Winds Apart

by The Amsterdams

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released 20 December 2013

"Winds Apart" was produced and recorded by The Amsterdams between Dedember 2012 and December 2013. Mixed & mastered by Janin Pasniciuc, except track 8 (mixed by Adam Whittaker), track (14 mixed by Space Magnetic) and tracks 13 and 15 (mixed by Ovidiu Bejan). Cover photo: Sorina Iordan. Band photo: Anna Pope.

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The Amsterdams come from Bucharest, Romania. The four piece band started in 2006, they have released 3 albums and counting. Main goal: to make the world sound right.

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Track Name: Telescope
I might be a fool but I know you're troubled*
I might be alone, alone you're gone
Away from us, you tell me that
Away from us, we both need it

A stair to the stars, hope we all can make it
Bring me the milk and I will show you
The way for us, you tell me that
You came from Mars, where love was never ever found

A hole in our heart, is it all we're left with
Our splendorous start, so poorly ended
A hole in our heart, with nothing to fill now
Returning to space, what a small step this was
Track Name: Academy of broken hearts
I've been living in this dump since I met you
What's so important?
I've been living in this dump since I met you
What's so important?
I've been seeing all the cracks in the building
Let's all ignore 'em
I've been seeing all the cracks in the building
Let's all ignore 'em
Nothing could take me away out again

I've been living in this dump since you left me
What's so important?
I've been living in this dump since you left me
What's so important?
I've been seeing all the cracks in the building
Let's all ignore 'em
I've been seeing all the cracks in the building
Let's all ignore 'em
Nothing could take us away out again

R:
So, So, So wrong!
So, So, So wrong!
So, So, So wrong!
So, So, So wrong!
Track Name: Three is a crowd
Used to stay in bed, day after day love
Dive in and make out
She had to come, it all felt so surreal
I've never imagined three makes a couple
I'm in the middle
What did you expect? I'm human, she's so near
At night me and her out, keeping you, dear, in
Mistakes they avenge, you're so still
It makes me wanna shout
Shout

You said three is a crowd and she's much too loud
Baby I'm so scared, what could happen?
I've seen it all so clear
Piano down your stairs, furniture and pills
Said you will leave and meet me in Berlin
We'll get rid of her there (behind brick houses, red brick houses)
I'll never forget love, all met in this park, ten after midnight
How was I to know
Your hands will end this war?
War

A ride or more, telling me things you like
Another heartache, this pretty high pretty low fall
The engine roar, louder with every mile
All the planets, hope they won't tell us wrong
A shot or more, her body then hit the ground
But your cold hands they only killed our love
We left her there, only kissed her once
In our cruel hearts her blood will always run

I'm sure one day we'll find the courage to tell our friends
We did it, we did it
Track Name: On the run
I'll live, how long?
My folks they couldn't tell me
My brother he was always there

I'll live, how long?
My folks they couldn't tell me
My brother he was always there

I'm not that strong
My thoughts I couldn't cope with
My body it was always left on the ground
Always left on the ground

I'm not that strong
My thoughts I couldn't cope with
My body it was always left on the ground
Always left on the ground

I'll live, how long?
My folks they couldn't tell me
My brother he was always there
Track Name: Apologies
Apologies for me now
The radio was blasting
Apologies for me now
The radio was blasting, all day, all day

Apologies for me now
The radio was blasting
Married, buried
Apologies for me now
The radio was blasting
Married, buried

I can feel it's a crash and this car is out
Oh, yeah, oh yeah
Is there a fish in the lake I could call
For help, for help?

All my friends they gathered 'round to see the accident
They lift my body from the water slowly
All my friends they gathered 'round to see the accident
They lift my body from the water slowly
All my friends they gathered 'round to see the accident
They lift my body from the water slowly
All my friends they gathered 'round to see the accident
They lift my body from the water slowly

Such a beautiful friend you are
Take my body from the car
[repeat]

I can feel it's a crash and this car is out
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Is there a fish in the lake I could call
For help, for help?
Track Name: Suffering and surfing
Livin' in, I've created a monster
What am I to do you're not in the room
Cried out, like you had an opinion
When did you get so cynical and upset?

Shouting out, this bedroom's a fortress
Television tunes for the kitchen knives
Mary Anne, so twisted and magic
You left an empty corridor in my bed

Bare with me, intellectual phony
Shopping season’s over down your neighbourhood
Stay with me, suffering and surfing
Tiny little books about growing up

I shaved my legs from down
I waxed my hands to shine
I'll mess up Mary Anne

Staying in, I've created a monster
Solitude's a castle for the soul
Crying out, like you had an opinion
But oh my god, no one's listening

I shaved my legs from down
I waxed my hands to shine
I'll mess up Mary Anne

I waxed my hands to shine
I'll mess up Mary Anne
Track Name: Sunology
Swimming in the deep sea
Turn into a gypsy
Sun is always on your mind
Doing nothing all day
Sand becomes your ashtray
Fill it up with all your highs

Have you heard, love is a disease?
Baby put your heart at ease
We don't want to end up sick
Come let's ride this train now
Let it take us to the south
Or at the end of this line

When the sun comes up in the morning
Hello beaches, waves are falling over you
When the sun comes up in the morning
Will you love me just as much as I do you?

Swimming in a deep sea
Turn into a gypsy
Sun is always on your mind
Doing nothing all day
Sand becomes your ashtray
Fill it up with all your highs
Have you heard, love is a disease?
Baby put your heart at ease
We don't want to end up sick
Come let's ride this train now
Let it take us to the south
Or at the end of this line

When the sun comes up in the morning
Hello beaches, waves are falling over you
When the sun comes up in the morning
Will you love me just as much as I do you?

Things they are clearer, sisters and brothers
We become one so go to the others
The sun and the moon are heavenly parents
Light in the dark that keep us together

Things they are clearer, sisters and brothers
We become one so go to the others
The sun and the moon are heavenly parents
Light in the dark that keep us together

When the sun comes up in the morning
Hello beaches, waves are falling over you
When the sun comes up in the morning
Will you love me just as much as I do you?

When the sun comes up in the morning
Are we swimming or just running on the shore, shore, shore?
When the sun comes up in the morning
Tell me, sunshine, is there anything you want more, more, more?
Track Name: Where to go
Lyrics:

Sleeping on your pillow
The other boys are here
Try not to get weary
I'll try and show some feel
Act like you're a lonestar
Shining on my way
Fade like Richard Nixon
Everyone's afraid

Where to go?
Where to go?
Where to go?
Where to go?

Sitting by the window
All the girls were round
Your daddy never wanted
You to make no sound
Act like you're a pornstar
You're sleeping everyone
Try not to get married
Life won't be much fun

Where to go?
Where to go?
Where to go?
Where to go?

You're trying on your six red hats
All the symphonies you never hear
You drink, you screw, you're here, so blue
Nothing else surrounds me

Where to go?
Where to go?
Where to go?
Where to go?

You're trying on your six red hats
All the symphonies you never hear
You drink, you screw, with God knows who
Nothing else surrounds me


Nothing else surrounds me

Where to go?
Where to go?
Where to go?
Where to fucking go?
Track Name: Taking care of Anna
Annie didn't know about
Bombings in Irish cafes
She went in to have a drink
Of that cheap champagne

Everyone was so alive
On that Sunday street
Until this stranger came
Where Annie sat

"Do you mind if I stare at you?
I will try to do it fast
We're gonna make a scene
It will be a blast"

So she looked into his eyes
But she wouldn't know
This so unspecial place
Is gonna blow

She's jumping high
Screaming
Running miles
So sad
She's jumping high
Screaming
Running miles

She's jumping high
Screaming
Running miles
She's jumping high
Screaming
Running miles
Track Name: Coalmine
Hey now, why are these people all gathered downtown?*
Hey dad, why are they holding those clubs in their hands?
Oh no, why are they beating up students and geeks?
Oh no, they look like monsters coming out of the dark

Leave my glasses on my face
To see you better
Try and find some other place
That you could scatter
Take the folks and beat it
Let us go back to my house
These streets are made for walking
Let us go back to my house

Holy cow, how can a poet lead an army of fools?
Oh my God, ten thousand people with a plastic cap head
Oh no, they fucked darkness with the light on their forehead
Only now they came out mining for the coal in our brains

Leave my glasses on my face
To see you better
Try and find some other place
That you could scatter
Take the folks and beat it
Let us go back to my house
These streets are made for walking
Let us go back to my house

All I wanna say is
I'm not a coalmine
All I wanna say is
Please don't hold me down
Track Name: Country holiday
I could move to another town*
Make my way into your heart
Maybe you should spend some time
In somebody else's mind

Or maybe I'm just crazy and you're not

You and me were never friends
All that matters in the end
Noodle salads by the lake
Maybe as good as it gets

Or maybe I'm just crazy and you're not
Or maybe I'm just crazy and you're not

I could move to another world (take a holiday)
Dissapear into a crowd
Maybe you should spent some time, honey
In somebody else's mind

Or maybe you're just crazy and I'm not
Or maybe you're just crazy and I'm not
Or maybe you're just crazy and I'm not
Or maybe you're just crazy and I'm not
Track Name: Island of love
There's a shutter on the island of love
If we close it all our feelings disappear
It is guarded by two ravens at night
And sometimes by a Russian satellite

We sailed towards the island of love
And realized someone was there before us
The world will slowly turn into a stone now
But there are questions, still, we need to ask

Do you want a sweeter life?
We'll give you cake, you'll be just fine
Do you need more present tense?
Screw the grammar, yes you can
Change the color of your hair
You're growing old but don't you care
Oh, say the words and I'll be there

We need to take shelter
Shelter from the stars
You never know when they are gonna' fall
The island is in danger
Butterflies have strange ways
Our stomachs will never be the same

Soft rockers, daft punkers, you minimal brothers, sisters and other
Drop it and make this song go round
This island is now shaking your mind
A love like this you will never find
Stop fooling and answer me tonight

Do you want a sweeter life?
We'll give you cake, you'll be just fine
Do you need more present tense?
Screw the grammar, yes you can
Change the color of your hair
You're growing old but don't you care
Oh, say the words and I'll be there
Track Name: Petrolize all mice
You don't even mind we're praying
For times to be more cool in here
We've got an A minus for your body to keep in mind
Couches spreading in your head
Is broken as a cat can be
We've got an A minus for your body to keep in mind

You don't even know this time
We got a big, big mouse in our house
Running off the walls again, oh yeah
Running for president

There's a mouse, mouse, mouse
In our mouth
We should choke him down this time
There's a mouse, mouse, mouse
In our house
We should burn this building down

You don't even mind we're praying
For times to be more cool in here
We've got an A minus for your body to keep in mind

You don't even know this time
We got a big, big mouse in our house
Running off the walls again, oh yeah
Running for president

There's a mouse, mouse, mouse
In our mouth
We should choke him down this time
There's a mouse, mouse, mouse
In our house
We should burn this building down

You don't even know this time
We got a big, big mouse in our house
Running off the walls again, oh yeah
Running for president

There's a mouse, mouse, mouse
In our mouth
We should choke him down this time
There's a mouse, mouse, mouse
In our house
We should burn this building down
Track Name: Kids in the garden
This river is wild
This house is a war
Follow our kids in the garden
Where they used to play

Put all the cattle to shelter
Hide all our love in the well
Let Jesus or money to guide us
To places where we belong

Home, home, home, home

No one left in the village
After the flood rushed in
Oh daughters, where did the horses take you
To heavens or to daughters' hell?

Home, home, home, home

Home, home, home, home
Track Name: Crackers
I fell in love, well, it didn't have to come
It didn't come for free
I met this girl, now she's sleeping with another man
He's not me

I fell in love, well, it didn't have to come
It didn't come for free
I met this girl, now she's sleeping with another man
He's not me

I fell in love, well, it didn't have to come
It didn't come for free
I met this girl, she's sleeping with another man
He's not me

He's holding her hand
Touching her legs
Makes all these moves around her
He's checking her bum
Calling her babe
She won't sleep with me.