Tekst: Banana Shake Blues

Banana Shake Blues
for my son Yoran

I'm staring at your picture
Your picture on my desk
Laughing in the wind
Your hair a mess
Well, now you're away
On a boat in Ha Long Bay
trying to survive
the experience of your live
I'm glad we had a look out on
the city Lissabon

I'm staring at my screen
to see the places you have been
Swimming in the lakes
Drinking six banana shakes
Yes, my son
It's been a while you're gone
Far away on Earth
But I know that it  is worth
The effort that it takes,
Just take two more banana shakes!

I'm staring at your face
that I like to embrace
your skin is tanned
you've got the world in your hand
Traveling along
On the Mekong
Continental devide
On the river side
Well, I must confess,
I'm glad we're playing chess!

You know,  I'm listening to your sound
on Cambodjan ground
You seem so near
without frontier
You take a shower in the fall
And in the lake a crawl
above the lights,
beneath the bytes
It's no effort that it takes,
But here are three more banana shakes!

I'm staring at your picture
Your picture on my desk
Laughing in the wind
Your hair a mess
I took it on the Lek
without a sack on your back
You know that both the rivers,
the waters they deliver
meet again in a while
Then I'm sure you've got a smile!

©Maybelline Broekhuijsen
6-12-2006