Saskia

Saskia

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I am a lyricist. I write songs (not poems) about what I know, what I feel and what I have experienced. They are songs about love, fear and pain and how you can choose to live your own life and how you can live it differently or the same.

Biography

Ever since I was 9 years old I have been writing songs in my head. As a child on long road trips I would sing them endlessly out the car window. It wasn't until 10 years later that I would decide to write anything down on paper. Since then, years of travelling the world and living overseas saw notebook after noteboook fill with stories, words, ideas, phrases and songs. In 2000 I entered my first songwriting competition and the positive critique has kept me writing ever since. I continue to study the art of writing lyrics and to enter contests in the hope that someday my words will be recorded and sung.
My greatest influence is Neil Finn. My heros are Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell.

Lyrics

You're Supposed to Love Somebody

Written By: Saskia Spaan

It’s written in fairytales, you always find your prince
Live happy ever after, get everything you wish
You see it in the movies, upon the silver screen
It all can come true in the most romantic scene

And I know that it’s out there
I’ve read it in books
But somehow in my life
It’s not the way love looks

You’re supposed to love somebody
You’re not supposed to live without somebody
You’re supposed to love somebody
You’re not supposed to live without somebody

You hear it on the radio "Love is lost, love is found"
In poetry and music, love is all around
I see them on the streets, hand and hand in the park
Sharing all their secrets, making love after dark

And I know that it’s out there
I’ve read it in books
But somehow in my life
It’s not the way love looks

You’re supposed to love somebody
You’re not supposed to live without somebody
You’re supposed to love somebody
You’re not supposed to live without somebody

I’ll keep on searching
What else can I do?
You have to believe someone’s
Searching for you to

No Princess

Written By: Saskia

You called me Princess
I believed it was true
You weaved a spell
I fell deeply for you
But I’m no Cinderella
There’s no fairytale end
You are no Prince
It was only pretend

Alone in the crowd
Starving at the feast
Thirsty by the well
I see no beauty in this beast
It’s cold in the sunshine
And dry in the rain
I’m blind with eyes open
And love feels like pain
I’m blind with eyes open
And love feels like pain

I used to dream of the things we would do
I look at the sky now
I can’t see it’s blue
All colours have faded
The seasons don’t change
It’s dark and it’s lonely
This kingdom I reign

Alone in the crowd
Starving at the feast
Thirsty by the well
I see no beauty in this beast
It’s cold in the sunshine
And dry in the rain
I’m blind with eyes open
And love feels like pain
I’m blind with eyes open
And love feels like pain

And I’m no Princess now
No I’m no Princess now
Was I ever one anyhow?

Alone in the crowd
Starving at the feast
Thirsty by the well
I see no beauty in this beast
It’s cold in the sunshine
And dry in the rain
I’m blind with eyes open
And love feels like pain
I’m blind with eyes open
And love feels like pain

Alice In Wonderland

Written By: Saskia Spaan

I wrote a story just for you
Thought I could plan just what we’d do
Thought you would follow me down my road
But you never did do what you're told
Turned a page and you were gone
Couldn’t see where I belonged
Couldn’t find my place or home
Around the world I had to roam

Just like Alice in Wonderland
Chasing dreams without a plan
Just like Alice in Wonderland
I can have it
I know I can

I meet a man along the way
He said, “You’ll have to stop someday.
Life is not a fantasy
You have to face reality
You can’t keep running all your life
Why don’t you stop and be my wife?”
And I thought I might follow him down that road
But I never did do what I’m told

Just like Alice in Wonderland
Chasing dreams without a plan
Just like Alice in Wonderland
I can have it
I know I can

I made a friend who took my hand
He said “Nothing of you I demand.
You’re free to be with whom you chose.
Somethings you win somethings you lose.
Chase your dreams don’t let them go.
You don’t have to do what you're told.”
And so I followed him down that road
There’s nothing like an open road

Now I’m just like Alice in Wonderland
Chasing dreams without a plan
Just like Alice in Wonderland
You can have it
Just believe you can

Life can be a fantasy
Just make it your reality
Chase your dreams don’t let them go
You don’t have to do what you're told

Discography

Nothing released yet.

Set List

I don't consider myself a singer just a songwriter, I only write lyrics.