Four

by The Dutch

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The fourth album by Amsterdam based pop group The Dutch after a long break contains 14 brand new songs. A motley crue of rich melodies and colourful sounds, with lyrics that cover both personal, narrative and social themes.

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released November 15, 2016

Produced by Wout de Kruif together with The Dutch, mastered by Darius van Helfteren.

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The Dutch is an Amsterdam based pop group. Founded in the eighties, the band released four albums and a couple of hit singles.

In 2015, the band started writing and recording new songs.

"Four" is the fourth album by The Dutch. It is produced by Wout de Kruif together with The Dutch, and mastered by Darius van Helfteren.

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Track Name: Money
Paper money, bitcoin money
Plastic money, pocket money
All that money needs to come my way

Tier-1 money, ransom money
Bribery money, burglar money
Stacks of money need to come my way

Cash flow money, savings money
Easy money, whitewashed money
Truckloads of money need to come my way

Gimme your funds
Gimme your bonds
Gimme your shiny wallet, your solid
Your rock-hard pretty solvent
Creditworthy and sturdy
And undeniably dirty and waiting
Cause your savings are just sleeping
And keeping you poor so what’s that for
Man are you asleep?
It’s never too late to bite the bait
And trust me and my fees and rates
And multiply your treasures
Start measures to get agile and healthy
Become incredibly wealthy
Cause greed is good, yeah?
Now just repeat that every day
Track Name: Brighton and Hove
Goodbye now, we´re leaving

We must be on our way again

We´ll wander around North Laine

I´ll buy you a pale ale there and then
Musicians are trying

New stuff at GAK each day

They sing in the gardens

And aim for the Brighton Dome to play

Anything goes in Brighton and Hove

Nothing feels more alive

Brighton & Hove, that´s where I´ll go

I´m gonna jump in and take a dive

We´ll swim to the West Pier

And watch the steel come falling down

A taste @ Marrocco´s

Then off to Gardner Street downtown

Anything goes in Brighton and Hove

Nothing feels more alive

Brighton & Hove, that´s where I´ll go

I´m gonna jump in and take a dive

(vocoder sings:
Brighton and Hove / That’s where I’ll go /
In Kemptown / In Bond Street
On Church Road / The heartbeat)
Track Name: Isle Of U
Close the gate, and lower the blinds right now
Lock the doors, be still tonight
Please be quiet and switch off your telephones
Let the horns blow Isle of U

Isle of U
The horns playing for you
The sirens singing for you

Please sit down and cast away your fears
Let the words become the hymn
I will be the herald of your sweet love
Let the horns blow Isle of U

Isle of U
The horns playing for you
The sirens singing for you
A high trumpet for you
Track Name: Mr Taxi Driver
Taxi driver
Please follow that
Just follow that car
If it’s the last thing you do

It’s my last chance to
Sweet tenderness
And happiness please
Don’t lose sight of that car

Out of the blue
I am here without you
So Mr taxi driver
Step on the gas
Get me out of this mess
So Mr taxi driver
Please set me free

Finders keepers
So timidly
I’m down on my knees
Step on the gas, won’t you please
Losers weepers
That’s just like me
Surprisingly when
I’m in the backseat again
Track Name: You Can't Be Wrong
Isn’t it plain to see
Isn’t it obviously
Just give us your private key
We’re saying hello, dear friend
We’re taking you by the hand
Aren’t we heaven sent

You can’t be wrong
As long as your switch is on
You can’t be wrong
As long as you go along

Nothing is more obscene
Then being a human being
Who doesn’t come clean, I mean
What is it all about
What is your life without
A place in the gracious crowd

You can’t be wrong
As long as your switch is on
You can’t be wrong
As long as you go along

Did your mother tell you
What you need to know
That we won’t be evil ‘til we grow
A bit too slow
Track Name: Fine Shields We Are
Sea winds shake the downs
Raging through guilty grounds
Those who have seen hell
Survivors, here to tell
They knock on our doors

They're gazing at our fences
And trenches
They’re stumbling ‘cross our minefields
Fine shields we are

Borderline patrols
Heading the exit polls
High walls stretched out
What’s that all about
People come on

They're gazing at our fences
And trenches
They’re stumbling ‘cross our minefields
Fine shields we are

It’s cold outside
So come in and hide

Behind our gloomy fences
And trenches
Our barriers and minefields
Fine shields we are
Track Name: Left Of Centre
If you could read my mind
You would probably stop halfway
If you would know my kind
You would hear what the neighbours say

His hedge is far too tall

It looks as if he is hiding

If you would count my likes

You would probably find a clue
If you would see my strikes

Then you’d pitch me a ball or two

I hear you say that I´m blind

Blind enough to be watching

Everyone else in the world turning right, but I´m


Left of centre, left of centre

Left of centre, left of centre

Would you believe I care about the

Beggars along the way

If they´d insist I´d swear I would

Come back another day
It´s awkward, awkward we are

Worst of all, we´re decaying

Everyone else in the world turning right, but I´m


Left of centre, left of centre
Left of centre, left of centre
Track Name: This Train Is About To Explode
Mrs Wilson, standing by the door
Mr Wilson calls her Eleanor
Please move on, she says
We have to be on time
The train won't wait
So Mr and Mrs Wilson
Leave at four o'clock p.m.
Just in time to avoid the traffic jam
When they reach the tube
A crowd is pouring in
And so it goes when Mr Wilson says

We're carrying a massive load
The moment we type the code
This train is about to explode
Oh yeah, explode

Everyone was taken by surprise
The papers, the experts, began to analyze
How could this be true
They seemed to be so nice
The neighbours said
But twenty-four were dead and
Buried, before the week was done
They searched for motives
And concluded there were none
As time went by the news
About Fred and Eleanor
Just seemed to fade
Till Mr Johnson said

We're carrying a massive load
The moment we type the code
This train is about to explode
Oh yeah, explode
Track Name: Beat The Drum
Here they are, best of breed
Twenty-some and a long way from home
So proud and so they should be
Here they are

Here they are, feeling strong
Moving on, they’ve got so much to do
They’ve got workloads, schedules and more
Here they are

Beat the drum
Beat the drum
Beat the drum
When they come along

No flat tyres, feelings hurt
No missed planes, never laundry to clean
They are supernatural beings
That’s what they are

Beat the drum
Beat the drum
Beat the drum
When they come along

Where they are, we feel good
Around the globe and then when
They touch base
We stand up and humbly give place
Track Name: Basically Your Love
Losing my hair, I don't care
I'm turning grey, but hey, you'll say
It's just a matter of
Keeping your head up high
Forever young and you'll never die
My love

I'm feeling blue, but hey, so do you
There's nothing new, I mean true
It's just a matter of
Choosing the far end side
That's where the lights will be dimmed
At night, my love

I'm looking over my shoulder
Somebody said you look older
But that's not the thing I had told her
I am basically your love

Start wearing shades, like inmates
You ask me why I lift weights
It's all a matter of
Aiming your bow about right
Keeping the mirrors way out of sight
My love

I'm looking over my shoulder
Somebody said you look older
But that's not the thing I had told her
I am basically your love
Track Name: Is This Your House
Is this your house
Is this this your room
Is this the place you call your home

And when you drive
Where do you go
When did you turn your cornerstone

Everyone is out to play
Join the circus, come what may

Is this your shell
Are you the pearl
Now tell me what you’re hiding from

Everyone is out to play
Join the circus, come what may
Track Name: Copy That Line
People come closer
Gather around
Listen to my advice
Fasten your seat belts
Switch off your phones
You cannot believe your eyes
No-one can outsmart the Silicon guys

But I'm scared
My clicks are all tagged
And I'm scared
My thoughts are all checked
So I'm scared
Copy that line
I'm scared
Was it something I said
I'm scared
When I was lying in bed
I'm scared
Copy that line

No use in trying to
Lower your blinds
To keep us Trojans out
Wherever you draw them
We're crossing your lines
Cause that's what this game's about
It's your safety that matters so
Hail data science

But I'm scared
My clicks are all tagged
And I'm scared
My thoughts are all checked
So I'm scared
Copy that line

I'm scared
Was it something I said
I'm scared
When I was lying in bed
I'm scared
Copy that line
Track Name: Bye, Ministry Man
On a mountain high
Lives a mean old guy
He’s selling his mean old stories
To anyone he knows

All believers go
To the valley low
Where he’s descending
To perform his well-known shows

It’s always the same
So many to blame
So few who are chosen
So weak and so tame
When they call out his name
Their thoughts are like frozen

Bye, ministry man
I’m counting from ten, yeah
Your mystery plan
Is that all you can, yeah

In the name of God
Or any other thought
The ministry man is trying to
Get you on his side

Tell you where it’s at
Before you bow your head
The ministry man is always
Playing with your mind

It’s always the same
So many to blame
So few who are chosen
So weak and so tame
When they call out his name
Their thoughts are like frozen

Bye, ministry man
I’m counting from ten, yeah
Your mystery plan
Is that all you can, yeah
Track Name: Father
When I was a Latin teacher’s son
Only seven winters young
We were walking through the dunes one day
We were talking man to man
And I told him I’ld become a politician

Well my father was a thoughtful man
He read piles of books before
He would dare to contradict someone
Let alone his perky son
And he told me I had come to a wise decision

Latin teacher, classics preacher
Head in the clouds
I’ll build a statue for my father
Guardian of doubts

Just before the 9/11 planes
Hit the centre of New York
And the world he knew went up in flames
We took his body from the morgue
And I told him I’d become like my father

Latin teacher, classics preacher
Head in the clouds
I’ll build a statue for my father
Guardian of doubts