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  • Writer's pictureLuke Shaffer

The Beauty And The Boldness Of Amsterdam

VOLUME THREE


We again found ourselves at the mercy of some cheap plane tickets. Flew WOW Air (which has since gone belly up if that tells you anything) through Reykjavik and they landed in what, to my Ohio born eyes, looked to be a snow storm. It was very impressive. Safely off of the train from the airport in Amsterdam we walked to our hotel. I remember seeing my breath very very well. We got in early and were rolling our carry-ons along the streets. It felt like it was one of the loudest noises I've ever made. Amsterdam doesn't wake up early and the streets were not busy so it was fine but I distinctly remember it, which is why I picked it up and carried it the rest of the way haha.


We drank beer and ate these amazing cookies from Van Stapele holy smokes those were good. I would go back just to get those cookies. I had bitterballen for the first time. Big fan. People were kind, yet direct and everyone spoke far more English than I spoke Dutch, which was good for us. We stayed warm together and explored the many canal lined streets. Amsterdam is a beautiful city. Would recommend.





LYRICS


Cold is the air

Your breath slowly drifts in waves

Coats buttoned tight

We stroll under skies of grey


The water softly clutching

The narrow towering homes

Your hand inside my pocket

Past bicycles and boats


Amsterdam

We're floating side by side

Amsterdam

What lovely state of mind

It feels right here next to you

As we fake our way right through

The freedom and the folly of

Amsterdam


I followed you

To the hotel window

Pulled you in tight

Watched the night down below


They're walking on water

A rose colored glow

It flickers with the street lights

As they live a life untold


Just know that I'm right here

If you get cold cold


Amsterdam

We're floating side by side

Amsterdam

What lovely state of mind

It feels right here next to you

As we fake our way right through

The freedom and the folly of

Amsterdam


Just know that I'm right here if you get cold

Doesn't matter where it is I will be close

No matter where we find ourselves I'm yours

Just know that I'm right here if you get cold cold cold


Amsterdam

We're floating side by side

Amsterdam

What lovely state of mind

It feels right here next to you

As we fake our way right through

The freedom and the folly of

This city we know little of

The beauty and the boldness of

Amsterdam


The beauty and the boldness of

Amsterdam





 

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