Forced Light

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This is the fourth full-length CD released by Driven. It is characteristic of Rock/Progressive rock. It will take you on a musical journey.

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released March 1, 2013

All music written by Steve Lentz and Brad Martens
Steve Lentz: Guitars and Vocals
Brad Martens: Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Jason Garbacz: Bass Guitar

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Track Name: Snakes In Humanity
Snakes In Humanity Driven

Are you surprising that we don’t have some empathy?
You think that you are the only one to occupy
They are crawling everywhere look for some kind of despair
Don’t push that button look at us cause we don’t care

And I know it’s the snakes in humanity
They’re everywhere I don’t want to be
And we know there are snakes in humanity
Don’t you know you’re putting us in jeopardy

Again

You think that you have the privilege to manipulate
You spit on top the top and now you try to close the gate
Hear lies in you brain as you lie on your belly

As you lie
As you lie

And you know it’s just snakes in humanity
This is not any kind of ecstasy
You’re playing with their lives you see
And it’s not where I want to be

Again

A cold echo takes in the wind today
Brings back my heart to where I begin away
Not even part of the truth will bring it
Back this way

And you know it’s just snakes in humanity
And they just have no sympathy
And we know it’s just snakes in humanity
It is not where I want to be

Again

I see snakes crawling snakes in the world slowly
No one hears the alarm as the sleaze will be
It won’t end
It won’t end
It won’t end

Again
Again
Again
Track Name: Snakes In Humanity
Snakes In Humanity Driven

Are you surprising that we don’t have some empathy?
You think that you are the only one to occupy
They are crawling everywhere look for some kind of despair
Don’t push that button look at us cause we don’t care

And I know it’s the snakes in humanity
They’re everywhere I don’t want to be
And we know there are snakes in humanity
Don’t you know you’re putting us in jeopardy

Again

You think that you have the privilege to manipulate
You spit on top the top and now you try to close the gate
Hear lies in you brain as you lie on your belly

As you lie
As you lie

And you know it’s just snakes in humanity
This is not any kind of ecstasy
You’re playing with their lives you see
And it’s not where I want to be

Again

A cold echo takes in the wind today
Brings back my heart to where I begin away
Not even part of the truth will bring it
Back this way

And you know it’s just snakes in humanity
And they just have no sympathy
And we know it’s just snakes in humanity
It is not where I want to be

Again

I see snakes crawling snakes in the world slowly
No one hears the alarm as the sleaze will be
It won’t end
It won’t end
It won’t end

Again
Again
Again
Track Name: Somewhere Behind Us
Somewhere Behind Us: Driven

Driving into another pouring rain
Never know how much of me is sane
Hear some noises looking for a beat
Blood is rushing can you feel the heat

(chorus)
And when the night presses on, we won't fall...left somewhere behind us
If we run from the night hear the call..left somewhere behind us
In a time of a life miss or fall..left somewhere behind us
When the night passes on we won't fall..left somewhere behind us

{verse 2)
Broken down defenses on the roadside
It all looks the same in the heart of the night
Eyes glaring over running out inside
Fight or flight my tensions seem alright

(chorus)

(verse 3)
Fall a sleep at the wheel while I try to drive
Passing out for a second life goes by
Tomorrows here a moonlit sky
Images around me up so high

(chorus)
Track Name: Somewhere Behind Us
Somewhere Behind Us: Driven

Driving into another pouring rain
Never know how much of me is sane
Hear some noises looking for a beat
Blood is rushing can you feel the heat

(chorus)
And when the night presses on, we won't fall...left somewhere behind us
If we run from the night hear the call..left somewhere behind us
In a time of a life miss or fall..left somewhere behind us
When the night passes on we won't fall..left somewhere behind us

{verse 2)
Broken down defenses on the roadside
It all looks the same in the heart of the night
Eyes glaring over running out inside
Fight or flight my tensions seem alright

(chorus)

(verse 3)
Fall a sleep at the wheel while I try to drive
Passing out for a second life goes by
Tomorrows here a moonlit sky
Images around me up so high

(chorus)
Track Name: Assessment
Assessment Driven

And we’re back we started
Back where we began
Lead to this place by fools
Foreign in your land

You cheat to make it
Lie and fake it
Your honest to no one
As you hide and sigh
You read my index
My fingers pointed at you
Why don't you take it and place it
Where the sun doesn't shine

The day will come
When you find you're done
Breathe in the air
Pull your head out of the sand


Feel the pain
Cause your lacking sorrow
Don't work together
For their healing tomorrow
You keep on stealing
The equity I make
Cause maybe you'll sue me
Higher powers come and take

No one sees you and no one cares
Inside I laugh at you as you stare
Help yourself to my things if you dare

Don't lead judgment clouded
Fairness for all to fall
In a world where things are crowded
With your head stuck down in the sand

Does your life have meaning?
Your pushing to shove
Just because it's there
Do you think that hard?
Are you lost and empty?
To come to foreign land
Assess what's not yours
And leave like you did

The day will come
When you find your done
Breathe in the air
Pull your head out of the sand

Cheat to make it
You lie and fake it
Your honest to no one
As you hide and sigh
Won’t read my index
My fingers pointed at you
Take it and place it
Where the sun doesn't shine

No one sees you and no one cares
No one sees you and no one cares
Track Name: Assessment
Assessment Driven

And we’re back we started
Back where we began
Lead to this place by fools
Foreign in your land

You cheat to make it
Lie and fake it
Your honest to no one
As you hide and sigh
You read my index
My fingers pointed at you
Why don't you take it and place it
Where the sun doesn't shine

The day will come
When you find you're done
Breathe in the air
Pull your head out of the sand


Feel the pain
Cause your lacking sorrow
Don't work together
For their healing tomorrow
You keep on stealing
The equity I make
Cause maybe you'll sue me
Higher powers come and take

No one sees you and no one cares
Inside I laugh at you as you stare
Help yourself to my things if you dare

Don't lead judgment clouded
Fairness for all to fall
In a world where things are crowded
With your head stuck down in the sand

Does your life have meaning?
Your pushing to shove
Just because it's there
Do you think that hard?
Are you lost and empty?
To come to foreign land
Assess what's not yours
And leave like you did

The day will come
When you find your done
Breathe in the air
Pull your head out of the sand

Cheat to make it
You lie and fake it
Your honest to no one
As you hide and sigh
Won’t read my index
My fingers pointed at you
Take it and place it
Where the sun doesn't shine

No one sees you and no one cares
No one sees you and no one cares
Track Name: Walk Over Me
Walk Over Me Driven

I feel a strong breeze as I walk through the trees
There is a trail there nothing else can compare
A rush of cool air lets me know someone is there
A spirit of many have taken their place here
(chorus)
Walk over me in my life
Walk over me this time
How can you stand there feeling that well
Walk over me cause I fell

I now see shimmering light pass through the leaves
I shake the dew from the path with my tired feet
Another year may pass and there is the same feel
Somehow I hear the cries of the spirit inside of me
Of glimmering sparks flowing off the path when you walk over me

Walk over me
Walk over me
Walk over me

Walk over me
Walk over me
Walk over me

Walk over me
Walk over me
Walk over me

It's telling you to take the way
And if it goes the other way
It's telling you to take the way

Time has been
As time will be
Walk the path
Walk over me

Time has been
As time will be
Walk the path
Walk over past...over me
Track Name: Walk Over Me
Walk Over Me Driven

I feel a strong breeze as I walk through the trees
There is a trail there nothing else can compare
A rush of cool air lets me know someone is there
A spirit of many have taken their place here
(chorus)
Walk over me in my life
Walk over me this time
How can you stand there feeling that well
Walk over me cause I fell

I now see shimmering light pass through the leaves
I shake the dew from the path with my tired feet
Another year may pass and there is the same feel
Somehow I hear the cries of the spirit inside of me
Of glimmering sparks flowing off the path when you walk over me

Walk over me
Walk over me
Walk over me

Walk over me
Walk over me
Walk over me

Walk over me
Walk over me
Walk over me

It's telling you to take the way
And if it goes the other way
It's telling you to take the way

Time has been
As time will be
Walk the path
Walk over me

Time has been
As time will be
Walk the path
Walk over past...over me
Track Name: Drained
Drained Driven

Sometimes I'm going out of my head
There are times my mind feels dead
Used like a puppet on thread
Now I see how you are instead

If this is how it's won
I think I need to look back what's done
I wish there was a way you'd listen
But it just goes through a selected system

And if I couldn't lie
I wish the truth was the one you'd buy

I'm just drained
I'm just drained

Now something holds me sane
While I'm in this drain

The fight in me is over
I'm off to somewhere closer

Don't deny that I gave myself
I took it in my hearts last dealt
I wish somewhere a long the way
My mind would not be drained

I'm just drained
I'm just drained

Hold me sane pull me out of the drain
Track Name: Drained
Drained Driven

Sometimes I'm going out of my head
There are times my mind feels dead
Used like a puppet on thread
Now I see how you are instead

If this is how it's won
I think I need to look back what's done
I wish there was a way you'd listen
But it just goes through a selected system

And if I couldn't lie
I wish the truth was the one you'd buy

I'm just drained
I'm just drained

Now something holds me sane
While I'm in this drain

The fight in me is over
I'm off to somewhere closer

Don't deny that I gave myself
I took it in my hearts last dealt
I wish somewhere a long the way
My mind would not be drained

I'm just drained
I'm just drained

Hold me sane pull me out of the drain
Track Name: Spiritual Flux
Instrumental
Track Name: Spiritual Flux
Instrumental
Track Name: I Don't Know Why
I Don’t Know Why Driven

I don't now why I feel so much dismay
What has become is our sense for display
And the wonder of it all
There is something that we lost along the way
Somehow there is no way to get it back and I don't know why it's the end of our time

Time is rolling ..keep it going
Life is knowing.. who is to keep the wheels rolling
All things are lost in a mess of insanity

There is no thing that can lead us to dignity
How can one fight against the ignorance of stupidity
And it makes believe we have fallen out of harmony

Suddenly things are turning as long as someone’s burning
Have to feel good
Could be you.. or them ..or someone for their musing

There is one way to get out of the way
If you can't believe that the change is inside of your self

I don't know why but the world has lost its time
Senses are gone and ones world does move on

Can't hear what is being said
Selected for the inferior head
Can't wait to listen again
On to something they hear instead

Bring back some other time
To have no boughten lies
What will it ever take
To think before you make

I don't know why
Why do we have to live this way
I don't know why
Too many fingers point the way
I don't know why
I don't know why
Track Name: I Don't Know Why
I Don’t Know Why Driven

I don't now why I feel so much dismay
What has become is our sense for display
And the wonder of it all
There is something that we lost along the way
Somehow there is no way to get it back and I don't know why it's the end of our time

Time is rolling ..keep it going
Life is knowing.. who is to keep the wheels rolling
All things are lost in a mess of insanity

There is no thing that can lead us to dignity
How can one fight against the ignorance of stupidity
And it makes believe we have fallen out of harmony

Suddenly things are turning as long as someone’s burning
Have to feel good
Could be you.. or them ..or someone for their musing

There is one way to get out of the way
If you can't believe that the change is inside of your self

I don't know why but the world has lost its time
Senses are gone and ones world does move on

Can't hear what is being said
Selected for the inferior head
Can't wait to listen again
On to something they hear instead

Bring back some other time
To have no boughten lies
What will it ever take
To think before you make

I don't know why
Why do we have to live this way
I don't know why
Too many fingers point the way
I don't know why
I don't know why
Track Name: Running In Circles
Running In Circles Driven

It all will become a part of my life
Brought in a world of sacrifice
I am to begin a path today
Someone told me it is set this way

With thoughts in my mind
It's the way you read to me

An angry heart leads you to one life
Changing the path is to entice
With lack of what will I have
Taking the road of a path I'm mislead

(chorus)
Running in circles exhausting my life
My bodies so tired I'm wired for life
Chasing my tail I'm all out of breath
Running in circles that chance did not rest

I don't know where I belong
They let me go and then say so long
The life that’s inside me is set to be freed...set to be freed... from these chains

Connected in friendship
Mistaking ones life
Do you realize ones gain
It often leaves a mess

If not thought about before you progress
The times that are shared will become so distressed
A bloodied end to something that didn't need to happen this way

Restless minds put to rest
Need to hide love is the mess
Can't bear to think what was sold
To conclude the end of this journey

(chorus)
Running in circles exhausting my life
My bodies so tired I'm wired for life
Chasing my tail I'm all out of breath
All out of breath that chance did not rest

Why did you lie just to make it look good?
Foolish decision you looked like you could
Did it fulfill something like you thought it would?
Track Name: Running In Circles
Running In Circles Driven

It all will become a part of my life
Brought in a world of sacrifice
I am to begin a path today
Someone told me it is set this way

With thoughts in my mind
It's the way you read to me

An angry heart leads you to one life
Changing the path is to entice
With lack of what will I have
Taking the road of a path I'm mislead

(chorus)
Running in circles exhausting my life
My bodies so tired I'm wired for life
Chasing my tail I'm all out of breath
Running in circles that chance did not rest

I don't know where I belong
They let me go and then say so long
The life that’s inside me is set to be freed...set to be freed... from these chains

Connected in friendship
Mistaking ones life
Do you realize ones gain
It often leaves a mess

If not thought about before you progress
The times that are shared will become so distressed
A bloodied end to something that didn't need to happen this way

Restless minds put to rest
Need to hide love is the mess
Can't bear to think what was sold
To conclude the end of this journey

(chorus)
Running in circles exhausting my life
My bodies so tired I'm wired for life
Chasing my tail I'm all out of breath
All out of breath that chance did not rest

Why did you lie just to make it look good?
Foolish decision you looked like you could
Did it fulfill something like you thought it would?
Track Name: Leaders Arrogance
Leaders Arrogance Driven


There are times in this world that I wonder
How it gets so bad beyond our hunger
Can the voices of the few be heard away?
Memories of life will remain in their
lives
Burn internal fire in their soul
Hardened emotions can never be healed
Though they have nothing but love that is sealed

Don't they see you?
Maybe they should be you
Never to feel you
Just there to seal you

Barren desert illusions conquer
Dust adventure burn them under
Believing in some things that are true

Can you feel it?
Can't you see it?

Leaders arrogance
Soulless plunderous
Leave the innocent

Don't you see them?
Maybe you should be them
Never to feel them
Just there to seal them

Can you feel it?
Can't you see it?
Warring and killing and burning
Have you felt it?
Now you've dealt it

Deny the years there will come another
The memories of old will repeat all over
I am confused of the human race

Don't you hear them?
You should be human
Listen to them
Treat them human

How can you justify all of this burning?
How can you justify all of this churning?
Can you feel it?
Can't you see it?

Warring and killing
Splitting and churning
How can you justify all of this burning

Can you feel it?
Can't you see it?

I believe things need to come to an end
Your desires of control always spends
Breaking spirits of lives they defend

Mankind has to believe they are better
Mankind has to believe they are better
Mankind has to believe they are better
than this
Track Name: Leaders Arrogance
Leaders Arrogance Driven


There are times in this world that I wonder
How it gets so bad beyond our hunger
Can the voices of the few be heard away?
Memories of life will remain in their
lives
Burn internal fire in their soul
Hardened emotions can never be healed
Though they have nothing but love that is sealed

Don't they see you?
Maybe they should be you
Never to feel you
Just there to seal you

Barren desert illusions conquer
Dust adventure burn them under
Believing in some things that are true

Can you feel it?
Can't you see it?

Leaders arrogance
Soulless plunderous
Leave the innocent

Don't you see them?
Maybe you should be them
Never to feel them
Just there to seal them

Can you feel it?
Can't you see it?
Warring and killing and burning
Have you felt it?
Now you've dealt it

Deny the years there will come another
The memories of old will repeat all over
I am confused of the human race

Don't you hear them?
You should be human
Listen to them
Treat them human

How can you justify all of this burning?
How can you justify all of this churning?
Can you feel it?
Can't you see it?

Warring and killing
Splitting and churning
How can you justify all of this burning

Can you feel it?
Can't you see it?

I believe things need to come to an end
Your desires of control always spends
Breaking spirits of lives they defend

Mankind has to believe they are better
Mankind has to believe they are better
Mankind has to believe they are better
than this
Track Name: Time And Tears
Time And Tears Driven

Somewhere in a broken heart
Rips through the silent sound..a thunderous pound
Lonely and lost spirit bound
Lies in the time ...a hope of sound
Hear me in the dead of night
Resonates....the sound of hate

(chorus)
Can you hear what lies ahead?
Does it always need to be said?
Like this feeling in my head
Still searching long....for time and tears

(verse 2)

Look out at the oceans haze
Let's go beyond the view...and hold my hand
Nowhere can this hate begin
Taking in the view..their heart won't mend
Look up at the endless sky
And dream the day away..feel natures send

(chorus)

Can you see what lies ahead?
Can your strength come back again?
Feel the surge your life begins
It's been to long ...for time and tears

As it leads you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on

(verse 3)

Life seems on a razors edge
As it seems to me it has to be

(chorus)

Can you hear what lies ahead?
Does it always need to be said?
Like this feeling in my head
Still searching long...for time and

As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Track Name: Time And Tears
Time And Tears Driven

Somewhere in a broken heart
Rips through the silent sound..a thunderous pound
Lonely and lost spirit bound
Lies in the time ...a hope of sound
Hear me in the dead of night
Resonates....the sound of hate

(chorus)
Can you hear what lies ahead?
Does it always need to be said?
Like this feeling in my head
Still searching long....for time and tears

(verse 2)

Look out at the oceans haze
Let's go beyond the view...and hold my hand
Nowhere can this hate begin
Taking in the view..their heart won't mend
Look up at the endless sky
And dream the day away..feel natures send

(chorus)

Can you see what lies ahead?
Can your strength come back again?
Feel the surge your life begins
It's been to long ...for time and tears

As it leads you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on

(verse 3)

Life seems on a razors edge
As it seems to me it has to be

(chorus)

Can you hear what lies ahead?
Does it always need to be said?
Like this feeling in my head
Still searching long...for time and

As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Life will lead you on
As it leads you on
Track Name: Monsters In The Basement
Monsters In The Basement Driven

Here I lay alone in the room I call my own
And the freaky being watching from below
Something in my heart tells it to leave me alone
I feel like running as the creature lies and moans

My senses expand to release me from my fear
But the fear itself can be the one that I hold dear

Looking out the window I see something in the trees
A haunting image there that makes me want to freeze
The darkest hour of night awakes me from my sleep
Sitting up I feel the floor it falls so deep

Monsters in the basement I can not grasp my breathe
I try to leap away but fall amongst the depths

Monsters they are getting in my head
Monsters my senses are not dead

A child's mind can only imagine what's under the bed
I see an eye shine reflecting in the mirror
I can't feel my hands my arms to pull me out of here
I wish I could remove the monsters dancing in my head

Monsters...They are getting in my head
Monsters.. My senses are not dead


I close my eyes with any hope the mornings near
I cannot sleep when my mind is so full of fear
Monsters coming closer I try to disappear
I wish someone would remove the monsters that appear

Can't you hear me scream
This is not a dream

Can't you hear me scream
This is not a dream
Monsters are what they seem
Leave this late night dream

Here I lay alone in the dark again

My senses expand to release all my fear
But fear itself I hold dear

The darkest hour of night no sleep
Away I feel alone

I close my eyes will they disappear

A child's mind can create