I'm German, you're Jewish
How could we ever make it through this?
I've got this problem, that seems to linger
Everytime I find myself around your finger

This would make more sense, in another time
Not in America where we're westernized
But if we were, what would I do
What would I have said to what we've gone through?

War won't stop me, I'm no Nazi
That's why I'd never tell
If you were fighting, surviving, hiding
Behind an old bookshelf

I'm German, you're Jewish
How could we ever make it through this?
I've got this problem, that seems to linger
Everytime I find myself around your finger

You've always been above, in some higher class
I'm just a small rockstar, you're an actress
what could I say, to ever prove to you
that there can be a love between a German and a Jew?

War won't stop me, I'm no Nazi
That's why I'd never tell
If you were fighting, surviving hiding
Behind an old bookshelf...


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    General CommentThe best song of ghost of the robot in my opinion, to simply sum up the song, its a love song. Thats what james said when i seen the whole band live, and thats just what it is
    iangraham316on June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTHE BEST song by GotR!!!
    Emily1014on April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of GotR's bests songs. I personally like the songs written by Charlie better. They seem to have more imagination and humor in them the James' songs. This is definitely a love song with some humorous WWII references.
    Pmacca01on March 29, 2005   Link
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    My OpinionWithout paying attention to the interpretation... oh fudge it, it's a love song, sure. But it almost sounds like he's saying fuck whatever else thinks, forget the roots everyone's still embedded in. We're in this together, and I'll fight the war. I don't care, because you're worth fighting for. He doesn't give a shit about their 'respective' titles, or their backgrounds, but he wants her to know she shouldn't let go because he's not going anywhere and he's not like the rest of them. Which means she could also be against them simply because of his background as well, what everyone might think, what she's been taught.

    That would explain the whole him feeling insecure over the ordeal.

    Also, the guitar rifts flippen rock.
    Reedstaron May 28, 2009   Link

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