Erik Vice

Erik Vice

BandAlternativeAcoustic

A product of a bored fellow mixed with a guitar, harmonica, and on occasion piano. Melody awaits...

Biography

Erik Vice, 23, is an emerging original songwriter from San Diego, CA. His music has been described as poignant, crazy, emotive, cheerful, melodic, and at times depressing . Erik plays an indie folk-rock style with your standard six string. The songs off his debut LP "Echo Park" are a mixture of acoustic, electric guitars with harmonica and piano/keyboards. This album leaves you with the tastes of Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes.

Erik's first release, the generous 7-track EP "Jump", was released in December of 2005. These songs were recorded at Erik's home studio on a 4-track cassette recorder.

Erik's most recent release in was February 3rd, 2007, "Clouds & Sounds" 5 track EP. "Go ahead buy a copy, I made them myself!"

Lyrics

Now I'm Down

Written By: Erik Vice

You rode a bike
Full of maybe's and might's
You hated cars
So we blew up ours

We went and got tattoos
Of all the drugs we've used
From earlier that night
What a hell of a time

With not much thought there
We proved our sense dear
With making experiments
Into habits and now I'm down

Where do you get off?
Saying that I'm still her fool
Where can I get off?
I wont finish this trip with you

What's Wrong With You

Written By: Erik Vice

You're a sinking ship
You don't think we're worth it
You'll look up to the sky
'Cause you'd rather be high

ooo ooo what's wrong with you?
ooo ooo what went wrong with you?

We will take walks
Down lonesome city blocks
And I'll put my jacket over you
Since that's the cliche thing to do

ooo ooo what's wrong with you?
ooo ooo what went wrong with you?

If you can make miracles
Then make this go away
I wouldn't mind the loneliness
If it didn't come with pain

I hope by tomorrow
This feeling's gone away
I can only take so many pills
Before I'll go insane

[solo]

My teeth start to shake
And I can't feel my face
Why die or why live
Tell me what's the difference

ooo ooo what's wrong with you?
ooo ooo what went wrong with you?

ooo ooo what's wrong with you?
ooo ooo what went wrong with you?

Onion Heart

Written By: Erik Vice

you take the knife and cut so deep
in my heart that used to be sweet
but you'll be crying once you're done
cuz my heart is an onion
(my heart is an onion)

you'll wipe your tear and start to dice
my onion heart wont smell so nice
i hope my pain will make you cry
as you're chopping my insides
(you're chopping my insides)

you cut me then cry
its your own damn fault
wont you ever learn to stop?

im laying here wondering whats next
guess im going in the pot like all the rest
the ones you've killed you'll mix em up
since one for you is never enough
(one for you is never enough)

my skin got tossed in the trash
you used me up as fast as cash
there are parts of me on your floor
but im only an onion, nothing more
(only an onion nothing more)

you cut me then cry
its your own damn fault
wont you ever learn to stop?

you'll still cut and cry
let me know when you're done
have you already forgot, im an onion

Bridge/Solo

you cut me then cry
its your own damn fault
wont you ever learn to stop?

you'll still cut and cry
let me know when you're done
have you already forgot, im an onion

Tunnel In The Mist

Written By: Erik Vice

Tunnel In The Mist

Ever since I met you
I think I've had the flu
But it's the type of sickness
No one wants to lose

All my nerves stand up
And my heart it beats so high
I can't think of the words to say
And I hope you don't mind

As a train-wreck of nervousness
Where I'm the pilot
I'll guide you through the heart shaped
Tunnel in the mist

I'll get lost in your eyes
And then I'll start to choke
When all my words get tied up
In some lousy joke

Only to my surprise
You're smiling
And I get so excited
You wanna see me again

As a train-wreck of nervousness
Where I'm the pilot
I'll guide you through the heart shaped
Tunnel in the mist

As a train-wreck of nervousness
Where I'm the pilot
I'll guide you through the heart shaped
Tunnel in the mist
A tunnel in the mist
A tunnel in the mist

Discography

EP Jump (Dec 27th 2005)

7 Tracks:
New Living Translation
The Whole Point
Lone On A Cloud
Love Life & Flowers
Sunstorm
This Mess We Own
Taillights

Echo Park (October 2006)

12 Tracks:
Echo Park
Maybe, Maybe Not
Bottle Me
I Know You Close Your Eyes
Lop Lou
Chuckles & Bubbles
Superglue
You're A Bitch
Gone With The Stars
Now I'm Down
Questhaven
Echo Reprise

Clouds & Sounds (May 2007)

5 Tracks:
Clouds & Sounds
Onion Heart
Tunnel In The Mist
Atomic Bomb
What's Wrong With You

Set List

Intro Instrumental
Super Glue
Atomic Bomb
Taillights
Instrumental
The Whole Point
Love Life & Flowers
Lone On A Cloud

I'll occasionally play a cover tune, usually by the Beatles, Elliott Smith or Jack Johson