Fragments of a Dying Sun

by No Home for Heroes

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The debut EP from No Home for Heroes.

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released December 15, 2013

Recorded by Nathan McMahon between 15th March and 8th September 2013 at Keynote Rehearsal Studios, Party Pig Rehearsal Studios and Nathan's home.

Mixing and production by Nathan McMahon.

Mastered by Leon Zervos at Studios 301.

Violin on Fragments of a Dying Sun and Three Lives - Part II by Tim Charles.

Artwork, layout and photography by Nathan McMahon.

All songs written by Nathan McMahon except: Three Lives - Part II by McMahon / Zoias / Talan, Alone on Earth by McMahon / Zoias.

All lyrics by Nathan McMahon except: Alleyway, Dusk by McMahon / Zoias, Three Lives - Part II by McMahon / Zoias, Alone on Earth by McMahon / Zoias.

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Track Name: Alleyway, Dusk
When I see rain on the glass
Headlights come and blind my sight.
It's warm inside,
But there's no time like the present

You said you'd hold true and never let go
You said you'd hold true I heard you say so!

Facing up to reality
Time slows as the moment closes
We all have our crosses to bear
But nothing beats a gun to the head for motivation.

You said you'd hold true and never let go
You said you'd hold true I heard you say so!

...and I'm shaking, breaking inside
Is this what it's like to be alive?

Fear and animosity
Pleasure and pain
I brought this for you.

Reflect and refract
Calm and exact.
Do you see something that I don't?

The sick and the cured.
Stoic and assured.
We all make mistakes.

So bright, so beautiful
Shimmer and radiance.

I see you standing there
Something's not right.
Falter and suffocate
You seem surprised.
There's no more you and I.

You said you'd hold true and never let go
You said you'd hold true I heard you say so!

Is this what it's like to be alive?
Track Name: Here and Now
A spinning turnstile;
Forever open, forever closed.
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I see it now; robotic
The person that I used to be.
Now, my life, my heart, forever free.
And I'm not going back...

But for now, it's here and now
It's undercover, but what if they knew?
Tonight, tonight, it's now or never.
Somehow, it's here and now
It's open wide, the future seems so new.
Tonight, tonight, it's now or never.

A spinning turnstile;
I watched it eat a hole in me.
Abandoned hopes, forgotten dreams.
Sometimes you have to die before you live
...and I'm not going back.

But for now, it's here and now
It's undercover, but what if they knew?
Tonight, tonight, it's now or never.
Somehow, it's here and now
It's open wide, the future seems so new.
Tonight, tonight, it's now or never.

I want to see my future
Surrounded by others,
Someone to watch over me.

Faceless they came and made me realise
That nothing in life is free,
You have to take it for yourself.

Kidnapped from my interior absent thought by knife and plier
Death and it's decomposition brought me to my feet
And now I can hear them coming.

But for now, it's here and now
It's undercover, but what if they knew?
Tonight, tonight, it's now or never.
Somehow, it's here and now
It's open wide, the future seems so new.
Tonight, tonight, it's now or never.
Track Name: Three Lives - Part II: Semiconscious
White sheets and open eyes,
A blur of madness,
My consciousness incised
Wake me up!

Another place I'm brought into
And I can't seem to find a grip.
Surrealist lullaby
I'm lost, I'm dead, I've hurt, I've bled, but

I can't stand your eyes on me.

Black doors and bleeding walls
I have to savor
What life and heaven I have on the other side
But still I can't seem to fight the feeling of this place,
A deeper truth?
A hint of conscious thought?
Take me back, I can't stand this and

I can't stand your hands on me.

Wake me up!

Tell me now,
Was it better to have loved and lost,
Or simply to float away,
A product of experience,
With so many lessons unlearned?

But the challenge is set
As a younger man dies
In his house now lives a stranger.

But somewhere, somehow I know
If I could go back, that would make you stay.

A hint of conscious thought,
Take me back I can't stand this and
I can't stand your eyes on me.
I can't stand your hands on me.
Track Name: Parallel
I wake up and feel fire
A broken line in front of me.
This aint what I desired
Nor what I envisioned to see.

In universe we are distant
Yet the one and the same.

Blood-red in a damned garage
Traverse through time and space.
My body a fractured collage
Awaken to another pace.

In universe we are distant
Yet the one and the same.

En-route to a crimson cross
I'm blacking between two worlds.
Snow-white is the world around,
The alleyway my resting place.
I get up and look around
The world is broken but you're dead to see.

What happens when we leave this place?
In parallel, we only see what we know.
We lie together, two times alone.
What happens to the place I left?
Track Name: Alone on Earth
I stand here in the foyer
And look out to the courtyard.
I wonder what will happen
When my body burns to ashes.

You hold on to my arm
As we feel the heat rise.

There's no one here but you and me.
I've never seen the sun rise.

"Let's go outside" she says
"Don't let me go" she says
We all have to die some time.

See the sunrise.
Sit down and relax
We never thought it would be easy.

I never thought i'd find someone like you.
I never dreamed of being one of two.
I never wished for something more
But you found me.

Forsaken, you and I.
Alone here, left to die.

You hold on to my arm
As we feel the heat rise
And we reach up to the sky.

Reach up to the sky.

We sit here on the park bench
As we look out through the maelstrom.
We hold each others hand
As our bodies burn to ashes.