moving fast again
what's coming out of my mouth?
it was all "Danke" for a month
all of a sudden
in Bern they said "Mercy"
(you know, the french "merci" but said much more like "mer-sea")
then a night in geneva
and suddenly all of my german listening and phrasing was useless
-- everything was french
and i wondered if Eli got along better here
3 years ago...
jump cut from there
to being on a train in the east midlands (mainline)
heading up from Nottingham to Sheffield
i turn my head and say to some boy
but it comes out mumbled
because i know that's the wrong thing to say
should it have been
how far north am i?
but by the end of the night
when i've had about 8 pints of bitter
i happily tell Lesley
"i'm going for a slash"