Far From The World

by Erk

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    "A Girl Namend Boo/ Shout", originally released by el muto records as part of the singles club in 2003, which was selected by Space Kelly. This single was very popular in Japan, where the album "Far From The World" was released on the 24th of August 2005.

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    This CD has been released in Germany on the 4th of September 2006 following the online (world) and the CD release in Japan in 2005. It only contains the first 12 titles of the online release. This German edition comes with great artwork by Marc Marbach and all lyrics in the booklet.

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1.
I can swing 'n' sway, if I want to I can swing 'n' sway it all day And I can sing it away, if I want to Even if it's not hip today No, no fashion No, no fashion at all Will be only to thrill me When I hear the call 'Cause if I want to I can swing 'n' sway, if I want to I can swing 'n' sway it all day Don't need to be a star Banging on the door Don't need to go as far As to be another poor whore I'll sing anyway I can swing 'n' sway, if I want to I can swing 'n' sway it all day Don't need to be a star Banging on the door Don't need to go as far As to be another poor whore I'll sing anyway I can swing 'n' sway, if I want to I can swing 'n' sway it all day And I can sing it away, if I want to Even if it's not hip today Do you need Albert Hall? No, not at all Is it to small? No, I'll sing anyway I can swing 'n' sway, if I want to I can swing 'n' sway it all day And I can sing it away, if I want to Even if it's not hip today
2.
03:25
Where is Annie today? We haven't heard a single word Since she ran away Where is Annie today? Where is Annie today? She left for stardom Now she's part of the Milky Way Where is Annie today? Annie can you hear me We can see things now quite clearly We know you only make it somehow So, don't you think it is time to come home now Where is my Annie today? She left a million questions and More bills to pay Where is Annie today Annie can you hear me We can see things now quite clearly We know you only make it somehow So, don't you think it is time to come home now Please Annie, honey We want you back today Please forget the money We never thought to see any back anyway Here is Annie today! She owns Picassos and a fire place Monet Oh, Annie, what can I say? Annie can you hear me We can see things now quite clearly We know you made it big somehow So, don't you think it is time to come home now Please Annie, honey We want you back today Please forget the money We never thought to see any back anyway
3.
Gone, you’re gone And yet close to me Nevertheless I can see what I don’t want to see Late, too late For us to change This time the life saving shore seems so way out of range Suddenly, We both live endlessly Far from the world that we Once had in mind Plans, no plans Not anymore All that I ever planed for turned into a great sore Suddenly, We both live endlessly Far from the world that we Once had in mind Far from the world that we Once had in mind Far from the world, far from what we had in mind
4.
He rode a bicycle made for girls Wearing a dress made of pink yarn and pearls Quite a defiant bike for such a giant like he was In any way he had looked like a queer But then again, it was never quite clear He always left some doubt When people talked aloud Whether he knew what all this talk was about They called him: "Pride Of The Parade" He was a sight that could persuade People around that he was definitely the town clown When you say: "Don't judge a book by its cover!" Think of yourself just as well as the other Some might have shook their head Called him a crook or mad But everyone looked amused and said: He is the "Pride Of The Parade" He is a sight that could persuade People around that he was definitely the town clown "Pride Of The Parade" They thought this sight could never fade away Not until he died some day They found out it was right to say That he was the missing pride of their home town But definitely not its clown
5.
I took my chances And had romances But I never met a girl like you, You do! Come on, everyone And take a good look at the girl named Boo She is so pretty And god, she's witty Yeah, I wish there was more girls like you, You do! Come on, everyone And take a good look at the girl named Boo She's been lonely for such a long time But now she says she is fine Smiles at me with a touch of sunshine That makes me wanna make her mine I took my chances And had romances But I never met a girl like you, You do! Come on, everyone And take a good look at the girl named Boo
6.
You always care You're so aware of the day I'm in need I can count on you You always knew what to say against defeat Someone like you Gives me the reason to go on and see it all through Someone like you Should be the raw model for a marble statue Someone like you Makes a brighter day and the stars shine, too I hope one day I can repay it the way you helped me You can ease the pain You drive the rain away, away from me Someone like you Gives me the reason to go on and see it all through Someone like you Should be the raw model for a marble statue Someone like you Makes a brighter day and the stars shine, too Now it's easy to see What you really mean to me I always knew Defining a friend is a talk about you Someone like you Makes a brighter day and the stars shine, too
7.
Casual conversation Is no temptation For anybody like me Bound to say the wrong thing I feel a strong sting Making a chat unlikely Here's what I could say Thinking in a simple way Tell me, how's your girlfriend She's not my girlfriend I'm glad to hear about that Damn, she screwed around then She's now my wife, man It was before you two met Gee, already late I need to go to keep a date Always has to be me Who puts his feet in it, naturally Girl, it's good to see you I'm filled with glee, too And evidently much more Hope the baby ain't late I only gained weight I help myself to the door There' s another slip That surely could descend my lip Always has to be me Who puts his feet in it, naturally
8.
On a Friday morning Mr. Grant-Davis went to the police He said: "Yesterday somebody stole two hub caps!" (From his Rolls Royce) He said, the thief must have stolen them at Bush Road Garage before He returned from making a call in a telephone booth And the policeman said: "Well, how about that? Isn't that sad?" It's been quite a few years since anyone had the chance To see the one and only Danni A. dance (On her web cam) And those who have were the members of an exclusive club Well, let me tell you, now the rules have changed And the members said: "Well, how about that? Isn't that sad?" A maid-servant living on her own in a house nearby Had gone upstairs to prepare for bed at eleven o'clock (Good night, sleep well) As she sight and looked out of the window from her window sill The young girl fell into some sort of dreamy state And she softly said: "Well, how about that? Isn't that so sad?" Isn't it all along Stuff for a Northern Song Isn't it all along Stuff for another Northern Song
9.
Nothing equals all this pain When trying hard and knowing it’s in vain Nothing’s more insane Don’t know how it came to this But suddenly, you sealed it with a kiss Now, what did I miss Why did this kiss miss me Tell me what you see When you look at me Someone who will last Or fragments of your past Is it true that in the end I only lost an unimportant friend Is that all it meant What a false and bitter pill When you were claiming that you love me still Now, that is so ill Knowing this will kill me Tell me what you see When you look at me Someone who will last Or fragments of your past
10.
04:21
11.
03:03
I got several things On my mind But there is only this one love That I allow soaking up my time I got several guns Here at home But the dearest one of all Has almost nine inches length overall I got a forty-five A calibre 45 Stainless steel in blue With a warm muzzle pointing at you I got it not to kill And not to do harm And as useless as it is I got the right keep and bear my arms I got a Peacemaker Making peace I got an AK-47 That can blow up your mind to heaven I got a forty-five A calibre 45 Stainless steel in blue With a warm muzzle pointing at you I got a forty-five A calibre 45 God save the NRA And Mr. Heston You are okay I got a forty-five A calibre 45 And I can have more calibre than Dirty Harry Callahan
12.
00:42
I owe this tune to this nice dream I had one night It was not long before my dear grandmother had died She used to smile at all the songs that I would write But I think this is something she really would have liked I have no clue of where you are or what you do But I hope you can hear this there, too And this cadence is only for you
13.
I tried to call you on the phone But it only told me that you wasn't home And everytime I try again There's the same stupid message in the end You're ringing up the right place, but the wrong time You can leave a message right behind the chime! Now what am I supposed to do When it looks as if it never puts me through I tried and tried for quite some time It's still refusing to record a single line You're ringing up the right place, but the wrong time You can leave a message right behind the chime! It is not the machine that I revail It is only that I wish you had a mobile You're ringing up the right place, but the wrong time You can leave a message right behind the chime! This is it, I will not try anymore Since I saw you walking home, which is next door
14.

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Quotes from the German press:

„Jetzt legt der Spross einer Musikerfamilie sein Debütalbum vor und beweist, dass auch im Zeitalter elektronischer Musik und ausgefeilter Studiotechnik nichts über den magischen klang eines klaviers geht. Ob Bossa Nova, Motown, Pop, Coverversion (...) oder Original (...)
Kaum zu glauben, dass eine solche Platte heute noch gemacht wird. Klasse !“ (LOOP 125, Aug/Sept. 06)

„Mal angenommen, John Lennon würde mit den Beach Boys ein Konzert im Itchycoo Park spielen (...) das Ergebnis klänge ungefähr so wie diese CD. Der junge Norddeutsche Erk Wiemer jagt sein Piano durch fröhlich hüpfende 60er Melodien (...) und trägt Songs auf wie Tortenbäcker Zuckerguss. „ (Kulturnews September 06)

„ In den Achtzigern war diese Art Pop noch eine gestandene Institution. Mit viel Verve bringt der ehemalige Barpianist Erk Wiemer die gute Laune in Dein Ohr, die aus dem Geist der Siebziger entsprungen ist.“ (Stadtpark Stadtmagazin September 06)

„Unverschämt eingängig, herrlich abwechslungsreich und überaus clever betextet. Eine in der deutschen Musiklandschaft absolut einzigartige musikalische Kombination.“ (neon-online ab Ende August 06)

„ „Far From The World“ ist eine dieser seltenen Platten, die sofort Dein Freund werden (...) Auf „Far From The World“ erklingt das Beste aus allen Popepochen und doch schält sich ganz schnell ein unverwechselbarere Erk-Sound heraus. Erk spielt ein perlendes Klavier, staffiert die Songs mit üppigen Arrangements und jubilierenden Violinen aus, obwohl die Melodien auch auf einer profanen Blockflöte hinreißend klingen würden. Er hat ein Händchen für mitreißende Refrains, die sofort im Ohr bleiben (...)“ (www.satt,org)

credits

released August 27, 2005

All tracks recorded & engineered at Beat-Studio by Gerd Bluhm and E.R.K. Sendesaal by Erk Wiemer in Berlin/Germany 2004
Mixed & mastered by Pascal Stoffels @ PStudio, Berlin/Germany

Produced by Erk Wiemer except
Tracks 2 & 4 recorded & engineered at Beat-Studio by Gerd Bluhm and Exit Studio by Axel Reinemer in Berlin/Germany 2003
Tracks 5 & 10 recorded & engineered at Beat-Studio by Gerd Bluhm and K3 Studio by Holger Müller in Berlin/Germany 2003
Mixed by Pattino @ Freudenhaus, Berlin/Germany - produced by Erk Wiemer, co-produced by Space Kelly and Pattino
Track 6 co-produced by Rene Bosem
Track 8 recorded & engineered at Beat-Studio by Gerd Bluhm and E.R.K. Sendesaal by Erk Wiemer in Berlin/Germany 2003
Tracks 12 & 14 recorded & engineered at E.R.K. Sendesaal by Erk Wiemer in Berlin/Germany 2001 & 2004
Track 13 recorded and engineered at Beat-Studio by Gerd Bluhm in Berlin/Germany 1999
℗ & © 2018 treat Records, Germany, LC 19911
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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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