A small human only pretends to die
it wanted to be completely alone
the small heart stood still for hours
so they decided it was dead
it is being buried in wet sand
with a music box in its hand

The first snow covers the grave
it woke the child very softly
in a cold winter night
the small heart is awakened

As the frost flew into the child
it wound up the music box
a melody in the wind
and the child sings from the ground

Up and down, rider **
and no angel climbs down
my heart does not beat anymore
only the rain cries on the grave
up and down, rider
a melody in the wind
my heart does not beat anymore
and the child sings from the ground

The cold moon, in full magnificence
it hears the cries in the night
and no angel climbs down
only the rain cries on the grave

Between hard oak boards
it will play with the music box
a melody in the wind
and the child sings from the ground

Up and down, rider
and no angel climbs down
my heart does not beat anymore
only the rain cries on the grave
up and down, rider
a melody in the wind
my heart does not beat anymore
and the child sings from the ground

Up and down, rider
my heart does not beat anymore

On Totensonntag they heard
this melody from god's field
then they unearthed it
they saved the small heart in the child

Up and down, rider
a melody in the wind
my heart does not beat anymore
and the child sings on the ground
up and down, rider
and no angel climbs down
my heart does not beat anymore
only the rain cries on the grave


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    General Commentto me this song says a lot about childhood, it potrays the innocence of children, I love it how Till can write a song to tell about a story in a poetic way but still keeps the rhythm in it that makes us feel as though he's actually telling us a story and not just "writing another song".

    So it starts off describing this child as a "small human" which is perfect cause then the song is referring to another human being even if its a child. I like to think "eine melodie im wind" as the hope of that child as he plays the music box like a symbol of his innocence cause he wanted to be alone and was merely misunderstood. The lyrics somehow tell u an actual story and u tend to interpret it literally but its too good a song to interpret just literally, so when Till wrote "so they decided it was dead/it is being buried in wet sand" for me it means that a child is mistaken only because he is a child and mostly people would think childrens views are silly and so its not understood. I mean i can relate this to how i was like when i was a small you have dreams and fantasies and people around you tend to ignore them. "Between hard oak boards,
    it will play with the music box" tells me that the echos of the tune is heard and it surrounds the loneliness of the child. and the best thing that supports this part of lyrics above is Flake's keyboard sound thing during the song!
    consfison September 21, 2005   Link

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