New Song: No Simple Rules

De nieuwste song van TakandBand, dit keer ‘No Simple Rules’. Met gastbijdragen van Leontien Ackerman en Hans de Vos. ‘That’s life, baby take it as it is’…

Nieuwe song / new song: No Simple Rules… van de nieuwste TakandBand EP.

‘That’s life, baby take it as it is’

Featuring:

  • Leontien Ackerman (violin)
  • Hans de Vos (double bass)

Songtekst NO SIMPLE RULES – Pieter Tak

There are no simple rules
how to write a simple song
In fact there are no tools
to keep you from going wrong
You have no written paycheque
to lead you to your goal
You can't hide from the bad tricks
we all stumble and fall

That's life, baby
take it as it is
That's life, baby
Just aim, you won't miss
That's life, baby
take it as it is
That's life, baby
Just aim, you won't miss

So let's talk about our differences
and how we floated apart
I know that I've not been
that gentle from the start
But for better and for worse
I feel sorry for what I've been
And not aware of all those things
that I have not seen

It's a privileged world we live in
no real harm is on the loose
Nevertheless there are moments
you definitely have to choose

If life would be a simple song
I would have brought more talent to
her shape
Maybe less sorrow in the minor chords
and more harmony to fade

That's life, baby
take it as it is
That's life, baby
Just aim, you won't miss
That's life, baby
take it as it is
That's life, baby
Just aim, you won't miss

I'm only a limited musician
I hardly remember my line
Just able to sing my songs
and having a good time
I'm often too curious
what appears on the next page
And what will happen to our song
when I hit it on stage

That's life, baby
take it as it is
That's life, baby
Just aim, you won't miss
That's life, baby
take it as it is
That's life, baby
Just aim
You won't miss...

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Wat een prachtig lied, Pieter!

Wilco

Beautiful!

Terence

New Song: Stain in Blood…

De nieuwste song van TakandBand, dit keer ‘Stain in Blood’. ‘Are their fanatics cruel and strong, then the whole idea must be wrong’…

Nieuwe song / new song: Stain in Blood… van de nieuwste TakandBand EP.

Are their fanatics cruel and strong, then the whole idea must be wrong’…

Met, wederom, een gastbijdrage van Leontien Ackerman op viool.


Songtekst stain in blood…- Pieter Tak

It's all right 
if your hands are muddy
It's all right
if your nails are black
But can you cope
when your stain is bloody
when you finally lay on your back

Hooked into crime
you will make some money
But soon you will sniff
your final lie
Not even lousy friends
or a local honey
will come to see you die

All alone you die
All alone you die
in the end you will cry
but all alone you die

Is it love or religion
that you got to choose
Ask yourself if the real deal
is to gain or to loose

Choosing for love is for another
choosing religion is to bother
Are their fanatics cruel and strong
then the whole idea must be wrong

Better make your hands
dirty for love
and peel your potatoes
a little bit rough
You'd better stuck in the mud
than leave a stain in blood

You'd better stuck in the mud
You'd better stuck in the mud
You'd better stuck in the mud
than leave a stain in blood

You'd better stuck in the mud
than leave a stain in blood

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I love listening to your music!

Kelly (and Richard)

New Song: What If…

De nieuwste song van Pieter, dit keer ‘What If’. Uitgevoerd met strijkorkest: Leontien Akkerman (viool) en Marthe Kalkhoven (cello). ‘What if we respect where we are coming from’…

Nieuwe song / new song: What If… van de nieuwste TakandBand EP.

‘What if…we respect where we are coming from

Met gastbijdragen van: Leontien Akkerman (viool) en Marthe Kalkhoven (cello). Veel dank, Leontien en Marthe!


Songtekst WHAT IF…- Pieter Tak

What if the river has a speakers voice
what if the mountains have a vote
What if a forest needs no hunt or highway
What if it stands in court

What if the birds would stand up in trial
cause their home has been used as a dump
What if the sea lays a claim cause our filth
makes a jury succumb

Why can't they have rights as a legal person
How can they fight against the greed of men
Let's make some space
in the field of constitution
Or I will listen to any better plan

What if nature takes place in our law
where we don't let the strongest win
What if we respect where we are coming from
and remind us where to begin

What if an island is attacked from the shore
cause the pipeline comes right through
Now they have a legal weapon on their side
in court an island has equal voice too

Why can't they have rights as a legal person
How can they fight against the greed of men
Let's make some space in the field of constitution
Or I will listen to any better plan

Let's make some space in the field of constitution
Or I will listen to any better plan

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New Song: Hate

De nieuwste song van Pieter, uitgevoerd met TakandBand. Dit keer ‘Hate’. ‘So much hatred in the world, every paper can tell’

Nieuwe song / new song: Hate van de nieuwste TakandBand EP.

‘So much hatred in the world, every paper can tell’

Met op solo-gitaar: Martin Pennings


Songtekst hate – Pieter Tak

So much hatred in the world
every paper can tell
Hatred from the fanatics
claiming their religious hell

Hatred of the refugees
almost drowning in their arc
Now we're talking about our
neighbours
throwing trash in the park

You're taught to hate rats
and you eager to call
Like: 'Burn the suckers down'
like: 'Kill them all'

Hate makes you lonely
Won't help to pull you through
Hate makes you lonely
no matter what you do

Hate makes you lonely
Drags you down the drain
Hate makes you lonely
Causes lots of pain

'Down under the pavement
that stinky trash shall go
Into the deepest mud
the sticky birds are thrown'

'Yeah, give them dirt to eat
and kick the hairy ass
See the noses in the dark
clogged inside their mess'

Hate makes you lonely
It won't help to pull you through
Hate makes you lonely
no matter what you do

Hate makes you lonely
Drags you down the drain
Hate makes you lonely
Causes lots of pain

Hate makes you lonely
will scorch at any stage
Hate makes you lonely
and torch your rage

Hate makes you lonely
lonely like a wolf
Hate makes you lonely
and keeps you out of the groove

See them pissing in the alley
see them dealing in the dark
Turning the volume up to nine
anger needs just a spark

It's the rhythm of the song
that keeps me moving on
It's the rush that drugs
that'll make it run

Hate makes you lonely
Won't help to pull you through
Hate makes you lonely
no matter what you do

Hate makes you lonely
Drags you down the drain
Hate makes you lonely
Causes lots of pain

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….. beautiful…..as always…..

Vir

New Song: Buddy Positivity

De nieuwste song van Pieter, uitgevoerd met TakandBand. Dit keer ‘Buddy Positivity’. Met als gast musicus Thijmen Topouzis op cello…

Nieuwe song / new song: Buddy Positivity van de nieuwste TakandBand EP.

Met als gast musicus Thijmen Topouzis op cello…


Songtekst buddy positivity- Pieter Tak

I'm positive about my glasses
they make me look quite straight
one tooth is fixed a little longer
so my smile has gained
some weight

My high forehead you're looking at
is a heritage from my daddy
I've been told
My eldest son has
that much space as well
from our twentieths we grew bald

Oh, Buddy positivity
Oh, Buddy positivity

I don't admire my nagging back
it is marked no one can spell
But every man of age counts his list
of scars he doesn't really tell

So it's better not to moan
about my corpse
it carried me for all these years
Through thick and thin
sunshine and rain
it brought me laughter
more than tears

Oh, Buddy positivity
Oh, Buddy positivity

I was a runner in my days, you
know
I sprinted along the line

That talent saved me
from quite a few fights
cause I could run away in time
Though my shoulders
carried the weight of work
countering temptations
what life brings
My hands took care
of what was worth
and my fingertips earned calluses
from the strings

O, positivity
Don't get burned from negativity
Don't let yourself squash
under simplicity
So let's burst out in pure activity

Oh,
Oh,

Now I am happy with my rusted
bike
I still walk another mile
I've seen those oldies
crawl and creep
So I prefer to end in style

My body brought me everywhere
although it was not that far
It brought me love and music, look
I'm still strumming this old guitar

Oh, Buddy positivity
Oh, Buddy positivity
Oh, Buddy positivity

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Reclame langs de snelweg voor Buddy Positivity

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Erg mooi Pieter, dankjewel!

Karin

Leuk, cello!

Renee

….. so soothing & comforting…..in the company of a cup of tea…great music as always….

Vir
❤️
Rose Ellen

New Song: You Look Daggers

De nieuwste song van Pieter, uitgevoerd met Tak&Band. Dit keer ‘You Look Daggers’. Naar een tekst van Louis van Londen.

Nieuwe song / new song: You Look Daggers van de nieuwste Tak&Band EP.

Naar een tekst van Louis van Londen en met een sax-partij van Peter den Otter als bonus.


Songtekst you look daggers- Louis van Londen/Pieter Tak

you look daggers,
but that's fine with me
I've deserved it
no doubt at all

so twist the knife
just a little deeper,
as deep as you can,
my love

I’m begging you
look me in the eye
the moment I die,
for that's alright with me

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New Song: All The Way

De nieuwste song van Pieter, uitgevoerd met TakandBand. Dit keer ‘All The Way’. Een LGBTQIA+ song, van een ouder aan andere ouders en iedereen die zich betrokken voelt bij dit onderwerp.

Nieuwe song / new song: All The Way van de nieuwste TakandBand EP.

An LGBTQIA+ song, from a parent to parents and everyone who cares


Songtekst all the way- Pieter Tak

You know this and I know that
all those things go round in my head
Like sweet water that reaches the sea
a gap between you and me

I'm all colored while you believe
that your faith is love but grief
Why you hide your hair and face
your eyes shine with so much grace

Gay, straight, all the way

You know this and I know that
don't you tell me what is good or bad
Living long enough
to differ love from hate
in the echo of the past we're too late

Now your boy loves
his neighbors son
and your answer is a religious gun
Why on earth would it be so bad
to love your neighbor instead

Gay, straight, all the way

You know this and I know that
see them happy wearing pink or red
Brackish water
mingles near the shores
but his lonesome mother ignores

You won't see them
as a token of your hate
but my boy is welcome with his date
I give them every chance in my life
give him all my bless as with a wife

Gay, straight, all the way

You know this and I know that
some of you would see them dead
Work together shaking hands
live together
staying neighbors
becoming friends

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……Another beautiful song in a beautiful voice….cheers….

Vir

Lekker die tuba en goede tekst!

Renee

Mooi!

Mariette

New Song: Toes

De nieuwste song van Pieter, uitgevoerd met Tak&Band. Dit keer ‘Toes’. “In tijden waar er buiten niet veel te doen is gaat er binnen van alles met je aan de haal…” Wat doet de song met jou? Luister en laat het Tak&Band weten!

Nieuwe song / new song: Toes van de nieuwste Tak&Band EP.

In tijden waar er buiten niet veel te doen is gaat er binnen van alles met je aan de haal…

In times when there is not much to do outside, everything will happen inside…

Speciale dank aan de studenten van BUAS Production House, Breda University of Applied Sciences, die op creatieve manier de song clip bij Toes hebben gemaakt. Daniel (te zien in de clip), Fien, Oana, Geelika, Isabel, Dobby én coördinator Danny: dank voor deze fijne samenwerking!

Special thanks to the students of BUAS Production House, Breda University of Applied Sciences, who creatively made the song clip for Toes. Daniel (to be seen in the clip), Fien, Oana, Geelika, Isabel, Dobby and coordinator Danny: thank you for this great collaboration!


Songtekst Toes – Pieter Tak

Instead of an escape through the secret tunnel
I’m laying on the floor
doin’ a whole lot of nothing, nothing, nothing
and I’m not even bored

My naughty hands like to meet the little ends of my feet
and there’s no objection to be heard
although there’s a lot of them hangin’ around
and all of them alert

But suddenly they start crawling all over the place
like ants they’re rollin’ up and down my legs
I try to push them into my colored socks
but all they do is rag

And the reason why they’ve got to stay down there
is to fill up the space in my shoes to wear
and in the winter they’re cold
while the rain is pourin’ down

Auoew…. stupid… ! you stepped on my toes !
and the fat dancer is punched on the nose
well he hit me on an eye so fast that I froze
Oh, bloody toes

Well, in an hour or two I had them back into my boots
they even tried to change places
I had to scream till they dropped off
with angry faces

They’re not so long as my fingers plus nails
they’re not that clever as well
but who will read the lines in the darkness for them
they can’t even spell

So I’m trying to suggest to a meeting in spring
then we can hit the problem very close
In secret we plan a plan for a plan and it’s called
The Year Of The Toes !

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Heel erg goed, ook een mooie clip !

Wilco

A good sound of music and nicely balanced notes of a saxophone

Mbugi

New Song: Step Outside

De nieuwste song van Pieter, uitgevoerd met Tak&Band. Dit keer ‘Step Outside’. “We gaan weer naar buiten, maar ben je nog dezelfde en doe je nog dezelfde dingen als eerst ?” Wat doet de song met jou? Luister en laat het Tak&Band weten!

Nieuwe song / new song: Step Outside van de nieuwste Tak&Band EP.

We gaan weer naar buiten, maar ben je nog dezelfde en doe je nog dezelfde dingen als eerst ?

We’re going out again, but are you still the same and doing the same things as before?


Songtekst step outside – Pieter Tak

After a dark
and crazy winter
summer is coming soon
And when the nights
get shorter each day
the sun is coming too

Baby, you will warm your feet
in the sand
Feel the rhythm of relief and
dance with the band

All along we
step outside
opening for each other
Some will see
their family
or try along to bother

Babe, you'll stand by the waterfall
in the light
Put your dark glasses on
cause it's too bright

Step outside, step outside
step outside your door
Grab your life, grab your life
grab your life once more

Step outside, step outside
step outside your door
Grab your life, grab your life
not just like before

Will you be gone
on the carousel of fun and desire
Picking up your life
of the consuming fire
No caution is
shining in your eyes
What on earth can attack us
by surprise

After a dark
and crazy winter
summer is coming soon
And when the nights
get shorter each day
the sun is coming too

Baby, you will warm your feet
in the sand
Feel the rhythm of relief and
dance with the band

Step outside, step outside
step outside your door
Grab your life, grab your life
not just like before

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Topsong!

Thea

Lekker nummer Pieter, zomers!

Kees

Ja, lekker hoor!

Tessa

New Song: Put Him In The Can

Een extra song song van Pieter, uitgevoerd met Tak&Band. Dit keer ‘Put Him In The Can’. Een song die gemaakt móest worden. Wat doet de song met jou? Luister en laat het Tak&Band weten!

Nieuwe song / new song: Put Him In The Can van de nieuwste Tak&Band EP. “Who’s dog is pissing on the roses of the free?”


Songtekst PUT him in the can – Pieter Tak

Put him in the can
Put him in the can
Put him in the can
It's a mean one

Dog was raised by a stone cold face
at the other end of the rope
Eyes are bulging and
teeth are flashing
Is he on steroids or dope

Fooling around on other ones ground
pissing on the roses of the free
Shitting on beds of the innocents
when will he shit on me

Put him in the can...
It's a mean one

Oh, it seems a harmless dog
just a playful pal
But the moment he sinks
his teeth in you
you never can tell

Oh, it's a shameless dog
a stupid grin for the bite
And the day before he comes to you
he barks all night

Put him in the can...
It's a mean one

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Schitterend, Pieter! Ik hoop dat het veel, vaak en overal gedraaid wordt!

Kees

Heel goed!

Hedy

Geweldig, Pieter

Wilco

Gitzo, Pieter!

Harold