Tanned Legs - EP

by VanWyck

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Tanned legs 04:33
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 chorus And I left it all for love But he broke my fragile heart Left me standing in the surf Forever stranded upon this earth chorus Her tanned legs Move slowly before The blue tiled Swimming pool walls She holds her Daughter by the hand
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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
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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

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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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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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