THE DREAM                A.A. VISSER

in search for the moment
when will be the day
the world wide open
all to come your way
first car, the first real kiss, you're getting married, your first born kid
a good job, promotion so close
dreams come true while your paycheck grows

time is a teaser
can change life every day
even the strongest believer
might find stones on his way
once said 'till death do us part'
it didn't last for two bleeding hearts
the job is gone, the house for sale
the car outside is being towed away

and the dream
the fairytale
way back in your mind
sometimes pops-up indiscreetly
just don't let it die
through the hard days
through the bad days
it helps you survive
hold on to your dream
keep it alive

being trapped, locked in a circle
seems there is no way out
when life is closing in on you
remember storms calm down
trouble can be overcome
it's yourself to push you through
the engine sure is strong enough
all it needs is just a little fuel

and the dream
the fairytale
way back in your mind
sometimes pops-up indiscreetly
just don't let it die
through the hard days
through the bad days
it helps you survive
hold on to your dream
keep it alive



lyrics 'XXV'
LOST ALONG THE WAY          A.A. VISSER

a different subject
a different truth
different questions lead to
lead to different clues
a road to nowhere
through a world bizarre
in search for reasons is like
searching in the dark

somewhere I got lost along the way
faith won't last forever
the more I learn, the more I get astray
each day the world seems to turn faster

who wants to help out
wants to release
a bird locked in it's cage
cause someone lost the key
with every step it seems
there's something in the way
no crime committed, but we
we all have to pay



FAR AWAY FROM HERE                A.A. VISSER

there's a place around the corner
'I like to go once in a while
where people dance, talk with friends
where they play the music right
yesterday a man dropped in I'd never seen before
he looked around in disbelieve, he didn't say a word

cause where he comes from
there's violence, there is hate
where you can't trust your neighbors
cause if you do you might regret
he told me about another world
another world so far away from here

last night I watched TV
all channels full of crap
the public gets what the public wants
make sure they won't forget
how to terrorize, how to hypnotize
what's real and what is not
no one dares to think what tomorrow will bring
when weirdo's grow strange thoughts

how can we justify we let it come this far
how can we tolerate what we know is too bizarre
that little children carry guns and people disappear
it happens all the time around
all the time, far away from here

SHORT WAY HOME            A.A. VISSER 

Tim is a little bit sad
he doesn't understand
why you're staying with auntie Tracy,
now for so long, now for so long

Tim, he wants to call you,
and doesn't understand
why auntie's phone doesn't work for so long
'send your sister a letter' we say, and tell her you love her

don't talk to strangers
don't talk to strangers
I told you so many times
take the short way home

don't talk to strangers
don't you talk to strangers, no
I told you a thousand times
take the short way home

your bike was found in the woods, not far away
they've searched the place for weeks
they didn't find a trace,
not a single lead into your direction

lost direction, we've all lost direction
unbearable anger, unbearable sadness
we'll be always,
always waiting for you

    don't talk to strangers (2X)
    I told you so many times
    take the short way home

    don't talk to  strangers (2X)
    why didn't you
    take the short way home

    don't talk to strangers (2X)
    we'll be always
    always waiting for you

CAR PARK      A.A. Visser

the day is done
I feel a little tired
it's time to go home
face another hour of driving
but today there is something strange
can't really tell what's the difference
seems a glow turned into a fire deep inside

I get in my car
put the key in the ignition
I lean back and wait
got to do some thinking
today might be the day
no more waiting for tomorrow
no more waiting for tomorrow from now on

where the car park ends
I should turn left now I turn right
I won't go home where it's safe and warm
leave it all behind
got my passport with me
my credit card will last for a while
tomorrow I'll be far away
going to drive all night

the night is still young
veins flooded with desire
inside a feeling so strong
takes the wheel and lifts me higher
maybe a little out of line
maybe to much all or nothing
but when the day breaks watch me
wings will be unfold

where the car park ends
I should turn left now I turn right
I won't go home where it's safe and warm
leave it all behind
got my passport with me
my credit card will last for a while
tomorrow I'll be far away
going to drive all night
ENJOY THE CIRCUS                    A.A. VISSER

what use is it to look around
for things you can not find
being in search for a fantasy
seems just a waste of time

old standards, being upgraded
what seemed right now is wrong
we're up to level 'overkill'
or did we move beyond

like it all means nothing
or do I get things wrong
it's time to leave the main road
no time to linger on

enjoy the circus
take a seat first row
enjoy the circus
be a part of the show

please forgive me if I spoil the party
that's just the way I am
I'm not the one who'll change the world
or has the dream he can

this world will turn with or without me
just got a one way fare
I don't believe in heaven and all
when I'll go it's the end

like it all means nothing
or do I get things wrong
it's time to leave the main road
no time to linger on

enjoy the circus
take a seat first row
enjoy the circus
be a part of the show

DON'T FORGET IT            A.A. VISSER

sometimes faith seems to be selective
sometimes Murphy takes control
elusive bothers, so unexpected
come together when they should not

while the bills pile up on my doormat
and my car starts making funny sounds
it's like an overdose of expenses
fired upon my bank account

don't forget it (3X)
just  get some air

slowly drowning in advertisements
whole day long, they just wont stop
mentally forcing you to buy their rubbish
do you need it or do you not

with a small monthly down payment
your happiness is guaranteed
but when the man comes by collecting
you're the victim, the one who bleeds

don't forget it (3X)
just  get some air
WAITING FOR THE DAY            A.A. VISSER

outside the night turns into day
outside the children laugh and play
seasons come and go while the earth makes her turns
the way things are, the way things go

inside here time is frozen
nothing changes, you're eyes wide open
can you hear me when I call your name

the news says that it's going to rain
don't give a damn, for me it's just the same
I hate myself sometimes when I'm weak and feel sorry for myself
promise I'll never let you down

I try to live on while time is frozen
I touch your face, you're eyes wide open
can you hear me when I call your name
can you feel me, I try to reach you
give me sign, something to hold on to
that's all I need, waiting for the day

don't.., don't believe it
when someone says that you can achieve
just whatever you want, that you can get it
if you really try
don't.., don't believe it
when someone says that you can make life
whatever you want, if someone tells you
he tells a lie




TAKE HIM OUT                A.A. VISSER

wake up in the morning, the first thing you do
turn on your computer, then quick to the loo

after relief and back in the room
a screen filled with warnings, that's not what it should

problems occurred, please send a report
contact supplier, but mail doesn't work

The cursor won't move and the screen has turned blank
turn it off, turn it off

bless the day when I see Bill Gates crossing the street
right in front of my car, what a nice day that would be

So..   try to understand
it's not what it seems, I'm not a violent man
you mess up my life, now it's your turn to cry
(take take) take him out

'a driver is missing', well, that's nice to know
'the wizard will guide you', but where do we go

internal error, the program will close
I'm back where I started, my patience is gone

need a new keyboard, it didn't survive
that burst of frustrations which gathered inside

the cursor won't move, and the screen has turned blank
turn it off, turn it off

NIET NAAR HUIS        A.A.Visser

het werk is gedaan
ik ben moe, ik heb het gehad
eindelijk naar huis
weer die file, ik ben het zat
maar vandaag is er iets vreemds
het verschil kan ik niet zeggen
iets wat smeulde diep van binnen vatte vlam

ik stap in mijn auto
doe de sleutel in het slot
start niet maar wacht
want mijn kop slaat op hol
is vandaag misschien die dag
niet meer wachten op morgen
te lang gewacht op wat morgen komen kan

de parkeerplaats af
ik moet rechts maar ik ga links
'k ga niet naar huis waar de kachel brand
laat het voor wat het is
ik heb mijn paspoort bij me
op mijn creditcard staat nog een rug     (te vroeg beginnen met zingen, met 'op')
morgen ben ik heel ver weg
en ik kom nooit meer terug

de nacht is nog jong
het bloed kolkt door mijn lijf
iets stuurt me een koers
eindelijk van het juk bevrijd
niemand zal me snappen
ik zet alles op n paard
als de zon opkomt, en het tij keert
onthoud mijn naam

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