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Forss on September 22, 2007 15:10

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    This is a story of a young man, traveling ancient countrysides, looking for new emotions to experience.
    Looking to give more than to get, and understanding the frailty in the notion that nothing is really given to you aside from the very air that you breathe
    But things are changing now
    Things are rapidly becoming...very different...than they once were

    On a southbound train that seems to eat through the German countryside like a mylar saw through wood
    Like a hammer breaking through old bones
    My reflections are now turning from the circus mirrors and smoke to framed glass
    Preparing to separate my interior frailty from the dangers of the outside
    Those things I do not quite understand
    I can see hints of colored city kid influence
    in colorful accents dancing across the foundations of former communist factories
    Saying, to me, that I've been here before
    Despite this railway being my virgin transport in this oh so foreign place
    Chopping through the world I've come to understand as mine
    Like a lion's teeth through the ribs of a gazelle
    On a hunt
    And when we reach Stuttgart
    I believe I am a man of different thinking
    My energy replenished with each stop between Hamburg and Munich
    Visions of Göthe
    Thomas Mann immortalised by the artistic politics of iron curtains
    Falling as certain as rain
    Grape vines growing rooted from the lips of the Rhein see
    This particular world I'm traveling through
    Is much older than the world I call mine
    Today I'm the gunpowder in a continental bullet
    A cell in this electric vein coursing through the Black Forest
    My destination just beyond the trees
    A relatively young man traveling ancient countrysides
    And newfangled sidewalk technology
    Looking to give more than to get
    And understanding the frailty in the notion that nothing is given to you but the air you breathe
    And the trees that hide my destination
    Resemble loose hairs on the head of an old gentleman from afar
    These mountains protecting villages and colonies like a mote
    Encircling castles of fallen leaders
    Roughly an hour north of the Munich skyline

    This trip is very different than any I've been on before
    I wish I could transmit this experience through American urban radio and whore-house shopping malls
    To Wall Street executives and stay-at-home moms in the Bible belt
    Just to say hey look at the world and get off your block
    Pick up a book
    Stop watching the clock
    There is so much more to learn than
    Trades and monolingual grades
    To be sure
    This ride is special
    This countryside is ancient
    And many of these things I do not understand
    But I feel like I've been here before
    This ride, the thoughts that come with it
    Tell me to cherish life now because the only real gift given to you is the present
    The only real gift given to you is right now

    Released by: Sonar Kollektiv
    Release/catalogue number: SK006
    Release date: Jun 2, 2003
    ISRC: DE-P96-03-00043


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