AfterVoiceS

AfterVoiceS (2008)

studio demo

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tracks: (klik op een songtitel om de tekst ervan te bekijken)

  1. Voices (part 1)

  2. I.C.U. mp3 (8,5 MB)

  3. Screams mp3 (10,7 MB)

  4. Feast on Sinners

  5. Voices (part 2)

line-up:
Floortje Jansen - Voices
Jeroen Tacx - Guitars
Arjan Kuijper - 6-String Bass
George Newman - Drums

credits:
All lyrics written by F. Jansen
All music written by J. Tacx, A. Kuijper and G. Newman,
except track 3 by J. Tacx, E. Beurskens, A. Kuijper and G. Newman
Artwork by J. Tacx
(performance 'Theatrical Cars' by Thomas Hoepker
'Drowning in Questions' by Boon
band member pictures taken by Karin Klein-Wolt)


Produced by White Lily
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jan Jaap Doeven
Assistant engineer: Tarah Ouwerkerk
Recorded 2007-2008 at Conservatorium Alkmaar
Additional overdubs recorded at Jan Jaap's Home Studio

lyrics:

Voices part 1

Haunting silence come over here Iíll breathe you in
Close my eyes I want to feel you deep within
Under my skin

I could tell you
Delightful stories
Of the way Iím breaking down

I can be so intolerable
Totally undecipherable
In my head I hear it all

When Sanity reigns the rest
I know I will be at my best
But theyíre breathing down my neck
Iíll do anything to hold them back

* Iím a slave to these voices
These noises in my head
Iím a slave to these voices
These noises keep me sane

I can feel you
Come here I want you to
I can feel you
Come here I want you to
This primal fear
Keeps me from saying
What I want and need today and
If you could only see but
You will never know Iíll
Never be anything but me
You see

*

When Vanity reigns the rest
I know Iíll be at my best
I could charm you, disarm you
Put you to the test
Youíd never know Iím a mess

Haunting silence come over here Iíll breathe you inÖÖ

© 2008 Floortje Jansen

I.C.U.

I told you you are exceeding
In what you ask and your needing
I know itís hard to be in your shoes
Thatís no excuse
For being rude

See, how, I
See, how, I run and runÖÖyeah I run

Iíll sign you on
For martyrdom
If you want me to

I know you, I see you

You self-destruct and Iím watching
You want me to see who you are now
Well hold out your palms are they bleeding?
If not how can you justify, justify, justify this?

See, how, you
See, how, you run and runÖÖ

Iíll sign you on
For martyrdom
If you want me to

I know you, I see you
Iím no I.C.U.

You say you canít concentrate on what I say
Itís so hard
But hey
Why should I listen to what you say?
If itís so hard for you to hear me?

I know you, I see you
Iím no I.C.U.

© 2008 Floortje Jansen

Screams

Violence or silence
Control lies in my hands
Stand up, come here
Now just bow down my dear
Itís no crime, itís a rhyme
Itís a state, itís a state of mind

Violence or silence
What once was in your hands
Itís a state, itís a state of mind

In my dreams
I hear your screams
Wonít you scream for me?

Play in reverse
I remember the worst
Itís constantly fearing
Whatís next now my dear

Sit down, hold tight
Donít you touch me tonight
Donít you know that itís me?
Wonít you see what I see?

Bow down, on your knees
I will do as I please
Now just wait for the pain
Oh itís coming, itís coming
Itís here

In my dreams
I hear your screams
Wonít you scream for me?

I can hear you breathing
I can hear you pleading
Did I hear you begging me for more?

I can see you breaking
Why wonít you just take it?
Just swallow as I did before

I can see your eyes drop
I can see your pride stop
I can see the blood drops on the floor

I can hear you breathing
I can hear you pleading
Did I hear you begging me for more?

I can see your eyes drop
I can see your pride stop
I can see the blood drops on the floor

I still hear the pleading
Officer believe me
He was still breathing when he begged for more
When he begged for more

In my dreams
Still
Hear your screams

© 2008 Floortje Jansen

Feast on Sinners

Step inside step inside
So no one can see you, hide
Step inside step inside
Take a breath
Youíre still alive

Close your eyes close your eyes
So no one can see you, hide
Close your eyes close your eyes
So no one can see you
Take a breath
Youíre still alive

No more lies no disguise
No more lies no disguise
Discard the fear
That brought
You here

*Came of age came of age
Worshipping your fatherís faith
Came of age came of age
Realize itís no disgrace
Realize, realize
See it in your fatherís eyes
Realize realize
Hell is made for those who pray

Sin, how you sin everyday
Lust, with youíre lusting that way
Theyíll throw you on the bonfire
Pray for your eternal soul
Shame, make you feel ashamed of yourself

Fire, cleansing fire, purgatory, eternal damnation
Why and why?
All because you wanted her

** And theyíll pray
And theyíll sing
And theyíll clap
Do their thing
Go to bed
Feeling whole
Cause they tried
To save your soul

*

She, I said she has led you astray
She, I said she decided your ways
Theyíll throw her on the bonfire
Pray for her eternal soul
Feast, how they feast on you both

**
*
Do they feast on sinners today?

© 2008 Floortje Jansen

Voices part 2

Close my eyes I want to feel you deep, deep, deep within
Close them, close them with me

You can be so loud
Tried to drown you out
Wonít you just stop talking?
Yet another voice
Yet another voice inside my head
Would you do for me
What I did for you?
Would you do for me
What I did for you?
Would you listen?

Such a pretty pretty boy
All you pretty pretty boys need to learn to keep your mouthís shut

* Iím a slave to these voices
These noises in my head
Iím a slave to these voices
These noises keep me sane

When your voice rules the rest
I know Iíll not be at my best
You could charm me, disarm me
Put me to the test
And Iíll tell you upfront
Iím not having that

Would you hurt me?
Hurt me my friend?
Iím not easy, easy to understand
Iíve got voices inside which I subtly hide
Itís the way that Iím free Itís the way that I fight
If I let you in would you play with me nice?
Would you take the controls, or just give me advice?
Would you let me, let me, be me?

© 2008 Floortje Jansen

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