You can't speak; you can't sleep
You daren't move; you're confused
You never talk; you can't walk
You can't feel; you're not real

If I open my eyes, just far enough
I can see what you're doing
Go on, fight to the end; it's tough enough
When you're on the road to ruin, yeah!

You're a hostage of the heart
Twisted 'round the smallest finger
Two burning eyes are tearing you apart
Turn your soul into a cinder

There's no rest; you're possessed
You can't leave; you can't breathe
The door slams; your head hangs
You blank stare; you don't care

If you open your eyes just far enough
You see the street lamps flicker
Go on, fight to the end; it's tough enough
When you know the end is bitter


You're number's up; you're eyes shut
You're on the brink; you can't think
You want to run, but you're stunned
You can't lie; you don't try

If I open my eyes, look hard enough
I see the blue light flashes
Go on, fight to the end; it's tough enough
Riding on the road to ashes

[Chorus x 2]

I'm a hostage of your heart
You can twist me 'round your finger
Your burning eyes are tearing me apart
Turn my soul into a cinder
Boy, boy, hostage of your heart
Can you twist me 'round your finger?

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    This song appears to be about Silke Bischoff, the 18-year-old girl who was killed after she had been taken hostage in the aftermath of a bank raid in Gladbeck, Germany, in 1988. The voice at the start of the song is a newscast about this case from German television. Also, several references in the song tally with the events of those days as well as the disturbing and highly controversial media frenzy surrounding it, which led to significant changes in the code of conduct for German media.

    HouseWinson February 11, 2013   Link

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