Solemn Sun Setting

by Human Drama

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Solemn Sun Setting features "Love's Way', "Lost", and "Single White Rose" and includes many stand-out moments from Violinist Jamii Szmadzinski. Other musicians include Michael Ciravolo on electric guitar and C.J Eiriksson on drums.

Quoted from the liner notes: "This album is a summation of all Human Drama work prior. And all days prior. It has been a time of reflecting and understanding. Though I am not foolish enough to think that this is just a stop on the road. I must allow the wear and tear of the journey thus far to completely heal before I continue. The sun must set...But it always rises again".
-Johnny Indovina 1998

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released January 1, 1999

Released on Triple X Records in 1999.
Recorded and Produced by Charles Bouis, an original member of Human Drama who also co-produced The World Inside.

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Track Name: My Denial
In my safe haven I'm protected
Free to take another breath
Answers to all my questions running rampant
Simple as it may seem

I cannot run
I cannot hide
I'm an angel
I'm the devil
And both I deny

Beating heart, could it beat any faster?
Sometimes I wish it would just stop
Strong stand the walls of my denial
Long stay the scars that it brings

I cannot run
I cannot hide
I'm an angel
I'm the devil
And both I deny

I can't take another second
I won't last another day
If there's 'cause let it be ever shouldered
Sometimes I don't know what I want

I cannot run
I cannot hide
I'm an angel
I'm the devil
And both I deny
Track Name: Ways And Wounds (Of My World)
Feel a shadow coming up behind me
It's icy hand soon resting on my shoulder
Mother do you know what it's like
To be every bit the stranger in all that you know

Hey mother where's your little daughter
What do your arms surround
Do you remember the eyes that saw you for the first time
And never after

Well they're here and looking fast behind me
From side to side in every waking moment
From oceans near and oceans far
To the very biggest cities and towns so small

These are the ways and the wounds of my world

Every day I walk another mile and
Every night I dream another dream where
I curse everything I've ever loved
I've destroyed every home that took me in

I think of all the things that I would tell you
I picture how so tight I would hold you
And how I would forgive all I missed
And cherish every second that we would spend

Still I wait but how much longer
Mother please put to sleep your little daughter
I can't sleep I have no strenght
My blood boils fast from this fire within

These are the ways and the wounds of my world
Track Name: A Single White Rose
My love I find myself in you
Too long the search
Will again we find?

Put on your face my love
Remember to forget
The mirror lies

One chance one love
In this life was ours
Your eyes to my soul
Two hearts as one

Put on your face my love
Remember to forget
The mirror lies

There is nothing I can do
There is nothing I can say
But what is written here
In music and verse
I carry every second of you
With me each day
Your innocent smile
And a single white rose

From me you turn
From truth we run
In loss I die
We are what love is

Put on your face my love
Remember to forget
The mirror lies
Track Name: Somewhere
Shadows run so mysterious
Silhouetted as they pirouette
Behind the stairs that take them farther from home

17th street, Tenth Avenue
The ice age fell so just deal with it
Put your gloves in your pocket boy, let's go to war

Light years from the parking lot I once played
And the bed last night where I laid
Open the curtains boy
It's time

Somewhere tomorrow's promise rings
Somewhere a Sunday choir sings
Somewhere is where I want to be

Time Square, it's a carnival
Were there lights? I failed to notice
But twenty seven needles lay
In the cracks where I walk

For all the dreams and the saviors we once knew
All the flags we waved without a clue
Open the curtains boy
It's time

Somewhere tomorrow's promise rings
Somewhere a Sunday choir sings
Somewhere is where I want to be

In New Orleans lies the punishment
Distorted eyes look past the crime scene
Year after year, waiting to be found

Somewhere tomorrow's promise rings
Somewhere a Sunday choir sings
Somewhere is where I want to be
Track Name: Love's Way
Love, need we ask why
Or wonder how
Season's turn, feeling fade
And slowly change

It's just love's way

Face to face, now we stand
But miles away on different lands
In different times our love lies
We can't know why

It's just love's way

The journey was our only rhyme
And reason to live this life
The crossroads came to our separate ways
We can't know why

It's just love's way

To your eyes I sing this song
Words formed by pieces of a shattered heart
Memory must fill the loss I feel
It's just love's way
Track Name: To Lover Her
Look into her captive eyes
Her captive eyes
Climb into her web of thought
Her web of thought

You can take what you want
Brother get what you need
But to love her is wrong
Be careful what you believe

Surrender to her arms
They held you near to hide the cost
Into her love you sink
It's magic hold, it's magic hold

You can take what you want
Brother get what you need
But to love her is wrong
Be careful what you believe

She's the moral of the story
She's the hell in heavens search
And the fire that keeps burning
She's the lesson never learned
What love is she embodies
She is beauty never seen
She's every word to draw you in
And every word you believe
Track Name: A Simple Glance
A heart with no shame behind curtains drawn
I’ll be waiting for you, I’ll be waiting for you
Behind the wall I sit, in only thought I see
what will never change, what I know can be

My faith I will rest with my hands by my side
I resist the temptation, for what should be mine
If wanted I am, then hers I will be
of fear I am wary, in truth I believe

And she comes
without fail
for hours she will speak
but she never tells
She comes again
silently sits
then with a simple glance
tells me everything

I know what I am, this will never change
silhouette in the window, holding the flame
It’s destiny’s hand, it’s touch I await
I pace back and forth looking for no escape

And she comes
without fail
for hours she will speak
but she never tells
She comes again
silently sits
then with a simple glance
tells me everything

Hold tight, the road you know it turns
clear sight for the ones who chose to learn
hold tight, the road you know
It turns on you
Track Name: Truth About Gina
Gina tries to understand
why she holds so little in her hand
and how she can't remember
what has passed through

A mirror finds wet Gina's eyes
for reasons unidentified
and if you ask her why
she says, "I never cry"

But far behind
her calm expression lies the truth

An image of a little girl
flashes now in an older world
before she was taught to need
and learned to want

You can ask but never understand
the pain as my innocence burns
she says "I was made a child
that is what I am"

But far beyond
her pale white skin lies
the truth she denies
so not to face her battered innocence
little memories carry her away
for every beginning there must be an ending
so to the child she returns

Gina tries to understand
why she holds so little in her hand
and how she can't remember
what has passed through
Track Name: Lost
Circled by shadow for so long
the fear of what is right or wrong
resentment bred by giving, oh the cost
I am here
I am not here
I am lost

Angered by the love, the pain I cannot hide
the house I labored to build cannot find
a touch so strong the strength that once was
Is it here
It is not here
It is lost

Flicker flame as I rest my head
held in the clutches of regret
I go to trance in the candle red

With every breath and step the search goes on
with every day I discover I am torn
did love lie beside me once?
and is it here?
it is not here
it is lost
I am here
I am not here
I am lost
I am here
here
lost
Track Name: I Cannot Believe
It's not what you say
it's what I feel
from the words that once
made me slip into
happiness that saved me once
betrayed me now

I cannot believe in anything
I cannot need anyone
I will not search through the ruins
for the fragments of a shattered heart

Strung to the thin line
between truth and lie
love and hate, right and wrong
Once crowned by love
then crucified
I cannot rise

I cannot believe in anything
I cannot need anyone
I will not search through the ruins
for the fragments of a shattered heart

And boundless is the sea
in this moment I have met
the soul walking on my path

In blindness and tranquility
the bitter potion slowly heals
I accept this seasons burning cold
It burns me still
Track Name: Goodbye
Your hands on the glass
your face wet with tears goodbye
A little girl in a big world
you suffered, then suffered more

If nothing last forever
then why can't I forget
my friend
where have you been?

Tears rolled down the glass
the weird have killed us
reasons never had
I'm way out here
and you're nowhere
I know now 'till I die
we will never touch the sky

If nothing last forever
then why can't I forget
my friend
where have you been?
Track Name: Great Pretender
I am the great pretender
pretending I can't see

The actor strikes a pose against the script he's given
he blames every hand that ever laid upon him
The clown, white, drips as he tries to recover all he's lost
his heart, his soul he cannot find

I am the great pretender
Pretending I can't see

In solitude he steps toward the waiting arms of a lonely night
it is his life, it is his lover
Boundaries marked by pain
it keeps all passion in his pocket
he buried the love that could not die

I am the great pretender
Pretending I can't see

The comic slaps his side while tragedy sits on his shoulder
have another drink, the night is so young
While away another chapter waits patiently for it's hero
who has yet to save a single day

I am the great pretender
Pretending I can’t see
Track Name: March On
I'm slipping back into my shell
never thought about it either way
it should be gone by now
but I guess it never left

Like a novel whose last page I read first
I'm somewhere in the middle now
denying how it all turns out

March on
all you poor souls
March on
all you scared sinners
March on
I walk beside you

Oh the days they pass so slowly now
when you've seen the sum of their worth
I remember when
they moved too fast for me

On the reins, my hands would stay
now I have just let them go
yet still they are still

March on �

It's true I walk beside you now
tomorrow's fear keeps love from hands
I've written of chains hoping it would break me free
But it didn't, it will be no different this time

March on �

We reap what we sow
but look at what we've been given
it's truly impossible
to build from nothing at all
Track Name: King Of Loneliness
I am searching for the missing piece that makes me whole
the hate I feel for what I have become allows me no control
truth has all but vanished from all I say and do
if wishes did come true
I'd wish for the purity I once knew
I once knew

I'm past the point of no return
I'm past the point of caring
I have screamed as loud as I can scream
no one ever listens

I am king of loneliness
I can't give this crown away
from never wanting anything
I got too much of nothing

As a boy I did believe if I closed my eyes I would disappear
but I would always open them for fear it would be true
too much time spent inside and this
childhood logic is realized
now look I have disappeared
I closed my eyes too long
too long

I'm past the point of no return
I'm past the point of caring
I have screamed as loud as I can scream
no one ever listens

I am king of loneliness
I can't give this crown away
from never wanting anything
I got too much of nothing
Track Name: Solemn Sun Setting
Admit what you are like you admitted before
you never hid you spoke the truth
no matter what it is said about you

Admit what you are like you did so many times
write the words that lie inside
it is still all you are

I crossed my heart so many times not even I believe
opened up my eyes to see
love does not belong in hands like these

There is nothing more to learn
time to close, not for concern
as the solemn sun sets

You've read all the books
made the meanings what you wished
every lie you justified
the lead role was always yours

You cheated love then screamed
rearranging every scene
shaking loose in angers rage
the foundation on which you stand

I fought truth for oh so long
my eyes can't see
my heart won't feel
in this corner I sit still but my thoughts never will

There is nothing more to learn
time to close, not for concern
as the solemn sun sets