Drifting Sun

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dreamy keyboards, orchestral breaks and soaring synth lines... recommended for its dynamic and memorable compositions, Neo Prog buffs will drool over this one.

(apps79 - Prog Archives/USA)

A solid collection of nine rock tunes, mostly memorable and catchy, with a definite but not overwhelming influence from the traditional neo-progressive camp.

(Peter Thelen - Expose, USA)

A definite goody.

(Kev Rowland - Feedback, UK)

A promising debut.

(Nick Shilton - Frontiers/UK)

These guys have charm.

(Misfit City/UK)

The band sounds like a well-oiled machine... recommended to all you prog-rock fans out there.

(Sequences, UK)

Sanders deserves credit for muscular arranging and composing - you won't be able to play Where'd He Steal That Riff From with this record!

(Tone Clusters, USA)

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released January 1, 1997

Music: Pat Sanders
Lyrics: Rafe Pomeroy
© 1997 Drifting Sun

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Drifting Sun Chesham, UK

Drifting Sun are a UK-based Progressive Rock studio project. Their music has been described as dramatic, theatrical, & atmospheric, in the true style of Progressive Rock giants such as Dream Theater, Queensryche, Genesis and Jethro Tull, to name but a few of the bands that influenced their sound. ... more

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Track Name: Thundering
I listen to the heartbeat of the earth beneath my feet
I listen to the wind bisected by the city’s streets
I listen to the raindrops exploding on the concrete
I listen to the thunder promising the storm

I took you for an angel, I took you for a saint
I took you to my altar and you wrapped me in your fate
Come a little closer ’cos the hour is getting late
As we listen to the thunder which promises the storm

You’ve shown me valleys and you’ve shown me hills
I clatter like scrap metal and you melt me to your will
I left you with the storm clouds and you’re holding them still
As you listen to the thunder which promises the storm

Thundering, I hear the rain coming
Blundering, I slowly fall down
Thundering, the lightning’s beginning
As thin as your kiss or the paint on a clown
Track Name: Jamie Was a Vampire
Jamie is a sad and lonely child
His schoolmates call him names
A funny little figure dressed in pain
Jamie’s skin is salamander white
A delicate young man who sleep the day away
To rise at night

The little boy has morbid fantasies
About unlikely things which he would like to be
Sometimes at night you’ll see him roam around
Wearing plastic fangs
Dressed only in his dressing gown
He says he feeds on

Earth, water, wind and fire
He drank the dog and he drank the squire
Earth, water, wind and fire
Jamie was a vampire

Do you know what he’s done?
Do you know where he’s been?
Can you hear what he heard?
Can you see what he’s seen?
If he takes you to dinner
Will you be his main course?
Won’t you just take his arm
Or must he take you by force?

Last week he climbed onto the roof
And muttering in a strange tongue
Flung himself into the air
And fell to his death
They buried him on a wet Tuesday morning
When the dew hung heavy as an unfulfilled curse
By Wednesday his grave was found open
With a note which said: “I fooled you all”

Laus Tibi Domine Rex
Aeternum Gloria
Miserere
Alleluia

Earth, water, wind and fire
He drank the dog and he drank the squire
Earth, water, wind and fire
Jamie was a vampire
Track Name: Chase the Rainbow
I fell into silence
I closed my eyes against your words
I hear them lap like waves against my eyelids
You say I dream all day
And if I don’t wake up I’ll dream my life away

I hear what you’re saying
Your common sense defeats the Gods
The ones to which you say that I was praying
You say I look transparent
I know it’s true ‘cos I see through you

And though I run
And though I fly
I cannot reach
My peace of mind

I chased the rainbow over all my friends
I stepped upon their hearts and feelings
I chased the rainbow away from all I knew
But why’s my pot of gold so far from you?

You say I dream all day
and if I don’t wake up I’ll dream my life away

I chased the rainbow over all my friends
I stepped upon their hearts and feelings
I chased the rainbow away from all I knew
But why’s my pot of gold so far from you?
Track Name: Looking at Lucy
She’s the one behind the bar
With the glasses and the smile
She’s the perfect celebration
To this minute we have filed
And she knows that she is flirting
And I hope she stays that way
‘cos if Lucy was a painting
I could stare at her for days

I’m in your power, you know it’s true
I’d like to run but my feet are glued
Tell me Lucy, what can I do?
I’ll raise my glass to you

Lucy wears her hair in pigtails
Lucy wears her hair in braids
Lucy’s eyes are almost deadly
And she wields them like a blade
And I’d follow her to China
Like a pilgrim or a monk
And I’d crumble like a ship
Which hit the reef on which it sunk

I’m in your power, you know it’s true
I’d like to run but my feet are glued
Tell me Lucy, what can I do?
I’ll raise my glass to you

Now she bends to grab a bottle
Now she reaches for a glass
Lucy counts me out my change
How can I make this moment last?

I’d slay dragons for her kiss
I’d fight wars for her touch
I’d swim oceans to discover
How to make Lucy blush
Track Name: Communication
Are you talking to me, John?
Anyone else here?
What are trying to say?
Speak any English?
Who do you think you are?
Call me Sir
D’you have a better way?
Any way you want
D’you have insurance?
Don’t need insurance
What are you waiting for?
Your mouth to stop
You throw the first punch
You need instruction
Wait for the cold floor
Age before beauty

Is that thing your face, John?
Someone say something?
Or did you neck throw up?
What did you say, slim?
If I looked like you
You only wish
I’d teach my ass to talk
Don’t breathe on me
You got a nerve, friend
Got more than one
You got it coming
You and whose army?
I’m gonna cut you up
I got a gun
Better get running
What am I running from?

Everyone is happy, everyone is free
Everyone is peaceful, listen and you’ll see

You’re a low-down, dirt-licking, mother-sucking, jerk-headed, dope-eyed, dog-faced, scum-brained, rat-bellied, sewed-tongue, spud-nose, lug-eared, bug-chinned, needle-dicked, paddle-armed, stick-legged, sponge-brained, mop-haired, wet-headed, loose-lipped, rattle-kneed, sway-backed, boat-footed, worm-hearted, jelly-chinned, cave-chested, pencil-necked, back-handed, snaggle-toothed, baggy-buttled, rag-wearing, yellow-haired jerk
Track Name: The Immortals
The immortals here they dance their lives away
See the signs and watch the Gods at play
There you are, keeping your fears at bay

See the Angel with the broken wing
See the Devil who owns everything
There’s your bell – now can you hear it ring?
What gifts will your life bring?

Follow the leader blindly and stupidly
Open your mind to his beckoning call
These are the times we stand by our windowsill
Waiting for new rain to fall
On through the smog caused by your cigarettes
As your voice breaks through age and through fear
Write me a beautiful and ignorant poem
Sing me the song of the year

These brave new warriors wailing your language
To give you a haircut which tears you apart
Are you the only one breathless and brilliant
Who pierced the lobes of his heart?
Find someone quickly whose smile is immortal
Find the one reason why God built the girl
Get on the freeway and torture your car
While carving your name in the world

Things come, things go, we stand, we fall
Your voice, your call, are you really here at all?

You touch, you taste, you run, you stay
We save, we waste, this is just a relay race

When the sky falls and swallows your village
And when the dam breaks and dampens your soul
When all your diamonds have rotted and tarnished
And left you nothing but coal
Then come out and find me and we’ll drink tequila
We’ll pour it on youth and we’ll swallow the worm
We’ll light it with brave unquenchable laughter
And we’ll warm our hands as it burns

Things come, things go, we stand, we fall
Your voice, your call, are you really here at all?
Track Name: Foreigners At Heart
This strange isolation
That she feels inside when he’s around
An unusual sensation
That his words are nothing more than sounds

Insulation of the mind
Incompatible and blind

This strange isolation
That he knows that she suffers from
This clear radiation
Split in half like an apple or an atom

They are foreigners at heart
Together but apart
And he knows she won’t suspect
That society objects

This strange isolation
What is it he can feel that he cannot see?
This strange isolation
A contradiction of a lonely company

They are foreigners at heart
Together but apart
Insulation of the mind
Incompatible and blind

But there are rumours going round
People whisper and they frown
Cruel suspicions on their mind
How can they be quite so blind?

If this is infatuation
This deep river of taboo
Let it flow onwards
Onwards like rivers do
If it’s abomination
When he looks into her eyes
He’ll choose damnation
Jump into the Devil’s fire
Track Name: Dancer
Shedding beauty like a snake-shed skin
Come on dancer, let the dance begin
Don’t get too close, stand back
Let her have my heart attack
Like a tornado she will suck you in
This is her substitute for sin
Move any quicker and she’ll catch fire
Don’t touch her, she’s a live wire

Oh dancer… dance…

Weird creature on the dance floor
Sweaty little dancer, dance some more
Pursed lips, loose hips
Beckoning little fingertips
A touch of eye-shadow, a smear of rouge
Watch her lizard-like legs move
She acts cool but she looks hot
Will she keep dancing if the music stops?

Oh dancer… dance…
Watch her leap, watch her pirouette
The way she moves is a sure bet
That she came in dry but she’ll leave here wet
Come on dancer, let me see you sweat

Weird creature on the dance floor
Sweaty little dancer, dance some more
She acts cool but she looks hot
Will she keep dancing if the music stops?

Oh dancer… dance…

Watch her leap, watch her pirouette
The way she moves is a sure bet
That she came in dry but she’ll leave here wet
Come on dancer, let me see you sweat