All songs written by Kathleen Vandenhoudt & Pascale Michiels

except for Mulberry Mine lyrics by Marion Oprel,

So Quiet is inspired by Paul Cox's poem 'Zo Stil',

Out of the Rain is written by Tony Joe White and published by Tony Joe White (BMI)



Crack in the Wall


There’s a crack in this wall I’v been building

Day by day for all these years

I trained myself in constantly thinking

It was not meant the final frontier


So it’s pouring thoughts, this heart is sinking

The flood of your fire and my fear


Walls and castles I’v been building

Empty ruins filled with tears


Oh but can it be my window

to close the gap between my doubt

and what’s left of a bad decision

Want to get up on my feet

and mend this broken heart

Get up on my feet and mend this broken heart


There’s a crack in this wall I’v been building

Day by day for all these years

To mend my broken heart

To mend my broken heart



Happy Incomplete


I’ve lost a lot of pieces somewhere down the road

how many I don’t recall

Some were a burden, some were made out of gold

I’v lost some pieces down the road


And all those memories from a broken past

time slowly wipes them out

Highs and lows and all the good and the bad

I’ve lost these memories down the road


but now I’m lying here

close to you in this dark and silent room

Listen to how you breath, how you gently sleep

and suddenly I realize now it tastes so sweet

being happy incomplete


It took me quite a while just to reach you

and it was not too early , not too soon


I’ve lost a lot of pieces somewhere down the road

how many I don’t recall



Sad-Eyed Woman


Sad-eyed woman

nobody ever saw your tears

Sad-eyed woman

nobody ever saw your tears


One time too many

life knocked upon your door

It froze your heart, wiped your smile

as if it settled an old score

Sad-eyed woman


Sad-eyed woman

nobody ever heard you moan

Sad-eyed woman

nobody ever heard you moan


You bare this load in silence

never complain

The moon‘s your guide, bright and white

sure nothing is in vain

Sad-eyed woman


Sad-eyed woman

nobody ever rocked your soul

Sad-eyed woman

nobody ever rocked your soul


Sad-eyed woman

nobody ever saw your tears

Sad-eyed woman

nobody ever saw your tears


Sad-eyed woman

come over here

come over here

let us rock your soul



Broken Man


She broke his heart

by kissing that guy

It tore him apart

A broken man so blind


He cries all night

for better or for worse

She could not keep the promise

now he’s blessed with a curse


All the stars are falling

A broken man brought down

If you meet him give him shelter

and a heart to lean upon


He grieves all night

afraid of what will come

With their new born child

she’s leaving home


Bridges are burning

there’s no turning back

Craving and yearning

his hope is colored black



The Brighter Side


It’s too dark in here

Too much shadow

too many thoughts

too black

Throw that window open, dear

count your blessings

look at what you already have


Get up, and look around

so much beauty

so many friends to be found

don’t be a loner in the dark.

No more sad songs

Life is already tough enough


Open up your mind

whenever you lose your ground

Open up your mind


Now the time is right

done with sorrow

done with this pain

hold tight

it’s gonna be a rugged road

Look for the light

move to the brighter side of life


Look for the light

move to the brighter side of life

Look for the light

move to the brighter side of life



Sing Bluebird Sing


Bluebird sing a song

sing a song for me

I’m weary now she’s gone

Bluebird sing a song,

sing a song, sing a song

sing a song, sing a song


Bluebird sing a song

sing a song for me

the days are tough, nights are long

Bluebird sing a song

sing a song, sing a song

sing a song, sing a song


Bluebird sing a song

sing a song for me,

and tell me what went wrong, bluebird sing a song

Bluebird sing a song

sing a song, sing a song

sing a song, sing a song


Bluebird sing a song

sing a song for me

There’s no place where I belong

Bluebird sing a song

sing a song, sing a song

sing a song, sing a song


Bluebird sing a song

sing a song for me

I’m weary now she’s gone

Bluebird sing a song,

sing a song, sing a song

sing a song, sing a song

Bluebird sing a song



Just a Smile


It took some thoughts to figure out

how the hell we landed here

The good years have gone, where did it go wrong

At least throw a smile at me dear


You say distance is the only way to know

How the truth lost from the lie

Although the silence’s cold, nothing’s left unfold

I still settle for your smile


So if there’s still some time to spend with me

Please be gentle for a while

I don’t need a lovers hand, I know where I stand

All I need is your smile


I ran through the woods, I ran through my mind

I crossed the desert as a solitary kind

Oh I know my odds are few

All I need, all I need is just a smile from you


It took some thoughts to figure out

what I need to survive

I know my boots are worn, I don’t even have a home

I still settle for a smile



Mulberry Mine


There is an open invitation

Along a path I walk alone

With a little imagination

I have learned to call it home


At first I just saw vegetation

Trunks all crooked and arms spread so wide

Dating back many generations

Living pillars, day and night


Then one morning I heard your whisper

It was as if you called my name

There was no way I could resist you

And I sensed you felt the same


Mulberry mine, oh mulberry mine

You’ve been there so long, I sing you this song

Mulberry mine, oh mulberry mine,

So strong and sweet, let’s just intertwine


You show me not one face but many

I judge not, you tell me aloud

You carry a host of antennae

And feel what it’s all about


You smile, you cry, you blossom and fade

You cast your spell and I explore

The myriad riddles you’ve displayed

I’ll be back for even more


When I‘d run, you stay in one spot

When I don’t know, you say it’s fine

When my mind stops you bring a new thought

You are my haven and shrine



So Quiet


It’s so quiet here

I can hear dust and ashes fall

in my head and on the lawn


It’s so quiet here

just the yawning of the fields

so gentle, so remote, so serene .

This silence

hunched up and resting

makes me feel so small

Surrounded by forgiveness

no time, no haste and no recall


It’s so quiet here

only voices in the sky

braiding red tinted colors so bright


It’s so quiet here

Infinity’s blowing through my rags

and for a moment … I hold my breath



Warriors of the Rainbow


The indian man looks across the land

were he once tracked his quarry

From the tear stained rock he sits upon

he sees a pale grey silted valley


No mustang horses or buffaloes

No salmon hunting bear

In the hour of the long shadow

he carves his deepest prayer

Bring on, bring on the spirit of the butterfly

Take the blood moon as your guide

Bring on, bring on the spirit of the butterfly

Take the blood moon as your guide

Warriors of the rainbow, stand & rise

before our rivers run dry


Birds are falling from the sky

waters are polluted

Forests ravaged and destroyed

this whole world has been looted



Out of the Rain


I've been so long where the sun don't shine

Standing at the cross-roads, could have went either way

But now I've found you and the storm is behind


Out of the rain, out of the rain


Over the wall, I'm out in the open

Back on the right tracks, I'm feeling no pain

You took a sparrow and let it fly with the eagles

I can see a long ways I feel love again


Out of the rain, out of the rain


It took your sweet love to pull me out of the canyon

I believe I can make it now, I feel like I belong


Out of the rain, out of the rain

you pulled me out of the rain