When Night Meets Day

by Erk

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This new Album by Erk contains a great bundle of 12 catchy tunes that are just impossible to resist. Known to be beatlesque, an admirer of Brian Wilson's vocal arrangements and fan of even the latest ELO songs, this album is a must for everyone who likes to indulge his oder her passions with respect to this style of music.

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released June 14, 2019

All songs written by Erk Wiemer, copyright control
Produced by Erk Wiemer
Recorded, engineered & mixed at JRS – Jazzanova Recording Studio by Axel Reinemer in Berlin 2018
Assistant engineered by José Torelli
Mastered at audiomoto by Roskow Kretschmann
Cover Design by Dan Harms
Album Layout by Erik Lautenschläger
℗ & © 2019 treat records, Germany, LC 19911
Made in Germany
www.erk-music.com
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Erk Berlin, Germany

„Erk? That’s not a name, that's a sound!“

This is what everybody told Erk Wiemer wherever he travelled. So if people thought of his name as a sound – why not put a soundtrack to the person behind? So he did!

“Piano, bass and drums – I don’t think I really need any other instruments!” said Erk when he started back in 2003. Since then he has evolved his sound and music, but still keeps it simple!
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Track Name: Living My Life Without You
I, I have to die
That is everybody’s destiny so why

Why, why should I sigh
When your love for me makes everything worthwhile

I don’t know why it is
But I wouldn’t want to miss the feeling
That I feel for you
And I know I couldn’t do
Living my life without you

You, oh yeah you do
You are everything I ever needed, too

So if you should go
It would mean the delivery of a deadly blow

I don’t know why it is
But I wouldn’t want to miss the feeling
That I feel for you
And I know I couldn’t do
Living my life without you
Track Name: Taking My Time (feat. Diane Weigmann)
I’m taking my time
Just as long as I can see what’s on my mind
Till I finally find me in my place
In my own pace
So long to go before I ever know

I’m taking my time
And it seems to be no waste of any kind
I am sure that all will solve in the end
To some extent
Nothing to lose if you don’t ever choose

My perfection won’t allow me start off anyhow
Not as long as I’m not sure

I’m taking my time
As the years fly by
Still I’m wondering why
I’m taking my time
While my youth is missing
Life’s taking my time
Am I missing my life
Or is life just missing me?

I’m taking my time
And I only seem to live one paradigm
Of postponing life till I will grow up
You won’t grow up
Nothing to win if you don’t ever choose to begin
Track Name: Malibu Beach's In Berlin
Wind is offshore
But the shore is six thousand miles away from here
Walk out the door
Grab my board and my bag with my surfing gear
And everybody says to me
Berlin is nowhere near the sea

Malibu Beach’s in Berlin
At least whenever I turn in
It can be to me what I want it to be

Don’t get me wrong
I belong to Berlin like a Kennedy
This humble song
Holds my love for this town of serenity
Even if they say to me
Berlin is nowhere near the sea

Malibu Beach’s in Berlin
At least whenever I turn in
It can be to me what I want it to be

And while I lie along a lake
Without a wave to break
I’m not sad that I am here
I prefer Berliner’s atmosphere here

Malibu Beach’s in Berlin
At least whenever I turn in
It can be to me what I want it to be
Track Name: Rhapsody Of You
You said you couldn’t feel the past, you
You said you’ve grown the seed is sown and more
You said the time has taken its toll

I think you’re moving on too fast, you
Should take a break for haven’s sake you bore
Your life is still rock ’n’ roll

And if you don’t want to be the one you used to be
At least keep the sound of your melody for
It’s a profound rhapsody of you

You used to sing your songs with fun and you
You say they’ve gone they all seem wrong today
And yet they’re so part of the whole

And if you don’t want to be the one you used to be
At least keep the sound of your melody for
It’s a profound rhapsody of you

So many songs we sung
Some of them wrong with fun
All sound of you

You said you couldn’t feel the past, you
Should take a break and now awake for more

So many songs we sung
Some of them wrong with fun
All sound of you
Track Name: The Legend (Somebody Is Watching)
A little boy sang a song and played his guitar
He only made a record as a present for Ma
He didn’t know that somebody was watching

Somebody came up to him, said:
”You’ve got a nice voice when you sing!”
He didn’t know that fortune was smiling

His innocence didn’t disappear
When he made them scream and a fabulous career

He kind of lived a fairy-tale
Almost drowned in a heap of mail
Every single girl was hoping

He had money and a lot of fame
But the little boy was just the same
He didn’t know that somebody was watching
Didn’t know that somebody was watching
Didn’t know that somebody was watching (and then of course)

He denied he had
A mortal dad
No friends no one
Only his mum

He lost the ground he was bound to fall
Heading straight for a great big wall
The very first sign of a breakdown

The years went by and he wasn’t there
He was on drugs he didn’t care
He didn’t care if somebody was watching
Didn’t care if somebody was watching
Didn’t care if somebody was watching (till no one was)

One morning he was found dead
He was lying in his bed
“A heart attack”, the doctor said
At 36 that’s rather sad

Millions at his grave and all of them cried
Where was everyone the days he died
I suppose everyone was watching
The rock star died and the legend was born
And the little boy was completely gone
He disappeared in the shadow of the legend
Track Name: When Night Meets Day
I am asleep whenever you come on home
And when I wake up I get up on my own
It’s very early and you still need to rest
My miss gets a kiss as a silent request

Your sleep is deep when I walk out of the door
And when I’m back I am tired once more
I go to bed but again all alone
And wish you were with me here at home

You are the sun while I am the moon
I set when you rise and make the world bloom
If I had my way
I would love us to stay
At the place where night meets day
When night meets day
I wish I could stay if I had it my way
When night meets day
Track Name: Chilly Winds Ahead
The rain came down upon my head
Unsheltered so that I was getting soaking wet
Chilly winds ahead of me

I have not always been as now
But now the given circumstances won’t allow
Me to be somehow more free

But in the end there’s always sun again
To lead me back to the days when

The rain came down upon my head
Unsheltered so that I was getting soaking wet
Chilly winds ahead of me
Track Name: Move On
What in the world has suddenly gone wrong
Why would she want to blackmail me
To say bye-bye if I don’t write her song
She don’t know a god damn thing
She don’t understand
That that’s the stuff that makes me sing

I know that you know that I move on
If she leaves I write another song
I know that you know that that’s the song
If she leaves I simply move on strong

Just when I thought that everything went well
She comes along to torture me
To make my life a living hell
She don’t know a god damn thing
She don’t understand
That that’s the stuff that makes me sing

I know that you know that I move on
If she leaves I write another song
I know that you know that that’s the song
If she leaves I simply move on strong

So what’s it gonna be?

I know that you know that I move on
If she leaves I write another song
I know that you know that that’s the song
If she leaves I simply move on strong
Track Name: I'm Standing Here
I am a boy when I should be a man
Like Cyrano when it comes to Roxane
You stand so close to me and I’m in awe
There is a risk you may be striking my core

All hands on deck this ain’t a drill
The damage has yet to be found
The shields are weak and almost down
She’s bound to break apart if you so will

I’m standing here
Not knowing where to turn or go
Captain’s no-win scenario

I was a boy when I should have been more
I stole a kiss and now I’m not so sure
Am I your prisoner or am I free?
Within the smoke of battle it’s hard to see

All hands on deck this ain’t a drill
The damage has yet to be found
The shields are weak and almost down
She’s bound to break apart if you so will

I’m standing here
Not knowing where to turn or go
Captain’s no-win scenario
Track Name: Better Sad Than Dead
Since you’ve been gone I’ve been drinking too much
Breaking up bottles with a one-single-handed touch
Oh, my dead soldiers standing in line

Until the dawn I’ve been sinking as such
Making me drown in a pool of pain and grudge
No, this will not stay mine
And I will not call it a sign of decline
‘Cause it’s alright it’s all

Better feel sad than dead
Better be sad than dead

Now that you’ve gone I’ve been thinking too much
Shaking me up when my feelings keep the clutch
So hard and distinct
When I thought emotions were listed extinct
But it’s alright it’s all

Better feel sad than dead
Better be sad than dead
You know you’re alive when you strive to survive

Better feel sad than dead
Better be sad than dead
You know you’re alive when you strive to survive
(You’re so alive when you strive to survive life)
Track Name: I Walk Like Charly Brown
I was around so I thought I’d say hello
Maybe you would like to go
Just to have a cup of tea with me

I was around so I thought I’d ring your bell
Maybe you would just as well
Like to spend some time with me, you see

I, I know you said no before
Still I got hope you might say yes or more
Up and down I walk like Charly Brown

I was around now I’m standing at your door
Don’t know what I’m waiting for
Since I know you’re not alone at home

I, I know you said no before
Still I had hope you might say Jes or more
Up and down I walk like Charly Brown
Track Name: Hey Bro (What Are You Listening To?)
Hey Bro
What are you listening to?
What is this style of music
That matters so much to you?

Hey Bro
What are you listening to?
Did you know that it soothes me?
I’d be surprised if you knew

Night after night with aid of the shimmering light
Through the gap of your door
I’m tucked in by The Specials and more

Hey Bro
What are you listening to?
What is this style of music
That matters so much to you?

Night after night with aid of the shimmering light
Through the gap of your door
I’m tucked in by The Specials and more

Hey Bro
What are you listening to?
Is that the sound of The Beatles
Could you play Skatalites, too?

Hey Bro
What are you listening to?
When I’m in bed with my nightmares
I’m waiting for the next clue

Night after night with aid of the shimmering light
Through the gap of your door
I’m tucked in by The Specials and more

Hey Bro
What are you listening to?

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