Molten Rock - album

by VanWyck

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1.
Supermarket Line They’re making babies on the television I can see the bombs drop in the intermission someone tries to sell me a new lipgloss while I’m waiting in the supermarket line The alcoholic in front of me buys a salad to go with his bottle of red and the two beers that he needs early in the morning before the supermarket line I am thinking about my babies need to hurry home and maybe fix them something fast to eat and not forget the neighbours need a hand with the trashcan in the supermarket line And the candy wrappers shine like jewels that you don’t notice anymore Mama said there ain’t nothing to it These are the ways my girl These are the ways of the world There ain’t nothing you can do about it girl. Watch it burn, bust and go up in smoke while the anchorman makes another joke The cashier winks at me because the alcoholic forgot all his change and as we both call him back he turns and smiles and says he’s sorry to the supermarket line I mimic that’s okay, not in a hurry anyway while the students behind me keep on discussing how to best get to the party after the supermarket line And the candy wrappers shine like jewels that you don’t notice anymore Mama said there ain’t nothing to it These are the ways my girl These are the ways of the world There ain’t nothing you can do about it girl. Watch it burn, bust and go up in smoke while the anchorman makes another joke
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Lead me on 04:05
I seek shelter from the rain between the houses, I hide far away from cold and bitter streets. Don’t know if I will reach my destination, I have so much going against me But I keep my eyes fixed on a far horizon and I keep my hands tied to the steering wheel. Even if I didn’t make much of my assets, maybe one day you will set me free Lead me on, lift me up Take me home, I will follow In your arms, I belong I have known it for so long They say you have turned away from all the faithless, they say your eyes shied away from all our shame But I find your face reflected on the Pavement and I feel you when I’m walking through the rain And when I reach my hand up to the next compassion. Someone’s bound to look down at me pretty soon. I know they don’t like it when I meet their gazes, so I keep my eyes fixed firmly at my shoes Lead me on, lift me up Take me home, I will follow In your arms, I belong I have known it for so long Christine Oele: vocals, acoustic guitar Reyer Zwart: bass guitar, piano, backing vocals Rowin Tettero: drums Marjolein van der Klauw: backing vocals Sander Donkers: electric guitar, backing vocals
3.
Rock Carver 03:37
They say I was born Under a plastic light With a knife clenched in my fist And as I opened my eyes I saw my father cry Oh lord, what kind of mess is this Now all the good stuff don’t come easy, even when you think you’ve got it made baby better watch out For I was born to be a rock carver And I’m coming to carve you out They speak of your heart How you locked it up In a fortress made of stone And though my hands are soft And my voice is worn Be sure my blade is sharp Now all the good stuff don’t come easy, even when you think you’ve got it made baby better watch out For I was born to be a rock carver And I’m coming to carve you out
4.
Make of Me 03:47
Make of me What you please It’s plain to see I fit into most forms My flesh is weak I bend easily Abundantly If that’s what you need So babe roll your window down fast Let’s make a deal that will last You can have your sense of pride I’ll see the truth from both sides I will shift shapes and opposites They’ve always attracted me The space in between Let me buy You back your precious time Just close your eyes And find what you lost So babe roll your window down fast Let’s make a deal that will last You can have your sense of pride I’ll see the truth from both sides Oh baby don’t hesitate Take your chance now I’ll come a-ravishing If ravishing is your style Babe roll your window down fast Let’s make a deal that will last You can have your sense of pride I’ll see the truth from both sides
5.
Carolina's Anatomy Carolina dances on the roof beneath the starlight as she sways to the beat of the drum machine Holds her hands out to the sky, lets all worry pass her by she sways to the beat of the drum machine Have you ever been this close to feeling no remorse and being where you want to be Carolina smiles and opens her eyes as she sways to the beat of the drum machine Turns her shoulders bare and tosses her hair and it sways to the beat of the drum machine Have you ever been this close to feeling no remorse and being where you want to be Carolina, Carolina, Carolina, Carolina Carolina’s hips they do a certain little twist where you can almost get your head around. Let’s her twirling legs move along the edge to where the music is not that loud Have you ever been this close to feeling no remorse and being where you want to be Carolina, Carolina, Carolina, Carolina Carolina’s feet then move to your seat Where she sits down next to you Takes your hand, lifts it to her lips And with the softest kiss She gets you there
6.
They painted your picture On the high school gym wall Your eyes as big as baskets Your smile the size of a goal If I could I would Stay there all night Watch the shades turn to ghosts That dance in a waning moonlight I’d rub my feet Along the concrete Spread out my hands on the floor We will be one, once more They made your eyes sparkle With a nine-pointed star In blue and silver paints That glow up in the dark If I could I would Dive right into And drift away upon your seas To never ever return I’d rub my feet Along the concrete Spread out my hands on the floor We will be one, once more The ceiling breaks open The night sky calls The darkness is endless The stars shine cold The dance floor is empty So come on my love I’ll breathe live back into you heart They painted your picture On the high school gym wall Your hair forever flowing in the wind Your smile to die for
7.
He wakes me in the morning With a gun in his hand Tells me he has to go And must make his way fast He lifts me from the bed And kisses my hair As I lock my arms around him I whisper in his ear Be it to the end my darling I will go Be it to the end my darling I will follow He slowly shakes his head Puts his hand across my mouth We listen to the wind Stirring in the south And as he kisses my neck He tells me he knows best Where he goes no one follows But I’m not so sure of that Be it to the end my darling I will go Be it to the end my darling I will follow
8.
I find you in the breakfast room You’re sipping orange juice There’s a cigarette behind your ear As the waiters make their haste Stacking plates high upon plates I feel the earth shake Are those your shoulders is it true Your hands, your scars Your fingers too, how I know it And it’s so good To look at you If I’m dreaming Won’t nobody wake me Cause it’s so good To be with you If I’m in some kind of spell Don’t break it Just make it Last for a while Last for a while Last for a while You look at me and smile and say hi baby, sorry that it took me a while You got caught up you say and it was all some big mistake Then you stand and make your way towards the self-service buffet and ask me if I want some bread or fruit you say they got good coffee too if I’d want it And it’s so good to look at you And it’s so good To look at you If I’m dreaming Won’t nobody wake me Cause it’s so good To be with you If I’m in some kind of spell Don’t break it Just make it Last for a while Last for a while Last for a while Your off-white linen shirt and your off-white linen pants hang from your perfect frame just like you’re floating on air It’s nobody’s fault you say no, no one is to blame you’re just glad to be back again and this time you are gonna stay
9.
Watch the sun break on the wide lake, where the white bird is washing its feathers Watch the waves roll over the grey stones, where your feet search the edges There’s nothing to fear love The current is strong Out in the distance The boatman calls Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on pretty maidens Let down, let down, let down let down, let down your hair Undo, undo, undo, undo, undo the ribbons. Let go, let go of the shore. Feel the soft wind on your bare skin, before you break through the surface And the waves part and the weeds slide as the swell lifts you onwards There’s nothing to fear love The current is strong Out in the distance The boatman calls Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on pretty maidens Let down, let down, let down let down, let down your hair Undo, undo, undo, undo, undo the ribbons. Let go, let go of the shore.
10.
Your love lies like an ambush in the dark A coat of iron cast around your heart But mine are arrows soft and smooth like silk They’ll find your weakest spot within a blink, their tips so sharp that you won’t feel a thing I have hunted you down I have found you at last Past the mountains blue And the lake of glass I have cut through the cords I have untied the clasps From my golden bow And the arrowhead So come on my love Give yourself up There’s nowhere to run to but into my arms
11.
I have no truth to tell My lips are sealed My legs steady Besides you know me well I don’t pretend I have no secrets You know how they call me You know what they say You know what they whisper about me? I am the rock steady creeper The slow reaper The time bender The soul mender So give me your lies I will eat them Twist them and breed them Turn them and bend them Until I mend them I have no faith to lose My slate is blank My pockets empty Besides you don’t get to choose The pack is stacked The dice are heavy You know how they call me You know what they say You know what they whisper about me I am the rock steady creeper The slow reaper The time bender The soul mender So give me your lies I will eat them Twist them and breed them Turn them and bend them Until I mend them Ain’t nobody gonna set you free Ain’t nobody babe but good old me Ain’t nobody gonna read your mind Ain’t nobody got that kind of time Ain’t nobody gonna set you free Ain’t nobody babe but good old me
12.
Molten Rock 04:03
They came from far and wide Over the oceans they sailed They took me by surprise They didn't ask my name Jumped into my rivers bare They knew no fear nor shame Was it the gold That ran through my veins Was it the snow That covered my peaks Was it the dust That rolled down my plains Or the rocks I hid underneath That made them forget That my heart is soft Like molten rock Pumping blood in gushes, it rushes Through my limbs From deep within And my skin will breathe fire They dug and scraped and raked Scratched down every crack They hacked and pushed and ripped And though I cannot hide I can be still and wait Oh, I will bide my time With the gold That runs through my veins The snow that covers my peaks The dust that rolls down my plains And the rocks I hide underneath To make them forget That my heart is soft Like molten rock Pumping blood in gushes, it rushes Through my limbs From deep within And my skin will breathe fire

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"Exquisite songwriting" - Chris Douridas, KCRW.com
"Excellent, enigmatic" - TheAutumnRoses.com

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released December 28, 2019

All songs written by Christine Oele
Except The Boatman Calls & Be It to the End music co-written by Reyer Zwart
Produced by Reyer Zwart and Frans Hagenaars
Recorded and mixed by Frans Hagenaars at SSE Noord
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering
Sleeve design: Floor Koomen
Image: Amie Dicke
Profile Picture: Jitske Schols

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VanWyck Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With her warm voice, rich lyrics and sober alt-folk craft Amsterdam singer-songwriter VanWyck has drawn comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Nathalie Merchant. Her debut album
'An Average Woman' was released in 2018 to raving reviews. Her second album 'Molten Rock' also reached an international audience. A third album of intimate lockdown songs, God is in the Detour was released in 2020.
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