Compass

A device to locate the magnetic north;
The range of something;
Going round in a circular course;
Achieving something.

“I am leaving soon
I’ll slip away into the night
If you want to come along
For reasons you may hide

I am going to
Where my father once was born
Come with me, but don’t forget
Where you came from”

‘It is only when you open up for the unknown, you will get to know the known’

a silent sound
Tom Luchies
| Concept, acoustic and electric guitars, Pianet T, percussion, vocals
Christiaan Bruin | Drums, Pitched Percussion
Rik van Honk | Horns, Moog Synthesizer
Auke Haaksma | Bass guitar
Linda Baur | Piano

Produced & Mixed by Tom Luchies
Mastered by Christiaan Bruin


I would like to thank:
Everybody who made this possible. Linda for the amazing journey and the everlasting support and patience, Gerrit and Eline for their wonderful place in Sweden where I recorded many things, Lyn and Kate in New Zealand sharing their piece of paradise, Peter at Freya Records, Chris and Wabe for their knowledge and support, Giraffe Coffee Roasters for providing a place for recordings and awesome coffee, all the hospitable people we’ve met along the way, all the beautiful places on this beautiful planet

and last but definitely not least:

all the people who made this possible through pre-ordering the album:
Lia Pattiasina, Jan Luchies, John Baldyga (US), Rene Simons, Gerrit Marinus, Frank Cederhout, Arno Hamerling, Chris & Maartje, Gerrit & Eline, Jan Veenstra, G.I Haaksma-Kuperus, H, Doornenbal, Rebecca Bakker, Anthony Abdoella, Marco Baur, Harro Merkus, Paul Engels, Aaltsje Ypeij, Leo Koperdraat, Ton Baur. 

 

Lyrics:

01. Setting foot on the Hills

Waking up to the sound of leaves
Tired of the fact they tried to hold on tight
When releasing all the tension
and relieving all that feels
Uncomfortable, now free

Times are gone
Lights have lost
the ability to lead the way for him

Times are gone
Fully grown
It’s time to be all on my own

Rise above and fall below
Get to know, what you don’t know
Go to where we once belonged
We’ll find us, now you have to move again
Move again

Some would say that I’ve lost the way
Only to be wrong, because I know my pain
Wondering where the time has gone
I don’t think about what’s done
Don’t think about what’s home

Rise above and fall below
Get to know, what you don’t know
Go to where we once belonged
We’ll find us, now you have to move again
Move again

02. Lake Okaru

Instrumental

03. City 1

Reached the city I have heard so much about
It basically overwhelms and judgement is clouded
My ability to see so clear, disappears

Everywhere I look something is going on
All these sounds and the smell of fire
Finding myself in the middle of despair

I am way over my head
I am here

He keeps on fighting for his place
he keeps on trying to be someone else
not worthy of seeing who he really is
while he cant get that frame of his mind

Trying to blend in, but It feels so strange
It even makes me want to stay but leaving is easy
I have never felt such distance, so close

Panicking over where I need to go
It’s such a  desire to be saved and guided
I would stay if nowhere to go

I am way over my head
I am here

He keeps on fighting for his place
he keeps on trying to be someone else
not worthy of seeing who he really is
while he cant get that frame of his mind

04. City 2

What would there be
behind the walls over the bridge into the stream
Make believe of fairytales and all of my dreams

What would we be
If none of us complied so the truth will set us free
If only one would see

I am wondering ‘bout the way they have
Forced themselves into
A life I never knew
I am wondering ‘bout the thirst I have
for knowing why I’d do
What they ask me to

All that I see here is so ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Now I’m around here
Think I have to show ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
The urge of moving on
Never slips away

What would we feel
Look into the eyes of everyone that’s slowly moving around
Moving around

All that I see here is so ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Now I’m around here
Think I have to show ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
The urge of moving on
Never slips away

05. Dark Night’s Rising

Just another morning light
From this dark delight
Wind blows away
Rain falls on the
Covers and I remain
All alone

So I have lost it all
Been looking all around,
But it is gone and now it’s all
Out of my control
Set to raise the bar
Instead It’s gone to fall

Sense that I have crossed a line
Delicate and brief introduction
Wind blows away
the smell of skin on skin
So I will perish all alone
all alone

So I have lost it all
Been looking all around,
But it is gone and now it’s all
Out of my control
Set to raise the bar
Instead It’s gone to fall

What I won’t forgive myself
For I never needed help
I will stick to a plan that
Lasts forever and I wish that

I could turn back some of time
To reach back and move along
Along the riverside and all
Over the bridges and the walls

Tracing every step I took
Returning to the bed and look
Back in memory in vain
Oh have I lost the game

06. On the Ground

I found myself, on the ground
and all that was is a hazy dream
I lost myself, in the moment
of the fox in between the lights

Clouds come floating in
Rain starts falling down
In the darkest forest that I’m in
I mean not to wake up
In a place I’ve never been before
I have never seen before

It’s only days away
Fearing that the fox will come
and more of her games she plays and stays
Around me and taking all the energy away
I won’t be afraid

I feel so cold
On the ground with my hands wrapped around
All I found is my head messed around

I feel so cold
I have lost what I never had found
If you would be around me

It’s only days away
Fearing that the fox will come
and more of her games she plays and stays
Around me and taking all the energy away
I won’t be afraid

I feel so cold
On the ground with my hands wrapped around
All I found is my head messed around

I feel so cold
I have lost what I never had found
If you would be around me

Now you’ve gone, so far my sweet
Wrap my hands around
You will get back on your feet
and go on ‘till you’ve found
Remnants of a life so long
Gone now in the seas
Bring him back to life once more
Until you too find peace
Until you too find peace

07. the Road

When I look into the gleaming stars
I can feel your smile it’s watching over me
It feels save to know there’s nothing left to fear
‘cause you are here

On the road to where we’re forced to go
Run away from all the things we can’t control
There’s obstacles and fears we have to overcome
But you are here

I am leaving soon
I’ll slip away into the night
If you want to come along
For reasons you may hide

I am going to
Where my father once was born
Come with me, but don’t forget
where you came from

Passing strangers they don’t realise
There is not a choice for me and my
Family is far away from home
So far from home

I am leaving soon
I’ll slip away into the night
If you want to come along
For reasons you may hide

I am going to
Where my father once was born
Come with me, but don’t forget
where you came from

08. City 3

See me
Appear before my eyes
I’ll show you what
You’ve never seen
You’re in for a surprise

Morning comes
And dawn arrives
Smoke fills the air
over rooftop fair

Sun shines the light on the moon
While statues of gold and emerald soon
Be surrounded by whispers and food
Dancing the colours and knowing it’s good

Moment’s gone
No harm done
Smoke fills the air
over rooftop fair

Sun shines the light on the moon
While statues of gold and emerald soon
Be surrounded by whispers and food
Dancing the colours and knowing it’s good

09. Sunset on an Island

Instrumental

10. Love Song

It scares me that we are alone
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
‘cuz we are a long way from home
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

I’m dreaming in colour
and don’t want to fade this away
Never seen so many colours

I can breathe, I can feel
That you and I are real
The way we’re walking now
Is getting easier

Now I have, and I keep
All those memories with me
And all I know is
You and I are beautiful

Let me spend the night on my own
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Afraid of the morning that comes (you’re gone)
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

I’m dreaming in colour

I can breathe, I can feel
That you and I are real
The way we’re walking now
Is getting easier

Now I have, and I keep
All those memories with me
And all I know is
You and I are beautiful

If it wasn’t for you
I’d be still in this damned hole
Getting myself together
But now I met you
Thank you for that
You send me away
to this heavenly place

1) All I know is you and I are beautiful
2) I’m dreaming in colour and don’t want to fade this away

Never seen so many colours as there are today

11. Coming Home

Come help me now
All for the better
Cause.

Go get someone
Who can show me where the trees
and the hills reach far beyond

Half the town is gone and lost
Half the man is gone and found

Please take me down
(to where it all)
Please take me down
(where it all began)

Leave for the dawn

Mystifies the great unknown

I found out

To wake alone

Over dreams I’d never dreamt about

And I start to cry out loud

Half the town is gone and lost

Half the man is gone and found

Please take me down
(to where it all)
Please take me down
(where it all began)

Please take me down
(where it all began)

  12. Home

Over the green hills
the river flows and
the waves crash down
on the pavement floor

the battle with the water
heated up and reached
a certain point
where you had to say
Goodbye to the home
the life you saved

Here I am now
I followed every breath I left
and shattered all around and I guess
Now what I found is what you left behind

Here I stand now
I don’t know what I have to say
Will this be the place where you’ll stay
Will I turn away
Is it better today

Under the blue skies
the mountains keep
their heads up high
sun sets down
but it’s a lie

Is it better that to be alive
than finish someone’s dream
instead of listening what you want
I started long ago, but now I’m done

Here I am now
I followed every breath I left
and shattered all around and I guess
Now what I found is what you left behind

Here I stand now
I don’t know what I have to say
Will this be the place where you’ll stay
Will I turn away
Is it better today

You see I’ll go soon
I think you have set me free
Wandering feels like I’m me
Getting lost is what I need
But I know one day we’ll meet 

Over the green hills
the river flows and
the waves crash down
on the pavement floor