Second Storm (Remix)

by The Dayna Clay Project

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Nobody returns No one recovers Nobody quite goes back On the day the first storm hit me, I was headed for a fall I was driving down the thoroughfare of dread I had no road map to guide me, just the writing on the wall And "Abandon ye all hope" is what it said. I was searching for an exit, I was reaching for the brakes When the air itself exploded like a mine There was nothing to hold onto but the sorrow and the ache And the me I'd tried and failed to leave behind My second storm, this is my proving ground My second storm, 'cause there's no turning 'round My second storm, yeah I've been here before This is -- my second storm Didn't know there'd be a sequel, never gave it any thought Because lightning's not supposed to strike you twice But then, all things being equal, that's a battle that I've fought All my life without considering the price. Well, the second one took longer, I was so much more exposed Than I'd been when I was hiding in that hole But by now I'd gotten stronger, so my wounded heart arose And for the first time since my youth, I had a soul. My second storm, this is my proving ground My second storm, where I am lost, then found My second storm, yeah I've been here before This is -- my second storm, my second storm No, no, nobody returns, no one recovers Nobody quite goes back they way they were before But the storm helps us learn, the storm uncovers How the "writing on the wall" becomes a door My second storm, this is my proving ground My second storm, and there's no turning 'round My second storm, yeah I've been here before This is -- my second storm My second storm, this is my proving ground My second storm, where I am lost, then found My second storm, where I am killed, then born This is -- my second storm, my second storm

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In UNPLUGGED, Dayna weathers two dust storms. "Second Storm" is a metaphor for her struggle to overcome her depression and step back from the edge of suicide.

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released August 22, 2014

SECOND STORM:
Music & lyrics by Maya Kuper and Paul McComas © 2014
Maya Kuper: vocals, piano
Paul McComas: guitar, background vocals
Produced and mixed by Seth Johnson
Mastered by Joe Dilillo at Solid Sound Recording

Badlands cover photo by Paul McComas

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The Dayna Clay Project Chicago, Illinois

"Dayna Clay" is a fictional 27-year-old rocker, battling depression and PTSD in the wake of childhood sexual abuse. Maya Kuper & Paul McComas’ alt-rock musical "UNPLUGGED: A Survivor’s Story in Scenes & Songs" chronicles Dayna’s bumpy journey through the South Dakota Badlands, and into self-discovery, healing, full embrace of her bisexuality, and love. Proceeds support RAINN and The Kennedy Forum. ... more

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