Back to Life

by Eric C. Powell

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1.
Understand 04:31
Now. I'm waiting for You now I'm waiting for the sound Of Your voice in my head Light. Won't You speak into my life Won't You ease the pain and strife And bring calm to the dead I don't understand, I am waiting I don't understand, anticipating I don't understand, when I can't hear You I don't understand. I don't need to As long as I'm with You When. I'm alone I feel You here You alone can take my fear And dispel all the lies Lies. I believe about myself Remove these rusty nails Bring the dead BACK TO LIFE I'll always wait here for you I don't understand, I am fighting I don't understand, re-igniting I don't understand, when I can't feel You I don't understand. I don't need to As long as I'm with You Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell
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Did you understand what I meant When I said that I can't hold back now Life is a thing where there's no guarantees So I forge ahead living out loud What can I say? What can I do? Where can I go to hide from your love? Light comes shining through, though all I've done 'Cause it all comes back to you With the love that we share I fought harder out there Living each day like my last After so many tears I find the joy and the years Give me strength to outlive the past What can I say? What can I do? Where can I go to hide from your love? Light comes shining through, though all I've done 'Cause it all comes back to you What can I say? What can I do? Where can I go to hide from your love? Light comes shining through, though all I've done 'Cause it all comes back to you Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell
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Fly 04:35
All I've wanted to All I've needed to say seems wrong Won't the words come out Bring 'em with a shout and now they're gone It's okay that there's no replay All this time has passed Only hope will last so be strong How I wish I could If I understood, re-sing this song Some way, we will again I used to fly in the heavens Now I hide in your ever-loving arms But I will fight for you forever And that's one thing we both know I can't deny When in darker times I should stand and fight-I run and hide Always longing to Fly away with you and now I find The sun always can shine As I struggle through Finding hope with you and you with me Never letting go Won't release our hold and now I see It's true, we can survive I want to fly in the heavens But I hide in your ever-loving arms I will fight for you forever And that's one thing we both know I will fly in the heavens Sometimes hide in your ever-loving arms But I will fight for you forever And that's one thing we both know I can't deny Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell
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Gone 04:50
All the world's within our grasp You and I together There's nothing we can't do But in the shadows of my past I'm lost between the questions Searching for the truth I close my eyes I start to see the patterns That you and I are weaving I hold my breath And I can sense your presence Denying that you're leaving When the nighttime starts to fall I can only feel The warmth of your embrace Then the darkness comes to call The quiet brings to mind The shadows of your face I close my eyes I'm blinded by the patterns Of guilt that I've been weaving I hold my breath And I need to feel your presence Then I realize that you're gone I close my eyes Haunted by the patterns Of wounds that left you bleeding I hold my breath Longing for your presence Then I realize that you're gone Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell
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When my world is torn apart and Desperation stays Feel the darkness closing in and Strength inside me fades When I fall down to my knees and Cry out "what went wrong" Where can I go? I only know I'm barely holding on And I hope, I hope, You're here beside me And I hope, I hope, You're here inside me You are the One to carry me through When my world is torn apart and Love seems so untrue Fallen, lifeless, so unrighteous Broken through and through Wounded hope inside my soul Seeking to be saved Still your whisper, silent, unclear Speaks to heal my faith And I know, I know, You're here beside me And I know, I know, You're here inside me You are the One to carry me through Yo I remember going so far Used to be just like a rockstar Then I broke down in a wreck Got choke-chained at the neck Fell lower than the ground It was You that I found Even if my legs gave out You'd carry me without a doubt And I know, I know, You're here beside me And I know, I know, You're here inside me You are the One to carry me through Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell and Andrik Powell
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Seems like I'm waiting for the dawn I'm contemplating what when wrong When I can't hear You And I can't feel You I start to wonder why But You've always been there You've lifted my despair Turned darkness into light You are my Cover In all my fear and weakness There is no other Who offers complete forgiveness You are the One You are the only One who sees Only in You am I free Before I knew You, You were good Before I cried out, You understood I was a dead man Lifting up my hands You came and made me whole I'm living a new life Walking in your light Giving you all control You are my Cover In all my fear and weakness There is no other Who offers complete forgiveness You are the One You are the only One who sees Only in You am I free You are my Cover In all my fear and weakness There is no other Who offers complete forgiveness You are the One You are the only One who sees Only in You am I free Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell
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Music and lyrics by Martin L. Gore. Copyright (c) 1982 EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
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In You 03:22
I used to forget How it is to be with you I never thought someone could be that way With faith and love I know Now we can see it through I close my eyes and dream of how it will be Through the years I've seen in you The best that you can be Now I know I've seen in you The things I'd like to be And if I'm ever asked if love grows true With the things I've found in you I know I love you On this day I still give All that I am to you My hope, my fears, my joy and tears subside With faith and love I know I can give more to you If we just close our eyes and Christ will lead the way Through the years I've seen in you The best that you can be Now I know I've seen in you The things I'd like to be And if I'm ever asked if love grows true With the things I've found in you I know I love you Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell
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Sometimes all I see is darkness Blindly searching for my way But I can make it to tomorrow If I can just hold out today Staring coldly out my window Defeating dreams I had in mind For today and for the future It seems I just can't make the time But then I wake up slowly Embers burning, I see it shining I feel the life inside me Breath of spirit re-igniting I know that hope resides here still Once I gave completely over All the lifeless things I knew They were gone and buried elsewhere Lost to all erased by truth Still sometimes all I feel is sadness I get lost inside myself I lose the promise of forgiveness Alone inside an empty shell But then I wake up slowly Embers burning, I see it shining I feel the life inside me Breath of spirit re-igniting I know that hope resides here still Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell
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Lord, You've been watching me day You've seen how much I've strayed Far, far away from You I haven't even prayed It seems the world's been in my eyes It took me by surprise I need to be back with You It's time I realized I want to kneel down and bow before Your throne I feel Your presence and I know I'm not alone When I hear You calling Lord, I feel the pain Come and take my heart Your love can lead the way All this time I've tried to Find You on my own Come and take my heart Your love can bring me home Oh Lord, You've given me the key To all that I should be I want to give my life to You For all eternity I want to sing out praise to You above I've seen Your mercy and the wonder of Your love When I hear You calling Lord, I feel the pain Come and take my heart Your love can lead the way All this time I've tried to Find You on my own Come and take my heart Your love can bring me home When I hear You calling Lord, I feel the pain Come and take my heart Your love can lead the way All this time I've tried to Find You on my own Come and take my heart Your love can bring me home Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell and Andrea L. Powell
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Blue 02:38
What did I do that made you feel blue? What could I say that would take it away? Where would I go if you left me alone, alone? Copyright (c) 2016 Eric C. Powell

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Eric C. Powell's "Back To Life" is his first solo album in over two decades! Tracks on the project express the extremities of life. Hope and despair, faith and doubt, and unchanging love are themes that are evident in some of these newly recorded tracks. “Back To Life” boasts strong melodic vocals combined with an indie electronic synthpop feel.

A veteran songwriter and synth musician, Eric founded the early 90's underground synthpop band Turning Keys as the band's songwriter and lead vocalist. Turning Keys received favorable reviews and a significant following in the Southern California electronica underground sub-culture, notably opening with Flock of Seagulls, Depeche Mode, and Missing Persons.

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released November 4, 2016

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Eric C. Powell Austin, Texas

Eric C. Powell + Andrea Powell are an award-winning indie synthpop synthwave duo.

Eric’s writing and production reflect his signature catchy synth tracks with strong vocals and penetrating lyrics to challenge any listener and delight synth enthusiasts. Andrea’s haunting vocals often express the longing of our hearts while saturating the soul. ... more

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