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The Brave Stands Next to Me

5 Ruiters en Godinnen op de Maan

7 Tree Garden

12, Sandy Crossroads

60 Secs of Jane

A strange machine or apparatus /
snowdeath, growdeath

Amily (en de hypocriete aap)

Another Try

Back to the Yak

Bad Train

Brown Eyes at Coventry (the only love song)

Changes Come

Cold Man

Completely Silent

Cririsch en Tevreden
(Cririsch..? Ja.)

Critical and Content

Dancin' in the Moonlight

De Doorgang

Democratisch Rijk

Dereine

Dragons of Feast

Dream sweet little dreams tonight

Een wandeling in het park en al die
standbeelden

Farmer John's Beautiful War

From 11 to 7

Gebakken Boterhammen

Gertrude and Jane

Good Evening, Mr Sunshine

Greetings from your good leader (in C)

Hillberry Blue, for me and for you

Home at the Niemeyer Residence

I'm a time/space agent, the agent of my mind

I found a dollar

Ik wens je een goede nacht vanacht

Is this real, the godess? Craycin Revisited

Is your name Lee?

Jij

Let's not kill the architect

Life is a Funhouse

May you fare well

Me, I'm allright

Meinke bij het hek

NCC - 1701

No one ever knew (in Es)

Now you say that you want me

Oh Leonne...

Onder de wolken, boven de zon

Please no more Tropical Diseases

Polly Jean

Rain

Ranja heeft plezier

Return of the Century

Ruby/Steery Hill

School

She's my friend

Sittin' on the Cosy Porch of Magical Dustman George McCloud

Sky is blue/blues/stadium/not the limit

Sleeping with Amy (in Bes)

Some live in Vienna, some others they don't

Starfleet delivers Cooper Cat

Subliminal

Such an Irony/Song for the cd Cooper cat

Such a Quiet Day

Super Vamper

The Bar Features You

The Dark Blue Galican Sky

The Revelation (it was no revelation at all)

The Ultimate Friend

This Dance Will Last For Ever

This Love is Strange

Tonight We'll be Wild

Vijf ruiters en goden op de maan

Wij zijn blij, Nemesis

Where do I stand

Why We/White Seed

Won't you dance




"Please don't die,

          Sheriff One Long Ear !"

 

 

 

 

The Brave Stands Next To Me
cd 'Cooper Cat raw' / text video and a 'dylan' video

the wolve inside your well dressed blood
the sleezy hand under the cloth
you told me never anything
the things of which you're able off
your eyes are hastily turned away
your smile now pales and also faints
the word is soon about to fall
and the arm will gesture not at all
and then the veil will lift to see
and see the brave the brave
the brave stands next to me

the knees will bent, the head will bow
the journey is a voyage now
the silence is the hurting kind
and brought in secret from behind
the treasure that's been casual taken
has been stripped from all that's clear
from everything that's painful aching
and the windows never close on
views of shame and merchandise
and see the brave, the brave
the brave stands next to me

these colours are still true to you
all tension is for ever lost
now put no trust in velvet rope
the medicine might be a cure
you wave it in you breathe it out
oh lovely lovely where abouts
and then the current and the tow
the tow and you the undertow
and this contraption for inside
I'd like to shield you from the sun
the sun that hurts the little one
it shines from four to seventeen
and see the brave the brave
the brave stands next to me

I would like to be a mystery
your visitor who no one knows
to have as well to be the key
to see that you're their enemy
to sit here o so quietly
to trust you not again but soon
to take you on one afternoon
to feel how admiration goes
to fear the truth and then to see
the brave the brave the brave
the brave stands next to me

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7 tree garden
cd's 'the discovery of V' / 'Songs for the Terreonaut'

one, two three
four five six seven tree garden
that's where I met you
or maybe
you met me there

when I first laid eyes on you babe
7 tree garden was white
I was wondering
and crying and crying so silently
still you could see

the sun, the moon
shining and lighting the icefield
so beautiful
the white hills, the stream
the clear nightly sky and the view in your eyes

sometimes it feels like dreaming
everything seems so unreal then
everything shines in this bright light
so beautiful, wonderful

the house
the room
the door that I opened and you who came in
the cold from outside
and the heat
from within

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12, Sandy Crossroads
cd '12, Sandy Crossroads' / video

at 12, Sandy Crossroads
we lived our lives in sin
being lazy all day writin' and readin'
we had far too much fun

we had a table at the window
and some comfy chairs would stand there too
and we would look out into the open
and see them ufo's coming through

they were always trying to abduct us
but we just didn't wanna go
yeah it was a crazy situation
or no situation at all

yeah

and sometimes we would write out a cheque
and if it didn’t bounce
some poor guy in the west
or some slim guy got around

at 12, Sandy Crossroads
we lived our lives in sin
always being lazy readin'writin'
we had far too much fun comin' in

yeah and if you weren't laying down on me
I would lay down on you
and if I was truly... (inaudible...)

and if you weren't laying down on me
yeah
I would lay down on you
and the milkman always warned us
that if the righteous would't get to us
then the holy folks would do
(and the postman kept on warning
that if the righteous wouldn't get to us,
the desert sands would do)

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60 secs of Jane
(or more)
cd 'Songs from the Terreonaut'

good evening Paris
good morning to me

and I'll wear a pink dress if I want to I will,
and I wont get on my knees and I won't give head
and I know he won't come and I really don’t mind
and today I'll be stronger and today will be fine
and noone will tell me just where I belong
yeah today I'll be stronger so today will be fine
and noone will tell me just where I belong
and I hear
you call
but these are 60 seconds of me
and my name is Jane
60 seconds of Jane

and I wore a red dress and I didn't really care
and I went on my knees and I did do just that
and then I saw him I thought, but he must be elsewhere
and someone said that I was nice,
and I thought that was kind but I didn't really mind
yeah I thought that was kind but I didn't mind
and then the sun went down it was a beautiful sight and

I hear
a voice
but these are 60 seconds of me
and my name is Jane
60 seconds of Jane (I won't tell you again)

and in this sleepytime
I drift along
these nighttimes are sweet
like candy songs

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Amily en de hypocriete aap
cd 'Onder de wolken, boven de zon'

ik pak een schop
ik graaf een berg
ik gooi er alles op en
ik gooi 'm dan weer weg
ik snap niet wat ik hier doe

wohoho
eens wordt het mijn dood
met harde woorden
of zacht gegoten lood
met een pen die zo scherp is
dat ik zeg dat het me spijt
maar iemand was me voor

ik luister naar de boogieman
die in het Engels zegt wat ik niet weten kan
kijk daar staat weer z'n hypocriete aap te wachten
met alleen jouw vocht in zijn gedachten
zogenaamd heel aardig en sociaal door jou bewogen
oh amily, amily

en ik denk dat ik je hoor
jouw stem in het koor
in het hemelse koor
en jullie hebben allemaal van die mooie kleren aan
met laag over laag en
de bovenste is blauw
oh amily, ohoho amily
ik denk aan jou

van de 17 gaves
heb ik er maar 3
zacht en geduldig
en telepathie
en nou denk ik dat ik je zie

oohoho

een strik in je haar
en een hand in je slipje
(een gedachte ontglipt me)
wie kent 'm nog
daar loopt Tielse Flipje en
(en een vla flip je en)
ik hoor een ezel als jij me kust
ja ik hoor een ezel als jij me kust

oh Amily
ik ben slecht en jaloers
maar jij bent goed
je bent vrij om te krijgen en zo
is het goed
oh amily

is dat chocolade wat je eet
weet je niet wat dat met je doet
maar jij bent vrij en zo is het goed
alles wat jij doet is goed, oh amily, 't is
misschien niet zo netjes maar het is wel goed
zo is het goed, oh amily
zo is het goed

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Another try
cd 'the discovery of V'

they say I’m dreaming
this doesn’t feel
like a dream

here’s a picture of me
while I’m trying to seduce you see
there ain’t no need to envy

what kind of dance this is
in what a strange way are we moving here
what a brave words to whisper so close to the ear
lovely, lovely and sinful things we hear
and there’s a hard spot, a soft spot, the beast is killed and anyway
I’m longing for a romance that is lasting and will stay
and my daddy says I’m living obscene
I guess I just don’t care
I really don’t fit

and I don’t
don’t wanna talk no more
I don’t
don’t want another try

what kind of dance this is
in what a strange way we’re moving here
what a glorious way to deny what I say
good times, these are good times

and my daddy says I’m living obscene
I guess I just don’t care
‘cause I really don’t fit
and I don’t
don’t wanna talk no more
I don’t
don’t want another try

and my mind goes here
and my mind goes there
and I wonder
I wonder
there ain’t no need to envy
me

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A strange machine or apparatus /
snowdeath, growdeath

a strange machine or apparatus
in the evening sky I see
it's flying without a wing
some kind of medieval magical thing
can't be no angel
cause there's standing one next to me
mhm, next to me yeah

oh angel, lovely lovely angel
it's some kind of token I guess
a sign, an omen, a prediction
of my snowdeath

Oh Gina
fucking around an lying and cheating lovely Gina
I guess that you lie so well
'cause you're afraid to die, afraid to go to hell

you won't go to hell

goodbye goodbye
say goodbye to Michael
goodbye to Michael Moore
so long, so long
so long to Stephen
so long to Stephen Moore

and someone is saying
I'm loving you anyway
it's a strange world
and a strange place
you're in

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Back to the yak
cd 'cooper cat raw'

from europe
to brisbane
then to the isle of wight
leaning back in my seat
I read the letter I wrote
wanted to slipp it under your door
didn't feel the need for it no more

when the stuart gets in
someone's calling a name
and I listen
it's a very strange voice

I'm flying over the ocean
trying to get a glimpse of malti
trying to catch a glimpse of malti land
oh the wild land is lying under here
the savage beast
the snowy atmosphere
and I'm longing for the yak

back to the yak

from mandy to katy
and from me to you
leaning back in my seat
I read the letter I wrote
wanted to slipp it under your door
didn't feel the need for it no more

when the stuart gets in
someone's calling a name
and I listen
it's a very strange voice

I'm flying over the ocean
trying to get a glimpse of malti
trying to get a glimpse of malti land
oh this wild land is lying under here
the savage beasts
the snowy atmosphere
and I'm longing for the yak
back to the yak

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Brown eyes at Coventry
(fast the longing)
cds 'the discovery of V' / 'songs for the terreonaut'

brown eyes at Coventry
first time that we met
and suddenly i feel so sad

I guess I realised
before I even knew
that a love came in my life and that I wasn't up to you
and although you were just inches away
I felt so isolated on that day

brown eyes at Taeken Field
floating on the stream
we're drifting so slowly by
that night you stood there kind of naked
at Alley Room we stayed
I so was in love with you

oh I should have made a move then
but I could not make that move
and so I went to bed with all this longing inside of my head
and that night you were just inches away
but I never felt as lonely as that day


oh brown eyes at Coventry
so long since we've met
and so many things unsaid

now I guess I'm telling you
that this love I never knew
has shameful secrets, shameless feelings and a heart that's true
this love that I never had
is the love that I will always have

oh brown eyes when I see
you're smiling back at me
I'm glad I'm sad I'm torn inside
I guess I'm such a fool
what do they teach at school
and now I'm stuck and bound by my own unwritten rule
but because you're never far away
I guess I'm happy somehow
anyhow
anyway
somehow

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Changes come
cd 'Songs for the Terreonaut'

so you were soft and tender to my eyes
your body is sleeping in my mind
though you were restless in this house
now there’s just silence when you move

changes come
you won’t be leaving me
I touch your image
with my mind

changes come
you wouldn’t believe in me
I touch your image
with my mind

though you were restless in this house
now there’s just silence when you move

changes come
you won’t be leaving me
I touch your image
with my mind

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cold man
cd's 'Cooper Cat raw' / 'Songs for the Terreonaut' / video's

a cold man stands there talking
and a cold man sleeps at night
there's a cold man who's a woman
and a cold man on a bench
and there's a cold man on the corner
and a cold man look he waves
there's a cold man while I'm drowning
and a cold man seemed allright
a cold man on the phone and a
cold man whose meeting me at home

there's a cold man saying sorry it's a cold man's cold excuse
a cold man and his cold eye in the cold car passing by
a cold man and his handshake freezing everyone a while
a cold man and the amazing smile
when a cold man poures the wine
on the table stands a cold man
holds a cold speech through his cold teeth

a cold man in a stone house
a cold man by the fire
there's a cold man in the morning
a cold man every day
a cold man on the mountain saying everything's oke
a cold man's law to never break
a cold man throws the stick
a cold man on a small scale while you drink his lemonade

the cold man asks for pity
he's been having such a good time
the cold man's little effort
his pathetic little mind
the cold man who explains
his childhood is to blame
a cold man in the audience
a cold man in the bed
a cold man and his sister
his sister and her cold and fake child

a cold man and (in) your girlfriend
together walking by the sea
the cold boat lies in waiting
been paid by you but not by me
the cold man's low society
been labeled high by thee
cold man in the garden
were noone else can see
the cold man and his little geese
take shelter in the cold man's grinmachine
(cold man's abusing the money all the time)

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Completely silent
cd 'Blonde on Blue'

I don't like to stand on wires with electricity in them
and I don't like to fill my pockets with heavy and lumpy things
just look at the blue moon, I just look at the blue moon
and it's so completely quiet around me
from my head to the ground and some feet around there's nothing that moves
or even makes the slightest sound
it's so completely quiet around me
in the distance might be traffic and the wind might touch the leaves
but around me it's silent it's completely still

and can I take you by the hand and can I turn you around
and shall we dance my lovely friend
and let me tell you how things changed when you folded time in space
and when there was no help at hand

and I don't like to be rejected
the way it feels, although rejection is expected
and I don't like the game of treason,
although some players I've been told had a good reason
but I like the anarchist, the alchemist, the woman who's a herbalist
the fancy fair, the building's roof, the oaktree and the willowtree
the way they sing your melody, it's flat sometimes, but I like it
when it softly breaches
you and me

astrologists I'm not sure about, astronomists I kind a like, and belgium fries I really like
and I adore the smile and cries
of sweet ladies
in sweet distress
but I never wanted Amelou or Fifisou or Marylou
I only wanted them to have a car or sleeping bag or something for their backyardroom
I never needed anyone, or anything of anyone
I just look at the blue moon, look at the blue moon
and it's so completely quiet around me
from my head to the ground and some feet around there's nothing that moves
or even makes the slightest sound
it's so completely quiet around me
in the distance might be music and the wind might touch the leaves but around me it's silent,
it's completely still

and can I take you by the hand and may I turn you around
and shall we dance my lovely lovely friend
and let me tell you how things changed when they folded time in space
when there was no way help at hand

and I don't like to tell you that he loves you again but when it's true I rather do
then lie to you

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Critical and Content
cd 'Cooper Cat Raw' / video

don't I know you
the lady asked
and I said I wonder who you are
and she said
don't you remember I ain't no lady I once said
and I said oh yeah, you ain't no lady you once said
yeah she said
and she said
ain't you the guy who used to blow his mind apart
didn't you wonder why you've got a brain
when you've got thoughts
it can't contain
you said you had a consciousness just to hide

and I said
in a way you're right no lady
I used to feel so deeply
I used to think so poorly
but I didn't change completely
I just completely changed my mind

she said you were so critical
and I said but now I'm content
and she said you should be critical and content
and I said that's what I am
you should be critical and content we said
well, I'm not content she said
and I said but you used to be so content
you were not critical
but you were content
and she said yeah,
but now I'm critical and not content

and I looked her in the eyes
and she turned away her head
that's too bad
I said

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Dancin' in the Moonlight
cd 'The Discovery of V' / video

Well, this is a story about a man
who use to be very happy and then one day
his girlfriend, she became famous, very famous
and she left him because of that
so it's a tragic story and
we're gonna do it in a romantic way
(just hear, no tears)

machinery is pilled up here
your body has been recorded here
the way I remember
and all these systems, they just go so well
they turned you on, so fast you went
you didn't need me
and here you are again
they play your record
they play it softly
the way they think it should be done

dancing in the moonlight.
dancing in the moonlight
moving in your arms babe
there's a twilight in your eyes
you're gonna leave me

well the party keeps on going on
from everywhere they come to see how strong you are
they wanna possess you
and then they say that they admire you
but they really wanna try to get a hold on you
it's all this insincerity and now
and now you walk to me
I see you see me
I watch your face
how strange is jealousy

well some years ago I knew you well
guess I still do, it's hard to tell
'cause you, you don't seem different
and then you ask me how things have been going for me
and if there are some friends of mine
and what about my home?
and in the eye
in the eyes I see your plead:
do you, do you, do you remember
how we were lovers
at third sight

how we were
dancin' in the moonlight
dancin' in the moonlight
I was movin' in your arms babe
there's a twilight in your eyes
you're gonna leave me

(almost everything rhymes, ain't that fantastic)

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dragons of feast
cd 'the discovery of V' / video

katie was born nearby dire harbor bay
where the wild winds drove the clouds through the magical skies
there was the sound of the waves, the smell of the sea
and her heart that was lovely and free
but at night she lay restless, with a longing she could not explain

on may 22 there was a fine evening gale
a dark eyed dragon and his boat were waiting to sail
she gave him a smile
he took her heart and she would
have gone with him where ever she could

but then the sun rose, the tide came in, the vessel went
she stood there at the docks
there was nothing left to be said

woh katie, are you alright
oh katie, things ain’t right

on gwennith hill, near harbor bay
there was this statue of some hellhound looking out over the sea
and mandy often wondered what the meaning could be
when katie and he sat there silently
she always knew about his secret affair
that he had loved her since their first days at school
though she had never been able to care that way too
she kissed him more tender than friends sometimes do
she knew he touched her, caressed her and held her
ever so passionate in the delusion of his dreams

who owns your night now
who owns your day
who owns the night
when all illusions fade away

one night the moon went down, the tide went out
and katie left
he stood there at the docks
there was nothing to be said

and to mandy it seemed so strange
that the dragons of feast and the hounds of despair
are hiding in the same magic lair
and that there might be a wonderland, or there might be not,
beneath the skies at the worlds other end
and it seems to me so sad, so sad,
that a ship might leave a bay at night
with slowly disappearing lights
while there is no one there to see
no one to care

the moon rose, the tide came in, the vessel went
there was no one at the docks
the night mandy sailed away

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Dream sweet little dreams tonight
cd 'Songs for the Terreonaut' / video

Dream tonight
Sweet little dreams tonight
Rest in my arms for a while
Let me kiss you goodnight

Dream of little stars in the sky
that shine for you
dream of a love that will always be true
yeah dream
little darling, sleep tight
dream little darling, sweet dreams tonight

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Een wandeling in het park en al die
standbeelden

video

Ivy is daar
Ruby is daar
Gerard en Peter
en Stefan is daar

en Susan was daar
ze huilde een beetje
maar ik geloof dat ze
me stiekem bekeek
en Lienke was daar

en een lange rij auto's gaat langzaam voorbij
in sommige ben ik
in andere jij
en iemand
iemand zwaait naar mij

en de weg gaat omhoog
hoger en hoog
en daar staat mijn oom die deskundige is
hij zegt niks
hij zwijgt

en Eva in een korte donkerrode jas
met een paars tasje dat daar heel mooi bij past
en het is vreemd maar ik vraag me af
hoe zou jij zijn, Eva

zou je zacht zijn en stil
of schreeuwen en wild
en Lisa is daar
heel dicht tegen Eva aan

en de broodjes staan klaar in prachtige schalen
in een zaal hier vlakbij met een park er naar toe
over het pad langs bordjes
best wel vrolijk lopen wij

turners fijne pastry, een standbeeld met een arm die wijst
meermin op een sokkel, polysterene membraan
godin op een bliksemschicht, ridder op een heel groot paard,
cirkel op een houten stok en daarnaast iemand met een klok
en turners fijne pastry twee
hé turners fijne pastry 2
turners fijne pastry, hé

en Ruben die wenkt me
zegt bijna iedereen is daar
ik haal je oom en dan geef ik een teken
en dan beginnen we maar

en Eefje staat vooraan
en zoals zo vaak denk ik
ik wou dat ik Eefje was
of iemand die gelukkig was

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Farmer John's beautiful War
video De Wisch Sneu Alleen live / video De Wisch -niet zo- Sneu Alleen studio / video De Wisch TimeCarriers

it's been so long, and so hard
trying to make a living
of the land

by day we would work, side by loving side
and in the evenings we were tired
but not to tired for the night

and our hearts were wild
and the future still far away
and the irish were strong
and the scots they were strong and we
were naive and so very very young

the sun was round and the days were long
Captain Peter sang his cynical songs
it was pretty
life was like a vaudeville show

your clothes were few and my smile was grand
we fell in love in this wonderland
life was pretty
we never knew it would end this way

it went so wrong, so wrong.
the design was all wrong
and the odds were all wrong
since things moved it went wrong

it was so hard, so hard
even big men they fell
it went from heaven to hell
from heaven to hell when the loved ones fell

do you like this music
this lovely lovely music
they play it for these people
these seemingly lovely people
see how they dance, how nice they can dance
it's such a big scheme and they're all part of it

now we're sitting here in the evening sun
at the side of our farm
soon it's gonna rain
I used to love the rain
we know we're gonna die soon,
wonder who's gonna be the first
when I look at your face
it hurts and it hurts and it hurts and it hurts

we went nowhere
and we ain't got nothing to show for it
monsanto took our crops and goldman took the money
and the politicians they lied and they lied and they lied

and the irish were right and
the scots they were right
and peter was right when he
sang his songs
about treason and smiles
and the dutch who were wrong

when I turn the key
of my big red machine
the diesel still smells
like I'm seventeen

and you…
you
you''ll be proud
of me

and I,
I'll start a war
a beautiful war
with banners so bright
and colors so true

and we
we'll be heroes
we'll be heroes of some kind,
we'll be fools of some kind
with lemonade on our side
a beautiful fight
with these banners so bright

and the irish were right
and the scots they were right and Peter was right when he sang his songs
and the dutch they were wrong

the sun was round and the days were long
Captain Peter sang his cynical songs, it was pretty
we never knew it would end this way
your clothes were few and my smile was grand
we fell in love in this wonderland
life was pretty
when life was like a vaudeville show

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From 11 to 7
Video 'TimeCarriers Advance Team'
short (+
blue=full) version
a true story...

lights were low
evening's still slow
in the background
the vigilante mary choir sings a song
no one sings along

and then suddenly he stands next to her
so strange he appeared
after all these years

a familiar face almost forgotten from long ago

and she smiles
it's a sad sad smile
oh the mess
oh the mess she's in

and they talk
and the words don't match
the feeling in her heart
everything broke apart
since she last saw him

when the bar's getting crowded
and the music gets loud
they finish their drinks and they go outside

and they walk
through the old city night
and on the bridge they stand
she now holds his hand

and they dance
she imagines how they dance

oh the mess oh the mess she's in

he looks at the writing on her white tight shirt and he wonders
why things are so complicated
he can smell her skin, she's now so close to him, he can feel the heat,
from underneath, he can hear her breathe
and he wonders will he be a fool again
such a fool again

oh what a night
what a mess
what a confusing night, such a wonderful night
(and the devil's crying in the alley)
from 11 to seven

then there's a faint light in the east the sun's coming up it's the break of another day
the city will awake, and dreams might fade away
and she doesn't wanna go home again
to be alone again
she just wants to lie in his arms and be
loved again

oh what a night
what a mess,
what an unexpected night
and what a mess
what a beautiful terrible mess
they're in

at the fictive gates of hell and heaven

and so
so it goes
the teacher's daughter and
the bookkeeper's son

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Gertrude and Jane
cd 'Songs for the Terreonaut'

The universe is here
where nosferati walk
kind of sad I see how they meet and talk
and separate and (then)
choose their way

one is dressed in blue
the other one is dressed in red
just like the colors they used when
they wrote me instead
of filling the nights with their cheerful cries
oh the noice they would make

once I knew them well
every secret I could tell you
now there’s a distance we can not overcome
me and my Gertrude and Jane
I love them just the same

once I knew them well
every secret I could tell you
now there’s a distance we can not overcome
me and my Gertrude and Jane
I love them just the same

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Greetings from your good leader (in C)
(attention:just to make sure, this is a cynical song !)
ton with the vigilante mary choir! video


part one in which a good leader thanks his subjects

greetings from your good leader
thank you for all you did for me
for your devotion, and for your labour
and for the lives you laid down for me

yeah greetings from your good leader
thank you
for all you did
for me

part two in which a subject meets his loved one in his dream

what a strange dream
what a night
for the first time in years
I cried and I cried

I saw you again and you smiled
and although you've always been small
in this dream you stood there tall

you've been bullied, you've been robbed
and all your talents were suppressed
untill your energy just stopped

I never knew how lost I felt
untill last night when you held
me again and again

 

part three in which the stupid common people thank their good leader

oh thank you
thank you good leader
for everything you've done for us
yeah thank you
thank you good leader
and thank you
friends
of good leader

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Hillberry Blue, for me and for you
video

well, there’s a statue on a place where no statue used to be
there’s the name on the wall that reminded you of me
and there’s the red car that took us to Hillberry Blue
the dream that came true for me and for you
and there’s the hole in the road were the choir came to sing
the light we saw shining when the door was opening
and there’s old misses Stone who was nice but very rich
and there’s the river where we swam when we were crazy little kids

there’s the tree where we sat when the evenings began
the book that you read with the very happy end
and there’s the meadow where we laid in the sun for hours straight
the bench where things changed and we suddenly had a date
there’s the house from our friends where we talked all night
and here’s the room with the bed where we held each other tight
and there’s the merry-go-round where you kissed me before
you told me that you just couldn’t live anymore
and there’s the blue sky where I look at when I think of you
it’s the place where I’ll meet you in a minute or two
although I know very well that all good people tell
that when I close my eyes I will see you in hell

uncle Mad is a very handsome la

Hillberry Blue

Er staat een standbeeld op een plaats
waar nooit een standbeeld heeft gestaan
de naam op een muur
waardoor je altijd aan mij dacht
en daar is de rode auto die ons naar hilleberry blue heeft gebracht
de droom die uitkwam, voor jou en voor mij
en daar is de kuil in de weg
daar kwam het koor bij staan te zingen
het licht dat we zagen schijnen
toen de deur open ging
en daar is de oude mevrouw Steen
ze was aardig maar heel rijk
de rivier waar we zwommen
toen we gekke kleine kinderen waren

daar is de boom waar we zaten als de avond begon
het boek dat je las met het hele gelukkige einde
en daar is de wei waar we urenlang in de zon lagen
de bank waar alles anders werd en we ineens een afspraakje hadden
daar is het huis van onze vrienden waar we de hele nacht praatten
de kamer met het bed waar we elkaar vasthielden
en daar is de draaimolen waar je me kustte
voordat je me vertelde dat je niet langer meer leven kon
en daar is de blauwe hemel waar ik naar kijk als ik aan jou denk
het is de plek waar ik je over een paar minuten zal zien
alhoewel ik heel goed weet dat alle brave mensen zeggen
dat als ik mijn ogen dicht doe
ik je zal ontmoeten in de hel

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Home at the Niemeyer Residence

(Well, her I can handle
But he’s too fast
We play this game for the evening to pass
Between paintings at the wall and animals that talk
Ghosts at night and
No winner to call)

Eveninglight is fading for a while
We walk into these green and golden woods
I’m looking in his eyes to find a smile
No talking ‘bout the meaning of it all

She’s standing in the doorway when I leave
For a while we share this fragile move she makes
I look into her eyes to find a smile
No reason to explain the reason why

The moon stands low, long shadows dark on blue
When I look aside I notice you do too
It’s freezing cold and I shiver just like you
I always know what’s right and never what is true

(I often know what’s right and never what is true)
(I always know what’s right and seldom what is true)

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I found a dollar

I found a dollar
it said pick me up
and I thought that was a miracle

so I betrayed you

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Ik wens je een goede nacht vanacht


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Is this real, the godess. Craycin Revisited

As the river takes a small turn to the east I see
the building right in front of me
the statue that's standing there
doesn't feel me
is it the one I hope it to be
or is it my imagination

do I invent this not to go crazy
is this real, really real
really real

all the sounds that I hear seem so
familiar to me
the sun lights the river surrounded by trees
and the air's like a promise of sweet things to be
as we finally reach our destiny
or is this our imagination
do we invent this not to go crazy
is this real, really real
really real


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Is your name Lee
cd 'Cooper Cat raw'

summer sun is burning on the gates to Kindely
the rumor slowly travels like a freezing winter breeze
I don't need black, she said, and I don't want no white around here
everything is so restricted and
why am I so forbidden down here
can you move, she asked, can you feel the shiver of the skin, my secrets from below

and then she smiles, such a beautiful smile
a tender touch even to a heart that's cold like mine
and from these misty years a face appears
a sacred vow to not forget (that) so long ago a timeless love was set

is your name Lee, are you Lee
hesitation is a complicated way to deny and then agree
and there's a red spot on the stage
that's where they stood or where they lay
that's where they took them pink shots
when the heart was lost
I hear you don’t fight no more
I heard you won’t fight no more
oh you see that day Lee, you came in highly recommended to me

and I remember how we crossed this road
how I almost told you how I felt
dear Lee, I was so intrigued by you
and as I looked into your eyes
and when you looked back into mine
for a moment we walked a fine line
when permitted seemed what only was possible in my completely retarded mind
and at night time in the Welsh town down the three feet lane
we heard them scream inside the old 'nine takes a number' inn
that's where they never get a thing done
always try to make it easy when they run
that's why they sleep so tight
all day long and deep down into the night
that's why you waved at me and I smiled back
when I drove by, how could I've known,
away from our mutual destiny

where are you now
where are you now
no one is talking to me anymore
where are you now

I'm looking for Lee

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Let’s not kill the architect
live from Amsterdam 5D Festival / animated video


let's rejoyce this luscious life
let's not kill the architect, let’s tell him what a good job he did
let's cheer him up !!!

let's not kill the architect
let's give him a reward / by another architect
let's give him a reward for the high rise, the low rise, the skyline,
the view as far as we can see

oh yeah yeay yeah yeah let's not kill the architect
let's not kill the architect / let's give him a reward
by another architect

let's salute him for his vision
for the way in which he uses all these forms and shapes
and both all these ancient materials and all these high tech new materials
in all these original ways, let's salute him for his outstanding achievements

and let's lay down here in the corner, in this bed
behind the glasswalls of his room and let’s make love and then forget
about the empty lands where no one lived or just a fool like you
and all the stars you said you saw at night were bright

wow wow wow let's not kill the archtect
let's let him give
a reward to other architects
and let's let them give
rewards to even more other architects
and so on and so on
and then every architect will have rewards by other architects

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Life is a Funhouse
cd 'Songs for the Terreonaut' / video
from 'Live at Judy Straten' / video

they say life is a funhouse
that's what they say
they say life is a place to enjoy yourself
if you know how to play

you know I had a man
and he didn't want me to stay no more
he said you don't know the rules of this game
and he said
if you stick to my side honey
I'm gonna be a loser to
just like you

nobody ever told me the story
nobody ever told me this story
that things that start do mean to have an end
but when he said you'd better go now
go now, go now, go now
the nature of this game became very clear
and so I went
and so I went

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May you fare well / May fare thee well
video

On a May day you called
I almost forgot
you said I guess it's time
will you come

a promise
not lightly given
nor shall we idle stand
oh may you
may you
may you fare well

from over the ocean
from all over we came
for a final goodbye
and to slow down the pain

and on these early warm May evenings
we all gather until deep into the night
and we say
let's take a photograph
we take a photograph
of all involved

and uncle Ella says
let's call
so we call
and we write
for the love of all

garden in the shade
river to the east
and the sound of the train
the railroad in the west
and Mandy from across the main street
falls in love with me
oh lay down your love
lay your forbidden love
lay it down
on me

you said there was a mystery
a secret to pass on to me
but you never did
you never could

it's been a long long long long nameless road
oh may you
may you
may you fare well

now may you
may
you fare well

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No one ever knew
cd 'Cooper Cat' / video

Sinead
nothing has changed
the name is still carved up high in the tree
so trustful the smile you once laid upon me

Sinead
there was a gaze and a stare
there came an end to the sadness in her life

darling come home they said
darling come home they said
darling come home they said

and no one ever knew
about her fear in the night
yeah no one ever knew little darling
about the fear in the night

a pink dress
a red wine
an absent thought
a lier a cheater betrayal
and an ill wind that blew
all over you

and a woman was leaning
over brooklyn bridge
and there was someone lying there
I had seen her before somewhere

slowly the sun takes over
it's been four month we hardly ever warmed
and it's been even longer
since the truth has dawned on us

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Now you say that you want me
cd 'Blonde on Blue'

now you say that you want me
now you say that you care
but when I really needed yoy
no sign of you anywhere

wish you'd been here
when I was feeling low down
not that you could have solved my problems
but then you would have been a friend of me now

and I can't say that I blame you for that
but neither can I respect you for that
now you say that you want me

now you say that you want me
on this tickely night
while the music is playing
and our bodies so tight

there's a feeling of sadness
I can see it in your eyes
there's a feeling I know so well
you've seen it in my eyes

and I wish that I could take it away
I wish that I could find a way
now you say that you care

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Onder de wolken, boven de zon
cd 'Onder de wolken, boven de zon' / video

zij zegt dat je me niet meer hoort
maar ik denk dat je alles verstaat
over de tijd
en over de weg
over later misschien
ik vraag wat ik nu nog zonder woorden vraag

en dat oh
ik wist nooit dat het zo snel zou zijn
ik wist nooit dat het nu al was

je zei dat er geen god bestaat
maar ook dat je eens weer naar huis toe gaat
ik begreep nooit hoe je dat bedoelt
en oh
over het hart en over de ziel, we spraken over de geest
die van rede hield
en over de wijn die weer van water was en ik liep
over dat water, water van ijs, en over de vlakte dwars door de kou
en daar was het huis en de deur van jou

je zei dat er geen gerechtigheid bestaat
alleen een goede of een slechte daad
en je zei dat leven eenzaam was en dat alles veel te
kwetsbaar was

en oh we vlogen
over de heuvels over de zee
boven de wolken en onder de zon
en dan over de nacht en over de stad
we vlogen zacht
als iedereen te slapen lag

en oh
over de heuvels over de zee
onder de wolken en boven de zon
en dan over de nacht en over de stad
we vlogen stil
als iedereen te slapen lag

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Rain
cd 'Songs from the Terreonaut'

it was late in the evening
when I met her
I was visiting a friend and
we went for a drink
and then I met her
it was a Friday Friday Friday Friday night it was

she took my hand and she said
these lines ain’t lying
but can you explain why a man leaves his wife
why he deceives her
and the rain is falling into the river
Rachel

oh you were so cheeky so cheeky
so cheeky sometimes you were (twice)

we took a ride in my car
through the night we rode (drove?)
and the rain’s falling into the river
Rachel

we walked in the park
no moon no star to light us
there was no hand or sign to guide us
we sat on a bench
my arm around your shoulders
our bodies so warm but no future was there
to hold us
and the rain’s falling into the river
Rachel

well early, early, early, early, early, early, early in the morning
yeah early etc. (twice
you kissed me goodbye we didn’t smile
we didn’t cry
we didn’t smile
we didn’t cry
and the rain falls into the river
Rachel

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Ranja heeft plezier
Mary's having fun (with everyone)
onderhanden werk

Oh, Ranja heeft plezier
als haar vader niet kijkt
ja, Ranja heeft plezier
zoals haar moeder vroeger had
Ranja heeft plezier,
ze heeft met iedereen wat

Met die en die en die en die
dat is die sukkel van het huis naast haar en hij woont naast haar

met liesje en met inez doris
van het snoepwinkeltje van de ijssallon
je weet waar dat voor is war ze alles steeds voor niks hebben kon
allerlei smaken
maar de priesters zijn niet blij
maagden voor hun jongens willen zij

Oh Ranja,
mooie Ranja,
Oh buurmeisje Ranja
zoete lieve Ranja
als de dag weer koud is
denk ik terug aan jou

dank je wel Ranja.

Oh Mary's having fun
when her daddy ain't looking
yeah Mary's having fun
like her mother used to have
Mary's having fun
with everyone

met

en met fifi en joris
van de snoepautomaat
je weet waar dat om gaat
maar de priesters zijn niet blij
maagden voor hun jongens willen zij


with Robin and Steven
with her girlfriend from the south
with Alex who's a geek and who lives next door
with Suzy and Evan
who own a candy store
you know where that is for
but the priests they don't rejoyce
they want virgins for their boys

als het regent in de zomer
koud is in de winter
als de zon hard schijnt
of de maan
oh, Ranja heeft plezier
ze heeft voor iedereen wat
Ranja heeft plezier
ze een gul en geeft haar liefde met plezier

when the rain falls in the summer
early in the mornig, at midnight or at noon
when the music plays the boogie
mary does the woogie
she's fine and giving she's a joy

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Return of the century
cd 'Songs for the Terreonaut' / video's

I’m sitting here / under the almotree
it’s a lovely lovely scent
and there’s a wide stream so close to me
it’s a lovely lovely sound
and while I’m awaiting (I wait)
creep man appears
yeah yeah yeah

on the night I came to town / there was screaming all around
there was confusion / I made a choice then
you're late he said / I feel fine she said
with all this tender care that I get
I'm fine all along with some lovin' and a song
really (really)
but then again, how could she have guessed
that he would be the only one she'd ever really really really come to know

woh, them teachers and scholars, these scientists and lawyers alike claim time passes (by)
but that’s not true 'cause it’s a lie
these hours are like villages, site by site in a torn and magic land
and the old ones travel to and fro (from) and gather what they can
over and over, untill it’s (never) over

I dreamt we were friends again, maybe even ment to be lovers in the end
oh gwenny gwenny gwen in this morninglight so pale, you look so peaceful and white
but then again how could I’ve known
that she would be the only one I would ever really really really come to know

they've got their sacred curse
and I've just got these spells that run astray
and now the cat and kittens are eating vegetables all day
and they've all got their heavens that reward them when they kill
when they steal time and energy, and destroy all art at will
and mary says dream on / let them dream on
and even Anyanca says that when they reach their final gate their dreams will turn into a nightmare without end
woh we're pagan city free men / standing on our pagan city walls
looking at the fires in the distance that are aimed to destroy us all
but we can't be killed / we only die,
and in this pagan starlit night I watch the vessel that arrives to take me home
away fom you all

I dreamt we were friends again, maybe even ment
to be lovers in the end

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Ruby / Steery Hill
video

let us sing you the story of Ruby once more
it's a story or tale you heard before
about hardship and fear and the lure of war
and how easily
bad things are done

it's a story of calm in the broken air
a story about no escape anywhere
of raiders and blood, and sweet homes that burn
it's about men and women and too late that they learn
a story about Ruby who cries
no more

when there was
light again
it came over the hills it fell down on the site
where Ruby once stood and now buried she lies
on a stone you can read the reason she died
it was a heart that was still that we shattered that night

yeah when there was light, it came over the mountains if fell on the site
where we sang and we cheered our victorious fight
no one would care it was wrong over right
that we sacrificed our souls for the spoils of the night

we were Saxons and Vikings and Crusaders too
we were Huns from the vast plains riding to you
we murdered we raped we set out to destroy
we were in for the game we killed for (the)joy

we were black like the plaque but we paled in the sun
we claimed to have reason when we had none
we couldn't care less as long as we won
and we never we never we never turned back
on our vicious track

wo oh wo oh wo oh wo oh wo
oh wo oh
the sun set over Steery Hill

this is the story of Ruby's last night
how we found her the day we tore down that site
when we slaughtered and took all her loved ones' lives
when she stood on that hill
paralysed

we said Ruby oh Ruby won't you love us some more
and her heart was so still and her body so sore
oh so lightly she broke, the way in so easy to find
we fucked out her heart and we raped out her mind

we were Celts and Picts and we were Vandals too
we were Hordes from the high lands descending to you
when it came to destruction we were second to none
like your masters of cunning we were the beasts under the sun

we didn't fight for brilliance or to shine through the clouds
we didn't care for darkness when the lights went out
we had no taste for justice or for anything true
the heat we would rise to, would be the fall of you

we were Goths and Geats and Romans too
the Curse, over the wild deep sea rolling to you
we would sail up your rivers and dry down your land
we would nightmare your dreams and your future would end

this is the story you've heard before
of Ruby who lost till she lost no more
it was true in the old times it's true in the new
how evil things
are easily done

we said Ruby oh Ruby won't you dance some more
and her heart was so still and her body so sore
oh so lightly she broke when we forced out her name
when we took her that night as a price of our game

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Sittin' on the cosy porch of Magical Dustman George McCloud
(there's a storm comin' in)
video 'Bad Holster live'

we were all sitting peaceful on McCloud's cosy porch
drinkin and listening to the ramblings of George
he said I ain't gonna wear this mad man's hat no more
and we all were like yeah right, you said that before
and then Janet rushed in, boy, did she slam that door
she said there's a storm comin' in and we gotta get out
oh girl did she yell o boy did she shout
it's gonna be heavy, it's comin' down fast, and it's gonna be extremely loud
but we all kept sitting on the porch of Dustman McCloud
and shure enough like the wrath of a God
them waters came a rising like Noahs little flood
and a bad politician came a floating by and everybody said
don't really give a fucking damn about that
and Jean looks at me and said we gotta rescue some of that
paperwork of his that's getting all wet
and Mary said I don't wanna read his lies in there
like the last will be first, if you let me beat you up again
and pray and work, and be a good little lass
so I can give you what it takes to make you shinin' up my mess
and Mike says yeah look, yeah look who cares
and then we looked and saw some beautiful rescue us flares
from a couple of slick guys on a sinking boat
o boy what a pity but they couldn’t stay afloat
they'd been heading for some heavy partying at Honeylali (Hohlala)
but now it seemed they were on their way to Ohlalali (Ohlala)
they'd better been sittin' on the porch of Magical Dustman George
yeah this storm came' in, gale blazing like hell
but we didn't take shelter we just said that's swell
and guess the insurance will pay all relatives well
and then we heard some singing and a song from above
turned out to be some angel on it's shoulder a dove
sang I'm bringing you news that you're mermaid's gonna love
it's all about justice that's running out, (it's tough)
'cause high class judge has fled to muddy ground
it was a bad decision can't be turned a'round

and then the aberration blew his trompet and made it sound
like the walls of Jericho came tumbling to the ground
and then it turned black and Susy said let's get us some light
we always knew this lovely girl was really bright

so we lit a torch to shine on Dustman Mc Clouds cosy porch
and while the storm went by, we looked and wondered why
some things must stand and others must fall
'cause it was certainly not love that had spared us all
while drinkin' and talkin' and sittin' it out
on the cosy porch of Magical Dustman George McCloud

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Sleeping with Amy
(so I came to this conclusion:
it's not for you)
cd 'the discovery of V'

they say you’ve got to fill it up with lovin’
and all you’ve got to do is cruise away
so many things they say

and while the night
is still dark but not black anymore
I look aside and I realize
that I’ve been sleeping with Amy
for so many years now
she is ugly they say,
beautiful I know

goodbye friends
goodbye wolves
Amy and I are going to another land
goodbye friends
goodbye wolves

we lay together side by side underneath a white casted sky
and she turned to the rescue of the heart that was mine
and she healed that heart so tenderly
and the fear,
we looked upon it as if no enemy was there
as if no danger could exist for as long as we would wish
how foolish
we were

and they say an angel will come
to take you away
makes you suffer night and day
‘cause you took somebody’s life away
and her dignity and the innocence
and all the trees they cut down at the banks
of the river Anisy

goodbye friends
goodbye wolves
Amy and I are going to another land
goodbye friends
goodbye wolves

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Some live in Vienna, some others they don't.
cd 'Cooper Cat raw' / video: 'Wisch the village, how to fold your own life.'

 

I'm looking at the second layer of the atmosphere
it's called the stratosphere
there's hardly any air to breathe (up here)
and water boils at four degrees

I'm living in the second layer of the universe
there's hardly anybody else around here
some think it's heaven, some others say it's a curse
I really wouldn't know about that
it's like some live in Vienna and some others they don't

an elephant may reach the age of eighty years
a whale, a whale might do the same
now tell me is that wrong now

some say I'm a kind of a religious girl
really don't know what they mean by that
yet it's true I see these wonders all around me
these wonders that surround me
there's an entity it's called the jasmine
it's beautiful by its appearance
and beautiful by the way it smells
it only compares to you

now when I lay my head against your breast
when I lay my tired head against your naked breast
tell me, tell me is that wrong
some live in Vienna, some others they won't

I'm living in the second layer of the universe
there's hardly anybody else around here

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The bar features you

Pedestrians on bicycles
these bicycles on high wheels
and the audience
distracted
by the bar

'cause the bar features you
the bar features you

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voetgangers op fietsen
deze fietsen op hoge wielen
en het publiek
afgeleid
door de bar

want achter de bar sta jij

Er staat een tekening hiervan in Tons boekje 'verslag van een korte reis'.

 

The Dark Blue Galican Sky
For now we'll say goodbye
one more simple song...

for now
we'll say goodbye

these hours are just minutes left
before (soon) we'll say goodbye beneath the galican sky
I always denied
what we always knew
the time would come
to say goodbye to you

one day we'll meet again
or maybe
we'll never meet again
but when the nights are dark
when the days are blue
I'll remember you

some words are softly spoken
some words not said at all
a promise never to be broken
not even when we fall nee
and (now) when the (these) minutes will be seconds soon
(so) let's dance
one more dance

(piano 1x)
(muted trumpet 2x)

so now we say goodbye
these minutes are have just seconds left

take care when you drive
keep love in your life
and remember
the dark blue galican sky

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The Revelation, it was no revelation at all
video

turning from aching side
to aching side
this purple coat is changing
you wear beautiful pink tonight
my epaullettes have long since gone
but this longin' is still so very strong
these little bells that gently tinkle
these far away lights still weakly blinking


they say I was a friend of Bally McClide,
and that justice walked at my site
and they say that Jesus is a friend of us all,
but me I was nobody's friend,
there ain't no friendship I recall

but I remember these scents,
I remember this sweet sweet smell, so well
like a generous woman spreading wide
and offering me some comfort inside
and there were these voices
I remember these lovely sounds
and there were these words outside of my head
I dare say I remember everything that was said

and these creep creep creep creep creepy things
crawling through the dark blue starlit night
and me lying sleepless,
preparing for one more useless fight

I've been bleeding my soul
I've been bleeding my women
I'v been bleedin' every goddamn man I met
I guess I bled them all

they would walk into my knife
or a bullet would put an end to their miserable thieving life
and me I would get some kind of a reward
some kind of shiny beads
like I was a fool of some sort

It must have been somewhere near Butan
or maybe even somewhere far away
when this revelation came to me
but it was no revelation at all I might dare say

that everything is solid,
there ain't no empty space at all
that everything is dense
like gold or like a heart of stone
so when I tap upon this table I can make you drop dead
and I won't feel no regret
when you fall

and when I look at the universe
there aint no fair distance that I see
there's just this massive wall,
like the one between you and me

and there ain't no in, and I can't get out
and there ain't no solace in between
just these creep creep creep creep creepy things
crawling through the dark blue starlit night
and me lying here in this cold and dark outside
preparing for one more endless fight
and watching this blue dark purple
turning into the bautiful pink you wear tonight

and listening to these sounds,
these beautiful sounds these lovely words….
lonely lonely lonely
lovely lovely lovely
you wear beautiful pink tonight

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This dance will last for ever
cd's 'the discovery of V' / video

You put your arms around me
I feel your lips when you kiss
the band is softly playing
there is something going on

I see your eyes they are shining
I feel your hands where you touch
there is something going on now
it never felt this strong

I've been waiting so long
for these moments to come
I've been hoping so long
for this dance to go on and on
and on and on and on

I feel the promise that you make
the gentle moves
the scent the taste
this night will last forever
this night will always stay

I've been longing so long
for these moments to come
I've been hoping so long
for this dance to go on
and go on and on and on and on

I feel the promise that you make
the gentle moves
the scent the taste
tonight will last for ever
this night will always stay

I've been longing so long
for these moments to come
I've been hoping so long
for this dance to go on and go on and on and on and on

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This love is strange
cd's 'the discovery of V' / 'Songs from the Terreonaut 2'

I'm leaning in the corner
you're standing in front of me
I look at your face as I’m spreading extremely wide
this love is strange
you pay every touch, every kiss, every move I make
why are these lights
burning so low
why are these chairs and the window covered I know
there's something on your mind
you're gonna tell me
I never refuse
never refuse

how, how should I hold you man
how should I hold you man

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Where do I stand
cd 'Cooper Cat raw'

there’s a white house in the center of the city
inside the white stairs lead directly to my rooms
in one of them you are, you lie, you’re sleeping
I don’t know why you came, just know you’re here

it seems a miracle you’re here
in the room next to me
I’d like to touch you (but) I don’t dare
I’m waiting for your eyes to get a different shade of blue
for your body
to invite me to

but where do I stand in the meantime
how do I act
all the energy is flowing , I know it’s positively real
but I don’t know how to deal with all this longing that I feel

where do I stand in the meantime
how do I act
all the energy is flowing , it’s positively real
yet I don’t know how to deal with all this longing that I feel

and I'll throw out the fucking tv and I'll throw out that lying tv-host
who's always annoying me and I'll see
that I'll get rid of statistics and analists who say this
is the wettest day since mankind has counted the rain
and I'll let in the eskimo for a while
and I’ll pet his little toyrider right on the head
and I'l never ever ever never never ever ever never never swear again
I won't swear again won't
swear again won't be hurt again, hurt again
wont hurt the mighty mannequin, hurt the mighty men again

and it seems a miracle you’re here
in this room next to me
I’d like to touch you (but) I don’t dare
I’ll be waiting for your eyes to get a different (deeper) shade of blue
for your body
to invite me to

but where do I stand in the meantime
how do I act
all the energy is flowing, I know it’s positively real
but I don’t know how to deal with all this anger that I feel

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Wij zijn blij Nemesis
cd 'onder de wolken, boven de zon' / video
werktekst


ik weet nog goed hoe vandaag precies een
hele tijd geleden
degene van wie ik hield is overleden
of zeg maar gewoon, van ellende is gestorven

hoe jij zei wees niet bedroefd wees maar blij
en ik weet nog goed, er stond toen een lange rij
om te zeggen hoe erg het was voor jou, en een beetje ook voor mij
en dat ik toen eigenlijk had moeten huilen maar ik was blij

tralala, lalalalalalala etc

want jij was kwaad, jij was zo verdomde verdomde verdomde verdomde kwaad
en je had pijn, je had zo vreselijk veel pijn
(maar je deed alsof je rustig was)
(zeg maar gewoon, je bent van ellende gestorven, je bent gecrepeerd)

je wou geen medicijn, je wou hen niet betalen voor een middel tegen pijn
en je wou van hen niet horen hoe oneindig goed hun god zou zijn
zien hoe een heildronk voor de beesten is en oorlog om te feesten is
en hoe kan een schrijver schrijven wat niet waar is
een foto iets laten zien dat niet daar is

je zei, kijk ze staan daar gewoon te lachen, handen schudden en dan zwaaien
ze rijden aan in zwarte grijze auto's, stappen uit en dan die handen schudden,
alles in die grote zakken schudden
zie hoe die kleine zakken en die kleine kutten alles in die grote zakken schudden

ze kon daar steeds minder tegen
ze zat dan maar te staren op de bank, een klein meisje in zichzelf op de bank

het deed haar pijn, het deed haar zo vreselijk veel pijn
en ze deed alsof ze rustig was, alsof alles eigenlijk onder controle was
maar ze gleed langzaam weg,
uit mijn armen, uit mijn ogen
steeds dieper in mijn hart

je zei, kijk ze staan daar zelfs voor de camera te lachen, handen schudden en maar lachen
nee, je wou geen medicijn, je wou jou niet betalen voor een middel tegen pijn
en je wou van jou niet horen hoe prachtig jouw gezicht en verborgen jouw intenties zijn

je zei dat je me troosten zou
als ik moest huilen, zei je, dan troost ik jou
bij het afscheid en de pijn van mij,
vergeet niet, zei je, dat je zachtjes zeggen zou,
we zijn blij, eigenlijk zijn we toch blij?
het is over, kijk maar naar die lange rij

en ja ik ben nu blij,
ik ben vandaag al tijdenlang zo blij
ik ben van binnen misschien niet eens meer kwaad
en ik heb geen pijn

maar ik ben moe
ik ben al zo lang zo ontzettend moe
ik leun en doe mijn ogen dicht
alleen en zonder haar
en zonder Nemesis
maar met uw en met jullie
verraad

tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala
tralalala lalalala

(je bent ontsnapt)

 

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Why we
cd 'Cooper Cat Raw'

Now when you walk
and your lady stays home
try to cheer her up
when she's on the phone
when she says why me
why do I have to bleed

while street lights flikker on ypur longing skin
and tight shirts claim paid lovin' ain't no sin
you stay alone, you stay alone
why me you think, why she you think, why we

and when you sigh
on a lonesome night
don't forget your choice
there ain't no need to fight
this white seed
and the one it's gonna meet

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all music and lyrics by ton