A Thought For Another Time -  Background Information


There is a strange story behind this song. It is about an old friend of mine who I used to hang out with quite frequently. After many years of intensive contact our ways parted and we only see each other now and again.

On one instance I met up with him in a bar and somehow we got onto the subject of boats. I was probably telling him about the sailing boat I had recently acquired and how I liked to take it out on the lake to cool down after a hot summer's day at the office. He told me that he also had a boat, a small rubber dingy, but it lacked the privacy of a larger sailing boat with a cabin.

He went on to tell me a tale of how he had been out on the lake drifting in his rubber dingy about 500 meters from the shore. Feeling quite alone and secure out there, he started to play with himself. However some very observant lady living in an upper story apartment, had spotted him through her telescope and called the police who soon arrived on the scene to investigate. You can imagine that he was very embarrassed by it all at the time, but like me I am sure he could appreciate the humorous side, Whatever it made such an impression on me that I just had to write this song, which apart from this little anecdote is also about our friendship and how I would like to hook up again and make some music together,... but not in a rubber boat!

Another interesting item about this song is that it has no specific time signature. In fact I play it differently each time. There a bars of 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and 5/4 all mixed up together. No structure and impossible to play along with.