Embracing Uncertainty

by Ethan McKenna

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This past year has been an intense spiritual journey filled with new adventures and insights into life, love, and human connection. My debut acoustic album, "Embracing Uncertainty," is a collection of those insights and the emotions that came with them. Due to my extensive traveling last year, the songs on Embracing Uncertainty were written in a variety of locations including Africa, Utah, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

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released November 30, 2014

All songs written and performed by Ethan McKenna.
Production, mixing, mastering, bass (21 Days) by Nick Shaw.

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Ethan McKenna Reading, Pennsylvania

My name is Ethan McKenna. I am a free spirit, healing inspiring and empowering others through self expression.

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Track Name: Dark Night of the Soul
Hope fades again
Shadows all closing in
Their whispers surround me
With a dark song of apathy

They sing of love, cancerous love
And fear, fear of the unknown
They sing of you and all of your light
And they sing of me and all I’ll never be

Black scar on my heart, a gift from an angel
I still hear her voice, it echoes through me
Her spirit moved on but I couldn't do the same

She sang of love, beautiful love
A new point of view from wisdom above
She sang of change, a change in the mind
It lifted the veil off these quiet eyes

She sang of love

Hope, hope fades again
The past unravels and the truth sinks in
And I fall back into you, back into sorrow
I’ll never forget, I’ll never forget

The empty embrace, the sun on your face, a letter home
A call of false promise, ignorance bliss, I can’t let go
A heartless goodbye, a plague on my mind, I keeps me awake, I keeps me alive
Hope fades again, the cycle never ends

Dark night of my soul
(Hope fades again
The cycle never ends)

This love, this love is a lie.
Track Name: Flicker and Fade
Resist, pull away
Don’t get too close

How could the best of intentions breed all of this tension?
Torn between lost confidence and lust, cloudy dreams and broken trust
I tell you that I’m sorry but it won’t change a thing

Resist, Pull away
Don’t get too close

I reach out, you open up, your petals all aglow
You let me peer into your soul and I burn you, I burn you
Confusion in full bloom

Flicker and Fade as you wither away
Roots burn black as your trust turns to ash
You say give up, give up, give up, give up
You cry give up, give up, give up, give up on me

I am fire, please forgive me
Blossom Slowly now, let’s start anew
Track Name: Inertia
I know I’m onto something, I can feel it
Words can’t explain, but I need it
Endless Inertia, welling up inside

Silence these thoughts of logic and reason
They tangle you up and leave your dreams bleeding
All this inertia, impulses burning wild

Take me spur of the moment
Awake me with pure inspiration

Always making something out of nothing

Take me spur of the moment
Awake me with pure inspiration
(Take me)

Inertia
Track Name: Rain
The tears of God submerge the night and lull us all to sleep
Or maybe it’s just rain, just rain
Desperate words collapse the walls inside you head and let the pain in
I know I’m to blame, to blame

Summer’s coming and who are you?
Summer’s coming and who are you now?

Fates align to face the blackest tides, my emotions all collide
Fates align in the darkest times, a second chance to speak your mind

Soft touch, the petals of a rose, grows cold as you move away
There’s nothing you can change, change
Sunlight crashes into you and ignites your empty eyes
Or maybe you’re the same, the same

Summer’s coming and who are you?
Summer’s coming and who are you now?

Fates align to face the blackest tides, my emotions all collide
Fates align in the darkest times, a second chance to speak your mind

Maybe it’s just rain, but I feel it all the same
These demons arise for a reason
They give us something to believe in
(It's just rain...)
I feel it all the same
Track Name: Gaze
Gaze into sun
Breathe in her colors, you’ll become one

An inferno in our eyes
Infinitely inward our souls combine

Waves surge through my mind
Awaken my spirit and wash away time

Cascading in slow motion
The misty air, a waterfall
We raise our hands to the sky
And shout aloud that we're alive
We are alive
Off the beaten path we climb

An inferno in our eyes
Infinitely inward our souls combine
(Racing down the mountain side, I feel God)
An inferno in our eyes
Infinitely inward our souls combine
(Taken by the moment, we're high above the world)

Hearts ablaze, face to face
Dreams all flutter and fall into place
And I gaze into the sun
I breathe in her colors, we become one

Gaze into the sun
Breathe in her colors, you’ll become one
Track Name: 21 Days
Sold a koi fish to a broken man
His face lit up, he extended his hand
I smile and go on my way
Got cut down in a parking lot
As daylight fades there’s poison ivy in my thoughts
Her vines pull me in
Her voice like the wind, her heart a Rose

Wrap me up in my mother’s arms
Hold me closely
You close your eyes and I melt away

We look out above the fog
The ocean below, a deep blue whisper
Three weeks ago I didn't know if I had a life worth living
You share your heart and then I start to think maybe I’m not alone
Her heart a Rose

Wrap me up in my mother’s arms
Hold me closely
You close your eyes and I melt away
Breathe out slowly

21 Days, 21 reasons to stay
It’s been a lifetime away, now I’m coming home

Break the cycle, don’t look back
(A new beginning, a new beginning awaits you)

21 Days, 21 reasons to stay
It’s been a lifetime away, now I’m coming home