A Dark Storm

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2005 

Born too old but too young to die. A childhood never realised. Body never grown, seed never sown. Never seen the love in a mother's eyes. Isolation, feel the hunger. No harvest in the desert sand. No reflection in the water. No water anymore in this land.

Heat of the sun burns by day. Children reach out their hands. Unclothed and filthy and crying at night. A dark storm blows across this neglected land.

Dream of love, pray for a future. Tenderness and a new law. A reason to live, a reason to smile. Oh, some beauty worth surviving for. If a God exists why does he allow such pain, pain to be felt? Apocalyptic scenes in narrow valleys. Bodies melted into the asphalt.

No shelter by day, no shelter by night. Children reach out their hands. Unclothed and filthy and crying at night. A dark storm blows through this devastated land.

 

features on the albums 'A Dark Storm', 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson' and on the single 'A Dark Storm (Single Remix Edit)'.

Angry Skies

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1997

 

I remember the summer days

When I was a young boy

Wake in the mornings

Knowing there’d be sun all day

My mum and dad would take us out

For picnics in the hills

We’d sit on the dry, warm hay

 

We’d go fishing on holiday

My brothers, father and I

Stand on the pier

With a view overlooking the bay

There were so many fish

Out there in that sea

We’d catch some everyday

 

These days I can hardly tell

The seasons apart

And the fish seem to have gone away

The sun never shines

And the rain never pours

The skies seem to remain grey

 

When did the sun

Last shine down on this land

And the fields feel warm and dry

These days the sea

Washes oil onto the sand

And we’re trapped under angry skies

 

Small specialist businesses

Are killed off by superstores

TV stations battle over

Exclusive rights for sport

Children are overexposed

To sex, drugs and violence

They don’t really have

A childhood anymore

 

Psycho murderers, terrorist attacks

Disregard for human life

What makes a person

Behave in an evil way?

Innocent suffer as politicians

Play their stubborn parts

The biggest inland bomb

Went off today

 

If the sun was to shine

Even for an hour

Those harmful rays

Would burn right through your skin

There’s so much disease in this world

You get scared of what to eat

Scared to even breath the air in

 

When did the rain

Last pour down on this land

When was the water level

In the rivers last high

These days water suppliers

Struggle to meet the demands

And we’re trapped under angry skies

Oh, trapped under angry skies

 

features on the albums 'Summers of My Life' and 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)'.

Ashes

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

 

From gold to silver

I can’t believe you’re here with me again

Incredible after all this time

We let the past slip away

And settled into life

Can’t help but think

You could have been mine

 

Sunken in eyes

Beautiful eyes that tell a thousand stories

Of over twenty years

This feels so right on this magical night

The smile of an angel

Takes away all the fear

 

Life’s biggest lesson I have learnt

You play with fire you get burnt

You get burnt

 

Oh, oh, I’m rising up from the ashes

Oh, oh, like a phoenix from the ashes

I breathe again tonight

I live again tonight

Tonight

 

Deliver me from loss of faith

Give me power to reach within

To find strength to believe

To ride on the waves of your glory

With spirit and hope renewed

And comfort all who grieve

 

No dress rehearsal

Don’t live a lie

I wanna live a life before I die

Before I die

 

Oh, oh, I’m rising up from the ashes

Oh, oh, like a phoenix from the ashes

I breathe again tonight

I live again tonight

Tonight

 

Oh, oh, I’m rising up from the ashes

Oh, oh, like a phoenix from the ashes

Oh, oh, I’m rising up from the ashes

Oh, oh, like a phoenix from the ashes

From the ashes

From the ashes

I breathe again tonight

I live again tonight

Tonight

 

features on the album 'Unsheltered'.

Been Here Too Long

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2005

Once had dreams, once had ambitions

A free spirit that could not be tamed      

But now the same old faces and tired conversations

Each day feels just the same

No one listens to the words I say, feel I don’t belong

My self belief is fading away                     

I’ve been here too long

When I look at the whites of their eyes

I can see right through their disguise

Hypocrisy and lies

 

I’ve gotta get outta this place I’ve been here too long             

I’ve gotta get outta this place I’ve been here too long, too long, too too long

 

Comes a time, take a look at your life

Wake up to realisation

Tolerance dries up

No wish to conform

Can’t bury your frustration

The time is slipping away

Where did it all go wrong

I die a little day by day                 

I’ve been here too long

When I look at the whites of their eyes

I can see right through their disguise

Hypocrisy and lies

 

I’ve gotta get outta this place I’ve been here too long             

I’ve gotta get outta this place I’ve been here too long, too long, too too long, too long, too too long


features on the albums 'A Dark Storm' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Believe

words by Ez Jon Erikson & Julian Flindle, music by Julian Flindle © copyright control 2018

 

I've been through bad times

So many times before

But this time now I feel

I've really hit the floor

I can't go on this way

Bruised body, soul and mind

Will take no more

 

Each golden sunrise

Announces a brand new day

Your faith, hope, support and love

Show me the way

 

I thank you for giving me

A reason to believe

I thank you for caring

Enough to be with me

I thank you for giving me

A reason to believe

To believe

Yeah to believe

To believe

 

Life's path can sometimes be

Isolated and black

Seen strong great people

Lose their way and not make it back

We all need something or someone

Who we believe will save our fall

 

I won a battle

I thought I could never win

You taught me how

To search from deep within

 

I thank you for giving me

A reason to believe

I thank you for caring

Enough to be with me

I thank you for giving me

A reason to believe

To believe

Yeah to believe

To believe

 

I thank you for giving me

A reason to believe

I thank you for caring

Enough to be with me

I thank you for giving me

A reason to believe

To believe

Yeah to believe

To believe

Yeah to believe

To believe to believe to believe


features on the album 'Believe Upon Each Day' and on the single '
Believe'.

Be Myself (Alone With You)

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2005

 

Spent too many years of my life

Acting out a role

In someone else’s shoes

Trying to be someone I’m not

Concerned with people’s views

Too much to prove

Then you came into my life

I felt a new beginning

You opened up my eyes

I suddenley started living

 

I can be myself when I’m alone with you

My stormy skies turn to a perfect blue

Close the door leave the world outside

All I need in this world is right here by my side

These are brighter days now shining through

I can be myself, be myself, be myself

Alone with you

 

My girl I thank you for

The unconditional love that I receive

You make clean the heart within me

Give me peace of mind

A reason to believe

The reflection in the mirror

Looking back at me

Is now the person that I

Always wanted to be

 

I can be myself when I’m alone with you

My stormy skies turn to a perfect blue

Close the door leave the world outside

All I need in this world is right here by my side

These are brighter days now shining through

I can be myself, be myself, be myself

Alone with you

 

features on the albums 'Sense Of Purpose', 'Collection' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Best Thing

words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson & Julian Flindle © copyright control 1995

Descend the morning train, another normal working day

Stop off for a bite to eat at a diner on the way

I view faceless expressions, melancholy numbers in life's game

And I think to myself the roles the people play

 

Many employed securely routined dream of ambitions they never achieved

The accomplished concerned with complex heartache a normal life they wish to lead

Romantic dreams of eternal youth to live the endless Saturday night

Make you disregard ultimate happiness but it can be too late when you see the light

 

You are the best thing that's ever happened to me

Oh girl, the best thing, a loving fantasy

I really love you, I really need you

You are the best thing that's happened to me

 

Caught in a world of self importance goals hungered for achieved at all costs

Superficial, shallow, insincere, no feeling, essence of spirit inside now lost

Young and naive when love's just a game, rejection of security

Strip illusion, an empty pain inside craves for love and sensitivity

 

You are the best thing that's ever happened to me

Oh girl, the best thing, a loving fantasy

I really love you, I really need you

You are the best thing that's happened to me

 

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World', 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)', 'Collection' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Breath Of Sand

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

 

Carbon footprint in the sand

Blows across from distant land

Sands of time fall from God’s hand

Politicians are denying

 

Red dust cloud storm after calm

Stay indoors sound the alarm

Inhalation long term harm

Glaciers thaw as flood levels are rising

 

Through smog peeps sunset’s yellow tinge

Pray for south westerly winds of change

To blow clear the air so strange

Cancellations fear of flying

 

Dust particles in atmosphere hung

Fear for unsheltered future of our young

With every breath into our lungs

This world is slowly dying

 

features on the album 'Unsheltered'.

Cadaverous Lullaby

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2005

 

The clock drills out it’s alarming appeals

Screaming “wake up, boy, morning already”

Bathroom mirror reflects an innocent face

Weighted by detriment of a world so heavy

 

Headline cliche destructive negative

No fry skimmed milk

Welcomes the break of the fast

Decaffeinated fibred eat and you die

Don’t eat you die sooner

Try to make your life last

 

Infinite universe time eternal

Life’s span barely a catch of breath

Expectations routined

Work third of our lives

Full circle every day until death

 

Everyone in a rush

Impatience boredom

Wishing life away for weekend

But life goes too fast

Slow down take it easy world

Live for now in present

Not future nor past

 

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World', 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Changing World

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1999

features on the album 'Ramshackle World'.

Choose To Be Happy (With What I’ve Got)

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2023

 

I may not drive an expensive fast sports car

Not fortunate enough to own a Jaguar

Can’t afford to feast upon fresh caviar

But I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

 

May not have a house with acres in the hills

My days don’t involve censored sordid thrills

For my health conditions I’m now popping prescription pills

But I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

 

Choose to be happy

Choose to be happy

Living in the moment

Don’t dwell on yesterday

Choose to be happy

Choose to be happy

Living for today

The future’s far enough away

 

May not have a contract for the latest smartphone

That operates appliances or flies camera drones

Don’t wish to take out another hefty loan

No, I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

 

May not have the voice of Sinatra, Lennon, McCartney

Elvis, Buddy, Bowie, Bing, Bruce, Billy, Bob, Bon Jovi, Mercury

But I did it my way, an individual I am Me

And I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

 

Choose to be happy

Choose to be happy

We always find a way to manage somehow

Choose to be happy

Choose to be happy

All we ever really have is now

 

Lucky to have the love of the one who wears my ring

Partner for life and beautiful offspring

These are riches fit for a king

I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

I choose to be happy

Happy with what I’ve got

 

features on the album 'Get A Life!'

Come Back

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 1987

 

Broken dreams my heart breaking baby

Come Back to me

I need your love pretty baby

Come back to me

 

Eyes met across a hazy room

Immediate infatuation

My soul danced upon your movements

Romancing destination

 

Situations change

Nothing remains

Destiny says rearrange

Took your love for granted

Now I’m broken hearted

Sleepless nights call your name

 

Broken dreams my heart breaking baby

Come Back to me

I need your loving oh baby

Come back to me

 

Walking in the mist

Talking to the night

My shadow a vision of you

Cast by the moonlight

 

Tormented teasing tantalised

Infiltration of the mind

Cast a web where haunting shadows loom

A prisoner trapped in an empty room

 

Broken dreams my heart breaking baby

Come Back to me

I need your loving oh baby

Come back to me

features on the albums 'Sense Of Purpose' and 'Collection and the EP 'The Bells Of St Mary EP Detours with Kristyna Myles and Morgan'.

Dress For The Weather

words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 2023

 

Weather extreme-ties

Four seasons in one day

Never know what to wear

Hot start to the day

Forecast looks good

Should I wash, dry and style my hair

 

But thirty hours of continual

Torrential rainfall sucks

Full pouting lips

Nice weather for ducks

 

Dressed for the occasion

Living the dream

Spray tan lipgloss sun cream

Got the shit together

Dressed for the occasion

Silicone and leather

Staying young forever

Always dress for the weather

 

Vanishing cryosphere

Record highs and lows

Intense precipitation

Increased population densities

Tropical cyclones

Hurricane power dissipation

 

Warming and moistening atmospheres

Rapidly increasing arctic temperatures

 

Dressed for the occasion

Living the dream

Spray tan lipgloss sun cream

Got the shit together

Dressed for the occasion

Silicone and leather

Staying young forever

Always dress for the weather

Heavy raincoat in a heatwave

Shorts and t-shirt in the rain

Watch out here comes the cold wave again

 

Dressed for the occasion

Living the dream

Spray tan lipgloss sun cream

Got the shit together

Dressed for the occasion

Silicone and leather

Staying young forever

Always dress for the weather

 

features on the album 'Get A Life'.

Escape (In The Night)

words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson and Howard Platt © copyright control 1991

 

Praise darkness

Silence

Two lovers safe from world violence

Stripped our roles of daytime life

Our naked bodies meet the night

I can breathe again

 

Curtain call for two

Two bodies wrapped in naked truth

Cast off clothing that suffocates

To the night our souls escape

And we breathe again

 

In the nights I am free

You are all that I need

Your loving keeeps my sane

Escape life's pain

Whilst others sleep

We awake to keep

Revealing our love

We live again

We live again

 

Escape in the night, oh, oh

Escape in the night, oh, oh

And we live again

We live again

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Extravaganza

words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 1991

 

Black and white

Day and night

Women versus men

Yes and no

Stop and go

Who, what, why where, when

Dark and light

Wrong and right

This now, that was then

Bought and sold

Hot and cold

Boy meets girl again

 

And he tells her opposites go together

And they tell her that they could never ever

For her the right man

Skin shade but yet still human

Their love will find a way for them

In their makebelieve free world

 

Two worlds apart

Extravaganza

A torment of the heart

A love extravaganza

 

Still and shaken

Given taken

Alive, dead, false and true

Imprisoned and free

He and She

Ordered don't but they do

Asleep awakened

Understood mistaken

Something old and new

Land and sea

You and Me

Together we'll make it through

 

And he tells her opposites go together

And they tell her that they could never ever

For her the right man

Skin shade but yet still human

Their love will find a way for them

In their makebelieve free world

 

Two worlds apart

Extravaganza

A torment of the heart

A love extravaganza

 

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Falling

words and music by Sam Johnson, Julian Flindle and Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2004

 

I feel like I’m falling down, I feel like I’m falling down

Why do people want to break you and why do people want to make you cry

 

I don’t know

There must be something missing in their souls

They must be jealous people

I don’t know

Why they want to try it at all

 

Now I know

I just been thinking now and I got wise

There must be something missing in their lives

Now I gotta stop falling down down down

 

The sky moves above me and the sea below

They all need a change in their lives

They abuse their freedom and betray you with their lies

They’ve fallen down the ladders of their lives

 

I feel like I’m falling down, I feel like I’m falling down

Why do people want to break you and why do people want to make you cry

I feel like I’m falling down

I feel like I’m falling down

 

Falling down, falling down

Falling down, falling down

Falling down, falling down, falling down

 

features on the album 'No Evil'.

Fear Of The World

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1999

 

Why do I look both ways when I'm crossing a one way street?

Why do I wash my hands after shaking the hands of every stranger I meet?

Why do I admit defeat before I even start to compete?

 

Got this fear of the world

Got this fear of the world

An instinct to survive

A fight to stay alive

Got this fear of the world

Of the world

 

When my head starts to hurt why do I worry something's wrong with my brain?

I'll never go abroad too scared to travel by boat or plane

Why do I duck in case a brick comes through the window when I'm on a train?

 

Got this fear of the world

Got this fear of the world

Well, I'm terrified

But it's justified

Got this fear of the world

Of the world

 

Afraid to go out

Shot on your doorstep

Afraid to stay in

Murdered whilst in bed

Can I find me a place untouched by human hands?

I never look at anyone in case my nose gets broken

And I'm the one who's penalised when my car gets stolen

Sometimes I wish I could just bury my head in the sand

 

Got this fear of the world

Got this fear of the world

An instinct to survive

A fight to stay alive

Got this fear of the world

Of the world

 

Fear of the world

Fear of the world

Fear of the world

Fear of the world

 

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World', 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)', 'Debut' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

For You And You Alone

Words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 1987

For you and you alone

I give my love

Oh, this night will never grow old

A moment to last forever

Always be together

I give my love for you and you alone

 

Should a whisper of sunlight through the curtains call

We remote from the morn

On a nocturnal planet of our own

From the dawn

I'll hide you there

Locked safe and warm

I give the key for you and you alone

 

For you and you alone

I give my love

Oh, this night will never grow old

A moment to last forever

Always be together

I give my love for you and you alone

 

My dream has become reality

You're the girl I've been waiting for

Gonna make love to you forevermore

Drift away to tranquil shores

A world where you have never been

A haze of slow exposure

I give my heart for you and you alone

 

For you and you alone

I give my love

Oh, this night will never grow old

A moment to last forever

Always be together

I give my love for you and you alone

 

I've searched a lifetime

Searched through dreams

For a love as special as you

Oh, and not in vain

For here you are

I've found a love so true

For you and you alone

I give my love

Oh, this night will never grow old

A moment to last forever

Always be together

I give my love for you and you alone

Oh, and I'd give my life for you and you alone

Oh, for you and you alone

Oh, for you and you alone

 

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson' and the single 'For You And You Alone (Remix)'.

Fun In The Snow

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2004

 

features on the EPs 'Snowballed The Christmas EP' and 'Seasons Greetings'.

Fun In The Sun

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1997

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson' and the single 'Fun In The Sun - Single Remix'.

Get A Life!

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2023

 

Turned on the TV set last night

Reality on every station

Lord above I’m beginning to believe

Aliens have invaded our nation

Plastic mannequins parading around

Tight butt cheeks and g strings on

Luscious lips shaved bodies and ripped

With devices cyber headsets on

 

Get a life

Get a life

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Get a life

Get a life

Oh, for God’s sake get a life

 

Are our children born these days

With mobile phones growing out of their ears

Spend their lives on social networks

Influencing away their years

When did they last play outdoors

Climb a tree or breathe fresh air

This digital lost blasé generation

Suffer nature deficit disorder

 

Get a life

Get a life

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Get a life

Get a life

Oh, for God’s sake get a life

 

Economy crisis budget and pay cuts

Organisations restructure

No disposable income as we

Struggle to keep our heads above water

Water levels rise climate changes

For governments to act now is vital

Lower environmental impact

Learn how to recycle

 

Get a life

Get a life

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Get a life

Get a life

Oh, for God’s sake get a life

 

features on the album 'Get A Life!'

Gift Of Life

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

As we move further on up the road of our lives

A dark storm continues to rise

I need you shoulder to shoulder by my side

In my beautiful precious gift of life

 

Everyday is a day of my life

I intend to live it not just survive

It gets harder to find time to enjoy the ride

My beautiful precious gift of life

 

A young body grows old

But time cannot wither the soul

The spirit inside us lives on

And the dead are raised incorruptible

In the twinkling of an eye

As the last trumpet sounds

We shall not sleep

But we shall all be changed

 

Self destruction mankind’s mentality

Continual acts of brutality

Virulent hatred gives rise to raw savagery

Wasting the beautiful precious gift of life

Killing the beautiful precious gift of life

The beautiful precious gift of life

 

features on the single 'Walls Of Division / Gift Of Life' and the album 'Believe Upon Each Day'.

Half The World

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1999


Drivin' round streets of this town tryin' to make plans of some kind

But since I heard you found a new love I can't get you outta my mind
You told me there's different kinds of love you love me like a brother
Said that I'd soon get over you but I could never love another

Half the world loves someone who doesn't love them
Half the world they give their hearts for no heart in return
Half the world loves someone who doesn't love them
Oh, without a heart you cannot survive

You like me to be there for you but you don't want me as a lover
Thrills you to know that you're wanted and over me you hold a power
I can't make you love me if you don't but I want to be more than a friend
It tears me apart to see you with him it's best that our friendship ends

Half the world loves someone who doesn't love them
Half the world they give their hearts for no heart in return
Half the world loves someone who doesn't love them
Oh, without a heart you cannot survive

 

The girls that want me they don't turn my eyes
Because I only want you to be by my side
I know life has to go on but don't you understand
You hold my life in your hands

Half the world loves someone who doesn't love them
Half the world they give their hearts for no heart in return
Half the world loves someone who doesn't love them
Oh, without a heart you cannot survive
Oh, without a heart you cannot survive

 

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life', 'No Evil', 'Collection' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Happy Home

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2002

 

features on the album 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)'.

Hard To Be Cool (In This Recession)

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

features on the album 'Unsheltered'.

His Bark Is Worse Than His Bite

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1994

 

Delivering newspapers in the morning

Come to the house that’s last

Out in the yard the dog is barking

Well, I don’t want to be his breakfast

If this is him being friendly

I’d hate to see him when he’s angry

And they tell me

 

His bark is worse than his bite

Seeing ain’t believing

They’re telling a lie

His bark is worse than his bite

And I say pigs might fly

 

Yo, doggy, get yer teeth outta my ass!

 

Inky fingers forcing mags through the door

Didn’t even get a tip at Christmas

This fruit is rotten to the core

My fruit is sore

Need an anti tetanus

Well, how the hell can they call this a pet?

It should be put in a zoo

Or taken to a vet

 

His bark is worse than his bite

Seeing ain’t believing

They’re telling a lie

His bark is worse than his bite

And I say pigs might fly

 

Ah, take it, Sammy

Zab a doo bee

Zab zab zabby doo

Ah, nice for Ezza

 

His bark is worse than his bite

Hearing is deceiving

Coz that I don’t buy

His bark is worse than his bite

And I say let sleeping dogs lie

Let sleeping dogs lie


features on the albums 'Ramshackle World' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

If You Were Mine

Words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 2004

 

If you were mine, girl I’d never hurt you
I’d never dessert you, love you all the time
If you were mine I’d never neglect you
Always respect you, you’d be always on my mind
If you were mine

But you’re not my woman and I’m not your man
‘Cause a man don’t own a woman and a woman don’t own a man
We’ve all got our own lives, all got our own minds
We all need our own space once in a while

If you were mine, girl I’d always charm you
Never ever harm you, love you all the time

If you were mine I’d always respect you

Always protect you, never be unkind
If you were mine

But you’re not my woman and I’m not your man
‘Cause a man don’t own a woman and a woman don’t own a man

We’ve all got our own lives, all got our own minds

We all need our own space once in a while

If you were mine I’d always respect you

Always protect you, never be unkind
If you were mine

 

features on the album 'No Evil'.

It’s Not Me

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 2018

 

features on the album 'Believe Upon Each Day'.

Learning To Let Go

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2023

 

Avoiding energy drain

Choosing happiness over pain

Finding sunshine in the rain

And the drifting snow

 

From memories that tear apart

Intrepidity for a new start

Healing both the soul and heart

Learning to let go

 

Drawing the line under desperation

Cannot fix what is broken in the past

Stop trying to control what cannot be controlled

Some good things were never meant to last

 

From old habits refrain

Grateful for what remains

Refuse to entertain old pain

Or let the hurting show

 

Unafraid to make mistakes

The chances I must take

Which hands to hold or only shake

Then learn to let go

 

Holding on costing my inner peace keeps self esteem low

Learning now to assertively and confidently say no

Crying tears to water seeds for the future I sow

Reward myself the opportunity and courage to grow

 

Casting off these chains

Transforming strength from pain

Learn to trust and love again

Step out from the shadow

 

Suffered time to mourn

Now from the dusk to dawn

Free as a newborn

Learning to let go

 

features on the album 'Get A Life!'

Learn To Live In Hope

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

Brought together by lust

Time brought betrayal of trust

Yet somehow she feels she must

Learn to live in hope

For years she cared for him

Her dreams she shared with him

But now she’s scared of him

Yet will learn to live in hope

 

In the early days when they first met

He’d buy her gifts and send her flowers

She couldn’t wait to meet him after work

Just sit there counting the hours

 

He’d work hard at his job everyday

But his role was taken away

And as they cut half of his pay

He’ll learn to live in hope

But pressures of life take hold

The passion that burned turns cold

And as the beauty of youth grows old

We learn to live in hope

 

features on the album 'Unsheltered'.

Live To Die

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2001

 

Question, when how and why evolution

Answer, no answer no solution

Creation life's duration, trepidation frustration 
Consolation ejaculation

 

Question, life's termination cremation

No answer, question resurrection

Enduration life's elevation, realisation taxation

Compensation emigration

 

A battle to keep up with the cost of living

Hatred deceiving sinning

Income cut, interest rate up again

No low prices, no half prices, life a gamble a game

Play to win no turning back, everyone's fate the same

 

Oh, oh we live to die

Oh, oh we live to die

 

Question, future computerisation

Answer, is this the answer, robotisation

Birth control with technology, check gene compatability

Choose and download personality, digitally gain immortality

 

Oh, oh we live to die

Oh, oh we live to die

Oh, oh we live to die

Oh, oh we live to die

 

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World', 'Debut' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

 

Mama’s Goin’ To The Ball Tonight

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1997

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Masters Of Our Destiny

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1997

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life', 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Mirage

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2001

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World', 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Never Felt This Way

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 2004

Since the day that you left me I’ve been so alone

This bed is cold without you lying on my own

And this broken heart is bleeding, my life’s been torn in two

Can’t face the world outside, it means nothing without you


Never felt this way before, my broken heart feels the pain

Never felt this way before, I want you back in my arms again
No, I’ve never felt this way before

You said our love could never be, ‘cause your feelings had ended

But I want you oh so desperately I know our love can be mended                                       

We’re just going through a hard time, you’re feeling a little confused

That other guy can’t love you, girl you’re just being used

Never felt this way before I’m crying in the rain
Never felt this way before and I don’t want to feel it again
No, I’ve never felt this way before

So much I tried to say, but words got in the way
I wish it was all a bad dream
Just give me one more chance I swear we’d find romance
I’d show you just how much
How much you mean to me

Never felt this way before, my heart feels the pain
Never felt this way before, I want you back in my arms again
No, I’ve never felt this way before

 

features on the albums 'No Evil', 'Collection', 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson' and the EP 'The Bells Of St Mary EP Detours with Kristyna Myles and Morgan'.

No More A Fool

Words by Ez Jon Erikson and music by Sam Johnson © copyright control 1985

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

One More Time

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2004

 

Lay your hand in mine one more time

And I will sing for you a simple rhyme

Close your tired eyes and dream your beautiful dream

And drift away to that magical land of evergreen

 

We get scared at times and feel we’ve lost our way
And wonder how we’ll ever get through another day
I’ll be there to hide you from the pouring rain
And I’ll be there beside you to share with you your pain

Look into my eyes, oh my eyes, and know these tears of mine
And I will say the words I love you one more time

I’ll look into your eyes, oh your eyes, and know the world that’s mine
And let me hear the words I love you one more time

 

I will kiss your lips one more time
And I will sing for you a song of mine
When darkness closes in sometimes we lose our faith
But love like ours never dies it shines on to light the way

 

Look into my eyes, oh my eyes, and know these tears of mine
And I will say the words I love you one more time
I’ll look into your eyes, oh your eyes, and know the world that’s mine
And let me hear the words I love you one more time

 

features on the albums 'No Evil', 'Collection' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Otiose

Words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 1987

 

Here am I

Glowing golden orb

In a summer azure sky

Here I lie

Secluded from putrefaction

Of life passing by

 

Come sail away with me

Drifting on the open seas

Come sail with me

Lazily, so lazily

Otiose, otiose

 

Here am I

To restless moodiness

I wave goodbye

Here I lie

Of the intellect

An instant of rebellious pride

 

Come sail away with me

Drifting on the open seas

Come sail with me

Lazily, so lazily

Otiose, otiose

Otiose, otiose

Otiose, otiose

 

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Partygate (Taken For Fools)

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2023

 

Usual  Friday evening wash-up drinks

Watch democracy slowly erode

Demeaning office minor on any scale

Shredding ministerial code

Ruling group locked us in total isolation

Yet continued with their normal lives

Whilst loved ones died alone on a sacred day

Leaving mourners to be traumatised

 

Meet you at the partygate

Down by the partygate

Let you in at the partygate

Public disquiet at the partygate

Keep the whip at the partygate

Sleaze by the kissing gate

Daddy Pig’s at the partygate

At the Peppaland partygate

Taken for fools at the partygate

 

He who approved rules broke them himself

No adherence to the rule of law

Thumping his chest with talk of military success in a foreign war

Misled the public at every turn

No ounce of decency mean spirited liers

With a loan from Future Fund the tax hiker benefits non-domiciled status of his wife

 

Meet you at the partygate

Down by the partygate

Let you in at the partygate

Public disquiet at the partygate

Keep the whip at the partygate

Sleaze by the kissing gate

Daddy Pig’s at the partygate

At the Peppaland partygate

Taken for fools at the partygate

 

Arrogance in immeasurable amounts

Came fumbling over red box in tow

As a nation we should expect basic adherence

By our leaders to our own laws

Political malaise affective polarisation

Populism’s disdain for virtue

Slow heat-death categorises the end

of political hegemony we’re living through

 

Meet you at the partygate

Down by the partygate

Let you in at the partygate

Public disquiet at the partygate

Keep the whip at the partygate

Sleaze by the kissing gate

Daddy Pig’s at the partygate

At the Peppaland partygate

Taken for fools at the partygate

 

features on the single 'Partygate (Taken For Fools)' and the album 'Get A Life!'

Peace Of Mind

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

features on the album 'Unsheltered'.

Ramshackle World

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2001

features on the albums 'Ramshackle World' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Reality

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2005

 

She stands at her frosted window

Wipes the morning condensation away

She focuses on the flowing stream

As she considers what she’ll do with her

As she struggles alone to send her children off to school

The tax increases on property and fuel

 

And she says oh, if a dream could become reality

If a dream could become reality

I’d fly away from here, escape the debt and fear of all these years

 

Her father told her as a child, girl save your money for a rainy day

But day after day endless rain pours down

She’ll have these bills to pay until her dying day

A fear of death makes her pray to the Lord

Age brings knowledge and wisdom but no reward

 

And she says oh, if a dream could become reality

If a dream could become reality

I would escape from here from loneliness and tears

If a dream could become reality, if a dream could become reality

 

Her friends of old only communicate these days

By phone message since they all left town

Well she’ll remain a prisoner to her roots

In this place one day they will lay her body down, oh lay her body down

Oh, lay her body down

 

And she says oh, if a dream could become reality

If a dream could become reality

I would escape from here from loneliness and fear

If a dream could become reality, if a dream could become reality

If a dream could become reality, if a dream could become reality

Can a dream become reality, can my dream become reality

 

features on the albums 'A Dark Storm' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Room To Breathe

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2007

 

When the pressures of this world

Weigh heavy on your shoulders

And you feel the four walls

Closing in on you

Closing in on you

I will be your friend

I will be there for you

There for you to talk to

And I will give you room

Yes I will give you room

Room to breathe

 

If your insecurities

Of old return to haunt

And you feel the need

The need for your own space

The need for your own space

You can place your trust

You can place your trust in me

I am here to confide in

And I will give you room

Oh, I will give you room

Room to breathe

 

And should you ever feel confused

By which path your life is taking

Suffocated by everyone you know

I can offer strength

Support and understanding

I will give you room to grow

Oh, oh, oh

 

Should your light ever turn

Your light turn to darkness

And you feel you've lost your faith

In all you've believed

In all you've believed

I will be your friend

I will be the light to guide you

You are not alone

Yes, I will give you room

Oh, I will give you room

Room to breathe

Room to breathe

Room to breathe

Room to breathe

 

features on the albums 'Sense Of Purpose' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Running Through The Wheat Fields

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2023

 

Agreement is made

Deal is sealed

Orange goblin took her by the hand

Through the wheat fields

And there they found

The magic money tree

Yet still cuts to funding

Salaries and lack of PPE

 

Running through the wheat fields

Running through the wheat fields

Stripped of presidency humanity

Running through the wheat fields

Running through the wheat fields

Loss of hope death to democracy

 

Running through the wheat fields

Running through the wheat fields

Traditions to change and laws to reinvent

Running through the wheat fields

Running through the wheat fields

Prorogued dissolution suspension of parliament

 

Running through the wheat fields

Running through the wheat fields

Spectacle and theatre of deal or no deal

Running through the wheat fields

Running through the wheat fields

Big Ben bong whilst homeless struggle to find their next meal

 

Running through the wheat fields

Running through the wheat fields

Scientists advise test trace isolate

Running through the wheat fields

Running through the wheat fields

Lockdown of a country weeks too late

 

features on the album 'Get A Life!'

 

Safely Through Life

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

features on the albums 'Unsheltered' and 'Believe Upon Each Day'.

Sense Of Purpose

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

 

Man cannot buy the sky

Or own the wind and rain

But he can destroy this world

Cause unnecessary pain

 

Oh, the morning sun hurts my tired eyes

I wake to the dawn of a new day

 

View of ripe meadows and hills

Blotted by talking wires

Secret forest corners

Heavy with the scent of man’s fires

 

Is this the end of living

And the beginning of survival

 

Clear waters ghostly reflections

Tell of life’s memories

A strand in the web of life

A web that’s not our’s to weave

Destiny of our people

Has become a mystery

Are we losing

Losing our sense of purpose

 

The water’s murmur is the voice

Of forefathers we have lost

The precious air shares its spirit

With all the life it supports

 

What befalls the Earth befalls us all

And man has poisoned the land and air

 

Clear waters ghostly reflections

Tell of life’s memories

A strand in the web of life

A web that’s not our’s to weave

Destiny of our people

Has become a mystery

Are we losing

Losing our sense of purpose

 

One day our memory will be a shadow

Of a cloud moving across the land

 

Clear waters ghostly reflections

Tell of life’s memories

A strand in the web of life

A web that’s not our’s to weave

Destiny of our people

Has become a mystery

Are we losing

Losing our sense of purpose

 

features on the EP 'The Bells Of St Mary EP Detours with Kristyna Myles and Morgan', and the albums 'Sense Of Purpose', 'Collection' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Snowballed

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2004

 

I may as well be hit by a snowball attack

'Cause both my girlfriend and my boss

Gave me the Christmas sack

Well Santa find me a job

And bring my baby back

I feel like I've been snowballed

I feel like I've been snowballed

 

It's gonna be a long, lonely Christmas Day

Now my girl has gone away

Santa won't be comin' on his sleigh

I feel like I've been snowballed

I feel like I've been snowballed

 

Well I tell you mister it ain't funny

Spending Christmas without your honey

Got no job, got no money

I feel like I've been snowballed

 

Christmas was fun when I was at school

But now I just don't feel so cool

Guess you could call me a Christmas Fool

I feel like I've been snowballed

I feel like I've been snowballed

 

Well I tell you mister it ain't funny

Spending Christmas without your honey

Got no job, got no money

I feel like I've been snowballed

 

It's gonna be a long, lonely Christmas Day

Now my girl has gone away

Santa won't be comin' on his sleigh

I feel like I've been snowballed

I feel like I've been snowballed

I feel like I've been snowballed

I feel like I've been snowballed

I feel like I've been snowballed

I feel like I've been snowballed

 

features on the EPs 'Snowballed The Christmas EP' and 'Seasons Greetings', the singles 'Snowballed' and 'Always Be To Me / Snowballed' and on the album 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Snow On The Mountains

Words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 1987

 

December nights growing old

I feel myself turning cold without you here beside me

Low flame no fuel to my fire

Snow outside drifting higher, a blizzard inside me

Hold tight to memories

Your love is what I need the most this time of year

Lying side by side by the Christmas tree

You lied when you whispered that you would always love me

Mesmerising, fantasising

But the truth is in your mind you were criticising me

 

Young lovers pass hand in hand

Souls massaged by Wonderland, yet mine undercover

My Christmas Eve spent alone

Lying spellbound by the phone to hear the clock strike hour after hour

Always believed in love to last

Always living in the past, can't face the present nor my future to be

Used ruled and fooled me by playing your role

You lied when you swore that you would never let me go

Hypnotising, tantalising

But the truth is in your heart you were victimising me

 

I look to the snow on the mountains

The snow on the mountains

Oh, holding back the tears

Just holding back the tears

Christmas is empty without you

Hold on to memories

Holding on, holding on, holding on hold tight to memories

 

Oh, I just keep holding on, girl, to memories

 

features on the EPs 'Snowballed The Christmas EP' and 'Seasons Greetings' and on the album 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Summers Of My Life

words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson & Julian Flindle © copyright control 1995

 

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life', 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)', and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Take The Time

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

features on the album 'Unsheltered'.

That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 1999

features on the album 'Ramshackle World'.

The Collector

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

features on the album 'Unsheltered'.

The One In Your Life

words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson and Julian Flindle © copyright control 1987

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Those Days Are Long Gone

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2015

features on the single 'Those Days Are Long Gone' and the album 'Unsheltered'.

Thrownaway

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2007

 

This building stood for a hundred years

Survived two World Wars

They call it development

They’re tearing it down

Some fatcat’s getting richer

Yet the public does not need

Another shopping centre in this town

 

Thrownaway by this world

By society

Is nothing sacred anymore

Thrownaway by those we trust

By the ones closest to us

No nothing’s sacred anymore

Anymore

 

We long for what we have not

Yet disregard possessions

Always look to a brighter day to come

Appreciation of the here and now

Is clouded by obsessions

Then we attempt to recreate events long gone

 

Thrownaway by this world

By society

Is nothing sacred anymore

Thrownaway by those we trust

By the ones closest to us

No nothing’s sacred anymore

Anymore

Do we ever really know

What goes on in people’s minds

Driven by sexual power and wealth

How can I trust anyone

Family or friends

When I cannot even trust myself

 

features on the albums 'Sense Of Purpose' and 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

To Feel Young Again

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2002

 

features on the albums 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)' and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Together

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2005

 

Good to see your face again, too long since we parted
Have a drink on me my friend, let’s get this party started
We never say the words we want to say, not enough hours in the day

 

Years they come, oh years they go, too easy we lose touch
As we age we realise friendship means so much
Together we create some memories and be the people that we always wanted to be

 

If we believe in each other, we can achieve our dreams together
Stand shoulder to shoulder side by side
Ride the storm together, remain friends forever
Survive the deepest waters at high tide
Yeah, we can do it all together

 

Remember the day we met way back at high school
Liked the same music, wore the same clothes
Man, we looked really cool
We were gonna be rock ‘n’ roll stars one day, but then somehow life got in the way

 

But if we believe in each other, we can achieve our dreams together
Stand shoulder to shoulder side by side
Ride the storm together, remain friends forever
Survive the deepest waters at high tide
Yeah, we can do it all together

 

We’ll keep those promises we made long ago to each other
As teenage kids when we swore we would always be blood brothers

 

But if we believe in each other, we can achieve our dreams together
Stand shoulder to shoulder side by side
Ride the storm together, remain friends forever
Survive the deepest waters at high        Yeah, we can do it all together

We can do it all together

We can do it all together

 

features on the albums 'A Dark Storm' and 'Collection'.

Unforeseen Circumstances

words by Ez Jon Erikson, music by Ez Jon Erikson & Howard Platt © copyright control 1991

 

features on the albums 'Summers Of My Life', 'Ezposure (The Acoustic Performancez)', and 'The Ezsential Ez Jon Erikson'.

Untold Ocean Secrets

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2023

 

Late summer evening walk down past the old clock tower

The bell chamber peels out to ring in the hour

Birch veneer delicacy lobster tray

And an orange sun setting on the bay

 

Rusted chain and anchor and salty seaweed smell

Sand dunes decorated with pebbles and seashells

Tall ships and fishing boats steer past hidden caves

Against the turbid ebb and flow of the battling waves

 

Far flung spray rises over the running tide

Granite teeth and crashing water against the quayside

I imagine all the stories the sea holds

All those years of ocean secrets untold

 

Stories of sleepy coves of pirate smugglers treks

Sunken treasure chests in the bow of old shipwrecks

Oil spillages and metal planes crash

Annual dumping of fourteen billion pounds of trash

 

The white cliff tops seem to touch the sky

Gyre of garbage waste debris to the seagulls cry

Floating plastics accumulating pollutants

Transporting worldwide through ocean currents

 

The deadly littering problem of the sea severe

Killing millions of marine animals each year

Pandemic face masks plague island mammal sanctuaries

Straws in turtles on beaches of coastal communities

 

I note as I stroll further along the sand

The water level has drowned out what once was land

The old houses that stood looking out to shore

Landmarks washed into the sea that stand no more

 

features on the album 'Get A Life!'

Upon Each Day

Words by Ez Jon Erikson and Sam Johnson, music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017

 

Pleasure and pain

Of the years we have gained

We have grown we have changed

For better or worse

The precious stone

The years that have gone

But we must learn to move on

A blessing or curse

 

There’s still a lot of life in this world

And we’ve got to learn to live

There’s still a lot of love in this world

And we’ve got to learn to love

 

The sun rises

And the angels smile

Upon each day

Do we waste the gift

And turn our heads away

In dreams of yesterday

Upon each day

 

Memories can burn

But we grow from what we learn

This journey we’re all on

Is all too brief

We have our cross to bear

But does our hurt compare

To millions in despair

Devastating grief

 

There’s still a lot of life in this world

And we’ve got to learn to live

There’s still a lot of love in this world

And we’ve got to learn to be loved

 

The sun rises

And the angels smile

Upon each day

Do we waste the gift

And turn our heads away

In dreams of yesterday

Upon each day

 

We’ve got to learn to live

Yes we’ve got to live to love

We’ve got to love to live

And learn to believe

 

features on the album 'Believe Upon Each Day'.

Vengeance Is Mine

Words by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2023

Pick us up throw us down

Treat us bad or fool us around

We are strong we belong

Our aim is no game it remains

Always come back fighting

Oh, oh

Always come back fighting

Oh, oh

Back fighting

Back fighting

Back fighting

 

No nonsense you are the authority

Next of kin told us like father like son

Faith in yourself respect for yourself

Rise up oh rise above

Life’s a battle to be won

 

Pull us in kick us out

We’ll reveal what we’re all about

We ain’t small we stand tall

Never fall a stone wall hear us call

Always come back fighting

Oh, oh

Always come back fighting

Oh, oh

Back fighting

Back fighting

Back fighting

 

An inner certainty no inferiority

Like nectar the unscrupulous

Drink in your emotions

Process of desistance

Build a resistance

Susceptibly protrude a vengeance

Decorum torn by commotion

 

Pick us up throw us down

Treat us bad or fool us around

We are strong we belong

Our aim is no game it remains

Always come back fighting

Oh, oh

Always come back fighting

Oh, oh

Back fighting

 

features on the album 'Get A Life!'

Walls Of Division

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2017


Imagine a world

Filled with love, truth and peace

Where prejudice, discrimination

Persecution and torture cease

Strengthened and reformed

Purified corrupted hearts

Yet we're building walls of division

 

Let us shine a light so bright

That darkness can never desist

Perpetuate unity

Integration to coexist

Remove hatred and arrogance

From dark infected hearts

Instead of building walls of division

 

Political violation

Intolerable commination

Retribution insurrection

Reelection reelection

Rejection of purgatory existence

Declaration of remonstrance

And break down the walls of division

 

Tear down the walls of division

 

features on the single 'Walls Of Division / Gift Of Life' and the album 'Believe Upon Each Day'.

Wasted Years

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2023

 

No sisters were closer than Jodie and Bobbie in their churchgoing childhood days

But teenage years drew them apart

They grew their separate ways

 

Both sisters differed feelings, visions and views on life

A clash of sexuality

Jodie stood for equality and diversity

Bobbie traditionality

 

One night there was a disagreement

Jodie and Bobbie had an awful fight

Jodie’s family objected to her life choices

Age gap, girl on girl, black on white

 

Bobbie alienated Jodie’s partner Shanika

Whilst their parents lived in fear

So Jodie outcast herself from the family

To avoid a bad atmosphere

 

No one knows how long in life we get

You should respect, accept, forgive and forget

Instead of waste those years

You can try to make a new start

But people grow apart

In those wasted years

Those wasted years

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Those wasted years

Oh, oh, oh, oh

 

A few years passed as they lived their own lives

Bobbie watched her young son Terry grow

She ignored pleas to make up with Jodie and Shanika

Who Terry did not even know

 

Bobbie’s husband Barry was informed one day

In a shooting his own brother had died

They had argued and not spoken in over a year

Never made up ‘cause of selfish pride

 

Now, blood’s thicker than water

Bobbie could not sleep

A strange uneasiness inside

She drove to Jodie’s place

Along with their parents

Said I love you

They embraced and cried

 

No one knows our fate

Make amends before it’s too late

Instead of waste those years

You realise down the line

Oh, you can’t turn back time

On those wasted years

Those wasted years

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Those wasted years

Oh, oh, oh, oh

 

features on the album 'Get A Life!'

What Will I Become?

Words and music by Ez Jon Erikson © copyright control 2011

features on the single 'What Will I Because me?' and the albums 'The EZsential Ez Jon Erikson' and 'Unsheltered'.

Where Have All The Years Gone?

words and music by Ez Jon Erikson & Julian Flindle © copyright 2023

 

1987 was falling

Hot Summer calling

Hanging in those Saddleworth Hills

College life bringing no thrills

 

Half seven wake-up call

A swim, a day at the mall

Hair flicked, reflection in window

Young and free, ambition starting to flow

 

Where have all the years gone

Older now feel only a little wiser

All the dreams of youth not done

Still standing strong together as one

 

Where have all the years gone

Looking forward whilst looking back

Skin on skin, blood on blood

Until the end we'll soldier on

But where have all the years gone

 

Vis a Vis get started

The college days departed

The music ebbs and flows

The talent starts to grow

 

Diversion spells an end

Only leads to Disappointment Hell

Time heals, the talent resumes

Detours music fragrant like sweet perfume

 

Where have all the years gone

Older but feel only a little wiser

Realistic hopes of fame are done

But still standing strong together as one

 

Where have all the years gone

Looking forward whilst looking back

As we feel our bodies starting to fail

Our spirits inside prevail

But where have all the years gone

 

We never know when we have it good

Never live enough in the moment

Take for granted friends and family we part from laughing

But may never see again

 

Never sense a door closing behind us

Or see subtle changes to our faces

Until old photographs reveal

Departed heroes and loved ones from way back when

 

Where have all the years gone

Older now but none the wiser

Realistic hopes of fame are done

But still standing strong together as one

 

Where have all the years gone

Looking forward whilst looking back

Skin on skin, blood on blood

Until the end we'll soldier on

But where have all the years gone

Johnny D and Big Ged C

We’ll perform in your memory

Where have all the years gone

 

features on the single 'Where Have All The Years Gone?'