Bang Bang

Listening to White Summer, this song is just meant to be sung by Keith St. John. His classic-oriental-rock-kind of melodies make the song just perfect. The Kingdom Come / Led Zep feel is drippin' all over the place. It's hard to imagine that Keith would not have been on the song, if everything had happened as planned. Since Keith was working on some other songs in the middle of 2019, I approached other singers to do White Summer. It took quite a while to find out it did not work out as I had hoped for, so in October 2019 I more or less begged Keith to do White Summer, after he had finished his other tracks for me. 

 

The basics of White Summer were written during my 2018 summer holiday in Portugal, which was just a very creative period, working everyday on the porch of my apartment by the beach. 'From your mouth' comes from the same sessions, just like some tracks that will see the light of day in the future on a next album or so.

 

Initially the progress was pretty good, with Stéphan Forté doing the guitar solo's early 2019, emphasizing the oriental feel of the song in a great way. This was the last song of the album that was was finished in November 2020. To me this is one of the better tracks of the album!

 

Keith wrote the lyrics of 'White Summer', and it is about a boys realizations of his inner metamorphosis as manhood awakens factions of himself through his discovery of his fated bond with woman.  At the core of all the fire between man and woman (which is seemingly ritualized through "satan's" song)... lies the ultimate peace and the ultimate light.....the "White Summer

 

Lyrics & Vocals: Keith St. John

Guitar Solo's: Timo Somers

My beatin’ heart was dead and floatin’ like a gypsy

This godforsaken moon shines cold as ice

Felt like I had nothing inside

A cold shiver was in my bones

But one look in your eyes

I knew it was Mr. Jones

 

Bang Bang, I’m alive - Shoot me like a rocket

Love love, all night - Feed the rising sun

Bang Bang, electrified - I’m a live wire

Love love, I’m so alive - Fire’s in the gun

Cause this time it’s love

Yeah baby it’s love

 

But it was only yesterday

Fled like a burned out life

Just going through the motions

Hopin’ to God for something to set me free, yeah

But then I wanted you so bad

Your hot rhythm was in my soul

And when you touched my hand

I felt the devil let me go

 

Bang Bang, I’m alive - Shoot me like a rocket

Love love, all night - Feed the rising sun

Bang Bang, electrified - I’m a live wire

Love love, I’m so alive - Fire’s in the gun

Cause this time it’s love

Yeah baby it’s love

I know it’s this time

Cause heaven’s knockin’ at my door, yeah

 

Guitar Solo: Timo Somers

 

When your music hit my bones

I knew it was Mr. Jones

No more all alone

No No

 

Bang Bang, I’m alive - Shoot me like a rocket

Love love, all night - Feed the rising sun

Bang Bang, electrified - I’m a live wire

Love love, I’m so alive - Fire’s in the gun

Cause this time it’s love

Yeah baby it’s love


 

Guitar Solo: Timo Somers

 

Hey baby it’s love

Aw ya know it is

 


Music: Ron Coolen

Lyrics: Keith St. John

Vocals: Keith St. John

Guitar Solos: Timo Somers

Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Drums: Ron Coolen

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