Die Gedanken Sind Frei

Album: German Folk Songs (1229)
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  • Thoughts are free who can guess them?
    They fly by like nocturnal shadows
    No person can know them no hunter can shoot them
    with powder and lead: Thoughts are free

    I think what I want and what delights me
    still always reticent and as it is suitable
    My wish and desire no one can deny me
    and so it will always be: Thoughts are free

    And if I am thrown into the darkest dungeon
    all these are futile works
    because my thoughts tear all gates
    and walls apart: Thoughts are free

    So I will renounce my sorrows forever
    and never again will torture myself with whimsies
    In one's heart one can always laugh and joke
    and think at the same time: Thoughts are free

    I love wine and my girl even more
    Only her I like best of all
    I'm not alone with my glass of wine
    my girl is with me: Thoughts are free Lyrics from a song in Public Domain


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