Fortune Teller [single]

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Second single of a balladeer that includes the Don Henley cover 'The Boys Of Summer'.

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released September 15, 2006

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a balladeer Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dutch singer/songwriter best known for the hit 'Swim with Sam'. In 2009 a balladeer's sophomore album 'Where Are You, Bambi Woods?' was nominated for a Dutch Grammy. In the past a balladeer has been the support of Keane, Live, Saybia, Jay Brannan, Beth Hart, Gabriel Rios, The Feeling and Tom McRae. ... more

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Track Name: Fortune Teller [radio mix]
FORTUNE TELLER

look at you now
in such a rush but one big step behind
you need a clue now
all blinded by the gypsy of your mind

if you give me your hand
I’ll do what I can to get you calm
by making up the meaning of
the lines in your palm

look at you now
uptight and in denial for a while
you look like shit now
it’s the tears of things
and halb so schlimm

come on – show me that smile

and give me your hand
I’ll do what I can to get you calm
by making up the meaning of
the lines in your palm
Track Name: The Boys Of Summer [Don Henley cover, live]
THE BOYS OF SUMMER

nobody on the road
nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
the summer’s out of reach

empty lake, empty streets
the sun goes down alone
I'm driving by your house
though I know that you’re not home

but I can see you
your brown skin shining in the sun
your got your hair combed back
and your sunglasses on, baby

I can tell you
my love for you will still be strong
after the boy of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
remember how you made me crazy
remember how I made you scream

now I don’t understand what happened to our love
but babe I’m gonna get you back
I’m gonna show you what I’m made of

but I can see you
your brown skin shining in the sun
I see you walking real slow
and you’re smiling at everyone

I can tell you
my love for you will still be strong
after the boys of summer have gone

out on the road today
I saw a dead head sticker on a Cadillac
a little voice inside my head said: don't look back
you can never look back

I thought I knew what love was
what did I know
those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but

but I can see you
you got that top rolled down
and that radio on

I can tell you
my love for you will still be strong
after the boys of summer have gone

I can see you
your brown skin shining in the sun
you got your hair slicked back
and those Wayfarers on, baby

and I can tell you
my love for you will still be strong
after the boys of summer have gone

[written by Mike Campbell/Don Henley]
Track Name: Sirens [live & semi-acoustic]
SIRENS

damn, this is bad - this is so bad
I get out of the crash thinking no one survived
big eyes from the backseat
to my surprise I see all three alive

you're losing blood in the grass there
on the side of the road in your striped summer dress
the boy runs off to see you
I pick him up but he must've seen some of your legs

I swear dear, you'll be alright
now don't you go out on me here
I swear I hear sirens come close
that means help is near

the autobahn is reflecting
rotting fruit in at least 30 something degrees
nothing but chaos
all these questions, ignorance

FUCK THE POLICE!

I swear dear, you'll be alright
now don't you go out on me here
I swear I hear sirens come close
that means help is near

now you listen to me
I will bring you back home
will you listen to me
I will bring you back home

home

back from the car-dump
I sit down with the boy on the edge of the bed
in a hotel room near Munich
remembering what I said
Track Name: Swim With Sam [live & semi-acoustic]
SWIM WITH SAM

Sam here says he lost his call
on the day Cousteau had died
the ocean was a tub of sharks
with Jacques-Yves as a guide

Sam here says the water’s safe
that man should not have left the seas
called the Human Bathyscaphe
he’s King of Expertise

so if someone wants to know
and asks you where I am
you say you saw me go
for a swim with Sam

Sam here says they call him ‘nice’
and that it makes him really sick
that his ‘nice’ is like ‘polite’
and silence does the trick

Sam here says he’d like to go
somewhere far away from here
to a sea that no one knows
to completely disappear

so if someone wants to know
and asks you where I am
you say you saw me go
for a swim with Sam

don’t try to talk me out of this
not while I’m here in Carla’s seat
‘the sea has many drops of water
but the salt won’t let you taste the sweet’

go, go!