Lawless Local Heroes

by Han Uil

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1.
04:00
WHAT TO DO when I get old I'm gonna write a book when I get old, but what to do, what to do now? when I get old I'm gonna learn to cook when I get old, but what to do, what to do now? right now I'm roaming and rollin' through time oh, yes I'm roving until you'll be mine when I get old I'm gonna get a job when I get old, but what to do, what to do now? when I get old I'm gonna be a cop when I get old, but what to do, what to do now? right now I'm roaming and rollin' through time oh, yes I'm roving until you'll be mine I don't know, don't know what to do don't know what to do with myself and the world's such a bore I don't know, don't know what to do sitting here on the shelf today just like the days before when I get old I'm gonna be with you when I get old, but what to do, what to do now?
2.
LITTLE STRIPPER GIRL bring it on and show me what you’ve got I can tell if it’s talent or a reflex move your legs babe, oh I think you’re hot I’ll just watch ‘cause, no, I just can’t dance little stripper girl made a living off the pole swaying her hips yes, she tempts with all her charms and then collects her tips I’m the rain and you’re a summer breeze I’ll make you wet just when it gets too hot don’t mistake me for another sleaze I respect you when others do not she’s the goddess of men from Mars and the princess of all stars I should be ashamed of desiring what I see in front of me it might just be that you live a life that you just cannot flee bring it on and show me what you’ve got I can tell if it’s talent or a reflex move your legs babe, oh I think you’re hot I’ll just watch ‘cause, no, I just can’t dance little stripper girl made a living off the pole swaying her hips yes, she tempts with all her charms and then collects her tips
3.
03:38
STAY TONIGHT I see a ghost in each room, they won’t let me forget how could I ever betray you, hear the sound of regret but I want you to stay tonight I’m telling the truth, I’ll make it allright I’m sorry for smudging our life with my tongue you are right, you are right and I know, and I know I was wrong I will read you the list of the crimes that are mine I will ask for your mercy, please forgive, don’t decline don’t take this flight, don’t leave tonight let me linger with you I will make you forget and I want you to stay tonight I’m telling the truth, I’ll make it allright I’m sorry for smudging our life with my tongue you are right, you are right and I know, and I know I was fucking wrong
4.
THE TWO OF US I think the two of us we are like balm on the inside don’t want to be the one who's going to run and to hide oh never, I would never give up on this ride I know the two of us we are so calm on the inside and you are not the one who's going to run and to hide oh never, you would never give up on this ride i will keep you warm enchanted by your charm I'll be right by your side and keep you satisfied always, always I'll be right by your side protect you from all harm i will keep you warm I will always keep you warm always , always I think the two of us we are like balm on the inside don’t want to be the one not going to run and to hide oh never, I would never give up on you now
5.
02:40
RING THING here I am walking down the street I can’t keep my eyes of my tiny screen and when I sit across it’s like you’re not there there’s only one thing at which I stare you got them in black, you got them in white and they wake you up in the middle of the night you got them in pink, you got them in blue I do not need one, no, I need two i want a ring thing, just like your thing i got to be cool when i go to school to have one now is the golden rule i got to have the newest with fruit on the back then i’ll be the coolest guy of my pack i need this ring thing, just like your thing oh a ring thing, yeah like your thing i can check the weather, I can check the news the thought of missing something just gives me the blues and when you check my status you’ll see that i’m online just keep in touch and i’ll show you that i’m fine with my ring thing i know you want this thing who wouldn’t you got them in red, you got them in green but i hate those greasy prints messing up my screen you got them in yellow, you got them in gray but please don’t call me, i’ve got nothing to say I don’t care as long as I’ve got the newest, hottest....ring thing...yeah
6.
A NEVER ENDING STORM like a never ending storm the quarrels re-appear, this black cloud never makes things clear the strangest one of us is me but don't call me two faced it all seems such a waste don't need to justify my lack of taste in the morning I am with you but the evening brings the storm again and at night when I kiss you I know we'll make it, we surely can and giving it one, give it one more try see the moon shining through the clouds but it still ain’t the sun oh when will the morning come many times I've walked alone but one and one makes two I'm pretty sure they do you're still the greatest girl I ever knew in the morning I am with you but the evening brings the storm again and at night when I kiss you I know we'll make it, we surely can and giving it one, give it one more try the early sun does rise from the shadow to the meadow and unfolds our eyes we're entwined and found peace of mind
7.
LAWLESS LOCAL HEROES a bunch of lawless local heroes tasted liquor that they just brewed the one with a straw hat and a long white beard stood up and spit out tobacco he just chewed “this batch is good, it’s damn fine, stow the trunk with this shine and get it on the road lets sell this whole load” when they started long ago it was still legal you know now they need to run and wear a gun the young runner parked his car out front a Ford with a Caddy under the hood they filled this large trunk with twenty cases his engine roared the way it should hit the gas, drove country roads like with countless other loads never too late delivering the freight passed a fork, he passed a bridge still in time to make the switch then he passed the crops but didn’t spot the cops they’re on his tail the chase began worked out a new game plan made another turn enough fuel to burn when it seemed he got away and had enough for one day saw the road was blocked but he wasn’t shocked took a spin and made a turn one that you just can´t learn he escaped arrest because he is the best the cops who let him slip away had to wait another day to get him behind bars they needed faster cars
8.
05:26
I'M SO GLAD a certain girl is loving me in this world of pain ain’t nobody’s business, but I love her just the same no, I won’t blame you for not knowing her name told you for the last time, between the dark and the light she's drawn towards the night she has never seen or felt the light of the day I’m so glad I found a love I’m running on faith from above I’m so glad I found a love I’m running on faith oh I’m in love a certain girl is loving me and I know it’s true ain’t nobody’s business, but her eyes are coloured blue she lives behind the sun, got a nice point of view told you for the last time, I can hold out my heart has no doubt I will join her at the end of this day I’m so glad I found a love I’m running on faith from above I’m so glad I found a love I’m running on faith oh I’m in love
9.
THE STARRY NIGHT well he went out, painted the local scenery and he wished hard for a display in a gallery his vivid style surpassed reality color’s the essence of his personality but he stood alone with his works of art yes, all alone with his works of the heart was an unknown legend far ahead of his time with a brother who was willing to spare him a dime he worked hard he lived hard but he was penniless because no-one would pay he worked hard he lived hard and he struggled to live from day to day and he goes out and paints the night gives color to what’s black and white what´s black and white gotta stay busy on this night oh, the moonlight sure feels right it sure feels right but the sadness will last forever the sadness will last forever the sadness will last forever who will come, to calm his fears to dry his tears, to calm his fears and he goes out and paints the night gives color to what’s black and white what´s black and white gotta stay busy on this night oh, the moonlight sure feels right it sure feels right well he points his ear to the sounds of the morning sun and he keeps on working till the work is all done he remembers the night and all from memory he paints the stars above the cypress tree well they made him dream and feel the divinity the colored night made him see all things differently suffering, though, with the power to create he knew he’d arrived at eternity’s gate he worked hard he lived hard and he blamed himself for all that fell apart he worked hard he lived hard and he lost his mind but put his soul in his art
10.
03:16
DOWN lately now I have been down 'cause you said you don't wanna stay beneath your mask there's a frown to everything that I need to say you don't look so you cannot see you can't breathe when you're undersea lately now I have been down yes I'm sad eyed and soft and grey I live, I die burn and drown and coldness wraps this suffering clay you don't look so you cannot see you can't breathe when you're undersea you close your eyes and don't look at me I wanna talk but you don't agree
11.
THE NEXT TIME the next time, I will do much better when I’ll meet her again for the first time now I think I do know how to get her oh, forget it I’m past my prime I’m tossing and turning and banging my head the next time, I won’t be that passive I would work hard to get me there I would do things that are so impressive oh, forget it I’m too short of flair I’m tossing and turning and banging my head I have tried to push it away but I lack the might I pray to re-live the day ‘till I’ll get it right but time, time is not on my side if I could reset some of my choices I‘d have turned water into wine I should not have listened to all those voices so often I overstepped the line I’m tossing and turning and banging my head I have tried to push it away but I lack the might I pray to re-live the day ‘till I’ll get it right but time, time is not on my side
12.
04:35
I just don’t want you to come on over here you know that you have crossed the line we are going to settle this online you have made things just too complicated You just think i’m acting out we’re caught up in a roundabout and the stations are all playing that song we’re one is lost and cheated on babe we are through, oh yes, we are done! I should have known how you really felt ‘bout me so I meant nothing to you you can’t have your cake and eat it too I will pack your things and send them over I don’t want to see you no more you and me are done forevermore and the stations are all playing that song we’re one is lost and cheated on babe, we are through, oh yes, we are done! i’ll get a life and i’m moving on

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DPRP: "I have now given this album several spins and its gentle caress, in both the instrumental sections and in the vocal parts, make this album worthwhile. It has lyrics and vocal lines that easily lean towards Knopfler and Jethro Tull, with humour abound. When it gets later on in the evening and the mood is set for sounds that can be both soothing and rocking in places, this is one fine album to go to."

Rocktimes.de: "Als Progressive-Fan bzw. an diesem Stil Interessierter sollte man "Lawless Local Heroes" von Han auf jeden Fall mal anchecken, aber auch die Freunde des eher straighteren Rocks werden hier vielleicht eine echte Entdeckung machen."

24Our Music: "Overall, this album is a feel-good rock album that combines alternative, progressive, and southern elements that any kind of rock listener can enjoy and respect. If you find yourself on a road trip or trucking down the highway in Euro Truck Simulator 2, go ahead and pop this album in, and get ready for an hour of enjoyable music."

Your Music Blog: "The album sounds well produced, balanced and the songs are varied and well put together. I am especially fond of the guitar playing. It is tasty and always manages to highlight a song without becoming showing off.
So Han can be proud of another achievement, you should check this out!"

Music Maker 4/5 stars: "Het gitaarwerk is puik in orde met fraaie solo's in alle songs. Muziek en teksten zijn door Han zelf geschreven en gearrangeerd, en hij verzorgde ook zelf de productie. Esther Ladiges, verantwoordelijk voor de prachtige achtergrondvocalen, gaat tijdens twee songs met Han een duet aan. Die maken dit album nog net even wat specialer dan de gemiddelde songwriterplaat."

Musicwaves.fr: "Lawless Local Heroes" possède le charme des albums anglais d'une époque chérie par de nombreux nostalgiques sans s'y laisser enfermer. Hormis quelques réserves sur le chant, ce troisième album solo d'Han laisse une plaisante impression et séduit par ses mélodies qui s'enracinent durablement dans la mémoire. Difficile de rester de marbre à l'écoute de ce bel album sans prétention technique et qui met au premier plan les qualités d'écriture d'un artiste aux larges influences."

Music In Belgium: "Si le travail à la guitare reste omniprésent et de belle facture, on voyage ici entre plusieurs courants musicaux, offrant à l'auditeur un album plutôt hétérogène. Un opus qui concilie le monde du blues, celui du rock et celui du folk-rock. Han Uil nous propose donc ce qu'il sait mieux faire, un travail couvrant des décennies de musique américaine, mais ici construites par un Hollandais !"

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released September 18, 2015

Han Uil: music, lyrics, guitars, vocals, harmonica, keyboard
Sander Zoer: drums
Erik Laan: hammond, piano
Esther Ladiges: additional & background vocals
Aldo Adema: guitar, bass guitar
Eric Healing: saxophone

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Han has a distinctive voice and plays some crafty guitar reminiscent to Mark Knopfler and Jeff Beck.

His new album 'Esoteric Euphony' is an album in the spirit of TumbleTown, but with a twist.

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