Idaho

by Eric John Kaiser

Released 10/25/2014
Eat Music LLC
Released 10/25/2014
Eat Music LLC
Parisian Americana made in Portland, Oregon, USA
  • 03:43 Lyrics
    Life Underground

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - LIFE UNDERGROUND

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser)

     

    THEY CALL MY HOME TOWN THE CITY OF LIGHT

    BUT HIDDEN UNDER THE PAVEMENT, THINGS AREN’T SO BRIGHT

    PASS THE GATEKEEPER AND YOU’LL DISCOVER AN ENTIRE NEW COUNTRY, A WORLD OF IT’S OWN  

    WHERE PEOPLE ALL DRESS IN BLACK

     

    BEGGARS AND HIPSTERS, WELL DRESSED STRANGERS, EVEN PICKPOCKETS AND SHOPLIFTERS

    IS IT TO CELEBRATE THE NIGHT ? IS IT TO BE ABLE TO HIDE IN THE PACK ?

    OR MAYBE TRAVEL LIKE A RAT ? HONESTLY I DON’T KNOW

    ALL I KNOW IS, LADIES REMEMBER, THAT ONCE YOU ARE DOWN

     

    CHORUS:

    DON’T LOOK THE DEVIL IN THE EYE OR THE STORM WILL RISE

     

    SOME EAT AND DRINK UNDER THIS CITY, SMOKE WEED AND SLEEP UNDER THIS CITY

    GET LOST OR KISS UNDER THIS CITY, SOME  SPEND THEIR LIFES UNDER THIS CITY

    OR LOOSE THEIR LIFE UNDER THIS CITY, BECOME GHOSTS OF THIS CITY

     

    BUT REMEMBER THAT DOWN THERE YOU ARE JUST ANOTHER FACE LOST IN THE CROWD, JUST ANOTHER FACE LOST IN THE CROWD

    AND PEOPLE ONLY SHARE THEIR LIFES WITH YOU FOR A WHILE

     

    CHORUS x 2

    BRIDGE:

    CHORUS: X 2

     

  • 03:31 Lyrics
    Idaho

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - IDAHO

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser) 

    C /G/ Am/ Dm7 /G

    LE NEZ DANS MON VOLANT, PAUMÉ, AU FIN FOND DE  L’IDAHO

    JE PERDS LE NORD POUR RETROUVER MON SUD ET MON HORIZON S’ECLAIRCIT, CRESCENDO

    AVEC UN RESERVOIR REMPLI D’ESPOIR, ICI OU AILLEURS, JE TROUVERAIS BIEN L’OUBLI

    ET CES DEUX LIGNES DROITES QUI ME HANTENT, JE SUIS COMME CETTE TERRE, QUI ATTEND LA PLUIE

     

    REFRAIN: 

    Bm7/A/G/A

    C’EST AVEC TOI QUE J’AI APPRIS QUE L’AMOUR N’AURA PAS SUFFIT

    Fmaj7 Fm

     

    JE M’ACCROCHE A MON ROAD TRIP, J’AVANCE, DANS UNE ETERNITE DE VIDE, TANT PIS

    ET LES SIRENES DE L’ASPHALTE QUI CHANTENT, JE SYMPATHISE AVEC MON ENNUI

     

    REFRAIN x 4

    Fmaj7 Fm

  • 03:41 Lyrics
    A Text (snippet)

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - A TEXT

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser)

    Cmaj7/Cmaj7/G/Cadd9

    MY PHONE HIT ME WITH A TEXT

    OUT OF THE BLUE, I DIDN’T EXPECT

    A7                                                       Dm    Dm7

    MY MORNING WOULD TAKE THAT TURN

    A7                                                      Dm Dm7 Gm6 (directàCmaj7)

    AND THAT MY EYES WOULD START TO BURN

    Cmaj7/Cmaj7/G/Cadd9

    THE COLOR OF MY DAY

    CHANGED FROM BLUE TO GRAY

    A7                                  Dm    Dm7

    HE LEFT WITH OUR SUN

    A7                                           Dm   Dm7          Gm6

    NOW TO SING THE BLUES,     I KNOW HOW IT’S DONE

    Em

    Cmaj7/Cmaj7/G/Cadd9

    TODAY I LOST A FRIEND

    DAMN, JUST LIKE THAT, THE END

    A7                                        Dm    Dm7

    HIS HEART LET HIM DOWN

    A7                                           Dm   Dm7  Gm6

    A KING DROPPED HIS CROWN

     

    CHORUS 1:   x2

    Em/C/G/D/F# 

    SOME THINGS I JUST CAN’T EXPLAIN

    I JUST HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH THE PAIN

    A7

    Cmaj7/Cmaj7/G/Cadd9

    TODAY I DID THE MATHS

    WE ALL OWN TWO LIFES

    A7                                                              Dm    Dm7

    THE SECOND ONE STARTS THE DAY

    A7                                                                 Dm   Dm7  Gm6

    WE REALIZE WE WILL ALL TURN TO DUST      SOMEDAY

     

    CHORUS 1

    CHORUS 2:   

    F#m/D/A/E

    SOME THINGS I JUST CAN’T EXPLAIN

    I JUST HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH THE PAIN

    SOME THINGS I JUST CAN’T EXPLAIN

    F#m                           D                      A       

    I JUST HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO DEAL

    Em

    WITH THE PAIN

  • 03:25 Lyrics
    Treasure Hunt

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - TREASURE HUNT

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser)

    OPEN DE D, Capo 3, T=92

    G                                          F

    PEOPLE IN CARS AND NEON LIGHTS

    THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE, IN THE ROSE CITY NIGHT

    YOU PICK THE BRIDGE I'LL FOLLOW THE SIGNS

    A7                                                                     Cadd9

    I KNOW THE TRICKS TO AVOID ALL THE FREIGHT TRAIN LINES

     

    KICK ANY DOOR OPEN, YOU MIGHT FEEL OTIS' HEAT

    WHATCH OUT FOR THAT BURN ON YOUR DANCING FEET

    DO YOU WAN’T TO HEAR THE SOUND OF GOLD?  YEAH ? THEN CHECK OUT THE DIMES

    BELIEVE ME, YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

     

    CHORUS

    D Riff                                                                      F

    WE'RE GONNA HIT THE TOWN WITH MY GIRL, TONIGHT

    WE'RE GONNA HIT THE TOWN WITH MY BABE

     

    DOWN THE STREET KORY QUINN'S GOT SOME GOOD STORIES TOO

    HE HAD TIME TO KILL IN HIS CELL, FEELING BLUE

    THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS, RED RAY, SCOTT PEMBERTON

    THEY'RE ALL HIDING SOMEWHERE, JUST FOLLOW THAT SWEET SMELL OF BOURBON

     

    CHORUS

     

  • 02:58 Lyrics
    Nettoyage de printemps (snippet)

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - NETTOYAGE DE PRINTEMPS

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser)

    CAPO 2

    C/E7/Am/Dm/Dm/G

    PENDANT LE DEMENAGEMENT,

    J'AI PERDU TOUTES MES PHOTOS

    MAIS CE MATIN, NETTOYAGE DE PRINTEMPS

    J'EN AI RETROUVE INCOGNITO

     

    G/Am

    CACHEE  SOUS UNE MONTAGNE DE PASSÉ, UNE

    D7/G

    FONTAINE DE VIE INESPERÉE

    G/Am

    UNE DOUCE NOSTALGIE M’ENVAHIT

    D7/G

    JE RETOURNE AU PAYS

    G7 

    REFRAIN:

    F                                    Fm                   C                         

    ET JUSTE COMME ÇA, PAR HASARD, UN MATIN, AU

             A7

    REVEIL,

    F                                C                                        D7               

    LE VILLAGE DE MON ENFANCE, EST REAPPARU DANS

              G

    MA VIE

     

    G7

     

    C'ETAIT UN PETIT BOUT DE FRANCE ETERNELLE,

    UN MAIRIE, UN MARCHE, ET DES RUELLES

    UNE VIEILLE EGLISE ET SON CLOCHER

    DEUX BOULANGERIES, UN BAR TABAC ET UN BOUCHER

     

    J'Y AI GRANDI HEUREUX,

    INSOUCIANT ET GÂTÉ

    J'Y ETAIS UN JEUNE MORVEUX, 

    PROTEGÉ,  ET CHOYÉ

     

    G7

     

    REFRAIN

     

    ALORS J'AI PRIS LA PHOTO,

    JE L'AI EMBRASSÉE

    JE L'AI MISE DANS MON PORTEFEUILLE AU CHAUD,

    SOUS LA PETITE BAIE VITREE,

     

    REFRAIN

  • 03:11 Lyrics
    La nuit (snippet)

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - LA NUIT 

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser)

    Capo 3

    Em7/ Em7/Am7/Em7/ Bm7/A#m7/Am7/Em7

    C'est quoi ce bruit ? Shut (Silence) j’explore le silence

    Surtout ne bouge pas, car je sais qu’ici

    Tous les soirs, quand s’installe la nuit

    Un des sports favoris, c’est l’auto defense

     

    Le sang continue de couler , chaque jour

    ils nous fabriquent de la peur, Made in USA

    Partout à portée de fusil

    A la portée d’un fou

     

    Partout apportez vos fusils

    A la portée de tous,

     

    ILS ME DISENT

     

    CHORUS:

    Em/C/Bm/Em

    WE'RE JUST A SHOT AWAY JUST ONE SHOT

    ILS ME DISENT QUE

    WE'RE ALL JUST A SHOT AWAY JUST ONE SHOT

     

    Entre les gouttes de pluie, quand allons-nous sortir de cette nuit ?

    Entre les gouttes de pluie, amène moi un peu de sursis..

    Pour vivre dans la peur, chacun doit-il porter sa croix ?

    Chaque coup de tonnerre si loin et si proche à la fois

     

    ILS ME DISENT QUE 

    CHORUS: 

  • 04:51 Lyrics
    Le pari (snippet)

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - LE PARI

    (All rights reserved Eric John Kaiser / Alexandre Gissat)

    A/A/D7/A/E7/D7/A

    Paris quatre heures et quart,
    Pari, jour de départ,
    Le taxi qui m’emporte, efface toutes mes traces
    Et le nom des rues de ma mémoire
    J'en oublies même ma guitare sur le trottoir

    Rosée dans le hublot
    Matinée de turbulences, de bières et de vidéos
    L’Atlantique s’étire à n’en plus finir
    Je fais le deuil de ma guitare sur le trottoir
    Qui balbutie dans ma soute à souvenirs.

    Il est midi, je n’ai plus de frontières
    Tout me traverse, océan, plaines et rivières
    L’Oregon me déborde, je prends racine
    Faire corps avec mon histoire
    Dans ma main pousse un manche de guitare.

    Lâcher prise et construire pierre par pierre
    Une destinée de chair et de terre
    Dans ma nouvelle peau j’avance électrique
    Un monde à moi, un monde mystique
    Convoité par l’hypnotique Amérique.
    Un monde à moi, un monde mystique
    J’ai fait le Paris de l’Amérique

  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Montreal (snippet)

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - MONTREAL

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser)

     

    Bm/A/G/F#m/A

    LATELY I'VE BEEN DREAMING OF MONTREAL

    WHISPERING TO MY EAR, THE SECRETS OF BEING, WITHOUT FEAR

    DOES SHE REALLY HAVE IT ALL ?

     

    LATELY I'VE BEEN WALKING THROUGH THIS CITY

    MEETING CATHEDRALS AND THE VIRGIN MARY

    C#7                                C#7

    SOME THINGS ACTUALLY DO LAST

     

    CHORUS:

    F#m     Bm             E                A

    I MIGHT BE   NEEDING

    A NEW(B) PROMISED LAND

     

    LATELY I'VE BEEN HEARING SIRENS CALLING MY NAME

    THE SOUND OF THEIR VOICES IS DRIVING ME INSANE

    COULD I SURVIVE THOSE WINTER WINDS WITHOUT A SCAR ?

    WOULD MY FINGERS FREEZE ON MY GUITAR ?

    ON MY GUITAR

     

    CHORUS

     

    BRIDGE:

    D/A/E/A

    FROM HERE I HEAR THE SNOW MELTING

    D/A/E/F#m

    THE SOUND OF SPRING KEEP BUGGING ME

    D/A/E/A

    FROM HERE I HEAR THEIR MUSIC HUMMING

    D/A/E/F#m

    COULD IT BE THE’RE  CALLING ME?

    E E

     

    CHORUS:

    SERAIS-TU MA TERRE PROMISE

    TOI MONTREAL L'INSOUMISE ?

     

    C#7/F#m

  • 04:06 Lyrics
    Le chant du signe (snippet)

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - LE CHANT DU SIGNE

    (All rights reserved Eric John Kaiser / Alexandre Gissat)

     

    AMaj7                               AMaj6   Aaug              E7

    UN JOUR UNE EPAULE NUE SOUS UN PARAPLUIE

    DETOURNA MON REGARD QUI L'EUT CRU, SAOUL D'ENNUI

    C'ETAIT DEJA FOUTU (HUMMM) J'ETAIS FOU DE SUE

    ET JE COMPTAIS LES ACCROCS AU DESSUS DES BAS DE SOIE EN DESSOUS

     

    REFRAIN:

    Bm7                  D                                     A  

    ET FIGUREZ-VOUS QUE TOUT A COMMENCE SOUS LA PLUIE

    CETTE FILLE A LA PEAU TATOO ME CHAUFFAIT LES ESPRIS

     

    MEME S'IL PLEUT SANS CESSE AU DESSUS, MOI J'AIMERAIS METTRE MES MAINS EN DESSOUS

    PARCOURIR LES SENTIERS SOUVERAINS DES BRETELLES ET D' SES BAS FOUS

     

    REFRAIN 2:

    Bm7                  D                                     A  

    ET FIGUREZ-VOUS QUE TOUT A COMMENCE SOUS LA PLUIE

    CETTE FILLE AUX COULEURS TATOOS ME CHATOUILLAIT LES ENVIES

    ET REGARDEZ MOI ACCROCHE AU TEMPO DE SES PAS

    SEUL UN BONJOUR ME SEPARE DU PECHE PARFOIS

     

    PONT:

    C#m                               D                                   A

                  MAIS C'EST TOUJOURS LA MEME MELODIE

                            C#m                   D                         A

    CELLE DE L'AMOUR SANS CALCUL MATHEMATIQUE

                                   C#m                               D                                       

                   DANS CETTE VILLE OU L'ON CUEILLE DES

                             A

    PEPITES DE VIE

    C#m                                   D                                           

    EST-CE LE CHANT DU SIGNE DE MES ANNEES

                    A

    ROMANTIQUES ?

     

    C/D

     

    MAIS DEJA TU N'ES PLUS, DISPARUE DE CETTE RUE

    TU ES DEJA BIEN LOIN SUE, SOUS TON PARDESSUS

    ET MOI SOUS LE FEU DE MES YEUX RIVERAINS

    J'ATTENDS D' AUTRES SUE, D'AUTRES NOAMIE OU D'AUTRES KELLEY

    SEREIN

  • 04:11 Lyrics
    I Stay in My Lane (snippet)

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - I STAY IN MY LANE 

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser)

                                        D                                 D

    WELL I'M THE TYPE OF GUY WHO STAYS IN HIS LANE

                                        D                                 D

    NO MATTER HOW HARD I'VE TRIED, I ALWAYS STAY IN MY LANE

                                        G7                               G7

    EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD, I'VE LEARNED TO TURN OFF MY BRAIN

                               D                                 D

    AND I DO AS I'M TOLD, I STAY IN MY LANE

                                        A7

    I GUESS THAT'S HOW I'M WIRED, 

                      Cadd9                   D                 D

    TO MUCH THINKING MAKES ME TIRED

     

    I FEEL NICE AND SAFE WHEN I STAY IN MY LANE

    IT'S A CRAZY WORLD OUT THERE, IT'S EVEN WORSE WITH THE RAIN

    I GOT MY GUN IN THE GLOVE BOX, IN CASE IT BECOMES INSAIN

    LATELY I'VE SEEN A LOT OF HOT SHOTS, STEP OUT OF THEIR LANES

    WE ALL CARY OUR OWN BURDEN

    BUT GOD BLESS MY SUBURBAN

     

    SOMETIMES WHEN I'M CRUISING, MY MIND WONDERS AWAY

    WHAT IF I WAS MISSING SOMETHING, STAYING HERE IN MY LANE?

    WHAT IF I TRIED CHANGING TODAY ? NOBODY FROM CHURCH TAKES THIS ROAD ANYWAYS

    IT'S ALREADY DARK, I'M UNDER COVER, I FEEL THAT POWER

    WHAT IF I WAS A LITTLE LATE FOR DINNER, WOULD THAT MAKE ME A SINNER?

     

    BUT I FEEL NICE AND SAFE WHEN I STAY IN MY LANE

    IT'S A CRAZY WORLD OUT THERE, IT'S EVEN WORSE WITH THE RAIN

    I GOT MY GUN IN THE GLOVE BOX, IN CASE IT BECOMES INSAIN

    LATELY I'VE SEEN A LOT OF HOT SHOTS, STEP OUT OF THEIR LANES

    WE ALL CARY OUR OWN BURDEN

    BUT GOD BLESS MY SUBURBAN

    WE ALL CARY OUR OWN BURDEN

    BUT  GODDAM MY SUBURBAN

  • 02:52 Lyrics
    Tsunami (snippet)

    ERIC JOHN KAISER - TSUNAMI 

    (All rights reserved: Eric John Kaiser)

     

    INTRO: C(Cmaj7)

    C                                         Dm7

    WHO WAS THAT KNOCKING AT OUR DOOR ?

                        G7                                                   C

    IT WAS THE GHOST OF DEATH COMING BACK FOR MORE

    SO JUST LIKE THAT HE WAS TAKEN AWAY ?

    YES HE PULLED THE WRONG CARD, AN UNLUCKY DRAW SOME MIGHT SAY

     

    CHORUS :

    A7                  Dm7   G7        C

    A TIDAL WAVE   (IT WAS)  A TIDAL WAVE

     

    WHAT ABOUT THE FIELD OF MY DREAMS, IT SEEMS REALLY SMALL ?

    I GUESS WE ARE LEFT ALL ALONE KICKING THAT BALL

    SO YOU MEAN ONE DAY HE'S HERE, THEN TUESDAY HE'S GONE

    I KNOW FEELS REAL EMPTY, IT FEELS REALLY  WRONG

     

    CHORUS

     

    SO PLEASE SHOW ME SOMEONE I CAN BE ANGRY AGAINST ?

    YOU KNOW SOMETIMES IT DOES NOT HAVE TO MAKE SENS

    BUT WHY DID HE HAVE TO GET OFF OUR TRAIN?

    YOU WILL LEARN THAT SOME THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T EXPLAIN

     

    CHORUS

     

NOTES
Eric John Kaiser’s upcoming CD is the culmination of his travels through the American West. He came upon an historic hotel in Lava Hot Springs, ID that spoke to him and ended up staying at The River Side Inn to write and finish his latest effort – aptly titled “Idaho.” The energy in the 100+ year old building reminded him of the pioneers and cowboys that founded the town – it was like going back in the past and connecting with those early people’s courage and sense of adventure. Eric can relate to that in a way – exploring a new life. These songs are a reflection of Eric and the evolution of his career. It speaks to the big open spaces, the vastness of the sky, the feeling of being everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It is the continuation of Eric’s journey, his evolution and the endless possibilities the freedom of being on the road provides.

(Les chansons de ce 4ème album d'Eric John Kaiser ont été écrites et composées dans un vieil hôtel de cowboys à Lava Hot Springs dans l'état de l'Idaho dans l'Ouest Américain. Elles ont été enregistrées à Portland dans l'Oergon)

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  • May 4
    Chez Machin,  Portland
     
  • May 12
    McMenamins Hotel Oregon,  McMinnville
     
  • May 17
    Port O Pints,  Crescent City
     
  • May 18
    The Bistro,  Hayward
     

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