Heartsongs

by Erika Anderson

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Introspective stories about relationships, nature, and life told through a unique brand of jazz-influenced folk.

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released October 21, 2016

Composed, arranged and produced by Erika Anderson
Performed by Erika Anderson (vocals and guitar), Bob Coons (guitar), and Aaron Green (percussion)
Recorded by Scott McChane at Sharkbite Studios
Mastered by Michael Romanowski at Coast Mastering
Cover art and photography by Louis Benainous at Bay Design Associates

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Erika Anderson San Francisco, California

Erika’s songs reflect her experiences as a musician and a human, focusing on themes from nature, relationships, and politics. Erika’s music is tuneful and eclectically influenced by early music, art song, jazz, Americana, musical theater, and 60s folk. ... more

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Track Name: I Love You
I love you like the wind stirs the trees
Easy, sometimes stormy
Still we get through whatever, together.

I love you like the pull of a crazy moon
High, then low, too much ebb and too much flow
Then I do things that I don’t mean.

I’m so sorry when I do things that hurt you.
Will you still catch me when I fall
Even if I’m doing something I shouldn’t do at all?
Will you still love me?

I love you like the dark, murky flavor of merlot
It’s too complex to show with clarity
How much you really mean to me.

I’m so sorry when I do things that hurt you.
Will you still catch me when I fall
Even if I’m doing something I shouldn’t do at all?
Will you still love me?
Track Name: OKCupid
When I first met you
I knew
You were what the future had in store
For me.

I went out on a ledge
Jumped without a hedge
And suddenly here I am
In free fall.

Free fall
I’m stuck in free fall
Things go by so fast
In free fall.

And I wonder,
When the towers started to burn
What were those guys thinking
When they chose to fall?

Free fall
I’m stuck in free fall
Things go by so fast
In free fall
Things go by so fast
When I fall.
Track Name: Winter Song
Stumbling through the icy blue
Days of winter with a heavy heart.
Frozen through, but to you
So pretty and transparent, my icy tomb.

Snow buries the bud
That blooms too soon with love
Held fast in the icy hold
Of winter’s endless cold.

In spring the rain will wash away the pain
With the passage of time, the sun will come again.
Thanks to two score years and some
I know somewhere, deep inside, that spring will someday come

And melt the snow that buried the bud
That bloomed too soon with love
And break the icy hold
Of winter’s endless cold.
Track Name: Long Cold Spring
It’s been a wet spring this year
The sky is crying
A long cold spring this year
Hope is dying.
Sunshine don’t follow the rain
Walking a million miles don't ease my pain
And all that keeps on coming
Is more cold spring.

It’s been a long, hard road
I’ve been walking
A heavy, heavy load
Makes me keep stopping
Sunshine don’t follow the rain
Walking a million miles don't ease my pain
And all that keeps on coming
Is more cold spring.

Bad, bad things
Are supposed to come in threes
But lately, they keep coming at me
Sunshine don’t follow the rain
Walking a million miles don't ease my pain
And all that keeps on coming
Is more cold spring.

Bad, bad, bad things
Come this way
Bad, bad, bad things
Are here to stay
Sunshine don’t follow the rain
Waking a million miles don't ease my pain
And all that keeps on coming
Is more cold spring.
Track Name: Gypsy Feet
She left her baby sleeping in bed
Left while he was sleeping in bed
Gonna find her gone, wonder what he said.

She’s in another town, with another man
In another town, with another good man
She wants to stay this time, but she never can.

When gypsy feet run, they ain’t running away,
No, when gypsy feet run, they ain’t running away
They just got places to go and no reason to stay.

Don’t be sad just because
You couldn’t stop her
No one ever does.
She’s addicted to her drug,
More and more, more and better love.
She can stay and die
Or move on and get her high.

When gypsy feet run, they ain’t running away,
No, when gypsy feet run, they ain’t running away
They just got places to go and no reason to stay.