Aurora


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Release
27. September 2019

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Credits


Produced by
David Merz & Jana Frank, February – May 2019.

Mixed by
Christian „Moschus“ Moos at spacelab-mixing.com

Mastered by
Eroc at Eroc‘s Mastering Ranch

Recorded by
Nils Völcker at Access All Areas Studios
(Vocals, Flute, Piano, Drums & Percussion)
David Merz at David‘s Place
(Guitars, Bass & Synthesizer)

Edited by
David Merz & Nils Völcker

Vocal Coaching by
Nils Völcker

Lyrical Coaching by
Jason Nye


Photos:
„Aurora borealis“ by shutterstock / Alesandro14
„Ladders at the sea“ by Phil Porter
„Recording studio“ by Jana Wiescholek & David Merz

Image Editing, Composing, Artwork & Website:
Lakirzz Design


Record Label & Product Management by
Martin Kleemann at Artist Station Records, Hannover.
(CD & Digital)
Tom Redecker at Sireena Records, Hamburg.
(Vinyl)

Distributed by
Soulfood Music Distribution GmbH, Hamburg.
(CD & Digital)
Tom Redecker at Sireena Records, Hamburg.
(Vinyl)



Liner Notes


Jana Frank
Vocals | Bass
Kaja Fischer
Vocals | Flute | Piano (4)
David Merz
Electric Guitars | Synthesizer | Piano | Backingvocals
Christian Schmutzer
Drums


Special Guest
Liv Marete: Vocals (7)



Lyrics


Unrest

Music & Lyrics by David Merz

I‘m moving, I‘m moving
Moving all along the coastline
I‘m running, I‘m running
Running in the morning sun that strikes off to shine
I‘m trying, I‘m trying
Trying to forget the state I‘m in
I‘m writing, I‘m writing
Writing down what‘s left for me – begin

Unrest in my vessels
Unrest in my veins
Unrest in my soul – it‘s torn apart
Unrest in my future
Unrest in my past
Unrest in the rhythm of my heart

I wish I could change all that‘s happening
Wish I could make you change your mind
I wish I could embrace all those memories
And leave them behind

I‘m longing, I‘m longing
Longing for a reason to believe
I‘m losing, I‘m losing
Losing still I spite, unite the great divide – I‘ve tried

Unrest in my body
Unrest in my bones
Unrest in in my limbs – have I grown old
Unrest all around me
Unrest I can‘t hide
Unrest leaves me hungry, blind and cold

I wish I could change all that‘s happening
Wish I could make you change your mind
I wish I could embrace all those memories
And leave them behind
I wish I could change all that‘s happening
Wish I could turn the hands of time
Oh I have to live with those memories

I‘m moving, I‘m moving
Moving all along the coastline


Limelight

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

You pull me into limelight
In the dawn of the otherside

Painted out a face of grief, a blossom of devotion
Dressed in roses for release, imaged by emotion
Merged into a wonder, drinking love and lust
Came out in a thunder, held by deeper trust

High, higher limelight

You pull me into limelight
In the dawn of the otherside
It‘s keeping me out of touch
Exhilaraded by the rush
It‘s taking me higher
Taking me higher, taking me up

Hungry for the fruit of fame, craving for accession
Caught in those artistic games, ending in obsession
Flying high in spheres of everlasting glow
Golden age of free love, still you can not grow


Roses

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

In the hours of a birth
For the greatest show on earth
Open roses for the pain of life

And when the light begins to shine
In a golden glance of prime
When hidden forces fuse to eagres of cries

When you broke my will
You came alive
A storm of thrill
My inmost fight
Far from all decisions
Wholeness of my visions
Break my chains
Witness to the beauty
The forces of my body
Eternally born to my heart

In a hollow warm and blue
Grows a burgeon found by two
Even gods don‘t understand

Stumbling through the foggy maze
Through the shades of purple haze
The hidden forces walking hand in hand


Slowly Falling

Music & Lyrics: Kaja Fischer & David Merz

Slowly falling to infinity
Like a drop from heaven melting with the sea
Slowly falling yet I‘m in between
Too many voices keep surrounding me

All my sorrows staring back at me
Dancing on a wire
Wishing I‘d be free

And I‘m wondering, and I‘m wondering
Who would catch my fall
And I‘m wondering, still I‘m wondering
Who would hear my call

Uh … a little peace of mine
Uh … a little peace of mine

All those faces in the distant light
Trying to tell me what is wrong or right

But all around there‘s the darkest night
Lost in abstraction
While my thoughts are leading the fight

Uh … a little peace of mine
Uh … a little peace of mine
Uh … I wish I could arrive
Uh … with a little peace inside


Forever Endeavour

Music by David Merz & Jana Frank
Lyrics by Jana Frank

In a space beyond normality,
I‘ll be trapped in comfort and grace.
In a phase of virgin liberty,
I‘ll be drawn to treasure and trace

And hear a voice, and see a light
And hold a hand that‘s holding mine

I hear a voice (I hear a voice)
Time after time (time after time)
I see a light, I hold a hand that‘s holding mine

In the cradle of humanity
An unusual creature divine
In escape of vital energy
I‘ll be lost but I will refine

I can feel you down there
Deep in the ocean, on its grounds
I can almost touch you there
And hold you, and hold you – down, down, down
If I had a memory of those drowning places of my soul
And almost, and almost …

In a fight of black blue agony
I will rise to glory and grace
On the floor of water‘s majesty
I will tust and follow the trace


Caught Between The Fires

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

All I‘m longing for, all that I adore
Lies behind that door – break it down.

All I wanna be, all I‘ll never see
This is drivin‘ me wildly round

I can hear you knocking
I can hear you talking

All we used to be, is all we disagree
Drowning in the sea of love and hell

We were caught between the fires
And we freed what love requires
Holding on to what we‘ve done before
Not a part of heaven anymore
Caught between the fires

Die another day, find another way
Colors turn to grey – upside down

Deserts in the cold, kids are growing old
Jacket out of gold on the ground

I can hear you knocking
Can you hear me calling

Out of mystery, slave to history
There‘s a hanging tree in love and hell


Follow Me

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

Hidden in the woodland
There‘s a cottage – the house of my friend
Upstairs – the second floor
Turn to the left to find the right door
In that room lives that merry little girl
Strange – her dress, her necklace of pearls
Her purple shoes, her gloves in red
Long brown curls adorn her head
Adorn her head

Follow me
I‘ll show you
Down, down, down underground
The whispering voices
The winds and the noises
Fragile and white
Their shadows unite

When she was around me
A game played hide and seek
Under the bed I was looking for her
Behind the curtain a curling of hair
One time when I told my friend About that girl upstairs
He didn‘t know her – and so this went on
For years and years and years

Oh Oh Oh Oh, it‘s burning my mind
Oh Oh Oh, so creepy but kind
The world behind

When I grew up I couldn‘t see her anymore
She wasn‘t there, the girl behind the door
That‘s why I told my friend that story again
And suddenly he even knew her name
He pointed to a photo of his wife
I learned it was her and she wasn‘t alive

Oh Oh Oh Oh, it‘s burning my mind
Oh Oh Oh, so creepy but kind

The world behind
The world beyond
The world inside


Soulmates

Music by Kaja Fischer & David Merz
Lyrics by Kaja Fischer

My Life comes off the ground
No longer rooted with the earth
All my plans go upside down
The ones I‘ve made since my birth

The unknown attracts me
I am looking for new ways
But life is catching up with me
Every single day

In the dark of the night
In the dark of the night

He shares my destiny
As the black bird is circling over him
He‘s always there for me
Resting like the sea within

The unknown attracts him
He is looking for new ways
But life is catching up with him
Every single day

In the dark of the night
I see you running in my light
In the dark of the night
My soul is ready for the fight

We are soulmates shining bright
We are lovers, lovers in the night
Soulmates side by side

The unknown attracts us
We are looking for new ways
Our life is catching up with us
Every single day


Carry On

Music & Lyrics by David Merz

Sometimes a struggle can turn to dust
But sometimes the word is set free and gets lost
Sometimes it‘s easier to carry that weight
But it get‘s harder with each and every day

Walking on a high wire
Walking on the edge
Waiting for salvation
Hoping for a hero that will
Keep us from hiding, the shadows grow too long
In the hope, to carry on

Sometimes the choices just seem too much
And the voices get louder everyday
Sometimes the riddles get way to tough
And the footsteps have all lost their way

Hoping for an answer
Trying far too long
Only smoke and mirrors
And the miracles get cheaper we are
At the beginning, back to square one
In the hope, to carry on – to carry on

I can remember when we were as one and taught ourselves to run
I can remember when we didn‘t think of us coming undone
I can remember when the twist of fate struck hard against us all
I can remember when the dream was lost before our eyes
I can remember when the madness spoke and cleared the silent dust
I can remember when the madness came to all of us
I can remember when the coward ran away to save his skin
I can remember feeling all of this deep within

I can remember when we talked it over and put aside the dark
I can remember when we lifted all the shadows of our past
I can remember when we drew a map of where we are
I can remember when we knew we wouldn‘t give up – we‘d come too far
And now the tides have turned – the rising star has come to be desired
The fools might have laughed – we had to find a way out of those lies
And so we travel on – marching towards the new horizon
It isn‘t lost on us – this endless journey could have just begun

Looking at the sunset
A smile upon my face
A look over my shoulder
A glimpse of old but all is well
The iris in the center
We‘re back where we belong
And still we carry on …

 

Making Of

Teil 1

Teil 2

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