Mittwoch, 8. April 2015

Songs The Lord Gave Us # 12


I planned this series to feature songs that are outstanding and true classics, songs with a political or emotional background and songs that means a lot to me (in any way). I posted this song a few weeks ago but I will feature this once more. On the one hand because it's sung in German, otherwise because this song is fantastic at all and I listened a few times to it during the last days. Built up as a classic rock song with rough played guitars to the main theme it is a song about a theme that still is a taboo: gay football player. I am sure that there must be a lot out there being afraid to make a coming-out of their sexual preferences and I can understand why they keep this secret. There was a football player in Germany who had his coming out after he finished his career. Thomas Hitzlsperger played for long time in Germany and English teams. He played in the German national team as well. He was one of the few who had the balls to say the way it is. This is a song about the difficulties to stand to yourself and supporting the ones they did it. Thanks to Marcus Wiebusch, the former singer, songwriter and guitarist of Kettcar for writing this song.

And the day will come in we lift all our glasses
By the cover float, with a toast congratulate him
On the first one which manages it, the most courageous of all
The first one which creates it
It will be the day in which we celebrate the love, the freedom and the life
Everybody loves that whom he wants and the rest remains quiet
One day as if one had won
This day will come

This day will come, every progress was always won
Quite all the same how long it lasts,
What the farmer does not know, does not know, it is always rejected first
And on the barricades the thoughts and ideas that the necessary is possible

How freedom and equality,
The fact that nothing is really impossible and is chiselled in stone
To one steps forward: "End now with cowardice"
History is a progress in the consciousness of the freedom
We have the straight way, any more in caves do not live
Not more the clubs swing, people kill
Do not wander around in small cookers
Because people will not remain forever homophobe complete idiots

And the day will come in we lift all our glasses
By the cover float, with a toast congratulate him
On the first one which manages it, the most courageous of all
The first one which creates it
It will be the day in which we celebrate the love, the freedom and the life
Everybody loves that whom he wants and the rest remains quiet
One day as if one had won
This day will come

A-youth achievement class the Wilhelmsburg south
A sworn heap and one makes the difference
With so much more talent and with more will than everybody
"Oh, this becomes sometimes a professional", proudly we knew everybody

U17, U19, Hamburg choice (means the best players round Hamburg in this age)
With almost every home match: Several scouts there
Only ' a matter of time to the offer came
1. League, three years and a dream became true
And in the evening of the deal when we wanted to allow to crash
He confided in us and should change nothing
Since one anticipated it, it was clear to the other long ago
Some already knew it, it made no difference to us to all

It was perfect to us no matter whether he straight or was gay
We played together since the F-youth football
A way, a team, "You'll never walk alone"
Thus it was taught, was made thus we now, my son
Then sloshed tears and the big relief
Oh, this day comes for exactly same reason:

Because we do not value people after whom they love
Their sex her thing is and they do not earn it
To be judged by the silly of the silly

To be judged by the silly ones of the silly
To be condemned by them then
And he took his dream, moved in the foreign town
And we kept his secret, stayed behind and in contact

And the day will come in we lift all our glasses
By the cover float, with a toast congratulate him
On the first one which managed it, the most courageous of all
The first one which creates it
It will be the day in which we celebrate the love, the freedom and the life
Everybody loves that whom he wants and the rest remains quiet
One day as if one had won
This day will come

Not the appearance wake in the big costume
Agencies put the girlfriend and procure the facade
The put holiday snaps and the public appearance
Waiting, until the whole shit flies up
Do not wake the appearance, on the field play harder
Ten yellow, two red maps and they also earn
"You know me, I never was an unfair player
And now I am valid as a 'Vinnie the axe' of the league"

"You do not know like this is one always a mask when carries
Always must pay attention who is one as one lives
Constantly, actually, all the time fear
And you play in the dung then virtually you are able"

"And the ardent wish and the question, as it would be
To be more different here, now with this career
If I could change it, this sad life
For my feeling never decided and thus it is level"

We were together in stadia, approx. 20 years ago
When they have pelted coloured players with bananas
Then the simian sounds, with every ball touch
These times are over and no happy chance
But progress, change, we are on the way
Foreign ministers, popstars, rugby players show that it goes
Earlier inconceivable, today normally, I bet 90% it makes no difference

And then reminds you of the relief as it was out
How your heart shattered when the words came out
They find two weeks exciting and the haunting has disappeared
And you would have found your peace

"No association wants the bustle, no team the alarm
And the contract which I have goes as fast as he came
The fact that nobody can refrain if the storm breaks out
And the storm will come whether one wants or not"

"Then you are the first, the homo, the freak
Then there is nobody who sees only the footballer in you
But, yes, it becomes better and the day is by view
One will create it, but I am not it"

It is your decision, quite all the same who says what
With the resignation whispered: "With hope in your heart"
Still unity achieves that the day will come
And the next home match is probably won
On the homebound way, this one thought
And if a smile already touches

All her homophobe complete idiot, all her silly Hater
All her forum-writers, all her desk culprit
To all her rotten small minds with growth pains
All her bible-quoters with your  hatred in the heart
All her officials with the common denominator
To all her hard gregarious animals, all her real men
Gathers and forms a front
And then see to what comes

And the day will come in we lift all our glasses
By the cover float, with 'nem toast congratulate him
On the first one which packs it, the most courageous of all
The first one which creates it
It will be the day in which we celebrate the love, the freedom and the life
Everybody loves that whom he wants and the rest remains quiet
One day as if one had won
This day will come





1 Kommentar:

Singing Bear hat gesagt…

Nice one, Walter.