five rivers ep

by Nick Gerken Music

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about

this is my first attempt at recording a
cohesive set of songs. they're all written
for my girlfriend Leah.
they're all lo-fi demos for now, until i
invest in a mic. sorry for the roughness.

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released September 2, 2014

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Nick Gerken Music Corvallis, Oregon

i'm just a guy who likes writin music and playin guitar! i'm tryin my best!

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Track Name: I'm Set On Fire
How can I compete
How can I do anything but
Let you take what you want
And let you leave?

Don’t you see right through
Can’t you open up your eyes to
See I opened up my heart to you?

‘cause the moment I turn, the moment you speak
The moment you look, the moment I see you
I’m set on fire

Snare me with your skin
And your eyes and angel lips to
Call me soft and strong and break me in

See my burning light
Watch the flame inside me glow
And grow into a blaze and see its life

‘cause the moment I turn, the moment you speak
The moment you look, the moment I see you
I’m set on fire

Take me for a fool
Take me for an idiot
Just take me anything where I’m with you

‘cause the moment I turn, the moment you speak
The moment you look, the moment I see you,
I’m set on fire
Track Name: I Am The Night
Snow blows the breath of life blanket that in the
dark burns bright
Softens the glassy night

Fresh leaves and budding bough one day you’ll
blossom and warm the ground
For now it is winter, child
Sleep soft in the snow a while

Robust winds to fan my flame strong in conviction
and lost by name
Filling my lungs with life

Black sky and piercing stars pinpricks of light
lighting up my heart
Soft as your skin so high
But dark as your downturned eyes

Wherever you go, I will follow
Whenever your heart feels hollow
I will be the light of the moon
‘Cause I am the storm and I am the night
When it is darkest I’m burning bright
The light of my stars will be shining soon

I’m drawn by our tight connection, stretching
seven leagues
I can’t accept the weeks between, I’m set on fire,
left to scream
It’s not enough to dream

I’ll run a thousand miles, I’ll tear apart the sky and
fly through to you
To see you smile
I’ll dry your crying eyes I’ll try I’ll try I’ll ride the
wind and fly and when our time is through
I’ll be with you and we will be alright

Wherever you go, I will follow
Whenever your heart feels hollow
I will be the light of the moon
‘Cause I am the storm and I am the night
When it is darkest I’m burning bright
The light of my stars will be shining soon
Track Name: Smile
And when you smile
Your little teeth array themselves to me
Allay my doubts and quell my fears
So tell me that you’ll smile

Seven ravens perched upon the spires
Search the steely skies and live beneath their
fire
Gaze down on you

Shadows start to prick you with their fingers
Stick you with their sickness sell you doubt that
lingers
Lies so untrue

But from your mind
All of your dreams array themselves to me
Allay my doubts and quell my fears
So tell me that you’ll smile

Creeping charlie whispers while you’re sleeping
Crypsis deep in tears you’re weeping
Don’t let him in

Some other day’s sun will shine
Shine on the webs that have been spun
And the light you thought was gone
You’ll feel it on your skin

Let it warm you, Let it fill you
Purify you and distill you
Let it make you, let it break you
Let it melt you, let it shape you
It's thick and it's warm and incredibly bright
And it's soft and it's strong and flows effortlessly
And each word that you say to me sends me
alight
And you’ve made it real for me
So tell me you’ll smile

Your little teeth array themselves to me
Allay my doubts and quell my fears
So tell me that you’ll smile
Track Name: Elysium Skies
Sometimes an angel sleeps in my bed
Showering down her beauty upon my head
In her hands she holds me, and the warmth of
a brilliant sun
Burns from her fingertips and in that moment
both of us are one

Sometimes an angel tears out my heart
Celestial gravity tears me apart
With her wings she takes me away from the
fears of the earth
High up above the clouds and I am hers

I don’t believe in God but I know I’ve seen
heaven
When she holds me
I can see it in her eyes
Elysium skies
And she whispers in my ear
and I have no fear

And in the darkness, like snowfall she softly
descends
Strong like a guardian, from shadows haunts
and sadness she defends

She runs her fingers through my hair
Gently reminding me she is still there
I wake and I see her; her presence there
stupefies me
Could this be real life, not just a dream

I don’t believe in God but I know I’ve seen
heaven
When she holds me
I can see it in her eyes
Elysium skies
And she whispers in my ear

I don’t want to lose her
How can I be sure that she’ll be there
When I open my eyes
Track Name: Rescue Me
Winter’s fingers tripping freezing feet
Plucking autumn leaves and making barren trees
I dream I see you
Could it be you? Could it be?
Have you come to rescue me?

Sick and sinking sun is further south
Daydream honeybees are dancing from your
mouth
To build me wonders
To pull me under in your sea
Flying forth to rescue me

Winter’s pointed teeth are biting little holes into my
skin I’m breathing out I hear your voice it’s just the
wind I’m breathing in I dream about the way you
move your hands to pluck and strum my
sinews making music from the way I’ve lost my
way I’m lost within you dreamt forever in a forest
of two lovers you and me the woods the lake the
stars the way our hearts were drawn the dark the
trees I felt your kiss pierce through the fog shoot
through the night and leave me dumb
found an eternity in you that night, I found a
shining sun
A sun, a shining one

Throwing silver shining past your lips
Golden gossamer is hanging from your hips
Cascading bluebells
On your half shell floating free
Will you come and rescue me?