other song lyrics / poems
(in English and Dutch)


Afscheid

De laatste tijd
Steeds meer gedacht
Verandering, niet onverwacht
Belemmering of kans
Deuren die openen, die sluiten
Als draaiend in een dans

Gisteren ging voorbij
Morgen zal mij blijken
wat vandaag vervloog
Verwacht, gedacht, vergeten
Dan zal ik mij vragen
Weet ik wat mij het verleden bracht?

Ik zag het groot geheel, heel soms
Vaker nog de losse eindjes
Maar die om te buigen
Tot ketens die bevrijden?
Misschien komt ooit de dag
Dat ketens vrije eindjes blijken

Verandering, in al haar kleur
De sleutel tot de deur
Die opent en ook sluit
Herinnert je vooral gevoel te eren
Het hoogste in ons levensdoel
Geen afscheid kan ons daarin deren

(Mario, 2006)

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Angel of eternity  
(opgedragen aan de in 2014 aan de
ziekte van Lyme overleden Barbara Pronk)

There's nothing more to say
Nothing left to do
Life's went on it's own way
On a road you didn't choose

There's nothing more to say
Nowhere left to go
Just one place awaits your soul
The place where you will show

To all the ones you leave behind
Your spirit's energy
The power to go on sometimes
Your way to make them see

That life is not just being there
But also being gone
Both are just a way to share
The things that make us strong

Whether you're here
Whether you're gone
You're never too far away
To make us strong

Whether you speak
Whether you say no words
You will always be... always B.

The angel of eternity

It don't matter 'cause you'll always be
The angel of eternity
For all us to see... angel of eternity

(Mario, 2014)

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Birthday song

This birthday song
I wrote for you
Wishing you the best
That I can do

I wish you happiness
And health for many years
And if you're feeling down once in a while
Your friends are always near
To help you with their smile

  'Cause you are loved by many
  And there isn't any
  That wouldn't want to see you
  Happy every day

So I sing ...

  Sing along this birthday song
  Sing along this birthday song
  Sing along this birthday song
  Sing along this birthday song

  'Cause you are loved by many
  And there isn't any
  That wouldn't want to see you
  Happy every day

  Sing along this birthday song
  Sing along this birthday song
  Sing along this birthday song
  Sing along this birthday song

(Mario, 1981 & 2016)

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Chances

Chances ought to be taken
Chances ought to be breaking
The strains that are holding you
Steering everything you do
In every way

Leaving don't make it easy
Leaving, how can it be easy?
When the years gave you your roots
It's painfull to cut them loose
In every way

'Cause what you hold is what you got
What you think you are, you're not
What you leave behind you know
What you'll find is what you hope 
To be there

Closing doors don't have to lock tight
The highest wall will not always be upright
The wall will one day fall
As the doors will open all
One day

But what you hold is what you got
What you think you are, you're not
What you leave behind you know
What you'll find is what you hope 
To be there

Yes what you hold is what you got
What you think you are, you're not
What you leave behind you know
What you'll find is what you hope 
To be there

(Mario, 1988)

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Cold cell

Send me your photograph
Write me each day
I long for your letters
More than I can say

Write me those lovers words
Take my mind of
The things that have happened
That now force me to stay

  Here in this cold cell
  I'm not doing well
  Four walls that surround me
  the place where I dwell

SOLO

Each time I read your words
I dream I'm free
Wandering in open fields
Together you and me

I'd change my life style
Be honest, work hard
If they'd let me out of here
I'd make a new start

  Here in this cold cell
  I'm not doing well
  Four walls that surround me
  Is the place where I dwell

(Mario, 1982)

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Dancing pool

Little Susy said to Sammy
Let's go for a swim
Little Susy said to Sammy
Let's go diving in tonight
In the water, the water, the water

Little Sammy said to Susy
Let's go dancing tonight
Little Sammy said to Susy
Let's go romancing tonight
In a dancing, a dancing, in a dancing, oh yeah, alright

  Dancing in a swimming pool
  Swimming in a dancing
  Romancing in a dancing pool tonight

SOLO

They went to a swimming pool
Where music was played too and there
They kicked off their shoes and went in
For a dance and for a swim
Dancing, while they're swimming, romancing, they did

That's where they grew up that night
They found each others heart
And that's where they go every night now
Under the moonlight they start
Dancing, while they're swimming, romancing, they did

  Dancing in a swimming pool
  Swimming in a dancing
  Romancing in a dancing pool each night

SOLO

(Mario, 1983)

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