Big white telephone

Vater Pedro: “Du, hör mal. Ich will beichten.”
Vater Blauauge: “Um diese Zeit? Du hast wohl ‘n Stich.”
Vater Pedro: “Doch, ich muss. Es ist nähmlich dringend.”

Are we still connected?
‘Cause lately I don’t feel you around me anymore
Is it ‘cause I’ve neglected to talk to you?
I know that lately I have not

Is it because you want me to do it on my own?
Is it because you’re tired of the sharing of the stone?
Or did you just forget to pick up your big white telephone?

You know I think about you
Is it when I take a squirt or I’m painting the garage door
We were Wally and the Beav then
I was friggin’ Harry Calahan, you my .44 friend

Did you take it personally when I said that
People should stay out of my ******** business?
Or is not your style to stick around too long?

In spite of the tarnation
I used to speak out loud showing my appreciation
Or did you see my cry for relief as a vexatious call for compensation?

Is it because you want me to do it on my own?
Is it because you’re tired of the sharing of the stone?
Or did you just forget to pick up your big white telephone?

Do I wait for a reward and does it last a lifetime
Or do I just ignore and forget you’re even there?
In the meantime I’m still on hold

 

Martijn Vaassen: zang, koor, akoestische gitaar, mondharmonica, Barrens Kodo, cutlery, samples
Jorick de Kruif: piano
Dirk de Jong: solo tenor

Tekst en muziek: Martijn Vaassen

Opgenomen en gemixt in 10 ft. Pole Studios, Eindhoven door Martijn Vaassen, oktober 2007 – mei 2009

Samples getrokken van:
Zwei Missionare, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica 1974
Koekoek door Acclivity