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Travel Light

by Longen

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Hold a gun The metal has yet to warm up Heart rate slows You'll get used to A power to kill Put the light switch off To make it seem it was Not your fault Intelligent Machine He likes to learn It was not his fault And does his job 4AM Above the snow Hunter's back He didn't know where to go The machine's asleep And everything's on hold In the calm of night This is where I flow Start pushing me down So I can breathe you My body's wet On cruise control In this place nobody cares Whether you're high or low United to forget As long as the beat flows As we all indulge In this chemical war It's just chemical war
Hey 03:54
Daily dose of poetry chanting Roaming through our city's streets Daily duty free enlightenment By an unknown wheelchaired man Fell someday and became religious Left mathematics and grew a greying beard
Toughest Guy 05:06
She's a rebel on a perfect day She is something I cannot escape She's the poison running through my veins She is everything when we trick our brains You can let me have it Addicted fool Kicking the habit Pull, pull You can let me have it That's what you'll do Kicking the habit I'm a fool She's the mirror I just cannot face She's the medicine I refuse to take You're the toughest guy Walking on the sidewalk (You should know)
Elysa 02:21
Take me Elysa, take me home Take me Elysa, I've grown old I wouldn't worry, I'd let you in Take me Elysa and win Make me a sentence, make me sing Make me a doll to turn into I wouldn't worry to shed my skin Take me Elysa and win Take us Elysa, work your strings Make us believe we are living Tell us our stories we're all listening Take us Elysa, you will
Collect postmarks Collect math Reject hostage Reject fear Find out What they are talking about In their own time And what it means to have own time Your culture is different from mine So you think you might act Differently because of that But what would happen if you would've been born here I guess your brain is Just a bit Disconnected Hey, don't worry now, you're still alive Did your mother like you from the start Or did she have to get used to another human being?
On Track 04:18
Second thought, we hadn't met You were late, to be born yet But he'll wait, he never knows why I take a seat, there's company Play a game, we make puzzles Still grow, a piece by piece We're in disguise and we wanted to Never mind, he got inside You were loving his melodies You never understood why Young lover, he arrived Look at them wagging their tales That's how the butterflies found out They are going to leave the house tonight On track, you never know how far All these gardens fall in the same light All these people passing by All these stories playing at the same night All these bodies passing by Sky above the sky above another All these gardens, the same light
Calm 03:15
Seven seconds it travelled At its fastest pace Found some squared meters To lighten up our faces We had walked through the city That could've had any name But it happened to be Berlin And we stayed What's the point of growing old? Disconnected from the noise And all is calm We have nothing to wait for We saw dolls green and glowing In an electronics shop Saw the activist man on his bike a few times Shouting indistinctly He said, "go with the city" I said, "come let's have lunch" And we ate, worked, walked and talked Just like so many What's the point of growing old? Disconnected from the noise And all is calm We have nothing to wait for


released March 1, 2017

An album by Longen
Guus van Mierlo, Johan Reijnders, Ralph Timmermans, Rebecca Sier

All songs written & performed by Longen
* "On Track" created in an early morning jam session with Tjebbe Zeeman on guitar
* "Toughest Guy" organ played by Rob Cornelissen
* Bells and a guitar on "Hey" created by Jeroen Coudron

Recorded at Zuurstofstudio - Mixed by Ralph Timmermans at Zuurstofstudio & Wessel Oltheten at Spoor 14 - Mastered by Wessel Oltheten at Spoor 14

Artwork by Nikki Nordmann

THNX: Rob, Tjebbe, Nikki, Wessel, Thijs de Melker & Thijs Cadier

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