dinsdag

Ouwe Kippenvel (7)

JOE HENRY - KINDNESS OF THE WORLD (1993)

Ook 23 jaar geleden al
Kon Joe Henry zich verbazen
Over mensen die nog vertrouwden
Op het goede in de wereld

I'd like to see your badge
Who are you to be so brave?
With one arm free to catch yourself
And you're using it to wave
Who are you to be so strong
That you can leave it all behind?
Laughing in your sleep
And trusting in the kindness of the word

Aan het eind van het nummer
Geeft hij zich over
Na├»ef of niet 
Dat zouden meer mensen moeten doen 

Come every New Year's eve
I'm always sitting here
While Baby shines her shoes
And she spits into my beer
But tonight I feel I'm floating
For minutes at a time
Just listening to the bells
And trusting in the kindness of the world