Ad van Meurs a.k.a. The Watchman
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The Watchman

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Ad van Meurs: advanmeursbookings@gmail.com

CD Teek, Eindhoven

Ray Elpee, Stratumseind, Eindhoven

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Lyrics ‘Dorset Moon’ by The Watchman

Youngsters in Love

He says he needs to free
He does not see
He’s chained to liquor and beer
And she feels kind of nameless with a love so aimless
She narrows her life to career
But their bodies they say something else
They long, they yearn, and they got a truth to tell

Chorus

How it hurts to see the boy and his bird, youngsters in love going down
Nothing aches more than to see that hand on the door, youngsters in love going down

And then there’s the parents with the stare, expectations and care
Thinking of smart thing to say
But they make it worse, parents are a curse and almost always in the way
So they step aside from the light, and bitter words are heard all through the night

Chorus

And she‘ll be watching that empty seat while he’s chasing his shadow down in every street
Maybe in a year or ten, maybe wiser then, they realize what went on
Because a love so simple, a twinkle and a dimple, doesn’t often come along
Buy life is cruel these days, it trips and it tricks you in all kinds of ways

Chorus

Sprinkles and Milk

Your uninhibited smile sprinkles and milk
It’s getting dark now, hair soft as silk
We forgot Henk, he’s still tied to that tree
I guess that makes us guilty, your beauty and me

Chorus

Just a game, a foolish game, just a toy for joy, just a game, cruel game, game, game, game

In the battle of love, we’re all volunteers
It’s your own fault when you’re coming to near
Night is falling, after a day in the woods, somebody is calling
Something we ought, something we should…

Chorus

(first verse)
Like an old school love letter, like watches that ran better
In the battle of love, all orders come from above

Chorus

Far off Land

I’m dreaming of a far off land 2 xs
Dreaming of a far off land, a lonesome blues, walking shoes
Drinking with my friends in the bar all night through
Till I know who I am
I’m dreaming of a far of land

Hear the whisper in the wind 2 xs
Hear the whisper in the wind, the language of all flowers, it comes to you in your weary hours
When you’re down and out, you’ll hear the whisper in the wind

And I’ll come back and marry you 2 xs
I’ll come back and my marry when my fight is over
Walked the mile in style, like the wildest rover
I’ll bring you all four leaves of the humble clover, yes I’ll do
I’ll come back and marry you

Dinosaurs and stars

We used to live in flatland, with a beginning and an end
We could fall off the earth
Now we are a needle, looking for another one
In this haystack universe
Oh look at the bigger picture, I hear you say
But if I try it feels like fading away
Oh look at the bigger picture, it’ll make you feel at ease
But all I feel is Oh Lord please

Chorus

It’s us and it’s you
You are too big it’s too far
And we are desperate for a clue
We are dwellers between dinosaurs and stars

So I rearrange the pictures on the desktop here before me
I know the faces of you all
And while I’m smiling through my younger years I start to realize
I like it when life is small

Chorus

Bridge:

Stars they come a long way
Dinosaurs, that’s only yesterday

Now I’m walking back home,
In the middle of the night
I went from bar to bar
And with all this space in my brain
I look up to the moon and say
Hey buddy tell us where we are

Chorus 2

The moon says
It’s us and it’s you
We are too big you are too far
And you are desperate for a clue
You’re just dwellers between dinosaurs and stars

Dorset Moon

The questions stayed the same
No matter where I delved
All we ever hear is the echo of ourselves
But the sun played lustily
on Dover’s white cliffs
It was them that took my worries, all my ‘what if’s’

Chorus

It’s alright it’s alright
It all comes together, here in old England in the month of June
It’s alright, it’s alright because all that matter
are the ones that you love and the Dorset moon

Are we going somewhere, is there a somewhere we are going
Sometimes it’s so strange all this not knowing
But then there is the beauty and the thrill of a kiss
And Corfe castle in the morning mist

Chorus

Bridge:

Where we’d sit on that hill
If I could I would still
Where time is alive
But life is not time

Here stood his easel
colors dark and bright
Ships like fireflies fare into the night

Rock & Roll Fire

If you find yourself in a troublesome life, I’ll tell what to do
Look at the shape of your hands, and the shape they are in, it says everything about you
Now go look for the spark from the dark, go look for the deep desire
No matter what occurs or what you run into, you’ll be saved by rock& roll fire

Chorus

Rock & Roll fire 2 xs
You always pulled me through like a friend would do
You never proved a liar
Rock & Roll fire, Rock & Roll

Then take a look at your woman, like the very first time, tell her she’ll never look
And tell her in her you see the meaning of life, she’s got heart of gold
You might feel a bit weak in the knees but before it all gets dire
You’ll be dancing a two-step cheek to cheek on the blaze of rock & roll fire

Chorus

Keep on my burning, burning please

The Leaves of Life


With our feet on the table, drink in our hand
We swore we’d be able, yes we’d make the difference
Didn’t need no guru nor powers from above
We were servants of ecstasy and love

Chorus

Now I’m staring out of windows in corners of the globe
I don’t know why we parted, why we parted we don’t know
Staring out of windows, to us I bid adieu
As I watch the leaves of life being blown through the neighborhood

We wouldn’t settle for the compromise, accept any deal
And everything we’d touch would be realer than real
We bonded in conviction like noble knights would do
Raising our sword against the rich and happy few

Chorus

Bridge:

Some are colorful, some are grey,
Some are torn to pieces, some still want to play
Some are you, some are me
Some are trampled in the dirt, some are free

Chorus

Time to Travel

From where I come from
I tell you something
‘S got neither hills nor snowy peaks
Flat like my hand, no deeper tracks
But the skies are reflected by the creeks

Chorus

It’s time to travel
Come along with me
Don’t want to travel all alone
Time to travel
Ain’t much left
Time is running out on these bones

Brooks from everywhere crossing the moorland
The purple heath, the yellow broom
Flowers on the banks, humming in the sun
That’s where I hope to meet you soon

Chorus

Bridge:

No I cannot show it
It’s all gone yes I know it
But every now and then I close my eyes
With the help of some spirits
And the music in my head
It sure ain’t hard to visualize

Chorus

Drunk with You

Let’s raise this glass my friend like we did so many times before
Let’s look at the world, the girl, until we cannot anymore
Oh we never agreed but that’s for the weak the faint of hard
Conversation is dancing on a tightrope gently so no one’s falling off

Chorus

Drunk with you
The first time I met you, you we’re playing games, you played hard to get
And while I ran out of tricks to persuade you, an old song did, just like that
And I still don’t know what drives me, makes me do the things I do
Because my feet never touched the ground again since I was drunk with you

Chorus

Now friends pass away in a wink of an eye, leaving us to do the living
All we can do is cease the day and enjoy what’s been giving
The mornings they smile and the evenings are full with smell and spell
Death is quiet and somehow life has got a lot to tell

Chorus