Selection

by Solo

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1.
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
2.
03:20
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
03:21
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
7.
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?
8.
03:09
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
9.
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

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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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