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First solo album of a balladeer's frontman Marinus de Goederen. 'Sorry, kid.' is a very honest, sober and somewhat dark album and contains 10 songs. This limited vinyl edition (250 copies only!*) contains a cd as well.

The artwork was done by emjan, an artist from The Hague.

* When the vinyl turns out to be a big success, another 250 lp's will be pressed. But no more than that.

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released February 19, 2010

written by Marinus de Goederen

mixed by René de Vries and Martijn Groeneveld
mastered by Martijn Groeneveld

string and clarinet arrangements by Tim Coenen

recorded by René de Vries at Dufry Music, Bart Wagemakers at Studio Zeezicht, Holger Swedt at Shamrock, Bart Erkelens at Edisound and by Martijn van Agt, Bas Kennis, Martin Wenk, Tim Coenen and Marinus de Goederen at their homes

feedback by Buffi Duberman, Niels Aalberts and Charlie Dée

artwork by emjan
layout and typography by Carsten Lund Thomsen at ElevenCars

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mr. a balladeer Amsterdam

Marinus de Goederen AKA mr. a balladeer started writing songs at age 13 and is influenced by singer/songwriters like Damien Rice, Tom McRae, Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell. After having recorded two albums with his band, he decided to make a solo record. ‘Sorry, kid.’ was released in 2010. Although a balladeer was still under contract with EMI Music, the record is an independent release. ... more

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Track Name: Mars
MARS

so it’s not in the stars
or in the shape of the moon
but we are both from Mars
and before you know it

it’s June

the sky might not be clear
all I know is that you’re here

and you could just fear the dark
or you could just spend the night
I’m no beauty
but I hope I’m alright

please, don’t have to leave
but explain how love can harm
I swear to you I too can make you cum
and cry in my arms

I might not sound too clear
but I do know that you’re here

you could just fear the dark
or you could just spend the night
I’m no beauty
but I hope I’m alright

and I could just kill the spark
or I could just dim the lights
I’m no beauty
but I hope I’m alright

cause I don’t feel alright
Track Name: Why Hitler Loved His Dog
WHY HITLER LOVED HIS DOG

I never had a soulmate

that’s why I don’t fit in
that’s why I like the city
that’s why I loved Berlin

that’s why I like the highway
that’s why I hit the tar
that’s why I like the silence
that’s why I’m in the dark

that’s why I like the movies
that’s why I like my music loud enough
that’s why I blow up stories
that’s why I idolize my long gone love

that’s why I sometimes stutter
that’s why I bottle up
that’s why I started drinking
that’s why I’m scared of drugs

that’s why Hesse made up Goldmund
that’s why Henderson got fucked
that’s why Hanley cuffed those street boys
that’s why Hitler loved his dog

that’s why I want a woman
that’s why I favor men
that’s why I got called ‘faggot’
that’s why I need a friend
Track Name: A Little Rain Has Never Hurt No One
A LITTLE RAIN HAS NEVER HURT NO ONE

all the clouds have silver linings
and don’t block the sun too long
there’s a saying that
a little rain never hurt no one

when I’m back from stormy weather
and the damage has been done
I tell myself
a little rain never hurt no one

no one

save your drama for your mama
mine says: “learn to rise above”
men who fear get hit as well
but I’m too scared of love

what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
father says: “the best defense is a good offence”
so pacifists like me don’t stand a chance

no chance

all the clouds have silver linings
and don’t block the sun too long
there’s a saying that
a little rain never hurt no one

I know how to count my blessings
that the better things in life are free
but I can’t help but think
a little rain has never hurt no one but me
Track Name: When A Law's Been Broken
WHEN A LAW'S BEEN BROKEN

there’s no ‘is’, only ‘was’, when a heart’s been broken there’s no faith, just a cross, when a heart’s been broken

there are sins there are drugs, when a heart’s been broken
there are cloaks
there are rugs, when a law’s been broken
there are floods, no more straws, when a heart’s been broken
there are flaws, many flaws, when a heart’s been broken

oh, man

there is scorn
there is grudge, when a heart’s been broken

I don’t laugh just as much since my heart got broken
Track Name: What The World Needs Now Is A Killer Storm
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS A KILLER STORM

let the sun go down unnoticed
let the clouds prepare to pour
let a pebble hail take over
let the water flow ashore

killer storm

make the wind go shake the houses
where it’s cozy, nice and warm
hurt the elder’s ears with thunder
scare the orphans in the dorms

killer storm

strike the cattle in the meadows
make the frogs come down in swarms
keep the lifeboats from the harbors
and the sailors far offshore

killer storm

for the fall-out
for the brawlers
for the bribes
for the wars that won’t be won
for the Bible or the big bang
for really every gun that’s gone off
for the Fathers under cover
for their struggle while ‘loving’ others’ sons
for the con men
for the weak hand
for all of the above

what the world needs now ain’t love

make the only few survivors
gaze at rainbows galore
when they’re crying out to Jesus
hand the land back to their Lord

killer storm
Track Name: Noah
NOAH

the rain pours down in sheets
and the sky is gray
the sun just won’t come out
and it’s been like this for days

what if Noah had been here
and said he spoke to God
what if Noah had been here
to warn about the flood

now I’m a disbeliever
but he just might be right
it has rained and poured before
forty days and forty nights

what if Noah had been here
and said he spoke to God
what if Noah had been here
to warn about the flood

Noah did like God commanded
and built a gopher wooden ark
God said He’d wipe away the earth
as He had made it

but no one cared to hark

one pair of each creature
invited high and dry
both male and female
so that they could multiply

well, if Noah had been
here I’d kick him in the shin
cause if Noah had been here
he just would not let me in
Track Name: One Sunday
ONE SUNDAY

and you wake me on a Sunday
and you sit me up in bed
and you talk in only whispers
and you praise the day ahead
and you throw me your old sweater
and you get me in my pants
and you help me tie a shoelace when you tell me of your plan

and you put me on the subway
and you hold my head up high
and you nod at sad eyed widows
and you watch the clouds roll by
and you walk me to the harbor
and you take me by the hand
and you lead me through the market past the bonbon stand

and you point out starving seagulls
and you imitate their sound
and you trick me to the river where there’s no one else around
and you pull me in the water and you kiss me on cocaine
and you push and keep me under and change the kind of pain

and you take me from the harbor in your arms and in your hands
and you lead me through the market
and you pass the bonbon stand
and you put me on the subway
and you hold my head up high
and you smile at dressy Christians while their kids play in the aisle
and you tip the morning desk clerk
and you lay me back in bed
and you say I’m more than welcome
and you leave me there more alive than dead
Track Name: How I Hurt My Heels
HOW I HURT MY HEELS

mother was not that alert
and I did not try to pull at her skirt
that day when on the swing set

I hurt my heels

father says I had indeed
this thing for height, this thing for speed
that does not quite explain how

I hurt my heels
Track Name: FREE MP3: More Or Less The Sort Of Shit Ex-Lovers Get Restraining Orders For
MORE OR LESS THE SORT OF SHIT EX-LOVERS GET RESTRAINING ORDERS FOR

hi - hi, it’s me again
second time today
but this time with a plan

don’t - don’t be mad at me
I was hoping we could talk
and maybe flee

now the playground’s closed
we can go someplace somewhere else
I could show you the smell and the sound
of fresh cut grass

so go get dressed

I - I respect your choice
yes, I read you
there’s no need to raise your voice

go - go back inside
we don’t want to wake the neighbors
or my Hyde

I’m so tired of being a saint all by myself
I guess you don’t really know me all that well

but

I need help
I need help

to hell with these patterns and all those damn parallels
how come no one wants to know me all that well?

please, do tell

if – if I slit my wrists
I would bleed to death
to show you I exist

don’t - don’t call the cops
just tell me you don’t love me
and I’m off

well, I’ll be off

but I’ll be back
Track Name: Eleven
ELEVEN

I miss the little boy I was
with shiny hair and starry eyes
and an oh so much stronger heart
and my mother’s love

the backyard wasn’t big enough
the world all full of surprises
that I wanted to be part of

so I put on his smile
just once again
dress up to the nines
without a chance
I close my eyes
and count to ten

and eleven

candle wishes don’t come true
the fallen stars I called upon
might have been somebody else’s
but now what’s the harm in me still trying

oh, it takes a fool to fill my shoes
I’m number one in cut and run
the milk is spilled
it’s no use crying

so I put on his smile
just once again
dressed up to the nines
without a chance
I close my eyes
and count to ten

then eleven