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released September 11, 2012

copyright : Robert Jan Stips / SOSS music / Buma Stemra.

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Robert Jan Stips Delft, Netherlands

musician (keyboards) composer producer
with NITS, Supersister, Golden Earring, Sweet d'Buster, Transister, Freek de Jonge, Gruppo Sportivo (prod) and solo.longer bio's at : www.stips.net/bios

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Track Name: CHANGES
Changes r.j.stips

Dog you and I
we wonder why
at a traffic light
in black and white

Dog me and you
what can we do
at a traffic light
red yellow white
we go through changes, changes, me and you

Dog you and I
at a traffic light
what can we do
bleu blanc et rouge

We paint the sky
red white and blue
in a yellow night
dog me and you
we go through changes, changes, me and you

I was left alone in a radio show
In an empty room with a microphone
I could speak to the people nation wide
But I cut the wire and it felt alright, alright

Dog you and I
We wonder why
At a traffic light
In black and white

Say something nice
Say something mean
Like a traffic light
Red yellow green
We go through changes, changes do us good
We go through changes, changes do us good
Good good good good!
Track Name: EUROLAND 2000
EUROLAND 2000


I am the king on any piano
you are the queen in your backyard
someone says he’s the new Napoleon
well I don’t know, I don’t know - about that

tears on the suitcase for tomorrow
tears on the windows of our dreams
here comes the land of new horizons
well I don’t know, I don’t know - about that...

Europe rearranged into a fortress
close the borders, draw the bridge up fast
welcome to Euroland 2000
well I don’t know, I don’t know - about that...

second hand United States of Money
bloodstained calculators in our hands
welcome to Euroland 2000
well I don’t know, I don’t know - about ...
soon we’ll live as one great Euroslavia
soon we’ll get our Euro nose & hair,
the winner’s dream of Adolf Bonaparte
well I don’t know, I don’t know - about that
Track Name: LIKE A SINKING STONE
like a sinking stone

the next time you go sinking like a stone
you won’t have to do it on your own
the next time i’ll go sinking with you
think of all that i could give you
the middle of the ocean as our home...

these years have made it mighty clear
more and more we’re living on our own
it’s the world outside that’s in real big trouble
let’s find ourselves a bubble as our home...

the next time you go sinking like a stone
you won’t have to do it on your own
me and my piano going with you
in the slowest motion
we’ll find ourselves an ocean as our home...

cause this world outside’s in deep deep trouble
lets save our bones and sink down like a stone
we won’t even have to hope
we’ll get our feet out of this rope
cause we won’t drown...

this time we’re sinking like a stone
this time there ‘s no way back, way back home
we’re at the underwater greyhound station
two tickets the same destination
how does it feel to be really on your own

all the bubbles that surround us
there’s no world around that haunts us
we’re on our own
we don’t even have to hope
to get our feet out of this rope
cause we won’t drown...

all the bubbles that surround us
there’s no world around that haunts us
we’re on our own
our feet still in this rope - we won’t drown...
Track Name: THE RIGHT TIME
THE RIGHT TIME


there’s a message in the beat of the drums
there’s a message in the way the bee hums
you oughta try sometime
there’s no secret in the eye of a tiger
there’s no secret in the way that she bites
you oughta feel sometime
just like a whiskey in wine
anything goes at the right time, anything goes at the right time


there’s a message in the way the wing flings
there’s a code between the queens and their kings
you oughta try it sometimes
there’s no secret in the fear of the fire
there’s no secret in the heat that’ll bite
you oughta feel it sometime
just like some whiskey and wine
anything goes at the right time, anything goes at the right time

sometimes we fall back at a sneeze
you can feel the power endlessly when you’re crawling back
on your wounded knees you cry sometimes
nature comes naturally
you can fall in love, in harmony, you can get it for free
baby if should try sometimes
it’s just like words that rhyme
like whiskey in wine
anything goes at the right time, anything goes at the right time


there’s a message in the beat of the drums
there’s a message in way the bee hums
there’s no secret in the eyes of a tiger
there’s no secret in the way that she bites
try sometime
anything goes at the right time anything goes at the right time
anything goes
anything goes at the right time
Track Name: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
WHO DO YOU THINK r.j.stips


there was an
undiscovered fresco
somewhere down a casco
from a fourteen million years ago

I opened up the turnstile
lightened up the inside
a mirror
in a crystal box
-and the mirror said-
who do you think you are
(play guitar)

we fly around in tin cans
hop around on gin-seng
our green fingers in gasoline
we die for any Allah
we kill for any dollar
twice as hard on benzedrine
-and the mirror says-
who do you think you are,
who do you think,
who do you think,
who do you think you are
(play guitar)

deep down in the jungle
lived a mighty king who
got a full colour kellogg’s corn flakes box
so proud of this holy crown
one day it came falling down
probably a gift of God
- but the missionary said -
who do you think you who do you think
who do you think you who do you think
who do you think you are who do you think you are

the chicken meets the fox
the water eats the rocks
we will meet our gods
they’re waiting for an interview

is it the spirit of the bull in pain
is it the merits of a fool in Spain
who do you think you are

grandma in her wheel chair
on her way to welfare
beaten up by a gang of kids
the writers down in Iran
the skeletons in Viet Nam
why should i still give a dam- about the whole thing

the chicken meets the fox
the water eats the rocks
we will meet our gods
they’re waiting for an interview -----aaah....the western blues!



the chicken meets the fox
the water eats the rocks
we will meet our gods
they’re waiting for an interview -
but the crystal box gives no view
the crystal box gives no view
I ask myself how do I do...
the crystal box gives no view...
Track Name: REAL INDIANS
REAL INDIANS

a pale yellow sun came in the morning after
the night before now seems so far away
i can hear the echoes of our laughter
they’re melting with the first drops of the rain

i used to think that fun was full of pleasure
like we just squeezed a lifetime into a day
this love was too fierce to flame forever
so i stare out of the window in a haze

as mama always used to say
real indians never stay too long
don’t ask the wind which way to go
real indians never ask
they know

you’re talking like you want me back tomorrow
you’re talking like you want me back today
my silence makes a cool blend with your sorrow
as we’re staring out of windows, each our way

as mama always used to say
real indians never stay too long
don’t ask the wind which way to go
real indians never ask
they know

- just like daddy -
Track Name: STILL NOT AFRAID
STILL NOT AFRAID

safe from a distance
I can see the terror in your in eyes
safe from a distance
I can see the darkness in your nights
me on the inside once again
you shake your feathers in the rain
but still
but still you’re not afraid
but still you’re not afraid

outside and lonely
it’s a silent night again
your nose on my window through the steam
you can watch my tv screen
both safe from a distance we can see all the people
in the Kisangani Diary
so still
so still but not afraid
so still
but not afraid

so still
so still and not afraid
so still
so still and not afraid

you on the outside
you shake your feathers in the rain
me on the inside
I count my luxuries again

so still and so afraid
so still and so afraid
Track Name: WAS IT LOVE
WAS IT LOVE ? r.j.stips


i heard you have been dreaming
dreaming a lot these years
i heard you have been dreaming
but was it about love?
was it love?

i heard you have been falling
falling a lot these years
i heard you have been falling
but was it in love ?
or was it ...?!

i heard you have been thinking
thinking a lot these years
i heard you have been thinking
but was is about love?

i heard you have been dreaming
dreaming a lot these years
i heard you have been dreaming
but was it about love?
or was it ...?!

I heard you have been drinking
drinking a lot these years
i heard you have been drinking
was is it because of love?
was it love?
or was it ...?!
Track Name: WORK ON IT
WORK ON IT

WORKING ON A STRATEGY THAT’S
WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND ME
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT

KICKING OUT THE INDUSTRY
DIGGING UP THE BIO - D’S
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT

KICKING OUT THE BIG FAT CHIEFS
KICKING OUT THEIR PORK AND BEEFS
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT

WORKING ON A CHEMISTRY
THAT’S WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND ME
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT

WORK ON, WILLY WORK ON
WORK ON, WILLY WORK ON
WORK ON, WILLY WORK ON
WORK ON, WILLY WORK ON


KICKING ON NEW ENERGY
DIGGING UP A GOLDEN KEY
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT

REARRANGE THE BIG FAT BANG
REARRANGE THE BIG FLIMFLAM
WE ARRANGE A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT
WE ARRANGE A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT

WORK ON, WILLY WORK ON
WORK ON, WILLY WORK ON
WORK ON, WILLY WORK ON
WORK ON, WILLY WORK ON

WORKING OUT A WORLD THAT’S FREE
WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND ME
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT

REARRANGE THE BIG FAT BANG
REARRANGE THE BIG FLIMFLAM
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT
WORKING ON A WORLD THAT’S ALL RIGHT
Track Name: THE VACUUM CLEANER
the vacuum cleaner

i sit beside you on the sofa so far
i know soon you trade me for that jenever jar
you say you love me but i’m drifting off far
you size up my body while i lick my cigar
and all i ever do
is step aside for you and your vacuum cleaner

i still dream of years ago when i was a star
i played my head off in those rock and roll bars
i thought i had nothing, nothing to loose
as long as i kept on playing my soulful blues
it was heartbreaking – so breathtaking

you said you loved to see me going round the track
you say you never told me to get out of this rack
ah take me to the fridge…

now all i do for you is step aside for you and your vacuum cleaner

now meanwhile i’m still thinking ‘bout those good old times
when i used to play my head of in those r&r bars
when i played my guitar with my r&r charms
now i look around me and i wonder
is this what i really want? when i close my eyes i dream of my old guitar
and i realize this is not what i really want…. no, thís is what i really want ……. ……… is this what i really want?
Track Name: YOU SAY
you say

you say this world is cruel
you say this world’s so cruel
you say it
you say it
and it’s true

you say your heart is full
you say your heart is full
you say it
you say it
and it’s true

you say your thoughts can’t move
you say your thoughts can’t move
you say it
you say it
and it’s true

four hands wave bye bye
two hands don’t know why
two people
split
in two

you say
you say

you say your friend is a fool
you say your friend is a fool
you say it
you say it

you say this world is cruel
you say this world’s so cruel
you say it
you say it
and so are you
Track Name: GREYHOUND 2
instrumental