A Lost Dream; The Dreamer Lost

by Captive

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Recorded at VuDu Studio in Port Jefferson, NY, and released in March of 2016, their full-length album, A Lost Dream: The Dreamer Lost, is a concept album that eschews the pedantic trappings sometimes found in such works, and instead immerses the listener in a unique—and powerful—experience.

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released March 23, 2016

Produced and Engineered by Mike Watts and Tom Happel at Vudu Studios in Port Jefferson, New York
Mixed by Mike Watts
Mastered by Tom Happel

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Captive Richmond, Virginia

Captive is a 5-piece outfit from Richmond, VA that blends ambitious themes and soundscapes within a dynamic, alternative rock format. Founded in 2013 by Zach Crockett and Tony Hacker, the band has undergone several changes and, in 2016, arrived at their current lineup: Zach (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Tony (bass), Josh Keller (drums), Matt McIver (guitars, vocals), and Grant Oliver (guitar) ... more

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Track Name: Non Sequitur
In this world of dreams
Who is to say whats real?
False securities masked by arrogance
A crutch for broken limbs
I never wanted to do this again

When will I learn?
My vacant stare across a sea
Of equally vacant faces
Reveals this is not the place I need
Empty words from empty people
Mean less than nothing
In the end

Each step into the night is blinding
My always searching eyes gaze
Through the haze of moonlit air
Faint memories, a stubborn reminder
Of why i do this to myself

When will I learn?
My vacant stare across a sea
Of equally vacant faces
Reveals this is not the place I need
Empty words from empty people
Mean less than nothing
In the end
Track Name: What Follows
Hold onto anything you can wrap your fingers around
Who will still be there?
What will you have left?

Soon even whats left of that will be gone
Clinging to it like it the last ship back to land
The bottle slips from his grasp

In this world of dreams, who is to say what is real?

These walls he knew, but could not place
Shaking himself awake
In a cold sweat
He presses his hands to his sheets
Breaking old habits from malicious ends
What was lost here?
A life or a mind?
Track Name: World of Dreams
In this world of dreams, who's to say what's real?

I'm told we need this
To relive and relieve
In this world of dreams, who's to say what's real?

Rest and repair are what I need
It always seems when the search is over
Only a fool waits for nothing
A hard lesson learned, but easily forgotten

Gains and losses
Everything she had loved and hated
Flashed before her in an endless instant
When her eyelids snapped opened she silently screamed

"This has got to be the last time" she tells herself

Gains and losses
Everything she had loved and hated
Flashed before her in an endless instant
When her eyelids snapped opened she silently screamed
"Why is the happening?"


Quiet footsteps in the back of her mind
Quickened her pace
She silently screamed,
"Why is this happening to me?"
Track Name: Kaleidoscopes
He had no way of knowing
A smile could be so wonderfully devastating

Fond memories scatter the corners
Of an already graying world
He knew it would take everything to get it back
It was the best he'd ever seen

A flush world for a beautiful instant
With hues of reds and blues
A kaleidoscope of grays fades in and out

Sputtering in a sea of the unexpected

A warm embrace that he could've sworn
Would save the world if she could let it
Splintered light from a waking sun
Turns to morning dew
A waking world full of color for the first time
And desperately hoping it's not the last

This new violent world can take as much as it can give

Fond memories scatter the corners
Of an already graying world
He knew it would take everything to get it back
It was the best he'd ever seen
Track Name: Return
In this world of dreams, who's to say whats real?
Each step into the night is blinding
My always searching eyes

When will I learn?
My vacant stare across a sea of equally vacant faces

This is not the place I need
Track Name: Taking Water
Lately it seems that my shaky hands can't dig
Fast enough to keep up
It's one or the other, too much or not enough
Content for the sake of contentment

It always comes harder when you don't know what you want to say

Half a thought slips through my hands and the other through my teeth
What does it feel like?
Still sinking, too weak to bail any longer

Lately it seems that my shaky hands can't dig
Fast enough to keep up
It's one or the other, too much or not enough
Content for the sake of contentment
Track Name: Consonance
A compulsion pressed her feet
She couldn't remember why or where
All she wanted was anything but to be lost again

"I know just what you want" she said
He grinned as she closed the door

A compulsion pressed her feet
She couldn't remember why or where
All she wanted was anything but to be lost again


Some lessons seem to be only learned the hard way
Without remorse, what would we be?


Light flows in from open windows
Illuminating the pale room
Memories like ghosts haunt these walls
Track Name: Dissonance
Lights grow dimmer, walls seem to shrink
As the world crushes in on you
Which way will you go?

Wolves on your heels bared teeth
Waiting to snap when you falter
Hidden fears litter even the brightest corners of this mad world

She has walked these halls before
Turning and turning, but nothing changed
These endless corridors seem to shift
Whenever she turned her back
Quiet footsteps in the back of her mind
Track Name: The Wanderer
It's always the same; in the way she feels nothing
Broken, but numb from the pain
So she runs away to find something better,
but everywhere she goes feels the same

She's empty inside, except for her lovers
A love that she wants to believe
She's tried and she's tried to let someone love her,
but always finds reasons to leave

She tries to tell herself that the end is in sight,
but all that she sees is another man of the night

She'll take them home tonight, but she won't even know their name
They all may look different, but they're all the same

But she doesn't know any other way

Early tonight was the first time I've seen her
It's been three years to the day
So i went to say hi, and told her I'd keep her,
but she didn't know what to say

I'd like to know if you feel the same
I'd like to go with you, so let me take you away

So take me home tonight so I can show you a better way
I may not seem different, but I'm not the same

Hold me like you do in my dreams
Come a bit closer to me
Tell me what you want me to be
So i can help you believe

So take me home tonight so I can show you a better way
I may not seem different, but I'm not the same

Please let me show you a better way

I don't know why, but I've got to try
So come and stay with me
Track Name: Concrete & Wires
Why did things have to be this way?
Could this be another dream?

If you gotta run, you've gotta run

Promises and lies all end the same
What ifs and whys lead back to the refrain
Relive and relieve
It all comes back to me


If you gotta run, you've gotta run

A shameless escape without destination
A hasty retreat without an end.