Listen To A Stranger

by Karen Vrijburg

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released March 14, 2014

Listen To A Stranger (2014)

Karen Vrijburg voice compositions ( track 1,2,3,5,9,11)
Dirk Balthaus piano, string arrangements
Marco Zenini bass,
Etienne Nillesen drums
Natalio Sued tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
Jasper Le Clercq violin
Jeffrey Bruinsma violin
Oene van Geel viola
Emile Visser cello,

Recorded at Powersound Studio, Amsterdam,
Sound Engineer - Paul Pouwer
Producer - Karen Vrijburg
Label-Distribution- Berthold Records, Germany,
Photograpy - Keke Keutelaar


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Karen Vrijburg The Netherlands

Karen Vrijburg is a jazzvocalist/composer based in The Netherlands. A collision with jazz early in life ignited a lifelong journey of free exploration which she describes as ”a long and turbulent but very satisfying love affair” with music. She occasionally performs in the Amsterdam area. ... more

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Track Name: You
(music & lyrics by K.E. Vrijburg)

You caught my eye
Just while I was
wandering 'round
with my heart like
a cloud
Heavy and grey
lost between night and day
Searching for a place
to hang out
and the answer is right here

Pull me in
Start the flow
Flip my switch

You make me smile
and it's clear to me
that although I really try
it's no use to resist
Like a beggar, I will sit and wait
hungry for love
Make me crazy with desire
Let me play with fire

Pull me in
Start the flow
Flip my switch

I know
that every time you're near
I hear a symphony
and everytime you're here
I fall in love with life
I fall in love with life

Give me a sign
Tell me I'm not alone
with this troubles state of mind
Before you must go
I want you to know
Should I lose my place in heaven
Let me be a fool again

Pull me in
Start the flow
Flip my switch

Suprise me
Make me fall in love
with life
Track Name: All Was New
All Was New (music and lyrics by Karen Vrijburg)

Beware the careless
slippery nature of words
That could blow you away
like winds of desire
Turn you blind
take you to heaven
you will find
your head spinning 'round
an illusion

Hold me
II'll whisper
A lovely line
about the times
I knew of love
when words were light
just like the leaves as they were falling
A breeze spinning 'round
in my head

What words could find my love again
There in the silent moon of spring
When trees where blossoming
and we would play the perfumed air
I know 'cause
I was there

And all was new
A lovers' gaze
we could see shadows on the moon
it would be perfectly in tune
with grace

There's no reason
to be lost for words
when autumn turns to spring,

Truth is always late
they say
she will wait
for the quiet hours
of the day
I know
when I'll be missing you
this spring