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Erica Elektra Los Angeles, California

Erica Elektra is a mystical and magical songwriter. She creates music that sounds like eighties synth-pop having an affair with bittersweet indie-rock and a side of gypsy folk. "That's Intense" chronicles the intensity of love and loss while also reaching for universal guidance.

Formerly, Ms. Elektra fronted the all-girl twee-pop trio, Hearts of Palm UK.
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Track Name: Never Give In
I’ve forgotten how to do what I knew how to do best
Picking up my guitar and it feels like a test
Has the well inside of me finally run dry?
Never used to have to try
Shouldn’t have to wonder why

Maybe I have said everything I needed to
Rearranging words till I have song number two
Put myself out there and I’m totally exposed
Easier to be closed
No one to misdiagnose

Doo-doo-doo, I’ll never give in
Doo-doo-doo, you don’t know the places I’ve been
Doo-doo-doo, It’s all up to me
Doo-doo-doo, it’s the only way I know how to be

Now it feels like I have reached the end of the road
Started with a lot but now I’m standing alone
Shut the door on what has been, I’ll move on ahead
The innocence I had is dead
Close my eyes, I see red

What else can I do but figure out a new way
To share with all of you the things that I have to say
I’m not gonna stop, not gonna give up this love
Simply what I’m made of
Told to me from above

Doo-doo-doo, I’ll never give in
Doo-doo-doo, you don’t know the places I’ve been
Doo-doo-doo, It’s all up to me
Doo-doo-doo, it’s the only way I know how to be
Track Name: Heading West
Traveling on the road, heading west
with the night that follows close right behind me
Keep my eyes facing forward
never veering from the sun shining brightly

Ooooh
Ooooh

Sometimes on the journey you feel alone
You know how to get home, but instead you roam
Even though you’re lost, you’re right where you should be
The light of a new day brings a new understanding

I recall a time, made a wrong turn
heading towards a flickering light
But I found when I got there, it has disappeared
the light was out of sight

Ooooh
Ooooh

Sometimes on the journey you feel alone
You know how to get home, but instead you roam
Even though you’re lost, you’re right where you should be
The light of a new day brings a new understandings

Flying over mountains
wind is blowing in my hair and the birds sing
Pay attention, signs are all around
and I know I’m doing all of the right things

Ooooh
Ooooh
Ooooh
Ooooh
Track Name: Please Understand
What if all my friends are right
That you’re only gonna hurt me more
Been dreaming of you at night
Waking up, my heart’s on the floor

I know I’m setting myself up
For a bumpy ride
But I just can’t seem to let go of you
Lord knows I’ve tried

Please understand, I’m doing the best I can
Please understand, it’s just gonna take some time far from you
Have you any clue how hard I fell for you?
Lovers before, but now we are no more

You say that we’re only friends
But the way we are just doesn’t add up
While you’ve had to make amends
I just end up feeling mixed up

It’s time to deal with reality
And face the facts
That you’re not into me anymore
And it’s no act

Please understand, I’m doing the best I can
Please understand, it’s just gonna take some time far from you
Have you any clue how hard I fell for you?
Lovers before, but now we are no more

You’ve made your choice
Now set me free
If I was yours, you’d come catch me
The way we’ve been, this in between
It can’t go on cuz I’m bleeding

You’ve made your choice
Now set me free
If I was yours, you’d come catch me
The way we’ve been, this in between
It can’t go on cuz I’m bleeding
Track Name: I'm in Trouble Now
The ending that I’ve dreamed about has finally come to be
Instead of being where I was, I’m here
I’m sick of feeling lost at sea, too many faces, why can’t I shake this
This is when I thought my soul would rest

Come back again, I’m lost without you
Love’s not supposed to feel so empty
Things are not what they seem to be on the outside, smiles painted on
Things are not what I thought they’d be
I’m in trouble now

There’s nothing worse than feeling alone when you’re right there
The walls are caving in, I need to go
Exactly when I need you most, you’ve already left me, there’s no one to catch me
All I need is you and your arms around me

Come back again, I’m lost without you
Love’s not supposed to feel so empty
Things are not what they seem to be on the outside, smiles painted on
Things are not what I thought they’d be
I’m in trouble now

I’m in trouble now, I’m in trouble

I’m in trouble now, I’m in trouble
Track Name: Kitten
Had a dream about her, gray and white
Took her home with me the next day
From day one she was mine
Never knew how much I’d love her

But then it was time to leave and
I took her to the forest
What was she going to do now
I had to choose the right thing
But then it was time to leave and
I took her to the forest
Opened the door, she ran out
I wish that I could change time

Never would have left you if I had known
I would never see you again
Every day I wonder if you’re okay
You were such a special one to me

But then it was time to leave and
I took her to the forest
What was she going to do now
I had to choose the right thing
But then it was time to leave and
I took her to the forest
Opened the door, she ran out
I wish that I could change time

I wish that I could change time
I wish that I could change time
Track Name: Your Love Was Not Enough
Waking up alone again
I loved you, I would have done anything
I thought that you’d be there for me
But it doesn’t matter, cuz you don’t care anymore

If I’m so great, then why don’t you want me?
You thought I was someone else
I bared myself to you
Deep down you know you weren’t ready
You proceeded to destroy me and my fragile soul

Now I know that you’re love was not enough
I wonder what we really had
How could you walk away so easily
Your love was just not as strong
Now I know that you’re love was not enough
I shouldn’t have trusted my heart
The man I loved disappeared and in his place
You became a little cruel

You are gone, now it’s over
There’s a hole inside only you can fill
Even though I know you’re not the one
I only want to see you again
Just like we used to be

It’s almost like we never happened
Those moments of our sharing
Have been blown away
Did you ever really know me?
We were all about you
And I was left behind

Now I know that you’re love was not enough
I wonder what we really had
How could you walk away so easily
Your love was just not as strong
Now I know that you’re love was not enough
I shouldn’t have trusted my heart
The man I loved disappeared and in his place
You became a little cruel
Track Name: No, No, No
I’m on top of the world today
How long will you stay and keep me this way?
I don’t look to the future because
I don’t want to know how this ends
I don’t want to know how this ends

I told myself not to fall in love with you
You’re not looking for something true
But you keep calling on me day and night
I don’t think you know what you want
I don’t think you know what you want

Now it’s over, without a chance to play it out
You let me go, before you knew what I was about
I guess that you’re not the one for me
No, no, no… it’s not gonna be
And it looks like I’ll never see
No, no, no… how you could love me

I didn’t know it was the last time
And I didn’t get a chance to say a proper goodbye
I really thought there was something there
But clearly I was wrong all along
Clearly I was wrong all along

So many things that we will never do
All of the fun I thought I’d have with you
But something happened and I don’t know why you
Called it off before we could start
You called it off before we could start

Now it’s over, without a chance to play it out
You let me go, before you knew what I was about
I guess that you’re not the one for me
No, no, no… it’s not gonna be
And it looks like I’ll never see
No, no, no… how you could love me

I’m gonna make it through okay
Cuz I never gave you my heart
It’s one more lesson on my way
To finding someone who’s right
Track Name: Contract
How many days will I continue dreaming
Some other time, you and I, so in love
Don’t want to count on you changing your mind
It doesn’t feel like we’re really through
I care for you

You’re gonna take a break
Leaving me here to heal myself and recalibrate
Letting go
I haven’t known you long
But yes, our souls had
A contract made in another life
I feel the truth

What have I learned from you
To make me stronger?
I’ve felt so small while you’ve built yourself up
Using me, even unconsciously
I’m left with nothing
I see your life and it’s time to move on
I’m not for you
Track Name: Oh No
Oh no, I’ve done it again, again, again
I gave you a piece of my heart
Out of the blue, you came, you came, you came
I thought that it might be different now

But I’m sorry I must have mistaken you
For someone who has changed
And I realize the power you have on me
Might never go away
Something about you just seems to call out my name
I may be all you want
But it can’t be, I know you’re no good for me
No matter what you say

Oh no, you’ve done it again, again, again
Made me feel so darling
Now you’re gone, like a dream, a dream, a dream
I thought that you might be different now

But I’m sorry I must have mistaken you
For someone who has changed
And I realize the power you have on me
Might never go away
Something about you just seems to call out my name
I may be all you want
But it can’t be, I know you’re no good for me
No matter what you say
Track Name: Falling For You
You came into my life
I waited patiently for you
I knew you would find me
But I’m a little confused
How can this really be?
I’m falling for you

I just don’t know
What to believe anymore
So I’ll just let go and see
Where my heart leads me
I just can’t wait
To get our show on the road
I’m falling for you, it’s true
It’s you I choose, I do

Magical sweet times
Together me and you
So good, that nothing can stop us
But are we moving too fast?
Breaking rules in our past?
I’m falling for you

I just don’t know
What to believe anymore
So I’ll just let go and see
Where my heart leads me
I just can’t wait
To get our show on the road
I’m falling for you, it’s true
It’s you I choose, I do

I’m falling in love with you
Our puzzle’s done, it’s just us two
I am giving myself, opening up places
I’ve never been, what will we find?
Oh, the stars are all aligned
You are on my mind
Track Name: I Will Fly
Emerging new again from
Battlefields run through my heart, oh
Take a look at me now
In a new scenario
Set my sights on where I want to go, uh oh
Not gonna bring me down
Not gonna bring me down

One foot forward
Faith in all the choices I make, people I meet
Nothing in vain, these memories
Serve to transform
My existence
I will fly and shine down on you

My story’s still unfolding
The plot thickens, stronger I become
Watch out cuz here I go
All the pain that has followed me
I accept but I’ll always see the light
This was meant to be

One foot forward
Faith in all the choices I make, people I meet
Nothing in vain, these memories
Serve to transform
My existence
I will fly and shine down on you