Turbononsense

by Allan Dawson

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Turbononsense is a rollercoaster ride of 12 blistering rock songs which vary from guitar driven heavy rock leviathans right down to acoustic folk inspired contemplative ballads, with indie and blues inspired flavours in-between.

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released December 27, 2019

Allan Dawson: Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Strings, Drums & Percussion

Produced, recorded and performed by Allan Dawson.

All tracks written by Allan Dawson except:
Tracks 2 & 9 - Words by James Collett. Music by Allan Dawson.
Track 12 - Words by Simon Holland -Roberts and Allan Dawson. Music by Allan Dawson.

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Allan Dawson London, UK

Guitarist singer songwriter record producer and engineer from the UK, influenced by life and motivated by the desire to record it's moments in glorious musical rock poetry. Seasoned live performer with a great love for the energy that flows through the ether between the entertainer and the entertained. Worked with Shed 7, Hawkwind, Kirk Brandon, Runrig, Belinda Carlisle and Jesus Jones. ... more

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Track Name: Back on the Rack
Don't take me up to shoot me down
My imagination's running round
Engine failure near the ground
I can't find the sound to groove you

Restricted visibility
Clouds are forming around me
Descending now my final leap
Something crazy moves you

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack
And I can’t see the reason
Come back, my life and all that’s left are on the rack
And I can’t feel your breathing

Warm your breath against my cheek
A memory broke for eternity
Condemned to hell your love to seek
Can't find the tones to woo you

You took my heart in a pickle jar
Like a zombie I hang my guitar
Two hundred miles ‘tween sun and star
Dawn breaks without you

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack
And I can’t see the reason
Come back, my life and all that’s left are on the rack
And I can’t feel your breathing

Cold my soul my tears flow
Can’t console my yearning
Bereft of your loving glow
Without you I’m burning

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack
And I can’t see the reason
Come back, my life and all that’s left are on the rack
And I can’t feel your breathing

My heart is broken front to back
What’s left of my life goes in the sack
Zip me up and wheel me back
On Wednesday they will burn me

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack
And I can’t see the reason
Come back, my life and all that’s left are on the rack
And I can’t feel your breathing

Your beauty gone no warmth to share
Echoes of your spirit stare
On winter shades ice everywhere
The cold consumes my cool

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack
And I can’t see the reason
Come back , my life and all that’s left are on the rack
And I can’t feel your breathing
Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack
And I can’t see the reason
Come back , my life and all that’s left are on the rack
And I can’t feel your breathing
Track Name: Anosognosia
Your doctor forbids you my voice in your head
But I’ll get back what you, you think I’ve left
Those nine dead fingers you’ve got stuck in your chest
Honey, I’ll hang up when you wring my neck

I’m not blaming you man but you, you know what I said
About blood red signals that mean go ahead
And how those slits will suck your, your phantom head apart
And you know I could have beaten these words out of any heart

I am I, I am
I am I, I am

You’re hoping all these words I painted on your chest
Will jump out of your arms and back down my neck
To rip out the spine that I, I don’t have
Pull the pin from your body and bring it back

I’m not blaming you man but you, you know what I said
About blood red signals that mean go ahead
And how those slits will suck your, your phantom head apart
And you know I could have beaten these words out of any heart

I am I, I am
I am I, I am

Echo and the other two, wash yourselves in pain
Thrashing slaves in the soft machine, three flowers in a ring

I am I, I am
I am I, I am

I’m not blaming you man but you, you know what I said
About blood red signals that mean go ahead
And how those slits will suck your, your phantom head apart
And you know I could have beaten these words out of any heart

I am I, I am
I am I, I am
Track Name: No-one to Love
Staring at sand
Waiting for you
You said you had plans
Other things to do
You left me to wait in
Your favourite fool
While you offed to take
Whatever was cool

It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love
Stupid see, stupid do
It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love
You’ve helped yourself make a mess of you

Spare you a hand
To elevate you
Still you lower the bar
Like so many do
You left me to fade
In the shadow of you
But I’m not in your cage
I’m not like you

It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love
Stupid see, stupid do
It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love
You helped yourself make a mess of you

It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love
Stupid see, stupid do
It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love
You helped yourself make a mess of you
Track Name: Everyday
You love me so much you're smothering me
I see you alter-ego-ing me
I love you so much I'm smothering you
I see my love at war with you

And I know we're both to blame

Every day I fall for you
Every day I'm falling for you

You give me oxygen, I give you food
But we still miss a breath or two
You give me love, I give you mood
Awaken the call of you

Deep down we love the same

Every day I fall for you
Every day I’m falling for you

Wake me up and put my armour on
Take me up and fly my lonely, lonely song

Ahhh ahhh ahhhhhhh
Ahhh ahhh ah-ah-ahh
Oooh aaah ahhhhhhh
Oooh oahh wooahohoohoh

Every day I fall for you
Every day I’m falling for you
Every day I fall for you
Every day I’m falling for you
Every day I fall for you
Every day I love
You
Track Name: Knowing I am Knowing You
She looked so splendid as she rolled her head one side and tells me
"Thanks for the good time and the bottle of wine"
I told her nothing to it, the least that I could do
Knowing I am knowing you

She held a picture in her mind for a second or two
Which she didn't share, she didn't share
I made to leave her but she fixed with that look again
But she didn't stare, she didn't stare

I... I think she’s the one
I... I think she’s the one
Knowing I am knowing her

She looked resplendent as I sat beside her in her woollen top
She said everything is just fine
I said nothing even though a dozen thoughts prevailed
That I am knowing you

I should have kissed her but my mind went off to reconcile
The fact that I was there, I was there
So I left her wanting as she looked away from me
Like she didn't care, she didn't care

I... I think she’s the one
I... I think she’s the one
Knowing I am knowing her
I am knowing her
Track Name: Hot Devil Rush Blood
Hot devil rush blood in all extremities
Beaming, giggling, try one of these
Another glass n' quell the passion, cool night's breeze
The night is young n' were in fashion, slip out of these, Oh yeah!

Move a little closer baby
Slip inside my song
Move a little closer baby
Let me be your...

Sweet smiles excited while we share each other's mellow highs
Clothing piles inspiral eyes, the warmth of your inner thighs
Taste our way in every way, feel the tempo rise
This way up, that way up, or tandem skydive. Oh yeah!

Move a little closer baby
Slip inside my song
Move a little closer baby
Let me be your...

Use your imagination baby, just for today
Let me run my hands all over your body
Let my fingers play, like this!

Bathing in the rain of your pearlescent flow
Electric your rhythm, your magical glow
Ecstatic exclamations while we ebb and we flow
Exhale a mutual sigh, breathe a decrescendo

Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
Ohhhhh!

Move a little closer baby
Slip inside my song
Move a little closer baby
Let me be your toy
Track Name: Good Times
You want to be alone
I want to be alone with you
You want to be at one
I want to be at one with you

I want to see where I fit in

You want to go home
I want to go home with you
You want to lay your head down
I want to lay down with you

I want to see where I fit in
I want to see where I fit in

It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have

I want to see where I fit in
I want to see where I fit in

You want to let me down
Gently, I want you to let me down too
You want to have your way
I want to have my way with you!

I want to see where I fit in
I want to see where I fit in

It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
It’s all these good times we have
Track Name: This is Your Love Song
I feel you close
It’s only half a planet
You know your tears are held back by mine
I feel your soul
Like I always have done
Pulling close as our love intwines

So this is your love song
A celebration of what you mean to me
Who would have known it
It was you I heard in my dreams
You’re telling me all along
“I’m out here come and find me”
Well here I am
And this is your love song

If there were words
I'd write them all down from here to your door
To show the world you mean everything to me
But words are flawed
They can't say how you make me feel
So take my hand
You're touch is your feel

So this is your love song
A celebration of what you mean to me
Who would have known it
It was you I heard in my dreams
You’re telling me all along
“I’m out here come and find me”
Well here I am
And this is your love song

So this is your love song
A celebration of what you mean to me
Who would have known it
It was you I heard in my dreams
You’re telling me all along
“I’m out here come and find me”
Well here I am
And this is your love song

So this is your love song
A celebration of what you mean to me
Who would have known it
It was you I heard in my dreams
You’re telling me all along
“I’m out here come and find me”
Well here I am
And this is your love song

This is your love song
Track Name: The Vodka Advert
Absolut, Sour Marie, you can't mistake the smell of life without sleep
Waiting in the clouds of urea and smoke, varnish and grease
Comfort has soured into suffocation, baby
It's bullshit Marie, ‘love', 'mate', ’son'

Wall to wall, drunk in the maze
Until the static spills from the roof of her mouth
She's got nothing but praise and she really means it to, means it to
To lower the bar for herself, don't bring it on 'coz it's on
It's on me, Marie, you'll never walk in a straight line again

The last five leaves sucked up by the fire
The last streak of symmetry is a split through a liar
A reaction to drought
Absolute balance, my dear and neither gets out
It's bullshit Marie, 'love', 'mate', ’son'

Wall to wall, drunk in the maze
Until the static spills from the roof of her mouth
She's got nothing but praise and she really means it to, means it to
To lower the bar for herself, don't bring it on, 'coz it's on
It's on me, Marie, you'll never walk in a straight line again

Grateful for my lungs, Marie
But I already thanked myself, never again, thank you!
Coz bullshit, Marie, is what you make of it
And life is what's left when the shitters are through and they'll
They’ll peel you from the walls and
Replace you with the next line, it’s whats left

Drunk in the maze
Until the static spills from the roof of her mouth
She's got nothing but praise and she really means it to, means it to
To lower the bar for herself, don't bring it on 'coz it's on
It's on me, Marie
Marie

Wall to wall, drunk in the maze
Until the static spills from the roof of her mouth
She's got nothing but praise and she really means it to, means it to
To lower the bar for herself, don't bring it on 'coz it's on
It's on me, Marie
You'll never walk in a straight line again
Marie
You'll never walk in a straight line again
Track Name: Hope You Learn
It's so hard to explain to you
Things which really should be obvious
The earth is round, you see, and you are bad
It's just the way it is, now. Life is like that

I hope you’ve learnt something that will make you a better woman
I hope you’ve learnt something that will make you a better woman

You can't stab me and call it a paper cut
You can't peel my skin, and stuff it with your sorrow
It's just the way it is, now. Life is like that
It's just the way it is and I can't take you back

I hope you’ve learnt something that will make you a better woman
I hope you’ve learnt something that will make you a better woman

Friends you say, something deep in common
Seems that's not the way, now that you've gone rotten
I'm not being spiteful, you chose your weapon
It's just the way you are and I can't take you back

Oh yeah-ah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah-ah
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah-ah

I hope you’ve learnt something that will make you a better woman
I hope you’ve learnt something that will make you a better woman

I hope you learn, I hope you turn, I hope you run, but I never
I hope you learn, I hope you turn, I hope you run, but I never

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah-ah
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah-ah

I hope you’ve learnt something that will make you a better woman
I hope you’ve learnt something that will make you a better woman
Track Name: Turbononsense
I thought I'd left it all
On a raft made of memories
My mind is infected by you
With the same old disease

Remember how I know you?
Scratched to the bone with your goldfish bowl
And your, your turbononsense
Scratched to the bone with your goldfish bowl
And your, your turbononsense

A look on your face, confident
You conceal your wounds
Paint me a picture
I am the paint
Your art reveals you

Remember how I know you?
You’re melting your soul in your goldfish bowl
With your, your turbononsense
You’re melting your soul with your goldfish bowl
And your, your turbononsense

I thought I'd left it all
On a raft made of memories
My mind is infected by you
With the same old disease

Remember how I know you?
Your turbononsense
Remember how I know you?
Your turbononsense
Remember how I know you?
Your turbononsense
Your turbononsense
Track Name: Sweetie
I can see for miles and miles
As you hide behind these miles of smiles
Sweetie
I can smell the smell of your lies
As you stare at me with concrete eyes
You look worried, I look worried
There is something funny going down

This is the end
Goodbye special friend
This is the end
Goodbye special
Friend
My friend

You said you'd believe in me
No matter what became of me
My sweetie
I just want to be myself
For you that's never good enough
Because I'm just not your kind of guy

This is the end
Goodbye special friend
This is the end
Goodbye special
Friend
My friend

I spent years trying to be kind to you
But what you do? You leave me
Standing outside college in the car park
Feeling blue

This is the end

This is the end
Goodbye special friend
This is the end
Goodbye special friend

You look worried, I feel worried
You look worried, I feel worried
You look worried, I feel worried
Sweetie

Sweetie
Sweetie

There is something funny going down
Sweetie
Outside college in the car park feeling blue
Sweetie

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