"Tiergarten" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
Won't you walk me through the tiergarten?
Won't you walk me through it all, darling?
Doesn't matter if it is raining
Won't you walk me through it all?

Even if the sun, it is blazing
Even if the snow, it is raging
All the elements we must conquer
To get to the other side of town

I have suffered shipwreck against your dark brown eyes
I have run aground against your broken down smiles
Believe me when I tell you I have no place to go
But to go where the wild flowers grow and the stone gardens bloom
(And the stone gardens bloom...)

Won't you walk me through the tiergarten?
Won't you walk me through it all, darling?

Doesn't matter if it is raining
We'll get to the other side of town


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"Tiergarten" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General CommentRufus said himself in an interview (I can't remember where though) that it is a love song for Jorn.
    So you were spot on RufusLOVER.
    I do love this song :)
    minimarshmallowon June 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song.
    Everything about it is simply amazing.
    Lostintheploton May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont know what this song is about,but the feeling is amazing :D
    I always feel happy when I listen to it,it's so great(It came from Rufus so of coarse it is!)
    octogirlprettyon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, too. Especially the "do do do do do do" parts. Haha, I love it.
    GimmeAJeepon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTiergarten is the German word for 'zoo'. So I just assumed it was about his boyfriend, Jorn, who is German. It really is an adorable song.
    spastic_kittyon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawwwww
    I_Am_Jonahon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentawwwww
    I_Am_Jonahon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTiergarten is actually a part of Berlin. And I think the whole song is about his boyfriend, since he's german and they have also lived there for a while.
    It really is such a beautiful lovesong and I am still amazed by Rufus' voice.
    LadyLazaruson November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTiergarten is German for Zoo
    so what i get is that he is trying to walk through
    the zoo meaning like the world
    and with the certain person(Jorn) he can do it
    no matter what because they have too.
    RufusLOVER.on April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone heard the 14-minute version of this, from the Colette N°9 album?

    It is absolutely incredible, Rufus' music is ingenious.
    peacelovemorganon May 01, 2008   Link

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