Nothing New Under the Sun

by Peter Doran

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Nothing New Under the Sun There’s nothing to see here, nothing new under the sun There’s nothing beneath the brief illumination of whiskey evenings and nineties reruns I followed the rapture and I followed my passions I couldn’t give them what they were asking I wanna meet someone once without a mask on Sycamore trees and frozen traffic And all the living things on automatic There’s nothing holy, nothing tragic And I’m just sleepwalking I’m just cheap talking Never really saying anything at all There’s nothing to fight for and no prizes to be won There’s not much left of my great imagination So I sit back and let the projector run Could you give me one time something tribal Something bloody for my survival Something deeper than this simulation runs And I’m just sleepwalking I’m just cheap talking Never really saying anything at all Is there something to be here, is there something to become Is there something to move to but these tired dance songs Is there something even that we could take a chance on In all this sleepwalking All this cheap talking Saying nothing, going nowhere And I’m just sleepwalking I’m just cheap talking Never really saying anything at all Only just holding on to what I once thought I was
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Nothing to see here, nothing new under the sun nothing beneath the cheap illumination of whiskey evenings / nineties reruns I followed the rapture and I followed the passion I couldn’t give them what they were asking I wanna meet someone just once without this mask on Sycamore trees and frozen traffic And all the living things on automatic Nothing holy, nothing tragic Same old holding on, same old holding back Same old veins carrying blood thick and black Same old heart attack waiting in the wings Same old heart attack coming Nothing to fight for and no prizes to be won Nothing left of my great imagination So I sit back and let the projector run Could you give me one time something tribal Something bloody for my survival Something deeper than this simulation runs Same old holding on, same old holding back Same old veins carrying blood thick and black Same old heart attack waiting in the wings Same old heart attack coming Nothing to be here, nothing new under the sun Nothing to move to but these tired dance songs Nothing even that we could take a chance on Cover the window shut the back door turn the lights out Climb the Stairs to the bedroom where I pass out to a troubled sleep but at least it doesn't last long Same old holding on, same old holding back Same old veins same old blood thick and black Same old heart attack waiting in the wings Same old heart attack coming

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Peter Doran's single, ‘Nothing New Under The Sun’ is taken from ‘Voices’, his upcoming album, due for release in May 2021. Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.

Speaking about the release Peter Doran explains: “This is a song about those moments when you feel burned-out, uninspired, lacking in faith and vision. When you've given the best of yourself to a pursuit and fallen short when you speak without conviction and find yourself sleepwalking through your days.
It's about that feeling and figuring out a way to shake yourself free of it, to feel vital once more. "Give me one time, something tribal, something bloody for my survival". The final verse offers hope of reinvention and the belief that there is something yet to become. Features guest vocals from Irish Songwriter Emmett Tinley.

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released February 12, 2021

Recorded and Mixed by Hally at Arthouse Studio in Naas, Ireland.

Mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering, NJ, USA

Lenny Cahill - Drums / Bass / Piano / Organ
Peter Doran - Acoustic Guitar / Vocal
Mary Barnecutt -Cello
Aoife Ní Dhornáin - Violin / Viola
Emmett Tinley - Harmony Vocal
Michael Barkley - Flugelhorn

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