When Night Meets Day

by Erk

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
03:34
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
9.
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
10.
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)
11.
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
12.
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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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
www.treat.de

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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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