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: People’s Opinion

‘People’s Opinion’ is de vierde song van het nieuwe Tak&Band album onder de verzamelnaam ‘Jewel’.

“How can my weapon be the same weapon as you want to use?”

Nieuwe song van de Tak&Band EP ‘Jewel’: People’s Opinion.

New song of Tak&Band’s EP ‘Jewel’: People’s Opinion.

How can my weapon be the same weapon as you want to use…?


Op accordeon hoor je Wim Dictus en de double bass wordt bespeeld door Ruud van Overloop.

Songtekst People’s Opinion – Pieter Tak


An opinion is a weapon
which I want to point out to you
my opinion is my shield
only do I defend myself

Without my opinion
I feel vulnerable because
I want to protect us
even though I don't know how or why

How can my weapon
be the same weapon
as you want to use
and how can my shield
protect you too?

I don't know anything at all
I have no insight at all
I know nothing about conflicts
but I simply fear
something I don't know
something I deform
from a ghost into a monster
but why should I fight?

No one is sending me to battle
my opinion is completely useless
a crazy and weak thing that I only use
when I'm alone inside
when I'm alone inside

I don't know anything at all
I have no insight at all
I know nothing about conflicts
but I simply fear
something I don't know
something I deform
from a ghost into a monster
but why should I fight?

No one is sending me to battle
my opinion is completely useless
a crazy and weak thing that I only use
when I'm alone inside
When I'm alone inside
that I only use
when I'm alone inside
when I'm alone inside

Met dank aan Wim

De song is een bewerking van Pieter van een gedicht van Wim Dictus. Wim schrijft over zijn tekst:

Ik schreef de tekst gebaseerd op mijn observatie dat wij, koningen van de sociale platforms, onze meningen graag aan anderen opleggen. Niet om de wereld te verbeteren, daar zijn maar weinigen toe geroepen, maar omdat onze persoonlijke strijd ons dwars zit.

Wim Dictus

Hieronder de originele tekst van Wim.

Voor mensen met een mening

Een mening is een wapen waarmee ik je wil treffen
mijn mening is mijn schild waarmee ik mij verdedig
zonder mijn mening
voel ik me kwetsbaar want
ik wil me wel beschermen
ook al weet ik niet waartegen

hoe kan mijn wapen toch hetzelfde wapen zijn als jij
wil gebruiken en hoe kan
mijn schild jou ook beschermen?

ik weet helemaal niets
ik heb totaal geen inzicht
ik weet niets van strijd
maar ben eenvoudig bang
voor iets wat ik niet ken
voor iets wat ik vervorm
van een schim tot een monster
maar waarom zou ik strijden?

Ik hoef van niemand naar het slagveld
mijn mening is volkomen nutteloos
een gek en zwak ding dat ik alleen gebruik
als ik van binnen alleen ben

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New Song: Life Is Knocking

‘Life Is Knocking’ is de derde song van het nieuwe Tak&Band album onder de verzamelnaam ‘Jewel’. Het leven klopt aan je deur en vraagt je mee uit…

Nieuwe song van de Tak&Band EP ‘Jewel’: Life Is Knocking.

New song of Tak&Band’s EP ‘Jewel’: Life Is Knocking.

‘Life Is Knocking’… Het leven klopt aan je deur en vraagt je mee uit…

‘Life Is Knocking’ at your door asking you out for a date…

Songtekst Another Song – Pieter Tak

Life is knocking at the door 
  where are you waiting for 
  there's no time to hesitate 
  you could get up and open the gate 

Walk another mile or two 
  to meet the people and what they do 
  hear the stories and their dreams 
  See their longing between the screens 

Let's get out and give a hand 
  to someone or a non profit brand 
  no one will do you wrong 
  if your word is poor but strong 

Walk another mile or two 

Life is knocking at the door 

Well I believe in carry on 
  every day brings another song 
  and if this day is the one to meet 
  I'll be at the corner of the streets 

Walk another mile or two 

Life is knocking at the door 

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New Song: Another Song

‘Another Song’ is de tweede song van het nieuwe Tak&Band album onder de verzamelnaam ‘Jewel’. ‘Calling does not help…’

Tweede song van de Tak&Band EP ‘Jewel’: Another Song.

Second song of Tak&Band’s EP ‘Jewel’: Another Song.

Want to go back, want the situation back

as if it hadn’t happened

Back to the known before it happened,

Inevitably it will be different

Calling does not help

Songtekst Another Song – Pieter Tak

I want you back
 a deleted track
 like it never happened before

So I could say
 that our final play
 never left this floor

-When you call my name
 once or twice
 I'll be at your door

I try to loose
 my instant blues
 to bare your love once more

So you might say
 another day
 that we could get along

And I will try
 not to fly
 and sing another song
 And I will try
 not to fly
 and sing another song

When you call my name
 once or twice
 I'll be at your door

I try to loose
 my instant blues
 to bare your love once more

-I want you back
 a deleted track
 it never happened before

So you could say
 that our final play
 never left this floor

So you might say
 another day
 that we could get along

And I will try
 not to fly
 and sing another song
 And I will try
 not to fly
 and sing another song

Call my name
 I call your name
 Call....call

And I will try
 not to fly
 and sing another song

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New Song: Jewel

Tak&Band begint aan een nieuw album onder de verzamelnaam ‘Jewel’. Als eerste de titelsong: ‘Jewel’. Who could really understand…

Tak&Band begint aan een nieuw album, onder de verzamelnaam ‘Jewel’. Als eerste de titelsong: Jewel.

Tak&Band starts working on a new album, with the album title ‘Jewel’. First song is the title song: Jewel.

Wie zou het echt kunnen begrijpen…

dat het keer op keer gebeurt…

ook achter aantrekkelijke gevels…

Songtekst Jewel – Pieter Tak

Jewel stands by the water
 a piece of weight in her hand
 The metal’s still warm and the surface splashes 
 who could really understand

Bob turned into hate and violence 
 he was trapped in drugs and booze
 Deep down in the bottle lurks danger
 like a devil on the loose

No one is here to help her
 her hidden bruises can only say
 So it feels she’s the only one to differ
 she has to be the one to stay 

Mummy’s black eye was the trigger
 Jewel waited near her school 
 Bob was stone drunk as she met him
 her stepdad was a total fool 

There she led him towards the river
 the water was rising high
 When the first splash was delivered
 only the moon rose in the sky 

Jewel stands by the water
 a piece of weight in her hand
 The metal’s still warm and the surface splashes 
 who could really understand

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New Song: The Oyster

De beleving om je te verstoppen biedt geen enkele garantie, alleen speelse fantasie…

The experience of hiding offers no guarantee, only playful fantasy

Songtekst The Oyster – Pieter Tak

I wish I was an oyster
 deep down in the sea
 Then all the big troubles
 would wave over me
 I wish I was an oyster
 holding grip for a start
 Outside crap is bouncing off
 cause my shell is that hard
 
It is less lonely
 Deep down in the sea
 See all the lovely fishes for free
 It is so quiet
 There you want to be
 Look for the colours
 Inside of me
 
I'm not a swimmer fish
 up there it's sticky from oil
 Baby turtle swam in a net
 now he's left to spoil
 I wish I was an oyster
 led my tears where no one cares
 Wouldn't pollute the ocean waves
 my salty drops are fair
 
Last time a plastic Jesus
 came knocking at my door
 I sucked: Leave me alone
 here's no room anymore
 But he begged to come inside
 to hug the slimy beast
 I left him in the bustling storm
 lit a candle at his feast
 
It is less lonely
 Deep down in the sea
 See all the lovely fishes for free
 It is so quiet
 There you want to be
 Look for the colours inside of me

 Inside of me
 Inside of me
 
Inside my shady shallow shed
 I form a shiny pearl
 She is not too big because, you know
 we play hard to get
 
I reckon they want to catch me
 slit my spine apart
 That's why I'm in the deep
 give them bubbles when I fart
 So finally when I get caught
 and end up in a dish
 I'll be the blue oyster
 that harms his guts
 so he’ll never trust a fish
 
It is less lonely
 Deep down in the sea
 See all the lovely fishes for free
 It is so quiet
 There you want to be
 Look for the colours inside of me

Inside of me
 Inside of me
 Inside of me 

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New Song: Branded

Een jongen met kroeshaar vertelde op tv: ‘We kunnen maar beter niet hollend proberen de bus of trein te halen, want ze zien ons al gauw voor vluchtende dieven aan.’ Zo ontstond de song ‘Branded’.

A boy with frizzy hair told on TV: ‘We better not run to catch the bus or train, because they quickly mistake us for fleeing thieves.’ This is how the song “Branded” was born.

Songtekst Branded – Pieter Tak

Marked from the nest
 where you were born
 marked from day one
 The only thing that seems to matter is
 where you are coming from
 As a kid he was curly and cute
 the youngster cast a shadow ahead
 No longer a promising star
 possibly brutal and bad

Branded
 Branded
 Branded
 for what you are
 Branded
 Branded
 Branded
 for what you are

Thrown out by the colour of your skin
 known for being with a lot
 The sound of your name is depending
 on whether you get the job or not
 If you drive a shiny car
 you are suspicious in their eyes
 Don't run to catch your bus or train
 only thieves run in their lies

Branded
 Branded
 Branded
 for what you are
 Branded
 Branded
 Branded
 for what you are

Branded for life
 if we don't fight it
 Branded for life
 if we stay blind
 Branded for life
 if we take this shit
 Branded for life
 in your mind
 Branded for life
 again and again
 Branded for life
 if we don't change
 Branded for life
 if we have no plan
 Branded for life
 it's insane

I can let it slip and slide
 'cause I'm white up to the bone
 I'm guilty from an historical point
 but awareness comes alone
 It is pinned on my every days list
 my failures come from the deep
 We are branded by our fellowmen
 and the slope is running steep

Branded
 Branded
 Branded
 for what you are
 Branded
 Branded
 Branded
 for what you are 

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New Song: Water Sweet Water

Begin jaren 70 bracht Pieters broer een sitar voor hem mee uit het verre India. Het was altijd Pieters wens die rinkelende klanken nog eens bij een lied te kunnen gebruiken. Bij ‘Water Sweet Water’ voegde het zich harmonisch samen met onder meer de warme backing vocals van Mirjam.

Een heerlijk dromerige song.

“Water Sweet Water” is eind 2020 opgenomen door PieterTak met Tak&Band en verschenen op de diverse streamingdiensten.

Songtekst Water Sweet Water – Pieter Tak

I am waiting
 on a glimpse of the moon
 holding back
 all of my tunes
 Searching through
 my memories and mail
 hoping to find
 where I did fail
 
I am waiting
 on the light at your door
 like a lifeboat is waiting
 for a sign on the shore
 I am handcuffed
 like tied up on a shelf
 I feel like framed
 and trapped inside myself
 Caught and calling for a reply
 a field that longs
 for a rainy sky

Every call of the wind
 gives a ruffle on the sea
 Every whisper of the spring
 charms the green from a tree
 And every breaker pushes the sand
 towards the beach
 But why is my calling
 keeping you out of reach
 
I was dreaming
 that you came along
 we were laughing
 and singing our songs
 Now I stand in the desert so dry
 water, sweet water
 come from the sky
 I call your name
 but it fails to stay
 the wind whispers loud
 and I’m blown away
 I call your name
 but the heavens take over
 with silent lightning and clouds
 
Every call of the wind
 gives a ruffle on the sea
 Every whisper of the spring
 charms the green from a tree
 And every breaker pushes the sand
 towards the beach
 Why is my calling
 keeping you out of reach
 
Once in a lifetime
 there is blessing from above
 once in a lifetime
 you find such a love
 Now I stand in the desert so dry
 water, sweet water,
 come from the sky….
 water, sweet water
 come from the sky….
 water, sweet water
 come from the sky 

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New Song: Silence In The City

Stilte in de stad. Een stilte op plekken waar je het niet meer zou verwachten, waar altijd de drukte overheerst en het geluid je gedachten bijna blokkeert.

De sfeervolle saxofoonklanken in deze song zijn van Peter den Otter.

“Silence In The City” is najaar 2020 opgenomen door Pieter Tak met Tak&Band en verschenen op de diverse streamingdiensten.

Songtekst Silence In The City – Pieter Tak

You hope for silence in the city
 silence in the street
 Oh girl, you’re so pretty
 from the café where we should meet
 Seven coins lost in the pocket
 and only a bit of rain
 No jobs in the columns
 every effort in vain
 
Where the buzz
 of the saxophone drone
 Meets the heart of the neon fist
 Where the booze
 first fitted like old shoes
 then fills your brain
 with blurry mist
 
And the morning shift is passing
 and the papers are dropped by
 See the colors of busses are flashing
 bringing up the load of the day
 You can’t deny
 
The hope for silence in the city
 disappears through the night
 The girl which seemed so pretty
 vanished by the traffic light
 Where the saxophone player
 is long gone and you have to admit
 That the weight of the waitress
 is telling
 you have to pay and quit
 
And the morning shift is passing
 and the papers are dropped by
 See the colors
 of busses are flashing
 Bringing up the load of the day
 bringing up the load of the day
 You can’t deny
 You can’t deny 

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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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