World Spins

by Ember After

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1.
05:30
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…
2.
04:39
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...)
3.
Living in a small world… We’ve taken care of everything… Creeping paralysis of boredom… Doesn’t that sound exciting to you?
4.
04:22
5.
04:38
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
6.
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
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8.
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…

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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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