How Hard Do You Think It Would Be To Write A Song?

I really like the lyrics to this song:

No, I didn’t learn German in my three-month stay, Google helped me out with the translation on this one….

Here is the translation:

I can’t see anymore, I put no trust in my eyes anymore,
can hardly believe anymore – feelings have turned around.
I’m much too lazy to give up.
Would be too early anyway, because something always works out.

We were conspired, would have died for each other,
bowed the rain, lent each other trust.
We tried to reverse, full speed downhill.
Nothing was too late, but a lot too early.

We pushed each other through all the tides,
we frittered, loved each other desperately.
We lied about the truth as good as possible.
It was a piece of heaven that you were there.

CHORUS
You flooded every room with sunshine,
converted every displeasure into its opposite.
Nordic noble – your gentle kindness,
your irrepressible proudness… Life is not fair.

Danced the movie in a silver room,
admired infinity from the golden balcony.
Hopelessly sunk, drunk and everything was permitted.
Together in time lapse. Midsummernight’s dream.

CHORUS
You flooded every room with sunshine,
converted every displeasure into its opposite.
Nordic noble – your gentle kindness,
your irrepressible proudness… Life is not fair.

Your confident pace, your true poems,
your bright dignity, your unshakeable aptitude.
You made head against destiny.
Never revealed your idea of happiness,
your idea of happiness.

I don’t go away, I extended my term.
New time travel, open world.
I have you safely in my soul.
I’ll carry you with me until the curtain falls.
I’ll carry you with me until the curtain falls.

The artist is Herbert Grönemeyer. A new friend in Germany offering us support while we were there sent it to me. I think Herbert is a pretty big deal up there in Deutschland.

Good song huh?

“You flooded every room with sunshine…”

Herbert ‘s brother Wilhelm and his wife Anna died of cancer (within four days of each other). Poor bastard.

The song style reminds me of this banger which I love.

Anyway, how hard would it be to write a song? I wouldn’t pain anyone’s ears singing it as I don’t have the vocal cords to punch out a single note. But it would be a nice tribute just to create the lyrics.

3 Replies to “How Hard Do You Think It Would Be To Write A Song?”

  1. Dear Dom,

    Herbert Grönemeyer sure is a pretty big deal up here in Germany :-).
    Even tough I always thought he is a real poor singer, he sure is a word artist!

    When his wife Anne died of breast cancer back in 1998 he wrote (amongst other things) in the obituary:

    Having lost you blows up all dimensions, values, fantasies
    The pain is vastness full of the most brutal brunt
    Live us (i.e. make us live) with irrepressible faith
    until we meet again
    we love you!

    Hope this makes any sense in English….
    Best,
    Kyra
    PS: Please say hi to Noah and Evie.

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