CFM

CFM

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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CFM is Guitarist / Songwriter Jordan Macarus' Solo Project. "The music is a captivating musical melange, interjecting blues and classic rock influences amid a foundation of high quality heartland-rock rhythms". (Jeff Berkwits, Illinois Entertainer)

Biography

ABOUT JORDAN MACARUS
Winterhawk started in 1977. With a few player changes over the years, Winterhawk is still performing. Two of the original players (Jordan and Steve Tsokatos) along with long time collaborators Chris Mazur and Steve Vanaria complete the live band. Winterhawk recorded Revival (1982 on vinyl, 1998 on CD), There and Back Again (released 2002 from a Live concert in 1978) and Wind from the Sun (released 2003 from 1992 recordings). These recordings have helped to develop a cult following the world over. "The Passage" was the second official release from guitarist Jordan Macarus. Released on compact disc in 1995 on Jordan's own label, this album was recorded live at the Metro in Chicago, IL. The "Balancing Act," is a combination of live and studio cuts from 1999 and 2000. CFM is Guitarist / Songwriter Jordan Macarus' Solo Project. His sixth recording, this one runs the gamut from acoustic to rock and blues, filled with the breathtaking leads we are accustomed to hearing from this astonishing guitarist. This disc is mostly studio with one Winterhawk Live cut (Hole in the Sky). Fifteen musicians appear on this CD, including Bobby Scumaci and Mark Ott from the Dave Mason Band, Geoffery Lowe, Brian Faulkner and 1978 Winterhawk member, Steve Brown . This disc is important musically, socially, and politically. Jordan's next solo release is scheduled for later this year. You can catch Jordan Live with a number of bands, including Winterhawk, The Radio Hour Cutaway, CFM and others.


Lyrics

YESTERDAY IN THE COLD

Written By: JORDAN MACARUS

Climbin’ up on the mountainside, the wind blows colder as we get higher.
From the top do you think we can see home?
Been out in the cold so long, don’t know how long we’ve been gone.
Is this closer to where we belong?
Strollin’ into town, lookin’ all around
Everything looks the same, but nothing is familiar.

It’s so hard to hold on to anything, you can’t hope to hold on to anyone.
I don’t know which way to go, which way is up which way is low.
And I can’t feel anything. Can’t think about it now….

Yesterday we fought so hard, now I don’t know where we are. And I can’t feel anything.
What is love anyway? The things we do or the words we say?
We climb a little higher just to fall a little farther,
Till everything looks the same, but nothing is familiar.

It’s so hard to hang on to anyone, anyway you’ve got to face yourself when the day is done
Right now I don’t know which way to go, which way is up which way is low.
And I can’t feel anything.

What is love anyway? It’s in the things we do and the words we say.
I don’t know which way to go, which way is up which way is low.
And I can’t feel anything.

What is love anyway? The things we do more than the words we say.
We climb a little higher just to fall a little farther,
Till everything looks the same, but nothing is familiar.
Nothing is familiar….

SACRIFICE

Written By: JORDAN MACARUS

Easy come and easy go. I didn’t see you coming.
How could I have known; you’d steal my heart when you walked away?

Last thing I remember, was that stone cold look on your face.
Burns a hole in the back of my mind. Leaves me with an empty space.
What is forever anyway? Where are you today?

Now I’ve heard you say that I drove you away.
Some days I believe that too.
For you I tried to change my life.
Nothing but a human sacrifice. Nothing but a human sacrifice
You don’t have to sacrifice yourself for love anymore…

HOLE IN THE SKY

Written By: JORDAN MACARUS

Tell me how am I supposed to feel?
Is there anyone that’s truly evil? Is there anyone, can tell right from wrong all the time?
Is there anyone that’s truly evil?

So many people kill for their god. So many people kill for their country.
So many people kill for money. So many people, for no reason at all.

Then the man of the hour came on my TV screen. He did his best John Wayne.
And I only know this, ‘cause I always thought my life could be that way.
But John Wayne was a movie star, and he didn’t even use his own name.
But we loved him anyway. He always made it easy to find someone to blame.

Do you really think you made your point? Do you really think they’ll let you into heaven now?
Do you really think you made your point? You left a hole in the sky.

So many people kill for their god. So many people kill for their country.
So many people kill just for money. Too many people die for no reason at all. No reason at all…

THE DOORWAY

Written By: Jordan Macarus

4) THE DOORWAY
Things go bump in the night, and I roll my eyes.
Truth sometimes is a little too bright, I have to close my eyes.
You will always be here, in my mind. You will always be here, till the end of…

And the hero comes in, just in time to put out the fire.
And the sun is rising, then I wake up…

If I appeared all dressed in white, would you roll your eyes?
If I came in with a blinding light, would you believe your eyes?
I will always be here… I will always love you, till the end of…

And the hero comes in, just in time to put out the fire.
And the sun is rising, then I wake up…

And I arrive just in time, to put out the fire.
And the sun is rising. The sun is rising.
And I wake up, and you’re right here with me in my heart.
I wake up, and you’re right here with me in my heart…

WISH I COULD

Written By: Jordan Macarus

3) WISH I COULD
I wish I knew why we’re walkin’ the road we’re on. I wish I knew just how far for just how long.
I wish I could feel all the way down into my heart. I wish I could heal, so I could get started.

It might not be as hopeless as it feels right now. It might not be as pointless as it seems somehow.
I might not be as homeless as I feel right now. (Chorus)

I wish I could speak in a language we’d all understand. I wish I could stop greed from spreading.
I wish I could stand up to anything. I wish God could hear me, and save us from ourselves.

It might not be as hopeless as it feels right now. It might not be as pointless as it seems somehow.
And I might not be as homeless as I feel right now. (Chorus)

It just can’t be as hopeless as it feels right now. I know it’s not as hopeless as it feels right now.
It just can’t be as hopeless as it feels right now. I know it’s not as hopeless as it feels right now.
(Chorus)

NOSTRADAMUS

Written By: Jordan Macarus

5) NOSTRADAMUS
I have walked through cages. I have found my way through the mazes.
Entered on one side, never knowing where I came out.
Witnessed the changes; powerless to stop or re-arrange them. I have felt the resurrection inside.
I’m going home for the last time…

Discography

2006 - CFM "Face in the Mirror"
2003 - Winterhawk "Wind From The Sun"
2002 - Winterhawk "There And Back Again"
2000 - Jordan Macarus "Balancing Act"
1998 - Winterhawk "Revival"
1994 - Jordac "The Passage"

Set List

1) Yesterday in the Cold 3:10 2) Sacrifice 3:19 3) Wish I Could 4:47 4) The Doorway 4:43 5) Nostradamus 4:28 6) Hole in the Sky 5:32 7) Ancient Radio 6:10 More unreleased originals, Chuck Berry's "Mabelline", "Shenandoah" - traditional