• I: The Accident

    I was nice and neat, when I came to town
    Shiny shoes, my head up high.
    I saw her at the other side
    Of Madeleine Boulevard

    Oh I remembered well, lovely Annabel
    I knew her from my days at school
    I used to act like a fool
    Whenever she was around

    So I crossed the street, waving at her
    Saw panic in her eyes, as I stepped off the curb
    Then a streetcar hit my side
    White light, white light

    When I saw her through my heavy eyes
    She was calling out my name
    How could I hear the angels sing
    When I knew my life was saved?
    Hallelujah!
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    Koen Renders: vocals, piano, glockenspiel, harpsichord, moog, juno-6, bassdrum, choir
    David Vertongen: drums
    Pascal Deweze: bass, juno-6, choir
    Jasper Stockmans: choir
    Peg Pellens: piccolo
    Sam Versweyfeld: trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
    Stijn Rahier: trumpet, french horn
    Dree Peremans: trombone
    Jurgen Peeters: trombone
    Jefke Verheyden: tuba
    Frank Boonen: tuba

    Written, produced & arranged by Koen Renders - Additional production by Pascal Deweze
    Drums, winds & glockenspiel recorded by Jimmy Turbo at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen - Vocals, bass, synths & choir recorded by Pascal Deweze at Studio Jezus, Hoboken - Piano recorded by Dirk Miers at Dé Studio, Asse - Choir & winds recorded by Koen Renders at The Vaart, Leuven
    Mixed by John Morand at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen

  • Sad Songs (main titles)

    Travelling light,
    Looking for a way to find your heart
    On trains and planes
    Sailing boats and driving motorcars

    Looking for sad songs
    I'm waiting for you to bring me everlasting
    Sad songs
    Waiting for you to bring me everlasting sad songs
    Sad songs, sad songs

    Walk the woods,
    Somewhere there's a place of peace and quite
    While everyone's
    Trying to put the sunshine back in my eyes

    But it's black in my mind
    And you will bring me everlasting
    Sad songs
    Waiting for you to bring me everlasting sad songs
    Sad songs, sad songs

    Travelling light,
    With peace of mind
    While the rest of us
    Are trying to find
    Some sad songs
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    Koen Renders: vocals, piano, synth, sampled mellotrons, production
    David Vertongen: drums
    Jelle Vandenbergh: bass

    Written, produced & arranged by Koen Renders
    Drums recorded by Jimmy Turbo at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen - Vocals & synths recorded by Pascal Deweze at Studio Jezus, Hoboken - Piano recorded by Dirk Miers at Dé Studio, Asse - Backing vocals & bass recorded by Koen Renders at The Vaart, Leuven
    Mixed by John Morand at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen

  • Stop Dreaming

    Stop dreaming, you might think that we still can be friends
    And no more will I stand at your gate
    Why can't you see, my love?

    Last friday, I was up with my head in the clouds
    And you thought breaking up was a start
    I'm asking you now, my love

    How can I go on with you in my life
    Where everything's wrong?
    I'm asking you now my lovely one

    Stop dreaming, it's a waste of your eyes and your mind
    And before I get on with my life
    I'm asking you now, my love
    How can you sleep, my love?
    I'm asking you now, my love
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    Koen Renders: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, wurlitzer, bass, synthstring
    Herman Acke: leslied guitar
    David Vertongen: drums

    Written & produced by Koen Renders
    Drums & piano recorded by Jimmy Turbo at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen - Vocals, guitars, bass & keyboards recorded by Koen Renders at The Vaart, Leuven
    Mixed by John Morand at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen

  • II: Party Dress

    Oh how strange this life can be
    Just take a look at me
    Once I was lonely and alive
    Now I'm dying but with her on my bedside

    She's softly speaking to me
    While she's taking off her party dress
    And with one last kiss she puts me back to rest

    Well she doesn't know a thing
    About the pills and gin
    I took when she was not around
    Oh it's no life when your man is just a lame hound

    And I feel her hand come nearer as my heartbeat is slowing down
    Annabel she's finally free to move on

    And I watch her, as she's putting on her party dress
    And she leaves the house where I drew my last breath
    When I think about the way we got together on that day...
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    Koen Renders: vocals, piano, harmonium, bass
    Herman Acke: leslied guitar
    David Vertongen: drums
    Pascal Deweze: other sounds
    Koen Cools: french horn

    Written, produced & arranged by Koen Renders - Additional production by Pascal Deweze
    Drums & piano recorded by Jimmy Turbo at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen - Vocals, harmonium & sounds recorded by Pascal Deweze at Studio Jezus, Hoboken - Bass, French horn & guitar recorded by Koen Renders at The Vaart, Leuven
    Mixed by John Morand at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen

  • (summary)

    Koen Renders: harmonium, sampled mellotrons, clavinet, percussion
    Beatrijs Declerck: violin

    Written, produced & arranged by Koen Renders
    Harmonium & violin recorded by Jimmy Turbo at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen - Keyboards & percussion recorded by Koen Renders at The Vaart, Leuven
    Mixed by John Morand at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen

  • Heather

    She was in my heart from the day I met her
    What a heavenly seventh of May
    The game was love, her name was Heather

    I would read to her, she would bring me flowers
    Sang our favourite Dylan songs
    And we would watch the moon for hours

    On the first of June, I wrote a long long letter
    Would you like to marry me soon?
    You know our love would last forever

    She said your words are sweet, your conversation's clever
    But there's someone I'd like you to meet
    I think that she would suit you better

    And on our wedding day, August twenty-seven
    Purple violets did Heather send
    And Spanish boots of Spanish leather
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    Koen Renders: vocals, acoustic guitar, choir
    Neeka: backing vocals, choir
    Heman Acke: electric guitar, choir
    Jasper Stockmans: choir
    David Vertongen: drums
    Kristien Ceuppens: english horn
    Beatrijs Declerck: violins
    Lieve Van Look: cello

    Written, produced & arranged by Koen Renders - Lyrics by Koen Renders & Herman Acke
    Drums, strings, Neeka vocal recorded by Jimmy Turbo at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen - Vocals, electric guitar recorded by Pascal Deweze at Studio Jezus, Hoboken - Acoustic guitar, English horn, bass & choir recorded by Koen Renders at The Vaart, Leuven
    Mixed by John Morand at Sound of Music Studios, Richmond

  • Sammy Boy

    Sammy look at me,
    We have to agree that you were out of line this once
    You knew I wanted her more than any other girl I've ever known
    Oh sammy boy, how could you think that I would ever let her go
    Oh sammy boy, I hope you've enjoyed the show

    Don't you be afraid, although I really hate you
    For all the things you've done to me, sammy boy
    Close your eyes, and look up In the sky
    Where you are bound to be
    Oh sammy boy, she broke my heart,
    But you won't have to wonder why
    Oh sammy boy, be sure she'd broken yours, like mine

    Darling don't you cry, let me tell you why
    I could not let him be with you
    I've hit him on the head, cause I heard what he said
    Well you were just a flirt to him
    Oh danni girl, I'm in a whirl
    Don't ever try to say goodbye
    'Cause in your heart, you'll feel the same loss as I
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    Koen Renders: piano, vocal, juno-6, production
    Pascal Deweze: cricket guitar and other sounds

    Written & produced by Koen Renders - Additional production by Pascal Deweze 
    Vocal & piano recorded by Dirk Miers at Dé Studio, Asse - Other sounds recorded by Pascal Deweze at Studio Jezus, Hoboken
    Mixed by John Morand at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen

  • End Titles (sad songs)

    Sad Song, Sad Songs
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    Koen Renders: piano, programming, choir, keybass
    David Vertongen: drums
    Sam Versweyfeld: trumpet, piccolo trumpet
    Koen Cools: French horn
    Kristien Ceuppens: English horn

    Written, produced & arranged by Koen Renders
    Drums recorded by Jimmy Turbo at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen - Piano recorded by Dirk Miers at Dé Studio, Asse - Winds, choir & keyboards recorded by Koen Renders at The Vaart, Leuven
    Mixed by John Morand at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen

  • III: Bye Bye Big Blue Eyes

    I was walking down the alley, humming on a tune,
    Minding my own business when I bumped into you
    There was traffic on the streets, and sun in the sky
    Now I'm looking in your big blue eyes

    Annabel, how are you doing, it's long overdue
    Now should I mention that I had an eye on you
    When I was just a young boy losing my mind
    Wasted on your big blue eyes

    Should I talk about the weather, or buy you a drink
    Should I say something clever to find out what you think
    About you and me together, in heavenly nights
    Staring at the starry sky

    Now I stand in front of you
    And no one seems to have a clue
    Streetcars drive by like railway trains
    While I fix on your eyes again
    Now I'm staring at your big blue eyes again
    And now I don't know how to end

    "I'm in a hurry, I really have to go
    Give me a call" she says and mixes with the flow
    "I haven't got your number" I'm crying out loud
    So now the story's out

    Well I never heard from Annabel again
    So am I lucky there was no accident?
    I'm in good health but I can only survive
    Dreaming of her big blue eyes
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    Koen Renders: vocals, piano, harmonium, juno-6, bass, acoustic guitar
    David Vertongen: drums
    Herman Acke: guitar

    Written & produced by Koen Renders - Additional production ideas by Pascal Deweze
    Drums and outro piano recorded by Jimmy Turbo at "Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen" - Bridge arrangement recorded by Pascal Deweze at "Studio Jezus, Hoboken" - Main piano recorded by Dirk Miers at "Dé Studio, Asse" - Vocals, bass, guitars recorded by Koen Renders at "The Vaart, Leuven"
    Mixed by John Morand at "Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen"

  • Sad Songs (single version)

    Travelling light,
    Looking for a way to find your heart
    On trains and planes
    Sailing boats and driving motorcars

    Looking for sad songs
    I'm waiting for you to bring me everlasting
    Sad songs
    Waiting for you to bring me everlasting sad songs
    Sad songs, sad songs

    Walk the woods,
    Somewhere there's a place of peace and quite
    While everyone's
    Trying to put the sunshine back in my eyes

    But it's black in my mind
    And you will bring me everlasting
    Sad songs
    Waiting for you to bring me everlasting sad songs
    Sad songs, sad songs

    Travelling light,
    With peace of mind
    While the rest of us
    Are trying to find
    Some sad songs
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    Koen Renders: vocals, piano, synths, sampled mellotrons, whistling, glockenspiel
    David Vertongen: hi-hat
    Jelle Vandenbergh: bass
    David Poltrock: drum programming

    Written & produced by Koen Renders - Additional production by David Poltrock and Tom Helsen
    Hi-hat recorded by Jimmy Turbo at Sugarbeat Studios, Tienen - Piano recorded by Dirk Miers at Dé Studio, Asse - Vocals & synths recorded by Pascal Deweze at Studio Jezus - Bass & backing vocals recorded by Koen Renders at The Vaart, Leuven - Additional keyboards, whistling & glockenspiel recorded by David Poltrock at his house.
    Mixed by Ward Neirynck at MM-Studios, Geraardsbergen