Close to Home

by Eric Devries

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released June 20, 2014

Eric Devries: vocals & acoustic guitar
Sjoerd van Bommel: drums & percussion
BJ Baartmans: bass, electric guitar, bouzouki, piano & mandolin on
track 4, backing vocals on tracks 4, 6, 10 & 14
Janos Koolen: electric guitar, mandoline, banjo, ukelele, dobro, 8-string
Kim de Beer: violin
Rob Geboers: piano & hammomd organ
Henny Groot Antink: vocals on tracks 6 & 14

& featuring
Anna Coogan: duet vocals on track 9
JD Foster: electric guitar on track 9

Produced by BJ Baartmans, recorded at Studio Wild Verband



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Eric Devries Utrecht, Netherlands

Dutch singer songwriter released three solo cd's, 'Little of a Romeo'('04) and 'Sweet Oblivion' ('07) 'Close to Home' ('14) Host of concert series 'Ramble on..'in Nijmegen & Utrecht with guest singersongwriters from all over the world. Toured Germany and Oklahoma.
Plays a Martin D-35.
Also member of Songwriters United cd 'Another round with..'
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Track Name: Anything But What I Am
Anything But What I Am
Oh you were there when I was feeling low
when I was giving up you gave me hope
You made me feel I was wanted and you made me lie down
and you took me in when I was feeling left out
I've been lying and I haven't been true
not to all of my friends but most of all to you
I never say I'm sorry and I never make up
Now you tell me it's alright and I don't believe my luck
But I feel good now I feel a better man
I never said I would be anything but what I am
And there's a green eyed monkey riding on my back
and this chip on my shoulder just makes me wanna talk back
I said things to hurt you and some I didn't mean
and I went and got good and drunk and wasted
when you needed me
Track Name: Close to Home
Close to Home
There's a guy, lives down the road,
he wants to tell me 'bout the blues
and how his house is growing cold
and that to love is hust to lose
Some bridges better stay burned
Some things lie buried under stone
Some things never cease to hurt
when they're getting close to home
When a ladyfriend of mine
she called and burst out into tears
how can one say things will be fine
when someone's lost somebody dear?
And late last night,
like something straight out of the blue
I suppose I must have cried
for somebody I once knew
The other day I heard a song
and every word of it rang true
and it brought memories along
and it reminded me of you