SONG OF THE DAY: #25 WAYLON [THE NETHERLANDS-ESC]

 

Willem Bijkerk born 20 April 1980, known professionally as Waylon, is a Dutch singer. His stage name came from the name of his idol Waylon Jennings. He represented the Netherlands with Ilse DeLange as The Common Linnets at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, finishing in second place in the final and will return as a solo act to represent the Netherlands again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Waylon started his career in 1995 singing in the television program Telekids where he sang the chorus of the song “Harry Stallion”. From childhood, he was inspired by country music and he played the drums with the band West Virginian Railroad. He was signed in 1997 by EMI and went to Nashville to record an album. The album was never completed. In 2001, he lived and worked for a year in the United States where he also performed with his idol, Waylon Jennings. After Jennings died in 2002, Waylon returned to the Netherlands. Waylon’s talent was further developed with Lisa Boray. After returning from the United States, he joined the cover band, Santa Rosa. He also sang in the band Millstreet. In 2005, Waylon and Rachel Kramer performed as the duo Rachel & Waylon in the preliminary rounds of the National Song Contest with the song “Leven als een beest”. Now in 2018 again Waylon represents the Netherlands on the Eurovision song contest with his song: “Outlaw In ‘Em”.

 

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
It’s a fine, fine line
Between whiskey, and water, and to wine
It’s a long way home
When you’re down and out and out here on your own
But it don’t matter who you are when it’s time to lock and load

[Chorus]
Everybody’s got a little outlaw in ’em
Gold piece hiding in their blacked out denim
Heartbeat beating to a rock n’ roll rhythm, yeah
Everybody got a couple scarred up knuckles
Blood on their boots and their back up a buckle
Diamondback rattle with the quick strike venom
Everybody’s got a little outlaw in ’em

[Verse 2]
When they knock you to the ground
You ain’t gonna let nobody keep you down
When you’re backed against the wall
That’s when you gotta learn to stand up tall
Yeah, that rebel fights inside of you
That’s been there all along

[Chorus]
Everybody’s got a little outlaw in ’em
Gold piece hiding in their blacked out denim
Heartbeat beating to a rock n’ roll rhythm, yeah
Everybody got a couple scarred up knuckles
Blood on their boots and their back up a buckle
Diamondback rattle with the quick strike venom
Everybody’s got a little outlaw in ’em, oh, oh

[Bridge]
Everybody’s got a little outlaw in ’em
Gold piece hiding in their blacked out denim
Heartbeat beating to a rock n’ roll rhythm, yeah
Huh, everybody got little front man swagger
Stone cold rolling like a young Mick Jagger
A new tattoo that you can’t keep hidden
Everybody’s got a little outlaw in ’em, oh, ooh

[Instrumental/Solo]

[Outro]
I said, everybody’s got a little outlaw in ’em, aw

May we meet again!

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