In Germany Before The War

Album: Little Criminals (1977)
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  • In Germany Before The War
    There was a man who owned a store
    In nineteen hundred thirty four
    In Dusselford
    And every day at fine o nine
    He'd cross the park down to the Rhine
    And he'd sit there by the shore

    I'm looking at the river
    But I'm thinking of the sea
    I'm looking at the river
    But I'm thinking of the sea

    A little girl has lost her way
    With hair of gold and eyes of gray
    Reflected in his glasses
    As he watches her
    A little girl has lost her way

    I'm looking at the river
    But I'm thinking of the sea
    Thinking of the sea
    Thinking of the sea

    We lie beneath the autumn sky
    My little golden girl and I
    And she lies very still Writer/s: RANDY NEWMAN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Arne Biesma from Amsterdam, NetherlandsNewman wants to get the scene setting sorted from the first line. That could only mean that the song had to be set in 1934 as none of the historically more accurate years would have rhymed with: In Germany before the war.
  • Eric from Camas, WaWow, I didn't know about the song's true meaning. Now the song is REALLY creepy.
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