The Final Album
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The Final Album
Mastered by Joe LaPorta. Artwork by Rik Oostenbroek.
lyrics: B. L. van Essen / music: B. L. van Essen, B. de Wijs
Produced, recorded and mixed by Jurriaan Sielcken at IJland Studio, Amsterdam (December 2013 – January 2014).
I walked down on a Friday morning with the burning heat of the sun on my shoulder. It’s too late to get cold feet today because tonight will be the night. We’re going down, down, down tonight because you’re making me feel so alive. We’re going down, down, down. Tonight will be the night. Euphoria as I walked towards you with a big smile just to cover the numbness. Close your eyes and let the feeling take over because tonight will be the night. Tell me now if you wanna live forever. Tell me now if you wanna live and I will show you how.
Lost Your Mind
lyrics: B. de Wijs / music: B. de Wijs, Future Presidents
Produced and recorded by Future Presidents at Soundwise, Amsterdam (January 2014). Mixed by Jurriaan Sielcken.
Sometimes I wish you were born in ‘83 or ‘84 or… Sometimes I wish you were more like me or more like anyone at all. I’m counting the days till you leave without notice. I’m counting the days till you disappear. Have you lost your mind? Are you dumb, deaf and blind? Have you lost your mind? Can you just give me a sign of life? Have you lost your mind? So how does it feel, walking straight into fire? How does it feel to be burnt alive? Don’t wake me, don’t wake me up if it’s just a dream.
lyrics: B. de Wijs, A. Krabman / music: B. L. van Essen, A. Krabman
Produced and recorded by Arno Krabman at Graveland Studio, ‘s-Graveland (March 2014).
Hey you! You don’t seem to notice, but I’m looking at you right now. You don’t seem to know this, but I can feel you’re indestructible. I’m gonna be your satellite. I’m gonna stay up all night, o-oh. Not gonna let you go. We’re gonna make it out alive. Everything’s gonna be alright o-oh. I ain’t giving up on you, no. Hey you, we’re gonna get ‘em alive. We’ll make ‘em disappear like a ghost. Hey you, don’t let ‘em get you down. They can get their knives out, but I won’t let them touch you. They can get their guns out. I’ll protect you with my heart that’s bulletproof. We’re gonna be like dynamite, making ‘em run at the speed of light o-oh. I’m not gonna let you go. They’re gonna have to step aside. You don’t ever have to be the one to hide o-oh. I will never be the one to let you down. I will be the one that’s gonna be around and now it’s gonna be alright. You don’t ever have to be the one to hide. You don’t have to worry ‘bout a thing tonight, ‘cause I, I’ll be on your side. Like a rocket through the sky. Don’t let anyone bring you down. ‘Cause if you want this, you got this. We’re in this together and there’s just no stopping us now.
lyrics: B. L. van Essen, B. de Wijs / music: B. L. van Essen
Produced, recorded and mixed by Martin Beusker at Mailmen, Utrecht (April 2014).
Hey there, its getting really late but we should talk things over. Breathe in the sweet scent of the fall. Let us part without regret and say goodbye. Let go, let go, I know it’s hard to break away. I know, I know, it’s okay to be the one to say: let go, let go. For better understanding, it’s all over now. Closer. Don’t let the guilt take you over. Put your mind at ease. And lay back. Put the record straight and be on your way. After all your not the one but still you feel so close. Maybe we’ll pretend to just be friends or in the end we’ll meet again.
lyrics: B. L. van Essen, B. DE WIJS / music: B. L. van Essen
Produced and recorded by Martin Beusker at Mailmen, Utrecht (May 2014).
Standing here looking quite alright. From across the street I see you standing there, shining bright. Hair back, flirting with the sunlight, I’m making eyes as long as I can so we can share the night. Slowly. Waiting. Don’t wanna cause a scene, cause a scene. Hesitating. I wanna make you feel the way I feel. Wide awake, here we go again.
A lover and a sinner. I guess I lose ‘cause you are a winner. Pull me closer, don’t let go. And love is just a game, you know. I guess I lose ’cause you are a winner. I’m going crazy, you’re incredible and I don’t mean to lead you on, but baby we could have it all. Our bodies full of alcohol and chemicals, come on let’s do this now, I want you to take control. You wanna make a mess? ‘Cause that’s exactly why I’m here. Just need you to say yes. Let’s get into trouble!
The Reason Why
lyrics: J. Winterwerp, B. L. van Essen / music: B. L. van Essen
Produced and recorded by Martin Beusker at Mailmen, Utrecht (September 2014).
Wave after wave crashing in on us. How can we still stand? The storm will keep us quiet for now but we have to face the facts. You said: you could go your own way, but don’t expect me to stay. Is it hard on you? Let’s talk it through, I wanna set it straight. We’re gonna make a change right here tonight. We’re gonna take this chance and we’ll be alright. Give me a chance, just let me try. I wanna know the reason why. Never too late for a second chance. We can’t just end it all. Let’s keep on going and we’ll make it out. Let’s just prove ‘em wrong. Give me a chance, chance, chance and I’ll be there. Give me a chance, chance and we’ll be alright. I am up all night. Where do we belong? I am up all night. Where did we go wrong?
One More Time
lyrics: B. de Wijs / music: B. de Wijs
Produced and recorded by Only Seven Left and Martin Beusker at Mailmen, Utrecht (November 2014).
Tip, I used to be on the tip of your tongue. Top, I used to be on the top of your mind. Tap, I used to be on the tap of your finger but you had to let it linger. So let’s do it one more time. Get some gas and get out of our minds. Let’s do it one more time. Get some girls and get them out of their minds. So let’s do it one more time. Touch, I used to cringe at the touch of your hand. Tap, I held my breath at the tap of your footsteps. Chip, I used to feel like a chip on your shoulder but I guess we’re growing older. And I know that I promised never to let go but I’m letting go right now. I know that I was not supposed to let go but I’m letting go right now. I feel like I’m invisible sometimes, feel like you were never really just mine, feel like I was born in the wrong time. Now I feel like putting on the big lights. And I know that I promised never to let go but I’m letting go right now.