Anouk’s “Birds” was a tour de force of atmospheric moodiness, and after her subsequent album, “Sad Singalong Songs”, it was a case of Lana Del Who? But truth be told, we were a little concerned that she might become trapped in a never ending cycle of gloom. We needn’t have worried. Judging by her 2 latest releases, she’s not a woman to be pigeon-holed.

“Feet On The Ground”

Anouk has been recruited by dj and fellow Dutchy, Nicky Romero, to provide vocals on his newest floor filler “Feet On The Ground”. Most of you will already be familiar with Nicky following his chart-topping collaboration with Avicii – “I Could Be The One”. The Dutch duo make quite a formidable team, with Anouk’s vocals bringing soul to an otherwise vapid song. Sure, it may lack the nuance of some of her previous hits, but if it’s a weekend head-banger you’re after this hits the spot.

“You & I”

Before you start fretting that Anouk has become a slave to the dance floor, take a listen to her single from last spring, “You & I.” It showcases a brighter, more optimistic side to the Eurovision 2012 star. Rather than dwelling on the morose, she looks to the future and sings of keeping her heart and soul alive in her quest for love. The song is a return to her rock roots, but still maintains the gothic aura which endeared her to the European public. The haunting melody and vocals will stay with you long after the music has stopped.

At this rate it’s beginning to seem like the woman can do no wrong (well, apart from that misjudged snipe at Ilse De Lange). But what do y’all think of Anouk’s genre hopping antics? Is an eclectic range of hits a good thing? Or should she stick to the one style?

“Feet On The Ground” Lyrics 

Listen up, yeah, yo, yo
Baby if you’re willing to wait a bit longer
‘Cause every time we hang it’s getting stronger
Walking around for another day
Please
And wait a little while to my ache’s away
Can you do that for me?

It’s been a few weeks but it still hurts
Like forever
And there is only one way for us to be
Together

Gimme some time to ease my soul
Baby after that let the good times roll

I almost ain’t got no more tears to fall down
I gotta be right this time and get my feet on the ground
I almost ain’t got no more tears to fall down
I gotta be right this time and get my feet on the ground

Baby if you’re willing to wait a bit longer
‘Cause every time we hang it’s getting stronger
Baby let me be who I wanna be
So I can fall to your feet
I could do that for ya

I almost ain’t got no more tears to fall down
I gotta be right this time and get my feet on the ground
I almost ain’t got no more tears to fall down
I gotta be right this time and get my feet on the ground
I almost ain’t got no more tears to fall down
I gotta be right this time and get my feet on the ground
I almost ain’t got no more tears to fall down
I gotta be right this time and get my feet on the ground

Yeah 3x

Do you feel it baby? Yeah

He-e-ey

Do you feel it baby? Yeah
I gotta be right this time
gotta gotta gotta gotta be right this time

Do you feel it baby? Yeah
I gotta be right this time
gotta gotta gotta gotta be right this time

“You & I” Lyrics

I love you baby, ooh

Who will I have to be
For you to be the one
So we can start a fire
Until the day comes
I’ll be waiting here
If it takes forever
I will look to see
What lies ahead of me

Oh baby, when I hear your voice
You’re leaving me breathless
You’re giving me no other choice
So baby I’ll just let you know
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I

Anywhere you wonder
Anywhere you go
I promise I will stay
Boy, I love you so
There will be a time
When all the waiting’s done
And doubts will disappear
They will be one by one

Oh baby when I hear your voice
It’s leaving me breathless
You’re giving me no other choice
So baby I’ll just let you know
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I

I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
You and I

Do you feel me, baby?
Do you feel me, baby?

I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I

Until it’s you and I
Until it’s you and I

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Ruud
Ruud
6 years ago

I dislike this song. But Feet On The Ground (Nebir & R3YAD Remix) is nice.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

Give me some time to ease my soul
Baby after that let the good times roll

Thanks for sharing. I like it

HannahFansUK
6 years ago

Your missing lyric is “Let the good times roll”.

Thanks for doing the lyrics though, loving Anouks sass on this a lot!