We do not speak EP

by VanWyck

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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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Track Name: we do not speak
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
Track Name: lead me on
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
Track Name: walk on water
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
Track Name: keep going
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
Track Name: I will carry you
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
Track Name: that fatal one
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