were dressed in black
Another seed is sown
I’ll be glad when it’s all over
And this devil’s off my shoulder
Track Name: Exit Wound (Let It Go...)
I’ve been so far away will I still find my way back home?
I walked this path with heart but now the cracks are starting to show
I’m coming back to life but I don’t feel I’m coming home
I left the war behind now there’s another of my own
My system’s not immune to this depth of exit wound

All I wanted was to shield and protect you from
Everything I’ve seen everything I’ve done
Bring an end to the war that could never be won
That could never be won

Let it go
They say it like I could just let it go

Let it fall
They say it like I could just let it fall

Understand
This heavy weight I carry could bring me down

Face the pain
What makes you assume that I could visit that again?

Let it go...