Grey Sun

by Dan Sapen

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I had an experience unique in all of human history. A great love turned out differently than expected. I wrote this song so humanity might get a feel for what they're missing. Drove to Philly and visited with Brett Kull of echolyn, who I thought might "get it", and seriously enjoyed watching him work his studio and guitaristic magic on my music, in a room full of gorgeous instruments and state of the art recording equipment. When it was time for my guitar solo, and Brett handed me a pristine 1960 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst and casually said "try this one", I knew it was gonna be a great day.


Who ever said love don't matter
Who ever said dreams don't shatter
Who ever said love is a democracy
In which we find ourselves

Grey sun in winter
Opens into a cinnamon spring

Who ever said time don't heal
Who ever said words ain't real
Who ever said time is just a corridor
We walk until the end

Grey sun in winter
Opens into a cinnamon spring
Grey sun in winter
You always were
An unusual thing

Well you return to me like the reaper
In your elegant disdain
To haunt, humiliate me
Yet again
There were a thousand times I never saw
That love was not your point
At all

Grey sun in winter opens into
A cinnamon spring
Grey sun in winter
You always were
An unusual thing


released April 17, 2013
Dan Sapen: Composer, guitar, drums, bass, vocals
Brett Kull: guitar, bass, producer, engineer



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Dan Sapen New York, New York

Once upon a time, I wrote and played songs, and hung out jamming in jazz clubs. Then I became a psychotherapist who wrote a book (Freud's Lost Chord) about psychology and music, and a dad, and put that previous version of me on ice, in the garage of the soul. Now it is time to make music again. One day, preferably pre-humously the whole song cycle of “The Marty Chronicles” will be complete. ... more

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