Some black birds in a desolate garden


“Oh, says the rook and eke the crow,

The reason why in black we go
Because our love has us forsook,
So pity us poor crow and rook!”

(J. Clare in Birds’ lament)
Liège (B)

De l’amusement sans fin


“Wer ist beglückter als du?
Nichts als Vergnügen und Ruh!
Spielwerk und Zucker vollauf,
und noch Karossen im Lauf,
alles besorgt und bereit,
daß nur mein Prinzchen nicht schreit.
Was wird da künftig erst sein?
Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein.”

(F.W. Gotter in Wiegenlied)
Liège (B)

Where can you find any shelter today?


“Oh, a storm is threat’ning

My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away”

(The Rolling Stones in Gimme shelter)
Antwerpen (B)

Nobody sittin’ on the bench waiting for a fight in the Fight Club


“And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.”

(Country Joe and the fish in Vietnam Song)
‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)

“How to build that ship?” End of the story!


“I saw a ship a-sinking, a-sinking, a-sinking,

With glittering sea-water splashing on her decks,
With seamen in her spirit-room singing songs and drinking,
Pulling claret bottles down, and knocking off the necks,
The broken glass was chinking as she sank among the wrecks.”

(J. Masefield in I saw a ship)
Angleur (B)

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