Songteksten/Lyrics ‘Everything’

“Everything” bestaat uit een qua thematiek heel gevarieerd scala van songs. Uiteraard zijn daar de songs waarin de liefde wordt bezongen, maar daarnaast passeren allerlei heel uiteenlopende onderwerpen de revue. 

Harry van iersel

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Can’t SleepSlow RiverIsland In The SkyCircle All the WayEverythingLet’s SayLandYou Smell ItLove Will WinWalk AwayThe Last Bell

Can’t Sleep
I can’t sleep

I long for sleep but the wind pulls at the panes
an empty noise twists inside 
Thoughts stretch out for no reason
they clasp for air, I’m yawning wide

My hands ‘re tapping, zapping all over
I’m way beyond counting sheep 
I simply couldn’t read any longer
burning eyes, I want to sleep

I want to sleep
I want to sleep
Help won’t help
I want to sleep

Feather pillows feel like stone and gravel 
many a storm tugs under the sheets 
I rub my forehead, keep tumbling over
half past four and the Magpie shrieks

I want to sleep
I want to sleep
Help won’t help
I want to sleep

My legs are like clutching bones in a basket
out of every corner sorrows creep
My shirt sticks but my feet stay cold
toss that blanket, I want to sleep  

I want to sleep
I want to sleep
Help won’t help
I want to sleep

I can’t sleep
Please……… 

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Slow River
O, slow river, gathering water
patiently, winding through my life
You’ve been waiting, till the fall came 
when I happened to pass you by 

And you murmur, all forgotten rhymes 
you keep so long inside,
While I wandered, wandered for years 
I wandered by

O, green river, summer water 
you remind me of jumping your bridge
Rowing up your stream, making the waterfowl so shy
catching your biggest fish, 

And you murmur, all forgotten rhymes 
you keep so long inside,
While I wandered, wandered for years 
I wandered by

O, white river, the harshest winter 
we skated almost around the town
I met friends there and learned to kiss the girls 
youth is just slippery ground  

And you murmur, all forgotten rhymes 
you keep so long inside,
While I wandered, wandered for years 
I wandered by

O, black river, moving surface 
the snow melted and thaw broke the ice 
Between the spring leaves, we young boys saw 
that you were able to take that lost girl’s life

And you murmur, all forgotten rhymes 
you keep so long inside,
While I wandered, wandered for years 
I wandered by

I still wander by… 

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Island In The Sky
Eyes on the road
though a heavy load

Eyes on the road
though a heavy load
presses on my mind
You know: a good woman 
is hard to find

A white line track
and the mirror is black
it flashes in my eyes
Rolling away
from corny lies

Island in the sky

Back up lane
against the grain
trouble-shooting
every day
Give me good reasons 
why I should stay

Back to you
a lot of issues too
Do I have a lot to loose
roaming my life 
in truckers blues

Island in the sky

Rolling away 
leaving all the mess
There you are 
in a splendid dress
All sorrows are fading
and the sun shines 
behind you

Shall I take some time
and ride in line
to give it another shot
But hearing your sweet voice
it differs a lot

Shall I give up the road 
and skip this load
try a job of another kind
A good woman 
is hard to find

My island in the sky

Eyes on the road
though a heavy load

Eyes on the road….

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Circle All The Way
I circle all the way to you
I circle all the way
I pick up every stone there lay
I circle all the way

I landed in the middle of this
It seems like ages on the way 
I circle all the way to you
Now I’m here to stay

Got lost on that winding road
Got lost on the way
Wide laps ain’t my favorite play
And I got lost by delay

I might drive into an accident
I might drive into a crash
Got lost on the way to you
Now I’m circling too fast

God knows why I’m hesitating
Stumbling my way to you
Blind as a black cripple bat
I have to pull me trough

I might linger all the way to you
Might linger all the way
I keep on circling all of my days
I might linger all the way

Counting every stone on the road
Left to be alone
I circle all the way to you
But I’m coming home, baby
I’m coming home
I’m coming home……to you 

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Everything
Come on baby, light my fire
I’m a slow train 
Deep down in my desire
there’s a hidden chain

Everything is all right

Even I have to admit
aging gets a remarkable grip 
Time won’t keep me slim and fit  
but your love leads the shape I trip

Everything is all right

Everything is fine if you let it happen
Everything is easy when you smile at me
Everything I do for you gives me reason
Everything I do for you sets me free 

Come on baby, light my fire
I’m a slow train 
Deep down in my desire
there’s a hidden chain

Everything is all right

Thanks to you……

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Let’s Say
Let’s say, I would kill a thousand people
Yeah, I would kill a thousand people
I would be hunted
And spend my life in jail
But if I would sell a million cigarettes
Yes, I would sell you your smoke
They say I’m a winner, where suckers fail

Let’s say, I spill some acid in the river
Yeah, I spill loads of acid trough the sink
You would find me for a big fine, a big fine
Yeah, you would find me
Industries still dump toxic  waste in the river
They dump waste over the years through the sink
It’s the logic of the system, they walk in line

That makes me cry, cry, cry of grief and anger
That makes me wonder why 
That makes me cry, cry, cry of grief and anger
Well, don’t you wonder why
That makes me cry, cry, cry of grief and anger
That makes me wonder why
That makes me cry
Stand with me and cry

They send a trawler over your fish grounds 
Swipe their nets over the beds 
And fish ten tons out of the sea
Throwing seven tons right back
Too small, wrong fish, useless crap
Over board in just a snap
No fish left for you and me

That makes me cry, cry, cry of grief and anger
That makes me wonder why 
That makes me cry, cry, cry of grief and anger
Well, don’t you wonder why
That makes me cry, cry, cry of grief and anger
That makes me wonder why
That makes me cry
Stand with me and cry

Big firms do this
People in big firms do that
We will be killed by the thousands
Without their regret
Let’s ask them as an individual person
Let’s sue them as individual men 
People in big firms ought to do that

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Land
I love the land where I was born
I love the ancient cities and the sea
Can it be a home for many more
As it doesn’t belong to me

I don’t mind about your skin or trade
My heart will just be open for you 
There is enough to do for honest hands 
If you can work and enjoy it too 

I just need a spot for my own, you know
To ease my mind and play a tune
Please, take care of the land where I was born
And for the children there must be plenty of room 

If you live in my native land
Protect it from polluting and war
And if someone reaches out a hand
Why would you show him the door

Don’t talk in terms of dark and danger
Tell me about prosper and sprout
Why can't we have a future together 
Just to feel the benefit of the doubt

I love the land where I was born
I love our history when it’s written true
Can it be a home for many more
Or does it belong to you

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You Smell It
When I woke up one morning 
I realized
I had to end this mission
So I slammed the hood 
and jumped in my car
And fired her last ignition

I drove to the dealer
with the Worst Buy of the Year
Hey man
this pretty baby is staying here

He said:
You smell it 
when you dig in it
You smell it 
when you dig it

When I walked back home 
the door was stuck
The facade was cracked 
by a constructor
Two containers contained 
our stuff
Our lives were led 
by the wrong director

The man from 
the building company
cold blooded called 
You bought a house
but you bought it 
without the walls

He said:
You smell it 
when you dig in it
You smell it 
when you dig it

Life would be a walk 
in the park
Nobody tells you 
it could be dark

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Love Will Win
Imagine where the valley lies
where the rivers ‘re  bending free
Baby, you’re so beautiful
going all the way with me
And the long summer
gives us warmth for the fall
Baby please, don’t answer that call

I want to enjoy you
as long as I could
Lay your body next to mine
and linger as you would
But sorrow overwhelmed us
put that fright in your eye
That phone call surely made us cry

Our summer is over
but don’t let the rain come in
In the journey ahead of us
only love will win
And the long summer
gives us warmth for the fall
That river ain’t  deep enough
no mountain too tall

I just recall our lives
and our loving in the sun
Baby, it was just so beautiful
while the children had their fun
And the storms of the winter
won’t devastate our glow
Even if the sunlight is that low

Our summer is over
but don’t let the rain come in
In the journey ahead of us
only love will win
And the long summer
gives us warmth for the fall
That river isn’t  deep enough
no mountain too tall

That river isn’t  deep enough
no mountain too tall

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Walk Away
Why, why don’t you walk away
Walk away, just while you can

Oh why, why don’t you walk away
Walk away, so you’re back in control

If you stand alone
While the nagging is going on
Take the better part
And step aside
They sound like hollow words
Scattered around like angry birds
In the end they will just collide

Why don’t you walk away
Walk away, just while you can

Oh why, why don’t you walk away
Walk away, so you’re back in control

So they want to move you
They really want to change you
Than count your blessings
And let them be
They just want to get rid of you
But before they come too close to you
Please, set yourself free

Sometimes you can’t turn your back 
You face that one-way track
You have to look the dragon in the eye
No room for the pretender
You won’t quit nor surrender
And your power will split the sky

Why don’t you walk away
Walk away, just while you can

Oh why, why don’t you walk away
Walk away, so you’re back in control

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The Last Bell
If the last bell was singing clear
And the ships would sail
A shot rang out on starboard
Where all reassuring words failed
Will you look back to remember
The song we used to sing
Would you think of the days and the joy we had
Of the promises we gave away
And sing that peaceful song just for her

Once upon a time we split the earth
And went for fuel and gold
Spent our lifetime spending
Till we gathered all what was sold
But soon we got outnumbered
And forgotten tales came true
All was told in books and films
The water was rising too
And hope vanished like smoke in the sky

Arriving at the very brink
We all seemed vast asleep
Clutching the fragments of our lives 
That we were still trying to keep
We cared for rules to prosper
But we forgot to make protecting laws
Stuck, put in the saddle
Polluting the naked soil
Burning our future down to the ground

I’m not a messenger
But a singer by mistake
I know that my little inside
Won’t cause any brake
It’s only just a tribute 
To the planet we just ignored
Will you sing for her, my love
Cause I will sing no more
And the last bell is ringing in my ear

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