'From the highest highs of my mind, to the deepest, darkest depths of my heart, all things found herein began with an impossibly small thoracic spark.' Here are 13 all new cuts to wrap your mind around. I hope you like listening to them as much as I liked recording them. They are the windows to my soul with which I bare all I can to you the listener. I cover a wide range of subject matter as usual. From 'IT RAINED ROSES', a post-wars kind of anthem, to 'BELIEF', a poignant introspect into the human condition. The anthem, 'VOX OF THE WORLD', represents the need of the human race to listen to itself. 'OUR HEROES' continues my efforts to keep alive the memories of those who've given their lives for freedom, as well as those who have been taken from us by our enemies. Tragedy, pain, dispair, defiance, triumph, and conviction run the gamut on this album. Put it on as you commute to work in the morning, or on your way home in the evening. I hope it moves you in some way. I hope it makes at least a small difference in your life, or just your day. Prices go up, hurricanes blow by, jerks run for office, and time eats away at everything. Through all of this, the things we cannot control loom overhead. Never larger than life, but always on the verge of pushing our dreams out of the way. Life can and may well pulverize you no matter what you do to defend yourself. The brutality of existance is never forgiving. The caress of dreams held deep within is the best defense against the onslaught of life. We can be beaten down, trodden underfoot, and kicked over the edge into the abyss, but even the most microscopic spark of a dream can never be extinguished. One tiny spark can smoulder for more than a lifetime. In the perfect moment, it meets the fuel it's needed all along. The ignition can be subtle, or extreme. That burning is undeniable proof that dreams never really die. So dream if you wish, or ignore your dreams. The choice is yours. Either way there will always be a small, easily unoticed spark, there at the center of your soul, at the center of your mind, and at the center of your heart. Just Push Back The Clouds.