Tower

from Annette EP by Squalloscope

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €1 EUR  or more

     

lyrics

i stand on the tower's high balcony
the shrieking starling streaks by
and like a maenad i let the storm
rumple and tear at my hair
oh my wild comrade and crazy boy
i long to embrace you and match
my strength against yours, two steps from the edge
and wrestle with you to the death

and as i look down at the beach, the waves
are like hunting dogs at play
foaming and bellowing they rave
and up leaps the glistening spray
how gladly i'd jump to be among
that raging pack of hounds
and follow through the coral woods
the walrus with merry sound

(wär ich ein jäger auf freier flur
ein stück nur von einem soldaten
wär ich ein mann, doch mindest nur
so möge der himmel mir raten)

and further i see a pennant blow
bold as a battle banner
and the prow of the ship goes up and down
as i watch from my airy rampart
oh i want to stand in that fighting ship
and grasp the steering wheel
and over the spitting, hissing deep
glide as the seagull will

if i were a hunter out in the wild
if i were a bit of a soldier
if i were at least and simply a man
then heaven would council and hold me
but now i must sit like a good little girl
sweet, delicate and fair
and i have to hide to let the wind
blow freely through my hair

(wär ich ein jäger auf freier flur
ein stück nur von einem soldaten
wär ich ein mann, doch mindest nur
so möge der himmel mir raten)

credits

from Annette EP, released March 13, 2020
music by anna kohlweis
lyrics by annette droste hülshoff (1842)
lyrics translated into english by ruth klüger
mastered by michael j collins

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Squalloscope Vienna, Austria

Squalloscope is Anna Kohlweis, who exists as a multimedia artist, illustrator, music producer, composer, singer, and songwriter based in Vienna. This is an intimate endeavour, music that wants to be sung right into your face, bubbling over with imagery and politics, every record a bridge to the audience, an exercise in communication and community. What else are we here for? ... more

contact / help

Contact Squalloscope

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account

Squalloscope recommends:

If you like Squalloscope, you may also like: