Back to Life

by 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 is an award-winning indie synthpop synthwave electronic music artist feat. on BBC introducing. Eric’s writing reflect his signature catchy synth tracks with strong vocals and penetrating lyrics to challenge listeners and delight synth enthusiasts.

A veteran synth musician, Eric founded the early 90's underground synthpop band Turning Keys as the band's songwriter and lead vocalist.
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Track Name: Understand
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
Track Name: All Comes Back
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
Track Name: Fly
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
Track Name: Gone
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
Track Name: Carry Me Through
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
Track Name: Only In You (Free)
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
Track Name: The Sun and the Rainfall
Music and lyrics by Martin L. Gore. Copyright (c) 1982 EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
Track Name: In You
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
Track Name: Still (Hope Resides Here)
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
Track Name: Bring Me Home
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
Track Name: Blue
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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