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a Day Without You

Submitted by Marco on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 23:26

...finished the lyrics of 'a Day Without You', I've based the English lyrics on the original song I wrote in Dutch, (don't ever think translating a song is easy, coz it's not!) But I think I did alright. I played the English version in F Majeur key, whereas the Dutch version is in full G.  It's still a trial-version, just to "feel" the lyrics. I'll try to get it out in distribution before I leave for Spain this weekend.

Anyway, I hope you'll like it, let me know what you think!!!

day without you cvrpic
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'Each Day Without You'
© AkAMAWA

sometimes I live these complicated moments
I then prefer pretending you're not around
still there is not a day that goes by
that you are not on my mind

I know that it's been ages since we parted
but I still just cannot leave you behind

a day without you
is a day that is imprisonin' me
I cherish every moment of freedom
that thinking of you is givin' me

oh well by now I don't really know better
after all it's been this way like since forever
but a day without you
is a day I don't really feel

sometimes when I'm on my own
alone and when I think there's no-one's watchin'
I talk to you, I talk a lot,
until I hear you asking
why now and not before?

I stop in my tracks 
I laugh it away and say
maybe we weren't as together before
but the truth I don't wanna know
coz of the pain that I try to ignore

I rather listen to the wind in the trees
to your voice whisperin' through magic leafs

a day without you
is a day that is imprisonin' me
I cherish every moment of freedom
that thinking of you is givin' me

oh well by now I don't really know better
after all it's been this way like since forever
but a day without you
is a day I don't really feel

and the truth, no I don't wanna know
coz of the pain that I try to ignore

I rather listen to the wind in the trees
to your voice whisperin' through magic leafs

a day without you
is a day that is imprisonin' me
I cherish every moment of freedom
that thinking of you is givin' me

Een Dag Zonder Jou

Submitted by Marco on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:03

 

NEW  >  'Een Dag Zonder Jou' ('The Days Without You')   <   NEW

Just finished writing a new song, a love-song, in my native language this time. It's about ehhm... the usual suspect and I :)) 

Anyway, here it is, hope you like it. Let me know!!

temp albumcoverpic c Akamawa
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'Een Dag Zonder Jou'  ['The Days Without You']

© Marco Akamawa

 

soms heb ik van die moeilijke momenten
en je dan eventjes liever geen aandacht schenk
toch gaat er geen dag voorbij
da'k niet aan je denk 

al zijn we zo lang al niet meer samen
nog steeds ben je overal om me heen

een dag zonder jou
is een dag niet echt geleefd
ik koester elk magisch moment
dat iedere gedachte aan jou me geeft

ach 'k zou niet eens meer beter weten
't is ook al zo ontzettend lang gelee
maar een dag zonder jou is voor mij
een dag niet geleefd

soms wanneer ik alleen ben 
als ik denk dat niemand me ziet
praat ik hardop, honderd-uit tegen jou
tot ik je hoor vragen 
waarom nou wel en vroeger niet

dan lach ik dat weg en ik zeg
ach wat geschied is, is geschied
de waarheid die wil ik niet weten
dat doet me veelsteveel verdriet

'k luister liever naar de wind in de bomen
jouw zacht gefluister in m'n lievelingslied

een dag zonder jou
is een dag niet echt geleefd
ik koester elk magisch moment
dat iedere gedachte aan jou me geeft

Its Not As If

Submitted by Marco on Fri, 04/01/2022 - 10:43

...since about three months now almost every night I'm dreaming of probably the most important woman in my life, eh... no, not my mother, you know, those dreams that are so nice that you don't wanna wake up from, or, when you do, you desperately wanna go back to sleep and continue dreaming (which never works, -sigh- ). I swear... almost every night nowadays!!!

So... I wrote a song about it. And of course I hope the dreams continue!

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It's Not As If

Marco Akamawa

Even with my eyes wide open
I can see you right in front of me
Even with my heart in lockdown
Ooh I feel

Although you're not here
I can clearly hear you talking
Although you're not here

I'd feel so lost 
If I'd have to loose you again
I simply can't afford the pain

When at night I dream of you
Of both of us
Together, and in love
It's not as if I don't know
That dreams they aren't real

It's not as if I don't know
That when I wake up I'll 
Be on my own

I wanna go back to sleep again

I wanna go back to sleep again

Straight through a wall of time
Across an endless sea of memories
A million songs and a lifetime 
Away

Oooh I'll do anything, 
Even for that ghost of you
I'll do anything, anything, 
Anything 
Anything to make you stay

It's not as if I don't know
That dreams they aren't real

It's not as if I don't know
That ev'ry time I wake up
I'd wanna go
Back with you, Vanou
And dream again...

Its Not As If

Submitted by Marco on Fri, 04/01/2022 - 10:43

...since about three months now almost every night I'm dreaming of probably the most important woman in my life, eh... no, not my mother, you know, those dreams that are so nice that you don't wanna wake up from, or, when you do, you desperately wanna go back to sleep and continue dreaming (which never works, -sigh- ). I swear... almost every night nowadays!!!

So... I wrote a song about it. And of course I hope the dreams continue!

It's Not As If

Marco Akamawa

Even with my eyes wide open
I can see you right in front of me
Even with my heart in lockdown
Ooh I feel

Although you're not here
I can clearly hear you talking
Although you're not here

I'd feel so lost 
If I'd have to loose you again
I simply can't afford the pain

When at night I dream of you
Of both of us
Together, and in love
It's not as if I don't know
That dreams they aren't real

It's not as if I don't know
That when I wake up I'll 
Be on my own

I wanna go back to sleep again

I wanna go back to sleep again

Straight through a wall of time
Across an endless sea of memories
A million songs and a lifetime 
Away

Oooh I'll do anything, 
Even for that ghost of you
I'll do anything, anything, 
Anything 
Anything to make you stay

It's not as if I don't know
That dreams they aren't real

It's not as if I don't know
That ev'ry time I wake up
I'd wanna go
Back with you, Vanou
And dream again...

Aktie / Febuari 2022

Submitted by Marco on Sat, 02/05/2022 - 09:16
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Silencio

Submitted by Marco on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:45
albumcover SILENCIO by AkAMAWA

...as I'm getting ready for a few gigs in Spain, I've recorded a couple of covers in Spanish, and one of them, 'Silencio', although my voice still is a bit "corona-broken",  I've placed in distribution today. (Release: Feb 13 '22)

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I've recuperated from Covid, just 2 more days of quarantine, and I'm looking forward to play this song live for the first time at my usual Hub Holland Recyclingcenter De Markt Zeist this Saturday 29/01. I'm tremendously looking forward to meeting everyone again and play live; I've missed it A LOT!!! 


 

1 2 3 5... BOOGIEMAN!

Submitted by Marco on Thu, 12/30/2021 - 10:46

...since the last lockdown I had a bunch of unfinished work hidden away in a drawer, and I'm glad I've the time now to finish all that work. Especially this song I love; for me impossible to sit still, good thing my piano doesn't have pedals; I could play a bass-drum at the same time! ...come to think of it... I do have a bass-drum downstairs in the cellar, it'd make a really cool video playing both piano and bass-drum at the same time... hmmm... and there's a piano at the central railway-station (largest busiest railwaystation in Holland) here in Utrecht... hmmm... I gotta write this down otherwise I'll almost certainly forget it. 

Boogieman - cvrpic by AkAMAWA

ENJOY! ... 

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Obsession... Reaching Out For You

Submitted by Marco on Wed, 12/29/2021 - 19:21

Started making a song in Spain, and finished it in Holland just now... the picture I took out of the airplane, at about 10.000 Ft. somewhere above the French border.

I'm on a roll, with lots of extra Corona lockdown-time on my hands. Ain't so bad, this lockdown, provided it doesn't last forever; I'm getting low on money and need my gigs!

Here it is for you, hope you like it as much as I do! Official release-date is January 8 '22.

Reaching Out For You albumcover by AkAMAWA
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'Reaching Out For You' (Obsession) 

 

it's easier to reach for the sun 
for the moon or the stars 
than it is 
to reach out for you

I'm sad, I'm hurting, 
I'm burning up 
without your love yeah

You haven't called me, 
I haven't seen you 
it's been so long that 
I been lookin' for you
 
Reaching out for you, 
in desperation
it's easier for me 
to touch the moon

it's easier to reach for the sun, 
for the moon or the stars 
than reachin' out for you
it's easier to touch all the stars 
than it is to touch your heart

it's easier to reach for the sun, 
for the moon or the stars 
than reachin' out for you
it's easier to hold all the stars 
in my arms

I went to your house
You weren't there
I 've seen all your friends
I looked everywhere

I can't take it much longer
can't take it no more
waiting in vain
for your knock on my door

you're in my mind
in my heart and soul
day and night 
waiting by the phone
but you never call

looked everywhere
can't wait anymore
are you in there?
why do you never 
answer the door?

it's easier to reach for the sun, 
for the moon or the stars 
than reachin' out for you
it's easier to touch all the stars 
than it is to touch your heart

it's easier to reach for the sun, 
for the moon or the stars 
than reachin' out for you
it's easier to hold all the stars 
in my arms

telec/wahwah solo

Amor de mis Amores, got that one covered!

Submitted by Marco on Tue, 12/28/2021 - 17:19

Today I finished a song that I left half-finished "in a drawer" somewhere, never found the time to record it properly, until now that is. It was fun to be playing some flamenco-like sevillana-style on my Spanish guitar, I don't play it often (enough).

Also, it was fun to be singing the lyrics; some latin wanna-be-macho-man crying for his mommy because some girl left him for some other guy, the song brings BIG smile on my face. And the rhythm is pretty cool; can't wait to play it live and see people dance on it!

Amor de mis Amores coverpic by AkAMAWA
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If You Dont Know Me By Now

Submitted by Marco on Mon, 12/27/2021 - 15:25
If You Don't Know Me By Now coverphoto by AkAMAWA
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...'If You Don't Know Me By Now' is a song I've been wanting to do for a long time, but I always found it a bit of a tricky one. On the piano I can play it with my eyes closed, it was one of the first songs I taught myself to play on the piano. Since all gigs and concerts are still "outlawed" here in the Netherlands due Covid lockdown, I've a bit more time on my hands, so I decided to experiment with a bit of guitar-play on this "oldie", to dress up the by now rather boring piano. 

I need a few more new songs anyway, for when the gigging takes of again! I gave this cover a bit of my own twist, and hope you like it! Perhaps I went slightly overboard with the wahwah-pedal and my new multi-effectbox...

Ik Hou Steeds Meer Van Jou

60% of this song’s proceeds (media+streaming+downloads+album sales) go to Alzheimer’s & MS cure-research 

Ik Hou Steeds Meer Van Jou BRC donations InsideOut Productions

Alzheimer Brain Research Center - Amsterdam/ Netherlands