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Damage Done Redux

by New Sun

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1.
Once you close your eyes And open your mind to what you see At your feet evidence Sands of time Grand cities built Upon grander dreams Built to withstand Time’s eroding sands All the king’s men And all of his money Made it stand With their bare hands Here in this place Set aside by decree Built on this earth A sight never before seen Stone by stone Fit together By labor of power Grand cities built Upon grander dreams Could not withstand The eroding sands All the king’s men And all of his money Could not put it Together again The son beats down in a brilliant wash As my feet kick up the dry red dust Stumbled there on a faded shard The pieces of a life apart Reflections from the canyon walls Are the echoes of forgotten calls Tumbled walls and stones abound Reminders that all things come crashing down What I would give to have seen A day of life amongst these scattered shards These empty walls A people leave a legacy Their way of life a distant memory So many scenes so many lives So many dreams lost in the sands of time Here in this place, put upon by decrees Here in this place, power has become a disease Soul by soul Free to decide, more like the freedom to do as your told Human ideals, liberties bought and then sold Soul by soul Standing together . . . with all of their power Cities were built Upon grander dreams They could not withstood Time’s eroding sands All the king’s men With everyone’s money Could not hold them Together again Grand cities fall Upon grander dreams They could not withstand People’s eroding stance Now there’s no king’s men And no more money Could not make it stand Could not make it stand
2.
Just one vision Fills the nights One single moment Contains his mind Drowning emotions A rising tide Flooding in comes The day’s hard light Just another day To swim through Hollow steps nowhere His hopes all used A ghost among millions A shell confused Just one more soul Lost in the pull Blue skies, simpler times, sunlight Hair laced , brushed away, across my face Summer days, slipped away, into the haze Warm breast, sweet caress, took my breath Just one more step Harder each time One foot before another Rebuild the stride “You’re doing better” Just put in more “try” Pain in memory Of a once whole life Blue skies, simpler times, sunlight Hair laced , brushed away, across my face Summer days, slipped away, into the haze Warm breast, sweet caress, took my breath A call to arms, to defend Disguised as “duty” Willing they go All for one A mission fueled by arrogance Doomed to failure A crusade that Cannot be won Return unrecognized Minds torn asunder Hidden wounds Never undone How high the sacrifice Before we realize The true cost of The damage done
3.
Shaman 05:07
Always Rise Alone One Against the Tide Striding Bold in Pride Defiance is the might Center of Devotion For All to idolize Sanguine Common Man To and Of All Things All that is heard, is not as it seems All that is seen, is made mystery Fixate on The Working Joe Trodden Upon and Blind Fables in Dreamland Lost Lap of Luxury Seeds of Ill Discontent Blowing like Dandelions Fan the Flames Within Driven by Fear and Rage All that is felt, is not as perceived All that is known, is held disbelief I can only wonder at the tragedy As the patrons gloat and froth with glee Turn the trick to thunderous applause From where I stand I am appalled Chant! Retell the Lie Designed to Blind Holy Sorcerer All of the Seven Sins Censure Immune Time and Time Again I can only wonder at the tragedy As the patrons gloat and froth with glee Turn the trick to thunderous applause From where I stand I am appalled Koolaid drinkers Anti thinkers Opinionated Acceptance haters Mislead actors Anti vaxxers Psychopathic Racist deflectors Prophet False Laid Bare For All to Judge and See The Veil Must Fall to Dust There Is and Was No King Habeas Corpus Condemn No Consequence is Fatal
4.
Out here in the dry and cold The only sound is the breath I hold Out here in the crystalline snow The feeling is naked and alone Like a wind From an Eastern shore She stirred the dust That had settled on the floor Radiant beauty Blazing in the night Filled up the air And obscured all the light She moved me Oh she’s moved me Blinded and confused Couldn’t keep on path I’d lost my way Had trouble getting back Collected my wits And dove in the stream Headed for shore, but man It was a lot harder than it seemed Out here in the dry and cold The only sound is the breath I hold Out here in the crystalline snow The feeling is naked and alone Every moment I see I’ll see until my life’s bitter end Everything I did I did is not weighed down by regrets When I finally surfaced And breathed fresh air Took a long while Just to clear my head Turned back to the nearer shore I waded out And looked back never more She moved me Oh she’s moved me She moved me Oh she’s moved me She moved my soul
5.
Dreams Redux 03:52
Clasping hands We made our pact till the end of time Brothers standing Against all we would defend And in our play I never saw what was to come Just within my grasp These moments . . . play Then fade Like dreams I’ve had before Standing fast Down by the cold rushing waters Peaks gleaming We reached up for the very sky And in our climb I never saw what we would become Lifting my eyes up to the sky I feel the glow within my head Then like leaves floating towards the Earth I’m falling to the ground again Fading stills Scenes from another life time Looking past The faded glories shine through the haze And in this moment I see back down the road from where I’ve come Just within my grasp These moments . . . play Then fade Like dreams I’ve had before
6.
From the fringes boldly striding out Faith firmly on display Discontent sewn among the devout A fervent passion play Bright lights, higher rights, walking on the air Careful that you don’t step upon your halo there No substance in the soliloquy No common shades of gray Pride in the vain belief That absolutes hold sway Commanding presence, holy essence, your cross to bear Careful that your sins are not cast in the glare Crawling out From the darkest holes Sheltered deep In the hinterland A new Dark Ages An old malaise These are the times That try our very Souls____________ Righteous in your indignation Smug in your disease Fear emboldens your higher sense Of ignorant folk oblige Crawling out From the darkest holes Sheltered deep In the hinterland A new Dark Ages An old malaise These are the times That try my very Soul
7.
Push yourself to the edge And there you must look down Perhaps you’ll see how far it is To the bottom of your deepest well I He walked across the room in confidence In a picture perfect masquerade Cold steel comfort gripped in his pocket Eyes alert as he spies his prey II Slow to arise Deep is the tide Another’s life Another time Flashes past my eyes Who am I Faded past I cannot place A present I cannot hold One in the same man Seen in different light III Snapping out of one dreamland I crashed into the here and now From within that darkest recess Pours out my blackest fears This feeling I cannot shake That something waits for me there Gaze too long in that abyss And the darkness stares back into me I just want back that life And time is not on my side Instrumental II Reprise Slow to realize Deep is the divide Another’s life Another time Lost to my eyes I am who I am Fading past I know this place A present I must hold onto One in the same man Seen in brilliant light III Reprise Persistence wears upon my frame Second guesses tear at my mind Choose between the one I hunt And those I touch and leave behind Unclear of whom I really seek Torn by what I knew and know He who fights monsters take care Lest he become the beast in soul I just want to live this life Free of deceit and lies And time is now on my side Outro Stepping closer to the task at hand

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A complete remix of our 2012 album Damage Done with original vocals returned.

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released March 22, 2019

Chris Tru Trujillo - Drums/Vocals
Alex Kley - Bass
Christopher Scott Cooper - Gtrs/Vocals/Keys

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Dynamic odd metered progrock with emotive themes designed to shake your mind and rattle your bones. Cinema for the ears.
New Sun embarked on this journey in 1993, and we're still at it 25 years later.

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