Song 23. The Riddle – Nik Kershaw

Met The Riddle van Nik Kershaw blijven we in de magische sfeer die we gisteren met wijze uil hebben achtergelaten.
In mijn tienerjaren was deze Brit een lieveling van mij. Ik heb al zijn platen (LP’s, niet singles).

Deze radiohit hoor je nog dikwijls op radio 2.

Dit stapritme zet me weer op gang en fluitend ga ik weer op pad.
Ook het sfeertje van de raadsels vind ik leuk. Dat is een van de weinige songs die ik bijna volledig kan meezingen, maar je zou het best niet horen.

I got two strong arms
Blessings of Babylon
Time to carry on and try
For sins and false alarms
So to America the brave
Wise men save

Near a tree by a river
There’s a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aran
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There’s a wrong and a right
But he’ll never, never fight over you

I got plans for us
Nights in the scullery
And days instead of me
I only know what to discuss
Oh, for anything but light
Wise men fighting over you

It’s not me you see
Pieces of valentine
And just a song of mine
To keep from burning history
Seasons of gasoline and gold
Wise men fold

Near a tree by a river
There’s a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aran
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There’s a wrong and a right
But he’ll never, never fight over you

I got time to kill
Sly looks in corridors
Without a plan of yours
A blackbird sings on bluebird hill
Thanks to the calling of the wild
Wise men’s child

Near a tree by a river
There’s a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aran
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There’s a wrong and a right
But he’ll never, never fight

Near a tree by a river
There’s a hole in the ground
Where an old man of Aran
Goes around and around
And his mind is a beacon
In the veil of the night
For a strange kind of fashion
There’s a wrong and a right
But he’ll never, never fight over you

No he’ll never, never fight over you

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