The Outsider

Tracklist

  • 1. Ghost |
  • 2. Hiding |
  • 3. I've Been Around |
  • 4. Easier That Way |
  • 5. Loving Her Alone (ft. Douwe Bob) |
  • 6. Where the Palm Trees Grow |
  • 7. The Outsider |
  • 8. Wrong |
  • 9. L.O.V.E. |
  • 10. Road Rhythm Blues |
  • 11. All Night Long |
  • 12. Strange |
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Ghost

I can feel you with me
I can sense that you're there
You follow me where I go

I can feel your presence
Like a ghost that's haunting
You're everywhere, I know

Feel the wind on my skin
I hear you breathing down low
See the fire burning
See it burning real slow

See a shadow moving before dawn
I hear you close the door
You'll watch me sleeping as I lay dreaming
You caress my head once more

Feel the wind on my skin
I hear you breathing down low
See a fire burning
See it burning real slow

Every time I'm walking down the street I hear your name, I see your face
And every night when I'm in my bed I can remember what you said:
"I won't give up, not yet"
"I won't give up, not yet"

Hiding for a Hunter

Nothing left to see when the war is over
When all the smoke has gone away
The feeling is mighty numb

Confusion all around
How we're gonna build this
When all we have is dust, brick stone and debris

I can't believe this and if it's real, if I don't dream

I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter
I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter
I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter

Got to find a way to move on
We gotta lose this monster
While the streets are filled with dirt, pain and misery

I can't believe this and if it's real, if I don't dream

I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter
I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter
I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter

Got to be safe
Don't run into the water
Got to be safe
Don't run into the woods

I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter
I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter
I feel like a like deer hiding for a hunter​

Er zijn nogal wat reacties gekomen op de grammatica die niet zou kloppen voor dit liedje. Dit is echter niet het geval. In dit verhaal is het juist de bedoeling dat het hert in opdracht van de jager vlucht en zich niet verbergt voor de jager zonder dat de jager dit weet, wat 'hiding from a hunter' zou betekenen. De "hunter" is in dit geval een metafoor voor veel dingen waar we tegenwoordig bang voor moeten zijn zoals oorlog, ziektes, terrorisme en de media die ons weer vertellen waar we bang voor moeten zijn en waar we ons allemaal voor moeten verstoppen, als een opdracht dus. Ik leg eigenlijk nooit mijn teksten uit omdat ik dat raar vind. Het blijven toch altijd hersenspinsels van een "crazy mind :-)"
- Danny Vera, oktober 2016.

I've Been Around

Well, I've got news for you, honey
'cause it's about time
You better listen to me
Ain't gonna tell it twice
I've been around

When I got something to say
you better listen good
You gotta open your ears
Just like a young girl should
I've been around

I've been around for some time, take a look in my eyes
Maybe you'll know who I am, see the evil inside
I've been around

You know my talk ain't cheap
So, it won't cost you a dime
You better listen to me
Before I make you mine
I've been around

You think you know me by now
But you don't know who I am
You gotta handle with care
'cause I don't give a damn
I've been around

I've been around for some time, take a look in my eyes
Maybe you'll know who I am, see the evil inside
I've been around

I've been around since he walked on water
And I'll be here for a long, long time
I am the cause of all the wars and sorrows
And I'm taking all what's mine

You think you know me by now
But you don't know who I am
You gotta handle with care
'cause I don't give a damn
I've been around

I've been around for some time, now take a look in my eyes
Maybe you'll know who I am, see the evil inside
I've been around

I've been around

Easier That Way

I've been thinking of the words I used to say when I was drinking
Seems like it's only yesterday when I was heartache
I didn't mean to treat you bad, but I was suffering from self-pity that I had
And I was tired and I couldn't stand the pain
I couldn't put that bottle down
'Cause it was easier that way

Now, I don't wanna be the same man I was back then
'Cause I don't understand all those selfish little plans
And when I look into my father's eyes
I see a torn and desperate man who couldn't put that bottle down
'Cause it was easier that way

I guess it's torture singing songs about the man I used to be
I wonder if you sometimes see that man inside of me

But I promise, I won't go back to way back then
'Cause I got tired of that selfish little man
But I'm trying and I hope you understand that it's hard to put that bottle down
But it's easier that way

I guess it's torture singing songs about the man I used to be
I wonder if you sometimes see that man inside of me

But I promise, I won't go back to way back then
'Cause I got tired of that selfish little man
But I'm trying and I hope you understand that it's hard to put that bottle down
But it's easier that way

Loving Her Alone

She said she was leaving town tonight
She couldn't even find the time to say goodbye
I guess that's how the silence starts
But I ain't getting used to the sound of her breaking my heart

It was late when she swept in
Didn't say a word, just got right in
I know she's never shown her cards
But I can't get used to the sound of her breaking my heart

And I cannot help but wonder where the hell she's going now
Maybe looking for a stranger on the cheating side of town
And I'm clinging to the memories like the ivy to a stone
She's loving you and others, but I'm loving her alone

Lord knows I've tried to pack my bags
Shut the door and leave for good this time
I'm not afraid to end up alone
But I can't stand the feeling of her letting go

The smell of liquor on my breath
The taste of her lips still lingers in my mind
I guess that how it goes to show
that I can't stand the feeling of her letting go

And I cannot help but wonder where the hell she's going now
Maybe looking for a stranger on the cheating side of town
And I'm clinging to the memories like the ivy to a stone
She's loving you and others, but I'm loving her alone

Road Rhythm Blues

I got a life
I got enough
I got enough life inside of me
But all the cities look the same

We gotta roll, highway cruise control
It's that low-buzzing, easy-feeling, sleep-killing, road rhythm blues in me

I'm not tired
But it's tough
Ooh, it's tough to see the sun go down and to focus on the road

I gotta roll, highway cruise control
It's that low-buzzing, easy-feeling, sleep-killing, road rhythm blues in me

I'm doing fine
I'm alright
I got my elbow hanging out the window and the wind sounds like a radio

We gotta roll
We're heading for some other town tonight
I gotta ignore the daydreaming, eyes-closing, lip-biting need
It's that low-buzzing, easy-feeling, sleep-killing, road rhythm blues in me

It's almost light
We're nearly there
Just a quick pit-stop in the middle of nowhere
Put out your smoke and we're good to go

We gotta roll
We're heading for some other town tonight
It's that low-buzzing, easy-feeling, sleep-killing, road rhythm blues to me

The Outsider

Now that I put my fears aside
I'm Just trying to stay alive
But I'm left to the Gods once more

Even when my head was filled with pride
There was nothing I could do but hide
'Cause they all forgot the cause

So I could wave that white flag high
For reasons we all know why
As a little baby I would cry

Once in a while you will come to know
The reason why you ride solo
The truth is hard, it'll cut you like a knife
The outsider for life

Burning memories in the fire
Trying to forget all that we have lost

While the flames grow higher and higher
All the letters go up in smoke
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust

So I could wave that white flag high
For reasons we all know why
As a little baby I would cry

Once in a while you will come to know
The reason why you ride solo
The truth is hard, it can cut you like a knife
The outsider for life

So I could wave that white flag high
For reasons we all know why
As a little baby I would cry

Once in a while you will come to know
The reason why you ride so low
The truth is hard, it'll cut you like a knife
The outsider for life

Where the Palm Trees Grow

I was searching for that pot of gold
Couldn't find a thing in darkness
I was waiting till the light would shine on me

And I was waiting hours
I sat patient by the window telling myself fortune would come my way easily
And every night I wondered
How can it be that people act and think so different than me

I belong where the palm trees grow
I belong where the palm trees grow

It felt so cold in July
Saw the rain and wind and thunderstorms falling down on me
And no more will I wonder
about how the things get better or maybe less disturbing in a way

I belong where the palm trees grow
I belong where the palm trees grow

Wrong

I've been wrong
I've been wrong every time, 'cause I thought that the lies were all gone
I was wrong

To concede I was wrong, I'm admitting my faults
The decisions I made weren't the right ones to take all along
I was wrong

I've been wrong all the time, 'cause I didn't see your plans that betrayed me
I thought I would have seen it in your eyes, why you'd turn the other way just to fake it
I've been wrong all the time and it's hard to believe it was so easy
to convince me that my truth was so wrong, but I knew all along you aimed a gun to my head with no bullets

I realized I was wrong, I'm explaining my thoughts
Thought that I could believe you weren't looking for a dark side in me, oh no
I was wrong

I've been wrong all the time, 'cause I didn't see your plans that betrayed me
I thought I would have seen it in your eyes, why you'd turn the other way just to fake it
I've been wrong all the time and it's hard to believe it was so easy
to convince me that my truth was so wrong, but I knew all along you aimed a gun to my head with no bullets

Just a matter of time, I'm taking back what is mine
You will pay for your sins
I will hear you begging "no more"
You were wrong

L.O.V.E.

Wasted the money on gambling, coke and wine
I'm feeling mighty guilty, I got nothing left behind
Now I'm trying to fight the system
They're trying to find a way to get inside my mind
I lost all my faith in mankind, it's just my way to survive

We've thrown away our ideals for happiness inside
No reasons to feel sorry, it's just a way of life
Now we're trying to change the system
We're trying to find a way to get inside
We lost all the faith in mankind, it's just the way to survive

Now raise your hand in the air
Everybody out there
Make a sign for a V, freedom, prosperity
Peace and L.O.V.E.
L.O.V.E.

With opinions of the many, solutions of the few
We're on a sailboat on the ocean
That will never get back, too
The land that we were promised, was it all inside our mind?
Now we're waiting for the wind again to blow us back to paradise

Now raise your hand in the air
Everybody out there
Make a sign for a V, freedom, prosperity
Peace and L.O.V.E.
L.O.V.E.

Now we're waiting for the wind again to blow us back to paradise

Now raise your hand in the air

Everybody out there
Make a sign for a V, freedom, prosperity
Peace and L.O.V.E.
L.O.V.E.

Make a sign for a V, freedom, prosperity
Peace and L.O.V.E.
L.O.V.E.

All Night Long

Everything will change one day
Don't ask yourself when how and why
Nothing ever stays the same
Everything changes and most of the time I don't mind

Now and then I feel so strange
And once in a while I cry
I can't stop those tears from falling
I can hide them for you or myself

What this feeling gives me is exactly what I need
Gives me the strength and comfort
And it helps to set me free

So I'll drink for it, and I'll sing for it
So I can't go on
And I'll dance with it and I'll laugh at it
All night long

I went down to the ground and felt so low
It dazzled me, no more control
Broken down, it really got
Think I'll change, too scared to lose it all

What that feeling gave me was exactly what I needed
Gave me the strength and comfort
And it helped to set me free

So I'll drink for it, and I'll sing for it
So I can't go on
And I'll dance with it and I'll laugh at it
All night long

Strange

Strange, I believe I've known you're the one
Strange to know that in this life we'd meet
Strange that we won't be forever
And in time we're just a memory

But nights seem to last forever
On a road, where the lights slowly fade to green

Strange, we're just an imitation of a life that has already been

But I will love you till it's over
And I'll wait until we meet again

But strange, we won't be forever
And in time we're just a memory

Over het album

Nadat Danny Vera de afgelopen twee jaar de EP's The New Black and White Vol.1 en 2 uitbracht, is daar nu weer een volledig album: The Outsider. Wederom opgenomen in de studio van Frans Hagenaars, en een voor Danny's doen behoorlijke up-tempo plaat. Maar naar eigen zeggen blijft Danny ook "een sucker for ballads" en die ontbreken dus ook niet. Het is een indrukwekkende mix geworden van liedjes over liefde, het leven, de dood en met hier en daar een tikkeltje maatschappelijk kritiek. Alle liedjes van The Outsider komen van eigen hand, met uitzondering van één liedje. "Ik hoorde een paar jaar geleden ene Douwe Bob zingen op tv en dacht, wauw!" Na een gedenkwaardig moment samen in De Wereld Draait Door, besloten zij samen een liedje te schrijven: Loving Her Alone, is hiervan het prachtige eindresultaat.

Videoclips

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