Shells And Stones

by Maarten van Praag

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Shells And Stones is based on a piece of wisdom my grandfather used to offer me. 'Life is shaping shells and stones. They are your experiences, your mistakes, sadness, and happines. You collect them in a jar and carry them with you all your life.'

The track is a made out of a riff I created. In the studio the band and I jammed and made it into this structure. The lyrics where written on the spot, while I was recording the lead vocals.

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Shells And Stones
(M. van Praag & T. Cornelissen)

There’s an ocean inside my head
I’d like to dive in when I can
Searching for oysters and pearls
I’m submerged in all my thoughts

Do not disturb do not distract
As the moon pulls at my soul
It’s just a fact in the aftermath
I draw a map of the universe

Feels like I’m shaping
Shells and stones
Shells and stones
Feels like I’m shaping
Shells and stones
Shells and stones
Whoohoo

There’s a willow by a stream
I’d like to cool off beneath the tree
Watch the light filter through the leaves
In a myriad of hues

Do not disturb do not distract
As the moon pulls at my soul
It’s just a fact in the aftermath
I draw a map of the universe

Feels like I’m shaping
Shells and stones
Shells and stones
Feels like I’m shaping
Shells and stones
Shells and stones
Whoohoo

Follow the path you choose
It will lead you home
Lead you home

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released August 30, 2013
Music and Lyrics: Maarten van Praag & Tony Cornelissen

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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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