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Rick Treffers

Rick Treffers (1967) is a Dutch songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer, living between Spain and The Netherlands, releasing albums since 1995 as Mist, El Turista Optimista (in Spanish), Rick Treffers, Miss Universe and Girlfriend Misery. In November 2018 he publishes his first book (Dutch:) Ik wou dat ik jouw leven had. In 2019 his next album (in English) will be released under his own name. ... more

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Track Name: We Should Have Been Stars
We Should Have Been Stars

Almost
Under water
All ghosts
In slow mo
I must go
Or would you rather
Go below?

We should have been stars
We should have been high by now
But oceans of love couldn’t wash away the damage done
Now we’re counting scars
Counting the days that pass
In slow mo

I run for cover
Almost cold
Almost

We should have been stars
We should have been high by now
But oceans of love couldn’t wash away the damage done
Now we’re counting scars
Counting the days that pass
In slow mo

We should have been stars
We should have been high by now
But oceans of love couldn’t wash away the damage done
Now we’re counting scars
Counting the days that pass
In slow mo
Track Name: Weightless
WEIGHTLESS

I wish that I was free
I wish that I was weightless
But I’m afraid that that ain’t me
I haven’t flown for ages
I will do it tomorrow
I will do it tomorrow
I will do it tomorrow
I won’t do it today
My wildest dreams they have been chained
All pictures have been counted
But I don’t feel quite like a saint
I just haven’t finally found it
I will do it tomorrow
I will do it tomorrow
I will do it tomorrow
I won’t do it today
Will you be there tomorrow
Or will you leave today?
Now I wish that you were here
In the heydays of this autumn
I would tell you about my fears
And explain you how I’ve caught them
And I would say tomorrow
I would say tomorrow
I would say tomorrow
Will be the day
Will you be there tomorrow
Or will you leave today?
Track Name: Heart Surgery
HEART SURGERY

Each time we try
To make up and reconcile
I pray
It’s the last time we try
Each time we decide
It would be better
To hide away
I pray
It’s our last goodbye

Why do the love birds still fly?
They’ll never die as long as you’re around
Each day I pray
To be freed from thought
But no God can cut you loose from me
And the days linger on
I sing song after song
I’m in my room
Waiting for heart surgery

Why do the love birds still fly?
They’ll never die as long as you’re around
Why do our cars still collide
While there is no other car in sight?

Each time we try
To break up and say goodbye
I am cast by an unbreakable spell
I saw the devil in your eyes
And I wisely stepped aside
Now I got lost on your highway to hell
Track Name: Endless Refrains
Endless Refrains

I saw you in hurt
I saw you in pain
Tangled up in words
Endless refrains
It’s all digits
At the end of the line
For good or for bad
For rise or decline

A new heart
A new mind
Over with sadness
This loss of time
Let’s make some room
Open the space
There’s nothing that equals
The end of the chase

I saw you in hurt
I saw you in pain
Tangled up in words
Endless refrains

It’s all digits
At the end of the line
For good or for bad
For rise or decline


We need a new heart
We need a new mind
Get over with sadness
This loss of time
So let’s make some room
Open the space
There’s nothing that equals
The end of the chase


(Let’s make some room
Open the space
There’s nothing that equals
The end of the chase
I saw you in hurt
I saw you in pain
Tangled up in words
Endless refrains)
Track Name: Slow Man
SLOW MAN

I’m holding the bad news
Miles away from the light
Burying the darkness
In the coldest of my nights
I don’t wanna fight
I cherish your perfume
In the body shop of my mind
I can never hurt you
As long as I am blind
I am too much in love
To rescue me
To rescue you
Rescue me
You are the brightest moment
In my entire life
It didn’t bring us home yet
It just shut out every other light
I don’t wanna fight
I thought it was a good omen
To dream of you all night
What if I’m just a slow man
What if I’m just messing with the time
I am too much in love
To rescue me
To rescue you
I am too much in love
To rescue me
To rescue you
I am too much in love
To rescue me
To rescue you
Rescue me
Track Name: Only for a Moment
ONLY FOR A MOMENT

Nothing’s changed
Everything remains the same
No arrangements to be made
I’ve been caged
And the bars they won’t give in tonight
In spite of my rage
It’s only for a moment
It’s only for a moment
It’s only for a moment
Of time
It’s just a question of time
It’s just a question of time
It’s just a question of time
For me
Nothing’s changed
Everything remains the same
No arrangements to be made
I’m deranged
And the walls they won’t give in tonight
In spite of my rage
It’s only for a moment
It’s only for a moment
It’s only for a moment
Of time
It’s just a question of time
It’s just a question of time
It’s just a question of time
For me
For me and you
For me and you
For me and you
For me
Nothing’s changed
Everything remains the same
No arrangements to be made
Track Name: Subliminal
SUBLIMINAL
It’s so subliminal my love
It makes me keep on thinking
It makes me keep on singing
It’s so impossible to care
When my mind keeps me
From breathing solid air
I need it now
I need winds to keep my arms
From holding too tight
I need wings to release me
From all what might

It’s so subliminal my love
It keeps me from believing
It keeps me from receiving
Give me oblivion to go on
My body needs some leaving
Solid ground
I don’t need that now
I need a lot of light engineers to do the final take-off
I need experts in water
To wake up
To wake up my love

Do you want some
Of my heart?
Do you need some?
It will be singing
Wanna taste some
Of my heart?
Please taste some
Come on and taste some
Singing
Singing

(I need it now, I need wings)

Give me oblivion to go on
My body needs some leaving
Solid ground
I don’t need that now
Track Name: Fade in Fade out
FADE IN FADE OUT

Now all efforts have been made
Solutions dissipate
No use to see a use in waiting
Now everywhere we move
We’re never bulletproof
We never can get back to the first
Fade-in
Fade out
What is this love all about?
Fade in
Fade out

How can I leave you alone?
You carved your name in stone
I see it on the wall between our two hearts
All the ways we move
We always lose the groove
How can we ever dance to the first fade-in

Fade out
What Is This love all about?
Fade in
Fade out

Will we ever be aware
Of all the love and care
Of all the times we tried to save ourselves?
But now it is too late
Do you believe in fate?
Do you believe we’ll ever find the first fade-in?
All efforts have been made
Solutions dissipate
No use to see a use in fading in

Fade out
What is this love all about?
Fade in
Fade Out
Fade In
Fade out
What is this love all about?
Fade in
Fade Out
Fade in
Fade Out
Fade in
Fade Out
Fade in
Fade Out
Track Name: Platitude & Art
Platitude and Art

Beautiful and hard
Platitude and art
Satisfactory?
The lion’s lying in my arms
Claws hardly harm me
Complementary?
Home again
Don’t close the door
That’s what a house ain’t for
The house where we make love
And we make war
Balancing on what we are
The road ahead
The depth of our embrace
Will easily erase
All that’s been said
Words blur my head
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for

Words blur my head
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
That’s what love ain’t for
Track Name: Born in the Summer of Love
Born in the summer of love

In the summer I can breathe
In the sun I can believe
In the summer I can sleep
Between islands between seas
In the summer
In the summer

In the summer I can see
See the wood for the trees
In the summer I can sweep
Sweep the dust away
From behind my eyeballs
In the summer
In the summer

All set for love
No thinking of a burden
He was born in the summer of love

In the summer I can breathe
In the sun I want to believe
In the summer I can sleep
Between razors between leaves
In the summer (I can)
In the summer (I can)

He was born in the summer of love
Track Name: Reunion Song
REUNION SONG


Oh baby can’t you see
There’s nobody here but me
There are no ghosts around
Oh baby can’t you see
Life ain’t bigger than what you see
And that is common ground

Can we get back seated again
Can we trade in our hate for zen
Can we rewrite our master plan?

Oh baby can’t you see
Love is blind so we can’t see
The love we haven’t found

I’d like to strike some different chords
The old ones sound so bored
There should be many new ones to be explored

Can we burn can we bury
Can we turn can we carry
The urn and hide it away forevermore?
Can we fight without worries
Can we trust that there is enough love
Worth fighting for?
Track Name: Name
NAME

I know your name
I know that cursing it would be a shame
You’re in a frame
A timeless one
I don’t know where to put it
Although you rule my world
I know you’re not the one and only girl

I know my name
I know that wasting it would be inane to do
Life just ain’t the same
Without your madness
Everything looks pretty true
And though the truth may suit me well, my dear
I want some beauty too

I thought I knew
I thought I knew

I knew my name
I thought that life was chronological
And then you came
You put me in the greatest concert hall of love
And I faked the fame
I did as if I could sing arias

I thought I knew
I thought I knew
I thought I knew

I thought I knew
I thought I knew

I know your name
It’s something I will always recognize
I’ll remember the games
The wicked ones
And the ones that were really nice
Track Name: Open Arms
Open Arms

Oh almighty
God, what have I done
Is there a way to the way this affair has begun?
Oh sweet remembrance how can I overcome?
If I open my arms would you lay down your guns?

Would you lie down next to me?
Could you just cry out loud on my chest?
Or would it be the best to say goodbye?

I was a soldier on your frontline
Now I’m in the hospital
How I’d like to reload
And shoot you off your pedestal
How come you violently love me?
Baby what you’re aiming at?
Is it the hole in my heart
or the part that’s shiny red?
Would you lie down next to me?
Could you just cry out loud on my chest?
Or would it be the best to say goodbye?

When I caress other bodies
Memories grow too strong
My heart jumps right back
To where it belongs
I doubt if I can be any longer
Any longer in doubt
I’ll let you into my heart
To never let you out
Oh grand finale
Don’t wait another day
If I’m a man I’d grab your hand
And take all your pain away
If I’m a man oh almighty
I’d jump right through the fire
Take out the sword and fight
For every inch of our desire

Would you lie down next to me?
Could you just cry out loud on my chest?
Or would it be the best to say goodbye?

And if you cry I will try not to frown not to protest
I will do my best to do it right
Track Name: Surrender
Surrender

I hate this waiting
I’m afraid of latency
I was delayed
From the first moment on, you see
I need tons of time
And I don’t have the time
I have been waiting for a woman like you my dear
Come out of the shade
My sky’s turned blue
And if you need some time
Just take it
I know what it is

Always intrigued
By the books and the stories I know
Stories of gold
Always struck
By fiction and songs about love

But instead of this waiting
I could walk and feel weightless
Wade into your water
Get wet and act shameless
I could stop wondering
Wondering, wondering
What it is

I could walk to the stars
Hand over my heart to yours
Just because
I could be naked untouchable
Tender and tough
Surrender

Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender

Here I sit in this waiting room
I know it by heart
Writing my songs of gloom
As I did from the start
I described every fact
And it didn’t show me how to act

I should walk to the stars
Hand over my heart to yours
Just because
I should be naked untouchable
Tender and tough
Surrender

Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Track Name: How to Drain the Swamp?
HOW TO DRAIN THE SWAMP?

How To Drain The Swamp
Forgetting ain’t easy
Expelling all the love you’ve lived for
How To Drain The Swamp
Burning opportunities given
Blowing up the main square ain’t easy
How can I smoke you out of your holes
And put you on the mantle shelf
Give you a place in my heart
A place that’s easy
A place where you can rest the rest
Of the days ahead
A place to remember
A place from the past

How To Drain The Swamp
Obessions are like insects
When you chop off the head
The body keeps on teasing you
How to drain the swamp
When sadness can only sweeten
When a wound is a flower
That grows in every season
How can I teach you what I’ve learned
Now that schools are out forever
I’m preaching in a church
Without believers
A church where I confess
I didn’t do anything but my best
A church to sing in
A church to believe in
When war is over
The earth still smokes
I see you swaying with your guns
While all excitement is long gone
Baby please please go
Now watch me close, baby
Here I go
Flying high on broken wings
While other birds joyfully sing
Old winds won’t blow again



When love is a house of terror
Outworldly imagery
Is all we had love
How To Drain The Swamp
When peace talks are based on errors
How to retain the grains of love, love
Track Name: The Prime of your Life
THE PRIME OF YOUR LIFE

In the prime of your life
There’s no finest of moments
In the prime of your life
You’re the target of every romance
Your beauty your brilliance your freedom
It’s your prime
Your radiating soul can only shine

In the prime of your life
There’s no time to spent with grandma
In the prime of your life
You’re far too high to stay in Denmark

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