The Ghost Within: The Tale of Turmoil

by N Pa

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Concept Summary:
"Devastated by the love of his life leaving him, Turmoil, finds himself drowning in a cesspool of depression and wanting out of his emotional roller coaster ride. The ghost within haunts his thoughts as he feels his grips on sanity slipping away. The listener gets taken on his journey through madness and back again. Join Turmoil in his process musically, and evolve as he does, and as the music progresses, so will he."
- written by Josh Wright

More information:
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npamusic.wikia.com/wiki/The_Ghost_Within:_The_Tale_of_Turmoil

credits

released 24 September 2013

Narrated by: Michael Leonard
Album cover by: Pierre Kenal Louis and Robert Carter
All tracks produced by Nicholas Pavoni

Personnel

Writers:

Aaron Zafran on Track 2
Dvir André Tzanua and Meital Patash-Cohen on Track 3
Christopher Volz on Track 4
Frank Pino, Jr. on Track 7
Pete Murray and Luke Jackson on Track 8
Michael Leonard and Joshua Spradlin on Track 9
Nicholas Pavoni on Tracks 1, 5, and 6

Musicians:

Taylor Barefoot - Electric Guitar on Track 5
David Wong - Electric Violin on Track 6
Jeremy Berghorst - Acoustic/Electric Guitar on Track 8

Co-Production:

Aaron Zafran on Track 2
Jarad Moloney on Track 3
Stefon Taylor on Track 5
Mark Liebrand and Jeremy Berghorst on Track 8
Joshua Spradlin on Track 9

Samples:

Track 2 contains samples and elements from "Turmoil" by Xenoc.
Track 3 contains elements of "A Life in Memory", a Science Channel documentary.
Track 5 contains samples from "Karma (Comin' In For The Kill)" by Bobby Jasso and Frank Gryner.
Track 7 contains samples from "Ilyena" by The Mars Volta.

Mixing/Mastering:

Mixing by Nicholas Pavoni
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9 mastered by Alex Fooks
Tracks 5 and 7 mastered by Joshua Steffen
Track 3 mastered by Niv Cohen (of Knob)

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N Pa

Electronic artist and producer/song-writer signed to London-based Independent label Arctic Mode.

"The Ghost Within: The Tale of Turmoil" and "Unorthodox - EP" out now.

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Track Name: Prologue (The Beginning)
Her betrayal turned love to poison
His heart, now tainted with the thought of madness
It burns, like a brush fire in the field of lust
His sanity escapes with every breath
His mind, the only safe haven for him to hide
This, is the tale of turmoil..
Track Name: Turmoil (feat. Xenoc)
Intro:
Turmoil
She creeps into your veins (x2)

V1:
He can remember being young and unprepared
Restless nights that left a vacuum in his head
With nothing else to fill the silence he must bear
Lying all alone til you hear voices
and they said....

CH:
Turmoil
She creeps into your veins
Another world
Overtaking all the sane
Eyes of oil
Can't resist her selfish gaze
Endless toil
Cerebrally rearranged (x2)
Track Name: Memories (feat. Meital Cohen of Knob and NPC)
Intro:
Post traumatic stress disorder is what happens to substantial ? people
In the aftermath of trauma exposure
It's basically an encounter with death
And the nature of the traumatic memory
Is that it doesn't fade away

Because it's as if the imprint was so strong
That in some people, the memory remains as fresh
As on the first day...

V1:
I'm sinking
I'm falling
Holding on to you again

I'm drowning
I'm dreaming
Spinning out of way of fate

As night becomes a daylight
My soul is crashing out of view
I search a rest for my mind
Your voice is leading me nowhere

CH:
I'll never be the same
Cause now I'm lost in you
My memories still haunting me
Running after you
You saw the best in me
When I couldn't see
But now you're gone
I'm all alone

V2:
I'm floating
Slowly dying
Imprisoned in your blue blue eyes

Let me go now
I need silence
Find a piece of hope in me

I can't live without you
A ship won't go without a sail
In bars of pain you locked me
Memories are dragging me to hell

BR:
I'll never be the same
Never be the same

I'm floating
Slowly dying

Holding on (x3)

CH:
(repeat)
Track Name: Blistered (feat. Chris Volz of Flaw and Anthony Grisko)
V1
Create a distance,
Resistance to compromise
Hold back indifference
Delinquent, it’s no surprise

Just go after something,
Try harder, look deep inside
Mind over matter,
It’s the only way you realize

CH.
Blistered and burning
The feeling is keeping me
up, up, up, up, (x2)
You’ll never learn
And you’re taking it higher and
up, up, up, up, (x2)

Blistered and burning
The feeling is keeping me
up, up, up, up, (x2)
No, you’ll never learn
And you’re taking it higher and
up, up, up, up, (x2)

V2.
It’s all around you,
Engulfing, it’s everywhere
It feels like choking,
But still you can find me there

I know an answer
To clear up this smoky air
Just walk right through it
The fastest way to get you there

BR.
As your skin hits the air
Temperatures rising
As your soul is to bare
In need of confiding

If you even still care
Help me put out the fire
Help me put out the fire

CH:
(repeat)
Track Name: Sea of Darkness (feat. Richard Bush of The Peace Creeps, Bobby Jasso, Taylor Barefoot, and Bionik)
V1:
Devil's eyes
Trapping me inside
No where to run
No where to hide
Only in my mind

You speak to me in tongues
Ripping from within
You move so quick
While I waste away

CH:
This sea of darkness
Is taking me down, down, down
The depths of the sea are my only escape
Darkness my only light


This sea of darkness
Is taking me down, down, down
The depths of the sea are my only escape
Darkness my only light

V2:
Motionless I stand
The landscape of my mind is vast
Am I the only one that lasts?

Madness is pulling me in
Like quicksand, I sink
Determine my fate
And let the ocean waves engulf me

BR:
Come here
I ain't gonna hurt you (x4)

You don't need to hide
You're safe inside
(You say to me)

CH:
(repeat)
Track Name: Interlude (The Battle) (feat. David Wong, The Electric Violinist)
The once was is now no more
His fate sealed in this entrapment
He must now seek out the light
Encased in the darkness

The battle for the mind has commenced
And each side is eager to win

But Who will turn out the victor?
Track Name: On The Inside (feat. Frank Pino, Jr. of Waltham)
Intro:
When the chants have cycled,
How can I go wrong?
There will be no Eve for Adam
If your apples have gone, gone, gone

I need a brand new skin,
Incarnated debts, incarcerated when
The deeds are left to purchase

On the inside (x3)

V1:
Should I care
If I'm alive at dawn?
In my world
Who is there to see?
Am I strong
Enough to right my wrong
Do I blame
If I'm alone with me?

CH (1):
Follow me no compromise
Or you'll be left alone
Come with me to save your mind
Or fall forever
Cowering and left behind
You won't see it anymore
Come with me to save your mind

V2:
Following the lonely cries
Is when you'll finally realize
The flame is there to light your way
And lead you to your better days

BR:
To be where you are
To be what you need
For me, I'm the cure
For all your disease (4x)

CH (2):
Spirit you can never break
On the inside
Feelings you can never fake
On the inside
If I die before I wake
On the inside
It's the love that you will
Never take
On the inside

V3:
I curse the day when you walked in
I'll find a way for me to win
I'm taking mercy on you now
Despite the sins despite the amount

CH (1):
Follow me no compromise
Or you'll be left alone
Come with me to save your mind
Or fall forever
Cowering and left behind
You won't see it anymore
Come with me to save your mind

(instrumental break)

CH (2):
Spirit you can never break
On the inside
Feelings you can never fake
On the inside
If I die before I wake
On the inside
It's the love that you will
Never take
On the inside
Track Name: Release Me (feat. Pete Murray of Lo-Pro, Space Camp Stowaways, and DJ Darkside)
V1:
I feel my mind begin to race
I think it's time to leave this place
I think I need to erase
This is the time for release

CH:
Release me
From all i'm feeling
Release me
And start the healing
Release me
From all i'm feeling
Release me
And start the healing (yeah)
And start the healing
(Yeah)
And start the healing

V2:
Yeah x36

Melody break:
Release me
Release me
Start the healing (yeah)
Start the healing (yeah)

CH:
(repeat)

V3:
Let me go, or let me know
Why you won't, why you don't
Just release me, it's so easy
You don't need me, please believe me
If I could breathe I'd be screaming
If I could sleep I'd dream of leaving
Do I fight for freedom, or fight the feeling?

CH:
(repeat)
Track Name: Not Today (feat. FloatstoneHeart, Esper Fiction, and Kate Wild)
V1:
My crimes
Offer me up to fate
Afraid that I've learned too late
Should I just keep the things I broke

My heart
Dreams of another way
I can't think to go or stay
Well, I don't understand it all,

But I know

CH:
Time
Can't
Fix me for this world
They said it could, but they got it wrong
And through the seasons, I've forgotten
Where I belong (where I belong)

Oh, time
Can't
Warm me in the cold
It can't wash my debts away
But I won't see myself surrender,
Not today (not today)


V2:
My life is such a goddamn vice
I would not think twice if it ends
if thinking's possible when it's over (when it's over)

My life is such a goddamn vice
such an ugly burden, you win (ugly burden, you win)
but I continue holding on to it (holding on to it)

CH (2):
All I can show is
I am buried under all this debt
but I have not given up just yet
Still all I know is
If you give me just one more shot
I will surely fuck it up


V3:
I cry,
"Help me believe in me"
I know there's no guarantee
But I feel promise in the footfall

My muse,
What do I have to do?
I'd live out my days for you
Because it's all that I was born to,

You know that

CH:
(repeat)

BR:
My life is such a goddamn vice
I would not think twice if it ends (if it ends)
If thinking's possible when it's over

My life is such a goddamn vice
Such an ugly burden, you win (such an ugly burden)
but I continue holding on to it

If my life was anything like yours
Could I be forgotten
Could I be ignored
Could I stand still
Could I be still

This life is such a hell
I try but nothing will,
Ever happen to me
so I wait for eternity

CH #2:
All I can show is
I am buried under all this debt
but I have not given up just yet
Still all I know is
If you give me just one more shot
I will surely fuck it up

Outro:
Time
Can't
Wear away my flame
They said it would, but they never knew
That I was made with words, and wishes,
And I have you

Oh, time
Can't
Lay me down to bed
Cause I've got too long left to run
I won't be floating there with the fishes
Til I'm done