Sandalphon

by Neurotic Wreck

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1.
A Warning 04:01
So all this is yours, it was never ours As if we had the chance, a will to power Drain it all down, every single drop As if there was a way to make them stop A warning not to be young Warning not to grow old Warning not to be ordinary Warning we will grow cold Crippled by debt and fear Warning not to be young Warning not to fall ill And we must not fight the dying light If we have a future then it's not here In apathetic trance, my generation's shame Don't believe the hype, this is no game Instant nostalgia my generation's flaw Yearning for halycon days of weeks before A warning not to be young Warning not to grow old Warning not to be ordinary Warning we will grow cold Crippled by debt and fright Warning not to be young Warning not to fall ill And we must not fight the dying light Warning from history Rings true today A warning not to be young Warning not to grow old Warning not to be ordinary Warning we will grow cold Crippled by debt and fear Warning not to be young Warning not to fall ill And we must not fight the dying light If there is a future then it's not here
2.
Born Again 02:00
That which has died will be born again That which they built we will burn again What happens when the symbols matter When newer meanings cannot be erased Rather than inane idle chatter Their institutions we must raze That which has died will be born again Into the cleansing fire we will burn again What happens when the symbols matter And the Gods are false Gods Devised to divide When you cease your idle chatter I'll see you on the other side We must wound more than their pride I'll see you on the other side
3.
Snapshots 04:01
Build it up and stack it high Gotta get away, this scum must die Build them up and stack them high Buildings are burning, blood in the streets The truth drowned out by marching feet But that's no reason to admit defeat Not yet Bend Break Snap Shake Bend, and break They snap and shake Wiping his hands as he walks from the grave The everyman's conscience vile and depraved And now I'm tired of blacks and whites On the left and the right Of straights and of gays And those inclined other ways And that moron in the mirror His views are unsound Someone put him down Bend Break Neck snap Shake Bend Break Snap Shake
4.
"You could be the wolf" We're ready for the world We're going to seize the day We're ready now to take control Before they take it all away We're ready to begin It's going to be fun And you know we can't give in Til they acknowledge that we've won We're ready for the world We're going to seize the day We're going to laugh indulgently Pretend they'll have their say They whisper in their sleeves Too terrified to lead And I'm in no rush to leave Permission to listen My medium, my mission They rule by division We need some revision Permission to listen My medium, my mission They rule by division It's time for Revision And I know you're hungry And I know you're sore I'll lead you to where we'll be safe and secure And I know you're tired And I'm falling sick We'll soar ever higher Or both sink like bricks
5.
Your Icarus 03:53
I'm so tired of myself Sometimes I wish I was someone else And I'm terrified of change But I'm even more scared I'll stay the same It's the same when I rise as when I fall Lift me up your Icarus It's the same when I fall as when I soar Be there when these wax wings melt - Samples of personal significance - It's the same when I rise as when I fall Lift me up your Icarus It's the same when I fall as when I soar I flew too close to the sun I'll be okay
6.
Some of us don't have it in us To maintain that we were winners When all you love is under attack Will you run to the hills or stay and fight back Some of us don't have it in us To mouth the lie that we were winners When all you love is under threat Will you forgive, will you forget? You and I in culling come Truth and beauty struck me dumb Sandalphon whispers in dreams The hum of beauty drowns fascist screams They claim we won, I know we lost On every street you can see the cost I look into the darkening sun Shocked to my core by what we've done Some of us don't have it in us To mouth the lie we were the winners When all we love is under attack Will you run to the hills or stay and fight back? Some of us don't have it in us To pretend we were all winners When all you love is under threat Will you forgive, will you forget? And tolerance implies that we have transgressed And yet we claim, we claim we've progressed Tolerance implies some past transgression React to the suggestion with maximum aggression Rise Incite
7.
"With savages the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated" Pale magma cascade down The infant volcano I was ready and able Still unwilling Til now I was silent In this language of violence Til this sheep dressed as wolves Made a killing Don't turn to the right, not out of spite For it achieves nothing They speak of honour and pride Words with nothing inside Europa is suffering Don't turn to the right, not out of spite For it achieves nothing Just stick to your guns Europe's missing sons You can beat your tin drum Til you shake and you cum You're ready and willing But unable Romanticised rhetoric And licentious lies What else do the right bring to the table? (Nothing) Don't turn to the right, not out of spite For it achieves nothing They speak of honour and pride But there's nothing inside Europa is suffering Please stick to your guns Europe's missing sons
8.
Blood Money 05:44
Black suns rose over Europe's missing son Pink triangle shone over Russia's dark dawn They tried to speed up the end of the world But their old Gods are impotent, hate filled And infirm Rats bloat cat-size under yellow felt stars Black velvet sky, like our vivid daymares The blood of martyrs runs through resevoirs Skinless throats sing tracheotomy hymns And some make money from hatred And some make money from fear And some make money from hunger And some make money from bigotry And some make money from politics And some from religion It's all blood money And this great world is brimming with blood In a past life I know I may have been A vestal virgin, next a warrior queen Now no longer armed, my words are my sword To carve an imagined better life its own reward Down here on the killing floor, disease is rife Me and you and Blind Joe Death The sickle sisters Turn the sickles onto the fickle Words cannot express my love Stray syllables trickle And some make money from hatred And some make money from fear And some make money from hunger And some make money from bigotry And some make money from politics And some from religion It's all blood money And this great world is brimming with blood When the dying sun paints every sickly face red And all turns to ash here below When the grinding pulse of industry finally stops dead After the fire will come the deepest snow
9.
In Shadow 02:46
Fighting your demons is rarely easy Avoiding the shadows is often hard Just tell yourself I can get through this The mantra on your lips I can do this We all need a goal to strive for A cause we would be willing to die for For me in this moment that's you But I know you'd flee if you knew Fighting my demons at the moment I'm losing Not wallowing this was not of my choosing I sink into a long grey haze That swallows up all my nights and days For months And I need a goal to strive for Something that is worth staying alive for For me in the moment that's you And any sign you feel this way too My heart soars anew
10.
Translucid 03:44
translucent dreamer pore over your work spread over the floor poured over your world keep the door shut we'll keep them at bay no ifs and no buts we'll keep them away translucid mind you'll keep me pure I'll bolt the windows You board the doors I'll keep my mouth shut and your ideas form now you're all but mute i'll cease my word swarm translucent boy pore over your words they're all that we have now existence is blurred noises and flickers that haunt me at night don't take it away don't take this away

about

This was going to come out in 2014. For various reasons I have delayed it.

Some songs intended for this are being recorded with my new project Beauty Stab with Buddy Miller so have been removed from this. The rest remain a representation of an insane creative outpouring a few years ago.

The cover is the logo of the new project as this is a design that appeared before my eyes at the time it was needed. It is a sign and a sigil of immense personal significance to me.

This is the last release I will do under this name.

Dan Wreck stopped being a concern on the 1st December 2018. These are the last twitches.

Dan Wreck: 2011 - 2019.

He will not be missed.

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released February 22, 2019

All songs written, produced, performed and recorded by dan wreck

Cover designed by marilyn roxie

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Neurotic Wreck (2011 - 2019)

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