Little Jack Frost

In Nederland hebben we het over Koning Winter, in Rusland noemen ze 'm Vader Vorst. De Engelse folklore spreekt over Jack Frost als een toverwezen dat vorst verspreid op koude winterochtenden. De oorsprong van Jack Frost is niet helemaal duidelijk; sommigen geloven dat hij een uitvinding is van de Vikingen, anderen menen dat hij een Angelsaksische creatie is. Maar wat je ook gelooft, Jack Frost verpersoonlijkt de frisse kou van de winter en is daarom de schuld van het ijs op de wegen, vastgevroren autodeuren enzovoort.

Songtekst:

Here is a tale of the trees in a wood
They were never that pleased on the land that they stood.
So they upped and they walked as far as they could
'Til they felt the sun shine on their branches.

Chorus:
I was little boy lost, and I was little boy blue
I am little Jack Frost but I am warm through and through
It's not easy to hide when your heart's on full view
Oh, tonight, cruel world be forgiving, oh, for once in my life I am living.

There they did stand and there they did stay
When there came a young boy who was running away
From a mad world, a bad world, a world of decay
And it's comfort he sought in their branches

Chorus

There we found love and there we found joy
And the warmth in his heart oh, it filled the young boy
And his friends taught him magic and secrets of old
While the trees kept him safe with their branches.

I was little boy lost, and I was little boy blue
I am little Jack Frost but I am warm through and through
It's not easy to hide when your heart's on full view
Oh, tonight cruel world be forgiven

Repeat

Oh, for once in my life I am living.