"Kreuzberg" as written by and Kele/lissack Okereke....
There is a wall that runs right through me
Just like the city, I will never be joined
What is this love? Why can I never hold it?
Did it really run out in the strangers' bedrooms?

I
I have decided
At twenty-five
Something must change

Saturday night in East Berlin
We took the U-Bahn to the East Side Gallery
I was sure I'd found love with this one lying with me
Crying again in the old bahnhof

I
I have decided
At twenty-five
That something must change

After sex
The bitter taste
Been fooled again
The search continues


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"Kreuzberg" as written by Kele/lissack Okereke

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    General Commentthis wonderful song focusses the feeling to be a half (the wall splits the city), being on the search but without success... trying to find the other part ...but... you are still alone!
    Holgeron December 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnot about Berlin.
    ironically, it's about the town of Kruezberg
    which was much like Berlin
    actually, more like Verona.
    two diffrent areas
    the north-eastern 'SO36' part and the south-west 'SW61'.
    still there I think
    though the areas are reconciled.

    yeah, well apart from that, I think he's talking about just sleeping with one meaningless person after another, tricking himself into thinking he has real feelings for them. and the finally realising he has to change.

    nice song, too.
    uncommon_valoron January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's something similar to what uncommon valor stated. It is about failed relationships, obviously. Like, he is searching for love, and believing he's found it, only to find out that, when it ends, it was nothing but infatuation. It's a very deep song. Definitely a tune you could listen to while trying to get over a failed relationship.

    And, if you follow what he's saying, he's not talking about giving up. But, rather continuing his search to grasp a hold of true love and not the poppy media crap that isn't and never will be real. It's just, he plans to go about it more sensibly.

    Plus, it's rather intriguing that this song precedes "I Still Remember" on the track list.
    Cabreson January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKele said in an interview that Kreuzberg is about being a human that wants to love. On the one hand, he just wants to fuck around and go out and party on the other hand, the only thing, means something to him is intimacy with another woman/man. and this is not meant sexually
    gazelleon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song certainly describes how I feel about Berlin. Once you get there it is like an ordinary European metropolis, but once you start walking around it, a certain likeness forms inside you, you begin to fall in love with everything in this city, even a girl you meet. The wall is used as a metaphor to show every foreigners' feelings of how one of their part belongs to this city, Berlin, a city in which they have spent few days, and the other which belongs to where they hail from. You become unsure of what your heart tells you. I bet that every person that have visited Berlin feels like this, like they are in a state of limbo.
    Importon February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song
    The bit about the wall, its describing Berlin, sorry if thats stating the obvious
    bloc_party15on November 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that's one of the best if not the best song on the new album.
    Yondaimeon November 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, not town, area in Berlin.
    uncommon_valoron January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's definitely about striving to find true love. especially the last verse "be fooled again, the search continues" like he keeps thinking he's found it but then realises he hasn't
    FrogGirl24on January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this one, favorite off the new CD so far. I like the end repeat, cos it could be interpreted as those he is trying to love don't know how to do so properly, or that he himself wasn't taught how to love when he was younger... I dunno. Amazing song.
    dustfingeron February 12, 2007   Link

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