LYRICS

These are the English translations of the songs on Winterstille's debut album 'Puin van dromen' (Rubble of dreams).

Drink one more glass

Come on, drink one more glass
We have loads of time
It will last a little while
Before the morning glows

And we each go our own way
To our warm own place
With uncertain step
Towards home or further
Come on, drink one more glass
Yes, drink one more glass

On the day of today
On this hour of the day
On this solemn moment
Come on, drink one more glass
Yes, then we'll have fun
And talk a little more
About whatever you want

About whatever you care about
Or on the other side
On the rope or the gallows
Talk some more, please
I'm all ears
And I drink one more glass

I drink to forget
But I have drunk so much
That I don't remember anymore
What I wanted to forget

Come on, drink one more glass
The day will last long
Yes, it goes by so slowly
It already took an eternity

And loneliness awaits
In the deepest of the night
In the heat of the struggle
Please, give me more time
Before the day that waits for me
Before the last one laughs
Give me one more drink

And let us throw a while
And a look on the future
That has befallen us in a straight way
That is now awaiting us

Come on, drink one more glass
Don't go too quickly
There's light in my head
That numbs the whole world
That lightens the whole world
And keeps the appearance high
It's light in my head

And the rules of gravity
Weight a lot less now
With my head raised up high
I am going through life
Today at least for a while
And I drink one more glass

Come on, drink one more glass
We have drunks of time
It will last a little while
Before the world starts to glow

If I'd only know

Dear friend
I received the letter you sent
And I would like to agree but I can't
And I'm afraid that you don't understand

But even then
Even if your motives make sense
Even if I don't have a chance
With her
And I should try to accept that

That she is too good for me
And I should try to let it go
But I don't know...

But if I would only know where to go
If I would only know where to go
If I would only know where to go
Then I'd go

It's so easy you see
To make your point
Oh, I know you're not alone
You see to me...

Dear friend
Let's not argue about this too long
I've made a decision for once
To step back
To retract

So tonight
I'll drink my last glass of wine
I'll leave all my troubles behind
See these words you read
They're my last ones

It's not just me
All people see
See their dreams vanish
See their hopes crushed
To the ground

But if I would only know where to go
If I would only know where to go
If I would only know where to go
Then I'd go

Big bad wolves

Don't be afraid of big bad wolves
They live far away from here
From the woods out in the north
They are crying expensive words
And they don't think about murders

Don't be afraid of little pigs
Of STD's and loneliness
You will always find someone
Who will connect with you
And hold you in his arms

And don't be afraid of ageing
Of wrinkles, bags, old skin
Yes, you are still the most beautiful
Everything is not over yet

Don't be afraid of poor people
Don't be afraid of fat bellies
Don't be afraid of the unemployed
Who have left their wealthy lives
And have chosen another path

Yes, you locked the door all right
You have switched of the oven
The house is still not on fire
And the cat has not yet died

So don't be afraid of big bad wolves
That will only haunt your thoughts
They put your head upside down
Until it looks like a real piffle
They are not running around in the attic

And don't be afraid of paranoia
Don't be afraid of facebook-likes
Don't be afraid of AIDS-patients
Don't be afraid of psychiatry

Don't be afraid of openness
Don't be afraid of letting go
Don't be afraid to forgive
Don't be afraid to share either

Don't be afraid of honesty
Don't be afraid of confidence
Don't be afraid to really love

And above all:
Don't be afraid of me

Without saying a word

Without saying a word
Without objecting
Hey, come now
The time has come
And your bed waits for you

Without hesitating
Without replying
It is already late
So turn yourself
Deep into your little sheets

Flowers tell children's tales
Rosewater romances, for sure
A language of unremitting insanity
Hallucinating music and rhythms

Birds are laughing out loud
I think they are mocking you
They have no reason to however
They are not around here therefore

You will always be safe
Whenever the night falls
But did you know that it would still be clear
If the universe was infinite

It is already so
From now on
You sleep and henceforth

Without saying a word
Imagine the future
In good and bad times

The orchestra plays a symphony
An ode to joy and life
Remember the notes and the harmony
Because you are the one who wrote it

The water streams down the streamlet
It doesn't want to fall from height
It would not be a nice sight
A storm in a teacup

Go explore other shores
And go spread the word
It's useless to say any more
Enter in the mirage

Don't run too fast
It will not lead you forwards
Go exploring every way

Take your time
Now and then
But not too often

And sleep well
Make sweet dreams
Think about tomorrow
And everything will come true

Partisans of the full moon

Do you have a penny for me
If not, will you come along
It's doesn't have to be a long time
You can also come for a short while
Where work is a burden
And laziness a blessing
Where the norm has gone missing
But goodness has stayed

Here no rights and duties
But just give and take
Here no confessing of sins
You are already forgiven
If your hair is long
And your jeans worn out
It takes some getting used to
But you'll get used to it, this life

They say we are foolish
I know better than that
They say we are weird and lazy
But what's wrong with that
They say we are pariahs
In their society
Just let them say
I know better

We will suffice
With a smile and a tear
And the freedom to dream
To live in illusion
We can hope
For now, from now on
Partisans of the full moon

If the people need a leader
They are mistaken here
If the leader needs followers
We will stay in default
We will stay home
When the war breaks out
I want to add something
But the words are missing

Everything we want to have
We do already have it
For better or worse
In the sun or in the rain
Everything you need to know
We know it already
It's only the abundance
That we have forgotten

They say you have to work
I know better than that
They say I will never get somewhere
But what's wrong with that
They say I'm a slack
And no good for anything
But I don't mind
I know better

When they sharpen their knives
Don't take sides
When they go into battle
Let them go
We will stay
Peacefully
Behind
Partisans of the full moon

Is your future already destined
If not, will you come along
Where dreams are the lead
And the rest a matter of insignificance
Where the sun also shines
In the pouring rain
It takes some getting used to
But you'll get used to it, this life

The shores of Normandy

We were waiting for hours
Inside our compartment
Waiting for the moment
The order would come
I went to confession
Then gambled my last money
In this nervewrecking time
Since we came back last night

In the middle of the night
We left on our warships
We saw the aircraft
Flying in from above
Sea and sky were all filled
As far as the eye stretched
With an army of ships
For the great crusade

The storm was still raging
As we headed to Normandy
All we saw was the darkness
We were all sick to death
As we climbed in our landing ships
Some of us had to vomit
We said our last prayers
And were ready to die

When we opened the gate
They shot six men to pieces
I jumped in the water
But I could hardly stand
A comrade dragged me
To the beach out of the water
Compared to this Hell
Looked a quiet destiny

We arrived on the beach
And the fighting broke loose
We were fired at from all sides
And had nowhere to hide
The beach was all studded
With corpses of comrades
As we forged a path
Through the barbed wire and mines

Through the fire and the bullets
We had to move onwards
While the corpses piled up
And the sea turned to red
The Germans were shooting
We advanced step by step
The last step I made
Was when I hit a mine

Now I'm lying in the sand
My leg and hip are blown away
Everything comes to an end
On this cursed bloody day
Staring at the sea
With a gun in my hand
No one will come to rescue me
So I'm dying in this land

And they danced

It was different
They were different
Kindred spirits
A black crowd
They danced through the night
He came here every Saturday
And danced through the night

Here he stands
Many years have since then passed****
Everything was different
They danced
Until the morning light appeared
They saw each other every Saturday
And danced through the night

The black creature dances
Faster as his shadow**
Dark music sounded through the amps

In the cinema of their lives
Thousand eyes turned around***
The lights cut through the darkness

And the stars and the moon
Turned around them
The world was in harmony
Just for a moment

He is different*
They are different
Kindred spirits
Everything now
Is just a memory
They don't come around no more
Where they used to meet every Saturday
And danced through the night

And danced through the night...

'Und sie tanzten is an homage to to some of our musical heroes: Goethes Erben, Lacrimosa and Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows.

*'Er war anders': a song by Sandow, an East-German wave band
**References to the Goethes Erben songs 'Das schwarze Wesen' and 'Abseits des Lichtes'

***Reference to the Lacrimosa song 'Reissende Blicke'

****A reference to the GDR-hit 'Jugendliebe'

#Though not anticipated, the title might be seen as a reference to the ASP song 'Und wir tanzten', which we also value very much

Free thinking song

The sun goes down
It looks radiating
I sit down and look at it
And gaze at infinity

It's so special
That I can be here right now
All my winding thoughts
Are quiet for a while

As long as the light is still shining
As long as I can continue dreaming
As long as the world keeps turning around
As long as I can keep quiet

I wish I could tell you
That there is no more need for fright
That all fears have calmed down

That we are no part of a game
That we can choose our destiny
That we don't have to adapt to the rest
That we are free and thinking

The sun goes down
It looks radiating
If you have some more time
I will gladly explain it for you

Before I forget
Before we all vanish
Before the night falls for ever on humanity
Before it all ends

Before the stars fall from heights
Out of the sky
I want to tell you one more thing

That we have done the best we can
That we don't have to be ashamed
That we are not so useless as they think
That we have not failed yet

Egmont Park

Good afternoon mister
Good afternoon miss
Do you have some time for me?
Can I tell you a story?

I come here every afternoon
To walk and watch the children play
I see them running and screaming
And you know it fills my heart with joy

God knows how many times I've wished
I could be romping amongst them
I could be just one of them
And you know it fills my heart with joy

Me, I don't have no children
I never had the opportunity
To meet with someone who would
Share his days and nights with me
I longed for it for many years
But now to me it has come clear
My fate is sealed

These two are yours I guess
I can see, they're so well dressed
And do they study well at school?
Believe me, you're a lucky one

Me, I never studied well
I had trouble learning, you see
I was quite smart, but who can tell
I quit when I was seventeen

Now I don't have anything to do
I don't have family or work
I just come here every afternoon
To walk and watch the children play

But I'm not lonely
You know, I've got a lot of dreams
Memories that never were
Prospects that would never be
But who cares if they're true or not
These dreams are all I've ever got

And, you know, I'm not alone
The angels keep me company
They talk to me during the day
They play me music all night long
I stand up and I turn around
My room is always filled with sound

It's filled with sound
It's filled with sound
It's filled with sound
And you know it fill my heart with joy
When I can see this little boy

And who cares if they're true or not
These dreams are all I've ever got
They're all I've got

When I take a closer look at my life

When I take a closer look at my life
What I am not
What I will never be
What I wouldn't have been, even with the best of wills
I heave a sigh
I drop a tear
I have done it all before

When I take a closer look at my life
Every deficiency
In every conversation
So, that's just how life is
It has always been
I go my own way
Walk my own path
I have no choice
It just keeps going on and on and on and on...

It's kind of strange
The way things change
I would have thought
That nothing would ever change

Here I stand
I cannot go back
Time flies and vanishes much too fast
And the thoughts, the dreams, the wishes and the plans
They will stay what they are
Perfect but never completed

Here I stand
Look at me standing
As I take a closer look at my life

When I take a closer look at my life
It's just my life, my life...
It will come to pass
It will take some time
And come to pass