Aftershocks

by bluefront

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“Alan Zreczny is a force to be reckoned with, draping innovative chords and strumming with narrative poems that can swell from breathy intimacy to epic grandeur, often within the same tune." Radio One Chicago Local Music Radio

Alan Zreczny’s songs are narrative poems set to spirited melodies, which he performs on the guitar and piano, solo and with his band bluefront. Aftershocks is bluefront’s second release, a journey into the reverberation of emotional aftershocks in shimmering melodies and instrumentation.

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released May 23, 2019

On CD and pressed on vinyl by Chicago’s very own Smashed Plastic. Recorded at Electrical Audio, mixed at Garden View Sound Studio by Scott Steinman for Studiomedia Recording. Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering.

bluefront is Alan Zreczny, Jason Steele, guitar, Nick Kabat, drums, Mark Burns, bass.

Band photo by Brian Kabat

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Alan Zreczny’s songs are narrative poems set to spirited melodies, which he performs on the guitar and piano, solo and with his band bluefront.


Aftershocks is bluefront’s second release, a journey into the reverberation of emotional aftershocks in shimmering instrumentation.
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Track Name: High Time
Come a little closer
Let me be very clear
I’ve got something to tell you that you might not want to hear

It’s now or never
Do or die
Your kryptonite won’t work this time so go ahead and cry
 
It’s high time we get this right
And it’s high time if not tonight
Then it’s all been in vain and I’m losing this game
It’s high time
 
I’m tired of spinning in circles
To catch a glimpse of you
Just because you say it girl now that don’t make it true

Take yes for an answer
Take me at my word
Well that’s the sound of the clock ticking in case you haven’t heard
 
It’s high time we get this right
And it’s high time if not tonight
Then it’s all been in vain and I’m losing this game
It’s high time

Those three words                  
The ones you care so much about
Will cost you more              
Than you can ever live without
If you don’t find                
A way to make it all ring true
I will not      
I can not          
Face another minute with you
 
So that’s my story
No more benefit of the doubt
It’s all up to you now
So tell me    
How    
It works out
It’s high time we get this right
And it’s high time if not tonight
Well it’s high time

It’s high time.
Track Name: Your Letter
Staring as the credits roll
Knowing the music will take its toll
Thinking my mind should know better

And it takes me back
To the night
That I wrote
Your letter

Should have sent it on its way
Would have changed the world that day
Could have played it so much better

And it takes me back
To the night
That I wrote
Your letter
That I wrote
Your letter

Somewhere out in the afterglow
There’s a face that I’ll never know
Somewhere out in the afterglow
There’s a face that I’ll never know

Still staring but the words are gone
Reaching for a way to hold on
Wishing the stars lined up better

And it takes me back
To the night
That I wrote
Your letter

That I wrote your letter
That I wrote your letter
Track Name: Aftershocks
Could you believe
In something you can’t see

Or in a time
Where the edges aren’t as sharp as they used to be

I’ve grown tired of this rusted armor
Worn down by the constant stain it leaves behind
Still the aftershocks take their toll long after the reason’s gone
They grab hold
Never let go
They taunt you
Then haunt you
Until the next comes along

Could you find a bridge
To the other side of the price you paid

Or to solid ground
Where the beginning doesn’t seem so far away

I’ve grown tired of this rusted armor
Worn down by the constant stain it leaves behind
Still the aftershocks take their toll long after the reason’s gone
They grab hold
Never let go
They taunt you
Then haunt you

And now it’s
Gas on fire
But the stakes are higher

Here’s that rainy day
Show me what you’ve saved
Here’s that rainy day
Show me what you’ve saved
Here’s that rainy day
Show me what you’ve saved
So here’s that rainy day
Come on now show me what you’ve saved

Still the aftershocks take their toll long after the reason’s gone
Track Name: The Messenger
A know-it-all better with the dish than the take
Who only listens when it’s much too late
Been around enough I’ve seen a thing or two
You point one at me there’s three right back at you

Keep your powder dry
Look me in the eye
This may hurt so please remember
I’m just the messenger

You’re peddling snake oil to a party of one
With each headless nail you can’t see what you’ve done

Keep your powder dry
Look me in the eye
This may hurt so please remember
I’m just the messenger

Erased it all not how you planned
It’s the part you’ll find hard to understand
So let the light of the keyhole
Take your hand

You won’t think about it this day could be your best
But you won’t think about it and it could be worse than all the rest
All the rest

Keep your powder dry
Look me in the eye
This may hurt so please remember
I’m just the messenger
I’m just the messenger
Track Name: End Of The Lie
It always starts with the
Best intentions
Until you find they’re just
Your inventions

Your white knuckles
Let slip on by
So you pretend
Now that you’ve come to the end of
The lie

You stir your cocktail of
Expectations
But now your head aches with
Resignation

To the bedrock
You sold but couldn’t buy
So you pretend
Now that you've come to the end of
The lie

The key
You hold
Wasn’t meant
For this place

Look around
Its written
All over
Your face

It’s written
All over
Your face

You turn the page on the
Next December
How many must pass ‘till
You can’t remember

All the things
That turned to waive goodbye
So you pretend
Now that you’ve come to the end of
The lie
Track Name: One In A Million
Can you help me      
I think I just woke up from a dream
She was there
But out of reach and not quite as she seems
 
One in a million
More like a million to one
Never mind it doesn’t matter she was never really here to be
Gone
 
All my hopes
Wilt with the flowers in her hand
And all those changes
Well I look around but I’m right back here where I stand
 
One in a million
More like a million to one
Never mind it doesn’t matter she was never really here to be
Gone

Well maybe I had it coming I put it her hands
Maybe I had it coming I believed again
Maybe I had it coming
I looked passed every warning
Maybe I had it coming to me
 
One in a million
More like a million to one
Well ever mind it doesn’t matter she was never really here to be
Gone

Can you help me         
Can you help me please                 
Can you help me       
I think I just woke up from a dream
Track Name: It's Not Over Yet
Hello it’s me again
Hello it’s your long lost lonely friend
And I’ve come to see this to the end

I still see your face when you said I’d make you cry
Right before you turned around to say goodbye
Without the hint of a reason why

Do you remember
What I can’t seem to forget
Sometimes when it’s over
It’s not over yet

Am I throwing good time after bad
A devil’s bargain if ever one was had
Indecision it’s driving me mad

I hear it’s only brightest when it’s dark
Is the tunnel ending or is that the last vestige of a spark
It’s sure to leave a mark

Do you remember
What I can’t seem to forget
Sometimes when it’s over
It’s not over yet

Drunk on the lies that get me through the day
Keep telling myself I’ll find that place
Sixes and sevens I pray to the heavens but it just won’t go away

Do you remember
What I can’t seem to forget
Sometimes when it’s over
It’s not over yet

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