GARY SCHUTT ALSO APPEARS ON:

HUGUENIN "Where From Here" link


SOTO "Inside the vertigo" 2015  link

SIGNATURE SOLOS - App for iPhone  link

CRYPTIC VISION
"Of Infinite Possibilities" link
2012 Progrock Records USA 

VARIOUS ARTISTS "WORKING CLASS DOGS - A TRIBUTE TO RICK SPRINGFIELD"  link
2012 Melodic Rock Records Australia

JEFF SCOTT SOTO "Damage Control"
link
2012 Frontiers Records Italy

WOLFPAKK "WOLFPAKK" 
link
2011 AFM Records Germany

JEFF SCOTT SOTO "LIVE AT FIREFEST V 2008" 
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2010 Frontiers Records Italy

VARIOUS ARTISTS "MELODICROCK.COM FORCES OF DARK & LIGHT VOL.7"
link
2010 Melodic Rock Records Australia

VARIOUS ARTISTS "SHREDDING ACROSS THE WORLD VOL.3" link
2009 Shreddguy Records USA

STEVIE CAPO PROJECT "TOO LATE"
link

2009 Capo Records USA

JEFF SCOTT SOTO "ESSENTIAL BALLADS" 
link
2006 Frontiers Records Italy

DANTE CATT "CURIOSITY KILLS"
1996 USA

JEFF SCOTT SOTO "LOST IN THE TRANSLATION" 
link
2004 Frontiers Records Italy

JEFF SCOTT SOTO "LIVE AT THE QUEEN CONVENTION 2003" 
link
2003 Sewtoe Productions USA

JEFF SCOTT SOTO "PRISM" 
link
2002 Frontiers Records Italy

JEFF SCOTT SOTO "LIVE AT THE GODS 2002" CD/DVD 
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2002 Frontiers Records Italy

JEFF SCOTT SOTO "LOVE PARADE"
link
1994 Long Island Records Germany

TAKARA "ETERNAL FAITH" 
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1993 Zero Corp Japan

VARIOUS ARTISTS "24th OF JUNE - ALIVE N KISSING"
1995 Long Island Records Germany

VARIOUS ARTISTS "SEMINOLE MUSIC & SOUND - TAMPA BAY UNSIGNED"
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VARIOUS ARTISTS "SEMINOLE MUSIC & SOUND - TAMPA BAY UNSIGNED II" link

VARIOUS ARTISTS "KICKSTART MY HEART - A TRIBUTE TO MOTLEY CRUE" link
1999 Pulse Records USA

VARIOUS ARTISTS "MASTER VOLUME PROJECT COMPILATION SERIES VOL 8" 
1994 Zero Corp Japan

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC "STUDENT PRODUCTION PROJECTS 1989"
1989 USA

 

Release Date:
physical: November 17th 2020
digital: December 29th 202

all music and lyrics written by GARY SCHUTT

 

ZOMBIE DRIVE

A long nights and longer days 
Out here on the road 
With stars in my eyes and wind on my side 
And a gas tank full of hope 
Asleep at the wheel 
Asleep at the wheel 
It’s time for my zombie drive 
Asleep at the wheel 
Asleep at the wheel 
It’s time for my zombie drive 
A new life in chapter three 
Beginning all alone 
No turning back 
The car is packed 
I’m days aways from home 
Asleep at the wheel 
Asleep at the wheel 
It’s time for my zombie drive 
Asleep at the wheel 
Asleep at the wheel 
It’s time for my zombie drive 
The road is clear and free from interest 
My only companion the moon 
I can see into infinity 
The radio and my favorite tunes 
The road goes on and on and on 
Feels like it will never end 
Half the way to L.A. 
I-10 bearing west 
Asleep at the wheel 
Asleep at the wheel 
It’s time for my zombie drive 
Asleep at the wheel 
Asleep at the wheel 
It’s time for my zombie drive

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ANYONE BUT ME 

My inspiration I will give to you 
Desperation I will keep from you 
My fascination I will share with you 
My complication I shall endure you 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Who do you wanna be 
Anyone but me 
My situation draws the fine line 
Temptation is a mountain to climb 
Exclamation time to be discreet 
Frustration think before you speak 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Who do you wanna be 
Anyone but me 
Nobody 
Wants to be a nobody 
Wants to be a nobody 
Wants to be a nobody 
Destination can you take me there 
Misinformation ask me if you dare 
Animation movement frame by frame 
Confrontation look what I became 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Do you wanna be somebody 
Yes I wanna be somebody 
Who do you wanna be 
Anyone but me

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DREAMCATCHER 

Another nightmare comes 
There’s nothing you can do 
When shadows crawl it’s starting to feel like home now 
It’s just like home now 
Although it sometimes feels like virtual reality 
You cannot deal 
You’re starting to feel alone now 
You’re not alone now 
Dreamcatcher 
I will stop your fall into madness 
Don’t you fret at all 
You know the nighttime slumber on an Indian Summer 
The Devil makes his way 
Inside you head 
Inside you bed 
It never goes away 
Yeah 
Sometime the nighttime talks 
It’s so subliminal 
When you walk it’s all astrophysical now 
It just makes no sense now 
You’re on an astral plane it’s hard to differentiate 
The real from fake 
You’re far away from home now 
So far away from home now 
Dreamcatcher
I will stop your fall into madness 
Don’t you fret at all 
You know the nighttime slumber on an Indian Summer 
The Devil makes his way
Inside you head inside you bed 
It never goes away 
Yeah 
I cannot comprehend what’s coming after you 
You pretend everything is alright now 
But it’s not alright now 
Another shadow man from the supernatural 
Holds your hand in the moonlight of night now 
Blood by candlelight now 
I just don’t understand or realize that it’s just the damned 
That gets you when you sleep now 
You feel so incomplete now 
Dreamcatcher 
I will stop your fall into madness 
Don’t you fret at all 
You know the nighttime slumber on an Indian Summer 
The Devil makes his way 
Inside you head inside you bed 
It never goes away 
Yeah 
Dreamcatcher 
I’m your lucky charm 
To stop the chaos and keep you safe from harm 
You see the ancient beliefs of the Indian Chiefs 
Will help you when you sleep 
The feather band on the Talisman 
Stop your lucid dreams 
Yeah

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AMIIFC 

I don’t mind opinions 
Far from few are too corrupt 
Just back it up 
Everyday a new thing 
News and media in your face 
Feed the human race 
I hope you don’t find me rude 
Ba da da dat da 
This is my attitude 
Ba da da dat da 
Psycologic warfare 
Ba da da dat da 
Sing along if you dare 
Ask me if I fucking care 
It takes all my patience 
To not start a comment war 
That’s what Facebook’s for 
We’ve torn apart this country 
Stand divided we all fall 
All for one and one for all 
I hope you don’t find me rude 
Ba da da dat da 
This is my attitude 
Ba da da dat da 
Psycologic warfare 
Ba da da dat da 
Sing along if you dare 
Ask me if I fucking care 
The Devil’s playing without rules 
Ba da da dat da 
Stand behind what you can’t prove 
Ba da da dat da 
I’m in the lead by a hair 
Ba da da dat da 
If you think that it’s unfair 
Ask me if I fucking care 
Suffer the countless to be used 
Power controls your every move 
Freedom with heart it sings the blues 
Ignite the fuse 
Who is really right and who is obstinately wrong 
Popular views are strong 
Much misinformation 
We are stupid by default 
Take it all with a grain of salt 
“blah blah blah me me me agenda agenda agenda money money money, thank you” 
I hope you don’t find me rude 
Ba da da dat da 
This is my attitude 
Ba da da dat da 
Psycologic warfare 
Ba da da dat da 
Sing along if you dare 
Ask me if I fucking care 
The Devil’s playing without rules 
Ba da da dat da 
Stand behind what you can’t prove 
Ba da da dat da 
I’m in the lead by a hair 
Ba da da dat da 
If you think that it’s unfair 
Ask me if I fucking care 
Everybody sing along 
Everybody sing this song 
Sing along if something’s wrong 
Sing along if you dare 
Ask me if I fucking care 
Alea iacta est (“the die has been cast”) 
Everybody sing along 
Everybody sing this song 
Sing along if something’s wrong 
If you think that’s life’s unfair 
Ask me if I fucking care 
We’ve torn apart this country 
Stand divided we all fall 
All for one and one for all

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HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT 

Contact 
It’s easy as what they say 
To steal your energy 
When time’s up I will guide your way 
Get up, get down and move along 
It’s just a passing phase 
So don’t stay, it will be OK 
Don’t tell me who’s wrong or who’s right 
You can’t bring a knife to a gunfight 
Someday it will be alright 
Get up 
Hide in plain sight 
Turn around there’s nothing after you 
It’s all in your head 
Move forward 
Be quick or be dead 
Once in a lifetime I’m gonna come your way 
Don’t close your eyes 
Maybe tomorrow, maybe on Saturday 
Been a long time coming 
Better be cunning 
I’m gonna get in your way 
I’m in your personal space 
Gotta have faith 
These are your last days 
Doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right 
You can’t bring a knife to a gunfight 
Someday it will be alright 
So get up 
Hide in plain sight 
All alone I hide in close proximity 
On ordinary days 
I follow you, there’s nothing that you can do 
Just when you think everyone’s ignoring you 
It’s time to let go 
Just follow me, I’m looking out for you 
Here in Limbo 
Been a long time coming 
Better be cunning 
I’m gonna get in your way 
I’m in your personal space 
Gotta have faith 
These are your last days 
Doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right 
You can’t bring a knife to a gunfight 
Someday it will be alright 
So get up 
Hide in plain sight 
I am here for all eternity 
It’s unavoidable 
Your demise is my expertise 
Contact 
It’s easy as what they say 
To steal your energy 
So don’t stay, it will be OK 
It’s been a long time coming 
Better be cunning 
I’m gonna get in your way 
I’m in your personal space 
Up in your face 
You can’t barter with fate
It doesn’t matter what’s black or what’s white 
I see it all at first light 
No need to be uptight 
So get up 
Doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right 
You can’t bring a knife to a gunfight 
I know it will be alright 
Get up 
Hide in plain sight 
Hide in plain sight 
Communication 
Words of emptiness 
It’s hard to forget 
Right down the middle 
Conquer and divide 
Paranoia 
Second guess your instincts 
You can’t prove them wrong 
The voices in your head are deviating 
You got it in your head there’s something’s after you 
What can I say 
Every other day there’s nothing left to prove

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CONVERSATIONS WITH A SHADOW 

Dreams in the morning 
A fresh summer rain 
The pull of gravity 
Unrest as I wake 
Lazy in the afternoon 
Still horizontally 
Staring at the ceiling 
My life changed drastically 
Yeah 
A mass of grey clouds gather 
The sound of ruby rain 
A lightning crash and thunderbolt 
From 10 miles away 
Our love so sudden 
A love so pure 
Taken in an instant 
A death premature 
Flashes in the midnight air 
Are hard to describe 
Taking shape in human form 
Disbelief by my eyes 
Whoa Yeah 
She passed me by a couple times 
Disoriented 
Though her aura and her energy 
Knew she was dead 
With baggy eyes and aching head 
We sit all night long 
To see you in a phantom state 
While my sanity is gone 
Conversations with your shadow 
On a dreary afternoon 
Here you are my baby 
The cold spot in the room 
Whoa Whoa 
I see your silhouette when the lightning strikes 
Through the window 
I feel you presence in an empty room 
No one should know 
In this darkened place I see you there 
When the lights are on you disappear 
Through your eyes I see the unknown 
But struggle to hear 
Whoa 
Dreams the next morning 
After a night of sleep deprived 
So vividly like cinema 
You said your goodbyes 
Conversations with your shadow 
Feeding the wound 
Here you are my baby 
Shades of black and green and blue 
I see your silhouette when the lightning strikes 
Through the window 
I feel you presence in an empty room 
No one should know 
In this darkened place I see you there 
When the lights are on you disappear 
Through your eyes I see the unknown 
But struggle to hear 
Pass another year 
And a thousand tears 
As my mind decays 
We will fade away

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RUBY RAIN

Heat lightning discharge 
Events in the summer sky 
High in the atmosphere 
Like birds we fly 
We scatter across the moon 
Over a thousand years 
Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon 
In the ruby rain 
Wash my sorrow away in the grassy dune 
Come down ruby rain 
Sun showers and stars 
Blinding the rush hour cars 
On the Sunshine Skyway 
I drink at the bar 
A toast to the happy hearts 
If you’re going my way 
Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon 
In the ruby rain 
Wash my sorrow away in the grassy dune 
Come down ruby rain 
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah 
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah 
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah 
A shadow of clouds arise from the setting sun 
Nature’s skyscrapers 
Sound waves in the air 
Wind blowing on the water 
The undertakers 
Can you see the ruby rain flowing from the storm’s eye 
Can you feel the ruby rain falling from the orange sky 
The heat in the air full of humidity 
We sweat like rainbows 
A breeze fills my head full of tranquility 
Wherever you go I go 
Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon 
In the ruby rain 
Wash my sorrow away in the grassy dune 
Come down ruby rain 
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah 
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah 
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah 
Ruby Rain Oh Yeah Oh Yeah 
Can you see the ruby rain flowing from the storm’s eye 
Can you feel the ruby rain falling from the orange sky 
Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon 
Ruby rain 
Drown me five minutes a day late afternoon 
Ruby rain

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THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW NEVER COMES 

I walk a lonely road 
One I have never been before 
It’s deprived of view 
A thing or two you’ll never see 
A brighter aura surrounding me 
It’s orange and blue 
Cuz I found you 
So talk me off the ledge 
When you walk all over me 
See what I have done 
The day after tomorrow never comes 
It seems the saddest smile 
Come only oh once in a while 
We’ve had it before 
But what’s once more 
You’ll only be 
A healing scar oh inside of me 
If pain does fade 
Why does it stay 
So talk me off the ledge 
See what I have done 
The day after tomorrow never comes 
Infinite is time 
Though short is mine 
If you stand on both legs at a time 
You will find 
Your mind 
What passes by is left behind 
Believe if nothing more 
Nothing has ever existed before 
Now that it is here 
The path is clear 
It’s nothing new 
It's always been there inside of you 
To face another day 
This time be brave 
So talk me off the ledge 
When you walk all over me 
See what I have done 
The day after tomorrow never comes 
So take me down that road 
The one with many ways to go 
Nervously numb
That the day after tomorrow never comes 
I’ll talk you off the ledge 
When I walk beside the Sun 
Something has begun 
Cuz The day after tomorrow will never come 
Will never come 
Will never come 
Will never come

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DRASTIC MEASURES 

Desperate times fall 
The new world has begun 
Sewing the seeds 
Of ignorance 
Propaganda strong 
Divide and conquer 
We all are constant 
Victims of circumstance 
Now and forever 
Are drastic measures at hand 
Forward and static 
Are drastic measures at hand 
Give way to all that be 
A cry of silence 
The words of many have none 
Of voices no longer heard 
From anyone 
Hopelessly dire 
I stoke the fire 
In hopes for all to see 
Standing alone against the unknown 
A world of souls set free 
Now and forever 
Are drastic measures at hand 
Forward and static 
Are drastic measures at hand 
Give way to all that be 
Believe what you wanna 
Just keep it away from me 
Peach what they taught ya 
Just keep it away from me 
I am so tired 
I am so wired 
A question of freedom
No voice of reason 
Will this ever end 
One by one 
it all comes down to this my friend 
Are you prepared to lose it all 
Now and forever 
Are drastic measures at hand 
Forward and static 
Are drastic measures at hand 
Give way to all that be

     This album included two leftover songs from the Nightmare and Bad Dreams sessions which were written and recorded during the original full pandemic shutdown.  I decided to save them for the next album.  The song “Drastic Measures”, I felt, would make a great album title as I already had a concept of the art in my head.  “The Day After Tomorrow Never Comes” I felt was too similar to a lot of the poppy songs I already had on the Nightmares album, I had too much.  I wanted the next album to reflect more of both of those, dark and brooding and semi-happy pop but I also wanted more of what I felt Nightmares lacked (for me), more guitariness!  Is that a word?  I just declared Guitariness a word!   Theses two songs sat until September when I had some time and some inspiration to start working on 2020’s second Schutt album.