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Er wartet auf den Mittagswind
Die Welle kommt und legt sich matt
Mit einem Fдcher jeden Tag
Der Alte macht das Wasser glatt

Ich werf den Stein zu meinem Spass
Das Wasser sich im Kreis bewegt
Der Alte sieht mich traurig an
Und hat es wieder glatt gefegt

Im weissen Sand der alte Mann
Zitternd sein Pfeife raucht
Nur das Wasser und ich wissen
Wozu er diesen Fдcher braucht

Die Ahnung schlдft wie ein Vulkan
Zцgernd hab ich dann gefragt
Den Kopf geneigt es schien er schlдft
Hat er bevor er starb gesagt

Das Wasser soll dein Spiegel sein
Erst wenn es glatt ist, wirst du sehen
Wieviel Mдrchen dir noch bleibt
Und um Erlцsung wirst du flehen

Den Fдcher an den Leib gepresst
Im Todeskrampf erstarrt die Hand
Die Finger mussten sie ihm brechen
Der Fдcher bleibt zurueck im Sand

Den Alten ruf ich jeden Tag
Er mцchte mich doch hier erloesen
Ich bleib zurьck im Mittagswind
Und in dem Fдcher kann ich lesen

Das Wasser soll...

English translate: Old Man

He's waiting for the midday wind
And waves spread out so dull and slack
And with a hand fan every day
The old man smooths the water back

I cast a stone in just for fun
The water rings moved on the plane
So sadly stood the old man by
And swept the water flat again

In white sand the old man sat
Trembling as he smoked his pipe
Just the water and I know that
The fan is of a special type

Awareness sleeps volcano dreams
Reluctant I asked him why
His head hung low as if he slept
And the he said before he died

The water will be your only mirror
First when it's like glass can you see
How many fairytales you have left
For your deliverance you will plead

The fan was pressed to his breast
Just as death's grip seized up his hand
His fingers must have been so tight
The fan remained back in the sand

I call the old man every day
Should he come and deliver me
I stay here with the midday wind
And in the fan it is plain to read

The water will...



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