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Recycled Souls

by Erick Hovey

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The Recycled Souls CD has a rock edge, and an emphasis on songwriting. Highlights include “When Will I See You Again,” “Half Dead,” “What You Doin’ Here,” “Ain’t Done With You,” “Here Again,” “Thousand Times,” and “Feels So Good Hurts So Bad.” It’s a first-rate set of songs, with a great band in support.
Graham Clarke / Blues Bytes / MS, USA


Recycled Souls maintains a high standard of musicianship in a singer/songwriter mode with the songs showing blues influences. The backing musicians don’t overplay and get it right for the style of each tune. Erick has a good almost “smoky” voice and is a very tasteful guitarist (think latter-day Eric Clapton for instance). A couple of the reviews in the promo blurb call Erick a hidden gem of the US Midwest and I can only concur.
Richard Greaves / Blues In Britain Magazine


ERICK HOVEY has a good band and a nice lead guitar. Recycled Souls is a powerful album of original songs for those who like good old-fashioned rock without the posing. ‘Ain’t Done With You’ should be a world-wide smash.
R2 Magazine / UK


Erick Hovey is a complete and exciting musician who at any time, knows what works and what to do….I warmly recommend that you do not miss the musical piece of work called Recycled Souls.
Miaden Loncar, soundgaurdian, Croatia, 8-09


Erick Hovey’s roots oriented Recycled Souls is interesting because the CD is varied and Hovey’s guitar work possesses a pleasant spiciness.
Pieter Wijnstekers / HEAVEN pop magazine for adults / The Netherlands


Erick, I gotta tell ya, I listened to 'Souls' this morning & thought it was great. Liked every track. Hits our new rock shelf tomorrow, & I'll get to your blues cd next week. thanks again for sending it along.
Jeff/WMHB/Waterville,ME

If you like JJ Cale, Peter Green, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Larry Carlton, or Dave Alvin, you will like Erick Hovey

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released February 12, 2013

RECYCLED SOULS

All songs by Erick Hovey BMI © 2009

Recorded and mixed by Dan Lodden

Mastered by Brian Lipski

Jeff Foreman - Drums

Tom Gary - Keys

Erick Hovey - Guitars, Vocals

Heather Kelly - Vocals

Dan Lodden - Bass, Drums on tracks 2& 9
Reason on tracks 8,11,&12

Andy Schneider - Bass on track 9

Special thanks to backing vocalists
Scott Dahl, Trevor Gould, Cole Harklau, Sammi Johnson,
Sara Main, Jessica Webb

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Erick Hovey Fort Dodge, Iowa

Erick Hovey's music is peppered with seasonings of blues, roots rock, jazz, funk, old power trio rock, reggae, and newer folk fusion styles. His lyrical content has not only good humored nods towards classic blues and rock clichés’, but spans the afterlife, and existentialism as well. Sometimes it’s spooky, sometimes it’s raw, spiritual, and sensual. Think Mark Knopfler, JJ Cale, and Peter Green. ... more

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Track Name: Here Again
HERE AGAIN 4:00

By Erick Hovey





Haunted remembrance, More than chance
Familiar future, Past romance

Hello stranger, Hello old friend
I believe, I believe we’ve met again


Faded blushes, Half confessed
Brief communion, Checkered past

Hello stranger, Hello old friend
I can’t believe, can’t believe it’s you again


We’ll toast together, Trysts in time
Incarnations, Times and lives

Hello stranger, Hello old friend
I can’t believe, can’t believe were here again (2times)





© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: When Will I See You Again
WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN 4:41
By Erick Hovey

Where in a circle, can you find the end
You go around once, you go around again
Where in the world can you find a friend
You look around once, you look around again

CHORUS:
When will I see you again, I wanna See you again
I could pray, all day, that I might see you when it ends

Sometime before, can’t remember where
Still feel that, last long stare
Somewhere before, copies of ourselves
Dancin circles and, ringin bells

CHORUS:

Give me three wishes, I’ll tell you what I’d do
I’d give you one, I’d give you two
Then I sit back, wait and see
See what happens for, you and me

CHORUS:

Drop in the pocket, fall down the stairs
Both of them real easy, just throw away your cares
Tear down the senses, free up the brain
Ride in the pocket, let your soul proclaim

CHORUS:

Alternate future, parallel life
Somewhere we die, somewhere survive
But all I know, is today
If your still here, then I’ll still pray

CHORUS

© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Thousand Times
THOUSAND TIMES 4:05
By Erick Hovey


If I had a time machine
I’ll tell you what I’d do
I’d comb through the centuries
Looking for you

One pair of souls, in a spirals climb
We meet again, a tryst in time
The circle has no end
My infinite friend

CHORUS:
And I’d find you, there in time
And I’d find you, a hundred times
And I’d find you, a thousand times
And a thousand times
We’d meet as lovers do

Somewhere before, in a pulse of time
We meet again, and the sun will shine
Flowers bloom and flowers die
Then we cry

Time flows on it passes by
I’m goin where a soul can fly
I’m goin where yours has been
To take a ride, And take a ride

CHORUS: (repeat)


© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Ft. Dodge, IA, 50501
(515) 545-4743
info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Could Have Told Me
COULD HAVE TOLD ME 4:12

By Erick Hovey



I’ve got a spirit guide with an angel face
She said earth could be my kind of place
So I was born, and then I died
And in that time you know I learned to cheat and lie

CHORUS:
She could have told me (4 times)

When I was five years old I went to school
K through hell I spent breakin rules
I learned things, I can’t use
Eighteen long long years is a lot to loose

CHORUS:
They could have told me (4 times)

I had a woman, who had a man
Why she didn’t tell me I can’t understand
I had some money, She had a plan
Cleaned out my bank account, left with the other man

CHORUS:
She could have told me (4 times)



© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Ask The Stars
ASK THE STARS 2:42

By Erick Hovey




Dreams of ice, And frozen wind
And you hang out to dry

CHORUS
Ask the stars, Ask em why
Ask the stars, Ask em why

Moments, moments are rare
Can you spare a minute or two

CHORUS
Ask the stars, What they do
Ask the stars, Ask em why

Souls, In your head and heart
They can break away and fly

CHORUS (1st)



© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Sweet Fire Rain
SWEET FIRE RAIN 2:53
By Erick Hovey




Thanks for wasting my life, Let fire rain (2 times)
Sucked down your drain
Going to blow up the house
Let fire rain

The big ones coming, I’m walking away (2 times)
There’s no dilemma
Rewire the brain
And let fire rain
Anger burnin clean
I’m walking away
Let fire rain

CHORUS:
Sweet fire rain (2times)

What’s that in the sky? (4 times)
A bird or a plane
It’s just my goodbye
Sweet fire rain
What’s that in the sky?
It’s my goodbye
Sweet fire rain

CHORUS



© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Aint Done With You
AIN’T DONE WITH YOU 3:35

By Erick Hovey



Now more, Than ever
Spend this, time together, You said
You’ve got a good thing, I’ve got a good thing
Do we mess up a good thing ahead, Instead

CHORUS: (Repeat twice)
Your the hardest thing I’ve ever done
But I ain’t done with you
I ain’t done with you

Distance yourself, If it helps
An alibi, For every lie, Fool ourselves
In the end, Can’t pretend, My friend

CHORUS: (Repeat twice)

Real life, Surreal life, they blend
If I kiss you, I’ll miss you, And comprehend
You’ve got a good thing, I’ve got a good thing
Do we mess up a good thing ahead,Instead
In the end, Can’t pretend, My friend

CHORUS: (Repeat four times)



© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Hazy
HAZY 3:21

By Erick Hovey




Looking out through tired glass
Looking in to see the past
The pain is thicker down below
Let it flow

Yesterday had we connected
As we might have been before
Were there common dreams flyin
In our souls

CHORUS:
Oh it’s hazy
It’s all kind of hazy (2times)
In my mind


I don’t try to change today
While obsessions will endure
Tomorrows spiral finds us landing
Time by time….thats fine

CHORUS:



© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Didn't I Pray
DIDN’T I PRAY 3:45

By Erick Hovey

I was born, Then I died
Life went on, Dead inside

Saw my life through the eyes of another
Half dead of a sister and brother
Didn’t I pray, Didn’t I pray

Did someone lie, Didn’t I try
I didn’t say. say good-bye
brought back to life, Cuts like a knife

Cross my fingers, Cross my heart
Hope to die, Hope to fly

Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the Lord my soul to keep
Didn’t I pray, Didn’t I pray

Shake the ashes, shake the mind
Waste yourself, waste some time
Ambition springs, can’t learn to die

Cross my fingers, Cross my heart
Hope to die, Hope to fly

Can thought know bounds, I don’t know why
Can I go back, and touch the sky
Didn’t I pray, Didn’t I pray



© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: What You Doin Here
WHAT YOU DOIN HERE 2:57
By Erick Hovey

Be a hero, Be a thief
Roll it over, Make it brief
Do you know, what you doin here

Stop the hunger, Find the peace
Play with fire, Earn a piece
Do you know, what you doin here

TURN AROUND:
Do You ever wonder why
We come all this way to die

On a mission, In a race
Teach a lesson, Stare at space
I don’t know, what I’m doin here

Right a wrong, Write a song
Rock a cradle, Bang a gong
Do you know, what you doin here

TURN AROUND:

Save a penny, Save the race
Stop a freight train, Die with grace
Do you know, what you doin here

Be a burden, Be a rock
Be a leader, Join the flock
Do you know, what you doin here

TURN AROUND:

© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Feels So Good Hurts So Bad
FEELS SO GOOD, HURTS SO BAD 3:33

By Erick Hovey


When our eyes meet
And our thoughts meet
Oh you know, Oh it’s bittersweet
We fly, We fly away
Until tomorrow, Is yesterday

CHORUS:
It feels so good
But it hurts so bad

I see blue skies, Hiding stars away
I see black skies, Full of yesterdays
Can’t run, Can’t hide
Can’t find my way, My way back home

CHORUS: (Repeat)

Cut a slice, A slice of life
Pass the years, Pass the knife

How can one look?
How can two thoughts?
How can three words?
Paint what love is

CHORUS: .(1st line 3 times , 2nd once)


© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Can't See The Page
CAN’T SEE THE PAGE 3:17

By Erick Hovey




I took a trip last night
My left brain met my right
In a pool of smoking light
My senses danced and drowned, and right there on the ground
Was something, something blue
I think it was me or you, or Elvis commin through , I don’t have a clue

CHORUS:
Somebody better look up, in the sky
Somebody better call out the cameras eye
Somebody better write it down, thick words to wage
Can’t see the whole, can’t see the page



I took a trip last night
My left brain met my right
Things aren’t always what they seem
You know we foam at the mouth and burst at the seams
We play a drunken role on the natural stage
Can’t see the whole……. can’t see the page

CHORUS:




© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Whatever It Is
WHATEVER IT IS 3:39
By Erick Hovey




When you signed that book, did you say a prayer?
Did you feel me standing there?
Did you think I looked like I did before?
Had you told me all, or was there more?

Am I dreaming or am I awake?
I’m dead, someone said, at the wake

CHORUS:
Whatever it is
Did you think that it would just go away?
Whatever it is
Big as life, bigger than death
Whatever it is
I could tell you weren’t quit sure who I was this time
When you called my phone, why’d you sing that song of mine? Hmmm

Do you think that many called me a friend?
Do you think we’ll do this all again?

Am I dreaming or am I awake?
I’m dead, someone said, at the wake

CHORUS:



© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Half Dead
HALF DEAD 3:14

By Erick Hovey



Just had to go looking, and history came to light
Got a hole in my heart, where there used to be a life

As the years fall away I’m a haunted man
As the years fall away I’m a tourtured man
As fate hacks away at a yielding vine
I know I’ll be half dead till the day I die
Gonna be half dead till the day I die (2times)
Half dead inside, till the day I die

CHORUS:
Don’t go lookin, Don’t know what you’ll find (3times)
Might find yourself half dead, till the day you die

I had to remember, the perfect lives
Now I dream of afterlife, while I survive

As the years fall away I’m a haunted man
As the years fall away I’m a tourtured man
As fate hacks away at a yielding vine
I know I’ll be half dead till the day I die
Gonna be half dead till the day I die (2times)
Half dead inside, till the day I die

CHORUS:



© 2009 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com