"Düsseldorf" as written by and Regina Spektor....
In Dusseldorf I met a clown
His nose, it was red
In Gelterkinden I forgot to frown
Then remembered again
In Paris I saw a big fish
Swimming slow in the Seine
It made me hopeful that someday our
Water will be breathable again

In Frankfurt I heard ein zwei drei
Counting cookies and no one was shot
In Berlin stopped by the polizai
For drunk driving and everyone smiled
In Prague I knew I'd been a witch
Burnt alive, a pyre of Soviet kitsch
It made me miss my Moscow mother
It made me miss my New York nothing

In Montpelier I stayed in a chateau
A boy climbed into my bed and he knew no boundaries
And in Amsterdam I got quite crazy
Might have been all the tulips and canals
Or it might have been all that hash, and in
Barcelona, buenos dias, chocolate, le Picasso
And in Brussels, clean-cut hostel
And in London, me and the French existentialistsâ?¦

In Corsica I floated away
All the way to Marseilles
I should have held an afterparty
For all the thoughts I didn't say
In Dusseldorf I met a dwarf
With bad breath and a really good tan
In Gelterkinden I remembered how to laugh
And I never ever forgot it againâ?¦


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"Düsseldorf [*]" as written by Regina Spektor

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    General CommentThis song is simply beautiful..
    I think it means that life is for the moment...
    You know, not something to be thought through, but to be lived.

    Mabye I'm under-thinking.
    Seth17on March 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about becoming happy with the world and life around you!
    morikahjoon October 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'cioccolato'
    AlecsPenon November 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJSYK, I misspelled "Eine" on the line that goes:
    in Franfurt I heard eine zwei drei

    Just thought I'd mention that.
    Seth17on March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand in Amsterdam I got quite crazy
    might have been all the tulips and canals
    or it might have been all that hash

    def my favorite of the bonus tracks.
    oxycontinon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit should be eins
    savethetrees890on June 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit should be eins
    savethetrees890on June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit should also be: Moscow muttdom
    not moscow mother
    fromblownspeakerson July 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteins, not ein. Polizei, not polizai. and I know that Gelterkinden is a Swiss town, but I thought the song actually mentioned Göttingen. Maybe I heard it wrong?
    Sorry, I'm studying German at uni. And I'm a pedant.
    Ace song though, makes me want to go and travel round Europe and collect interesting stories!
    tacye_marleyon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so fun. I love the accents Regina makes when she starts singing about the French and Spanish. It makes me want to get up and dance.

    it made me miss my Moscow muttdom.
    it made me miss my New York nothing.

    So Perfect.
    Ofcourse56on October 12, 2006   Link

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