Pink Flamingo

Tracklist

  • 1. Dressed in Black |
  • 2. Just Like Stars |
  • 3. The Dreamer |
  • 4. Beauville |
  • 5. Pink Flamingo |
  • 6. Lower Than Low |
  • 7. Better Off |
  • 8. Every Night the Lights Go Out |
  • 9. Oceanside |
  • 10. C'mon, Hold On |
  • 11. Snow in April |
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Dressed in Black

Hear the water come
See the water dripping in
See the water slide
Feel it sliding on my chin

Got no reason to wipe it off
Don't know where to begin
Today I'm dressed in black again

Well I spilled so much water
Still there is so much that remained
It's for the occasions when I dress up and bring you away

Got no reason to wipe it off
Don't know where to begin
Today I'm dressed in black again

And I can't remember when or even when my eyes were dry
I just let the water wash them clean and let it stay behind my eyes

I got every thing I want in life
I'm everything I wanted to be
Still the water comes sometimes
I just let it set me free

Got no reason to wipe it off
Don't know where to begin
Today I'm dressed in black again

Just Like Stars

I'm watching a story about our lives
Just some old movie in black and white

A role you could play so pure
A script you've never heard before
With fascinating lines

A story with no end and not even a begin
So let's watch tonight

Hold on tight it's gonna start
Let me show you who we are
Don't ask questions, follow your heart
And maybe we'll be just like stars

Get your coke and your popcorn
It's gonna be a long night
We'll marathon the sequels
We'll be up till 5

I wish I looked like Johnny, 'cause you look like Angelina
With a mesmerizing smile
But I'm more like a DeNiro only less cool in a way, though
I hope you don't mind

Hold on tight it's gonna start
Let me show you who we are
Don't ask questions, follow your heart
And maybe we'll be just like stars

The Dreamer

Haven't you heard about the only one
who hesitated for much too long

Remember when she was so young
She said nothing she was dreaming of

Dreamer, don't get me wrong
No, I won't let you down
I'll just sing without a sound

Oh, no I won't let you down

Like every woman you got your secrets too
I don't wanna know, I just wanna know you

Remember when you were so young
It all seemed so easy back then
These days are gone

Dreamer, don't get me wrong
No, I won't let you down
I'll just sing without a sound
Dreamer, don't get me wrong
No, I won't let you down
I'll just sing without a sound

Beauville

We sure didn't have a lot to say
When we drove back the other day
It seemed we didn't talk for hours
We were king of the road
The highway was ours

Every time when we're so far away
We think of home, our favorite place
Another life passed by us
While we're moving on
Let's take the Beauville home

The road seems to go on forever
We keep it quiet, that's for the better
The radio's playing the same songs
While we're moving on
Let's take the Beauville home

We sure didn't have a lot to say
When we drove back the other day
Another life passed by us
While we're moving on
Let's take the Beauville home

Sharing a moment with the sun in our eyes
Looking down life road and agree it's alright

Pink Flamingo

All the lights went out the other day
Nothing left that I can say
No more tears to fill my eyes
Only feelings left that I despise
But I don't mind, no I don't mind

I'm feeling stronger but I'm holding back
I don't want this brightness turning to black
What you say I will believe
But I can't deny how it makes me feel
But I don't mind, no I don't mind

I can't stand the feeling of letting you down
I'm standing on familiar ground

Pink Flamingo, in the corner of my eye
Pink Flamingo, standing in my window
Together with her by my side

I keep forgetting what is said
But I will never lose my head
I keep forgetting what is real
But the pictures make me feel that I don't mind
No, I don't mind

I'm asking for the road I know
I used to be in control

Pink Flamingo, in the corner of my eye
Pink Flamingo, standing in my window
Together with her by my side

Lower Than Low

Diamonds in the trees
A sky of gold and a silver river in between

It's taken you away from me
You're floating down this river to a never ending sea

I don't wanna see you gone
Another soul taken away from me
And I don't wanna know how it feels lower than low

The dragonfly up in the sky
Will never tell the secret to the ones he left behind

He floats up to the surface lets his wings dry in the sun
No he will never tell anyone, he will never tell anyone

I don't wanna see you gone
Another soul taken away from me
And I don't wanna know how it feels lower than low
How it feels lower than low

Tick, tock, baby, don't say a word
And just watch time go by and lay here for a while

I don't wanna see you gone
Another soul taken away from me
And I don't wanna know how it feels Lower than low
How it feels lower than low

Better Off

I wanna listen, but I can't sit still
Just quiet and calm, but I guess I never will
I could go, but I won't

Too many rules to tie a man down
Don't know what to do, it just wears me out
I could break, but I won't

The stars on my arm remind me of you
Why did they have to? Why did they leave so soon?
I could cry, but I won't

Sometimes you're better off without me
Sometimes you're better off alone

I wanna run, but I can hardly breathe
My head is full with thoughts that I don't need
I wish I'd let them all go

So much to do, but I'm on my way
So many songs to sing, so many things to say
So many reasons to know

Sometimes you're better off without me
Sometimes you're better off alone
I want you to stay here with me
'Cause tomorrow maybe you'll be gone
Maybe you'll be gone

Every Night the Lights Go Out

Just a girl, she didn't know what she got herself into
He bought her things, a diamond ring
She didn't know anything
She got inside for the ride
Pretty car, the color of ice
Lot's of dough and cool parties
She hangs around with the guys in town

Every night the lights go out
To forget about the future and to dream about the past instead
Every night the lights go out
To forget about the future and to dream about the past instead

She got a job working older men
To pay her so called friend
This was not the intention of the girl
She'd rather have a normal boyfriend
And be living in a normal world
So it was time to pack her bags and run away
But her boyfriend said "not today"

Every night the lights go out
To forget about the future and to dream about the past instead
Every night the lights go out
To forget about the future and to dream about the past instead

Then one night her mother tried to call
But there wasn't any answer
Like she fell off this planet
A two-week search
Then they finally found her
She was standing on a corner selling her body

Every night the lights go out
To forget about the future and to dream about the past instead
Every night the lights go out
To forget about the future and to dream about the past instead

Oceanside

Once in a lifetime
You will come to a place
Where nothing else matters
But just a smile on your face

And everyone around you can go up in smoke
You feel completely at ease and you don't wanna go

Take me back to Oceanside
Take me back to that pure delight
Take me back one day
So I can find what I left behind

And it's one of those mornings
You don't wanna get up
Just take your thoughts
To this place that you love

And everything around you will go up in smoke
Think of white sand and blue seats and a bar that won't close

Take me back to Oceanside
Take me back to that pure delight
Take me back one day
So I can find what I left behind

The sand burns your feet, while we're drinking the wine
Sunlight let's you twinkle, can't believe that you're mine
The band is playing 'Cucurucucu'
I'm forgetting everyday life
When I'm there with you

Take me back to Oceanside
Take me back to that pure delight
Take me back one day
So I can find what I left behind

C'mon, Hold On

If all the words you need to say
Are stuck between the night and light of day

You should make up your mind
You should decide what to do
When the morning comes haunting you

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, hold on
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, hold on

No need to stumble through your room
'Cause in the corner, insomnia's calling you

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, hold on
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, hold on

If all the answers you wanna hear
As soon as daylight comes will disappear

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, hold on
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, hold on

Snow in April

When the snow falls down in April
Instead of sunlight in your eyes
Then you know things are changing for better or you cry

I still can hear people talking
About making changes in their life
Well, I don't want to live that way, 'cause I'm doing alright

When the snow falls down in April
Your TV brings you the news
About a president claiming his victory
But I think we all will lose

When the snow falls down in April
They're still cutting trees in Brazil
I know it's fighting human nature, and I know we always will

We keep fishing and breeding
Drinking and eating and we never have enough
But we will never get too fat, 'cause we'll just cut it off

When the snow falls down in April
And a bomb goes off somewhere
A mother screams for her children, 'cause one guy didn't care

When the snow falls down in April
And we're sending kids off to war
They say we're fighting terror, but I am not so sure

When we failed to help the weaker men in our society
My son will ask me about this, and I'll say it wasn't me

Over het album

Voor de opnames van het vierde album Pink Flamingo trekt Danny Vera april naar de Hilltop Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. De plaat wordt binnen een week opgenomen met sessiemuzikanten van onder andere de grote commerciële countryster Garth Brooks. Bij Pink Flamingo zit een dvd over het opnameproces: The Hilltop Sessions, gefilmd door cameraman Jozef Leenhouwers. De documentaire wordt in september vertoond tijdens het filmfestival Film By The Sea in Vlissingen waar Danny Vera ook zijn album presenteert.

Videoclips

Dressed in Black

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