Fourth Friday of the month and that means we have a music post on our hands. Today another Dutch band, who so happened to have had a Number one hit in the US. They are a band with a lead singer who was considered a hot lady in those times. Pretty face for sure. Like most Dutch rock bands they to come from the town I was born in, playing a progressive kind of rock. Their biggest hit is without a doubt ‘Venus’ and it was Nirvana who covered their song ‘Love Buzz’. The lead vocalist Mariska Veres died December 2006 due to cancer at the age of 59.
I was born in a dump
Mama died and daddy got drunk
Left me here to die or grow
Her weapons were
Her crystal eyes
Making every man mad
Black as the dark night she was
Got what no-one else had
Look out it’s like electricity
Don’t think it’s fantasy
Summer day over
And darkness come with mighty wings
On a Sunday night while driving my car
In the sky a fallin’ star
Tellin’ myself I don’t go too far
And trust by the sound of the rain
Oh, velvet heaven, high in the sky above
I think of you when I’m blue in love
Do you, do you remember
The smell of grass and the perfume of love
That thrill was in our hearts and for us
That was just enough.
That sweet sigh for love in my ear
The night was ours and the paradise
Was coming near.
In that moonlight night I got you spell bound.
Sleepless at midnight.
We were dreaming together
About a home and a child or two
Our love was like sunny weather
And I thought I could depend on you.
You took me for lovin’ kindness sake
You don’t give love, you only take
But after all I can’t let you go
‘Cos I love you so Demon Lover
Have you ever been restless in your bed?
And so lonely that your eyes became wet?
Let me tell you that one thing…
I can’t take the lonely night,
I need someone I can turn to.
Look out the day I see a little sign,
Even though you’re on my mind.
You can play with every thing
But you cannot play with your heart
Fooling around make it mean
And then I’m feeling that we’ll be apart.
Between the grey and red shadows of twilight
The time stands still.
It seems like a hundred light-years
Since the day you went away.
I’ll follow the sun
That’s what I gonna do
Trying to forget all about you.
This poetry is brought to you by the Ranting Crow by using the lyrics to their songs. I will leave you with some of their songs to listen. Give them a listen and enjoy the sounds of time long forgotten. The songs give a good idea of the kind of music they used to play.
Visit the Wiki page if you like to read a little more about them.