"The Sparrows and the Nightingales" as written by and Peter/reinhardt Heppner....
how long have you been free
in this world of hate and greed
is it black or is it white
let's find another compromise

and our future´s standing still
we're dancing in the spotlight
where is the leader who leads me
i'm still waiting ...

leaving home ...
and god is on your side
dividing sparrows from the nightingales
watching all the time
dividing water from the burning fire ... inside

and god is on your side
dividing cruelty from tenderness
watching all the time
dividing fiction from reality

move in circles walk on lines no human being in sight
calm the winds and calm the seas
let´s try another kind of peace
who fights this holy civil war
a million men in uniform
wo ist der führer der mich führt?
ich warte immer noch ...!

and god is on your side
dividing presence from our history
watching all the time
dividing deaf men from the listening ones

leave a light on in the night for me, that i can find you
remember when we both where young and reckless and so curious ...

now you're hiding from your child ... a new day's dawning
remember that you felt alive, sometimes ...

and god is on your side
dividing soldiers from the fisherman
watching all the time
dividing warships from the ferryboats

Lyrics submitted by XorcistVAC

"The Sparrows and the Nightingales" as written by Markus Reinhardt Carlos Peron

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    General CommentI think it's describing a kind of fascist world, where everything's unnatural. A warlike society built on lies where everything's flashy and showy (I think of Nazi parades, in the song you can hear the sound of marching soldiers) but people feel dead and empty inside. It seems like the narrator is comforting the people who resist this world, telling them that truth and beauty still exist and the people who made this dead world may be able to fool the people but they can't alter what is true reality, they can't fool god. History will show them for what they are.

    (That probably sounds really dramatic, but hey, it's a dramatic song.)
    LaLaLogicon February 05, 2007   Link

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