Sweet life

by Laura Stavinoha

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credits

released 17 August 2012

Laura Stavinoha: vocals, piano & Rhodes
Oliver Franke: bass & double bass
Boris Manintveld: drums
Sven Weyens: cello on 1, 2, 3, & 6
Stijn Schmeddes: violin on 3 & 4
Valentijn Steenhuis: guitar on 2 & 5
Floor Wittink: soprano saxophone on 2

Lyrics, composition and arrangement by Laura Stavinoha
(except 1 arranged by Laura, Oliver & Boris)

Recorded by Martijn van Waveren at RebelMusic
Mixed by Marc Broer at StudioWorx
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering

Photography: Jeroen van Amelsvoort
www.jvafotografie.nl

Graphic design: Kamiel van Kessel
www.kamielvankessel.com

(p) & (c) 2012 Laura Stavinoha, The Netherlands
www.laurastavinoha.com

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Laura Stavinoha Amsterdam, Holland

Laura brings together a wide range of influences in her own work: from indie pop to seventies soul by the likes of Minnie Riperton to UK electronica and classical music. All this makes for a distinctive sound with echoes of Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos and Kate Bush. Her classical technique and expressive pop sensibility combines the best of both worlds. ... more

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Track Name: Rise and fall
Dancing on the staircase, she's about to call
Out to fame and fortune, to save her soul
faking her sobriety, that will toch us all
Everything she needs to progress from rise to fall

She's got it, she's got it, going on
Heavily appreciated for what she's done
She's got it, she's got it, going on
When everybody knows her name, the job is done

But there's nowhere else to go
She's owned by the show
Her X-factor's allright
But she can't control her own live

But ooh, she's got it, got it going on and on and
Hey, she's got it, got it going on and on and on

She's got it, she's got it, going on
With her pretty face and body she's as hot as Katie Holmes
She's got it, she's got it, going on
She got it going on like Bonita Applebum

But what's left after the show
Will we still know her in twenty years or more
What if we get bored with her life
Time will tell if she will survive

But ooh, she's got it, got it going on and on and
Hey, she's got it, got it going on and on and on

Rise and fall, it'll catch us all
Rise and fall, it'll catch us all
Rise and fall, it'll catch us all
Rise and fall, it'll catch us all

But ooh, she's got it, got it going on and on and
Hey, she's got it, got it going on and on and on
Track Name: Sweet life
I fancy him
Making sounds with his mouth
Sometimes he says them to me
I don’t know what it means
But it sounds so sweet
So sweet, so sweet

I like the mornings
When he suddenly wakes up
And I have the bed to myself
Sometimes I follow him
And sit on his newspaper
Then he gently pushes me away
Away, away

I fancy him
in the evenings
When he strokes my furry skin
So hypnotizing
Sometimes other people
They stroke me too
I like him the best when he’s alone with me
With me, with me
Track Name: Who wants to be with us
It's gettting dawn, the streets become alive
Alive with human sounds, people walk and drive
It's mainly us, playing in this scenery
All the other creatures are just extra's, on the contrary

Can you name one, can you name one
Can you name one who wants to be with us

Was the main part given, or did we take it
who did the casting and forsake it
Eventually, it's just us in major cities
Well, so much for variety of species

Can you name one, can you name one
Can you name one who wants to be with us

And I can see it coming, no one will stay
Even the birds, they'll fly away
From us

Can you name one, can you name one
Can you name one who want's to be with us
Track Name: Where do I go
What is the deal with the changes here
There's so much more but there's also fear
Very reluctantly it made sense
That nothing's going to be as I've planned
And everything I've always thought to be true
Never meant anything, why did listen to you

Where do I go when my dreams come true
I'll run away if they really do
Where do I go when my dream come true
I know where to go but it scares me too

Something hits way deep in my mind
When I long for peace in my soul
It's hard to find
It gets way too deep inside my mind
But I long for the message
And it's almost here to find

I'm not the one you want me to be
And even I was too blind to see
Consciously choosing the life I need
Not knowing whether I will succeed
And fearing what happens if I do
Cause then I need to prove myself to you

Where do I go when my dreams come true
I'll run away if they really do
Where do I go when my dream come true
I know where to go but it scares me too

Something hits way deep in my mind
When I long for peace in my soul
It's hard to find
It gets way too deep inside my mind
But I long for the message
And it's almost here to find
Track Name: Go where the sun is
Even when you’re far and away, I feel you every day
Even when the sky is not clear, I know you’re always here
After cold and shady days, you warm me up with grace
Filling up again and again, you make me feel alive

When you heat up the soil we go out of control, in the sun
When the music sounds great and we’ll get to that state, in the sun
With the wind in our hair we go crazy out there, in the sun
We're so glad you are here, start to loose all our fears in the sun

Go with the sun
Go with the sun

Almost every living soul, smiles when light unfolds
Almost every creature on earth is living towards you
So please give us more sunshiny rays, our guaranty for lovely days
Promise to come back after night, to shine yellow and bright

When you heat up the soil we go out of control, in the sun
When the music sounds great and we’ll get to that state, in the sun
With the wind in our hair we go crazy out there, in the sun
We're so glad you are here, start to loose all our fears in the sun

Go with the sun
Go with the sun
Track Name: Wishful thinking
Wanting to know you with all of my heart
Feels so strange to be so far apart
Guess you are just playing hard
So much to tell you, I want to be true
I’ll be waiting over here for you
Knowing that you’re coming through

So why is it that I can wait till I’m old
You’ll never come and that isn’t my fault
Why do I have to believe my own lies
Nobody else does and I’m not surprised

Wishful thinking, in the end you will be mine
Wishful thinking, living the dream I make, feeling fine

You never call me but I understand
Everybody wants to be your friend
But you’ll call me in the end
Once you take time for me you’ll know I’m right
I’m convinced you need me by your side
Patiently I will abide

So how long it takes for you to see what I am
In my own world we’ll be happier than
Everyone else, they just don’t have a clue
There’s nothing better for me and for you

Wishful thinking, in the end you will be mine
Wishful thinking, living the dream I make, feeling fine

Thinking positive gets me what I want
There’s only one thing that I really do want
I know you’ll come to me I’ve read it in the books
and I’ve seen it in The Secret; my wish comes true

Wishful thinking, in the end you will be mine
Wishful thinking, living the dream I make, feeling fine