The Couch

by Peter Swart

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On the couch you tell your analyst your dreams (What do you ...) and you rest after a battle of any kind (Dust). On the couch you read romantic disturbing literature (Hedwig, Werther), you meditate (Buddha) or you just strum your guitar (On the couch).

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released October 2, 2014

All music written and performed by Peter Swart with the assistance of:
Ron Brevé - drums
Marlies de Vries - flute
Anna Windig - lyrics (Dust and Buddha)
Harry de Vries - artwork
Frits van Mourik - engineer Studio Het Pand, Vlaardingen, Holland
Peter van der Laan - graphical editing

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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: What do you make up of these dreams
Dream one:

in this house
I am alone
and the stairs
they start to crack
and the floor
begins to crush
and me
I'm holding back

there are rumours
in the basement
walls of years
start tumbling down
rocks and dirt
spit from the darkness
there are aliens
in my town

Dream two:

a man in the garden
kneels down on the grass
he lifts up a hatch
he's wearing this mask
a giant worm crawls out
and enters the night
his lustful body swollen
with anger and pride

© Peter Swart 2008
Track Name: Dust
when the dust has settled
the debris has been cleared away
the snake has shed its skin

when the storm has raged
as battles have raged
when fires have been burnt
to the ground

when clouds have fallen
and rain has rained
when the thunderstorm
has passed away

when the old has proven useless
and the new has not yet come to pass
what will emerge?

when the rain has rained
and the earth is dry no more
when life is still and waiting
what will come to pass?

what we have fed our souls on
and what we have set our minds to
will show
what we have based our lives on
will come to grow

then from our hearts
the naked truth will stand out
will that be enough
to grow on?
will we have enough
to show for?
will that be enough
to live by?

© Anna Windig
Track Name: Buddha
you lie asleep
your thoughts carved in stone
and mine
here all my own

your thoughts are mine
I know not how
you lived your life
a thousand years ago
mine is here and now

a thousand years gone by
a single moment now
are we so different?
I and Thou

a timeless quality
caught in stone
yet by reflecting on your life
your countenance
reflects my own

by acknowledging the mood
in your face of stone
it shines alive
in my own

© Anna Windig
Track Name: Bonustrack: What do you ... ft. psychiatrist
Dream one:

in this house
I am alone
and the stairs
they start to crack
and the floor
begins to crush
and me
I'm holding back

there are rumours
in the basement
walls of years
start tumbling down
rocks and dirt
spit from the darkness
there are aliens
in my town

Dream two:

a man in the garden
kneels down on the grass
he lifts up a hatch
he's wearing this mask
a giant worm crawls out
and enters the night
his lustful body swollen
with anger and pride

© Peter Swart 2008