World Spins

by Ember After

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Songs 1-6:
Produced by Orren Merton & Don Gunn
Mixed by Don Gunn

Songs 7-8:
Remixed by Barry Wood

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released April 15, 2016

All songs by Orren Merton
© 2016 O My Aching Soul Music (ASCAP)

Except Subdivisions by Geddy Lee Weinrib, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Pert
©1982 Ole Toreador Tunes

Recorded by:
Orren Merton @ Ember Studios, Orange County, CA
Don Gunn @ The Office, Seattle, WA
Barry Wood @ The Other Room

Mastered by:
Ed Brooks for RFI Mastering

Cover photo by Jeremy Thomas
PDF booklet page 1 photo by João Silas
PDF booklet page 2 photo by Paul Itkin
PDF Booklet page 3 photo by Patrick Fore
PDF booklet page 4 photo by Warlen G Vasco
All photos released under Creative Commons Zero license
Cover and booklet text layout by Michelle Merton

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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: World Spins
WORLD SPINS
The world spins so fast it makes me dizzy
To fall down is to fade away
Hallowed today but gone tomorrow
Try to find the future, lost yesterday

Everybody’s got a dream they live for
Everybody wants the life they choose
But it only happens for the high and mighty
You can’t join the club but you can pay the dues

And the world spins around…

Nobody looks nobody listens
Apathy is king when you look outside
Brain dead propaganda leaves few impressions
Just passing interest quick to subside

Now and again I try to smell the roses
Their scent is masked by formaldehyde
Where is the beauty in this bleakness?
At the shopping mall for nineteen ninety-five

And the world spins around…
And the world keeps spinning me around…

The world spins so fast it makes me dizzy
So you’ve got to hold on to what you find
And if you choose well and get a little lucky
When you see what you’ve got you might not mind

Round round round keep spinning me around…
Track Name: Outrage
OUTRAGE
Settled into cold comfort
Inertia to impotence
Disappointed disaffected
Bitter and numb
A Tower of Babel
Built on the bruised
Look around look around
Outrage

(Cannot stay this way)

Polarized
Fanaticized
Apathy and anger
Curate the nightmare
Seductive righteous
Keeping us helpless
Look around look around
Outrage

(Cannot stay this way)

The clockworks shatter
On a million broken promises
Drives me to distraction
Fills me with distraction
Demonize and sanctify
But never move the needle
Why try to rectify
When the easy answer
Outrage

I want to fix it all
Tear it down
Build it up
All for all and
None for one
But cold comfort freezes
Hot anger seethes
Where to start I know where
Outrage

(Cannot stay this way...)
Track Name: Doesn't That Sound Exciting To You?
Living in a small world…
We’ve taken care of everything…
Creeping paralysis of boredom…
Doesn’t that sound exciting to you?
Track Name: Into the Sea
INTO THE SEA
Living crystal dreams breathe
Until they come crashing down

Fly my hopes into the sky
Watch them crash into the sea
Comb the deserts for an answer
And the wind sings to me:

It all comes crashing down

Beauty always in decay
Into the sea where all will drown
Darkness and loathing dull the pain
Hold my hand as we come crashing down
Track Name: Front and Center
FRONT AND CENTER
Front and center all around
Fear mistrust and hate abound
Blood and fire rule the day
Won’t conceive another way

Empathy on life support
Turning nations into forts
Spiteful words to panicked ear
Can’t be all we want to hear

We’ve got to got to got to make it right
We’ve got to light our way through darkest night
It’s not as hopeless as it seems
If we remember brightest dreams
We’ve got to got to got to make it right

We’ve got to

Altruism isn’t dead
Just afraid to rear its head
Tolerance gone underground
Prejudice the loudest sound

Silence those who’s only trade
Is singling out those to degrade
Sing of those who lend a hand
Building here the promised land

We’ve got to got to got to make it right
We’ve got to light our way through darkest night
It’s not as hopeless as it seems
If we remember brightest dreams
We’ve got to got to got to make it right

We’ve got to
Track Name: World Spins (Barry Wood Remix)
WORLD SPINS
The world spins so fast it makes me dizzy
To fall down is to fade away
Hallowed today but gone tomorrow
Try to find the future, lost yesterday

Everybody’s got a dream they live for
Everybody wants the life they choose
But it only happens for the high and mighty
You can’t join the club but you can pay the dues

And the world spins around…

Nobody looks nobody listens
Apathy is king when you look outside
Brain dead propaganda leaves few impressions
Just passing interest quick to subside

Now and again I try to smell the roses
Their scent is masked by formaldehyde
Where is the beauty in this bleakness?
At the shopping mall for nineteen ninety-five

And the world spins around…
And the world keeps spinning me around…

The world spins so fast it makes me dizzy
So you’ve got to hold on to what you find
And if you choose well and get a little lucky
When you see what you’ve got you might not mind

Round round round keep spinning me around…