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The Reds: Cry Tomorrow

Download a bundle of ten long excerpts from Cry Tomorrow (22Mb): mp3 | m4a

Recorded and mixed by Mike Thorne at The Stereo Society, New York City
Additional engineering: Carl Beatty
Production assistants: Jason Appleton, Valerie Ghent,
Laura Janisse, James Rosenthal
Mastered by Leon Zervos at Absolute Audio, New York City
Produced by Mike Thorne

 

Cover design by JR Rost
Booklet design and print production by Jim Mokarry
Cover photograph from the video Cry Tomorrow directed by Michael Hilf
Production management by Jeanette Buckley

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Scroll to the individual tracks for lyrics, details and streaming audio excerpts.

Waiting For You

written by Rick Shaffer

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards
Mike Thorne:
bass, drums & percussion
Tish & Snooky: backing vocals

Lyrics
Seems like a thousand times
So it shall remain
I walked the wire so tightly
Make it through another night
Waiting for you 

There’s a real solution
Come on baby, take a chance with me
To find and you will follow
So long and endlessly
 

Waiting for you 

Loneliness surrounds me
Darkness is my friend
I try to find the order
To a slow hypnotic end
 

Waiting for you 

Gimme Shelter

written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards
Mike Thorne: bass, drums & percussion
BJ Nelson, Tawatha Agee & Gina Taylor:
backing vocals

Lyrics

Oh a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Oh yeah I’m gonna fade away

War, children
It’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

See the fire sweeping
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

Rape, murder
It’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

The floods are threatening
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I’m gonna fade away

Love, sister
It’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away

Torn And Frayed

written by Rick Shaffer

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards
Mike Thorne:
bass, drums & percussion
Valerie Ghent: backing vocals

Lyrics

Don’t be the one to take me down this time
You’re not the one, you’re not the one
It wasn’t long ago I remember you said
Don’t let go, don’t let go
All the things that get you down, my friend
It’s feeling torn and frayed
And realising there’s no end to pain
Who’ll stop the tears we just can’t hide?
Who’ll say the words and dry our eyes?
Please hold the ones with torment in their hearts
Burning so bright, no cries tonight
All the things that get you down, my friend
It’s feeling torn and frayed
And realising there’s no end to pain
Terror In My Heart

written by Rick Shaffer

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards
Laura Janisse: bass
Mike Thorne: drums

Lyrics
Many times I’ve tried
Many times I’ve died
Tried all I want to
Tried all I want to hide

Mistaken dreams of trust
Passion screams of lust
Where are the believers
Where are the believers now?

How could you know the terror in my heart?
Why can’t you see that’s tearing me apart?

Darkness from within
You know I’ve walked with him
Just for a moment
Just for a lifetime now

Eternal sleep so deep
Promise I will keep
Only the love lies
Only the hate remains

How could you know the terror in my heart?
Why can’t you see that’s tearing me apart?

How could you know?

This Time

written by Rick Shaffer & Bruce Cohen<

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards & bass
Mike Thorne:
drums & percussion
Tish & Snooky, Jason Appleton, Laura Janisse & Mike Thorne: backing vocals

Lyrics

Just got back to understanding
What’s lost for me is real
Never think that I planned it
One mistake, is that the deal?
Said this time was the last time
Ain’t no last time for you and me
When truth is sold, how will you answer?
Till you walk awhile in my shoes?
Please don’t judge me too severely
‘Cos it’s you I hate to lose
Said this time was the last time
Ain’t no last time for you and me
One More Time

written by Rick Shaffer & Bruce Cohen

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen:
keyboards
Valerie Ghent:
bass
Mike Thorne:
bass, drums & percussion
BJ Nelson, Tawatha Agee & Gina Taylor: backing vocals

Lyrics

Night time
You never let me down
So take me back
In your arms
All alone
I really need you now
I need to feel your heart
Heart and soul
One more time
One more time with you
Without you
I don’t belong
Desire so deep
I wait so long
Let you use me
A means to end
A love survives
I can’t defend
One more time
One more time with you
 

All So Wrong

written by Rick Shaffer & Bruce Cohen

Rick Shaffer:l ead vocals& guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards

Mike Thorne
bass, drums & percussion
als

Lyrics


What it means to me, what it means to me.
Is it in the song, is it in the song?
Is it all so wrong, is it all so wrong?

You will never know me
But you will always hurt me
And you can never change my mind

Can you pay the price, can you pay the price?
I say sometimes
More than once or twice, more than once or twice
I try hard to find
Recognition of the bored
Is it all reward, is it all reward?

You will never know me
But you will always hurt me
And you can never change my mind

Is it in the plan, is it in the plan?
I say sometimes
Where it all began, where it all began
I try hard to find
And the fawning smiles and the fawning smiles
Just to be the man, to be the man

You will never know me
But you will always hurt me
And you can never change my mind

All so wrong
All so wrong

Cry Tomorrow

written by Rick Shaffer

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards
Laura Janisse: bass
Mike Thorne:
backing vocals, synthesizer, drums & percussion

Lyrics

Cry tomorrow
Tomorrow waits
Left with nothing
I can’t escape
Your arms are like fire
I can’t unwind
So where’s your desire
So hard to find

It’s not like you care
It’s just sorrow for something
The madness grows higher
It’s just like we’re old friends

So cry tomorrow
Tomorrow waits

 

Cry tomorrow
Tomorrow ends
Outside Door

written by Rick Shaffer

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards
Laura Janisse:
bass
Mike Thorne:
backing vocals, drums, bass, drums & percussion
Jason Appleton: backing vocals

 
 

Lyrics

Ask me now: do I get lonely?
Lonely Town’s a place I’d rather be
Holding out so they won’t own me
Trying hard so you can understand
Every time it gets a little colder
Finding out it’s harder to begin
A new life don’t seem to change much
Ain’t no use in trying to pretend
 
Are you with me now?
Do you still believe?
Will you stand with me
When others disbelieve?
It was not so wrong
Just to disagree
Now I’m standing on the outside door
Once you start you just can’t stop it
Knowing what you’ll find, my friend
Looks like your heart’s been broken
You’re in lonely town, trying to find an end
 

Shaken Cold

written by Rick Shaffer & Bruce Cohen

Rick Shaffer: lead vocals & guitar
Bruce Cohen: keyboards
Laura Janisse: 
bass
Mike Thorne: 
percussion & marimba
Valerie Ghent: backing vocals

 

Lyrics

We walk in moonlight for miles now
And I can hardly speak
A thousand flowers are dying now
And I can’t keep from crying
I’m not the only one
Who’s crying
Baby, who’s crying now?
Shaken cold, before our eyes
Another ritual of sight
There’s no resolution in your killing now
And not a thing can make it right
I’m not the only one
Who’s crying
Baby, who’s crying now?
You can pray if you want to, and don’t look back
You can pray if you want to
Deny if you want to, to save yourself
Deny if you want to
You keep missing what what I’m saying
Who am I talking to?
It’s just the innocence, that’s murder
That gets you through
Tell me, who’s crying now?