Feathers // Album

by Gitta de Ridder

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    Debut Album 'Feathers' by Anglo-Dutch singer and songwriter 'Gitta de Ridder'
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released September 21, 2016

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Gitta de Ridder London, UK

Dutch-English singer-songwriter Gitta de Ridder spent her childhood in the Netherlands and in her late teens set out on her travels through Europe finally making her home in the UK. Living in London since 2008 she’s picked up much of the English poetic and musical heritage which is clearly shining through in her engaging and emotion-filled songwriting, folk rooted guitar playing and honest vocals. ... more

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Track Name: Wanderer
Wanderer

Wanderer, the river shining in the morning sun
Wandering, between the country and the city we will run

A quiet place a silent grace
A field of green embrace
A bold escape oh say, say you’ll come along

Wanderer, the river shining in the morning sun
Wandering, between the country and the city we will run

Soon, always too soon, betray the moon, it comes as soon as it comes
a new day breaks the moon, it breaks too soon, as we are
as we are on the run, as we are on the run

Wanderer, the river shining in the morning sun
Wandering, between the country and the city we will run
Wandering, between the country and the city we will run
Wandering, between the country and the city we will run
Track Name: Even If
Even If

Even if you were a sailor, if you were a traitor, if you were a liar, if you were on fire
If you asked a question that I couldn’t answer, if you told me actually you were a dancer
If you’d made a mess and you’d hurt all around you, I’d stick by your side even if I’d resent you, if you’d turn out different than I had imagined, I’d still be your friend, all till the end

And I won’t let you I couldn’t let you I wouldn’t ever let you down
No I, I won’t let you I couldn’t let you I wouldn’t ever let you down no
Not even if you’d exist

Even if no-one around here could understand you, I’d try to relate to the words that you bend
I’d try to align with your viewpoints your reasons, your insane denial and your complete delusions
I couldn’t care less if they all thought you crazy, they all thought you lazy, I’d make up my own mind, Oh bless for your you-ness, the truth is your greatness is so underrated

And I won’t let you I couldn’t let you I wouldn’t ever let you down
No I, I won’t let you I couldn’t let you I wouldn’t ever let you down no
Not even if you’d exist

Maybe if I could have known you, I wouldn’t be lonely, we’d walk down the lanes and we’d talk about everything we never told anyone, we’d share all our secrets, we’d have all the world of fun
Sharing the brightness, sharing the darkness that hides out in our minds, ‘cause you’d understand me and I’d understand you, and you’d be my best friend, and you’d never leave me
You’d never leave me out in the cold

Oh how I wish, you’d exist
How I wish, you’d exist
Track Name: Stay A Little Longer
Stay A Little Longer

Oh mother I’m scared
Scared of the day you will leave me
Oh mother I’m scared
Fearing the world outside these walls
Scared of the day you won’t be here

So just stay a little longer
Stay a little longer

Oh father I know it
Know there will be a day
when I will face it
Oh sister we’ve made it
we’ve come this far, grown up so fast
face the days, forgot the past

But just stay a little longer
oh just stay a little longer

Oh lover I know you
Like the back of my hand
Oh my lover I miss you
Though I know we need to go
I just hope we won’t lose sight of home

Or stay a little longer
won’t you stay a little longer
oh just stay a little longer
Please just stay a little longer
Right here.
Track Name: Feathers
FEATHERS

I give you a feather
I give you my wings
You can use them if you like
You can use me if you like

I give you a promise
I give you a dream
You can break them if you like
You can break me if you like

And what is love if not this
Oh is this love and if not then what is
if not then what is

Love takes all
Love takes two
Takes falling, calling out and getting up again
Takes doing all we can

And what is love if not this
Oh is this love and if not then what is

I breathe us inside a dream
I breathe us out as I take it all in
And with you I win even when I lose the view
I’ve still got you, I’ve still got you

And what is love if not this
Oh this is love ‘cause it’s you that I miss
It’s you that I miss
Track Name: Alternate Reality
Alternate Reality

You, you are, the man I’ll never have
Though I have wanted you since the day we met
But we can be together in this alternate reality

I see a road but I turn back
I see a house but I will pass
and I see a life that isn’t mine, I see a love that will never be

‘Cause you, you are, the man I’ll never have
Though I have wanted you since the day we met
But we can be together in this alternate reality

Oh these are the feelings I cannot feel
and these are the thoughts that I cannot think
and these are the secrets I hide away but they whisper to me they whisper to me
Oh these are the future’s that I contain
that I keep away so that they won’t be
and these are the moments, a thousand moments that never happened
They’ll never happen

‘Cause you, you are, the man I’ll never have
Though I have wanted you since the day we met
But we can be together in this alternate reality
Track Name: We Make Three
We Make Three

Once I was a friend,
A lover and a passer by
In a distant land,
Of ships and changing tides

There lie the tracks
I follow them home
To where I once belonged
There is a world that I left behind
When all the stars aligned

For you and me
For you and me
Should we make three
Oh you and me
See eye to eye
Oh you and I
Is this the right time?

And the more I try to reach
The stars above the water-line
The further they all seem
Leaving all this world behind

I go back to the tracks
I follow them home
To where I once belonged

Before you and me
For you and me
Should we make three
Oh you and me
See eye to eye
Oh you and I
Is this the right time?
Track Name: Victory
Victory

living life out of a can
cans of worms fall down the tram
trams are full of of frowny faces
faces full of teary traces

oh we need a brighter light to shine
shiny like a diamond in the sun
to bring the light back to our hearts
bringing back my love to bring me warmth oh stop this war

carry on as olden days
days of old were full of praise
praise the lord for what we’ve got
gotten all we need to grow our crops

but we need a brighter light to shine
shiny like a diamond in the sun
to bring the light back to our hearts
bringing back my love to bring me warmth oh stop this war

and we have only just begun
begun to march till we have won
won the life’s of those who may
may not see the light of day

we’ll find a brighter light to shine
shiny like a diamond in the sun
to bring victory to our hearts
bringing back my love to bring me warmth oh end this war
Track Name: Till The Day That I Die
The Day That I Die

How big do you feel when you close your eyes
feel it shrink, feel it grow, feel it’s rise
how far do you feel when you close your eyes
feel the ground fall away from the skies
nevermind all else we are blind

but I don’t mind, I don’t mind
you do whatever you like
oh my handsome it was love at first sight and I will love you till the day that I die

How does it change when you close your eyes
do you feel, do you know, do you try
How can it be when we close our eyes
we are here yet we’re somewhere else aligned
we are out of our minds

but I don’t mind, I don’t mind
you do whatever you like
oh my handsome it was love at first sight and I will love you till the day that I die

till the day that we die
we’ll be out of our minds
till the day that we die
oh I am out of my mind
Out of my mind

And I don’t mind, I don’t mind
we do whatever we like
oh my handsome it was love at first sight and I will love you till the day that I die
Track Name: Oh Tommy
Oh Tommy

Oh Tommy your smile, saved me for a while
When the skies send streaks of golden light down to the ground
Oh Tommy your eyes, they made me for a while
To be everything oh everyone you dreamed of

But the skies came tumbling down
When lighting hit the town

Oh Tommy your word, used to mean so much
I know everything you did was out of love
Oh Tommy I see, the emptiness of secrecy
You were my everything oh everyone I dreamed of

But the walls came crumbling down
When the storm came to the town

And it blew it all down
And it threw me to the ground

Oh Tommy I know, you didn’t mean to go
But the wind it caught your wings and took you far away
Oh Tommy I hope, the wind will take you home one day
When you follow it’s direction maybe you could stay?

Oh my heart came crashing down
When you told me you’d leave town
Oh this heart came crashing down
Oh Tommy tell me you’ll come back to town
Oh Tommy tell me you’ll come back to town
Track Name: Lie With Me
Lie With Me

Like a child in the dark
I stay up late
Like a radio-wave
A sirens parade

Lie with me, lie with me tonight
Lie with me, till all is bright

Like I'm one of the stars
Simon said
I fly from Venus to Mars
All from my bed

Oh come here and lie with me, lie with me tonight
Lie with me, lie with me till all is bright

Like a falling leaf
We search for ground
The silence smothering me
I need you around

So come here and lie with me, lie with me tonight
Lie with me, lie with me till all is bright