One good reason

(En goede reden Bram Vermeulen)

 

And when it's Monday morning, the first day of the month

And at twelve o'clock precisely the alarms go off

There's no one here, who thinks, just for a split second

The war now finally has started

And if some one's in need, quickly look around

Is there's no one on the watch, just pass on by

Don't put that bike upright, that has fallen over

Cause if you want it, or not, you'll get the blame

 

And each time I count my ideals

It's lesser than I had

It wears, feeling regret

I guess time is winning the bet

 

And people shoot each other, it's all I see on my TV

And I'm not sure, if it's just a film I'm watching

And that man down in the porch, he's lying there for days now

Don't try to interfere, you had your warning

Don't bring the money back, that you've found on the pavement

Cause if you want it, or not, you'll be the thief

 

And each time I count my ideals

It's lesser than I had

It wears, feeling regret

I guess time is winning the bet

 

Just give me one good reason to be singing

Just give me one good reason and I'll sing

Just give me one good reason

Just one good reason

Give me one good reason and I'll sing

 

Who asks for your opinion, better be safe than sorry

Cause all in favour, are against it, when the wind turns

A pistol's just for shooting, it's not for firing back

And when you're dead, it doesn't matter who made the first shot

If can't sleep at night, I take a pill

That will also keep me safe away from dreams

 

And each time I count my ideals

It's lesser than I had

It wears, feeling regret

I guess time is winning the bet

 

Just give me one good reason to be singing

Just give me one good reason and I'll sing

Just give me one good reason

Just one good reason

Give me one good reason and I'll sing

 

[7 juli 2005]