MELCHIOR
Where I go, when i go there
No more memory anymore
Only men on distant ships
The women with them,
swimming with them to shore

MORITZ
Where I go, when I go there
No more whispering anymore
Only hymns upon your lips
A mystic wisdom, rising with them to shore

ERNST
Touch me just like that
And that, oh yeah, now that's heaven
Now, that I like
God, that's so nice
Now lower down where the figs lie

MORITZ
[spoken]
Still, you must admit, with the two anatomies it truly is daunting. I mean, like, how everything...

MELCHIOR
Measure up?

MORITZ
Not that I'm saying I wouldn't... I wouldn't want to not...Whatever, not want to...

MELCHIOR
Moritz?

MORITZ
I have to go!

MELCHIOR
Moritz, wait!
Moritz.

OTTO
Where I go when I go there
No more shadows anymore
Only men with golden fins
The rythm in them, rocking with them to shore

GEORG
Where I go when I go there
No more weeping anymore
Only in and out your lips
The broken wishes, washing with them to shore

MELCHIOR AND MORITZ
Touch me all silent.
Tell me, please, all is forgiven.
Consume my wine
Consume my mind
I'll tell you how, how the winds sigh

ALL
Touch me, just try it.
Now, there, that's it, God, that's heaven
I'll love your light
I'll love you right
We'll wander down where the sins lie

Touch me just like that
We'll wander down where the sins lie
Love me just for bit
We'll wander down where the winds sigh

Where the winds sigh
Where the winds sigh



Lyrics submitted by manprettys_panties, edited by Wendla Gabor

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    General CommentLOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. CHILLS.
    NobodyBrokeon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anybody totally get this song? Lots of metaphors. I don't know how much of it is really about sex.
    heeheeasquirrelon November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo pretty... LOVE IT!!
    SkylinePigeonon March 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about sex. The gay characters in this musical are pretty much...well...you can figure it out, i mean come on? touch me...down where the figs lie...obviously a reference to Adam and Eve pictures where they're covered with fig leaves in their private bits.
    nopurpleon April 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is not so much about sex itself, but the lack thereof. Just human contact of any sort is thought to be highly restricted in that time period, so they crave it endlessly. Also, I believe that when he speaks of the place he goes (Where I go, when I go there, no more whispering anymore) he is talking of that small patch of paradise experienced when acting upon your erotic instincts. And lets not forget, this entire song is basically a cry for some sort of contact, and there really isn't more to look into in that area. But that's just what I believe.
    cid_wensonon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn the play right before they sing touch me moritz and melchior are talking about the sex book that melchi wrote for moritz.

    the lines right before they start singing are something like 'just imagine what it (sex) would be like for the girl, it must be so much more intense ( ok they don't say intense but whatever lol) to restrain yourself and then give yourself up for extacy.' basically... they're putting themselves in the girl's place.

    the dialogue in the middle of the song is censored. moritz doesn't say measure up or anatomies, he says it's like the whole world is mesmorized with P and V, and then like I just don't understand how it fits. (hee), the edited version sounds like he's gay.

    the rest of the song is like, they all want to be touched because they are restriced from... doing so...
    emzie8989on October 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSomething about this song... amazes me every time. The combination of voices, of chords, of instruments, gives me the chills. You can just sense the sheer desperation that these kids feel. I just love it.
    thesadcomicdisplayon January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is the original lyrics. They performed it differently live. Check it out, the whole thing is on youtube.
    Caprion June 18, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThe first verses always have confused me, as the lyrics only seem vaguely sexual. Georg's solo is pretty obvious, but the rest are a so very vague. It's a gorgeous, haunting song.
    Wendla Gaboron January 20, 2015   Link

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