Over Amsterdam

June 26, 2010 7:50 AM

A new song, hot off the presses, recorded live in concert just a little more than 24 hours ago, as of this posting. Video of this same performance at YouTube and Vimeo.

posted by flapjax at midnite (4 comments total)

I'm accompanying myself here, as often on the strumstick.


i got off the train
stepped out of central station
i'd made it to that little brick city
my eager destination
and as i walked those magic little streets
for the very first time
i thought i could take this city
and make it mine
a pale grey sun was shining behind the clouds
over amsterdam

she was just pretending
ah but i fell in love so hard
i was young and foolish
she played me like a card
i still remember waiting on her doorstep
i waited there all night
some junkies were mumbling in the alley
i waited 'til the morning light
a pale grey sun was rising behind the clouds
over amsterdam

how many years have passed since then
brother don't make me count
however you want to add it up
it's the wrong amount
you ask me would i go back there
now what would i go back for
wouldn't wanna ride that little trolley
that rolls right past her door
or see that pale grey moon
hanging behind the clouds
over amsterdam

copyright p & c Samm Bennett - all rights reserved
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:52 AM on June 26, 2010

Good lyric - particularly "she played me like a card". And, of course, your ever impressively gymnastic vocal! Good stuff.
posted by MajorDundee at 4:06 PM on June 26, 2010

and impressive jaws harpery too. i'd have to make an emergency trip to the dentist if i tried something similar.
posted by peterkins at 4:37 PM on June 28, 2010

doh. that was meant for this post. sorry.
posted by peterkins at 4:44 PM on June 28, 2010

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