Dark Side of the Sun

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This album is a collection of songs I wrote between the age of 11 (Sever the Connection) to 16. I've had these songs playing over and over in my head for decades and after applying all I've learned about recording, programming, production, e.t.c., I feel they're ready to come out and be heard by the world. The guitar riffs, lyrics, vocal melodies, drum patterns, basslines and some of the synth is unchanged from when they were first conceived, but these were all produced within the past year or two.
I hope you enjoy taking this trip down the rabbit hole that was my teenage years and the birth of what I knew would one day become Nuclear*Sun.

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released August 21, 2019

All songs written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Tal Kliger.

Copyright 2019 Glitch Mode Recordings

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Northern California industrial rock/metal project created by Tal Kliger and part of the Glitch Mode Recordings artist collective.

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Track Name: All I See (Is Red)
All I see is red.
Track Name: Apocalypse Nightmare
Hiding
Somewhere deep inside of my mind
I feel
A finger going to the trigger
My thoughts
Killing all I once believed in
Stumble
Slipping in the pools of blood

This battle rages on
Powers we can't understand
My mind: a desert of pain
A dark and forgotten land
Watching the combat go on
Through a dead soldier's eyes
This battle has no victor
In this war everyone dies

Somewhere
A dream calls out in agony
I see
Defeat getting closer and closer
Some day
Maybe I'll wake up from this place
I know
I may just be asleep forever

This battle rages on
Powers we can't understand
My mind: a desert of pain
A dark and forgotten land
Watching the combat go on
Through a dead soldier's eyes
This battle has no victor
In this war everyone dies
Track Name: Sever the Connection
Trapped inside this dream
Hearing pained and tortured screams
Darkness fills my mind
Slice out my eyes to sanctify the blind

Trapped inside this hell
A cold and rusty private cell
How long have I been manipulated?
Watching my mind desecrated

I want to get away
Have to escape this pain
I want to live my life
(Sever the connection)
I want to strip off the plain
Don't want to die in vain
I've got to get away
(Sever the connection)

I am like a machine
Escape my nightmares in my dreams
Try to cut myself free
All they do is watch me bleed
Trapped inside this dream
With all the other circuitry
Pull myself away
The chains get tighter every day

I want to get away
Have to escape this pain
I want to live my life
(Sever the connection)
I want to strip off the plain
Don't want to die in vain
I've got to get away
(Sever the connection)

Rip out the wires they use to control you
Scrape off the paint they use to disguise you
Tear out the eyes they use to blind you
Kill off the life they use to lie to you
Track Name: Burn
Burn

I put my faith in you, I put my trust in your soul
I thought that you could help me out of this dark hole
I saw you shining bright in the water
I wanted you so bad, so I swam straight down
But when I finally had you...
Well, you just left me here to drown
And I want to know...

I hear the angels singing
You're not one of them, I've learned
I could have given you my heart
So why did you leave me?
Why did you leave me here to burn?

Burn

I wanted you so much, my lust for you was so strong
For you I thought I had love, but I guess I was wrong
I tried to fight the urge and desire
But my heart just wouldn't let go
And now that I know who you are and what you're like
I guess you really could sink so low, and...

I hear the angels singing
You're not one of them, I've learned
I would have given you my all
So why did you leave me?
Why did you leave me here to burn?

Burn

I drag myself out from the ashes
But the heat keeps pulling me down
And every time I see your smiling face...
I want to run it straight into the ground
And...

I hear the angels singing
You're not one of them, I've learned
I could have given you the world
So why did you leave me?
I still hear angels singing
From their light we can learn
But it's not truth I'm after...
I just want to see you...
I want to see you burn

Burn
Track Name: Relatively Perfect
You think I'm beautiful?
Then why do you keep telling me I'm not?
A shattered emptiness and I don't believe in anything I've got
You think I'm everything?
Then why do you keep telling me that I'm nothing?
And that's just the beginning...

We are the ones that you can't see
The ones crushed by society
We are the fallen angels
The ones that have no reason to believe

I
AM
NOTHING
A shallow waste
And I won't believe in anything you say
You think that this is bad?
Try living with it every single day
And if the pieces fit?
You fucking fooled me
Why can't you see that I'm nothing?
The end to the beginning

We are the ones that you can't see
The ones crushed by society
We are the fallen angels
The ones that have no reason to believe

(I am everything and... I am nothing but I...)
(I want everything and... I want nothing but I...)
(I am everything and... I want nothing but I...)
(I want everything and I am nothing.)

I'm not beautiful or special in any way
I'm just another pathetic teenage cliche
Why should I open up and let you all see me frown
When I know everyone is just waiting to bring me down?
I won't let you inside
I won't show you I care
Life is just something that we all have to bear...

We are the ones that you can't see
The ones crushed by society
We are the fallen angels
The ones that have no reason...
We are the ones that you can't see
The ones crushed by society
We are the fallen angels
The ones that have no reason...
We are the ones that you can't see
The ones FUCKED by society
We are the ones that you can't see
We are the fallen angels, the ones that have no reason....

To believe
Track Name: Nothing's Gonna Change
I'm walking down this path
A long and empty road
I'm walking by myself
Head feels like it might explode
Strangers come and go
Call out as they pass by
Nobody stops to look
The corner of their eye

'Cause nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today

And it feels like... I'm gonna live this life alone
And it feels like... I just can't make it on my own
Well, I try to to move on, but I don't know how
So just tell me, God: Why can't I get to heaven now?

The dust dries up my throat
Cough when I try to scream
Leave no footprints behind
This journey feels just like a dream
I look for some support
An angel from above
But lately you can't tell
A vulture from a dove

'Cause nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today

And it feels like... I'm gonna live this life alone
And it feels like... I just can't make it on my own
Well, I try to to move on, but I don't know how
So just tell me, God: Why can't I get to heaven now?

'Cause nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today
Nothing's gonna change today
Track Name: The Rage
Darkness calls... Sanity impaired
Lose my grip... Reality not there
Stand alone... Against the one true reign
Don't believe? Live your life in pain

Need to kill... The voice inside my head
Cover it... With emptiness instead
Conscience dies... Lonely is gone
Losing control... Need to carry on

And I feel the rage...
And I feel the rage...
And I feel the rage...
...and I feel The Rage

You take it out of me
Your hate is all I see
Look what you've done to me
YOU BRING IT OUT AND NOW IT'S TIME TO DEAL WITH THE RAGE

Silent cry. Vision going black
Path is set. There's no going back
Clenched fist. Followed by clenched jaw
Time to fight. Disregard the law

Need to feed... The voice inside my head
Blood boils... everything turns red
Conscience dies... Loneliness is gone
Lost control... the hatred carries on

And I feel the rage... (and I feel it building up inside...)
And I feel the rage... (and I feel it building up inside...)
And I feel the rage... (and I feel it building up inside...)
...and I feel The Rage

You take it out of me
Your hate is all I see
Look what you've done to me
YOU BRING IT OUT AND NOW IT'S TIME TO DEAL WITH THE RAGE

And I feel the rage... (and I feel it building up inside...)
And I feel the rage... (and I feel it building up inside...)
And I feel the rage... (and I feel it building up inside...)
...and I feel The Rage

You take it out of me
Your hate is all I see
Look what you've done to me
YOU BRING IT OUT AND NOW IT'S TIME TO DEAL WITH THE RAGE
You take it out of me
My hate is all you'll see
I'm gonna make you bleed
I'LL TAKE YOU DOWN, 'CAUSE NOW IT'S TIME TO DEAL WITH THE RAGE
Track Name: Violent Solution
With truth there comes hurt... regret... and hate...
Bitterness and spite... you burn... you scar...
Can't tell wrong from right... you cut... you bleed...
Self-loathing and lies... you cry... you try
To open up your eyes

Look down and see my broken heart
These lies are tearing me apart
I will accept no substitution
I'm going for the violent solution

With life there comes pain... strain... crush...
It bears down on your soul... weaken... collapse...
Give up and give in... to sin... can't win...
Bring it fucking down...
(The ones who spite you)
(The lies that bind you)
(The hate that drives you)
...Open up your eyes

Look down and see my broken heart
These lies are tearing me apart
I will accept no substitution
I'm going for the violent solution
Track Name: Dead Inside
Another walking corpse
Another hollow shell
Another one that you decided to send
STRAIGHT TO HELL
Another soul is lost
Another man has died
Another one that you decided to leave
DEAD INSIDE

I don't want you to make me
DEAD INSIDE
I won't let you break me
DEAD INSIDE
How much more can I take 'til I'm
DEAD INSIDE?
SO DEAD INSIDE?
SO DEAD INSIDE!

When did your heart go cold?
When did you lose your mind?
And who let you decide I needed to be
CRUCIFIED
Another soul is lost
Another man has died
Another one that you decided to leave
DEAD INSIDE

I don't want you to make me
DEAD INSIDE
I won't let you break me
DEAD INSIDE
How much more can I take 'til I'm
DEAD INSIDE?
SO DEAD INSIDE?
SO DEAD INSIDE!

I don't want you to make me...
I won't let you make me...
How much more can I take 'til I'm...
How much more can you fucking take from me?
Track Name: Dark Side of the Sun
All by myself, I used to be a good person
But in my heart there was a darkness inside
Put on a smile for everybody around me
Harder and harder every time I lied
What is this voice I suddenly hear inside me?
Pulling me down every time that I try
Seeing the end where once there was a future
And now all I want to do is die

I want to leave it all behind
I want to take a step into the light
I wanna be the person that I used to be
Before I went to the dark side of the sun
I wanna leave it all behind
But this anger cannot be denied
So I'm just gonna lock myself inside
And that's what keeps me alone

There was a time I knew the meaning of "happy"
I was a boy who thought the future was bright
Every day people wanted to see me
Now every day seems to be dark as night
What have I done to deserve what I've been feeling?
What do I do to stop the hate that's inside?
Is there a place on this earth without hurting?
And is there somewhere there that I can hide?

I want to leave it all behind
I want to take a step into the light
I wanna be the person that I used to be
Before I went to the dark side of the sun
I wanna leave it all behind
But this anger cannot be denied
So I'm just gonna lock myself inside
And that's what keeps me alone

All by myself, I'm just a ghost of a person
And in my heart there's only darkness inside
Can't even smile for anybody around me
Can't see a future worth living this lie
I used to be the one that people looked up to
I used to be the one with something inside
I used to be someone with something to live for
Not just a husk sitting and waiting to die

I want to leave it all behind
I want to take a step into the light
I wanna be the person that I used to be
Before I went to the dark side of the sun
I wanna leave it all behind
But this anger cannot be denied
So I'm just gonna lock myself inside
And that's what keeps me alone

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