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For All We Know

by For All We Know

Blind Me 04:09
See me as I am Tell me what's on the outside Hear me if you can I'm sorry, your silence is not helping me Show me what is real Blind me so I sense clearly Forgive me, but what I feel is slowly preparing us to fall from grace I'll find symmetry My mind's seeking asylum I'll try to shake off their pleas In time I'll find a way to stay awake
Shine!!! I wake up to the light but I'm still dreaming Because for all we know we are on our own Days pass by and leave us behind there's no time to blink our eyes But we're not playing games to be entertained Count me in, in every way I'll sit down another day I don't want to be denied by the public eye Despite we conseal we can't see where we're going we're so alone We'll find what we need if we learn not to follow God is still himself or do you think he's busy being somebody else? Fine!!! I will fall in line! You'll get my voice but not my mind And if I go against the grain I've been told there will be hell to pay They'll crown me if I'd die today They will crucify me anyway. We all need someone else to blame To me it's all the same
Out of Reach 06:00
Grey, an unnoticed color, hard to discover Dust covered white, everything's so clear I, I'm still a stranger who looks for the danger of staying behind and disappear When tomorrow is over, look over your shoulder Snow covered black, this is so surreal I, I feel disconnected, ignored and rejected the air takes a hold of my screams You're not alone, I came home to this silence that I fought on my own but I have learned to look colder I need to sleep and so does she I don’t know what you have given to me but I have never felt so out of reach Once I have discovered it’s hard to recover don't bring me down, I have more to give Me and my suspicions, my fears, my ambitions Keep you from taking my place
Virtue vs vice Why won't you roll the dice? Both available I'll let you know my price A dollar for a sin That's hiding deep within I see them through your skin They're making you feel alive Just like we have agreed I'll bring you what you need The prey is screaming for the predators attention White lights are claiming my eyes from below When angels refuse to fly Looking back I know it began long ago Can't you see how sorry I am? I guess I never knew What we're supposed to do Searching high and low Looking for the truth We're moving underground Systems are shutting down But we are just too proud to ease the pain He's laughing during my confession Father John, please stop mocking me No reason for his discretion I'll do my time in solitary The more we give and take the more we break away from the norm We're sick of dressing up, wake up! Don't give a fuck anymore The more we see the more we want the less we get of the ground If this is progress we have passed the test. On to the next round!
I lost myself today but I've tried to go the other way I will find someone to blame I never thought I would be back again But do you want me here? Now I know where to go I don't want to show you all I know So I'd rather go alone The less I feel, the more I'm on my own So please stop calling me Why won't you let me be? Oh God, I need to breath... I lost myself today but I've tried so hard to stay the same There's still so much to say But don't wait for me, I'm still too far away
Do you feel it too? Please be silent when we run away We'll cross the line Keep breathing...
The only sign of life is hiding on the other side Maybe I'm too blind to see my enemies looking out for me. Today I'll play their game and settle the score in many ways. This overpriced champagne will fool them easily I'll raise my glass for all to see. Tell me when you're ready to make a deal Maybe everybody has given up on me Face me when you're making me take the heat Or can't you see me when I am down on my knees? It's time to spin the wheel and see what's gonna be revealed But maybe all I need is to feel my enemies closing up on me All this time I looked up to you I know you saw it too Something broke down I don't know how Somehow I thought we were the same I guess I was afraid inside
Save Us... 03:46
No one would sell me the answers that I need Their eyes were watching me Claim what is yours but don't take what is meant for me Give in and let me breathe I don't know how you knew to filter me from your gaze Suddenly you could see everything I embrace You made me lose my ambitions I was blind. You let me fall behind Gasping for air I made a promise I would keep fuck your apologies Now you know how I knew there's nothing here to replace Finally you will see everything I've erased
No child with an open mind should feel the burden on his shoulders while we buy ourselves another day He's been told not to be afraid and stares into the eyes of a stranger while his parents start to beg and pray And in reverse He's feeling worse... No man should ever have to hide but in the end it's what he believes in He's so close he can't see where he is Disappear into slavery. Be blind, bow down, keep quiet and be happy It's better to accept than to resist Why do I try to cross the line and ignore the signs? Another dream, or so it seems, is taking over me And I might find a way to clear my mind on the other side but again I look down and walk away tired and ashamed He should have been in paradise. With every breath he's wearing himself down He's still hoping but he lost his smile Although he never learned to cry his eyes are burning, red, wet and swollen Despite the shame he's feeling so alive Fight your way through history Guide me to what you wanted me to see But hide these empty memories Time will clean up after me
Open your eyes and see what you've been missing You don't have to hide away You don't have to play this game no more Just try to smile and start reminiscing Thoughts pass by as they decay Don't reach out, let them escape There are other ways to slow them down You've been all I had for years Locked up here with me Will you still control my fears Now I'm back on the streets? Wake up, you've been disconnected Leave now before the walls come down Live, learn, feel whole again There's nothing more we can say Get up and run but then again There's no one to show us the way to where we fell out of place... Now there's so much more to lose But I'm better off this way Still they're scanning every move while following my trail Wake up, you have been selected Stand up before we all fall down So I lost myself today You know I've tried to go the other way It's always the same mistake that's wearing me out and lets me take the blame Over and over again, again...
Nothing More 04:09
Now I'm beyond the mourning of our fathers I know why this silence seems so loud In time the ground we walked will hide our footprints Drawn by the burden of this crowd No trace inside of me we need to keep Erase all the fears of who we are Enslaved by the thirst for knowledge thirst for power Replace me but keep me safe from harm Nothing more for me to say coz all I do is pray Nothing more for me to give but I'm willing to forgive Nothing more for me to see since you've blinded me Nothing more for me to feel or to believe...


For All We Know is a project by Within Temptation guitarist Ruud Jolie. He has recorded a lot of songs and albums with other artists, but the urge to write and record his own material has always been present.

So in 2007 he started working on this music both when he was on the road with various bands (Within Temptation, Agua de Annique, Damian Wilson Band, Maiden uniteD, etc) and in his own studio. He considers himself very fortunate to be able to work with some of the greatest musicians and people imaginable on this project.

The album For All We Know, written and produced by Ruud himself, contains 12 original songs that range from very atmospheric and dreamily acoustic to heavy and pounding progressive metal tracks and was released April 25th 2011.

He is about to release a follow up and you can already order it here:


Band line-up For All We Know :

Wudstik - Vocals
Ruud Jolie - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Bass guitar and Backing vocals
Kristoffer Gildenlöw - Fretless Bassguitar, Backing vocals
Léo Margarit - Drums
Thijs Schrijnemakers - Hammond
Marco Kuypers - Piano, Rhodes, Harmonium

Guest-musicians :

Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation): Vocals on Keep Breathing
Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation): Vocals on Keep Breathing
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Ayreon, Maiden uniteD): Backing vocals, Vocals on Keep Breathing
Ruud Houweling (Cloudmachine): Vocals on Keep Breathing
Anke Derks: Vocals on Keep Breathing
Tom Sikkers (Daybroke): Vocals on Keep Breathing
John Wesley (Porcupine Tree): Lead guitar on I Lost Myself Today
Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest): Lead guitar on Busy Being Somebody Else
Camilla van der Kooij: Violin


released April 25, 2011

All music and lyrics written by Ruud Jolie except “Blind Me”, music written by Wudstik.

Arrangements by Ruud Jolie. Vocal harmony arrangements by Ruud Jolie and Wudstik.

Drums recorded by Stephen van Haestregt at Max Power Rent, Waalwijk, Holland
Electric guitars, Rhodes, Piano and Harmonium recorded by Marco Kuypers at Audiocult, Kaatsheuvel, Holland
Acoustic guitars, Additional electric guitars, Bassguitar, Hammond and Vocals (Wudstik, Damian, Ruud H, Ruud J, Kristoffer) recorded at 6 DC Studio, Tilburg, Holland.
Vocals Sharon den Adel recorded by Daniel Gibson at Metal Cemetary Studio, Soest, Holland Vocals Daniel Gildenlöw recorded at Road Salt Studios, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Guitarsolo Richie Faulkner recorded by David Walsh at Shedio Studio, Essex, UK
Guitarsolo John Wesley recorded at RedRoom Recorders, Tampa, USA
Mandolin recorded by Maarten de Peijper at Sandlane Recording Facilities, Rijen, Holland

Mixed by Tom Sikkers at Langer Than Live Studio, Tilburg, Holland

Mastered by Erik-Jan Dodd at D&T Audio, Tilburg, Holland

Artwork by Ana Correal, Layout by Black Lake Design

Produced by Ruud Jolie


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For All We Know is a project by Within Temptation guitarist Ruud Jolie. He has recorded a lot of songs and albums with other artists, but the urge to write and record his own material has always been present.

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