We do not speak - EP

by VanWyck

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1.
We do not speak Of what we cannot speak we do not speak of all the wounds that are too deep We bury them beneath our love between the promises we keep we don’t do possibilities we do what works for us We have no other remedies they got lost with what we lost And I will not complain we’ve made it through, we’re on our feet again And in the wee hours of a looming day please tell me that’s ok The wind picks up a plastic bag blows it up against the fence it lingers there and then falls back again someone kicks it as they pass was I guilty was I innocent was I a witness or a thief did I steel your dirty memories did I cleanse them with my grief Burn all the bridges behind us tear all flesh from the bone i’ll be brave like a newborn I have nothing to atone for
2.
lead me on 04:54
LEAD ME ON I seek shelter from the rain between the houses I hide far away from cold and bitter streets I know I want make it to my destination I know I have too 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 I hope one day you will set my body 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
3.
Walk on water Someone’s gonna pick up where you left off someone’s gonna fill them empty shoes I can see them coming on the horizon The bloodstained pack off hungry wolves A bad moon is on the rise gonna tear through your dead black night Who’s gonna save me now who’s gonna show me how How to stay strong, how to be brave how to walk on water How to love someone unconditionally how to walk on water They say I should give up and move over cut my losses and cherish my gains But I want to hold on to your presence I’ll make do with what little remains A bad moon is on the rise gonna tear through your dead black night Who’s gonna save me now who’s gonna show me how How to stay strong, how to be brave how to walk on water How to love someone unconditionally how to walk on water
4.
keep going 05:05
KEEP GOING Like the river to the sea winding through the canyon Like that perfect day in spring when all you did was keep me hanging Like the coffee for the road and your Styrofoam longings Like all of the leaving jets, empty beds, late night calls and regrets and coming down mornings I’ll keep, I’ll keep going, I’ll keep, I’ll keep going Like the blowing of the wind never closer to an answer Like all naive dreams for a rambling master Like the late April snow that hits without warning Like the music on Clinton Street on repeat every night of the week and the one by one calling I’ll keep, I’ll keep going, I’ll keep, I’ll keep going A fool I have been but I wont give in, I will stand tall and face it all again, the storm, the hail, the rain, the unrelenting rage Like the candles in the sand and the hacked away plateau Like the grace of your hands and that postcard from Winnipeg Like the quietest nights of silent stars, like all of the novocaine the crazy games, the pockets full of dust and cane, the talking to the the walls again I’ll keep, I’ll keep going, I’ll keep, I’ll keep going
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I will carry you Don’t wake up, keep sleeping Dreams are so much better than today They’re coming closer any day now we’ll pack it up and make our way Oh baby I will carry you to the end of the world Across the iron borders and the foreign soil And if they try to stop me, I will just carry on I will carry on, till I find you a home Don’t wake up, keep sleeping, Dreams are so much better than today I can hear them, in the distance getting nearer almost every day Oh baby I will carry you to the end of the world Across the iron borders and the foreign soil And if they try to stop me, I will just carry on I will carry on, till I find you a home Don’t wake up, keep sleeping, dreams are so much better than today the city’s burning, the nights on fire we don’t look back, we move ahead Oh baby I will carry you to the end of the world Across the iron borders and the foreign soil And if they try to stop me, I will just carry on I will carry on, till I find you a home somewhere to rest your head and to place your bed safe and sound under a silent sky upon steady ground Don’t wake up, keep sleeping, Dreams are better than today
6.
THAT FATAL ONE oh my love where have you gone did you board that fatal one did the boatsman lead you on did he leave you on your own the night is silent the stars shine cold no one answers cause no one knows oh my love where have you gone were you out there on you own were you somewhere having fun or just wandering along did you go down gently was it dark and quick did you try to fight of that lethal grip can I gather all your riches and give them to the poor can I wash your feet once more can I have back what once was mine and hide it it away from the hands of time oh my love where have you gone did you board that fatal one

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released December 17, 2016

All music and lyrics VanWyck
On 2, 3 and 4: Marjolein van der Klauw: backing vocals, Sin Banoviç: drums, Sjaak Thissen: bass, Sander Donkers: guitar and David Kops: piano + mix 3 and 4. Maarten Tap: engineer 2, 3 and 4 & and mix on 2.

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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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