Defender

by VanDryver

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A beautiful collision between a singer-songwriter and a wind ensemble.

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released February 2, 2015

VanDryver - vocals
Syrène saxophone quartet - saxophones
Pim van de Werken - synths & programming
Nicky Hustinx - drums

written by Lotte Pen, Arjen van Wijk & Pim van de Werken
recorded by Pim van de Werken & Martijn Groeneveld

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Track Name: Defender
you don't need me to defend you
you are an army of your own
how could I ever represent you
there is so much I don't know

you don't want me to pull the trigger
your love is a consuming fire
you give and you take and you won't let go
I bend and I break, you won't leave me alone

you don't need me to understand you
you don't want another martyr
how could I stay indifferent to you
it's not cool to be desperate

I come with nothing but my bare hands
I've got nothing to say in my defense
I am all sound, you are the thunder
I am right now, you are the future

when I go down, will you go down with me?
I can't win this without hurting somebody
when I go down, will you go down with me?
I can't win this without hurting somebody
Track Name: Jonathan
Jonathan, my only son!
You are your mama’s boy.
You’ve got her eyes.
You’ve got her spine.
You’re such a joyful noise.

Jonathan, blood of my blood.
What’s a boy to do?
When you fell and cut your head.
The kitchen floor turned red.

How I wish that I could bleed for you instead.
How I wish that I could bleed for you instead.

Jonathan, boys will be boys.
We need a lot of grace.
You can’t count on many things.
But you can count on me to fail.

Promise me that you will learn from my mistakes.
Promise me that you will learn from my mistakes.

I swear that I will try my best to keep you safe from harm.
I swear that I will try my best to keep you safe from harm.
I swear that I will try my best to keep you safe from harm.
I swear that I will try my best to keep you safe from harm.