Adrift at Sea, Searching for a Storm

by EIRIKJOMLIE

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Dedicated to Richard E. Omlie

All songs written and performed by EIRIKJOMLIE ©2018

Nkandela - ("Nkandela" means "candlelight" in Tonga. "Kural ngal woraataama teddin beeche maa tan." translates from Pulaar to "If a bullet is bound to strike you, stick your chest out to meet it."

Adrift at Sea, Searching for a Storm

Dead Man's Gift

No Wounded Ride

"Nkandela" (Live at Giorgis Mikado church Gheralta, Ethiopia) mixed by Serge Henderson

"Dead Man's Gift" Live - recorded and mixed by Gabriel Bento

"Raise Up the Stars" Live - recorded and mixed by Gabriel Bento

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released April 4, 2018

Nkandela, Adrift at Sea, Searching for a Storm, No Wounded Ride, and Dead Man's Gift, recorded and mixed by Serge Henderson at Funkadelic Studios NYC.

Nkandela (Live at Giorgis Mikado church Gheralta, Ethiopia) mixed by Serge Henderson

Dead Man's Gift (live) and Raise Up the Stars recorded and mixed by Gabriel Bento

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EIRIKJOMLIE New York, New York

“Eirik Omlie plays the guitar like a butterfly landing on a blade of grass.”

“Monumental. Powerful. Adrift at Sea, Searching for a Storm is a heartfelt and precisely crafted EP showcasing Omlie’s skill as both musician and songwriter.”

- Bert Lee | Vivaldi Cafe NYC + Divide and Conquer review of the EP "Adrift at Sea Searching for a Storm"

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Track Name: Dead Man's Gift
Dead Man’s Gift

Been living on warm, white lies
Over old drifts of snow
I don’t remember most days anymore

Been sleeping on foreign shores
Running lone and high
I don’t rely on most places anymore

Been breathing Harmattan winds
Feeding on locusts of fire
I don’t fear your warm embrace anymore

Been staring down at faces of fools
Hope fleeting from their eyes
Words won’t help you here anymore

The heavens alone might hear your cries
If you rise you’ll know
If you rise

The heavens alone might hear your cries
If you rise you’ll know
If you rise

The heavens alone might hear your cries
If you rise you’ll know
If you rise

The heavens alone might hear your cries
If you rise you’ll know
If you rise

It’s a dead man’s gift
Track Name: Nkandela
Nkandela (candlelight)

Give me a spark, a light
I don’t know, what you’re seeing, where you want to go

Don’t you know they are all around
Caught on darkness and nkandela

You’re going to go when you want to leave it all behind

Kural ngal worataama teddin beech ma tan (if a bullet is bound to strike you, stick your chest out to meet it)

Before you know, the storm is rolling in and you’re going to see it coming down
and you waited for the words to call

Don’t look back if you want to cry, child
it’s already going to go

For these waves we ride,
Never name them even if I could

Bowing down two to one
The lights grow tall

Don’t look back if you want to cry, child
it’s already going to go

Don’t look back if you want to cry, child
it’s already going to go
Track Name: Adrift at Sea, Searching for a Storm
Adrift at Sea Searching for a Storm

Sending good love to the globe
Breeding the scene with melody
In your eyes are stars
They’re diamonds in disguise

Onward lost vessels
Are these waves dream or memory
Oh, won’t you climb aboard?
They say this soul train never, never grows old

Happily we’ll be adrift at sea, searching for a storm, rolling with the tide
Happily we’ll be adrift at sea, searching for a storm, rolling with the tide
Track Name: No Wounded Ride
No Wounded Ride

Take a lesson my friend
Or you will lie still
Upon the caravan
No wounded ride here

There will be no burial
No, no, no wounded ride here

Scratch your name on the back of my shoulder

Look to the setting sun, your loot will be limb and bone

Look to the setting sun
Track Name: Nkandela (Live at Giorgis Mikado Church, Ethiopia)
Nkandela (Live at Giorgis Mikado Church, Ethiopia)

Give me a spark, a light
I don’t know, what you’re seeing, where you want to go

Don’t you know they are all around

Kural ngal worataama teddin beech ma tan (if a bullet is bound to strike you, stick your chest out to meet it)

Before you know, the storm is rolling in and you’re going to see it coming down and you waited for the words to call

Don’t look back if you want to cry, child
it’s already going to go

For these waves we ride,
Never name them even if I could

Bowing down two to one
The lights grow tall

Don’t look back if you want to cry, child
it’s already going to go

Don’t look back if you want to cry, child
it’s already going to go
Track Name: Raise Up the Stars
"Raise up the Stars"

Deep in a well of Sundays, all around my knees
It is all like you said, “listen up child, remember yourself.”
I’ll raise up the stars and dance in another time
I’ll raise up the stars and roll around the land, a light
I’ll raise up the stars and dance with you my love.

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