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new sunrise


composer
Written by: J Kerr / Maggiorana / Nicita / Tignino / Pat Lego


publisher
© Mandarin Music


background
"magical properties, coffee and cool mountain air, Taormina Sicily" - Jim


The electronic, full-band version of this song appears on the Cry album as New Sunshine Morning. However, the track was also recorded acoustically for a session as New Sunrise.

"When the clocks change and with summer on it's way, Sicily is the perfect place. My first Spring in Sicily was in 1988, driving all the way down from Rome, via Naples and Calabria. Taking the early morning ferry from Reggio, over to the port of Messina, felt like making a crossing into another world. Into another realm entirely. It felt mystical in the early morning light. That is what Sicily feels like to me, and it is why I decided to make it part of my life."

"Hotel Villa Angela opens its doors this week for the 14th season. It always feel special returning to a place that has inspired many of our songs over the last two decades. New Sunrise/New Sunshine Morning being the first of many."

"With barely a few days free between finishing recording Simple Minds 17th album and the beginning of rehearsals for Simple Minds Acoustic I felt sure that I would not make it to "my beloved Sicily." But where there's a will - there's a way!" - Jim, 26th March 2017




lyrics
The lyrics have never been published: a transcription follows

I tried to write this song.
I tried to memorize.
Such a long time ago,
More than I realize.

New sunshine morning,
Brightens up my eyes.
Carries, carries me homeward,
Into a new sunrise.

And are you bitter still?
Did I not pay the price once or twice?
Try to forget me now.
Try to forget about all these lies.

New sunshine morning,
Brightens up my eyes.
Carries, carries me homeward,
Into a new sunrise.

So much of the story isn't told.
Can you sympathize?
Seems like a lifetime ago.

You tried to wreck my soul.
I tried to cheat and lie.
Try to forget me now please.
Only a moment in our lives.

New sunshine morning,
Brightens up my eyes.
Carries, carries me homeward,
Into a new sunrise.

New sunshine morning.
New sunshine morning.
New sunshine morning.
Into a new sunrise.

Carry me, carry me, homeward.
Carry me, carry me.
Carry me, carry me, homeward.
Carry me, carry me.



discography
Single Version (4:16)
Produced by: Gordy Goudie
Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh

Spaceface CD promo Spaceface CD Spaceface Dutch CD New Sunshine Morning CD One Step Closer promotional CD One Step Closer promotional CD One Step Closer CD

Alternative Mix (4:16)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Gordy Goudie
Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh

Live And Rare Italian CD




sessions
Billy Sloan, Radio Clyde: 14th April 2002