Wolfsheim: No Happy View (1992)

...Can Manage...

I lie beside you...
It's a love to celebrate...
Coming nearer... stay away...
You'll need my fist to understand.
The wall between us makes me blind,
Makes me blind...

I want to keep your...
Your image in my brain.
Tears stay nice to dry by me.
You know I like it if you cry.
It's hard to hide my secrets from you,
Hard to hide.

It's you I want to keep -
That's why I love you.
It's you I want to keep -
That's why I love you.
That's why I love you...

Je vous adore, mon ami...
Souvereign de torture.
Souvereign de vice.
Ta main qui ne cherche que mon bonheur.
Les cicatrices sur ma peau.
M'en souvient que tu m'aimes...
Que m'aimes-tu!
Jamais je ne demasquerai notre mystère.
Je le garderai pour toujours.
N'ai pas peur... je crirai...


I want you shy,
I want you hurl curing
Under darkest bedroom skies...
Control our want...
It's pain I give
Guess beeing souls are floating in my ear,
In my ear.

I chose your fear,
I chose your ability...
Oh, I need your rear company.
Your velvet scratched under me.
What shall I do with your tenderness, my dear?

It's you I want to keep -
That's why I love you.
It's you I want to keep -
That's why I love you.
It's you I want to keep -
That's why I love you...

It's you... I want to keep...
It's you... that's why I love you...
What shall I do with your tenderness, my dear?


Following You

You're walking through the night,
Still can't near in light,
And I'm following behind.

You're playing games of sin,
None that fools can win,
And I'm following behind.

Following you...
Following you...
Following you...

Do lovers understand your play?
You command and they'll obey,
And I'm watching from behind.

One step forward, two steps back -
I'm still following your track,
And I'm watching from behind.

Following you...
Following you...
Following you...

Waiting here beside you,
Waiting for your call,
Watching lovers passing by...
Uh, I hate them all...
Don't you realize
That I'm the only one
Who's good for you?

You're so heartlessly sincere,
But I'm still following you endlessly,
I'm following behind.

You ain't whore, you ain't nun,
On the hunt and on the run,
And I'm watching from behind.

Always cheating, telling lies,
Behind your door I heard you sigh:
"Oh prudence, come and rescue me!"

"Prudence come and rescue me!"
Following you...


Annie

And you're sitting in your room,
Enjoying entertainment,
And you're watching TV -
Colours bright and so enchanting...

You couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear what Annie says,
When Annie's sad...
You couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear what Annie says...

And you're waiting for your daily thrill impatiently
To collect it for your private horror show.
And you're watching moving shadows
Live instead of you... and you...
You don't know that Annie's living next to you.

Jesus Christ, we love you so
Since we saw your TV show.
Suicidal tendencies, but no will to interfere...
Feel it coming over you...
Indifference... indifference...
Choosing channels, watching news,
Ignoring Annie's point of view...

Couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear what Annie says,
When Annie's sad...
You couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear what Annie says...

Couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear when Annie laughs... when Annie laughs...
You couldn't be hear her,
Wouldn't feel that Annie... Annie... Annie loves...


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.


It's Not Too Late

Achtung!

Clumsy, always quivering,
Always searching for your things,
You don't work, but you cannot find a rest,
'Cause you gave up too soon.

Old man sitting in your trap,
Two lovers passing by,
Don't be ashamed, don't be upset.
Enjoy it, dear... 'cause once you did the same.

It's not too late... to charm away your ancient fears.
It's not too late... to be wild for roundabouts,
To be wild for life...

Old man lying in your bed,
Your friends are passing by...
It's just a rule, kissing you goodbye.
Enjoy it, dear... 'cause once you did the same.

I came across a few old things,
Remembering the past.
"Spare the rod and spoil the child...
There's no fool like an old!"

It's not too late... to start again.
It's not too late... to charm away your ancient fears.
It's not too late... to be wild for roundabouts,
To be wild for life...

It's not too late... to charm away your ancient fears.
It's not too late... to be wild for roundabouts,
To be wild for life...
It's not too late...


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...


Angry Today

You see shocking posters shouting at you
Somewhere from a subway wall,
Full of promises and glory,
And the cutest headlines that you ever saw.
You have to read and to believe,
That all these things, that they have the worth.
But, if you look a little closer,
You're always aiming to unmask the dirt.

Angry today...
And all alone you're on this planet Earth.
Angry today...
And you're the only one who understands.

You have your own life you can waste,
And lovers you can cheat,
That strange addiction to decay is haunting you,
Haunting you, haunting you...

I've my friend from the outside to the government,
Here and there and anywhere.
The human preach is rage,
The standard could advance you,
While standing alone on the other side.
That's why I'm angry today.

Angry today...
And all alone you're on this planet Earth.
Angry today...
And you're the only one who understands.

A politician signs all contracts
With a light expression on his face,
While all prophets are simply singing
Lullabies for the human race.
When love is with of us one day,
We will have left at least.
And step-mother industry's whispering softly to me...

Angry today...
And all alone you're on this planet Earth.
Angry today...
And you're the only one who understands.
Angry...


Kissing The Wall

Ich sehe dich und ich glaube,
's ist ein Ton... nie gehört!
Hör' den Schlag meines Herzens,
Kiss the wall... ohne Schmerz.

Sieh' diesen Mann... ganz allein,
Will keine Hilfe, weil's ihn schmerzt.
Zeit zu gehen, Zeit zu hungern -
's ist noch Zeit für'n letztes Wort...

Wie ein Hammerschlag an die Wand gespuckt,
Wie ein Riss in mir,
's ist wie ganz weit weg.

Du gehst... du gehst... du gehst... du gehst...


This Time

Walking through winter, through snow-white fields,
Colder than cold for several weeks,
And the lost fire's burning miles away,
And the wind whispers stories in her ears...

And she's asking: "Do you hear these heavenly voices?
Do you hear the preacher who wants you to pray?"
She's asking: "Do you hear these heavenly voices?
Do you hear the preacher who wants you to pray?"

And this night's so much colder than every night.
And she says, she likes winter and winter trees.
And the sun seems so far away tonight
In the dark and deep, frozen water the light
Of the moon under which she dies,
Of the moon under which we cry.

Death knocking at the door... I must let him in.
Life like a river flows... outside... stay alive!
Ten thousand good reasons to survive.

And she's asking: "Do you hear these heavenly voices?
Do you hear the preacher who wants you to pray?"

Walking through winter, through snow-white fields,
Colder than cold for several weeks,
And the lost fire's burning miles away,
And the wind whispers stories in her ears...

Stay alive... my dear!
I kiss your cold hands first time...
Please stay alive...
Loving you... loving me...
Imagine that you were at home...
This night... please try it!
Don't leave me alone!


Anybody's Window

Look through anybody's window.
See everywhere the same.
People suffering from hunger,
A narcotising pain.
Call it justice, call it fair.
I just call it a mistake.
Starving masses cry for help
In this state of decay,
In this ruthless time.
And they heard the favourite popsongs
To remind of times of wisdom.
They heard a thousand voices say:
Satisfaction, fortune, health...
So far away....

Look through anybody's window.
See everywhere the same.
People suffering from hunger,
A narcotising pain.
Call it justice, call it fair.
I just call it a mistake.
Starving masses cry for help
In this state of decay.

Looking people in their eyes,
See the concrete bricks behind,
See the false tears that they cry,
Feel this sleeping guilt inside.
Pray to heaven, pray to hell,
Pray for reason, for a way.
Public falls asleep... and I
No longer dream of paradise.

Look through anybody's window.
See everywhere the same.
People suffering from hunger,
A narcotising pain.
Call it justice, call it fair.
I just call it a mistake.
Starving masses cry for help
In this state of decay...


Listen!

You are so near to me.
Fall carefully!
In love you could be the one,
The one for me.
It's time to change dust into ivory,
It's time to kiss your lips,
To ask: "Please, would you marry me?"