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Hero's Trial

by Mike Daly & The Planets

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“Hero’s Trial,” tells the tale of a cafe where hot beverages and heartbreak are served up in equal measure.


And regret
Served up with a smile
I have to leave here for awhile

When we meet
With the sweet
Passion and denial
I have to leave here for awhile

I have met too many
Angels in this place
Hovering above me
Always out of reach

It hits me
Where I live
Til I've got nothing
Left to give
One more hero's trial
I have to leave here for awhile

I have faced too many
Demons in this place
All with angel faces
Always out of reach

So, goodbye
Fare thee well
It's been heaven
It's been hell
Keep my card on file
I have to leave here for awhile

Fare thee well
Love you
Can't you tell?
Keep my heart on file
I have to leave here for awhile...

© 2005 Michael Daly (ASCAP)


released October 13, 2016
Mike Daly (lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar), Jim Van Sickle (bass), and Jim "Smitty" Smith (drums), Bobby Butchka (lead guitar).

Recorded by Jim Van Sickle at The Jerk Store, Haledon, NJ. Produced by Mike Daly and Jim Van Sickle. Mastered by Disc Makers.


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Mike Daly & The Planets Hawthorne, New Jersey

Mike Daly & The Planets, based in New Jersey, USA, made their live debut opening for The Smithereens in 2011. Their self- titled first album was issued in 2017 to rave reviews. For 4 straight years (2016-19), they’ve been chosen to play the International Pop Overthrow Festival in NYC. Three of the band’s members were previously in Every Damn Day.
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