Wolfsheim: The Sparrows And The Nightingales (1991)

The Sparrows And The Nightingales

How long have you been free
In this world of hate and greed?
Is it black or is it white?
Let's find another compromise.

And our future's standing still,
We're dancing in the spotlight.
Where's the leader who leads me?
I'm still waiting! Leaving home...

And god is on your side,
Dividing sparrows from the nightingales,
Watching all the time,
Dividing water from the burning fire... inside.

Leave a light on in the night for me
That I can find you.
Remember when we both were young,
And reckless and so curious.

Now you're hiding from your child.
A new day's dawning...
Remember that you felt alive... sometimes.

And god is on your side,
Dividing cruelty from tenderness,
Watching all the time,
Dividing fiction from reality...

Move in circles, walk on lines -
No human being in sight.
Calm the winds and calm the seas,
Try another kind of peace.

Who fights this holy civil war?
A million men in uniform.
Wo ist der Führer, der mich führt?
Ich warte immer noch! Leaving home...

And god is on your side,
Dividing presence from the history,
Watching all the time,
Dividing deaf men from the listening ones...

Leave a light on in the night for me
That I can find you.
Remember when we both were young,
And reckless and so curious.

Now you're hiding from your child.
A new day's dawning...
Remember that you felt alive... sometimes.

And god is on your side,
Dividing soldiers from the fishermen,
Watching all the time
Dividing warships from the ferryboats...


Leading Men

Talking loud, she's talking clear,
But no one really wants to hear,
No one really wants to know.
And her loneliness still grows.
Was it shame or was it fear,
When his devil's face appeared?

And the wall between them grows,
The wall between them grows...
Tonight, velvet night...

He met her on the school yard,
Funny man behind the fence.
Started with a real deception,
He didn't try in vain.
Who has failed this, who once more?
A tall man offering sweets.
No one wants to think about it,
And evil sows its seeds.

He tries to hold her in his arms,
He always tries to keep her warm.
Blue-eyed girl, grown up too fast,
Lost her innocence at last,
Cruel revenge hurt in her heart,
Breaks dependences apart,
And now he's begging on his knees,
Lay your guilty hands on me!

And the wall between them grows,
The wall between them grows...
Tonight, velvet night...

I should be so lucky,
But I can't help feeling blue.
I felt no real attention,
Unsatisfied by youth.
You brought up a lonely child,
Without a human shape,
Made the greatest sacrifice,
Realized it much too late,
Too late.