When the Morning Comes

by Dear John

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I proudly present to you my debut EP ‘When The Morning Comes’. A colorful record which took me almost a year to complete. In total, more than 25 highly diverging background musicians and vocalists contributed: from different drummers and percussionists to multiple bass-players, to a handful of guitarists and even a cellist. The recordings took place in small and even smaller studios, bedrooms, cozy living rooms and dingy, underground basements. Resulting in sincere and positive songs that are catchy and cheerful.

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CONTACT:
mailme@dearjohnmusic.nl
www.dearjohnmusic.nl
+31 6 112 40 648

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released November 15, 2013

All songs written, arranged and produced by Dirk-Jan Smit as Dear John.
Recorded in Almere, Amsterdam (10x), Bussum, Den Bosch, Hoogkarspel (3x), Lutjebroek, Utrecht (2x), Vijfhuizen and at home by Dirk-Jan Smit.
Mixed and Mastered by Eric Kerns at Sure Vox Productions.

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Dear John Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dear John is the musical alter-ego of Dirk-Jan Smit. A 28 year old singer-songwriter living in the Capital Amsterdam. His catchy pop and thought-through acoustic rock build a repertoire of songs about hope, traveling, light-heartedness, love and vibes of the good life.

These are beautiful stories which, in combination with fine rhythms and feel-good melodies, lead to lovely and personal songs.
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Track Name: Make My Day
You might know that gloomy weather
Will boost your brain, it sounds insane
It‘s why I like to be together
In the pouring rain, I can‘t explain

When I look at you In a way to say
My love is pure As I hide you from the rain
You make my day

well I still love you when the sun shines
Under blue skies, I‘ll tell you why
I will use the same umbrella
Keep you nearby, now don‘t be shy

When I look at you In a way to say
My love is pure As I hide you from the rain
You make my day

With our carefree minds
We flunked another day
But we‘re doing fine
Leave your bad moods behind
Track Name: Feels Like Home
I‘ve got wanderlust so deep inside
I like to travel, make big strides
Go round
alThough it might be shaky ground
And what I like from head to toe
Is just being on the road, With you
It‘s just a dream that I pursue

You don‘t need a pilot‘s license to take an aeroplane
You just need some time, money and the guts to fly away

This feels like home
Far away from my home
but I never feel alone
Cause you are by my side
Now we‘re gone
Now we left our homes
The feeling is so strong
That what we‘re doing is so right
What we‘re doing is so right, so right

We took some trips, we packed our bags
we Left our homes, waving flags, Goodbye
I love this and I don‘t know why
Guess it‘s got to do something with the drive, To see the world in just one life
Too short
I need your help, need your support

Well I know that it‘s your ground I can build my house on
You will always be my company I will never walk alone

This feels like home
Far away from my home
but I never feel alone
Cause you are by my side
Now we‘re gone
Now we left our homes
The feeling is so strong
That what we‘re doing is so right
What we‘re doing is so right, so right

Right when
You unwind
At the very minute that you cross the border of your mind
Travel light
Always
Be kind
Track Name: It's You I Hold
In the night
You are freezing
When the morning comes
You are boiling hot
I can help you
Fall asleep babe
If you guide me in my search of better luck

Are we red?
Are we gold?
Are we dead?
Are we cold?

well i know babe
You‘ve got your principles
I respect them
Be silent for a while
Oh and know babe
That I will always need you to survive

Are we red?
Are we gold?
Are we dead?
Are we cold?

People tried to shape my life
But in time i realized
I can make it on my own
It‘s you I hold
Track Name: Back On Track
How do you do, how are you feeling today?
It‘s so good to see that you‘re back on your track now
I‘ve heard that you‘ve come a long way
Did what was needed to be done and you‘ve managed somehow
You came up to the surface, and you Tried not to drown oh my God
Now you‘ve got your oxygen
I can see you are at peace

Well maybe you‘re not? Come home
When you arrive, there is someone for you
You were being held in a corner
Waiting for your final release

You found a way to cross the bridge
Closing the gap that you‘ve urgently needed to close
Well your mom‘s taking care of you kid
Providing a shelter for you when you need it the most
BUT your time is now, and just Go let your inner self out
When it starts to get warmer
You just need to wait for a breeze

The wind through your hair, come home
And when you‘re there you will see I‘m there too
You were being held in a corner
Waiting for your final release

Cause for now
You‘ve had enough trouble
I‘m proud
You‘ve made me proud
Of you

You were being held in a corner
Waiting for your final release
You were being held in a corner
well I can see you are at peace
Track Name: All In Your Head
Stay strong, stay foolish, never give up
Never let down, Always hold on to
Hope in your heart what caused you to drop?
What flagged you down? There might be no Reason

Please stop ruminating
It‘s only frustrating
Swallow your thoughts
And don‘t throw them back up again

Games played by the mind can be rough and unfair
No ref around, no time for losers
Don‘t be too hard on yourself if you care
I got plenty of reasons for you to go on for
I show ya

Please stop contemplating
It‘s only frustrating
Follow your heart
The beats bring you back up again

Please stop hesitating
If you feel forsaken
Follow the march
For freedom and come back again