Green Light EP

by Emker Cel

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released May 5, 2016

Written, performed and produced by Matt Kassell. Cover art and photography by Dominic Manderson. Choir on "Green Light": Ashleigh Carling, Helen Field-Manderson, Meg Teckman-Fullard, Andy Fullard, Chris Boothroyd, Howard Little.



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Emker Cel Barrow In Furness, UK

Emker Cel is the solo project of Matt Kassell.
Matt writes, performs and produces recordings at his studio in Barrow-in-Furness, with occasional help from friends.
Summer 2016 has seen the release of the first three EPs, each of 3 songs. A limited edition (100) compilation of these EPs is available on CD. New album currently being recorded. (17/8/17)
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Track Name: Green Light
Early morning signs, coils start to unwind
Hear the creak of bones, see how they’ve grown

In the air, a chill warns of winter still
But, as dawn follows night, you’ve got the green light

All you are has roots from what you were,
Break loose to become what you choose

Feel the warming breeze thaw the deepest freeze
Nervous eyes demand you squint through your hands
Track Name: Florins And Dimes
Julie says she’s done down at the factory
Took the long way home, by the old school.
How good did it feel to emphasise ownership
of her own time?

This is no paradise, mud bricks and field mice,
Checking your change to find florins and dimes.

Now she’s free to fly just like the factory hens
You can see the world from your own cage
A girl can feel trapped for as long as it takes her to admit.

But this is no holiday, this time is here to stay
Fighting within the home, it dares her away

“Give me a dream” she said
“I can’t stay here til I’m dead.
“I listen to my head and my heart.
“Give me a different view, cos I’m just not happy with you”

And into the distant blue, she flew.
Track Name: Error
I’ve had enough of broken thoughts
Your mind is wasted on them
I’ve seen the storms it’s caused
And I’ve shaken

Next door is full of life and joy
To me, it’s hell.
I’ve heard it all before, no escaping.

You dance, I fall
We gave our all.

And it’s clear from the floor,
When I get up
That I’ve been here before,
And I have seen the error of my ways.

Less is more, less is more.