Sweet Surrender

by Rosa Sky

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Debutalbum by Rosa Sky
Recorded and mixed by Martin van de Vrugt, produced by Rosa Sky and Martin van de Vrugt. Artwork Henk Mellema, Photography Laurien Stam

De eerste cd Sweet Surrender werd in September 2008 uitgebracht en bevat een mooie uitvoering met de Senegalese muzikant en zanger Thierno Barry.
youtu.be/asSRulMOhu0


De debuut cd heeft goede recencies gekregen in o.a.
de Musicmaker, Heaven Magazine, MusicfromNL, Fret Magazine .

Recensies:

“..meestal zijn het twee of meer mooi met elkaar verweven akoestische gitaren die de basis vormen voor de prachtige liedjes. Er komt een mondharmonica bij als dat nodig, of een verdiepende tweede stem. Al met al is het een juweel van een plaat geworden, die een heel goed gevoel geeft. Moderne folk die leeft, met een fraaie weemoedige ondertoon” Moors Magazine

Rosa Sky heeft met Nicole Schouten een waardevolle trofee in handen: wat heeft deze zangeres een prachtige, gloedvolle stem! ? Nu al is Rosa Sky een band om in de gaten te houden. De Fret

“Een intrigerende samensmelting van culturen, sferen en stemmen. De zangeres heeft een verrassend mooie melancholieke stem.” vakjury Open Podium Radio2.

“…bloedmooie semi-akoestische songs bij gitaar, bas en percussie in een idioom dat het midden houdt tussen blues, pop en folk. Een groep om in de gaten te houden.” Folkforum

(Cd-recensie) “Rosa Sky kenmerkt zich door de prachtige stem van Nicole en de songs zijn duidelijk vruchten van een verrassend sterke band” - “ Op deze CD geen quasi intelligent gebrei, maar echte liedjes. Het maakt Rosa Sky tot een aanwinst. Meer liefhebbers van betere popmuziek hebben dat intussen al ontdekt.” De Stentor

Rosa Sky heeft nu al een eigen stijl met als sterkste kanten oorspronkelijkheid en breekbaarheid. Iets om in de Nederlandse hyperige en hit-georiënteerde muziekwereld zuinig op te zijn. Folkforum

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released September 14, 2008

Rosa Sky is:
Vocals Nicole Schouten
Guitar Ben Jasink
Bass Henk Mellema
Guitar René Holthuis

additional musicians on album:
Thierno Barry
Aylinn Holthuis
Martin van de Vrugt
Albert Bartelds( Co -writer on Turn to You&Sorrow)
Ben van de Bunt

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Rosa Sky is authentic, passionate music ,somewhere between alt.country, blues, Indie- pop.
First release Sweet Surrender 2008, Last release All Around Us Oct. 2011. Rosa Sky is: Nicole Schouten:vocals, Ben Jasink: guitar, Henk Mellema: bass, René Holthuis guitar/lapsteel, Marleen Santen:drums&vocals. New release spring 2015!
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Track Name: Sweet Surrender/Bataxaal Daatudo
Sweet Surrender
(Schouten/Jasink)

I’ve been waiting to long
Trying to be what you want from me
I’ve been adjusting to long
Skin crackles the daylight out of me

Sweet sweet surrender
I render me over to me
Sweet sweet surrender
Someone to watch over me

You caught me dancing out in the moonlight
Stole away my clothes
I took pity on your sad face
I lived my live as your

Sweet sweet surrender
I render me over to me
Sweet sweet surrender
Someone to watch over me

Like the apple on the tree
Like the bird falling free
I am on a cliff of amazing jumps
Coming closer
Slowly falling over me
I jump back in to the sea
Gotta find my way back home
Find my way back
I’m gonna jump back into the sea of me

Sweet sweet surrender
I render me over to me
Sweet sweet surrender
Someone to watch over me

Acoustic guitar: Ben Jasink
Vocals: Nicole Schouten
Acoustic bass: Henk Mellema
Vocals on second version: Thierno Barry


Bataxaal Daatudo!!
(Barry/Schouten/Jasink)
Lyrics in Pular-language: Thierno Barry

mi fadii ko júti (2 fois)
mi faala wonudé ko faalada
mi jódiké ko júti
mi faala wonudé ko faalada
haa guri bamdu andum no suma é ngulal naangé.
(2-partie)
simi immima amugol é léeléwal
hida nanga kam
si dumdom yawti
hida wujja tchiomtchi am
yessoma no sifori
hino yurmakam
mi faami aduna maada
no yaadi é nomi wawno
(3-partie)
hida waywa niaamétée é dow lékkihi
waywa sondu é dow lékkihi
hida dari é dow hayré é jaakéré
arr takko an
arr !! arr!!
yanideing é nder maayo

handé mi dabitay laawol súdu an
mi iita laawol an
haa mi diwa naata é nder maayo an
mida fadamaa joni joni
mida fadamaa xaa
mi diwa naata é maayo

bataaxal daatudo !!!(2 fois)
mido fadamaa artu wondeng
laawolmaada wélaani
wadi xandé mi waawataama dogudé
andu xórémaaa.
mi ndaarama
simi immima amugol é léeléwal
hida nanga kam
laawol maa.....yéeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhh
mi yaaxay!!
mi yaaxay !!!
mi yaaxay!!!
mi yaaxay yéeeeehhhhhhh!!!!!!
Track Name: Old Rain
Old Rain
(Schouten/Jasink)

The day dawned reluctantly
Longing for the sun to go down
So she could rest her weary head
And dream on, dream on

And she opens the window
Has no word for the sky
That touches her cheeks
And the earth smells like old rain

She waits at the doorstep
Sun coloured honey today
Softening her want
For it might sweep her away

And she opens the window
Has no word for the sky
That touches her cheeks
And the earth smells like old rain

Mrs. Julia waits at the door
Mrs. Julia waits a bit more, a bit more

There’s a soft smell of regret
And dreams she might chase on
If only today where the day
She could stay

And she opens the window
Has no word for the sky
That touches her cheeks
And the earth smells like old rain
And the earth smells like old rain

Acoustic guitars: Ben Jasink, René Holthuis
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Double bass: Albert Bartelds
Percussion: Ben van de Bunt
Track Name: Turn to you
Turn To You
(Schouten/Bartelds/Holthuis)

I lie beside you in the dark
So familiar your twists and turns
I touch your skin it feels like my own
I know you so well now

And I will always turn to you
No matter I don’t know that what I see is really you
Not quite sure I’m holding you or are you holding me?
Could it be, I know you, you know me

I cry beside you in the dark
So familiar the way that you do
You touch my skin, it feels so close now
I know this so well now

And I will always turn to you
No matter I don’t know that what I see is really true
Not quite sure I’m holding you or are you holding me?
Could it be, I know you, you know me

Acoustic guitars: Albert Bartelds,
René Holthuis, Martin van de Vrugt
Acoustic bass: Henk Mellema
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole schouten
Backing vocals: Aylinn Holthuis
Harmonica, percussion: Martin van de Vrugt
Track Name: You lost me there
You Lost Me There
(Schouten/Jasink)

I lie in the dark
Throbbing heart and catching breath
In the silence surrounding me
I lie perfectly still
Raging, raging in the boundaries of me

I chose clarity
I chose the nearness of you and me
I chose not to speak in tongs no more

You lost me there
You lost me there

Whispering voices in the dark
Speak what we cannot say during the day
We move around each other eyes closed
Gazing into the light

I chose clarity
I chose the truth between you and me
I chose not to speak in tongs no more

You lost me there
You lost me there

I am floating in an opal glass bowl
Through space
I never crash
I’m invisible

I lie in the dark
Throbbing heart and catching breath
In the silence surrounding me
I lie perfectly still
Raging, raging in the boundaries of me

I chose clarity
I chose the truth between you and me
I chose not to speak in tongs no more

You lost me there
You lost me there

Acoustic guitar:Ben Jasink
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Acoustic bass: Henk Mellema
Percussion: Ben van de Bunt
Track Name: So hard to find
So Hard To Find
(Schouten/Jasink)

I’m angry, so unhappy
Like to take it out on you
And I bite the hand that feeds me
Smash it to pieces all night through
All night through

It’s easy to be sharp
Easy to be fierce
But it’s hard, so hard
To find peace in your arms
And lay me down

The rage is in my throat
Bursting it’s way out
And with it comes the filth
Jumping free, jumping free
While I shout at you
I do, I shout at you

And it’s easy to be sharp
Easy to be fierce
But it’s hard, so hard
To find peace in your arms
And lay me down

And the hurting is in the bitching
Curled up small inside
And it would love to reach you
But it can only hide
Inside the wild and fury
Inside the aching storm
Inside where it’s most unnoticed
For the shelter is the storm

Easy to be sharp
So easy to be fierce
But it’s hard, so hard
To find peace in you arms
And lay me down

Acoustic and Electric guitar:Ben Jasink
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Acoustic bass: Henk Mellema
Track Name: Almost there
Almost There
(Schouten/Jasink)

I wanna leave this place
And go to – where ever you can find me
I close my eyes – I see your face
You’re smiling at me

And I can almost see you coming now
While I’m waiting for you
I hold myself
Anticipating – anticipating you

I’ll make a picture of my face
And put in in every place you might be passing
Just close your eyes and see my face
I’m smiling at you

And I can almost see you coming now
While I’m waiting for you
I hold myself
Anticipating - anticipating you
And you’re almost there, almost there
Yeah you’re almost there, almost there

And I can almost see you coming now
While I’m waiting for you
I hold myself
Anticipating – anticipating you
And you’re almost there
Almost there, just a few steps

Acoustic guitars: Ben Jasink
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Acoustic bass: Henk Mellema
Percussion: Ben van de Bunt
Track Name: Full moon rising
Full Moon Rising
(Schouten/Jasink)

I need to find myself in open space
At the wild waters of the River Glace
I love to let her sound hushing mine
Hushing my mind

You lift me up and put me down again
With so much care in the gentle stream of
Love and Bliss
That’s what it is, what it is

Looking to be whole again
I step into the stream
Is to lose myself, is to gain

And the trees sing
Yeah, the trees sing
There’s a full moon rising
Yeah yeah yeah
Full moon rising

Acoustic guitar:Ben Jasink
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Backing vocals; Aylinn Holthuis, Nicole Schouten
Acoustic bass: Henk Mellema
Harmonica: Martin van de Vrugt
Percussion: Ben van de Bunt
Track Name: Sorrow
Sorrow
(Schouten/Bartelds/Holthuis)

Sorrow is a picture that you cannot get clear,
But you carry it around,
Makes you humble, makes you bound
To find excuses and places to run to,
Addictions to full fill - all your dreams
And the things that you hoped for
When you were little and free

Sorrow is a picture that you hold in your hand
And you turn it to the light again and again
Reminiscing on your fate and the God that you hate
Is the same one as you run to
Feet are stumbling in the dark
When you were little and free

Make me believe in you
Make me believe in you

Sorrow is a picture that you turn in your mind
Never showing it upfront,
Always keeping some behind
Closed curtains, paradise attics,
Make believe conversations
An actor with a cause
When you were little and free

Make me believe in you
Make me believe in you

Acoustic guitars: Albert Bartelds,
René Holthuis, Ben Jasink, Martin van de Vrugt
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Track Name: Slippery path of love
Slippery Path of Love
(Schouten/Jasink)

You send me a card again
Saying it would be nice to see me
You send my heart turmoil again
Saying it would be nice to please me

You made a lot of pictures
In your mind of me
Sliding down the slippery path of love

I enter your room again
Blue inside and all around me
You’re casting your spell again
Knowing I don’t know to resist you

You made a lot of pictures
In your mind of me
Sliding down the slippery path of love
Of love
I slide the slippery path of love
Again

I walk away at last
Knowing you will not come to hold me
You had your fill again
Knowing you will not come to mend me


You made a lot of pictures
In your mind of me
Sliding down the slippery path of love
Of love
I slide the slippery path of love
Again

Acoustic guitar: Ben Jasink
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Steelguitar: Martin van de Vrugt
Track Name: Don't go out
Don’t go out
(Schouten/Jasink)

I am standing by the window
My hands on the glass – nose pressed
My breath turns back to me in damp
As I am looking out
Into the moving stream
Wherein everybody swims
Waiting for someone to come
Could be you but I fear it has to be me

But I don’t go out
Don’t know how to go out
Or for you to let in

I am like an isle of silence
No sound but my breath
I breath to the glass
Shy to the bone
I stay alone, I stay home

No, I don’t go out
Don’t know how to go out
Or for you to let in
No, I stay in, I stay in
Don’t know how to out
Or for you to let in

Acoustic guitar: Ben Jasink
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Ambient soundscape, mandoline, steelguitar: Martin van de Vrugt
Track Name: Yellow Butterfly
Yellow Butterfly
(Schouten/Jasink/Mellema)

Yellow butterfly, where are you heading?
Somewhere sweet, somewhere sunny?
Yellow butterfly, are you alone?
Or is someone waiting, waiting for you?

Waiting, waiting for you

And I sit here in my garden
Heavy heart on the ground
And I wonder: should I fly?
Yellow butterfly, yellow butterfly

Acoustic guitar: Ben Jasink
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Backing vocals: Aylinn Holthuis
Percussion: Ben van de Bunt
Acoustic bass: Henk Mellema
Harmonica: Martin van de Vrugt
Steelguitar: Martin van de Vrugt
Track Name: Sweet Surrender
Sweet Surrender
(Schouten/Jasink)

I’ve been waiting to long
Trying to be what you want from me
I’ve been adjusting to long
Skin crackles the daylight out of me

Sweet sweet surrender
I render me over to me
Sweet sweet surrender
Someone to watch over me

You caught me dancing out in the moonlight
Stole away my clothes
I took pity on your sad face
I lived my live as yours

Sweet sweet surrender
I render me over to me
Sweet sweet surrender
Someone to watch over me

Like the apple on the tree
Like the bird falling free
I am on a cliff of amazing jumps
Coming closer
Slowly falling over me
I jump back in to the sea
Gotta find my way back home
Find my way back
I’m gonna jump back into the sea of me

Sweet sweet surrender
I render me over to me
Sweet sweet surrender
Someone to watch over me

Acoustic guitars: Ben Jasink
Vocals and lyrics: Nicole Schouten
Acoustic bass on second version: Henk Mellema