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10 songs, 10 bouwstenen van "Skeletal Soul"......

 

Alle songs geschreven door Peter De Middeleir, behalve song 4: "Achin' Heart" geschreven door Eric Grosemans.

 

 

1. A day is like a cigarette

2. New dance craze

3. These hard times

4. Achin' heart

5. A father's son

6. The internet song

7. What's the point?

8. Lighthouse keeper's daughter

9. My favourite scar

10. She brings me L.O.V.E.

 

 

1- A day is like a cigarette

Waking up never gets easier
It feels like you’ve been buried for 400 years and
You have to claw your way through six feet of rubble…….every day
The light filters through the curtains
One stale wake-up kiss
I surf around

A day is like a cigarette
White hot tracked by the (evening) sun
Leaving clouds of smoke
Through the yellow filter of the night

No news no morning glory
Supper and then I mouse the net
I’m on the computer untill somebody calls me
I feel a longing for a secluded cell
As midnight approaches I walk to our favourite waterhole
Time to get out there
Time to forget time

 

A day is like a cigarette
White hot tracked by the (evening) sun
Leaving clouds of smoke
Through the yellow filter of the night

Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep
Guide me safely through the night wake me with the morning light

Now as I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep
When in the morning light I wake show me the path of love to take

A day is like a cigarette
White hot tracked by the (evening) sun
Leaving clouds of smoke
Through the yellow filter of the night

A day is like a cigarette
Smoke dancing in the evening sun
The night filters out the day
And the smoke, it  fades away

 

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2- New dance craze

I ‘ve been hangin’ around for more than 50 years now, more than I can remember
Idols came and idols went, it kinda makes you think like you want to know

Secrets slowly revealing and then closing on you again
Sometimes my head goes spinning sometimes I don’t remember when….(it feels numb)

(seems like) A lot of things happened recently but nothing really changed
We’re all doin great, we’re all doin fine but we never do amaze
It’s a life in the middle, a life well spent,
bring up the kids and pay, pay  the monthly rent

And then I see the girls doin’ the new dance craze
And  then I hear the girls talking about the fashion days

Sometimes my eyes go spinnings, sometimes my eyes go blind
Sometimes I wonder and then I ask myself why
We ask ourselves no questions, so we never hear a lie
About love and the secrets of life and why we still do care

 

And then I see the girls doin’ the new dance craze
And  then I hear the girls talking about the fashion days

 

I saw idols fall and rise again and new ones being made
We all dance along as long as we feel great
The secret is in the middle, the secret is not so great
But we don’t mind and sing and dance along, along with the new dance craze

 

And then I see the girls doin’ the new dance craze
And  then I hear the girls talking about the fashion days

 

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3- These hard times  

The times we live in, the times we live in, are harsh
With no trust, no respect no love and no heart
We’ve had wars, floods sickness and drought
We fight over water and  food  - we fight over God

Don’t be fooled by appearances  don’t sit there idle
Get a hold of yourself start living your life

Let these hard times, these hard times, bring out the best in you
Don’t let these hard times, these hard times,  get you down

There’s a place for beauty, for beauty,  if we try
For friendship, love, respect and alike
Put the clock in reverse, make these days truly great
Cause this is our place and these are our times

No time for understanding, no time for compassion
Keep your head up, make a fist, make a stand

(Bridge) The last shall be the first….that is known
When you fight to make a life, make a home
We can all get along if we try
Mother earth will provide

 

Put the clock in reverse, make these days truly great
‘Cause this is our place and these are our times
There’s a place for beauty, for beauty,  if we try
For friendship, love, respect and alike

Don’t be fooled by appearances  don’t sit there idle
Get a hold of yourself and start living your life

Let these hard times, these hard times, bring out the best in you
Don’t let these hard times get you down
Despite these hard times, these hard times, make your dreams come true
( And ) push these hard times, these hard times, around

 

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4- Achin’ heart (Eric Grosemans)

Oh oh oh, how come we make life so…. complicated, yet it’s really simple
We’re never satisfied with anything we do…no matter how we try
We just can’t get it into our stubborn heads….it makes me want to shed (a tear)

Oh oh oh how come my heart is achin’ so….is it breaking ‘cause I care too much
Can anybody help me to make it through the storm can anybody tell me why it is so (oh)
Does anybody know?

Oh oh oh why is my heart achin’ so? ‘ Guess it brings me in a state of grieve

When I look upon this world (where) we live in without trust
It’s hard to believe someone is taking care of us
Someone who will receive us when we turn back into dust
Who will show us the way in case we should get lost

Is there anybody out there to heal my achin’ heart
I could find nobody, no? Not on my favourite’s charts
But I need someone, someone who will heal my achin’ heart

Is there anybody out there to heal my achin’ heart
I could find nobody, no? Not on my favourite’s charts
But I need someone, someone who will heal my achin’ heart

Oh oh oh ( repeat)

 

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5- A father’s son

  
Hey now…don’t get me wrong. I’m the soldier that didn’t came home
Hey now, if you look at me….I’m the casualty they didn’t see

 

Hey now, before you’re gone. Always someone’s hope a fathers’ son (mothers’ pride)
Hey now look at me. I’m your living conscience don’t forget me

 

Before you go to sleep at night . Grab your pillow and squeeze it tight
Think big car great house. All I can dream of is the life life I once had….

 

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6- The internet song

When I woke up this morning I saw the internet was gone
It left a note on my computer saying “ Suckers! So long!
Seen my RSS feed? My secure server? What’s this wretched spider doin’ here?
Jump the digital divide and we’re back to square zero again

No more Google, no more Youtube, no more Skype, no more Netonline
No more AIRBNB, no more UBER, Kapaza, Flickr and alike

Let’s go viral. Watch out for phising my proxy server   thank God for push technology
Create a profile join in and chat with me
Open my homepage send me a tekst away with Dotcoms…we think for ourselves
Long live the net and netiquette no more

No more Cookies, no more Java, no more Spam, no more jitter
The not so easy banking, Facebook, Shopwell or Twitter

Hiho the internet  Hiho the Net   Hiho the internet   the internet was gone…..  long live the net!!

 

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7- What’s the point?

 

You take to the streets,  you’ll occupy the parcs
you’ll take a stand and you will stand tall
You ‘ll fight  the police, the army and more
They may break your bones, but they can’t break your mind

 

you’re fed up with hiding behind laws and institutions
you know you’ll get hit but you know you don’t care

What’s the point in having a point when nobody is listening
What’s the point in having a point when there’s no-one left to listen / at all

 

Mothers and teachers  met with teargas and bullets
Some even met with live rounds live rounds and tanks

Will those who govern us never understand that
We’ll (keep on ) fight(ing)  until there is no end

What’s the point in having a point when nobody is listening
What’s the point in having a point when there’s no-one left to listen / at all

 

You’re not goin’ to be messed with      you’ve got nothing to loose
Your lives are deemed useless there’s blood at the roots

you’ll look them in the eye when speech becomes useless
they can break your body but they can’t break your soul

 

History has taught us we cannot just choose
Democracy is a strange and bitter fruit

 

What’s the point in having a point when nobody is listening
What’s the point in having a point when there’s no-one left to listen / at all
What’s the point in having a point when nobody is listening
What’s the point in having a point when there’s no-one left to listen / at all

 

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8- Lighthouse keepers' daughter

I’d like to keep her…she’s my lighthouse keepers' daughter
I couldn’t trade her in for no other no not for the far side of the world

I ‘d wish I could hold her while I’m away on the ocean
She waits at the border to guide me home to her

On an island in the sea she’s pointing home   home for me
A blink of an eye over the water from the old world to the new

I’d wish I could see her and that’s why she wants to be here
Standing guard over the Atlantic a safe passage home from the new world
I ‘d wish I could hold her while I’m away on the ocean
She waits at the border to guide me home to her

A blink of an eye that shows the way on the open sea through high water
A beacon in the night a safe passage home for me
On an island in the sea she’s pointing home   home for me
A blink of an eye over the water from the old world tot he new

I’d like to keep her…she’s my lighthouse keepers' daughter
I couldn’t trade her in for no other no not for the far side of the world

 

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9- My favourite scar

 

From the very first time that I saw you, baby
I knew this was too good to last
It was a knock out even before the bell rang
An angel passing by (dancing away)

Now it’s been more than 20 years since I heard of you, girl
But your memory is here to last
You were always there, always with me, baby
And time doesn’t seem to care

Ref: I guess you are…my favourite scar……(reminder of a lost love war)

 

Bridge: If life’s a bed of roses – no roses without thorns
No poetry, no prose…just heroes on our own
A plain and simple story, not a story to be told
Everything to gain, nothing to loose

 

Surely I’ve known other fine women and
Surely you didn’t stick with the past
So every day in this mortal life, girl,
We live together but apart

It feels like Adam who stood by Eve
When out of paradise they were expelled
I guess I still love you, girl,
More than this song can tell

Ref: I guess you are…my favourite scar……(reminder of a lost love war)

 

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10-She brings me L.O.V.E.  

I don’t care if she’s over 30
I don’t care if she’s black or white
I ‘d give my heart and soul to tell her
She really gets me through the night

Now I know what your friends are tellin’
She’s had a life and that’s allright
When my baby comes ‘round to tell me
She’ll be here fort he rest of my life

She brings me love…..

Troubles and complications. A fire though the night
My baby handles them with spirit she is my home she is my life
No-one is just perfect that doesn’t make her less allright
She has my heart and my desires…she makes my days she makes my nights

She brings me love…..

 

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