"Live At Joe's"

by Nikolai

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Words & Music by Nikolai

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released September 1, 2011

*electric guitar on track 7 by Marco van der Meulen
*drums on track 5 by Ben Schröder
The lyrics to "Voor Die Liefde Nie" are from the poem by B.E.H.R.

Artwork cover and graphic design by Cay Schröder.

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Nikolai Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nikolai is not just a singer songwriter, in my opinion he’s a composer,
with lyrics on the side. A true musician, looking for the listener’s sweet spot,
seducing and then sometimes stepping aside as if to say: this may not be what
you expected, but this is it, take it or leave it.

A new voice, a one-man-band. Just listen.

Benjamin Burg
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Track Name: "Single Cigarette"
"single cigarette"

down in the valley where i used to live
there never was much to do
until one day i found something
my momma always told me not to
i started smoking, oh how i loved smoking
she said boy you're a fool but i felt so cool
'cause damn man, i was smoking

the girl of my dreams, the girl of my dreams
she was always far away
but a friend of mine had talked to her
and he told me what she said
she said the boy with the hat and the cigarette,
well he looks just like a man
now that i've seen him in this light you know i really ought to take him in
she said we'll spend the night but first i'll give you a
light 'cause i love to see you smoke
oh darling

and everybody was happy as can be,
we were talking about the living and the free
we were spending days and days up in our beds
blame it on a single cigarette

now i'm sitting here with mr. marketeer talking about what i love
to tell you the truth it's the same old youth,
if you ask me what i'm thinking of
all those kids today don't see it differently
they're just trying to be free
with all the rules and regulations around here
it's becoming even harder to be
so they light one up and they have a puff and they're having their good times
showing all the old folks that they're
living their own lives

and they're still as happy as can be,
and they're talking about the living and the free
i guess they're spending days and days up in our beds
blame it on a single cigarette

words and music by nikolai
Track Name: "Brother"
brother oh brother can't be saved now
he fell three stories high
when he hit the ground man
he believed that he had died

now his sister, his sister tried to warn him
but he wouldn't take no advice
each time he hit that lonesome ground
he believed that he had died twice

mother oh his mother can't you save him
he's going through the roof girl
each time he hits that lonesome ground
he believes he's in a different world

this world this world keeps on dying
how can we stop the pain
each time i hit that lonely ground
i think i'm going insane

father oh father cant you help him
he needs to know what to do
each time he hits that lonesome ground
you know it's true
he believes he's just like you
just like you

this world this world keeps on dying
we've got to stop the pain so listen up
you just put your mind and your soul and your heart into it folks
and we'll be on the next train
Track Name: "Lover Man"
"Lover Man"

here he comes, here is your backdoor man
here he is, here is your backdoor man
when he comes, you won't stand a chance

he wants to raise the bar
he won't be here tomorrow
he's got to make the call
he'll let you take the fall and all
that's what friends are for
here is your backdoor man

he'll meet you in the street
talk about his feet
about the way they walk
about getting the talk
here comes your backdoor man honey

he's your backdoor man, he knows you'll understand

he wants to raise the bar
he won't be here tomorrow
he's got to make the call
he thinks he's going to do it all
he needs to see it shine
he can be yours or mine
Track Name: "Il Ne Pleut Pas"
"Il Ne Pleut Pas"

elle n'arrives pas a croire que les mots que je lui dis
c'est les mots que je vie
c'est le masque d'ennemis
c'est l'heure interdite

arretes, tu vas me faire pleurer
tu vas me faire perdre la vie
arretes, arretes, tout de suite

et moi je ne veux pas voir qu'elle pleure
toutes ses larmes pour lui
Track Name: "Hades"
"Hades"

while my fate is often cruel
there is one thing i'll do for you
i'll take your heart it's lying around
where i live baby it's cold and underground
and you will know my name as opposed to your lord
and it will suit you darling to praise my glory

why my belle the way you move
into my arms, you'll be dead soon
why did she leave her troubles to see
did she not see the friend she'll find in me
that heart of hers i'll lead astray

why did she leave her troubles to see
did she not find the fiend in me
feeding on her heartache, her gentle sway
that heart of her i'll lead astray

and i'll feed her i'll bleed her, i'll be with her,
i'll take you in and i'll make you mine
the magic bell of our time
Track Name: "Voor Die Liefde Nie"
"Voor Die Liefde Nie"

dit is die land nie voor die liefde nie
dit is die land van eke eers
of liever jy helemaal nie

dit is die land van verdrink maar in verdriet
achter die dykies van modder
en geef maar af op die rykies

dit is die land nie voor die liefde nie

dit is die land van die surders en die sykies
dit is die land van die lewende lykies

dit is die land nie voor die liefde nie
Track Name: "Guns"
"Guns"

here we are, i said here we are,
still together
we are love
you and me, we've got to make a stand,
hold on forever
we've got love

let me take you up

guns don't kill,
people do
war is over
if you want it

set me free now won't you baby
if it's me you're craving for lady
set me free now won't you baby
can't you see i'm begging for you lady

stare in the window, see a pocket face
full of empty promises
and now the girl who used to work so late
she don't come around no more
watch all the gunmen, fighting their own
who knows what it's going to take to bring them home
and then there's the devil lending his hand
i may reassure you, he ain't in no rock 'n roll band
and guns don't kill
Track Name: "He"
he's never going to make you feel like the way you did last night
the other night

he's never going to make you feel like the woman you were today
or was it yesterday

he's never going to be the one to make you say
he was the one who turned you on
am i wrong

he's never going to let you be the way you are
the way you wanted to be
to free

he's never going to make you feel like the woman you were today
so stay

he's never going to be the one to say
you were the one to turn him on
so come on
Track Name: "Acquoy"
"Acquoy"

there is a house i used to live
i don't go there often anymore
and the girl i used to kiss
i don't know her anymore

and it goes on and it goes by
and you don't know what you don't know
until you grow
it goes on and it goes by
you don't know why you never stopped to say goodbye
until she's dead

that's the face i used to love
i don't see her much these days
and the man who stole her love
with a grin upon his face

and it goes by
and you don't know what you don't know
until you grow
it goes on and it goes by
and you never ever stopped to say goodbye
now she's dead
you can never get back in bed with her
now she's dead

i'll save your thought in my heart for all time
Track Name: "Oh My Lord"
"Oh My Lord"

i'm trying real hard
ain't got no keys
it's keeping me smart

oh my lord how could i know i'd miss you this way that i do now baby