The Loneliness of the Songwriter

by Len

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released June 6, 2019

all songs written, performed and recorded by Len

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Len Peru

I write & sing songs that I record in my humble homestudio. I try to catch grooves on which melodies grow and express a kind of magic realism in my lyrics.
I'm from the Netherlands but live in South America

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Track Name: The Loneliness of the Songwriter
Alone with the rhythm
Alone with the bass
Alone with the music
The passion and grace
Alone with the silence
Primordial beat of creation

We’re gonna move it all up
Shake it all down
We gonna jump together
with our feet off the ground
and we fly in the air
like we just don’t care
we leave our troubles behind
and gonna make love tonight

The songwriter dwells
in the corners of the mind
chasing the words
he’s not able to find

but words find their way
and do come around
they groove on delay
when embracing the sound
Track Name: The Troubadour's Alba
I don’t know why
I’m feeling this way
a burning lust
to come out and play
the music flows
and the melody grows
the troubadour ‘s alba
at the dawn of day

When a cool breeze
calls the sun to rise,
I sense the air
of Paradise
Timeless words
the troubadour wrote
while he sang his songs
of love devote

Under your spell
Heaven and hell
Down in the well
Rising in swell

When the night departs
from the morning gate
Can you still recall
the serenade
the troubadour sang
while the night began
now the melody lingers
a twist of fate

Under your spell
Heaven and hell
Down in the well
Rising in swell
Track Name: Dark End of the Day
Will you ever go down
into the town
where the angels
would kneel down and cry
and tell the stories of the great wonder why

The angel said:
When you walk
on the road of life
you can see tears rolling by
you feel sorrow
and you feel joy

Thousand mountains you climb
never reaching your aim
you're waiting for something
for something that won't come

Black waves of raging water
will throw you ashore
and the hazy dew of newer mornings
will call out for more
like a torch you will light up
for a while you'll glow
but you fade, fade away
into the dark end of the day
Track Name: Hanging on a Dream
I see some shapes around
when my brain is thinking of nothing
but a shiny dew
and than you
bang against my mind
there must be something to find
before it’s found…

so don’t throw your soul away
on this shady day
take my breath away
while i’m locked inside your walls

and your time
these minutes between
christmas eve and halloween
such a pretty way
you’ve build these walls of fire..
like mountains so great
a translucent state

there is no time to wait
to climb your wall
look out don’t fall
no reason to scream

i’m just hanging on a dream
Track Name: Catch a Lightning Ray
When I feel the lightning
wanna strike me today
and rains of confusion
are coming my way

I will be running
find a place to hide
on the slippery roads
I try to stride

I gotta keep on going
along the way
I gotta keep on running
and catch a lightning ray

And I see a shelter
for the thunder and rain
but when I'm getting closer
I feel linked to a chain

And I start to wonder
what's this all about
am I alone here
yet chained to the crowd?

And all things down
are they like above?
I know... I am
I guess that's enough

I gotta keep on going
along the way
I gotta keep on running
and catch a lightning ray
Track Name: The Blues and the Muse
I got the blues, I got my shoes
I got a muse and nothing to lose
carry my guitar on my back
I pick a flower on the lonesome track

the troubadour writes. the troubadour sings
about dirty angels losing their wings
the troubadour dives into the sea
riding the waves….on a desert tree

and I’m going round and round
feel the rhythm hear the sound

a place for noble man to go
into the alleys of the soul
into the gutters of the mind
into the dawn…. that was left behind

I got the blues. i got my shoes
I got a muse and nothing to lose
carry my guitar on my back
I travel the roads….and don’t look back

and I’m going round and round
feel the rhythm hear the sound
Track Name: Language of the Soul
The music man thinks of the place
where the muse had passed with so much grace
was it real or was it a dream?
sometimes things are not what they seem
one thing he learned from the days
when the whirlwinds held him in their sways

music is the language of the soul
there is no escape from the whole
and if you trod along the road
take a look at the inner side
discover the path to the mystery that you hide
and open your heart for the gods favorite art

music
listen to the music
feel the music...

and the siren sang
music man
play the music while you can

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