He Really Tried b​/​w And Now The Rain

by DAMIEN DONE

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7" (Grass Green vinyl) on Demons Run Amok Entertainment

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released July 8, 2016

All music and lyrics by Damien Moyal

Produced by Mike Hasty and Damien Moyal
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Hasty at Cloud City Studio

Damien Moyal (Guitars and Vocals)

Cover photograph: Alison Brady

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DAMIEN DONE

DAMIEN DONE is the nom de plume of Damien Moyal, best known as frontman of iconic 90s hardcore punk bands As Friends Rust.

Here, Moyal takes a sharp and decided turn from the angst of his past, instead crooning unnerving, voyeuristic tales over bleak numbers that at once touch on the doom and drawl of swampy grunge and the cold, blue sneer of dark 80s pop and post-punk.
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Track Name: He Really Tried
And when I die, they'll say "Poor, poor guy.
He really tried, but not hard enough."
No one will cry, or ask "Why, oh why?"
See I'm alive, just not alive enough.

I never had a lot of friends.
I wasn't smart enough to pretend
to care the way I think you're supposed to.
And sleeping with your friends' girlfriends
is an efficient means to an end
when you're trying to keep your world real small.

You can see me, but I don't feel here.
You can feel me, but I don't feel here.
You believe me, but I'm insincere.
I don't feel here.
Track Name: And Now The Rain
You knew from the start, knew all along,
that these are the things I would do wrong.
You've heard it before, you'll hear it again,
that I'm not as good, as good as most men.
And now the rain, now the rain will fall.
Did you come to bask in the dimmest light?
To prove to yourself that you are alright?
If one thing is clear, nothing's alright.

I want to see it. I want to feel it.
I want to do it. Do it to it.
I want to bring it to its knees.

Went looking for love, found me instead.
These are the nights you'll wish I was dead.
The world is cold under a wicked sun,
but colder than steel for a son of a gun.
And now the rain, now the rain will fall.
You can drown out the noise, drown out the strife,
but I'll drown everything that's good in your life.
I am the storm. I am the knife.

I want to see it. I want to feel it.
I want to do it. Do it to it.
I want to bring it to its knees.
Track Name: Lighten Up (Bonus Track)
Been a black cloud from day one.
An albatross, a curse to some.
Sure I mind, but it's how I'm designed:
To disappoint and get you done.

I stick around, but I'm not sure why.
I want things to change, but I don't even begin to try.
I'd rather complain about how we're living a lie,
and play the victim until I die.

Lighten up.
Lighten up is all they say to me.
Lighten up.
Lighten up is all they say.

This is how it's got to be.
I came into this world just me.
The end will be the same, so why should I
think the middle wouldn't be?

Lighten up.
Lighten up is all they say to me.
Lighten up.
Lighten up is all they say.

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