Nightporter

by Chabliz

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Chabliz saw Liliane Cavani's movie "The Nightporter" and after seeing it they were so impressed that the singer and the bassplayer from Chabliz wrote this song together. It's recorded and arranged by Wim Oudijk in his Disco Fair Studio. Artwork by Ingrid Mol and Quinten Smit

lyrics

(the) Nightporter © Petra de Winter

The days grow long
the nights are short
I can't breath anymore
now are the lights to go
inside we did know
they smoke us out
we're out of food
we are hungry, but don't give in
Death is breathing in our neck
the cold, hell is waiting, I know

Yhis threw a shadow far ahead
my fate was there, when I met you
and you couldn't turn it with your hands
it was too large, it was too true

we need to face
the only truth we own, we share, we have
we can't sacrifice our love again
we have to look in the eyes of fate
there's no choice, we're no cowards

(operastukje)

There's no memory, there's nothing to leave behind
just emptyness, no horizons,
nothing to believe in anymore
someday, someday our memories will come alive
but we must hide, we can't show our faces

There's nothing left
this is all
to defend against the overwhelming flood of all of you
get to me
I know, I fear, I love, I hide I wait, I long for you
inside, tonight
Get away, get away, get away, get away........( etc.)

credits

released May 2, 2012
Music written by petra de Winter & Marcel Peters.
Lyrics written by Petra de Winter
Lyrics advice: Wim oudijk & Gerrit Vennema
Arrangement & production (& mixing & mastering): Wim Oudijk
Recorded & mixed at the Disco Fair Recording Studio, The Hague, Holland.
artwork: Ingrid Mol & Quinten Smit
Petra de Winter: vocals
Ewout Willems: piano
Marcel Peters: double bass
Arthur van Keppel: drums & percussion
additional instruments (orchestral samples): Wim Oudijk.

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Chabliz Den Haag, Netherlands

Adventurous dutch popnoir and gothic jazz band with enchanting female vocalist with a wide four-octave vocal range. Released two albums: a live album and a studio album. Both albums got a lot of very good press critics and reviews in the Dutch and Belgium press. The new album is due to be released this Spring. In 2016 Chabliz toured in New York City. More info at www.chabliz.com ... more

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