A New Dawn Rising

 

BRING THE HOUSE DOWN

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle

 If you wanna be successful
Donʼt go running to the man
He will take everything and more if he can
The king is in his counting house
So far from the times
And Iʼm down here on the bottom line
Second guess thatʼs all I could do
One answer yes one question you too
Itʼs me by myself not what you do what you say
Only one game in town pay to play or walk away
CHORUS
Bring the house down bring the house down
One swift kick bring the house down
Bring the house down bring the house down
Do it right quick bring the house down.
What a mess you donʼt even know
Itʼs what I see needs one last blow
When we get done itʼs a brand new day
A hard world won from an old replay
CHORUS/SOLO
I had a dream once gonna be a star
Underage in some smoky bar
Success was a man without a face
But for just one night we rocked that place
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

1. 01 Bring The House Down
ARION  

FEEL THE FIRE

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle

 You donʼt say anything
Donʼt need me in the night
My touch was once everything
Now itʼs just good from time to time
You say Iʼm not the same
Donʼt give no reason why
Oh baby tell me why
Tell me why.
CHORUS
Cause in the dark of the night Iʼm sure
I can feel the heat
I feel the fire
Oh you burn so hot
I can feel the fire
In my arms at night
I feel the fire.
I say I wanna stay
I need to hold you tight
Cause I canʼt keep wondering
Whatʼs going through your mind
I wonʼt take all the blame
Cause weʼre both the stubborn kind
Oh baby change your mind
Yeah I can change mine.
CHORUS
Call this love a complete infatuation
A breath a taste a passion indiscreet
A touch and more ignites the burning need
The truth comes alive
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

2. 02 Feel The Fire
ARION  

BREATH OF INNOCENCE

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle

 Do you remember when we saw the world
Through a childʼs eyes
The beauty in simplicity
The joy within our laugh.
How long how long
Do we continue down this jaded path
This play we call reality
Is fading fast.
CHORUS
I wanna go back to a time of no regrets
Where my heart was tainted less
Where the light of love shines in my heart
I need to take a breath of innocence.
As the wisdom of the ancients past
Grows in clarity
And the words we heard so long ago
Now ring true for us to see.
How long how long how long
Can they wear that veil of secrecy
As the paradigm unfolds at last
To build a new legacy.
CHORUS
From innocence Iʼll make my start
Face the brave new world with a lionʼs heart
As the light illuminates the dark
Iʼll take my rightful place in a brand new start.
SOLO
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

3. 03 Breath Of Innocence
ARION  

DEPENDING ON YOU

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle, S. Bell

 Who was the one you came running to
When you were down and out
And who was the one who believed in you
The time you seemed ready to doubt
This time baby itʼs me who needs someone
Someone to pull me through.
CHORUS
And Iʼm depending on you
Depending on you
itʼs necessary for me
Depending on you.
You were the one with the troubled life
Always out of control
Those times you were stepping out of line
You lost something more than your soul
This time baby itʼs me who needs something
Thereʼs nothing else I can do.
CHORUS
Now Iʼm running in the dark and itʼs hard to breathe
When will I ever learn
You said when I was ready to leave
Thereʼs a favor you would like to return.
I believe what you say
Wonʼt you show me the way
Thereʼs no one I can turn to
Thereʼs nothing I can do.
I canʼt think In the daytime
Wide awake at night
Could say I need good loving
Wonʼt you take me to the other side.
I gotta hide unless I can find someone to pull me through
Iʼm depending on you
Depending on you
Iʼm depending on you.
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

4. 04 Depending On You
ARION  

LOOK AT THE WATER

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle, A. Gattone, E. Middleton
(1984, Live Recording- BONUS TRACK)
(available on download only)

 Thereʼs a town that we call home
Itʼs not much more than cobblestone.
The simple life is what we lead
A little want a little need.
Lately rain clouds hang out daily
Never drizzling so misleading.
Miss Vicky Lynn is looking fine
The mailman hits her house twice (twice)
The old store clock says half past two
Itʼs been that way since World War II.
Mrs. Johnson clings to her rosary
Telling stories of how it soon will rain.
Monday and Tuesday the rain kept falling
To satisfy the greed of waterlogged children.
And baseballs in gutters smile as they clogged the drain
I went to the attic and found it was flooded.
Still the rain came and every child ignored it
With every pail.
Saying theyʼre all insane theyʼre all insane.
Every day gets worse thereʼs just no letting up
So many people surrender to nature.
With visions of rooftops supporting my family
I would kiss the good earth but thereʼs none to be found here.
Tell me who is to blame?
No one here can answer itʼs all opaque
Tell me who is to blame who is to blame?
SOLO
Doesnʼt anyone know
Are we the only town hung up in our homes
Doesnʼt anyone know doesnʼt anyone know?
(Peter, in background)
Itʼs been raining for so long
Canʼt remember the last dry day we had
Wonder if itʼs ever gonna stop
I donʼt think so, I donʼt think so.
When the water comes from the left
And the water comes from the right
Itʼs enough to make you look twice
At the way you treated your life.
I see the mailmanʼs bag floats by
I see the old store clock inside
It has somehow started ticking
Telling us itʼs just a matter of time.
Guess thereʼs nothing more to talk about
Half the people have all gone down
Never witnessed unnatural violence
Everything and everyone is so tense.
SOLO
Look at the water look at the water
Coming down on you.
Look at the water look at the water
Coming down on you.
(Peter, simultaneously)
I see the sun behind the rain
Nothing will ever be the same
Thereʼs no one to blame
As I stand in the rain.
I see the moon and stars
Beneath a crystal lake
Thereʼs no more to give
No more to take.
Only light and sound
Light and sound all around
As I look at the water.
C p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

5. 05 Here's Looking At You Kid
ARION  

TURNING ANOTHER PAGE

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle

 Daylight another sleepless night
I wonder what lies ahead today
Headstrong move myself along
Merge into the rush of another day
Thereʼs talk of cutting back my job
Think about the bills Iʼve got to pay
I play the cards that Iʼve been dealt
Hope an ace comes my way.
Must be more than breathing
Working turning old and grey
Though Iʻll keep on giving
There must be a better way
CHORUS
And Iʼm turning turning turning another page
When I close my eyes I dream of paradise
Must be more to life than turning another page.
Too proud to vent my fears out loud
I try to keep those thoughts at bay
Hard pressed too provide the best
I take odd jobs for extra pay.
Worried about my parentʼs health
Think about the kid thatʼs on the way
I play the hand the man has dealt
He makes the rules of the game.
Must be more than breathing
Working turning old and grey
Though Iʼll keep on giving
There must be a batter way.
CHORUS
Iʼll have no regrets
If Iʼve done my best
Iʼll give it Iʼll take it
Day by day, page by page.
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

6. 06 Turning Another Page
ARION  

A LONG TIME AGO

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle, S. Bell

 I stand in a doorway
You lean on the wall
I tell you I love you
Thereʼs no reply at all.
Alone in a crowd
Faces that canʼt be seen
Is there anyone in this world
Thatʼs hurting as much as me.
CHORUS
From a long time ago
There is someone thatʼs waiting for you
For your heart tells you so
Thereʼs a love that you say to be true
From a long time ago
Thereʼs a fire still burning in you
From s long time ago
From a long time ago.
So much indecision
We had a future of promises
But something went wrong
Tell me what brought us to this.
You said it was over
I say thereʼs got to be more
But whatever it is well I know I know
It will never be like before.
CHORUS
Take the time
The great healer of all wounds
Will have to heal mine
For the moment will come soon.
That promises made
Shared by one and not by two
They shaped the dreams
That wonʼt come true.
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

7. 07 A Long Time Ago
ARION  

LUCKY DAYS / BETTER DAYS

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle

 Feeling something donʼt know what it is
But I feel it
Going somewhere donʼt know where it is
But Iʼm going
But with you in my life
Everything is seen in a brand new light.
CHORUS
Better days better nights
Lucky days lucky nights
Better days better nights
Lucky days lucky days better nights.
Taken hardship donʼt know why I did
But I took it
For years I ran at a racerʼs pace
Without moving
But with you by my side
Everything I touch seems to turn out right.
CHORUS /SOLO
You chase the blue horizon
In search of all your dreams
Shattered and defenseless
Youʼre broken when you scream.
The quiet hits like a hammer
In an instant you are free
You found the answer
Love is the key.
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

8. 08 Lucky Days Better Days
ARION  

CITY BOY

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle, S. Bell

 Feeling fine and wasting time
Cause time is all you have
The city street is the place you meet
All the friends youʼve ever had.
To tow the line seems a waste of time
A dime is all ya have
The city street beneath your feet
All the home youʼve ever had.
Your hopes your dreams are the common manʼs
Donʼt let them slip away
All you own is in the bag
You take with you this day.
CHORUS
City Boy, City Boy
Where are you going
Will you walk away
City Boy, City Boy
Tell me where are you going today.
Feeling fine and killing time
ʻcause time is all you have
The city street is the place you beat
All the hurt youʼve ever had
Your fears your tears a forgotten manʼs
They turn their eyes away
All you own is in the hand
That points your path each day.
CHORUS
Would you tell me if you had the chance
Would you do it again this way
Would you hear a thousand voices shouting out
Would you have something to say.
Would you take something more with you
Would you leave anything behind
And the whole world is inside of you
And thatʼs all youʼll ever find.
City Boy, City Boy City Boy, City Boy
City Boy, City Boy City Boy, City Boy
City Boy.
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

9. 09 City Boy
ARION  

A LONG TIME AGO

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle, S. Bell

 I stand in a doorway
You lean on the wall
I tell you I love you
Thereʼs no reply at all.
Alone in a crowd
Faces that canʼt be seen
Is there anyone in this world
Thatʼs hurting as much as me.
CHORUS
From a long time ago
There is someone thatʼs waiting for you
For your heart tells you so
Thereʼs a love that you say to be true
From a long time ago
Thereʼs a fire still burning in you
From s long time ago
From a long time ago.
So much indecision
We had a future of promises
But something went wrong
Tell me what brought us to this.
You said it was over
I say thereʼs got to be more
But whatever it is well I know I know
It will never be like before.
CHORUS
Take the time
The great healer of all wounds
Will have to heal mine
For the moment will come soon.
That promises made
Shared by one and not by two
They shaped the dreams
That wonʼt come true.
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

10. 10 All Night Long
ARION  

TIGHTROPE

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle

 Iʼm in an altered state
Iʼm in a crazy way
And I wear a lonely face
Without you.
Shared in a special place
Wrongs that were all too simple
Time though it canʼt erase
What I felt.
And you walk right in and you say you love me
It takes me time to collect myself
The moment comes when I must choose reason
For I know and you know
CHORUS
Iʼm on a tightrope whoa with you
Iʼm on a tightrope whoa
Iʼm on a tightrope whoa
I slip I slide I swear I walk a tightrope with you.
Deep in my secret mind
I protect all my fears
And I really need
To know youʼll be there
Swept by a thousand dreams
I ponder them with all my vision
And I really want to know
You”ll be there.
And you walk right in you say you love me
It takes me time to reveal myself
The moment comes I must choose reason
For you know and I know
CHORUS
I slip and slide I swear I walk a…
I slip and slide I swear I walk a…
Climax comes
Sacrifice heeded
Security needed
Security comes
On and on.
Staggered breathing
Sweat rolls freely
I see the light the end
And thereʼs the rope again.
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

11. 11 Tightrope
ARION  

IʼM NOT SATISFIED

Writers: S. Roppolo, L. Roppolo, P. Merkle

 I stepped of off the bus rubbed my eyes to the night
Like a wandering dream so much lost inside
And hard to remember dreams will sail away
While I ride this bus to the edge of the sea.
I paid a terrible price for what I believe
And Iʼm empty inside with nothing to lose
One long desperate moment each breath slips away
While I ride this bus to the edge of the sea.
CHORUS
Iʼm not satisfied
Iʼm not satisfied
Iʼm Iʼm satisfied, no no no
Iʼm not satisfied
I tried so long to remain blind but now Iʼve opened up my eyes
Iʼm not satisfied
Iʼm not satisfied
Iʼm not
I donʼt care what you say thereʼs always someone somewhere
Not getting it done and Iʼll take the blame
But itʼs just not my problem, so this is it
This dream slips away out into the sea.
Never take things as they are got to change them around
Even then itʼs not right just further away from what I remember
And I donʼt give a damn riding this bus to the end of the sea.
CHORUS
I canʼt see past the headlights my soul is beyond the night
The past has been filled with fear but the sound now is all I hear
And I would be hurting so if I had no place to go
But I move in this vehicle and Iʼm caught up in some kind of pull
And everything moves in a different way until the road rides into day
And the headlights are turned around
itʼs just another place that I have found
Just another place that I have found
I have found.
I stepped off the bus looked out at the sea
Tiny grains of sand on the beach you and me
Not making a difference but holding the ocean
And the dream ends here at the edge of the sea.
CHORUS
c p 2012 Clarion Dawn Music

Lyrics

12. 12 I'm Not Satisfied
ARION  

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1 Bring The House Down (lyrics)
2 Feel The Fire (lyrics)
3 Breath Of Innocence (lyrics)
4 Depending On You (lyrics)
5 Here’s Looking At You Kid (lyrics)
6 Turning Another Page (lyrics)
7 A Long Time Ago (lyrics)
8 Lucky Days / Better Days (lyrics)
9 City Boy (lyrics)
10 All Night Long (lyrics)
11 Tightrope (lyrics)
12 I’m Not Satisfied (lyrics)

*LOOK AT THE WATER (1984, Live Recording – *BONUS TRACK) [available on download only] (lyrics)

 

 
 
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