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The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way

MeereeFox - The Way

Grönemeyer did this song when his wife and a brother died in just a few days. A girl lost her father when he was just 37. She translated the song into english and dedicated it to her father.


German original by Herbert Grönemeyer. Outside germany probably more known as an actor in 'The Boat / Das Boot'. The one to the right.




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Matthew Good -> Weapon

Udo Lindenberg -> Wozu sind Kriege da?

Song from the cold war area. NATO Double-Track Decision was just made and the german translation was NATO-Doppelbeschluss. It was quickly nicknamed NATO-Doppelbeschuss (double-shot) because all the new mid-range nuclear weapons around Germany would hit Germany double from both sides. In the song it is Atomraketenwald (forest of atomic missiles).


What Are Wars There For?

Nobody wants to die, that is for sure

Then what are wars there for?

Mister President, aren't you one of these gentlemen

You must know why

Can you explain it to me?

No mother wants to lose her children

And no wife her husband.

Then why do have soldiers to march off

To murder people - just explain it to me

What are wars there for?


Mister President, I am now ten years old

And I am scared in this forest of atomic missiles.

Tell me the truth, tell it to me now

For what is my life being put on stake?

And the lives of all the others - just tell me why

They load their guns and kill one another

They face each other and they could be friends

But before they get to know each other, they shoot each other dead

I think that is so stupid, why does it have to be this way?


Did you ask all the billions of people all over the world

If they want it that way

Or is it also a question of money?

Much money for the few magnates,

Who build tanks and missiles

And then buy gold and diamonds

For their elegant wifes

Or is it also about some religious bullschitt

That people cannot agree

As to what god is the right one?


Or what other reasons are there

That I think are equally stupid

Well, maybe I can't understand it yet

Why wars are necessary

I guess I'm still too small

I'm just a child



Video is sung by school girls, original, version by Joan Baez, I prefer this.



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