So Long, Leisure

by Dam Gila

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"... the sound settles somewhere between Yawn’s casual guitar scope and a jaunt on the sands of 1960s pop beaches" - CMJ
www.cmj.com/news/track-premiere-dam-gila-history/

"Between thoughtful lyrics, varied instrumentation, skillful arrangement, and radiant choral harmonies, there are moments to get lost in its blissful, beachy twang, as well as moments for reflection in minimal synth progressions" - Culture Collide
www.culturecollide.com/feed/detail/song_premiere_home_again_by_dam_gila#.VG4vI8khCOo

"It’s a kitchen sink, yes—vintage psyche, Grizzly Bear-esque moments, and acoustic strums like stumbling upon a lost Monkees b-side all fit into the tub—but the dishes are arranged accordingly by shape and size" - Impose
www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/new-music/dam-gila-see-it-through

"So Long, Leisure ... features 12 cuts that range from electronica to psychedelia to power-pop, all with a seasonally-disparate burst of sunshine" - Allmusic
www.allmusic.com/blog/post/album-premiere-dam-gila-aka-adam-gil-of-yawn-so-long-leisure

"This is one of those solo projects that actually might sound bigger and busier than the band with which it's affiliated" - Chicago Reader
www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/11/06/yawn-offshoot-dam-gila-airs-out-the-sunnier-side-of-psych-pop

credits

released November 18, 2014

All Songs Written and Produced by Adam Gil except for track 12 (Fred Neil, as made famous by Harry Nilsson)

Recorded at Ghareeb Studios, Rogers Park in winter-spring 2014

Mixed and mastered by R. Andrew Humphrey aka Telegraph Cables at Observatory Studios
www.facebook.com/pages/Observatory-Studios/134854889897204

Additional Personnel:
Sam Wolf - saxophone on track 9
Jordan Rose Collins Brzezinski - duet vocals on track 11
Ghareeb International Orchestra - strings on tracks 1-11

Album cover photo by Michelle Daniella Villarreal

Special thanks to Cullen Omori for providing shure microphones and a butt load of guitar pedals

In Memoriam of Feeltrip Studios (RIP T_T)

Released on Feeltrip Records, Chicago, IL [FT-800]
www.feeltrip.co

(c) Adam Gil (BMI)

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Dam Gila Chicago, Illinois

Dam Gila is the solo project from Chicago native and YAWN front man Adam Gil. In his first album, ‘So
Long, Leisure’ he explores the glam and soul elements of songwriting. Inspired by ‘60s and ‘70s greats
like The Mamas & The Papas, Harry Nilsson, Elton John, and T. Rex, he creates a lush and fuzzy dream
world dense with melodic hooks and synaptic harmonies.
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Track Name: History
Straight out of the womb
I wasn’t crying, I was grinning
Like somehow I knew everything would be good
Forever...

But now, out in the world
Everything’s dying, and I keep trying
But fool of me to think, I could do what I want
Forever...

Cause history is lost on me
And I cannot see where to be

And babe, I still think of you
I know you do too, but what can we do?
Alone it seems right, but it never makes sense
Together...

And since I’ve been alone,
People are talking, talking...
The kid he ain’t right, but he’ll never go out
To get her...

Cause history is lost on me
But now I can be, who I want to be
Track Name: Look To The Morning
There’s no beginning
Without an end to make it new
There’s no forgiving
Without a word to change your view

But you say it’s right, that you can go loud into the night
Just empty your mind, take all the bad and lay it out for all to see
But you’ll let it be, when you...

Look to the morning
Nothing is missing

All love is empty
Without a touch of loneliness
All love is fleeting
With all kinds of ways to turn a mess

And you say it’s fine, that you can go far and out of sight Just hang it all up, take all the sad and lay it out for all to see,
But you’ll come around when you...

Look to the morning
Nothing is missing

And we can be fine, we can go out and make it right
Just open our minds, take all the bad and lay it out for all to see
And we’ll let it be...

Look to the morning
Nothing is missing
Track Name: Home Again
It’s been living with me since we went away
Tripping through my memory almost every day
And I wonder if I’ll ever be
Part of something just as free again

Lately everything just seems to wash away
Fading in the patterns of the day-to-day
Seems we’re always talking up
How we used to do it up
And everybody’s down
I can’t even hear the sounds when I’m..

Home again, feels like the end
Mmmm lonely, take it from me

Nights in the open air
High in the rooftops,
Lights, in the back and forth
Years, just to be back here
To be past here

Home again, feels like the end
Mmm lonely, take it from me
Track Name: Head In The Clouds
A shot in the dark, never thought it would stick
Now it’s up in the air and you can’t get a hit
And it’s starting to give, but you’ve never been quick
So you shrug it off again

Somebody said, you can never go back
But who’s gonna care, when you slip through the cracks?
And you’re “not alone till you’re always alone”
So you play it off again

You got your head in the clouds
Kicking once in a while, checking out
And when you’re feeling so down
You just fall to the ground and get another shot

‘Cause every time you try You get a little high
And every time you lie, you shine, shine
‘Cause you’re lost but you don’t mind, never mind

Nobody knows, how it comes and goes
But everyone plays, Just as good of a show
So you’re walking out, fine you’ve opened the door
But where do you go from here?
You got your head in the clouds
Kicking once in a while, checking out

And when you’re feeling so down
You just fall to the ground and get another shot

But when you’re down there
You will always be there
When you're over
you will always beware

And every time you try
You get a little high
And when you get to lie, you shine, shine
‘Cause you’re lost but you don’t mind, never mind – mind, never mind.
Track Name: Only A Simulation
Hide the day, you hide the night
Down the ex you made your light

Yea I know it’s dark and crazy now
But I swear these things just take a while

Far too late to start today,
Far too late to feel okay,

Though it’s said that life is just one long trip Where’s the fun if you don’t get lost on the way?

Put your worries in your hands Feel the weight of it all
Run your fingers through your hair Just to know you’re still there

Boy you’re in it now,
Let them know you’ll be here for a while Boy you’re in it now
Let them know you’ll be here for a while Boy you’re in it now
Let us know that you’ll be right here
Track Name: See It Through
Do it, see through it, you know how hearts break
It’s something deep in your sign
Know it, you show it, you had me going,
It’s nothing you even try

And when you’re old and you get yours
Will you ever learn?
I’ll see it in the back of your eyes,
It won’t ever die...

Prove it, you’ll lose it, you’re never lonely
You keep em coming on back
Maybe, you’re crazy, and you can’t see it
It's something deep in your mind

Uh oh, you thought you had it figured out
Uh oh, your little game
But i know you’re only really into you
Uh oh, i saw right through

But when i think of tomorrow
In my daze i’ll be dreaming of you
All the times i couldn’t kick it
Was i blind to try to see it through to the end?
Track Name: YesterLove
If you don’t follow, I'll feel so hollow

The yester-you stands
Glowing on the beach
Knees in the sand,
Stars in your hand

The water was warm
But I knew it wouldn’t last
Fire and Ice
Wondering eyes, again.

If you don’t follow, I'll feel so hollow

And all that remains
Is buried under ground
Deep in the sound
There to be found

The rest is in dreams
Like mirrors in our eyes
Smoke in the seams
Always behind me

Looking for a hint of love in your eyes
I can’t say I should be surprised
We’re breaking with the waves, drifting far away
I’ll open up my mind to soak it all in
From shared to scared it’s all in the air
And every little thing feels like the world

If you won’t follow, I’ll feel so hollow
Track Name: Winter Weight
How can you go when you see I’m wrecked?
Is it all just for show?
Will it melt with the snow?

Give me a sign i’ll be sure to find
Cause i ain’t gonna try
If it cuts in my pride

Baby was on fire, said she was a loner
Took her in my own never could crack the code
But undivided kept me undecided
I faked it for a while thought i’d go it alone
But I should have known
She said she’s not too young to die
But she’s too hung up to try and she said

“Oh, well i had only one
and he walked out now I’m done Im so sorry that you came
But you helped me ease the -“
Pain - the feeling likes to stay And I’m left out like a stray
It’s just the winter weight

There was a time when you held me up and we drank the same cup
there was always a line

Now you’re singing a song that i know by heart But the end’s at the start
And it goes on and on

Baby wasn’t open thought it was an omen
Waited for a voice i never could let it go
But so inviting kept me so excited
Our bodies made it right so i left it alone
But i should have known
Said she’s not too young to die
But she’s too hung up to try and she said

“Oh, well i had only one
he walked out now I’m done Im so sorry that you came But you helped me ease the-“
Pain - the feeling likes to stay
And i’m left out like a stray It’s just the winter
Wait - if i had only one I’d take it to the sun It’s so easy just to burn But i would find a
Way -
And I’m left out in the fray It’s just the winter weight
Track Name: Down On Love
we've been together for a long time
what happened to getting on just fine?
you say it's only wishful thinking
I'm holding on to something short of a lie

funny how you're never in it
but you see all the things that are wrong and unfit
you say you're lonely and if only
but you’ll stand for nothing if you're sitting aside

down on love

maybe it's over and we don't know now
maybe it's nothing and we can figure it out
but you'll think it over till you're older
you'll think of nothing till there's nothing around

we need a shaking to awaken
we need to fake it but you’re too stiff to lie
don't make it easy just to please me
it don't mean nothing when you're dead in the eyes

down on love

just cause you don't know it don't meant you can't show it

down on love
Track Name: God
I've been searching
Books and secrets
But nothing’s changed mine
An old man told me

Till you feel it in your bones
Till you feel it in your bones
You won’t know god

Keep us so low
Get us so high
But nothing’s changed yet
Don’t ask me why

Till you feel it in your bones
Till you feel it in your bones
You won’t know ‘God’
Track Name: Keep It Lo-Fi
If I stayed here long enough
Would you believe that for a minute
I really loved you?

If I lay here long enough
Would you believe that for a second
I really cared?

In spite, I’ll be off time
And since you’re all mine, i’ll keep it lo-fi
And mess with your mind

And i’ll get on fine, cause i’ll be your light
And since you don’t ‘care’, we’ll keep it right there,
right there...

If i had you off or on,
I wouldn’t say cause i can play
Either way…

If i had to turn you on,
I wouldn’t try cause if i did
You’d run away

In spite, you’ll wait in line
and since you’re all mine, i’ll keep it lo-fi
And mess with your mind

And i won’t ask why, you play it so cool
And who’s the real fool to get into you
Into you..

And i get so lonely but i won’t say
Cause you’d think it’s weird
And i’d be a liar if i weren’t scared
Of any tears…

But i don’t care, just take me there,
Just as long as you don’t leave me looking down
Looking down

Despite being off time, we’ll sync it up fine
And if you decide to change your mind

In the right light, between the right lines
I can make time, to change your mind

If it feels right, yea it feels right
Higher than low, make it up as we go
If you don’t ask why, i won’t ask why
I just won’t care, if you just won’t care

We’ll keep it there.
Track Name: Everybody's Talkin' (Harry Nilsson)
Everybody’s talking at me
Can’t hear a word they’re saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stop and staring
I can’t see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

I’m going where the sun keeps shining
In the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes
Banking off the northeast winds
Sailing on some summer breeze
Skipping over the ocean like stone

I won’t let you leave my love behind