NEW DAWN BREAKING

by The Walls

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    Includes "Drowning Pool" from the 2014 hit movie "Begin Again" starring Kiera Knightley and Marc Ruffalo. Comes in high quality, three-panel digipak, with booklet containing photos, credits & lyrics. Beautifully packaged. Great songs, great guitars, with no expiry date!

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OPEN ROAD 03:51
let us find an open road where all the signs have been erased it cannot be a road we know we have to find our way find that cap you used to wear take a book you’ve never read leave the car keys on the shelf and take the train instead chorus: let’s find an open road it doesn’t matter where it goes mistakes you made are all behind you babe from here on you are unknown leave the phone just let it ring LET THE BATTERIES RUN DOWN stop your talking start to sing it don’t matter how you sound
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loose, cut it loose, break out or nothing changes sad and confused, don’t wait until you hate it time is a lie, fill it up till it spills over don’t measure life looking back is gonna get you nowhere chorus: are we the ones, have we begun, are we too good to be true are we alive, have we arrived or are we just passing through? days are ablaze, the wind blows and the windows rattle i’m in a place, where music is the only thing that matters dance, so we dance, all around there is confusion i’ve got no plans so keep moving if that doesn’t suit you chorus: are we the ones, have we begun, are we too good to be true are we alive, have we arrived or are we just passing through…..passing through…
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slipping, slip away in space drifting, a smile upon his face there’s no turning back what’s done is done he’s heading for the bright and shining sun people, on the other side the people, who passed right through your life their faces seem to fade away somehow so when I roll the cameras, come and take a bow it’s so strange when life extinguishes it’s flame chorus: so I run, and I run, to the bright and shining sun yes I run and I run to the bright and shining sun walking, through the barrio stopping for, another carajillo she covers me in warm and gentle rays holds me through the night and lights the day in this place I could escape and change my ways so I run, and I run, to the bright and shining sun yes I run and I run, to the bright and shining sun I won’t let the days melt into a haze, I want to feel my heart I want to be amazed so I run and I run to the bright and shining sun
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where’d you go my little amore with your sad Cleopatra eyes i wish that happiness would end your strife i looked for you in campo di fiore i know that it’s your favourite place ordinary people going about their day i wish you’d come back from tomorrow lie down and rest your head we’ll sweep those crazy notions from underneath the bed see the stars up through the skylight they’re gonna light your way there’s all this love for you so don’t ever be afraid chorus: you’re black and blue and you don’t know which is up and which is down you’re black and blue like you’ve been stoned caught in a crossfire all alone for some of us nothing comes easy we have to fight our way but that can wear you down and leave you in a state i know it’s hard fighting your corner when it’s just you and a child this world is tough and yes, this world is wild
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romantic ireland’s dead and gone (words:s.wall. music:the walls) cars cruise by, they’re being watched curtains twitch, a neighbour winds his clock the old men with their health stand outside and watch the world revolve around their neighbourhood it’s understood that everything must change no matter where you’re stood in hollywood or on some dull estate down at the local bar a jaguar is pulling up outside inside the musty smell of the clientele no incense can hide enter the auctioneer, a pioneer, a walking bunch of keys he’s on the money trail sniffing around for a bargain or a steal it’s all about the deal chorus: Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone the gombeen sold her for a song is it too late to right a wrong? i hate to lose her they build them quick these days, apartment space would suit 3 or 4 the walls are paper thin, when in my bed I can hear my neighbour snore he dreams of finding pearls and dancing girls and a fuller head of hair little does he know, behind the door there’s a woman crying there a woman is crying…. …Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone The gombeen sold her for a song Is it too late to right a wrong? I hate to lose her Romantic Ireland’s in the grave All that’s left is up for sale greasy fingers ply their trade money screwed her she’s dead and gone……..
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GHOSTS 03:57
in march we got together a spark struck from the start come hail, stormy weather we swore we’d never part we rock on a rollercoaster survived the circus in town but I stood up in the row boat and both of us nearly drowned chorus don’t wake up these old ghosts now in restless dreams they’ll stay somehow on a street one night in december I see you out dressed to kill You laugh at a story I tell you And I feel a dangerous thrill don’t wake up these old ghosts now in restless dreams they’ll stay somehow mid 8 you say that we’ll be friends you say that we can make amends but now I’m walking out the door I can’t stand it now don’t wake up these old ghosts now this fire still burns for you somehow for you somehow
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wake up on fire, in a dream you’ve been running the date won’t expire and the fruit keeps on growing time to uncover your eyes, time to come out of the fog everyone knows how to lie, everyone cheats like a dog chorus: are you hypnotized, or are you playing dumb? are you hypnotized, or are you too far gone? nowhere to run, to be alone, to get undone you can’t escape your history though you’ve changed, they can’t see I’m not a part of the clique, I like a little mystique don’t be so easy to solve or don’t get involved time to sharpen up the knives, the hypocrites are on the rise time to uncover your eyes, time to come out of the fog everyone knows how to lie, everyone cheats like a dog
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it’s a drowning pool, it’s a drowning pool this game is cruel and phoney don’t you ever trust, don’t think you must the cretin and his cronies he can press the flesh and you’d never guess that he likes to spend your money but his biggest crime is wasting all your time the very thing you should not hurry chorus: it’s a drowning pool, it’s a drowning pool it can pull you deep down under it’s a drowning pool, it’s a drowning pool don’t let it steal your thunder he becomes a ghost when you need him most all you get is the secretary he’s playing golf today or on a holiday wonder how he feeds that belly he looked me in the eye, looked me in the eye gave me all those lies and stories he’s a one to watch, you’re a one to watch maybe I should issue a warning they’ll pull you out alive, pull you out alive finally you’ll feel the pressure i won’t kiss the air or a derriere but I’ll kick your ass with pleasure
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HIGHWIRE 03:54
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birthday girl (words: s.wall. music: the walls) here I’m all alone, soaked to the bone, trekking over the hills with the sea on every side and when I get home, I check the phone, but there’s no signal here. I was hoping there just might. chorus: today you’re the birthday girl and I wish you could hear these words i should’ve said it long ago, now it’s a lump in my throat i just need to let you know, I’ve not forgotten rain spit by the wind, stinging my skin, now I feel I’m alive IT’S NOT THE SAME IN THE CITY here I’m an exile, just for a while, but I don’t want it to end from a distance everything’s clear chorus: today you’re the birthday girl and I wish you could hear these words i should’ve said it long ago, now it’s a lump in my throat i just need to let you know, I’ve not forgotten
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about

Includes "Drowning Pool" from the 2014 hit movie "Begin Again" starring Kiera Knightley and Marc Ruffalo. New Dawn Breaking is the second album from The Walls and was released in May 2005. It went straight into the Irish charts at number 5. To the Bright and Shining Sun was a huge hit for the band in 2003 but it didn't appear on an album until this one. The singles 'Passing Through', Black and Blue and Drowning Pool also received a lot of airplay which helped draw attention to the album's release.

Recorded live in Studio Black Box in the Loire Valley in France the band's dynamic had changed with the departure of original member Carl Harms on keys and guitar. The band never had a dedicated bassist and instead swopped it around during gigs.

Earlier in 2005 Jon O'Connell joined as a full time bass guitarist and Joe and Steve moved onto playing solely guitar. Jon's baptism of fire was a two week tour of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic where the band tried out a lot of the new material. So by the time they went into the studio they were pretty tight.

David Odlum - formerly the guitarist with The Frames - produced and mixed the album except for Open Road, Ghosts and Highwire which were mixed by Gareth Mannix in Dublin.

THE WALLS – ‘NEW DAWN BREAKING’ - ALBUM REVIEWS

“it contains the best work of their career” – SUNDAY TIMES

“an immediately impressive record on almost every level....well worth the wait” – HOT PRESS

“The Walls have always possessed an organic aura that makes them so darn likeable and they’ve successfully imbued this glow into the making of the record giving it that homely Wilco feeling…an album full of hooks, catchy choruses and stomping tunes”. TOTALLY DUBLIN

“So at an important point in their career, The Walls have made a great album. Two guitarists, bass and drum’s - music just doesn’t get any better than this.”
– SUBCULTURE MAGAZINE

“New Dawn Breaking should put this hard-working band back where they belong - bringing down the house, as well as holding up the ceiling. The Stunning? No way, this is more of a first time buyers' investment”. – ENTERTAINMENT.IE

“Super-charged with the idea of starting afresh, at its best 'New Dawn Breaking' has an urgency about it which proves infectious. The wait was worth it”. RTE.IE
“Long-awaited and highly anticipated, this album is all it was promised to be. The twelve tracks bring us from sheer ecstasy to extreme sadness and right back again”. – LIMERICK EVENT GUIDE.
“A massive return to form..”- SUNDAY WORLD MAGAZINE
“Steve and Joe Wall are nothing if not resilient. Less strong-willed souls might have quit the business had they been confronted with the fact that a former associate stole all their royalties. The Walls have always had a knack for writing rousing, hook-laden songs that appeal to the daytime-radio programmers and booze-soddled gig-goers. New Dawn Breaking won’t disappoint with its mix of the introspective and anthemic. The raw, rocking Drowning Pool proves the band isn’t just raking over old ground, while The Bright and Shining Sun’s quality has survived its near-constant airplay on that AIB ad.” - IRISH INDEPENDENT

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released May 1, 2005

Produced by David Odlum and The Walls. Recorded in Studio Black Box, France and the Bunker, Dublin. Mixed by David Odlum, with additional mixes by Gareth Mannix.

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