"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 CommentPersonally I think this song is an embrace to everyone who upholds intelligence, reason, empathy, love and understanding in life while not being religious. For me it feels like the song is saying: while you can pretend you're doing Him a favor and that He will reward you for your efforts in racism/fascism/wars in His name, you are completely missing His true point when you're suppressing/forcing or even worse; killing other people for the sake of it.

    The song is saying, for me at least, that if there actually IS a God, the people who don't neccessarily believe in God but DO try to live an honest and good (as in: what you don't want to happen to you, don't do that to another-kind of way) eventually WILL get to heaven. Because God is on your side, dividing sparrows from the nightingales, cruelty from tenderness and warships from the ferryboats. God is on your side, in your personal quest for Good and Evil. Regardless. Because He loves you. If he exists, of course. :)
    nachtschadeon September 16, 2008   Link

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