Nico (Christa Päffgen) Discography and Lyrics

most of these lyrics are from http://smironne.free.fr/NICO/ and http://www.alwaysontherun.net/nico.htm

Discography:
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Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
Chelsea Girl (1967)
The Marble Index (1968)
Desertshore (1970)
The End (1974)
Drama Of Exile (1981)
Camera Obscura (1985)

Track Listings:
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Velvet Underground and Nico (all songs by Lou Reed unless otherwise noted)
Sunday Morning (Reed, Cale)
I'm Waiting for the Man
Femme Fatale
Venus in Furs
Run Run Run
All Tomorrow's Parties
Heroin
There She Goes Again
I'll Be Your Mirror
The Black Angel's Death Song (Reed, Cale)
European Son (Reed, Cale, Morrison, Tucker)

Chelsea Girl
The Fairest Of The Seasons (Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland)
These Days (Jackson Browne)
Little Sister (John Cale, Lou Reed)
Winter Song (Cale)
It Was A Pleasure Then (Nico, Reed, Cale)
Chelsea Girls (Reed, Sterling Morrison)
I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan)
Somewhere There's A Feather (Browne)
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Reed)
Eulogy To Lenny Bruce (Tim Hardin)

The Marble Index (from The Frozen Borderline)
Prelude
Lawns Of Dawns
No One Is There
Ari's Song
Facing The Wind
Julius Caesar (Memento Hodie)
Frozen Warnings
Evening Of Light
Outakes:
Sagen Die Gelehrten
Rêve Réveiller
Roses in the Snow
Nibelungen
Alternate versions:
Lawns of Dawns
No One Is There
Ari's Song
Facing the Wind
Julius Caesar (Memento Hodie)
Frozen Warnings
Evening of Light

Desertshore (from The Frozen Borderline)
Janitor Of Lunacy
The Falconer
My Only Child
Le Petit Chevalier
Abschied
Afraid
Mütterlein
All That Is My Own
Demos:
My Only Child
Janitor of Lunacy
Abschied Ode (Death/Farewell)
You Are Beautiful (Afraid)
The Falconer
On the Desert Shore (All That Is My Own)
Frozen Warnings

The End
It Has Not Taken Long
Secret Side
You Forget To Answer
Innocent And Vain
Valley Of The Kings
We've Got The Gold
The End
Das Lied Der Deutschen

Drama Of Exile
Genghis Khan
Purple Lips
One More Chance
Henry Hudson
I'm Waiting For The Man
Sixty/Forty
The Sphinx
Orly Flight
Heroes

Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura
Tananore
Win A Few
My Funny Valentine
Das Lied Vom Einsamen Mädchen
Fearfully In Danger
My Heart Is Empty
Into The Arena
König

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)

##
Velvet Underground and Nico

[though most of the album isn't Nico, it's included for context]

--
Sunday Morning (Lou Reed, John Cale)

Sunday morning, brings the dawn in
It's just a restless feeling by my side
Early dawning, Sunday morning
It's just the wasted years so close behind

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you who will call
It's nothing at all

Sunday morning and I'm falling
I've got a feeling I don't want to know
Early dawning, Sunday morning
It's all the streets you crossed, not so long ago

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you who will call
It's nothing at all

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you who will call
It's nothing at all

Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning

--
I'm Waiting for the Man (Lou Reed)

I'm waiting for my man
Twenty-six dollars in my hand
Up to Lexington, 125
Feel sick and dirty, more dead than alive
I'm waiting for my man

Hey, white boy, what you doin' uptown?
Hey, white boy, you chasin' our women around?
Oh pardon me sir, it's the furthest from my mind
I'm just lookin' for a dear, dear friend of mine
I'm waiting for my man

Here he comes, he's all dressed in black
PR shoes and a big straw hat
He's never early, he's always late
First thing you learn is that you always gotta wait
I'm waiting for my man

Up to a Brownstone, up three flights of stairs
Everybody-body's pinned you, but nobody cares
He's got the works, gives you sweet taste
Aw then you gotta split because you got no time to waste
I'm waiting for my man

Baby don't you holler, darlin' don't you bawl and shout
I'm feeling good, you know I'm gonna work it on out
I'm feeling good, I'm feeling so fine
Until tomorrow, but that's just some other time
I'm waiting for my man
(Walk me home)
(Ah, that's all right)

--
Femme Fatale (Lou Reed) [sung by Nico]

Here she comes, you better watch your step
She's going to break your heart in two, it's true
It's not hard to realize
Just look into her false colored eyes
She builds you up to just put you down, what a clown

'Cause everybody knows (She's a femme fatale)
The things she does to please (She's a femme fatale)
She's just a little tease (She's a femme fatale)
See the way she walks
Hear the way she talks

You're put down in her book
You're number 37, have a look
She's going to smile to make you frown, what a clown
Little boy, she's from the street
Before you start, you're already beat
She's gonna play you for a fool, yes it's true

'Cause everybody knows (She's a femme fatale)
The things she does to please (She's a femme fatale)
She's just a little tease (She's a femme fatale)
See the way she walks
Hear the way she talks

--
Venus in Furs (Lou Reed)

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
Strike dear mistress, and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, severin awaits you there

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now bleed for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don't forsake him
Strike dear mistress, and cure his heart

--
Run Run Run (Lou Reed)

Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave
"I sold my soul, must be saved
Gonna take a walk down to Union Square
You never know who you're gonna find there"

You gotta run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do

Marguerita Passion had to get her fix
She wasn't well, she was getting sick
Went to sell her soul, she wasn't high
Didn't know, thinks she could buy it

And she would run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do

Seasick Sarah had a golden nose
Hobnail boots wrapped around her toes
When she turned blue, all the angels screamed
They didn't know they couldn't make the scene

She had to run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do

Beardless Harry, what a waste
Couldn't even get a small-town taste
Rode the trolleys down to forty-seven
Figured he was good to get himself to heaven

Cause he had to run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do

--
All Tomorrow's Parties (Lou Reed) [sung by Nico]

And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrow's parties
A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
To all tomorrow's parties
And where will she go, and what shall she do
When midnight comes around
She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown and cry behind the door

And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrow's parties
Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns
To all tomorrow's parties
And what will she do with Thursday's rags
When Monday comes around
She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown and cry behind the door

And what costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrow's parties
For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
For whom none will go mourning

A blackened shroud
A hand-me-down gown
Of rags and silks - a costume
Fit for one who sits and cries
For all tomorrow's parties

--
Heroin (Lou Reed)

I don't know just where I'm going,
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom if I can,
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein,
And I'll tell 'ya, things aren't quite the same,
When I'm rushin' on my run,
And I feel just like Jesus' son,
And I guess that I just don't know,
And I guess that I just don't know.

I have made the big decision:
I'm gonna try to nullify my life.
'Cause when the blood begins to flow,
When it shoots up the dropper's neck,
When I'm closing in on death,
And you can't help me now, you guys,
And all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk,
You can all go take a walk.
And I guess that I just don't know,
And I guess that I just don't know.

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago...
I wish that I'd sail the darkened seas,
On a great big clipper ship,
Going from this land here to that,
In a sailor's suit and cap,
Away from the big city
Where a man can not be free
Of all of the evils of this town,
And of himself, and those around.
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know.
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know.

Heroin, be the death of me.
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life,
Because a mainer to my vein
Leads to a center in my head,
And then I'm better off than dead,
Because when the smack begins to flow,
I really don't care anymore
About all the Jim-Jim's in this town,
And all the politicians makin' busy sounds,
And everybody puttin' everybody else down,
And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds,
'Cause when the smack begins to flow,
Then I really don't care anymore.
Ah, when the heroin is in my blood,
And that blood is in my head,
Then thank God that I'm as good as dead,
Then thank your God that I'm not aware,
And thank God that I just don't care,
And I guess I just don't know,
And I guess I just don't know.

--
There She Goes Again (Lou Reed)

There she goes again
She's out on the streets again
She's down on her knees, my friend
But you know she'll never ask you please again

Now take a look, there's no tears in her eyes
She won't take it from just any guy, what can you do
You see her walkin' on down the street
Look at all your friends she's gonna meet
You better hit her

There she goes again
She's knocked out on her feet again
She's down on her knees, my friend
But you know she'll never ask you please again

Now take a look, there's no tears in her eyes
Like a bird, you know she would fly, what can you do
You see her walkin' on down the street
Look at all your friends that she's gonna meet
You better hit her

Now take a look, there's no tears in her eyes
Like a bird, you know she will fly, fly, fly away
See her walking on down the street
Look at all your friends that she's gonna meet

She's gonna bawl and shout
She's gonna work it
She's gonna work it out, bye bye
Bye bye baby
All right

--
I'll Be Your Mirror (Lou Reed) [sung by Nico]

I'll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don't know
I'll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you're home

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you're twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
'Cause I see you

I find it hard to believe you don't know
The beauty you are
But if you don't let me be your eyes
A hand to your darkness, so you won't be afraid

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you're twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
'Cause I see you

I'll be your mirror

--
The Black Angel's Death Song (Lou Reed, John Cale)

The myriad choices of his fate
Set themselves out upon a plate
For him to choose
What had he to lose

Not a ghost bloodied country
All covered with sleep
Where the black angel did weep
Not an old city street in the east

Gone to choose

And wandering's brother
Walked on through the night
With his hair in his face
On a long splintered cut from the knife of G.T.

The rally man's patter ran on through the dawn
Until we said so long
To his skull-shrill yell

Shining brightly red-rimmed and
Red-lined with the time
Infused with the choice of the mind
On ice skates scraping chunks
From the bells

Cut mouth bleeding razor's
Forgetting the pain
Antiseptic remains cool goodbye
So you fly
To the cozy brown snow of the east

Gone to choose, choose again

Sacrificials remains make it hard to forget
Where you come from
The stools of your eyes
Serve to realize fame, choose again

And roverman's refrain of the sacrilege recluse
For the loss of a horse
Went the bowels and a tail of a rat
Come again, choose to go

And if Epiphany's terror reduced you to shame
Have your head bobbed and weaved
Choose a side to be on

If the stone glances off
Split didactics in two
Leave the colors of the mouse trails
Don't scream, try between

If you choose, if you choose, try to lose
For the loss of remain come and start
Start the game I che che che che I
Che che ka tak koh
Choose to choose
Choose to choose, choose to go

--
European Son (Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker)

You killed your European son
You spit on those under twenty-one
But now your blue car's gone
You better say so long
Hey hey, bye bye bye

You made your wallpapers green
You want to make love to the scene
Your European son is gone
You'd better say so long
Your clouds drifting goodbye

##
Chelsea girl

--
The Fairest of the Seasons (Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland)

Now that it's time
Now that the hour hand has landed at the end
Now that it's real
Now that the dreams have given all they had to lend
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe try another time
And do I really have a hand in my forgetting?

Now that I've tried
Now that I've finally found that this is not the way,
Now that I turn
Now that I feel it's time to spend the night away
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe finally split the rhyme
And do I really understand the undernetting?

Yes and the morning has me
Looking in your eyes
And seeing mine warning me
To read the signs carefully.

Now that it's light
Now that the candle's falling smaller in my mind
Now that it's here
Now that I'm almost not so very far behind
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe follow another sign
And do I really have a song that I can ride on?

Now that I can
Now that it's easy, ever easy all around.
Now that I'm here
Now that I'm falling to the sunlights and a song
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And do I have to do just one
And can I choose again if I should lose the reason?

Yes, and the morning
Has me looking in your eyes
And seeing mine warning me
To read the signs more carefully.

Now that I smile,
Now that I'm laughing even deeper inside.
Now that I see,
Now that I finally found the one thing I denied
It's now I know do I stay or do I go
And it is finally I decide
That I'll be leaving
In the fairest of the seasons.

--
These Days (Jackson Browne)

I've been out walking
I don't do too much talking
These days, these days.
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to.

I've stopped my rambling,
I don't do too much gambling
These days, these days.
These days I seem to think about
How all the changes came about my ways
And I wonder if I'll see another highway.

I had a lover,
I don't think I'll risk another
These days, these days.
And if I seem to be afraid
To live the life that I have made in song
It's just that I've been losing so long.
La la la...

I've stopped my dreaming,
I won't do too much scheming
These days, these days.
These days I sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten.
Please don't confront me with my failures,
I had not forgotten them.

--
Little Sister (John Cale, Lou Reed)

Don't call me home, little sister
Before the night is done
My love and I are fleeing
Running into the sun.

Turn to fly, go away
Little bird, please don't stay
Fare thee well.

Take up all your jewels and gold,
Bury them away in the earth.
Let your memory reduce them to dust
But don't forget the knife that was thrust.

Turn to fly, go away
Little bird, please don't stay
Fare thee well.

Frozen kiss by the fountain
Running into the sea
Where shadows choose their horrors
Designed for music.

Turn to fly, go away,
Little bird, please don't stay,
Fare thee well.

--
Winter Song (John Cale)

The snow on your eyelids that curtsy with age
Is freezing the stares on tyranny's wings.
The bitter is hard and the warmth of your skin
Is diseased with familiar caresses.

Withdrawing from splendor and royal decay
Among all the triumphs and jaded awards
The angry and blazing circus of sun
Blasphemes as the crown prince arises.

You cannot beget all the sins that you owe
To the people of paradise magic
Pretend to answer passion and form
With foreign rationalizations.

Primroses are the jewels that lurk
Among masks of pleasure that flicker with doubt
Embraces of fame that's simultaneously fear
To advance and demand to be recognized.

The river shall flow through hollow green faces
Of caricature's resentment etched out of the tongues.
Both reluctant princess asleep before birth
The classical sensitive failures.

The worshipping wicked cling to the dark of your heart
Lying there and wait with your angels
Moan and ravish from dawn to dusk
The avaricious young lovers.

--
It Was a Pleasure Then (Nico, Lou Reed, John Cale)

It was a pleasure then
Could you just be here again
To know what there was to see
When all the Sunday people
Were so quiet in the dark
Afraid to be better the next day

La la la...

It was a pleasure then
When we could sit and stare again
Until the stars fell through
The cloudy trees onto the grass
Stars to smile with us
Until they too had tears in their eyes
You tell us this one tale
Of how much we must not agree.

It was a pleasure then
To see the dying days again
In horror of the nights
Never never never
Never be too bright
We've got no secret
Heart to hide somewhere at last
As long as we could see
The sky confess this crime
0f bitter tasting hatefulness
Above our shattered minds.

It was a pleasure
It was a pleasure

La la la...

--
Chelsea Girls (Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison)

Here's Room 506
It's enough to make you sick
Bridget's all wrapped up in foil
You wonder if she can uncoil.

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Here's Room 115
Filled with S & M queens
Magic marker row
You wonder just high they go.

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Here's Pope dear Ondine
Rona's treated him so mean
She wants another scene
She wants to be a human being.

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Pepper she's having fun
She thinks she's some man's son
Her perfect love's don't last
Her future died in someone's past.

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Dear Ingrid's found her lick
She's turned another trick
Her treats and times revolve
She's got problems to be solved

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Poor Mary, she's uptight
She can't turn out her light
She rolled Susan in a ball
And now she can't see her at all

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Dropout, she's in a fix,
Amphetamine has made her sick
White powder in the air
She's got no bones and can't be scared

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Here comes Johnny Bore,
He collapsed on the floor
They shot him up with milk
And when he died sold him for silk

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea Girls

--
I'll Keep it with Mine (Bob Dylan)

You will search, babe, at any cost,
But how long, babe, can you search for what's not lost?
Everybody will help you,
Some people are very kind.
But if I can save you any time,
Come on, give it to me,
I'll keep it with mine.

I can't help it if you might think I am odd
If I say I'm not loving you for what you are
But for what you're not.
Everybody will help you,
Discover what you set out to find
But if I can save you any time,
Come on, give it to me,
I'll keep it with mine.

The train leaves at half past ten
But it'll be back tomorrow same time again.
The conductor, he's weary,
Still stuck on the line.
But if I can save you any time,
Come on, give it to me,
I'll keep it with mine.

--
Somewhere There's a Feather (Jackson Browne)

Love and learn
Take your turn
Somewhere there's a feather
Falling slowly from the sky
You need not know the reason why.

Stand apart
Hear your heart
Someday there will be
Another lover till the end
You need not hold your breath till then.
Don't ask me to explain to you
There's nothing to remain but what we see.

Fall and climb
Take your time
Somehow you must live up
To the precedents you've set
You need not hope for answers yet.
Don't ask me how I know it now
The future does not show itself to me.

So love and learn
Take your turn
Somewhere there's a feather
Falling slowly from the sky
You need not know the reason why.

--
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Lou Reed)

Wrap your troubles in dreams
Send them all away
Put them in a bottle and
Across the seas they'll stay

Speak not of misfortunes
Speak not of your woes
Just steal yourself a holiday
Crouching by the door

Ride and sway to music's pain
Searing with the sides
Caress it with a lover's touch
For it shall be your bride

Wrap your troubles in dreams
Send them all away
Put them in a bottle
And across the seas they'll stay

Slash the golden whip, it slaps
Across the lover's sides
The earth trembles without remorse
Preparing for to die

Salty ocean waves and sprays
Come crashing to the shore
Bullies kick and kill young loves
Down on barroom floors

Wrap your troubles in dreams
Send them all away
Put them in a bottle
And across the seas they'll stay

Violence echoes through the land
In heart of every man
The knife stabs existent wounds
Puss runs through matted hair

The gleaming knife cuts early
Through the midnight air
Cutting entrails in its path
Blood runs without care

Excrement filters through the brain
Hatred bends the spine
Filth covers the body pores
To be cleansed by dying time

Wrap your troubles in dreams
Send them all away
Put them in a bottle
And across the seas they'll stay

--
Eulogy to Lenny Bruce (Tim Hardin)

I've lost a friend
And I don't know why
But never again
Will we get together to die.
And why after every last shot
Was there always another?
Why after all you hadn't got
Did you leave your life to your mother?

And Honey Harlow
The singer burlesque queen
How did she know
You needed morphine?
Why didn't you listen
To the warning words of your friends
While they told you so?
I know you couldn't listen
To people talk about
What they didn't know.

I've lost a friend
And I don't know why
But never again
Will we get together to die.
And why after every last shot
Was there always another?
Why after all you hadn't got
Did you leave your life to your mother?

##
The Marble Index

--
Prelude
[instrumental]

--
Lawns of Dawns

Can you follow me
Can you follow my distresses
My caresses
Fiery guesses

Swim and sink into
Early morning mercies

He blesses you
He blesses me
The day the night caresses

Caresses you, caresses me
Can you follow me

Dawn your guise has filled my nights with fear
At each closing of my eyes
You never see these pictures in my mind
Can you follow me

Aside from leaving overdrawn caresses
Aside from having thrown a joke on you and me
Can you follow me

I cannot understand the way I feel
Until I rest on lawns of dawns
Can you follow me

--
No One Is There

Across from behind my window screen
Demon is dancing down the scene
In a crucial parody
Demon is dancing down the scene
He is calling and throwing
His arms up in the air
And no one is there

All of them are missing as the game
Comes to a start
No one is there

Some are calling, some are sad
Some are calling him mad
No one is there

Across from behind your window screen
Demon is dancing down the scene
In a crucial parody
Demon is dancing down the scene
He is calling and throwing
His arms up in the air
No one is there

All of them are missing
As the game comes to a start
No one is there

And no sound has them
Declared
To be missing
To be missing
To be missing

--
Ari's Song

Sail away, sail away my little boy
Let the wind fill your heart with light and joy
Sail away my little boy

Let the rain wash away your cloudy days
Sail away into a dream
Let the wind send you a fantasy
Of the ancient silver sea

Now you see that only dreams
Can send you where you want to be
Now you find those faces
Are not holding places
Where you thought they'd be
And later as you go again
You will agree
That it was all a dream

Sail away, sail away my little boy
Let the wind fill your heart with light and joy
Sail away my little boy

--
Facing the Wind

It's holding me against my will
And doesn't leave me still
Amazons are riding out
To find a meaning for
The name, my name
In the rain
My spinning on my Name
In the rain, in the rain

When did it begin?
When did it begin?
Why am I not facing the wind?

My mother and my brother
Are facing the wind.
Why are they facing the wind?
Why are they facing the wind?

There's nothing more to sing about
Not now or when they carry me away
In the rain
My spinning on my name in the rain
My spinning on my name in the rain
In the rain.

When did it begin?
When did it begin?
Why are they facing the wind?

--
Julius Caesar (Memento Hodie)

Amidst water lily fields white and green
Grows a tree
And from the tree hang apples
Not for you to eat.

In a way it matters more
Than it did before
To see the East voyaging through
True hearts of dunes

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

There in harmony
Somersault caravans of fools
As he passes for reply
To sing his songs again.

He sways to kiss the horizontal ground
And from the ground a dove rises
And as a mark of honor
A mask is left behind

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

There in harmony
To gentle form and noble force
Calm and vast his voice cascades
From this gentle stage

Calm and vast the city lies
On a horizontal ground
Kind and calm Julius lies
For Octavian to prevail

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

In harmony
Traverses the peninsula
Aeolus with his whisperwinds to strike
With his gentle kisses the righteous
And wise and doom ambitious praise
With his will his will and order

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

Amidst water lily fields white and green
Grows a tree
And from the tree hang apples
Not for you to eat
Beneath the heaving sea
Where statues and pillars and stone altars rest for all these
Aching bones to guide us far from energy

Mirth
Birth
Reverie

--
Frozen Warnings

Friar hermit stumbles over
The cloudy borderline
Frozen warnings close to mine
Close to the frozen borderline
Frozen warnings close to mine
Close to the frozen borderline

Into numberless reflections
Rises a smile from your eyes into mine
Frozen warnings close to mine
Close to the frozen borderline
Frozen warnings close to mine
Close to the frozen borderline

Over railroad station tracks
Faintly flickers a modest cry
From without a thousand cycles
A thousand cycles to come
A thousand times to win
A thousand ways to run the world
In a similar reply

Friar hermit stumbles over
The cloudy borderline
Frozen warnings close to mine
Close to the frozen borderline
Frozen warnings close to mine
Close to the frozen borderline

Close to the frozen borderline
Close to the frozen borderline
Close to the frozen borderline

--
Evening of Light

Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
A true story wants to be mine
A true story wants to be mine
The story is telling a true lie
The story is telling a true lie
Mandolins are ringing to his viol singing
Mandolins are ringing to his viol singing

Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
Dungeon's sinking to a slumber to the end of time
Dungeon's sinking to a slumber to the end of time
Petrel sings the domebells pound into the unended end of time
Petrel sings the domebells pound into the unended end of time

Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
In the morning of my winter
When my eyes are still asleep
In the morning of my winter
When my eyes are still asleep
A dragonfly laying in a coat of snow
I'll send to kiss your heart for me
A dragonfly laying in a coat of snow
I'll send to kiss your heart for me

Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
The children are jumping in the evening of light
The children are jumping in the evening of light
A thousand sins are heavy in the evening of light
A thousand sins are heavy in the evening of light

Midnight winds are landing at the end of time
Midnight winds are landing at the end of time

--
Sagen Die Gelehrten

Und plötzlich sieht der Himmel aus wie Blut
Und plötzlich sieht die Sonne aus wie Glut
Das lassen uns're Götter doch nicht zu
Sagen die Gelehrten
Sagen die Gelehrten

Das hat es früher nicht gegeben
Mit Macht der Menschheit ihres Sinnes zu berauben
Das lassen uns're Götter doch nicht zu
Sagen die Gelehrten
Sagen die Gelehrten

Die Strafe ist nicht hoch genug
Die brauchen doch kein Licht zum Sterben
Es sieht ihnen doch niemand dabei zu

Und plötzlich sieht der Himmel aus wie Blut
Und plötzlich sieht die Sonne aus wie Glut
Mit Gewalt Mitleid zu erregen
Das lassen uns're Götter doch nicht zu
Sagen die Gelehrten
Sagen die Gelehrten

Und niemand lehnt sich dagegen auf
Dem Teufel seine Spielchen zu verderben
Wie lange kann es überweilen auf Erden

--
Sayings of the Wise Ones
[translation of above by S.T.]

And suddenly the sky looks like blood.
And suddenly the sun looks like embers.
Surely the Gods won't allow this.
Say the Wise Ones.
Say the Wise Ones.

It never used to be like this.
Robbing people of their sense.
Surely the Gods won't allow this.
Say the Wise Ones.
Say the Wise Ones.

The punishment is not high enough.
They don't need light to die by.
Nobody watches them dying.

And suddenly the sky looks like blood.
And suddenly the sun looks like embers.
Forcing compassion.
Surely the Gods won't allow this.
Say the Wise Ones.
Say the Wise Ones.

And no one rebels against it
To spoil the Devil's little game.
How long can it stay like this on Earth.

--
Rêve Revéiller

Dans des images rêvés
Je suis la forêt enneigée qui traverse les champs
Le temps printemps enfermé dans ta journée
Et ma nuit

Et dans les images réveillée
Je suis la nuit le jour enfermée
Dans ta joie eclairée

Pour embrasser ton coeur
Être seule dans les champs qui traversent
Ton printemps
Réveille et son coeur enneigé
Danser six ans

Car depuis la naissance et la crampe de douleur le petit village
N'est qu'un moment enneigé
La p'tite fille était tombée
Seulement un peu et elle avait tant pleuré

Maintenant elle sait tomber
Que dans ses rêve réveillés réveillés enneigés
Pour les attraper en vitesse
Sur les feuilles de ton printemps
Enfermée dans les champs de couleur vives
Et les faire chanter les faire chanter aux abeilles
Dans tout les couleurs des fleurs révéillees

--
Roses in the Snow

He came your way
And when he had to go
There were roses growing in the snow
Silently you'll go to the shadow of your soul
And you know that it was like this before we had to go

You will never see these lights
Glowing in your nights
Until you feel this way

With every moon it is as though you're getting closer to your soul
And then you go alone and with no fear
Then you will know
That it was like this before we had to go
And you will find that you were blind
Until you saw these lights glowing in your nights

He came your way
And when he had to go
There were roses growing in the snow
Silently you'll go to the shadow of your soul
But you know it was like this before we had to go

You will never see these lights
Glowing in your nights
If you don't know
And there are roses growing in the snow

--
Nibelungen

Since the first of you and me asleep
In a Nibelungen land
Titanic curses trap me in
A banishment of stay
Symbols vanish from my senses
Stem and stave the view appears

Symbols captured in a trance
Vanish from my glance
For the various defenses
I enforce a strike the alarm
For the various defences
That choose to be here and there
And lose the direction everywhere

Since the first of you and me asleep
In a Nibelungen land where we cannot be
Almond trees grow along the mountain trail
From their tongues the words are spelling
The telling numb

I cannot hear it anymore
I cannot hear it anymore

Since the first of you and me here and there
We lose the direction everywhere
Shrieking city sun shiver in my veins
In flames I run
In flames I run
Waiting for the sign to come

Will you spell the words for me
Will you spell the words for me to hear
Nibelungen
Nibelungen
Nibelungen land

##
Desertshore

--
Janitor of Lunacy

Janitor of lunacy
Paralyze my infancy
Petrify the empty cradle
Bring hope to them and me

Janitor of tyranny
Testify my vanity
Mortalize my memory
Deceive the Devil's deed

Tolerate my jealousy
Recognize the desperate need

Janitor of lunacy
Identify my destiny
Revive the living dream
Forgive their begging scream

Seal the giving of their seed
Disease the breathing grief

--
The Falconer

The falconer is sitting on
His summersand at dawn
Unlocking flooded silvercages
And with a silverdin arise
All the lovely faces
And the lovely silvertraces erase
My empty pages

The falconer is sitting on
His summersand at dawn
Beside his singing silverwaves
And his dancing rebelrace
That compose ahead of timeless time
A sound inside my candle light

Father child
Angels of the night
Silverframe my candlelight

Father child
Angels of the night
Silverframe my candlelight

The falconer is sitting on
His summersand at dawn
Unlocking flooded silvercages
And with a silverdin arise
All the lovely faces
And the lovely silvertraces erase
My empty pages

--
My Only Child

My only child be not so blind
See what you hold
There are no words no ears no eyes
To show them what you know

Their hands are old
Their faces cold
Their bodies close to freezing
Their feelings find

The morning small
Too small to fill their ways with breathing
The evening tall

My only child remember well
The words that you are told
For some of them it is only easy to survive

Their hands are old
Their faces cold

Their bodies close to freezing
Their feelings find

The morning small
The evening tall

Man and wife are feasting the time
The time that lies behind
At home in sweetness and delight
Drinking the bitter wine

Their hands are old
Their faces cold
Their bodies close to freezing
Their feelings find

The morning small
The evening tall

--
Le Petit Chevalier

Je suis le petit chevalier
Avec le ciel dessus mes yeux
Je ne peux pas me effroyer

Je suis le petit chevalier
Avec la terre dessous mes pieds
J'irai te visiter
J'irai te visiter

--
Abschied

Seinem Geiste bekenne Ich Mich
Ein Sehnen verzehret sein schönes Gesicht
Das ermattet von Güte beschattet allmächtig ist

Sein Körper bewegt sich nicht
Im Traume sich endlich sein Zwingen vergißt

Den heulenden Jubel erkenne Ich nicht
Der Mir den heiligen Frieden zerbricht
Sein schweigender Mund, seine schlafende Brust
Harren zärtlich der süßen Lust

Sein Körper bewegt sich nicht
Im Traume sich endlich sein Zwingen vergißt

--
Farewell
[translation of above from http://smironne.free.fr/]

To his spirit I confess
A longing consumes his beautiful face
It wearies, shaded from goodness, being almighty

His body lies still
Dreaming, he finally forgets his compulsion

I don't recognize the scream of jubilation
That destroys the holy peace for me
His silent mouth, his sleeping chest
Awaiting delicately for sweet desire

His body lies still
Dreaming, he finaly forgets his compulsion

--
Afraid

Cease to know or to tell
Or to see or to be your own
Cease to know or to tell
Or to see or to be your own
Have someone else's will as your own
Have someone else's will as your own

You are beautiful and you are alone
You are beautiful and you are alone

Often the ardorless and plain
Reward your grace
Often the ardorless and plain
Reward your grace

Confuse your hunger capture the fake
Confuse your hunger capture the fake

Banish the faceless reward your grace
Banish the faceless reward your grace

--
Mütterlein

Liebes kleines Mütterlein
Nun darf ich endlich bei Dir Sein
Die Sehnsucht und die Einsamkeit
Erlösen sich in Seligkeit

Liebes kleines Mütterlein
Nun darf ich endlich bei Dir Sein
Die Sehnsucht und die Einsamkeit
Erlösen sich in Seligkeit

Die Wiege ist Dein Heimatkleid
Ein Schweben Deine Herrlichkeit
In Wonne wandelt Dein Herzeleid
Und greift in die siegende Flut hinein

Die Wiege ist Dein Heimatkleid
Ein Schweben Deiner Herrlichkeit
In Wonne wandelt Dein Herzeleid
Und greift in die siegende Flut hinein

--
Little Mummy
[translation of above from http://smironne.free.fr/]

Dear little mummy
At last I can be near you
Longing and loneliness
Are redeemed through blessings

Dear little mummy
At last I can be near you
Longing and loneliness
Are redeemed through blessings

The cradle that is your native dress
Floats along your magnificence
The pain in your heart turned into joy
Holds back in the conquered flood

The cradle that is your native dress
Floats along your magnificence
The pain in your heart turned into joy
Holds back in the conquered flood

--
All That Is My Own

Your winding winds stood so
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

Every child will be able to weep
Every wise man spoke of him
Every keeper will be sleeper
And a guide to ways unsure

Your winding winds did sow
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul
I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

He who knows may pass on
The word unknown
And meet me on the desertshore
Meet me on the desertshore

Your winding winds did sow
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul
I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

He who knows may pass on
The word unknown
And meet me on the desertshore
Meet me on the desertshore
Meet me on the desertshore

Your winding winds stood so
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul
I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

He who knows may pass on the word I know
And meet me on the desertshore
Meet me on the desertshore

Your winding winds did sow
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul
I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

##
The End

--
It Has Not Taken Long

It has not taken long
It has not taken long
The hunters they are hiding from me
A wooden hand
A golden reed
A waiting end for them to bleed

La la la...

It has not taken long
It has not taken long
To feast our naked eye upon
The open blade
The hungry beast have found her calling
Calling help me please

La la la...

--
Secret Side

Without a guide, without a hand
Unwed virgins in the land
Unwed virgins in the land
Tied up on the sand

When there come ships into the land
They'll be awaiting reverence
They'll be awaiting reverence
At their children's hands

Are you not loyal to your pride
Are you not on the secret side?
It's not a crime, a gain to you,
Do you not understand?

Without a guide, without a hand
Unwed virgins in the land
Unwed virgins in the land
Tied up on the sand

When there come ships into the land
They'll be awaiting reverence
They'll be awaiting reverence
At their children's hands

Are you not loyal to your pride
Are you not on the secret side?
It's not a crime, a gain to you,
Do you not understand?

--
You Forget to Answer

When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer

When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer

You seem not to be listening
You seem not to be listening
The high tide is taking everything
And you forget to answer

When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer

--
Innocent and Vain

The secrets that I do not know
I cannot understand them
A wanted series printed over
Words are his defences

The battle bracelets do not fit
My favourite gladiator
A fanatic hero piously
Has to be a faker

He is a dangerous creator
A master in his mortal cave
I am a savage violator
A varlet innocent and vain

--
Valley of the Kings

The bandits be my weaknesses
His fault shall be my knife
His weapon be
His weapon be my innocence
The killer must not die

Is there a charge against my fate,
Can't I betray my hate?
Will I regain my father's gait,
Must the killer die?

The testament lies hidden from me
Underneath my sins
A carriage
A carriage will take me to
The valley of the Kings

--
We've Got the Gold

We've got the gold, we do not seem too old
We've got the gold, we do not seem too old
A pity does not bear a single flower
A pity does not bear a single flower

Very proud and very poor
You're walking on your prison floor
A pity does not bear a single flower
A pity does not bear a single flower

Very proud and very poor
I'm waiting at your prison floor
A pity does not bear a single flower
A pity does not bear a single flower

We've got the gold, we do not seem too old
We've got the gold, we do not seem too old
We've got the gold, we do not seem too old

--
The End

This is the end, beautiful friend,
This is the end, my only friend.
The end of our elaborate plans,
The end of everything that stands,
The end, no safety no surprise,
The end, I'll never look into your eyes again.

Can you picture what we'll be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need of some stranger's hand
In a desperate land?

Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane,
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain.

There's danger on the edge of town,
Ride the King's highway, baby.
Weird scenes inside the gold mine,
Ride the highway West.

Ride the snake,
Ride the snake to the lake,
The ancient lake.
The snake is long, seven miles,
Ride the snake.
He's old and his skin is cold.
The West is the best
The West is the best
Get here and we'll do the rest
The blue bus is calling us
The blue bus is calling us
Driver, where're you taking us?

The killer awoke before dawn,
he put his boots on.
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall.
He went to the room where his sister lived
And then he paid a visit to his brother.
And then he, he walked on down the hall
And he came to a door and he looked inside.
"Father?" "Yes, son?"
"I want to kill you. Mother, I want to ..."

Come on, baby, take a chance with us,
Come on, baby, take a chance with us,
Come on, baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus.

This is the end, beautiful friend,
This is the end, my only friend.
The end, it hurts to set you free,
But you'll never follow me.
The end of laughter and soft lies,
The end of nights we tried to die,
This is the end.

--
Das Lied der Deutschen

Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn es stets zum Schutz und Trutze
Brüderlich zusammenhält;
Von der Maas bis an die Memel,
Von der Etsch bis an den Belt:
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt!
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt.

Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang
Sollen in der Welt behalten
Ihren alten, schönen Klang,
Uns zu edler Tat begeistern
Unser ganzes Leben lang:
Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang!
Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang!

Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
Für das deutsche Vaterland!
Danach laßt uns alle streben
Brüderlich mit Herz und Hand!
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
Sind des Glückes Unterpfand:
Blüh' im Glanze dieses Glückes,
Blühe, deutsches Vaterland!
Blüh' im Glanze dieses Glückes,
Blühe, deutsches Vaterland!

--
Germany Above All Others
[translation of above from http://smironne.free.fr/]

Germany, Germany above all others,
Above all others in the world,
When it steadfastly holds together,
Offensively and defensively with brotherhood.
From the Maas to the Memel,
From the Etsch to the Belt:
Germany, Germany above all others,
Above all others in the world!
Germany, Germany above all others,
Above all others in the world!

German women, German loyalty,
German wine and German songs
Shall keep in the world
Their old, beautiful sound,
Us to noble act
Inspire our whole life long:
German women, German loyalty,
German wine and German songs!
German women, German loyalty,
German wine and German songs!

Unity and justice and freedom
For the German fatherland!
Let us all pursue this purpose brotherly,
With heart and hand
Unity and justice and freedom
Are the pledge of happiness.
Flourish in this blessing's glory,
Flourish, German fatherland.
Flourish in this blessing's glory,
Flourish, German fatherland.

##
Drama of Exile

--
Genghis Khan

I have come to lie with you
I have come to die with you

On your padded shoulder
And your golden chest
In a wilderness of glass we rest

And all the flowers they are our words
And my chances follow dances
Into a storm afraid

A sweet and bitter rest he gets
A sweet and bitter rest he gets

I have come to lie with you
I have come to die with you

--
Purple Lips

He reminds all the laughter
That has left me going down
And my heart is falling silently
Into the driving evening sound

Sometimes we must keep from bringing
Certain thoughts up to the light
And a matter of the winning
In a case of two lips lies

I have been looking out for him
From over this broken bridge
The safest place it seems to be
To ever reach his purple lips

--
One More Chance

Give awareness and some light
To the darkness outside
A roof above my head might just be right
For such a tender night

Give awareness and some light
To the darkness outside
A roof above my head might just be right
For such a tender night tender night

The bridge will show you how to fall
More than one good person you can call

Stepping on the stairway
Climbing up the wall
Has the man I told you about
Stopped in here or called?

Stepping on the stairway
climbing up the wall
Has the man I told you about
Stopped in here or called?

Was it the right moment to lift his head
And did he see that you are mad

Seven daughters and one son
And their father's on the run
He is gone long past midnight
From the Towers strikes the time.

What will they do when morning dawns
They may not be able to explain

Are you ready for a good fight
Are you ready for laughter
It is you that we are after
It is you

You can give me one more chance
Forget that it is me who must fight

--
Henry Hudson

White light lays above
The Henry Hudson riverbank
And you will see a lady standing
Stealing past a happy ending
Staring at the happy landing

Her heart beats loud and fast
Her love looks like a broken glass

White light lays above
The riverbank
A sinking ship has brought the light
Upon the land
And Henry Hudson knows not where
The lady's standing

A lonely shoulder must grow older
Waiting on the riverbank

--
I'm Waiting For the Man (Lou Reed)

I'm waiting for my man
Twenty-six dollars in my hand
Up to Lexington 125
Feeling sick and dirty, more dead than alive
I'm waiting for my man

Hey, white boy, what you doin' uptown?
Hey, white boy, you chasin' our women around?
Oh pardon me sir, it's furthest from my mind
I'm just lookin' for a dear, dear friend of mine
I'm waiting for my man

Here he comes, he's all dressed in black
High-heeled shoes and a big straw hat
He's never early, he's always late
First thing you learn is that you've always got to wait
I'm waiting for my man

Two brownstones, up three flights of stairs
Looks like nobody's pinned you, but nobody cares
He's got the works, gives you sweet taste
Ah, then you've got to split because you've got no time to waste
I'm waiting for my man

Baby, don't you holler, darling don't you bawl and shout
I'm feeling good, and I'm gonna work it all out
I'm feeling good, I'm feeling so fine
Until tomorrow, that's just some other time
I'm waiting for my man

--
Sixty/Forty

Will there be another time
Will there be another time
Another year, another wish to stay?

Will there be another time
Will there be another time
Another year, another wish to stay?

When the evening light wants to be so bright
And the morning sound is out of sight
Can there be another word to say
Or do we have to give it all away?

Many moons have to be found
At certain times you'll hear them pound
You can hear the hell bells praying

Many moons have to be found
At certain times you'll hear them pound
You can hear the hell bells praying

It is for granted hear their saying
We are all enchanted staying
Focussing on running down the drain
When those tears are carved inside your brain

New York Lower East Side fame
In a golden circle game
New York Lower East Side frame
New York Lower East Side fame
In a golden circle game
New York Lower East Side frame
Standing everywhere around
The fastest way to be found
At least I've given it away
To keep it only would have made me stay

Will there be another time?
Will there be another time?

--
The Sphinx

The hours since I saw you last
Have left me in an unknown past
They do not seem to leave me
They seem to join me on the road
Or even when I take a boat

A light
Insanely bright is standing
A fainting force
My loneliness remains attending

The hours since I saw you last
Have left me in an unknown past
They do not seem to leave me
They seem to join me on the road
Or even when I take a boat

A light
Insanely bright is standing
A fainting force
My loneliness remains attending

--
Orly Flight

Orly flight
Madrid tonight
Close the door
On the last floor

Close the flight
Prepare your sight
As if you'd never
Seen the light

Understand
The fortune spent
This crazy crime
Has no regret

Orly flight
Madrid tonight
Close the door
On the last floor

Orly flight
Madrid tonight
Close the door
On the last floor

Close the flight
Prepare your sight
As if you'd never
Seen the light

Understand
The fortune spent
Conceal your pain
Conceal your pride

--
Heroes (by David Bowie)

I
I will be King
And you
You will be Queen
Though nothing
Will drive them away
We can be heroes
Just for one day
We can be heroes
Just for one day

You
You can be mean
And I
I'll drink all the time
'Cause we're lovers
And that is a fact
Yes, we're lovers
And that is that

Though nothing
Will keep us together
We could steal time
Just for one day
We can be heroes
For ever and ever
What d'you say?

I
I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins
the dolphins can swim
Though nothing
Nothing will keep us together
We can beat them
Forever and ever
Oh, we can be heroes
Just for one day

I
I will be King
And you
You will be Queen
Though nothing
Will drive them away
We can be heroes
Just for one day
We can be us
Just for one day

I
I can remember
Standing by the Wall
The guns shot above our heads
And we kissed
As though nothing could fall
And the shame was on the other side
We can beat them
Forever and ever
We can be heroes
Just for one day

We can be heroes
We can be heroes

##
Camera Obscura

--
Camera Obscura

The last white man pulling the trigger on the last emotion
Not if you care ...
Her soft eyes like a splutter like the sun, a dancer
So clear, dancing, dancing
Are you smart ...
Dancing
Not if you care for me ...
Dancing ... dancing ... dancing ... dancing ... dancing

--
Tananore

When I dream in
When I scream in
When I wipe my
Dirty hands clean

Tananore
Aye oh dey ney da
Tananore
Aye oh dey ney da
Ah no sa ney

When I dream in
When I scream in
When I wipe my
Dirty hands clean

Ah ha ha ha ...
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha

When I dream in
When I scream in
When I wipe my
Dirty hands clean

Tananore
Aye oh dey ney da
Tananore
Aye oh dey ney da
Ah no sa ney

Ah no sa ney

--
Win a Few

They will give you what you need
They will run your life
They will get you where they want to
On the cross you'll die
Oh, what a game a fair frame
Consumed into a single flame

When you're blind
When you're kind
The future and the reasons
Will they change the seasons?

The law has made it very clear
Save your breath for the next try
They will try you with fanatic threats
To make you sigh
Oh, what a game a fair frame
Consumed into a single flame

When you're blind
When you're kind
The future and the reasons
Will they change the seasons?

They want your face for a magazine
They want my voice for their fears
I want the world's news to be
A different truth in different ears
What a game a fair frame
Consumed into a single flame

When you're blind
When you're kind
The future and the reasons
They won't change the seasons

--
My Funny Valentine

My funny valentine
Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable
Unphotographable
Yet you're my favourite work of art

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?

But don't change your hair for me
Not if you care for me.
Stay little valentine, stay!

Each day is Valentine's Day.

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?

But don't change your hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine, stay!

Each day is Valentine's Day.

--
Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen

Sie herzte sanft ihr Spielzeug
Bevor sie es zerbrach
Und hatte eine Sehnsucht
Und wußte nicht wonach

Weil sie einsam war
Und so blond ihr Haar
Und ihr Mund so rot wie Wein
Und wer von diesem Wein trank
Konnt' nie mehr glücklich sein

Doch einer sprach im Frühling:
"Auch Du fühlst Lust und Schmerz"
Und brach ihr tausend Rosen
Doch sie brach nur sein Herz

Weil sie einsam war
Und so blond ihr Haar
Und ihr Mund so rot wie Wein
Ja, keine konnt' so küssen
Und doch so einsam sein

Was blieb von ihrem Leben
Ein Lied, das niemand sang
Sankt Peter ließ sie warten
Zwei Ewigkeiten lang

Weil sie einsam war
Und so blond ihr Haar
Und ihr Herz so tot wie Stein
Dann rief er: "Armes Kind, komm,
Sollst nie mehr einsam sein"

--
The Song of the Lonely Girl
[translation of above by S.T.]

Tenderly she cradled her toy
Before she smashed it up
A longing filled her heart
What for, she did not know

For she was lonely
And her hair so fair
And her mouth as red as wine
And whoever drank of this wine
Could never know happiness again

Yet, in spring someone told her:
"You, too, feel pleasure and pain."
He picked her a thousand roses
But in return she broke his heart

For she was lonely
And her hair so fair
And her mouth as red as wine
No one could kiss like that
And nevertheless be so lonely

What remained of her life
Was a song which no one sang
St. Peter kept her waiting
For an eternity and then another

For she was lonely
And her hair so fair
And her heart as dead as stone
He called to her: "Come, poor child,
You shall never be lonely again."

--
Fearfully in Danger

On a dusty road you sit
Fearfully in danger
The intentions of my attitude
Have mastered the adventure

You'll be placed in harmony
A degree of anger
You have landed painfully,
Fearfully in danger

In a state of trance
You may come and dance
You may sing the void for me

Constantly cold with fear
I know that I do not need you here

Does it fit your fears
Does it suit your face

No, you cannot grasp
The phase

Fearfully in danger
Fearfully in danger

--
My Heart Is Empty

"My heart is empty
But the songs I sing
Are filled with love for you"

A man said that to me
That's how I know

Sometimes love it does not show
Sometimes it does not even know
There is no witness to my anger
When it stabs until he dies
I am looking for the strangler
To help me, help me with my crime

Show me the way to warning
Warning for the morning light
I will stab it with a knife
The blinding sun
The heartbeat for the time to come

The honesty
That lies to you

My heart is empty
But the songs I sing
Are filled with love for you

--
Into the Arena

Bring him into the arena
And let the lion win again
A triumph for the worst
Or for the better

Escaping remains uncertain

Nemesis unloaded kiss
A victim of his prophecies
But we do much believe
He may not wish all to see

The dare
May be surrender

--
König

O König, laß Dich leiten
Laß mich Dich begleiten
König, laß dich leiten
Laß mich dich begleiten

Auf diesem weiten Strand
Ergreife meine Hand

Ich will Dir alles geben
Das Dich am Leben hält
Ein Hoffen und ein Streben
Dein Blick bis in mein Zelt

--
King
[translation of above by S.T.]

O king, allow yourself to be guided
Allow me to be your guide
King, allow yourself to be guided
Allow me to be your guide

On this endless beach
Take my hand

I want to give you everything
To keep you alive
Hope and aspiration
A glance into my tent

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Sun May 28 15:19:36 PDT 2017