How to Drain the Swamp?

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Track featured on Mist - Bye Bye (Astro Discos, 2005)

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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

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from Selection, released January 1, 2015
Rick Treffers (vocals, guitars, sounds), Ivar Vermeulen (keyboards, guitars), Arthur ten Cate (guitar), Jeroen Luttikhuis (bass), Jaimy Quite (drums).

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Rick Treffers Netherlands

Rick Treffers (1967) is a Dutch songwriter, singer, musician and producer, releasing albums since 1995 as Mist, El Turista Optimista, Miss Universe, Girlfriend Misery and Rick Treffers. In 2018 he published his first novel (in Dutch) Ik wou dat ik jouw leven had. Two new albums in 2021: Looking For A Place To Stay (due 6 May) and Levensdrift.
File under: singer-songwriter, indie pop, indie folk
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