The Roundabout

by Zaria Van Jaarsveld

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The Roundabout is Zaria Van Jaarsveld's 7th album and showcases the full breadth of Zaria’s most recent musical and lyrical explorations - including Pop, Indie Folk, Afrikaans and Gospel songs.

Immaculately produced over a period of 6 months in the pristine studio of Wayne Pauli (The Stremes), the album intimately captures Zaria’s live in-studio vocal & acoustic guitar performances, with lush harmony layers.

Featuring a full acoustic band production on ‘No Radio Song’ and ‘Rondom Jou’ and Wayne’s haunting electric guitar layers on ‘Miss You’.

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released June 25, 2017

Produced by Wayne Pauli
Additional Instruments on No Radio Song, Rondom Jou and Miss You:
Wayne Pauli: Electric Guitars, Electric Bass, Accordion
Steven Gordon: Drums, Cajon
No Radio Song Mastered by Rogan Kelsey
Creative Director & Management - Steven Gordon

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Zaria Van Jaarsveld Cape Town, South Africa

Zaria blends an enchanting voice & evocative, poignant & insightful lyricism

Zaria ‘Van Jaarsveld’ in Afrikaans literally means Zaria ‘from years in the field’; as well as being the name of a small town in Holland.

So it’s perhaps no coincidence that Zaria grew up in the enchanted Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful natural settings in South Africa.
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Track Name: Growing Up (The Roundabout)
Growing Up (The Roundabout)

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

There’s a little girl sitting down there in the Park.
With her toes in the sand she spells out her name.
Then she suddenly gets up and she runs forward. I don’t know where she’s going but she’s going somewhere.
If I could have known her a while, forever. If I could have wings to fly, forever.
If I had no fear. (x2)

Pre Chorus

Now she is older and older, and life’s like a jungle gym, she is going forward and forward and watch for the obstacles.
She’s a little bit unsure but she is standing there secure.
And I notice how she goes on her way to

Chorus

The Roundabout (x4)

Verse 2

Her head is still spinning but she’s dancing on her feet.
Now she’s heading for the seesaw but she’s changing her mind.
Now she’s climbing up the ladder to go down the slide.
She’s the queen of the park when she’s high in the sky.
If I could have known her a while forever.
If I could have wings to fly forever.
If I had no fear. (x2)

Pre Chorus

Now she is older and older, and life’s like a jungle gym, she’s going forward and forward and watch for the obstacles.
She’s a little bit unsure but she is standing there secure. And I notice how she goes on her way to

Chorus

The Roundabout (x4)

Verse 3

She noticed that I watch her while she’s sliding down.
She is floating like a petal ‘til she lands on the ground.
She wants me to join her and she leaps out a scream.
She runs towards her favourite, her favourite machine. To

Chorus

The Roundabout (x4)
Track Name: No Radio Song
No Radio Song

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Intro

Listen to no radio!

Verse 1

Why did the snow stop to fall
Why did the owls stop to hoot
Why does my soul so long for you
From every corner that I turn

Chorus

I listen to no radio
(backing: Listen to no radio)
I sing a song silently
It’s like I wake up from this dream
Four years later dream of you
I dream of you (x4)

Verse 2

Only the dawn can kiss like you
Why does the sun shine on me
I try to breathe normally
It feels like I am torn in two

Chorus

I listen to no radio
(backing: Listen to no radio)
I sing a song silently
It’s like I wake up from this dream
Four years later dream of you
I dream of you (x4)

Refrain

I dream of (x3)
Dream of you (x2)

Chorus

I listen to no radio
(backing: Listen to no radio)
I sing a song silently
It’s like I wake up from this dream
Four years later dream of you
I dream of you (x3)

Refrain

I dream of (x3)
Dream of you (x4)
Track Name: Goats and Trees (Stay)
Goats & Trees (Stay)

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

Today is the perfect day of my life. I wanna run to the fields.
Somewhere where there’s goats and trees.
Away from the city noises.
I wanna run to the mountains, where the wild lilies grow.
Windmills on top of the hills. Hundreds of butterflies.

Chorus

Stay when there’s eagles in the sky. Stay then there’ll be warmth in my heart.
Stay then the sun will never set. Stay then I’ll make you a cup of tea.
Oh will you sit next to me. I’ll guarantee you’ll never leave.
Please will you sit next to me, I will show the stars.

Verse 2

There beside the still still waters. We will find some fruit trees to climb.
Then we’ll see some wild wild horses, they will run with our wildest dream.

Verse 3

Laughter until it is morning. I will bring my cat along.
She enjoys to watch the wild geese. Flying traveling on their journeys.
Stay when there’s eagles in the sky.
Stay then there will be warmth in my heart.
Stay then the sun will never set.
Stay then I’ll make you a cup of tea.
Track Name: Miss You
Miss You

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

I hear a whole symphony when I am in your company.
I want you to hold me like I am holding my guitar.
When you’re on your way, your way. I will miss you. I will miss you. But I know.

Chorus

When you’re away when your away I’ll miss you. (x3)
I’ll miss you (x3)

Verse 2

What were you thinking when you left without your coat.
Winter is colder this year. I heard them say on the news.
I looked at the pavement then I saw the highway grieve.
Somewhere you are standing there alone in the dark.
What do you think. What do you think.
What are you thinking about (x2)
Right now (x2)

Chorus

When you’re away when your away I’ll miss you. (x3)
I’ll miss you (x3)

Verse 3

I feel a galaxy of stars explode in me.
There’s no more laughter left and no more tears for me to cry.
It feels like I am travelling in space without time.
What do you think, what do you think, what are you thinking about (x2)
Right now (x2)

Chorus

When you’re away when your away I’ll miss you. (x3)
I’ll miss you (x3)
Track Name: Eagles
Eagles

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

Right in front of me. I can just wonder.
Linger on the air, of sweetness and gold.
Songs of echoes and my mind spin forever.
And I wonder if time will reverse.

Bridge

And open your heart, let go of your fears.
And open your mind, I know you’re sincere.

Chorus

Tonight I wanna go where the eagles fly, resting on their changing wings so bright.
We will fly to the edge of the world, until we find the moon and the sun.
All the stars will shine so bright.
And you’ll hear the song of eagles. Hear the song of eagles.
Hear the song. (x2)

Verse 2

Where its greener than you can imagine.
Where the mountains just stare stare at you.
We will rest near the crevasse of rocks.
We will find shelter near the aloes and trees.
And open your heart, let go of your fears.
And open your mind, I know you’re sincere.

Chorus

Tonight I wanna go where the eagles fly, resting on their changing wings so bright.
We will fly to the edge of the world, until we find the moon and the sun.
All the stars will shine so bright.
And you’ll hear the song of eagles.
Hear the song of eagles.
Hear the song. (x2)
This song.
Track Name: Rondom Jou
Rondom Jou

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

In die ruimte van my siel
Is jou woorde vas aan my
Die son wat om jou draai
Is besig om te verdwyn
In die laat somer aand
Is jou woorde vas aan my
Die sterre hoog daarbo begin te val

Chorus

As jy weer die reëndruppels inasem
As jy weer die wind voel om jou draai
Sal jy weet ek is hier iewers rondom jou
Oral asem jy liggies vir my in

Verse 2

In die stille donker uur
Sien ek jou voor my staan
Die sterre, son en maan
Is besig om te verdwyn
In die vroeë lentedag
Sien ek jou voor my staan
Tussen velde, blomme wil ek dans

Chorus

As jy weer die reëndruppels inasem
As jy weer die wind voel om jou draai
Sal jy weet ek is hier iewers rondom jou
Oral asem jy liggies vir my in

Instrumental

Chorus

As jy weer die reëndruppels inasem
As jy weer die wind voel om jou draai
Sal jy weet ek is hier iewers rondom jou
Oral asem jy liggies vir my in (x2)
Track Name: Wintersong
Wintersong

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

Let me sing you a song. A Wintersong
Softer than the rain, warmer than the sun.
The wind will carry us far away and kiss all your tears away.
The colours of the leaves, falling down, will lead us to the way.

Chorus

And you’ll be warmer, warmer, warmer than the sun (x3)

Verse 2
Let me sing you a song. A Wintersong.
In a blanket of white, in the heart of the night.
The wind will carry us far away and kiss all your tears away.
Bring my guitar along, follow the trail.

Chorus

And you’ll be warmer, warmer, warmer than the sun (x3)

Verse 3

Let me sing you a song. A Wintersong.
Let me sing it loudly to wake the sun.
The wind will carry us far away and kiss all your tears away.
All your tears away.
Track Name: He Knows
He Knows

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

He knows where the wind blows.
He knows what no one knows. (x2)
When you’re tired, fatigued. He knows.
When you’re cold, desperate. He knows.

Chorus

He knows where the wind blows.
He knows you well. He knows you well.

Verse 2

Where the oceans meet. He knows.
When your heart becomes too weak, to beat on.
He knows where the wind blows.
He knows your name. He knows you’re name.
When you’re thirsty and scared. He knows.
Where the oceans meet. He knows.

Chorus

He knows where the wind blows.
He knows what no one knows. (x2)
Track Name: Surrender
Surrender

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

You named the stars and they bow down before you.
Jesus I notice the fields and the water.
You’re the air that I breathe, you’re the voice in my head.
You’re the silence in the wind. The smile on my face.

Chorus

So I surrender to you, with all of my heart.
Oh I surrender to you, with all of my life.
Oh I surrender to you.

Verse 2

Jesus I love you, you know I adore you.
My trust is in you. You are my closest friend.
You’re the air that I breathe, you’re the voice in my head.
You’re the silence in the wind. The smile on my face.

Chorus

So I surrender to you, with all of my heart.
Oh I surrender to you, with all of my mind.
Oh I surrender to you.

Verse 3

Jesus I need you, You are my desire.
I seek you. You answer. You’re the song in my heart.
You’re the air that I breathe you’re the voice in my head.
You’re the silence in the wind. The smile on my face.

Chorus

So I surrender to you, with all my heart.
Backing: Surrender
Oh I surrender to You, with all of my mind.
Backing: Surrender
Oh I surrender to you.
Backing: Surrender
Track Name: Invite Him In
Invite Him In

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

He is the Prince of Peace.
He brings good news to the poor.
He is the anointed one.
He sets the captives free.

Chorus

And I heard a knock on my door. And I invite Him in.
And He will have supper with me. In front of all my foes.
And I want to be close, close to you Lord, close to your heart.
Lord Jesus and now I want you to know I’m in awe of you. Take me as I am.

Verse

How lovely are the feet of him who brings good news.
Proclaiming words of happiness. Proclaiming words of joy.
He’ll be your confidence so don’t be afraid.
Just invite Him in and He will live in your heart.

Chorus

And you will hear a knock on your door. And you’ll invite Him in.
And you will have supper with Him in front of all your foes.
How lovely are the feet of him who brings good news.
Proclaiming words of happiness. Proclaiming words of joy.
Track Name: Be My Light
Be My Light

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

Jesus you answer my prayer.
I will obey.
Lord you give me insight.
Lord you fill my cup.

Chorus

Be my light, that guideth me (x3)
Oh Jesus.
The righteous will shine like stars. (X4)

Verse 2
The stone that was rejected became the most important.
You are my God. And I will forever praise you.
On your love, your amazing love. On your love. Your amazing love.
Your love.
To live according t’your ways.
Gives me joy and peace.
You kept my foot from crossing.
All the wrong ways.

Chorus

Be my light that guideth me. X3

Refrain

The righteous will shine like stars (x4)

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