Pressure Makes Diamonds vol. 2

Tracklist

  • 1. Every Time |
  • 2. Oblivious Desire |
  • 3. Pressure Makes Diamonds |
  • 4. Roller Coaster |
  • 5. Pompadour Hippie |
  • 6. Born Again |
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Every Time

When the curtains close
The dimmed light makes it harder
To sit next to each other
'Cause there ain't nothing left of tenderness

When the curtains close
His mind is with the bottle
But he knows that it won't solve
All his problems and his bitterness

But when thoughts wonder off again
There's that inner dark side, getting darker, it's taking over you

So that every time you feel
And every time you see
And every time you hear
You think what's happening to me

When the curtains close
While he is walking offstage
His fake smile is replaced
By all tears that he can't hold inside

Just like a clown without his fake nose
Afraid that it might show
How the insecurity grows
Now there's only pain that will remain

But when thoughts wonder of again There's that inner dark side, getting darker, it's taking over you

So that every time you feel
And every time you see
And every time you hear
You think what's happening to me

But when thoughts wonder of again
There's that inner dark side, getting darker, it's taking over you

So that every time you feel
And every time you see
And every time you hear
You think what's happening, what's going on with me

Oblivious Desire

I was from the outside
Was from the outside looking in

I craved a warmer feeling,
I craved a warmer feeling

Just like the ocean needs the shore
You know I've always wanted more

But I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on
I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on the day that sets my heart on fire
To redeem my oblivious desire

Just like a flower
Just like a flower in the snow

You know I tried to follow
You know I tried to follow

Oh that tiny ray of light
'Cause winter sun just ain't so bright

But I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on
I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on the day that sets my heart on fire
To redeem my oblivious desire

I need the patience of the wind
That carves a pillar out of rock
And the current of a river
So I can't be stopped

But I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on
I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on the day that sets my heart on fire
To redeem my oblivious desire

But I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on
I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on the day that sets my heart on fire
To redeem my oblivious desire

Pressure makes Diamonds

Pressure makes diamonds, not silver or gold
It breaks to pieces the hardest of stone
And it shines brighter than the stars that you know
Pressure makes diamonds and hard work pays off

Pressure makes diamonds, no giant can hold
He thought he could carry this world on his own
But even the strongest can't do it alone
Pressure makes diamonds and hard work pays off

You have to sharpen the edges, smoothen the surface
It'll take you some time 'cause it's rough and it's tough

Then you will find what you're looking for
They'll appear like a falling star
Shake off the dirt and let it shine

Pressure makes diamonds, a long heavy road
First the weight on your shoulders, it's crushing your bones
And then it gets darker than the blackest of coal
Then pressure makes diamonds, 'cause hard work pays off

You have to sharpen the edges, smoothen the surface
It'll take you some time 'cause it's rough and it's tough

Then you will find what you're looking for
They'll appear like a falling star
Shake off the dirt and let it shine

Pressure makes diamonds, not silver or gold
It breaks to pieces the hardest of stone
And it shines brighter than the stars that you know
Pressure makes diamonds and hard work pays off
Pressure makes diamonds and hard work pays off

Roller Coaster

Here we go
On this roller coaster life we know
With those crazy highs and real deep lows
I really don't know why

And I will go
To farthest place on earth I know
I can travel all the roads, you see
'Cause I know you're there with me

You don't have to slow me down
'Cause I will always be around
I will find my way back home
Where Magnolia grows
Where Magnolia grows

But I guess you know
Why I do what I do and where I go
I try to fill that empty space inside
But I can't do that without you

You're even with me in my dreams
I see us sail the 7 seas
I will try to find a way
You're always there tomorrow
You're always there tomorrow

Here we go
On this roller coaster life we know
With those crazy highs and real deep lows
I really don't know why

And I will go
To farthest place on earth I know
I can travel all the roads, you see
'Cause I know you're there with me

You don't have to slow me down
'Cause I will always be around
I will find my way back home
Where Magnolia grows
Where Magnolia grows

Here we go
On this roller coaster life we know
With those crazy highs and real deep lows
I really don't know why

And I will go
To farthest place on earth I know
I can travel all the roads, you see
'Cause I know your there with me

Here we go
On this roller coaster life we know
I can travel all the roads, you see
'Cause I know you're there with me
'Cause I know, ooh I know you're there with me

Pompadour Hippie

I'm a pompadour hippie with a lot on my mind
And the way things are going make me mad from time to time

Just like a singing bird I'm singing my songs,
And I preach the word of love
Wherever I may roam

I don't need to tell you what's wrong or right
But I can't ignore what's bugging me and just step aside

I don't take advantage of the role that I play
Do you get what I'm saying?
We just can't walk away

So, please stop the: hatred, violence, pollution, corruption, destruction, ignorance, conquer and divide
And stop the racism bullshit, cutting of the forests, the nuclear rubbish, the greed and the hunger, the chemical warfare and stop messing with our minds, stop messing with our mind

I'm a Pompadour Hippie
And I won't step aside
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing, we will change in time

I'm a Pompadour Hippie
And I won't step aside
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing, we will change in time

So, please stop the: hatred, violence, pollution, corruption, destruction, ignorance, conquer and divide
And stop the racism bullshit, cutting of the forests, the nuclear rubbish, the greed and the hunger, the chemical warfare and stop messing with our minds, stop messing with our mind

I'm a Pompadour Hippie
And I won't step aside
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing, we will change in time

I'm a Pompadour Hippie
And I won't step aside
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing, we will change in time

Born Again

Cry me a river
Cry me a sea
Let all this rain fall on me
It washes away the hurt and the pain
I feel like I'm born again

Over the mountains
Over the sea
I know there's a land
Where the sun shines on me
It burns away the hurt and the pain
I feel like I'm born again

Born again
A new light in my eyes
Born again
I got wings now I'm flying to you

No more will I wander
No more will I roam
No more shall I look for a place I call home
Often you look for what's already there
I feel like I'm born again

Born again
A new light in my eyes
Born again
I got wings now I'm flying to you

No more will I wander
No more will I roam
No more shall I look for a place I call home
Often you look for what's already there
I feel like I'm born again

Over het album

Het album Pressure Makes Diamonds van Danny Vera bestaat uit twee delen. Het eerste deel Pressure Makes Diamonds 1 - The Year Of The Snake kwam uit op 9 november 2018. Het tweede deel Pressure Makes Diamonds 2 - Pompadour Hippie kwam uit op 15 februari 2019. Vera's plaat, is wederom geproduceerd door Frans Hagenaars. Vera: 'Niet in Nashville, maar in Wisseloord in Hilversum, analoog op tape, inclusief ruis. Je hoort de band soms nog lopen na een nummer. Dat vind ik zo mooi.' Een deel van het geheim van het krachtige geluid ligt in de capabele handen van Vance Powell, die wel opereert van het country-Mekka. Op Pressure Makes Diamonds 2 - Pompadour Hippie staan gloedvolle Americana ballads die ontroeren en onthaasten. Veel prachtig gearrangeerde strijkers, blazers en de gloedvolle vocalen van Danny Vera.

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