"Wait For An Answer" as written by Andre Olbrich and Hans Juergen Kuersch....
I cannot say that I don't care
'Cause I'm aware of everyone and everything
They're everywhere

Don't be a fool
Stop spinning around
Spinning around
You're right it ain't safe here
Start using your brain
Your brain

The cautious hare
Cannot be seen as a coward
He's simply aware
He constantly knows what's going on
That the wheel of life turns on
It won't hold on

Silent creature
Filthy teacher's
Spreading the disease
A release
A vanished
Kingdom falls
It goes on
On and on
And again
It goes on

Round and round
Oh I can't get it out of my head

Wish I'd be a bird of prey
A pure and a blessed
A hawk who could ease the pain

Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
A place in the dark
A song without hope
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
Oh I wait for an answer
So far
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait for an answer
So far
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait yes I will wait
Don't look back

We're the last descendants
In the line of valiant soldiers
We're mistreated angels
We are the blackbird nation
We're the chosen ones
We're the last descendants
We're a tribe of unsung glory
We are the fallen angels

Well the time is right
You shall be on my side

I don't I don't I don't need anyone
Be with or be against me
I'm white I am chosen

There is not the slightest
Doubt it all
Not at all

In lower airs
We're ground down
By their ignorance

Hate will grow like a foul cancer
To find a foe seems to be the answer

Round and round
Oh I can't get it out of my head

Wish I'd be a bird of prey
A pure and a blessed
A hawk who could ease the pain

Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
A place in the dark
A song without hope
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
Oh I wait for an answer
So far
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait for an answer
So far
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait yes I will wait
Don't look back

Don't be a fool
Stop spinning around
Spinning around
Don't move it ain't safe here
They've stained holy grounds
Oh no

The hopeful he sadly admits
There's no hero no place to hide
There is no shelter from the storm
The maddened crow will spread terror
But I know
Bitterly they will stumble
Find themselves smashed on the ground

Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
A place in the dark
A song without hope
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
Oh I wait for an answer
So far
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait for an answer
So far
Don't look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait yes I will wait
Don't look back

It's you who has said
There's no tomorrow
I don't know but who I am
I wouldn't sit back any longer
It's surely built in sadness
But the sadness surely will go by
So we will all know the answer
The answer's within
It's in your mind


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"Wait for an Answer" as written by Hans Juergen Kuersch Andre Olbrich

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    General CommentWell, this is my first one on interpreting a song so I am probably wrong but I don't know. Tell me what you guys think... Anyway I think this song is about the Jews and how they were constantly being persectued. Here's where I draw up my thoughts:

    We're the last descendants
    In the line of valiant soldiers
    We're mistreated angels
    We are the blackbird nation, we're the chosen ones
    We're the last descendants
    We're the tribe of unsung glory
    We are the fallen angels
    Well the time is right you shall be on my (side)

    I'm pretty sure in the bible it states that God made the Jews his chosen people. Also 'we're the last descendents' of the Holy Land. That's what I think.

    In lower airs we're ground down by their ignorance

    Well, that's an answer in its own. Ignorant people, those who do not understand, despised the Jews.

    Hate will grow like a foul cancer
    To find a foe seems to be the answer
    Round and round it goes on and again oh
    I can't get it out of my head

    Jews are always the scapegoats. Always, the very first religion someone blames. Well that is my analyzing on this song... Though the last lines sort of don't go with my idea but let me know what you all think.
    arcane_darknesson December 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSadly there is no deep interpretations here. Hansi has said the song is an original concept of his that was based off a story he wrote having to do with a rabbit that becomes friends with a crow. Now there isn't much detail as to what the story pertains, but there are probably plenty of allegories. So actually the song is about intolerance, just not as specific as it seems, and it has nothing to do directly with Nazi Germany as I once thought.
    Sherickon December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe're the last descendants
    In the line of valiant soldiers
    We're mistreated angels

    This might just be about the Knight's Templar.
    omenbunnyon August 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually taking a better look at the song I can intepret it a little differently

    We're the last descendants
    In the line of valiant soldiers
    We're mistreated angels
    We are the blackbird nation, we're the chosen ones
    We're the last descendants
    We're the tribe of unsung glory
    We are the fallen angels
    Well the time is right you shall be on my (side)

    Definately about a certain european country between 1932 and 1945

    The line of valiant soldiers are the Teutonic Knights, which the SS saw themselves as being a rebirth of.

    And one of the reasons that people don't get it is the fact that IIRC the original coat of arms for the first unified germany had a black eagle as it's standard.
    omenbunnyon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs far as I'm concerned, the song is pretty blatant. Spend an hour watching any documentary about neofascism, nordicism and white supremacy adherents and you will hear much of the same banter.

    Silent creature, filthy teacher's
    Spreading the disease, a release
    A vanished kingdom falls

    The schools teach you that everyone is equal and that Hitler was a lunatic guilty of genocide, while in fact - according to the shaved-headed lads - the caucasian race is distinctly superior to all others and Hitler was a great leader and a misunderstood philosopher. The third reich is the fallen kingdom, slandered in history by the whole modern world.

    We're the last descendants
    In the line of valiant soldiers
    We're mistreated angels
    We are the blackbird nation, we're the chosen ones
    We're the last descendants
    We're the tribe of unsung glory
    We are the fallen angels
    Well the time is right you shall be on my (side)

    The basics of fundamentalist brainwash: a glorified past and claims to some 'noble' bloodline. In this case the mythicised Aryan race, which name - ironically - originally referred to Indo-Iranians. A far cry from the modern blonde and blue-eyed connotation. The blackbird refers to the German coat of arms, a black eagle (or maybe a 'pure and blessed' hawk) on a yellow background. The last line in this passage may speak about the 'racial holy war' the neonazis want. An open conflict between white people and all other ethnic groups. "A war in which your side has already been chosen for you."

    I'm white I am chosen

    No interpretation needed, I believe. This one is quite obvious.

    In lower airs we're ground down by their ignorance

    The white have to mingle with the 'impure' breeds on a daily basis. Imagine the outrage of a neonazi racist to find out that there are black people in the same school, or even in the same class, as his children. And that the 'ignorant' whites fail to see the indignity of it.

    The hopeful he sadly admits there's no hero
    No place to hide there is no shelter from the storm

    They may be the hate-mongering fundamentalists but they are still in minority, so a vital part of their bonding practices is creating an image of righteous rebellion. "We are the chosen few oppressed by the world-wide non-white/Jewish conspiracy." Nothing steels the resolve of a combatant like an Evil Empire to overthrow.

    The maddened crow will spread terror
    But I know bitterly they will stumble
    Find themselves smashed on the ground

    "The fight will be bloody and brutal and the righteous will suffer many a crippling wound but in the end they shall prevail." Again the future-glory motivation technique.

    Don't look back tell me
    Is it where you belong
    A place in the dark
    A song without hope

    The chorus is basically a call to other like-minded people to stop brooding and start acting. A call to arms or at least to some form of activism.

    I find it sad when metal is used to divide young people and to spread bigotry of any sort. It feels even worse when one of my favourite bands turns out to be steeped in fundamentalism and nazi bullshit. I do hope this is just overinterpretation on my side but it seems highly unlikely. Considering the fact that Blind Guardian is a German band, this would all have to be one giant coincidence. A shame. It is a kickass song, nonetheless.
    questingavataron February 19, 2009   Link

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