Road to Rapture

by Martin van de Vrugt

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All tracks are written, performed,produced, recorded,mixed and mastered by Martin van de Vrugt at the Ragged Mountain studio Deventer, the Netherlands between November 2008 and April 2009.

Track #8 was inspired by and in memory of Tim Westnutt. He gave me a copy of the impressive Jim Thebaut movie 'Running Dry' and urged me to write a song about it.

The songs were written between 1988 and 2008 and this album was selfreleased (c) Martin van de Vrugt 2009

Many thanks to my wife Marit. Without her it would be impossible to travel this road...

A wonderful review can be found here: www.johnnysgarden.nl?q=content/martin-van-de-vrugt-road-rapture

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released May 1, 2009

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Hennie van Lunteren - basses on all tracks(except 8) and clarinet on track 11.
Alexander Klusman - percussion on all tracks (except 6 and 8)
Mischa Lelieveld - harmonyvocals on tracks 6, 9 and 11
Nicole Schouten - harmonyvocals on tracks 2, 6, 9 and 11
Guut Henkes - piano on track 6 (RIP 2010)

Old friends are: Klira, Cimar, Takeharu, Ovation and Osbama instruments.

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Martin van de Vrugt Deventer, The Netherlands

Martin (Deventer, 1963) was initially inspired by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young but later also by traditional (American) folk, country, jazz and blues, began playing as a street musician in 1980 and worked his way up to many venues in and around the Netherlands. His songs move because Martin flawlessly gives his vision of the world and puts it into beautiful lyrics and timeless music. ... more

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Track Name: Leave a light On
It drained the pool of patience
And it broke many heart
No matter how much you pour in
These walls keep coming apart
And the holy road to rapture
We all know it's ways by heart
But there's not much more to see here
Than this faint and tiny path
But I'll
leave a light on
I will leave a light on
I will leave a light on
So you won't be in the dark
I will leave a light on
I will leave a light on
I will leave a light on
So you won't be in the dark
For long
By the time you may arrive here
You will find me gone
I could't wait any longer
I just had to move on
Let no-one ever tell you
What you should or should not do
In my path you may follow
The rest is up to you
But I'll
leave a light on
I will leave a light on
I will leave a light on
So you won't be in the dark
I will leave a light on
I will leave a light on
I will leave a light on
So you won't be in the dark
I will leave a light on
I will leave a light on
I will leave a light on
So you won't be in the dark
For long
It drained the pool of patience
But I'll leave a light on
For you

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 3-9-2008
Track Name: I don't know where to Go
Where i'm going i don't know
I don't know where this road is leading
What i'm tryin' to say here i don't know
Maybe how my heart is bleeding
Oh
What i'm fighting i don't know
It's such a restless feeling
While my feet move too slow
and my heart just won't stop beating
in my throat
Oh
Help me
I don't know where to go
I don't know where to go

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 30-6-94
Track Name: We didn't teach our Children
How did I ever end up here?
This packed room smells like sweat and spilled beer
A 'suppose we were a famous' rockband shouts
Chewed out music way way way too loud
And no-one seems to get into it
And no-one seems to get out
No-one seems to get into it
And no-one seems to get out
How can I get this message thru?
Can anybody tell me what the hell is going on?
We're messing up our own home
And no-one seems to care for long
We didn't teach our children what we thought was obvious
We didn't teach our children what we thought was obvious
I've lit up this small fireplace
Just enough to give us some warmth and light
And I've tuned up this old guitar
I'll play you a song that you've never ever heard before
See if we can share a tear
And never be ignorant no more
See if we can share a tear
And never be ignorant no more
No more
We still don't teach our children what we think is obvious
We still don't teach our children what we think is obvious
no more
no more

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 1-1/29-3-2007
Track Name: You're so Close
You're so close
I could reach out my hand and touch your face
Still so far away
Growin' distance in the human race
And my head is a mess
I've tried so hard explaining it
but understood only less
Do i still have a choice?
I can see your lips move
but i can't hear what you say
Or see the signs on your face
showin' me the way
And my head is a mess
I've tried so hard explaining it
but understood only less
Do i still have a choice?
My head is a mess
I've tried so hard explaining it
but understood only less
Do i still have a choice?
Do i still have a choice?
'cause you're so close

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 6-4-93
Track Name: Intense Silence
What could be the reason
I don't like to be here anymore?
What could be the reason
I got out for a while?
What could be the reason
I don't like this place here anymore?
What could be the reason
for my ear to ear smile?
Intense silence, intense silence
Something I could never find out here
Intense silence, intense silence
Something i could never find out here
I found intense silence in your eyes
something I could never find out here
In this overruled, more than sick
and overcrowded country
If it would vanish
I would not shed a tear
Since I need
Intense silence, intense silence
Something I could never find out here
Intense silence, intense silence
Something I could never find out here
Intense silence by the lakeside
Intense silence in the woods
Intense silence in the wind
Intense silence on the rocks
Intense silence in the birds
Intense silence in the people
Intense silence in the cities
Intense silence
Intense silence, intense silence
Something I could never find out here
Intense silence, intense silence
Something I could never find out here
I could never find out here

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 24/27-7-88
Track Name: Howlin' Breeze
Fall came in like sudden rain ruining a summer play
Now time is flowing so fast I can't remember what to say
Wind is rippin' thru the canyons of my mind
Like a Howlin' breeze
I can't see why I should take this serious
I've been out this way before I don't need
the age of aquarius
wind is rippin' thru the canyons of my mind
Like a Howlin' breeze
Howlin' breeze
Howlin' breeze
Howlin' breeze
Howlin' breeze
Howlin' breeze
Howlin' breeze

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 8-11-92
Track Name: One way Road
I can't hear you when you talk so low
I can't stand it when you cry
Don't you remember when your thoughts go slow
and your dreams are blown skyhigh
Well we, we came here on our own
and that's the way we have to go
'cause life is like a one way road
When you're lucky you will find two eyes
and maybe even a warm heart
or a warm body in the dead of night
but that's not all, it's just a part
'Cause we, we came here on our own
and that's the way we have to go
'cause life is like a one way road
'Well we, we came here on our own
and that's the way we have to go
'cause life is like a one way road

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 10-6-89
Track Name: Running Dry
Do you ever take time just to think of it
when you're thoughtlessly brushing your teeth
That not even that far away from here
people dying of thirst in the streets
Sure it is hard to imagine
Sometimes we're almost drowning 'round here
But soon Mother Earth won't see more of it
than the liquid in her childrens tears
than the liquid in her childrens tears
The time is coming
We're Running Dry
The danger is growing
Voices should rise
for the crisis has spread 'cross the globe
for the crisis has spread 'cross the globe
And to all of you of all life's seasons
Who're only here for the score
Let's not create another good reason
for sending our kids into war
for sending our kids into war
The time is coming
We're Running Dry
The danger is growing
Voices should rise
for the crisis has spread 'cross the globe
for the crisis has spread 'cross the globe
The time is coming
We're Running Dry
The danger is growing
Voices should rise
for the crisis has spread 'cross the globe
for the crisis has spread 'cross the globe
for the voices should spread 'cross the globe
for the voices should spread 'cross the globe
The time is coming
We're Running Dry
The danger is growing
Voices should rise
for the voices should spread 'cross the globe
for the voices should spread 'cross the globe

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 26-6-07
Track Name: Boy in the Past
When I close my eyes
I glide back in time
long before the frozen years
I try too see things right
but no matter how I try
I'm always ending up in tears
Long before this game
I was so ashamed
So afraid to be alive
Now I'm up this hill
but it still gives me a chill
When I think of who I was
Boy in the past
I can see me walk
and I can hear me talk
and I can see the thoughts I held
And now thru older eyes
I can look back in time
and I can feel the way I felt
Long before this game
I was so ashamed
So afraid to be alive
Now I'm up this hill
but it still gives me a chill
when I think of who I was
Boy in the past

(c)Martin van de Vrugt 5-8-90
Track Name: Little Light
Inhale life like the fresh morning dew
and learn from whatever comes to you
Try to see thru lies
that people tell
For the only wisdom
is inside yourself
See all the mess we've made
and feel how we hesitate
to change
all that was done
And walk our way back home
where things went wrong
I don't want to make it bad
'Cause life is much too good for that
Just try to give a hand
Do your things right
And all it takes sometimes
is just a little light
Just a little light
in your eyes
Just a little light
in your eyes
Oh
Inhale life like the fresh morning dew
and learn from whatever comes to you
Try to see thru lies
that people tell
For the only wisdom
is inside yourself
For the only wisdom ...

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 22/23-4-95
Track Name: How about You
See
the sun
go down and
feel
the wind
blow
Cool embrace
at times
you don't
know
what to do
How about you
The summer lies like a blanket on this city
The wind feels like thick mud on our skin
I close my eyes
and I
try to think
I hear the Chieftains
wistle
thru the trees
Or is it just the wind
Fool
in
my mind
Either way it's kind

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 25/26-7-94
Track Name: Count the better Days
Look at this picture
Tell me what you see
You can't stand still at every mistake you've made
Don't tell me this is fate
There must be a better way
So stick to what's real
Sometimes reach a helping hand
Even to the ones that don't understand
At least in a way
Count the better days
I think i know how you feel
I've had my share of not saying what i meant
And not meaning what i said
Got in all over my head
Even wished i was dead
So stick to what's real
Sometimes grasp a helping hand
Even from some-one you don't understand
At least in a way
Count the better days
Twigs and rope and lack of hope
Tight into a square
What do you think you'll find in there?
Truth is scattered everywhere
So stick to what's real
Sometimes reach a helping hand
Even to the ones you don't understand
At least in a way
Count the better days
Try to relate to fatherly words
You're just a slightly fallen star
You're still a star
You won't fall far
So stick to what's real
Sometimes grasp a helping hand
Even from the ones that don't understand
At least in a way
Count the better days

(c) Martin van de Vrugt 2/3-12-05

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