Why does it hurt when my heart misses the beat?

The man without shadow promises you the world
Tell him your dreams and fanatical needs.
He's buying them all with cash.

Sell him your soul - sell him your soul - sell him your soul
Never look back - never look back.
Sell him your soul - sell him your soul
Never look back
Never look back - never look back
Sell him your soul

He's devoted to the devil fascinated by crime
Glamorous death is his destination - eternal passion his gain.

Sell him your soul - sell him your soul - sell him your soul
Never look back - never look back
Sell him your soul - sell him your soul
Never look back
never look back
Sell him your soul - sell him your soul
never look back.

Why does it hurt? - Why does it hurt?

He's a satanic gambler but you just the fool
And you've already lost the chance of your lifetime.
So don't be a fool - don't be a fool.
Kein Zurueck fuer dich - there's no way back
sell him your soul.

(backwards:)
Warum schmerzt es
Warum schmerzt es
Wenn mein Herz den Schlag verpasst?

Don't be a fool
never look back.


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    Song FactThis song was a song written about the character dr mabuse
    He first appeared in the 1921 novel Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler ("Dr. Mabuse The Gambler") by Norbert Jacques. The novel benefitted from unprecedented publicity and quickly became a best-seller. Lang, already an accomplished director, worked with his wife Thea von Harbou on a revision of the novel to bring it to the screen, where it also became a great success. The film Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922), with a playing time of more than four hours, was released in two sections: Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, an Image of the Times and Inferno, People of the Times.

    After the great successes of the novel and the movie, it was almost a decade before anything more was done with the character. Jacques had been working on a sequel to the novel, named Mabuse's Colony, in which Mabuse has died and a group of his devotees are starting an island colony, based on the principles described by Mabuse's manifesto. However, the novel was unfinished. After conversations with Lang and von Harbou, Jacques agreed to discontinue the novel and the sequel instead became the 1933 movie Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, in which the Mabuse of 1920 (still played by Rudolf Klein-Rogge) is an inmate in an insane asylum but has for some time been obsessively writing meticulous plans for crime and terrorism—plans that are being performed by a gang of criminals outside the asylum, who receive their orders from a person who has identified himself to them only as Dr. Mabuse.

    Dr. Mabuse story appeared in Bold Venture Press pulp magazine AWESOME Tales in [2016] wherein in 1939 an asylum, imprisoned Dr. Mabuse uses his powers to control Hitler. Inspector Lohmann, now a reluctant Gestapo investigator, gets wind of this and attempts to prevent chaos.
    Jezza_Junkieon May 07, 2017   Link
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    Song MeaningThanks for the comment sokorny

    I remember an interview with one of the band members, Suzanne who was chosen to be spokesperson for the group as her English was better than the others and her being asked about the song Dr Mabuse , she explained
    The character was of huge fascination and theatrical movies of the character which was to be a warning against Fascists The fact that Germany is mostly remembered by 2nd world war ..But before that there was a great movement within Art and creative writing, and Film Makers , which has been forgotten over time, it was then that the Movie or short films of Dr Mabuse were made and its profound background where its set in a mysterious and dark ominous setting..where the character is not a person whom anyone might wish to know.. the Films created back then before 1940`s revolutionary in nature and artist impression was much respected for its time..Propaganda`s song called Dr Mabuse wanted to recreate its theme and story but in a modern form of a figure of someone such as high corporate businesman .. it was their way to try relight a forgotten era in germany of its great and strong influence through the arts in general..
    Jezza_Junkieon May 07, 2017   Link

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