Missed The Boat

by Erik Kramer

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A multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter best known for his bass playing, Erik Kramer is gearing up to release his debut album entitled "Missed the Boat". His playing has been featured on records by Endangered Speeches, Morning Martyrs, Sun Cut Flat, Sonnymoon, The Blind Woods, and others. In his first collection of songs, Erik has grabbed elements from all over the musical spectrum and includes impressive performances by some of New York's finest musicians.

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released May 20, 2017

ERIK KRAMER - (Vocals, Bass, Percussion, Guitar)
ASHER KURTZ - (Guitar)
ANGELO SPAMPINATO - (Drums)
CHRISTOPHER PEGRAM - (Keys, Synths)

Tal Shtuhl (Tenor Saxophone) on Tracks 1, 3, 5
Noah Frank (Trumpet) on Tracks 1, 3, 5
Brian Paulding (Trombone) on Tracks 4, 5
Alex Blum (Viola) on Track 2
Melina Harris (Vocals) on Tracks 1, 5, 6
Kéren-Or Tayar (Vocals) on Track 4
Shane Firek (Vocals) on Tracks 1, 3

All songs written and Produced by Erik Kramer 2016
Art Work by Erik Kramer
Mixed and Mastered by Michael J Thomas III
Engineered by Timm Mulhern at Left Hook Studios
Extra Tracking Done by Erik Kramer in Brooklyn, NY

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Track Name: Missed the Boat
I lay here, both cold and warm
Evading the golden swarm
Can't you see, that all I want
Is to be, here in your arms, but now...

Now I know
That I have missed the boat
It sailed into the deep
It sailed without me

Go paint me, in a field of grass
I'll be the first one to show up last
Go sketch me, on a mountain top
If there's a ball up there for me to drop, I will......

Cause now i know
That I have missed the boat
It sailed into the deep
It sailed without me

You, you keep me safe and warm
Up here above the storm, I knew it all along

Now I know (now i know)
That I have missed the boat (missed the boat)
It sailed into the deep (sailed into the deep blue sea)
It sailed without me (without me)

Oh this ship has gone (ship has gone)
I've done her wrong (done her wrong)
It's never coming back (never coming back to me)
No it's never coming back
Track Name: Seagulls
We're always walking in our sleep
While we tango with the cold dead sheep
Another seagull at the beach
Is tugging at his rusted leash

We only talk when we're asleep
While we're tangled in the sheets
Now I'm marching to the beat
Of the man behind the seat

We all will fade out someday soon
And in the process we will bloom

Now I'm starting to awake
While everything I have is all at stake
Now I'm slamming on the breaks
While only me myself is fake

A top the highest mountain peak
Always watched by careful eyes of the beast
Now I'm headed to the feast
With all those lions, kings and sheep

We all will fade out someday soon
And in the process we will bloom
We all will fade out in the end
And in the process we will mend
Track Name: One of Many
I am just one of many, floating in a violent sea
It only costs a penny, to come and take a ride with me
Even if the tide gets heavy, it'll push me back to shore
Still I find I'm swimming backwards, finding that I still want more

Who decides what I do

Floating in a timeless vacuum, finding that I'm still confused
Tracing back a fine trimmed pattern, ended up a bit contused
Why is it that one big circle, is all I keep on walking in
Everything I did behind me, also what I'm following

I know it won't be long
The wind will pass me on
To the place where I belong

If you think that someone's out there, I suggest you guess again
The stars define our faintest wishes, nature is our dearest friend
Only you decide what you do, so go ahead and make amends
The world will spit us out eventually, until then it's all pretend

I know it won't be long
The wind will pass me on
To the places where I belong
No it can't be wrong

Who decides what I do
Not you
Track Name: Tell You Otherwise
I won't, tell you otherwise
In your mother's eyes you see, yourself
Your brother sings a song
A song for everyone who's anyone
You hear old winds, they're trumpeting
Brass nothings in your ear

To fall for fear
Is to not be here
The ghost is here
He's never left your side

You try to hide, the fear inside
Those vacant eyes, the fireflies
Blink gold and white, but it's a different fight
Than wrong vs. right, and loose vs. tight
Just try to sing along, and bang the painted gong

To fall for fear
Is to not appear
The ghost is here
He's never left your side
Track Name: The Way it Goes
I'm gone, blame it on the sun

The way it goes, someday I'll surely know
Why it's so, that some things just wont grow
And others do, into, a thing or two
A ring, to fly on through

A painted stroke, that leaves behind a cloud of smoke
The cosmic joke, that's laughing as we broke
The world in two, the things I would do
If I were you

I'm gone, blame it on the sun
Track Name: The Light
Is this 3D, is this real life
Is this TV prototype my real wife
Please just tell me this before I go
Is love real now, merely illusion
Downtrodden with a case of confusion
Please just tell me this I got to know
The folded skies not asking why so who am I to
Billboards grazing the clouds I used to fly through
Telling me that I have no say
Spaceships burning, while I'm earning
This quick buck got the earth stuck mid turning
I hope theres gotta be a better way
Well I saw her walking past and I just had to have
So I pulled it out my hat like a rabbit eating carrots
I told her all my troubles of the day
She said funny your mouths a little runny
It's raining here on earth, but up in space its always sunny
Won't you come outside it's time to play

We've all had a few, times in our life
Bright moments of clarity, I, I've seen the light

I wish you knew the old school is the new
And somewhere out there's a better prototype of you
Be the only you that you know how
If new's the old then is the hot the new cold
When we're being bought and sold for a pot of fools gold
Don't hesitate when suspect raise your brow
It's easy, and it's getting easier
To listen to the lies that the media is feeding ya
Don't pay attention brush your shoulders now
I've seen the light in the middle of the night
I'd climb to the top, but I might take flight
Hold me down I might just float away

We've all had a few, times in our life
Bright moments of clarity, I, I've seen the light
And you will be what you want to see, it could take all your might
You will see what you want to be, when you've seen the light