The Couch

by Peter Swart

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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
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Dust 03:11
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
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Hedwig 09:16
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Buddha 03:48
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
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On the couch 01:41
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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

about

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

Heavily 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 and ODERAN). ... more

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