No, but one can't help wonder whether there hasn't been a shift in the pecking order for the prodigal son. Whereas Carrabba was green when the band started and the other members had been in the well-regarded Christian hardcore act Strongarm, now he returns with a broader frame of reference. "They knew a lot and taught me a lot. I had my own ideas, and I wasn't shy about them, but I do think a lot of the reasons that I was able to have a successful future beyond the band was because of a lot of real-world things these guys helped me to learn. The band-business things they had already experienced, some mistakes and successes, taught me how to see what was coming. It seems now they might defer to my experience, but not necessarily when it comes to creativity or performances. The truth is there are things they know, just as always, that I'm trying to learn."

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