the 8th day
expectation
ruling the day
never ending
bending
all that’s right

dedication
as a remedy
healing all the wounds
that are there
to remind us
of how we still
hurt ourselves

intuition
leading the way
never ending
mending
all that’s wrong

absolution
for our gravity
drying all the tears
that are there
to remind us
of how we still
fear ourselves

where, how, when, now
will we see
where, how, when, now
will we be

revolution
never too late
turn around now
shout out
who you are

recognition
or our purity
feeding all the gifts
that are there
to remind us
of how we still
love ourselves

©Marieke Meischke (Pieters)/Michiel Borstlap
NPO radio 6 concert with Metropool Orchestra
vocals Napoleon Murphy Brock & Edsilia Rombley

silent ceremonies rendering the ages
I turn around and see your eyes
shining out the love
engraved with confidence and faith
the promises we made and betrayed

silent ceremonies rendering the ages
I close my eyes and see your face
showing the despair
and worn with memories of loss
the roads that we have crossed
on our way to freedom

engraved with confidence and faith
the promises we made
and betrayed

silent ceremonies rendering the ages
I see a star in every sky
shining out the love
embraced by memories of bliss
the joy that we caressed in a hazy daydream

embraced by memories of bliss
the joy that we caress in a hazy daydream

©Ennio Morricone/Marieke Meischke (Pieters)
Maria Markesini- Kosmos

my soul is in a frightful state
I might just lose it if I wait
but where’s the one to rescue me
who can shine my nose and set me free

I have been left, it was his right
he pulled the strings a bit too tight
I bit my tongue but that will heal
in a way it was a fine ordeal

you go right, no
after you
I can walk alone
high on heals I love the view
out in this twilight zone
one footnote has to make its way
I can’t stand still and will not stay
so look out for a pair that’s new
I have left my righ to step on you

©Marieke Meischke (Pieters)/Ernst Glerum

did we shine
polish and
prepare ourselves
for the years to come
or will we decline
demolish and
scare each other
on the longest run

has everything
been seen
said and sung
about love
lust and labored lives
in vain
have all the things
been drunk
drowned and done
speaking of trouble
truth and trying again

has everything
been tried
tossed and told
about life
lies and things
we can’t explain
have all the things
been grabbed
coined in gold
speaking of muddle
mist and going insane
I’m insane

the answer lies in the question
the question answers the lie
the lie questions the answer

©Marieke Meischke/Wilbrand Meischke/Tim Langedijk

kijk naar mij, alleen naar mij
vind je me niet mooi zo
netjes in de plooi
zo zuiver van dichtbij

een rib uit m’n lijf
plaatselijk verdoofd
een duizendje of vijf
met opgeheven hoofd

m’n ware gezicht
kijk eens wat dat scheelt
het is m’n evenbeeld
ik ben er voor gezwicht

kijk naar mij, alleen naar mij
hang maar aan mijn lippen
laat me niet ontglippen
zo zuiver van dichtbij

ik heb mijn vege lijf gered
en daarmee mijn relatie
door een kleine operatie
ben ik pas compleet

nu kan niets meer misgaan
met mijn wassen neus
het was de juiste keus
m’n leven kan nu doorgaan

hou van mij, alleen van mij
nog een beetje blonder
ben ik niet bijzonder
zo feilloos van dichtbij

neusje kleiner
lippen voller
borsten groter
billen boller
rimpels vlakker
poesje passend
buikje strakker
zo verrassend

© Marieke Meischke/Wilbrand Meischke/Ilonka Ory

hear no highway
see no sun ray
preach no ending
stop defending

war dies in neutral surroundings
noise disappears into a crowd
nature delays our pretending
whispers aren’t spoken out loud

burn no bible
break no cycle
lose your license
teach no nonsense

sounds are engaging our silence !!!!
motion matures into a void
silence is serving our guidance
anything better than Freud

hide no heartache
run no remake
fight no fountain
move no mountain

©Marieke Meischke/Wilbrand Meischke/Tim Langedijk

someday I may
find myself in trouble
when I turn away

somewhere in there
I hide myself in yearning
for the unaware

I scare myself by giving all away

I pride myself for learning everyday

I heal myself by hearing what you say

I find myself in trouble missing you someday

Marieke Meischke (Pieters)/Michel Benita
vocals Mieko Miyazaki – Ethics

where were you when time stood still
waiting

for days to call and for the night to fall
for a flower to unfold
for the summer to grow old and for spring to come

am I mad or a fool to wait for someone
in a dream I recall that I love someone

reinvented time was lost and found
like the songs that were drowned

for tears to dry and for the last goodbye
for a fantasy untold
for a never ending road or for a sign to come

I am here waiting for you as time goes by

where were you when time stood still
waiting

©Marieke Meischke (Pieters)/Michel Benita
Vocals Elise Caron for feature film
Un Soir Au Club

searching the wee small corners of the sky
I can see where you are going, where you like to fly
touching the highest rays of sunshine
I can feel the lifeline that is holding me

flying high, singing low, zooming in
catch my eye if you see where I am

such a joy in feeding all your friends out there
It’s the sweetest gift you share
and I cherish with all my heart
a tender thing, surrendering to natures art

what do I know about the mysteries of life
on my road there are moments when I lose my sight
finding a way to understanding
I can feel the ending of a weary time

©Marieke Meischke (Pieters) /Maria Markesini
Cinema Passionata

let the past disappear into a void
let the sound of my ancient voice be lost in memories
I hear distance in time and sorrow too
and I am wandering through my history

let the days disappear into a storm
let the sight of my ancient face be lost in gravity
I see shadows ahead and sunlight too
and I am missing you

let the past disappear into a void
let the sound of my ancient voice be lost in memories
I hear silence in time and whispers too
and I am finding you

©Marieke Meischke (Pieters)/Michel Benita
vocals Elise Caron for feature film Un Soir Au Club

vandaag de dag, de tijd is daar
we staan hier met z’n allen
het is een slag, ik geef het toe
ze was nog lang niet levensmoe
maar de waarheid,
de waarheid is gevallen

het had geen zin, het ging niet meer
er waren geen bewijzen
de hamer sloeg, het oordeel stond
de aanklacht was niet ongegrond
en er viel niets,
er viel niets meer te eisen

we nemen afscheid van een mythe
in stilte bij haar steen
de waarheid in het midden
en wij……en wij erom heen
haar ware aard was onbekend
ze was immers geen prater
we groeven en we visten diep
op zoek naar wat de Schepper schiep
maar ze kwam niet,
ze kwam niet boven water

we zeggen vaarwel illusie
je was altijd verdacht
we hadden te vaak ruzie
dus rust nu maar zacht

we nemen afscheid van een mythe
in stilte bij haar steen
de waarheid in het midden
en wij……en wij erom heen

met Wilbrand Meischke/Ilonka Ory

hardly done and barely gone
life half lived, love half won
where to turn when the water burns

time and tide wait for no man
row this boat and go that road
I’ve gone astray to no man’s land
but I’ll come back to you

close your private eye while newborn jailbirds fly
but are you fair enough when the mountain winds get rough

thunder rumbles, rain will fall
but you will make it to the music hall

rarely wrong and fairly strong
stay away or come along
where to turn when the water burns

time and tide wait for no man
row this boat and go that road
miles away, in no man’s land
come back to me

©Marieke Meischke/Wilbrand Meischke/Tim Langedijk

partners in time
joined by transfer
safety last
free fellowshipment
made unbridled
date ungroomed
walking down bond street
daily alliance
from inner space

it’s a thread

loosely linked
are bloodless ties
no go-between
or way around
constant cul-de-sac
sacred sinners
talking of later
home at first
priceless stake

it’s a bet

unprotected euphoria
a long shot in the light
destiny derailed
faith once more
passed but not pleased
mushy muses
stalking a future
trustworthy suspects
may we die on the same day

but not yet

©Marieke Meischke

(for Philip Seymour Hoffman)

Mr S is mad
in real time
squinting his eyes
even at night
screams and sighs
fighting his fight
at prime time
I flix the net
Russian roulette
place your bet
on the….

malicious master
pervert priest
religious rogue
barking beast
callous capote
what is your plan?

to be small inside
or big in japan?

Mr S, I see less and less

Mr S is gone
I heard it in the vine
closed his eyes
in bright day light
whispers and why’s
call it a night

at prime time
I flix the net
Russian roulette
place my bet

©Marieke Meischke/Wilbrand Meischke/Tim Langedijk