Eric Lewis

Eric Lewis

BandPopAdult Contemporary

I was classically trained on the cello. From there, I went on to learn several different intstruments until my efforts focused on the writing aspect of music. Currently, my efforts are focused on preparing songs for my next album and starting my recording studio.

Biography

When you come to one of my performances, you will see a singer, a guitarist, and a piano player. But above all, you will see a songwriter who truly loves the craft and art of writing songs.
My current influences are Gavin Degraw, Keith Urban, Dave Mathews, Anni Defranco, and Nelly Furtado.
Here’s some cool things I’ve done…
- toured the east coast ( Boston to Atlanta to Michigan to Tennessee.)
- moved over 10,000 units of four independently released CD’s;
Say It Anyway, 1996, produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave
Mathews Band, Ben Folds Five); licensed to MTV for Real
World and Road Rules episodes; Aware 4 compilation.
       New Live Switch, a live album.
       Superior Machines, 1998, produced by John Morand (Cracker, Joan
Osbourne); also licensed to MTV for Real World and Road Rules
episodes.
       The Speed of Light, 2001, produced by Alan Kozlay; solo debut album.
- received extensive print coverage, and excellent college and specialty
commercial radio airplay
-  received over 75,000 hits at www.oncehush.com
-  sang national anthem at Camden Yards (Fall 2000.)
- performed at The Mall in Washington, D.C. for “The March” to conquer
Cancer.

Lyrics

Bury Me Standing

Written By: Eric Lewis

I think we should wait before we get married,
That’s what I said and you walked out the door,
Into the arms of a friend of a friend, ready and willing,
I wish I could do it all over again,

Standing,
Bury me standing,
I’ve been on my knees too long,
When it’s time to lay me down,
Bury me standing,

Now you’re alone and you won’t forgive me,
I can’t justify what I’ve done,
You’re 21st birthday; we said we’d get married,
I remember that night; the candlelight’s still burning in my mind,

Standing,
Bury me standing,
I’ve been on my knees too long,
When it’s time to lay me down,
Bury me standing,

A broken man’s just been broke, for far too long,

(Awwwe yeah, it’s the pop song break down)

Standing,
Bury me standing,
I’ve been on my knees too long,
When it’s time to lay me down,
Bury me standing,

As Good As It Gets

Written By: Eric Lewis and Paul Landsman

Verse 1
Everywhere, I see your face in every window,
If you cared, you wouldn’t let me see right through you,
You’re pushing me away instead of wanting to move on, I can’t let you go,
‘Cause I always saw myself with you,

Pre-chorus
I’m so frustrated, ‘cause there’s nowhere left to go,

Chorus
Too right, too wrong, tonight it’s gone on too long,
Soon we’ll be saying we don’t want regrets,
Too much, too soon, is this as good as it gets...?
Is this as good as it gets?

Verse 2
I think out loud, maybe that’s a sign of weakness,
And I’m not proud of all the times I mistreated you,
It’s like you’ve found new life in an old pair of shoes, and you’re trying them on again,
Don’t throw me away...

Chorus
Too right, too wrong, two hearts not beating as one,
Soon we’ll be saying we don’t want regrets,
Too much, too soon, is this as good as it gets...?
Is this as good as it gets?
…I see you…everywhere, everywhere
Is this as good as it gets? …I see you…
Everywhere, everywhere
Is this as good as it gets? …I see you…
Everywhere, everywhere
Is this as good as it gets? …I see you… I see you…

Discography

Clear, 2003, first self-produced album; engineered by Tim Miskimon at Basement Floor Productions.
The Speed of Light, 2001, produced by Alan Kozlay; solo debut album.
Superior Machines, 1998, produced by John Morand (Cracker, Joan Osbourne) at The Sound of Music in Richmond, VA; also licensed to MTV for Real World and Road Rules episodes.
New Live Switch, a live album.
Say It Anyway, 1996, produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Mathews Band, Ben Folds Five) and engineered by Doug Derryberry (Bruce Hornsby, The Empties); licensed to MTV for Real World and Road Rules episodes; Aware 4 compilation.

Set List

Set list depends on the situation...
Usually in bars I do about 50/50, covers/originals...
I can cover up to 4 hours of music (3 sets 20 minute breaks)
Here are some of the bands I cover:
Keith Urban
Train
John Mayer
Beatles
Maroon 5
Billy Joel
Toto
Radiohead
Men @ Work
Gavin Degraw