Love Is In Da Blog 14 ~ A Love Song from 1989-1998 & Prompt Post for February 15th

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, are you enjoying all the music? I hope so. There is nothing better than listening to a lovely tune when life happens 😉

So we are nearly through our time travel. Today we explore 1989-1998. Interesting times in Germany as you might remember. The wall came down, half of the East moved to the West and half of the Western businesses tried to cash in on the East.

Parts of my family lives in the East and strangely when the wall came down we lost contact. I also used to have a pen-friend in the East and it was strange to know that your letters might have been read by some communist authority. We did get them opened at times.

For me, 1989-1998 was a time when my continuous moving started. My father moved us to my step mum from the south to the middle of Western Germany in 87. I did my gap year in Berlin in 1991 and afterwards studied Muenster. Then I moved with my then husband to Meppen at the Dutch border. There is a traveller in me somewhere 😉

One of the German singer/songwriters was a constant companion of mine in those years. It’s Heinz Rudolf Kunze a former German teacher who gave up teaching in favour of music. His lyrics are often sarcastic and critical of what goes on in German politics and society. He is another one that I am not listening to much nowadays.

But he has also written a number of beautiful love songs and I have chosen one of my favourites for you. It is called “Leg nicht auf” which means “Don’t hang up”


video source & credit:  HeinzRudolfKunze via YouTube 

I could not find any lyrics of this song online so I am transcribing them for you from this video:

video source: The DayWalker2508 via YouTube

Translation of Lyrics “Leg nicht auf” by Heinz Rudolf Kunze

I can listen to you until the planks break ( “Luegen bis die Balken sich biegen/lying until the planks break ” is a German saying and means to lie really lie well but HRK used it here differently)
and the night tilts out of the clock face
I like you and I want to lie with you
But for you I am only the man who shovels snow.
I understand you and I could prove it to you
At least give me the chance to be your shoulder.
What do you ask for?
We could now start travelling
and I sign into the hotel as your bodyguard.
Don’t hang up.
Listen to me.
I am as small as you are.
I know this part of you that always hurts well.
Don’t hang up
take your time
and I loan you an eternity
You can’t get happiness in the summer sales
Don’t hang up!
You are lonely
your mouth is tight like knives.
All people are lonely
when their wish doesn’t beat anymore.
Oh, I am longing
I want to sing for you
Be your silent ferryman
and the sea that carries you.
Don’t hang up
what you need is this dawdler.
I want to hear you quietly laughing
when you wake up.
Don’t hang up
be clever.
We vanish from the darkness.
There is always the hope run for us
Don’t hang up.
Don’t hang up.
Listen to me.
I am as small as you are.
I know this part of you that always hurts well.
Don’t hang up
take your time
and I loan you an eternity
You can’t get happiness in the summer sales
Don’t hang up!

*sigh* his music is so 80’s and makes me so nostalgic 🙂

PS: I know it’s Valentines Day today but I think its overrated and that is why there is no mention of it so far. Also, not everybody has a Valentine and hey, I celebrate love the whole month long! Surely that is enough admiration for the most important feeling in life????

Love Is In Da Blog Music Prompt for February 15th

Woa, we are nearly back to the future, aren’t we? So two more days time travel and tomorrow we’ll look into 1999-2008. Let’s find some love there 😉

And to remind ourselves how to take part:

“Love Is In Da Blog” Rules/suggestions

      1. Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first day or week? Don’t worry. Just jump in when it suits you.
      2. Send us the link! The ping-back option does not always work so please leave a link in the comments of the post on the day you take part.
      3. Tag your post either with “Love Is In Da Blog” or “LoIsInDaBl” or “Love Is In Da Blog 19” or #LoIsInDaBl19. You can also use these as hashtags for Twitter and other Social Networks to give your post more exposure.
      4. No matter which music the prompt favours you create with it whatever you please, and whatever length you please (no pun intended 😉 ) as long as it is about “LOVE.”
      5. I post the prompt post the day before which is connected with the music for that day so you have some time to make up your mind and create your post. There won’t be two different posts and I hope it’s not too confusing.
      6. If you like, use this picture for your readers to find the posts.
      7. Find the prompt list for the whole month here in this introduction post at the end

Description for visually impaired readers: Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopies to left. To middle big black writing saying: Love Is In Da Blog 2019

Now go,

share a love song

from 1999 – 2008

and have lots of fun 

😉

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