Overdag op 8 en 10 juli steeds tussen 11 en 18 werd deze 49 minuten durende, 6 nummers tellende selectie opgenomen op het podium van Cafe De Noot door Marc Hullegie. Later in 2020 werd er de achtergrondzang van Ylvalie en Moon toegevoegd en werd alles gemixt door Tim Birkenholz die ook gitaar en lapsteel op deze plaat speelt. De andere muzikanten zijn Marcel Wolthof die drumt, percussie, en achtergrondzang toevoegt evenals Nico Heilijgers die de bas bespeelt. Het is een erg mooi resultaat geworden deze vinyl waar er slechts 150 genummerde exemplaren van zijn met een prachtige hoesfoto die Edwin “ThE Fabriek” zelf heeft bewerkt en die onder andere nu de header van mijn website op ralphdejongh.com siert. Alle 6 nummers zijn weer ter plekke gekregen, behalve “Ocean of Love” die ik al daarvoor datzekfde jaar schreef tijdens de soundcheck in het Cool Theater Heerhugowaard. De hoes met eveneens foto’s van Edwin en wat teksten van de liedjes is heel erg mooi vorm gegeven door Moon Anderson met het prachtige logo ooit ontworpen door mij, Esther van Beek van Mia-Maria & Sunshine and Apples Nanda Verpaalen is heel mooi versmolten in het ontwerp. Het geeft een ooievaar weer die steeds de nieuwe “kindjes” brengt bij Ralph de Jongh Recordings vandaar de twee aan elkaar gespiegelde R-en. De hele plaat is een topprodukt geworden waar we allen, iedereen van het hele team, erg trots op zijn. Geniet ervan zou ik zeggen. Alleen op vinyl.
- The Whole World Inside
i’m dressed in blue mama, I just can’t help myself. I love the emotions running ‘round my head. I’m blue as a man can be, in this old misery, and I know that I will find my way back home someday. The life seems like a pit, deep and dark to me, but I know that someday I’ll be back home. Out in the darkening streets, that’s where I am today, but someday I will hear the children play.
Well I don’t need no money baby, only enough to eat. I need so much schooling, that’s what I need. And then maybe someday, I will find what it’s all about. I get back in the ocean of love.
Time for silence. No time to move. I know that life is just one day, and I’m still playing the fool. I hope that someday, I will find no more, ‘cause I found the whole world inside. Give my children love, give my children life, give my children love mama. Give it all, give it all oh yeah.
2. You Were My Food For Winter
My honey, you were my food for winter. In spring, i went out, to kiss the other flowers. It made me feel so good, it made me feel brand new.
But honey i miss you, i still do. All of the expressions, that i saw on your face. All the water flowed down your cheeks. Honey you are my love, and you always will be. Honey you are my love, and you always will be.
Out in fresh here. Bathing myself in fresh water. I hear the birds talking. I feel so free. I feel so satisfied. I got a silence in my heart. You re already here, for ever in my heart. I wouldn t want it any, any other way. Coming down again, my feet back on the ground.
In the flow baby. The rhyming of the words. The silent breeze bringing me home. Where there are no words. I wanna guide you home. Right before the storm.
3. Let Me Grow
I wish the ashes would make me grow and they do. I wish the water would let me grow and it does. I wish the rainbow was my flag, and it is. I wish that I would open every door and i do. Hear me calling at midnight now, I’m dreaming so lonely baby. I never dug so deep inside. I wanna get back to my baby state of mind. As pure as the snow in March. Baby, you know I am, in search of love, and how will I feel when I meet the one who makes with me. Even in the talking, even in the speech. Well it’s the only thing about humans that I will never need. No, I need some complication that’s for sure. I need the schooling mama. Open the door of my perception, a little further than the old complaining of everyday, than the old complaining of everyday.
And then shoot me up, shoot me up. I need a little hand, to understand. To give up the words, that I so long was led to believe. And now I see that love is the better way to grow up. Yeah!
I see the love, and I know it makes me grow. I see the light and I know it makes me grow. I feel the light. I see the love.
And I know know know know that it makes me grow, makes me grow. Let me grow. Let me grow. Let me grow.
- The Place I kNow So Well
The silence breathes right through me. The silence breathes right through me. Here I know, here i know, where i am.
Heavy is the load on my shoulder, heavy is the load, I’ve got to carry on. In here, I know where i am.
When are you going to die, without my friend? When are you going to tumble down, my sweet friend, in a war with yourself?
Who says I speak, with a soft voice? There’s only one who hears. Out here in the empty room, the place I know so well. I want to tumble down,
and fall right through the earth, I was naked since I was born. And roses,
on the floor, as I always knew, are treaded on by so many few, with the wind, with the wind.
Hear me now, hear me here, hear the cracking of the fire. I ain’t got no one to give my money to. I want to roll over and die.
Hear the storm outside again, but hear the silent friend, who’s always by my side. I want to seek it and find it, who I am. I want to thank my guides for helping me out. To….
How long, can this song, go on, with the hurt, with the hurt?
They call it blue, I call it green. The healing words, and learn.
The spoken word it hits your ear, and it goes to your brain. And your soul, speaks too.
We’re all like water in this world. The waves they go right through us all.
And we feel that we’re separated now, but that is not the truth. You know I can be high, you know I can be blue. You know I can be true.
2. Rolling To Who I Am
I like the blue upon my shoulder. I like the green rolling at my feet. I like the deep blue ocean underneath my sails. I like the heavy load to be rolling free. Yes i’ve been rolling to where I am.
Underneath my sails, the deep blue sea. On the wheels, the heavy load of freedom.
I’m rolling to where , to where I am.
Rolling to where, to where I am.
In the Chrystal light the life I lived. In the chrystal blues, the blues I drank.
In the shadows of life, all the mourning. In the shadows living, living in the past.
I’m rolling to who, who I am.
3. Back To The Ocean Of Love
I wore my purple scars. My submarine yellow trousers fitted right to them. My red head in the air, neighing like a wild horse on the hill. And I wanted to go beyond. get that dimension right here. With all the colors and manage much more.
Back to the ocean, ocean of love.
I want your sweet embrace to widen, till it holds the universe. Then go further, further than any road has gone. Where here is here in the for ever now.
Back to the ocean of love.