"Different Germany" as written by and Peter-john Vettese Ian Anderson....
The lights are down in Germany
and Germany is closed to me
different somehow this time.

The airport's still, cold corridors
ring empty beats through hollow feet
that I find to be mine.

Different Germany.
History repeats somehow.
Different Germany.

Afraid to know you now.
And past my eyes with leathered gaze
stare clean-cut boys all dressed as men
in sharpened uniform.

Who turned the clock? (Moved on or back)
and what dark chill is gathering still
before the storm.

Out in the street a tableau double-glazed
with laughing girls whose fastened smiles
are clearly not meant for me.


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    General CommentMuch of the album, Walk into Light. is about travel -songs about walking, flight, trains, etc. This song mirrors another song on the album "Looking for Eden" where he passes young women -thinks about them for a moment before passing on. In both songs, the singer is a loner/stranger making observations as he passes through. The album/song ends on an indefinite note -no happy ending/destination here.

    Ironically, the song has a beautiful melody.
    offhandon September 15, 2012   Link

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