Staring at the Sun

by Cherry White

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released June 8, 2015

Donata Sounds: lead vocals
Russell Jones: guitars, vocals
Ralph Beeby: bass guitars, piano, organ, harmonica, vocals
Felipe Drago: drums

Tracks 1, 3 and 4 written by Russell Jones and Cherry White
Tracks 2, 5 and 6 written by Ralph Beeby and Cherry White

Recorded and mixed by Brian O'Shaunessy at Bark Studios, London
Mastered by Andy Jackson

Cherry White are hugely grateful to everybody whose generous donations allowed us to make this album. In particular, we would like to give a special thanks to:
Dyana Bittar
Carol Borne
H Buosi
Stephen Cotterell
Milene da Camino
Kristy Jones
Richard Jones
Lora Merrigan
Morris Pina

Cover Art by Jessie Leong Photography

All songs copyright Cherry White Music 2015

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Contemporary rock, soaked in blues and cooked on humanity's ills

Donata Sounds - vocals
Russell Jones - guitars
Felipe Drago - drums
Ralph Beeby - bass

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Track Name: Drifter
Midnight in a dead man's town, and nobody sleeps,
This town has a rotten heart buried six feet deep,
The last good man left here feet first through the door,
The lions need feeding now, they can't hunt any more

Midnight in a dead man's town, nothing much to see,
Only thing on the street tonight is the hellhound chasing me,
I've been running for five long years, never seen the end,
Guitar and a bottle of Jack been my only friends

I got faith that I'll see the light, and my soul will heal,
And my angels rescue me before the devil deals,
But if he faces me tonight, I'm gonna stare him down,
I ain't backing down from anything in this dead man's town.
Track Name: Do It better
When a man crashed the gravy train
We were told he was not to blame,
We were told we were in this together,
And they said that it would be hard,
We might struggle, we might starve
We were told we must all "do it better."

Is this the greatest lie they sold us all this time?
The perfect way to keep us down,
And still we hear them call as they force us to the ground,
"Do it better, do it better, do it better."

Now rich men born to luxury,
Drive the rest into penury,
And they tell us it's all "getting better."
Working our fingers to the bone,
Just to pay for your second home,
And you tell us we still "could do better."

Is this greatest lie...etc

You can try to assess your worth,
But by virtue of their birth,
There are always a few, who'll be better.
Do not question the how or why,
Do not question how hard you try,
You'll be told that they are simply better.

Is this the greatest lie they sold us all this time?
Still not a penny trickles down,
And still they crack that whip as they force us to the ground,
"Do it better, do it better, do it better."
Track Name: Angel
As I breathe in everything I see,
As I take in everything I do,
The world beyond my lens is harsh,
I'm losing track of what is true.
Why must I fall?
Why must I fall?

I take it with me, everywhere,
The world I keep inside my mind,
When no one around seems to care,
When all around me seem so blind,
Why must I fall?
Why must I fall?

Take me where the cold breeze blows,
Over golden sand and sun-kissed shores,
Where the space around will match my dreams,
Where my soul seeks peace for ever more

My angel watch me,
My angel fall,
My angel knows not what I do, or how I crawl
And she won't judge me,
And she won't cry,
My angel watch me say goodbye.

And I feel like I'm going to fly,
I feel like I'm going to cry

My demon hunts me,
My demon burns,
My demon cages me,
My demon learns,
My demon's always going to have my back,
My hound dog's running, going to bring my demon back

And I feel like I'm going to fly,
I feel like I'm going to cry
Track Name: 7 Days
Growing old in Salem's lot is not the way I'm willing to fade,
I'm gonna stand on both feet, and play chicken with a switchblade,
Misunderstood and underpaid won't be my dying cry,
I'm gonna love each day I have, until the day I die

Seven days, seven days of Saturday night,
Seven days, seven days of Saturday night

The dead-end job won't slow me, the rent won't stop my run,
Every empty glass I see, I pour, I drink it: done,
The empty eyes that stare, well they can't live my way,
When you've seen the things I've seen, you'll run for your dying day

Seven days, seven days of Saturday night,
Seven days, seven days of Saturday night

I'm gonna be long, long time gone
Long time gone,

You're gonna run, you're gonna hide, you're gonna scream and moan,
No matter where I go, lonely is the road I roam,
The things I've done, the way I've lived, no one else can see,
When I ring that end bell, I'll ring it just for me

Seven days, seven days of Saturday night,
Seven days, seven days of Saturday night
Track Name: Blue Eyes
Blue eyes,
I can tell when there's something wrong,
Trembling lips pass the message on,
Now what am I to say?

Back here again,
It should come as no surprise,
I stand in thrall to tears that fall from blue eyes

Blue eyes,
Acid tears cut a stream of blue,
Through a landscape that I once knew,
I've got nowhere to hide,

All in good time,
As the light from the candle dies,
Just leave it be, don't look at me with those eyes

Blue eyes,
Does it feel like you fade away?
Liquid blue into stony grey,
Washed clean by the rain

Lay down to sleep,
All will be well when you rise,
And I'll be here for every tear from blue eyes
Track Name: Staring at the Sun
If I could tell you
Why I can't stay here,
Perhaps I wouldn't sink this low,
I could keep losing
Fights of your choosing,
But this time I have to go,
You're not new to this,
We have been through this,
And this time you ought to know,

Staring at the sun,
Staring at the sun,

Once that good spirit
Bought us so near it
As we reached for outer space,
Now what deep sadness
And what strange madness
Have been growing in its place?
Now the dark night calls,
As the spotlight falls,
Shining on our fall from grace

Staring at the sun,
Staring at the sun

Close off your mind,
Arms by your side,
Take their advice,
Don't check behind,
Won't it be nice?
Eyes on the prize,
Eyes on the prize

Staring at the sun,
Staring at the sun

I'm running on empty, I cannot drag this load no further
I see no hope for me, out here at the end of my tether