The Great Below

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After 14 years apart, The Great Below have finally returned with their ambitious full length debut album. Features 12 tracks including the singles 'Breaking The Potential Fate Barrier,' 'Down & Low' and 'A Symbol.'

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released June 29, 2015

The Great Below is Robert Galluzzo (Vocals, Acoustic Guitars), Peter McGeary (Electric Guitars) and Jay Catropa (Drums, Percussion)

Recorded, engineered and mixed November 2014-June 2015 by Jay Catropa. Additional xylophone sample for "Had To Let You Go" performed by Rob Galluzzo. Special thanks to Joseph Bishara.

Cover concept by: Rob Galluzzo and Ama Lea. Cover photographed & designed by Jake Lloyd. With special thanks to Jessica Luhrssen, David Foy and Jerry Smith.

All songs by The Great Below ©2015

This album is dedicated in loving memory to: David Tavormina and Joey Miller.

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The Great Below is a 3 piece band from Long Island, NY featuring Rob Galluzzo (Pretty Polly) on vocals & acoustic guitars, Jay Catropa (Spiral Moon, Dead Seven) on drums and Peter McGeary (Pretty Polly) on electric guitar. They were together from 99-2000 & have since reunited in 2014. Their music embodies coffee house acoustic pop with emo with 90's hard rock aesthetics for one unique sound. ... more

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Track Name: The Way Down
Going... the way down
I'm going... the way down
Going... the way down
I'm going... the way down
When you follow and call my name
I know someday you'll be back again
And when you're feeling so down and low
There's only so far that you can go... down
Be my savior
Like I've been for you
Is she my savior? Oh...
Going... the way down
I'm going... the way down
I feel so saddened to see you go
It's for the best though and this I know
But one fine day, you'll be back again
And we'll pick up just where we have been, now
Be my savior... like I've been for you
Be my savior
The whole way down
Track Name: A Symbol
Wasn’t it so right?
It seemed like it at the time
The fate that had brought us here
And showed us something more inside
And I’ll wear it well…
Nothing’s ever going to change this instance
I feel like I just might make a difference
I’m just looking for a symbol that I can stand for
I’m just looking for a symbol that I can stand for
One that I'll wear well
I can wear bravery
Just like some smile
And prove now here to everyone
That I’m capable of being worthwhile
And I’ll show them someday…
Nothing’s ever going to change this instance
I feel like I just might make a difference
I’m just looking for a symbol that I can stand for
I’m just looking for a symbol that I can stand for
I’m just looking for a symbol that I can stand for
I’m just looking for a symbol that I can stand for
And I’ll wear it well
And I'll wear it well
And I'll wear it well
And I'll wear it well
And I’ll wear it right on my back
Track Name: Breaking The Potential Fate Barrier
Such potential
To break into something new
As if you didn’t know
How it hurts me
These little moments when I let you go
I’m praying to something unknown
Against all odds
But now I’m ready
To walk right through your barrier
This barrier
There’s such potential
To walk through your barrier, oh my love…
Because I’ve heard it can’t be done
That our fates are set in stone
But tonight or sometime soon
I’m breaking through these walls to you...
Another disguise
But it won’t work this time
No, not this time
I’ve felt the lies now
They’re all disguised behind your eyes
Behind your precious eyes
And they see through
The thoughts I once had, the thoughts were mine
Now it's all gone
There's nothing left but a disguise
That I despise
Such potential
To break through your barrier, right now…
Because I’ve heard it can’t be done
And that our fates are set in stone
But tonight or sometime soon
I’m breaking through these walls to you
There’s such potential to break to you
There's such potential to break to you
No one thinks that
I can break through this barrier (to you), my love…
Because I’ve heard it can’t be done
And that our fates are set in stone
But tonight or sometime soon
I’m breaking through these walls to you…
Track Name: Eve
I think about you every day now
As we grow further away
And I can see the things that consume you
As I’m kneeling down to pray
And can you believe in the fate that’s upon us
Shifting us 6 years apart
In some other place, in some other time now
I’d still feel you in my heart… Oh...
My love…
I can feel you
I still feel you
I can’t help if you were deceived
By that snake of greed and lust
I’m hurting too, I'm bleeding inside
From the lack we have of trust… Oh...
My love…
I can feel you
I still feel you
And whatever as on your mind
Was nothing I can’t help you find
And whatever you'd thought to do
I never doubted in you
And what I’ve done
Was from what I’d heard
And now I’m bleeding for you
But one things true
No matter what
I will always love you…you, you, now....
Oh, oh. My Love...
I can feel you, I still feel you, my love
I can feel you
I still feel you...
Track Name: Someone I Once Knew
Starting over again
Fragile ego to mend
Go ahead and defend
Seven years come and gone
Turned into someone
That I just don't know
I tried so hard
To reconnect this bond
But it wasn't right
But was it ever?
Weren't you someone I used to know?
I'm sure that you were
Weren't you someone I used to know?
I'm sure that you were
Think I liked you too much
More than could be enough
Was it ever the same?
Speak in metaphors
The signs can't be ignored
Because that's just the way it goes
Hide behind that fake smile
And forget for a while
That it's just insincere
And just sometimes, we have to come to realize
We're not on the same page
But were we ever?
Weren't you someone I used to know?
I'm sure that you were
Weren't you someone I used to know?
I'm sure that you were
I don't know who you are anymore
I don't know who you are anymore
I don't know who you are...
Weren't you someone I used to know?
I'm sure that you were
Weren't you someone I used to know?
I'm sure that you were
Track Name: My Savior Has Fallen
Over and over
Going the distance
And I’m trying so hard to find my place
Easier said than done
You don’t know where I’ve been
But I’m going and I know it’s without you
Without you
And to my savior
Don’t expect any
Honor, in what I say
If I don’t know the way I feel
And I don’t regret a thing… ever
Over and over, you don't know where I've been
But I'm going and I know it's without you
Without you...
And to my savior
Don’t expect any
Honor, in what I say
If I don’t know the way I feel
And I don’t regret a thing… ever
Have you gone and fallen
From where I once thought I'd found you
If I’d known how selfish you were I might not
Have seen you fall from grace…
Have you from grace?
Have you fallen from grace?
Have you fallen from grace?
Have you fallen like you deserve…
Track Name: Brittle
I’m lying back
And I can see the look in your eyes from here
And you know it makes me so frail, my dear
And I’m hoping that you’re okay
There’s something wrong
And I can feel it in all the air I breathe
I can see it in all that I have seen
And I know that it’s so unknown
All the times I tried to hold you near
I was thinking of someone else, my dear
And after all, I learned it all from you
You’re the queen of the selfish
The queen of fear
So how’d it feel…
You know, to let him slip right inside of you?
Don’t you think about all the things you do?
'Cause you know that it’s not okay
And was it fun?
You know, pretending to feel something pure for me
Then to strip me of all my dignity
As if it was all okay, but no…
All the times I tried to hold you near
I was thinking of someone else, my dear
After all, I learned it all from you
You’re the queen of the selfish
The queen of fear, oh...
Track Name: Down And Low
Picture perfect memory
It seems as though this is the only thing that matters
Don’t you lie about where you’ve been
When I can see you sinking deeper in the corner
Down and low
When you’re down and low
When you turn your back and it’s gone
When you’re down and low
So what is it you’d want from me?
When I don’t know just what it is I’m wanting
So point me out where I should be
And tell me something that is worth believing now…
When I’m low
When you're down and low
When turn your back, then it’s gone
When you’re down and low
Cause when you're down and low
When you're down and low
When you turn your back, and it's (all) gone
When you're down and low
Track Name: Is Any Of This For Real
You can give in to confidence
If it makes you feel fine
Just keep your angels all off my back
I’m dealing with all of mine…
Give in to all of your own pleasantries and
Figure out what you lack
Why would you want something
That you would take if
You would put it right back?
I don’t know what’s for real no more
Which one of us here can say?
Is anything that’s between us real?
Or is it only your way?
I’m not sure if you’re here for good
Or if you’re here out of spite
Just because you’ve got wings to bare
Doesn’t make it all right
Give in to all of your own pleasantries and
Figure out what you lack
Why would you want something
That you would take if
You would put it right back
Is any of this for real?
What between us is real?
Is any of this for real?
What between us is real?
Track Name: Walking Away
It’s hard to take that next step,
When it seems like quite a leap
And it’s hard to hang the phone up,
When you know it makes me complete
And I'm walking away… and I’m not ever coming back
And I'm walking away… and I’m not ever turning back
And I'm walking away… and I’m not ever coming back
And I'm walking away… and I’m not ever turning back
It’s hard to map it out now,
When you can’t even find a plan
And it’s hard to think things straight now,
When you know it’s bound to end
And I'm walking away… and I’m not ever coming back
And I'm walking away… and I’m not ever turning back
And I'm walking away… and I’m not ever coming back
And I'm walking away… and I’m not ever turning back
It’s hard to find the words to say
While I walk this line, but go astray
(Walking away)
It’s hard to find the words to say
While I walk this line, but go astray
(Walking away)
I'm walking away now...
Track Name: Had To Let You Go
I thought that I saw you in a dream
Beside me
And you confessed, but it just
Didn't seem real, it just wasn't real
Everybody knows, oh they know
What it is that you're doing
And it's wrong, it's so wrong
But no one seems to care
I had to let you go, let you go
Let you go, let you go
I had to let you go, let you go
Let you go, let you go
I had to let you go, let you go
Let you go, let you go
I had to let you go, let you go
Let you go, let you go
I knew you before, when I felt so unsure
And we were close and the same
That's just the way it goes
Connections lost in the noise
I'm not sure how it got so lost
But it was never me, it was you
Do you care?
Do you even care that I had to let you go
Let you go, let you go, let you go
I had to let you go, let you go
Let you go, let you go
I had to let you go, let you go
Let you go, let you go
I had to let you go, let it go
I let it go, I let it go...
Track Name: Bound To
I’m sitting here with you now
You’re looking so alone
You never show me nothing
Nothing that you’d condone
What is it on your mind now?
What is it I can do?
Help me to understand now
What it is about you…
I’m sitting here with you now
We’re drinking your coffee
You tell me all your thoughts and
You’re sharing all your dreams
Your smile is lacking comfort
And still it completes me
And when you rise and walk off
Your spirit stays with me…
Now help me believe in you…
Prove now, that it’s not true…
Forgive me, it’s nothing new…
Help me, help me, help me....
I know you’re hurting inside
In turn it’s hurting me
You left me standing alone
To face your destiny
I feel your arms around me
I’m bound to all your pain
And when you rose and walked off
You left me in dismay…
You simply walked away
You left me in dismay
You simply walked away
You left me in dismay...