Unwind

VanVelzen’s debuutalbum kwam op 1 binnen in de album top 100. Het is bekroond met de TMF Award voor Beste Album in 2007 en een Platina Plaat in 2009.

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

1. Unwind

How could I find you?
How could you break on through to me?
I must have been blinded
By a light I did not see
I’m in love
I’m in wonderful love
I’m in deep this time
All heart, no mind
I’m in love
I can feel my life unwind

One in a million
One of the lucky chosen few
Could have been different
Could have been me here without you

I’m in love
I’m in wonderful love
I’m in deep this time
All heart, no mind
I’m in love
I can feel my life unwind

Unwind into something new
Unwind into something true
I see a million different colours
With each and every step I take
I find myself now I’m falling into you

I’m in love
I’m in wonderful love
I’m in deep this time
All heart, no mind
I’m in love
I can feel my life unwind

I’m in love
I can feel my life unwind
Unwind

2. Baby Get Higher

You gotta flow, like a river
Heading the same way forever
I love you, love you, love you
And I’m trying to figure out
How to make it better

If you don’t hide away inside
You’ll your wings would open
So free your mind and you will fly

Baby get higher
You know that’s all I’m asking for
Baby get higher
I don’t think I can take no more
You’re bringing me down
You’re stuck on the ground
How do I turn this thing around?
Baby get higher

You’re stuck in a groove, like a record
You don’t even know what you’re looking for
And you never, never, never see that I’m trying, no
I want you to feel
So much more

Let it all out, you scream and shout
Tear down the walls around you
So free your mind and you will fly

Baby get higher
You know that’s all I’m asking for
Baby get higher
I don’t think I can take no more
You’re bringing me down
You’re stuck on the ground
How do I turn this thing around?
Baby get higher

3. Burn

You
Struck a match inside
This frozen hart of mine
You set my world on fire
Stranded dazed and confused
Stumbling drunk on you
Consumed by my own desire
Tell me how tell me how

You burn right through me you undo me yeah
What a way to go
Oh you twist and turn me
Ignite and stir me yeah
You know I’ve got to learn how you burn

Lost in a stadium full of frowns
Till your smile turned it all around
Now the mention of your name
Fans the flame

A flame that
Burns right through me you undo me yeah
What a way to go
Oh you twist and turn me
Ignite and stir me yeah
You know I’ve got to learn how you burn how you burn

Oh I wanted just to know you
Even just to come close
But every time we touch
That fire goes up in smoke

Cause you burn cause you burn
What a way to go
Oh you twist and turn me ignite and stir me yeah
You know I’ve got to learn
How you burn right through me you undo me yeah
What a way to go
Oh you twist and turn me ignite and stir me yeah
You know I’ve got to learn how you burn how you burn
How you burn

4. Waiting For The End

This summer heartbeat is the last
It shivers, then it’s gone
Now the days are moving fast
I’ve been waiting here too long
I’ve seen the dewdrops turn to frost
Reminding me of what i lost

I’ve seen it all before
I played your little games
I fought in all your wars
They always end the same
I won’t fight you anymore
There’s nothing to defend
My back’s against the wall
I’m waiting for the end
Just waiting for the end

We move in circles, we don’t speak
There’s nothing left to say
I may look strong, but I feel so weak
Now the silence is here to stay
It’s in our heart, it’s in our heads
Right between us in our bed

I’ve seen it all before
I played your little games
I fought in all your wars
They always end the same
I won’t fight you anymore
There’s nothing to defend
My back’s against the wall
I’m waiting for the end
Just waiting for the end

I’m waiting for the end
I’m waiting for the end

I’ve seen it all before
I played your little games
I fought in all your wars
They always end the same
I won’t fight you anymore
There’s nothing to defend
My back’s against the wall
I’m waiting for the end

I’m waiting for the end, I’m waiting for the end
I’m waiting for the end, I’m waiting for the end

5. I’ll Stand Tall

You are in over you head
Don’t see much of the sky
But I know you should know
Just look up when you’re low
We’ll spin this around
I can hear you call

When you fall
I’ll rise and make you whole
I’ll stand tall
You’ll be safe and sound
Miles above the ground
i’ll stand tall and make you high
Give you wings and make you fly
I’ll stand tall

Drive it out of the slow lane
Speed things up to you pace
There might only be four walls
You need a map of the maze

I can see that you suffer
But in time you will see
there’s a new way to go
Just look up when you’re low
We’ll spin this around
I can hear you’re call

When you fall
I’ll rise and make you whole
I’ll stand tall
You’ll be safe and sound
Miles above the ground
i’ll stand tall and make you high
Give you wings and make you fly
I’ll stand tall

6. Rise

So you’ve lost control
You think that life is after you
It feels like drowning in the crowd
And your sun is down and out

Now you’ve lost your soul
Your blue eyes getting darker every night
You don’t even see me, you hide behind the blinds
So open up, don’t keep it all inside

We’ll erase the clouds out of the sky
We will stand the storm
And I’ll keep you warm
Soon you’ll wake up and you’ll rise
A new sun will meet your eyes

Don’t you rule me out
Solitaire’s a silly game to play
You don’t even see, how your world has turned to grey
But the morning will be brighter then today

We’ll erase the clouds out of the sky
We will stand the storm
And I’ll keep you warm
Soon you’ll wake up and you’ll rise
A new sun will meet your eyes

And when the night is over
And the dark turns into blue
You will face a different mirror
And you’ll get a better view

And then the sun arises
Just to lighten up your mind
And charge your heart with fire
It will make you rise and shine

7. Deep

Whenever she’s around, I feel my heart melt down
And I’m in deep, yeah I’m in deep love now baby
When she takes my hand, I’m under her command
And I’m in deep, yeah I’m in deep love now baby

And I just can’t stop this feeling baby
I just can’t let this feeling go

Cause when the moon is high
And the music plays
I lose myself, I’m a real bad case
And when she takes me to her secret room
I lose myself, so slap my face
I’m in deep

No matter how I try
to keep the cool inside
I’m still in deep, I’m in deep love now
And there’s no other way,
I’m feeling lost and dazed
I’m in deep, I’m in deep love now, yeah

And I just can’t stop this feeling baby
I just can’t let this feeling go

Cause when the moon is high
And the music plays
I lose myself, I’m a real bad case
And when she takes me to her secret room
I lose myself, so slap my face
I’m in deep
Deep, deep, deep, I’m in deep love now baby

I’m in deep love now baby

Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Ooooh

Cause when the moon is high
And the music plays
I lose myself, I’m a real bad case
And when she takes me to her secret room
I lose myself, yeah

Cause when the moon is high
And the music plays
I lose myself, I’m a real bad case
I lose myself, so slap my face, slap my face
I’m in deep, deep, deep, deep
I’m in deep, I’m in deep love now,
I’m in deep, whohoo
I’m in deep love now baby

8. Chasing The Sun

Give me just a minute to think out loud
If you have a minute to spare
You hide and seek and you’re running round
It doesn’t seem to get you anywhere

You’re focus is off, let me rub you’re eyes
So wake up, and make me up
The act you’re putting on is a cheap disguise
So break out, I’ll break you out

All this time you’re run
Waiting for life to start off
But it’s already begun
Oh this race is never won
You know that it can’t be done
You might as well be chasing the sun

Tell me how it feels to be on the ground
Now that you’ve changed you’re game
You’re catching your breath and it’s slowing down
But the need to hunt remains

You try to find your way but you’re getting lost
So brake it off, and shake it off
I promise I’ll let you readjust
Don’t shut me out, don’t shut me out

All this time you’re run
Waiting for life to start off
But it’s already begun
Oh this race is never won
You know that it can’t be done
You might as well be chasing the sun

9. Fool For Life

Is this the way I wanna live
Trying hard not to miss anything a life might give
Or do I keep on running round

Chasing my tail, never exhale
How com I never settle down
Well I have rest my head
And peace, at ease,
And in the need of nothing else
I ask of you

If only fools are satisfied
take my sanity away
If only fools, fools are satisfied
Let me be a fool

When will I ever lose this drive
I tried but I don’t seem to win this fight
I’m like a house with out a soul
The emptiness keeps me going

Maybe you can make me howl
And soothe my head, and peace at ease
in the need of nothing else
I ask of you

If only fools are satisfied
Please take my sanity away
If only fools, fools are satisfied
Let me be a fool

If only fools are satisfied
Take my sanity away
If only fools, fools are satisfied
Let me be a fool, For life

10. Shine A Little Light

Crush me
You gotta take this ego off me
You gotta do it to me baby
You’re everything I want

Now show me
Only through your eyes I can see
Only through your wounds I will bleed
Into something, someone good

Shine a little light on me
Shine a little light on me
When it’s getting dark, too dark to see
Shine a little light on me

Go, go
I’m getting ready for the new road
I’m getting ready to be overthrown
So come and take me over

Now lover
Oh let the music take control of
Of this body, mind and soul

Shine a little light on me
Shine a little light on me
When it’s getting dark, too dark to see
Shine a little light on me

Oh, let me turn you over baby
Oh, let me slip deep inside
Oh, let me be your comfort darling
Oh, let me be your lover tonight
And fly, fly

Shine a little light on me
Shine a little light on me
When it’s getting dark, too dark to see
Shine a little light on me

Shine a little light on me
Shine a little light on me
When it’s getting dark, too dark to see
Shine a little light on me

Shine….
Shine….

11. Someday

Life is seldom fair
But it’s far from trough
Dust off the fear that’s blinding you
Risk a second take
Take a leap of faith
Who knows what you might fall into

Someday it’s gonna turn out that way
Can’t wait to see what happens
It’s gonna set your world on fire
I know it’s been a long time coming
But the wait will seem like nothing
When the lightning hits the wire
Someday it’s gonna turn out that way

You’ve been more than brave
You rewrote the page
Of all the rules that tied you down
So brush off the luck
Yeah you won’t need much
For you to turn this all around

Someday it’s gonna turn out that way
Can’t wait to see what happens
It’s gonna set your world on fire
I know it’s been a long time coming
But the wait will seem like nothing
When the lightning hits the wire
Someday it’s gonna turn out that way

And then you’re gonna wake up
In the middle of a dream
Just to find you’re not asleep
Somewhere when the sun refuses to shine
You’re gonna light your own sky
In the middle of the night

Someday it’s gonna turn out that way
Someday it’s gonna set your world on fire

Someday it’s gonna turn out that way
Can’t wait to see what happens
It’s gonna set your world on fire
Someday it’s gonna turn out that way
For you

12. One Angry Dwarf

September ’85 I was 47 inches high
Mom said by christmas I would have
A bad ass mother G.I. Joe
for your little minds to blow
I still got beat up after class

Yeah
Now I’m big and important
one angry dwarf
and 200 solemn faces
are you
If you really want to see me
check your papers and your T.V.
Look who’s tellin’ who what to do
Kiss my ass good-bye

Don’t give me that bullshit
you know who I am
I’m your nightmare little man
Vic you stole my lunch money
made me cry
Jane remember second grade
Said you couldn’t stand my face
Rather than kiss me you said
you’d rather die

Now I’m big and important
one angry dwarf
and 200 solemn faces
are you
If you really want to see me
check your papers and your T.V. oh
Look who’s tellin’ who what to do
Kiss my ass good-bye

You’ll be sorry one day
Yes you will, yes you will
You shouldn’t push me around
Cause I will, yes I will
You will be sorry when I’m big
Yes you will, yes you will
You will be sorry

Now I’m big and important
one angry dwarf
and 200 solemn faces
are you
If you really want to see me
check your papers and your T.V. oh
Look who’s tellin’ who what to do
Kiss my ass good-bye

Kiss my ass kiss my ass good-bye now
Kiss my ass kiss my ass good-bye now

September ’85
September ’85