The more traveling I do, the more wise I become (gerbie) wrote,
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Music meme, part eightteen

Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio

This one takes me back 26 years. My walkman only played tapes, the one with a radio included was too expensive. I took my portable radio with me to school on my pushbike, every tuesday. That particular day the radio show between 7 and 9 am is very good. I can only listen the first hour. I take the scenic route to school, so not to bother anyone with my music.

One tuesday morning I hear a German song I immediately loved. At the time listening to German music was not done. Schlagers and more crappy tunes, there was just not one single German artist to like. That day changed my life. The song was called Flugzeuge im Bauch (airplanes in my stomach), it was so incredibly beautiful. Soon after that I bought the album (4630 Bochum) and considered Herbert Grönemeyer as one of my favorite artists.

A few years later he appears on another radio show, also on tuesday, and played a couple of acoustic songs. I loved the one I heard, but I had missed Flugzeuge im Bauch. Again a couple of years later the DJ presenting the last show has a new program. One can ask requests, but has to motivate extensively. I write the complete story about Flugzeuge im Bauch, the one song I missed while in school. I deliberately wrote the letter in May, so during the summer holiday I hopefully get another chance.

Weeks in a row I listened, but the song never appeared. My letter was not good enough. I go back to school in september, only a few weeks later I get a little parcel. My song had been picked after all, as a reward I got a CD from a band I never heard off. But again I missed the song I loved the most on the radio. It has been played twice at least twice, once even in my honor, but I have missed both occasions.

Now, 24 years later I have heard the song thousands of times. Live, acoustic, translated, seen it in a stadium myself, translated the lyrics to Spanish to prove a point. It is still one of the songs in my all time top ten.

Herbert Grönemeyer - Flugzeuge im Bauch




schatten im blick
dein lachen ist gemalt
deine gedanken sind nicht mehr bei mir
streichelst mich mechanisch
völlig steril
eiskalte hand, mir graut vor dir

fühl mich leer und verbraucht
alles tut weh
hab flugzeuge in meinem bauch
kann nichts mehr essen
kann dich nicht vergessen
aber auch das gelingt mir noch

gib mir mein herz zurück
du brauchst meine liebe nicht
gib mir mein herz zurück
bevor es auseinanderbricht
je eher, je eher du gehst
um so leichter, um so leichter wird's für mich

ich brauch niemand, der mich quält
niemand, der mich zerdrückt
niemand, der mich benutzt, wann er will
niemand, der mit mir redet nur aus pflichtgefühl
der nur seine eitelkeit an mir stillt

niemand, der nie da ist
wenn man ihn am nötigsten hat
wenn man nach luft schnappt, auf dem trocknen schwimmt
laß mich los, laß mich in ruhe
damit das ein ende nimmt

gib mir mein herz zurück
du brauchst meine liebe nicht
gib mir mein herz zurück
bevor es auseinanderbricht
je eher, je eher du gehst
um so leichter, um so leichter wird's für mich

fühl mich leer und verbraucht
alles tut weh
hab flugzeuge in meinem bauch
kann nichts mehr essen
kann dich nicht vergessen
aber auch das gelingt mir noch

gib mir mein herz zurück
du brauchst meine liebe nicht
gib mir mein herz zurück
bevor es auseinanderbricht
je eher, je eher du gehst
um so leichter, um so leichter wird's für mich
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