The Turnaround​/​(​I Can See) The End of Everything

by Erik Ritland

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released October 8, 2014

Erik Ritland - acoustic guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, vocals, production



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Track Name: The Turnaround
You don't control me anymore
A vice and nothing more
The blood upon my door

It's an inconvenient trap
The pipes have all been cracked
And no-ones coming back

What is good
In this life
Turn to what will last

Is there any better place?
Have you saved up just in case?
Well everything's a waste


All I want is an answer
Are there any to be found?

It's the only thing that's real
But all that's left to feel
Is the bad end of the deal

Track Name: (I Can See) The End of Everything
I’ve been thinking thoughts that you do not want me to share
Maybe I’d ignore the if I had the strength to care
Liars all around me preach of change they never bring
They’re just the same as everyone no matter what they claim

I can see the end of everything

I’ve been lost so long that the right road is non-existent
The closer I think I am the further away that I become
I’m afraid that what I find will make me lose my passion
But if is mistaken then I suppose it has to go

I can see the end of everything

Life will end with a thunder
It will happen soon

Deep inside my heart I feel the frailty of the future
Nothing’s guaranteed so planning for it is all in vain
The ending of the story is the hardest road to travel
Be awake today to catch the last end of the ride