"Oh Horatio" as written by and Rasmus Kellerman....
I met horatio five years ago
outside of munich on the way to rome
it was 45 degrees and i could barely breathe
He waved and said hey come sit by me
I was scared at first cos when he spoke it wasn't very soft
he told me about the life long love of his heart
had a t-shirt on that said we're all gonna die alone
I still believe that's true oh i truly do

I want you to notice
I want you to care
oh horatio
oh horatio

I want you to notice
I want you to care
oh horatio
please don't go
please don't go

he was 22 unemployed with a perfect smile
on his way to paris no i never asked why
his english was as bad as mine but i will
remember those hours for the rest of my days

I want you to notice
I want you to care
oh horatio
oh horatio

I want you to notice
I want you to care
oh horatio
please don't go
please don't go

oh horatio

..repeat and fade out


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    General Commenti don't understand, why i'm the only one, who's writing something about tiger lou.

    tiger lou.
    this is TIGER LOU!!!
    such a great band
    can't explain this

    this song makes me so happy
    you have to dance, you have to smile
    you have to be glad to hear this song!!!!
    bin_ich_heldinon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the chorus is something he wrote before they wrote rest of the song:D The chorus sound like some kind of a "notice-me-love-song"
    BlankPage_on December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis may sound.. erm.. a bit strange, but is he gay? the chorus sounds gay.
    heh.
    phewon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttiger lou is actually just one person. but when he is in concert he brings some musicians.
    and no he is not gay, he is marred.
    issueson December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love it.
    jojo-swedenon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one amazing song... In my opinion the best piece of music that was released in 2004 - or maybe even the best piece music released _since_ 2004.
    It is a not a try to capture or figure out the meanings of life - but it's a nearly perfect 'photography' of a moment, and a summer's feelings. Isn't it you can nearly feel the heat of that day, the smell of warm concrete, and kilometres of motorways in between Munich and Rome. And, the main thing, the longing to keep something that nearly already has gone.

    I first heard that song one night before a two year-long relationship split up, and I kept days listening over and over to 'I want you to notice, I want you to care', somewhere outside of Munich, on the way to Rome, where I lived in those days. And 'I'll remember those hours for the rest of my days'. Thanks, Mr. Kellerman. ;)
    hey-nowon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe is actually married to Firefox AK who is also a great musician. sheck her out!
    airplanon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and I have a pretty good idea what it may be about.

    Horatio is some random guy a person meets one day in Rome. (Might even be a personal experience of the singer). This guy that Tiger Lou is singing about might have no friends, or find it hard to make friends "his english was as bad as mine" hence why he might not be able to make freinds.

    So when he meets Horatio, he is slightly scared, as he sayd his voice "wasn't very soft." but when he starts speaking to Horatio he feels they have a very strong connection, and feels he can connect to him, and wants Horatio to share his own feelings with him.
    One feeling they both have in common is "we're all gonna die alone" and the guy "still believe that's true" becasue after then incident of Horatio leaving to Paris he has never met anyone he could bond with again.

    The guy misses Horatio hence the corus
    "I want you to notice
    I want you to care
    oh horatio
    oh horatio

    I want you to notice
    I want you to care
    oh horatio
    please don't go
    please don't go"
    He wants him to listen to him and not to leave because he'll miss him. But he'll always remeber Horatio "for the rest of my days"

    So basically it;s about a guy who meetings a really intresting person one day named Horatio, and he feels he can connect with him really well, and wants to become good freinds with him. But when Horatio says he's going to go to Paris, the man feels a little let down (at the time when he's talking to Horatio) and doesn't want to continue the convosation about Paris, but now, as he sings the song he wishs he had.
    So he misses Horatio and wants him to know and wants him to care like he cares.
    Eblison June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this line "had a t-shirt on that said we're all gonna die alone "
    dirtydisheson July 28, 2007   Link

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