Erica Knight

Erica Knight

 Cambridge, Ontario, CAN
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Erica’s finger picking style has a folk sound with a pop flavor. Some compare her sound to the likes of Kt Tunstall, Natalie Merchant, Sara McLachlan and at times the country-soul groove of Norah Jones.

Biography

Erica Knight
Singer / Songwriter


“What is life without living” – is what this folk-pop songstress Erica Knight from Cambridge Ontario channels into her undeniable songwriting abilities. She is a true visionary with a talent for entwining melody, rhythm and escapism into well-crafted songs. Her lyrics speak in metaphors connecting life’s moments of love, hurt, growth & healing. Erica’s finger picking style holds her audiences captive by delivering irresistible rhythms; however it is the soothing purity of her voice and natural ability to produce memorable melodies that ultimately prevail. Some compare her sounds to the likes of Kt Tunstall, the folk-rock bounce of Natalie Merchant and at times the country-soul groove of Norah Jones.

“Comparable to Norah Jones and Natalie Merchant”
Lisa M. Bello – INDIE IN TUNE

Erica began songwriting as a teenager. Singing to her friends in the neighborhood park eventually led her to start playing open mic nights at small cafes and pubs, sharing her inner beauty and creativity. With her guitar in hand she ventured across North America as a free spirit on a journey. When she wasn’t taking in music festivals or entertaining passer-bys on the street, she was fulfilling her dreams such as sitting around campfires in the dessert, hiking in the mountains of Colorado and visiting the Red Rock Amphitheatre. Along the way, Erica’s free spirit found comfort befriending strangers and emotionally connected with all she encountered; unknowingly she mentally began writing her debut EP “When You Go”

“Erica Knight’s long awaited debut album is a folk gem”
Jason Schneider – THE RECORD

Erica Knight’s debut EP “When You Go” was released in 2007 at The Pines in Cambridge Ontario with over 200 fans in attendance. The seven song EP was recorded at Frequency Studio in Cambridge Ontario and the production is the combined effort of Erica and Terry Rocha. “When You Go” is now available on iTunes and CD Baby.

We can expect to hear more great songs from this Canadian Singer/Songwriter as her destiny begins to unfold. Until then, enjoy “When You Go”. Kick your shoes off, relax & reconnect, you are safe here.~

Lyrics

Eternity

Written By: Erica Knight

Can you see the rainbow way up in the sky
I think I’ll follow it today
See what’s on the other side
What’s waiting for me
Oh what’s waiting for me

All the talk of the green green grass
I’d like to see
What it all means
What it all means to me
If anything
Woh I’ll wait and see

Cause I know the stars won’t sparkle forever
And the sun won’t shine for eternity
Oh eternity oh
And so I guess it’s now or never
Cause time won’t wait for me

What is life without living?
Then we wouldn’t be who we are
If we never made, never made silly mistakes to come this far
Woh we’ve come so far

So let me string along some pictures
Build a perfect world for you and me
You just wait and see

Let me string along some pictures
Build a perfect world for you and me
You just wait and see ohhh

Cause I know the stars won’t sparkle forever
And the sun won’t shine for eternity
Oh eternity oh
And so I guess it’s now or never
Cause time won’t wait for me
Won’t wait for me no
I know the stars won’t sparkle forever
And the sun won’t shine
For eternity…

When You Go

Written By: Erica Knight

Take me with you when you go
Cause I don’t want to be here anymore
And I see the sun in your eyes
Headed for southern skies
Take me with you when you go

Leaving here without a trace
I’d drive through the past
Watch it fade away

Memories come and go
When you’re headed down the road
Take me with you when you go

I’ll just close my eyes
Won’t you take me by surprise
Show me a life I don’t know
And I’ll just close my eyes
Won’t you take me by surprise
Please
Take me when you go

And I don’t know these days
Why I feel the need
I just know that its time to find my home
And I’ll build a life with you oh
We can build the bridges
Let our laughter echo through the hills

Oh Please
Please
Take me when you go

So will you take me with you when you go
Cause I don’t want to be here all alone
There is no need for goodbyes
I’ll be right by your side
If you take me when you go

I’ll just close my eyes
Won’t you take me by surprise
Show me a life I don’t know
I’ll just close my eyes
Won’t you take me by surprise
Please take me when you go
Please take me when you go
Please take me when you
Go
Please take me when you go
Please take me when you
Go

I'll Leave The Light On

Written By: Erica Knight

I’ll leave the light on for you
So you can crawl on through
My open window
And I will lay awake all night for you
Just to have you there
Right beside me
No one will know that you are here
But you must go, soon as
The moon disappears

And when the sun is creep’n on through
I will whisper good morning to you

And I will wait for you when you’re gone
That’s the only place my heart belongs
And I will watch over you while you sleep
Know that my love for you
Runs deep

Fate never lies about the truth
So you can trust me to be
Only yours
My love for you grows stronger everyday
This is all new to me
I never felt this way

And when the sun is creep’n on through
I will whisper good morning to you

And I will wait for you you’re gone
That’s the only place my heart belongs
And I will watch over you while you sleep
Know that my love for you
Runs deep

Well, I’ll leave the light on for you
So you can crawl, on through
My open window…

Right About You

Written By: Erica Knight

Oh this little heart of mine
Oh I’m going to let it shine
Through all the cloudy days in May
Till you come back to me again

Oh and I’ll be holding on
To the last song I ever sung
For you right before you got
On that plane

And this is the day that I will be singing my good byes to you
I know that now
Time no longer waits for us
To figure out what it is we should do
But I’m right about you
I’m right about you
I’m right about you
I’m right about you
Woho

My heart starts beating fast
When I think of the memories past
Of you holding on so tight
For the long haul
With me in sight

And days turn into years
And I’m wondering when I’ll hear
From you
Or has it bin to long?
Have you moved on?

And this is the day that I will be singing my good byes to you
I know that now
Time no longer waits for us
To figure out what it is we should do
But I’m right about you
I’m right about you
I’m right about you
I’m right about you
Hohoooo
oooooooo

Your Everything

Written By: Erica Knight

I’m taken back by you
A movement toward grace
I’d do anything in the world
Just to feel your embrace
And I’ll catch the next train
To follow you out of this town
I’d wait in the pouring rain
Just to see you around
Woho

And I could be the one for you
If only you would notice me
I could be
Your everything
And I could be the one for
If only you would look my way
I could be
Your everything
Your everything
Ooooooo woho
Your everything

(Bridge)

I was going down like a sinking ship
The water was cold no life boat around
You were there like a light from the light house
Saved me and turned me around
Oho

And I could be the one for you
If only you would notice me
I could be your everything
And I could be the one for you
If only you would look my way
I could be your everything
Your everything
Ooooo
Your everything

And I could be the one for you
If only you would notice me
I could be your everything
And I could be the one for you
If only you would look my way
I could be your everything
Your everything
Ooooooo
Your everything
Hoooo

Bye Bye

Written By: Erica Knight

I think that I’ll stay here for awhile
And I’d like to think that I’m here to stay
I know I’ll only be kidding me
Cause I’m leaving at the end of the day

So bye bye baby so long now
It was nice loving you
For awhile
I’m sorry something inside
Keeps telling me to go
Memories of you are here

Then I’ll tell you
Its just the way it is
And that there’s no point
In changing it, No

Then I’ll tell you
Its just the way it is
Its the way it is
Its the way it is
Wohooo
The way it is
Wohooo

And sometimes I feel
The world inside of me
That you don’t know
You’ll never know
And sometimes I try
To figure things all out inside
And I can’t let go
I can’t let go
So bye bye baby so long now
It was nice loving you
For awhile
I’m sorry something inside
Keeps telling me to go
The memories of you are here

Then I tell you
Its just the way it is
And that there’s no point in changing it, no
Then I’ll tell you its just the way it is
It’s the way it is
It’s the way it
Is
Woho
The way it is
The way it is
Woho
The way it is

Discography

Debut EP: When You Go - 2007

Erica's tracks have been heard on:

-CBC Radio 3 streaming radio
-88.3 FM CJIQ
-105.3 KOOL FM

Set List

Erica Knight

gold heart
cut me loose
bye bye
i’ll leave the light on
eternity
edge of the world
emily
easy street
right about you
your everything
movin on
when you go
friend o mine
love me like you do
another sleepless night
lost in time
amazed by you
gone