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Act I, song 1:
In late summer of 2001, our scruffy heroes D and GRUB get into it with four YUPPIES. This song is performed in front of a closed curtain; it serves as Rise And Shine's prologue and overture.

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YUPPIE #1:
This is how it feels to have it all:

YUPPIE #1, YUPPIE #2:
Money, youth and love

YUPPIE #1:
In the greatest city in this world.

D:
This is how it feels to have it all:
"Power shirts" and yellow ties

GRUB:
And good intentions!

D:
Big ideas

GRUB:
Forgotten by the end of happy hour.

JONAH, PLACID, CHRIS, YUPPIES:
Everyone you lost will find you in the city of gold.

YUPPIE #3:
This is how it feels to have it all:
Ten years' real-world time

YUPPIE #4:
No wife, no house, no children!

YUPPIE#1, YUPPIE #3:
Can I go to my high school reunion like this?

D, GRUB, JONAH, PLACID, CHRIS:
Rising from the basements, conquering the city
Shining on the rooftops, conquering the city of gold.

D:
The towers rise
The rooftops shine
Lit with eight million flickering lives
And one is mine
One tiny taste
My life to use
Or wreck
Or waste
And while the best intentions built
This city trimmed in chrome and gilt
The steel and concrete strong beneath
Are lost from sight
And mind
And reach

D, GRUB:
The towers rise
The rooftops shine
Lit with eight million flickering lives
And one is mine
One tiny taste
My choice, my life
To use or waste
I wanna break the chain of days
I wanna rise and shine
I wanna choose
I wanna move
To know just how it feels to have it all
The moon will rise
The stars will shine
Like Chinese lanterns in the sky
Like disco balls
Like colored gels
Like sparking strobes
Like vacant eyes
Like canvas, white
See how it shines
I'll paint my life on it tonight
I'll paint it red
I'll paint this town
In blood
In shame
In crimson sundown
Paint it red
I'll paint this town
Look up
Look up
Look up
It's sundown

JONAH, PLACID, CHRIS, YUPPIES:
I wanna break the chain of days
I want to rise and shine
I wanna choose, I wanna move
I want to rise and shine
I want to rise and -

D, GRUB, JONAH, PLACID, CHRIS, YUPPIES:
Falling through the skylight -

D:
Twilight in the city of gold.

credits

from Rise And Shine: Day 1, released June 8, 2017
Words and music by Jed Davis
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP, all rights reserved

CJ Ramone: vocals (YUPPIE #1)
Alex Dubovoy: vocals (YUPPIE #2), guitars
Domenic Maltempi: vocals (YUPPIE #3)
Bradley Dean: vocals (YUPPIE #4)
Shea Diamond: vocals (CHRIS)
Lindsey Anderson: vocals (PLACID)
Bryan Thomas: vocals (JONAH)
Jed Davis: vocals (D), keyboards, programming
Mike Keaney: vocals (GRUB), bass
Joe Abba: drums, tambourine

Produced by Jed Davis
Recorded by Jed Davis at the Ramones Loft, New York, NY, and Pile of Sound
Additional recording by John Delehanty at O Studios, Albany, NY
Mixed and mastered by Hyperbits

Dedicated to Arturo Vega

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