What, I write songs too? Part IX

I’m finding Denver’s elevation (or something) rather disagrees with my singing. Hopefully I can acclimatize soon.

I’ve uploaded:

Ue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin
Save Tonight
Crazy

The lyrics of this ditty were inspired by the events of Stamsund I. There’s not much else to it :).

Link here.

Car No. 5

An endless dusk settled down over Trondheim one night.
Girls from Zürich, men from Paris with no sleep in their eyes,
On a train whistling northwards to the land of unending sun,
Found themselves a cabin – empty to their delight.

With ham, beer, and cigarettes, olives and some hamburger buns,
Speakers, cards and a guitar from a shy man who needed some fun,
Drinking in the coolest air and the feeling that all things were right,
They smiled at the controller and with that their adventure’d begun.

For he said, “Go to Car No. 5, go to car No. 5,
Go to Car No. 5 right now.”
He could not be reasoned with, didn’t hear a thing they said,
“Go to car No. 5 right now, right now.”

Body stench wafted rancid from each wagon door,
Café closed and no haven free from those snores,
Stopping at the very back brows smoothing with no one around,
Laughed with some beers in hand, slicing olives on the floor.

Burst in, “Go to Car No. 5, go to car No. 5,
Go to Car No. 5 right now.”
He could not be reasoned with, didn’t hear a thing they said,
“Go to car No. 5 right now, right now.”

Nowhere else to go so they stayed,
The controller returned and unwound,
Named himself the chief, quite irate,
But neither gave a bit of ground.
Voices began to escalate,
When suddenly a way was found.

Adieu, adieu, adieu to Car No. 8,
Cramped between car 5 and 6 – gone tension and hate,
Standing as one to let the restless into the loo,
Played their cards and chattered till their energy waned.

Then they slept in Car No. 5, slept in car No. 5,
Slept in Car No. 5 ’till morn.
They could not be reasoned with, didn’t hear a single thing,
And slept in car No. 5 ’till morn… ’till morn.

One thought on “What, I write songs too? Part IX

  1. Hi! How your song brought back memories of wonder of that environment on that top of the earth at the time I read your blog a few months ago! It is beautiful that you recorded your experience in a song. I think the way you sang your song gave it a feel of the rolling of the train on its tracks into the horizon. Your lyrics were really good though the incident it told was less soothing than the feel of the train ride. This is a special experience and recording. Thanks.

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