They hug each other tightly
A mixture of flesh so rich these days
Where the sea meets the land
She will tell him the truth

But her words eat the wind
Where the sea ends
She stops shaking her hand
And kisses him on the forehead

She carries the night in the breast
And knows that she must spend
She lays the head in his lap
And asks for a last kiss

And then he kissed her
Where the sea ends
Her lips are weak and pale
And her eyes become wet

And then he kissed her
Where the sea ends
Her lips are weak and pale
And her eyes become wet

And then he kissed her
Where the sea ends
Her lips are weak and pale
And her eyes become wet

The last kiss
Is so long
The last kiss
He no longer remembers


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    General CommentYes, it is a bad translation. Wait, ex that. A horrible translation. Doesn't anyone know German anymore? I shall be of service and give you the correct translation. Changes from the first translation are in brackets:

    “[They stand with their arms wrapped around each other]
    A mixture of flesh, so rich in days.
    Where the sea [touches] the land
    She [wants to] tell him the truth

    But [the wind eats her words]
    Where the sea ends
    She [holds his hand, trembling]
    And kisses him on the forehead

    She carries the [evening] in her breast
    And knows that she must [wither away]
    She lays [her] head in his lap
    And asks for [one] last kiss

    And then he kissed her
    Where the sea ends
    Her lips, weak and pale
    And his eyes tear up

    The last kiss
    [Was so long ago]
    The last kiss
    [He doesn’t remember it anymore]”

    The song is, as said by other reviewers, about two lovers during the final hours of the female. The setting is most likely a beach, due to the references to the sea. This encounter that we are given is the last that they shall spend together, and the entire song reflects on the final few minutes or so. The woman is most likely dying of, as others have said before, breast cancer. The reference of “she holds the evening in her breast” seems to support this postulation. The most commonly misunderstood lyrics are the last. The last kiss, we are told, was so long ago, that the man doesn’t even remember it anymore. He did not lose his memory because the kiss was so long, nor does he forget his pain. It was merely a long time ago, and he forgets it now.

    I hope this clears some things up.
    TheExileon November 07, 2004   Link

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