Tales of Woe 1
I turned on the news today, heard the commentator say:There´s a strange upheaval in the land.This is not completely new, but reports are coming throughThat things are somehow getting out of hand.Everybody´s walking backwardsEverybody´s walking backwardsBut do they have a clueWhere they´re all heading to?Turned the television on: Was it true or just a con?These days so much turns out to be fake.But there they were the TV crews,headline banners, breaking news,With talk of measures we might have to take.Everybody´s walking backwardsEverybody´s walking backwardsThey say that it´s the latest trendBut no-one knows where it will end.Everybody´s walking backwardsEverybody´s walking backwardsBut do they have a clueWhere they´re all heading to?Still do not believe my eyesLook outside and recognisePeople that I know down in the street.Heads all pointing to the ground,No-one even turning roundThe neighbourhood now beating a retreat.Everybody´s walking backwards (x3)Is anybody walking forwards?Now the movements spread abroad, going right across the boardAn epidemic, not just an infection.Is this the new mobility? A challenge to democracy?For sure it´s going in the wrong direction.Everybody´s walking backwards. (x3)
Better go fly
Better go fly like a bird
Way up high
No come down.
Better go move
Better go moving on
Must go fast
No slow down.
I don´t want to land, I´m afraid to land
Afraid there is no land for me.
Like to take a hand, need to take a hand
Afraid there is no hand for me.
Maybe I stay
Maybe I stay for a while.
Fly no more
No go away
I just want to land, hope I see a land.
Maybe there´s a land for me.
Like to take a hand, hope to take a hand.
Maybe there´s a hand for me.
On the 1st. of May we spent the dayDown by the sea.Hand in hand in a far-off land,Down by the sea.A world away on city streetsPeople were marching for their rights,With banners and flags – and where were we?Down by the sea.Down by the sea.So the sun shines, and I write these linesDown by the sea.Feeling happy and high as the days go byDown by the sea.There we were, you and me,Enjoying each other´s company.The soles of our feet in the warmth of the sand,Walking the shore with our faces tanned.And time going by so peacefully,Down by the sea.Down by the sea.Down by the sea. Down by the sea.Now we´re into June, it´s a different tuneDown by the sea.There are boats going down and thousands drown,Down, down in the sea.So many people on the run.Nobody knows what should be done.What´s happening to humanity?Is this really the 21st century?Why don´t these problems just go away?I´m thinking back to the 1st of MayWhen my head was light and my heart was freeDown by the sea.Down by the sea.Down by the sea.
First three songs in the TALES OF WOE series -
the next threesome follows und TALES OF WOE 2
Erste drei Songs in der TALES OF WOE-Serie -
der nächste Dreierpack folgt unter TALES OF WOE 2