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From Responsible Sources

by The Blue Van

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    Here it is: TBV's 7th. album, and this time it's made by TBV alone. Self recorded, produced, mixed (by Søren) and released on our own label, Rå Lyd Records. We are very pleased with this album and hope that you too will dig it.

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1.
Disaster 03:16
On a trampoline I push my hands against the sky My, my, my But then I realize I chase awrong kind of high Ay, ay, ay My feet will never leave the ground But I’m surfing on a wave of sound I’m my own disaster A tornado on the ground This old world Keeps goin faster And there ain’t no slowing down I put my feet into My boots and then I start to walk Tip on my toes I let ’em take me to wherever in this world I’m suppose to be and that’s close enough I don’t claim to have control I just play the leading role In my own disaster A tornado on the ground This old world Keeps goin faster And there ain’t no slowing down Vivid dreams That come in black and white I’m full of flaws and dents When held up to the light Yes, I am a disaster A tornado on the ground This old world Keeps goin faster And there ain’t no slowing down
2.
Beggar 03:00
Too many hours I’ve spend Too many years I’ve paid the rent How can two people feel so alone? In a house that never was a home Oh, what a garden we build And what we grew got slowly killed Now I see, oh I see I was a beggar for your love Thought you could never give enough I was a beggar for your love ‘Cause I wasn't ready to give you up I had my shed in the back Your naked walls were so full of cracks And still to think it all could be fixed With a kitchen were the tile don’t fit Sometimes the truth has a way You only see, when you walk away And oh, don’t I know That I was a beggar for your love Thought you could never give enough I was a beggar for your love ‘Cause I wasn't ready to give you up I was a-beggin’ for your love With stolen trophies on the wall Tried to intimidate them all Hope you can catch them when they fall Cause I was a beggar I was a beggar for you love Yes, I was begging But now I’m not beggin’ anymore I was a-beggin’ for you love Now I’m not beggin’ anymore We’re different people now that’s for sure And no one is beggin’ anymore
3.
Heavy Load 04:16
Tell me, son, what you’re on Why you carry such a heavy load It’s all the same, nothing’s changed I just try to keep myself afloat You’re a minister with no congregation I just try to keep my dreams alive And that’s alright Take it day by day, stay outside the rain I’ve been broken, I’ve been bitter, I’ve been beaten and I’ve been confused I’ve said what I need to say and I am handing down the torch to you You decide if you burn it all down, yeah Or if you’re gonna be the guiding light And that too is alright Make up your own mind, stay within the lines, yeah Take it day by day, stay outside the rain Make up your own mind for a change Tell me, son, what you’re on, why you carry The weight of everything and why it’s necessary To tell me, son, why you carry such a heavy load Tell me why you are applying such pressure Onto yourself and why you constantly measure Everything you are and what you do Son, you are running I don’t why you’re running, but you are running And you are speeding when you should be slowing down instead ‘Cause when you get to that finish line, it’s just gonna be, POW! Tell me, son, what you’re on Why you carry such a heavy load Take your time and you’ll be fine You just gotta learn to let go I tell you, son, we’ve all been wrong It just takes a little time to feel like you belong I tell you, son, you’re not alone But you’ll be fighting all your life Just realize it’s the fight that makes you feel alive That too is alright Take it day by day, stay outside the rain Don’t be in it for the money Being in it for the money that’s a poor man’s game
4.
As I wander in time I see all the magic That keep us floating Above sky and deep under ground I’ve tried to deny all the physical laws As I fall Eyes full of starlight Shine bright in the moonlight ‘Cause everyone’s a star And we twinkle ‘Cause we let out some light as we die It’s a love affair It’s to go out and breath in the air I tried to believe in effect and in cause And in love Eyes full of starlight See clear in the moonlight ‘Cause everyone’s a star And everyone can shine But everyone’s afraid Of losing their right mind The more you look, the more they shine Like a child growing love inside Eyes that are waiting Just anticipating What you will show them What you’re creating You’re carbon and stardust You’re the space in between us Pick the stars from the night sky Pick me up and we’ll take that ride and shine ‘Cause everyone’s a star But everyone’s afraid of taking it too far
5.
Young Rebel 03:22
Hey, young rebel Don’t you settle Pick the life that Makes you able to be Exactly who you wanna be Loose your young voice Let them hear you Talk that big talk So they’ll fear you and get pissed Keep waving, waving your fist Keep your heart out of trouble Keep your dick in your pants, boy Get your young shit together And lit it up Keep singing your song and I’ll be dancing along Keep singing your song and I’ll be dancing along Keep singing your song and I’ll be dancing along Keep singing your song and I’ll be dancing along Give me something new and I’ll be dancing along Show your middle finger and I’ll be dancing along Light your molotovs and I’ll be dancing along Impeach this motherfucker and I’ll be dancing along Buy your mother flowers and I’ll be dancing along Get an education and I’ll be dancing along Be the solution and I’ll be dancing along You’re a young adult and you gotta prove me wrong You gotta beat them back To where they came from These ballless CEOs Can’t see the rainbow Piss in their pot of gold And slash their tires There’s too much dirty money And little cash flow
6.
The Singer 03:54
If the singer he sings his song in a club That’s empty does he still make a sound? I’ve got something to say, but no one’s receiving these days And my fight it is endless My fight it is hard I don’t want to fight anymore You’ve given me something that’s poisoned my eyes forevermore Open your door Let me show that there’s more I’ll give to you something that’s true ‘Cause no one can see me I’m invisible now to you If my hope leaves me dead in the water Will you dive in to rescue me? If I offer my secrets would you listen to me patiently? Is it love, is it hate and who will take the bait And enter this lonely house? Every night I wonder with whom I will share this doubt But my heart is an ocean, my mind is a tank That’s driven by the will to succeed My heart is a river and that’s why my soul must bleed So let it bleed A nation without song Is a nation that is poor A nation that’s poorer than me Let us rejoice Let us use our voice To kill This noise I recall a young boy An innocent boy But he’s lost between life and space And all that I see Is a man who doesn’t know who be Let him be me Let him be
7.
Chameleon 03:18
Another day Another way To hide your face, chameleon A different shape You shift your weight Don’t mean what you say, chameleon You think you’re fooling everyone But I can see your colors run, chameleon You change your name A new coat of paint For a slice of fame, chameleon I spit, you swallow Don’t lead, just follow You don’t evolve, chameleon I can feel your sticky tongue You twist my words so they feel wrong Chameleon Another game But nothing’s change You’re still the same, chameleon A brand new day A new role to play You’re acting strange, chameleon I can feel your sticky tongue You twist my words so they feel wrong Chameleon If you keep crawling on all fours and can’t get up It’s safe to say that you will never earn my trust Chameleon, then you’re lost
8.
That you built from scratch Eventually becomes The first and last syllable Of a word the spells out All the multicolored bricks That you build around your life Will eventually become just a big old pile And that will be Your inevitable goodbye Yes, that will be Your inevitable goodbye It’s when everything wrong And that will be Your inevitable goodbye Yes, that will be Your inevitable goodbye I can’t punch into anymore Dead duck feather pillows I can’t open anymore imaginary doors Cause the openings are closed forevermore You get the feeling you were wrong And they were always right And that’s when you begin to hum that tune that sounds quite like A goodbye An inevitable goodbye Yes, that will be Your inevitable goodbye Someone is out there to make you twinkle To make you come alive But me and the boys we’re just waiting For the shit to turn out right And that will be, be your inevitable goodbye Yes, that will be, that will be your inevitable goodbye I’ve had my share of punches, I guess I’m signing out
9.
It’s when everything starts to taste like burnt tobacco in you mouth And the need to cuddle up next to a bottle of everything you got That’s when the alarm goes of If we survive the virus, the dubious wars and the melting waves will we have won? Every ambition that you’ve ever had seems to lose it’s meaning when grave danger washes over the world And I gasp for air as I collaps in a panic attack with the promise to do better tomorrow, be a more loving version of me Being a textbook dad and a loving husband instead of riding on the back of an vaporizing dream Is our damnation stupidity? I guess so The nerves in my face twitch in spasm ‘cause I can’t conceal how worried I am It is crystal clear that it only takes a drop of poison in the cup to make the chimps go of the rails Even a wet match could ignite the pale blue dot right now and send it into space Blown into tiny astroids that go whistling across the universe I see a white, red and black horse tied to a lamppost outside a night club called “Polyester Paradise” where an overwhelming sound flushes out the windows It sound like a mixture between a prayer, trap music and pink noise At the corner of my eye the fashionably late pale horse crosses the city limits We are treated like straw dogs by our governments Smeared in dog dick red lipstick and blown away, set on fire, when we’ve completed our task The pillars of society, the nurses, the daycare takers, the school teacher are fucked over by the men in ill fitted suits These are the virus and they must see and feel our tears Tears so heavy and hard that they crush their tiny white hands while they launder our tax money I can go on and on, I could go on and on But I’d rather go off the fucking rails, I’d rather go off the fucking rails We’re coming for you, CEOs So fuck you and goodnight
10.
This is for a place were we all used to go Where our kind could medicate their souls Around the corner, through the door Rush down the stairs, looking for more We’d dance like drones or just hang out Loose track of time and be obnoxious and loud In many ways it was a terrible place A dark room that would steal your days Star Pharmacy, you wouldn’t let go Star Pharmacy, you blackened my soul It’s obvious you were to good to be true Couldn’t see it then, but know I do I was the music and the people that went That lured us down into the lions den Don’t get me wrong, there were good nights too But now it seems like they’ve lost their value Star Pharmacy, you wouldn’t let go Star Pharmacy, you blackened my soul It’s obvious you were to good to be true Couldn’t see it then, but know I do Star Pharmacy, filled with smoke Star Pharmacy, when I couldn’t cope It’s obvious it wasn’t good for you Just fucked my mind up for a minute or two And you gotta learn sometimes You gotta burn your fingers sometimes My heart would ache, blackout in a haze And when you go down, go down hard Things and people got lost Thinking people paid the cost
11.
Thrill 04:18
Here comes Eve in her birthday suit She’s got everything planed out and nothing to loose But the neighbours are complaining about the nudity ‘Cause it doesn’t look as good as it does on tv Oh man, they only see What goes on between her chest and her knees Give me a taste of something real Give me a chance to tell you how I feel What we need is a spoonful of truth To keep the peace, keep the truce Just give me a sign, uh-yeah I keep an open line, call me when you feel Here comes the teenager full of angst He’s marching on the streets in every foreign land Look how cute he looks holding his homemade sign Can’t make out what is says, but I love the design Oh man, It’s right in front of you Actually, the warnings signs just went through the roof I’ll give you a taste of something real Give me a chance to tell you how I feel What we need are buckets of truth To keep the peace, keep the truce Just give me a sign, uh-yeah I keep an open line, call me when you feel And then call comes in You’ll get your money’s worth You’ll get your money’s worth And if my drugs don’t work You will be reimbursed I’ll get your monkey back I’ll put him on your back I’ll put a dead-eyed rabbit back in your hat If you still regurgitate on the Internet While you sit in your underwear on your bed And refuse to listen to the facts I guess you still get your fucking money back I’ll give you a taste of something real Give me a chance to tell you how I feel What we need are buckets of truth To keep the peace, keep the truce Just give me a sign, uh-yeah I keep an open line, call it my ordeal
12.
Back To Zero 02:52
You’re just one more push short of a hear tattack Used to travel the world but the times don’t call for that There’s hope in your heart, but it’s wearing thin There’s a leak in your head, where the pain gets in Nowhere deeper to fall Heaven missed your call You’re back to zero Waiting for a heart attack Where did the years go? It’s the biggest cliché When you feel the decay You try to changes your ways Used to talk to the world, but the world don’t call you back Gotta bag full of tricks, but the kids won’t fall for that There’s is hope in your heart, but it’s wearing thin And your words become harsh when no one’s listening Bang your fist on the door You though there would be more You’re back to zero Waiting for a heart attack This backstreet hero Got no numbers to call You’re starting to stall When all you gotta do is fall ‘Cause you know that I’m a backstreet robber Give me something valuable But I’m no push’n’shover No backstabbing motherfucker I’m a fighter and a lover, fought my way up from the gutter To be with you And you know there’s a new tune out there There’s a whole generation just waiting to get into it And they’re right, goddammit, they are right So we gotta find that middel ground, we gotta find that mutual sound Where we speak with one voice With a higher purpose and that purpose is to deliver A pinch of happiness every single day

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This is TBV's seventh album and first proper album release in 5 years! It was recorded, produced and mixed by the band, and is released on own label, Rå Lyd Records.

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released October 21, 2020

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The Blue Van Copenhagen, Denmark

THE BLUE VAN
Danish beat group founded on new years eve 1996. Still original line up, consisting of Steffen Westmark, Søren Christensen, Allan Villadsen and Per M. Jørgensen

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