Shades

by Peter Swart

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My second solo-album, full of atmospheric music with a symphonic touch. From a lonely classical guitar to full blown soundscapes.

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released April 9, 2006

Peter Swart: all compositions, classical and electric guitars, keyboards, vocals
Peter van der Laan: lyrics (6 and 13) and vocals (13)
Koos van Reeven: drums (3,5,10,13)
Frits van Mourik (Studio Het Pand): recording the drums

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Peter Swart Maassluis, The Netherlands

Heavely influenced by the symphonic rock music of the seventies, my compositions range from intimate pieces for the classical guitar ('Along flowing waters' on THE PATH) to robust themes ('Movement 5' on ROFLORÉ). Inspiration is found in dreams , paintings, literature ('Werther' on THE COUCH), fairy tales ('The Snow Queen' on SHADES) and science fiction (ROFLORÉ).
I'm a medical psychologist.
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Track Name: Summerrain
A classical summerrain
drops are falling from the sky
I'm all alone
nowhere - a truth - a lie
it is as if tears go by
impossible to see
the mirror in the eye
a crying face
and so am I

a silent world
no one who cares
as if they've died
mere a dense fog
the day has grown into a night
summerrain seems to have cried
feeling that all was not right
loneliness knows not
a side by side

walking past
it seems there is no resting-place
a constant rain
without the least shred of grace
it is as if tears go by
impossible to see
the mirror in the eye
a crying face
and so am I

© 1981 Peter van der Laan
Track Name: The Father
I watch your little feet
crawling in the sand
our eyes
they meet
by you I stand

your tears
your smile
we do understand
I stretch
reach out for you
the warmth of your hand

© 2001 Peter Swart
Track Name: The Teacher
she's sitting
in the back of the classroom
she smiles
at you
so it seems
a pretty girl
so soft and gentile
but at night
she haunts you
in your dreams

the bell
she's leaving the classroom
she smiles
at you
so it seems
a young lad
puts an arm around her
and at night
there are tears
in your dreams

© 2001 Peter Swart
Track Name: The Maestro / Maitreya
unexpected sorcery
encircled by the glow of white magic
an eternal retreat
in the green valley of melodies
a collection of powers
in favour of harmony

light beams forth from all sides
warmth of love
again a duanity as one
a thought onto truth
a new life
with a silent wink

the feeling of three dreams
in impressionist sounds
the Almighty spreads his arms
the Maestro of Arts
perfection in Maitreya's hands
the resurrection of truth
the beuty of the water-bearer is dawning

© 1982 Peter van der Laan