Distant Rumble

Tracklist

  • 1. Distant Rumble |
  • 2. The Devil's Son |
  • 3. Worn Out Man |
  • 4. One Shot |
  • 5. Jesus & the Outlaw |
  • 6. The Crows Were Talking |
  • 7. Utopia Won't Wait |
  • 8. Forever In My Heart |
  • 9. How the Dice Will Roll |
  • 10. Whisperin' Thoughts |
  • 11. Hold On To Me |
  • 12. Runnin' With My Boots On (ft. James Burton) |
  • 13. Till Death Do Us Part |
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Distant Rumble

I've been waiting for a long, long time
I won't give up and won't back down
Even in the darkest night I can see a light

Cause I've been through harder times
I know what to do if I ever fall behind
I'll just get back in line

Hear the distant rumble
Hear it go on and on

It's sometimes hard to believe
The storm is passing over
It won't rain down on me
The storm is gone
But can you hear the thunder roar
Can you here the thunder roar
Distant rumble

I was blinded by the brightest light
Oh, how I looked for darkness
Still I couldn't find just some peace of mind

The darkest hour is at the end of night
It's the purest black that you will ever find
That's how I felt inside

Till I heard that rumble
I heard it go on and on

It's sometimes hard to believe
The storm is passing over
It won't rain down on me
The storm is gone
But can you hear the thunder roar
Can you here the thunder roar
Distant rumble

Hear the distant rumble
Hear it go on and on

It's sometimes hard to believe
The storm is passing over
It won't rain down on me
The storm is gone
But can you hear the thunder roar
Can you here the thunder roar
Distant rumble

The Devil's Son

I can be the one you want
I can be your best friend John
We can watch a game together
Or just talk about the weather

I can hang out at your house
Drinking beers on your couch
I will sit there throughout the day
Your fridge is empty by the way

Then I'll amuse your dog for hours
I'll watch your girlfriend while she showers
I will wear your favorite shirt
I will smile when you get hurt
I got issues from the past
Maybe it's the voices in my head

But sometimes I just sit here by myself
and recall the things I've done
My parents treated me so bad
They called me the devil's son

I'll sleep on your side of the bed
I'll wet myself and crumble bread
Check some porn on your TV
Later touch myself, maybe

I can give your girl a call
and say you don't love her at all
Say you're gay and dating Percy
and you like to beg for mercy

Or I will sit next to your bed
with a gun aimed at your head
Yeah, it makes me feel alive
'Cause I do weird shit at night
Now I'm howlin' at the moon
Look what the voices made me do

But sometimes I just sit here by myself
and recall the things I've done
You're treating me so bad
You're calling me the devil's son

I could call the cops and say you're stoned
and that you're in the house alone
with a loaded gun and a little girl
We'll be headline news around the world

Maybe someday I'll find myself
I'll get a shrink and get some help
Blow a bullet through my brain
Lay on the tracks, wait for the train
Tie a rope around my neck
Maybe then the voices won't come back

But sometimes I just sit here by myself
and recall the things I've done
The world has treated me so bad
They called me the devil's son

Worn Out Man

As I lie here on my back
I watch the sky and whisper that you're lying all the time
About what you once gave to me
and the things you said that seemed to be so right then
I believed in that

I will overcome the days without an end
It will free me from the roads without a bend
I won't sell my soul again to the ones who don't give a damn
I won't be a worn out man, no worn out man

Now true life did come my way
Cleared my mind from games you've played and directions for evil ways
The path I chose is the one for me
Without the lies and bribery I don't need them, I'm living wise

I will overcome the days without an end
It will free me from the roads without a bend
I won't sell my soul again to the ones who don't give a damn
I won't be a worn out man, no worn out man

The truth is what I'm gonna find
Mist outta my eyes

I will overcome the days without an end
It will free me from the roads without a bend
I won't sell my soul again to the ones who don't give a damn
I won't be a worn out man, no worn out man

One Shot

Tonight I'm diggin' up the dirt
I'm done with all the shit that hurts
Like a song that got stuck in to my head
And won't stop playing unless I'm dead

Where did I go wrong
Can I make it undone

All it takes is one shot
And I aim on letting go
But I know it's so hard
and I can't miss, no
All it takes is one shot

Alive, but more half-dead instead
I crawl under my bed
To hide from all those faces on the wall
I'll stay a sinner unless heaven calls

Where did I go wrong
Can I make it undone

All it takes is one shot
And I aim on letting go
But I know it's so hard
and I can't miss, no
All it takes is one shot

When my target's near
and when my shot is clear
and hesitation's not on my side
I know I'll get it right

All it takes is one shot
And I aim on letting go
But I know it's so hard
and I can't miss, no
All it takes is one shot
All it takes is one shot

Jesus & the Outlaw

No one will ever see us
We're like two burglars in the night
We'll be the Jesus and The Outlaw
I wear black, you wear white
I will always stand beside you
I will guard you with my life
We're like those robbers from the thirties
You're the Bonnie, I'm the Clyde

We'll be cruisin' in the moonlight
We'll be dancin' on a wire
We'll be hangin' with the famous
and they keep wonderin' who we are
And the rich, they won't forget us
just because we let them see
Without their gold and money
how pathetic they would be

I could be Batman, you'd be Robin
We'd be flying through the night
'Cause the world is full of jokers
who won't give up without a fight
But our strength grows with the hour
and they are asking for the sign
Cause we're fed up with the evilness
that makes this city cry

And when we're flying with the angels
We'll be laughing about this life
We were the Jesus and The Outlaw
I wore black, you wore white

If we were Jedi, who is Vader
Politicians with dark sides?
Or businessmen with red lightsabers
Who can burn Wall Street tonight
Or maybe an army of white bankers
who can and will destroy our lives
I hope the force is with us
against the men who can't decide

And when we're flying with the angels
We'll be laughing about this life
We were the Jesus and The Outlaw
I wore black, you wore white

And when we're flying with the angels
We'll be laughing about this life
We were the Jesus and The Outlaw
I wore black, you wore white

The Crows Were Talking

Scattered words I don't understand
Don't know where they come from
Sometimes I feel like another man
While you're holding my hand
While you're holding my hand

Fighting the riddle that's inside of my mind
Like a blind man trying to read a flashing neon sign
Don't know what's left or what's right
Don't know what's black or what's white

Some nights it seems as if crows are talking in my sleep
That morning crows were really talking to me
They were talking to me

I keep searching for the golden key
The piece that is missing
I will find it in me
Filling the gaps with a sin
But don't know where to begin

I'm hearing this melody
Got some words ready
Don't know why I do as I do
But it's in C-sharp minor key
Don't know what's ugly or nice
Don't know what's wrong or what's right

Some nights it seems as if crows are talking in my sleep
That morning crows were really talking to me
They were talking to me

Don't know what's going on lately
Pictures don't fit the sound
Is it my heartbeat maybe
Feels like I'm running 'round
Feels like I'm going down

Some nights it seems as if crows are talking in my sleep
That morning crows were really talking to me
They were talking to me

Utopia Won't Wait

Ain't got no time
Ain't got no time
No time to feel sorry for myself
Keep myself together
Wake up, shake it off, c'mon

I thought I needed more
I thought I needed more
I needed more to fix my situation
Find a destination
Get it all on board

I can almost see it
I can almost touch it
I feel it near me, it's so close
Just a little longer
You know I'm getting warmer
You know that I will get there
You know that I will get there
You know that I will get there

So I ain't got time to stay here longer
Too few hours in my days
Utopia won't wait

Forever in My Heart

I remember how it was, playing soccer on our All Stars
There was not a thing in the world to worry about
We'd just watch the sun go down

Those years are long ago
And a lot of memories I forgot
But the ones that I took with me
Oh, I will never let them go
Oh no I will never let them go
Forever in my heart, that's one thing I know

We used to hang around in the quiet part of town
Just some kids living in street
With nothing to do but talk about their dreams

We had the same one then
We would try to make it there
Playing in that golden team
with all the players we used see score goals

Oh no, I will never let that go
Forever in my heart that's one thing I know

So we'll be heroes in some other time
Or in another dream of mine
We'll be walking in the hall of fame
And everybody knows our name

We didn't make it there
But we really didn't seem to care
Just replaced our hopes and dreams
with a lot of booze and a bag of home grown weed

And now we're family men
Skip a birthday whenever we can
To watch a game or two
'Cause that brings us back to what we used to do

Oh no, I will never let that go
Forever in my heart that's one thing I know
Forever in my heart that's one thing I know

How the Dice Will Roll

Yeah, I feel so alive, got my energy high
There's nothing to stop or change me
Push it all to the max 'cause I'm almost there yet
I'm going so fast, you can't beat me

There is nothing you can do if you won't let me through
Cover yourself and hide
I feel so alive, got my energy high
There's nothing to stop me or change me

I need to blow off some steam
I need ice to cool me off
I don't need time
Give me what I need or I'll take it

Don't hold me back
Get out of my way
Let the games begin
and let me play

When the gamblin' has begun
I have no control
I'll let fate decide how the dice will roll

I will never slow down, I'll stay with my feet on the ground
But I will lift off sky high if you let me
I will launch like rocket, drivin' like Sonny Crocket
Testarossa in 5 burnin' rubber

Got my direction planned out like a bull near a flag
The red makes me go, it makes me mad
I feel so alive, got me energy high
There's nothing to stop or change me

I need to blow off some steam
I need ice to cool me off
I don't need time
Give me what I need or I'll take it

Don't hold me back
Get out of my way
Let the games begin
and let me play

When the gamblin' has begun
I have no control
I'll let fate decide how the dice will roll

I'll let fate decide tonight
How the dice will roll this time

When the gamblin' has begun
I have no control
I'll let fate decide how the dice will roll

When the gamblin' has begun
I have no control
I'll let fate decide how the dice will roll

Whisperin' Thoughts

Reasons to believe
Not hard to find
You don't have to dig in too deep
Can see it from all sides

The truth is there
Just listen and hear

A crash into the trees
No evidence found
They say 'believe what you see
and keep your head down'

Don't look no further
Don't try to find out

Whisperin' thoughts
We're being deceived
in what to believe

Number 7 went down
While there was no one around
It went down to the ground
Without making a sound

Try to look further
Try to find out

Whisperin' thoughts
Got to believe
We're being deceived
Whisperin' thoughts
We're being deceived
in what to believe

Read between the lines
And you will find
There's more than the eyes can see
You gotta believe

Open your mind
And listen to the

Whisperin' thoughts
We're being deceived
in what to believe
Whisperin' thoughts
Got to believe
We're being deceived

Hold on To Me

When you need a shoulder to cry on
Or just a hand to hold
And when you're having trouble sleeping, babe
I will be your pillow

Just count on me, babe
I will never ever let you fall
Just close your eyes now
And into my arms you'll flow

Hold on to me
I will never let you go
Hold on to me, baby
I'll be there to hold on to you

When you're feeling lonely
And you got no one to call
Just dial V-E-R-A, babe
I'll be running to your door

If you need a shelter to hide in
From the pouring rain
Let me be your towel then
I will make you dry again

Hold on to me
I will never let you go
Hold on to me, baby
I'll be there to hold on to you

Hold on to me
I will never let you go
Hold on to me, baby
I'll be there to hold on to you

Runnin' with My Boots On

I was raised in a flower shop on a bridge
My parents working hard, I was their only kid
My father was a singer and my mama was a fan
Let me tell you the story 'bout how it all began.

Listening to records that my daddy played
From the Man in Black, to the one with the shades
I have known it from the start I'd be a singing man
I was seven years of age and got my future planned

I keep running with my boots on
Singing like an old star
I keep standing where the light is on
Singing all these old songs

Well, the guy from Memphis taught me all that is good
Kept me dreamin' of a life down in Hollywood
Well, I guess I'll never make it there, but I don't care
Lost my heart to a girl, now she is my whole world

I keep running with my boots on
Singing like an old star
I keep standing where the light is on
Singing all these old songs

It was 2001 when Herman B. thought of jumpin'
Lost my mom to the cancer, saw the Twin Towers fall down
I got hooked on the Jack and got stoned on my own
Never saw that coming, man, I felt so alone.

I keep running with my boots on
Singing like an old star
I keep standing where the light is on
Singing all these old songs

Got that tattoo on my chest and some memories on my arms
I'm sure I'll get the reasons to get more ink done

'Till Death Do Us Part

Yeah, I'll sing this tonight
You're everything that I want
Got my head and hopes high
Got my heart in my hand
Yes, I'm gonna do this right

You're the reason for living
I've got reasons to smile
Tonight it will start
I will give you my heart
Until death do us part

Until death do us part
I will love you for always
Forever and ever
We won't be far apart
Until death do us part

You're so pretty tonight
You're what men dream of
Got your head and hopes high
Got your heart in your hand
We're gonna do this right

We'll probably end up crying
While we've got reasons to smile
Tonight it will start
You will give me your heart
Until death do us part

Until death do us part
I will love you for always
Forever and ever
We won't be far apart
Until death do us part

Until death do us part
I will love you for always
Forever and ever
We won't be far apart
Until death do us part

Over het album

Distant Rumble was de eerste plaat op Excelsior Recordings. "Dit is de plaat die ik altijd al in mijn hoofd had," aldus Danny. De zanger en muzikant, ook bekend van Radio en VI TV heeft het album afgelopen zomer opgenomen in SSE Noord, de nieuwe studio van Frans Hagenaars. Hagenaars, Excelsior-voorman Roseboom en Vera vonden elkaar in de voorliefde van de producties van T-Bone Burnett en waren vastbesloten een klassiek album met een moderne sound op te nemen. Danny: "Ik heb het gevoel dat ik nu eindelijk een producer heb gevonden die me écht snapte en die ook de rauwe randjes aan mijn muziek durfde te laten. Hij liet me soms ook echt in het rood gaan en dat voelde goed." Ook de voorproductie samen met Reyer Zwart (Tim Knol, Do-the-Undo, Freek de Jonge) zorgde ervoor dat dit het album is geworden dat Danny wilde maken. "Met meer bagage dan een paar jaar geleden, zijn zowel muziek als teksten mijn sterkste werk tot nu toe."

Op Distant Rumble hoor je nog altijd zijn inspiratiebronnen Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak en Elvis Presley. De basis van ieder nummer is een man en zijn gitaar. "Zoals Rick Rubin Johnny Cash liet klinken: die man, die stem, de gitaar en zijn liedjes." Van het bezielde Whispering Thoughts (over conspiracy theories) en Forever In My Heart (over hoe drank en wiet het wonnen van de droom om profvoetballer te worden). Of The Devil's Son, over een gesprek met een bizarre uitkomst. En Jesus & The Outlaw, over hoe de wereld in elkaar zit op een grappige manier. Over aliens, Batman en Jedi's. Tot de fraai georkestreerde titeltrack Distant Rumble en afsluiter en in één take opgenomen trouwlied Till Death Do Us Part. James Burton ('King of the Telecaster'), oud-gitarist van Elvis en later nog van onder andere Gram Parsons, The Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Johnny Cash en Jerry Lee Lewis, speelde gitaar op Runnin' With My Boots On. "Het mooiste wat mij muzikaal is overkomen."

Videoclips

The Devil's Son

Jesus and the Outlaw

'Till Death Do Us Part

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