The Vault

by Rob From Amersfoort

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1.
Advice 01:56
I am not your father I don't want to preach I don't write columns in fancy magazines still I need to get something off my chest let it go let it go put it behind you break free and move on move on I am not your teacher I don't write self-help books I am not a politician campaigning for votes still I need something to say let it go put it behind you break free and move on move on what is done is done look to the future you got to make do with what you got don’t worry it will be better soon but don't expect miracles
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Fan Theory 02:47
you think your life is a tv show evolving around you wherever you go we are all actors in a supporting role were mere puppets under your control this isn't a fan theory fan theory oh no this isn't a fan theory fan theory oh no you can theorize all you want but you better look around and put your feet on the ground you better get real forget about MacGuffin factually inaccurate he's only bluffing sometimes events are just coincidence there are no hidden meanings and no covert evidence contradictions don't need to be reconciled Occam's Razor is the best put it to the test! this isn't a fan theory fan theory oh no this isn't a fan theory fan theory oh no you better be realistic and look around keep your feet on the ground apophenia distorts your mind confirmation bias makes you seeing blind your life ain't a movie, not by far you're not the Manic Pixie Dream Girl you think you are!
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Dream House 01:51
when I was young I build castles made of little wooden blocks but now I am older I can't afford much but in my dreams I'm rich I'm gonna build me a house build us a house a beautiful house a home sweet home a butterfly garden a balcony with lake view a fireplace, a pool room (anything more) a cool swimming pool I buy a brick and a brick and brick by brick I'm gonna build me a house build us a house a beautiful house a home sweet home it will protect us from the storm it shields us from the rain it keeps us warm in the winter it even survives a hurricane I'm gonna build me a house build us a house a house in the sun a home sweet home I'm gonna build me a house build us a house a beautiful house a home sweet home
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Gonna 22 01:08
Slinging down the daydream Gathering up the dark Giving all the takings To the blue horizon Gonna gonna gonna gonna gonna Monday 22 Wanna wanna wanna wanna honey, honeydew Funny on a Friday On a Monday, gonna 22 Smearing all the purples Turning to the moon Walking every railroad To the delta fairground Gonna gonna gonna gonna gonna Monday 22 Wanna wanna wanna wanna honey, honeydew Funny on a Friday On a Monday, gonna 22
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lying in my garden looking at the sun wondering about if we're lost or if we've won beyond our borders poverty and wars all we have are debts and shiny new cars countdown to nothing crazy businessmen running for president a horseman of the apocalypse ignorance is bliss countdown to nothing I see the signs and go inside but there is no place to hide
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You could have told me sooner When you told me “slow down” I know that you’re new here In this part of town Winds blew cold fear at noon And the skies fell dark It's the same old tune Searching for the spark You could have been my lover But now we are just friends It could have been so beautiful Instead of pain as usual if only I had known From the expressions that were shown I would have taken it slow But you ran away so fast But we kind of agreed To leave it in the past You could have been my lover But now we are just friends
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throw away your sorrow don't think about tomorrow focus on the bright side life is a roller-coaster ride try having fun dance around the sun you deserve to be happy dance around the sun fight for the good side respect each other's rights we're all equal don't complain we need light not more rain try having fun dance around the sun you deserve to be happy dance around the sun ignore all the pain don't think about yesterday live in the now think away the clouds try having fun dance around the sun we deserve to be happy dance around the sun
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Screen actors are failed actors They drink and whore around Left wing nutcases Hollywood is a battleground They use you and abuse you Till they are fed up with you You'll be a waitress the rest of your life Listen to my advice Screen actors are failed actors They can't remember their lines Always drunk and faking scenes Nothing is what it seems They use you and abuse you Till they are fed up with you You'll be a shopgirl the rest of your life Listen to my advice Please don't go to LA Don't marry that actor I'm your biggest fan Better marry a decent man
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born a Carpenter in the Show Me state drawn to the silver screen by a flying magnate burned up so fast but you will last baby you are missed you're still on my list you’re the true Blonde Bombshell you’re the first Blonde Bombshell you're the only Blonde Bombshell we’ll never forget you my platinum blonde you played an angel from hell only fate could break the spell bright flames burn out fast but if you're an actress your fame might last in my dreams we're on a date dinner at eight?
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This is not a game You play again and again Actions have consequences (cause and effect) And when it’s too late You close your eyes Too late to cry The first time you die The first time you die The first time you die The first time you die Death is the ultimate purpose of life Everything will decay someday Enjoy it while you can The first time you die The first time you die The first time you die The first time you die The first time you die The first time you die
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The Lady Eve 01:15
You need me like an axe needs a turkey Again and again Again and again You need me like a snake needs an apple Again and again Again and again You’re my destruction You're my downfall You’re the reason I wanna live Like Napoleon and Josephine Again and again Again and again You’re the lady Eve I’m a clumsy Adam Without me you cannot be You’re my destruction You're my downfall You’re the reason I wanna live You need me like an axe needs a turkey Again and again Again and again Like Clinton and Monica Again and again Again and again
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friends are gathering eating the cake balloons filled with air everybody's awake the sun is shining rain is away for one day a year life ain't so grey
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Finish what you started Take what you can get You reap what you sow Life is one big show Bring some joy to the neighborhood Don’t act like a 2 year old You will get what is coming to you Trust your life to unfold Stop wining do not quit You're no half-wit misfit Stop wining, be a hit Do something about it! Don’t ever limit yourself Grab your potential from the shelf Don't wait too long to act Be a player or get wacked Stop wining do not quit You're no half-wit misfit Stop wining, be a hit Do something about it! You can’t have joy without pain you can’t have love without grieve Be sure to choose the right train The destination is important indeed
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at 3:20 it became clear the train has arrived but you aren't near you stayed at home chatting with friends I waited in vain wondering who's to blame At 3:20 it became clear our love was doomed not my worst fear waiting at the platform hoping you wouldn't come I felt so tens when it should have been fun I didn't like your stories despite your pretty face you always knew better telling me how to behave your friends are crooks/fake/phoney your excuses are lies but the ambience the ambience was nice no more awkward silences when you call you never displayed any interest at all I don't like to complain but sometimes I wonder was I so insane when I started this blunder
15.
dear boy here is a letter providing some advice I can tell you who I am I am old and not so wise there are so many things I'd like to tell and rest assured I know you well 15 is a joyous age so much to learn enjoy it while you can it will never return and please believe in yourself have more confidence follow your heart and do what you want to do try to stand more on your own two feet don't listen so much to what other people say stay in contact with your friends you might need them and they may need you too don't be so shy loosen up don't be so hard on yourself tough times will pass by it's part of life and please believe in yourself have more confidence follow your heart and do what you want to do please don't go to university to study things you don't really like take a year off by plane or by bike ask for advice, people will be nice dear me I know you won't listen but I don't lie please give this a try
16.
lyrics by Pete Murphy I watch the silhouettes grow longer I've always been afraid of the dark I've been standing so long by this shallow water Waiting for an ocean to form I can't breathe when you're not close to me I can't see when you turn off the light Come be my saviour tonight I feel my innocence get colder I've always been afraid of the light I've been pounding on the door so long, my fingers are broken And you wonder why I've been so uptight I can't breathe when you're not close to me I can't see when you turn off the light I can't feed without your energy Come be my saviour tonight
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it's always the same song sung by the same people their act is useless and wrong intentions attentions pretensions apprehensions convention is just another word for detention what you leave behind you claim too late lost baggage makes you lose weight you cannot be who you are not nobody said you would live forever nice people do not always get better
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This is what you wanted This is the end You've been excluded from everything, my friend You Don't Need To Do Anything Anymore You Don't Need To Do Anything Anymore You Don't Need To Do Anything Anymore What you're gonna do now With all your free time Nothing to do Sit back and whine You Don't Need To Do Anything Anymore You Don't Need To Do Anything Anymore You Don't Need To Do Anything Anymore
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I Am OK 02:33
Don´t look at me the way you do, don´t ask me how I am… I´ll tell you things that are not true while the old tape spins in my head again… Don´t ask me how I spend my days… what do you expect me to say (Chorus) I´m okay… I´m okay… I keep singing all the day, I´m okay… I´m okay… just bliss and rainbows come my way I´ve worn-out trousers, an old hat, a pair of holey shoes… yes, I just wanted them like that, all is really fine since I´m not with you… Don´t ask me how I spend my days… what do you expect me to say (Chorus) I´m okay… yes, I´m okay… I keep singing all the day, I´m okay… yes, I´m okay… I am lucky, I can say: I´m okay… yes, I´m okay… just bliss and rainbows come my way (Bridge) So next time, don´t ask me if I’m fine, just keep moving, I`ll be fine… yes… I´ll be fine… (Chorus) I´m okay… I´m okay… I keep singing all the day, I´m okay… yes, I´m okay… I am happy, I can say: I´m okay… yes, I´m okay… just bliss and rainbows come my way
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π 01:53
3 is a crowd 1 a lonely number 4 is a double date 1 is not loosing 5 is a column 9 John’s favourite number 2 is company 6 is 9 turn around Oh pi Calculate the perimeter Of a circle Or the area Of a sphere I don’t know its origin Or its creator Infinite decimals They are here Oh pi
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Time is of the essence Time won’t wait You’re easily distracted You’re always late Time is of the essence Time won’t wait You’re easily distracted You can’t concentrate You better keep you’re priorities straight The clock is ticking Life won’t wait Time is of the essence Time won’t wait Realise you’re potential Before it’s too late
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Traffic Jam 01:51
Speed is nowhere to be found Everyday another round Counting potholes is not my style I need coffee for a while Traffic Jam (oe oe) (datadatadata) They tell me my car is a joke The engine erupts in smoke The police grant me a fine They sure need their moment to shine I am sick of jamming in the morning Standing still without a warning What about public transportation? It's a mess! What about public transportation? It's causing stress! (The highway is like a parking lot) I am sick of losing time To step on the gas is not a crime
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voicemail 00:13
You can call me later Or you can’t call me back Anyway I don’t give a heck
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born a carpenter in the Show Me state drawn to the silver screen by a flying magnate burned up so fast but you will last baby you are missed you're still on my list you’re the true Blonde Bombshell you’re the first Blonde Bombshell you're the only Blonde Bombshell I’ll never forget you my platinum blonde my platinum blonde you played an angel from hell only fate could break the spell bright flames burn out fast but if you're an actress your fame might last you’re the true Blonde Bombshell you’re the first Blonde Bombshell you're the only Blonde Bombshell we’ll never forget you my platinum blonde my platinum blonde in my dreams we're on a date dinner at eight? you’re the true Blonde Bombshell you’re the first Blonde Bombshell you're the only Blonde Bombshell we’ll never forget you my platinum blonde my platinum blonde
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You're so pretty in your white dress An example of youthfulness You are certainly not a dumb blond If you were here you could respond Today is tonight Platinum blonde You play so well You are a bombshell Your such a swell actress Your talent is limitless Today is tonight Platinum blonde You play so well I'm under your spell
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Birds in the air Fish in the sea The greatest gift in life Is liberty Locked up in Seaworld Jailed in a zoo That is not A humane thing to do We've got the let them out Free the monkeys We've got the let them out Free the monkeys How would you like To be locked up in a cage Testing fragrances To die at a young age We've got the let them out Free the monkeys We've got the let them out Free the monkeys Free the dolphins
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dear boy here is a letter providing some advice I can tell you who I am I am old and not so wise try to stand more on your own two feet don't listen so much to what other people say stay in contact with your friends you might need them and they may need you too and please believe in yourself have more confidence follow your heart and do what you want to do don't be so shy loosen up don't be so hard on yourself tough times will pass by it's part of life and please believe in yourself have more confidence follow your heart and do what you want to do please don't go to university to study things you don't really like take a year off by plane or by bike ask for advice, people will be nice dear me I know you won't listen but I don't lie please give this a try
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Feel free to correct me If I had to do it all over again I would change everything I'm happy without you Now where are all my friends Lost in the world We're ... alone We're ... alone I can’t cry anymore We're in this together One day we’ll all be gone Take me home
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My Car 00:42
My car brings me everywhere With no delays On the highways I feel like a billionaire Stranded halfway Call the AA My car is a nightmare
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why don't you talk to me sometimes I feel lonely to a certain degree why don't you dine with me drink some wine act care-free we're just hazardous waste glowing in the dark we're just hazardous waste trying to make a spark why don't you travel with me sometimes I feel lonely you'll be my VIP why don't you dance with me with eyes closed wondering what will be we're just hazardous waste glowing in the dark we're just hazardous waste trying to make a spark don't get so pretentious feet on the ground stay with me let's agree to disagree why don't you live with me I've got spare rooms and it's rent-free I'm just a wannabe I'm what you want me to be
32.
Rain 01:30
Lyrics by Cindy Prince In the beginning You loved me In the beginning- or so it seemed In the beginning There was only sunshine Or was it all simply a dream? The ice became water The tears went from joy to pain When it all ended You left me And the rain came from my eyes When it ended There was only thunder That filled up my ears every night The ice became water The tears went from joy to pain I don't care about tomorrow Cause all I can feel is the rain Every day those storm clouds keep rolling in In my mind I lose you over and over again When it ended You left me And the rain came from my eyes When it ended There was only thunder That filled up my ears every night
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I met her at the bookstore Old fashioned brown She counted my money And asked me out We drank some coffee Hurried back home She untied The knot in her hair She wore White socks black bra She wore White socks black bra
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hi what’s your name where do you live have I seen you before? yes, nice apartments kitchens built-in wide view from the window but the walls are so thin sometimes I hear shouting sometimes I hear fighting and I wonder should I interfere I take a glass and listen through the wall I hear the silly arguments the drunken brawl are you OK? is that a black eye some bruises are showing you look you want to cry you look so unhappy with no confidence full of shame who’s to blame my door is always open if you need to get away if you want to talk there is so much to say I heard you crying didn’t dare to do something is that good or bad would you like to get a drink
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End Song 02:27
Do you feel better now Are you satisfied No more things To hide inside Find a reason For your existence Go, with what you’ve got Unlock your potential You really can do a lot One thing, leads to another Enjoy it, while you can Accept your limitations Accept your limitations
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Hi my name is Rob I perform for you You don't have to listen Cause even I don't have a clue I don't care if you ignore me I just do what I please Play with your phone while I have my feast I'm indifferent whether or not you are kind There is only one thing going through my mind Let's get this room empty Let's get this room empty I'm not an entertainer You can continue drinking your beer Just ignore me You won't even know I'm here You better lower your expectations I'm not here to get frustrated I just do what I like I don't care if I am hated I'm indifferent whether or not you are kind Here is my objective for tonight Let's get this room empty Let's get this room empty I scare everybody away Let's get this room empty Empty Empty Empty Empty
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The aliens are coming They're gonna take your jobs Live in your own house With your spouse You better watch yourself You better watch yourself The aliens are coming They're gonna steal the show They won't ask politely And don't accept no You better watch yourself You better watch yourself They're coming... They're coming... They're coming... They're coming... Soon! The spy you from a distance And they like what they see Nice green meadows And a blue sea They come from afar Lightyears away They are so hungry For some meat and Beaujolais You better watch yourself You better watch yourself They're watching you They're watching you They're gonna eat you... They're gonna eat you... They're gonna eat you... They're gonna eat you... Alive! Watch yourself Watch yourself They are coming Watch yourself They are coming Watch yourself
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​You swim But can you ever win Halfway there Nobody cares You’re drowning You struggle To survive You’ve got only One single life You’re drowning How to stay afloat How to stay afloat You started Way from behind Nobody seems To really mind How to stay afloat How to stay afloat They just put their sunglasses on Pretending not to see They are high and dry Living carefree How to stay afloat How to stay afloat
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Count Me Out 02:11
you can always apologize take me out roll the dice but your non-stop wining ruins all the dining count me out I’m bored ain’t gonna talk no more count me out I’m bored ain’t gonna say no more count me out you stand me up like I'm not here at all like I just exist at your beck and call count me out I’m sure ain't gonna wait no more count me out I’m sure this ain’t gonna work no more count me out 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 you can count me out count me out you can count me out count me out

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A bunch of leftover songs from 2010-present.

(robste at xs4all dot nl).

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released December 20, 2014

Written & Recorded by Rob From Amersfoort except By My Saviour Tonight lyrics by Pete Murphy.

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Rob From Amersfoort Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Post-Retro Indie-Pop

Influences: Beatles, Prince, Fiona Apple, Roxy Music, Elliott Smith, Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Michael Penn, Suzanne Vega, Neil Finn, Wilco, Liz Phair.

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