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12/13/2005: "Nog 25 minuten"

Toepasselijk...
Twenty-five minutes to go, geschreven door Shel Silverstein, bekendste Engelstalige versie van Johnny Cash, een belijdend tegenstander van het gevangenissysteem laat staan van de doodstraf.
In het Nederlands bekend als Twintig minuten geduld van Will Tura, het beste dat deze ooit heeft opgenomen.

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TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES TO GO
Tekst: Shel Silverstein

They're building the gallows outside my cell,
I got twenty-five minutes to go.
The whole town's waiting to hear me yell,
I got twenty-four minutes to go.
Well, I tried the governor and the whole damn bunch,
I got twenty-three minutes to go.
And I tried the mayor, but the mayor's out to lunch,
I got twenty-two minutes to go.
They've given me beans for my last meal,
I got twenty-one minutes to go.
Nobody's asked me how I feel,
I got twenty minutes to go.
Well, the sheriff said he's gonna watch me die,
I got nineteen minutes to go.
Well, I spit in his face, and I spit in his eye,
I got eighteen minutes... to go.

Well, the preacher's come to save my soul,
I got thirteen minutes to go.
Well, he's talking about burnin' but I feel cold,
I got twelve minutes to go.
Well, they're testing the trap, it chills my spine,
I got eleven minutes to go.
Well, the trap and the rope are both working fine,
I got ten minutes to go.
I'm waiting for the pardon that will set me free,
I got nine minutes to go.
But nobody's remembered me,
I got eight more minutes to go.

Well, I've seen the mountains and the sky,
I got five minutes to go.
And they're so pretty, I don't wanna die,
I got four more minutes to go.
Well, my feet are in the trap, my neck is in the noose,
I got three minutes to go.

Oh, will somebody please cut me loose,
I got two more minutes to go.
Well, I heard the buzzards, I've seen the crows,
I got one minute to go.
And now I'm swinging, and here I go,
I go, I go, I gchchchch...


- Als je tot hier gekomen bent: nog een van Johnny Cash zelf. Ik sloot er vannacht mijn radioprogramma mee af.

WHAT ON EARTH

Did you walk that second mile turn a frown into a smile
Did you give a little more than you could take
Didl you shine your little light upon the children of the night
What on earth will you do for heaven's sake

Did you feed the poor in spirit and befriend the persecuted
Did you show the bound how all the chains can break
Did you sow the proper seed would you work out among the weeds
What on earth will you do for heaven's sake

Did you walk that second mile turn a frown into a smile
Did you give a little more than you can take
Did you shine your little light on the children of the night
What on earth will you do for heaven's sake

Did you turn the other cheek are you counted with the meek
Did you lift a lowly heart about to break
Did you also give your cloak to he who took away your coat
What on earth will you do for heaven's sake

Did you feed the poor in spirit and befriend the persecuted
Did you show the bound how all the chains can break
Did you sow the proper seed will you walk out among the weeds
What on earth will you do for heaven's sake


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