Beach is about a devil's dilemma. What would you do if you fell in love and you had to sacrifice everything to live with that person? Would you choose love or would you stay where you belong? And where do you belong? That's the central question: “Where do we belong?”
Walter wrote the song “Sea” for the band Spiritus Mundi; that song is about a man who falls in love with a mermaid. “Beach” is the same story, but seen through the mermaid's eyes. It seems to be impossible for the both of them. He can't live in the sea, she can't live on land, and yet love does not let go.
The song starts easy with an unusually - for the Royal Teazer concept - prominent role for the keyboard. At the end of the song nothing is easy. The lovers meet at the beach. Whales and seagulls take their place alongside a screaming guitar. When the song ends, the guitar amplifier still moans a little because of the musical violence.
We recorded this song in our Royal Studio's as usual. The foundations were laid in 2019, then we finetuned it. The sound of the whales was added later. Antoon Evers was once again a great help in the process of editing this song, for which we are very grateful.
A happy life under the sea Together with my family Singing between the seaweed Now I don't know what happened to me My name was written in the sand My love was drawn onto the land All was about to change In this world so beautiful and strange My mother warned me not to listen to this cry She knew the consequensces, did not tell a lie My father learned me to have faith in myself He knew one day I would need somebody else A new life in a beautiful land Living with a good man But when we walked together on the beach I could hear my crying family And now I was torn in two Did not know what I had to do But when I stood there on the beach I wanted back to my family