The Rush Of Life

Het derde studioalbum: ‘The Rush Of Life’. De twaalf songs, zijn meest persoonlijke ooit, hebben allemaal een ander geluid. Van beat tot ballade, VanVelzen vertelt in de nummers over zijn bijzondere leven als artiest. Over het album zelf Twittert hij: ‘Het beste album wat ik tot nu toe heb gemaakt.’

Klik op de titels van de nummers om de lyrics te zien verschijnen.

1. Sing Sing Sing

It started with a simple melody
Right there from the heart
While driving in his car
And when I learned to sing in harmony
I fell into a dream I hadn’t seen before
He told me just to sing and not think anymore

Sing sing sing
Cause I couldn’t live without it
I’m singing as soon as I get the chance
Sing sing sing
There’s something grand about it
And if you want some more my friends
I’ll sing for you again

No matter if you’re lost or all alone
You only need a tune
Just hum and you’ll be home (hmm)
My life has changed in oh so many ways
But some things never change
I’m still strumming dad’s guitar
And I never stopped singing
Now look at where we are

Sing sing sing
Cause I couldn’t live without it
I’m singing as soon as I get the chance
Sing sing sing
There’s something grand about it
And if you want some more my friends
I’ll sing for you

Strawberry fields forever
(along, sing along, sing along, sing along, please sing along)
The long and winding road
(along, sing along, sing along, sing along, please sing along)
Got to get you into my life
(along, sing along, sing along, sing along, please sing along)

Sing sing sing sing sing
Cause I couldn’t live without it
I’m singing as soon as I get the chance
Sing sing sing
There’s something grand about it
And I will sing ’till the very end
Take me in

2. The Rush Of Life

It’s like thunder
Lighting up my skies
Just like sugar
It keeps my spirits high

They’re saying
Slow down, watch your step now
Don’t you stumble, don’t you fall
But it’s useless
It’s the only way I know

I need the rush
I need the push, (push, push to move on)
I need the rush
You know I just can’t get enough of it

(I need the rush)
I need the rush of life
(I need the rush)
I need the rush of life
I need the push

It moves the body
It fires up the brain
It lifts me up as I
Feel it running through my veins

So I can’t
Slow down, watch my step now
I won’t stumble, I won’t fall
I can’t help it
It’s the only way I know

I need the rush
I need the push, and move on
I need the rush
Can’t get enough of it

(I need the rush)
I need the rush of life
(I need the rush)
I need the rush of life
I need the push
I just can’t get enough of it

It’s not that I’m in a hurry
It’s not that I’m missing out
It’s not that I never worry
I’m in the here and now

I need to keep pushing forward
I need to feel lows and highs
And I could go on forever
I just enjoy the ride

3. Fight This Feeling

If it would have been an other day
If I would have been an hour late
Oh-ohhoho, I might have missed my fate

Well, I would have been where I’ve always been
Stuck hard in the same routine
Oh-ohhoho, just praying for a change

I thought my luck had run out
But then she turned my world ’round
And now I can’t tell up from down

Oh oh oh
I thought I told myself – I’d try to take it slow, oh no
So I should fight this feeling, let it go
Oh oh oh
Everytime I say goodbye, I hear hello, hello
I should fight this feeling but I won’t

So it seems all the bets are off
Thank God, ’cause I had enough
Who oh-oh-oh, now everything’s changed

Was the grass always green before?
Since today, well I’m not too sure
Who oh-oh-oh, I don’t remember anymore
Eversince this girl just turned my world around

Oh oh oh
I thought I told myself I’d try to take it slow, oh no
So I should fight this feeling, let it go
Oh oh oh
Everytime I say goodbye, I hear hello, hello
I should fight this feeling but I won’t

I should fight this feeling but …

She took away my fears and doubts
Turned this whispers into shouts
Redifining every inside to be out
She lightened up all colours
She brightened up the sounds
She’s even got me singing, singing singing out loud

4. Cross Your Heart

Stuck down
Not moving
Never going anywhere

Had to have it
To loose it all
Like a drunk in a game of cards

We can win it back
We can change our luck
Gotta keep on keep on keep on doing it
We could lose it all
But we’re still young

Come on now
Let’s head out
We still got time
To blow our minds
And f*ck it up
Come on now
Just cross your heart
And I’ll cross mine
And hope to die
(whooo)
And hope to die
(whooo)

So cross your heart and I’ll cross mine

Been waiting
To shake the world
Shake it up
Shake it up
Yeah I shake it up

Can you hear this
Can you hear this now
Turn it up
Turn it up
Gotta turn it up

We can change our luck
Cause we’re still young

Come on now
Let’s head out
We still got time
To blow our minds
And f*ck it up
Come on now
Just cross your heart
And I’ll cross mine
And hope to die
(whooo)
And hope to die
(whooo)

Sing it boys

Ooooh…Ooooh…Ooooh…Oooooh

Gotta keep on, keep on, keep on doing it
Gotta keep on, keep on, keep on doing it
We could lose it all
But we’re still young

Come on now
Let’s head out
We still got time
To blow our minds
And f*ck it up
Come on now
Let’s head out
We still got time
To blow our minds
And f*ck it up
Come on now
Just cross your heart
And I’ll cross mine
And hope to die

5. Too Good To Lose

So many times I said goodbye
Just gave in and let it slide
I would hardly put up a fight

Always one eye at the door
Should I run just like before?
Till can’t feel a thing anymore

My thoughts abusing me
through the night
I’m all confused

Cause it’s too good to lose
And it’s too hard to keep
But I still got you to hold on to
Better make up my mind
While there’s choose
Cause this time it’s too good to lose

I taught myself how to survive
But I should leave that time behind
Cause it sure feels like home this time

Oh I’d love to settle down
I’m scared to death, I don’t know how
Won’t you please show me now

Stuck in middle of the bitter and the sweet
Sometimes what you want is & not what you need

6. Wrecking Ball

Struck down, something has hit me bad
Simply knocked me off my feet
Best wakeup call, that I’ve ever had
Now I’m up and running, I’ll follow your lead
I must have been asleep

So now, we’re moving at the speed of sound
You’re the only thing that I see
Somehow, it took a while to come around,
Now you got me beggin’ you down on my knees
For more than friends and fun
Baby I finally see
We’ve only just begun

And for the first time in years
Someone came along
To tear down these walls
You know this breakthough
Went straight to the bone in me
But don’t hurt at all

Woho ho ho ho
This love is like a wreckingball
That hits your heart
Wo ho ho ho ho
This love’s like a wreckingball
You hit me hard

Knocked down, bits and pieces on the floor
But a solid smile on my face
Won’t have to fight my feelings anymore
All the pieces finally fall into place
You make me feel complete
Nobody else could replace
This crush is all I need

You weren’t ready for the blow
You’ve always tried to take it slow
But when it hits you, then you’ll know
It’s your time to go

So now you’ve made me feel the flow
And now I’m ready to go

7. She Breathes Love

Whenever I’m with her
It’s always around
Like a silent-transmitter
Of a safe sound

Without even knowing
She lights up the sun
She knows where I’m going
When the night comes

Always pointing like a beam in the right direction
Following the dots making all the connections
Nothing in between and no concessions at all

She will bring spring when you’re stuck in the heart of the fall

It’s like
She breathes love in my life
She breathes love in my life
And there’s nothing in the world that could cause this much and
Nothing that compares to whenever we’re touching
Sometimes, somehow
She can breathe brand new love in this heart of mine

She is the whisper
In the back of my mind
Making sure my decisions
Turn out right
She will ignite me
When she don’t even try
Starting a fire in me
With that look in her eyes

She will cause a storm when you’re stuck in the heart of July

It’s like
She breathes love in my life
She breathes love in my life
And there’s nothing in the world that could cause this much and
Nothing that compares to whenever we’re touching
Sometimes, somehow
She can breathe brand new love in this heart of mine

No man, has ever tied her down
Or even kept her grounded
She comes and goes with the wind
She breathes

She breathes love in my life
She breathes life into love

She breathes love in my life
She breathes love in my life
And there’s nothing in the world that could cause this much
Nothing that compares to whenever we’re touching
Sometimes, somehow
She can breathe brand new love
In this heart of mine

8. Making Memories

I’ve spent my whole life, looking back
And photographs, were all I had
Embraced the pages of my past
Somehow I knew that couldn’t last

I never dreamed, to break away
Was living life just day to day

But then I lost my heart
She broke right though my guards
The making of new memories
And fantasies could start

And when I lost my heart
When I found my guiding star
Suddenly new memories
Could all become a part
Of her and me

I feel like making memories

Still got the books, they’ve done me well
But I made some room up on the shelve
Unafraid of what lies ahead
We’ll make the plans and make them last

I never dreamed, to break away
Kept living life just day to day

But then I lost my heart
She broke right though my guards
The making of new memories
And fantasies could start

And when I lost my heart
When I found my guiding star
Suddenly new memories
Could all become a part
Of her and me
I feel like making memories

I spent my whole life looking back
Now I’m looking forward
Facing the life that’s ahead
I’d spent my whole life looking back
But then I lost my heart

I feel like making memories

Then I lost my heart
She broke right though my guards
The making of new memories
And fantasies could start

And when I lost my heart
When I found my guiding star
Suddenly new memories
Could all become a part

I feel like making memories
Of her and me

9. She Brings Me Out

Here I stand
The luckiest man
Who’s been exposed
To the brightest glow

And now my eyes
Can take the light
I clearly make out
What it’s all about

Well I can’t believe, that it took so long to see
Out of all I want, there is one I really need

She brings out, she brings the best in me out
She leaves, she leaves the rest of me out
She brings the one I wanna be out
(Oh oh, I can’t resist her)

She brings out, she brings the best in me out
She leaves, she leaves the rest of me out
She brings the one I wanna be out
(Oh oh, I can’t resist her)
She brings me out

Suddenly
I’m holding the key
I must admit
It’s a perfect fit

That smile, that face
It all falls into place
So here we go
Let’s not take it slow

Out of all I want, there is one I really need

She brings out, she brings the best in me out
She leaves, she leaves the rest of me out
She brings the one I wanna be out
(Oh oh, I can’t resist her)

She brings out, she brings the best in me out
She leaves, she leaves the rest of me out
She brings the one I wanna be out
(Oh oh, I can’t resist her)

She brings me out

Here I stand
The luckiest man

10. If You Were Leaving

If you were leaving
Looking for more
Would you be searching
In places that we’ve been before?

And would I cross your heart, your mind
Or would I be by your side?

If you were leaving
And came undone
What would you be escaping?
Or who would you be running from?

But time goes by and chances are
You won’t be answering the call
And you won’t be going very far

If you were leaving
Just to explore
Would you try to erase us?
Or would you keep an open door?

And would I cross your heart, your mind
Or would I be by your side?

If you were leaving
If you were leaving

11. The Proof

Your eyes affect me
We speak without a sound
When minds connect
It’s hard to get your head around it

I guess this was written
It gets harder to deny
You feel me without touching me
It fills me up inside

It’s lust and love and laugh

If heaven’s on earth
You are the proof
You are the proof
And if this is His work
You are the proof
You are the proof

No need to question why I’m here
I feel the best when you are near
You are the proof

Sometimes I wander
But I never too far off
No matter where I run
You’re on my mind I can’t get lost

So no second guessing
This all time high
I smile and count my blessings
And I leave the rest behind

Just lust and love and laugh

If heaven’s on earth
You are the proof
You are the proof
And if this is His work
You are the proof
You are the proof

No need to question why I’m here
I feel just the best when you are near
You are the proof

And I’ll be watching over you
You can be sure that I’ll be watching
I’ll be your proof

12. You Should Know

So you’ve made it to the outside
A pretty wild place, I’ll be here to show you around
And should it be a rough ride
Guess who’s gonna bail you out

Take a look at all the colors
Mix ‘m up, nothing that you can’t paint
All the sisters and the brothers
Livin’ it up, every moment of the day

With an open mind and eyes that glow

But it won’t come cheap – oh no
You gotta dig real deep – oh oh
You’ll surely find
A life so unusual
You should know

Soon you’ll get to know me,
Figure out, I was once just like you
Sometimes moving slowly
But mostly in a running mood
You’re finding your way
As I capture each moment
Of our day

With an open mind and eyes that glow

But it won’t come cheap – oh no
You gotta dig real deep – oh oh
You’ll surely find
A life so unusual

But it won’t come cheap – oh no
You gotta dig real deep – oh oh
You’ll surely find
A life so unusual
So bright and so beautiful

You should know