Fototoek


Fotogalerie van Jan-Maarten Goedkoop

Vermillion Cliffs
Vermillion Cliffs
01/14/2016
Uit 'Goedkoop Door Amerika', pag 94.

Het was die nacht volle maan. Ib had de tent in de rotsgrond opgezet, maar ik koos voor de picknicktafel om te slapen. Met zijn tweeën in een rokerig nylontentje op deze onwezenlijk mooie plek leek me niks. Het hout zou in ieder geval al zachter liggen dan de ongenaakbare rotsen. Toch werd ik bijna elk uur wakker en dan draaide ik me om. Dit leverde een bizarre ervaring op. Telkens als ik even wakker werd deed ik een ogenblik mijn ogen open. Ik keek dan recht in een kristalheldere maan, die stap voor stap van horizon naar horizon bewoog. Daaromheen alleen maar sterren. We stonden erg vroeg op en je kon dankzij de maan een beetje licht zien op de rotsen. Maar kleur zag je niet. Het bracht me in gedachte naar Sam Cooke (of hier) en The Band; naar 'A change is gonna come'.

"I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river I've been running ever since
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will".

(Aan Sam Cooke is hier ook een album gewijd)

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A Change Is Gonna Come  Sam Cooke

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river I've been running ever since
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living but I'm afraid to die
Cause I don't know what's up there beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go downtown somebody keep telling me don't hang around
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say brother help me please
But he winds up knockin' me
Back down on my knees

Ohhhhhhhhh.....

There been times that I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will


A Change Is Gonna Come  The Band (leadsinger Rick Danko)

I was born by the river in a little tent
And just like that river I've been running ever since
It's been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die
'Cause I don't know what's out there beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

And then I go to see my brother
And I ask him to help me please
And he just winds up knockin' me
Back down on my knees

There were times when I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

Zie verder het e-book 'Goedkoop door Amerika'.