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Life is full of ups & downs. Life is full of waves.


The wind in my hair
Salty drops of sea fall unto my lips
The fresh air, it tickles my nose as I breath in

I am at ease
The breeze, it sees right through me
A beautiful horizon
I understand, I am enlightened

The waves go up and down, up and down again
The waves give and take, give and take, bring and steal again
To start like a baby at high tide
and end up a granny at low tide
This is the force of nature restoring it’s balance

The waves they sway
They take me to another place
And out there in the open there’s got to be something for me
Just for me, my destiny, a mystery


The storm approaches from behind
And with a powerful BOOM all is stripped away
You’re suffocating and drowning in a slow manner
And you make your way down
to where the beasts of the sea are found
As the air departs from your lips
As the bubbles make their way to heaven
'Cause you want to scream, but nothing comes out
You want to scream, but nothing comes out
Nothing comes out

So slip off your slippers
Toes in warm sand
Fish are splashing
Waves are smashing
Seagulls are squawking
A breezy retreat
Don’t you feel the heat, heat,
heat, heat, heat, heat

Don’t you love the weather
we could grow old together
Don’t you love the weather
we could stay here forever, forever!

Waves pulling me under
Waves taking me over!


from Citizen of the World, track released January 11, 2015
Music & lyrics by Joanne Smolders



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