First video of Dutch band a balladeer. Directed by Corb!no. Merlin de Cloe (son of film maker Mark de Cloe) plays a young Sam.
The song is inspired by a novel of Adriaan Jaeggi (1963-2008) called 'Held van Beroep' ('Hero by Profession'). 'Swim with Sam' is a balladeer's first single and taken from their debut album 'Panama' (2006).
Since 2003 a balladeer has opened up for Live, Maria Mena, Beth Hart, Tim Christensen, BLØF, Keane, Saybia, The Feeling, Sarah Bettens (k's Choice), Jasper Steverlinck (ARID), Gabriel Rios and 16 Horsepower.
Sam here says he lost his call on the day Cousteau had died the ocean was a tub of sharks with Jacques-Yves as a guide
Sam here says the water's safe that man should not have left the seas called the Human Bathyscaphe he's King of Expertise
so if someone wants to know and asks you where I am you say you saw me go for a swim with Sam Swim with Sam Sam here says they call him 'nice' and that it makes him really sick that his 'nice' is like 'polite' and silence does the trick
Sam here says he'd like to go somewhere far away from here to a sea that no one knows to completely disappear
so if someone wants to know and asks you where I am you say you saw me go for a swim with Sam
don't try to talk me out of this not while I'm here in Carla's seat 'the sea has many drops of water but the salt won't let you taste the sweet'
written by M. de Goederen
produced by Ronald Vanhuffel mixed by Shelle mastered by Alan Ward