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Music meme, part eleven

Day 11: A song from your favorite band

Difficult one again. What is my favorite band? It has to be a band, so singer songwriters don't count. Sorry Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Lou Reed. Or their female equivalents Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell and Nathalie Merchant.

I have already written about my favorite band of the eighties earlier in this meme. U2, the one from the early nineties Mano Negra and the one from the late nineties Radiohead in a different series about music.

Bands like Sad Lovers and Giants, R.E.M., Blur, Talk Talk and Nirvana don't qualify, I like several of their albums, not all though.

This leaves me with a difficult choice between two of my all time favorites. Both Dutch, yet very different. Tröckener Kecks, a rock and roll band for two decades, best when seen alive. Or Klein Orkest, only two proper albums, yet so many great songs.

I choose Later is al lang begonnen by Klein Orkest. No clip, just the music:



Klein Orkest - Later is al lang begonnen

Je zou zo graag een speler zijn
Maar je staat aarzelend langs de lijn
Bang om op je bek te gaan
Je durft niet te kiezen, je mocht eens verliezen
Zo bang om straks alleen te staan
Maar ergens halverwege kijk je om en krijg je spijt
Levend voor morgen raak je nu je toekomst kwijt
In de boot genomen door de zilvervloot
Sparend voor later ga je straks ook sparend dood
En later, later is al lang begonnen
Later, later is al lang begonnen
Later, later is al lang begonnen
En vandaag komt nooit meer terug
Spelend op zeker, tegen alles ingent
Spring je braaf in het gelid
Het verlangen afgeleerd, je gevoel geamputeerd
Blijf je zitten waar je zit
Maar ergens halverwege kijk je om en krijg je spijt
Levend voor morgen raak je nu je toekomst kwijt
Dan ben je in de boot genomen door de zilvervloot
Sparend voor later ga je straks ook sparend dood
En later, later is al lang begonnen
Later, later is al lang begonnen
Later, later is al lang begonnen
En vandaag komt nooit meer
Later is al lang begonnen, later is al lang begonnen
Later is al lang begonnen
En vandaag komt nooit meer
Later is al lang begonnen, later is al lang begonnen
Later, later is al lang begonnen
En vandaag komt nooit meer terug
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