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“O Children” 2011

“O Children”

Show me your smile, before you’re gone
My love, my only one
The tears are coming, one by one
I don’t even want to let them dry

No-one comes knocking now on my door
The pleasure is gone, I am on the floor
The bricks are falling fast and hard
on my broken little heart

O children

Forgive me now for what I’ve done
It started out as so much fun
Here, take these before you run away
The keys to my heart

O children
Lift up your voice, lift up your voice
Children
Rejoice, rejoice

Here I am, I’m so alone
Left aside, for me to drown
My life was bright, now it’ll dim
And we were only just beginning

O children

I want to help you with all your fears
I wish it’d simple and crystal clear
But it’s not too distant, it’s somewhere here
Hidden for us to find

O children
Lift up your voice, lift up your voice
Children
Rejoice, rejoice

The life has done its job on us
Left alone, so we both are crushed
But soon, I know, you’ll be good and new
And I’ll forever be here, waiting for you

O children

I am sitting here, white as a ghost
I found no answer that we lost
I am only weeping now, weeping because
There ain’t nothing I can do to protect you

O children
Lift up your voice, lift up your voice
Children
Rejoice, rejoice

Hey little train! You and I are jumping on
The path that goes to the Freedom
We’ll be happy, Schnubs, we’ll be having fun
And the train ain’t even left the station

Hey, little train! Wait for me!
I once was blind but now I see
Please, please leave a seat for me!
Hope that won’t be too hard imagination?

Hey little train! Wait for me!
I was held in chains but now I’m free
I’m hanging in here, don’t you see
In my process of elimination

Hey little train! You and I are jumping on
The path that goes to the Freedom
We’ll be happy, Schnubs, we’ll be having fun
Even beyond our wildest expectations

Hey little train! You and I are jumping on
The path that goes to the Freedom
We’ll be happy, Schnubs, we’ll be having fun
And the train ain’t even left the station