Duimpje Omhoog (Thumbs Up)

Song in Dutch by Simon Oak about the strange unnecessary hesitation many people have to give a thumbs-up to people that show their creative work on Facebook. Lyrics Chorus: Wat leuk, wat leuk, een duimpje omhoog! Met een balk in m’n oog, een balk in…

Volle Maan (Full Moon)

Old Hallowe’en Song in Dutch. I wrote this song for my kids back in 2002 and recorded it just now. Hope you like it. Lyrics Om twaalf uur in de nacht bij volle maanWanneer de uilen vliegen en de klokken slaanOm twaalf uur in de…

Jemeniet (Yemeni, protest song in Dutch)

In the summer of 2013 a US drone attack on a house in Yemen reached our national news and a heartbreaking interview showed a poor father telling us how his daughter died in his arms and his son got badly injured. It made me write this protest song against…

Opeens Was Het Voorgoed

Tribute song in Dutch to my dad for his birthday. I still miss him, although he died so many years ago. Quick home recording, June 2014.   Lyrics Ik moest je al vaak missenMaar opeens was het voorgoed‘t is niet bepaald sinds gisterenIk zie je nog zo…

Such Rain In The Summer

This morning I had to go up early for to go out cycling with my friends, but when I looked out the window and I saw the rain, I got an instant depression and went back to bed. Because of my new telephone, I couldn’t…

My Dad’s A Cop – M’n vader is agent

Song in Dutch through the eyes of a Belgian boy who finds out that there are terrorists in his own dear country. Most shocking thing is that it was their plan to kill any police officer on the street and his father is one. Quick home recording. Lyrics: Ik…

Pootjes Wijd

Here’s a song in Dutch about a remarkable accident with a crane that happened recently in IJsselstijn. The crane toppled onto a neighbouring house while lifting a man over the roof to another house. He wanted to surprise his girlfriend by visiting her bedroom at the back of…