This is Solo

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Songs and sounds Still I carry on though I’ve been waiting much too long I’ve been lost I’ve been found Up, to come right down I’ve been stopped, my luck impound And I put my worries, into songs and sounds Exhibit came to my aid, hailed and praised But it had my soul out for sale Burned down, when it all failed I’ve been stopped, my luck impound So I put my worries into songs and sounds While the world came down And I stood my ground While their world came down Then I fell into disgrace, took a liking in being made I’ve been SSIK and oversee, open, secretly I’ve been the first, but always late I got sunburned in the shade My luck impound And I put my worries in these songs and sounds While the world came down I just stood my ground For a chance to come around
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Mind 03:10
Mind A slight urge to call you In the middle of the night Your sight has set me on fire but it’s warmth without delight Since you were mine during that time The state you left me in felt strange for I was denied I find myself so blind But I didn’t mind I remember the whispers, your ‘sirens-advise’ They brought a smile to your face that never reached your eyes When I took the fall and I was nursing my pride You felt great you’d left me 'dead' and denied I find myself so blind But I didn’t mind Defeat is my greatest triumph Apologies are not due The clues you’ve left me Girl I wonder, did you know I knew that I’d be fine Cause I didn’t mind
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The rules 03:32
The rules Can't stare it in the face Won't find it in one place Trace it if I could, but it won't be understood Who is in control Will I ever bare that soul It plays a trick on me and it seems to fool us all Wish that you and I were lovers but I don’t know the game Please can I have the rules explained again Some say its in the stars But I bet for the moon The answers ain’t that far, but it won’t be found too soon It’s playing with my heart It’s passion pulls the pain Intending to outsmart, but I end up in refrain Wish that you and I were lovers but I don’t know the game Please can I have the rules explained again
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Hit me with a kiss I’m close to comfort with my task he said, when I asked I want straight tonight, but I’m diverted all the time Is that bad? And when he hit me with his kiss I tasted whiskey on my lips burning Full of fire was he, who loved me He’d hide in trees to oversee the targets, hit on the liver or close to it A figure filled his upper arm A tattooed Calvin like his so What a charm But he kissed me with his fist, I tasted teardrops on my lips burning Full of fire was he, who undone me His head’s at home, a heart o’ stone, Said: live my life to ruine another one Bought the sweet another shot He dropped his guns for the drink was all he got When he kissed me with his fist, I tasted blood on my lips, turning, Full of anger is he, full of hatred he’ll be, he who learned how to kill me
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Prayer for the gun On the horizon of desert sand Surrounded by devout naked land We drove out early before the dawn Waited silent for things to come And what followed looked like the sun Was a prayer for the gun Before the earth moved there was the sound Dark billows rose over holy ground I was tempted to look right in Where He could withstand I pledged to sin And what followed looked like the sun Was praying for a gun As the spirit sent him out to do what he has done shouting kingdom come! I fell down upon my knees to meet my maker with a plea to make it all undone And what followed looked like the sun Was praying for a gun
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Silence falls Goodnight dear bottle It is time for me to go Before long I’ll be back to say hello Goodbye dear friends and all that follows You know the clock says time to close We’ve been down to the bottom and it shows We'll be meeting, bumping into doorways And walking into walls Taking steps right before the tumble, before the silence falls Goodnight see you in the morning I’ll be waiting just outside My guide to life is hiding round the corner, right? So we’ll be meeting, bumping into doorways And walking into walls Here’s to us Taking steps right before the tumble, before the silence falls We’ll be meeting, somewhere near the doorway On the steps of heavens gate And I will sing this song Here’s to us, right before the tumble, before the silence falls
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Right here Honey, honey, I think it's time to go low To give in, surrender or we'll explode You and I are hard to combine Our love is a war fought at the front line Honey, honey I think it's time to let go Cause right here, right now, we can change and turn around Who believes that all we've said is done And the battle of sexes is all that we've become You and I are caught in crossfire Our love is a war, its what desires are good for Honey, honey, I think it's time to let go Right here, right now, we can change and turn around Right here, right now, we can change and turn around And have you felt lonely? Do you think that god is a man? Let us start all over again Do you think I'm just a fool? When I play this one for you too? Right here, right now, we can change and turn around Right here, right now, we can change and turn around And we start all over again
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Opportunities Good luck to you Run off you fools You’re feet will follow later Make way, relate There’s no escape We’ll find today tomorrow What it is baby can’t you see It’ s being here or not to be So why don’t we? Stick together baby, we got soul Heaven knows that after all We can’t live off rock & roll Stay put, hands up Hand out your love Receive, return, surrender We push and pull Then bend the rules In time for worse and better And God’s glue got me dreaming I’d stuck on you Don’t remember what we have to Just forget the things we should have done
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Onandon 03:45
Onandon Families out on parade Women are minding their ways Teenagers drawn by the fire And bellies filled with desire Mothers and fathers, brothers and sons Daughters, sisters, all and then some Remember the story is old It goes on and on Old men drowning their tears They’re drunk from an orgy of years All part of the plot and the fun A history of righting our wrongs Mothers and fathers, brothers and sons Daughters, sisters, all and then some Remember the story is old It goes on and on and on Bound to bond and love and mourn And on and on and on And so it goes, We give what we get, Yet what they know Is what we’re told So you might add a little hurt Add a little hope next time But in this life This time we’re lost and it goes on
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Come back to me You got to come back to me I’ll paint you the picture I’ll write you poetry Devote my life to All you need is love Although I prefer to be Somewhat lonesome And comfort worries me You unleash an awful lot of Take my hand Bend my will Hold me tight Kiss and thrill But give me a life before you leave Because you got to come back to me You got to make way for me You got to come back to me Make way for me Come back to me and tell me I’m not the only one in love You got to come back to me Home’s where the hurt is Where hugs and hostility Go hand in hand With elegance and ease Crack your whip Break my will Hold me tight Kiss me still But give me your love before you leave Because you got to come back to me
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Better man Could have been a better man A better lover and a better friend I could have been what I was told to be Could have been what you wanted to But I never do the things I should Will I become what I have been all along It takes time to find your life And a life to find that time It takes as little as we know It takes passion, it takes peace Fights and disbelief But where life leads you, you must go Could have been a poet or Simply be the boy next door Off to war, a soldier smoking roses I have had my money’s worth Bought and sold and feinted hurt But destiny is the ground beneath our feet When it all comes down When it all blows up When the choices have been made When it all blows up When it all comes down We are free to choose our fate It takes time to find your life And a life to find that time It takes as little as we know It takes passion, it takes peace Fights and disbelief But where life leads you, you must go
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LOVE ALWAYS HOPES AND WE TALK ABOUT A LOT BUT WE TALK ABOUT IT NOT NO, WE CAN’T GIVE UP TONIGHT FOR THIS LOVE PROPELLED OUR LIVES KNOT OUR TIES WE ALL KNEW WE WANTED SOMETHING THOUGH WE NEVER QUITE KNEW WHAT BUT SHE STOLE OUR HEART AND SOUL THEN WE NAMED HER ROCK AND ROLL AND WE GAVE ALL YES IT’S HER I’LL FOLLOW I’LL FOLLOW TO THE END OF THIS BLIGHTED BAND HERE WE GO WITH THE SAME VOICE, THE SAME GOALS AND LOVE, IT ALWAYS HOPES OOH WE DREAMT OF BEING STARS IT JUST NEVER GOT THAT FAR SHE LOST INTEREST, LOST CONTROL WE GREW UP, WE GOT OLD ALMOST, ALMOST AND IT’S HER I FOLLOW I FOLLOW TO THE END OF THIS BLIGHTED BAND HERE WE GO WITH A SAME VOICE, THE SAME GOALS AND LOVE, IT ALWAYS HOPES ITS THE SAME HEART, THE SAME SOAP YES LOVE, IT ALWAYS HOPES NEVER THAT SAME MISTAKE NEVER LET HER KNOW HERE WE GO, TO THE END OF THIS BLIGHTED BAND HERE WE GO WITH A SAME VOICE, THE SAME GOALS AND LOVE, IT ALWAYS HOPES ITS THE SAME HEART, THE SAME SOAP YES LOVE, IT ALWAYS HOPES
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Save me 03:14
SAVE ME I TOO FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU I WAS STRUCK BY THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES HELD YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU SPOKE TO ME WAKE UP IT IS TIME TO RISE YOU WANTED ME TO COME WITH YOU AND YOU TOLD ME HOW IT COULD BE WHEN I ARRIVE FOR YOU TAKE ME HOME YOU WOULD BE THERE WAITING FOR ME AND YOU SAVE ME WHENEVER YOU’RE NEAR I WAS LOST WHEN YOU FOUND ME DEAR YOU SAVE ME AND DRY MY TEARS YOU MAKE ME I TRIED TO WALK AND I FOUND MY FEET AT THE DAWN OF ANOTHER NEW DAY YOU TOOK ME DANCING IN THE STREETS TO A SOUL SAID TO LEAD ME ASTRAY YOU TELL THE TRUTH TO A SINGLE CHORD AND I’M READY NOW TO BELIEVE TOUCHED BY THE FLAME AND BORN AGAIN FOR THE MESSAGE SEND IS RECEIVED AND YOU SAVE ME WHENEVER YOU’RE NEAR I WAS LOST WHEN YOU FOUND ME DEAR YOU SAVE ME AND DRY MY TEARS YOU MAKE ME I NEED TO GO WITH YOU TO PLACES YET UNKNOWN SHOW ME WHERE TO GO HOW TO FIND YOU YOU SAVE ME WHENEVER I FEAR, TRUST IN YOU TO FIND ME DEAR YOU SAVE ME AND DRY MY TEARS YOU MAKE ME
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Lost weekend 03:47
LOST WEEKEND WHEN YOU’RE UP TO NO GOOD BECAUSE YOU’RE MISUNDERSTOOD I’LL TAKE YOU ANYWHERE THE WIND BLOWS, AWAY FOR GOOD ‘CAUSE YOUR DADDY’S BEEN RUDE CROSS THE SEAS LIKE A SAILOR WOULD OVER THE EDGE OF THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD WHEN YOU BURN WITH DESIRE BUT YOUR LOVE IS A LIAR WE’LL GO ANYWHERE THE WIND BLOWS, HIGHER AND HIGHER WHEN IT COMES TO THE WIRE LET’S GET DRUNK TO QUENCH THAT FIRE SINK AWAY IN BURNING MIRE ON A SHARP DESCEND A LOST WEEKEND FEAST A DAY IN HELL, JUST TO ESCAPE AND AGAIN, WHAT A GOOD REASON FOR A STRAY SEASON FIND RELIEF IN PURGATORY MY DEAR FINALLY WHEN YOUR VISION IS BLURRED AND YOU STAND OUT OF THE HERD YOU’RE DRIFTING ANYWHERE THE WIND BLOWS, BEYOND THE WORD ‘CAUSE YOUR MOM WENT BERSERK FIND YOURSELF TRAPPED IN THE DIRT HERE’S THE THING THAT LAST OCCURRED ON A SHARP DESCEND A LOST WEEKEND FEAST A DAY IN HELL, JUST TO ESCAPE AND AGAIN, WHAT A GOOD REASON FOR A STRAY SEASON FIND RELIEF IN PURGATORY MY DEAR FINALLY
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Drunken bed 03:25
DRUNKEN BED DRUNKEN BED TAKE ME FROM HERE I’M TIRED AND I WANT TO SLEEP OFF THE TEARS BURY ME, PLEASE, UNDER YOUR SHEETS TAKE ME AWAY TO THAT FARAWAY PLACE DRUNKEN BED DRUNKEN BED GET ME OUT OF HERE CRADLE MY MIND WITH THE MONSTERS BENEATH AND OFFER MY BONES TO THEIR GRINDING TEETH PRETEND THERE’S NEVER BEEN SOMEONE LIKE ME THERE WAS NEVER LAST NIGHT NEVER THAT FIGHT DRUNKEN BED TAKE ME FROM HERE I’M SMELLING OF DARK REEKING OF FEAR LET ME FORGET THIS DELIRIOUS DREAM GET ME OUT OF HERE
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It's quite simple, really. Solo (Michiel Flamman) has one goal and one goal only: a song can only see the light of day when it's perfect. There's only room for the most beautiful melodies, the ones that stick to your mind when hearing them for the first time. Guitar and piano must be clear and catchy - sometimes by sounding as upbeat as possible, sometimes by hiding sensitively in the shadows. Solo is always in search of a Timeless Melody, just like its predecessors and idols, Nick Drake and The La's, did in the past. In the Netherlands, Solo's music has become a hallmark of pop songs with a golden glow.

This is Solo is a compilation of Solo's best songs of the past few years. It contains the highlights of all three previous albums, with the addition of a surprising cover of Sabrina's Boys. This is Solo allows the listener to get to know Solo in all his facets, from the upbeat, catchy Come Back to Me to the intimate, breathtaking Silence Falls. Flamman's fragile voice and sincere lyrics grab the listener kindly by the throat. After recent performances in Germany, Solo fell in love with the country. He now wants to share his best work and therefore he compiled this latest album especially for the German market. That's how This is Solo came about. It's all quite simple, really.

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released January 7, 2011

Guitar and vocals: Michiel Flamman
Piano, keyboards and backing vocals: Simon Gitsels
Drums: Rowin Tettero
Bass: Reyer Zwart
Electric guitar: Cok van Vuuren

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Produced and mastered by Martijn Groeneveld, except where says different

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