Now it Begins

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released May 25, 2018

All songs written by: Ericka Corban
Produced by: Mattaniah
Acoustic Guitars: Ericka Corban & Don Stone
Electric Guitar: Don Stone
Keys: Nick Greeley, except "Now it Begins" - Ericka Corban & Mattaniah, & "Steady My Soul" - Ericka Corban

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ericka corban Seattle, Washington

Ericka Corban is a singer/songwriter and children's book author from rural western Washington. Some of her songs have been placed in indie films as well as STARBUCKS stores worldwide. She recently appeared as a contestant on Season 12 of NBC's hit show THE VOICE. ... more

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Track Name: In The Rain
In the Rain

I have noticed you sometimes
when you’re outside late at night
I can see you through my window pane
smoking your cigar in the rain

YoU’re faithful but I know
she don’t love you
Not the way that you want her to
You’re faithful but I know
You are lonely
Wishin’ she would come sit with you

You’re stacking up your building blocks
And you’re tryin’ to climb to the top
But she’s slowly pulling out on you
Tryin’ to find her own way
And navigate through her mistakes
Wondering which feelings are true

Cause You’re faithful and she knows
she don’t love you
Not the way that she used to
You’re faithful and she knows
You are lonely
Wishin’ she would come sit with you

Maybe if you in your pain
Could put your cigar out in the rain
And go inside and tell her
All you wanted was her love
And that’s still what you prefer

Cause you’re faithful and I know
That she wants to
Learn how again to love you
You’re faithful and I know
That she’s lonely
So go and make it right
You gotta find her every night
Look into her eyes
And tell her that you love her light
Baby give it one more try
Track Name: 'Round the Globe
'Round the Globe

Can we get a sailboat
chasin’ down the sunset as we float
‘round and ’round the globe
Salty air and balmy nights
Guided only by the lights above
And a lot of little love
All the world is out there
waiting to explore
And all our troubles here
wantin’ to be ignored
Oh let’s go

To India and Ireland
‘round Africa and back again
We don't really need to know
just where we’ll go
Maybe Canada then to Brazil
and through the alpine foothills
All I really wanna know is can we go
Baby can we go
‘Round and ’round the globe

Set the sails to the wind
I’m not even askin’ if or when
We’re coming back again
Cut the anchor cast away
No sense waitin’ for another day
No time left to stay
Cause all the waters out there
need some company
And who could ride them better now
than you and me Oh we’re home free

All the places we could see
It doesn’t matter where we’ll be
As long as there is you and me

Australia and Germany, Japan
and then the Philippians,
Puerto Rico and Tobago
Jamaica and then Providence
then up to Maine it just makes sense
San Diego and Hilo Baby can we go
‘Round and ’round the globe
Track Name: Forget What I Said
Forget What I Said

Saw you the other day
Tried to go the other way
But you wanted to talk so I had to stay
You know words fall out sometimes
without reasons or rhymes
It doesn't mean you can believE
all of the lines
I tried to take it slow
but my heart spun out of control

Could you forget just what I said
put it all out of your head
don't take me
too seriously
sometimes what I say
comes out the wrong way
I don't mean to come on to you

I tried to not be a fool
But tried too hard to be cool
Cause when I'm with you I get nervous
Sometimes I say things
And I'm not sure what it means
But somehow in your eyes I find purpose
I'll try to take it slow
but my heart's still out of control

Could you forget just what I said
put it all out of your head
don't take me
too seriously
sometimes what I say
comes out the wrong way
I don't mean to come on to you

And I can't help but notice
The way you seem to want this
But maybe it's just me
And you're really ready
Track Name: Beautiful Dreamer
Beautiful Dreamer

Does it not seem crazy
That nothin's for real
You can't touch anything
That you can feel
You spend your time building
What you never see
And wonder why people
Find it hard to believe

Beautiful dreamer I know who you are
You were a believer back at the start
The world that you once thought
Might welcome you in
Has left you out cold,
not cared where you've been
Oh dreamer, dream again

You had a fire inside of your soul
that made us all wonder
where it would go
You lay it all out there
Your heart on your sleeve
But they have been telling you lies
That you shouldn't believe

Beautiful dreamer I know who you are
You were a believer back at the start
your heart of gold
still has treasures untold
but it’’s buried in all of your doubt
beautiful dreamer
don’t give up now.

Every note that you've had to sing
You're tellin yourself
this wasn't your dream
A constant reminder
of all that's been wrong
You start to feel like
this isn't your song
But if you step back for a minute
someday you'll see
It's more than a song, it's a symphony
Track Name: Now it Begins
Now it Begins

All at once
you see
Your life flashing
Before your eyes
can close
in the tears
that sting
And your nose
it burns
As the years turn
Into songs
that fade away

Before you can learn all the words
And dance to the rhythms you've heard
All along you have played
These songs unafraid of the end
But now it begins

Deep breath
can be the best Thing
your heart needs
As you feel it bleed
After all
you've learned
As the years turned
Into songs
that fade away

Young or old
it comes for us both and
The day we came in was
The beginning of the end
Track Name: Perfectly You
Perfectly You

I was just thinking of you
all you do
That makes me happy
There have been so many things
try to come
between you and me
But you and I
were made to be one
Just like the sky and the sun

Some days I don’t really wanna shine
But you still hold me up high
Giving me reason
to come alive
Reminding me there’s a lonely sky
It may not be perfectly blue
but baby it’s perfectly you

I could write so many songs
all about the things
that we’ve done wrong
But you and I both can agree
that would not accomplish anything

Some days I don’t really wanna shine
But you still hold me up high
Giving me reason
to come alive
Reminding me there’s a lonely sky
It may not be perfectly blue
but baby it’s perfectly you

So let’s start dreaming of how
We won’t let our failures stop us now

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Track Name: Nicer
Nicer

Maybe if you
could spend a little time
being nicer
You'd be ok
I bet if you
would spend a little time
being nicer
You'd have a better day

We all have our days
And our quirky little ways
I know you,
you got things to do
But don't forget to laugh
Get the monkey off your back
Share a smile
It'll last for a while

This world's dark enough
It could use a little love
So spread the light
and brighten it up
I know you can make
Someone else's day
So why don't you
choose the better way
Track Name: Old Dreams
Old Dreams

I can almost see the city lights
past the falling rain
and your perfect eyes
Maybe you and I
can find a place to hide
where fragile hearts can come alive
I know that you have seen it all
The lights, the moon, the stars that fall
But maybe this time
with your hand in mine
it'll feel just like the first time

Do you think our dreams
are too old
And all of this
is just stories told
I know,
it's hard to believe
When there's nothing there to see
But you are enough for me to believe
In these old dreams

I've been sleepless for a while now
Seattle's got me dreaming 'bout
All the somedays we could have and how
your love could end all of my doubt
Maybe all the wrong will be made right
When in your arms you hold me tight
And guide me through the dark of night
And let our love be seen in the light

Do you think our dreams
are too old
And all of this is just stories told
I know,
it's hard to believe
When there's nothing there to see
But you are enough for me to believe
In these old dreams
Track Name: Steady My Soul
Steady My Soul

Steady my soul
As I try to crawlin’ out of this hole
Where I keep fallin’
Wrong place at the wrong time
With the strong man stealing my life
And this all got out of control
Some say that it's OK
Close their eyes and walk away
But I can't pretend I don't know
So steady my soul
:
Like a moth to the flame
I am drawn to the place
Where my innocence cannot be sold
But I come up holding shame
From all my worst mistakes
And the incidents I cannot let go
So steady my soul

Steady my soul
I'm lookin for freedom It's taken a toll
These lies I believed in
They sound right in the moment
But the next night I'm broken
Fantasies never console
In my mind I'm hoping
I'll get back what was stolen
Then my barren heart can be whole
So steady my soul
:
I come up throwing blame
With a cold bitter rage
At the incidents that left me low
So steady my soul

I know who I've been isn't me
And who I was then
Is not who I have to be
:
I put on a new name
And I'm covered in grace
From the incidents I don't have to hold
You steady my soul

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