Flirting With Disaster (lyrics by Gillespy)
Updated January, 2003
G I L L E S P Y' S - L Y R I C S

ROCK-FACE  
anti-arrogantie

WHAT I WANT  
ik weet wat ik (niet) wil

NATURAL BORN KILLERS  
TV terreur te lijf

INEXPLICABLE SADNESS  
overvallen door een onverklaarbaar verdriet

JUMPING JOY  
ode aan een werelddochter

WHAT WILL MRS. GRUNDY SAY?  
jeugdvrienden op avontuur met schijt aan de wereld

BLACK BALLAD OF BUDDY BLUES  
met een gabber aan de zwabber

SILVER STONE  
geloof jij in bijgeloof?

WHY?  
oh waarom?

NO PERMANENT DAMAGE  
geen blijvende schade maar niet blij

MOMENTS  
geniet van de momenten

THIS ONE'S ON ME  
laatste rondje

FOREVER  
altijd en eeuwig (liefdesliedje)

BROKEN GIFT  
kapot geschenk

CARELESS ACCEPTANCE  
achteloze acceptatie

EL DOPA (WIGGLING TIM)  
ongeneeslijke ziekte

OBSERVE  
waarnemen

A WEEKDAY TEMPER  
gemoedstoestand

FAIRY-LIKE LIZZY  
sprookje

TIN AND GOLD  
over een materiŽle wereld

DREAMS IN DISGRACE  
dromen in ongenade

M.U.D.  
neerslachtige stemming


ROCK-FACE
- anti-arrogantie -
(© G. van der Hoeven / 29-03-2000)

I just got into town last night
Took a look around, something wasn't right
Too many smooth-faced people out there
Strolling with their nose in the air

I wondered why all these heads in the sky
Is there a swagger disguised like some fly?
Well, don't you care and sure don't mind
'Cause I'm not one of these nosy kind

No nose in the air
Just noise in the air
We don't mind, we don't care
We just have rock-face to share

So when you go into town one night
Don't you do, what I already tried
Together we can work things out
Just make some noise and play it loud

Please do ignore all these heads in the sky
They hit rock-bottom no matter you try
Shog off! leave all the smooth-faced behind
And rock-faced dudes is what you will find

No nose in the air
Just noise in the air
We don't mind, we don't care
We just have rock-face to share

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WHAT I WANT
- ik weet wat ik (niet) wil -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Sometimes Iím in doubt
Sometimes Iím down and out
Sometimes I feel good
Sometimes Iím in the mood...

...to rock Ďn roll

I donít know what I want
but I know what I donít want

Sometimes I go wild
Sometimes Iím a child (again)
Sometimes I look smooth
Sometimes Iím in the mood...

...to save your soul

I donít know what I want
but I know what I donít want

Sometimes Iím in doubt
Sometimes Iím down and out
Sometimes I feel good
Sometimes Iím in the mood...

...to make love with you baby

I donít know what I want
but I know what I donít want

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NATURAL BORN KILLERS
- TV terreur te lijf -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Every time when I put on the telly
Iíve got a strange feeling in my belly
They shoot to kill, they murder until...
I switch the TV to another channel

Itís too heavy, it isn't any fun
Natural born killers on the run

Those talking heads are making me mad
Another trailer about being bad
They shoot to kill, they murder until...
I switch the TV to another channel

Itís too heavy, it isn't any fun
Natural born killers on the run

Hey Mister Telly please would you tell me
Try it if you can, show us some real men
They shoot to kill, they murder until...
I switch the TV to another channel

Itís too heavy, it isn't any fun
Natural born killers on the run

Sure I have been used to the ten oíclock news
But real-world-violence is enough for my blues
They shoot to kill, they murder until...
I switch the TV to another channel

Itís too heavy, it isn't any fun
Natural born killers on the run

Oh no, I just donít want another movie
Where killing seems cool and dying is groovy
They shoot to kill, they murder until...
I switch the TV to another channel

Itís too heavy, it ainít no fun
Natural born killer BURY YOUR GUN!

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INEXPLICABLE SADNESS
- overvallen door een onverklaarbaar verdriet -
(© G. van der Hoeven / 11-07-2001 in memory of HB)

Life goes on
Until work is done
Radio plays another song
So far thereís nothing wrong

Suddenly

An inexplicable sadness
Nights are long and sleepless
What made it come, how does it go
At this moment I donít know

Life goes on
Dull work is done
Just that same old rocking song
sometimes itís right, sometimes itís wrong

An inexplicable sadness
nights are long and sleepless
What made it come, how does it go
At this very moment I donít know

I know the beat goes on
because of that same old rocking song...

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JUMPING JOY
- ode aan een werelddochter -
(© G. van der Hoeven / 04-08-2001 dedicated to Lizzy)

Sheís my jumping joy
Spring, summer and fall
Sheís got it all
Even in wintertime
She looks real fine

Sheís my reason to live
All that I have and all I can give

Sheís my jumping joy
Every day of the week
I donít have to seek
My precious treasure
I will die for her

Sheís my reason to live
All that I have and all I can give

Sheís my jumping joy
Until the end of time
She will always be mine
My sweet little thing
makes me laugh and sing

Sheís my reason to live
All that I have and all I can give

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WHAT WILL MRS. GRUNDY SAY?
- jeugdvrienden op avontuur met schijt aan de wereld -
(© G. van der Hoeven / remember Ď77)

They walked through the meadows
Following their own shadows
With no place to go
And nobody knows

Man, they were the men of the world
How, their desires were fulfilled
They, did care for nothing at all
Walked, until they stumble and fall

What one does not know
Still causes no woe
Going on with the hike
Thatís what they like

Man, they were the men of the world
How, their desires were fulfilled
They, did care for nothing at all
Walked, until they stumble and fall

They made some good friends
Together they spend
Time, chicks and money
Shooting the bunny

Man, they were the men of the world
How, their desires were fulfilled
They, did care for nothing at all
Walked, until they stumble and fall

What will the world say?
Going all the way
No Old Rude Grundy
Yeah, just take it easy

Man, they were the men of the world
How, their desires were fulfilled
They, did care for nothing at all
Walked, until they stumble and fall

Now itís Indian summer
Some are hard pressed with numbers
But they will survive
looking back at their lives

Man, they are the men of the world
How, their desires still ainít fulfilled
They, do care for nothing at all
Walk, until they stumble and fall

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BLACK BALLAD OF BUDDY BLUES
- met een gabber aan de zwabber -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

"Iím just waiting on a friend"
A lyric of a famous rock-band
But if you are waiting too long
Itís time to write down your own song

Writing your song in the dark night
With a broken heart all right
And when the morning will come
Another black ballad canít be undone

The black ballad of buddy Blues
Thereís a winner on the loose
You thought you had it all in your hand
But after a while the friend is no friend
Though everythingĎs gonna be all right
With old buddy Blues on your side

All of your so-called friends
More than just one-night-stands
But was it all worth it in the end?
When buddy Blues is your only friend

Nobody is to blame, right now
Everybody feel ashamed, right now
Where did it go wrong?
Everything seemed to be so strong

The black ballad of buddy Blues
Thereís a winner on the loose
You thought you had it all in your hand
But after a while the friend is no friend
Though everythingĎs going to be all right
With old buddy Blues on your side

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SILVER STONE
- geloof jij in bijgeloof? -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Wish I was all alone
with that shiny silver stone
I ramble and I roam
But itís nice to come home

Silver stone, makes you bad to the bone
Silver stone, makes you feel all alone

Itís that glittering thing
What makes me dance and sing
It is my lucky charm
It wonít do any harm

Anyhow?

Silver stone, makes you bad to the bone
Silver stone, makes you feel all alone

Am I the only one?
Who donít believe in lucky charms?
I just believe in me
Itís nice to come home

You see!

Silver stone, makes you bad to the bone
Silver stone, makes you feel all alone

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WHY?
- oh waarom? -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Life is the most precious gift I've been told
But if we go on like this weíd never be old
Our destiny is still waiting on the line
They keep on fighting what's yours and what's mine
Mother Nature is crying when she sees children dying
Oh why? Oh why? Oh why? Oh why?

We're fighting battles every day we're alive
The main question now is how will we survive?
Even they who are in it don't understand why
It's painful to quit but it's painless to try
Mother Nature is crying when she sees children dying
Oh why? Oh why? Oh why? Oh why?

As long as the world turns there seems to be hate
For the newborn love babies it's never to late
Again I heard a man say "it's not over yet"
"My son has been killed I won't forgive and forget"
Mother nature is crying when she sees children dying
Oh why? Oh why? Oh why? Oh why?

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NO PERMANENT DAMAGE
- geen blijvende schade maar niet blij -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

The authority's rules
Behaving like fools
Public this and public that
What you give is what you get

More rules makes me mad
Made-up by some fat-head
The guy says he's damn-right
Inside he laughs outright

It looks like a dead-wish
Betrayed by a wet kiss
No permanent damage
Although I don't like this

Politicians talk "me"
But they represent "we"
The things they have promised
Never solved any problem

The bank lend me money
Enough to get groggy
No money for old rope
They just sold me new dope

It looks like a dead-wish
Betrayed by a wet kiss
No permanent damage
Although I don't like this

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MOMENTS
- geniet van de momenten -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Letís work, letís play
Letís hear, letís say

Letís laugh, letís cry
Letís fall, letís fly

Letís live, letís die
Letís enjoy, letís try

Enjoy the moments
Try the good times
Because during sad times
Precious moments will count

Letís eat, letís sleep
Letís give, letís keep

Letís think, letís talk
Letís drink, letís walk

Letís live, letís die
Letís enjoy, letís try

Enjoy the moments
Try the good times
Because during sad times
Precious moments will count

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THIS ONEíS ON ME
- rondje van mij / 2001 -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Just gimme five
A celebration of life
Gently weeping guitar
Smokey crowded bar

Just gimme four
Open up that door
Groovy sounding bass
Rhythm of a rat race

This oneís on me
Itís Gillespyís day
Iím giving it all away
ĎCos Iím free, so they say

Just gimme three
Itís still all on me
ďMy wayĒ sings the voice
Not only my choice

Just gimme two
And one for you too
Hear the banging drum
The smart one gets dumb

Just gimme I say
One last shot and blow away
Having fun and let it all out
Pretty sure without a doubt

The last oneís on me
Itís Gillespyís day
Now I gave it all away
ĎCos Iím free, everyday

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FOREVER
- altijd en eeuwig (liefdesliedje) -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

When you live the life you live
And youíre giving all youíve got
You donít have the time to think
About the feelings that you feel
But you give a lot of yourself
More than you ever can show

Did you ever loved forever
Did you never changed your mind
Donít you ever think about it?
Leaving all youíve got behind

Thereís no time to think it over
But a little while will do
For some reason you went this way
And itís a darn good reason too
Because when you do the things you do
Than I know that I love you

Did you ever loved forever
Did you never changed your mind
Donít you ever think about it?
Leaving all youíve got behind

When I do the things I do
Do you know you love me too?

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BROKEN GIFT
- kapot geschenk -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

First thing I do when I step out of bed
Is looking at the television
I'll better look out of the window instead
Is my desire for real live gone?

Lot of things I hear and see aren't real
This is not what the Almighty mend
Making His own history of creations deal
Is that why His son was heaven send?

Improve the world and look in the mirror
That's what my father told me before
Just do what your parents told you to do
And reflect this to your own children too

Uncivil to break the gift you've got from Him
No reason to be selfish but raise your fist
Don't stand outside instead of coming in
Do love and affection still exist?

Tried to answer questions they've been asking me
And smiled to the strangers in the street
Wasn't greedy but showed some generosity
Let innocent children walk at bare feet

Improve the world and look in the mirror
That's what my father told me before
Just do what your parents told you to do
And reflect this to your own children too

Happiness is a powerful thing
Accept the gift and sing
Sing, Sing

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CARELESS ACCEPTANCE
- achteloze acceptatie -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

A little girl sitting in the doorway
Waiting what tomorrow will bring
Looking at it with nothing to say
Uncertain when faith strikes again

Silk pink dress and black raven hair
Read it from her innocent face
Tan skinned and bare-footed she's sitting there
There's no damage without any trace

Careless acceptance

Once full colour houses in the sun
Nature showed its cruelty again
Paradise now is a place of destruction
Struck hard and the damage was done

A picture tells more than a thousand words
Only crying without being hurt
I don't understand it anymore
Is nature a cold stone without a heart?

Careless acceptance

Maria is too young to understand it
Pale moonlight is shining on her pink dress
There comes a time her shoes will fit
And she will walk to her happiness

With careless acceptance

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EL DOPA (WIGGLING TIM)
- ongeneeslijke ziekte -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

He travelled the world from the west to the east
Was strong like a horse and making good money
Now he is suffering from an incurable disease
Feels like a dead horse is attached to his body

Now I feel like a real man, a flying stuntman
Gimme some more, me siento mejor
I will score El Dopa and more

Why is Timmy dancing? The kid asked his mother
Because he's not dealing with some cup of tea
Wild throwing movements one after the other
It can happen to you and it can happen to me

Now I feel like a real man, a flying stuntman
Gimme some more, me siento mejor
I will score El Dopa and more

Nevertheless he went dancing one night out in town
Going easy on ecstasy instead of going wild
It was new vital power what he did found
Everything was completely smooth, aches were mild

Now I feel like a real man, a flying stuntman
Gimme some more, me siento mejor
I will score El Dopa and more

It will damage the brain
But he's never the same
Like he was before
When he didn't score
But he feels that pain
And it drives him insane
Now shut down the door
Don't complain anymore

Now I feel like a real bum, a falling stuntman
Gimme no more, me siento peor
I will score El Dopa no more

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OBSERVE
- waarnemen -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Observe the world and everything in it
Observing all people thereís so much in them
Obsessed by behaviour how we disturb it

Soldiers of fortune shamble to church
Ascension Day in a different meaning
Mass victory but no celebration
A consternation that really hurts

Cut up flowers strew over the river
High expectations blown by the wind
Floating and being suspended in sight
But sinking and drowning the dreams

Demonical democracy, popularise polarity
A contrast of opinions is common property
Now give credence to someone elseís thoughts
And entertain great hopes from Whitsuntide

Observe the world and everything in it
Observing all people thereís so much in them
Obsessed by behaviour how to improve it

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A WEEKDAY TEMPER
- gemoedstoestand -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Tuesday afternoon of all days
Live music on the stereo
Watch myself in a jewel case
Sift the good from the bad and sigh

Choose the worst of all evils
Draw a white veil over it
Live and let live and breathe

Thereís sunshine and a high wind
The memory lives on and dies
A dessert with a hazy footprint
Pine away in nothing at all

Choose the worst of all evils
Draw a white veil over it
Live and let live and breathe

Time and tide will wait this time
No ebb and flow beyond the seas
Without a reason or a rhyme
Apparently a weekday temper

Choose the worst of all evils
Draw a white veil over it
Live and let live and breathe

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FAIRY-LIKE LIZZY
- sprookje -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Like in a fairy-tail we will live in a dream world
If I were king Pride you'd be princes Golden-hair
Purple doves and white cats the inmates in our castle
And the most valuable thing is queen Joy that we share

A few old musty picture-books in our lilac library
Telling stories we won't believe at all
Because they are about reality
And the pictures are too small

Drawings made with coloured pencils hanging everywhere
Red, yellow, blue and green and...
Colours that you've never seen
Like a merry-go-round on a fair

When you're finally lying in you're bed at night
Little angels hang above your head
Whispering what is right and what's right
And when it's wrong it is right instead

Like in a fairy-tail we do live in a dream world
Now I am king Pride you are princes Golden-hair
Purple doves and white cats are inmates in our castle
And the most valuable thing is queen Joy that we share

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TIN AND GOLD
- over een materiŽle wereld -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

A material world and a few coins tinkle
Face-liftings and worn out faces with wrinkles
Not anyone can afford the wealth
Why donít the tin and gold just meltÖ
into one another?

Donít let the old car fool you
My treasure is in heaven
And when Iíll meet you there
I will be driving a seven-0-seven

What little I have, my few sticks of furniture
But nothing to loose in the nearest future
Donít eat the rich but swallow poverty
Will we ever become a worldwide unityÖ
and care about each other?

Donít let the old car fool you
My treasure is in heaven
And when Iíll meet you there
I will be driving a seven-0-seven

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DREAMS IN DISGRACE
- dromen in ongenade -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Life's more pleasure than dreams
Dreams won't come true it seems
I'm glad about that in my case
'Cause my dreams are in disgrace

Most of my dreams Iíd like to sell
They wonít end up so well
No supermodel beauty queens
Appearing naked in my dreams
Now I donít even want to sleep
Because it just gives me the creeps

Life's more pleasure than dreams
Dreams won't come true it seems
I'm glad about that in my case
'Cause my dreams are in disgrace

Weird creatures dancing in the dark
Mewing cats and black dogs bark
Nirvanaís ďNegative CreepĒ is playing
But I am not stoned enough to swing
If I realized what has become of me
I escaped from it and be free

Life's more pleasure than dreams
Dreams won't come true it seems
I'm glad about that in my case
'Cause my dreams are in disgrace

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M.U.D. (Mood Under Dejection)
- neerslachtige stemming -
(© G. van der Hoeven)

Like in my worst dreams
And it is what it seems
During the day I live in a nightmare
And at night I'm wide-awake
He throws me into the mud
And I am reduced to dust and ashes

Everything I touch
Turns into mud
Drowning in an oozy swamp
While I'm chewing the cud

Who is to blame now?
I really don't know
During the day I am very dejected
And at night I'm thinking things over
Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong
When you give testimony in a lawsuit

Everything I touch
Turns into mud
Drowning in an oozy swamp
While I'm chewing the cud

Turned forty reached nothing
Bottle's half empty half full
During the day I should drink on my health
And at night I sleep myself sober
I will make my arrows drunk with blood
While my sword devours the flesh

Everything I touch
Turns into mud
Drowning in an oozy swamp
While I'm chewing the cud

The fears we fear
Are the fears we live with
During the day faith will remove mountains
And at night I sleep hours away
To the faithful you show yourself faithful
To the blameless you show yourself blameless

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Teksten door G. van der Hoeven

"I don't know what I want,
but I know what I don't want"

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"The same old places and the same old song
We've been going there for much too long
There's something wrong and it gives me that feeling inside
That I know I must be right
It's the singer not the song."
(Jagger - Richards)

 


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