The Way

by Zack Hemsey

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savahn Evocative, immersive and powerful... There are some pieces of music that just reach out and demand your absolute attention. Zack Hemsey has a way with his music that does exactly that. Favorite track: See What I've Become.
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Jeffrey Bromfield Zack's music has the same effect on me as Trent Reznor did back in the 1990's. Favorite track: Vengeance.
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Arial Alexis There is a novel called Atlas Shrugged that spoke of a fictional composer who idealized the struggle, and the triumph, of man as a heroic being and not a creature doomed to suffer. I have read the philosophical novel many times, wishing to be able to hear his work.

Today I did. I've listened to your music ceaselessly since I first heard "The Way" instrumental on Pandora. My sister and I are laying on the ground listening to each track, and without my saying anything she paused it and said, "You know music makes us feel things...this is making me think."

I messaged you Zack earlier today the same sentiment. Thank you, thank you for making music that comforts, inspires, and challenges.
Favorite track: Redemption.
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released June 30, 2011

Digital booklet included with album purchase.

Music composed and orchestrated by Zack Hemsey
All lyrics, production, and vocals by Zack Hemsey
All songs published by Zack Hemsey Publishing (ASCAP)

Album recorded and mixed by Zack Hemsey
Album mastered by Lou Hemsey @ Lou Hemsey Music and Film
Artwork Concept by Omead Afshari


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Zack Hemsey New York, New York

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Track Name: Vengeance
Before I die alone
Let me have vengeance
Before I die alone
I will have vengeance


Before I die alone
Before my time has gone
There's just one thing I have to do

Before the fire and stone
Before your world is gone
Have you some patience
Cuz I will have my vengeance

Before I die alone
Let me have vengeance
Before my time has gone
I will have vengeance


Before I die alone
Let me have vengeance
I will have my vengeance

Before your world is gone
Before the fire and stone
Have you some patience
Cuz I will have my vengeance

Before I die alone
Before my time has gone
Let me have vengeance
I will have vengeance
I will have vengeance
Track Name: Waiting Between Worlds
She was alone in a bathroom
Eyes fixed like a statue
Wrists soar and her face bruised
She just waiting for more bad news
Now she's white like a full moon
As she can't bear what the test proves
At a crossroads, need a rescue
Cuz what she gonna do

Hold on
She's waiting between worlds
Wish she could tell 'em hold on
I'm waiting between worlds

He was looking at a pale sun rise
Thinking back on the time gone by
How he loved and he laughed and he cried
How it all was a blink of an eye
Now he's looking at the shake in his hand
Thinking how much more of life can he stand
And how many years can he cram
Before his fate gives way and he's ash in the sand
And is it the last stop on the road
Or the next step in a path grand and unknown
A milestone formed from the fruits of his ways
Okay in what comes with the end of his days
But the sun's rays shine on a face so divine
"An angel of mine" goes the phrase in his mind
Wise to the signs, knowing soon is the time
But he isn't ready to say goodbye

Hold on
He's waiting between worlds
Wish he could tell 'em hold on
I'm waiting between worlds

4 AM when she woke to the sound
Walked to the door in her bedtime gown
Policeman said that her son's been found
He was shot in the head near a club downtown
And the terror in her heart was profound
Her legs broke down, she collapsed to the ground
As the walls were spinning all around
He said "ma'am please you need to come right now"
So she's sitting down dazed in a cop car
Swerving through lanes in a maze where the crazed are
And locked in a haze from the shock
Thoughts frayed as they stop with here stomach in knots
"Lord please end the nightmare"
Are the words in her mind as they raced inside
"Lord please end the nightmare"
In the hospital ward in the eye of the storm
"Miss, I regret to say
There's not much hope I can give today
The assault took much of his brain away
We've done all we can but his state is grave
Best case here is he'll live on machines
With a vegetable quality of life foreseen
Or instead we can pull out the feed
Let him live his last moments and he'll pass in a dream"

Hold on
We're waiting between worlds
Wish she could tell 'em hold on
We're waiting between worlds

Waiting between worlds that divide through a choice undefined
A break in the line where all paths intertwine
And no roads lead or progress behind
And all signs read: "Know The Way". Decide.
They say all things never truly die
But change in existence and switch design
Like a drain to an ocean in which we're blind
We remain set in motion from worlds combined
So if I had one thought that would last and hold
Amass and fold over as it fastly grows
And fuse into life like a fabric sewn
Clasp the vast field whence existence flows
I'd say settle down, of your grief let go
This world's nothing more than a magic show
Though tragic at times and encased in woe
It all works out, of this truth I know
Track Name: The Way
This is not the right way

Some have said that I was given keys to the city of your dreams
I'm more content to walk outside the walls and catch a breeze
I'm more inclined to climb on by or ride internal seas
I'm more alive to vibe inside a mansion full of trees
I do this for a reason that they can't pretend to glean
I lose myself infused in something more than what they've seen
I'm not a slave to greed
I don't embrace your make believe
I've never been for sale no matter what they think I need
So let it be decreed
Let this music serve the deed
Let it spread like a disease
Let it spawn a noble seed
There's more than meets the eye
There's more than meets the price
If you can't see the sky there's too much artificial light
I can't predict my path, but they can't fully see my past
I'm running from the flash but heading straight inside the blast
A mountain full of ego built upon a heap of trash
Is exactly what you get when you can't fully do the math

This is not the right way

But this is my way