Trio Cathedral City

Samen met toetsenist Wym van Noort en gitarist Ramon van der Hout vormde ik eind jaren negentig trio Cathedral City. We maakten een cd vol ballads met surrealistische teksten en harmonische koortjes.

 

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Het trio in de jaren negentig

No Man's Land

NoMansLand

Hurried up a long way
Nothing much to left say
Hoping for a new day-hey

Time to be calm
Time to see the angles
Time to take advantage of the blind

Time to be clear
Time for understanding
Time to get the meaning of it all

But it’s hard to find
To find a little meaning
A little meaning
In every single lie
That makes a man

Time to be brave
Time to face the mirror
Time to look the monster in the eye

Time to be strong
Time to aim my arrow
Time to find my courage in despair

But it’s hard tot find
To find a little courage
A little courage
In every single fear
That makes a man

Time to slow down
Time to see the angels
Time to give it all a little rest

Time to hang on
Time to count my blessings
Time to see the beauty of it all

But it’s hard to find
To find a little beauty
A little beauty
In every single scar
That makes a man
God’s lonely man
What makes a man
In no man’s land

Wrong way
New day
Fade away

Wrong day
New way
Fade away

God

God

God woke up with tears in his eyes
Sick and tired of his paradise
God came down with gold and honey
Looking for a Playboy bunny
Coz sex is life
And love is strong
And all these girls
Just turn him on

Oh Jesus Christ Maria
His hair is turning grey
Oh Jesus Christ Maria
His kingdom for a lay

God made eyes at Miss Universe
But plastic love just made it worse
God got drunk and made a pass
But she never really had his class
Coz sex is dead
And love is gone
She sure as hell
Won't turn him on

Oh Jesus Christ Maria
God don't know how to play
Oh Jesus Christ Maria
God don't know how to pray

God came home depressed that night
He just failed to see his light
God sat down and shot himself
No one heard his cry for help
Now God is dead
And love is gone
There's no one left
Who can turn us on

Oh Jesus Christ Maria
We don't know how to pray
Oh Jesus Christ Maria
Our love will fade away

Oh Jesus Christ Maria
We don't know how to pray
Oh Jesus Christ Maria
Our love will fade away

Rock and Roll

RockAndRoll

You met me somewhere in your mind
You knew I was the hurting kind
You told me I better go
That's why I hate you so coz

You’re a rock I would like to roll
You're not another pretty doll

I met you somewhere in my mind
I knew you were the hurted kind
I told you I'd like to stay
Whatever may come someday coz

You’re a rock I would like to roll
You're not another pretty doll

Still I love you so
A bit of hatred too
Now I'll choose a stone to throw
It will be just another blow coz

You’re no rock I will ever roll
You're just another pretty doll
You're no rock I will ever roll
You're just another pretty doll

Once

Once

Give me once in my life
Give me once in my life
Give me once an illusion
That I'm really alive
Give me just an illusion
That I'm living my life
Give me just an illusion
that I'm living

Give me once in my life
Give me once in my life
Give me once an illusion
That I'm really alive
Give me just an illusion
That I'm living my life
Give me just an illusion
That I'm living

Give me once in my life
Once in my life
Give me once an illusion
That I'm really alive
Give me just an illusion
that I'm living my life
Give me just an illusion
That I'm living

Once in my life
Give me once in my life
Give me once an illusion
That I'm really alive
Give me just an illusion
That I'm living my life
Give me just an illusion
That I'm living

Give me once in my life
Once in my life
Give me once

End of Irony

EndOfIrony

Guess I better slow it down
Guess I better move around
I've come to the end of my irony
God is losing his grip on me

For crying out loud
Won't you listen to my prayers
For crying out loud
Can't you see that I'm scared
I’m so scared
I’m so scared
I’m so scared

Early morning dying smiles
Sweet caressing midnight lies
Strangers come to clean the room
They gonna drag me in the doom

For crying out loud
Won't you listen to my prayers
For crying out loud
Can't you see that I'm scared
I’m so scared
I’m so scared
I’m so scared

Don’t you try to lock my door
Give me love I need some more
Every day looks down on me
Set me up or set me free

For crying out loud
Won't you listen to my prayers
For crying out loud
Can't you see that I'm scared

Gone Forever

GoneForever

Now it's gone now it's gone forever
Nothing seems seems to really matter
Guess I'm just the kind of man
who needs a lie
Guess I'm just that kind of man

Now it's gone gone in every way
Nothing seems seems to last a day
Guess I'm just the kind of man
who needs a dream
Guess I'm just that kind of man

But it's raining in my heart
Yes it's raining in my heart
Rain is in my heart
Rain is in my heart

Don't you cry don't you cry my angel
In every life there has to be some danger
Guess you’re just the kind of girl
who needs a man
Guess you’re just that kind of girl

Don't you try don't you try to reason
Guess our love just couldn't find a season
Guess you’re just the kind of girl
who needs a lie
Guess you’re just that kind of girl

But it's raining in my heart
Yes it's raining in my heart
Rain is in my heart
Rain is in my heart

Now we come
Now we come together
Guess the truth never really mattered
Guess we’re just the kind of souls
who need a song
Guess we’re just that kind of souls

But it's raining in my heart
Yes it's raining in my heart
Rain is in my heart
Rain is in my heart

 

Hope

Hope

Somebody broke my heart last night
Didn't know I had one
Said she didn't want to have my child
Always thought she'd love one

And now I'm praying for songs
But all the words just come out wrong
All my life I've been looking for a reason
And now I'm praying for songs
Coz all my life just seems so wrong
Guess my soul will never find a season

Somebody spoke the truth last night
Didn’t know there was one.
Said she didn't like our passion fights
Always thought we needed some

And now I'm praying for songs
But all the words just come out wrong
All my life I've been looking for a reason
And now I'm praying for songs
Coz all my life just seems so wrong
Guess my soul will never find a season

Somebody gave up hope last night
Didn't know we had some
Said our love just doesn't have a light
Always hoped we'd find one

And now I'm praying for songs
But all the words just come out wrong
All my life I've been looking for a reason
And now I'm praying for songs
Coz all my life just seems so wrong
Guess my soul will never find a season

Somebody gave up hope last night

Australia

Australia

Well I met a friend
Who kissed a girl in Australia
Yeah I met a friend
Who loved a girl in Australia

She made him crazy
She made him smile
And she gave him passion
For a little while

Well I met a friend
Who shot his girl in Australia
Yeah I met a friend
Who killed his girl in Australia

She made him angry
She made him cry
But she gave him passion
For a little while

Empty Television Prison Blues

EmptyTelevisionPrisonBlues

I don't think I've ever been
This lost on my own
I don't think I've ever felt
This need for a song
Life is looking for a hole in my soul

I don't think I've ever felt
This frozen and alone
I don't think I've ever known
This clearly what is wrong
Life is looking for a piece of my soul

I don't think I've ever been
This lost on my own
I don't think I've ever felt
This need for a song
Life is looking for an inch of my soul

I don't think I've ever felt
This calm and alone
I don't think I've ever known
This well that I'm strong
I will never give an inch of my soul
Life will never find the hole in my soul

The Warm Sun of Oregon

TheWarmSunOfOregon

The warm sun of Oregon
Made wrinkles in his smile
Standing by the river
Contemplating for a while
He loved his little daughter
His son, his charming wife
Just couldn't find a reason now
To end his happy life

So give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason to die

The cold rain of Oregon
Revealed his course
Rainbow living colors
Gave direction to his force
He didn't have no second thoughts
His mind was pure and clear
He sank into the river now
Without a trace of fear

So give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason to die

So give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
give him a reason
Give him a reason to die

The dark night of Oregon
Embraced his stare
Nature knows compassion
Nature's always fair
Don't ever shed no tears
About his cold and lonesome end
We know that all his feelings now
Were strong and heaven sent

So give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason to live

So give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
Give him a reason
There ain't no reason to die

A Song to Call My Own

ASongToCallMyOwn

She came into my life
She looked me in the eye
She told me
My love
I think you need a change
Some time to rearrange
And some day

Someday you'll find yourself a home
You won't be all alone
Some day

She came into my heart
She smiled away my cards
She told me
My love
It's time you had a life
I think you need a wife
And some day

Someday you'll find a pretty face
An angel full of grace
Some day
Someday you'll find yourself a home
A love to call your own
Some day some day

Maybe we could start something together
Maybe we could start something together
Maybe we could start something together

She stayed with me the night
She kissed away the light
I told her
My love
I think you'd better leave
I guess I need my grief
Coz some day

Someday my songs will set me free
My songs will sing for me
Some day
Someday I'll find myself a home
A song to call my own
Some day some day
Someday

She Looks like a Birthday Party

SheLooksLikeABirthdayParty

She is handsome
And she is shy
She’s unhappy
And wonders why

She’s got a panther in her body
When she’s cruisin’ down the lane
Got a way of bodytalkin’
That can drive a man insane
But she never ever gives a kiss
Waiting for eternal bliss

She looks like a birthday party
She got hips like a limousine
She smiles when she kicks karate
Never ever will commit a sin

I’d like to watch her when she’s sleepin’
In the purple morning rain
Like a prudent little princess
That’s been frozen by the shame
But she never ever gives a kiss
Waiting for eternal bliss

She looks like a birthday party
She got hips like a limousine
She smiles when she kicks karate
Never ever will commit a sin

Now won’t you give up all your money
All your dreams and all your time
For a litlle bit of kissing
With this precious love of mine
But she never ever gives a kiss
Waiting for eternal bliss

She looks like a birthday party
She got hips like a limousine
She smiles when she kicks karate
Never ever will commit a sin

No she’ll never be mine
never be mine
never be mine
never be mine

Nothing at All

NothingAtAll

This is not the song
I've been living for
This is not the life
I've been singing for
This is nothing at all
This is nothing at all

This is a crying shame
An evil game
A loser's pain
This is nothing at all

This is not the joke
I've been crying for
This is not the truth
I've been lying for
This is nothing at all
This is nothing at all

This is a crying shame
An evil game
A loser's pain
This is nothing at all

This is a crying shame
An evil game
A loser's pain
This is nothing at all

This is not the song
I've been singing for
This is not the life
I've been living for
This is nothing at all
This is nothing at all

For a While

ForAWhile

Ooo u ooo u ooo
It's so good to be inside of you
I'd like to float around
And lose my words in swimming semen

They say that in every man
A scary girl is crying
But everytime I come in you
I know I'm man enough to do
The things that make you smile at night

Ooo u ooo u ooo
It's so good to be inside of you
Now slowly gentle deep
You come in streams full sweet surrender

They say that in every girl
An angry man is fighting
But everytime your body winds
The booming rhythm thrills your mind
And gives you heaven for a while

Ooo u ooo u ooo
It's so good to be inside of you
Now greedy lust has gone
And leaves us shy in grinning danger

They say that in every kiss
A little hate is hiding
But everytime the deed is done
I know that all the hate is gone
That eats our empty little lives

Tracy

Tracy

My mind is telling white lies
My heart is crystal clear
I haven't felt a real kiss
Since love turned into fear

Maybe I'll find some peace now on my own
A soft asylum where I belong
No rainy days in sleepless nights
Or losing faith in passion fights
With sunshine in my hair
And Tracy on the radio

My words have gone to pieces
There's nothing left to say
I haven't touched the right lips
Since hate got in our way

Maybe I'll find some peace now on my own
A soft asylum where I belong
No loneliness in harmony
Or drowning in my irony
Just sunshine in my hair
And Tracy on the radio

I wouldn't want to hurt you
But I have to end the lies
Coz everytime you hold me
You make me wanna die

Maybe I'll find some peace now on my own
A soft asylum where I belong
No empty hate in lying smiles
Or making love like necrophiles
Just sunshine in my hair
And Tracy on the radio

Latin Smiles

LatinSmiles

Dance on your rythym
like a hurricane
Tango and flamenco
in the cheap champagne
Vamos à la playa, burnin’ sand
I like French kissing on foreign land

Sing Greek Schlagers
‘till we start to bleed
Smell strange juices
in the dead hot sheet
Hear it’s für immer, wanna hear a lie
Life sure is hard, and then you die

Besame mucho in the pale neon light
Tender amore red mosquito night
Give me vie en rose
Eat my Spanish fly
Foreign girls with latin smiles
make me wanna lie

Drown in your river
‘till I reach your door
Rockin’-and-a-rollin’
on the the stone cold floor
Learn talking Spanish en quatre jours
It feels damn good to faire l’amour

Besame mucho in the pale neon light
Tender amore red mosquito night
Give me vie en rose
Eat my Spanish fly
Foreign girls with latin smiles
make me wanna lie

Dance on your rythym
like a hurricane
Tango and flamenco
in the cheap champagne
Vamos à la playa, burnin’ sand
I like French kissing on foreign land

Besame mucho in the pale neon light
Tender amore red mosquito night
Give me vie en rose
Eat my Spanish fly
Foreign girls with latin smiles
make me wanna lie

The Sunday Masturbation Blues

TheSundayMasturbationBlues

Well it's the Sunday Masturbation Blues
I'm drifting down the avenues
One night stands and cheap goodbyes
Smiling faces packed with lies
I'm getting drunk, I'm losing pride
I'm killing time on dynamite

Please please please
Let it thunder in my heart
Please please please
Let it thunder

Well every girl just looks the same
Through the greasy steamy windowpane
Well every guy just knows the score
It's living hard or dying bored
I'm throwing up, I'm going down
I'll always be a lonesome clown

Please please please
Let it thunder in my heart
Please please please
Let it thunder

Well it's time to mend the broken heart
Throw away the losing card
Get my kicks just like before
Don't wanna waist my time no more
I'm feeling good, I'm doing fine
Masturbate on summerwine

Please please please
Let it thunder in my heart
Please please please
Let it thunder
Please please please
Let it thunder in my heart
Please please please
Let it thunder

Delusions

Delusions

I cry in the morning
I sing through the night
I long for the passion
That’s lost in the light

Coz every day looks down on me
And all the stars discomfort me
So I cry in the morning
I sing through the night

I cry for the loners
I sing for the shy
I dream for the lovers
That live in a lie

Coz all their dreams will fade away
When all they live is day by day
So I cry for the loners
I sing for the shy

I cry for the preacher
I sing all his prayers
I dance with the angels
Who don’t seem to care

That all the gods have let us down
They make us fee like foolish clowns
So I cry for the preacher
I sing all his prayer

Coz every day looks down on me
And all the stars discomfort me
I cry in the morning
I sing through the night
I cry in the morning
I sing through the night

Nowhere

Nowhere

When the girl of your dreams
Is not what she seems
Come to Nowhere
Come to Nowhere

When the love of your life
Cuts you up with a knife
Come to Nowhere
Come to Nowhere

Nowhere in the world
Is the place to go
Where hopes are high
And life is low
Up in Nowhere
Up in Nowhere

When your cat has been hit
By a drunken kid
Come to Nowhere
Come to Nowhere

When you're in for a fight
But your jeans are too tight
Come to Nowhere
Come to Nowhere

Nowhere in the world
Is the place to go
Where hopes are high
And life is low
Up in nowhere
Up in nowhere
Nowhere is the place
Where you want to be
Where lies are true
And drinks are free
Up in Nowhere
Up in Nowhere

Nowhere is a better place to be
Nowhere is the place for you and me
Nowhere in the world
Nowhere in the world

When you're sick and tired
Of your lonesome ride
Come to Nowhere
Come to Nowhere

When the truth is gone
And you're on your own
Come to Nowhere
Come to Nowhere

Nowhere in the world
is the place to go
Where hopes are high
And life is low
Up in Nowhere
Up in Nowhere
Nowhere is the place
where you want to be
Where blind can hear
And deaf can see
Up in Nowhere
Up in Nowhere

Nowhere in the world
Nowhere in the world
Nowhere in the world
Nowhere in the world