Erin By: Erin

5.8.09 • "He is a foreign man, he is surrounded by the sound, the sound"

A man walks down the street

It's a street in a strange world

Maybe it's the Third World

Maybe it's his first time around

He doesn't speak the language

He holds no currency

He is a foreign man

He is surrounded by the sound

The sound

Cattle in the marketplace

Scatterlings and orphanages

He looks around, around

He sees angels in the architecture

Spinning in infinity

He says Amen! and Hallelujah!


If you'll be my bodyguard

I can be your long lost pal

I can call you Betty

And Betty when you call me

You can call me Al

Call me Al


"You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon


Dad's always liked this line of the song, so we came up with a way to depict it here in Singapore. I really envisioned it in Chinatown here, but whenever we went it wasn't crowded at all!


(We also tried it as an SP for me a few nights ago, but it wasn't crowded enough when the next train arrived, and anyway Dad looks more foreign. Except he DOES speak the language!)

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  • Knitbug 6y

    Oh I love this!
  • AnnMT 6y

    this song delights me. I love the execution. Hi mintydad!
  • jodi*mckee 6y

    that's great!!
  • Danielle 6y

    Nice teamwork with MintyDad! I love this song and I'm going to have it in my head all day now.
  • Bertha Crowley 6y

    Oh, what a great representation of the song! Perfect!
  • S. J. Pajonas (spajonas) 6y

    that's definitely a favorite song of mine! i love paul simon :) great choice of color on dad's shirt here. really helps him stand out!
  • Brenda 6y

    i love that your dad got in on this :)
  • Lauren 6y

    oh this is really cool, minty!
  • RunnerGirl713 6y

    i love this song SO MUCH.
  • earthchick 6y

    Oh this is so awesome. I love that your dad cooperates with your photo escapades.
  • (afm) 6y

    Very cool.
  • Silja 6y

    This is so very awesome.
  • sao.mai 6y

    awesome shot and great song! i love how he seems to be the only one standing still (which i know was the point). his blue shirt really stands out. good wardrobe choice :)
  • Julie 6y

    oh, cool!
  • hmf284 6y

    I so wish I had a fraction of your creativity! Your dad has phenomenal ideas (pomelo green) too!
  • Fran 6y

    Great shot! Paul Simon's awesome!
  • Francesca Russell 6y

    This is really great - and executed perfectly! Did your dad have to stand REALLY still?
  • Erin 6y

    yep, and for a long time because he didn't know when i was taking each shot! the exposure was 1/2 second, but i took a LOT of pics :)
  • Al 6y

    Love this shot!!!!

    (And I used to know a lady named Betty who I sung this to every time we met!)
  • Carrie 6y

    this is such a great song and a great shot! Jukebox is making me realize that I rarely actually listen to the lyrics of a song, even if I know every word.
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