Cry at the Sky

by DESIRE

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    • Originally released in 1983 on vinyl that is now extremely rare
    • Re-issued and released on CD for the very first time
    • Re-mastered from the only surviving sources
    • 16-page booklet
    • Extensive and in-depth and history essay
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    For fans of: The Rods, KISS, Riot,TKO, Y&T

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1.
Crank It Up 04:38
CRANK IT UP The fire is burning bright I'm radiating light The energy is brighter than the sun The power's building fast I'm reachin’ critical mass Ain’t nothing left of you When the blasting's done Crank it up yeah Crank it up yeah Crank it up Crank it up Crank it up Burn it up It's time to rock and roll So strap yourselves in tight Get ready for the flight I'm gonna take you On this trip in sound When you see the show I think you oughta know Gonna blow you up so high You'll never come down Ooooohh, LOOKOUT This spaceman's getting high I told you I could fly Don't look down ‘Cause the earth is all you'll see Listen to the song You know you can't go wrong Rock and roll is all You'll ever need
2.
Face to Lace 02:59
FACE TO LACE Dance for me baby Hold me tight Love me baby All through the night I love you girl Oooo can't you see? You make me hot with what you got And what you got is me I wanna get you I wanna get you Face to face Face to face Face to face I Sing like an angel When I feel your touch You sin like a devil You're just too much I wanna get you I wanna get you Face to face Face to face Face to face I wanna get you I wanna get you Face to face
3.
REALITY IS A CRUTCH I hear my train at the station Nobody wants to ride From the looks on all of their faces You'd think somebody died So wait a minute there baby Don’tcha tell me how I should live Don't bring me down With your petty world Unless you got blood to give (Chorus) Reality is a crutch It don't mean much Just an excuse For being outta touch Some of us see the skies above Some hide from the light Some try to make you see Things just their way And tell you wrong from right I'm serving notice baby in this song You better, ya better just let me be I don't need you Don't need your stupid rules I don't need your reality (Repeat Chorus) Easy for you to criticize And pass judgement on me Could it be that I frighten you Am I just a little too free? Reality is a crutch It don't mean much Just an excuse For being obtuse Just an excuse For being obtuse
4.
YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE It's about time to begin the dream It's about time for me to be seen Think it's time to bare my soul I'm gonna show ya How to rock and roll I won't take no for an answer this time Won't be the victim of your narrow minds You think I'll bow down just to survive? That's a laugh You'll never take me alive You been trying for all these years To crush my dreams with your stupid fears But I won't quit I won't take a dive You'll never take me I went to school to learn the rules Grow up content, a happy fool But I was too twisted for you to control Now I'm back to steal your soul Come on
5.
6.
TIME FOR DREAMING Morning drifts on through the night A time for dreaming Lovers kiss and then they part A time for feeling The singers sing The dancers dance And life goes on There was a girl With a golden smile But now she's gone She's gone.... Reasons come, reasons go They leave me cold I get so tired of empty nights Lives bought and sold...... Lady Luck has passed me up once more I hear her creeping around to my back door She got the goods and I I got the need, oh yeah yeah now She waitin’ in the shadow Just to watch me bleed Singing songs and lying awake at night I'm gonna stand up Stand up and fight! Lady, Lady Luck smile on me I know your love has got to be Let me live or let me go my way Lady Fate gonna have her way Baby I need to feel some love tonight I need your love, I'm gonna be a'ight You got the goods and I I got the need, oh yeah yeah now Lift me from the darkness Come on and set me free She got the goods and I I got the need oh yeah yeah now Time for dreamin’ What tomorrow can be
7.
Starchild 06:08
STARCHILD Dig the Starchild baby Angel's cryin’ earthly tears No more fears children Gonna be what has to be Fly on home With arms held high Pierce the sky Yeah, gonna be Live or die I remember living in dreams Flying free on blue light beams Once I had a different face Once I ran a different race Now I stand on foreign shores Reachin’ backwards for closed doors Memories that haunt my mind Life and love left behind Time and time and time again I suffered at the hands of men Silently yearning to be free Knowing that it would never be Stars lie blackened at your feet Children dying in your streets Seems to me you've come undone You thought that I was the crazy one I need hope Just like you I need your love Just to see me through Time will tell If there's reason to go on Then you'll have A memory and a song I remember living in dreams Flying free on blue light beams Seems to me you've come undone You thought that I was the crazy one
8.
Broken light 05:17
BROKEN LIGHT Oh no! I can't take it Can't you see That it's drivin’ me mad I can't believe you won't listen I done my best Gave it all that I had Hard times, I've had it Taken all that one man can Broken light and laughter All that's left ‘Cause I made my stand Cry out I'm waiting for a time to come It's over Time no more for sorrow Stand aside tomorrow (Chorus) Broken light and laughter All that's left ‘Cause I made my stand Bittersweet dreams and memories Life dealt the cards So I'll just play my hand Smile for me Give me hope Can't you see that it just ain't cool Cryin out, I can't take it Turnin me wild into a crazy fool (Repeat Chorus) .....gonna play it good...

about

In that twilight period between the setting of the 1970s and the dawning of the 1980s, there was a brief time when hard rock and heavy metal world come together as one. And from this union came forth the likes of bands such as Yesterday & Today, Riot, TKO and The Rods to name but a few. This groups would be some of the first of what would become known a U.S. Heavy Metal and rival that happening overseas with the NWOBHM. And similar to the movement in Europe, many of these new hard rock/heavy metal bands would pop up across America, most of which like their European peers would fade out quickly and be lost to time only to be discovered years later….Such is the case with DESIRE.

DESIRE was formed in late 1980-1981 by guitarist Burk Skyhorse Price, drummer Larry Sexton, & manager Bob Theissen. The band operated out of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, and was one of the first local acts to establish a following playing primarily original material. The band was known for its over-the-top live performances that featured full arena-style lights and sound, even in smaller venues.

DESIRE released one album, ‘Cry At The Sky’, which was recorded at Counterpart Creative Studios in the spring and summer of 1983. There were two versions of this album. The first, called ‘Screamer On The Rocks’, only made it to test pressing because of a last-minute personnel change. ‘Cry At The Sky’, featuring a different vocalist, made it to the pressing plant, and was released in the fall of 1983. It received airplay on the major FM rock station in Cincinnati and the band received high praise in the press for both their music and live shows.

credits

released February 5, 2019

Desire is:
Burk Skyhorse Price: guitars, vocals
Larry Sexton: drums, vocals
Fred Daniels: lead vocals
David Svach: bass

Re-mastered by Jamie King
2019 executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer

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