Oh Berlin, your heart has been drawn and quartered again.
Oh the East and the West were divided by a wall that staunched their freedom.
Well the wall came down in 1989,
But its ghost still refuses to leave
These hauntings are so reputative,
There's a bit of you in me.

Let's go!

Oh Berlin, your life's on fire,
Burns deep within this heart of mine.
You got astronomical , economical, suffering for a century.
And when the ocean swells that day
I'll get on my ship and I'll sail away
On this ship. [Repeat x4]

And when you're all alone, don't forget me.
And when I'm all alone, I won't forget you.
And when you're all alone, don't forget me.
Cause I'm on the wrong side of the tracks.
But I did not know until you turned you're back.
I'm in the blackest years of my life.
But I did not know until you said goodbye.
Goodbye.

Oh Berlin your witness stands here,
On this city shamed kinda day.
I'm going home hey. [Repeat x5]

And when you're all alone, don't forget me.
And when I'm all alone, I won't forget you.
And when you're all alone, don't forget me.
Cause I'm on the wrong side of the tracks.

But I did not know until you turned your back.
I'm in the blackest years of my life.
But I did not know until you said goodbye.
Goodbye!

I'm sorry, Gertie Rouge.


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"The Blackest Years" as written by Brody Dalle

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    General Commenti'm surprised nobody has commented on this song. this is by far my favorite distillers song. it fascinates me the way she compares herself to the city of berlin. you'd think that is such a crazy comparison but it works beautifully. berlin is no longer divided, but the ghost of the segregation of east and west still remains. and just like there is an intangible division within berlin, there is some sort of intangible internal division within brody, or whomever can personally relate to this song. it's brilliant.i wonder if she's ever been there.
    asshaton April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI suppose she's been there, at least by giving a concert there.
    ChubbyPrincesson April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat about gertie rouge ?
    roryridesmerawon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShe's very into historic things. She might've been there.

    I heard somewhere Gerti Rouge was her friend back in Mebourne.
    Maybe she's the one who dresses up as Gypsy Rose Lee.

    I love this song. The "I'm going home" part. It's the tits.
    AnnettesGotTheHitson October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm going homme as in josh homme????
    strummervilleon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawww, this song reminds me of spending time away from your friends, or people you love.

    :]
    RAJSKYTSKEETon July 30, 2007   Link

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