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Uncle E

Cycling with uncle E
Climbing up steep bridges
He says you gotta hold your body still
Don´t sway like that
Don´t you waste no energy boy

He taught me
That you gotta put the energy
Where it should be

Uncle E eating supper
On a Sunday
Sounding like it tasted very good
My father making faces
My mother didn´t mind
Uncle E quoting poetry

I´ve held no tits
That didn´t suspend in the end
Gravity´s gonna find us all

In the end Uncle E
Couldn´t follow me
Up the steep bridges anymore
Got off his bike
Pretending to see something interesting
Shouting: you go ahead boy!
You go ahead!

And as much as I
Try to remember the
Good old days of uncle E
It´s always this image that remains
He standing there panting
A face flushed with strain
Calling me to go ahead
With the desperate sound
Of somebody that sinks beneath you

And that will you will
Never see again


from Synagogue Sessions, released November 24, 2013
Rene Meester / Robert Gillesse



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