Friday, January 13, 2006

Don't say it in Russian, Tom Yest! Say it in broken English...

When Maya Dupa was a young girl growing up on the outskirts of Warsaw, she wrote political love songs while walking to the gymnasium every morning. Here are the lyrics to something she wrote a long time ago. Originally, it was intended as a duet between her two favorite singers of the time: Marianne Faithful and Nina Hagen. But she never passed it on to their agents. Instead, she got involved with a boy named Franz K. from East Berlin who stole her words, put them to music, and had his whore of a girlfriend Kandy LiXX sing them on their band's one and only album.

Bad Weather & Heartbreak (A Cold War Love Song)
(a duet for Marianne Faithful & Nina Hagen)

My lover was a spy
For the losing side.
We met in a café,
He met me halfway,
And then he told me goodbye.

Out in the Warsaw rain,
Trying not to complain.
Forgot my umbrella
And lost my fellow.
Ran to catch the last train.

Bad weather and heartbreak
Was all I ever got from this world.
Bad weather and heartbreak—
Storms between a boy and a girl.

Woke up in East Berlin.
Taste of cigarettes and sin.
The sun was shining:
Clouds with silver lining.
Thinking I could finally win.

A chill grew heavy in the air.
Looked for a lover no longer there.
Escaped to the other side.
A hole left gaping wide
In a wall that keeps me here.

Bad weather and heartbreak
Was all I ever got from this world.
Bad weather and heartbreak—
Storms between a boy and a girl.

This war was cold just like your heart.
You had your missiles aimed at me from the start.

Bad weather and heartbreak
Was all I ever got from this world.
Bad weather and heartbreak—
Storms between a boy and a girl.

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