F/M BLUES (©Words and Music by Paul F. Cowlan)
F/M is Frankfurt am Main. When I first arrived, in January 1981, Id met Gabriele for a single day in England the previous summer, after which Id spent three months backpacking through south-east Asia. I thought Id just say hallo and perhaps continue to Munich. Seventeen years later Im still in Frankfurt! Well, the song says it all.
Theres a lady down by the river Main.
I tried to stay loose, but I gave up trying.
The way she treats me, like honey on a spoon,
drives me crazy, crazy like the moon.
She dont believe me. Thinks Im a rolling stone.
Says she likes me, but she dont know where Im going.
I came to the city in the snow and rain.
I was gonna keep moving but I couldnt get away again.
Maybe I dont tell her. Maybe she dont know.
But she took my body and she took my soul.
Mmm, but I need her like water in the ground.
If she finds out maybe shell put me down.
Shes a woman. Shes a diamond ring.
Got eyes like lightning. Shes got everything.
When she walks by the water, or walks in the snow,
I want her so bad, cant ever let her go.
© Paul F. Cowlan:
Hainerweg 3, D - 60599 Frankfurt am Main (Tel. & Fax: 0049 (0) 69 616789