1943

 

ON A NIGHT IN 1943 IN A DANCE HALL IN WEST GERMANY

TEENAGE EYES GAZE HUNGRILY AND THE WAY THEY CARRIED ON WOULD MAKE YOU THINK HE WAS FREE

WELL HE SHOULD HAVE SAID THEN BUT THERE WASN’T THE TIME

AND HE WAS SOMEWHAT PERTURBED BY THE RISK TO HIS LIFE

BUT THAT DIDN’T MATTER NO HE HAD TO KNOW HER NAME

FOR IT WOULD BE A GREAT SHAME FOR HIM TO LEAVE SO SOON

 

HE SAID “DANCE WITH ME I WANT TO FEEL FREE

THERE’S NOTHING LEFT IN THIS WORLD FOR ME. I DIDN’T THINK I’D BE HERE IT WASN’T PLANNED

TIL SOME CUNT IN A SUIT PUT A GUN IN MY HAND, I SAID

I KNOW I NEVER SHOULD BE HERE BUT WAITING ALL THAT TIME, IT JUST WASN’T ME DEAR

HOLDING MY TONGUE NEVER WAS QUITE MY GAME”

 

WELL SHE GRIPPED HIS HAND THOUGH SHE KNEW IT WAS WRONG

DRAGGED HIM OUTSIDE, SAID THEY DIDN’T HAVE LONG

AND SHE KNEW FROM THEN ON THINGS WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME

BUT IN HER OWN WAY SHE NEVER FELT MORE ALIVE.

LISTENING TO THE RADIO AS THE NEWS CAME THROUGH OF ESCAPE AT THE CAMP

AN ENGLISH TOWN NEVER SEEMED SO FAR AWAY

BUT HE DIDN’T CARE

“I NEVER WANT TO GO HOME”

 

HE SAID “DANCE WITH ME I WANT TO FEEL FREE

THERE’S NOTHING LEFT IN THIS WORLD FOR ME. I DIDN’T THINK I’D BE HERE IT WASN’T PLANNED

TIL SOME CUNT IN A SUIT PUT A GUN IN MY HAND, I SAID

I KNOW I NEVER SHOULD BE HERE, BIDING MY TIME WHAT LONG COLD AND LONELY WAR, WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR? BUT NOW I HAVE YOU IT’S ALL IN THE PAST,

THE WORLD CAN TO HELL AND SING SHA LA LA LA LA

 

SHE SAID “YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE TO EVER STARE DOWN THE BARRELL OF A GUN”

HE SAID “LOOK WHAT I’VE BECOME, I KILLED A MAN TODAY, WHAT MORE COULD I POSSIBLY SAY?”

“IT’S NOT JUST YOU AND ME, THERE’S A WHOLE OTHER WORLD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SEA”

“LETS JUST KEEP RUNNING, WAITING FOR THE DAY THEY COME AND TAKE ME AWAY

 

WHAT DO THEY KNOW?

WHAT DO THEY KNOW?

JUST ASK YOURSELF HOW YOU NEVER SAW SUCH BEAUTY AS I DO NOW, WITH A GUN IN MY HAND

I’VE TAKEN FAR TOO MUCH AND NOW I’M DONE”

 

AFTER THE NIGHT OUT

 

AFTER THE NIGHT OUT LOSES ITS INTEREST,

YOU WANT TO PASS OUT, I START AN INQUEST

THERE'S A HOLE IN YOUR LOGIC LIKE THE HOLE IN MY SWEATER

I CAN BELIEVE YOU IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER

 

RUN AWAY WHILE YOU STILL HAVE THE CHANCE, I TOLD YOU IT'S NOT WORTH TRYING

I'M AFRAID THAT IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES I CAN PROVE SOMEWHAT DEMANDING

 

NO YOUR EYES DON'T DECEIVE YOU, I'M REALLY THIS EAGER

IT'S 4 IN THE MORNING, LETS TALK NIETZSCHE

I KNOW THAT IT'S STUPID, AND I KNOW THAT IT'S TRYING

I KNOW I SOUND FOOLISH, THERE'S NO USE DENYING

 

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY, YOU JUST SIT AND DRINK LEMONADE

I CANNOT FIND THE WORDS, AND THAT'S THE BEST NEWS YOU'VE HEARD ALL DAY

 

AFTER THE NIGHT OUT I GET UP TO LEAVE

I OFFER A HANDSHAKE BUT YOU ALREADY FELL ASLEEP

 

RUN AWAY WHILE YOU STILL HAVE THE CHANCE, I TOLD YOU IT'S NOT WORTH TRYING

I'M AFRAID THAT IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES I CAN PROVE SOMEWHAT DEMANDING