OMAR

by Piet Louter

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OMAR’S PROMISED LAND Words & Music by: Piet Louter Going out at dawn, naturally engaged In the daily livelihood for a modest wage. Taking part in the system, turned into a drudge Always being occupied with having being judged On all that hazy matters Of going well together with the crowd With all that crazy habits Learning to know just what it’s all about On going with the flow and come to understand That’s the way it goes in Omar’s Promised Land. There ain’t no ears for stories, there ain’t no eyes for tears Just not a bit of feeling for those, who had to fear Been giving up to madness at the mercy of a war That might be backed by those who found the sufferers at their door With all their crazy habits That are wished to get it put away Before it’s falling out that It would be all about and here to stay On holding up the flow and never fail to stand For the way it goes in Omar’s Promised Land.
2.
THE WIDE OPEN WINDOWS Words & Music by: Piet Louter The wide open windows gave them eyes on the world On which they were always deprived. The chances of progress have been finally unfurled And it just changed their look on their lives. So they're getting a load of all the pretties, They were never aware of or what was even banned. And they found themselves straight out to be pitied And easily been tempted to leave their land. The wide open windows made them wild and confused About everything, that's settled and true. Now they meet all those modern excitements, they used to be hold dissipated and blue. So they're bound to let go their set of values, 'Cause their longings are finally much too hard to withstand. And they found themselves facing the overwhelming Passion for freedom and leaving their land.
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PARADISE ISLAND Words & Music by: Piet Louter There're many grounds for thinking out, that we chanced to raise In the right time in history, in just a perfect place For turning out to be the rich and following our hearts But now we have to make up with, we're turning out too far. We are faced with the outcomes Masses on the run For the floods and the droughts and the violence. Aren't they quite right to want safety in flight And a better life on Paradise Island We are slaves to our system, just based on our greed Riding around getting stuff, that we don't really need Been droven up to madness and pushed to put our backs Into hard work and trading things to get that Cadillac Now we are faced with the outcomes Masses on the run For the floods and the droughts and the violence. Aren't they quite right to want safety in flight And a better life on Paradise Island We're running out of loose talks We're running out of time More and more we see them walk and pass our borderlines And get us into trouble and make us face the facts, That no longer we can't hold on keep ourselves back 'Cause we are faced with the outcomes Masses on the run For the floods and the droughts and the violence. Aren't they quite right to want safety in flight And a better life on Paradise Island
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BROKENHEARTED Words & Music by: Piet Louter How would you cry because your heart is torn As you can no longer live where you were born Watching your land just wither and die And losing everything, you made a living by What to do, when all your hope is gone And you realize, there's nothing to be done When fear is everywhere and certainly to stay And death is just a hair's breath away Brokenhearted, you will leave there And everything, that's in your heart Going on the run, steady and tough And hope to meet somebody's charity and love When you're lost and desperate in your mind Cause it's hard to come out of what you'll leave behind You're looking for the meaning of your life And got it in yourself to want to survive Brokenhearted, you will leave there And everything, that's in your heart Going on the run, steady and tough And hope to meet somebody's charity and love Brokenhearted, you will leave there And though it's going to be rough You hope to meet somebody's understanding mercy and love
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Omar Jallow 04:27
OMAR JALLOW Words & Music by: Piet Louter Along the Gambia River In the African domain Of just unlucky people, having so much to gain. There I saw an Omar Jallow, Such a kind and clever guy. Got hold of me in a chat To share the problems on his life. He besought me to send some money For the needs of his family. It was just a straight calling on my humanity. He said: “We’re all here together On this one and only earth. I have a right to a much better life And get a chance to prove my worth”. Omar Jallow, you came into my heart And I didn’t want to hear of it, You might be a blackguard. How I loved you to be real and true And help you out of misery I was concerned about you! Oh, happily I’ve been timely waken Out of my good thoughts. And found myself just been taken in by a shameless fraud. But now I really halt between two feelings deep inside Could I ever meet and help an Omar, Who is true and right. Omar Jallow, you came into my heart And I didn’t want to hear of it, You might be a blackguard. How I loved you to be real and true And help you out of misery I was concerned about you!
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FROZEN FINGERS Words & Music by: Piet Louter What's the thing that matters, now they turned you down And it looks like everything is fallen to the ground You need to stand up, bringing all your charms And see the ones, who fall for it, give you alms Calling on the ones with guilt feelings Giving them the music of your heart Making them empathize and feel for your plight And help you make it through another night You always need to sneak it, playing underground Doing everything you can, never to be found To be that stateless person, not having any rights Looking out for trouble from any side Calling on the ones with guilt feelings Giving them the music of your heart Making them empathize and feel for your plight And help you make it through another night Now you got these frozen fingers on a winter's night Looks like you linger on in darkness and in spite But anything is better than the death plane That would take you back to misery again Calling on the ones with guilt feelings Giving them the music of your heart Making them empathize and feel for your plight And help you make it through another night
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STRANDED IN WATER Words & Music by: Piet Louter Forced into the rubberboats by evil men with voices like thunder After all the hardships in the desert sand didn't make them go under To get across the river and make the unknown land But they didn't see the other side, they didn't understand Watch them floating at the mercy of the waves Packed together, one after another Does it really matter if they would be saved Or getting lost and stranded in water Drifting about in immensity, feeling small, and left to their own devices Anxious faces always on the look out for some hope on the horizon Hope for the green light, shining in the air Hope for meeting happy faces, glad to see them there Watch them floating at the mercy of the waves Packed together, one after another Does it really matter if they would be saved Or getting lost and stranded in water Did they hear any of the sad way, the world is put in order Did they ever think of the barriers at the rich countries' borders To keep them from coming, finding slamming doors And keep the lap of luxury away from the poor Watch them floating at the mercy of the waves Packed together, one after another Does it bloody matter if they would be saved Or getting lost and stranded in water
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But Sorrow 03:39
BUT SORROW Words & Music by: Piet Louter I watch you dealing with how your life is bound To never be meant to rise to higher ground. You just resign yourself to what it is. It’s in my dreams, imaginary scenes. I catch you worrying about the sense of life. And see you searching for how you could survive In the desert of endless crimes and wrongs. It’s in my dreams with nightmarish scenes. Now I see a smile on your face. And it dawns on me, you’re here on the right place In spite of how often life really hurts, But sorrow; you don’t even know the word. In the darkness you’re waiting for the sun Thinking of peace-time, when a war has just begun. It almost looks as if it’s all the same to you. But that’s in my dreams, wishful thinking’s scenes. Still I see a smile on your face. And I’m sure of that you’re here on the right place In spite of how often life really hurts, But sorrow; you don’t even know the word. But sorrow; you don’t even know the word.
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The Leaders 03:37
THE LEADERS Words & Music by: Piet Louter There could be happiness for everyone in the world, If they were granted to be free Of all the wrongs, that makes living hurt. But the leaders just don’t wanna see. They promised shine and paradise on earth, And made a show of doing well. But now we know, what their sales talks are worth, Cause the leaders made nothing but hell. How unfair is it organized Holding people down in the dark, That keeps them away from the Western pies, While the leaders make nothing but war. What could they do to make a better state Using their power really well And free the poor of all that heavy weight. But the leaders just think of themselves. How unfair is it organized Holding people down in the dark, That keeps them away from the Western pies, While the leaders make nothing but war.
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ALL THOSE PEOPLE Words & Music by: Piet Louter All those people want to smile And have a standing in the crowd Getting all their wishes, free and wild And reach the state of feeling proud Far away from the cryings over there And rather not being faced by the wrongs Always building their castles in the air That can bring enough happiness along All those people need to breath And claim their right of being here But when it comes to the case of life and death They had to face their greatest fear If there's still something in the air Getting them the beauty of life Or meet a world, that really doesn't care They're fated to always be deprived All those people need to eat From the scarce and shrinking fields And from all that disputable meat Up to the limits, the earth can yield Up to the time, it can no longer meet What it always kindly brought about Just all those hungry people's needs Ending in the fatal running out

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10 tracks mostly acoustic folky album about the migrants crisis all over the world!

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released February 1, 2019

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Piet Louter is a singer/songwriter from the Netherlands born in 1953 with songs about social isues and personal things.

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