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Snowdown

Music: HvG, Schartlmüller, Pohn, Trogbacher
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

snowdown in china, snowdown in iran
snowdown in russia, snowdown down in oman
just not here, not in my back yard
the truth seeks asylum
and it doesn't need much from me...

revolt in cairo, revolt in tripoli
revolt in damascus, revolt in tel aviv,
just not here, not in my back yard

the truth seeks asylum
but never gets it
are we too cowardly for it?
or whatever ...?

this song is for chelsea and for eddie
and all the others who have taken it to heart
those who have dared to say that something isn't right
for all those who risk their freedom
and risk their lives ...

snowdown in lhasa, snowdown in teheran
snowdown in jerusalem, snowdown in the vatican
snowdown in moscow, snowdown down in berlin
snowdown in the rockies, snowdown even in vienna

the truth seeks asylum...

there's no way anybody will believe,
that there's anyone out there who knows what's going on...
the truth seeks asylum
hey, it doesn't need much
but it never gets it
and it hurts it so much
because we're too cowardly for it?
let's leave it standing outside

or whatever ...?

 

Stoansteirisch (Stone Styrian)

Music: Trad
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

i'm no styrian boy
i have no core nature
i'm sure i bring shame upon you
but not in styria
i am big and strong
but i have a hard time
with the lederhosen music there

over in louisiana
they don't sing any better
you could easily say
they came from over here
i don't understand them any better
than I do the stone styrians
allons danser collinda
dancer collé collinda

when we have our fun
then it's stone styrian fun
and when we sing
we sing stone styrian
and when we love a girl
we love stone styrian
because nothing else works
there's nothing better

 

Es is wahr (It's true)

Music & Lyrics: Hank Williams
German Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

it's true, every year something changes
but unfortunately not everyone grows any wiser
i'm telling you, your tricks alone won't work
sooner or later it's someone's turn and then they pay

jambalaya nothing passes but life
but until then we should make the most of it
as long as we do, we'll be fine and if things go wrong
i always say, better that way than just talking on and on

something's up in the city today, everyone's dressed up
they're all waiting for whizzkid on his piano
getting into the music for all he's worth
and really massacring every key

on days like this, i prefer to drive my car
into the mountains, to the lake, 'cause the water is cool
it's not that i don't like culture
i'd just much rather be alone with you

jambalaya everything passes, even life
but until then i want to make the most of it
as long as we do, we'll be fine and if things go wrong
i always say, better that way than just talking on and on

it's true, things will never be the same again
but after every cold winter, the lilac blooms again
c'est si bon, you can't win all the time
say instead c'est la vie, but don't go crazy

jambalaya everything passes, even life
but until then i want to make the most of it
as long as we do, we'll fine and if things go wrong
i always say, better that way than just talking on and on

 

So a Segen (Such a blessing)

Music: Trad
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

such, such a blessing that we exist
and that, and that we feel each other so well
that we play together and hear how it sounds
and that, and that it is the way it is

that it's working out today, is so good for us
no day, no day is like the next
as happiness and grace fall to us in life
as the summer rain does from the sky

 

Wia da Wind (Like the wind)

Music: HvG, Schartlmüller, Pohn, Trogbacher
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

sometimes i'm like the wind
sometimes i'm like the dust on the road
and dance with the light of the sun
sometimes i'm like the flood
sometimes i'm like a blaze
when your music comes over me

you are the sea
and i am the one
who swims in you
who runs into you
you are the desert
and i am your sand
i am a thread
in your clothes

tonight we dance
and spin around and around
you and i fly through eternity
until the end of time

you are next to me as i walk
and are always there for me

 

Am hell lichten Tag (On a bright day)

Music: HvG, Schartlmüller, Pohn, Trogbacher
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

am i still here or have i already gone
can anybody tell me if i'm crazy or not
why is so much rubbish being talked all around
and nobody says anything

am i going crazy or is my
body in hell
my nose in the grave
or am i just dreaming
everyone's shouting as if they're on the spit
it's an enormous brawl
about something that isn't...
and will never be

i feel as though i've crashed
like morgi falling through the air in kulm
i hear the angels singing, or is it the ambulance
all at once it was dark
somebody turned off the light
hey, that's not right - no, that's against the rules
dark night on a bright day
when i say

things are not the way
they always were
at some point something changed
those who were always good to me
now we only fight
and when i see them from afar
i run as fast as i can, off and away

there are so many people where my feelings say: no thank you

dark night on a bright day
will it pass or will it stay
is it too much, or is something missing
will i come out of it sometime
and what will come then...?

 

Schnaps (Schnapps)

Music: HvG, Schartlmüller, Pohn, Trogbacher
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

it's a house burner
that's what my neighbour said - franz kain
schnapps isn't for children
because you'll see the devil swimming in schnapps
when you see him, it's too late

don't fall so deep into the glass
otherwise it'll be too late for you and me
Obstler...

you know it
when people get in too deep
sadly not many get back on track
to where they know themselves again
only white mice can they see
and everywhere a heap of all
the creeping shits

they run down the hill
they crawl into your shoes
right up to your neck - ugh yuk

then slide down begins
and you become an animal yourself
'cause then things go fast
in free fall to hell ...

hey what's wrong, far and wide nobody is there
i'm all alone
and i hear someone saying to me
"if this is how every day will be
i can tell you
hey, you've already got a noose around your neck"

yes, 'cause then i get your soul and i go
and i go to hell with you, is that clear?
well, what now ...?
then the slide down begins
we'll go to hell
slivo...

i don't want a beer
no, i'd rather have
a shot of something distilled
something a little more potent
whether nut, or apricot or rowanberry
apple, pine, pear, quince, elder or gentian -
i don't give a damn

where you start isn't so important
but where you stop is

otherwise we'll clear you away
and you'll come with me

yeah, because then i have your soul
then we're off - things go really fast
straight - straight as an arrow into hell

nut or apricot, rowanberry, apple, pine, pear, quince, elder, gentian, herbal - i nearly forgot plum

I bin ganz alloan (I'm all alone)

Music: Thelonious Monk
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

i'm all alone, know what i mean
just me and my accordion
all around me just meadow and sun
and half a litre of schnapps
i drink, i quite simply drink and drink
yeah, i drink every drop

'cause up on the pasture, with the cows and calves
i'll tell you something, there's the blues
the girl is gone, i'm not doing well
listen, i'll shoot myself right now
but the bullet would fly past my head
fly right past

 

Alle hundert Jahr (Every hundred years)

Music: HvG, Schartlmüller, Pohn, Trogbacher
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

hey, what's up
here we are again
everyone together, whether they
want or not a little
confusion, on top of each other,
under each other - hey, this is great
hey, this is how it should be

there we're cool, hey there we're
hey there we're even
better today than a year ago
it's true, today we're
good, today we're
outlawed, we're totally into
where the music plays

this only happens every hundred years
but you just have to wait for it
this only happens every few years

we sing: bo hoho hoho hoho heia
hei heihei hei hei hei ho
hoa hoho ho hoho ho heija hei
as long as the summer
isn't over, i'm not going home
the bass must hum
thunder and lightning come...

this only happens every hundred years
but you just have to wait for it
this only happens every few years...

this is something to dance to
and it feels so good
a lucky woman is a lucky man, is a lucky woman
and she's so good for me
just a little more i like it everywhere
i like i like i like i like i like i like it so
today we're fine, today we're outlawed
totally into where the music plays
this only happens every hundred years
but you just have to wait for it
this only happens every few years ...

 

Des kann's nit sein (This can't be it)

Music: Trad
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

corrina corrina,
where have you been gone
corrina corrinna
where have you been gone
i swear to you, i've been waiting here
for three hours long

corrina corrina
what's that in your hand
corrinna corrinna
what's that in your hand
tell me now, my baby
what state are you in today

corrina corrina,
this can't really be it
corrinna corrinna
this wasn't schnapps and wasn't wine
and if they catch you with it
they'll lock you up just like that

 

Neama vü Zeit (Not much more time)

Music & Lyrics: Steve Winwood
German Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

climb down from above
and come back to earth
what are you waiting for
you're the reason i've been gone so long
and so far
come, show me what's what

there's not much more time, but still so much to do
but the state I'm in, i won't find my way home without you

climb down alone
and leave your money at home
what are you waiting for
you're the reason i've been gone so long
and so far
come, show me it's possible

there's not much more time, but still so much to do
but the state I'm in, i won't find my way home without you

 

I kann wieder fliag'n (I can fly again)

Music: HvG, Schartlmüller, Pohn, Trogbacher
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

i have the blues and sometimes it has me
i stand next to myself and don't recognise myself
when i look in the mirror
then i see my face so dark and grey

but now i am, but now i am
back on my way up
somehow the black clouds
have been dismissed by the sun - pushed away

and i think i'll go dancing in the city
and take myself off
for a piece of cake and a coffee
and if it's easy, but only if it's easy

a wine - but it doesn't have to be

today i can fly
once more i can move
like a bird through the air
today i'm fine
i can feel it in my blood
i can only smell the flowers now...

 

Mir hat 'träumt (Prolog) (I dreamed (Prologue))

Music: Trad
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

i dreamed last night
it was as long as 100 years ago
you were running across the meadow
with a flower in your hair

then you lay with me in bed
and all was good and warm
until sadly the raindrops
woke me up again

it rained all night long
and in the morning it even snowed
i can see it all today as if it was yesterday
see the snow lying all around

and i set off to you
although i don't know where
only that i will search so long
until i finally find you again

 

Singa gang guat (I sattel meine Ross) (Singing would be good (Saddling my steed))

Music: Trad
Lyrics: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

hey, i saddle my steed and yippi aiye
away we go somewhere
on the train, hitchhiking, on foot, on the plane
or even with the old motorbike

wherever i go, wherever i stand, I'm only thinking that
i don't know what i'll do when i see you
all the year, all day i think about what i'll say
but nothing comes to mind

yodle... know what i mean
singing would work well - but talking would be dumb
and i can't dance either

i look up, i look down
i look in, i look out
i look over at the yanks, or the japanese
will i not find you, or will i find you soon
in a forest or on grand bahama

maybe we're running in circles
but as long as i don't know
everything is always different and new again
and as long as i can feel you within me
my journey isn't over either

yodle... know what i mean
singing would work well - but talking would be dumb
and i can't dance either

hey susanna, what's going on with the two of us
are we back together
or are we acting as if
we don't know each other

hey susanna, what's going on with the two of us
are we back together
or are we acting as if
we don't know each other

hey susannah, hey what will we do now
what's up with us two
are we back together
or are we acting as if
we don't know each other

 

Deux petites mélodies (Two little melodies)

Lyrics & Music: HvG     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

I have this little melody, it carries all my dreams
It goes to places i have seen a long long time ago
Each note does have a memory and stories full of wonder
Of people that i met along the way.

Some still go strong, some are long gone, some sure went straight to heaven
To take some rest until the day, life's breath comes back again
Then we will share some songs again and moments full of wonder
With melodies, that bring back memories.

there once was a melody that told me something
it led my dreams somewhere i'd never been
every note carries me forward, far above the clouds
from where you see the rainbow from above