empty headed II

not a tune,
not a thought,
not-a-thing
nothing. . .
.
empty as a bucket. . .
a bucket? a pocket!
.
ah-ha. . .

no, not a boy-band from '80s Norway. . .

. . .I think I have diamonds on the soles of my shoes instead!
.
(a-wa) O kodwa u zo-nge li-sa namhlange
(a-wa a-wa) Si-bona kwenze ka kanjani
(a-wa a-wa) Amanto mbazane ayeza
She's a rich girl
She don't try to hide it,
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
He's a poor boy,
Empty as a pocket
Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose
Sing Ta na na Ta na na na
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
Ta na na
Ta na na na
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,

(Pause)

People say she's crazy
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
Well that's one way to lose these
Walking blues,
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
She was physically forgotten
but then she, slipped into my pocket
With my car keys,
She said you've taken me for granted
Because I please you
Wearing these dia-monds,
And I could say Oo oo oo,
As if everybody knows
What I'm talking about,
As if everybody here would know
Exactly what I was talking about,
Talking about diamonds on the soles of her shoes,

(Pause)

She makes the sign of a teaspoon
He makes the sign of a wave,
The poor boy changes clothes
And puts on after-shave,
To compensate for his ordinary shoes,
And she said honey take me dancing
But they ended up by sleeping
In a doorway,
By the bodegas and the lights on
Upper Broadway,
Wearing diamonds on the soles of their shoes,
And I could say
Oo oo oo
and if everybody here would know
What I was talking about
I mean everybody here would know exactly
What I was talking about
Talking about diamonds,

(Pause)

People say I'm crazy
I got diamonds on the soles of my shoes yeah,
Well that's one way to lose
These walking blues,
diamonds on the soles of my shoes,
ta na na na
ta na na na na
ta na na na
ta na na na na

(to finish)

5 comments:

Gordie said...

I'm glad the doctors have got rid of all that horrible stuff that was tormenting you.

Do you remember these words?

"The beginning is too long ago and the end is too far away. Start now."

Today would be good. (((ILTV)))

Mel said...

Today IS good.

"Spread out in all directions."

*humming along*

Yaknow, I'm pretty convinced that the head of yours if far from empty.
But I've no doubt when you're accustomed to it churning stuff around 24/7 it's boggling (if not a bit unnerving) to discover that it really can 'be still'......silent.....


And it's a fine Monday to be hummin' along, that's for sure!

I, like the view, still said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

it's all a bit odd, I have to say

and I don't know if I'm liking the sensation

not one little bit

:-(

Dave said...

One day you'll look back on this and think it was all just a dream.

mig bardsley said...

Well, now I've thought a whole lot of things and I don't think any of them are much use. So I'll just agree with everyone else. And send you love and hugs.
And remember
*The time will come when.....you will love again the stranger who was your self*