Exhale

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released May 28, 2014

Recorded January 2014 by Bo Meskers at Noorderlicht Studios, Breezand, the Netherlands | All songs performed by: Simone van Vugt, Alexander van den Kleyenberg, Thomas Veenstra and Stijn van Rijsbergen | Songs 1,2 and 3 written by Simone van Vugt, song 4 written by Simone van Vugt, Stijn van Rijsbergen and Alexander van den Kleyenberg | Lyrics by Simone van Vugt | Produced by Bo Meskers | Co-produced by Simone van Vugt | Mixed by Bo Meskers | Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering, Amsterdam, the Netherlands | cover photos by Sabine Rovers | Lay-out by Bo Meskers and Simone van Vugt | All songs copyright Bixby 2014 | All rights Reserved |

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Bixby Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bixby is an Amsterdam-based musical collective formed around singer/songwriter Simone van Vugt. Inspired by artists such as The Veils, Laura Marling, Daughter and The National, Van Vugt combines dreamy pop songs with an occasional roaring outburst and folky influences. She contemplates the ongoing battle between head and heart, having to leave the confines of adolescence and move towards adulthood ... more

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Track Name: Drawing Lines
He Sharpens his pencil as I Straighten my lips,
He’s staring at blank paper as he tightens his grip.
I notice the turpentine smell as he starts,
sketching the thorns surrounding my heart.

He is drawing lines,
One at a time as I cry in silence.

He kisses my demons, but I don’t want them to wake.
I’m tired of looking in the mirror cause my appearance is at stake.
we’ve grown a lot older but we ain’t set for writing down faith,
I was payed by the lonely ones, but it was never fair a trade.

He is drawing lines,
One at a time as I cry in silence.
and he is drawing lines,
One at a time as I cry for his silence.

He is drawing lines,
One at a time as I cry in silence.
and he is drawing lines,
One at a time as I cry for his silence.
Track Name: Musicbox
You are like a Musicbox,
I’m just scared to tell you,
cause we never talk that much,
you wear your house around your heart,
it just fascinates me.

and when I couldn’t sleep last night,
I played your song in my mind.
I’m just scared to tell you.

Cause you are like a Musicbox,
It’s a shame that we don’t talk that much,
you wear your house around your heart.

Are those walls made out of solid stone,
Do you live there all alone,
I’d like you to tell me.

Cause you are like a Musicbox,
It’s a shame that we don’t talk that much,
you wear your house around your heart,
It just fascinates me.

Are those walls made out of solid stone,
Do you live there all alone,
I’d like you to tell me.

You are like a Musicbox,
Just scared to tell you,
Track Name: Waste Our Days
You’re building up your empire though you don’t even know that yet.
While I’m wading here in my desire to rest, to gain, to be led
To a place beyond the walls, but you’ve build it up so fast.
My heart heard the sirens call, but I’m having trouble with my head. My head.

And all we do is waste our days.

You’ve burned too many bridges, you’ve lit too many torches in the dark.
I’m sure my cave is deeper but I’d never seen someone with an empty heart.
In which I wandered and wonder why it hasn’t fallen apart.
I wanted to turn the Hour-glass but you never left it off-guard. Off-guard.

All we do is waste our days,
and I am breaking down every brick you then so carefully replace.
But if it means we’ll waste our days, it’s not a waste it’s just our way.
Track Name: Exhale
Baby darling, leave me behind,
It’s better not to see me cross these lines.
Take what is yours and leave what’s mine behind,
keep me forever in your mind.
But I need time.

Keep it dull, keep it quiet.
Don’t let them know what we’re about to decide.
Tears pouring down from your eyes, but I have been there too
and I have tried.
But I need time.

Baby darling, leave me behind,
It’s not like we have never tried.
It’s better to keep peace at heart and peace at mind,
I know it’s Hard to find.
But I need time.