POEM (Zee Boven Land)
Writer: Melanie Safka
Copyright © Melanie Safka
From the album PHOTOGRAPH (Double Exposure) (Euro edition only 2005)

In the Netherlands it’s damp and it’s cold
Where they’ve tamed the waters
And lived to grow old
And they’re hardy and gutsy
In the cold and the damp
Why they live there who knows
But they do cause they can
I am not from here
But I wish that I was
For a season, for reasons
I almost can touch
Who’d want to live here
Who’d want to be Dutch
In the lowlands of Holland
Zee Boven Land
Where they laugh at the tides
and they do cause they can