"Traveling Soul” - music of the road

Dzikowski's music is a journey in a folk-blues style. Songs from the album "Traveling Soul” can be satisfying even for the most discerning listener. The album contains tunes that will boost you up with energy or chill you down when you need it. This artist reaches down to solid roots and stays away from synthetic modern trends.

Italian blues website BLUESTIME.IT claims that Dzikowski's sound is similar to masters of the American "west coast” style - James Taylor and Carole King.

Belgian ROOTSTIME.BE describes his songs as "...rhythmic, rocking, jazzy, catchy and intrinsically beautiful...”

Before being released, songs from the album "Traveling Soul” attracted the attention of renowned Americana and roots music Web-azine – NODEPRESSION.COM. NODEPRESSION.COM featured two of Dzikowski's songs on the front page, rating one of them four out of five stars.

Considering all of the above, it is not a surprise that Dzikowski has also been recognized in his motherland – Poland. Some of the most renowned and recognizable Polish music journalists - Jan Chojnacki (Polish National Radio Channel 3), Wojciech Mann (Polish National Radio Channel 3), and Przemek Draheim (Polish National Radio PiK / Head of the BLUES.PL portal) - have all spoken highly of the album and mentioned it several times during their respective radio shows. Wojciech Mann, who is also the host of a TV Show on Polish National Television, invited Bartek for an interview and to perform one of his original songs on an episode of the show.

It seems that music from the "Traveling Soul” album can grow on any ground. Scandinavian portal BLUS-FINLAND.COM published a great review of Dzikowski's CD, which read as follows: “Dzikowski proves to be a talented songwriter. Especially the pop/AOR/soft rock songs are full of good ideas. He is a good singer, knowing his vocal potential...you can hear that he is strongly inspired by THE BEATLES. Throughout the whole album you can hear the ghost of "Norwegian Wood” and "When My Guitar Gently Weeps” wavering through. His biggest strength is the skill of building and modelling the moods.”

Recently Dzikowski was asked to compose and record a song for an E. Wedel commercial - a famous Chocolate company. The song was put together with high end video footage, to create a “delicious” mix. 

BARTEK DZIKOWSKI - singer, songwriter and educator. Bartek holds a Master's degree in Music Education from Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (Poland). He is a band leader and a producer of his own music. In the past he cooperated with many well-known Polish musicians and producers including: Kris Górski, Paweł BZIM Zarecki, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Robert Kubiszyn or Sławomir Berny, Kornel Jasiński, and Robert Rasz.

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Making of

Girl Your Soul is Gone

liryc: Mike Avery,
music: Bartek Dzikowski

(Uh huh you ain’t no good)
Saw you walkin down on Broadway
Saw you strollin hand n hand
Uh huh saw you walkin down on Broadway
You were with another man

Every time I turn around
You say you got business down town
You leavin footprints you can’t hide 
Girl you better watch yo stride

Every time I turn around
You be doin something downtown
You leavin footprints you can’t hide
I know you got somebody on the side

 Let me tell you something
I’m tired of sittin at home
While you drinking with the crowd
I’m thirsty all alone

You don’t know the way home
Your heels are worn down
From  steppin on this heart  of mine
Girl I think your soul is gone uh huh you aint no good
Told you that you’re gonna pay girl
Told you what I gotta do
Oh oh oh told you that you’re gonna pay girl
Now I got somebody new

Every time I turn around
You say you got business downtown
Midnight calls and mysteries
Girl don’t try to make a fo-ol of me

Every time I turn around
You be doin something downtown
Midnight calls and mysteries
Keep on walking baby now you’re free 

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Listen to it

Coming back

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

I've been away for so long,
I can't remember how long it has been
So many miles, I travelled far, so many bad dreams
So many hotel rooms I left untraced
But I'm coming back, now I'm coming back
To many sleepless nights, I've spent away form you
Times I want to forget and things
I wish I didn't do, no no no
So many times I woke you up,
with the calls in the middle of the night, saying
Hey I'm away honey, but I'm coming back tonight

Chorus
I'm coming home tonight.... x2

And years have passed and times have changed
have many things to rearrange,
but I still believe though every bar is hunting me,
despite the traffic jams and heat I'm coming back
There's thousand miles ahead,
and every road sign is asking are you coming back

Chorus
I'm coming home tonight.... x4

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Loose as a goose

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

She really had to be unaware
You caught her red handed there
Did she really have to tell you a lie
Don't ask me why
Sleeping around cannot be cool
Loose as a goose, that would be true
What ever reason, name it, I find it wrong
You know this song
You know this song

Chorus:
And it really doesn't matter
If the world will turn around her
Any trouble wouldn't get her
Things she did, but couldn't care less
Do you think she's not aware?
She knows, She knows, she knows it well

verse 2
Let's talk about it let's be honest and clear
Forget about the fact she exist
Don't even think to give her a chance
Forget her face, forget her face

Chorus repeats...

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I belong to the world

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

Don't tell me where I should go
Don't tell me where I belong
On your face,
there's never a smile
you can't fall a sleep every night
where do you belong do you know?

Uuuu do you know?

Both sun and moon are eclipse
Through your eyes, it's all you see
You're telling me you know it all
you're on you way, you see the shore
but where do you belong
do you know

chorus
I belong to the world
So happy so sad
I belong to the world
I knew that since I was a little boy
I little boy,
today my world is complete
I don't have to prove anything
don't you take it personally
don't assume anything
that's just the way thing go

Chorus...

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Lullaby

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

Dream, your sweetest dream
All over me, dance like a sparkle of rain
Till the night goes away
Why should I regret,
things that are passed
Now I'm here and with you
Till the night goes away

Chorus:
Different stories have brought us through life
But nobody can find us tonight

verse 2
Look, your sweetest look I never saw, eyes of a beauty like these
That would go with the kiss
Why should I regret, things that are passed
Now I'm here and with you
Till the night goes away

Chorus:
Different stories have brought us through life
But nobody can find us tonight

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Let Go

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

Let go the birds, And wicked witch
Let all your dreams come out and breathe
Let all your fears jump out and fly
Relax yourself through summer night
And so they go, they jump and fly
They have the strength to shape the clouds
So powerful when free from harm
So powerful, this is your mind

CHORUS: Morning till sunset - I am alive
Tears in your eyes - I feel the tide
Oceans and deserts - I'm flying high
The flying birds and wicked witch
They want to dream they want to live
So open up - set up your mind
So powerful - just let it fly

CHORUS:
Morning till sunset - I am alive
Tears in your eyes - I feel the tide
Oceans and deserts - I'm flying high

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You feel, I feel

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

Sometimes when I talk to you,
there are days that you're so blue
clouds cover your eyes
there is darkness in your hart
I know that you're afraid,
I know that you want it bad
but life's unfair this way
we get what's in our share

you feel blue, I feel blue x2
please don't leave me now,
don't leave me now

we talk what we can talk,
we walk what we can walk
there are empty promises
we know that we can't keep
but there are pretty things
there are dreams
that we can dream
and life's so strange
this way it's all a part of it

you feel good, I feel good x2
won't you hold me now, just hold me now

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Travelling soul

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

When I was living by the river
My life was floaded with space the trails
I made took me far away from home
I never made it back

When I was living by the ocean
The waves were rocking me sweet
day by day I could sway away my
life without knowing I lived

Today I'm crowded in the city
The streets are going my way
it took a while to settle roots around
so I could feel at home again

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Nothing much to say

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

Nothing much to say
No one is to blame
Finding balance in life
Isn't easy

Birds are flying high
Rivers running deep
every where you look
Life is blooming

Little thing like this in eternity
Vanish like the rain over pasture
Every time you're sad
Every time you're week
Life's still blooming
Like a rainbow

Uuuuu I hear them say...

Tell me everything
That you want to say
All the little things
that are painful
Even if you think
no one is to blame
Let it out of you
Cut the anchor

Uuuuuuu I hear them say

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Man of misfortune

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

Oh good lord, help me now
I'm trying my best
there was a man who told me once
I could go and take some rest
now I know I shouldn't go
now I know I was asleep
It was only a nightmare dragging me far away from where I should be
Sister sister help me now
I don't want to go
I was only playing there, and it came out wrong
now I wish I wasn't there, and I wish that I was away
All the trouble in the world now live in my soul,
it's a pain that I can not bare

Chorus:
If I was walking over land and water
And I was flying like a bird over sea
If could only fly away from the trouble that I have,
from the pain that's haunting me

Oh good Lord help now won't you let me go
All the rage I see around, Like a bloodied snow
Now I wish I couldn't see, and I wish that I was numb
All the trouble in the world now live in my soul it's a pain that I cannot bare

Chorus:
If I was walking over land and water
And I was flying like a bird over sea
If could only fly away from the trouble that I have,
from the pain that's haunting me

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Every morning with you

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

Every morning I try to wake up with you
Every morning I want to be friends with you
Do your make up, you're ready, you're almost gone
Stay at home, don't go working today at all
Every time I was looking for love
I was looking for you
Every time I was running away
I was running to you
Groovy nights, Early mornings and dusk and dawn
Now I know that I'm not going to be alone

CHORUS:
'cause now, the reason I have is you
It's good to be close to you
So close, so close
My friends, they squeeze out their lives to the end
And I only want to be friends be friends with you..... every morning
Every time I go out of my mind
I need you every time loose the drive I need you
So they say, that the balance in life is good but I can't,
I can't get my balance without you

CHORUS:
'cause now, the reason I have is you
It's good to be close to you
So close, so close
My friends, they squeeze out their lives to the end
And I only want to be friends be friends with you..... every morning

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Trouble trouble

liryc and music: Bartek Dzikowski

Trouble trouble, won't you dare me
Trouble trouble, won't you spare me, I was
I was looking high and low
I was searching, searching for a home.

I was walking I was flying
In my mind I was dying a hundred times
I was going up and down
I was searching, searching for you all around

Walk with me tonight, I'm going home
I don't know where it is, but I'll find it sure
Walk with me tonight, don't be afraid of what we're going to find,
tonight in the dark

Walk with me, where the grass grows
On the hills, where my city, where I belong
Walk with me, and maybe you'll see
What's in my heart what's in my head?

I was looking high and low;
I was searching for a home
But until I found you, I was only
An empty soul

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