Better Sad Than Dead

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lyrics

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)

credits

from When Night Meets Day, track released June 14, 2019
grand piano, organ, programming & vocals: erk wiemer // drums & tambourine: martin hoffmann // bass: rené bosem // french horn: thomas klupsch // banjo: tom krimi

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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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