Loc: The Netherlands
Last year an organisation that tries to help the homeless finding a home, asked us to write a song about it. The song was in Dutch of course, but especially for you, we've made an English version.
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We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.
A beautiful song (about an important subject). Good vocals. Good backing with a good mix. Video is well done.
We toured The Netherlands (a few years ago) by bicycle. Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague, Delft, Gouda, Utrecht. We saw virtually no homeless (in the US we see them everywhere). We asked a guy in Amsterdam "Do you not have a 'homeless problem'?" He said "No...we give them homes"
What a great idea!
(My wife and I volunteer with Feeding Tampa Bay every Monday at a cafe that serves a free hot meal to anyone who walks in. These are the homeless in one small area of Tampa. It is usually 200+ people in the hour that the cafe is open. And they do that every day - at 3 different locations).
Loc: Illinois, USA
Anne Marie and Rob...what a wonderful thing to do and what an encouraging song...you guys are masters at producing wonderful tracks from BiaB and I always look forward to hearing them...this is no exception...as B.D. mentioned it must be quite a challenge to transcribe from one language to another and keep the syllable count and meter of the song consistent...I had some folks from Finland translate a few of my songs into Finnish and it sounded "foreign" but beautiful...Anne-Marie your voce is always exquisite and I adore your guys harmonies...good work for a good cause! Best regards...Dan
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Good chords, melody, vocal and video! And such a good cause. Excellent work. I'm retired now, but one arm of my former agency worked with the homeless population. I was in developmental disabilities, but sometimes events merged and I got to know some of the homeless people we served. The peer counselors were very impressive!
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Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
Thanks so much for translating it. This sentiment sounds good in any language. Love it, Rob and Anne-Marie. I was homeless for a little over a year when I was much younger, and it was quite an eye-opening experience. This song is so warm and inviting, which makes it a masterful write, likely giving the organization that asked for it more than they believed possible. Well done on many levels.
Rob & Anne-Marie, A song that celebrates the values of walls and a roof... for everyone. Wonderful inspiration (the homeless camps are growing in our Canadian cities too-its an epidemic), a warm vocal and good video to accompany. Very well done!
Loc: United States
Rob and Anne-Marie,
The org. that requested this song, has to be very pleased with what you have done here! This is a great sounding tune! That chorus is very memorable and also sung extremely well! The video work is as usual for you, done at a professional level!
I'm curious for the Dutch version, but I like this one a lot. Beautiful vocals/harmonies and a touching melody! And about the topic; it's a shame the Netherlands are sinking more and more on that 'front'. So you did a good job on accentuating it.
But I will conclude with saying you really made a very nice piece of work! Hulde!
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