Juergen Tilak

Juergen Tilak

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I am a song writer. I firmly believe that I have a talent for writing potential hits. My style is mainly pop/rock. I have been writing songs for years and have an extensive catalog of over 250 songs.

Biography

(Taken from the liner notes on my first album, "Ancient History")
...Ok, so I have to start somewhere. Back as far as I could remember I was singing, in the car, in front of the TV and while listening to all those great old German phonograph recordings. I had a lot of influences, such as Italian music from the Dolomites to the sitar of a handful of Indian musicians whose names I can’t remember, to the Beatles among other musicians. My actual formal musical training started in 3rd grade when an interesting life altering event occurred. It was Halloween and we went to a really scary house. When the door opened only a hand came out. Well, being a kid I didn’t pay attention to what the adults were talking about, but suddenly we were in their garage looking at a very old broken down piano that was sitting in the corner. It had straw all over it and was painted pink and white. Well, those folks gave that piano to us. Talk about treats! We had the insides reconditioned and my mother spent a great deal of time on the outside cabinet. When it was done it was a very nice piano from somewhere back in the 1890’s. Pretty soon I was taking piano lessons. It was all good!
That winter another life altering event occurred. I broke my arm when I fell out of my tree house. That put an end to my piano lessons for at least 3 years. When I resumed lessons a funny thing happened, I noticed that I was more interested in coming up with my own music than practicing all those boring outdated songs in those crusty old books. Well, you don’t need piano lessons if you don’t practice what the teacher wants you to work on. So was the end of my formal piano training. I did also receive drum lessons and was a very active member of my junior high choir. I won two solo singing contests in 7th and 8th grade. It was all good!
I can’t remember the first song I wrote but that was well before I ever thought of actually sitting down and recording my music. The music on this CD represents the very beings of my recordings. Obviously, the sound is not great; I did what I could with my portable cassette recorder and an old play condenser microphone. I was also developing my style and my voice. It was all good!
I played in a couple of bands in high school. The band Graphic Sound was an already formed band when I was approached to be the lead vocalist. I did this for a few weeks, but in the end I needed more say in what was being performed. My next musical adventure was starting the band Blue Chip Stock with Scott Hudnall on guitar, Henry Sanders on Bass and me on Drums and lead vocals. It was pretty much Scott’s band, (His house, his equipment, etc. Scott was also on the school newspaper and did a great feature on Rock bands in our High School. Henry Sanders was quoted all sorts of things that he didn’t say and it made us look pretty cool. In the end drums and vocals were too much for me, plus I missed my keyboards! It’s not really ancient history, but it sure feels like it. Well enough talk, let’s get to the music. It was all good!
More to come

Lyrics

Unmistakable Touch

Written By: Juergen Tilak- 2006 Polarity Productions

May you never feel the need to hide again?
May you always feel that on me you can depend?
May you never again need a way out?
May you always see that I'm the other route?

Oh, long ago I wondered
So many years ago I pondered
Could I love someone so much?
I miss your unmistakable touch
Could I love someone so much?

May you make the right choice?
May you always know my voice?
And may your heart be strong
And may it never be wrong

Oh, long ago I wondered
So many years ago I pondered
Could I love someone so much?
I miss your unmistakable touch
Could I love someone so much?

May you always think of both sides?
May you always seek me when you confide
May you be happy in whatever you do?
May you hopefully know that I will be there for you?

Oh, long ago I wondered
So many years ago I pondered
Could I love someone so much?
I miss your unmistakable touch
Could I love someone so much?
I miss your unmistakable touch

The Pit

Written By: Juergen Tilak- 2006 Polarity Productions

Denial has its bitter side
Never the truth, ever so smooth
You can’t hide
Selfish solitaire for your mind
Never the truth, ever a sleuth
You can’t hide

You see I’m falling, falling into the bottom of this pit
Scratch and claw trying to get a grip
It’s no good
Feels like a sinking ship

Will I ever see the rays of light again?
Unseen hands holding me back
Tried and failed
I can’t stop this attack

The Pit (THE PIT)
I’m falling back down deeper still
The Pit (THE PIT)
My heart is rolling down that hill

I’ve fallen, sitting at the bottom of this pit
Faintly I can see the light above
It’s no use
You’re falling out of love!

The Pit (THE PIT)
I’m falling back down deeper still
The Pit (THE PIT)
My heart is rolling down that hill

Can I depend on you to throw me a line?
Will you help me see the vibrant sunshine?
Cold and darkness flows all over these walls
You’re not responding to my desperate calls

The Pit (THE PIT)
I’m falling back down deeper still
The Pit (THE PIT)
My heart is rolling down that hill
The Pit (THE PIT)
It’s burning up all my free will
The Pit (THE PIT)
I’m falling back down deeper, deeper, deeper

Falling From the Sky

Written By: Juergen Tilak

Funny that I simply can’t even see
The kind of tricks that you’re pulling on me
You found my weakness; you’re exploiting your find
Your careless behavior, makin me lose my mind
Can I trust my feelings, and the path that I took?
When the whole world around me crumbled and shook.
Looking out my window, not seeing your face
That’s a sure sign of me losing this, hopeless race

My dreams and hopes are… falling from the sky
I wanted to have you, but I just can’t remember…

Caught by the wind of a thousand storms
Beyond compassion, not a single soul mourns.
My heart was cast out on a breaking thread
No hint of sorrow, not a single tear was ever shed

My only hopes are … falling from the sky
You wanted to hurt me, but I just can’t remember why.

My dreams and hopes are … falling from the sky
I wanted to save you, but I just can’t remember…

Why, why, why?

Why, why, why?

Oh Yeah!
I guess my love is strong enough and I know just what I’m doin.
Oh Yeah!
Even in the darkest times when it’s clear your anger’s brewin.
Oh Yeah!

Your dreams and hopes are … falling from the sky
I just have to leave you, and now I know the reason why.

Your dreams and hopes are … falling from the sky
I just have to leave you, and I know the reason why.

Discography

LPs
Ancient History-1982
Rub the salt in my wounds-1985
The place where I belong-1986
The Challenge-Live at Fibber McGee's-1987 (Juergen Tilak on Keyboards and lead vocals)
Spaceship-1987
Columbus Returns-1988 (Tilak, the Band with Juergen Tilak on Keyboards and lead vocals)
First Project-1988
The 1988 Collection-1988
Life as we know it-1989
On this planet-1989
Forcasting the past-1990
The Calm during the Storm-1991
Beyond Trillion-1991
Positive Polarity-1991
Luckily, I was not recording that-1996
Ode to the New-1999
4 u my deer-2003
A Tribute to Siegfried Anant Tilak-2006
Polarity 2006-2006
Superlative Hits-2006
Comfort Tunes-2006