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  1. Open Invitation New Day 4:47
  2. Midnight Warriors New Day 3:37
  3. Crystal Ball New Day 4:43
  4. World-Go-Round New Day 4:47

Lyrics

Oh Salutations One And All
We’ve Got An Open Invitation
Written On The Wall
So If You’re Ready To Hear More
Well Then We’ll Knock You To The Floor

Do You Like It Real Slow
Do You Like It Hard
Please Let Us Know
Cause We’re Ready
To Go On
And Now It’s Time We Move Along

It’s A Story And A Rhyme
Oh It’s A Fairytale
And Trip Though Time
So If You’re Ready To Go On
We’ll Then It’s Time We Move Along

(In Audible) Come Alive
Turn The Music Up
We’ll Take You For A Ride
Cause We’re Ready To Go On
And Now It’s Time We Move Along

Solo

Turn On My Night Tonight
Allow My Mind To Run Away With You
Now Gone A Laps Of Time
A Melody A Lonely Song For Two

Turn On My Night Tonight
Allow My Mind To Run Away With You
Now Gone A Laps Of Time
A Melody A Lonely Song For Two

Oh Now We’re Coming To A Close
When The Music Stops
And We Make A Toast
But Remember Where We Are
Because We’re Never Very Far

Written By
David Perrigan, Ed Melendez

Stroke Of Midnight Warriors
Taken To The Street
Battle Cries On Battle Ground
No Where To Retreat

Who Will Be The First To Die
Who Will Be The First
To Take His Seat

Gallant Solder Future-man
Now You Hold The Key
Now It’ Time To Make The Choice
So What’s It Gonna Be
Will You Be The One To Die
Will You Be Left Lying On The Street

We Are The Midnight Warriors

Look Around This Troubled Land
And Tell Me What You See
Frightened People Running
From A System That They See

Looking For A Perfect World
Cause Nothing Here
Is Really What It Seems

Men And King And All The Rest
Any Of The Above
Look Around The Wounded Land
And Tell Me Who You Love

I Won’t Tell You Anything
That You Don’t Already Know
You’re On Your Own

We Are The Midnight Warriors
We Are The Midnight Warriors

Solo

We Are The Midnight Warriors
We Are The Midnight Warriors

Written
By Ed Melendez

Inside A Crystal Ball
They Future Tells It All
So I Ask You Crystal Ball
Please Tell Me What You See

I’m All Alone Right Now
Crystal Ball Show Me Somehow
Will I Be Here Tomorrow
Or Will I Take My Life Today

My Heart Is Empty
My Insides Are Growing Cold
Fear Of What The Future Might Bring Me
And The Secrets That You Hold

Now It’s Time I Face The Truth
Of What The Future Has To Say
Will I Be Here Tomorrow
Will I Take My Life Away

Jumping Off The Deep End
I Feel I’m Falling Down
If I Die Before I Wake
Will I Be Spared The Pain

One Thing I Know For Sure
Life Around Me Still Goes On
With Love Or Without Love
It Doesn’t Change A Thing

Crystal Ball
Crystal Ball
Show Me The Secrets You Hide
As I Look In Side
Inside A Crystal

Crystal Ball
Crystal Ball
Show Me The Secrets You Hide
As I Look In Side Inside A Crystal Ball

As I Gaze Upon You (Crystal)
I Can See An Image (Crystal)
Where I Am Within You (Crystal)
I Wanna See What You See

I Can See That Fact That I’m Alive
But The Images Isn’t Coming In Clear
Am I Alive In Spirit
Or Do I Live My Life Down Here

Jumping Off The Deep End
I Feel I’m Falling Down
If I Die Before I Wake
Will I Be Spared The Pain

One Thing I Know For Sure
Life Around Me Still Goes On
With Love Or Without Love
It Doesn’t Change A Thing

Crystal Ball (Oh Crystal Ball)
Crystal Ball
Show Me The Secrets You Hide
As I Look In Side
Inside A Crystal

Crystal Ball
Crystal Ball
Show Me The Secrets You Hide
As I Look In Side Inside A Crystal Ball

Solo

Crystal Ball (Oh Crystal Ball)
Crystal Ball (Ooo)
Show Me The Secrets You Hide
As I Look In Side
Inside A Crystal

Crystal Ball (Oh Crystal Ball)
Crystal Ball (Ooo Ooo)
Show Me The Secrets You Hide
As I Look In Side
Inside A Crystal

Written By
Robert Trujillo, Ed Melendez
Bill Scherer, Xavier Bejinez

My I Help You Mister
Let Me Show You What Is Real
Hidden In Confusing
Now It’s Time For How You Feel

Cause When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World-Go-Round And Round
When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World-Go-Round And Round

I Can See You Laughing
Smiling Faces On The Wall
Now You Think You’ve Got It
When You Really Don’t At All

Cause When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World-Go-Round And Round
When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World-Go-Round And Round

Take The Time And You Will See
What Happens Now And What Will Be
Look At Me Is This A Dream Or Reality

Solo

World-Go-Round And Round
World-Go-Round And Round
Woh Woh

World-Go-Round And Round
World-Go-Round And Round
Woh Woh Woh

World-Go-Round And Round And Round
Ooo Oh Oh Oh 
World-Go-Round And Round
Woh Woh Oh

Take The Time And You Will See
What Happens Now And What Will Be
Look At Me Is This A Dream Or Reality

Written By
Ed Melendez, David Perrigan

Musicians

Bass
Rob Trujillo 
Drums
Xavier Bejinez
Guitar
David Perrigan
Keyboards
Ed Melendez
Vocals
Rob Trujillo, David Perrigan
Ed Melendez 

Details

Release Date
May 15, 1991
Artist/band
New Day
Album Title
Midnight Warriors
Sound Engineer
Ed Melendez
Music Producer
Ed Melendez
Album Design
Ed Melendez
Music Genre
Pop, Rock
Catalog Ref#
GT-1003
Audio Format
Digital Download
Music Label
Glittertown Records ©1991

The Album

In early 1991, the band New Day reunited for a short stint to compete on the “Hollywood Showcase for Bands” television show. Even though New Day had broken up a year earlier, the band reached the top ten, which helped it win a slot to compete in the show’s grand finale.

The lineup this time would see the return of guitarist Dave Perrigan and original New Day members Rob Trujillo (bass/vocals), Xavier Bejinez (drums/percussion), and me (keyboards/lead vocals).

With a revitalized mission, we started by expanding our musical catalog and broadening our creative direction. The group’s revised setlist now features some of my previous band, Fable’s songs, including “Open Invitation,” “Sailing Sam,” “World-Go-Round,” and the epic prog-rock masterpiece “Lavender and Lace.”

Eventually, some of these songs were made available in their studio versions on New Jerusalem’s debut album “Holy Ghost Stories” (©1991) and on my solo album “If You Believe” (©1996). New Day then began adding new originals such as “Winter” and “Midnight Warriors.” We would again showcase our talents on the stage of The Green Door in Montclair, California, and Goodies in Fullerton, California.

Unfortunately, the momentum would only last for a while for New Day. We again found ourselves in the middle of personality and creative conflicts. New Day would part ways for the last time, mere months before we were to compete in the tv show’s finale. So sadly, we will never know what that outcome would have been.

Of course, Dave and I would work together again. The next time we would be on a spiritual journey that would lead us back to the collaboration table to form the band New Jerusalem.

The following are a few samples from our performance at Goodies in Fullerton in May 1991. You can see a few more videos here. 

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