Julia Knows

by Maarten van Praag

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Julia Knows was originaly about John Lennon's mother Julia. But when I presented the song to Jono Fosh, he changed some of the lyrics (in a good way!). The subject changed along with that. Although you could still say it's about Julia Lennon in a way.

One of the darker songs on the 'Between Space And Time' album. About a girl that carries some dark secret with her. Like most of us do. But she can't handle it, and it is slowly tearing her apart. One of my personal favorits so far...

If you listen carefully you hear a bird singing throughout the song. This bird was bugging us when we recorded the demo to this song. It was singing loudly outside our window. So loud we could not record anything without capturing the bird as well. We opened the window, recorded the bird and decided to keep it in the song.

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JULIA KNOWS
Music & Lyrics: M. van Praag/J. Fosh

JULIA KNOWS SHE’S SOME PLACE SAFE TONIGHT
A PLACE TO HIDE FROM ALL THE PAIN SHE FEELS INSIDE
BUT WHEN THE MORNING COMES
SHE KNOWS THE NIGHMARE IS BACK
WHEN THE SUN SHINES IN
HER DAY JUST TURNS TO BLACK

SHE KNOWS IT’S ALL A DREAM
SHE KNOWS IT’S NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

JULIA KNOWS SHE NEEDS TO LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
BUT IT’S ALL LOCKED AWAY
A PLACE THEY’LL NEVER FIND
THE SECRET’S SAFE BUT IT’S STILL TEARING HER APART
THESE DAYS SHE BARELY HIDES
THE CHILL INSIDE HER HEART

SHE KNOWS IT’S ALL A DREAM
SHE KNOWS IT’S NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

SHE CAN’T LET IT GO
SHE’LL JUST LET IT FLOW
SHE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL EVER KNOW
WHAT JULIA KNOWS

THE SECRET’S SAFE BUT IT’S STILL TEARING HER APART
THESE DAYS SHE BARELY HIDES
THE CHILL INSIDE HER HEART

SHE KNOWS IT’S ALL A DREAM
SHE KNOWS IT’S NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

SHE CAN’T LET IT GO
SHE’LL JUST LET IT FLOW
SHE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO’LL EVER KNOW
WHAT JULIA KNOWS

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released April 6, 2012
Words & Music: Maarten van Praag & Jono Fosh

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Maarten van Praag Hilversum, Netherlands

Maarten van Praag: a pleasant and distinctive voice. Straight to the heart.
His Grandfather was a famous singer in the 40’s and 50’s. Maarten also covered a lot of mileage in the Dutch music scene. He was frontman of the hit band City To City and performed on many different stages.
Shells And Stones is the new EP. Produced by Tony Cornelissen and a Dutch – Canadian collaboration.
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