Rat Patrol

hardcore punk from the netherlands since 1988

Rat Patrol

Over The Moon

 
Henry - Drums/Vocals *  Babs - Vocals/Guitar * Anne - Guitar *  Johan - Bass/Vocals
 
 
 
Over The Moon started in March 1996. Johan, Anne and Babs came from Breeze (in which Babs played keyboards and backing vocals). Henk and Johan once played in Kotton Krown (guitarpop, 1989 - 1992). Late 1996 a demo was recorded with Jan Heddema at the Viadukt. In May 1997 Over The Moon came in second in the Pop = Prima Prijs. The prize money was used to record the 5-track "Chocolate" CD. The videoclip of "Anybody Knows" was made by OOG-TV and was shown on TV-Noord many times. In August, Mark took over second guitar from Babs. He once played with Henk in Larry Speaks, hardcore punk, and also performs dance/drum 'n bass as Dream Time . In November 1998 Henk and Mark left the band. Henk still plays drums for Rat Patrol, Groningen hardcore punk since 1988. Over The Moon continued with two new members. For ordering of any of the leftover Over The Moon tapes or CDs see Rat Patrol's Mail Order List OR download from bandcamp.

Video Links:
Concert Oosterpoort 1997
 
Demo Cassette (1996). There are a few copies available on CD. Recorded by Jan Heddema at Pet Sound Studio.

Tracks: 1. Ignore, 2. Butterflies, 3. Moon, 4. Revealing, 5. Dream on, 6. Come out now

FREE DOWNLOAD FROM BANDCAMP:
http://overthemoon96-98.bandcamp.com



Chocolate (1997). Over 20 minutes on CD. Recorded at Lost Horizon, Winsum, by Hans & Lucia.

Tracks: 1. Anybody knows, 2. In a strange way, 3. A thousand, 4. Come closer, 5. Blue sand

FREE DOWNLOAD FROM BANDCAMP:
http://overthemoon96-98.bandcamp.com


now also on bandcamp a compilation with all other songs by this 96-98 line-up:

http://overthemoon96-98.bandcamp.com/album/remains-bad-sounds-mistakes-and-other-fun

OVER THE MOON Past Concerts 1996 - 1998

16. Simplon, Groningen, woensdag 24 Juni 1998 (met Caesar)
15. Platform Theater, Groningen, zon 7 juni 1998 (met Vicious Visjes, Gutso en Goldfish)
14. Muziekcafe Koekkoek, Groningen, donderdag 26 maart
13. Vera Kelderbar, Groningen, zat. 7 Feb 1998
12. De Wachter, Harlingen, vrij 16 jan 1998
11. Bar Meneer Jansen, Appingedam, vrijdag 12 december 1997
10. Cafe De Klikspaan, Rabenhauptstraat Groningen, zaterdag 29 November 1997(unplugged)
9. OOG-Radio Concert, Kunstencentrum, Groningen, vrijdag 21 november 1997 (met Bill Skin's 5th)
8. Het Viadukt, Groningen, zaterdag 1 november 1997 (met Whipster)
7.
ON VIDEO  Oosterpoort, Groningen, zaterdag 24 mei (Finale Pop = Prima Prijs)
6. Kelderbar, Vera, Groningen, zaterdag 26 april 1997
5. Oude Ulo, Leek, vrijdag 11 april 1997 (voorrronde Pop = Prima prijs).
4. Temptation, Appingedam, maandag 31 maart 1997 ("Springpop")
3. Platform Theater, Groningen, zondag 2 februari 1997 ("Rooie Oortjes Festival")
2. Benzine Bar, Groningen, vrijdag 29 november 1996
1.
ON VIDEO Simplon Bovenbar, Groningen, vrijdag 15 november 1996

Over The Moon Lyrics 1996 - 1998

 

ANYBODY KNOWS:

Over I ask you, why does silver fly like bullets in the sky. Over you tell me, it is time to change your mind. Anybody knows... Over I ask you, why does silk burn like the desert on my skin. Over you tell me, it is time you won't give in. Anybody knows... I'll say my prayers in the morning. (Babs)

 

BUDDY HOLLY:

When I was going under, when I was going down, I knew I wouldn't grow older, and now my butt's in the ground. And with my head up in the clouds, I never knew, I never cared. But I still have my doubts, 'cause I am here and I am scared. My body's going down, my spirit's going high. Peggy Sue hold my hand, 'cause I'm afraid to fly. Kill me, kill me, kill me I'm Buddy Holly. You gotta sing me a song, 'cause I'm losing my glasses. I won't be here very long, 'cause time, you know, it passes. Kill me, kill me, kill me I'm Buddy Holly... Hello John. (Johan/Babs/Anne/Henk)

 

DISSAPPEARING B:

You thought you could break the mall, but your head is in your hands. Nothing but an empty skull that is pointing out the end. You were somebody, you were somebody. Now you're standing all alone. How does it feel without a home? And you ask me to hold tight but you know I fear the night. You were somebody, you were somebody... when I was out there. Now you're laying on your knees, praying to an unknown friend, and you only beg and please but you know you just pretend. You were somebody, you were somebody... when I was out there. (Babs)

 

DOWN:

I said it in so many ways. It turns into marble, but that's okay. It turns into marble, everyday. It turns into marble, everything. I know it for sure, but that's okay. I know it for sure, everyday. I know it for sure everything. I said it in so many ways. I'm always down. It turns into anger, but that's okay. It turns into anger, everyday. It turns into anger, everything. I see your denial, but that's okay. I see your denial, everyday. I see your denial, everything. I'm always down. (Babs)

 

SPRING:

September in the spring, and I wasn't aware. That I could loose my wings, no, I wasn't aware. If you really want to... September in the snow, and I wasn't aware. It would continue to grow, no, I wasn't aware. If you really want to... (Babs)

 

GELTED SPELL:

I'm bewitched in a gelted spell, and I don't know how to leave this hell. What on earth will help me through. I realise that I want you. Smooth the edges with another beeer, doesn't work, wish you were here. Don't want to feel but what to do. I realise that I want you. Who the fuck you think you are rejecting my love?! Trying to hide these rotten words, pretending that I wasn't hurt. Aming to avoid the truth. I realise that I want you. Who the fuck you think you are rejecting my love?! Fearless mind, in the night. (Babs)

 

IN A STRANGE WAY:

Suddenly, it's all empty in me, wondering how freedom tastes. I put my hands in your face. I try. Suddenly, assaulting deceit is bearing leeches, condemned to stray. A secret pact in a strange way. I try. When everything is pulling me down, when everything is pulling... When all these thoughts are running around, when all these thoughts are running. Suddenly, it is one in three. Trading places to escape. A silent difference marks the grave. When everything is pulling me down, when all these thoughts are running around. (Babs)

 

BLACK RELEASE:

Someday it will be crashing, someday it will be gone. I see myself reflected, wonder where I belong. The less we talk, the less we know. Someday it will be breaking, someday it will be smoke. I see myself connected and wonder if I choke. The less we talk, the less we know. Black release, mark my words. (Babs/Johan)

 

IGNORE:

scratching nails at bathroom walls, questioning the flowers hanging. fake protection, still those lines. coming close in doubtful fright. blinded eyes ignore, blinded minds ignore. blinded eyes ignore, blinded minds ignore. screaming throats in vain for deaf man, they are looking airless happy. clawing fingers don't seem to hurt, because no one wants to feel the cuts. blinded eyes ignore, blinded minds ignore. blinded eyes ignore, blinded minds ignore. scratching nails at bathroom walls, clawing fingers don't seem to hurt because no one wants to feel the cuts, coming close in doubtful fright. (Babs)

 

BUTTERFLIES:

swan-black pool filled with emotions, wind blows fools, confirming the silence. so close, so far, distance will separate, 'though I can jump, 'though I won't hesitate. just like a fly, thinking I'll pass, I'm heading for sky, but I died on the glass. so close, so far, distance will separate, all I am resolves in hate. in vain in vain, it's all in vain. sustain sustain, you must sustain. your brain, your brain, insane your brain. the pain, the pain, you must sustain. grey-coloured eyes, hidden in water, softly it shines, but no one is covered. so close, so far, distance will separate, swords and scales will indicate. in vain in vain, it's all in vain. sustain sustain, you must sustain. your brain, your brain, insane your brain. the pain, the pain, you must sustain. 'cause one day there will be butterflies and butterflies can't be caught (Babs)

 

MOON:

why should I give when you don't receive and don't seem to believe in anything. what is the use of all this despair, blind promises captured in bars. should I, would I, should I, would I, search for the sun behind the moon in your eyes. should I, would I, should I, would I, search for the sun behind the moon in your eyes. you don't want to choose between both sides, think it is better to lay down and hide. you want to step out but don't realise, you already did it by saying goodbye. should I, would I, should I, would I, search for the sun behind the moon in your eyes. should I, would I, should I, would I, search for the sun behind the moon in your eyes. you're living in a negative, you're living in a negative, you're living in a negative, you're living in a negative... should I, would I, should I, would I, should I, would I, should I, would I, I've seen the sun behind the moon, I've seen the sun behind the moon, I've seen the sun behind the moon, I've seen the sun behind the moon, should I, would I, should I, would I, should I, would I, should I, would I. (Babs)

 

REVEALING:

you thought you bought yourself. what does it take to leave your love. revealing, dying snakes, revealing, revealing. popping out when desire breaks, revealing, revealing. reject the effect of it all. you proved your moves enough. revealing, screaming ghosts, revealing, revealing. pointing out at dead-end roads, revealing, revealing. and when does it happen? I don't know. and when do I go there? I don't know. (Babs)

 

DREAM ON:

your head is in a cloud, 'cause down on earth is too much trouble. and you're scared to vanish in all this melancholy. dreams in a misty fog, fairy-tales flying soft and tender. everyone is quiet, quiet, fantasizing how to get her. and please don't stick your head in the oven, when it's too hard, too hard, too hard to live. when you still know you can fly above, when it's too hard, too hard, too hard to live. drift away from your wounds, with the secure wistful current. gently slow, gently slow, into sleeping fading water. and please don't stick your head in the oven, when it's too hard, too hard, too hard to live. when you still know you can fly above, when it's too hard, too hard, too hard to live. (Babs)

 

COME OUT NOW:

would you like to just for a while, show your feelings just for a while. you hesitate to be a girl, you hesitate to face the world. my voice is too soft my muscles to weak, if I reach out I hope that you're there. one look can make a year seem a day, recognition turns coal into gems. would you like to just for a while, show your feelings just for a while. you hesitate to be a girl, you hesitate to face the world. come out now, come out now, come out now, hear me calling. come out now, come out now, come out now, feel my signals. softly melodic, power underneath. sitting in the back-row wish you'd pull me up. can you read my lips, I hope that you can, can you read my mind, I wish that you could. come out now, come out now, come out now, hear me calling. come out now, come out now, come out now, feel my signals. come out now, come out now, come out now, I'm locked between four walls. come out now, come out now, come out now, get them falling. come out, come out, come out, COME OUT!!! (Henk/Babs)

 

COURAGE:

Tension's swimming in my chest, surrounded by curtains of smoke. Answers wearing too many names, laughing 'cause I nearly choke. Deciding to give my heart - reason hits my crying face. Pulling me back behind the bricks, but emotions demand their place. Push a razor in my veins so I can feel myself again. Scar me for my life so I have something to remember. Paradoxes leaning back, unbearable in their presence. Sucking me under to the pureness of the essence: it all comes down to courage. (Babs)

 

KEEP IT UP:

It's time to see the sun go down again, another sleepless night with lots of talks in vain. It's time to see the sun go down again, wonder will I rise before drown in pain. The window on the world is slipping through my fingers. Fatigue will stop, will stop all creativity. Making stupid mistakes again and again, here in this small room at a quarter past one. Tired I'm so tired I'm so fucking tired. Gotta keep it up, don't let you down. All the times that I saw you cry, I couldn't find the answers. Will someone please help me out, I still can't find the answers. All the times that I saw you cry... gotta keep it up, gotta keep it up. Will someone please help me out, I gotta keep it up gotta keep it up. (Henk)

 

SILENT WITNESS:

Wrapped up in dry papers, your wings injected with fear. Tied to your bones your taken to the rear. Bounded by iron locks, they cut of your hair. Strapped down to the stones, too cold to care. Cry the clouds out of heaven. They will meet the wall, scars that no one knows. Vultures are eager when you let them lose. Wrapped up in dry papers, paralysed for years. Gashes are ruling, 'till green anger appears. Cry the clouds out of heaven. Splintered mirrors don't reflect, silent witness. Splintered mirrors don't reflect, silent witness. (Babs)

 

SYMBIOTIC HARMONY:

You say you're hurt because of me, and my request for liberty. So now you're leaving, you're sick of me, 'cause I'm not what you expected to be. It's fine, it's fine, it's fine with me. You say you hope my heart will bleed, and you are there to guarantee. You claim that I'm to blind to see that my behaviour is naive. It's fine, it's fine, it's fine with me. I only want to be free, no symbiotic harmony. Symbiotic harmony... You say you're sure I won't succeed, and I'll come back to beg and plead 'cause I can't stand on my own feet, and you know that it is you that I need. Symbiotic harmony... It's fine, it's fine, it's fine with me. I only want to be free, no symbiotic harmony. (Babs)

 

TAMED:

Day after day, you're pushed into corners. Day after day, and where are the borders. Day after day, you sing the same song. Day after day, and God for how long? You're tamed. Day after day, you show the same face. Day after day, you're in the same place. Day after day, your heart is crying. Day after day, your mind is lying. You're tamed. Someday, it'll come someday. Someway, it'll come someway. Somewhere, it'll come somewhere. Someday, it'll come someday. (Babs)

 

DEAR:

You told me I'm doomed if I don't walk your way. I never knew God gave this privilege away. Stating your view is wide and mine is so small. You must be on the right side, so certain of it all. You're blaming me for not being as you. Thinking your world is the only truth. I'm really sick of playing this game. I don't want t fit in your frame. Do you dare, dare to care? The things you throw right in my face say enough about you, you're in my place. You're shooting your arrows in your own heart, and don't realise that the end is the start. So, you told me I'm doomed, and what can I do? You put on your glasses, say we are through. Reproaches you're making will turn back on your head. So, after all, who is misled? Do you dare, dare to care? (Babs)

 

BLUE SAND:

Thirst hurts my veins, longing for some rain. I'm drowning in blue sand. You're slipping through my hands. Hunger, yet unseen, is staying, yet serene, but coming with a gale with death to inhale. You are shaking, what's wrong dear, you were mistaken. Sleep wants to throw lies that will grow into forces top destroy, cracking all the joy. Shadows as a rope strangling all my hope. I'm struggling in black doubt, you took my breath to shout. Sad girl, when are you gonna live your life? Sad girl, when are you gonna show your pride? (Babs)

 

COME CLOSER:

You said I am empty handed, but I was standing barefoot. When I stepped aside to show you the world you fled. You said I'm just too scared, but I was standing barefoot. When I stepped aside to show you the world you fled. Come closer! You said I'm feeling guilty, but I was standing barefoot. When I stepped aside to show you the world you fled. Come closer! (Babs)

 

PAINTED FACE:

You see this picture, I was only seven years old. Now they call my name in the juvenile court. You listen to my mother, when she tells she lost control when he set the house on fire, and burned her vulnerable soul. And now I'm locked in a cage. I can only go to the gate, and turn my back on it. And carry on to play my game. They came to bring me my little yellow bird. I'm glad when I'm alone, and no one comes to my room. I think I hate my father, to live such a miserable way. He's just a bad example, he hurts me so don't make me stay. And now I'm locked in a cage. I can only go to the gate, and turn my back on it. And carry on to play my game. I paint my face in different ways. I have a mask for every day. I paint it blue when I'm depressed, I paint it red when I'm devilish. I'll make you think you can't get hold of me; a painted face, that's what you'll see. (Anne)

 

THIS HEART IS ACHING:

I've been watching your steps recently. You made me discover something very mean. You were fucking everywhere, so it's time to throw out your fucking underwear. I can be violent when you hurt my soul. I cannot trust you, so now you've lost me. If you don't keep your words I'd better go. All those promises, they never show. You were fucking everywhere, so it's time to throw out your fucking underwear. I can be violent when you hurt my soul. I cannot trust you, so now you've lost me. This heart is aching, I couldn't care less. You were my sunshine, now I kill you with thunder. And I'm not afraid, I'll easily forget you. And I'm not ashamed of the way I left you. This heart is aching, I couldn't care less. You were my sunshine, now I kill you with thunder. (Anne)

 

NAKED:

I need to see you naked, please let me have it all. I need to see you naked, tie me up against the wall. I need to see you naked, help me before I fall. I need to see you naked, lying on my back. I need to see you naked, enclose you with my legs. I need to see you naked, anxious to know what's next. I can't wait for you, your disfigure is killing me. I will never stay, your disfigure is killing me. Then... remains the silence. I can't wait for you, your disfigure is killing me. I will never stay, your disfigure is killing me. I can't wait for you, your disfigure is killing me. I will never stay, your disfigure is killing me. Then... remains the silence. (Babs/Johan)

 

PINK:

Don't treat me like a Barbie, don't you treat me like that. Don't dare to call me baby, don't cuddle me as your pet. Pigs are everywhere, everywhere I look. Pigs are everywhere, everywhere I look. Don't force me in this narrow seat, don't make me things I'm not. Don't want to dance on tied feet, don't want to live this rut. Pigs are everywhere, everywhere I look. Pigs are everywhere, everywhere I look. And what about pink? What about pink? (Babs)

 

ABOUT YOU:

I understand everything, and yes I know about time. I can accept the tumbling of all this pain in my mind. But I'm mad, I'm mad, I'm mad. I can't refuse the truth of you, and won't ignore your lies. Can see the beauty I never knew, behind the curtains it's cold. So I'm mad, I'm mad, I'm mad. No, I won't bend if you want me to bow. No, I won't bend to kiss the ground. I understand everything, and yes I know about time. I can accept the tumbling of all this pain in my mind. But I'm mad, I'm mad, I'm mad. No, I won't bend if you want me to bow. No, I won't bend to kiss the ground. (Babs)

 

UNSPOKEN:

Vague promises again, swaying in the silence of friends. The unspoken words in your eyes, the wishes of longing for times... (but) you won't come, and I won't be. Insecurities again, pursuing to ruin the end. The unwritten words in your eyes, the kings of the rules in your minds... (but) you won't come, and I won't be. It's all in there, all in there. It's all in them, all in them eyes. (Babs)

 

A THOUSAND:

A thousand sweet things are breathing in silence. A thousand bricks out of the wall. A thousand memories are stumbling as cripples. A thousand bricks out of the wall. I want to stay, I want to stay. A thousand warnings are yearning in remorse. A thousand bricks out of the wall. A thousand voices are hunting for love. A thousand bricks out of the wall. All these shames, where do you turn to, in these shades, they will burn you. (Babs)

 

SPINES DON'T LIE:

Another kick, another cry. Another bruise, another lie. Another tear, another catch. Another scream, another scratch. Another prey, another time. Some other puke, some other slime. Spines don't lie. Another guy, another cage. Another life, another age. Another story, another wife. Another mate, another knife. Another hurt, another hit. Some other dirt, some other shit. Spines don't lie. Girls don't have to cry, when girls do obey. (Babs)

Text credits given are more or less accurate, it's been a long time.