Tanned Legs EP

by VanWyck

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released December 2, 2015

Music and lyrics written by: Van Wyck
All instruments, arrangements and recording: Reyer Zwart

photography: Maarten van Schaik

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Track Name: Tanned legs
Tanned Legs


Her tanned legs
Move slowly before
The blue tiled
Swimming pool walls
She holds her
Daughter by the hand
They climb
The family slide
And go down
It’s translucent tube
and splash
Into the foaming brine

I used to be a mermaid
My silky salty skin
Would light up in the moonlight
Before I’d dive into the deep

She flips
her hair from her neck
Tightens
her bikini strap
Shakes
The moisture down her back
Heads for
Hurricane bay
To float on
Substitute waves
She smiles
Just before she leaps

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And I left it all for love
But he broke my fragile heart
Left me standing in the surf
Forever stranded upon this earth

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Her tanned legs
Move slowly before
The blue tiled
Swimming pool walls
She holds her
Daughter by the hand
Track Name: So no one will know
So no one will know

Let the dark be fast
Let the dark be quick
Let it be my cover
Let it be my fix
Oh, oh, oh

Let the dark be bad
Let it be unkind
Let it forsake others
Let it be just mine
Oh, oh, oh

Let the dark be dense
let it be complete
let it be remorseless
let it be concrete
Oh, oh, oh

Let the dark be bold
let it not convey
let it be untold
let it chase away
Oh, oh, oh

So no one will find me
and no one will know
Where I buried my demons
And bought back my soul
Track Name: Push back the sun
Push back the sun

Summer is gone and I waited too long
now it ain’t coming back
Winter will come and it’s gales will be strong
as they pound on my back
My mistakes were made many, few were my gains,
my lovers I led them astray
Laughed at the moonlight and spat at the waves,
poked up their soft-bellied daze
But summer is gone, should have known all along
that it ain’t coming back


Call me naive, call me chaser of dreams
call my tricks and my bluff
I barefooted schemes and trampled on means,
kicked against love
Oh I was a soldier I battled them all
never stepped down from a fight
couldn’t be conquered, couldn’t be called
Would not have listened at all
But summer is gone and I should have known
that it ain’t coming back


Give me one last, one last day
leave me one last, one last ray
To push back the sun
and catch falling stars
to soothe his burnt skin
and spread out my heart
like a blanket of wool
think and uncoiled
and wrap it around
my one and true love
my one and true love

Summer is gone and I waited too long
now it ain’t coming back