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Yorick van Norden

Immigration Man (Graham Nash cover)

De Haarlemse singer-songwriter Yorick van Norden nam een cover op van 'Immigration Man'. Origineel uitgevoerd door Graham Nash (samen met David Crosby) in 1972, maar de tekst (zie onder) is gezien het recente inreisverbod van Donald Trump nog akelig actueel.

There I was at the immigration scene
Shining and feeling clean, could it be a sin?
I got stopped by the immigration man
He said he doesn't know if he can let me in

Let me in, immigration man
Can I cross your line and pray?
I can stay another day, won't you let me in, immigration man?
I won't toe your line today, I can't see it anyway

There he was with his immigration face
Giving me a paper chase but the sun was coming
'Cos all at once he looked into my space
And stamped a number all over my face and he sent me running

Come on and let me in, immigration man
Can I cross your line and pray?
I can stay another day, won't you let me in, immigration man?
I won't toe your line today, I can't see it anyway

Here I am with my immigration form and it's big enough to keep me warm
When a cold wind's coming, go where you will
As long as you think you can, you'd better watch out
Watch out for the man anywhere you're going

Come on and let me in, immigration man
Can I cross your line and pray?
I can stay another day, won't you let me in, immigration man?

I won't toe your line today, I can't see it anyway