Richard Thomas van Dijk

Richard Thomas van Dijk

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Raging Waters

Written By: Richard Thomas van Dijk

Raging Waters

Sleeping on the sands of paradise
Waiting for the sun to rise
Eyes are closed with confidence
Everything will be alright

Dreaming on the waves of an empty day
Nothing stands in the way
No clouds in the sky to disturb the feeling
No one to cause any pain
All is peace in every meeting
Shining light without rain

Down come the waters with all their weight
Driven by a senseless rage
Some will rescue, others will run
Many will die and not survive

How could it happen?
How could it be?
Isn’t there a god inside?

No clouds in the sky to disturb the feeling
No one to cause any pain
All is peace in every meeting
Shining light without rain

Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide
No place to lay your head
Nowhere to rest your fighting tears
What will make this injustice right?
No woman, no judge
No doctor, no soldier, no nurse
No reality, no trick
No pill, no religion, no cure

R. Thomas, januari 2005

Motor of Madness

Written By: Richard Thomas van Dijk

Motor of Madness

Trees put into ashes (my friend)
Rivers stop and dry (without end)
Creatures lay forgotten (and rot)
Mountains weep and cry (and where the Hell is God?)

Smoke darkens our eye-sight
Sunlight fades away
Skies of heavenly blue-white
Die from bright to grey

Oh, oh

See all houses burning
Behold the flames behind
Millions of people running
Loosing sense and mind

Loosing peace and innocence - without noticing
Heads, hearts and many precious other things
Fall from grace to decadence - without resisting it
Forgetting how to use their wings

Faces filled with tragedy
Eyes are all about strain
Hands have made this history
Brains have caused this pain

Oh, oh

Well, is this the motor of madness
Insanity of the male?
Is this the beginning of blindness
The end of every tale?

I’m looking for my pencil
I wanna shout the sound
Take my story to the talking men
And get them to spread it around

Oh, oh

R. Thomas, november 2004

May Eyes

Written By: Richard Thomas van Dijk

May Eyes

I say, why don't you hear me cryin'
I say, why don't take heed of my need
Don't want to sink low into lyin', oh no, no…
Don't want to be a stranger to my creed

See, I want to get closer
What can I do - to win you back?
I want to win you back before the morning light
Say you need to be closer to me

I want to be kind to you to-night
Don't want to be playin' out of tune
I want to be playin' with kisses till midnight
May eyes witness the rise of a sunlit moon

Hey baby, …there's someone who loves you
It must be someone from the open sky
…Have you ever wondered why?
…No, you never even dared too

I want to be kind to you to-night
Don't want to be playin' out of tune
I want to be playin' with kisses till midnight
May eyes witness the rise of a sunlit moon

R. Thomas, march 2007