18262 Candles

 

… and the Moon

 

Floating Candles

 

You’d be 18262 days old today
The big Five-O!

I remember when I made a big fuss
congratulating you on your 40th
and you corrected me,
that it was your 41st

Where was I on your 40th?
Over the Atlantic?
Or back on the island?
I called or texted you on your birthdays
but I missed making a fuss on you 40th

I seemed to have missed a few things
in your life
even your death
your cremation
the cause
replying to your email …
I missed a whole lot
didn’t I

I never imagined that less than
5 years after my miscalculation
you’d be gone
Just like that

I was too late
with the concert
too late to inquire
too late to hear

Since 1539 days
you are gone
or 1538?
or 1540 …

If you’d knew
what a mess I have become …

But I am getting better
and in a cliché way try to turn
the mess into a message
and I can hear your advise
I still read them from time to time …

Happy birthday großer Bruder!

©2019 poetrasblok.com

 

For my big brother Thomas 25.02.1969 ~ 09.12.2014

Music: Cat Power “The Moon” / Video: poetrasblok.com

 

 

Durch die schweren Zeiten / Through Troubled Times

Es geht nicht immer geradeaus
Manchmal geht es auch nach unten
Und das wonach du suchst
Hast du noch immer nicht gefunden
Die Jahre ziehen im Flug an dir vorbei
Die Last auf deinen Schultern, schwer wie Blei

Jeden Morgen stehst du auf
Und kippst den Kaffee runter
Deine Träume aufgebraucht
Und du glaubst nicht mehr an Wunder
Mit Vollgas knapp am Glück vorbeigerauscht
Was dich runterzieht
Ey, ich zieh’ dich wieder rauf

Ich trag’ dich durch
Die schweren Zeiten
So wie ein Schatten
Werd’ ich dich begleiten

Ich werd’ dich begleiten
Denn es ist nie zu spät
Um nochmal durchzustarten
Weil hinter all den schwarzen Wolken
Wieder gute Zeiten warten


There isn’t always straight ahead
On a big wide open highway
Sometimes things instead
Just keep going sideways
While you hide some other plans in mind
Years flew by and they got left behind

I’ll carry you
When trouble hits you
Like your own shadow
I’m always with you
I’m always with you
And if you lose your way
Or feel the power fading
Just look on the horizon
Better days are waiting
Better days are waiting

As long as we’re together
We’ll keep shining through
All the good and bad times
And all that I would do

I’ll carry you
When trouble hits you
Like your own shadow
I’m always with you
I’m always with you
And if you lose your way
And feel the power fading
Just just look on the horizon
Better days are waiting
Better days are waiting
Better days are waiting

Udo Lindenberg ft. siblings Angus & Julia Stone


Writers: Alexander Zuckowski, Simon Triebel, Udo Lindenberg

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Budde Music Publishing GmbH, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 


 

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