Rob Tijink

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New Album Follow the River by Rob Tijink out now!

 

New album "FOLLOW THE RIVER" out Now!

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Lyrics

Picture in My Mind

You're picking flowers in the garden the sunlight's on your face

Your blue dress is waving in the soft summer wind

When I close my eyes I see you I step inside a dream

Like the first time I saw you smiling at me

 

I keep your picture in my mind

It's like you're with me all the time

You make my day a little more bright

But where are you tonight?

Like the sun in the sky

You take the dark out of the night

You make my day a little more bright

But where are you tonight?

 

The light is slowly fading, fading away

The shadows are getting longer I gotta face another day

The thing that keeps me going is this memory of you

Is it wrong to believe that dreams could come true

 

ALong The Line

I was making plans on wrinkled maps

On the hood of a car well I got this far 

Now I need some wings to take me high

'Cause I'm stuck in the mud halfway paradise

 

This is just a stop along the line

But I'll keep going until I find

This place that’s on my mind 

Somewhere along the line

 

I want to go where the good wind blows

Where I can lay down low and take it slow

Until that lucky storm is gonna rise

To lift me up and get me there on time

 

Sometimes I feel it all takes to long

I’m in a fast car on a muddy road

The engine about to blow

 

Follow The River

I’m walking between hope and despair

Going 'round in circles, getting nowhere

 

Well I go with the flow

Anywhere the wind will blow

I roam from town to town

I follow the river down

 

I’ve been used and bruised and so confused

When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose

 

I don’t owe nobody anything

It don't care what tomorrow will bring

I ain't looking for trouble, trouble finds me

I believe that love sets you free 

 

The sun’s coming up it’s a brand new day

I pack up my bag I’m on my way

 

IF NOTHING ELSE

Youve built a wall around you and I cant get through

It seems the harder the I try the more damage I do

And all of your worries and all of my concerns

It only seems to make things worse

 

If nothing else

This is what I want to say to you

If nothing else

I hope you to know its true

That I, I still love you

 

Oh it hurts me so to see you like this

Please let me share your load whatever it is

 

I know you love me

Why don't we open our hearts now

We can't go on like this and drag each other down

 

Cold Comfort

Love just faded like a pair of jeans

It wore thin, it came loose at the seams

Now all that's left is just a pair of rags

Of the best love I ever had

 

And its a cold comfort

An ice cold comfort

To learn that it aint no use

Trying to hold on to each other

When love just isnt true

 

The record player plays our breakup song

Tuesdays Gone, Tuesdays Gone

The train rolls on, on down the line

With memories of you still in my mind

 

People say, if this was meant to be

We'd still have chance, you and me

And I won't say that time is wasted

Your sweet kiss, the best I ever tasted

 

Why Don't You Stay

We're driving home from the airport

You've been away so long

When you left the rain came pooring down

Now those dark days are gone

This Romeo, he just kept waiting

Waiting for his Juliet

You make my rusty heart shine

Every time you're here again

 

Oh baby why don't you stay

I want to be with you everyday

The two of us can make this old house such a better place

Oh baby why don't you stay

 

When you tell me that you love me

Oh baby that feels so right

I want to hold you forever in my arms

Please don't leave tonight

I can't take this much longer

So I'll ask you one more time

Please put your suitcase down

And leave this travelling life behind

 

Happy Alone

She don’t need no man she’s been there

It wasn’t quite what she thought it would be

Prince charming rode away one  night, like a thief

Now all she wants is to be free

She don’t need no man she’s doing fine on her own

She’s perfectly happy alone

 

She don’t need no man to hold her hand

She wants to dance and turn the music up loud

She wants to wear that tight skirt when she goes out

And turn the heads of all the boys downtown

She don’t need no man she’s doing fine on her own

She’s perfectly happy alone

 

She’s got one little boy to take care off

One little boy is enough, she says

He’s everything in the world to her

She gives him all of her love

 

She don’t need no man she telling all her friends

She’ll never love again

And she’s much better off without that old rat

Oh how he hurt her so bad

She don’t need no man she’s doing fine on her own

She’s perfectly happy alone

 

My OLD FRIEND

I long to see your smile

If only for a while

And I long to hear your voice

I know I got no choice

Oh I wish I could see you once again

So long my old friend

 

Do you ever think of me

Do you remember our crazy dreams

That night I held you in my arms

We stayed awake until dawn

Oh I wish I could see you once again

So long my old friend

 

If just for old time’s sake

We'd be together again for one day

And face those ghosts from the past

To repair what could not last

Oh I wish I could see you once again

So long my old friend

 

Mean Old World

I’ve been working so hard

Every day and night

Making a living 

Feels a lot like dying

You're sailing on smoothly

Riding along

Then life throws a curveball

And everything goes wrong

 

Yeah this mean old world

Can beat you black and blue

Yeah this mean old world

It scars and wounds

I’m so glad that I found you

In this this mean old world

Your love pulls me through

 

You’re my rock my island

In a sea of change

I know in the end only

Only true love remains

There’s just one thing

That makes this world go round

It’s funny how we keep

Forgetting somehow

 

747 Blues

 

I'm in a 747 looking down on the world

I'm in a 747 looking down on the world

I'm half way 'cross the Atlantic, I'm on my way to see my girl

 

I'm reading the newspaper, two countries starting another war

I'm reading the newspaper, two countries starting another war

Seems like nothing ever changes and nobody's keeping score

 

I'm in a 747 looking down on mother earth

I'm in a 747 looking down on mother earth

Must be a better world somehwere in this whole wide universe

 

I'm in a 747 looking down on our green globe

I'm in a 747 looking down on our green globe

Looks so quiet and peaceful from up here, there still must be

some hope

 

ANY BETTER

 

I love my girl and she loves me

She’s all I want she’s everything I need

And I knew since that day I met her

When it comes to lovin'

I won’t find any better

 

There might be rain the sun might shine

In every life a few dark clouds roll by

When I’m with her I don’t mind the weather

When it comes to loving’ 

I won’t find any better

 

Now all you boys look all you like

Just so you know this little girl, she's mine

She’s gonna stay with me forever

When it comes to lovin'

She won’t find any better

 

Yes me and her, we’ll always stay together

When it comes to lovin'

We won’t find any better, no no 

 

 

All Words and Music written by Rob Tijink (c)2017

 

 

MUSICIANS

ROB TIJINK

Vocals
Guitar
Lap Steel
Bass
Harmonica
Keyboard

NINO ALEXANDER MOSCOSO-ARAYA

Drums
Percussion

STIG RONNY FREDRIKSTUEN

Dobro
Ukelele
Background Vocals

SIRI METTE WILLERUD

Background Vocals
vocals

ROY BEKKELUND

Background vocals

 

Released January 9th, 2017 . Chestnut Tree Studio. Norway. Mastered at Cutting Room, Stockholm

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: rob.tijink@gmail.com