I Wish My Heart Was a Simple Place

by Baragan

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Baragan is inspired by the street musician’s life, with its coincidental encounters and its drifting existence, the burning desire for the unknown, the longing for distant lands behind the hills, the yearning to be yanked from the known, to surrender to the stream of encounters that make you drift away to new love, new friendship and unreachable horizons.

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released March 30, 2016

Jense Meek (songs, accordion, voice) • Armands Svinsters (trumpets, ukelele, voice) • Anne Vries (violin, voice) • Johannes Hanekamp (double bass)

All songs written on the road, recorded in a mobile studio in Eindhoven & Enschede, produced by Jense Meek • mixed by The Boom Room (Montreal, Canada) • mastered: Calgar C (Montreal, Canada)

Artwork by Zachary Crawford, design by Bennie Meek

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Baragan Amsterdam, Netherlands

The folky pop songs of Baragan take you along on a journey, with music that was born on the roads of many countries. In Baragan's music you can hear the burning desire for the unknown, the longing for distant lands behind the hills, the yearning to surrender to a stream of encounters that make you drift away to new friendship and unreachable horizons.

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Track Name: I Wish My Heart Was a Simple Place
I wish my heart was a simple place
where I could hide in harder days,
Pure as gold, of doubt no trace
I wish my heart was a simple place

Well Henry writes of the simple ways
To take all of life with a warm embrace
No things to fear only things to face 
When Henry writes of the simple ways

Oh you got me singing

When Henry shows how to disobey,
To free your mind and to free your slaves,
To build your home and to watch the waves,
When Henry shows how to disobey

Oh you got me singing
Track Name: Along the Way
Feel the love, feel the fear,
What the hell I'm doing here,
Going on, turning 'round,
Getting lost, being found

Moving in, moving out,
Being still, getting loud,
Getting up, wearing down,
Trying in another town

Along the way, you will find, you'll be fine

Meeting him, missing her,
Life is clear, life's a blur,
Getting in, making out,
Knowing what this world's about

Feeling strong, feeling small,
Get the meaning of it all,
Clearing up, trying on,
In falling nights, breaking dawn

Along the way, you will find, you'll be fine
Track Name: Essaouira
Well I met this girl, it was some time ago, and we were dancing mighty fine
So I wrote her a song, but in those days I just couldn't make it rhyme,
And as you can see I still struggle here, but now I won't put it down,
So let me take the tune, and turn it round, to sing about this town. 

Pretty Essaouira, lying at the sea
Never shy to share a bit of beauty with me

Well I met this man, he was jumping the rocks in a way I wouldn't dare
When the tide went out then he went cutting of shells to sell later in the square,
These ocean waves were pretty damn strong, I was afraid they'd suck him in,
But everytime he was just too quick so the sea just let him win. 

Well I met these girls on a roof terrace, one just turned twenty four,
And they asked me to play on the instrument I had standing on the floor,
Well you better watch out but a little song can hardly do no harm, 
And so I played and they danced and the sunset came to chip in with it's charm

Pretty Essaouira, lying at the sea
Never shy to share a bit of beauty with me

Well I met a boy that I didn't know but he said he was my friend,
Then he showed me his shop full of magic lamps with a special price in the end,
Didn't need no candles nor garden lights but he convinced me that I did,
And now I'll buy another bag 'cause in the one I have I just cannot make things fit

And I met these gosts from the sixties in their castles made of sand,
There were Bobby M and Jimmy H, smoking hand in hand, 
They were rather friendly but pretty damn high and when the moment came,
They stood up together and started singing "life is a musical game"

Pretty Essaouira, lying at the sea
Never shy to share a bit of beauty with me
Track Name: Loving on the Side
All the love you have been wasting
All the lifes you have been tasting
All this loving at the side

All the rounds you have been racing 
All the lights you have been chasing 
Oh it's been loving on the side 

Oh all my loving on the side 

All the nights you have been waking
All the trees you have been shaking,
Oh it's been loving on the side

All these days you have been dreaming 
All these words you have been screaming 
Oh it's been loving on the side 

Oh all my loving on the side

No more shame, no more shame
Now I see we're so the same,
My sins are burning on this flame,
No more shame no more shame
Track Name: No Looking Away
The world is a sacred place, she gives us hope she gives us grace,
Of all beings born in her embrace, now men became the dominant race
        
We don't know our strenghth, no
But we don't fix our flaws, no
Using all we can, leaving all the waste

No, no looking away, going around is going astray

We are the spending men, consuming everything we can, 
We're thinking, therefore exist, it (voorgetrokken) is time that we persist,
Plastic in the seas, no
fire in the trees, no
Carbo in the sky, and yes we do know why

No, no looking away, going around is going astray
Track Name: All Mine
Leaving a life in the distance
All mine, all mine, all mine 
Leading my dreams on these highways,
All mine, all mine, all mine


The road is like water it shines like silver in the sun
The road is like water it's flowing down down down 
Oh-o-oh streaming
Oh-o-oh flowing down/streaming

Letting my heart out a fortress
All mine, all mine, all mine 
Floating away into fortune, 
All mine, all mine, all mine

My dreams are like water they shine like silver in the sun
My dreams are like water, flowing down, down, down

Let it go, let it go 
Will not stay 
Let it go, let it go
All the way

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