Erik Thomas

by Erik Thomas

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about

This self titled album is the first album of mine with all original songs with lyrics.

I want to thank my family, friends and everyone else who has supported me and helped make this album a reality.

Special thanks to Rich and Carol York, Heather Thomas, Mat Bainton, Tyler Clark, Penner and my wonderful parents.

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released 06 October 2012

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Track Name: Body Bag
Limit yourself to the extent of the word
Live behind closed doors, shield yourself from the world
Having a life has its cost, you sacrifice and lose it all

Break free from these chain that bind
Throw down those crutches you hold
You live your life inside a body bag
Preparing for the inevitable

Still haven't learned what is trying to be taught
Live every day like it's the last one that you've got
Have no regrets, live for here and now
I hope you realize somehow

Break free from these chain that bind
Throw down those crutches you hold
You live your life inside a body bag
Preparing for the inevitable

You dug your grave
waiting for that day to come
Unless you want to die as a slave
You better get up and run
Track Name: Wishful Thinking
There I was minding my own business
Going through life without a care
You came right in and made yourself at home
It made me the happiest I've ever been.

I don't think you can understand
The effect you have on me
Anytime, anywhere, any place that you are
I know that's where I'd like to be

Oooo baby, things are so much better now that you're around
Oooo baby, I was lost but now I'm found
Oooo baby, it's so easy to see that
Oooo baby my life is better when you're with me 

Now we're just minding our own business
Walking through life hand-in-hand
She stayed right here and made herself at home
and I'm still the happiest I've ever been

I don't think you can understand
The effect you have on me
Anytime, anywhere, any place that you are
I know that's where I'd like to be
I know that's where I'd like to be
Track Name: Guilty
Handcuffs never looked good on me
But you painted the picture so perfectly
Turned my own against me without hesitation
You used trickery and lies as your foundation

You can call me a bad guy, you can throw me behind bars, if love is a crime then I'm guilty, I'm guilty as charged
If love is a crime then I’m guilty, I’m guilty as charged

Flutter those eyes and play the saint
My reputation you continue to taint
If only those could see past the lies and deceit
Maybe I'd get back my life through receipt

You can call me a bad guy, you can throw me behind bars If love is a crime then I'm guilty, I'm guilty as charged
If love is a crime then I’m guilty, I’m guilty as charged

I don't need your sympathy
Put me in front of a judge and jury
And if they find me guilty
Then lock me up and throw away the key

You can call me a bad guy, you can throw me behind bars If love is a crime then I'm guilty, I'm guilty as charged
If love is a crime then I’m guilty, I’m guilty as charged
Yeah well If love is a crime then I’m guilty, I’m guilty as charged
Track Name: Every Time
Every time I think I'm fine
You prove me wrong once again
Every time I think I'm at the top
You pull me right back down
Every time I think I'm done drowning
You pull me underneath the waves
Every time I think I'm at the end
You take me back to the beginning.

These feelings that I have for you just won't go away.

Every time I think I'm in the clear
You go and fog it all up
Every time I think the sun will shine
You put a cloud up in the sky
Every time I think I've found someone new, to replace you
It's just not something I can do

These feelings that I have for you just won't do

These feelings that I have for you, just won't go away.
Track Name: Novel
Life's like an essay, we all choose the outcome
Some erase mistakes, give and take
Some crumple the paper and throw it away

Others keep on writing despite what they get
This can make the plot interesting but fill the writer with regret
I'd rather live my life as a creative novel
With plot twists an antagonist, and guy who gets a girl in the end

This is my life, this is my story, this is my life, and I'll try to do it right, try to do it right

Why's it so much to ask to refrain from making a bad ending?
Drama may sell but what the hell, I'd much rather be happy
But what do I know? I'm just a man with a pen and paper
Trying to do my best to keep the rest of you readers entertained

This is my life, this is my story, this is my life, and I'll try to do it right, try to do it right.

Cuz in the end, what's the point of having a story that you're not happy with? (x2)

This is my life, this is my story, this is my life, and I'll try to do it right, try to do it right. (X2)
Track Name: Traveler
I've been walking down this road for
Far too long to be understood
As I look back I can barely see the
Silhouette of where you'd been standing

Day and night I travel this trail
Reading like a blind man who doesn't know braille
Searching through the darkness, just looking for some light

I just want you here with me
Why can't things just be the way they used to be?
I just want you back with me
Why can't things just be the way they used to be

God only knows if this is wrong or right
All I can hope is that he gives me the sight
Removes this blindness and allows me to see

The best thing I can do right now
Is to keep on going and not back down
Maybe once I've traveled enough
I'll make my way back to where I was

I just want you here with me
Why can't things just be the way they used to be?
I just want you back with me
Why can't things just be the way they used to be
Track Name: Looking Forward
Another day full of monotony
Shades of gray as far as I can see
Melancholy days and boring nights don't feel right

I'm so sick of the same old thing
Need to be cured of this disease
A simple shot won't do the trick
I need something with a bit more kick

I'm alive but I'm not livin'
Time to use this life that I've been given
Just seems like there's so much more
Can't wait to see what is in store

This routine that I've grown to loathe
Is getting the best of me
I need to regain control, get back to the life that I used to know
Fill my life with some more spontaneity

I'm alive but I'm not livin'
Time to use this life that I've been given
Just seems like there's so much more
Can't wait to see what is in store (x4)
Track Name: Betrayed
Can't reach the knife that you stuck in my back
I expected some mischief but not an attack
Numerous questions arise to the surface
How, why, and what did I do to deserve this?

Days ago I thought of our life together
as a wonderful time filled with sunny weather
Now as I look back all I see is death
cracked ground, dry plants, a complete living hell

When will the pain from this wound subside?
Truth be told if you answer i'll know that you lied
Even when these wounds have healed
The scars remain to show me that this was real

As I finally pull the knife from it's resting place
I feel another enter around the same space
Is there anything that can stop this relentless assault?
The answer seems like a resounding "no halt"

I was nothing but good, I played by the rules
You felt this was useless but continued the ruse
When I let my guard down you figured it was time
To finish me off and and leave with my pride

One of the many things that I just don't understand
is how you could unite with another man
Maybe it's the fact that opposites don't attract
You're one in the same making betrayal your act

When will the pain from this wound subside?
Truth be told if you answer i'll know that you lied
Even when these wounds have healed
The scars will remain to show me that this was real (x3)
Track Name: "Us" No More
I know it must be a hard pill to swallow
But i'd like to inform you the fat lady's singing again
Same old cleché, it's not you it's me
I've changed, you've changed, no more you and me

I've got to keep moving along
You'll find someone else

Stop your cryin', it ain't helpin' one bit
but it's making this harder than i'd like to admit
There you go again, blaming it all on me
but you've got to realize that I need to be free

I've got to keep moving along
You'll find someone else

That icebergs pretty big and our boat is rather small
We might as well abandon ship before it kills us all
Trying to keep this up would be a Titanic mistake
Let's quit while we're ahead and spare some heartbreak

I've got to keep moving along
You'll find someone else
Track Name: Happily Never After
What is it with these romantic comedies?
Always giving me a false sense of security
I just want to be free from the tyranny
Romantic comedies

Don't get me wrong
I love a good story and to laugh along
I'm just so sick of these expectations given by romantic comedies

You don't care how many hearts you tear
I blame you even though it's not rational to do
I still view hoping one day it will come true

My hopes get shattered once I turn off the TV
As soon as it's over I'm back to reality
There must be a way that I can stay in a romantic comedy

What is it with these romantic comedies?
Always giving me a false sense of security
I just want to be free from the tyranny
Romantic comedies

What is it with these romantic comedies?
Always giving me a false sense of security
I just want to be free from the tyranny
Romantic comedies