It's a shame about the roadblock
We're afraid that we'll get caught or stopped
Let's go right now, surf city eastern block
I'm in the trunk, my surfboard on top

The eighties ain't been kind to anyone
I just want to find myself some sun
It's 1984, we're on the run
Goodbye Berlin, hello Autobahn

It's a shame about the roadblock
If they catch us we won't ever talk
Let's go right now, surf city eastern block
I'm in the trunk when the inspector knocks


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    General CommentThis has got to be about East Germany during the time that the Berlin Wall was in effect. People would smuggle East Germans into democratic West Germany so they could escape the Communist regime. There was always a danger of inspectors at the Wall checking your vehicle closely (such as opening the trunk) which would land you decades in prison.
    Mellow_Harsheron March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. Its about escaping oppression to total unlimited freedom. The most powerful lines of the song are: Goodbye Berlin, hello Autobahn. Good bye communist oppression, total control, hello life without limits (speed limits). The song sort of hints at the future, but I feel like it leaves interpretation to the listener. Maybe he will escape and live with rules, but abuse the lack of speedlimits and crash. Maybe he will respect the trust and cruise to the end.
    TotoroSanjayon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. Its about escaping oppression to total unlimited freedom. The most powerful lines of the song are: Goodbye Berlin, hello Autobahn. Good bye communist oppression, total control, hello life without limits (speed limits). The song sort of hints at the future, but I feel like it leaves interpretation to the listener. Maybe he will escape and live with rules, but abuse the lack of speedlimits and crash. Maybe he will respect the trust and cruise to the end.
    TotoroSanjayon November 07, 2007   Link

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