Into the After

by Ember After

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The only way out is through...one last kiss leads to another first kiss...

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released January 23, 2019

Into the After
©2019 Darkling Ventures

All songs by Orren Merton
©2019 O My Aching Soul Music (ASCAP)

Except In Every Dream Home A Heartache
By Brian Ferry
Copyright Universal Music-Careers o/b/o E.G. Music Ltd.

Recorded by:
Orren Merton @ Ember Studios, Orange, CA
Don Gunn @ The Office, Seattle, WA
Barry Wood @ The Other Room
Mike Ashcroft @ Musicego Studios, Huntington Beach, CA
Eli Krantzberg @ Montreal, Canada

Produced by Orren Merton, Don Gunn & Barry Wood

Songs 1-7:
Mixed by Don Gunn

Songs 8-9:
Mixed by Barry Wood

Mastered by Barry Wood @ The Other Room

Art by Jen Gray @ Graybird Art

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Ember After California

Do you like your misery served up with electronic pulses and heavy guitars? Good news! Ember After is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Orren Merton and collaborators from the embers from other indie, metal, rock, goth, industrial, and experimental bands. Ember After firmly stakes out dark, heavy, electro-drenched territory. ... more

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Track Name: Off
Off-kilter
Off-center
Off-balance
Everything just feels a little

Off-putting
Off-season
Off-message
Everything just feels a little off

Everything’s a little off

I’m not sure how
Everything seemed
To shift a little bit
Away from me

I’m not sure why
No matter what I try
Everything I touch
Feels just a little bit off

Everything’s a little off.
Track Name: Something Else
Guild the cage with little trinkets
Shiny fears and anxious dreamings
Manicured contentment
Substituting joy

Take for granted haunted whispers
What comes easy if at all
Precious little out of reach
Hunger unfulfilled

Always need something else
Everything compared to something else

Counting blessings counting days
Crossing fingers wish on stars
Praying to anyone
With power to conceive

If only if only
Never meant more sincerely
If only if only
Never ask again

Always need something else
Everything compared to something else
What does so much and so many
Amount to without something else

Never and always
One and the same
When thirst becomes
The only thing that’s real

Striving and searching
Hoping and building
Watching it all
Come apart again

Always need something else…
Track Name: Gone
Pledges and promises bound with intention
Depending on faith, fate, and intervention
Failing, succeeding, or drifting astray
Day by day or all gone away

All gone away

She said what she said he said what he said
Intention or no but the promise is dead
I spy with my little I cry with my little
You cry with your little eye for an eye

All gone away

Making the best of the dim passages
Recesses, crevasses over again
Nothing is always always anew
Seek new hope in the will to be true

The sea is calling to me again
The ground is aching to call me friend
But darkness and I have long made our peace
I’ll wait out the night with the day comes release

All gone away
Track Name: Strange Moves
All these days are strange
Completely familiar
All these moves are strange
Everything feels nothing feels the same

Barriers
Catacombs
Through the dark
I glide

Familiar
Discomforting
Exhilarating
Annihilating

All these days are strange
Completely familiar
All these moves are strange
Everything feels nothing feels the same

Change is all around me
And everything’s the same

I'll find my way
Track Name: Keep Dreaming
Darkening and narrow skies
Filled with horror and despise
Demons lick their teeth and crow
Nothing that once craved will grow

Warmth and color doomed to fade
All that’s left eternal shade
Nature, nurture doesn’t matter
Everything destined to scatter

Always keep hanging on
Always keep dreaming on

Voices filling up my head
Same old lies same old dread
Doubt is constant, cold, consistent
Ever present and persistant

Nothing offered nothing gained
The drubbing piercing and sustained
No giving in or giving way
Wrap my soul and with it say:


Always keep hanging on
Always keep dreaming on
Nothing is over nothing is through
Keep dreaming keep hoping always anew

Darkening and narrow skies
Filled with horror and despise
Demons lick their lips and crow
Nothing I once craved will grow

But bleakness hasn’t crushed the sun
Shining still the good I’ve done
Focus on the dawn’s releases
Slowly picking up the pieces

Always keep hanging on
Always keep dreaming on
Nothing is over nothing is through
Keep dreaming keep hoping always anew
Track Name: Resist (album version)
Narcissistic jingoist
Jack boots made from solid gold
Kleptocratic plutocrats
Stealing more than they can hold

Politburo proclamations
Doublespeak and disavow
Legitimize disinformation
Keep them down until they bow

RESIST!

Shock troops bathed in propaganda
The patriotic blind obey
Disenfranchise the dissenter
Xenophobe on display

Don’t fall prey to their deception
The only way out is through
Meet doubt with determination
Reckoning long overdue

RESIST!

We can be the change we seek
Transform the cruel and oblique
Crush the hate and plant anew
All that’s defiled we can undo

Altruism isn’t dead
Still afraid to rear its head
But despite the doubt and fear
We can still persevere
Track Name: Gone (Far Away Remix)
Pledges and promises bound with intention
Depending on faith, fate, and intervention
Failing, succeeding, or drifting astray
Day by day or all gone away

All gone away

She said what she said he said what he said
Intention or no but the promise is dead
I spy with my little I cry with my little
You cry with your little eye for an eye

All gone away

Making the best of the dim passages
Recesses, crevasses over again
Nothing is always always anew
Seek new hope in the will to be true

The sea is calling to me again
The ground is aching to call me friend
But darkness and I have long made our peace
I’ll wait out the night with the day comes release

All gone away

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