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The Road Not Taken, the long-awaited 7th album from Arizona’s Innuendo. Ultra-melodic, mildly modern, classic hard pop-rock. Timeless songwriting. Dramatic arrangements. All killer-no filler. 

This album is a pure labor of love; reminiscent of the long lost days back when music mattered, back when bands strived to create a record that made a complete statement, back when you listened to an album from the beginning to the end. 

The Road Not Taken is by far the most powerful album of Innuendo’s career. The end result is an honest and brave record, like a breath of fresh air. Combining memorable melodies and dynamic songwriting, this band is not afraid to follow its heart. 

No delusions of grandeur, Innuendo is definitely doing this for all the right reasons. And their intense determination has paid off in the form of a highly developed overall product that only time and sweat can truly deliver. 

The Road Not Taken was mastered @ Sound Vision Recording by Michael Beck, former lead singer for Jake E. Lee’s (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands) Red Dragon Cartel

Innuendo have released 7 albums on XLR8 Records, and the band’s music has reached people around the globe, received rave reviews in dozens and dozens of major music publications across the U.S. and internationally, along with extensive radio airplay and world-wide distribution. 

Albums like this just don’t come along every day. Hard to define, impossible to forget; InnuendoThe Road Not Taken.

Innuendo
The Road Not Taken

 
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by
Brett Richey

Mastered by 

Michael Beck @ Sound Vision Recording

Front Cover Photo by
Seth Fogelman
 
1. The Other Side of Town (Jesus)
2. The Road Not Taken
3. Waiting For You
4. Digital Ocean (1974)
5. Don't Take It For Granted
6. Playing My Guitar
7. Little Less Grey
8. Going Through The Motions
9. Replaced
10. Almost Innocent
11. Far Be It From Me
 
 
 
Lead & Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty
 
Guitar, Keys, Bass & Drums

Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr
Michael Whitman
 
Keyboards
Jeff Quinonez
Steve Shembab

 

LYRICS/CREDITS

The Other Side of Town (Jesus)
 
The Other Side of Town (Jesus)
(B. Richey)

She's lived her whole damn life
In the same brick house
On the corner by the store 
She used to play all day in this same front yard
Where the grass don't grow no more 
And she knew every face in this neighborhood
Back when no one locked their doors 
  
Oh but her Jesus moved to
The other side of town 
He left no forwarding address
She can't track him down 
Now she blames herself and begs forgiveness
But he don't come around 
Her Jesus moved to the other side of town 
  
She hears these sounds all night
Out her bedroom window
She's too afraid to look 
Sits at the kitchen table and drinks her coffee
And doesn't ever cook 
And there's that bible gathering dust
Now it's become just another book 
  
(Chorus) 

    She’s praying for redemption
A miracle to turn it all around 
There’s no congregation
She’s standing on this lonely sacred ground 
Her Jesus moved to the other side… of town 
  
He won’t come back, he won’t come back
He won’t come back around 

 (Chorus) 

 

The Other Side Of Town (Jesus)

Written By
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitars/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr


Photo by 
Cristian Newman

 
The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken
(B. Richey)
  
Oh it seems like yesterday
Came of age and I was swept away 
The world looks different when you’re young
You knew it all before it’s all begun 
But the past can’t be undone 
  
Now this life was just a whim
I wonder what it could have been 
The road not taken 
  
I ran so far away from home
Took the exit to the great unknown 
I drove this life just like a race
Missed my turn and now I’ve lost my place 
And it’s gone without a trace 
  
(Chorus)   

Frozen by the fire, misguided by desire
And now I’m running out of road 
  
The world looks different when you’re young
You know it all before it’s all begun 
And now the past can’t be undone 
  
(Chorus)   

Oh and if I only knew
I never stopped to think it through 
The road not taken 
  
(Chorus)


 
The Road Not Taken

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitar/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr

Additional Keys
Jeff Quinonez


Photo by 
Seth Fogelman

 
Waiting For You
 

WAITING FOR YOU 
(B. Richey)

  I held the line and the words went unspoken
Wasting away in a cage with no key 
The sun does not shine
When your eyes are not open to see 


I’d given up oh it all seemed like torture 
Way past the point where there’s
Something to lose 

I’d had enough
Oh and I’ve paid a fortune in dues 

  Playing the game, lost in the dark
W
aiting in vain, hiding my heart 

I lived my life, oh for all the wrong reasons
And nothing was true

I lived my life waiting for you 

  I saw the glow but I tried to forget it
world full of liars and jokers and thieves 
I let it go in the wind like a tree sheds it’s leaves 

  The sun doesn’t shine until it’s dawn
I
’m crossing a line I shouldn’t have drawn 

  (Chorus) 
(Break) 
(Solo) 
(Chorus) 

I lived my life oh for all the wrong reasons
And nothing was true 

I didn’t know I was waiting for you 
I lived my life oh for all the wrong reasons
And nothing was true 

I lived my whole God damned life 
I’ve been waiting and waiting
And waiting… for you 

Waiting for you 

 

Waiting For You

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitar/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr

Additional Keys
Jeff Quinonez

Photo by
John Smith

 
Digital Ocean (1974)
 

DIGITAL OCEAN (1974) 
(B. Richey)
  
The sun is gone, it won’t get any hotter
I bounce around like a fish out of water 
And every star in the sky has just faded 
  I didn’t answer the door, but it crept in
This is nothing like Queen or Led Zeppelin 
I could just get in line, but I’m jaded 
  
(Na na) It’s a digital ocean,
(Na na) I can’t take anymore 
(Na na) I go back in slow motion, to 1974 
  
The war is over, the verdict is final
C’est la vie when they stopped making vinyl 
Doesn’t anyone care how it’s sounding? 
  I can stream an eternal damnation
All I hear is a pale imitation 
I try to swim to the shore, but I’m drowning 
  
(Chorus) 
(Break) 
(Solo) 
(Chorus X2) 
  
(Na na) It’s a digital ocean
(Na na) And I try to ignore 
(Na na) I go back in slow motion, to 1974 
1974, 1974


 
Digital Ocean (1974)

 Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitars/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr

Additional Keys
Jeff Quinonez
Don't Take It For Granted
 

Don’t Take It For Granted 
(B. Richey)
  
You can let down your guard 
Turn around before it’s gone too far 
It’s so easy, but it’s hard 
Don’t take it for granted 
  
Oh there’s so much we miss 
There’s an ocean between faith and risk 
And there’s no reason to be pissed 
Don’t take it for granted 
  
Don’t ever take it for granted 
Blink it’s over some stupid words 
Don’t ever take it for granted 
Don’t take it for granted 
  
Oh it’s all such a waste 
Taking steps that you can’t retrace 
And you never will replace 
When you take it for granted 
  
If you keep running up your tab 
What you have will become what you had 
And it’s all so fucking sad 
  
Don’t ever take it for granted 
Don’t take advantage and cross the line 
Don’t ever take it for granted 
Don’t take it for granted 

(Break) 

Time always slips away 
Here today and gone tomorrow 
Say what you need to say 

(Break) 

Don’t ever take it for granted
Blink and it’s over, some stupid words 
Don’t ever take it for granted
Don’t take it for granted 

  

 

Don't Take It For Granted

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitars/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr

Photo by
 Steinar Engeland
Playing My Guitar

 

Playing My Guitar
(B. Richey)
  

Every morning, it’s hard not to be sad 
The world has caught on fire
And the news is always bad 
  
On a planet, where hate becomes the norm 
I reach for a distraction
Seeking shelter from the storm 
  
It makes you want to scream
I’ll dream another dream 
  
Oh I need a change of scenery
I’ll be flying on a rocket to a star 
You can keep all your reality
And I’ll just keep on playing my guitar 
  
Every morning, I wake up ill-equipped 
I can’t be an actor, oh and this is not my script 
  My days are numbered
And this might be my last 
So I’ll just stay here nestled in the
Bosom of the past 
  
The only place I know, the only place to go 
  
(Chorus) 
(Solo) 
  
Playing my guitar, playing my guitar
Playing my guitar 
  
(Chorus) 
  
Every night I’m on the silver strings
Make a wish upon a shooting star 
It doesn’t matter what tomorrow brings
Oh I’ll just keep playing my guitar 
Oh I’ll just keep playing my guitar 
  

 

Playing My Guitar

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitars/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr

Photo by
John Smith
Little Less Grey

 

Little Less Grey
(B. Richey)
  
You can’t shatter this illusion
Cause I’m not sure what to believe 
If we just piss this all away now
What did we achieve? 
  I’m trying to bridge this gap between us
But there’s more than meets the eye 
If there’s some truth you’re just not saying
Isn’t that still a lie?
  
Cause I can hear the words
But I can’t figure out
What you did or didn’t say 
I need a little more black and white
And a little less grey 
  
It’s all come down to just one moment
I know it’s now or never more 
This could take me to a place I’ve
Never been before 
  There’s a feeling I remember
But it’s not the same as this 
All the pieces that are missing, do they still exist?
  
(Chorus) 
  
I just keep hoping I was wrong
Have I been wrong for holding on 
  
(Break) 
(Chorus X2)


 
Little Less Grey

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitar/Keys/Bass
Brett Richey

Keyboards
Steve Shembab

Drums
Michael Whitman
Going Through The Motions

 

Going Through The Motions
  (B. Richey)

True confession, one obsession
A mind that won’t relax 
My eyes are stinging, my ears are ringing
I’m slipping through the cracks 
  
I’m going through the motions
Just trying to find my way 
I’m just going through the motions today 
  
Out of focus, magnum opus, evaporating will 
Double vision, indecision, time is standing still 
  
(Chorus) 
(Solo) 
  
Isolated, automated, I barely even care 
Broken-hearted, soul departed
Screwed without a prayer 
  
I’m going through the motions, a tidy disarray 
I’m going through the motions
Just trying to find my way 
I’m just going through the motions today 
  
I’m going through the motions
Just trying to find my way 
It’s been nice knowing you
But I’m not showing you
Cause I’m just going through the motions 

 

Going Through The Motions

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitar/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr
Replaced

 

Replaced 
(B. Richey)
  
She’s like a river and she talks in poetry 
Painting pictures oh that no one else can see 
  
Subtle changes that are all so easy to miss 
I’m left looking for a place that used to exist 
  
I know I’ve been replaced 
The love has been erased 
I’ve been replaced 
  
She’s always floating in a cloud of mystery 
An endless river, an eternal tapestry 
  
But something’s missing in the words
That she doesn’t say 
Something’s different than it was just yesterday 
  
I know I’ve been replaced 
That look that’s on her face 
Beyond a saving grace 
    
She’s like a river and she talks in poetry 
Painting pictures oh that no one else can see 
  
And I know I’ve been replaced 
The love has been erased 
I’ve been replaced 
  
Now I’ve been replaced 
Beyond a saving grace 
The love has been erased 
I’ve been replaced

Replaced

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitars/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr
Almost Innocent
 

ALMOST INNOCENT 
(B. Richey)  

I’m the nicest guy you’ll ever meet 
You’ll be dancing in the art of my deceit 
This façade is all you really need to know 
So don’t look too close
The cracks will never show 

  I promise you I’m barley even bent 
I swear to God I’m almost innocent 

  I will let you join my entourage
As long as you don’t mess with my mirage 
You’ll be spinning on my endless carousel 
I mean it when I’m joking LOL 

  (Chorus) 
(Break) 
(Solo) 

  I’m barely even bent, I’m almost innocent 

  You don’t know just what you’re up against 
I’m never wrong, I never will repent 
My aim is true, I never will relent 
No convictions, lack of evidence 
An act of God, a happy accident 
I promise you I’m barely even bent 
I swear to God I’m almost innocent 
Almost innocent, almost innocent

Almost Innocent

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitars/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums

Tom Carr
Far Be It From Me
 

Far Be It From Me 
(B. Richey)

  Oh I’m broken and rusted 
And the world’s worn me down 
I don’t trust the entrusted 
And I’m not turning around 

  Constant contradiction 
Words without conviction 
Far be it from me 

There’s no solace in confusion 
Or comfort in delusion 
Far be it from me 

  I don’t get the attraction 
Like a moth to the flame 
I avoid that distraction 
There’s no end to the game 

  (Chorus) 

  I look around, doesn’t anybody care? 
I really wish I was blissfully unaware 

  (Chorus) 

  Lies can be addictive 
The truth is so restrictive 
Far be it from me 
I feel the world’s persistence 
But I just keep my distance 
Far be it from me

Far Be It From Me

Written by
Brett Richey

Lead and Harmony Vocals
Pat Laferty

Guitars/Keys/Bass/Drums
Brett Richey

Drums
Tom Carr