Sorry Not For Speaking

by Arik Dov

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Arik Dov's debut acoustic album. A blend of Folk, Rock, Soul and Pop telling stories of love, dreams, and heartbreak, with melodies and emotions that will stay in your head and heart. Recorded and mixed in under 6 hours in Munich, Germany.

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released November 22, 2015

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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: Butterfly
She sums it up in a tattoo, what she sees when she closes her eyes
Scattered circles on her wrist represent a calmness in her life
She fills a jar with notes about love and joy and all the things she wants
She says one half's belief and the other is staying strong

I tell her that I'm insecure she laughs just to reassure I'm not alone
I think about the words I said, think about the words I will regret
She holds my hand says "Listen, breathe and come back to me"
I'll be here for a moment, then drift into my memory

Butterfly, you will die
Sing this song and be happy
Colorblind, you're the light
But you don't see nothing

Listen man you're a lot like me back when I was 23 and young
Fall in love too easily get caught up in some fantasy bout' us
Well I'm not here for dreaming so tell me what you're thinking, please don't run
Tell me what you're feeling, come on, let out those feelings and let's carry on

Butterfly, you will die
Sing this song and be happy
Colorblind, you're the light
But you don't see nothing

I've got so much to learn
This goodbye really hurts
But I know that once I'm out the door
I control my own world
Doesn't mean I won't be missing yours

Maybe we don't understand, maybe we're not meant to at all
We can try to define, 'what is love?' but it's just a waste of time
It's a magical connection, hidden deep in your eyes
A million different colors like a rainbow melting into the sky

Butterfly, you're alive
Sing this song and be happy
You're not blind, open your eyes
This life's meant for living...
Track Name: Sorry not for Speaking
Finding out my reasons for why I'm acting strange
I thought this love was over but she writes me every day
I thought the world was simple, then I went insane
I come to these conclusions, then turn around again

And still I try to decide my fate
I don't know who I wanna be
I'm stuck in space
With no oxygen tank
I can't relate to the things that all the people say
I'll never change to who It is I wanna be
I wanna be me

Sorry not for speaking I'm not feeling calm
These words have got some meaning, I don't want to speak wrong
I'm sitting with my family, I'm the youngest one
They say I'm at the age to figure out who to become

And still I try to decide my fate
I don't know who I wanna be
I'm stuck in space
With no oxygen tank
I can't relate to the things that all the people say
I'll never change to who It is I wanna be
I wanna be me

I'm just sinking in my bed
Clenching my fists my eyes feel heavy
I wonder what it's like to be dead
I worry that no body loves me...
I'm waiting for love

It don't make me feel better to know that we're all lost
The president the preacher, they'll pretend at all costs
I'll be singing songs till my wrinkles tell my story in brail
I'm gonna keep on searching though I'm quite sure I'll fail

And still I try to decide my fate
I don't know who I wanna be
I'm stuck in space
With no oxygen tank
I can't relate to the things that all the people say
I'll never change to who It is I wanna be
I wanna be me
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Track Name: California
Missing the green trees and mountains and ocean
Pretty girls with brown hair
Some said I'd change when I saw new horizons
But my world's stayed the same
I'll only talk when my heart she tells me
I'll only write when I'm down or loving
And I, would talk with you all night

From San Francisco all the way to Timbuktu
To crazy rat races for money in a pool
To the driest of days without any rain
Oh I, was drowning in the Bay

Is it so selfish to want a life with choices
To be loved by my dreams
I'm making plans for the times thats commencing
Plans never empty, only dumb
Because I'm only twenty and I'm thinking plenty
What I've learned? How to cry, their dying
They're all, trying to sing

From San Francisco all the way to Timbuktu
To crazy rat races for money in a pool
To the driest of days without any rain
Oh I, was drowning in the Bay

I met a man, sung a song he was blind
Tapped his foot, one, two, three
"The only world I know's the world I make up
The rest make believe
There are three things that I need to be happy:
A purpose a wife, and I forgot the other,
we'll say, the other's a dream"

From San Francisco all the way to Timbuktu
To crazy rat races for money in a pool
To the driest of days without any rain
Oh I, was drowning in the Bay
Track Name: In Another Life
Different stages, different pages in the book
I'm going to new places and I am feeling faithless
And I'm too scared to look

Gemma this letter I wrote when I got home
From the moment I met you I felt something special
Saw a rope tie up our souls
A rare type of connection with no need for explanation - just love

In another life we walked side by side
And held each other tight
We watched the sky and the moonlight cry
I preferred your eyes and a smile
We were young and this was love
We knew that we could be happy if we wanted
And ain't it nice to think of us in another life

We talked all night about everything and nothing at all
Our hearts were open singing songs with oceans
Wondering what would it take to fall
Maybe a kiss or just a sign that you understand my mind

In another life we walked side by side
And held each other tight
We watched the sky and the moonlight cry
I preferred your eyes and a smile
We were young and this was love
We knew that we could be happy if we wanted
and ain't it nice to think of us in another life

If we exist, then this love exists
If this is it, then you'll be missed
And I do believe this is a dream
And reality is waiting across the sea
And we are married...

In another life we walked side by side
And held each other tight
We watched the sky and the moonlight cry
I preferred your eyes and a smile
We were young and this was love
We knew that we could be happy if we wanted
and ain't it nice to think of us in another life
Track Name: Not Ready for Love
Summertime has made me blind
I'm falling way too fast
You have been on my mind
Ever since you left
It's been only a week
That we met
But don't you see?
Now my hearts a wreck

How can you kiss you me
When you wont stay?
How can you hold me
If it's just for a day?
How can you know me
If you don't feel my pain?
I'm growing up, but still don't understand why
Sometimes love dies

It told her that I believe
In love at first sight
A man broke her heart
Now she don't wanna try
I know that she felt something
When we held each other's eyes
It makes me sad to know
That love depends on time

How can you kiss you me
When you wont stay?
How can you hold me
If it's just for a day?
How can you know me
If you don't feel my pain?
I'm growing up, but still don't understand why
Sometimes love dies

I'm learning not everyone's ready for love
Or loves not ready for us
You've used me
And confused me

How can you kiss you me
When you wont stay?
How can you hold me
If it's just for a day?
How can you know me
If you don't feel my pain?
I'm growing up, but still don't understand why
Sometimes love dies
Track Name: Cycle of Love
My, oh my, I'm staring out the window
Thinking about the lives of all the people walking by
She catches my eye shoots a smile in my direction
I know that I'd open up my heart in a split second

I can tell you bout my rain about my thunder
I can hold you when the times they bring you under
Because there's a million more, but you there is no other
And I won't make you guess and I won't make you wonder
Is this love?

We'll drink coffee in the nighttime as we cuddle
You'll kiss my cheek, get lost in my stubble
Take a photograph of our two heads on the pillow
Say "forever" but forever's till tomorrow....

I can tell you bout my rain about my thunder
I can hold you when the times they bring you under
Because there's a million more, but you there is no other
And I won't make you guess and I won't make you wonder
Is this love?

Is this love, or have you had enough?
Are you scared of my touch, do you quit when things get rough?
Do you want to be a distant memory?
So I can write a love song, and put you on CD

Well, my, oh my, I'm staring out the window
Thinking boy time flies, and will I die alone
She catches my eye, another smile
I say "hi", that's that cycle of love

I can tell you bout my rain about my thunder
I can hold you when the times they bring you under
Because there's a million more, but you there is no other
And I won't make you guess and I won't make you wonder
Is this love?
Track Name: Hello & Goodbye
A few days I’m heading on my own
Not sure where the hell I’ll go
But I’ve got music, and I’ve got love for the road

They said I don’t understand
That I’m acting like a reckless man
Maybe they’re right, maybe one day I’ll be homeless living in a van

I said a broken heart
is a broken dream
is a broken plan
is a broken scheme
Was it meant for me?
Was it meant to be?
Or am I naive,
or am I just really young?

Take your lies and burn them in the fire
I’m figuring out my life and I found my true desire
I know I’ll be fine
I’ll write to you when I fly
Rain or sunshine, this is my “Hello and Goodbye”

Told mama I’m not going to school
That I’ve got some things to do
Made her a promise that I’ll be coming home so soon

She said “Okay, alright
It’s your own damn life
Just make me a promise
That you’ll be coming home alive”

I said a broken heart
Is a broken dream
Is a broken plan
Is a broken scheme
Was it meant for me?
Was it meant to be?
Or am I naive,
or am I just really young?

Take your lies and burn them in the fire
I’m figuring out my life and I found my true desire
I know I’ll be fine
I’ll write to you when I fly
Rain or sunshine, this is my “Hello and Goodbye”

I’m gonna keep running
Cause’ god didn’t make no time for free
I feel something coming
The plans to make some history

I said a broken heart
is a broken dream
is a broken plan
is a broken scheme
This was meant for me
This was meant to be
Yeah, I’m naive
And too damn young

Take your lies and burn them in the fire
I’m figuring out my life and I found my true desire
I know I’ll be fine
I’ll write to you when I fly
Rain or sunshine, this is my “Hello and Goodbye”
Track Name: Wonderwoman
It's fleeting in the morning
These dreams of a blonde haired pig-tailed girl
This jungle ain't for me all the concrete jail cell without air
This rage doesn't change, it just stays like a boat with no sail
I can't control my mind

I just want wonder woman
But I don't see no one flying by
She could be lost in New Orleans
My lone star missing from the sky
My oh so gorgeous
But I made her up in my mind
When will she come alive

I'm trying to move forward
But my heart is stuck in the past
If people knew better they'd know
I'm in love with regrets
She don't gotta be perfect
But she's got to have some class
She's got me moving fast

I just want wonder woman
But I don't see no one flying by
She could be lost in New Orleans
My lone star missing from the sky
My oh so gorgeous
But I made her up in my mind
When will she come alive

She'll bring out the best in me
She'll give me some inner peace
She'll give me her heart for free
She'll tell me we were meant to be
She'll listen to my songs and sing
She's my disappearing dream..

I just want wonder woman
But I don't see no one flying by
She could be lost in New Orleans
My lone star missing from the sky
My oh so gorgeous
But I made her up in my mind
When will she come alive