New Song: Silence Is A Privilege

Nieuwe song Silence Is A Privilege van de nieuwste Tak&Band EP. Over de cultuur van ‘de andere kant op kijken’.

New song Silence Is A Privilege from the latest Tak&Band EP. About the culture of ‘looking the other way’.


Songtekst Silence Is A Privilege – Pieter Tak

De treffende tekst van deze song is van Kevin Groen.

They were sexually harassing women, 
but I’m not a woman so I kept quiet.
They were making fun of disabled people,
but I’m able-bodied so I walked away.
They were intimidating Muslims,
but I’m an atheist so I looked the other way.

They were scolding poor people
for not working harder,
But I’m not poor so I counted my blessings.
Blessings

They were asking for help,
but I managed on my own so why should I care...

They were discriminating PoC,
but I’m white so I ignored it.
They were physically assaulting LGBTI people,
but I’m a straight person so I kept to myself.
They were telling foreigners to go back home,
but I’m a local so I remained silent.

They were telling foreigners to go back home
but I’m a local so I remained silent
Silent

They were asking for help,
but I managed on my own so why should I care...

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New Song: Coconut Blog

‘Coconut Blog’ is de derde song van het nieuwe Tak&Band album, dat nog titelloos is. I like the way you are!

Nieuwe song van de nieuwste -nog titelloze- Tak&Band EP: Coconut Blog.

New song from the latest -still untitled- Tak&Band EP: Coconut Blog.


Songtekst Coconut Blog – Pieter Tak

Don't grow into a coconut, baby
cause the skin is too hard
Don't grow into a coconut, baby
I like the way you are

Don't change into a mannequin
that shield ain't much of a treat
Don't change into a mannequin, girl
I'm still longing for your sweet

Keep the color of a peach
a coconut girl is beyond my reach
a couple of old jeans will do
well I wonder how I get through
these fillers and your silicone... oops

Don't grow into a hashtag, baby
conversation is on the run
Don't grow into a hashtag, baby
I remember when we both had fun

Don't change into a blog girl
I' m longing for real friends to meet
Don't change into a blog girl, girl
your book of faces won't be complete
please stay the way you are
a 24/7 blog is a way too far
I won't miss an open screen in my bed
Well I wonder how I get through
these blogs and hashtags inside of you

Will a web of needlework
soon cover your shoulder
will it remain a sleeve of pretty flowers
when you are getting older
and your flag flies
in colors of the fall
will it fill your notebook at all

Will it fill your notebook of life

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Coconut Blog via de streaming diensten

Tak&Band maakt dankbaar gebruik van de diensten van Distrokid voor het plaatsen van songs in de diverse streaming diensten. Als cadeautje kregen we deze leuke afbeelding van Distrokid toegestuurd:

Mooi Pieter! Heel goede tekst!

  • Hetty

Beautiful!

  • Vir

New Song: Most of the Night

‘Most of the Night’ is de tweede song van het nieuwe Tak&Band album, dat nog titelloos is. Life carries on.

Nieuwe song van de nieuwste -nog titelloze- Tak&Band EP: Most of the Night.

New song from the latest -still untitled- Tak&Band EP: Most of the Night.


Songtekst Most of the Night – Pieter Tak

I went out walking
I did too much talking
My head was spinning all the way

I went out walking
My mind was drifting
Cause you told me you was leaving today

You said we're done
Now the cold times are coming
And loneliness feeds the light

I feel the tears come dripping
And the time will be ticking
Most of the night

Well, I went back into trouble
My sight felt double
When I hit the pavement at the door

I was bruising my knee
Couldn’t turn the damned key
I was sinking right through the floor

I ran into Joe, Ugly Nope and Karl
for a beer and some shots
They surely know the ride down

Nope slapped me on the shoulder
and drew me a line
I felt so hopelessly fine

Now I’m back on my feet
Though the troubled days ain’t over
But better mornings arrive

I pull the curtains open
Cause I want it to happen
Determined to stay alive

Cause when you said we're done
Life carries on
Although loneliness dimmed the light

I often feel tears come dripping
And time is still ticking
Most of the night

I often feel tears come dripping
And time is still ticking
Most of the night 

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New Song: Buddy Of Mine

‘Buddy Of Mine’ is de eerste song van het nieuwe Tak&Band album, dat nog titelloos is. Over de waarde en kracht van het hebben van ‘een maatje’.

Nieuwe song van de nieuwste -nog titelloze- Tak&Band EP: Buddy Of Mine.

New song from the latest -still untitled- Tak&Band EP: Buddy Of Mine.

Over de kracht van het hebben van een maatje…en verbonden zijn met elkaar.

The way ahead is purpose

Talk and keep in touch

Time together is golden

Only a Buddy can give so much

‘Buddy Of Mine‘ is een lied ter ere van het vijfjarig bestaan van de organisatie ‘Buddy to Buddy’ in Nederland. Buddy to Buddy brengt mensen van allerlei culturen en achtergronden met elkaar in contact vanuit gelijkwaardigheid. Zo kan verbinding en vriendschap ontstaan en worden beide werelden verrijkt.

A song in honor of the fifth anniversary of the organization ‘Buddy to Buddy‘ in The Netherlands. Buddy to Buddy facilitates connection between people of all cultures and backgrounds. The foundation helps refugees escape isolation by linking residents and refugees, with a focus on equality. 


Songtekst Buddy Of Mine – Pieter Tak

Buddy of mine
Oh Buddy of mine
Yes Buddy to Buddy
You are the best

Buddy of mine
Oh Buddy of mine
Yes Buddy to Buddy
You are the best

The joy of your friendship
The warmth of shaking hands
The feel of being connected
To the people in this land

Long live a second chance
Long live equivalence
Forever, forever, forever
Buddy of mine
Forever a Buddy of mine

Buddy of mine
Oh Buddy of mine
Yes Buddy to Buddy
You are the best

The way ahead is purpose
Talk and keep in touch
Time together is golden
Only a Buddy can give so much

Long live a second chance
Long live equivalence
Forever, forever, forever
Buddy of mine
Forever a Buddy of mine

Buddy of mine
Oh Buddy of mine
Yes Buddy to Buddy
You are the best

Buddy of mine
Oh Buddy of mine
Yes Buddy to Buddy
You are the best   

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New Song: Be What You Are

‘Be What You Are’ is alweer de zesde song van het nieuwe Tak&Band album onder de verzamelnaam ‘Jewel’.

Nieuwe song van de Tak&Band EP ‘Jewel’: Be What You Are.

New song of Tak&Band’s EP ‘Jewel’: Be What You Are .

Uiteindelijk draait het allemaal om te leren om samen te leven…

Eventually it’s all about learning to live together


Songtekst Be What You Are – Pieter Tak

Sally the Jelly thrills
in the ballroom corner 
she blinks with her eyes 
and curls tomato lips

While Freddy Avenue puts his new name 
on top of the bill
collecting the money 
for sugar and trips

There’s a free fight going on
in the crowded doorway
and Joey’s head 
is punched in rage

Well, Abel the single handed night porter 
is moving very slowly these days
and the Jelly 
the Jelly called on stage

I sat down and overlooked the scene
while changing guitars
The title of the tune got lost in the noise
Be What You Are

Well, Sally the Jelly as a stripper 
appears to be sexy
and the spectators 
all burst into applause

In a riddle of the fiddle 
her twins fell to her knees
everybody, everybody 
was looking of course

The lights scattered in reds and blues 
on the band and stage
and the barman 
slightly loses control

The Jelly is caught by 
an over aged redneck with the blues
and he carries her 
out of the house just for a little stroll   

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New Song: For I Am You

‘For I Am You’ is de vijfde song van het nieuwe Tak&Band album onder de verzamelnaam ‘Jewel’.

Woorden van dichter Vir Kashmiri, ter viering van de godin van de natuur.

Nieuwe song van de Tak&Band EP ‘Jewel’: For I Am You.

New song of Tak&Band’s EP ‘Jewel’: For I Am You.

Woorden van dichter Vir Kashmiri, ter viering van de godin van de natuur.

Words by poet Vir Kashmiri in celebration to the goddess of Nature.


Songtekst For I Am You – Pieter Tak


for I am you
and you within me
in essence like scent
within the flower
the running water
within the river

the air within the atmosphere
the song that echoes
from within the nightingale
or seasons which entail
one after the other
wrapped over together
autumn spring and summer

and through the crevices of the doors
sneak in the gray white winters
and you then from within
in such way again and again
seem to disappear

far but yet
so near
as if you are within me
for I am you

Met dank aan Vir Kashmiri

Words written by a romantic poet Vir Kashmiri. A real pearl, picked from his Facebook page.

I was immediately struck by his loving words in which he describes his love for the goddess of nature. ‘Because I’m you’ immediately sounded like music to my ears and what else could I do than put Vir’s beautiful images to music and bring them out with Tak&Band. With his kind permission, of course.

Thanks Vir!

Pieter Tak

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New Song: Wanna Hold You

De nieuwste song van Tak&Band: Wanna Hold You! En alweer is accordeonist Kees Schoone van de -heerlijk swingende- partij!

“Wanna Hold You” is in 2020 opgenomen door Pieter Tak met Tak&Band en verschenen op de diverse streamingdiensten.

Songtekst Wanna Hold You – Pieter Tak

I was always
 running scared of her
 dazzled by her eyes
 Now I’m holding
 all of my nerves from her
 just passing her by
 
Wanna talk with you
 Wanna walk with you
 Wanna show you my charms
 Wanna play for you
 Wanna sing to you
 Wanna hold you in my arms
 
There’s a strength in her
 That always glows ‘round her
 A given beauty from above
 A helping hand in need
 A friendly heart that beats
 Will she answer to my love
 
Wanna talk with you
 Wanna walk with you
 Wanna show you my charms
 Wanna play for you
 Wanna sing to you
 Wanna hold you in my arms
 
Someone is all around her
 Dark clouds come in my way
 Will she be gone tomorrow
 Will she be willing to stay
 There’s a song within me
 It’s gonna burst inside me
 When I see you around
 And when you smile at me
 It gives me hope, you see
 loose my feet from the ground
 
Wanna talk with you
 Wanna walk with you
 Wanna show you my charms
 Wanna play for you
 Wanna sing to you
 Wanna hold you in my arms 

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New Song: Today

Een brand new song gebaseerd op een oud gedicht van Nixon Waterman (1906). Ook al is de tekst dan al ruim een eeuw oud, de boodschap is tijdloos. Centrale vraag: “What have we done today?

Accordeon: Kees Schoone.

“Today” is in 2020 opgenomen door Pieter Tak met Tak&Band en verschenen op de diverse streamingdiensten.

Songtekst Today – N. Waterman

We shall do so much in the years to come,
 but what have we done today?
 We shall give our gold in a princely sum
 but what did we give today?
 
We shall lift the heart and dry the tear,
 We shall plant a hope in the place of fear,
 We shall speak the words of love and cheer
 but what did we speak today?
 What have we done today
 
We shall be so kind in the afterwhile,
 but what have we been today?
 We shall bring each lonely life a smile,
 but what have we brought today?
 We shall give to truth a grander birth,
 And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,
 We shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
 but whom have we fed today?
 What have we done today
 
We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
 but what have we sown today?
 We shall build a mansion in the sky,
 but what have we built today?
 What have we done today
 
We shall do so much in the years to come,
 but what have we done today?
 We shall give our gold in a princely sum
 but what did we give today?
 ‘Tis sweet in idle dreams to bask,
 but here and now do we do our task?
 Yes, this is the thing our souls must ask,
 “What have we done today?”
 
What have we done today 

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“I like the softness of the song and the clarity of its delivery.”

– Tomas de Faoite

“Weer een mooi nummer! Ierse invloeden? Tijdloze en inspirerende tekst.”

– Sjef Joosen