Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lost Gem: "Enemy" - Days Of The New (1999)


"Listen down,
you little man...
I'm not the one who's
tryin' to change you."
~ Days Of The New ~


This was Days Of The New's 2nd album and is often referred to as...The Green Album.

Led by Travis Meeks...this was mostly a new ensemble...with Meeks taking the band in an inspired and ambitious direction.

Meeks' underrated release...taps into an almost acoustical heavy metal drift...mixed with occasional orchestrated backing...that dips the toe into the techno pool. It works.

And it rewards the listener with repeated listens.

Lost Gem:--> "Enemy"...opens with electro-drum beats that lead into an aggressive acoustic guitar battle...creating vibes of ominous warning.
Urgent in delivery.

"Enemy"...is just one of several tracks on this forgotten puppy that deserve fresh ears to...'listen down'.

Have you heard this one?


Yeah  (Yeah)
Yeah  (Yeah)


Listen down you little man
I'm not the one who's tryin' to change you
And if you come to understand it'll be OK here
You need to change it
You need to change it now

I'm not the one who's tryin' to be
I'm not the one who's tryin' to be your enemy
That's something you need to change
I'm not the one who's tryin' to be your enemy
That's something you need to change

Listen down you little man
I'm not the one who's tryin' to change you
And if you come to understand it'll be OK here
You need to change it
You need to change it

So listen down you little man
I'm not the one who's tryin' to change you, yeah
And if you come to understand it'll be OK here
You need to change it
You need to change it now

I'm not the one who's tryin' to be
I'm not the one who's tryin' to be your enemy
That's something you need to change
I'm not the one that's tryin' to be your enemy, yeah
That's something you need to change
Yeah

I went in killing the sun I once won, I once won
I went in killing the sun I once won, I once won
I went in killing the sun I once won, I once won
I went in killing the sun I once won, I once won

Yeah  (Yeah)
Yeah  (Yeah)
You need to change it
You need to change it
You need to change it
You need to change it

I'm not the one who's tryin' to be
I'm not the one who's tryin' to be Your enemy.


Good stuff!

Casey Chambers
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