The Last Daze of Romance

by Gina Turner

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Jason Sypsa This was a surprise find from a good friend who I know will eventually defeat the painful affliction she daily suffers with a grace and patience that puts all us relatively healthy folks to shame. She is a beautiful soul too pure and compassionate for this cruel world but intent on helping others even while she can barely care for her own needs. Please listen attentively to her story and I guarantee you will leave a changed person.
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Last Daze is more of a journal than a cohesive body of work. It's rough, raw, flawed, and contains a LOT of in the moment moments. My own daughter falls asleep to it every single night. I hope you'll find it as intimate as the experience of creating it was.

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released March 22, 2014

tracked, mixed, and mastered at Mars Hill studio in Silver Hill, AL, circa 2005

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Track Name: Trepidation
In these last days of romance I've chanced to hear the footsteps of the waking ones condemned to walk these halls - Alone in the witching hour, setting all the walls on fire- absent of true desire, it's sleep that brought me here. In this place where lifeless ghosts hang close at hand, I've glanced into eternal reticence - fractured by and by. This nightly invocation - a ghastly congregation - my fascination brought me just beyond the safety of my bed

Through stained glass windows they fall like dominoes and scream for more as they come crashing to the floor. Inside the nightmare they'll fight for the very instinct they lost at a far greater cost than the effort exhausted in dreams.

I know this will soon become surreal. I hope my heart will cease to feel the aching solitude of the embers burning slow. Then Time, blowing cold for certain, will raise the curtain for one final scene - and it's gonna be a scream. They'll crash undefined through the windows of my mind, then tumble faint between the jagged lines. Through painted glass left undisguised - the panes explode behind my eyes - but not for dreams. They merely seem to keep my reverie alive.

By and by I hear the gentle lullaby. But should I fall asleep, I fear my soul won't keep. I'll be along but not before my fire is gone. This fate is mine, captive to Time. This place - distressed, divine - flawlessly designed.
Track Name: Indentured
A telescopic view of a sullen hue in solace dressed
Chases away all the fear to save for last the best duress
Then Daylight ends its West procession
Impaled by Night in starry session
Transcendental pain - a mind that breathes
Cross the threshold - Crash the door - Expel the demons held before
But still the body seethes

Peel off the names
All up in flames
Step into surrendered, mortal, faithless elegance
Charred intentions less entranced

Death's worth less than dying dreams when staked on claims ripped at the seams - a lesson never learned
And trickling down from rolling veins of lifeless souls on higher planes
The essence of morality is always 1st to burn
If Time list count in retrospect, we'd never reach the end
Years of standing up and yet we all fall down again

Peel off the names
All up in flames
Step into surrendered, mortal, faithless elegance
Charred intentions less entranced

Climb down inside. No place left to hide.
Twice cursed - a soul
The 1st to lose control

Peel off the names
All up in flames
Step into surrendered, mortal, faithless elegance
Charred intentions less entranced
Track Name: In Memoriam
They gave this world to us to do with what we would
It's no surprise we never could
And still their beating hearts pump life into the words we never spoke
They never heard the sound

Of Fury in the darkest hour, Glory on the darkest day
Mark the page the age-old sages penned in dead of night
Siphon the souls still burning bright

A thousand blessings counted back against the cost
Another breath - Another lost
She looked with my eyes when the angels finally came
I say through hers and then she sang

Of Fury in the darkest hour, Glory on the darkest day
Mark the page the age-old sages penned in dead of night
Stifle the souls still burning bright

Fury in the darkest hour - Glory on the darkest day
We turned the page on age-old sages reared against the night
Her soul was free, still burning bright
Track Name: Last Man Out
One fell down - He couldn't win - Indulge this sin
Far too early too be tanked when that good son sank
Western world lost 9 miles back and welcome to the night
He searched the dim horizon for a new mind out of sight
He'd been ahead til Lady Luck fled and since been traveling down
Through this one horse town

Dusty dirt roads, Western clothes - Last Do-Si-Do
Swinging doors that never close might offer hope
"Come inside and rest your mind. Leave Trouble to the day.
Bet your bottom dollar there will soon enough be Hell to pay.
The girls will surely dance down at the old Last Chance for you.
Then you'll be through."

He left his strings unraveled blowing in the breeze
Enough to wrap the noose round tight and drop him to his knees
It was a battle forged in haste
Nothing left but human waste

Last man out - He wouldn't fold to save his soul
Red - Black - The Devil's throes
But God only knows
Cold cold nights and neon lights will chill you to the bones
He played a hand that couldn't deal with the stakes assuming all control
Whiskey killed the memory but damned him at the end
It was more than he ever had to spend
Track Name: Madaline
What will the Day in all its wisdom bring?
Not more than you can imagine in dreams
Just close your eyes and believe

Madaline tell me - How will your garden grow?
Little flower lay close and know
All the night long I'll be here to keep your secrets while you sleep

The whole world begins inside those wandering eyes
All that it offers, you'll have if you try
Don't be afraid to ask why

Madaline tell me - How will your garden grow?
Little flower, lay close and know
All the night long I'll be here to keep your secrets while you sleep

Eyes to the sky. I wish that I could see what you see thru those eyes.

Soon you will see, as the Day unwinds
All of your questions will be answered in time.
You've brought the answers to mine.
Track Name: Ignition
Bet you thought you were safe - Bet you thought you'd be fine
Bet you thought you could sleep through the storm
But now it's time to rise and shine

Wait for me here at the pinnavle of Fear
I will be the last thing you see
Now I have come - The Chosen One
Now it's time to feel the heat - I have come

To light up the dark with explosive eyes
Catch a glimpse of sanctity before it burns away with me
Explosive emotion intensifies tonight

If you hoped you might find what was lost to the Day
In the harrowing face of the Night
All I am would yet remain

Take all this in - the blood and the sin
I'll consume your soul
I'll swallow it whole
Let the fire engulf you now - I will drag your body down
Behind the setting sun - I have come
I'm the one - the one

Who'll light up the dark with explosive eyes
Catch a glimpse of sanctity before it burns away with me
Explosive emotion intensifies tonight

Out of the ashes I rise unto a hollow Earth.

I will light up the dark with explosive eyes
Catch a glimpse of sanctity before it burns away
Expulsive emotion intensifies tonight
Track Name: Breaking the Day
Little boys aren't afraid of the things they see in the darks of their dreams
Little girls hold the secret to life in a world that's far less than it seems
Fall away from the light - Far away in the night

There'll be time for dancing and dreaming all night
For now put your head down and pray
When it's over and through then you'll find something new
Then it's all about breaking the day

We crossed the lines every night in our minds
But the hands never once followed suit
Still I can't understand the pale motives of man
When the quest lies in hollow pursuit
Fall away from the light - Find me here in the night

We've lived through the dancing and drinking all night
Worked hard keeping daydreams at bay
When it's over and through then we'll find something new
Then it's all about breaking the day

Faintly I can feel it's coming down to what we thought would be surreal
And nothing matters but the shadows thrown on shapeless faces
What have I become tonight? And what did I miss when I fell into the light? Move over - Time is on its way - Tonight we broke the day
Track Name: Dream of Me
My very last goodbye
I might've loved the boy beneath the pain
Southside of paradise - Is that what you saw
When you opened up your eyes?

One breath for every tear
Eyes kissed by the man with sand in his hand
Bones and poison, I fear, are all that remain
Of the body that left me here

Lay down the light is gone
With it goes the lonesome soul
Leave me here to wake alone
Just close your eyes and dream of me

My very last goodbye
I might've wandered the length of this pain
Follow me down - down tonight
Whispering shade - Alive tonight

Lay down the light is gone
With it goes the lonesome soul
Leave me here to wake alone
Just close your eyes and dream of me

I wandered the length of the night
Fell asleep and dreamed of those eyes
And all souls - and all time
Alive tonight

Lay down the light is gone
With it goes the lonesome soul
Leave me here. Go wake alone.
Just close your eyes and dream of me
Track Name: 60 Seconds
How long must we wait to face this fate?
Abomination breeds mistake
The listless soul awakes
I've taken all that I can take

This time the ticket's at the station
One last subservient temptation
Purgatory's one withdraw
The train's at last derailed - We've wrecked us one & all

I've got no time to stay
This time I'm really leaving here
I know the game much better than you ever thought I could
This time I'm gone for good

We have only one stop left to make
One lingering gesture to reciprocate
Just 60 seconds left to live
I've given all that I can give

When there's no one left to stand up on the stage
To justify a war that's always, ever raged
A cheap demise - a brief descent
This isn't nearly what they must have meant
Track Name: The Dark of Things
Hearts and stars when love was ours and life was sane
I choked on words I couldn't speak and washed them down with pain
You took a drag and breathed me out and smoke got in my eyes
You flushed them out with cold, hard truth
I covered them with lies

Take this hand and walk away
2 hearts forever carved into a playground slide into the day
When nightmares turn to dreams and yet it seems
I see you better in the dark of things

Crushed too hard - We'll make this loneliness a scream
A melancholy, momentary change of scene
Strike a match to save the light - the air grows ever colder
Torch a bridge in dead of night - at dawn we'll watch it smolder

Take this hand and walk away
2 hearts forever carved into a playground slide into the day
When nightmares turn to dreams and yet it seems
I see you better in the dark of things