Ondine van Rhyn

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Ondine van Rhyn

The world's closed
I open my eyes
See you and me,
People collide
Glued to the TV, media screens
Opinions, sound intensified
Screams and broken dreams
Building up internal walls
Lose the love fall in between

And I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
See sparrows on my garden fence
Smell the rich and earthly scent
I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
Natures' knock, crisp and clear
A grand show at my front door

The world's closed
Now let it go
Look up, around
Beyond four walls

Wake-up call with nature sounds
Phones can wait until they ring
Set the time to realize,
You win the battle from inside

And I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
See sparrows on my garden fence
Smell the rich and earthly scent

When the world feels closed
Hear natures' knock at your front door
Look up, around
Beyond four walls

Beyond Four Walls

Did you hear?
The word is out
Booming, buzzing
The bees hum
A drummers’ solo
Singers’ chant

I said I like you
You said, I know
I said I want you
You said let’s go

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

At times we need glasses
See eye to eye
Making it clear
Freeing my mind
I yell, and I scream
I love you
I love you
I love you so
You nod and sigh
Yes, babe, I know

I said I need you
You said goodbye
I said good morning
You said goodnight

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

I said you are mine
You said I was right
You knew all along
From the beginning of time

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

I Know

When I was young, my mama said
Listen, boy, go out explore
Make it big and see the world

But I was a stubborn kid
I never listened, never left
These fields of corn
These mountain hills where I was born

Where I teased my little sister,
Where I laughed, cried, and fought
Where I played with next-door children
Danced in barns all night long

You can judge me by my cover
And make fun of who I am
I live a life, plain and simple
But I am a happy, happy man

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

So glad I never left
These fields of corn
These mountain hills
Where I was born

Where I teased my little sister
Where I laughed, cried, and fought
Where I chased two stray bitches,
Up and down the haystack floor

You can judge me by my cover
And make fun of who I am
I live a life, plain and simple
But I am a happy, happy man

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls,
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

So listen up, that’s all I say
The world is yours to grab and take,
So travel, stay
Right as you want
The world is yours,
Just like this place, these fields of corn

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls,
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

Don’t Need Much


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The world's closed
I open my eyes
See you and me,
People collide
Glued to the TV, media screens
Opinions, sound intensified
Screams and broken dreams
Building up internal walls
Lose the love fall in between

And I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
See sparrows on my garden fence
Smell the rich and earthly scent
I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
Natures' knock, crisp and clear
A grand show at my front door

The world's closed
Now let it go
Look up, around
Beyond four walls

Wake-up call with nature sounds
Phones can wait until they ring
Set the time to realize,
You win the battle from inside

And I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
See sparrows on my garden fence
Smell the rich and earthly scent

When the world feels closed
Hear natures' knock at your front door
Look up, around
Beyond four walls

Beyond Four Walls

Did you hear?
The word is out
Booming, buzzing
The bees hum
A drummers’ solo
Singers’ chant

I said I like you
You said, I know
I said I want you
You said let’s go

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

At times we need glasses
See eye to eye
Making it clear
Freeing my mind
I yell, and I scream
I love you
I love you
I love you so
You nod and sigh
Yes, babe, I know

I said I need you
You said goodbye
I said good morning
You said goodnight

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

I said you are mine
You said I was right
You knew all along
From the beginning of time

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

I Know

When I was young, my mama said
Listen, boy, go out explore
Make it big and see the world

But I was a stubborn kid
I never listened, never left
These fields of corn
These mountain hills where I was born

Where I teased my little sister,
Where I laughed, cried, and fought
Where I played with next-door children
Danced in barns all night long

You can judge me by my cover
And make fun of who I am
I live a life, plain and simple
But I am a happy, happy man

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

So glad I never left
These fields of corn
These mountain hills
Where I was born

Where I teased my little sister
Where I laughed, cried, and fought
Where I chased two stray bitches,
Up and down the haystack floor

You can judge me by my cover
And make fun of who I am
I live a life, plain and simple
But I am a happy, happy man

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls,
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

So listen up, that’s all I say
The world is yours to grab and take,
So travel, stay
Right as you want
The world is yours,
Just like this place, these fields of corn

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls,
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

Don’t Need Much

See the tree lights up, the presents open
Dirty tables, grandpas moping
I got a stomach full of empty talks
Need to go outside for an evening walk
See closed shops with spacious windows
Stills of hope
Display their promises

We all love good metaphors
Keep the elephant out
Kick at open doors

Hear the bells
Gaia's knocking
Nature's ticking
Two Oh Two Two
Cuckoo's clock
Ignore the time
Who wants to know?
Go out tonight

Search for goals
Serve all men right
Yeah, the sky is dark
You know the old stars
Old stars don't shine
Old stars don't shine
But they never die

We all love good metaphors
Keep the elephant out
Kick at open doors

Hear the bells
Gaia's knocking
Nature's ticking
Two Oh Two Two
Cuckoo's clock
Ignore the time
Who wants to know?
Go out tonight

Christmas's gone,
New year's come
Families grow, Facebook knows
Wanna bet the resolutions' on

Hear the bells
Gaia's knocking
Nature's ticking
Two Oh Two Two
Cuckoo's clock
Ignore the time
Who wants to know?
Go out tonight
Go online
Live your life
And socialize

Two Oh Two Two

Je zegt en ik weet,
Dat je eigenlijk moet gaan
Dat zij op je wacht
Niet ver hier vandaan

De dag is van ons
De nacht is van haar
Ik strijk je das
Kroel zacht door je baard

Toe, blijf nog even
Tot ik bijna slaap
Kriebel m’n rug, m’n hoofd
Tot ik gedachteloos ben
En naar dromenland ga

Je kent me toch,
Ik lach en ik dol
Maar m’n hart is klein
En m’n hoofd veel te vol

Je zucht en ik weet,
Dat je eigenlijk moet gaan
Dat zij op je wacht
Niet ver hier vandaan

De dag is van ons
De nacht is van haar
Ik kus je wang
Kroel zacht door je baard

Toe, blijf je nog even
Tot ik bijna slaap?
Kijk je dan ook
Of het licht uit is
De voordeur dicht
Als de nacht ontwaakt?

Je kent me toch
Ik lach en ik dol
Maar m’n hart is klein
En m’n hoofd veel te vol

Je zucht en ik weet
Dat je eigenlijk moet gaan
Dat zij op je wacht
Niet ver hier vandaan

Toe, blijf nog even
Tot ik bijna slaap
En zeg me iets liefs,
– al hoor ik het niet –
Wanneer je dan gaat

De dag is van ons
De nacht is van haar
Je staat op en fluistert
Het is al zo laat

Nog even

You sit around in an armchair
Dressed in black
- like every day
Waiting for someone who cares

Pre-rolled joints lie for the taking,
Pills and bottles on a tray
For every ache, each fxxxin’ day

You had it all but lost it too
All you have is in this room
You think about a life that was
A dream, now pending in the past

I see the guitar on the wall,
A vintage Gibson in two halves
Printed posters framed in glass
Albums and old magazines,
Pick you up for broken dreams

Come on, friend
Keep holding on,
Life is more than a memory-land

You were ready to rock
And steady to roll
But your head hurt so
They canceled the show
It’s just a migraine, man
The doctors said
Take some pills
Have a good nights-rest.
.
I see the guitar on the wall,
A vintage Gibson in two halves
Printed posters framed in glass
Albums and old magazines,
Pick you up for broken dreams

Come on, friend
Keep holding on,
Life is more than a memory-land

I see you smile, fake strumming
When the moonlight shines
Pull yourself together, man
Get a grip,
You’ve got the strength
Life is more than a memory-land
Still a star
Now get up and play the old guitar

Come on, friend
Keep holding on,
Life is more than a memory-land

Guitar on the Wall

You're my rock 'n solid,
Safe and strong
You build me up if I should crumble
The cornerstone that I call home

You are my Yoko
You are my John
The moon of my sun
We come from afar
Yeah, from the same star
No Mars, no Venus can set us apart.

You and I, we're one of the same
Like two tongues teasing and tasting
Giving and taking
Sharing and making
Sweet lovers embrace

You're my rock 'n solid,
Safe and strong
You build me up if I should crumble
The cornerstone that I call home

We speak one language
We're on the same page
An open book without any secrets
Without any shades

Your eyes are mine
They guide me back
If I'd suffer at night
When all feels black

You're my rock 'n solid,
Safe and strong
You build me up if I should crumble
The cornerstone that I call home

Rock 'n Solid

She warms you up on a winter’s day,
Cools you down
When it’s too hot to hay
She’s a dam of steel
When the flood comes in
She’s your summer rain
When the drought is near

She fills your cup
When you’re all alone
Shines her light
In an empty home
Sing your blues into gold
Expels all clouds
She makes you feel
Make you feel brand new

Because she’s a healer
She deals her hearts
Freewheel cards
Of lust and trust

She’s a healer
She deals her hearts
Yeah, she’s a healer,
A jokers’ fool
The price she pays
For loving you
Yeah, she’s a healer
Queen of hearts
Yeah, she is
Yeah, she is

Your fuel to start anew.
Because she’s a healer
She deals her hearts
Freewheel cards
Of lust and trust
Yeah, a healer,
And the jokers’ fool
Paying the price
For loving you

HEALER

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The world's closed
I open my eyes
See you and me,
People collide
Glued to the TV, media screens
Opinions, sound intensified
Screams and broken dreams
Building up internal walls
Lose the love fall in between

And I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
See sparrows on my garden fence
Smell the rich and earthly scent
I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
Natures' knock, crisp and clear
A grand show at my front door

The world's closed
Now let it go
Look up, around
Beyond four walls

Wake-up call with nature sounds
Phones can wait until they ring
Set the time to realize,
You win the battle from inside

And I wonder, wonder.
Is it just me?
Feel the love surrounding me
See sparrows on my garden fence
Smell the rich and earthly scent

When the world feels closed
Hear natures' knock at your front door
Look up, around
Beyond four walls

Beyond Four Walls

Did you hear?
The word is out
Booming, buzzing
The bees hum
A drummers’ solo
Singers’ chant

I said I like you
You said, I know
I said I want you
You said let’s go

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

At times we need glasses
See eye to eye
Making it clear
Freeing my mind
I yell, and I scream
I love you
I love you
I love you so
You nod and sigh
Yes, babe, I know

I said I need you
You said goodbye
I said good morning
You said goodnight

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

I said you are mine
You said I was right
You knew all along
From the beginning of time

We wonder and talk, but never too long
We created a world
Where words don’t belong
We created a world
A world of our own

I Know

When I was young, my mama said
Listen, boy, go out explore
Make it big and see the world

But I was a stubborn kid
I never listened, never left
These fields of corn
These mountain hills where I was born

Where I teased my little sister,
Where I laughed, cried, and fought
Where I played with next-door children
Danced in barns all night long

You can judge me by my cover
And make fun of who I am
I live a life, plain and simple
But I am a happy, happy man

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

So glad I never left
These fields of corn
These mountain hills
Where I was born

Where I teased my little sister
Where I laughed, cried, and fought
Where I chased two stray bitches,
Up and down the haystack floor

You can judge me by my cover
And make fun of who I am
I live a life, plain and simple
But I am a happy, happy man

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls,
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

So listen up, that’s all I say
The world is yours to grab and take,
So travel, stay
Right as you want
The world is yours,
Just like this place, these fields of corn

I don’t need much
Got kids and girls,
Friends and family
Life is good
I don’t need much
Just two spoons, a mandolin, and such

Don’t Need Much

See the tree lights up, the presents open
Dirty tables, grandpas moping
I got a stomach full of empty talks
Need to go outside for an evening walk
See closed shops with spacious windows
Stills of hope
Display their promises

We all love good metaphors
Keep the elephant out
Kick at open doors

Hear the bells
Gaia's knocking
Nature's ticking
Two Oh Two Two
Cuckoo's clock
Ignore the time
Who wants to know?
Go out tonight

Search for goals
Serve all men right
Yeah, the sky is dark
You know the old stars
Old stars don't shine
Old stars don't shine
But they never die

We all love good metaphors
Keep the elephant out
Kick at open doors

Hear the bells
Gaia's knocking
Nature's ticking
Two Oh Two Two
Cuckoo's clock
Ignore the time
Who wants to know?
Go out tonight

Christmas's gone,
New year's come
Families grow, Facebook knows
Wanna bet the resolutions' on

Hear the bells
Gaia's knocking
Nature's ticking
Two Oh Two Two
Cuckoo's clock
Ignore the time
Who wants to know?
Go out tonight
Go online
Live your life
And socialize

Two Oh Two Two

Je zegt en ik weet,
Dat je eigenlijk moet gaan
Dat zij op je wacht
Niet ver hier vandaan

De dag is van ons
De nacht is van haar
Ik strijk je das
Kroel zacht door je baard

Toe, blijf nog even
Tot ik bijna slaap
Kriebel m’n rug, m’n hoofd
Tot ik gedachteloos ben
En naar dromenland ga

Je kent me toch,
Ik lach en ik dol
Maar m’n hart is klein
En m’n hoofd veel te vol

Je zucht en ik weet,
Dat je eigenlijk moet gaan
Dat zij op je wacht
Niet ver hier vandaan

De dag is van ons
De nacht is van haar
Ik kus je wang
Kroel zacht door je baard

Toe, blijf je nog even
Tot ik bijna slaap?
Kijk je dan ook
Of het licht uit is
De voordeur dicht
Als de nacht ontwaakt?

Je kent me toch
Ik lach en ik dol
Maar m’n hart is klein
En m’n hoofd veel te vol

Je zucht en ik weet
Dat je eigenlijk moet gaan
Dat zij op je wacht
Niet ver hier vandaan

Toe, blijf nog even
Tot ik bijna slaap
En zeg me iets liefs,
– al hoor ik het niet –
Wanneer je dan gaat

De dag is van ons
De nacht is van haar
Je staat op en fluistert
Het is al zo laat

Nog even

You sit around in an armchair
Dressed in black
- like every day
Waiting for someone who cares

Pre-rolled joints lie for the taking,
Pills and bottles on a tray
For every ache, each fxxxin’ day

You had it all but lost it too
All you have is in this room
You think about a life that was
A dream, now pending in the past

I see the guitar on the wall,
A vintage Gibson in two halves
Printed posters framed in glass
Albums and old magazines,
Pick you up for broken dreams

Come on, friend
Keep holding on,
Life is more than a memory-land

You were ready to rock
And steady to roll
But your head hurt so
They canceled the show
It’s just a migraine, man
The doctors said
Take some pills
Have a good nights-rest.
.
I see the guitar on the wall,
A vintage Gibson in two halves
Printed posters framed in glass
Albums and old magazines,
Pick you up for broken dreams

Come on, friend
Keep holding on,
Life is more than a memory-land

I see you smile, fake strumming
When the moonlight shines
Pull yourself together, man
Get a grip,
You’ve got the strength
Life is more than a memory-land
Still a star
Now get up and play the old guitar

Come on, friend
Keep holding on,
Life is more than a memory-land

Guitar on the Wall


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Lyricist, Writer, and Poet based in the Netherlands and recently started to work solely as a lyricist.
I look forward to working with musicians, composers, music companies, and other lyricists.

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