Glow (single)

by Black Oak

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ALL PROCEEDS FROM "Glow" WILL BE DONATED TO:
Plan Nederland (formerly Foster Parents Plan)
www.plannederland.nl

This song was recorded and is dedicated to our moms, and all the mothers in the world in honour of Mother's Day 2015.
Thank you!

Geert & Thijs
-Black Oak

lyrics

"Glow"

Some days I forget how fortunate I am
To break my back on these six strings every day.
Though my teachers laughed and my fingers fail,
You encouraged me to live out the dreams I have.
When the stars align in the night’s promise,
I resolve to find my way through the day.
Because you believe I'm more than I am,
I can still dream beyond the outline.

Oh, the warmth of my blood
In the glow of your love and care.
Oh, the breath of my lungs
Is a gift I cannot repay.

Somewhere down the line
I saw you must’ve made yourself a promise
To hold me loose but close enough
For me to thrive in my own time.
Were you ever scared or insecure?
When I lost my way and I shut you out;
That they’d break my bones
Or even worse
That I’d lose my dreams
And my spirit dulled.

I don’t know how long I can swim the shoreless seas.
When I’m too far gone, I know where to return to.

It’s always there
Because you keep our lives full,
All the gold is in your veins
Though you never show off in any way
Everyone sees you radiate.

Oh, the warmth of my blood
In the glow of your love and care.
Oh, the breath of my lungs
Is a gift I cannot repay.

credits

released May 8, 2015
Written by Geert van der Velde, Thijs Kuijken
Lyrics by Geert van der Velde, Thijs Kuijken

Performed by:
Geert van der Velde - steel string guitar, vocals
Thijs Kuijken - nylon acoustic guitar, vocals
Mischa Porte - drums & percussion
Matthijs Herder - bass guitar
Esther Postma - backing vocals

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Matthijs Herder
Produced by Geert van der Velde, Thijs Kuijken
Co-produced by Matthijs Herder

Photo by Melanie Marsman

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Black Oak Netherlands

Black Oak is a band from the Netherlands formed by Geert van der Velde (The Black Atlantic) and Thijs Kuijken (I am Oak).

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