We don’t sleep

all the words and then the tears
from saying things that we don’t mean
because we talk but we don’t hear
as we are trying to be seen
and we already forgot what it was all about.

And so we lie awake together and we stare into the night
while between us burns the fire of the demons that we fight
as they point to one another over wrong and right.

‘and then it’s her voice calling out
and we get up to calm her mind
taking turns to fight her demons
as we leave our own behind
we don’t need to speak in words, we don’t need to talk

and so we lie awake together as the demons come to terms (and)
the flames smothered by blankets while her hands cool down the burns
taking yours and taking mine, we don’t sleep but here we are


‘cause their just fears and they are words
that don’t explain the things you mean
and so I’m here to hold you tight
and as I hold you you are seen,
you don’t need to speak in words, you don’t need to talk

As the sun washes away the starlight while we lie awake
and we find something to say that breaks the silence and the day
we get up and go our way, but our love will stay
as we go our way we know this love here to stay

Iemand anders

We zitten samen op de fiets
de wind die waait en ik zeg niets
jij neemt de wereld in je op
hoe snel het gaat en dan weer stopt

nu ga je spelen en ontdekken op een plek die je niet kent
en dan samen alles delen, al het speelgoed, maar dat went.
en als er dan iets is en je wilt te zeggen wat je voelt
dan is het – iemand anders die wel snapt wat je bedoelt

het is nog vroeg en door het duister
lach je sprankelend, ik luister
met een vaartje op de fiets
ik breng je weg voor “maar heel even”
– maar ik vind ’t stiekem niets

Je zult er heel veel dingen anders, en nog zoveel voor het eerst
(doen) en je krijg er vieze kleren, en een griepje als het heerst
En als een ander dan eens niet leuk met je samen speelt
is het – iemand anders die jouw verdriet dan deelt

en je oefent keer op keer, tot je t kunt of nog net niet
en een ander is degene die je trotse blik dan ziet
en ook zul je eens hard vallen, of gewoon verdrietig zijn
en ik weet ik zal het voelen, een klein steekje hartepijn
…maar dan is het – iemand anders die je langs je haren streelt
– iemand anders die jou verdriet dan deelt

Maar niemand anders zal je vasthouden als ik
Nee niemand anders ziet de toekomst in jouw blik
Niemand anders weet nog hoe ontzettend klein – je was
en ik – als geen ander zal er altijd voor je zijn

All the things

All the things we think we have to carry
All the things we’re toiling on our backs
Only slow us down when we get higher
Only slow us down

All the things we saw and carry with us
All the things we capture in our heads
Only cloud our eyes and make us weary
Only cloud our eyes

So let them go
And trust that all you need is in your hands
you will find that all the love is in
the moments that you share
If you open up your eyes and let your heart
fill up with love that is your own

All the things we said one day we would
Always one more day until we do
All the difference that we’d be making if
Only today we would

All the things we never really cared for
All the little things that make our days
All the things we always took for granted
Only granted life

So say them loud
Those little things that make up all the change
Make them real and let them turn the wheels
of life and luck your way
Let them open up your eyes and your heart
fill up with love that is your own

up to us

I can see where we would be –
long before we go
but for now I’m in between
stuck in the how of what I’ve seen
I long to do what I’ve observed
in you so many times

Weak and weary was my spine
Your strength, you poored it into mine
so big your love so deep the hole
The space that I’d been making,
digging slowly in my heart
Wasteland for a brand new start

waiting for that one like you
to make it up to us

One step forward two steps back
Oh what it takes to grow – you,
bearer of the future past
Slowly, slowly will reset
me to the present time I know
counting all the steps to go

If I could hold a gun
I’d realize I was the one
that shot me in the knee,
Though I was running, never free.
It’s me, it’s always been, I’d see
But now it’s up to us

From the moment there was you
it has been up to us

Before it starts to rain


Before it starts to rain

I need to clear the lines

Have to set the signs

Before it starts to rain


Before it starts to rain

I need to build my fort

Fight for what I’m worth

Before it starts to rain


Before it starts to rain

I have to get my clothes inside

Set up a place to hide

Before it starts to rain.


Before it starts to rain

I need to sit outside a bit

And think about the fire I lit

Before it starts to rain


as the summer echoes fade and twilight wins terrain
before I realize, the darkness gradually
leads us towards the center of our trail
in the darkest of the night, the brightest stars revealed

lights like mirrors of the sky, illuminate the way
how distant can it be, the image that we see
as we surpass the highest peak
the slope that leads us home is where we test our will

Let me just remain on right here on the edge,
where I can see – the horizon in full
clear and bright –
staring at the world – all within my reach
in this moment of peace
before the time takes over

as the still of white makes way, for fields that overflow
the summer lies ahead – before I even know
the longest day will shed it’s light to waste
though swiftly passes by – will leave us with it’s lasting blissful taste

one and the same

ghost from the past
where did you come from overnight?
face in the crowd,
suddenly clearly in my sight.

the world frozen still –
while my mind spins back in time
I look behind –
catching the glance that’s seeking mine

and I know that you know,
that we both were in that place
where a body and mind
are one and the same

how life has passed
didn’t you notice on the way?
no time for doubt
all that we see is all there is.

and the light in your eyes
strikes a fire to the bridge
on the river in me – and I slip and fall
and get pulled down the stream like I did

out of sight out of heart for so many years
yet a void in the core of what made me to be
who I am where I stand it is suddenly shaking
the ground beneath my feet.

and a hand reaches out
pulls me up on the shore
On the pavement we stand – once again
near the edge while the people rush by like the water

all the steps that I took to the place where I’m now
How the path took a turn, and I followed it down
how I sailed with the wind and I ended up stream
in a place that is all that I know now it seems

The world picks up speed –
while my mind returns to now
I look behind –
catching the glance that’s seeking mine

and I know that you know,
that we both know that face
and our body and mind
are one and the same