Ziende Ben Ik Blind Geworden

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Ziende Ben Ik Blind Geworden (Seeing I Became Blind)

This song was written for our band, but we decided to record the acoustic version and this is the result.

It's Dutch so don't bother trying to understand the lyrics. But you can try to fóllow the Lyrics below or read the translation more below.

Ik lig op het strand
Met de avondschemer in mijn ogen.
De zee streelt zacht mijn voeten.
In de verte brand het licht nog op de kade.
en de wereld vergaat in een waas van niks.
Een zwarte schaduw, komt drijgend dichterbij.
En de brandende zon trekt zich terug langs de horizon.

Ik herinner me waar mijn reis ooit begon
Zou jij mij redden als ik jou daarom vroeg.
Als een dief in de nacht heb jij mijn hart gestolen.
Ziende ben ik blind geworden.


I'm lying on the beach
with the twilight in my eyes
The sea gently caresses my feet
In the distance there's still shining a light on the quay
and the world disappears in a haze of nothing
A black shadow comes threatening closer
and the burning sun retreats along the horizon

I remember where my journey once began
Would you rescue me, if I asked you to.
Like a thief in the night you've stolen my heart
Seeing I became blind

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Kind of weird listening to it

I've got no idea what it's saying when I hear it but whatever it is, it sounds good. The piano is pretty simple and has a pretty simple melody but it's nice. I don't really have much to say and can't really say much since I don't speak dutch and the song is mostly centered on the singing. 5/5 10/10.

mjattie responds:

thanks. Dutch is nice. You should learn it someday :O


...I like it.

Initial comments: Great stuff - the lyrics are really great, too. Tips to the vocalist.

Flow: Has a mind of its own, and evolves really well. Genuinely enjoyable.

Balance: Definitely has the kind of balance you'd want to listen to while driving. Which is something I might do... No complaints.

Themes: Good work with this. I have one thing to say, though. Even though your lyrics are great, and even though I don't speak Dutch worth crap, I can tell when the lyrics repeat. And it seems to me that after the first time you go through the words, it just ends up being a repeat of the entire song. I might suggest adding at least one more verse so that there are both familiar elements (the chorus) and unfamiliar elements (verses) for the listener. You always want to balance predictability and unpredictability.

Effects: I have nothing to say here - I would be happy with these effects.

Extra: [+0.03] Awarded.

Overall: [9.89/10.00]. [10/10]. [5/5]. Very, very well done.

Power to you, MWA!

mjattie responds:

yea you're right... But I can't write vocals, I'm enormously bad with that xD I also said it to the singer, but he's lazy xD

thanks a lot for your review! your way of reviewing is very nice!


this track is so awesome. if it became studio recorded and drums a arcustic bass and some strings or so was added i could imagin this in the radio.

shame its not a typical FL track xD.. i would SO try to remix it xD (as i mentioned above... not trancy remix style)..

awesome dude..

5/5 10/10

mjattie responds:

lol, typical fl :P, well thanks

Verbazingwekkend en inspirerend

Goed gedaan mijn vriend dit stuk werd inspirerende en hart ontroerend! Bent u vergeten mij vraagt wat de invloed was voor dit liedje?

Very well done my friend and I love the piano it fits your voice very well though at times it drowns out your voice. You have a great band bud. Is all of the music played live? I can't wait to hear more.

mjattie responds:

well it is played live xD And vocals were recorded in one shot. :) But strings were added later

Are you trying to ask what the inspiration was for this song? That was a text of a dutch literature book. Then I came with this piano-riff and that's when we decided to make a song out of it. (the original version is with drums, guitar and a bassguitar)

The rest of the text was written with help of the band, but I don't know exactly where the inspiration came from....


you should try duets, like acda en de munnik, it'd go great with the style, but its not that easy to realise

mjattie responds:

xD acda en de munnik

why not? :P

thanks for reaction

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4.76 / 5.00

Sep 19, 2009
10:23 AM EDT
File Info
5.4 MB
4 min 44 sec

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