The Dawn 2013

by The Last Alliance (US)

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The Dawn was originally released on 2011's "Out of The Ashes" It told the story of a person's last night on earth as they would be gone by dawn. John tried to put himself into the head space of a person who knows they will die. What sort of things do they think about, what sort of feelings, are there any regrets? What is worse, the fact that you are going to die? Or knowing when it will happen, realizing there is not much time left for anything? These are the questions pondered about when listening to "The Dawn".

In 2013, John Ryan was confronted with death on a very personal level. His mother, Cathleen Ryan, succumbed to Lung Cancer at age 62. This loss was felt through all members of The Last Alliance. She loved and supported this band 100%. So John decided to re-record this song as a tribute to her. It also served as an outlet for much sadness and a sort of therapy for John. Creating something to honor his mother's memory really helped him cope with his loss. So we, as a band are sharing this with all of you. Feel free to give it a listen and download it if you like!

In Memoriam
Cathleen Anne Ryan
03/22/1951 - 05/04/2013


released June 4, 2013

Recording, Mixing, and Mastering - John Ryan



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Track Name: In Memoriam
Track Name: The Dawn 2013
Finding it hard to breathe again
Memories of long lost friends
Trying to stand on my own feet
Waiting to face my destiny
Regret begins to settle in
Finding grief in all my sins
Must find the strength to carry on
All of my tears leave with the dawn

Hearken the words of yesteryear
What I've become is oh so clear
Standing with fate now side by side
From truth there is nowhere to hide
And nothing I can not comprehend
All the old wounds I can not mend
Ending my time here as a pawn
All of my scars leave with the dawn

Finding truth in all my soul, ending my sorrow
Staring at the brink of time, forever is now

All I ever wanted was to be remembered
Stop and reminisce some time, and I'll be there for you
Picture me waiting up for you, I'll be there at dawn
I'll be there at dawn

All of my scars leave with the dawn.