Hope Springs Eternal – Lyrics
(feat. Lilly Seth) A widow had two daughters Two cheerful children She named them after rose-trees which stood in her garden Snow White was quiet and gentle She looked after their home Rose Red was wild and bright-eyed Where cold winds blew she’d roam and they would say: “We will not leave each other” “Never so long as we live” “For you, my life I would give” And hence spoke the mother: “What one has she must share with the other” “Oh sister, my sister, your heart beats in my chest” “If you are in peril, I can’t come to rest” “Oh sister, my sister, your blood flows through my veins” “We share our joys and our sorrows, our pains” “Blood is thicker than water Thus, we are as thick as thieves and we’ll be there for each other until we need to leave this world” A widow had two daughters From rose-trees stemmed their names Their souls entwined forever as sisters – come what may And even though the children were alike as day and night, like black and white, their inner bonds were stronger and differently the same, they would unite “We will not leave each other ... “Oh sister, my sister ... A widow had two daughters From rose-trees stemmed their names Their souls entwined forever as sisters – come what may “We share our hearts and minds and souls” “We will not leave each other ... “Oh sister, my sister, your heart beats in my chest” “Oh sister, my sister ...
“Quickly, dear, take out the breads! Shake the pillows, make the beds! Shake the apples off the tree!” ’cause Mother Hulda wants to see me doing things a good girl does It's not something I ever was Doing things a good girl does In your eyes, I drop a stitch with everything that I do but I won’t bow down to you even if you cover me with pitch even if you call me a – Oh, you should enrich your mind and switch with me, then you will see it is not your life I chose to live and I'd rather burn than give in to you “Quickly dear, now take the broom! Sweep the corners, dust the room! Nice and proper it shall be!” ’cause Mother Hulda wants to see me ... In your eyes, I drop a stitch ... What you expect from me is just a relic from a long gone past When knitting this outdated scene I drop a stitch “It's so obscene!” In your eyes, I drop a stitch ... Break free from your chains One day, the world will change
(feat. Danny Meyer & feat. Stimmgewalt) “You belong to me” “The jolly sound of chiming bells Where has it gone? Now I’m a bird trapped in your cage What have I done? And you say:” “I’m your prince – you better be my princess Lie beside me Give me your sweet kiss Don’t play coy, you want it too!” “I suffocate because of you” “My little bird, your eyes reveal you’d fly away from me but I always get the things I want That’s what you fail to see, my dear” “And you say:” “I’m your prince ... “But still, a glimmer of hope remains” “Finally, one day, we will be okay ...” “... if you just obey me” “... if I try hard enough for you ...” “You can’t escape ...” “... and in the end, you’ll see ...” “... we will live in harmony” “... you belong to me” “All that you’ve said, all that you’ve done – scars on my mind” “My dear, you're mine” “Yet, I can’t go What if I’m wrong? Can’t leave you behind We’re intertwined” “I’m your prince ... “But still, a glimmer of hope ... Close your eyes to this disaster ‘They lived happily ever after’ “You belong to me”
“Rapunzel, Rapunzel” Invisible bars cold as ice lock me inside this tower The evil witch keeps me imprisoned Her power is strong enough to keep my parents away Won’t there be anyone to save me one day? Invincible bars made of height Can’t escape from this tower The evil witch won’t let me go and I doubt that there’s anyone who will release me and so I dwell here I will never be free “Rapunzel, Rapunzel” Hush – who is there? I will let down my hair! You heard my prayer Hold on to my long hair! Release me from this nightmare Take me home Relieve this never-ending pain that’s driving me insane Show yourself to me Come and set me free Melt these ice-cold bars Defrost my heart “Rapunzel, Rapunzel” Hush – who is there ... (Ah, the wind deceived me) My waiting was in vain I stroke my hair for the last time Onto a wooden stool I climb Attach it to a silver hook Out of the tower: one last look With my own hair, I form a loop so tight it holds me when I droop I put my head into the noose Away the stool, now I hang loose The ceiling couldn't bear my grief and my hair Now warm beams of sunlight mildly glance through the night A new day awakens for me and unveils someone can melt the frost away and set me free At the horizon the rising of the sun Warm beams of sunlight banish darkness and night The witch has poisoned my soul but I break free (finally) Someone can melt the frost away I am the key (Do not leave an empty place There's still so much you haven't seen On this world you'll leave your trace You're guided by a sunbeam) A new day has come The rising of the sun
On a dark night waves caressed the white sand on the Shetlands long ago Seal skins lay there in the white sand from the mermaids who had taken them off A young lad passed and they fled into the sea All mermaids but one from whom he stole the skin so she would stay with him Since she had no other place to go she followed him, from home away She said “I do” but she didn't know her only wish would increase day by day “Oh, I'm longing for the sea more than I want to be with you Dive into the endless blue Dreams about freedom only in my fantasy Oh, I'm longing for the sea” The young lad was entwined in affection with ever less reciprocation She was stranded in lost territory Silently she was lamenting all her agony She wasn't free One day, in a corner of the room Petrified, she saw her skin She left behind her selfish groom and joy fulfilled her deep from within “I’ve been longing for the sea more than I wanted to be with you Dive into the endless blue Dreams about freedom which are now reality I’ve been longing for the sea I’ve been longing for the sea more than I wanted to be with you ... I've been longing for the sea Feel the embrace of the endless blue Finally, my dreams came true Dreams about freedom Finally‚ I'm free I've been longing for the sea"
Cold blowing wind in the moonlight It's twelve after midnight and I'm here alone We were dancing a waltz in the ballroom I wish that the time had never gone by You left, but I'll find you Trust me, my love is true You are the one that I've always been dreaming of Everywhere I will go and I know The glass slipper will lead me to you Cold blowing wind Snow is falling In vain I am calling a name I don't know We're still dancing a waltz in my thoughts and my head's in a whirl Enchanted by you You left, but I'll find you ... Hear me sing I'm longing for you I can't wait for the day when I'll have found you And we'll dance again in the moonlight and wind a waltz that never ends Hear me sing ... Nevermore
At court, his words were widely known to be the wisest of the day The court jester had always shown the truth that no one dared to say A jolly man he was, indeed Yet, carefully his speech he chose He entertained the king and queen but naked truth covered his prose Examining his environment, the people and the kingdom’s land, the mirror image in his hand, oh, finally, he could understand Nothing is what it seems Nothing is what it used to be through the magnifying glass Nothing is what it seems Nothing is what it used to be before through the magnifying glass May reason guide you on your path One day, the cattle in the field were restless as the day turned dark The peasants saw a shadow shield that swallowed up the sun “This can’t be but a sign of God to punish us for what we’ve done …” The king and queen showed them a nod The sun in darkness shone Examining his environment ... Nothing is what it seems ... The court jester, he joined the crowd to solve the mystery His jolly bells, they rang so softly just like yesterday But things had changed, his words were banned Now his truth was spurned here He was not welcome in a land with a society of fear Nothing is what it seems ...
The streets were called her home She lived there all alone Her bread was nearly gone Yet, humble was her heart ’twas made of gold and warmth One fateful day, she needed to depart And the stars were bright on this winter night like one hundred thousand lanterns Guiding lights above Oh, the stars were bright on this winter night and one hundred thousand memories filled her heart with endless love The stars would guide her way to a man starving for days She gave her bread away Four children, barely clad They looked piteously sad To give them her last clothes made her glad And the stars were bright ... She stood there, mild and bare, in the fair moonlight And the stars up high left the winter sky like one hundred thousand snowflakes made of glistening gold Oh, the stars up high left the winter sky and one hundred thousand thalers filled her hands with gleaming gold She stood there, mild and bare, in the fair moonlight Stars up high left the sky and all is made of gold