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Music: Surrender To BLØF

Today I would like to bring music to your doorstep and beyond. Might we come in?

Please meet one of the few Dutch bands I love. The name of the band is BLØF. Weird looking name huh? The band members wanted a very short name and their random choice was ‘Bluf’ meaning ‘Boast’. They replaced the ‘u’ with the Danish ‘ø’, just for fun.

This year you will probably see and hear more of them, since I am planning on introducing a favorite piece of music every Tuesday. And I have all of BLØF’s albums. *grins*

The song I chose for today is called Overgave – in English Surrender – from their album April. The melody is haunting, lingering, slow and dreamlike, while the lyrics are tender and beautiful. If my information is correct, the singer Paskal Jakobsen proposed to his wife by singing this song…

You can click on this link to listen to:

BLØF – Overgave

Lyrics:

Je hebt gewonnenYou have won
Je hebt me voor jeI’m yours
WeerloosDefenseless
Na al die jaren — After all these years

Ik was begonnenI started
Op te houdenTo stop
Met het kijkenWatching
Met het staren Staring
Naar je benenAt your legs
Naar je handenAt your hands
Naar de lijn van jouw gezicht — At the contours of your face
Ik kan heel je lichaam zien — I can see your whole body
Met mijn ogen dicht — With my eyes closed

En meer dan ooitAnd more than ever
Ben ik klaar voor overgaveI’m ready to surrender
Aan jou — To you
Aan je wil en aan je wetTo your will and to your law
Neem me mee naar bed — Take me to your bed
En laten we zacht zijn — And let’s be tender
Voor elkaar — You and I

Ik ben verlorenI’m lost
Verzet gebrokenResistance broken
WeerloosDefenseless
Na al die jaren — After all these years

Opnieuw geborenBorn anew
Opgehouden met het denkenI ceased thinking
En verklaren — Explaining
Van je woorden — Your words
Van je blikken — Your glances
Van de zin van mijn bestaanThe meaning of my existence
Ik wil heel je lichaam zien — I need to see your body
Met de lichten aan — With the lights on

En meer dan ooit — And more than ever
Ben ik klaar voor overgaveI’m ready to surrender
Aan jouTo you
Aan je wil en aan je wetTo your will and to your law
Neem me mee naar bed — Take me to your bed
En laten we zacht zijn — And let’s be tender
Voor elkaar — You and I

Thank you for listening and perhaps learning a tiny bit of Dutch.

Author:

Caretaker of males, both human and feline. No lady, but all woman. Avid reader and photographer. Determined to find writing time during busy days. And nights if needed. Because I need you to meet the wonderful people who are living in my mind.

10 thoughts on “Music: Surrender To BLØF

  1. not strange – I can hear the rhythm of the words, and imagine the emotion. now strange is a love song sung in German! not to get on their language, just to say it’s not a romantic sound to begin with. When I took a college german, we listened to quite an array of music and none had the passion and rhythm to feel that sweet emotion called love! just saying…

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    1. LOL yes, the German language can sound pretty harsh, but the northern accents of Holland can be the same in my ears. I’m a southern girl and our accent and dialect is a sing-song-soft one. 😉

      Let’s not listen to German love songs then!

      And I like your interest in foreign languages! 😀

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  2. Hey Marion.

    I can only agree with you about this band and their songs. Love them!

    One song i chose to play at the funeral of my beloved grandmother ( last year).
    Dichterbij dan ooit! is the title.
    They play it very often on Veronica so my grandmother is very near to me when i hear that song (but she actually is ‘with me’ always; Her love is around me).

    I think the people were very suprised that day @ the ‘crematorium’.
    Because it is a bit of “rock”song and my dearest ‘oma’ died at 89 years.
    But my guess is that she was laughing that i picked that one. She was a modern woman. 🙂

    Well, bye for now.
    xxx

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  3. lovely ~ you’ve given us the gift of this wonderful group! I’m learning, and better yet I hear the pronunciation in context, which is priceless ~ thankyouverymuch Marion! 🙂

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  4. De stem van de zanger doet me denken aan Frank Boeyen … en ook de muziek gaat volgens mij een beetje die richting op.
    Maar echt oordelen kan ik natuurlijk niet, ik heb tenslotte maar een deel van één liedje gehoord.
    Ik kende de groep ook nog niet …
    Nu wél 😉

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    1. Hmm de muziek van Frank Boeijen is eenzijdiger vind ik. Ik ben een keer naar een concert van hem geweest en werd daar niet echt blij van, zeg maar 😉
      BLØF daarentegen is heel sterk, ook in live optredens. Ik heb ze nu twee keer gezien – een keer met de Umoja tour: in een woord GEWELDIG! – en in 013 in Tilburg. Swingen, zingen, dansen, luisteren, heerlijk. Contact met het publiek is ook erg leuk.
      Je moet echt meer luisteren hoor Michael… maar je ziet het hier wel langs komen t.z.t. 😀

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