Wild Places

by The Late Innings

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1.
Last Resort 03:41
The paparazzi gather down on the street Here in the city in the broiling heat At the top The elevator stops The cops are waiting at the end of the hall They tell me that he won’t accept their calls And the pops They don’t know what he’s got With tensions escalating They said I was their last resort I told them that I’ve been through this before The door was open and I entered the room The sparks were flying in the hazy gloom And he stared Awake but barely there He turned to me and then he said he was done He wouldn’t tell me where the stuff came from In his veins And coursing through his brain I opened up the curtains He squinted in the morning glare I said you know we’ve been through this before Back when you started out The instant fame It took you by surprise You said it’s all too much You tried to run So far into the night But I was there To put you back together I’ll be your rock forever I won’t let you falter After a while I got him up on his feet The ambulance was waiting back on the street And we’re gone Away from all the throng Above the blaring siren I told him that I would not go I said you know we’ve been through this before Back when you had the crash And lost it all We built it up again And when you took the stage You won them back As if you’d never left Now that they’ve cleared the rooms And barred the doors They’ll place the dynamite You were the only thing That blocked the way But now you’re out of sight And did you think That you would make your exit Alone and undetected I won’t let you falter I won’t let you falter I won’t let you falter I won’t let you falter I won’t let you falter
2.
Our Secret 04:04
Down on the shore it’s all booked up You just won’t believe what I’ve seen Tourists everywhere Spilling out of bars Every avenue jammed with cars No luck of getting an ocean view This shack is the best we can do This used to be divine, so fine Who gave our secret away? Blisters on your feet, crowded streets Why should we bother to stay? Pack up all your things, we’ll make our getaway Grab ourselves a cab and jet right out of here We’ll find some place to go A place that no one knows Gone are the days we could live as kings And have this little jewel to ourselves Lay out by the cove Dive along the reef Gaze upon the sights of the briny deep Drinks by the bay in the afternoon Too bad it had to end all too soon This used to be divine, so fine Who gave our secret away? Blisters on your feet, crowded streets Why should we bother to stay? Pack up all your things, we’ll make our getaway Grab ourselves a cab and jet right out of here We’ll find some place to go A place that no one knows No reviews Don’t spread the news This time don’t tell anyone Hide your tracks And don’t look back If we’re careful when it’s done We’ll end up On far-off shores Where no one else can follow Two seats are left on the next flight out Let’s get as far from here as we can Somewhere there’s a beach Beautiful and clean With not a single footprint to mar the scene Not much remains that could keep me here It’s time that we made a change of plans This used to be divine, so fine Who gave our secret away? Blisters on your feet, crowded streets Why should we bother to stay? Pack up all your things, we’ll make our getaway Grab ourselves a cab and jet right out of here We’ll find some place to go A place that no one knows
3.
I wish the circumstances were different That this reunion were a matter of choice I wish we could revisit our time spent here But the focus now’s on your boy We’ve tried to handle this with discretion But each infraction’s more severe than the last The days when we could keep it inside these walls I think that they’re past So many times in the aftermath he’d beg forgiveness Pledging that he’d live by the book But his crimes undermined all of the things he swore to Trying to keep himself off the hook So what can we do That hasn’t yet been done Time’s running thin For you to save your son Last night there was a brawl at a party Police were called upon to break up the fray Some half a dozen spent the night in jail But plenty more got away Your son, he staggered in in the morning His clothing torn, his knuckles battered and bruised He tried to make the claim he was nowhere near It didn’t ring true Teams of police are investigating last night’s melee Analyzing frame after frame How long can it be before the cops come knocking Once they’ve linked the face to a name So what can we do That hasn’t yet been done Time’s running thin For you to save your son I recall the days we were kept after school Proud to take the blame for the stunts that we’d pull But things that we might have done Were never quite criminal And if it comes to light that your son was involved Lawyers can be called to ensure it’s resolved But would that erase the fact That people were attacked It’s evident he represents A threat we can’t control We’ve all agreed, it’s plain to see He must be disenrolled His name above the door Can’t help him any more An education here is a blessing I know the good it did for you and for me And if families like your own hadn’t played their part I couldn’t say where I’d be But something clearly here isn’t working Your son needs guidance we can’t seem to provide I think he would be better off home with you Not far from your side If you agree that this plan is in your son’s best interests No one will admit what they’ve seen We’ll strike from his records every indiscretion So your boy can start over clean And that you would do To fix what has been done Yes, I turn to you Now that you know Time’s running out For you to save your son
4.
Tonight 04:47
I can tell you’re stunned To see me in the flesh For those of you at home Do not adjust your set Forgive me if I skip The list of those to thank For something more essential It’s not as though I don’t revere The recognition by my peers But it’ll have to wait Cause there’s a set of things That can’t stay confidential On this night You see A feeling’s got a hold on me I can’t change how I reacted Now someone has been subtracted I can’t help but be distracted Tonight I had left the scene Retired to my chateau I thought that I had gone As far as I could go But she had made the trek To take my photograph To which I had consented She had a way like no one else It helped me to forget myself I had no idea Before she came to stay That I could feel contented But I lost My clout As soon as word had gotten out I can’t change how I reacted Now someone has been subtracted I can’t help but be distracted Tonight She wasn’t bashful And she’d give specifics To anyone who would inquire When they were printed I found it horrific To learn that she was the supplier Once I said A couple deserves its privacy An empty bed Was all that remained at home for me I had made a plan But now it’s gone astray And if I wrote the script It wouldn’t end this way The house that I had built So far outside the zone It served as an oasis These days I hardly leave my room In what has yet become a tomb I’m the one to blame Cause I had tried in vain To not appear salacious And by now I’ve learned You can’t rebuild a bridge you’ve burned I can’t change how I reacted Now someone has been subtracted I hope that she’s out there watching Tonight
5.
If the fate of the soul Is beyond our control Then nothing we do would matter But if the chance that we take Is a fatal mistake We’re headed for real disaster Let’s wind it all back And start all over again We’ll stay on track If we’re not drowning in sin Cause it’s not over yet for us When they let you go I felt I had to act What you might’ve lost I had to get it back Though you didn’t ask I went to make the case I had the full intent To put them in their place If anyone’s at fault I said it must be me I thought they’d see the light And that they’d change their minds But they did not respond in kind If the fate of the soul Is beyond our control Then nothing we do would matter But if the chance that we take Is a fatal mistake We’re headed for real disaster Let’s wind it all back And start all over again We’ll stay on track If we’re not drowning in sin Cause it’s not over yet for us They tell me what I’ve done so far is grave, so they say That there’s much more than your job that must be saved Your very soul could be in danger If I’ve led you astray You’d pay the price On judgement day Not far away Now I realize There’s much that needs to change We’ve got to reassess Review and rearrange There’s a simple step I know I have to take Given everything That still remains at stake I’m gonna pack my bags So we can start anew Don’t misunderstand It doesn’t mean we’re through But it’s something we gotta do If the fate of the soul Is beyond our control Then nothing we do would matter But if the chance that we take Is a fatal mistake We’re headed for real disaster Let’s wind it all back And start all over again We’ll stay on track If we’re not drowning in sin Cause it’s not over yet for us
6.
He must be so disheartened With all that he’s been through To stay these final moments It’s all that we can do Your dedication is inexhaustible I wanna thank you For staying up this late But tonight the people have spoken I made the call and congratulated him He really earned it He ran a tough campaign I don’t resent his maneuvers He did what must be done And I can’t stay angry at someone I’ve thought of like a son After all this, it takes a lot of courage to stand by my side You stayed the course when scores of other people would run off and hide You held to what was right I was the veteran, the seasoned candidate I had the virtue Of past experience But youth was all that they wanted Though younger people bring new vitality New perspectives Drive and confidence The political landscape is dotted By those who lost their way I’ve seen the most ambitious Too often led astray After all this, it takes a lot of courage to stand by my side You stayed the course when scores of other people would run off and hide You held to what was right In the midst of the hushed conversations I maintained my will Confronted with false allegations Through it all You had the sense that would let you see right through The things you knew that in no way could be true But the public was taken in By tales of lust and sin After all this, it takes a lot of courage to stand by my side You stayed the course when swarms of other people would run off and hide One last announcement and then it’s off to sleep Tonight’s election Will truly be my last It’s time to put things behind me It’s up to you all to keep the dream alive Keep pushing forward And don’t dwell on what’s passed My voice, it might have been silenced But I don’t see cause for gloom The future hope of the party Is here within this room After all this, I’ve made the tough decision to stand to one side Clearing the way for one of you to rise up to serve as our guide Lead the brigade Turn back the tide And finally set things right
7.
Imagine my dismay I’ve been in your shoes The coat that I mislaid Must mean a lot to you Yet you’re stopping by rather early Just as our doors are opening If I’d’ve had an evening like you did Trust me, I’d rather be dozing Good thing you had a friend with you Someone to take you home All the things you value As you undoubtedly will discover If they slip out of your fingers They’ll be expensive to recover You owe me one more thing What could that be In the pocket was a ring C’mon and hand it over You just won’t admit you were careless Thinking you’ll hold us liable If you want to claim that you’re blameless You’re deep in self-denial Can’t you afford a big reward To ensure its safe return All the things you value As you undoubtedly will discover If they slip out of your fingers They’ll be expensive to recover I won’t play this game with you You have to give me back what’s mine Or I’ll just call the boys in blue Cause what you’re doing, it’s a crime So now you’re acting tough But where’s your proof Buddy, this is not a bluff Then why don’t you dial that number ’Cause using just a couple of details We’ve learned so much about you We can send some int’resting emails Let everybody know what you’re up to Maybe your wife deserves to learn Just where you were last night All the things you value As you undoubtedly will discover If they slip out of your fingers They’ll be expensive to recover All the things you value As you undoubtedly will discover If they slip out of your fingers They’ll be expensive to recover All the things you value As you undoubtedly will discover If they slip out of your fingers They’ll be expensive to recover
8.
Nothing prepares you For all the dangers of this world Try as they might though when they train you back on earth It’s hard to stay grounded While floating near weightlessly throughout the craft Though all of your actions Are carefully plotted and choreographed Outside the window The planet spins down below A constant reminder We’re still a long way from home I saw it building Even before we’d left the ground He could be headstrong and a chore to be around I tried to defuse it The strain that developed between you and him But he wouldn't listen And soon the conditions were hopelessly grim There’s nowhere to turn to No place you’d dare call your own You’re stuck in these confines Out here a long way from home If I’m called to testify You know that I’ve got your back Only I can verify What happened in the attack I’m the one who would know What transpired What was said After all of the cameras were dead How you felt When you played out the hand you were dealt And just how you struggle to think When you’re pushed to the brink Let’s pull together Now that we’re down to only two Cause it’ll be weeks ‘til they can send another crew Just promise me one thing That when they arrive you won’t put up a fight A peaceful surrender Will go pretty far to make everything right Yet in the meantime We’re stranded out here alone Our mission abandoned And still a long way from home
9.
I saw your picture in the Arts and Leisure And I’ve read about the accolades you’ve received Me, I’ve been fielding all the angry phone calls From the people that you want to claim I’ve deceived Like many millions, I watched your program I saw my image upon the screen The way you showed me in your portrayal That wasn’t me ‘Cause you… You… You… You… You got me all wrong You wanna knock me but I won’t stay down very long I gave you access to the inner circle To the places that non-adherents never see You made a promise to be open-minded In a pitch where it made it hard to disagree Of all the people you could have profiled The true believers of every age Instead, the vengeful and discontented Got center stage And you… You… You… You… You got me all wrong You wanna knock me but I won’t stay down very long You only trust in the world of the physical But I know there’s something beyond the material A world invisible More than your lens can see You put the focus on the cars and houses And suggest that I’ve now become wealth-obsessed I won’t deny that I’m well-compensated But I’m blessed with a gift that very few possess I’ve heard the voices of those who’ve left us The souls still yearning to reach someone I made connections for desperate people What have you done? And you… You… You got me all wrong You wanna knock me but I won’t stay down very long
10.
Whad’ya say we go out tonight I’ll come by around sundown And we can see what’s left of the spots We used to frequent I’ll bet I can fire up the range At a restaurant downtown And we can dig a bottle of wine Out of their basement Then we can dine by candlelight Like when we first met When the earth shook in the quake And the buildings started to tumble down Once I had dropped I knew what I had to do I made my way Through the wreckage, fires and barricades I wouldn’t stop Until I was safe with you I’ve been out there roaming the streets In anything that’s still mobile Drive it around ‘til it runs out of fuel And grab another I’ve been busy building for us An incredible stockpile From basic needs to luxury goods I’ve got it covered And soon you won’t remember the times When it was rougher When the earth shook in the quake And the buildings started to tumble down Once I had dropped I knew what I had to do I made my way Through the wreckage, fires and barricades I wouldn’t stop Until I was safe with you It’s a gift We survived To be the ones who stayed alive Though it’s been hard To adapt We’ve found a strength that was untapped But every passing day Goes by a little bit smoother With no one standing in our way I can see a bright future And the thing that gave us loads of trouble Has finally met its end Buried under tons of rubble It won’t return again Once the fires finally subside And the smog starts to vanish It will be blue skies every day And perfect weather We could get a house in the hills Something big and outlandish If we can find one standing intact It’ll last forever When the earth shook in the quake And the buildings started to tumble down Once I had dropped I knew what I had to do I made my way Through the wreckage, fires and barricades I wouldn’t stop Until I was safe with you

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released September 6, 2019

Vocal recording on "Last Resort", "The Name Above The Door", "Our Secret", "Slip Out Of Your Fingers" and "Stand By My Side" by Steve Kaye of SunKing Studios (Los Angeles, California)

Vocal recording on "Blue Skies Every Day" and "You Got Me All Wrong" by Andrew Bush of Grandma's Warehouse (Los Angeles, California)

Vocal recording on "Long Way From Home", "It's Not Over" and "Tonight" and Additional Vocal Recording on "Blue Skies Every Day", "Last Resort", "Our Secret" and "Stand By My Side" by Mark Rains of Station House Studio (Los Angeles, California)

All instruments recorded by Vincent Sinex except melodica on "Slip Out Of Your Fingers" recorded by Steve Kaye and melodica on "Long Way From Home" recorded by Mark Rains

All songs mixed by Mark Rains except "Slip Out Of Your Fingers" mixed by Steve Kaye

Mastered by Mark Chalecki of Little Red Book Mastering (Los Angeles, California)

Album artwork designed by Meg Doyle of Meg Doyle Designs (Fort Myers, Florida)

Written, performed and produced by Vincent Sinex

Press contact: Josh Bloom, Fanatic, www.fanaticpromotion.com

Photo of Vincent Sinex by Daniel Lennox

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The Late Innings is the solo music project of Vincent Sinex, inspired in equal parts by 80's new wave and 70's AM radio pop.

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