Through the Looking Glass

by WYZDOM

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    • Originally recorded released in 1987
    • Fully re-mastered from master sources
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    • 15-tracks fully re-mastered
    • Including 'Voice of Rebellion' EP (only available on CD version)
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    • Band history bio
    • Complete lyrics and photos
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1.
The Fire Keeps Burning The dreams alive on the other side They’re coming and you’re running But there’s no need to hide He’s sees a life down a different way He’s gonna make it, gonna take it No matter what they say He’s on fire and the fire keeps burning He started living on the day of the sun He’s in trouble, maybe double And he’s on the run He sees the world changing in his eyes Lays naked in his bed Now he’s ready to rise He’s on fire and the fire keeps burning Now he sees there’s a different way And he knows what he wants Doesn’t hear a word they say doesn’t hear them talk There’s got to be more to life And he’s got to find out Nothing’s gonna slow him down Hear him scream hear him shout He’s never satisfied he’s always looking for something else The dreams alive on the other side Your comin’ and your runnin’ There’s no need to hide You’ll be hungry to the very end Look out now, you’re in trouble again You’re on fire and the fire keeps burning He’s on fire and the fire keeps burning She’s on fire and the fire keeps burning You’re on fire and the fire keeps burning
2.
All Your Love I wanna see the rivers running red I wanna see the visions in your head I wanna see your dreams come true And baby all I want form you is your love All your love I want to see the colors fill the white I want to stand beneath the burning light I wanna make your dreams come true Baby all I want from you is your love All your love I wanna see you comin’ back tonight We’ll stand together beneath the burnin’ light We’ll make each other’s dreams come true And baby all I want from you is your love All your love You know what I want You know what I need Yes you do, Yes you do All your love  
3.
Chase Your Dreams I don’t need this anymore I’ve gotta place to go I’m walkin’ outside the door We’re Going To The Show (Chorus) You’ve got the time we’ve got the wisdom To make your dreams come true You’ve got the rhyme We’ve got the reason Just me and you Chase your dream Come on and chase your dream Chase your dream Come run away with me People will come and go But this love’s forever We’re sleeping into nevermore come on and taste the pleasure (Repeat Chorus) People, they will find the answers If they look beyond what they see in their eyes No, it really doesn’t matter As long as you don’t let the world catch you by surprise We don’t need this anymore We gotta place to go We’re walkin’ outside the door (We wanna rock and roll) So make some time, because this is the season To make your dreams come true Open your mind there is a reason Just see it through (Repeat Chorus)  
4.
Bridges of Magick Bridges of magick That cross in the night Rivers of evil that flow left to right You broke the promise now let it be shown Breaking it no So let it be known I know that it’s true People strangled by their own beliefs There’s no real reason for man to deceive Simpleness has got you under its spell There’s more to this world than Heaven and Hell I know that it’s true You want it, you got it believer, deceiver You feel it, It’s real now Believer! Bridges of Magick Search for the secrets of life Burning madness just for the light Come on closer and closer Higher the score Visions that fracture The fortunes of war Bridges, Magick Bridges, Magick Bridges of Magick
5.
Through the Looking Glass You see the summer sky I see the rain Still we often wonder Why we feel apart But yet somewhat the same So won’t you take a look through the looking glass And tell me what you see A world beyond itself Beyond reality Come on and tell me what you see Oh won’t you tell me what you see Somewhere there lies a world Deep inside our souls Beyond this material mind We will really start to find our goals (Chorus) So won’t you take a look Through the looking glass And tell me what you see A world beyond itself Beyond reality Come on and tell me what you see Oh won’t you tell me what you see Oh I’ve gotta know what’s beyond This world and this wall of dreams Hey hear what I say If there’s a place out there We will find it No, not time to waste We will leave this place so far behind So, so come with me Won’t you come along with me Through the looking glass Please come again any time (Repeat Chorus)
6.
No One’s Gonna Rock You No one’s gonna rock you Like I’m gonna rock you yeah Every single day there’s a price you pay When you’re climbing up the ladder Then you come to me Steal my fantasy Then you watch it shatter And it doesn’t matter anyway until you heal the broken heart You want to take it Go on and take it I’ll give it right back to you Cause no one’s gonna rock you Like I’m gonna rock Like I’m gonna rock you Here we go again trying to pretend that we don’t need anyone Before you turn away Hear the words I say And you will shine like the sun Everybody thinks they’ll find something better but it’s just a battlefield You want to take it Go on and take it I’ll give it right back to you Cause no one’s gonna rock you Like I’m gonna rock Like I’m gonna rock you
7.
Waiting For You There’s a place where I go when I feel all alone Cause I feel such a change in me cause I want to know Searching the world for my destiny All I want is to be free Wondering what is meant to be if it’s true Then I’m waiting for you Something’s missing in my life and I’ve waited so long To have you come and join me and I know it can’t be wrong Travel through time like a shooting star our love is a flame that has traveled far Now we will find out who we are, if it’s true Then I’m waiting for you Searching the world for my destiny all I want is to be free Wondering what is meant to be if it’s true Then I’m waiting for you People change from time to time all these things stay in our mind Things I’ve never felt before this is what I’ve been waiting for Searching the world for my destiny all I want is to be free Wondering what is meant to be if it’s true Then I’m waiting for you
8.
Not Afraid to Be Strange Did you send them a letter Telling them that you won’t be back? Cause you really know better than to let them treat you like that Because you’re different so they treat you unkind Just because you’re different They mess with your mind Well I’m not afraid to be strange Did I see you crying You’ve been trying so hard and so long All the things you’ve been buying just to sing your own song And you’re different So they treat you unkind Just because you’re different They mess with your mind Well I’m not afraid to be strange Someone told me that I was strange I’m not afraid Have your fears turned into hate Or have your fears stole your dreams away In the stillness of your darkness Are you ashamed or afraid Well I’m not afraid to be strange
9.
When I Look in Your Eyes Time just might heal the pain that drives a man insane And steals away his heart And you have always been inside the feelings I try to hide Of being torn apart And when I see you again I try to turn and walk away But you’re still apart of me what am I supposed to do What am I supposed to say Cause when I look in your eyes You set my soul on fire So we might go our separate way But the love will still remain To remind us of our loss Cause when I look in your eyes You set my soul on fire And when I see you again I try to turn and walk away But when I look in your eyes You set my soul on fire
10.
Promised Land There’s never been any reason to take what I love I never spoke words of treason to the world up above Are you ready? ‘Cause the new world’s coming Look out it’s on the way Are you ready? Take a look on the other side And let me take you to the promised land Let me take you , take you away I’m here to see if you’re ready Are you ready tonight? We’ll take you on a journey from the dark to the light Are you ready? Cause the world keeps changing Look out now cause it’s rearranging Are you ready? Take a look on the other side And let me take you to the promised land Let me take you, take you away Oh, we’re getting ready to leave To the promised land Let me take you away Come on now, let me take you away

about

From in Minneapolis, Minnesota from the ashes of the Russ Erickson Band by vocalist/keyboardist Mark Nesser back in 1980. Nesser’s concept for WYZDOM would be a band with music based on mysticism and the Occult. This band would go through many line-up changes over the next decade with Nesser and guitarist Dave Sanborn being the longest attending members. Over which time the band write over 100 songs(which included a 2-song 7”, one released full-length, an unleashed EP and three additional unreleased albums.

In 1988 the WYZDOM line-up would consist of Nesser, Sanborn with rhythm section Rick Kremer on bass and drummer Kevin Chambers. That same year the band decided to record a new album called “Through The Looking Glass”. The release would be followed by several live gigs in support of the album and radio airplay. This buzz would attract much label interest, yet still, that elusive record deal would never come. WYZDOM would continue to see more personnel changes and even change the band's moniker to Wild Child at one point before eventually closing the book and ending the band.

Through the for the next couple of decade WYZDOM would go on to gain a cult following of sorts, although very little was known about the band, their history and their extremely rare and never heard recordings.

credits

released May 17, 2019

Tracks 1-10
Through The Looking Glass originally released in 1987

Mark Nesser – Lead Vocals and Keyboards
Dave Sanborn – Guitars and Harmony
Kevin Chambers – Drums
Rick Kramer – Bass

All lyrics and melody written by Mark Nesser.
All Music written and recorded by Wyzdom
Recorded at Control Sound, Minneapolis MN
Engineered by Tony Domagall
Produced by Wyzdom on a Circle Of Bring Records

Tracks 11-15
Voice Of Rebellion EP originally released in 1989


Band members:
Mark Nesser – Lead Vocals
Bob Strenger – Harmony and Bass
JP Bohn – Drums
Scott (Skid) Mills – Harmony and Guitars

All lyrics and melody written by Mark Nesser
All Music written and recorded by Wyzdom
Recorded at Gark Studio, Minneapolis MN
Engineered by Nicci Wikkid
Produced by Nicci Wikkid and Wyzdom

2019 executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Re-master by Jamie King at The Basement Studios NC
Cover concept J. Golden
Cover artwork by Steven Cobb
Layout design by Chris Fergusen

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