Original Song: Drift

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Drift

Can I just lay my head right here

on that nook right below your chest?

The spot that I fit best.

Can I lay my head?

 

Can I just drift away, sink deeper?

I know later I’d pay it for a price,

but it’s worth this moment

just to get a chance to drift.

 

I should have met you later.

I should have asked what brought you here,

and flattered every inch of you

’cause I don’t know if I’ll get to.

 

You know, you’ll have to let me go?

I told you from the start. It goes to show

that I know everything.

Except if I should lay my head.

 

copyright Erica Wolfling 2014

Platform – Original Song

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I wrote this song after a long bike ride.  I had outlined a snazzy piano riff earlier that day and believed it could sustain an entire song.  So I poured myself a glass of wine, snuggled down into the piano bench, and developed what eventually evolved into “Platform.”

I needed to write this to let go of the last few flecks of heartbreak.  I needed to write it to avenge my own personal injustices of love maintained; to plant some glimmer in the rubble left behind.  As the title suggests “Platform” is about raising someone up.  Lifting them and supporting them while they walk all over you.  Metaphors.

Cover From Another (Destiny by Zero 7)

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My college had an excuse-to-binge-drink-fest every year near the end of the spring semester.  I’m not going to lie and say I never partook in the genre of beer related gluttony that induces a double vision haze, but it is certainly not one of my favorite things.  So when the festival of drunk college student debauchery unfolded, I would spend my time picking up cans for extra cash and making sure all of my friends made it home safe.

Senior year, 4:00 AM.  My can collecting spree guided me to a development of student apartments in close proximity to the college.  I notice someone laying face-down in the grass in the distance.  I walk closer to investigate.  It’s one of my closest friends, and he appears to have drank enough to foster a deep infatuation of the cold nighttime grass.  I attempt to pick him up, drag him to my car, and somehow manage to lift him into my passenger’s seat.  All the while he kept repeating the same thing: “Erica, this was the best night ever.  You’re the best friend ever.  YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND.”  He seemed stuck in a repetitive thought loop resulting in an epiphany regarding our friendship.  This continued the entire ride home.

He eventually sobered up and years later we recorded this together.  He’s quite brilliant at keys, and he says I can handle a microphone.  It’s a cover of a (mutual) favorite song by a (mutual) favorite band.  I give you Destiny by Zero 7.

 

 

Cover! Lies – Marina and the Diamonds

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I enjoy making music.  I enjoy it more than thanksgiving day pie selection (I select every pie to try) and Newegg shopping sprees.  I enjoy it so much I think I can finally justify investing in a decent microphone. Sorry not sorry for the audio quality.  I do the best with what I’ve got (and what I’ve got is a Galaxy S III smartphone).

I’ve needed to take a leap of faith and put myself out there or I will never see progress.  I re-taught myself piano this summer and started busting out some covers.  Here is “Lies” by Marina and the Diamonds. I hope you enjoy.