Discord in Amsterdam

from FAWM 2021 by The Fishermen & the Priestess

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@elesimo: this song is a random collaboration (fawm.org/forums/topic/11071/) between me and @coolparadiso. It took us a while to get the collaboration started because we were both waiting on each other — totally my fault! But because of that I had a nice arrangement that I had made using @zecoop's drums, and a chord progression for the #made-up-genre challenge (fawm.org/forums/topic/11055/), with a basic C G Am F progression followed by more and more random chords. And because of the wait John had these amazing lyrics about one of my favorite cities that matched the song perfectly. 😀

@coolparadiso: yes this was the serendipitous track! If we had done it when we both should it couldn't have been like this! And we like it! Bonus we even have @zecoop on the drums! It was a real collab, went back and forward a couple of times adding little bits! Was really fun and easy to work with @elisimo

lyrics

She always loved old Amsterdam
With its grim and grubby streets
Especially the cafe on the corner
With its tatty old brown seats

It was a place where she could feel sad
Didn’t have to answer to anyone
Her mind could go anywhere
She could just let it run

Old Amsterdam in the springtime
Flowers everywhere
You can catch a glimpse
But only if you if you dare

Old Amsterdam in the springtime
Flowers everywhere
You can catch a glimpse
But only if you if you dare

Not everyday was close to perfect
Sometimes drizzle fell like chattering mice
But for all the good things
There always is a price

But it always cleared her mind
Just watching the world go by
She cant solve all the world problems
Even though she might try

Old Amsterdam in the springtime
Flowers everywhere
You can catch a glimpse
But only if you if you dare

Old Amsterdam in the spring time
Flowers everywhere
You can catch a glimpse
But only if you if you dare

But she's coming back tomorrow!

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from FAWM 2021, track released February 17, 2021
John Nicho: lyrics, vocals

Photo by Ehud Neuhaus on Unsplash

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The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The fishermen and the priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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