Wolf City, you're a pearl without pity
Your glory is like ice cream dripping on the skin of a girl
And your voodoo-graph is going to conquer the world
While the greyhound leans back in the president's chair
Thousands of children on their way home gasp for fresh air
Your servants set up a lean-horse-monument
In the alleys of cars, a queue with no end
And thousands of cows rush into bars
On a wall I see many strange signs
They say: Johnny B. Goode!
Apart from being great music, I guess it also reminds the listener of how miraculous and historically strange the lack of territorial war has been in
central Europe since World War II.
Many of these songs go back a century, when war in one's lifetime was basically guaranteed.
The songs have a haunting quality as both militaristic, but also highlighting a fate as a soldier that seems somehow unnecessary and filled with
They speak of both pride and suffering in implied ways, and of course many German people grew up with them as traditional.
Source: EIN LIED... DREI... VIER! Großes Potpourri beliebter Soldatenlieder und Märsche. Arranger: anonymous. Orchestra: Heeresmusikkorps 6,
Hamburg, Spielleute der 6. Panzergrenadierdivision. Conductor: Major Johannes Schade. Vocals: unknown soldiers' chorus. Record company: Falcon
Schallplatten GmbH, Hamburg. Recorded in Hamburg. Digitized by Ivan Ž., 2008.
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