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Above the Clouds

There are days when it gets dark inside. One of those days I wrote ‘Boven de Wolken‘ (Above the Clouds) This version was recorded on March 1, 2020 during the “Cabaret van de Passie”, an intimate living room concert in our living room with my friends-singers of Coupe Variée. With the fantastic Marc Maes at the piano.

Stien – Above the Clouds

When your head shuts down
You knock on the door but nobody answers
You have no idea how you got there
Everything was going well, you were following your dreams

When the blood clots in your heart
It’s cold inside, nothing wants to move
The fire is gone and you are trapped
in your own armour

And who has the key
Who knows the secret
Who knows how to make wings out of earth
I forgot
Have I ever known

Give me a chance
To get out of this
The time to learn
And make my wings
that will let me fly above the clouds
stronger than ever

You’ve heard it in a thousand stories
But high in the sky you forget the descent
and that you have to land sometime
before your wings burn up

Open my door, make my blood flow
Give me the strength to start dreaming again
My hands reach for every light
to leave the dark behind me

And who has the key
Who knows the secret
Who knows how to make wings out of earth
I forgot
Have I ever known

Give me a chance
To get out of this
The time to learn
And make my wings
that will let me fly above the clouds
stronger than ever

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