A Good Think 2009

Gino Vannelli - The Dutchbeat


Pretty woman sittin’ wishbone in the window queen of de Wallen
She flashed me ten fingers five times, I’m guessin’ fifty bones all in
Might o’ boned up if not for destiny callin’
Walkin’ the Dutchbeat
Yea, I beat the rocks till I dropped into a coffee shop, but what’s in a name
Cause no go for a cup o’ Joe but hello Mary Jane
Didn’t get religion but felt like heaven all the same
Walkin’ the Dutchbeat
Followed my star to the River Rai
Saw two midnight cowboys ridin’ high
Folks rolled by - no one even blinked an eye
Said, my oh my! And the moon and the stars shine on
Life is beautiful when you’re halfway gone
Walkin’ the Dutchbeat till the break o’ day
Twilight cruisin’ ‘long the Watercourse Way
Takin’ a spacewalk silly grin on my face
All the time in the world not a moment to waste
Dobededobop! Oh yea!
Gotta catch a train to no particular place
Dobededobop! Oh yea!
All the time in the world not a moment to waste
Thought I heard the fat lady sing when ring-a-ding-ding came a long distance
Voice on the other side cried, boy, go to the mountain where th’ain’t none at all
So I tramped to the Lowlands like the great fool Percival
Where a princess in a tower, young flower robbed my heart blind
I cried, Repunzel! Repunzel! Let your hair down for your prince to climb
But her buzz cut left me in quite a bind
Life skipped me like a stone across the sea
Found my other self but I set the bird free
Left me in tears but all tears dry… eventually
Said, my oh my! And the moon and the stars shine on
Life is sure beautiful when you’re halfway gone

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