The Answers

by Gox Talgoxen

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released April 20, 2018

Mees van der Smagt: music & lyrics, piano, synthesizer, vocoder, bass, drums & vocals (tracks 1-12)
Stijn van der Smagt: piano, synthesizer & effects (tracks 1, 2 & 11)
Luuk van der Smagt: trumpet (track 2)
Bas Pellikaan: Guitar (track 7)
Yvonne van der Smagt: lyrics & vocals (track 8)
Sebas Joosten: Drums (track 11)

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Gox Talgoxen Utrecht, Netherlands

I am a 18-year-old man from the Netherlands, my name is Mees van der Smagt. Mees is a bird species, and talgoxen is the Swedish translation, that’s why Gox Talgoxen is my stage name. I play the bass and piano among other things, next to that I sing and write music. I really enjoy making music, but I can’t do it on my own, that’s why I work together with friends and family. ... more

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Track Name: Dreams Deferred
If we don't follow our dreams
Do our dreams fade away?
And do we live on
With our dreams deferred?

If we don't follow our dreams
Do we fade away?
And do our dreams live on?
Or do they excommunicate?
Track Name: All Alone
All alone in a crowded room
With you is my boiling brain
I'm breathing, no oxygen in my vains
Because you took my heart

We soon will be reunited
Oh I love you so
It's taken me too long
You died so long ago

Everything I would do for you
Because you I desire
My life is all I have left
It's my only sacrifice yet to make

We soon will be reunited
Oh I love you so
It's taken me too long
You died so long ago

Do it - Don't do it
Cut it - Just leave it
Jump - Get down here
Think of everyone you're gonna leave behind
Do it - Don't do it
No one likes you - I do
Swallow it - Spit it out
Think of everyone you're gonna leave behind

We soon will be reunited
Oh I love you so
It's taken me too long
You died so long ago
Track Name: Solace
I've heard the words you didn't speak
I've read the letters you didn't write
I've heard you cry, I've seen you weep
With tears you tried to hide

But you shouldn't worry
For it will be okay

I know that you're in a pile of shit
It'll only get better from now on
You and I, we'll make it
All your worries will be gone

But you shouldn't worry
For it will be okay
Track Name: Run Away
This just feels like too much for me
I can't handle this, can't you see
I want to be alone, please leave me be
I am feeling all at sea

I don't mind being alone
Because I've got used to it now
I've got no one to call my own
And no place where I am at home

I run away to my hideaway
'cause I can feel that today is not my day
And if you really like me
Why don't you show me the way?

I don't mind being alone
Because I've got used to it now
I've got no one to call my own
And no place where I am at home

I run away to my hideaway
'cause I can feel that today is not my day
And if you really like me
Why don't you show me the way?

This just isn't right
I've got no more place to hide
I'm running far and wide
I've got to take on the fight

I won't run away to my hideaway, no longer
Though I feel like today is not my fucking day
And 'cause you really like me
Please come along and we'll find it, we'll find the way
Track Name: I Found You (feat. Bas Pellikaan)
When we went to see 'La double vie de Veronique'
And we were to late
We watched it on the internet at twice the speed
On our first date

When you play your bassline
Damn girl, you sound so fine
And I'm so glad
That I can call you mine

Oh I've found love, where I lost control
Your heart felt so warm, to my cold soul
From what I hear, and what I see
I am so pleased that you belong to me
Oh I've found love, for I've found you finally

When I lost my belt when I helped you babysit
We were so ashamed
It was hard to convince the parents that there'd been no crazy shit
But we could explain

And when we went to Antwerp
Damn girl, we had a great time
And I'm so glad
That I can call you mine

Oh I've found love, where I lost control
Your heart felt so warm, to my cold soul
From what I hear, and what I see
I am so pleased that you belong to me
Oh I've found love, for I've found you finally

Oh I've found love, where I lost control
Your heart felt so warm, to my cold soul
From what I hear, and what I see
I am so pleased that you belong to me
Oh I've found love, for I've found you
Found you finally
Track Name: Xerxes (feat. Yvonne van der Smagt)
Xerxes die in vier jaar een leger heeft opgebouwd, gaat dus naar de Hellespont, een 1 kilometer brede - breed stuk zee, en daar gaat hij een schipbrug bouwen. Maar die schipbrug, die wordt vernield door een storm, en daar wordt Xerxes verschrikkelijk boos over, en hij roept tegen die Hellespont: 'Wat ben je nou eenmaal!? Een zoute rivier! Meer niet, wat denk je mij te kunnen aandoen?' En hij beveelt 300 zweepslagen te geven en hij gooit voetboeien in het water en het water wordt gebrandmerkt. En op die manier denkt hij de Hellespont gestraft te hebben en wacht tot de lente om opnieuw aan de schipbrug te beginnen. Nou ja, en zo trekt hij dus op. Dat is het verhaal, dat is toch een prachtig verhaal.

Xerxes, what do you want?
Xerxes, what are you trying to achieve?
Xerxes, do you really think this works?
Xerxes, what do you want?
Xerxes, what are you trying to achieve?
Xerxes, do you really think this works?
Track Name: Salvation
Oh, I've been so long away, there's not much left to say
Oh, I feel like I've rotten down, I've been so long in the ground
Oh, please don't go away, we don't have much time left
Oh, why don't you take me home? Let me live in your light

Won't you take me where I belong?
I need your love all for my own
Give me one more chance to be alive
Even if it's just in your imagination

I can feel worms inside me they are eating me
Of my body is not much left
But my mind is still intact, I can feel everything
Please come and dig my soul up

Oh, I've been so long away, there's not much left to say
Oh, I feel like I've rotten down, I've been so long in the ground
Oh, please don't go away, we don't have much time left
Oh, why don't you take me home? Let me live in your light
Track Name: Double Reflections
You're like the moon, shining bright
Just like the moon, lighting up the night
But like the moon, with stolen light
What would happen, if I cast the light on your inside?

Would it show us, your dead soul?
Would you show us, whose light you stole?
Would you tell us, what is your goal?
On the place of your heart is a big black hole

I see double reflections, in the mirror
I see double reflections, in the skies
You need disambiguation, it's getting clearer
Double reflections, in your eyes

You really don't have to hide
You really don't have to put up a fight
Everybody has a dark side
So why don't you do what's right?

Just be yourself, be who you are
Just be yourself, I'd like that best by far
Don't be someone else, don't be bizarre
You're like the moon but soon will be a star

I see double reflections, in the mirror
I see double reflections, in the skies
You need disambiguation, it's getting clearer
Double reflections, in your eyes

Do you really think we can't see you?
Do you really think we don't see through?
Do you really think we don't know you?
Did you really think that I wouldn't like you?

I see double reflections
Double reflections
Disambiguation
Double reflections, in your eyes

I see double reflections, in the mirror
I see double reflections

I see double reflections, in the mirror
I see double reflections, in the skies
You need disambiguation, it's getting clearer
Double reflections, in your eyes
Track Name: Between Profile and Dimensionality
Music and lyrics by: Mees van der Smagt
Piano: Stijn van der Smagt
Drums: Sebas Joosten
Vocals, synthesizer and bass: Mees van der Smagt
Track Name: Late Nightingale: For My Great Grandmother
I've heard people talk 'bout early birds
But I guess you're a late nightingale
I know I don't remember everything
I don't have questions anymore

You know I appreciate that you're here
I do cherish every visit
And you know whenever you are here
I can feel my uprising spirit

I know that I am not the same anymore
But for me you're the one that has changed

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