On the Rebound (Remixed​/​Remastered)

by Drifting Sun

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Great slice of their career and meritorious of further investigation and ultimate purchase.
(Prog Archives/USA)

This is the reason why music sounds very suitable for trained ears such as PENDRAGON and PALLAS as well as SHADOW GALLERY and MAGELLAN itself almost 20 years later.
(StreetClip.TV/Germany)

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released October 1, 2016

Chris Martini - Vocals
John Spearman - Guitars
Pat Sanders - Keyboards
Manu Michael - Bass
Tobin Bryant - Drums

Music: Pat Sanders
Lyrics: Chris Martini

Remixed and remastered by Jon huxtable at Smallfish Recordings

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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: The Charade
Stop and listen to these words
Open up and free yourself
Break down the walls
To a closed heart and mind
You’ll find that you have no time to understand

It’s early in the morning
Waking my eyes to the day
Stumble from my sleep
Wipe the dreams from my eyes
The dreams make no sense
And I’m ready to begin… again

Ready to begin… again
This never-ending charade

This is what there is
All to drink of the magic cup
And there’s no more
Is it more of the same
Of which my life has become?

Stop and listen to these words
Open up and free yourself
Break down the walls
To a closed heart and mind
You’ll find that you have no time to understand

This is what there is to say
A final act to the final show
And there’s no more
And you think that you can say
I don’t live and my heart’s denied
Poor little soul

And deaf ears on your words they fall
Look in my eyes
Never forgive you at all
And I don’t see the reason for
The things you’d have me believe
Your one-sided mission to set me free

What’s that look upon your face?
Can’t you understand?
I’ve got too many things to do
Sorry I spoiled your plans
Another day at the office
Another one in the grave
Stop that shaking of your head,
Lest you throw me into a rage

Always trying to tell me
What’s good… what’s life
Stop and smell the coffee
This one’s been here all night
I’m not the one with the problem
Don’t you point at me
Have you forgot I’ve work to do?
Dump that coffee and make some tea

I was a lonely man
Sitting on the edge of a fall
(I never dreamed it would happen to me)
The path I walked was always so clear
(Now the dreams are becoming real)
You told me to stare at the painting on the wall
(A moment frozen to our eyes indifferent)
How casually I dismiss this…
(No wings of angels to turn your eyes)

So (forward) I step into a (picture), a window
(Arrested) motion, (primitive) sense of (living)
Will I breathe (again)?
The life I know (nothing) of until now!

This is what there is to say
A final act to the final show
And there’s no more
And you think that you can say
I don’t live and my heart’s denied
Poor little soul

And deaf ears on your words they fall
Look in my eyes
Never forgive you at all
And I don’t see the reason for
The things you’d have me believe
Your one-sided mission to set me free

Now I open my eyes and see
The consequence of my imminent falter
A second look at the world
I wake up and reborn
Taking the time to look around
Embracing a world that holds more for me
I’ll never look back, I’m not gonna fall!
Track Name: Swan Song
Read between the lines, it’s not so hard
To find the truth of what it means
You patronize, I sympathize
But what the hell in the world
Could you ever hope to gain?
And you hope you’ll gain…
You look at me, I look at you
But will we ever see our colours?

Holding on, growing old
Seeing what I want to see
Holding out, but giving up
Hearing what I want to hear

Every which way the same shade of grey
And in the fading light there’s proof
No matter where our point of view
We always will remain
The same old traces of our youth

Though we never do appear
The characters that we endear in fantasy
Searching places high and low
The answer was before me all the time…

Every which way the same shade of grey
And in the fading light there’s proof
No matter where our point of view
We always will remain
The same old traces of our youth
Track Name: Drifting Sun
She waits in silence for the memory…
For the lucid dream
It returns every night
She flies alone in a waking sleep
Above the world and beyond herself

In the song of the night
Nothing holds or keeps away the love
In the paradise of her soul
A quiet world, free to fly
A new reality
Ascending high away from fear

In the darkness tranquility
To provide escape…
The means to an end
There is no justice for the lonely one
Who lives in fear in a waking world

A silent cries no one hears
Are they listening?
And the wound runs deep,
A spirit left to die

Release the pain and find a new beginning
Inspired by imaginary grace
And if you lose your faith
Just look inside and find your way
Close your eyes and see a world beyond

So you’re falling, you’re falling from grace
So you imagine a place
You can hide the child inside

A quiet world free to fly
A new reality
Spreading wings away from fear

In the dark of the night someone looks…
Watches from above
Within a space away from fear

Release the pain and find a new beginning
Inspired by imaginary grace
And if you lose your faith
Just look inside and find your way
Close your eyes and see a world beyond

Transcend the edges
Of the daylight sleeping
Inspired by imaginary grace
And when you close your eyes
Just spread your wings and take your flight
Flying higher than the midnight sun

In the song of the night
Nothing holds or keeps away the love
In the paradise of your soul

Transcend the edges
Of the daylight sleeping
Inspired by imaginary grace
And when you close your eyes
Just spread your wings and take your flight
Flying higher than the midnight sun

Just a minute to close your eyes
Into the realms where eternity lies
All your hopes and dreams are one
Angel’s fire, the Drifting Sun
Memories face… iron to rust
Bring shattering pain to scattering dust

And as the dark of night declines
As you awaken the day to rise
A new beginning as time does hold
These hopes and dreams will now unfold
Memories fade… iron to rust
Bring shattering pain to scattering dust

All your hopes and dreams are one
Angel’s fire, the Drifting Sun
Memories fade… iron to rust
Bring shattering pain to scattering dust
Track Name: Long Nights
I took a step then brace for the fall
(clouded vision)
Another night, they pass in a haze
(spinning, numbing)
Try to speak then wait for the words
(reaching, slurring)
You speak to me, I can’t understand you
(fading, whispering)

Too much confusion
I can’t hear what you say
This room won’t stop turning
I’m here and now I think I’ll stay

Feeding the blood of my willing victim
(thinning, burning)
This is the one to ease the pressure
(comfort, longing)
Another drink to make me stronger
(feeding, nurturing)
You step inside, you answer my call
(twisting, controlling)

So much illusion
I’m moving though lying still
My mind won’t stop drifting
You move in for the kill

Another step and your senses are gone
(stumble backwards)
You feed my head, I feed on your soul
(satisfaction)
To face the day I taste the night
(sanity slipping)
And in the end I’ll get what I want
(bitter victory)

Crawling ‘cross the floor ‘cos I cannot stand
I’m all yours, will you take me away?
Oblivion’s where I finish the night
No more hunger when you turn out the light

And all that you can see is my inebriety
Amusing them all around
Who can’t share our common ground
To render your release I long in anxiety
For your love I seize control
In your arms I fall
Flowing down through my veins
Sterilizing all my pain
A victim by your caress
Truths tonight will I confess…

I had a dream and the dream was I
(nightmare, reality)
No need to fight then brace for the fall
(dark allegiance)
Heat of your touch you feel the burn
(rising mercury)
And in the end you’ll get what you want!

Long nights in my world
I return again to the day
Too much reality
It’s warm here, I think I’ll stay
Track Name: Heaven's Eyes
You look through the mirror
To a place not so far from ourselves
The reflection of imperfection…
The reflection to us all
I can see your face looking back at me
Is it you?

Do you feel it lies in your hands?
And when you look into heaven’s eyes
You look into the eyes of us all
And still you never turn around

Like waters flow from the river to the sea
As they meet they come together
Once again the same as in the beginning

Is it the voices living inside your head
Shouting: “these are the words of the past”?
(the pain never fades)
Crying for justice, crying for shame
(it never goes your way)
The tears never helped you let go
So will you move on?
Will you cast them away?
Those that took hold of your soul…
Trying to reason, trying to fight
The past never lets you forget

This is the colour of your life

Is it the voices living inside your head
Shouting: “these are the words of the past”?
(so many times I tried to tell you)
Crying for justice, crying for shame
(over and over again)
The tears never helped you let go
So will you move on?
Will you cast them away?
(why you don’t listen to me)
Those that took hold of your soul…
Trying to reason, trying to right
The past never lets you forget

Quiet the voices crying inside your head
Take the sadness that lies on your soul
(you know you’re never alone)
Reaching for comfort, run from the pain
(we have to face the world as one)
Into the arms of our dreams
So now we’ll move on and live for today
Our dreams can create our new lives
They’ll give you comfort in your reflection
The strength to look into my eyes

And now when you look to the skies…
You’ll see the colour of heaven’s eyes
Track Name: Minstrel
If I could just hear the secrets of your heart
I could, I would… find the melody

I could dress the part
Or even paint my face
Singing songs in rhymes
The words they interlace
Would you think me a fool, or cry insanity?

The children gather round
To watch the minstrel dance
The colours and music blind
Holding eyes in trance
Swaying backward, forward
Rejoicing vanity
He lets his arms embrace you in the serenade
But look for where you go, you walk the fool’s parade

You let go, you dance
You’d give anything while given the chance
Watch where they go
You’d be losing the lot if you don’t catch the show

From his heart, he sings
From the depths of his soul comes a spark of dreams
Watch where he goes
You’ll be losing the chance to redeem your soul

Does he hold the key?
Can he set me free?
Mending hearts with melody…
One last look is all it takes
To claim your spirit,
Music raptures, numbing sadness
Can’t you… won’t you give yourself to me?

Fading sadness, passing fleeting
Rhythm charming, lifetime wander,
Breathless dreaming, turning magic,
Phantom healing,
Whence from this man takes my pain?

He has no other way
And life is but song in the park
Some may look the other way
For the song in our hearts
If we could only see the world
Through his eyes, through his songs
The way he sees

Can you hear the melodies?
Not from his voice, but from his heart
And of his soul

All that I can be (is as close a man as he)
All that I create (to his soul that I emulate)
Until one day I’m sure to find
A long-lost name I’ve left behind myself
Track Name: Mon Masque
You create an image
An image from your mind
Reflection of rejection
Commit the perfect crime
Can't let the truth escape from your head
And you won’t face it
Bury your head in sand
And you embrace it
Hiding away from it all…

Les murs de ton âme s’écroulent
Sous le masque ton visage brûle
To hear a conscience calling
From within another mask you hide

Mon masque dévoile de nombreux visages
Qui cachent ma peur latente
Mon esprit embué remplit les espaces
D’une realité cauchemar

My mask reveals many faces
Hiding the fear underneath
My mind fills empty spaces
Of a nightmare reality

Can’t you see pain from the traces?
Standing before hidden eyes
Phantom shapes, mystical places
Fulfill old prophecies

You can’t face the feeling
You can’t face yourself
Accepting of their jester
Security on a shelf

One… step… before I break
Two… more… I begin to shake…
Paranoid I begin to crawl behind… the façade
Repression is better than reality
Lose yourself, crawling out of dignity

One… step… before I break
Two… more… I begin to shake…
Paranoid I begin to crawl behind… the façade

Now tell me it’s all right, it’s ok
You can save your face for another day
Come out of hiding, try to believe
Don’t cast another wish in the well of deceit

I see that it’s not right
That look on my face
When you’re reasoning now
At the end of the day
Running for shelter, my reason for rhymes
Without this face a shell for emotions to hide…

(hiding) but now I have no place to go but face the fear
(reaching) for reason to this old rhyme
Justified insanity
(stirring) from the fears and doubts to realize the fool I am
(tearing) away this mask
My truth sees the light of day!

J’ai ouvert les portes vers un autre horizon
Un royaume dans lequel on voit
Tous les visages dans une mer de masques
Track Name: Swan Song - Drifting Sun
SWAN SONG

Read between the lines, it’s not so hard
To find the truth of what it means
You patronize, I sympathize
But what the hell in the world
Could you ever hope to gain?
And you hope you’ll gain…
You look at me, I look at you
But will we ever see our colours?

Holding on, growing old
Seeing what I want to see
Holding out, but giving up
Hearing what I want to hear

Every which way the same shade of grey
And in the fading light there’s proof
No matter where our point of view
We always will remain
The same old traces of our youth

Though we never do appear
The characters that we endear in fantasy
Searching places high and low
The answer was before me all the time…

Every which way the same shade of grey
And in the fading light there’s proof
No matter where our point of view
We always will remain
The same old traces of our youth

DRIFTING SUN

She waits in silence for the memory…
For the lucid dream
It returns every night
She flies alone in a waking sleep
Above the world and beyond herself

In the song of the night
Nothing holds or keeps away the love
In the paradise of her soul
A quiet world, free to fly
A new reality
Ascending high away from fear

In the darkness tranquility
To provide escape…
The means to an end
There is no justice for the lonely one
Who lives in fear in a waking world

A silent cries no one hears
Are they listening?
And the wound runs deep,
A spirit left to die

Release the pain and find a new beginning
Inspired by imaginary grace
And if you lose your faith
Just look inside and find your way
Close your eyes and see a world beyond

So you’re falling, you’re falling from grace
So you imagine a place
You can hide the child inside

A quiet world free to fly
A new reality
Spreading wings away from fear

In the dark of the night someone looks…
Watches from above
Within a space away from fear

Release the pain and find a new beginning
Inspired by imaginary grace
And if you lose your faith
Just look inside and find your way
Close your eyes and see a world beyond

Transcend the edges
Of the daylight sleeping
Inspired by imaginary grace
And when you close your eyes
Just spread your wings and take your flight
Flying higher than the midnight sun

In the song of the night
Nothing holds or keeps away the love
In the paradise of your soul

Transcend the edges
Of the daylight sleeping
Inspired by imaginary grace
And when you close your eyes
Just spread your wings and take your flight
Flying higher than the midnight sun

Just a minute to close your eyes
Into the realms where eternity lies
All your hopes and dreams are one
Angel’s fire, the Drifting Sun
Memories face… iron to rust
Bring shattering pain to scattering dust

And as the dark of night declines
As you awaken the day to rise
A new beginning as time does hold
These hopes and dreams will now unfold
Memories fade… iron to rust
Bring shattering pain to scattering dust

All your hopes and dreams are one
Angel’s fire, the Drifting Sun
Memories fade… iron to rust
Bring shattering pain to scattering dust
Track Name: Long Nights - Heaven's Eyes
LONG NIGHTS

I took a step then brace for the fall
(clouded vision)
Another night, they pass in a haze
(spinning, numbing)
Try to speak then wait for the words
(reaching, slurring)
You speak to me, I can’t understand you
(fading, whispering)

Too much confusion
I can’t hear what you say
This room won’t stop turning
I’m here and now I think I’ll stay

Feeding the blood of my willing victim
(thinning, burning)
This is the one to ease the pressure
(comfort, longing)
Another drink to make me stronger
(feeding, nurturing)
You step inside, you answer my call
(twisting, controlling)

So much illusion
I’m moving though lying still
My mind won’t stop drifting
You move in for the kill

Another step and your senses are gone
(stumble backwards)
You feed my head, I feed on your soul
(satisfaction)
To face the day I taste the night
(sanity slipping)
And in the end I’ll get what I want
(bitter victory)

Crawling ‘cross the floor ‘cos I cannot stand
I’m all yours, will you take me away?
Oblivion’s where I finish the night
No more hunger when you turn out the light

And all that you can see is my inebriety
Amusing them all around
Who can’t share our common ground
To render your release I long in anxiety
For your love I seize control
In your arms I fall
Flowing down through my veins
Sterilizing all my pain
A victim by your caress
Truths tonight will I confess…

I had a dream and the dream was I
(nightmare, reality)
No need to fight then brace for the fall
(dark allegiance)
Heat of your touch you feel the burn
(rising mercury)
And in the end you’ll get what you want!

Long nights in my world
I return again to the day
Too much reality
It’s warm here, I think I’ll stay

HEAVEN'S EYES

You look through the mirror
To a place not so far from ourselves
The reflection of imperfection…
The reflection to us all
I can see your face looking back at me
Is it you?

Do you feel it lies in your hands?
And when you look into heaven’s eyes
You look into the eyes of us all
And still you never turn around

Like waters flow from the river to the sea
As they meet they come together
Once again the same as in the beginning

Is it the voices living inside your head
Shouting: “these are the words of the past”?
(the pain never fades)
Crying for justice, crying for shame
(it never goes your way)
The tears never helped you let go
So will you move on?
Will you cast them away?
Those that took hold of your soul…
Trying to reason, trying to fight
The past never lets you forget

This is the colour of your life

Is it the voices living inside your head
Shouting: “these are the words of the past”?
(so many times I tried to tell you)
Crying for justice, crying for shame
(over and over again)
The tears never helped you let go
So will you move on?
Will you cast them away?
(why you don’t listen to me)
Those that took hold of your soul…
Trying to reason, trying to right
The past never lets you forget

Quiet the voices crying inside your head
Take the sadness that lies on your soul
(you know you’re never alone)
Reaching for comfort, run from the pain
(we have to face the world as one)
Into the arms of our dreams
So now we’ll move on and live for today
Our dreams can create our new lives
They’ll give you comfort in your reflection
The strength to look into my eyes

And now when you look to the skies…
You’ll see the colour of heaven’s eyes
Track Name: Minstrel - Mon Masque
MINSTREL

If I could just hear the secrets of your heart
I could, I would… find the melody

I could dress the part
Or even paint my face
Singing songs in rhymes
The words they interlace
Would you think me a fool, or cry insanity?

The children gather round
To watch the minstrel dance
The colours and music blind
Holding eyes in trance
Swaying backward, forward
Rejoicing vanity
He lets his arms embrace you in the serenade
But look for where you go, you walk the fool’s parade

You let go, you dance
You’d give anything while given the chance
Watch where they go
You’d be losing the lot if you don’t catch the show

From his heart, he sings
From the depths of his soul comes a spark of dreams
Watch where he goes
You’ll be losing the chance to redeem your soul

Does he hold the key?
Can he set me free?
Mending hearts with melody…
One last look is all it takes
To claim your spirit,
Music raptures, numbing sadness
Can’t you… won’t you give yourself to me?

Fading sadness, passing fleeting
Rhythm charming, lifetime wander,
Breathless dreaming, turning magic,
Phantom healing,
Whence from this man takes my pain?

He has no other way
And life is but song in the park
Some may look the other way
For the song in our hearts
If we could only see the world
Through his eyes, through his songs
The way he sees

Can you hear the melodies?
Not from his voice, but from his heart
And of his soul

All that I can be (is as close a man as he)
All that I create (to his soul that I emulate)
Until one day I’m sure to find
A long-lost name I’ve left behind myself

MON MASQUE

You create an image
An image from your mind
Reflection of rejection
Commit the perfect crime
Can't let the truth escape from your head
And you won’t face it
Bury your head in sand
And you embrace it
Hiding away from it all…

Les murs de ton âme s’écroulent
Sous le masque ton visage brûle
To hear a conscience calling
From within another mask you hide

Mon masque dévoile de nombreux visages
Qui cachent ma peur latente
Mon esprit embué remplit les espaces
D’une realité cauchemar

My mask reveals many faces
Hiding the fear underneath
My mind fills empty spaces
Of a nightmare reality

Can’t you see pain from the traces?
Standing before hidden eyes
Phantom shapes, mystical places
Fulfill old prophecies

You can’t face the feeling
You can’t face yourself
Accepting of their jester
Security on a shelf

One… step… before I break
Two… more… I begin to shake…
Paranoid I begin to crawl behind… the façade
Repression is better than reality
Lose yourself, crawling out of dignity

One… step… before I break
Two… more… I begin to shake…
Paranoid I begin to crawl behind… the façade

Now tell me it’s all right, it’s ok
You can save your face for another day
Come out of hiding, try to believe
Don’t cast another wish in the well of deceit

I see that it’s not right
That look on my face
When you’re reasoning now
At the end of the day
Running for shelter, my reason for rhymes
Without this face a shell for emotions to hide…

(hiding) but now I have no place to go but face the fear
(reaching) for reason to this old rhyme
Justified insanity
(stirring) from the fears and doubts to realize the fool I am
(tearing) away this mask
My truth sees the light of day!

J’ai ouvert les portes vers un autre horizon
Un royaume dans lequel on voit
Tous les visages dans une mer de masques