Afgelopen maandag was er een concert van Noel Gallagher (& his High Flying Birds) in de HMH. Eén van mijn favoriete nummers, Riverman, stond ook op het programma. Riverman was niet het enige mooie nummer. Alles was gewoon goed. Noel rules.

Het was – om meerdere redenen – weer een heel bijzondere avond. De foto komt van het internot. Ik stond helaas niet zo dichtbij, wat ook wel weer goed voor mijn oren was.

There’s something in the way, she moves me to distraction
I traveled all this way to try and make amends
‘Cause heavy in the air are the words that she left hanging
I tried to walk away but I only stand and stare

The rain that comes
All of the love that was left behind
Is gone
When the riverman runs
Find me the girl who electrifies the storm
In a little while she’ll be gone

(Maybe)

I waited in the rain
My feet turned wet from just standing
I shouted out my name
Behind a rainbow’s end
But somewhere in the crowd
She heard me jingle janging
Like a memory that fades
She slipped away again

The rain that comes
All of the love that was left behind
Is gone
When the riverman runs
Find me the girl who electrifies the storm
The rain that comes
All of the love that was left behind
Is gone
When the riverman runs
Find me the girl who electrifies the storm

And in a little while she’ll be gone

The riverman runs
The riverman runs
The riverman runs
The riverman runs