A Better Place

by Arik Dov

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This album was recorded in my living room in Leipzig, Germany the week of July 25th, with the help of Chris Schmalfuß on drums, Malo Hartinnen on bass, and Marcel Schmidt mixing.
Album art by Paul Street.
Made with all my love <3

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released August 20, 2016

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Arik Dov Leipzig, Germany

I'm just a guy from San Francisco, with a guitar, singing songs that I wrote. Spreading love and smiles with songs that may be a little too melancholy for a summer day.

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Track Name: Lost Your Voice
Who’s to trust when the closest ones have fallen?
Who’s to love when the only ones forgotten?

Just a boy misunderstood
Wants them to remember
But what’s the cost
When you have lost your voice

Who’s to blame for all your shame and envy?
No one’s gonna hold you when you cry

Just a boy misunderstood
Wants them to remember
But what’s the cost
When you have lost your voice

I thought being kind would make me happy
But Its made me so damn blind and out of touch

Just a boy misunderstood
Wants them to remember
But what’s the cost
When you have lost your voice

Your weary sometime’s make me surrender
I’ll throw your judgments in a pile

But you’re just a girl misunderstood
I just can’t seem to get it
But what’s the cost
When you have lost your voice

I am here with my two hand
They’re empty
I want peace and quiet
To be alone
And if you don’t have the will
to accept me
Then I’ll get my ass right back
down on the road

Just a boy misunderstood
Wants them to remember
But what’s the cost
When I have lost my voice
Track Name: A Better Place
All the things I used to love
slowly start to change
Erasing all my thoughts
memories they fade
I don’t know where I belong
a home is what I crave
Do you really think of me
as much as you say?

Darling we were meant to be
Darling, we’re insane
Is this really destiny?
Or are we just crazed?
I wanna hold you close
Dance with my hands upon your waist
Drift into another world
Because we’ve found a better place

All the things I used to love
slowly start to change
My family don’t know me
I forgot my name
Every day I lose my way
I’m lost and found again
Every day I wait
your voice to hear you say

Darling we were meant to be
Darling, we’re insane
Is this really destiny?
Or are we just crazed?
I wanna hold you close
Dance with my hands upon your waist
Drift into another world
Because we’ve found a better place

We can live our dreams
We’ll survive
We can be the strange ones
Who live a happy happy life
Protect you from the ones
Who say you’re wrong when you are right
And I will hold you close
On this stormy winter night

Darling we were meant to be
Darling, we’re insane
Is this really destiny?
Or are we just crazed?
I wanna hold you close
Dance with my hands upon your waist
Drift into another world
Because we’ve found a better place

Darling we were meant to be
Darling, we’re insane
I think this is destiny
And we are crazed
I wanna hold you close
Dance with my hands upon your waist
Drift into another world
Because we’ve found a better place
Track Name: Love You're My Biggest Dream
I had some thoughts but they’re not my own
And I don’t know where I want to go
I’ve got some splinters in my soul
Would anyone notice if I was gone?

God, why you keeping me waiting?
You know my patience is running low

I wanna know
Which way the wind blows
I wanna know
What direction will set me free
I wanna love you like there ain’t no tomorrow
Love, you my biggest dream

I read some books about the past
Bout’ the one’s who made it, who’s songs have lasted
And it’s so hard to relax
I’m tryna get all of these people off of my back

God, why you keeping me waiting?
You know my patience is running low

I wanna know
Which way the wind blows
I wanna know
What direction will set me free
I wanna love you like there ain’t no tomorrow
Love, you my biggest dream

Everyday I’m running in circles in my head
Seems like a pointless race to nowhere
Tell me darling if you’re ready to fly
My indecision is a decision to try

God, why you keeping me waiting?
You know my patience is running low

I wanna know
Which way the wind blows
I wanna know
What direction will set me free
I wanna love you like there ain’t no tomorrow
Love, you my biggest dream

I wanna build you a cabin in a forest
Hold you hand till the next dawn
I wanna love you like there ain’t no tomorrow
Love, you my biggest dream
Track Name: Firefly
This point in life
I can’t remind
Myself of days like I used to
Seems I’ve gone blind
Nostalgia is a crime
I am a work in progress

Home is a lie
resides in my eyes
Where no one is listening
Oh summertime prickle my skin
So i can begin to see colors

I was a firefly
I was a change of mind
I was an empty sky
just waiting for color
I’m still waiting for color

Seems like we’re all a ticking grenade
Set to explode in an instant
find your escape then run away
try to keep some distance

Not who is not who we was
Not who we ain’t got time for
Not yes or no
Not maybe so
This is just contradiction valley

I was a firefly
I was a change of mind
I was an empty sky
just waiting for color
I’m still waiting for color

Raising the bar just so I can dream higher
Raising the glass just so I can be drunk
Try to forget that I was just a child
Because who we are aint who we are

I was a firefly
I was a change of mind
I was an empty sky
just waiting for color
I’m still waiting for color
Track Name: Let It Be Gone
I left the world to live with stars
But I’m still scared of the dark
It’s nice up here
without a care about nothing
I can give all my loving
And disappear

I’m caught between good and bad
What I want and what i have
I’ve got a smile to last a lifetime
It aint worth it
If I am feeling worthless at all

This is the one for all of those who feel the pain
This is the song for all of those who feel ashamed
Try to forgive the ones who’ve done you any harm
And if you can’t then let it go, let it be gone
Let it be gone

It’s too tough to recall
In my brain’s a concrete wall
To block the noise of old memories I’ve hidden
They seep through when I’m weak and I’m not strong

And If I dwelled on the past
I’d go crazy much too fast
And when that wall caves in
I feel like dying
What’s the point in trying anymore

This is the one for all of those who feel the pain
This is the song for all of those who feel ashamed
Try to forgive the ones who’ve done you any harm
And if you can’t then let it go, let it be gone
Let it be gone

So I remind myself
That I’m here for the good, the bad and for the ugly
That we can create something
To rid us from the hunger
To bring us close together

I left the world to live with star
But I’m still scared of the dark
It’s nice up here
without a care about nothing
I can give all my loving
And disappear

This is the one for all of those who feel the pain
This is the song for all of those who feel ashamed
Try to forgive the ones who’ve done you any harm
And if you can’t then let it go, let it be gone
let it be gone
Track Name: Rise Me Up
Never knew that I would be so alone
Never knew that life would move slow slow
and that I would grow so old

Never knew that I was a wandering soul
Till I packed my bags hit the road
Looking for a place called home

See, I ain’t felt nothing for the last while
I’ve got thick skin and dark memories of when I was a child
And I’ve got these walls I need to break down
I just need someone to come and teach me how

Rise me up
I wanna feel your love
I wanna know that life ain’t over baby
Rise me up
I wanna feel your love
I wanna know that this is just the beginning

Never knew that times would be so rough
and that I’d be on the cusp
of asking for forgiveness baby

Never knew that I would be so confused
Indecisive cannot choose
I’m just trying to break loose

See, I ain’t felt nothing for the last while
I’ve got thick skin and dark memories of when I was a child
And I’ve got these walls I need to break down
I just need someone to come and teach me how

Rise me up
I wanna feel your love
I wanna know that life ain’t over baby
Rise me up
I wanna feel your love
I wanna know that this is just the beginning

Relying on animal instincts to make me a man
It won’t be long till I find out who I am

Rise me up
I wanna feel your love
I wanna know that life ain’t over baby
Rise me up
I wanna feel your love
I wanna know that this is just the beginning