Somewhere Elsie

Her parents didn’t expect this to happen
When they were waiting for a healthy child
And the doctors did not know the cause
But they would love her always and forever

Of course they worried about later
When they would not be there anymore
Would there be someone to love her then
Where she is happy all the time

But her mind is far away in Somewhere Elsie
We can only see her like the things she’s watching
In another place that’s unknown in our world
Where she is happy all the time

Somewhere Elsie, where the sun is warm
You can see it shining in her smile

Somewhere, Elsie

Actually the title wasn’t made up by myself but quoted from once a colleague in a different place and time. Elsie was always happy, smiling and enjoying the things we could not see. As if her mind was in a totally different place filled with laughter. As my colleague would say, she’s Somewhere Elsie.

Atmospherics

When I turned the knob on my old tube radio
The needle on the dial slowly went from left to right
First Prag then to Stavanger, off to Sundsvall, Riga and Munich

And while the noise of places in between us could be heard
I was sure I heard a faint women’s voice coming from the speakers

I love you, you love me, love me, if you love me
Please come here and save me from this distant place
A thousand miles from you is where I am across that dial
Come and rescue me, rescue me, rescue me, love me, love me

Mister Elephant has a cold

Oh help, help! Mister Elephant has a cold!
Please tell him where the medicine is sold

He blew his nose all birds were gone
He blew his nose in an enormous hanky

Chasing off eleven Zebras in the park
And in the waiting room at the doctor’s

He blew away the wall with one sneeze
He blew away doc’s assistant in one go

Oh help, help! Mister Elephant has a cold!
Please tell him where the medicine is sold

Doctor Spoonbill wanted to stuck a needle in his butt

He blew off the curtains with one shout
He blew off the table that giant spout

Doctor Spoonbill, Mister Elephant has a cold!
Would you tell him where the medicine is sold