Seeking For Lost Time

by Piet Louter

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1.
SEEKING FOR LOST TIME Words & Music by: Piet Louter The thought, you could do it all alone Just made you living on your own It took all your time, keeping sight on what you strived For just doing well, but it made you dwelling On this hard day in your life Now you're seeking for lost time That you spent too much on the wall to climb And now you're drinking beer in an old sad café Seeking for lost time, but that's so far way And now you sit right here, cause you have no place to go You feel so hopeless and just have no smile to show With such a thing as a hatred feeling, you know, That time's been changed and your love and ideals are gone And you know, You chose the wrong side of your mind Now you want the way-back, but it's blind It takes all of you, but you're just so far behind What must make you well, it should make you dwelling Lost time will never be found Now you're seeking for some love You're not attractive, you're so soft Just like you're grieving here in this old sad café Seeking for lost time, but that's so far away
2.
A Friend 03:53
A FRIEND Words & Music by: Piet Louter What is a life like without a friend? Just someone, who's taken with you At whom you feel easy and confident And say things just freely and true Whom you can laugh with as well as cry And going together through a lot of things Whom you can trust in and hold on by Whatever life would bring If you are to do without these things, you're to make it alone Feeling all the world is threatening your life on your own Getting on without some sympathy, you may think, you can But once you surely come to see That you miss that love of someone, who feels like a friend If you care to pour out your heart You need someone, who must understand At whom you don't have to be on your guard And your secrets are just in good hands But how can you trust someone to be like that? You may have mistaken so many times Your greatest friend may turn out to be bad And you'll always hold in mind If you are to do without a friend, you're to make it alone Feeling all the world is threatening your life on your own Getting on without some sympathy, you may think, you can But once you surely come to see That you miss that love of someone, who feels like a friend Just someone, who feels like a friend Just someone, who feels like a friend
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GIRL FROM NEXT DOOR Words & Music by: Piet Louter Girl from next door, just behaving some more like a girl than others You were the first one, but I was too young then for being aware Girl from next door, you'd sing along to present us so sweetly Just only meant as a neighbourhood's glory, I shouldn't care Grown up to what I am, I'm thinking about that you fared so badly In what way I'd think you alive, I'll never know Got at what I could take, I'm thinking about, we really did sweetly In that way I think you alive, but you'll never know Girl from next door, just behaving some more like a girl than others This may be the cause of feeling aversion to you Girl from next door, we crossed each other in wrong times and ages You're a part of my childhood's glory, but you'll never do Grown up to what I am, I'm thinking about that you fared so badly In what way I'd think you alive, I'll never know Got at what I could take, I'm thinking about, we really did sweetly In that way I think you alive, but you'll never know
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HITCH-HIKIN' GIRL Words & Music by: Piet Louter Lost on a lonely road, thumbin' a ride Dressed in old and dirty jeans, I felt pity on that sight She offered me some company in truck for a drive "Well, don't be surprised at me" she said, "thumbin' that's my life" So we drove down the highway, with a long road ahead It seemed to be the half so long by the distraction that I get "I took in many jobs" she told, "to keep me alive" "I wasn't gonna take for long, cause thumbin' is my life" She said, "I'm just a hitch-hikin' girl a-thumbin' rides for both directions I'll may be at the mercy of a fool I'll may be lucky with a lover too I use to be a hitch-hikin' girl And I may get you a sweet distraction Where you mean to ride, oh it's just all right It's where I wanna go" When arrivin' in my home I asked her to be my guest "We have a lot of good things here" I said, but I spent my breath So she left here to go on thumbin', in which life she fell But what's the use of my own settled life, I felt pity on myself She said, "I'm just a hitch-hikin' girl a-thumbin' rides for both directions I'll may be at the mercy of a fool I'll may be lucky with a lover too I use to be a hitch-hikin' girl And I may get you a sweet distraction Where you mean to ride, oh it's just all right It's where I wanna go" Oh oh, Where you mean to ride, oh it's just all right It's where I wanna go"
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Rosalie 03:12
ROSALIE Words & Music by: Piet Louter Rosy was a true-born country girl up to about a year ago She got no dreams of but to see the world and that while she was hardly grown She would do the cities in the next few years being left to her own device Leaving her dad and mom in tears, which still are in their eyes Rosalie, Rosalie let them hear of how you're doing in the cities of your dreams Rosalie, Rosalie, how they fear That may grow the greatest pity of your dreams Rosy was a easy country girl, could join in any talk at school So she learned what's going on in the world, but it just made her a fool Won't she has lost some of her heart in home? It's not in the line Of a good girl, who would not depart without either word or sign Rosalie, Rosalie let them hear of how you're doing in the cities of your dreams Rosalie, Rosalie, how they fear That may grow the greatest pity of your dreams Rosalie, Rosalie, Rosalie, Rosalie, Rosalie, Rosalie.
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GIVE ME YOUR LOVE Words & Music by: Piet Louter I hope, you'll find one day, it's you, who makes me sing this song It shows, one ought to say, but stammered words might bring it wrong So I use a song to chance on you, as you're the girl, who stole my heart Down the stage of a dancing room, I didn't even mind my own guitar Now recalling you make me dream; A face that seems as sweet as an angel You appear to have golden hair, please show you're aware of being the same girl Then give me your love, if you hear me and trust yourself to be that girl Oh give me your love, if you hear me, don't keep me singing half the world From now I'll sing this song whenever you would take the floor That's how I must get you on giving the love I'm longing for When recalling, it makes me dream of a face that seems as sweet as an angel You appear to have golden hair, please show you're aware of being the same girl Then give me your love, if you hear me and trust yourself to be that girl Oh give me your love, if you hear me, don't keep me singing half the world Oh give me your love, if you hear me and trust yourself to be that girl Oh give me your love, if you hear me, don't keep me singing half the world
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Ricky 03:52
RICKY Words & Music by: Piet Louter Look here, I've been thinking for days what has remained so long in my mind As to memories of my holidays; a girl's face sweet and so kind But all things must have an end, you wanted nothing better than I'd stay I played the last song on my guitar and I went seeking to be as lucky again I said, 'Ricky, so long, shall I hear about you? Had a few fine days with you I'll send the pictures of all fine moments with you Trav'ling again, I was thinking about you But you slowly fade away Another 'Ricky' has taken your place again' I have sent the pictures, I promised, with my stories about my days Apperently you fared on the same way; I've not heard from you to this day My songs did surely fade away, another boy has taken my place But none of us regret it, we are seeking to be as lucky again I said, 'Ricky, so long, shall I hear about you? Had a few fine days with you I'll send the pictures of all fine moments with you Trav'ling again, I was thinking about you But you slowly fade away Another 'Ricky' has taken your place again'
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NEED MY COMPANY Words & Music by: Piet Louter How can I reason you out of your thoughts that I don't really care much for you I could lately give you my words for loving and gonna share rooms Still you have feelings of doubt and distrust, suspect me to once let you down For some woman, I might just have enough when playing in those small distant towns Need my company, my company so bad And so, it may have fairly turned your head You need my company, just not come to be a prey To thoughts that I'm miles and miles away You wanna own me for matrimony, it's your one and only desire You want nothing better than have me forever and ever To love, to enjoy, to admire Now spend time so idle, just longing so wild And just thinking you might be let down But I know you're wrong, 'cause my love's all the stronger when playing in those small distant towns Need my company, my company so bad And so, it may have fairly turned your head You need my company, just not come to be a prey To thoughts that I'm miles and miles away Need my company, my company so bad And so, it may have fairly turned your head You need my company, just not come to be a prey To thoughts that I'm miles and miles And miles and miles, and miles and miles away
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WELL ON THE ROAD Words & Music by: Piet Louter We're driving down the highways in the dead of a winternight Did a show in one or other distant place There they'd never heard about us and the people were not fine So we just played for ourselves and a lttle wage Now we try to forget and dream away at the music on the bus Riding all night through with my baby on my mind This is giving her so many lonely days, but she holds on to the trust I'll soon turn and see, it's just a waste of time But now my love, I'm well on the road and it takes me back to you And I just won't be long in coming home in the early morning dew Then I can call you for going to work and take your place and sleep Oh my love, I'm well on the road, back to you, back to you I'm bound for you Still some of us are sure to dream of, we'll be the greatest in the end It's just a boyish dream, I once had such myself How different things are getting now, when remembering I've got a friend It really set me thinking and it may be just as well But now my love, I'm well on the road and it takes me back to you And I just won't be long in coming home in the early morning dew Then I can call you for going to work and take your place and sleep Oh my love, I'm well on the road, back to you, back to you I'm bound for you
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LEAVE OF A SEASON Words & Music by: Piet Louter Suddenly, something emerged and it just made me clear It was a sign of a change by the course of the times of a year Got conversant with winter, but I did know, it once should be done A good time really disappeared like snow before the sun Leave of a season makes me some sad About the lost pleasures of a time that I had A new time's in season, it has hardly begun You are its treasure, come along with the sun Now the waves colour silver, it makes me thinking of a hot summernight The sea-breeze feels cool, but our love has made me just being bright Making plans for the time to come, our long summer being on the way When a lovely spring has gone, as lovely as we may never live again Leave of a season makes me some sad About the lost pleasures of a time that I had Life has its seasons, whatever is to come You are my treasure, come along with the sun Sometimes, something emerges and I just realize It's a sign of a change by the course of the times of a life After springtime it's summer and so on, but I'd never believe This lovely time might really fall like leaves from the trees Leave of a season makes me some sad About the lost pleasures of a time that I had Life has its seasons, whatever is to come You are my treasure, come along with the sun
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CHOICE OF MY LIFE Words & Music by: Piet Louter You opened up my eyes to see, I had to choose my way However hard it's just to me, I gave my soul full play And I wondered what on earth could be really worth Your bitter tears, you were left with here I couldn't exchange you for a traveling band Should we've ever made it, should we've got much people's hands? It's a life, a funny life to live But it's not much fun when thinking of what it gives And how it did fail when there was love on the scales 'Cause that did decide on the choice of my life Pain in our hearts couldn't drive us apart Love must survive, it's the choice of my life I couldn't compare you with my own rock & roll band And how I dispaired, 'cause they did not understand It's a life, a funny life to make But it's not much fun when thinking of what it could take And how it did fail when there was love on the scales 'Cause that did decide on the choice of my life Pain in our hearts couldn't drive us apart Love must survive, it's the choice of my life
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GREETINGS FROM AUSTRIA Words & Music by: Piet Louter Do you really take your pleasure on the slopes in Austria? I guess, what you are thinking of must make a hell of the place you are But we do know, it's the best thing, we could do to find out If we really need each other, to make an end of all our doubts Though it's all like a bad dream, oh I just don't care at all 'Cause I never hoped, you'd send me merry greetings from Austria Here I'm caught in the memories as your picture on the wall And your letter in my hand with your greetings from Austria I wrote it in my letter and I told you on the phone That all things just remind of you and that it's hard to be alone Oh baby, when these days are up, we must talk and start again 'Cause there's one thing we agree on, that it has not been in vain Though it's all like a bad dream, oh I just don't care at all 'Cause I never hoped, you'd send me merry greetings from Austria Here I'm caught in the memories as your picture on the wall And your letter in my hand with your greetings from Austria
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Maggy 03:20
MAGGY Words & Music by: Piet Louter Nobody can stop my bleeding heart I never thought, we might ever part But now you may leave me one of these days Still that won't stop my love for you And make forget how you loved me too Before it started to fade away But however we'll fare, dearest Maggy I'll always bear you in my heart You'll remain my friend, dearest Maggy If we might strand and drift apart If this is the way, after all I tried To make you happy and to stop your cries You must not stay because of me I see, you haven't enjoyed your youth enough Just not ready for the great true love And I love you too much, not to set you free But however we'll fare, dearest Maggy I'll always bear you in my heart You'll remain my friend, dearest Maggy If we might strand and drift apart
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GIVING UP THE DREAM Words & Music by: Piet Louter Your honesty just made you see all things so clear and fair So you made anybody so easy to be your friend Then your fantasy just made you dream and build your castles in the air Just setting all your heart upon it to gain your ends Giving up the dream for reality It is such hard lines when you come to find what the world is like Giving up the dream for reality It's what you have to pay, going with your age Just exchanging youth for some bitter truths Well, all your parts would bring you so far When believing people's praising words And you took it as a promise for the years to come But how it let you down by the time you found What these things are really worth When you've been freed from your illusions and your dreams are done Giving up the dream for reality It is such hard lines when you come to find what the world is like Giving up the dream for reality It's what you have to pay, going with your age Just exchanging youth for some bitter truths
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WRITINGS ON THE WALL Words & Music by: Piet Louter No, you rather did not cry to catch the hurried people's eye They really wouldn't understand, couldn't lend a hand Whatever they would try You have never found your voice, it would only drown in people's noise Not a soul could ever know that your love of life must go That you had no other choice Writings on the wall And people deaf and blind for a mischief on the way Staring them in the face, they threw it to the winds Writings on the wall are hardly understood And later on it could appear that all is getting clear But they'll never catch the truth Now some people got confused You are gone, but they'll never lose a kind of sense of shame Feelings to be to blame for what caused you to do And they finally realize, you threw dust in people's eyes You were different as they thought And they hate the way that brought your inner man to light Writings on the wall And people deaf and blind for a mischief on the way Staring them in the face, they threw it to the winds Writings on the wall are hardly understood And later on it could appear that all is getting clear But they'll never catch the truth
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WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW Words & Music by: Piet Louter Who shouldn't like to do his doings twice Just start again and do it all otherwise The way you made your living won't make you going far A lot of mistakes just have made you as you are Well, what about tomorrow There's just another chance to start and do your utmost to use your sense Oh, what about tomorrow It will be all of yesterday, these feelings for which you sorrow And you can start again What would your life look like without your worries And all that things you've done for which you're sorry You made the wrong decisions, you should have better friends Oh, you'd wish to awake and feel yourself a new man Well, what about tomorrow There's just another chance to start and do your utmost to use your sense Oh, what about tomorrow It will be all of yesterday, these feelings for which you sorrow And you can start again And you would do it the same if you could do it again And you would do it the same, all over again, all over again Well, what about tomorrow There's just another chance to start and do your utmost to use your sense Oh, what about tomorrow It will be all of yesterday, these feelings for which you sorrow And you can start again
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Wintertime 03:06
WINTERTIME Words & Music by: Piet Louter Hard winds and rain just swept away all that reminded of summer Birds on the run followed the sun, flied to the south in great numbers Then the wind from the east made it come to freeze And all found safety in hiding And the sun's shining low on the first fallen snow that covers the sleeping world Wintertime, and the earth seems dead, looking bare and sad World in white, such a lovely thing, just a screen for the new life in spring When the days are drawing out and winter's all about The sun takes the long way to summer Just when snowdrops come to grow through the rests of melting snow Most of these cold days are numbered Then the earth will regain its showers of rain And all what's reminding of springtime Growing leaves on the trees and the birds and the bees Then spring will be all around Wintertime, now the earth seems dead, looking bare and sad World in white, such a lovely thing, just a screen for the new life in spring Wintertime, now the earth seems dead, looking bare and sad World in white, such a lovely thing, just a screen for the new life in spring
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Summertime 03:29
SUMMERTIME Words & Music by: Piet Louter What's in that cold and stormy weather and the always falling rain? It seems to hold for months together, the sun just out of play But now all that grey and cold days are gone Life has been changed by the summersun So we must enjoy it as long as it lasts Now time goes so fast, it's summertime Look at that sight of flowering flowers opened up in the shine Everything's bright by the sun, full of power, setting here at far past nine But look what he's leaving when he's out of sight A beautiful evening and a sultry night Oh we must enjoy it as long as it lasts For time goes so fast, it's summertime Now and again a thunderstorm is bound to come along Thunders and lightnings flash through the night And I think it splendid, I think it a sight, it's bright Then in the dawning, mist on the water, clouds are rolling away A beautiful morning promises another bright and sunny day Then all that good life begins again Oh shouldn't we like it to never end But we must enjoy it as long as it lasts Oh time goes so fast, it's summertime, it's summertime
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Nostalgia 03:52
NOSTALGIA Words & Music by: Piet Louter Where are you my boy, your life was full of joy and seemed so easy You really had no guile on seeing that sudden smile, you were so breezy There was no time for care Or being rather aware of what your life were coming to Well, I feel nostalgia rising in my mind Missing that world that looked so fine, so kind Oh I feel nostalgia Having all the pains of wishing to be that boy again Where are you my child, you could be really wild 'bout something little The how you were devoured by all that grew and flowered, but it was so brittle Just as you going blind At learning to set your mind on what you should be coming to Well, I feel nostalgia rising in my mind Missing that world that looked so fine, so kind Oh I feel nostalgia Having all the pains of wishing to be that boy again
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LET THE SUN ALWAYS SHINE ON ME Words & Music by: Piet Louter Imagine, I was a plant just having to stand in the shade I should be filled with gloom and my single bloom would fade And I should stay forever small and looking not all that bright That I should be worth to be seen, being that mean That I should rather be out of sight Let the sun always shine on me, 'cause I wanna grow, let it be Let the sun always shine on me Then I was trampled down, crumpled and wounded so bad That I was left to my fate and only could wait for my death So nobody would have seen how bright I could have been If I'd only been given more light Let the sun always shine on me, 'cause I wanna show, what I can be Let the sun always shine on me Let the sun always shine on me, 'cause I wanna grow, let it be Let the sun always shine on me, 'cause I wanna show what I can be Let the sun always shine on me, 'cause I wanna grow, let it be Let the sun always shine on me, 'cause I wanna show what I can be
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ALWAYS HAVING YOU Words & Music by: Piet Louter At all I am to be, you will stand by me And I only have to look at you If I couldn't tell my white lies from the truth Always having you, my very self At all I am to do, I can trust on you Making me find a way of doing well And I never need to lose a day Always having you, my very self And at times when I am feeling doubt When someone tries to put me out You will struggle and protest against, giving me your pains At all I am to love, you will make me soft And feel like just coming out, out of my shell And I never need to do without Always having you, my very self I never need to do without Always having you, my very self

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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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