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
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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.
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.