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9 Songs recorded live, stripped of all fancy stuff. Just a guy with a guitar and a guy on the piano.

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released March 15, 2007

Guitar and vocals: Michiel Flamman
Piano and backing vocals: Simon Gitsels

Recorded and mixed by Reyn at Prevue Productions
Mastered by Martijn Groeneveld at Mailmen
Artwork Adriaan Pels

All songs written by Solo
Lyrics by Michiel Flamman
Published by Perkin Music

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Track Name: Onandon (free download)
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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: Everything goes
Everything goes

Everything goes you just have to wait
You think that you know some
but it’s all going to change
Our world on the wane?
Was it ever the same?
Get a hold of grip you might lose it again

Waiting and wondering see years passing by
We’ve lost some good faith but our hope’s still alive
When the flower is ready soon
the bee uninvited will come for its bloom

Everything goes you just have to wait
The tide flows with the waves
A walk on the beach leaves footsteps behind
The memory sticks in the mind
Whatever the cost of loving and trust
Remember it is not going to last
It all fades to grey gets blown away and finally lost in the past

A dream without sleep is a nightmare that’s real
The future will hold what we try to reveal
Like who wins the war, who is tough
Please wake me up, I’ve seen enough

And everything goes you just have to wait
The tide flows with the waves
Here comes the sea to swallow the beach
Memories washed out of reach
Whatever the cost of hating and loss
Remember it’s not going to last
It all fades to grey gets blown away and finally lost in the past
Track Name: Hit me with a kiss
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 upperarm
A tattooed Calvin like his son,
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 learnt how to kill me
Track Name: The rules
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
Track Name: The worst time (free download)
The worst time

What is it my love?
What do you mean by go?
No I don’t know

The room holds its breath
Her cat is playing dead
I’m not a part of this
I’m just a figurehead

Do I hear a phone, who is calling me?
Through the walls of this home, it’s calling
Mounting a memory of somewhere I’d rather be

So what is this thought
I was thinking of
About leaving now and giving up
The worst time is when you’ve almost won
or you’ve almost lost

Silence’s a brute
When you’re awestruck and mute
It tears at the heart and it pulls apart

Before I raise tears and come again,
Something ‘bout loss, care and pain
A smile, for the ricochet, I’m bruising anyway

So what is this thought
I was thinking of
About leaving now and giving up
The worst time is when you’ve almost won
or you’ve almost lost

What is it my love?
Track Name: Mind
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
Track Name: Drowned by clouds
Drowned by clouds

Gallows trees, abandoned street
Light divides and branches reach
Take me by the hand before you drown

Water falls and somersaults
river runs, like it crawls
Wash me ashore, before I drown

Tidal waves, break in silence
Heaven floods over us

Drowned by clouds and I surrender,
Cause heaven floods over us