Dances

by Arthur Adam

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released September 28, 2018

An EP by Arthur Adam
All songs: lyrics and music by Arthur Adam ten Cate (all rights reserved)

Vocals, guitars and drums by Arthur Adam
Bass guitar, engineering, mix and master by Tim van Doorn

Recorded on August 21 and 22, 2018, at Big Dog Recordings, Antwerp

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BandBus Records Enschede, The Netherlands

BandBus Records was founded in January 2014 by Tim van Doorn and Arthur Adam ten Cate. Both guys are songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, and both have over 10 years of experience behind the scenes of music: getting gigs, booking tours, recording and releasing albums, organizing festivals, the whole shabam. It was about time they joined forces to form BandBus Records. ... more

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Track Name: Out of the woods yet?
Are we going through the movements?
This time we dance our routine
Ask me if it’s just a game
I’ll reply: “I seriously hope so”

Let’s make a decision to enjoy life
Fight for it if we must
And dream of setting sail for open sea

But are we out of the woods yet?

Can we go through the movements
once more, and get this routine right?
Track Name: This is fine
Let’s get cynical: this is entertainment
Let’s get real: none of this is supposed to be
You’re being a romantic about truth
and to be true: romance is dead

But I want to believe
I choose to be a dreamer with all my heart
And think myself free
The house is burning down, and this is fine

Closed my eyes, and opened them again
Found out reality is better with my eyes closed
Am I being a romantic about truth?
Is it fair to say romance is undead?

Oh I want to believe
I choose to be a dreamer with all my heart
And think myself free
The house is burning down, and this is fine
this is fine, this is fine, this is fine
Track Name: O
What’s my position here?
We are living our fantasies
in slightly parted realities

I know that you think of other women when you touch me
You know that I know but we both don’t really care

What’s in your head?
Are we even in the same room when we tango?
I don’t think it’s sad,
but I’m a little worried ‘bout the mess we’re getting tangled into

Oh how I enjoy myself
It seems to me that you’re having fun,
I’m glad to see I’m not the only one
But what’s my position here?
We are living our fantasies in slightly parted realities

What’s in your head, O? Oh, what’s in your head?
Track Name: Fish
I suggest we stop calling what fish do swimming
Swimming is a human struggle to stay afloat
And though some can do it gracefully
The human part stays awkward, busy movement
Trying not to drown in an environment
That would be perfect if we were just not us

To be like fish, to lack the need for solid ground
To rest from all our weary fighting crushing gravity
To be like fish, to lack the need for solid ground
To rest from all our weary fighting

I suggest we stop calling what fish do swimming
Swimming is a human struggle to stay afloat
And though some can do it gracefully
Most of us can only marvel at their beautiful aptitude

To be like fish, to lack the need for solid ground
To rest from all our weary fighting crushing gravity
Track Name: 22Tango
Do approach me lightly
Come see, trust me
I am highly inflammable
trust me, leave me

If you come around, you’ll suffer
You’re just gonna have to find
Somebody else to dance
‘cause it takes two to tango
What is it you’re looking at me for?
I hope you find somebody else to dance
‘cause it takes two to tango
What is it you’re looking at me for?
I didn’t come here to dance

Touch me gently
You’ll see, trust me
I might light up, I might burn down
Hold you, choke you
This love will cause explosions
You just gonna have to find somebody else to dance

We’d go down in this fire
Track Name: Stop dreaming, kid
Stop dreaming, kid, this wasn’t meant to be
This isn’t you, so go on and admit you’ve lost
this isn’t funny anymore
Get up and reinvent yourself

‘cause there is light on the horizon
and yes, the sun is going down
but there’s a rainbow in the sky
and night times can be pretty too

Stop dreaming, kid, you are in control
Though you’re free to linger, there’s no reason to run and hide
The war’s not lost after one fight
Get up and reinvent yourself

There is light!

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